SQ236 Bne-Sin

Sun Nov 25, 2001 1:00 pm

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  Smile (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.......

-- to be continued --
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Sun Nov 25, 2001 6:06 pm

Look forward to hearing the rest of it!
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Sun Nov 25, 2001 9:40 pm

Do you remember what the registration of the aircraft was.....a 777-200 or 777-ER?

Look forward to reading more...
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Mon Nov 26, 2001 3:52 am

Give us the rest of it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
I wanna hear more of "And it was like... i was like..."
heheh  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:57 pm

and i was like....ooooooh~~~ so stylo milo lah~!! big 777.. but that steward.... he a bit ah beng...act so blur.. nevermind lor! Wah Liao!

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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Mon Nov 26, 2001 4:15 pm

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.  Big thumbs up
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Mon Nov 26, 2001 7:28 pm

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?)...

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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Mon Nov 26, 2001 10:36 pm

ai ya, i cannot understand the singlish you guys are talking about ar....give us some translation lah!!!  Confused
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Mon Nov 26, 2001 11:41 pm

Don't be so kayu

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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Mon Nov 26, 2001 11:54 pm

SQ772: Hey there're lots of Singaporeans who like aviation quite alot! Try this link. It's largely about model collecting, but it's mainly for Singaporeans.

Cathay Pacific: Try this site. Very good for learning Singlish. haha...
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Tue Nov 27, 2001 5:40 am

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 Big grin
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Tue Nov 27, 2001 8:19 am

pls finish the trip report - it is excellent so far - i did the same trip in July only on a very old qantas 747,

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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:47 am

Do let us know the registration of the aircraft too. Thanks  Smile Great trip report

yes, actually a lot of people in Singapore like aviation too... but in different kinds of ways.

Shit man.. SQ 36 went at Mach.80 yesterday night.

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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Tue Nov 27, 2001 2:16 pm

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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Tue Nov 27, 2001 7:12 pm

I've not good in Singlish although I'm from S'pore. I speak USA English. Just Joking HEHEE
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RE: SQ236 Bne-Sin

Tue Nov 27, 2001 8:37 pm

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!)

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