Thursday, June 18, 2015

What Have "Nasi Lemak" And The "Terminator" Got To Do With Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines

I ain't a frequent flyer but I have flown numerous times on the national carrier of Malaysia in the past from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Langkawi, Singapore and and from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur in the past.

For other international flights, I had tried Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Northwest Airlines.

To be fair to Malaysia Airlines, I would say their cabin crew service was good comparing to those of other competitors.

Their Air Stewardesses

Look at the uniform of the cabin crew, isn't that simple, conservative and yet feminine, close-fitting, and seductive? On top of that, their sweet smiles warmed the cockles of my heart.

Okay, to those ultra-extreme Islamic scholars and morons of Malaysia, don't ever suggest or pressure Malaysia Airlines to instruct them to wear burqa.

Anyway, to be honest with you, I have got a real sweet spot for Malay women.

Nasi Lemak

Did I tell you that I love eating the iconic Malay food called nasi lemak also?

I don't really mind if they serve me this "naked" nasi lemak on a short flight as a passenger in economy class.

However, let see what the Malaysian celebrity chef, Chef Wan has got to say about the food when he flew to Bangkok as an economy class passenger in January last year: "I flew on economy to Bangkok thinking its such a short trip and so early pulak tu pasti i will close my eye and have a short nap tak payah lah membazir duit naik business class. This Sad looking Nasi Lemak from Mas for sarapan sungguh memeranjat kan..The fact that its our national career and we dont take pride in providing our so call most famous Malaysian breakfast that kita Agong2 kan bangga serata dunia and to show case this on international flight without the proper timun and kacang serta ikan bilik nampak macam miskin sangat sarapan Malaysia ini. Kita orang Malaysia sudah pasti la tahun akan quality Nasi lemak serta pilihan lauk2 that goes along with it but hey....what about all that international travellers. Seriously i feel sad that our Msian Breakfast can suffer its own image so misleading to the point where i felt the need for them to realised how serious this can be. Why la so much in consistency when it come to serving This dish at various destinations? Why my flight ticket cost me rm850 tu maka its not business class enough ke that i am serve Nasi and Sambal with telor that make my breakfast so mcm " Telanjang la" Come on la Mas tak kan kita nak selalu membebel pasal simple basic thing of serving the country national heritage food and dah macam pahat serta pemukul? Why sent letters to act on my complain and appology and then repeat back the same mistake? Hello am i being to difficult here or being sensible to request for a normal Nasi Lemak?"

Now, chef Wan, I just want to mention 5 things:

(1) I think you better brush up your English. You made so many spelling and grammatical mistake on your comment and you didn't use paragraphs in your long comments;

(2) Write either in English or Malay but don't mix them;

(3) You get what you pay for; and

(4) There are at least 4 more airlines providing flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok besides Malaysia Airlines namely, Thai Airway, EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian Airlines. and Ethiopian Airlines.  The question is, do you get to eat the authentic "naked" nasi lemak on those flights?

The Terminator


Source: Malaysian Reserve
 Even before the two recent disastrous accidents involving MH370 and MH17, Malaysia Airlines has been struggling to keep its business afloat.

Finally, Malaysia Airlines "para-trooped" a German called Christoph R. Mueller, nick-named the "terminator" earlier this year as the CEO with the hope of turning around the ailing national carrier.

The billion-dollar question is, can this man save the airline the way the Terminator saved John from being killed by the cyborg in the movie? 

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