A Sweet Coincidence

It has always surprised me whenever someone recognizes me because of this blog. Never have I imagined that I will become a bit famous because of what I write on here, it never crossed my mind. However, since I started this site – I have randomly met fans of the blog at least thrice. That’s not too many I know but it means a lot to me. They call me “Pinay” or “Pinay Flying High” during the two times that it happened (in a mall and in Dubai metro) and I was truly humbled by the experience.

This time though, I met not only a fan but a fellow blogger. She recognized me during the flight that I recently took from Dubai to Athens which she was taking too as a cabin crew. I was comfortably sitting there minding my own business when she approached me with a complimentary dessert. I did not recognize her because I’m very bad in remembering faces, seriously. I need to at least meet someone thrice before I can remember the face and the name which goes along with it. LOL. So when this lovely lady approached me and told me that I probably don’t remember her, I have tried very hard to remember her face but I couldn’t. I thought she might be my passenger, the blog didn’t even cross my mind. It’s a good thing though that she didn’t leave the awkwardness for a long time, she told me that she follows my blog and I follow hers. I immediately know then who she is.

Her name is Gabby and she’s the writer behind Czech Rambler. She is a cabin crew for Emirates Airline and was on duty during my flight. What are the odds of it huh? We have never met before but I enjoy reading her adventures as a cabin crew. Through her, I have gained some other followers – I’m not really sure why or how but whenever I check my blog statistics, there will always be someone who checked out my blog through her website.

Me and Gabby :)

Me and Gabby 🙂

It was a very humbling experience for me as well. Meeting awesome people like her makes my day. 🙂


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  • Flying with Friends | Journey Of Mine February 19, 2014 at 11:24

    […] Some of you I have flown as passengers – like Noemi for example, whose blog I have been following long long looooong time before I got this job and moved to the Middle East. This time around it was my turn to feel starstruck ! I have read EVERY single post she ever wrote(it dates about 5 years back) and I still remember how very proud I felt when she started following “Journey” and even commented a few times! So  I was casually strolling thru the isle of my flight to Athens when I noticed her sitting in my area. I thought ” no- this can’t be !”. Then I did that very conspicuous turn that only flight attendants are capable of and walked past her again looking right at her quizzically. I have no idea how she hasn’t noticed because everybody else has done and they all must have thought she is in a big trouble. I wanted to make this meeting as special for her as it was for me so I went to business and asked my colleagues for some sweet treats and gathered all of my courage to approach her. It was so bizarre and yet so very amazing!  […]

  • gabs1901 September 21, 2013 at 18:04

    Reblogged this on Journey Of Mine and commented:
    When blogger meets a blogger…

  • Mitzie Mee September 15, 2013 at 15:10

    Such a nice coincidence! I’ll go and check out her blog right after I’ve read your posts about Greece:)

    • Pinay Flying High September 15, 2013 at 15:12

      Thank you! I wish to bump into you too someday. :-p

      • Mitzie Mee September 15, 2013 at 15:24

        Yes, that could be nice! We could exchange travel advice. Seems like you’ve been to all the places, I haven’t visited yet:)

        • Pinay Flying High September 15, 2013 at 18:21

          And you’ve been to the places I haven’t seen as well yet. 🙂

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