Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Customer Complaint survey by Thomas Cook

This was sent from Thomas Cook Holidays on listing some of the guests' complaints during the season. (Survey by Thos Cook and ABTA)

"I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

"It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this should be banned."

"On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food at all."

"We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels."

A tourist at a top African game lodge overlooking a waterhole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she'd been locked in by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the "do not disturb" sign on the back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.

"The beach was too sandy."

"We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was White."
A guest at a Novotel in Australia complained his soup was too thick and strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.

"Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."

"We bought 'Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five Euros (£3.50) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake."

"No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."

"It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England it only took the Americans three hours to get home."

"I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller."

"The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation'. We're trainee hairdressers - will we be OK staying here?"

"There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners."

"We had to queue outside with no air conditioning." "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."

"I was bitten by a mosquito - no-one said they could bite."

"My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

10 Most beautiful Women in The World

These modern-day Helens of Troy come from both hemispheres and include legends and ingenues, a Queen and a first Lady, and at least two bedmates of Leonardo DiCaprio. Nominated by Vanity Fair Vote. Amongst, only one Chinese! Angelina Jolie 58% Gisele Bündchen 9% Halle Berry 4% Queen Rania of Jordan 3%’ Scarlett Johansson 3% Jennifer Connelly 3% Penélope Cruz 3% Bar Refaeli 3% Ziyi Zhang 2% Catherine Deneuve 2%

HK Snob

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Change of Perspective

Jack and Max are walking from religious service. Jack wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying.

Max replies, "Why don't you ask the Priest?"

So Jack goes up to the Priest and asks, "Father, may I smoke while I pray?”

The Priest replies, "No, my son, you may not! That's utter disrespect to our religion."

Jack goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Priest told him.

Max says, "I'm not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try."

And so Max goes up to the Priest and asks, "Father, may I pray while I smoke?”

To which the Priest eagerly replies, "By all means, my son. By all means.

You can always pray whenever you want to."

Monday, May 11, 2009


'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candle light, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'

When you marry a good wife, you would likely be becoming a Poet,
and if you marry a bad wife, you will be becoming a philosopher!
Fever Ip

'I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'
James Holt McGavra

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once...

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a thousand letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine'

First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!' Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.' Anonymous

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Greediness is the cause of poverty

A poor peasant girl once bought ten eggs from market, on the way home she met a man who asked her to borrow her five eggs and he will return her ten eggs the next day. She thought for a while and did not hesitate and gave five eggs to him. On the way back home, she started to feel glad that by next day she might have fifteen eggs.

However the basket with only five eggs would be rocking each other on the corrugated trail. And all of the 5 eggs were broken after the two hours walk. She was so scared and afraid that the master will get angry on her and get sick the night when she reached home.

The Story tell us that we should not be greedy and always we become poor when we are greedy. Try to be satisfied with what you have.

Do not invest in the stock market as 90% of the people get nothing after a while in the stock market, unless you want to be the poor farmer girl!


Nasty Works

Who has a such as nasty job as these two on earth?

So please do not complain about your job!!

Swine Flu

Because of this, WHO would have changed the name from swine flu to H1N1 on 1 May 2009.
Both the first proven source of SARS in 2003 and the Maxican man came to HongKong as the first carrier for the germs are both staying in the same Hotel Metro Park!

The Profession from Foshan in 2003 was staying in Room 803 at Waterloo road Metro Park,
This time the Mexican man stayed in Room 1103 in Wan Chai Metro Park!

After this case I would suggest the Hotel group shpuld consider changing name with a new one, as I am afraid after this case no one would like to stay or enter this hotel anymore!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

HTC HD handset

This is the latest release from HTC with some what capacitive touch screen LCD display, Thanks for iphone who had set the world a standard.
This is a 3.8" largest screen for hand phone, 5MP with auto focus Camera.
The two HTC HD were bought for friends.


Hiking at Tai Lam Country Park.

It was hot 30 Deg C, sunny and tough to walk from Shing Mun Tai Lam to Tin Foo Tsai then going to Chai Wan Kok. We took 4 hours to complete a trail of 14KM. No too bad with exception that some of us was exhausted, cramped and short of water.
Attached the pictures we took in these trail. Note the third picture, there is so called the Monkey Head. The tree stands in the hill side of Tsuen Wan Centre probbaly has been there for 200 years!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Turtle Shell Glasses

This is two of my collection, I bought this in France in 1989. One in Thailand World Trade Centre.

The advantage of Turtle shell is its extreme lightness and its nonallgeric material properties.
Since the 80's most of the countries had prohibited the import of Turtle shell as to protect this species. So the turtle glasses are very rare. Some old Chinese believe the turtle shell has some kind of power to pretect the man using it.. that was one of the reason of its popularity and the cause it go to extinct much faster in the 70's.