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“Terus Cekal dan Terbang Tinggi di Langit” #MalaysiaAirlines #FlyingHigh #ShortFilm

Malaysia Airlines recently released a very meaningful and touching short film TERBANG, A Malaysian Story.

A simple and predictable storyline but with lots of deep messages that I can relate to what both the airline and Malaysia are going through right now, trying to bounce back from the unfortunate events that happened this year.

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Watch it a couple of times and you will realise that an airline is just like a big family or a community.

You will need each other regardless old or young. Everyone has their own experience and expertise. A mastermind (in this case the Wau Bukan maker Atok) would not be able to build that Wau without the help and buy-in of his family members (internal) and those offering materials such as the uncle selling kanji and the uncle providing bamboos (external). Read between the lines.

This short film also portrays a nice unity and Merdeka message which fits well with the timing of the release. Even the Chinese boy bringing the kanji was wearing a “Harimau Muda” lookalike jersey!

On a lighter side, the team behind the short film has inserted a couple of Easter eggs. I’ve found at least two. Leave your comment below if you found it as well 🙂

Overall it is refreshing to see Malaysia Airlines coming out with such good quality of short film which is a great way to kick-start this journey to “terbang tinggi”. Kudos to the team and all the best.

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I’ve seen many well written notes showing support for Malaysia Airlines on newspapers and the Internet. Since the day MH17 got shot, I’ve been trying to write/blog something about it as well but I got too emotional each time and never get to finish what I started.

Anyhow, below is a short note that I dedicate to my friends out there fighting hard during this tough times to bring back the glory of the airline. You guys are real heroes.

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Dear Malaysia Airlines,

When the MH370 and MH17 disasters struck, a big part of me felt sad. I’m not a staff of the airline nor I am shareholder but I’m a proud Malaysian and this is our airline.

As a Malaysian, an aviation enthusiast and a not-so frequent flyer on the national carrier, that red and blue Wau logo is very close to my heart. It is a symbol of national pride, proudly flying high our Jalur Gemilang in metropolis such as London and Sydney or places as remote as Ba’kelalan.

It has been a tough year. Just when I thought that the 9M-MDM incident last year was the worst thing that could happen to an airline with such an excellent safety record, I was proven to be wrong…. twice.

 

Today Sept 8th, marks the 6th months anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of 9M-MRO and tomorrow two more remains from the 9M-MRD crash will return to Malaysia. On top of these unfortunate incidents, the battle to turnaround the profitability of the airline continues at a faster pace.

 

It seems like this is a long-haul journey for the airline and it has been one bumpy ride so far. But I guess just like any bumpy flights, the series of dark clouds will eventually clear. Be strong, bounce back and soar high!

 

“walau apa-apa pun kelemahan kita, tak terlambat untuk kita saling mebaiki diri sendiri…”

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As an aviation enthusiast, I plan to show my support by continuing to fly on Malaysia Airlines whenever possible. I might be crazy enough to book myself on an “MAS adventure” flying on all types of their aircraft from twin otter to and A380. Lets see how it goes.

2 Comments

  1. Leya September 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you for the well written note to MAS. Exactly how I felt after the two tragedies. Some people called me crazy for choosing MAS to fly back to my hometown. I just smiled and said I will fly with MAS whenever I can.

  2. Luna Q October 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Such amazing short film. I can relate that to MH incidents.. be strong Malaysia Airlines. 🙂

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