23 October 2005

Come Fly With Me - High Point Oct 2005 (Part 3)

The hotel I am staying doesn't have wireless internet access except in the lobby and my room, being on the top floor was too far away to get a decent signal. Even signals for neighourbouring hotels are stronger though not strong enough for me to latch on proper.

So there I was working with my laptop in the lobby (and blogging!), when a party of 12 Singaporeans showed up at the front desk. From their accents, I was sure they were either Singaporeans or Malaysians. What gave them away was when they were complaining about not being able to register a local phone network and keywords like "Singtel" and "M1" confirm my suspicion. I later found out that they were from SPRING, JTC and some other places.

After the "tour leader" managed to resolve the screw up in the reservations (nothing unusual there ), I can't help but overhear the briefing.

Tour Leader: "Tomorrow, please set your alarm clock to 5.30am so that we can have breakfast at the lobby between 6am to 7am. After which, we will catch the 7:20am market shuttle coz the next one would be at 9:05am. The shuttle ride will be 1 hours which means that we will reach the market at 8:30am. After which, we will spend 1 hours getting familarise and oriented(???) with the environment. Then we will be at our appointment punctually at 10am."

1) Typical Singaporean?
2) Typical New Bird?
3) Typical Singaporean New Bird?


Here's what my schedule is like in contrast.

8:00am - Wake Up.
8:01am - Scratch balls.
8:02am - Wash up and get dressed.
8:30am - Breakfast at lobby
9:05am - Hop onto the market shuttle
9:45am - Reach market.
10:00am - Appointment.

Well, here's what is going to happen to them the next morning.

The market shuttle takes only 30 minutes to reach the market which means that they will reach the market before 8am. Problem is that what the hell are they going to do with the 2 hours on hand? What the hell is "familiarising and getting oriented with the environment"???" They can't really go to see the other exhibitors coz frankly, any old bird will tell you that you will be the only people there at that time coz the rest are still at the hotels.

So out of the kindness in my heart, I decided to go "Psst... may I have a word with you?"

I guess they are still my "homies" after all. How can I not help?

And Deek, the answer is No. There were no chiobus in the party of 12.

- Voxeros

1. lancerlord left...
Sunday, 23 October 2005 9:55 am ::
I hope you do not scratch balls for 1 minute. Skin peel leh. Muahahaha.....

2. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 23 October 2005 11:02 am ::
lancerlord: Scratch gently mah... wahahahaha....

3. akk left...
Sunday, 23 October 2005 5:08 pm
hahahaahah.......oh goodness! stoopid lancerlord! u took my comment line!! hahahaahah..........

4. mihuatang left...
Sunday, 23 October 2005 5:14 pm
or maybe there is someone there to scratch it for you *evil grin*
on the itinerary of the S.S1ngapore delegations, it is pure kiasuism to plan like that. people in the commercial world/PURE pte companies dun plan like that.
so what happen after you became the kapo? (did they shoo you away? or ask you to myob?)

5. DeeK left...
Monday, 24 October 2005 11:52 am
What? Party of 12 and no chiobus? *Sigh* Typical Singaporean group........

6. Pam left...
Monday, 24 October 2005 9:31 pm
wah they talk so loud you know they're from sg?!! grr... how annoying!!!

7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 24 October 2005 10:43 pm :: 
Akk: Sigh, Akk... you also another one....

mihuatang: You sharing your Ch1na experience with us har? Oops!
What happen after I offered my help har? They all took out their pens and pads and started scribbling notes!!! :P

Deek: Yup. Your typical JTC, Spring group....

Pam: In their defence, it was late at night and the lobby was empty. As far as loudness is concerned, you can never beat the Cantonese.

8. mihuatang left...
Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:23 am
ya, i dun scratch, i get people to lick.

9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 October 2005 1:21 pm :: 
mihuatang: TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!!!! haahaha.....

10. mihuatang left...
Tuesday, 25 October 2005 5:58 pm

11. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 October 2005 9:33 pm :: 
mihuatang: *facepalm*

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