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Monday, February 21, 2011

Down Down Down

After almost a year of sick free, I am finally down with a fever. Definitely not a good feeling I say. I have all-in-one package. 

Fever + Body ache + Cough + Sore throat. 

My body weak at the moment. I think I am just too tired and stress from all the studying and training. So my body is telling me to rest. However, I can't rest just yet. I still have a lot to cover. 

Today would be an exception so my body could recover fast. Tomorrow I need to start open all those manuals and study. Failing is not an option for me. So does being sick. If I can sit and stand means I can read and learn. 

Damn! The nausea is killing me.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's So True

This past few weeks I have been reading the post from other bloggers that relatively related to my life. Every time when that happen I would say "Damn it!". Then my heart will sank as always.


I wonder sometime if these bloggers have some sort of super power enabling them to know exactly what to post about. 90% of the content from the post is true and I wouldn't deny it at all. That is why I hate myself when reading it. Yet I did nothing to change it.

I am not prepare yet. Maybe in time I will. Right now, let me keep it with me for awhile longer. 

Ok. I need to stop talking now. The memories are rushing in my mind back again.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Anger

Hardly for me to be angry with someone for such a long period of time. Mainly because I cool down as fast as my anger rise. Somehow this time it seem that the anger in me still flaming and it slowly becoming hate. 

Most if the time when I'm angry, I will leash everything out. For me, keeping it inside only going to make it worst. Plus, your other party won't know how angry you are with him/her and might just assume you ok with it. 

Right now I am still angry and for some reason it have been on for more than a week. Usually a day is tops for my anger to dies down. 

The issue is still unresolved and slowly it becoming pure hatred. 

The longer I keep it within me the worse it will become. I am yet to tell anyone about it expect for the person I'm angry at. Somehow my action lead me more angry than before due to the fact it was replied with silence. 

I know some of my friends would like to know what was happening but I appreciate it if no one asked about it. Let this be my problem.

I feel like hitting someone right now with all the anger in me.What a great day today to be posting this.

Note: Seriously, I'm hating you more and more everyday up to a point one day I feel I might physically hit you. So my advise, don't speak to me until you really truly are sorry. In this case, maybe never.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Three More Months

A quick update everyone. I am now starting my training again. Hopefully everything will go well and as plan. There are some minor things need to be done and I hope the management will be able to help me resolve it.

The current plan was to be finishing the ground training until the end of March. After that, I will be start my practical training or should I said line training. If everything goes well, I will be completing it by end of April and will be all over the place. I can't wait for that to happen. Oh ya! Not to forget the pay jump as well. If I'm not mistaken, it is double what I am earning now. Nice.

I love my job.

So anyway, sorry if I can't blog much. I need to set my priority right. And blogging does fall under 'can wait' category.

Wish me luck. =D

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hong Kong Trip

Travel Date: 14 January 2011 - 17 January 2011

It was a good opportunity for me to try out few of the airlines hospitality namely Cathay Pacific, Thai Aiways and Lufthansa. 

So I decided to take the flight to Hong Kong and flying back via Bangkok for a quick transit. 

My friend wanted to visit his friend so he invited me along and since I have ample of time on my side I just said yes. 

Day 1 


Arrived at the afternoon after the 4 hrs flight. Love the service from the cabin crew a lot while on board. Reservation was made earlier for the room at Sky Marriot. It is located near the airport itself with free shuttle provided every 20mins. 


However, the city is about 35mins and it might be a hussle for some people do to the travel time. The room was big compared to hotels in Hong Kong and can actually accomodate up to 4 people. 


A tips for everyone is to take for those you wish to go to the city and on budget who does not mind the extra travel time. From the airport, take the S1 bus to Tung Chung MTR station. From the you could take the MTR to the city all less than HKD20. A great saving instead of taking the Airbus or Airport Express MTR.

Hong Kong is easily connected with their public transport. So to travel easily do buy the Octopus card which gives you a less fare compare to normal card and can be use on almost all mode of public transport. It also can be use for payment at most of the shops. 


The day started with a trip to Mong Kok whereby there are a few street markets such as Ladies Market and Goldfish Market located nearby. A lot of shops along the street as well with plenty of choices to choose from. For the markets, I suggest for you to bargain as the price can be set quite high. 

Since it was late for me and the due to the travel time back to the hotel, I decided to head back to hotel early and rest. 

Day 2 


Today, we visited the Peak Tram and Madame Tussauds Museum. It is located at and the price for the ride, sky terrace and the museum is HKD200. The view is breath taking as you can see the city of Hong Kong. 


The wax museum was a great experience too. The near to real sculptures are fun to see. 

My friends decided to try out the massage in Hong Kong and while waiting for them, I hang around the area and bookstore nearby. I did manage to take a nap for 30mins for a quick recharge. 


Trams are fun way to travel. It only cost you HKD2 for any station. 


Dinner at the Kowloon city and due to night I was unable to view the remaining of the old Kai Tak airport. Few lights surfice to know the airport was once stood. Great food and plenty too. We dis not expect the portion for the meal we ordered. What seem to be small from the display picture can be big and plenty. 

Head back to the hotel and reached near midnight. Another day to experience Hong Kong. 

Day 3


Ngog Ping Cabel Car is located near Tung Chung MTR station. After a light breakfast of Dim Sum at the Citygate Outlet Mall, we head to the cabel car station. It is adviseble to take up the crystal cabin where the queue are shorter. The price however are slightly more expensive from the normal cabin. 


The view are spectacullar. The walk at the Ngo Ping town require a little bit of energy as it is a mountain area. Plus the Big Buddha statue is located high up further. Take the Wisdom Path there after and see the Buddha verse (as my friend said) craved on barks of tree. 


Managed to visit the Disneyland for a quick snap of pictures. Due to the timing, we decided to just hang out at the outside area.

After taking the cabel car down, we head straight to the city to buy some last minutes items. Thereafter, MTR back to Tung Chung for factory outlet shopping. Some items are cheap while some are a bit pricey. 

Day 4


Flight for me departed at 1245pm while my friend is 10mins later. Head to the airport at around 1020am and after checking in for each flight, we head for the restaurant for a breakfast. 

There was a bit of difficulties for me checking as my flight was kinda full. So I was a little bit unsure of either continuing it. 

Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur for my friend was easily obtain from the Cathay Pacific but as for me transiting via Bangkok with Thai Aiways was not.


Finally after all passengers had checked in I managed to get a seat. However I had to rush to the gate and it was really far from the Terminal to the Gate. Luckily, I still managed to board with 10mins spare. 

Wo Ai Ni Hong Kong. Choi Kin. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Review: Cathay Pacific (CX)

Date: 14 January 2011
Sector: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Hong Kong (HKG)


Cathay Pacific (CX) is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its head office and main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport, although the airline's registered office is on the 33rd floor of One Pacific Place.[2] The airline's operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 114 destinations in 36 countries worldwide, including codeshares and joint ventures, with a fleet of 126 wide-body aircraft, consisting ofAirbus A330s and A340sBoeing 747s and 777s. [source: Wikipedia]

Check In



Check in was easy. As always, I do travel with sub-load ticket. So it is always subject to seat availability. Staff are nice and helpful.

Departure Hall

Departed from KL International Airport. As usual. Be sure to shop first before proceeding to the waiting hall.

Aircraft


Today we were flying with the Boeing 777-200. The cabin is very well maintained. The seat is comfortable. However, I do find the space is a little bit cramp. I love the ambiance.

Cabin Crew


I find the cabin crew are an exceptional. They are very helpful in helping the passengers. I love how they treat the passengers without having the "force face" look. I can't say more. Definitely one of the best cabin crew I had flown with.

In Flight Entertainment



Every seats are equip with individual personal screen. The selection of movie and music were alright. In compare to some other airlines, I believe Cathay still adopt the old system with limited buttons of selection. Nonetheless, it is sufficient enough to keep one entertain throughout the flight.

Meal


The meal were delightful. A heavy breakfast were provided for the flight. I decided to pick Fish with Chinese style fried rice to try. Portion were good and the taste was nice.

Overall Rating


Check In 4/5
Departure Hall 4/5
Aircraft 4/5
Cabin Crew 5/5
In Flight Entertainment 4/5
Meal 4/5

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Review: Lufthansa (LH)

Date: 17 January 2011
Sector: Bangkok (BKK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)


Lufthansa (LH) is the flag carrier of Germany and the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (after Hanseatic League, the powerful medieval trading group).

The airline is the world's fifth-largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried, operating services to 18 domestic destinations and 183 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe. Together with its partners Lufthansa services around 410 destinations.[3] With over 722 aircraft[4] it has the third-largest passenger airline fleet in the world when combined with its subsidiaries. [Source:Wikipedia]

Check In



It was a connecting flight from Hong Kong transferring at Bangkok. So I had to checked in at the transfer desk instead. The staff should improve her communication skills and knowledge in the system. I am truly disappointed with her.

Departure Hall



Bangkok airport is HUGE. So be sure to have a lot of time in your hand for a flight. Otherwise you might end up missing it. My aircraft were previously parked at the opposite side of the terminal. So I had to walk almost 2km to the transfer counter. It's tiring but walkaltor help a little bit.

Aircraft


They were using the Boeing 747-400 today. It is nicely maintain and clean internally and externally. The seat is comfortable and the space is good enough.

Cabin Crew



I can say that some crew are great while some are not. Perhaps they would improve in time for everyone to have an excellent service to the passenger. I particular would extend my gratitude to the crew in charge of my section. He is great and helpful throughout the flight.

In Flight Entertainment


I was surprised that there were no individual entertainment system in each seat. The aircraft is equip with overhead tv. Short show were shown for the flight.

Meal



A very light meal were provided. Sandwich accompanied with Banana Cake and Dried Pineapple. Note: I did not eat the Sandwich due to Ham was served.

Overall Rating


Check In 2/5
Departure Hall 3/5
Aircraft 4/5
Cabin Crew 3/5
In Flight Entertainment 3/5
Meal 3/5