mickey!

ok..

oh no, it's like a music blog all over again. but wah lau.. my niece just passed me his latest album. woot!

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    tired tired
mickey!

hush hush now my baby...

so.. my cousin knows about something, but keep it to yourself la! haa.. not say i'm not proud of it. but actually loud about it! hee.. off to hong kong, but before i leave, i'll share what i've been listening to

我的青春也不是没伤痕
是明白爱是信仰的延伸
甚么特征人缘还是眼神
也不会预知爱不爱的可能
保持单身忍不住又沉沦
兜着圈子来去有时苦等
人的一生感情是旋转门
转到了最后真心的就不分
有过竞争有过牺牲
被爱筛选过程
学会认真学会忠诚
适者才能生存
懂得永恒得要我们
进化成更好的人

我的青春有时还蛮单纯
相信幸福取决于爱得深
读进化论我赞成达尔文
没实力的就有淘汰的可能

我的替身已换过多少轮
记忆在旧情人心中变冷
我的一生有几道旋转门
转到了最后只剩你我没分
有过竞争有过牺牲
被爱筛选过程
学会认真学会忠诚
适者才能生存
懂得永恒得要我们
进化成更好的人

有过竞争有过牺牲
被爱筛选过程
学会认真学会忠诚
适者才能生存
懂得永恒得要我们
进化成更好的人

懂得永恒得要我们
进化成更好的人

进化成更好的人
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    hot hot
mickey!

Oh.. Singaporeans...

A couple of days ago, I was walking down Orchard and from afar, I witnessed someone fell. It was a nasty fall no doubt. i wasn't that near her but there were a couple of people around her who just watched her, helplessly get back on her feet. Today, I was walking down Market in San Francisco, yet another lady fell. Is it me that people start falling when they're near me? Haa... Never mind, back to the falling part, people were rushing up to her to help this poor lady get back on her feet. It is just us? I really hope we can be a little bit more gracious at times... I'm still a proud Singaporean... But there's just so much we can improve on....
  • Current Music
    Jump
mickey!

Passenger Peeves

Read this somewhere.. Hope you have a good read...

We love all our passengers. Or actually we tolerate them because we recognize that they are the reason we are able to pluck the benefits of a jet set lifestyle. But no matter how much we appreciate them there are certain dirty deeds that passengers indulge in that continue to drive crew crazy.

Boarding
Unfortunately boarding a plane is the first contact between crew and passengers. Because boarding causes enough tension to ensure crew are dying for a smoke break even before take-off. No matter what the size of the seat numbers, there will always be merry wanderers who end up right at the back when their seats are in the first row.

These passengers then proceed to trudge upstream, with full luggage consignment causing other passengers and crew enough irritation to want to initiate a stampede. Even when passengers who are bright enough to find their assigned seats, mixed-ups during check in inevitably mean that a family of four will be split in all four wind directions, while I am completely sympathetic to the distress this causes our passengers, I take offense to angry accusations of “WHY DID YOU SPLIT MY FAMILY UP?!”

Then comes the stage that crew nightmares consist of, finding space for hand luggage. Although hand luggage is a term that fails hopelessly to describe the mounts of possessions that passengers drag on board. Passenger revenge to airlines losing and misplacing check in luggage is to bring everything they own as land luggage. That is why the first passengers on board claim all the space in the surrounding seven overhead compartments, leaving disgruntled later boarding passengers with only enough space to stow their boarding pass.

But somehow, we mange. It is then during all this insanity of conjuring up space for bags and relocating seats to three hundred complaining passengers that a little voice will demand a glass of water. And if you’re nice enough to comply, the other 299 passengers will copy the request as soon as they see you passing with this hated glass of liquid.

By this time you’re tightly belted in for take-off, there is only enough time for one argument with a passenger who needs the toilet at the very time of a turbulent take-off.

The Service
I am very impressed with what some of the better airlines do to keep their passengers hydrated and full. These days it’s not uncommon to see even economy passengers having an edible meal. But at the end of the day any reasonable person should realize that a meal at 30 thousand feet is never going to add up to a five star dining experience.

When presented with a choice of beef or chicken it’s quite common to hear “don’t you have anything else?” Well sure, we’ll just consult the onboard chef as to what else he can whip up in a galley the size of a petite shoebox. I’ve been amazed at the absurdity of requests for milkshakes, fries and eggnog, mostly on a 40-minute flight.

Deceptive advertising is at the root of passengers believing they will enjoy the full attention of crew salivating to tend to their every demand. Crew faced with a ratio of 50 passengers to one stressed out crew member know the feeling of serving one passenger who wants an extra cocktail, vegetarian meal and a list of medication all during the service.

But the moment that provides most opportunity for full on flying rage is when passengers need the toilet during a time-pressured service. Rolling the food trolley back and forth while passengers approach and leave the toilets for their seats provide time for nurturing murderous thoughts.

Passengers are even more impatient than crew. They are eager to complain when their meal does not arrive the second crew are cleared for service and they want their tray removed as soon as the last fork full of food enters their mouths. And after all this fun it’s time to start serving the passengers who believe they are in a ‘drink as much as you can bar’.

Disemabrking
Despite all the potential pitfalls most flights turn out all right especially when the long awaited descent starts. Descending is also the time when every passenger on board needs to use the toilet just in case they never get to use one again. It’s also a time of collecting headsets and being blamed for every unfinished movie that will scar the viewer for life.

There is a myth out there that if you jump up as soon as the wheel touch ground you’ll be out of the aircraft first. This myth has survived despite passengers witnessing the fact that taxiing takes about half an hour, a time when passengers are meant to be securely strapped in.

Even after almost decapitating fellow passengers to get bags out of the over head compartments with impressive speed and strength, there is still the inevitable standing in the aisle waiting for the air bridge and other landing formalities.

If only we could start an educational campaign that no matter what you do, everyone leaves the plane at roughly the same time, disembarking will be a much more peaceful endeavor.

All this does not take the fun out of flying, because cabin crew are a very resourceful bunch. We have learned to deal with all these little passenger peeves without relying on physical force.

And every now and then we are blessed with a flight of model travelers who never press the call bell, stay in their seats with their seat belts and even thank the crew when they leave after a 14-hour flight. And this inspires us enough to deal with the next bunch of peeveful passengers.
  • Current Music
    Touch My Body
mickey!

I am feeling this song now..

I'm spinning around
Move out of my way
I know you're feelin' me 'cuz
you like it like this
I'm breakin' it down
I'm not the same
I know you're feelin' me 'cuz you like it



Ivy's coming back after a month and a half in Monaco and just in time. Meeting up with good old friends for a good old fashioned burger meal. Happiness....
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    Spinning Around