The Aviation Scene Today According to Me

Traveling via air is like taking a leap of faith. You would have to entrust your life to the pilot and to those who regulate air traffic. However, with the recent airplane mishaps like the missing Malaysian Flight MH370; the downed Malaysian Flight MH17 and the recently crashed Air Algerie Flight AH5017, many would think twice when it comes airplane travel.

But the truth is, even with the several tragedies involving aviation this year, nothing would literally change. The recent aviation tragedies were unfortunate incidents – things that are beyond the authorities’ control.  Air travel would continue to go on. It has to. Every day there are millions and millions of passengers for both domestic and international flights. Furthermore, there are tons of goods and packages being that have to be shipped via plane in order to quickly reach their destination.

Even though a lot of lives were loss because of the recent aviation tragedies, there’s no reason to be afraid not unless the reason for those tragedies were the same. But it is not. In addition, those tragedies were isolated cases. It is not every day we hear an airplane crashing because it was downed by a missile or a plane going missing suddenly. Moreover, there’s no need to be afraid in flying because aviation accidents are very rare compared to vehicular accidents, which occur in hundreds every day. In other words, flying is actually safer than riding a car.

I Love Cats

-_-cats-cats-22066039-1280-1024I love cats. They are graceful, playful and beautiful. I love how they act around without care. I love how curious they are. I love how athletic they can be. I love their mews. I love their fur. I love their soft, squishy padded foot. But unfortunately, pets are not allowed in my place – apartment rule. Oh how sad. Why would the landlord prohibit pets such as cats and dogs.

I fell in love with cats when I was around 4 or 5 I guess. When I was outside our house playing by myself, I saw two kittens playing around and chasing a butterfly. The way they move and jump around as well as their playful nature really grabbed my attention. The more I looked at them, the more I became interested in them. Turns out, they were the kittens from our neighbors’ cat and I was so happy when I found out that I can pet them. It was hard for me to express my feeling when I ran my fingertips on the kittens’ fur. It was so soft and silky.

One time, our house was plagued by mice. My mom then asked our neighbor if we could borrow his cat. I was so excited that time because I thought we will finally have a cat. But my mother had a different plan in mind. She borrowed the cat to get rid of all the mice inside the house. That time, for the first time in my life, I saw that cats are accomplished hunters. I was amazed on how quick and agile a cat is.

Ever since then, I became a cat person.