i've never actually send anyone off at the airport before, so today was my first time and since it was a rather interesting one, i thought i should try to remember it somehow :) lol
so anyway, sending my friend off was not on my list of things to do for the day, it was another friend's sudden idea and since i'm quite close to this friend who's leaving, i thought, 'yeah, why not, let's go!'
apparently this friend who's leaving told mt friends that her flight is at 1.50 pm, so we thought that there was no hurry. man, were we so lucky that we arrived at the airport earlier! because her flight was supposed to leave at 1.05 pm! me think that my friend lied because she didnt want us to go send her off la, but wouldnt that mean that would have wasted our trip to the airport??
we couldnt actually enter the international departure lounge. but the good thing about adelaide airport is that it's small, and we're allowed into the domestic departure lounge, which is right next to the international departure lounge except that there's a glass separating the two. so there we were, looking into the international departure lounge, trying to look for our friend while they were queuing to get into the plane, which is like...500m away from us. worst thing is her phone wasnt working! so we couldnt actually tell her that we were there!
then my friend had this idea of calling one of the asian boys in the international departure lounge (through the glass some more) to find for our friend by writing a note of some sort. lucky us, this jepun boy came to talk to his friends, so my friend asked for his help, which he gladly agreed. phew! we wrote that our fren was wearing a red shirt, and so happen there was this old lady wearing a red shirt as well! so he approached that lady but we were like, waving our hands frantically signalling 'NO!! THAT'S NOT HER!! NOOOO!!' thank god jepun kid also quite smart, because he left that lady and continue searching for our friend. when he was standing next to our friend, we were like, 'yes!! yes!! that's her!' and we finally managed to get our friend to come talk to us! =D
so at least our send-off wasn't that fruitless at all. lol.
my first but most memorable send-off ever. haha!