don’t eat me

the hong kong diving resort travel expo is in full swing this weekend in hong kong 16-18 july 2010. stop by for a free visit www.divingandresorttravelexpo.com and don’t forget to sign the petition to save our sharks. please don’t eat shark fin soup and tell your friends not to either. drop by the expo to pick up your free sticker and make your pledge. visit: www.sharksavers.org/sharkfinsoup for more information!

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new uniforms

well, our cabin crew are getting new uniforms. if you’ve seen the “old” (current) uniforms you’ll realize that these “new” ones are a step in the WRONG direction. i thought new uniforms were supposed to look fresh, stylish, and updated. these styles harken back to the century-old, outdated costumes of chinese teahouse/restaurant waiters and staff. it’ll just be a matter of time before us pilots get our new makeover. great. can’t wait. maybe it will include a mask, a cape, and a tight body suit. (top photo – position from left to right: female ISM (inflight service manager), female SP (senior purser), female FP (flight purser), female BC (bar & cabin – junior), male ISM, male SP, male FP, male BC).

mont blanc & UNICEF – signature for good

“everything starts with the written word.”

anybody who knows me knows i love fine writing instruments – and among the best out there is none other than the venerable classic, Montblanc. they’ve recently teamed up with UNICEF to initiate the “signature for good” programme. signature for good supports UNICEF in its efforts to ensure a quality education for children around the world – especially those who suffer under the burden of poverty and illiteracy.

with the signature for good programme, Montblanc will contribute towards giving as many children as possible better access to quality learning…laying the foundation for growth, transformation, innovation, opportunity and equality for all.

i acquired two of the limited edition versions – featured on the Meisterstuck Classique edition. the United Nation’s famous olive wreath symbol is universally recognized as the sign for peace. A filigree gold-plated wreath adorns the cap of each one of these symbolic writing instruments. In addition, a sparkling sapphire surmounts the design. The deep blue echoes the UNICEF colour as a symbol of trust and committment. pick one up for yourself before these one-of-a-kind items are extinct and show your support to this small world we all call home.