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Sunday June 15, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by nicholas cheng
Missed daily: Maira showing a family photo on her handphone.
KUALA LUMPUR: This Fathers Day, all Maira Elizabeth Nari wants is for her dad Andrew Nari to come home.
The 17-year-old, recounting her final conversation with her father, said she wished she could turn back time to spend one last moment with him before Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared on March 8.
“I had just come home after working all day at an event. I was tired and I fell asleep,” she said.
“I got up just as my mum and brother were about to send my dad to the airport.
“I remember he was at the door, putting on his shoes. He asked me if I wanted to come along. I was so tired, I told him I didn’t want to go.
“Then my dad said: ‘Oh, okay. I’ll see you soon. Bye, take care’. Before he closed the door, he smiled at me one last time,” Maira told The Star. “I wish I could turn back time and follow him.”
Maira adores Nari, the chief steward aboard MH370. She wishes to follow in her father’s footsteps and become an air stewardess.
“He’s not always around for Fathers Day so I’d celebrate with him before the day,” she said.
“We’d either buy a piece of cake or I’d make a card for him,” she said. “But this time, I’ll be celebrating it with the other cabin crew families.”
For her, the last 100 days have been an emotional roller coaster.
“I find myself occasionally breaking down in tears whenever I thought of dad or when I was alone,” she said.
“And if I see him again, I’m just going to hug him and tell him I missed him,” Maira said. “Then we will celebrate Gawai.”
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