This is a Singapore Airline (SIA) blog . The stories are written by an ex cabin crew. The stories are about the crew of SIA, especially concerning cabin crew and pilots.
Friday, December 30, 2022
So far I do not regret allowing anonymous comments
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Due to numerous requests I've decided to allow anonymous comment. However, publishing of comments will still be at my discretion.
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Like China, time to open up for anonymous comment?
Hi Boh Tong
Didn't you say you support freedom of speech earlier in blog as long backed by evidence?
There are statements made by commenters about the cons of being CC yet they were published because its a undeniable fact which you, BT couldn't discount.
Hope youre more open minded and allow freedom to take place in this blog then to restrict it just like PAP.
Let me be the Devil's advocate and comment on 2 issues posted by BT, namely:-
1. Freedom of speech
2. BT, being an ex-RI boy, should see better days.
On the first issue (Freedom of speech), I would say that, and as far as I know, there is no absolute freedom of speech. There is bound to be some censorship, either by the person disclosing any issue and inviting comments OR by authorities. And there are various reasons, rightly or wrongly. In the current situation, a poster is lamenting that BT does a bit of censorship following BT's comment that "To publish comment or not is the sole discretion of the blogger" Both points have their own merits, depending on how you look at it. Moving forward, perhaps one way out of this is for BT to place such a reservation at a visibile spot in his blog so that any poster is aware of it and, if he or she disagree, can take the comments elsewhere. In short, nip the problem at bud.
On the second issue about BT being in a better place because he was an RI boy, we have to look at it from the following situations:-
1. I had earlier posted my comment that it does not mean that all RI boys would be in top management poisitions. There are also many CEOs and top management staff who were from neighbourhood schools and did not graduate from any prestiguous university.
2. Many former RI students, even in top management positions, had to report to non-RI student who is the CEO. At my workplace, a colleague from RI had a boss who was from Anderson JC.
The 2 reasons above clearly shows that, being in RI, is not an automatic route to the top and the reasons varies - for example, there are some who might take up a position out of interest, some who had no opportunity, some who does want to take on a stressful job, etc.etc and the list goes on.
I won't go into the reasons why BT chose to be a cabin crew and not seek a management position, as I am sure someone will still stick to his opinated stand. He chose that route and who are we to say he did right or wrong?
I am also sure not all will agree with me. But remember - freedom of speech.
Good point 👍 noted and will act on it . Thanks for suggestion on point one.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Beef Tenderloin, Yappari Steak House in Japan #やっぱりステーキ#ロースステーキ
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Almost a YouTuber?
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Live streaming tonight
I will be live streaming at 10.15pm Japan time (+9 GMT) on 22 December 2022 (Thursday) via YouTube click here . The topic is "SIA cabin crew interview". I will try to help the cabin crew wannabes with Q & A during the streaming. All are welcome.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Live stream for SIA cabin crew wannabes
I will be live streaming at 9pm Japan time (+9 GMT) on 21 December 2022 via YouTube click here . The topic is "SIA cabin crew interview". I will try to help the cabin crew wannabes with Q & A during the streaming. All are welcome.
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Tips on how to work with younger senior female crew
How to work with female senior crew who're younger than you? Simple, it is not difficult generally speaking. The following may help those especially stewards working under senior female cabin crew:
- Pay compliments to these senior female crew you are working under, example say something nice about their looks or make-up etc. However, pay compliments with sincerity and life will be bearable working under them
- Help them with tasks that they find hard to handle, example lifting of heavy stuffs like luggage, boxes etc
- Offer them drinks and food before you have yours
- Talk less, let them do all the talking even during night stops. They love to be listened to
- Avoid gossiping about other crew
- Don't be defensive when they correct you
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022
Monday, December 12, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
A tribute to "Papa Chiang"
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
RIP Lawrence Chiang
Lawrence was my ex-colleague. We are about the same age. He was a kind man who used to help another colleague financially when that guy was broke. RIP Lawrence. My condolences to his loved ones.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
RIP Mike Lam
Michael Lam a former colleague of mine passed away last week. He was battling cancer for a few years. He was in his mid eighties. My condolences to his loved ones.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
I do not miss the trouble makers
It has been quieter now since I disallowed anonymous comment on this blog. It is better to be quieter than to have the irritants come here and talk rubbish. Some of them think that without their presence my revenue from this blog will drop drastically. Frankly, I do not much from blogging. I hardly get enough to buy myself a cup of coffee and so I don't miss much. As for now I am "blog fatigued" as I have been blogging here since 2006. I am turning now to YouTube, trying to be a YouTuber. It's a tough just to earn a few bucks.
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
SIA cabin crew recruitment
SIA is still recruiting cabin crew from Singapore, Malaysia, India and Hong Kong. The recruitment for Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia has just been concluded but one can expect SIA to reach out to these places again soon. SIA cabin crew career website is here