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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:18 pm

Back on track

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXaZmY52gHM
AC/DC - Back in Black )

Listen to the latter while reading the former :)

.... sorry, what was the question? :-D

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:23 pm

JR8 wrote:I'm not complaining about India. I'm just reporting that I've been there, at great cirumcuatous length, of the entire continent as it happens; done that; 99% more than most western people ever will, and feel no need to ever go again.




Funny as I wasn't complaining. Reminds me that the only 'Contact us' e-mail address for Air Asia from their website, yes even today, is 'plcomplaints@airasia.com'. What are they presuming?

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Postby missis » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:29 pm

I emailed them recently (via my booking view page) and it wasn't that address ...?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:29 pm

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I live by a car park, accessed via, an er, access road, alongside my home.

I also work from home, so joy of joys I witness local driving* for what it is all day long.


* Or at least parking! That's damned funny, but I'll try not to go off on one.

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Postby raden888 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:35 pm

missis wrote:(At the risk of the sending the thread off at a tangent here) I don't really notice excessive honking by Singaporeans - but I do get angry at them honking when they're about 2cm from my rear wheel when I'm on my bike.... :mad:


Okay I took the bait, maybe they were honking as a sign of compliment :P

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Postby missis » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:38 pm

Love to think so :D However the various hand signals as the culprit passes me would suggest otherwise....!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:38 pm

Well I had the boundless joy of booking five legs with them yesterday. And trust me, that is their only e-mail address.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:42 pm

p.s. Ever tried calling them?

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The old one in England is you phone a call centre and get put through to someone in bloody Asia.

Wouldn't surprise me if you call Air Asia and get put through (IF THEY EVER ANSWER THE BLOODY PHONES] to someone in Glasgow.

Bwahahahaha :)(

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Postby missis » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 4:43 pm

Ah, I think I used the Online form submission thingy so wouldn't have seen that. I just saw your other post - I tried to call the Malaysia number once, was on hold for 30 mins....then they cut me off :mad: Still, they do good deals so I guess you get what you pay for! We use them a lot.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 5:13 pm

Yeah.... called them once .... 10 minutes on hold.... then finally, the guy simply could not hear me (end of call)

Try again, 7 minutes, same same! Screaming down the phone 'Can you hear me!!!!?'

E-mail... like I said.... I'm not not knocking them for what you get.... but the experience isn't history making

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Re: Honking/horning in cars

Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 4:43 pm

JR8 wrote:Why do they need to honk when ever they go around a 90 degree bend? Does this miraculously absolve them if they run someone over?



Funny, that's about the one thing i've never see them do.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 5:21 pm

missis wrote:Nah, Ho Chi Minh City has got to be THE place for most abuse of the horn - albeit mainly by scooter/moped users so is more of a peep peep constant noise as opposed to blaring horns!


Actually, I've done a lot of motorcycle riding in HCMC and Ha Noi and the horns are not abused at all. They are warning and indicator sounds... you get real used to how they work when riding in heavy traffic and will soon be doing it yourself if you plan on riding safely in either city.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 5:38 pm

I was sort of wondering if they teach it as part of the driving test here. Now that would be funny.



SE: don't do honking for convenience in Europe, it is illegal

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 6:02 pm

JR8 wrote:I was sort of wondering if they teach it as part of the driving test here. Now that would be funny.



SE: don't do honking for convenience in Europe, it is illegal


I did honking in Greece to keep my ass alive... especially in Athens... motorcycle... what motorcycle?

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 7:25 pm

Yeah ok Greece lol! heh!



But this is the Switzerland of Asia


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