Friday, July 10, 2009

Hong Kong

I flew from St. Louis to LA then LA to Hong Kong. It was the longest flight I have ever been on. It took about 24 hours in total, and I still had another flight and a 14 hour drive ahead of me to get to my town. I would leave in a few hours to go to Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. While I waited, I looked at the beautiful view from the Hong Kong airport. My friend, and fellow, Maegan will be moving here next month and I can’t wait for her to see this beautiful view. I flew Cathay Pacific Airlines. It was a nice flight. The food was very good and I was able to nap and watch a couple of movies. Although, I have to admit that I teared up a little when I thought about the magnitude of the adventure that was before me. I already missed the ones who had taken me to the airport just the day before, and I thought to myself, can I do this? I knew the answer when the man sitting next to me on the plane asked if I was traveling alone and I answered yes. He quickly corrected me saying, “No, do not think that you are alone. God is with you.”
-Melanie West Goes… Hong Kong.


  1. I am teared up right now because that was sweet and I know that you are going to have many more awesome experiences just like that - just like you always stumble upon.
    Love you Mel - God Bless You :)
    Love - meesha

  2. Great to see you online! Keep up the posts! Thoughts and prayers always.


  3. Glad to hear from you. This is going to be an awesome journey you are on and I am very happy that we can follow along on your blog!

  4. I was so excited to read your post :)
    And I cannot wait to get to Hong Kong and see that view!!
    I can't wait to hear more about your journey!
    God's Peace Melanie!!
    Love you!

  5. Hello from across the world!

    Have a wonderful time, and please update as often as possible.

    - Max

  6. Glad to hear you're safely across the Pacific. The Kurth family is sending lots of prayers your way. Hope the rest of your journey to Poblacion Kin-iway goes as well as the first part. God Bless You, Chris Kurth
    P.S. In St. Louis baseball news the National League lost to the American League 3 to 4. Cards in 1st place at the All Star break!

  7. I am so excited for you!!! Youll do amazing things I'm sure :)

    -megan pfeil