Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Nude flights available in Germany

Imagine my amazement at reading this article, anyone interested?

Nude flights take off in Germany
January 29, 2008 - 9:58AM

German holidaymakers will be able to indulge their love of naturism by taking to the skies nude on special flights being launched this year, a travel company said today.

"In the former East Germany, naturist holidays were a much-loved way of spending the best weeks of the year," said the founder of, Enrico Hess.

"We want to make that freedom possible above the clouds too."

The flights are aimed specifically at former East Germans, nicknamed "Ossis" in German, who feel nostalgic for the naturism that was authorised and extremely popular under communist rule.

The first nude flights will be a day-trip on July 5 between Erfurt in southeast Germany and the Baltic Sea island of Usedom, which is fringed by white sand beaches.

Tickets cost E499 ($A838) and there are just 50 seats on board the jet.

"All the passengers will fly naked, but they are only allowed to undress once they are in the plane. But then they will be able to enjoy the hour-long flight in the way God intended," Hess said.

The pilot and the flight attendants will however keep their clothes on.

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Have you used a Pyrex?

If you like baking or cooking, chances are you've probably used a Pyrex before. I have and I love them. It can last a lifetime and are easy to clean.

I started buying Pyrex storage containers like the one shown below about a year ago. Why? I was getting increasingly frustrated with the normal plastic containers that I've been using.


1. They break or chip easily and you will then need to replace them.

2. Tomato sauce stains them and you can't ever wash them out. Makes me wonder if micro bits of my food is constantly wedging itself into the teeny pores of the plastic which can't be seen by the naked eye. Imagine if tomato sauce can never leave the plastic container, what else can still be there no matter how well you clean it with detergent.

3. Smells linger in the containers.

4. Takes considerable effort to wash the plastic containers when you've packed oily food such as fried rice. I need to wash it at least twice to get rid of the oil or to soak it overnight with detergent.

5. Just cooked food that is still piping hot can't be stored into the containers in case the plastic melts.

With my list ever growing, I decided to switch to Pyrex containers after noticing a colleague of mine using them.

Now, this Pyrex containers are heavier than your average plastic containers which can be a pain sometimes! However, I can place them in the freezer, refrigerator, oven, microwave and it's not a problem. Best thing of all, it's super easy to clean and food odours do not linger after you've washed them.

I discovered something new about these Pyrex containers today. I was cleaning my trusty Pyrex container at work today when it slipped from my hands and fell into the sink. My Pyrex was good as new but the unlucky cup that was in the sink broke into 2 pieces when my Pyrex fell on it. This happened with a partner right in front of me; and the mug was an office mug with the office's signals printed on it that was a gift to us employees.

GULP! Thankfully, the partner just laugh and joked about the quality of our office mugs. So, thumbs up to the Pyrex container for not breaking and another thumbs up for the discovery of a new use: breaking porcelain mugs!

Peter So (a.k.a So Man-Fung)

With Chinese New Year dawning upon us in a few days, a sign flashed across my computer screen saying that I've got mail.

It was the fortune of the 12 animals for the year of the rat, 2008. I've always believed in prevention is better than cure and growing up with the Chinese culture has also lend its hand in the invariable peek or two into what the new year brings.

With my limited Chinese, I started reading the PDF attachment. Firstly, I haven't heard of Peter So which invariably leads to less belief and an increase in doubt on his predictions.

Ha! Only to know hours later after some checking on the internet and with friends that apparently he is really popular in Hong Kong. So popular that some of his books have been translated to different languages. He even has a website.

So I scrolled down until I came to the animal which depicts the year that I was born. Apparently, I should be expecting a very good year. Fingers cross that it turns out that way!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Verge of tears

I am on the verge of tears...

So much has been happening at work, one disappointment after another, empty promises made.

My heart has lost all hope and no longer wants to feel.

There is nothing left.