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#51 Mose

Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:18 PM

To continue my theme of odd offerings from the business lounge...just picked up a lamington in the Singapore lounge (Qantas trying to prove it's Aussie-ness I suppose). But into it. The sponge inside is green. So is whatever the filling might be made of.

Interesting...

#52 PrincessPeach

Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:40 PM

Going for a guess, but is it flavoured with pandan?

One of our staff members is from Singapore & has bought in a panda named cake his visiting mum made - it's very yummy & very green.

Edited for context thanks to my stupid autocorrect.

Edited by PrincessPeach, 30 March 2019 - 09:41 PM.


#53 Mose

Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:43 PM

Could be. It was yum, but unexpected....

#54 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:52 PM

Have a fabulous time

#55 ExpatInAsia

Posted 31 March 2019 - 07:18 AM

View PostMose, on 30 March 2019 - 09:18 PM, said:

To continue my theme of odd offerings from the business lounge...just picked up a lamington in the Singapore lounge (Qantas trying to prove it's Aussie-ness I suppose). But into it. The sponge inside is green. So is whatever the filling might be made of.

Interesting...

Green tea?

#56 Sancti-claws

Posted 31 March 2019 - 07:49 AM

Have a fantastic time!!!

I celebrate a night away on training but get a phone call of the meltdown (from both husband and daughter) to ground me.

You are living the dream.

#57 Mose

Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:39 PM

It's Monday morning and I am in London!!

Getting prepared to present my paper tomorrow.  Not normally the sort of thing that makes me nervous,  but I will admit to feeling a certain pressure having been flown all this way for it.

I got to church yesterday morning - the car pulled into the car park 1 minute before the service started.  It was an absolutely amazing start to the stay to be surrounded by loving and familiar faces, and a really familiar place.

#58 born.a.girl

Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

View PostMose, on 01 April 2019 - 05:39 PM, said:

It's Monday morning and I am in London!!

Getting prepared to present my paper tomorrow.  Not normally the sort of thing that makes me nervous,  but I will admit to feeling a certain pressure having been flown all this way for it.

I got to church yesterday morning - the car pulled into the car park 1 minute before the service started.  It was an absolutely amazing start to the stay to be surrounded by loving and familiar faces, and a really familiar place.

Wow, what a start, what a great omen.

All the best for Tuesday.


How was business class?

C'mon, it's my turn next month, I need to salivate.

#59 Mose

Posted 02 April 2019 - 02:59 AM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 01 April 2019 - 05:51 PM, said:

Wow, what a start, what a great omen.

All the best for Tuesday.


How was business class?

C'mon, it's my turn next month, I need to salivate.

Business class was awesome.

Let's see:
- someone made my bed for me
- I lay down and relaxed and even slept some of the time
- when I wanted something, they brought it for me (cup of coffee) without rolling their eyes (not to my face anyway)

In short, it was 24 hours of not being able to do anything from the endless to do lists, where all I could possibly do was sit back, relax and enjoy my largely uninterrupted time and space.

Awesome!!

I am hoping you will be letting us know about your trip very soon.

#60 Caribou

Posted 02 April 2019 - 04:54 AM

What I love about business class is lack of jet lag. It’s almost worth paying for that.

It sounds absolutely beautiful!! Enjoy your week there :) can’t wait to hear more about it!

#61 Mose

Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:36 AM

View PostCaribou, on 02 April 2019 - 04:54 AM, said:

What I love about business class is lack of jet lag. It’s almost worth paying for that.



I don't know if it was business class (have had other rough times following BC trips) or if the rumours the A380 is better for jetlag are actually true (I don't see how that works), but something is definitely working in my favour re: the jetlag.

Managed to keep going until around 8pm last night after a bit of a tough spot mid afternoon and today has been absolutely fine.  I have never had it so easy following the AU/NZ to UK route, and that goes for trips in economy, premium economy, business and first.  Or maybe it's that now I am a Mum operating on lack of sleep isn't such a big deal....

#62 born.a.girl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:12 AM

View PostCaribou, on 02 April 2019 - 04:54 AM, said:

What I love about business class is lack of jet lag. It’s almost worth paying for that.

It sounds absolutely beautiful!! Enjoy your week there Posted Image can’t wait to hear more about it!


I'll be interested to see how we go with jet lag in BC.


I'm usually in favour of  leaving late in the day, and getting there early in the morning, letting the adrenaline of the trip carry me through the day, then crashing, not altogether successfully.

With Philippine airlines only having one flight to and from Toronto & Vancouver a day, there was no choice, so we leave 8am Sunday morning, get there 8pm same day, after nine hour & 15 hour legs.

Hoping to get some really solid sleep at the start of the 15 hour leg, but still be ready for bed that night.

I don't think I could actually do that trip in economy any more, at 66 and with significant arthritis, the last 13 hour leg I did in economy left me with problems for days, AND we had a spare seat both long legs.

#63 born.a.girl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:13 AM

View PostMose, on 02 April 2019 - 02:59 AM, said:

Business class was awesome.

Let's see:
- someone made my bed for me
- I lay down and relaxed and even slept some of the time
- when I wanted something, they brought it for me (cup of coffee) without rolling their eyes (not to my face anyway)

In short, it was 24 hours of not being able to do anything from the endless to do lists, where all I could possibly do was sit back, relax and enjoy my largely uninterrupted time and space.

Awesome!!

I am hoping you will be letting us know about your trip very soon.


They made your bed?!?!?   I assumed I would still just press the recline button, and pull the slightly plusher polar fleece out of its plastic bag.

I can see I need to raise my expectations.

#64 Caribou

Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:24 AM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 02 April 2019 - 11:13 AM, said:

They made your bed?!?!?   I assumed I would still just press the recline button, and pull the slightly plusher polar fleece out of its plastic bag.

I can see I need to raise my expectations.

oh no, there this fitted sheet you can put over the seat, and theres a pillow and blanket. it is AWESOME.

oh and theres complimentary pjamas too. lots of sizes. and a toiletries bag with toothpaste, toothbrush, lip balm, hand creamer...

Edited by Caribou, 02 April 2019 - 11:26 AM.


#65 Mose

Posted 02 April 2019 - 03:55 PM

View PostCaribou, on 02 April 2019 - 11:24 AM, said:

oh no, there this fitted sheet you can put over the seat, and theres a pillow and blanket. it is AWESOME.

oh and theres complimentary pjamas too. lots of sizes. and a toiletries bag with toothpaste, toothbrush, lip balm, hand creamer...

Caribou's description is way better than mine!

Edited by Mose, 02 April 2019 - 04:05 PM.


#66 born.a.girl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 04:18 PM

Yep, I'm ready for the toiletries bag, my sister brought one back for each of us.  Presumably you could get one on each of your legs if you wanted to.

We'll have to be careful with what we take as despite extra luggage allowance this time, we've got 23kg limit flights to Cuba, and internal 23kg flights within Canada.

I know a couple who just managed with carry on luggage, to both cold and warm places - couldn't do it personally.

We'll be able to snaffle what we want on the way back.


ETA: I do worry about the waste with those things. There must be people who just take a few things out, then the rest is presumably just dumped into landfill.

Edited by born.a.girl, 02 April 2019 - 04:18 PM.


#67 SelceLisbeth

Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:54 PM

How did it go OP?

#68 IamOzgirl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:16 PM

There is a huge market online for the toiletries packs and PJ's etc.

Used of course.

#69 born.a.girl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:51 PM

View PostIamOzgirl, on 02 April 2019 - 06:16 PM, said:

There is a huge market online for the toiletries packs and PJ's etc.

Used of course.

Really?  Cripes I'm naive.   Or spent all of my trips in economy, so am oblivious.


Still, somewhere along the line, there's an awful lot of waste.

#70 IamOzgirl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:39 PM

Lol that was supposed to be ‘unused’

LOL

#71 Mose

Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:16 PM

View PostSelceLisbeth, on 02 April 2019 - 05:54 PM, said:

How did it go OP?

Thank you so much for asking!

Just got back to my hotel room and I think I need a drink.  The presentation went really well.  It was clear from the comments of the other participants once discussion opened up that they thought it was all really interesting, but completely disagreed with me, which was a bit of a downer, (although I had been told to expect this given the subject matter) but still what a great experience.

Am heading off to Hamley's now to see what I can find for my children....

#72 Babetty

Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:32 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 02 April 2019 - 04:18 PM, said:

Yep, I'm ready for the toiletries bag, my sister brought one back for each of us.  Presumably you could get one on each of your legs if you wanted to.


My MIL frequently gives them to me from her extensive business class travels. I use them for travel myself, and gave an unused pack to a friend who was in hospital and it was perfect - woolly socks, eye mask, earplugs and all!

So if you do open one, take all of it with you so it doesn't get wasted!

#73 Sancti-claws

Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:02 PM

View PostIamOzgirl, on 02 April 2019 - 06:16 PM, said:

There is a huge market online for the toiletries packs and PJ's etc.

Used of course.

View PostIamOzgirl, on 02 April 2019 - 07:39 PM, said:

Lol that was supposed to be ‘unused’

LOL
I am sure there is a DIFFERENT market for the used ones, though...

Glad your presentation went well - even if they disagreed, you caused thought...

#74 mylittlemen

Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:06 PM

View PostMose, on 30 March 2019 - 09:18 PM, said:

To continue my theme of odd offerings from the business lounge...just picked up a lamington in the Singapore lounge (Qantas trying to prove it's Aussie-ness I suppose). But into it. The sponge inside is green. So is whatever the filling might be made of.

Interesting...

I was there last Friday night. I thought I read on the little sign it was matcha. It was yum.

The lounge in London does a mean sponge cake. 😋

Edited by mylittlemen, 02 April 2019 - 09:07 PM.


#75 Mose

Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:04 PM

View PostSancti-claws, on 02 April 2019 - 09:02 PM, said:



Glad your presentation went well - even if they disagreed, you caused thought...

Yes, thought and lively discussion.  Even if it progresses in a different way to the way my paper envisaged (which it no doubt will given all of the politics), I still have made a contribution to improving things.

View Postmylittlemen, on 02 April 2019 - 09:06 PM, said:


The lounge in London does a mean sponge cake.

Shall look out for that on Thursday :-)




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