a message sent to MH370 aircraft from Beijing air base
Another translation/variation of the same message:
"Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, the air traffic control radar hopes to see you.
"If you can hear this, please maintain your current altitude, and proceed directly to your destination.
"Know that we have applied for a direct route for you, and other kind-hearted flights will accommodate you by giving way to you. Everyone is willing to let you be the first to land. The weather for your route is currently sunny and cloudless, with the air temperature at your destination Beijing being 5 degrees, a little cold, so dress warmly when disembarking.
"Remember to hug the friends and family who have come to pick you up, because they love you very much. Good day."
I don’t know for sure if this is true, but even if it’s not, it’s still heartbreaking.
Please, please come home, MH370. We love you. We’re missing you, all of us.
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, with monks before the interfaith prayers commenced at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Meanwhile, mosques around Malaysia are also holding prayers for the missing airplane. Earlier today, approximately 40 000 people had gathered at the Putrajaya Mosque to pray for the passengers and crew and their families.
This is the Malaysia I’m proud of. Malaysians of different religions are uniting in prayers and concern for the people on board. Please come home, MH370.
You know what always makes me sick about news reporting, is the focus on nationalities. It has to be 239 people missing, with emphasis on 12 Americans, or 6 Australians, like certain nationalities are more important than others. Or the implication that it is someone from our own country should makes us care more. No it will not make me more care more. There are 239 people missing and every single one of those people are valuable and have people that love them who are worried over their safety.
The focus should be that 239 people are missing because a person is a person. Period.
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board.
The airline said in a statement that flight MH370 disappeared at 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday).
It had been expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 (22:30 GMT).
The plane went off the radar in Vietnamese airspace, according to a statement on the Vietnamese government website.
Its last known location was south of Vietnam’s Ca Mau peninsular although the exact position was not clear, it said.
HOW DOES A PLANE JUST DISAPPEAR. this is scary. and real.
How do you find calm in a chaotic world?
I feel lucky that I got to hear her speak at a Q&A for The East. what a wonderful woman you are, Ellen Page.
"And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame, and without compromise." (x)
Ellen Page, at the HRCF’s Time to Thrive Conference
The final tally: 12,589 applicants. God help me.
So half of February has left the planet and we’re still here. Just in case you’ve been living in a cave up in a mountain somewhere, like me. Well, a cave that has reliable and fast Internet connection, that is.
I’m currently busy, struggling to complete several applications—uni and loan/scholarship—and yes, work work work. My cheekbones and forehead hurt from frowning so much. Only my pets and Hay Day (and little text messages from loved ones) keep me afloat at the moment.
In the absence of mum’s car, I walked back from class today and let me tell you something: it felt good. The walk made me feel better about everything. At one point I stared so hard at a tree and thought, God, yes, I love trees.
some thoughts about “making things” & the internet