We could have just continued sleeping this morning. After all it's a Saturday and my back still ached from yesterday's back and forth drive to Port Dickson. There was a slight change of plan in Bagan Pinang. The event was postponed to next Tuesday. Some technical glitches, I was told. In a way, I was glad as that would give me sometime to catch up with the girls during the weekend. Although both Farah and Nissa have gotten pretty used to my no show on weekends, that heart sick feeling of mine is very difficult to ease. So when I got news about the postponement, I jumped with joy and in less than 2 hours, I was already back in Shah Alam.
Earlier in the week I had promised Nissa that I'd take her to the upcoming airshow in Subang. I also made her promise that she'd be up early, have breakfast with no fuss if she wanted to go see the show, and she agreed.
We left the house at 7.00am. The drive to Subang was good. The centre of action was at the RMAF base in Subang. Going to the base would be interesting but it was the jam that I dddn't quite fancy. So instead, we settled for a good spot somewhere at the end of the Subang Airport runway. We were the first few ones to arrive. Abe parked the car betol-betol menghadap the runway, giving us a good view of the upcoming actions.
As we waited, the crowd grew, but the sky somehow didn't look too promising. I got news that the show was to start at 10.30am, however nothing was in sight yet. My fear was the weather. Ohh..please don't cancel, not when I had dragged these poor souls out of bed earlier that the birds outside.
Then suddenly "something" came towards our way. Slowly it approached the end of the runway. Wallah......when I looked using the binoculars, yesssss...it was our newly acquired Sukhoi SU-30 jet-fighter. Wooo...what an awesome beauty!! The three of us were excited beyond words. And at take off, fuhhhhh........what a sensation!!! No one minded the ear splitting sound it left us upon seeing its sleek take off. Rasa bangga sangat that we have such a powerful machine (err...putting aside all the sensational Sukhoi purchase stories lah kan)
It rained for a short while but that didn't dampen everyone's spirits. Next came the Thunderbirds F16, reverberating the sky with sounds of its fast jet engines. Teruja yang sangat-sangatlah teruja till tak tau how to react; sekejap making FB postings via BB and sekejap lepas tu trying to catch the acts on camera.
And when it ended, for the lack of better descriptive, we had these to say, "Fly robin fly.....awesome, simply awesome!!"
Official government aircraft...kira macam Airforce 1 lah ni kot. It went up and down a couple of times. Not quite sure if it was part of the show or merely showing off tax payers' money put to good (?) use
The country's newly acquired Sukhoi SU 30. At take off.....bunyi dia could make your heart stop beating.
The handsome 4 all in line, ready to take off. Check out the white smoke as they gained force