Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Arrived in Farangland

I have arrived in Farangland!!!

There is not much to report. The city is dead as always. The temperature is not much above 0C but it's nice to see some friends again.

I will be with them for about 5 weeks, trying to finish off my thesis.

I am now staying in the university hall. I have not shared a flat for many years and am not so fond of it. Lets see. So far I have met a rather dorky-looking Chinese guy by the name of Figo (I suppose like the football player).

Figo and his friend are on a mission to listen to the farangland lecture about Business Administration and then teach exactly the same course in Wuhan, China. I dont know if this is legal.

That brings me to China again. I noticed that so much was copied from Western brands or styles. Western people, especially American politicians always like to emphasise how dangerous China is. I think that if their self-confidence is so low that they have to copy everything, American politicians are not right.

Back to my stay in cold farangland: I flew Emirates - and was deeply disappointed. The seat hurt my legs because it was too high. The headphones broke, the seat was half-broken, the inflight entertainment broke and the crew was very lax, joking around at the back of the plane while I had my problems...

They also didnt have my choice of meals twice. I am normally not so picky about meals but I dont eat EGG (pretty much the only thing I dont eat). And they only had omelette. Thank you very much...

I want to choose Singapore Airlines again, they are far better. Sadly they were also a lot more expensive...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have heard so many bad reports about Emirates, I wouldn't even consider flying with them. Too bad about your flight. Hope you took your BF to keep you warm in Farangland. - Ian

BB said...

they are not very, very bad as such. and unlike other people I need to consider price. If you are faced with a 15000 baht difference, you may not worry about a seat that's a bit high...no?

Anonymous said...

stop whining you cheapo...

or try growing a few inches more...

BB said...

how can you know my size - eh - height bro?