By exhibiting such fearlessness and composure, you are now awarded membership in the "The Order of the Hook". Signed by T.S. Fellin, Captain United States Navy.
The aircraft carrier's motto is :"Don't Tread On Me"
(I have to hide my name)
Dr Sheikh Muszaphar has changed the concept of merantau, or the Minangkabau version of walkabout, to a new height, pun intended!
I bet you when he was asked by his parents when was he going to merantau to see the world they didn't expect him to go gallivanting around the globe in a space ship!
One of the scary things that he experienced was that the 8.5 force of gravity that will render you helpless. Once I had the good fortune of being invited on board a moving United States Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Independence, under the command of Captain T.S. Fellin, somewhere in the Andaman Sea, that was one experience I could never forget.
As a journalist then I received a call from the the US Embassy official who said: "Your wish has been granted!"
So off I went to the Subang TUDM airbase and I was put in a US navy windowless Greyhound carrier and off we went and after two tries landed on the aircraft carrier via an arresting hook on a wire.
When we left we were told of the g-force that we will encounter upon taking off.
The G-force was only 2.5, but that was enough for me when we were literally catapulted from the carrier carrier for about a long brief moment I did not now where I was so it does not matter if the place exploded or I die for we would not know, and it didn't matter.
Hey! That was only 2.5 G-force, now imagine Sheikh Muszaphar will be experiencing 8.5 G-force, in a pub when you are totally drunk the G-force is only 0.25, and trust me if that Soyuz exploded he wouldn't know either. Its like you are floating in limbo and to me it was one of the most calming experience I have ever had, but quite scary!
Now back to Sheikh Muszaphar, the 8.5 g-force that he experienced is enough to qualify him as a real bona fide astronaut! When he went up he was riding on a controlled explosion of a megatons proportion.
Well done warih, you have also defied all laws of physical science and common sense and made it back to earth. Some people will be jealous of your accomplishment and success, they will call you all sorts, such as being gay and everything to make them happy with their unhappiness of your success but in my book you are one hell of a Minangkabau hero, gay or otherwise! So "don't let them tread on you" my man, you are one helluva guy who belongs to a very special Order!