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Dreams Come True

Posted on October 13, 2011 by


This is Murat Khasenov. He was brought up in a children’s home. He is a flight attendant in ‘Air Astana’ and, maybe, one day he will become a prime minister of Kazakhstan. With this smile he could do anything!

This is a young people’s home. Murat and other former inmates of the children’s home live here before they find their own place to live in. This is a 125-room building and it is crowded. Young people are allowed to stay here until they turn 29.

Although his room is pretty simple, it has everything he needs: a table, a bed, some other things… Murat grows flowers by himself and they make the room look prettier.  He says he is happy to have lived in the children’s home because he always had a place to live and food to eat, unlike some other kids whose parents were alcoholics. However, some of his friends turned out to be misfit and now they have no education and are just hanging around looking for alcohol and drugs.

Murat does not blame his mother for what she has done because she might have her reasons. At first he wanted to find her but then he learnt that she had a family and stopped looking for her. He says that when his psychologist saw his mom’s handwriting, he assumed she was very handsome and well-educated.

It is a busy day today because he has two flights: Almaty-Kyzylorda-Almaty and Almaty-Astana-Almaty.

When he was a kid, he had a dream to fly. When he grew up and graduated from the university, he spoke English well, so one of his friends offered him to become a flight attendant and he immediately agreed.

He plans to take a sabbatical leave and go to England to study MBA. He has grandiose plans for the future. He wants to become a prime minister!

A company car comes to pick him up. It is time to go!

One hour later, the crew members meet in a briefing room where the senior flight attendant gives instructional advice, checks their documents, outfit , knowledge and so on.

Today Murat is going to serve economy-class passengers.

Murat has a health inspection, passport control and  body-search and after that he comes on board of Airbus A319.

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21 Responses to “Dreams Come True”

  1. yojimbo says:

    Sounds to me like he went through hardships but did let them bring him down.

  2. texas_transplant says:

    What a very nice, touching story. One of those stories that makes you smile :)

  3. Vorritz Asoblad says:

    Natasha is a bright little girl.

  4. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Best of luck to Murat!

  5. Viktor says:

    Looks like a nice, hardworking guy. I hope he gets what he wants in life.

  6. Mr. Fox says:

    And he get another ‘start’.

    Anyway luck to him. :)

  7. JS says:

    Made me smile. I like it.

  8. geoff says:

    His mother would be proud of him. I think she wanted him to have a better life than she could give him.

  9. Jonny says:

    Great Story! :)

  10. Matlok says:

    Great story!

  11. The Sorrow says:

    Very uplifting story. Excellent… Photo journalism at it’s best! Great luck Murat!!!

  12. Borat says:

    I like his blonde friend. She is hot.

  13. Johann says:

    all best wishes to Him! Make your Way!

  14. James says:

    This is one strong guy. A really inspirational story that makes you smile. Good luck Murat!

  15. Really inspiring story… Good luck to him

  16. DougW says:

    Hard work and persistence pays off. Great story and I wish Murat best of luck in the future.

  17. al says:

    I don’t comment usualy but Murat has risen above so much and I was very touched that he comes back and cares about the orphanage kids, they have a positive future with the likes of him around.

    Good Luck and be good to yourself and those that ned guidance.

  18. Bobble Hat says:

    Fantastic story beautifully told with superb photos. I hope Murat continues to succeed and achieve his dreams. I’m sure he will!

  19. Emin says:

    Good luck Murat, very uplifting story. it sends a powerfull message that hard work and determination can pay off.
    Live your dream.

  20. image70 says:

    He’s cute. Good luck!

  21. Alex says:

    What a great story! He seem like a smart and committed young man, his life’s hardship made him a better person. I hope life brings him much happiness…enjoy the skies Murat! x

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