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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Cancer changed his life!

Johnny,an inflight supervisor with SIA was an arrogant man. He was a cronny of Eddie Chew,the ex president of SIASU (SIA Staff Union)an IFS too. Johhny wasn't a tall fellow and was considered lucky to be employed as a steward way back in the early 1970s.
While serving the union as a shop steward,Johnny would snub and made fun at the management staff as well as belittled his opponents. Nothing strange though cos Eddie and his cronnies were mostly like that.(80% and more of the cabin crew couldn't stand them and eventually voted Eddie and co. out of the union leadership last year).
Doraisamy,the predecessor of MP Kho and Eddie was no different too. Dorai was booted out by MP Kho,a humble bumble inefficient general secretary for only one term and Eddie in turn kicked MP out and ruled for almost 20 years.
In those years of Eddie's leadership, many of his cronnies were arrogant and grossly inefficient. Johnny was one of them.

One day, about 18 yrs ago, Johnny was diagnosed with severe colon cancer. The oncologists gave him a few months to live. 3/4 of his colon was removed through surgery.

Fearing he would die and the prospect of going to hell,Johnny prayed desperately to god and promised to repent. God heard his cry and healed him.

After being discharged from the hospital,Johnny went back flying.He also mellowed and repented and became a counsellor to those who had cancer. Johnny was an effective counsellor and many of those cancer patients/crew were comforted by him.

I wonder why Johnny isn't counselling Dorai whom I understand is now suffering from cancer? I understand Dorai spends his now limited time at Ceylon's Sports Club drowning his sorrows with his favourite Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

For a chap that has been given a
2nd lease of Life, this Shortie too loves to scan through the Straits Times Obituary and Bankruptcy column and make fun of the people whom he knows not realising that he just missed his slot !

Anonymous said...

Ahhh shortie chew also same gang one!

Andy said...

Dorai was seen with an old ang mor "bird" drinking at csc in the evening.

Anonymous said...

shortie chew term up in oct 09,he and his dogs's days of good flights are over.let prepare a 'goodbye gift' for him.hooot ahhh.his dogs are avoiding his sms and calls.

Anonymous said...

is shortie still with that css? wat's her name?

Anonymous said...

most have left shortie chew also that css.his dogs pretends to support him bcos he is still in company.when he ROD all will not go china with him anymore.he will be very lonely.see him in geyland.he is history

Anonymous said...

there is another chew from the new team

Anonymous said...

another chew??

Anonymous said...

this chew is alann righthand man

Anonymous said...

new chew righthand man ???better ask alan

Mr Chew said...

Don't trust the "Chews" like shortie chew,tai loo chew and Ceo chew ..haha

Anonymous said...

HE TALK LIKE HE IS IMPORTANT IN THE UNION,I THINK HE IS

J.Woon said...

"HE TALK LIKE HE IS IMPORTANT IN THE UNION,I THINK HE IS..."
Really is juay that important?

Anonymous said...

You mean D.Chew? He is holding a high portfolio in the Union executive council.Sure is important lah.Are you a sour grapes?He is also a graduate & an asset to the present Union, with his intellect.

Anonymous said...

thankyou blind bat,i thought you retired

Anonymous said...

is this johnny that went to an indian airline?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
is this johnny that went to an indian airline?
No this johnny is still flying

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
is this johnny that went to an indian airline?
No this johnny is still flying

Anonymous said...

I thought so, the other johnny is a darling, both in sq and jet....

Boh Tong said...

Anonymous said...
I thought so, the other johnny is a darling, both in sq and jet....
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aiyo tat johnny was ur batch boy rite?

Anonymous said...

wahahaha, no lah.. he was an ifs when i first joined... and he was Check trainer in jet... in fact, a few famous ones went to jet as Check trainers, but now all retrenced as jet had closed its sin base.

Anonymous said...

ifs in sq i mean, he was hilarious, very nice to work with, but not at the expense of the pax.. real nice flying with him..

Anonymous said...

U tok cock la cos he was a manager with jet and aso no check trainers with jet from SQ.

Anonymous said...

U tok cock la cos he was a manager with jet and aso no check trainers with jet from SQ.

Anonymous said...

ok lah, manager, but he check flights as well lah.. who say we dun have check trainers from sq? have hor, 3 power ladies...

Anonymous said...

well, perhaps only one of them was CCE in sq, but she was IFS first, the other two were IFS and CSS from sq who joined Jet as check trainers... Anyway, its all water under bridge now... we were allllll retrenced from Jet wahaha...