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I'm not one who stalks superstars or show my patronage in a very obvious manner. It's also not everyday that I get to see or at least have a glimpse of a famous personality. So, if a childhood crush suddenly comes to your company, what do you do? Get starstruck! It's a big surprise and a very wonderful opportunity for me to finally see my Hollywood crush - John Travolta!!!
A little birdie told me he would be visiting our office by end of company hours. Unfortunately, it would be off limits since it was an official visit. It was actually a hush-hush thing. So, I and my other colleagues huddled on the nearby conference room where we could overlook and see what was happening on the lower floor due to the floor-to-ceiling glass wall.
I only have my mobile phone which did not do any justice in the "zoom" so I captured him (along with the top honchos and I could not share those photos...sorry. Company policy...) from afar and tried to get a decent shot. I gave up after several tries since there was no way I would be able to stand close to him. The shots I have was all small and cannot be resized because it would pixelize. Also, he was surrounded by the top honchos. I could not use those photos to share.
My colleague and I decided to just leave the office and took the lift. And I think, God is really smiling at me and He knows how much I wanted to see John Travolta up close. We didn't press the "7th" floor but it opened there just in time John was standing outside, posing with the other staff whom he graciously allowed to stand close. We instantly got off the lift and the other staff with us didn't even knew what was happening decided to come along.
And there he was, standing so tall and oh so handsome near the middle lift, posing and smiling with the 'lucky' people who managed to snag his attention for a short while. I was just next to the photographer who was taking all the official shots for our company's gazette. My colleague kept shouting "click Ria, click!!!! Take a photo now!" But there I was, standing, my finger froze and just gazing at John Travolta. I was in a trance I guess and chanting his name "John, John, John." So when I finally snapped out of that seemingly lifetime of gaze, his very big and burly bodyguard ushered him inside along with the top guns of the company. From there, I could still see him standing at the corner so I told myself, that was the only chance I have to get his attention at least. So, I called out his name twice and very loudly and I waved. And guess what he did, he looked at me and waved back! Gushing! And this my friends, will go on and on in my household and circle for the days to come. I didn't realize I had it in me to be starstruck and all giddy like a goat. Bear with me. I am super awestruck right now. I can't get over it.
He's just an amazing fellow. He's so good looking even for his age and quite tall too. I love how he carried his "pilot uniform" and he looked every bit the regal pilot that he is. Oh John Travolta! Thanks for looking at my direction when I called you out and thanks for waving back. You're always welcome to come back and fly the Qantas carrier anytime to Dubai.
Another tick in my bucket list! So, who's visiting our company next? If it's Brad Pitt, I'd probably faint! hahaha