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Personal Recount On a Sunday morning during the holidays, my dad was sipping on his coffee and reading his ‘The Stars’ paper while my mom brought in toasts to refill our stock. My dad looked up when I came down and told me with a smile that we are going to Taiwan & Hong Kong next week Monday. I smiled happily and looked at the calendar. TODAY IS SUNDAY!!! I asked my dad: “We’re leaving tomorrow?!” “Yes, we are leaving at 6am sharp tomorrow,” my dad answered. Excited, I quickly ran up to my room and packed my luggage. I got to bed early for tomorrows flight is early. When I woke up the next day, I looked around and realized that I am in my dad’s car; they dragged me out of bed and dump me in the car because they can’t wake me. We are on our way to the Malaysia’s International Airport. 45 minutes later, we’re standing in the not-very-famous Malaysia Airport. The giant majestic structure is supported by tens of steel pillars. The first thing I did was to find a toilet for relieve, because I had not went to the washroom for the whole morning. We sat at the waiting area and waited for our turn to check-in through the customs. Sick of the waiting, when the speaker announced our numbers we quickly went to show our passports. As we’re boarding our plane, I caught a glimpse of our plane, and I thought: “God that’s a good plane.” It was in turquoise colour with white bottoms and a white bird on the tail. We seated comfortably in our seats and started to chat till we ran out of subjects. Suddenly, I found my only source of entertainment; a mini television is placed at the back of every seat. I started searching for good shows when my eyes lit up, “The Hulk” is written on the screen. I was enjoying the movie with a headphone on when suddenly the plane lurched up and down, making boom, boom sounds as it did so. My mom screamed and…...

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