July 15: Maya's plane landed on time at LAX exactly at 6:35p.m. from Kuala Lumpur via Taipei! She's back to us safe and sound. We actually got to watch the landing as we were driving along Century Blvd. as her Malaysian Airlines 747 descended through the air onto the runway... I can't tell you the sigh of relief I breathed at that moment.
She had quite an experience. She visited the Genting Island in Malaysia, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, she rode the subway which was featured in the movie ENTRAPMENT. She flew to Bangkok, Thailand. While there, she and her Mayma visited the markets on the water riding in a shell boat and Budha's golden temples. She spent 5 days in Singapore with friends of her Aunt staying at their condo which was like being in a resort. She shopped and shopped... and thinks Singapore is one the best countries on earth... so clean and well designed. "The subway get you everywhere and your totally safe there," she said.
Her one complaint... THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE. Worst Thai food she's ever had! Oh, well...
Any strange occurrences?... Maya, her Aunt and Mayma were followed by this "weird" indian guy through the airport and to their hotel. Finally, her Aunt whose spent many an adventure overseas in Asia thrashed the guy and threatened to have him jailed for stalking them. He wasn't seen after that.
What did Ajay and I find while at the airport? 5 pennies in the international terminal arrivals area.
Money Finds: $.05
Bottles & Cans Collected: 7
This Month: $3.38
Last Month: $8.58
2008 Finds: $69.10
Since FMJ Blog Inception: $452.90 (March 28, 2006)
Total Found for FMJ Fund: $913.15 (since 1-1-2000)
Bottles and Cans Collected: 82 for the month
Bottles & Cans Return Fund: $1,203.17