Trentz79 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7572 times:
Singapore Airlines SQ236 on BNE-SIN leg
I arrived at the airport 3 hours before departure for my check-in and found that the check-in rows are already long with queues. Waited for about 20 minutes and finally it's my turn. Gosh.. 34.2 kgs for my check in luggage. However, the lady (by Qantas) was kind enough to get it thru and told me it's fine (im a student)
Boarding commenced at 1435 and it was totally chaotic as the ground staff were like taking their own sweet time and passengers were scrambling to be the first to board.
I was greeted by this steward who was like.. dunno.. didnt feel that he's friendly. I found my seat 43A which was overlooking the left wing of the aircraft. Great I thought..
I looked around the aircraft and found it to be very new and well-kept. Seats were equipped with the latest krisworld entertainment system with Wisemen feature. I was really impressed. Soon after, the Captain came on and briefed us with some flight details and commented that we're flying on SIA's newest aircraft, just delivered. I was like.. WOW.. no wonder everything looks so new... including the wings.. not even a trace of dirt.
We pushed back 10 mins past 1500 and took about 10 mins to taxi to the tip of the runway. The captain then powered up the engine to full and the jubilee slowly picked up speed and roared down the runway. I realised that the took-off roll took rather long (the flight was full). After wat seem like ages, the 'bird' gracefully lifted itself off the runway and i've 7 hrs and 15 mins to experience wat SQ's service is all about.......
Carmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7379 times:
TG992: My compliments on your fine command of Singlish. hahaha... but it should be "so stylo milo ah~!!" and not "so stylo milo lah~!!". Lah is used as an exclamation in an answer, for example;
A: Is he a millionaire? B: No lah! He is so poor!
The "lah" is meant to show that the answer is obvious. But "lah" must not be confused with "what", pronounced "wat". hahaha.. this is so fun. I just love explaining Singlish to people. "What", when used in a negative disagreement, means that the person does not agree with you and has his own opinion on that matter, which he should mention after the "what". For example;
A: Is he a millionaire? B: No what. Isn't he a billionaire? A: No lah! He's a millionaire lah!
"What", in turn, must not be confused with "leh". Although "leh" and "what" can be used interchangably, there are some minor differences between the two. An example where "leh" and "what" differs is as follows.
A: Is he a millionaire? B: No leh. I heard he's a billionaire. A: Really meh?
Unlike "what", the sentence following "leh" is normally a question in the form of a statement.
This in turn, brings us to the fourth term, "Meh". "Meh" is used in a question, especially when you suspect the statement to be false. Another example is:
A: This is the way it works meh? B: Yes what! Isn't that what the technician said? A: I don't think so leh. He said we should press this, not that. B: Oh yes hor! i forgot!
Now, on to the syllable "hor". "Hor" is used when you've realised you've made a mistake. Like in the above scenario, B forgot what the technician had said, so he says "yes hor!" when he realises his mistake.
Anyway, don't think this is of practical use to anyone, but I'm just typing it here for fun. Singaporeans, if you spot any mistakes, please point them out. hee.
SQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7373 times:
Wah piang eh! You did a masters in Singlish ah?
Didn't know there are actually a number of Singaporeans surfing this site! Never seem to be able to find Singaporeans with intense interest in aviation around, until now! You guys should really establish a club that allows us to interact and exchange stories (or is there already one in Singapore?)...
TG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7330 times:
Thanks for the compliments (and instructions).
I fear I am only a novice in the fine art of Singlish - dating an SQ steward does that to you - Singlish is reserved for hotel rooms, not on board the aircraft - although it does slip out from time to time.. heheeheh
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7450 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7281 times:
Xinjiabo air seems to be loosing it ah? Last time I flew one, the crew just wanna go to the galley and tok tok tok only! Now I seem to hear Singlish more often. Then also the crew towkay (chief steward) only want to sa-boh passenger enjoyment.
Those who don't understand can get a translation of required ! LOL
Some of my Indonesian SQ cabin crew friends told me that it's no longer fun to work for SQ and is looking for work elsewhere like Garuda or Cathay. (Indonesian crew can be found in GA, SQ, CX, MH, KE, BR and KL. Indonesian pilots fly for GA, SQ, KE, OZ, BR... and yes believe it or not, some have made it into SOUTHWEST!)
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !