Friday, December 21, 2007

What Does Your Birthday Mean?

Your Birthdate: July 13

You're dominant and powerful. You always need to be in charge.
While others respect your competence, you can be a bit of a dictator.
Hard working and serious, you never let yourself down.
You are exact and accurate - and you expect others to be the same way.

Your strength: You always get the job done

Your weakness: You're a perfectionist to a fault

Your power color: Gray

Your power symbol: Checkmark

Your power month: April

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Airline Meals

shrimp and ground meat canapes, scrambled egg croissant, roast meat sandwich, dried mangoes for dessert and orange juice

milkfish with terriyaki sauce with garlic fried rice, scrambled eggs, baked tomato, pandesal with strawberry jam, fruit cocktail for dessert and orange juice

In-flight meals are nice to look at but hardly the same with the taste. Airline meals notoriously been pictured as bland, soggy and lacks flavor. There is an explanation for the blandness of airline food, according to Wikipedia the perceived blandness of airline food can be attributed largely to a consequence of the limited space available on aircraft. Meals must generally be frozen and heated on the ground before takeoff, rather than prepared fresh.

Another explanation is also that taste buds are less sensitive to higher altitudes, making everything tastes bland.

I don't care about the reasons. For whatever reasons there are in the universe what matters to me is that I wholesomely enjoyed my recent 2 in-flight meals aboard Philippine Airlines (pictured above). I gave them both 8 out of 10 points just for taste. I liked the canapes better than the sandwiches as both breads are tough. The milkfish is a little soggy and the terriyaki sauce is quite far from the real terriyaki sauce I'm used to.

I submitted the pictures above to ( It is the world's first web site dedicated nothing but airline food. You may browse their thousands of in-flight meal pictures including crew meals and airport lounge food.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Let There Be Green Flights

Today the whole world celebrates the International Civil Aviation Day with the purpose to generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of states and the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in promoting the safety, efficiency and regularity of international air transport. In line with the simultaneous discussion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, there is a clamour all over the world to make air transportation around the world more environment friendly to lessen its impact on climate change.

As we all know that we only have one sky and one planet to shelter us, we are all responsible for protecting them both by addressing the various adverse environmental effects of our daily activities.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Proof of Global Warming

Inline with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in the paradise island of Bali, Indonesia, I would like to present you my take on this very serious matter. The onference brings together representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and the media.

Kidding aside, here's a more scientific explanation....