on the last leg na ng aming two week road show. we were in mumbai, new delhi and kolkata last week. then manila last tuesday and finally cebu this thursday. nakakapagod na talaga. pero at least masaya dahil narito sa bayang magiliw. nasa cebu na kami. we flew in from manila this morning at delayed ang flight. may problema raw ang isang engine ng eroplano at kailangan pang i-manual restart. ano kaya ibig sabihin non? itutulak kaya nila ang eroplano para mag jump start ang engine? pero sabi naman ng pilot di raw ito makaka apekto sa pag lipad ng eroplano. “don’t worry, ladies and gentlemen. engine number 4’s failure will not crash the airplane” – sabi ng piloto. thank you captain. that is certainly nice to hear. cool na cool ako sa labas pero deep inside, the reptilian part of my brain says “bwakanginangyan, sana naman engine 1, 2 and 3 wont quit on us“.
pero ano kaya kung ganito ang nangyari sa flight namin kanina…
CAPTAIN: ladies and gentlemen, engine number 3 has failed. but don’t worry, engine number 1 and 2 are still working.
after 5 minutes
CAPTAIN: ladies and gentlemen, engine number 2 has also failed. but don’t worry, engine number 1 is still working and we can still land safely in cebu.
after another 5 minutes
CAPTAIN: ladies and gentlemen, i am sorry to announce this but engine number 1 has failed. now, we don’t have any engines left so please repeat after me: “our father who are in heaven, hollowed be thy name…”