Lazy Days Ahead!

Self Expressions December 23rd, 2007

Lazy Days

Heh..I’m damn lazy to blog nowadays. Most probably because of too much of work to do during office hours. At the same time, I have nothing much to blog..So, I would prefer to rest and play with my kid when I’m at home rather than spending my time in front of PC.

Anyway, I would like to wish whoever visiting this blog

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! “

I was in Cairo in May 2007

Self Expressions August 26th, 2007

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I did not write anything on Cairo since coming back from that trip in May except for a few review on hotels and the great service from asiatravel.com. The trip was not a great one because I was there alone. Nothing much can be done when you are alone and going there for business purpose. Also another factor was the Champion League Final which left me frustrated and did not enjoy my stay in Cairo. When your heart was broken, you will never be happy whenever you are.

Egyptians are a great lot of peoples. They are warm and very welcoming. I like that kind of attitude eventhough so many improvement needed to be done in term of cleanliness, driving attitude and so on..Maybe they have been exposed to tourism industry for hundred of years (thousand maybe?) which made Egyptian to be tourist friendly. That’s only my wild guess..Anyway, I am looking forward to be there again in the near future. Maybe not alone but together with my family.

I hate this!!

Self Expressions June 13th, 2007

When we needed the most, it’s not there. When we barely need it, it’s there all the time. It happened to me since last week. I hate to have this kind of situation. I am looking for my USB SD Card reader because I need to transfer some picture from the digital camera to PC. All the things that I have planned to do since last week are still pending. I have 3 pcs SD Card readers which I have got them all for free. Missing in Action (M.I.A)!!!!

I don’t know whether I have misplaced the reader somewhere or my 2 years old superhyperactive hero has used it as a Star Trek gadget to attack the invasion of nanny alien from the 3rd galaxy.

Use your head not your knee..

Self Expressions May 28th, 2007

Am I a friendly type of person? On the way back home from Cairo, I have to transit twice and every transit is 3 hours long. I will start chit-chatting with anybody sitting beside me while waiting for my flight. In a way it is a good thing to do because I can easily mix with other people. Marketing guy can’t afford to be kept quiet. How to break the ice if I just keep my mouth shut. All the people who I chit-chatted with also seems like happy to have somebody to talk with.

Okay..I just want to rant about inefficient of certain quarters who make my life miserable during my journey. First, the online check-in for Emirates which system error occurred while I am in the middle of selecting seats. That is the second time it happened to me. Emirates should have done something on this. As a result of this, the check-in counter staff for Emirates in Cairo so unfriendly kept saying there’s no available seats from row 46 and above. Even for my second leg flight from Dubai where during that check-in time there still another 10 hours to go for that flight. Assuming he is right, geesshhhh many of the passengers are so internet savvy and really waiting in front of the PC to quickly book the seats the minutes 12 hours check-in grace period started. I am right to say that staff is incompetence and been trained to say NO to guest request because I saw one empty seats available during the flight. How can he said to me all seats has been assigned.?

Secondly, he did not check-in my luggage all the way to the last destination. He claimed that I am using different airline for my last sector. This seems to me as the worst reason given by that incompetent counter staff because I have been traveling for many time and  this is the first time I have been told that my luggage cannot be checked-in until the last destination. Because of that, I have had to go through the routine of claiming my luggage and recheck-in the luggage. I missed to do many things during the whole process and this is a terrible experience to me. I tried to understand people culture and behaviour but this one does not stand to be respected by me. I am not trying to say all the Egyptians are incompetence but there are some who really need to use their head instead of their knee.

This bad experience has really played an important part in putting my trust towards Emirates. I will choose other airline if possible for my next trip.

Honey!I am home..

Self Expressions May 25th, 2007

I am going home today!..That will be another 9 hours to go. I tried to check in online but failed. Why Emirates airline has such a crappy online check in system.? System error has occurred when I am in the middle of selecting the seat. After that, I can’t log into the system anymore. The website advised me to go to the airport check in counter. What a crap!!*8&78. I am not particularly concerned on my seat from Cairo to Dubai as it’s only 4 hours flight. The next one is a hell lot of hours on the plane. So, I need a good seat for that. What do I get? System error!!!! I am sure this is not a PC problem because the website shows the system is not available..bla..bla..bla…

Emirates really need to look into this. No point of promoting online check-in if they can’t deliver the service.