Maira Elizabeth, daughter of chief steward Andrew Nari who was on the lost Malaysian airliner, is keeping her spirits up despite hardly any news on the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370.
The 18-year-old girl, when replying to messages from followers on her twitter account @MairaElizxbeth_ said: “I’m good, we’re good.”, “I’m okay”, “I’m fine, thank you”.
“I’m okay. I believe that they’re in good hands. So, I’m good,” she tweeted today, 23 days into the search for the Boeing 777-200 aircraft which went missing on March 8 while enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Maira has been tweeting about her father since the plane set off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8.
She created a new twitter account yesterday after her previous account, @Gorgxous_ , got suspended. She has more than 2,000 followers now.
From her tweets, Maira is seen to be showing a more positive attitude towards the tragedy. “I orang biasa je la. Makin kita membesar, makin kita mempelajari erti kehidupan” (I am just an ordinary person. As we mature, we learn the meaning of life.)
“I’m free right now. That’s why I can reply almost everyone’s mention,” she tweeted.
Maira, who had completed SPM, planned to take up an English course before pursuing her dream to be a lecturer or a stewardess.
She tweeted that she had not collected her SPM slip yet “because I was hoping that my dad would be back by then”.
Maira also thanked her followers for their support and encouragement, urging them to pray for the 239 passengers and crew on board MAS flight MH370.
Maira grabbed international attention shortly after the disappearance of the plane with her touching tweets to her missing father.
She kept tweeting to him, hoping that Andrew’s plane will be found. Some of her tweets over the past two weeks touched the hearts of many. Among her tweets were:
“God…. The only thing I want is my father….. Nothing, but my father. I want my father back.”
“Daddy. You’re all over the news and papers. Come home fast, so you could read them! Don’t you feel excited?”
“Daddy. It’s almost 48 hours. Don’t forget to eat your dinner. You must be starving.”
“Come home fast, dad.. It’s the only thing I want.”
She also posted one at about 2am recently that read: “Normally at this hour, before my dad goes to bed, he would tell me this, ‘Don’t sleep so late okay’.”
Maira also got the Liverpool football club’s attention when she tweeted, “Daddy, Liverpool is winning the game. Come home, so you can watch the game! You never miss watching the game. It’s your very first time. :’)” last week, when Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-0.
The aircraft, which carried 227 passengers and 12 crew on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared from the radar about an hour after departing from the KL International Airport at 12.41am on March 8.
On March 24, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Naijb Razak announced that MH370 had ended in the southern Indian Ocean. – Bernama, March 30, 2014.