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Postby jencrs » Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:22 am

- Elektra - wrote:
jencrs wrote:You DO realise that you're refering to a post made over 4 months ago?

err.. yes, i do realise. is there a problem?
Why bother dragging something up from so long ago? It's unlikely that it'll be of any help. And are you going to start replying to threads/posts from 4 months ago? That's going to be a lot of stuff from a long time ago. I don't think it's useful and it clutters up the forum unnecessarily. That could be a problem.

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Postby - Elektra - » Sat, 13 Oct 2007 12:17 pm

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- Elektra - wrote:
jencrs wrote:You DO realise that you're refering to a post made over 4 months ago?

err.. yes, i do realise. is there a problem?
Why bother dragging something up from so long ago? It's unlikely that it'll be of any help. And are you going to start replying to threads/posts from 4 months ago? That's going to be a lot of stuff from a long time ago. I don't think it's useful and it clutters up the forum unnecessarily. That could be a problem.

can't delete my stupid posts since they've already been replied. didn't know that quoting old posts was unhelpful and clutters the forum. will remain as a reader of the forum from now on.

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Postby starrynitezz » Tue, 01 Jan 2008 11:09 pm

hmm.. seems like the thread is getting rather quiet...

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Postby charine » Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:26 am

yeah its rather quiet.

well, in my opinion, you do not need to be a FA to get the travel opportunities. many jobs offer that.

i am a pet food maker. working for an international pet food company. making new recipe for the dogs and cats. travel once a month mainly nz or aus. all expenses paid too. on top of your basic salary, you get allowances too. and you got served on board!

so, its up to you - what kind of travelling you want.

:P

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Postby vicalodia » Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:26 am

hi to all out there.. Would like consult current SIA girls out there, any tips of making my complexion better? I have tried 3 times, and the latest one i was kicked out at the kebaya round even before they usher me to go for the complexion check. The lady interviewer simply said:"you can go change back now." after I'm done with my walking in my kebaya. I dunno what I did that went wrong. I feel so miserable.

This job had always been my interest. Honestly, I know this isn't going to be fun or glamorous, its a great challenge. Challenge in terms of maintaining a great image of a singapore girl and serve from the bottom of the heart. Not many can actually do that, I won't exclude myself either. But since I am so into this career, I will want to put myself into this great challenge and achieve success.

Everytime I got rejected, I feel so silly. Its like, once again I failed. How do I ever get into SIA? Hundred and thousands of girls are longing to get into SIA, so do I. If an interviewer is ever reading this forum, I certainly hope that he/she understands how eager we are to get into SIA, and all girls can be given a chance to know the 'REAL LIFE' of an SIA girl.
*sobs sobs*

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Postby charine » Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:31 am

[quote="vicalodia"]hi to all out there.. Would like consult current SIA girls out there, any tips of making my complexion better? Iquote]

hey babe, im not a SIA girl, not yet. haha...but would like to give some suggestions...

moisturize, moisturize and moisturize is the key to good complexion.
mask 4 times a week.
8 hours sleep every day.
dont use make up unless its life-death matter. just apply mascara and u will look the same good.. when you have good complexion, you actually look better without make up.

and last one - WATER WATER N WATER.

:)

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Postby vicalodia » Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:40 am

hi charine, thanks so much for the info given! thanks! hey, any recommendation of moisturizer and masks? I am already like 20 but never get had good complexion, admire those girls with smooth complexion.. :?

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Postby charine » Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:50 am

hey babe, i use the revalift moisturiser from loreal. its pretty good. its anti-aging moisturiser actually. but im 23 already..its time to fight aging seriously.. haha.

for mask, i use nuetrogena... its pretty good. its to smoothen the skin..hydrating mask from sasa is pretty good too.

in fact, the key is not which brand, its the effort. can never never get lazy when it comes to skin and complexion.. no matter how tired you are..moisturize day and night, mask about 3-4 times a week. :)

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Postby vicalodia » Wed, 02 Jan 2008 11:54 am

yar, true. its the effort. anyway, don't mind telling you that I intended to get a degree before I go for any SIA interview again. I wanna use this study period to shape myself physically (haha im not slim) and also to pick up all the 'bao yang' tips that a girl should know. I'm so not-girly lar.. haha

anyway, to all girls (including charine), any girls interested in making friends can add me at

snowberries@hotmail.com

I would like to know more girls out there with the common goal of becoming a cabin crew as well as making more friends..

cheer! happy new year to all !!

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Postby starrynitezz » Wed, 02 Jan 2008 9:27 pm

hmm.. i wonder if theres any good cabin crew stories here...

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Postby akiheartfelt » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 3:20 am

Do we really need to mask 4 times a week? That's a lot of masks!! haha...

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 3:46 am

starrynitezz wrote:hmm.. seems like the thread is getting rather quiet...


This is a very old thread now started by a disgruntled flight attendant, can't we have something more constructive pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee................

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Postby vicalodia » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 9:02 am

actually, i really hope to read some nice stories abt SIA too. Every job has their torturing side as well as fun side. After reading so much negative stories on SIA, i really wonder why are there still hundreds of girls throwing themself into this job. There must be something else that those bad things of SIA.... existing SIA girls, pls share your stories.

Thanks.

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Postby dawny » Thu, 17 Jan 2008 8:26 pm

Hi girls, as a cabin crew myself, I would like to contribute some say from my part.

At first, it is a very exciting job that entails endless prospects (new enviroment, new people, new experiences) Not to say, some even meet their future husbands on board! :D

Well, but days like that could be slowly fading away if your enthusiasm in flying is not well-maintained (for e.g, health and fitness is always a challenge as you wont be able to maintain a regular fitness regime, and mind you, the food on board is not one of the healthiest! self-motivation and a support network of friends and family is very important too I think)

However, considering the pay and the hours that we put in, I honestly do not think that this is the creme de la creme job. There are so many other jobs that entails travelling and learning as you go along. The career ladder in the airline industry is somewhat not as flexible and you would like it to be.

Just my 2 cents worth of comments. Hope it wont offend anyone.

By the way, I do feel the elegance of being a cabin crew magnified only in Asian countries. In the west (North America and European countries in particular), cabin crews can be anywhere close to a retirement age!! I am sad to see that despite the burgeoning economic development in the west, the airlines fail to see the importance of a cabin crew's image.

Do anyone of you feel the same way? Does fellow flyers feel that their innate mentality of the elegance and beauty protrayed being a crew somewhat a little reduced by looking at the airline industry as a whole globally?
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