I arrived past 4 in the afternoon at Kuala Lumpur just had a quick lunch and headed to KL City Gallery greeted by a sweet smile; it was Rodrigo. I asked him to take some pictures of me and the rest are interesting conversations about immigrant life. He’s from Venezuela and migrated to Australia at the age of 20 and been working at a grocery store for 15 years with humility and pride telling his stories without hesitation. It was an admirable conversation and engaging that time was well spent roaming the city of Kuala Lumpur aimlessly even with so little time. I was so consumed with the idea of beauty queens from Venezuela with their ethereal beauty and glamour that little did I know we have so much in common and that is daily human struggles.
For the past 18 hours this has been my monitor glued to it like watching popcorn tv show hoping for something to happen as the show slowly unfolds waiting for the finale, seems like the show is over. Spoke with different nationalities of several personalities, witnessed different emotions and the most touching one is a couple crying and hugging one another as they bid each other farewell. I am in my deepest regret and have wished I have captured their moment yet, it’ll be too invasive but my memory of them will remain as it tinges my heart. The KL airport has been my shelter for a day and experienced heartfelt realizations beyond catastrophe which I’ll surely recollect in time.
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A refillable cup of brewed coffee and 2.25 MYR (31.50 PHP) to last me until 10PM due to cancelled flight. Side-effect of typhoon, same as being stranded somewhere else in Manila. Last time I was stranded for almost 24 hours was in 2009; still thankful for the shelter.
Manila you are made to withstand tribulations.
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