On the road this week. Off to Atlanta. Closing off one project phase and start another. I like traveling but Atlanta is boring now.
Suanne is great at packing. I trust her that I will have everything when I need it. I take care of what I need for work, she takes care of everything else.
Even a little something that reminds me of home. She got the Durian Mung Bean cake from … Kim Chau. Very nice. Only for durian lovers. She even double wrap it in case the American customs gets a whiff of it and charge me with possession of offensive materials.
Start out early at 5:30 AM. Suanne and I are going for breakfast before she drives me to the airport.
Too early. Street deserted. Went to Jubilee Chinese Restaurant (where Gala used to be). Heard once they are 24 hours but I guess they stopped doing it. Vancouver don’t eat this early.
Only place opened in Richmond is #9 Restaurant.
Nothing like hot milk tea to start the day.
I think girls like bread more than guys. I don’t know why.
I think guys like tendon and meat like that. Shui Kow and Tendon noodle soup. Gonna miss this sort of food for next few days.
Mm How Sik. Not good.
YVR is one of the prettiest airport around.
Always have to fill in US Customs Declaration Card. Such a hassle.
American Airlines. First time flying with them. Final selection of seats at check in kiosk. Hate middle seat. Likes windows best. Can hold nature urge well on flight. So not a problem. Aisle seat is 2nd choice.
First leg of flight is aisle. Second leg is window seat.
Oh wow. They are trying to charge me $8.80 for priority boarding. No thanks. He he he … Irony is I am the one who helps airlines implement standarization of these optional charges.
Technically once past these doors am moving into US. No cameras and electronic devices allowed.
They had changed again the screening process. It is a lot more tighter. They had person checking docs and stuff every 30 feet! It took longer to scan the luggage too.
Although been through here many times, it is never easy. Those US border agents does not know how to smile. Treats everyone as potential terrorists. I have a good record on their database and so I breeze through it quickly.
Will be a long day. 4 hours to Dallas. 2 hours to Atlanta. Will probably get to hotel before midnight with 3 hours time zone difference.
Oh … I once worked in a company where an employee was needed to go to a Washington pronto to deal with a major system outage. He was told to fly to Dulles International and someone will pick him up from there. The next day he arrived at the airport but no one was there picking him up. He called that person and after a while did they realize the employee was in Dallas Fort Worth, not Dulles International. We had a good laugh at his boo boo.
Nice airport. Lots of seats for everyone. Comfy too. They have power outlets at right spot for people who wants to work while waiting for flight.
Not only that, YVR even have free WiFi too. Sad to say but this is good time to catch up on emails. Cleared my emails prior to leaving home and now I have 20 new ones on the queue. Sigh … such is the bane of my life but I love it.
My plane. It’s a Boeing 737-800. Good. At least not the older version 737-300 planes that Southwest had a tear on their fuselage a week ago!
Boarding started 15 mins to flight time. Gotta wait because am on Priority 6. Am too cheap to pay $8.80 to get on first.
Full flight today. I will have a 2 hour layover in Dallas. Might blog from there.
Signing out coz they want all cellphones powered down.
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