If only the Mid-Year exams for some schools didn’t stretch so late into May, Miss Loi wouldn’t need to have an extra class on Friday. And she wouldn’t need to have rushed out of the house early, and ended up forgetting to bring along her NRIC.
This made her went back home to retrieve it before she hit the road, and that’s when she realized she’d forgotten her Nokia phone charger – which resulted in a great U-turn along the BKE as she rushed back home again to get the charger, leading to her arriving late for class.
That made the class end late, and made Miss Loi rush to the airport, and made her run into that family who tried to cut her queue at the check-in counter.
If only Popeyes didn’t make her wait >10 mins for the fried chicken, she wouldn’t have to munch munch munch quickly through her lunch in order to reach the gate before it closed, and ended up with a burpy stomach.
If only they weren’t showing the insanely hilarious Handsome Suit on the flight, Miss Loi wouldn’t have missed the chance to catch some sleep.
If only the flight schedule was more favourable, Miss Loi wouldn’t need to spend four hours in the wee hours going round and round Hong Kong’s cavernous airport shopping and buying stuff that … umm … she doesn’t really need.
If only Hong Kong’s airport isn’t that cavernous, and her next plane wasn’t parked at Gate 33, she wouldn’t have to fork out HK$50 for the Thomas & Friends-like shuttle transport to Gate 33, since Gates 1-32 were all within walking distance
If only there’s no
swine flu H1N1, Miss Loi wouldn’t have needed that flu jab two weeks back, and the passenger next to her wouldn’t have worn a mask on her face, and Miss Loi wouldn’t have kept stealing glances at her, and got held up a long time for temperature checks when she arrived at her destination.
If only she’d known that they had inexplicably taken her luggage off the conveyor belt and placed them on the floor, a by-now-zombiefied Miss Loi wouldn’t have waited an eternity like a forlorn figure on the opposite end of the belt for her bags that never came.
If only Yahoo Weather didn’t play her out, she would’ve put on more layers when she stepped out of the airport. Brrr …
If only the guesthouse’s check-in time wasn’t so rigidly set at 2pm (she arrived at 7am), she wouldn’t have busted two-thirds of her entire budget within three hours of shopping at Dongdaemun to kill time. *gulp*
And lastly, if only Korean keyboards weren’t so confusing to use, this blog post might have been out earlier.
An Nyoung Ha Seh Yo 안녕하세요!
Miss Loi is currently on her annual hiatus in Korea (SOUTH Korea, NOT North!) from 15-20 May.
For enquiries, please SMS or email
missloi [at] exampaper [dot] com [dot] sg during this period and she will try to get back to you as soon as she can.
Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused and she seeks your kind understanding if she’s a little slow in replying during this period.