When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, you will hear most of them say that they want to be a pilot, n when you ask them why, you’ll get familiar answer such as “cause my dad’s a pilot” or “sebab pilot boleh melancong selalu”or cute answers like “adik nak terbang macam superman..zoom!!”.
I still remember what was my answer to my standard two school teacher when she posed me the question on why I wanna be a pilot, “Saya nak jadi pilot sebab saya nak jadi macam Maverick cikgu!!”. I remember I really enjoyed TOP GUN when I was little eventhough at that time I don’t really understand English that much, I had to watch it again last year to know what was really going on in that movie and OMG, Maverick was such a show off!… Pledged myself to be more like Viper (wiser, safer and much machoer) eversince.
I tried to pursue my dream of becoming a pilot after SPM, I sent out application to MAS airlines to enroll in their cadet pilot programme; eventhough my parents asked me to rethink my intention and as I had expected, they encouraged me to take engineering instead. Furthermore they had also mentioned that I cannot be a pilot as I wear glasses, that had really snuffed out the pilot flame in me (I was being such an infant to not to double check with the actual requirements). I do wear glasses but only in minimal amount; 100 on left side and 75 on the right side. Turns out that MAS never did reply my application, probably due to economic slowdown in 1998, so I went head on pursuing my diploma and bachelors degree and obtained them in 2005.
It was early this year when I started out this lost venture again, I charted my way to several flying academy and had a chat with their officials, took their exams, visited their airplanes, had a sneak preview on the classes and my pilot flame has been REIGNITED, my soul has been REJUVENATED, and my heart has been REVIVED as it answers to its true nature, THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO BE, THIS IS WHAT I MUST BE.. A P-I-L-O-T.
I spent most nights googling out PILOT eversince. The more I read about pilot and airlines the more intrigue I have become and this is when I came across AirAsia blog and found this spectacular golden opportunity to become one of the AirAsia pilot. I had really putting on my thinking cap trying to figure out how to translate my INTENSE aspiration to fly AirAsia airplanes, therefore I humbly present to you my videoblog and I pray to god hoping that everybody would like it.
…..It took me 7 days, some 800 photos, a lot of sweat and my 4 year old nephew’s wrath for using his toys to complete the videoblog…
Dedication. Perseverance. Discipline. Multitudes of these qualities must be rooted in a man that calls himself a pilot, for he will leave his dear family often at awkward times to answer the call of duty and to carry his responsibility diligently without tire. Pilot must be a man that’s made out of steel. Judgment from his brave heart is required when dealing with tough decision. I really want to become a pilot and when I do become one, I will accept the responsibility with great conscience and humility, and with pride and glory.
I really want to take my life and career SKYHIGH….
Hopefully AirAsia could put me under her wings and fly me there.