Aug 17

I really miss this! Probably my fav scene from the movie Trick.

Aug 15

Jul 16

I’ve been thinking about it for a bit and I think being a flight attendant would actually be fun. I’d get to travel the world and spend a lot of time on a plane. That’s like my dream right there! On the downside I’d have to be serving people and umm.. I don’t think I’d be very good at that. I’d rather be served! hehe! And let’s not forget bitchy customers.. who in their right mind would want to deal with them!

At this point you’re probably wondering why not just become a pilot.. I still get to travel but without the bitchy customers. Alas, I’m after the cool looking uniforms. The pilot uniform is.. how shall I say.. not tres tres chic. (Yes, I can be that shallow!) Besides, it seems like flight attendants have more fun than pilots… case in point (jump to 3.02):

Hrmm, maybe being a flight attendant is cool because it’d be like college again. Now you have to admit that some of those flight attendants are cute! So if it’s not the glamour that appeals to my inner gay, then it’s definitely the cute gay guys. (again, i’m that shallow) On a side note, did you think the male Etihad uniform looks like it was taken out of a Japanese high school??

Anyway, I really doubt I’d ever become a flight attendant. As you may know, there are sooooo many things I want to be and this is just one of those things. But hey, I’m still young (26 is still young right?!) and maybe I’m really meant to fly the friendly skies.

I leave you now with this.. another hot flight attendant, Celine Dion, and lots of awesome pictures!

Jun 28

So last night, my mother and I were talking about taking a trip to Europe. I know it’s cliché but we’ve decided that we have to go to France. Because of work I’m only gonna give myself like 12 days max to roam. The question is if we should do all France, a London-Paris hybrid, a London-Paris-Nice hybrid, or even a London-Paris-Amsterdam trip.

Sure I could do either of the last two but mind you, the price jumps up almost $1.5k compared to the London-Paris hybrid! Ugh but I’m going nuts, because even if I decide to do the three city tour I don’t know if I should do Nice or Amsterdam. Actually just thinking about it now, Amsterdam seems like the better choice.. seems like it’s for a much younger crowd and I’m in a totally different country!

Also I decided to take a tour instead of winging it on my own. If I was with my friends I wouldn’t mind winging it, but I’m with my mom and I think she’d prefer to be escorted around. What’s also great is that the tour (from Monogram Travel) actually gives you days to roam around on your own. So in a way it’s structured but with a certain degree of freedom.

What I’m also excited about this London-Paris thing is that we get to ride the Eurostar. I’ve always liked trains as a kid so taking the Eurostar is important. And if I decide to go to Amsterdam, then I get to ride on the Thalys. Going to Nice would mean I’d take the TGV.

Now is it just me or am I really pushing this 3 city thing? lol Argh! It sounds super awesome but I’m not sure I wanna spend so much money for it. =\

Anyway, we’re still thinking of going on March or April so it’s still far away. As you know from my post about New York, I have a habit of planning things way way way in advance. It’s so far in advance that the tours I’ve been looking at don’t have prices for next year yet.. and I’ve been basing my estimates on this year’s prices.

In the meantime, I’ve been watching way too much YouTube videos of airplanes, airports, and now trains just to satiate myself. Now who can forget Top Gear’s Aston Martin vs Train race! For the train, they actually took the Eurostar and the TGV! OMG, this could be my trip right here (sans Aston Martin)!

Jun 27

From the YouTube video description:

Air traffic control tapes of Swissair Flight 111 have finally been released after a legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The ATC tapes, released by the Canadian Press, have not been made public since the 1998 crash that killed 229 people.

The tapes contain hours of recording including the final dramatic 12 minutes of the flight before the aircraft plunged at high speed into St. Margaret’s Bay, N.S., near Halifax.

“Swissair one eleven is declaring pan pan pan we have smoke in the cockpit,” one pilot said.

“Pan pan pan” means there is an emergency on board the aircraft, but that there is no immediate danger.

Later, another said, “We are declaring emergency now” (this can be heard on part four of the audio link to the right).

They were told they could commence the fuel dump, discussed altitude and the approach to Halifax airport with air traffic controllers. They were asked to advise when it was complete.

There was one last garbled “hello,” then presumably electrical failure cut off communications. About six minutes after the last transmission, everyone was dead.