There are many unexpected things in life.
I remember the air stewardesses strapping the life vest around their necks and blowing into the whistles just before the plane took off from Japan back to Singapore. And my mum said to me, ‘You know what’s the saddest part of this whole thing? In situations where the plane goes down, people don’t have time to do this’.
And that really got me. In fact, people don’t have time to say goodbye. People don’t have time to think, reflect, regret, laugh, cry, or pause.
I am deeply saddened by the news of QZ8501, made even worse by the fact that it was so close to home. It could have been an friend or a loved one, and my heart goes out to everyone affected.