Sunday, November 30, 2008

Emirates Fleet !!!

Snooping the internet and this is what I found, making me even more excited to join ! I can't wait !!!



Saturday, November 29, 2008

Afternoon walk and Mac store !

It was sunny outside today and -1 Celcius, figured that I should go for a walk and enjoy Montreal one last time before the big snow comes (first storm scheduled for this monday !).

 

That picture is the intersection near my house, you can see that the trees are dry from there green leaves.

 

The olympic stadium is just 2 blocks away and walked up to it, there is also a metro station (Viau, green line), so decided to go down and go window shopping...ended up buying a Mac Airport Express, a wonderful invention, compact and wireless network for your devices and stereo, loving it !

 




Friday, November 28, 2008

James Bond marathon, and D-13 to Dubai

OK, I never in a million years think that I would be such a lazy boy, I mean LAZY ! I think everyday I wake up around 10am , have my shower at 1pm and go to sleep at Midnight or 1am...I think when I will be flying again I will not take a vacation for at least a year (in theory lol). Now, I went to see Quantum of Solace , the latest James Bond, being a big fan of course I loved it, and to my surprise the movie network was having a James Bond marathon of the series movies, so I recorded them on my DVR  and watch 2 movies per day...it's funny how technology improved the quality of the movies , special effects and all, the last movie I watched was THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, and I was laughing my bottom all the way, if you get a chance to see it please DO. James Bond is such a womanizer it is crazy, does he not get any diseases or something jeez !

So now it's day 13 till I go to Dubai and believe it or not no news upon my final approval from EK, considering today is their saturday, by the time they open for business again I will be on my day 11 so hopefully my name will pop back up in their schedule ! On the bright side of things, and I think I mentioned this before , been reading the PPRUNE forum, and everyone is in the same boat getting news at the very last days of waiting. I have not even bought a suitcase, don't know what I will bring, buy a new wardrobe there ? I seem to be on a cloud and don't want to get off it lol

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Confession !

This is going to sound crazy but hey to each their own lol I'm  addicted to television , more so to soap operas, yes you read right, I can't go a day with out my ONE LIFE TO LIVE or ALL MY CHILDREN , it seems like the more absurd the story gets the more I love it, it is beyond me and it is the worse drug lol...How did it all started ? believe it or not since I was 10 or younger, as My mother was somewhat addicted to it we always watched it together , on a plus note, if it was not for that my english would not be what it is right now, my mother tongue being french OUI OUI.

But that addiction has extended to reality shows : Survivor, The amazing race (the best!), Big Brother, Dancing with the stars, So you think you can dance!, American Idol.

The best show I think is The Amazing Race, to be able to go around the world in such short time and seing a lot is really something, I guess it relates to me as I'm doing the same thing with the career I have chosen for myself.

So in all I feel better having confessed to you....:)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Slush season has arrived !





For people living near the equator line SLUSH is when it snows then soon after it rains creating a wonderful mix of ice and water, now what's better then that lol. Now the pictures on top were taken in June when it started to be somewhat cool (15-20 degrees celcius). The pictures down are of this morning after Montreal's first snow of the season.




Monday, November 24, 2008

Why...

Why is waiting so hard , why can't I be patient ( 3 months not working maybe), why can't I decide what to do for the next 18 days, why is it so cold and please no snow storms ? I know all of this will be soon irrelevant as I will be beyond and past these questions...but danm it's long, I'm going madddd.  

So it's been a good 10 days since I sent all the medical forms to EK and no word except that they will get back to me...In the mean time , I have been reading posts on PPRUNE a forum for Cabin Crew and mostly Flight Deck Crew, and found out that EK has a new AbInitio class starting every week, which should not come as a surprise with all the expansion being planned, almost 120 cabin crews to be hired per week to fill all the A380 and B777 on order. It surely helps to know that others are waiting as impatiently as I am.

I'm off to eat some chicken wings lol 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Danger ?

I was thinking a lot these days, how safe is it to be blogging on the internet. Ones identity could be easily stolen from all the information available, not to mention FACEBOOK, where do we draw the line between virtual and real ? Why can't we go back to the old age of writing and sending by courier  (I'm delusional I KNOW). I think deep down I'm trying to find a reason to stop my blogging addiction while I can, but I know it has been triggered by the 3 months of unemployment that I have been maintaining so well ( recap: 4 job offers and turned down 3). So now I'm trying to figure out if either I'm desperate for attention or it's just in my head lol...Attention never hurt no one lol I know some people who are terrified to even have an MSN account, they view the internet like the son of satan lol (maybe exaggerating, but that's the feeling I get). I think the title should have been CONFESSION OF ON THE COMPUTER. LIfe is so different in a develop country then a country that has nothing. When I lived in Haiti, I was always going out and socializing, in Canada, I'm always home, on the internet, chatting, watching way too much TV (and that's another dangerous topic to come). While you get to communicate with the world, Life seemed so much simpler with out it...I guess the more you know the more you think, thus comes the headache lol or maybe the more information you have access too the crazier you get lol who knows ? 

I must acknowledge that some bloggers out there are really good, and it is a real talent to publish in such artistic way your life adventures. And maybe that's where the inspiration comes from and makes you forget all the dangers, because anything in life can happen you never know when it will stop. So I will be and keep doing what makes me happy and what I find pleasure in.
PROBLEM SOLVED. :).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

OUCH OUCH OUCH is all I can say !

Hopefully today was and will be the last hurdle I physically needed to overcome...Did I mention that I am required to take 11 vaccines , yes you read right 11 (Eleven). My day started out , and boy what was I thinking, by eating only 2 toasts and heading out to the torturers office. I thought it would be easy to just go in a clinic and get butchered, but no, first Clinic des voyageurs I went to I needed an appointment, it felt kind of strange because there was not a cat in the office, oh well, the secretary told me I could go to the hospital and they have a clinic there with no appointments. Well, the catch was I would have to wait almost 3 hours to get serve, and that’s exactly what happened. I must thank my Mother for having me take the Hepatitis shots while I was living in Haiti, that saved me from taking 2 shots, so down to 9, and also I already at Varicella so another shot down, so in all only 8 shots to take. So, after my 3 hours of wait on an empty stomach my name got called, and the hell started, 2 shots on my right arm, one on my left and 1 shot on both legs....I really really felt like crying like a baby...ah the suffering...but wait, I can not consume any alcohol in the next 8 days because I opted to take my Typhoid vaccine orally instead of injection, that means a pill every 2 days in the morning when I wake up.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Modern Secretary !

I thought the interview process was something...boy was I wrong...after a week of running around Doctors office and Laboratories I finally got my results...Yes yes I'm fine as a newborn baby, thank God ! So now the task was to email all the paper work , reports to EK... thus begins the adventure in office work lol...spent all night scanning and emailing, remember there is an 8 hour difference between YUL and DXB (time zone, its a 14hour flight) , so started scanning at midnight and finally went to bed a 2am only to wake up with a message saying that my files are to big !!! Eeek and double eeek...so this morning took my time to understanding the scaner and how it works, mind that I never scanned something before lol...So finally managed to scan in PDF files instead of JPEG (I will not explain lol) and the email went throught, so now have to wait for tonight when Dubai wakes up to find out if it's OK and hoping for a sooner joining date. Oh next step I have to go get a battery of shots....tripple eek time a million !

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Medicals Medicals Medicals

As happy as I was to get a call from EK, I just spent a day going around town finding a good doctor to get all the battery of tests required done, my aim is to join sooner then dec 12th...will see...after being poked for blood I though they would open my heart open too, in order to make sure it works perfectly, anyway, manage to do all my tests, and should have a review with the doc next week, then scan and email to EK. In other news, I resign from small fries airlines lol and boy it fell good, even if EK said not to quit your job, but I was only in my first week of training...will see lol.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

OH MY GODDDDDD

Just got the call from EK, joining date Dec 12th or sooner if I can rush my medical....OMG...I feel so faint...

Cities I've visited

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