Tag Archives: travel

The House of a Million Stories

These are my recent haul from BookXcess in Penang. It’s a two-storey book lover paradise in Gurney Paragon. I wasn’t expecting to be buying books on this trip (came for the food) so I was totally unprepared (no $$$, no luggage space). Probably have to come here again sometime in the future. If you’re the… Read More »

Biting the hands that feed them

I usually reserve a fair bit of sympathy for unions threatening industrial actions to force employers to come to the negotiation table, but not when they show complete disregard to customers, as in the case of the work-to-rule action to be enforced by the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants’ Union. Under the work-to-rule guidelines: “All… Read More »

Are you kidding me, Google?

Jet ski across the Pacific Ocean? No wonder Sino-Japanese relations are strained. There’s no easy way for them to reach each other. How this screen was captured: Go to Google Maps, get directions for “Japan” to “China” and scroll down to step 43. Related stuff: Mighty Google Maps Google reaching for the stars Help spread… Read More »

Big Bust Ours?

I was walking from Wanchai to Pacific Place the other day and I saw a tour bus advertising this domain name: bigbustours.com That’s unfortunate because the Web address could be interpreted as Big Bust Ours. And I thought to myself: “Well, if you insist.” Related stuff:Top 10 mindboggling domain names Technorati Tags: Hong Kong Wanchai… Read More »

Flight carry-on restrictions

While we’re at it, here are seven more items that should also be banned from carry-ons: 1. BeltSome cowboy may use this to whip the pilot into action (or worse, inaction). 2. High-heel stilettosA hard nudge by one of these pointy devices can be deadly. 3. PenYeah, you’ll need this to complete the immigration forms,… Read More »

I die, you also die

Counterterrorism experts with the UK intelligence service MI5 are reportedly aware of a new technique that will help suicidal terrorists avoid detection at airports after discovering increasingly strong chatter regarding the subject on extremist websites. MI5 told Daily Mail that suicide bombers may now surgically implant explosives in their bodies. The explosive, commonly known as… Read More »

How will I know?

Airport security staff: “Has anyone put anything into your luggage without your knowledge?”Passenger: “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” Technorati Tags: airport security luggage stupid question Help spread the word!

Would you wipe someone’s ass for £5?

Apparently, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary would do anything in his quest to squeeze out every bit of profits for his budget airline. The Guardian recently quoted O’Leary defending his commitment to reduce the number of toilets on the carrier’s planes and charge passengers to use them: Asked if he would be interested in charging £5… Read More »