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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Plans Aircraft Orders

Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is waiting for government approval to place a multi-billion dollar order for up to 100 Airbus and Boeing passenger aircraft, two people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters, a move aimed at boosting its profitability.

The new aircraft will lower the airline's operating costs by allowing it to retire its older, less fuel-efficient aircraft. That may help it cope with intense competition at home and within Southeast Asia, the people said.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has 88 aircraft in its fleet, including Airbus A330s and A380s, and Boeing 777-200s and 737s, according to its website.

It plans to initially order around 30 widebody aircraft, including Airbus A330s and A350-900s, to replace its older Airbus A330s and Boeing 777-200s over this decade. It could also order either the Boeing 787-10 or the Airbus A350-1000 for its fleet beyond 2020, one of the people said.

MAS is keen to begin taking delivery of some aircraft from 2016, which means that it could meet part of it requirements from leasing companies, the sources said.

While the airline considered adding one or two more A380s to the six in its fleet, it has decided that twin-engined widebody aircraft are its priority.

MAS, which operates Boeing 737-800s for its short haul and regional services, is also looking at an order for the 737 Max to replace the older planes in its fleet.

A Malaysia Airlines spokesman was not immediately available for comment and the people familiar with the order declined to be named as the details were confidential.

INCREASED COMPETITION


The airline believes the fuel efficiency and lower maintenance requirements of the new aircraft will help it cut costs. It will also be able to fly more passengers and reach new destinations with the planes, potentially raising revenues.

On Tuesday, the airline reported a net loss of 343.4 million ringgit ($104.23 million) in the October-December 2013 period, its fourth consecutive quarterly loss. Its full year losses were nearly three times higher than in 2012 at 1.17 billion ringgit.

"Malaysia Airlines expects the business environment to remain challenging with high fuel prices, volatile foreign exchange and intense competition impacting yield from both existing as well as new entrants into the market," the airline said in a statement.

"The significant increase in capacity, especially the continued expansion of Middle Eastern and European carriers into our region, is adding further competition to the already crowded marketplace."

The airline faces stiff competition at home from low-cost carrier AirAsia on the short-haul and domestic segments, and from AirAsia X in the medium and long-haul market.

The entry last year of Malindo, a full-service airline that is partly owned by Indonesia's Lion Air, sent yields sharply lower in 2013 as both MAS and AirAsia slashed fares to keep their market share.

MAS is also trying to keep up with other Southeast Asian full-service carriers in the highly competitive medium and long-haul markets, while Gulf carriers like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are also eating into its market on services to Europe and Australia.

Regional rivals like Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways have also ordered new generation widebody aircraft such as the A350 and 787. Garuda Indonesia is set to also choose between those two aircraft - or possibly pick both - for its fleet.

BA To Fill A380 Without Cutting Ticket Prices

British Airways (BA) is confident it will be able to fill an increase in seat capacity when it introduces the world’s largest commercial aircraft on its London-Singapore route in October, saying it aims to tap the demand from passengers travelling not only to the United Kingdom, but who are looking to transit to other destinations.

It expects to be able to attract enough passengers wanting to fly to London and beyond to be able to fill the extra seats without having to cut ticket prices.

The British carrier will see its weekly seat capacity on its London-Singapore service increase by 12.5 per cent when it debuts the double-decker Airbus A380 here. The massive aircraft is already flying to Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Johannesburg and will start services to Washington in September.

Flying direct three times a week from Oct 28, the A380 London-Singapore route will yield more than 4,000 extra seats a month, the carrier said. Currently, BA flies from Singapore to London twice a day on Boeing 747s and 777s. The new A380 service will not add more flights, but instead replace some of those on the Boeing 747.

“It’s about planning where we think the extra capacity will be most useful, and where we need it, and we recognise that we have the demand for some extra capacity in this market,” the company’s Regional General Manager for South-east Asia Robert Williams said. He added that BA had evaluated sales on the route before deciding if it could absorb the extra capacity and he was confident the extra seats would be filled without the carrier having to resort to cut ticket prices to stimulate demand.

Besides passengers wanting to fly only to London, there is strong demand from passengers from Singapore looking to transit in Heathrow Airport as they make their way to other destinations in Europe, the United Kingdom, and North and South America, he said. “We recognise that people see the value in stopping in London … We have a lot of customers who want to stop in the city for more than just a quick transfer to other destinations.”

Singapore Airlines’ withdrawal of direct services to New York is also expected to benefit BA’s A380 service, as passengers looking to fly to New York now have no choice but to stop somewhere en route, he said.

Mr Brendan Sobie, Chief Analyst at the market research firm Centre for Aviation, noted that Qantas’ pull-out from the Singapore-London route last year has given other carriers a chance to fill that gap.

This should also put BA in a good position to fill the extra capacity when the A380 is introduced, he said.

“As Singapore Airlines and BA are the only airlines on this route offering non-stop flights, the direct competition is actually pretty small,” Mr Sobie said.

Turkish Airlines To Wet Lease 4 Airbus A380


Turkish Airlines is about to sign an agreement to wet lease with an un-named airline for 4 A380. According to sources, the 4 aircraft planned to enter to the fleet by summer.

THY plans to fly with some China destinations which are not easy to increase slots. At the moment, THY's biggest aircraft is Boeing 777-300ER with 337 seat capacity. In January THY also started negations with LOT to wet lease Boeing 787's. According to the plan, THY will open San Francisco route and use the 787's on this route.

For Boeing 777's, THY first wet leased aircrafts from Indian Jet Airways and saw the operation costs from the firsthand. Later THY ordered 777's to Boeing.

According to Airbus sources, total 123 A380 delivered to Emirates (44), Singapore (19), Qantas (12), Lufthansa (10), Air France (9), Korean (8), Malaysia (6), Thai (6), China Southern (5) and British Airways (4)

Operators typically require two to three A380s to serve a given city pair, with the number depending on the distance of the flight and how fast an airline can turn around the plane.

Malaysia Airlines Reintroducing The Boeing 747-400 Flights?


Since the delivery of the all new Airbus A380 superjumbo, Malaysia Airlines has retired all the old fleet of Beoing 747-400 since Dec 2012. Rumor was flying around for the past week that Malaysia Airlines (MH) to reintroduce the B747 flight.

9M-MPP spotted at the maintenance hanger
Well, there isn't any official announcement just yet but it is safe to say yes that MH will bring back the Queen of the skies into commercial service. It is true, it will be 9MMPP. It should be flyable after maintenance in about 6-7 weeks time.

There are a few reasons why the superjumbo is being brought back into service. Currently, MH has temporarily withdrawn it's A380 flight MH072 & MH073 to Hong Kong. The Big Bird was sent back to Toulouse, France for a permanent fixed on it's wing ribs which affected all A380 world wide. This process will go on until the second quarter of 2015 for all 6 of them being fixed. Yes, 5 A380s are sufficient for LHR and CDG ops but MAS needs a backup since A380s have been having some teething problems.

MH is reactivating one of the stored B747-400 as a relief aircraft once the A380 undergoes wing fix. Some may asked why the Boeing 747-400 and not the current Boeing 777-200ER? In terms of fuel efficiency, 772 is better than 747. Why would they bring 747 back when they can delay 772 retirement? Plus, 777 can fly to routes currently served by A380.

Simple, the capacity. Boeing 772 can carry only 283 pax, whereas, B744 can carry 359 pax. The diff is too much. So what is so excited about this news? The seat configuration. Well, this is "MH" we are talking about.. unlike SQ or CX that would go all out to keep their product competitive. I doubt there will be a new fresh livery or even the seats configuration change.

With MH B744 business config being half the capacity of their A380, what will happen to those other passengers? Most likely they would get an upgrade to first class. But how will this happen? Luck?! You'll never know what will happen. And which route will this beauty will fly? All I can say for now is just the waiting game. 

Product wise, it didn't really wow me except for the A380 that MH operates. But if you are looking for service wise, go for it. I never would travel with MH for short haul flights. But long haul, it is just wonderful. At least to me. Really love their new Business Class configuration on the A380. And maybe trying on my first experience on First Class with them soon?! Fingers crossed.




Monday, February 17, 2014

Qatar Airways A380 At Farnborough

Qatar Airways plans to steal the limelight at this year's Farnborough International Airshow with a lavish four aircraft display.

In addition to its newly-delivered A380, the Doha-based carrier will at the July event be showing off its forthcoming A350, its newish B787 and one of its long-standing A320s, according to flightglobal.com.

The A380, of which Qatar has 13 on order, marks its return to the first class market. Right now details of accommodation on the superjumbo remain a closely-guarded secret, but Qatar promises to offer a luxurious first class cabin.

First route for the A380 will be to "a European destination", the airline said. But it's almost a certainty that destination will be London Heathrow with the first scheduled passenger flight taking place either before or after Farnborough.

Qatar has ordered no fewer than 80 A350s and was the launch customer for the large twin-engined wide-bodied plane, which appeared at last week's Singapore Airshow.

The first A350 is expected to enter service with Qatar later this year, with a further nine aircraft arriving in 2015. It is designed for both medium and long-haul routes.

Already well-known to readers is the technically-advanced B787, of which Qatar has bought 60.

Configuration in business class is a spacious 1-2-1 layout. Not so impressive, judging by passenger feedback, is the tight 3-3-3 layout in the economy cabin along with 16.9-inch-wide seats.

It might appear the humble A320 will be overshadowed by such a prestigious line-up. But Qatar might spring a surprise.

The carrier is quietly upgrading the business cabin on some or all of its A320 narrow-bodied fleet, which are deployed both on local and medium-length routes. The existing recliner seats are being removed to be replaced by fully-flat beds.

The significance of this move becomes apparent when you realise that possibly only two carriers, British Airways and Gulf Air, have adopted such seating on international routes owing to weight and space issues.

The A320 on display will be a refitted model with "sharklets" (an aerodynamic aid designed to lower fuel consumption) and hopefully with the latest business class cabin.

Lufthansa To Fly 747-8 To Korea

Boeing's B747-8 superjumbo will begin flights to Korea for the first time, a potential rival to the world's largest passenger airliner Airbus A380.

To mark the 30th anniversary of its services to Korea, Lufthansa will temporarily operate B747-8 between Incheon and Frankfurt from March through June.

An improved version of the B747-400, the B747-8 can fly longer distances and is the longest passenger aircraft in service at 76.3 m compared to the A380's 72.7 m.

But Lufthansa's B747-8 comes with 386 seats as against 407 seats on Korean Air's A380.

Asiana Airlines recently announced it wants to use A380s with 495 seats starting this year.

Lufthansa became the world's first airline to operate the B747-8 in June 2012 and now has 10 of them. Korean Air will also acquire 10 B747-8s in phase starting in 2015.




Cliché

Just something random, I got no idea why too I named this post cliche. Maybe the fact that all of us have that certain point we can't say we aren't cliche at all. Well, I guess this is just another point where it is just a matter of how you view things. The usual grey zone.

I have no idea about others, but for me, the older you grow, the more you know where you wanted your life to head. I grew up in a really small town (Smallest in the whole Malaysia. I would dare anyone if they would say theirs is smaller!) LOL!! Well, maybe this is why I wanted to break free at a very young age. I never really felt I fit in when I was young. Not that I don't love my place. I just felt that I needed to just be me. To do the things I love and excel, and all of these will not happen unless I leave.

But the cliche thing is I still come back here when I am not working. Well, I don't hate the place, I hate the culture here - Kepoh (Busybody). Small place, big mouth. I remembered when I had my first tattoo and the whole town was talking about me joining some mafia. Oh well.. It didn't really bother me.

There are still so much I wanted to do in life, the whole list I had when I was younger, I kept telling myself it will be okay to do it slowly. But once when I was being diagnose, almost half of the list is just like some pretty writing that I can only read without able to do it myself anymore. When you push yourself against all the odds and limits in life, you would actually know how much you wanted life to be. Fuck what others tell you! I always told myself that. I am not saying there isn't a price to pay, but is it all worth it? Definitely so. Maybe it was all I've ever need.

A game of Russian roulette. One in a sixth chance to survived. Pulling that trigger. You will definitely feel alive. Every beat counts, or I should say I wanna make it count. The scary thought of what if won't bother you, all you wanted is that terrifying feeling to vanish and keep on moving. Cliche much?

Well, I really don't know what I am writing anyway. Blame it on the meds or whatever there is. It just felt like there is something in me that I needed to let it out. Just something I wish I could comprehend as well. And I got no idea at all why, I just wish Leo is here right now. Somewhat he would know how to deal with it.












Coming up next!

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Past


All of us has our own past. But how much our past do influence us on this very day. It's Valentines today, and I am spending it alone. Well, it is just another day right? Not that I am complaining. Anyway, bavk to the topic. I don't know about others, but I do know my past does play a big part of my life today. 

I recently had a dream. I can't really remember until I was talking to my bestie. I haven't dreamed about Baby J much since I guess 2-3 years ago. We bumped into each other, and all we could say was just a simple "Hi". The feeling wasn't uneasy, it was just... Weirdly numb. We sat opposite each other, and there wasn't any exchange of words. It was just.. Peaceful. 

Peaceful isn't a good or a bad thing. I don't know what will really happen if this was reality. It was a long time, and we both moved on. We never kept in touch. Mainly it was just me. I couldn't really take what have I done in the past. There is no doubt I really loved him and I know he did too. Just that I didn't know how to really love him. I was a jerk to him, in the worst ways. It took me years to learned that I was at fault. To admit what have I done to him. 

But the weird thing about our past, when we finally accepted the truth of how we were at that time, you learned that there are so much more in this world we are able to experience and learn from. Without that relationship, I will never learn how to really love a person. It took me years to learn how to accept others for who they are. Their flaws are beauty in your eyes, their presents calms the entire world around you, and their kiss would just shut the world down. 

Without him, I would never know the downfall of our marriage was me. I learned a lot of things the hard way. But do I regret about it? I don't really think so. Cause I know, without all these, I would never be as happy as I would have been right now. There will always be zone memories that are surreal and moments you have flash backs. He really loved me. I was just too dumb to see and letting my desires blinds me. The only regret I have was I doubted that love and lied in his face. 

Looking back the past few years, I really can't say how would've I survived all that madness I put myself into. But hey, I did. I found love again, and I picked myself up. I had my own way of closure to my past in May 2012 and I took a step forward. I don't know if baby J would've known, but it doesn't matter anymore anyway. He mould me into who I am today, and I am grateful for that.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Why We Should Judge a Country On its Attitude Towards Homosexuals

Last November I wrote about Olympic hopeful Jake Holden. The Olympics are here but I noticed a great deal of air time has been given to discussing gay rights, probably because Russia had made its anti-gay position clear ahead of the Games. J.J. McCullough put this into perspective when he pointed out that Russia is not as bad as so many other countries.
In 2012 in Iran, Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli an influential cleric and an Islamic scholar referred to homosexuals as "inferior to dogs and pigs." Iran is under Shari'a law.
Attacks against gays in Iran are so heinous there was an international uproar in London and San Francisco and Russia!

The person who posted this video wrote: "I made asylum in Israel in 2010, where its OKAY to be GAY."
Are you aware that it's illegal to be homosexual in 78 countries? (Only 49 ban lesbianism.) Five countries have the death penalty: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Mauritania. Even though Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE already outlaw homosexuality, they're toughening their stance. And there are "Gay medical tests" that must be taken to gain entry into Saudi Arabia.
According to Ali Hilli founder of Iraqi LGBT. "Instead of protecting sexual minorities, the Iraqi government facilitates their murder by arresting the victims and handing them over to militias who kill them."
Gay rights abuses take place in Malaysia where under Shari'a law gay activity can lead to whipping and up to a 20-year prison sentence. Homosexuality is illegal in most Africancountries and in Uganda, homosexual acts are punishable by 14 years to life in prison;Qatar which has a poor human rights record in general, has declared homosexual acts between men illegal and punishable up to seven years imprisonment. United Arab Emirates, Jamaica, Libya, Moldova, Chile, Cameroon, El Salvador, and Zimbabwe also have laws against gays.
While I was researching these abuses I read about pinkwashing and gay rights. Never really understood it, but now I do. Pinkwashing is a term attached to "cause marketing" that I understand began with companies hitching their wagons to Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon campaigns. They wanted to "wash" their products with philanthropic ideals. I have purchased mushrooms with a pink ribbon on the box.
So how did this pinkwashing make its way into gay rights? It seems there are gay-rights activists who accuse Israel of "branding" itself, selling itself, as a haven for the LGBT community, not because it's the right thing to do in a democracy, but to obfuscate nefarious behaviours.
President of Israel Shimon Peres said:
"Even a person who is a homosexual is a human being, and he has rights. We have no power to take away [their] rights. We cannot take away someone's rights because they are different. We cannot take away their right to breathe, right to eat or right to start a family. We must allow everyone to live as is natural to them."

Israel is one of the most progressive states regarding the rights of gays and lesbians in the West -- certainly more forward thinking than the USA. American Airlines rated Tel Aviv "the best 'gay city' in the world, with a whopping 43 per cent of the vote, more than tripling second place New York."
Tel Aviv is host to an annual gay pride parade that celebrates gay life and has a memorial to remember the gay and lesbian victims of Nazi persecution.
Israel allows openly gay individuals to serve in the military and without affecting eligibility for promotion.
"Amnesty International believes that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy the full range of human rights, without exception."

That's Israel. It is the only country in the area -- the Middle East and North Africa -- that treats the gay community with respect and dignity. Not good enough for some gay-rights activists.
Nada Elia, a professor of gender and global studies at Antioch University in Seattle claimed Israel, "uses 'gay-friendly' as a mask to distract from the reality" and Israel is "sending out the 'cool, hip people' to distract from the reality of war." She calls this "propaganda."
Sarah Shulman wrote Israeli pinkwashing is "a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians' human rights behind an image of modernity signified by Israeli gay life."
Of all the countries in the world with gross human rights abuses these activists only see Israel as a pariah state, refusing to applaud that country for its good works. Their attacks on Israel demean the fight that the gay community has fought for decades to destroy this stigma. The attacks belittle them and all those countries, including Canada and the USA, who are finally opening their hearts, minds and laws to the this once horribly maligned community.
Professor Jasbir Puar, who teaches women's and gender studies at Rutgers University said the Israeli occupation "is one of the most contentious issues in queer organizing today." That Gaza mistreats the gay population to the point that they flee to Israel has no import on her. She has no empathy for these gay men, or that they prefer a life in the seedy parts of central Israel rather than the virtual death sentences they fled in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
She justifies her position by declaring:
"We can't judge a country by its attitudes towards homosexuals."
Really?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

Asiana To Begin A380 Flights In June

Korea's Asiana Airlines will launch its first Airbus A380 flights in June this year, becoming only the eleventh carrier with the superjumbo in its fleet.

At a press conference in Seoul, Asiana Airlines' President Soo Cheon Kim revealed the superjumbo's inaugural route would be between Seoul and Los Angeles from July.

However, Kim said Asiana will begin flying the superjumbos in June to on short-range regional destinations including Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

The new aircraft will be configured with 12 first class suites, 66 business class and 417 economy 'Travel Class' seats, carrying a total of 495 passengers, only slightly higher than Qantas' 484 headcount.

Asiana's A380 layout mirrors that of many other superjumbos.

A dozen OZ First Suites (named after the airline's flight code) are nestled in the nose of the main deck and boasts the world's largest inflight screen – a 32 inch (81cm) high-definition panel – plus a minibar.



The 66 Oz Business Smartium seats are ranked in a staggered layout along most of the upper deck.


Economy is split over both decks, with a 106 seat cabin upstairs and 311 more seats on the main deck.

Asiana has six A380s on order, while its competitor Korean Air already has eight in the air and orders for two more to follow.

However, with almost 100 more seats than Korean Air's superjumbo, Asiana has had to forego a few frills such as Korean's two inflight lounge and bar areas...


and a duty free showcase lined with high-end cosmetics, perfumes and liquor to catch the eye and prise open the wallet or purse.




Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Different Sense

There are times when our senses are being magnified, there are times, our senses comes in how we feel. Different kinda aspects makes different kinda sense. But the question lies on how we deal with it.

I guess imma that kinda person who will believe what I wanna believe. Even though sometimes that reality is the other way round. I guess it is just a Capricorn thingy. To me right now, I guess what I will choose to believe is life has it's own way to show you what you are worth.

I do notice that the past few weeks, there are a lot of changes, and there are a lot of things that are different. But I choose not to react to it. Maybe to me, life indeed has a very strong impact to me that I feel that I am in the right place. I can't deny that there is a part of me wanted to know why, but again, even if I know the answer, it doesn't change the fact what things could be misread or misunderstood. That said, what I feel might even be wrong to begin with. 

Many times, I do question myself that am I doing my all to make things right? I know in our lifetime, we can't make everyone happy. But again, we will always wanna strive for perfection even though reality doesn't permits us to do so. If I had a chance, I would not hesitate. 

Every one of us in this life time, we have our fair share of struggles. A part of me knows that if I hadn't had what I have right now, I wouldn't have make it through so smoothly. To sustain a human connection isn't as easy as it seems. Sometimes, the best way to deal with it is just let it go. Cause the fact I know if I would've held to it, it will turn into a battlefield. 

For that, I choose to smile. Like Mr D and I always share a quote at times of uncertainties. - " It will pass. " living against time is just so not worth it to feel that way. As I know deep down, I did what I could to make it right. 


Draw My Life

Well, this is my first try doing this. Draw My Life video. Still getting hold of it. It's just kinda fun doing this. Besides the fact I can't really draw circles in it. But I had fun.. Maybe soon I would do this again. Not so in the near future I hope. Hahahaha.... But I really had fun doing this!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Emirates Plans A380 Plane For Taipei

Emirates Airlines launched its first nonstop passenger flight connecting Taiwan and Dubai on Monday, targeting growing demand from local tourists and businesspeople.

If demand picks up further, the Dubai-based carrier may begin to use its Airbus SAS-380 — the largest passenger plane in the world — for the route, Emirates chairman and chief executive officer Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said.

“Taiwan has been an important market for Emirates since we launched freighter services to Taipei in 2003,” the CEO told a press conference.

DAILY FLIGHTS


Emirates is scheduled to offer daily passenger flights between Taipei and Dubai, which may help build on the vibrant relationship in terms of trade and opportunities for business and tourism, al-Maktoum added.

The carrier set a competitive ticket price for the route.

A round ticket to any city in the Middle East covered by the airline is set at NT$30,886, including tax.

Once the overall passenger load for the route reaches 80 percent, the carrier will consider running one of its A380 planes, al-Maktoum said, adding that the pace of construction at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport may also be a factor to watch.

FIRST ENTRANT


The inaugural flight — a Boeing Co 777-300ER aircraft — landed on Monday afternoon, making Emirates Airlines the first global carrier to enter the Taiwan market this year.

The return flight from Taipei to Dubai, which took off on Monday, was fully loaded, with 70 percent of the passengers expected to connect to other destinations from Dubai, Emirates Airlines vice president in Hong Kong and Taiwan Edwin Lau (劉榮柱) said.

Other than Taipei, Emirates Airlines now operates service to a total of 140 destinations in 80 countries from Dubai, the carrier said in a statement.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Orgies

For every little past, there will be a little reminiscing that stirs. As much as I hate to admit it, yes I do miss those crazy times in the past sometimes. As crazy as it sounds, I use to be so crazy, I make sure most of my sexual fantasy comes to reality. And I can't believe that time really flies. 

Nearly 3 years now being clean from drugs, that crazy awesome feeling still does lingers till this very day. I've talked a lot in the past how drugs kinda ruined everything I had. So, I was wondering why not talked about the good things that really happened during that period. Haha.. Maybe good to me at that point in my life. Well, fallen over the wagon for the second time in my lifetime does give me the edge. Most of my blog readers would have already know at a younger age I was already once an addict. But during the first time, it was relatively just the drugs without the sex. 

Well after all that messy separation with Baby J, I just kinda wanna numb myself. And I can say it does help me to move forward easier. So, what's the juicy bits about the sex and the drugs. Firstly it does boost your confidence in yourself. It was my slutty period I could say most (not that I wasn't one before). What I really do miss once a while was that crazy sex parties. The orgies was just overwhelming. In a good way. My life for that 3 years was all about sex. Of course there were the good parties and the lousy ones. 

One of the best thing was this orgy I had that not just only consist great sex, and also all of us are great friends till this very day. Best part is all of us are clean right now. It was at one of those high end service residence. Cuz first, we were all high on drugs, we needed really right security. There was 6 of us. All different kinda demo. Most of us were versatiles in our roles, so, you can imagine how things were. 3days 2 nights, 6 men,7 packs of 24s rubbers, 5 bottles of lubes, the drugs, the alkohols. It was amazing. I get to live a few of my fantasies that weekend. Blindfold, domination ( well this was the hardest to fulfill as I am 193cm, so.. U get the picture ) getting and giving doubled, in the swimming pool and voyeurism. Just the 6 of us doing things we never would believe that would come true. 

Most of us are happily attached now, but we still do keep in touch. Well, don't see that we would jump into bed again, but those memories we created is kinda the dope! There are always things that have two sides. The good and the bad. It is a past that is worth reminiscing sometimes. But do I wanna go back to it? I'm not sure that I would, but it is worth remembering. And I guess a great orgy has it's own rule to be sure that it is fun. 

1. Respect each other
2. Everybody touches everyone and not to be picky 
3. Bond and just have fun

Those were the things I really learned how orgies can be fun if the company abide to all these rules. Crazy times! 



Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 will take to the skies in October 2014, and we've got the first photos and details of the stretched Dreamliner.

The Kiwi carrier is Boeing's launch customer for the 787-9, which is a larger and longer-range version of the original 787-8 model.

Each of Air New Zealand's ten Boeing 787-9s will see a three-class configuration of 18 seats in business class, 21 in premium economy and 263 in economy.

Business Premier


The pointy end of Air NZ's Boeing 787-9 will see 18 of the familiar Business Premier seats already seen on the airline's flagship Boeing 777s.



The lie-flat seats are arranged in a 1-1-1 herringbone layout so that every passenger has direct aisle access.


The seat is fitted with a 'memory foam' mattress, duvet and two full size pillows.

Premium Economy


Less familiar are the premium economy seats, with Air NZ choosing a more standard 'off the shelf' design instead of its Spaceseat (show below).



The 787-9's premium economy seats have been sourced from US seat designer Zodiac, with Air New Zealand calling them "a customised seat best described as Business-lite."



Arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration, the seats have a 41” pitch and 5” wide armrest, with a generous 9" recline, integrated leg rest and extendable foot support.

There are 21 premium economy seats in this stand-alone cabin, which also has its own dedicated bathroom facilities.



Economy

The bulk of Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 is given over to two economy cabins with all seating in a 3-3-3 layout.

This includes 14 Skycouch rows of three seats where the leg rests and armrests flip all the way up to convert into a 'sofa-like' flat surface.



The Skycouch rows have a 33" pitch compared to the 31-32" of standard economy seats.

The rest of the economy cabin will be fitted with a standard economy seat from Zodiac but customised to Air New Zealand's specifications including a slimline seat back for more space, sculpted upholstering and a more flexible headrest.

Scoot's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 in November this year and shift to an all-Boeing 787 fleet by the middle of 2015 as the airline seeks to parlay the Dreamliner's increased fuel efficiency into a healthier bottom line.

Scoot says the first destinations for the Boeing 787-9 will "include Australia, Japan and Taiwan".

The airline currently flies six ageing Boeing 777-200s which were handed down from Singapore Airlines, but all of these will now be retired by the middle of next year.

In their stead will be a clutch of new Boeing 787s – ten of the original Boeing 787-8 and ten of the larger, longer-range 787-9 – which Scoot inherited from Singapore Airlines after its parent bulked up its order for the Airbus A350.

Scoot's November 2014 inaugural will make it only the second airline in the world to fly a Boeing 787-9 after launch customer Air New Zealand picks up the keys to its own next-gen jetliner in July this year.

Scoot's Boeing 787-9 will be kitted out with 35 'all-leather' premium seats in ScootBiz class, arranged in a 2-3-2 layout.


Each features include an extendable leg-rest and a 'cradle' recline position.


There'll also be AC power sockets and USB ports for every traveller.


The bulk of the bird will of course be given over to a sea of 340 economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, for a total head count – or should that be bum count – of 375.


The standard economy seat is a slimline slab sans headrest.


However, the seats in the extra-legroom Stretch rows and child-free 'Scoot in Silence' cabin will sport adjustable headrests.


Pleasingly, all seats from tip to tail will enjoy access to AC power and "streaming Internet connectivity.

Scoot will receive only Boeing 787-9s until the middle of 2015, at which point the first of 10 smaller 787-8s will arrive. These will pack the same seats but with a total seat count down to around 330, the airline predicts.

Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson believes the 787s will gives Scoot the flexibility to launch new routes, or add more flights to existing routes, where economics might not favour the larger and less fuel-efficient Boeing 777.

"They're operationally interchangeable so there's no efficiency impact, but the different capacities open more options with respect to network and deployment" Wilson said.

Scoot joins Jetstar as one of the low-cost carriers stumping for the Boeing 787, based on its reduced running costs via lower fuel consumption and longer time between major maintenance checks.

"The economic advantages of this later generation aircraft – including a fuel-burn saving of around 20% per seat – ensure that costs and thus airfares can be kept low so that more people can travel more often" Wilson promised.

Friday, February 7, 2014

This Is Home

This is home. They say you can make it home where ever you feel. I've been thinking a lot of things lately. Maybe home has been one of them. It's not just a hobby anymore, this is my life. And I am grateful for that.

But sometimes you gotta step back, and give yourself a chance to look around.

This is where I've arrived. Around every turn, there is a life outside of mine. There is something about this place. You see all it's past all around you, and all you want, is to be a part of it's future.

Every time I step out, I find something that inspires me. I don't feel like I needed anything at all. Except to see, and experience it more. But I don't take it for granted. The city is so full of life, you sometimes don't know where you fit in. And maybe that's the point.

I realize this place doesn't just want you to see what's here, or what came before. It doesn't ask you to change your ways, or how you look at the world. The simple thing that it wants you to discover.... is you...

To find yourself inside it's walls, and out on the streets. To show you the answer of all your hesitations, questions, and dreams, is right there on your own reflection. Few places will show you that. Which is why no matter what comes next, for me, for now. This... is home...

 

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Live to love and love to live. The motto that I held on my entire life. Just a regular guy who loves what I am passionate in life. A song writer and producer. Living life on the move. From Malaysia to The States, New Zealand to Singapore. With the companion of great people in life. In and out from the music industry. Taking everything one step at a time. 
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