Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Cebu Pacific Story

So here I was still not having learned my lesson and flew Cebu Pacific (International) again. Luckily, this flight went smoothly for me. The airport experience was fast and efficient. And, apart from the usual annoying children, the plane ride was smooth, quick, and painless.

For me that is.

A persistent old lady beside me kept asking for water since she was going to drink her medicine. Well, that was her excuse but give her a break right? She's kinda elderly and was pretty vocal about things. The obvious thing to do was to give her the glass of water she wanted so she'll finally shut up. The smart service crew did completely the opposite. On top of that, she even asked the lady why she needed the water. This service crew might have been moonlighting as a detective with the questioning she had. I mean, the lady just wanted fucking water. For what? TO DRINK, STUPID! If she had only given her the benefit of the doubt and served her the water, I would be writing this entry.

With all this happening, I couldn't help but think that you really get what you pay for. You obtain cheap tickets, you get cheap service. But my question is this, why do PAL Econolight flights AT LEAST offer water? And never did I hear PAL service crew question a passenger of his/her needs. I thought to myself: "You are being selfish about water?!? Why, is there currently a drought?"

In the end, the stewardess gave the old lady the cup of water. But after giving her that hard a time, I was surprised she still accepted it. I felt really sorry for the woman. And believe it or not, when she asked for some more water, another stewardess asked her if she was the one who had already asked for water previously.

With Cebu Pacific, you indeed get what you pay for. But you know, you don't have too. Service should be from the heart and not based on strict policies. Not because the airline's rules on being frugal to "cheap flight" passengers, the least you can you is be human about it.

By the way, if you are appalled by this story. If you feel like vomiting because of disgust. Don't bother asking for a "discomfort bag", they don't even know the term. And to think it's written on the barf bag itself. Sad.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Man Vs Chicken

In celebration of their 65th year, Max's Restaurant is offering a Chicken-All-You-Can for just Php 165. Today marks the last 3 nights of the promo so hurry now and join the "Man vs Chicken" challenge.

And in the battle between Man and Chicken: Man won 8 pieces to 0. Sarap to the Bones! :)

In other news, scientists have now reached a conclusion on that perennial debate on which came first: the chicken or the egg.

Scientist: We Have Proof That The Chicken Came Before The Egg

"It had long been suspected that the egg came first, but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first," says Dr. Colin Freeman, from Sheffield University. Here's the explanation. Updated.

When scientists from Sheffield University and Warwick University used a supercomputer called HECToR to take a close look at egg shells, they discovered that a protein "called ovocledidin-17 (OC-17) acts as a catalyst to speed up the development of the shell." They realized that this protein is crucial to actually forming an egg shell. They also realized that this protein is found in a chicken's ovaries. Based on this, these scientists decided that the chicken must have come before the egg.

They just fail to explain where the chicken came from in the first place.

Article from Gizmodo

Frankly, I don't care which one came before the other. I'm just interested on how they'll taste.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Movie Critique: Unthinkable

It's been ages since my last movie critique but watching this movie made me want to do one.

If you wanna get your moral compass to go haywire, this is the movie to watch. It's one of those movies that show the skewed perception of right, wrong, and the spaces between. "Intense" and "wild" would be just among the many words that would describe it. It's an awesome watch especially if you caught the one with the alternate ending. Way better!

Get the DVD or download now. A movie I wouldn't watch again anytime soon but one I wouldn't mind being in my collection. And by the way, how this movie went directly to video is beyond me.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Fly With WiFi

It's time to fly Cathay again with this great news:

Article from Engadget

Cathay Pacific bringing 50Mbps WiFi, live TV and in-flight calling to fleet

Mmm... we like where this is headed. While legacy airlines in America are struggling to outfit their fleets with in-flight WiFi alone, Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways is showing 'em how it's done. The airline has just inked a memorandum of understanding with Panasonic Avionics for the "provision of full broadband connectivity on all Cathay Pacific and Dragonair passenger aircraft." Yeah, you read that correctly -- by early 2012, Cathay will make 50Mbps internet service, in-flight GSM cellphone service (voice, SMS and data) as well as live and pay-per-view television available to every last passenger. The finer details are still being hammered out, and we aren't told whether every single bird in its fleet will be online from Day 1, but we're still as giddy as ever for this to become a reality. Here's hoping this pushes those other airlines into getting with the program, and at the very least, it ought to give you plenty of reason to take that Asian vacation you've been putting off.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Sunlimited Data Roaming

Here you go data roaming fans, something to try out:

Article from: The News Today

Unlimited data roaming from Sun Cellular

Travelers using Sun Cellular postpaid SIM can now avail use data roaming in more than 100 countries with over 300 roaming partners worldwide.

Sun offers affordable roaming rates and clear connections even abroad, it said in a press release.

Travelers abroad can use unlimited mobile Internet for only P200 per day. Businessmen can check their emails and read the global economic news anytime, anywhere while on their business trips abroad.

Vacationers can keep their families posted with pictures and status updates through Facebook and Twitter while browsing the net for popular tourist spots.

The Unlimited Data Roaming Promo is open to all Sun Cellular postpaid subscribers. Unlimited Roaming is initially available in these countries with the following selected operators: Hong Kong – SmarTone/Vodafone; Indonesia- Excelcomindo (XL); Malaysia – Celcom, Macau – SmarTone; Singapore–M1; Taiwan – Chunghwa. Daily rating begins at 00:0H and ends at 23:59H per day. The P200 fixed rate will apply once roamer has utilized more than or equal to the P200 worth of GPRS transactions abroad.

To avail of the Sun Unlimited Data Roaming Promo, simply activate the International Roaming Services by calling 200 before leaving the country.

The Sun Unlimited Data Roaming Promo is valid from April 16 to July 16, 2010.
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