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What an ANGEL says..

Published August 29, 2008 by starvillanueva


An Angel says, ‘Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.’

1. Pray

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.


6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9.. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.


10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.


14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
17. Get enough rest.

18. Eat right.

19 Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to an audio cd while driving that can help improve your quality of life.


21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try to pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

27. Laugh.


28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).


32. Sit on your ego.

33
. Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.


36 … Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

 

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Inside the Aircraft – August 2008 Edition

Published August 29, 2008 by starvillanueva

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have ”

      

* Qatar Airways will operate direct non-stop daily services to New York’s JFK International Airport in October using a brand new Boeing 777, so mga fellow Boeing club members hindi lang tayo Dubai-Washington! New York & Houston Texas narin.
Source:
 
                                                  
 * My First flight ever… November 2006
      
                                *Airbus 340 Flight Deck

                                                      * Boeing 777 – R4 Door
                                                         

  *  B777 Mid Cabin
     
       
                                     *  B777 – Aft Galley
      
                          
            *L5 Door- Boarding station  with my Mom

* Wag magtaka kung may muscles ako sa arms ah.. sa bigat ba naman ng mga overhead bins with whole weight of passengers bags in it…hehe!

                                      *B777 mid Galley – flight to Washington with my lil’ sis-Kristine, Ivy & kissey

                  
                     * Makuha kayo sa tingin, Estrellita nakalagay sa name badge ko hindi “Water-Water”

         

                        * Aibus 340 Lounge bound to Hongkong

                                   

  * Airbus 330 – Aft Galley during my leave last May 2008

   

                                       * Airbus 330 Aft Galley
           

                                   
 *Airbus 330 Emergency row

    

                     
                *B777 Aft Cabin

                

                    * flight to Washington with my Dear Kuting & her Teddy         

                                    * My Office in the Sky..

                                              

  * My August Flying buddy! Ji hyun.

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                                 * Aug 14 ‘ 2008 – Airbus 340 to Washington.. May Turbulance na picture taking parin! hehe
               

                             * My 5th dubai for the month of August..

         

                                       * My 6th Washington,USA for the month of August…

                                     
      * Definitely better than being inside the office…

 

Missing Home…

Published August 28, 2008 by starvillanueva

Home is where one feels complete, whole, safe, happy & satisfied. But there’s a big question I have in mind. Why do people leave home? Why do people leave their comfort zone to embark on a journey trudging on foreign soil? Bearing the cold, slumber less night and the scorching heat of the day?

Many will say they had no choice but to do it. Others will say they chose to follow a dream. For whatever reason one has, they were seeking something, seeking opportunities elsewhere, seeking realities to their dreams. Seeking to develop & find themselves. 

 Why does one have to leave in order to find something? Why can’t it be that a person stay put, search, find what they’re looking for and remain where they are? Is it because that in order to find “that something” one would have to take a few steps. and then a couple more steps. Until before one knows it, they are already far.

This is not always bad. Moving forward means that you are doing something for improvement. Knowing that you are not idle can mean something. But knowing that where you are headed towards will lead to find your way back home (at the right time) gives one purpose.

I’m still enjoying the ropes of independence and if I were to ask the most important thing one should realize out of this whole circumstance is that every single one that’s physically away from home establishes a deep relationship with oneself. You only have yourself to count on. Surely you may be surrounded by many people, few good friends but at the end of the day your just by yourself.

I can say I am a bit used to this feeling of being far. But one can never fully adjust to being away from the place called home. One can temporarily forget. Or one can temporarily occupy every conscious minute. But deep within that void will always shout out for that need to be filled. A Family… A place called HOME…

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I’ll be Home for Christmas

ABC Survey 2

Published August 25, 2008 by starvillanueva

1. A is for age:
– 23

2. B is for beer of choice:
– I don’t drink any alcohol beverage


3. C is for what you can’t wait for right now:
– My last Washington for this month – Then Vacation! Yippee!

4. D is for your dog’s name:
– I don’t have pets..

 5. E is for essential item you use everyday:
– Moisturizer

6 . F is for favorite TV shows at the moment:
– Im not really that TV freak..but I like grey’s
anatomy & SATC..

7. G is for favorite game:
– As in online game!? WALA!

8 . H is for Home town:
– QC, Philippines

9 . I is for instruments you play:
– Piano/ Organ Keyboard

10 . J is for favorite juice:
– Buko Juice! Hehe!

11. K is for whose butt you’d like to kick:
– duh? So bad…

12. L is for last food you ate:
 Chopsuey

13 . M is for marriage:
– Not my priority right now…

14. N is for your name:

– Estrellita “Star”

15. O is for overnight hospital stays:
– I forgot..

16. P is for people you can’t live
without:
– family, friends, GOD.

1 7. Q is for quote:
– Everything happens for a Reason…

18 . R is for Biggest Regret:
– none so far

19. S is for sex:
– is sacred

20. T is for time you woke up today:
– 2am

21 . U is for underwear you have on now:
– Victoria Secret

22 . V is for vegetable you love:
– Green Beans, Asparagus, Broccoli – I love Veg!

23. W is for worst habit:
– My mind controls my heart… =(


24 . X is for x-rays you’ve had:
– Can’t remember the details..

25. Y is for yummy food you ate today?
– Chocolates!!!

26.Z is for the zodiac sign:
-Aquarius

Airplane crashes, burns and breaks into pieces while attempting takeoff in Madrid, killing 153

Published August 23, 2008 by starvillanueva

Aug 20′ 2008 – Only 19 people survived after a packed passenger plane crashed and burst into flames during takeoff Wednesday at Madrid’s airport, the Spanish government confirmed.

The mid-afternoon crash, which occurred as the Spanish airplane left the busy Madrid Barajas International Airport, killed 153 people, officials said.

“I have never seen anything like this in my life,” ambulance driver Luis Ferreras told the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

Spanair spokesman Sergio Allard said 172 people were on Flight JK 5022, which was bound for the Canary Islands, off the coast of northwestern Africa. The numbers were frequently updated throughout the day — at one point it was thought 26 people survived and 175 people were on board.

Bodies too hot to touch

Lines of ambulances raced to the airport soon after the crash as a large plume of smoke rose from the accident site.

Emergency services personnel scrambled to pull passengers from the burning plane, while helicopters poured water to douse the flames. A makeshift morgue was set up at the city’s main convention centre, officials said.

“Only the tail was recognizable,” rescue worker Herbigio Corral said of the airplane, according to Reuters. “There was wreckage scattered all over the place and dead bodies across a wide area. A lot of them were children.”

A police officer said the bodies were so hot that police could barely touch them and told El Pais that the shattered wreckage bore no resemblance to an airplane.

Spanish Development Minister Magdalena Alvarez confirmed the number of survivors was only 19.

A Spanish Red Cross official told BBC that they are providing psychological support to family and friends at the Madrid and Canary Islands airports, where many had gathered to greet or send off their loved ones. Passengers from Germany could also be aboard the flight since it shares a Lufthansa flight code, LH 2554.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero interrupted his holidays in southern Spain to handle the crisis in Madrid, while the Spanish Olympic Committee said the Spanish flag would fly at half mast in the Olympic village in Beijing, Reuters reported. Spain’s national soccer team wore black armbands at a friendly match with Denmark.

Plane passed January inspection

Spanair said the cause of the crash is under investigation, although Alvarez suggested “an error in takeoff” may be to blame, according to Reuters.

The development minister said the aircraft’s flight data recorders have been recovered.

The plane’s first takeoff attempt was delayed after the pilot reported a breakdown in a gauge that measures temperature outside the plane, Spanair spokeswoman Susana Vergara said.

Vergara said the gauge was fixed. The plane crashed on the second takeoff attempt.

El Pais reported that an engine on the plane’s left-hand side caught fire as it was taking off.

“We don’t know the reason for the fire, but that seems to have caused the accident,” El Pais editor Guy Hedgecoe told CBC News.

Hedgecoe said that shortly after the fire began, the plane then descended onto the airstrip, crashed and caught fire at the end of the runway. The plane ended up in a wooded area at the recently built Terminal 4, located on the edge of the airport grounds.

The plane, bound for the popular holiday destination of Las Palmas, was a McDonnell Douglas 82, or MD-82. Boeing, which bought out McDonnell Douglas in 1997, said it is prepared to send as least one representative to Madrid to help with the investigation, should Spanish authorities require assistance.

Spanair said the jet, which was 15 years old, last passed an inspection in January, and no problems had been reported since then.

Wednesday’s plane crash was the deadliest in Spain in more than 20 years. In February 1985, an Iberia Boeing 727 crashed near Bilbao in the Basque region, killing 148 people.

The worst plane crash in aviation history occurred in the Canary Islands, when two fully loaded Boeing 747s crashed into each other in 1977, killing 583 people.

How To Annoy Cabin Crew

Published August 18, 2008 by starvillanueva

Former BA stewardess Yasmine Gibson lists her top 10 pet hates

ASK FOR AN UPGRADE

The only people besides the check-in staff who have the authority to upgrade are senior crew members. They won’t do it just because you ask, unless you happen to be the captain’s spouse.

SNEAK INTO THE BUSINESS OR FIRST-CLASS CABINS

There are some people who just won’t take no for an answer and when no one is looking, they see a spare seat and hope that they will not be noticed. But the crew have a passenger list which, as well as giving them passenger details, tells them exactly which seats should be occupied. Culprits will be spotted and hauled humiliatingly back into "cattle" class.

ASK FOR HELP WITH YOUR BAG

You carried it on board, you can hoist it into the overhead locker.

DISRUPT THE SAFETY DEMONSTRATION

Agreed: some people travel a lot and already know the safety demonstration by heart. If they want to ignore the briefing that is their decision. But they should just sit quietly reading, rather than talk, laugh or try to mimic the crew. Don’t bother – you’ll get a tongue-lashing from any cabin crew member worth their salt.

DISOBEY THE FASTEN SEATBELTS SIGNS

The captain illuminates the signs for a reason: either the weather is turbulent or the plane is still ascending or descending.

COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FOOD

The meals are usually catered by a completely different company so it isn’t the cabin crew’s fault if you don’t like your chicken chasseur. There is also not much that can be done at 30,000ft in the air if they run out of beef. However, if you graciously explain you cannot eat/are allergic to the choice that is left, the cabin crew might be able to find you a spare meal from another cabin.

PILE LOT OF RUBBISH ON TOP OF YOUR MEAL TRAYS

It is difficult to fit them all back in to the trolley anyway.

DEMAND A DRINK JUST AFTER THE MEALS HAVE BEEN CLEARED AWAY

After serving countless meals to passengers and being on their feet for hours with no rest, the crew finally get a chance to eat something. This happens when they have cleared all the rubbish in from the passenger meal service. If you value your life, wait 15 minutes or so after this is done before you hit the call button. If you are desperate then go along to the galley; this is slightly less maddening, but still annoying.

ASK THEM TO CLEAN THE LAVATORIES

This doesn’t really come under the job specification of cabin crew. On a full long-haul Boeing 747 flight there are only marginally less than 50 passengers per toilet. It is a horrible job.

PROD MEMBERS OF CABIN CREW

There is something about uniforms that makes people think the people in them are public property. Cabin crew hate going on the Tube in uniform as it is impossible to travel incognito – people always stare or start conversations by asking where they are off to. Something about air hostesses makes certain passengers think it is all right to grab a skirt or prod a shoulder to get attention. They would never do this with other uniformed staff, such as police officers, bus conductors or soldiers. It’s irritating. Please stop it.

AND FIVE WAYS TO INGRATIATE YOURSELF

1 Before they arrive to collect your meal tray, arrange it as it was when it was given to you, minus the food. As you pass it back to the crew, smile and say: "I just wanted to make it easy for you."

2 Take off your headset when a member of crew is trying to talk to you. It saves time and shouting.

3 Empathise with them. Remember if they are short-haul crew this might be their fifth flight of the day.

4 OK, you can read their badges and know what the crew are called, but try to avoid using their first names – they don’t know yours and it seems over familiar.

5 Buy lots of duty-free goods: the crew get commission.

Continental Airline Crew Hospitalized Due to Turbulence

Published August 18, 2008 by starvillanueva

Let this be another lesson – keep your seatbelts fastened during all phases of flight! And never get up when that seat belt sign is turned on. You never know when clear air turbulence will strike. When it does the injuries can be catastrophic.

This happened on Monday. A Continental flight from IAH to FLL. The plane was cruising at 31,000 over the Gulf of Mexico when it struck turbulence, causing injuries to all three flight attendants onboard. Each one was taken to the hospital when they arrived in FLL. Fortunately, no passengers were hurt.

Always Fasten Your Seatbelts!. Always buckle the kids up. Safety should always come first!