Quickie Vid - “IT’S FINALLY READY!” Hot off the press, the highlights from my first day on the job! Thanks to everyone for all your support and hospitality. Although I never mentioned this in the video, I would like to send a special thanks to my family: Dad (Lee), mom (Cindy), brother (Jesse) and girlfriend (Candice) - in no specific order (smile). As well as the entire community of Port Alberni, and the amazing YVR community (24,000+ workers). I’m currently in my third week on the job, still 67 more days to go and many more stories to come.
Quickie Post - “First Day on the Job” Not many people could say their first day on the job was spent sipping bubbly + orange juice, snacking on the finest pastries, and enjoying mountainous views from the comforts of a private Learjet. If you haven’t heard of LAS, London Air Service, it’s about time you did. Luxurious jets, a million dollar ‘Colgate’ crew and a private hanger so polished, so modern, it makes the mac store look like a greasy spoon diner. The Learjet experience was amazing, clear skies, a warm morning sun and sparkling blue ocean below.. I could go on, but unfortunately we had to double back to YVR for a ‘special meeting’. As we approached the runway, I noticed a large gathering on the tarmac. We came to a butter soft stop, and I could see a “bus load” of media reporters anxiously waiting for someone. A look of panic shot across my face. My fingers dug into the plush Italian leather, for a moment I was struck by lighting and couldn’t move. My PR Manager, Steph, gave a chuckle and coaxed me out the tight exit. I looked down.. the red carpet looked beautiful. I felt like a star! And that’s when the money shot was snapped (see photo above). It’s amazing how something shocking can almost become second nature in a matter of seconds. Was it YVR, CEO, Larry Berg’s warm smile that relaxed me, or the thrill of having thousands of flashes flicker from all directions? Either way, I gave Mr. Berg a good ol “Port Alberni” bear hug after he presented me with an awesome Hawaiian Shirt. I really wanted to provide everyone with some footage of the day, but I just didn’t have the time to put something together. My twitter, facebook, text message and facebook accounts have been going none stop. It wasn’t until 7pm tonight when I finally answered everyone’s messages. Thank-you to all my friends, family and fans for all your messages and post. YOU ROCK! Thank-you to LAS, YVR and the Fairmont Vancouver Airport for providing me with an unforgettable first day on the job. It tops any other! For more story visit: Province Newspaper.
Introducing the Live@YVR Storyteller Jaeger Mah, 29, grew up in Port Alberni, B.C., and now lives in Vancouver. He is a graduate of the Vancouver Art Institute where he studied Entertainment Business and Multi Media Applications. He currently runs his own video production company, Punchline Productions. Jaeger believes that the heart of YVR is in its people and looks forward to discovering amazing stories of true love, lost baggage, furry friends, dangerous goods and gigantic jets.