Used both your BINGO cards and Ballots for our Oscar Party last night with my girlfriends and we had SO much fun with them – we were on the edge of our seats till the last winenr – waiting for them to tell their kids to go to bed and for the dog to take the stage! Lots of laughs and fun! Thanks for doing this!! I hope you do it next year – because this worked out sooo well!! Thanks for sharing!
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines scaled to new heights today marking the start of the New Year with its 100th flight that took off early this morning from Hong Kong to London – carrying Ms Emily Cheung who has the honour of being our 25,000th passenger since our inaugural flight. Shortly after take-off from Hong Kongâs Chek Lap Kok Airport at 0132 hours this morning Oasis flight O8 700 bound for Londonâs Gatwick Airport, crew marked this landmark flight by passing out champagne to all passengers. As the 25,000th passenger, Ms Cheung enjoyed a free upgrade to businessOasis and a complimentary economy class return ticket valid for one year. But Ms. Cheung is not the only lucky one. To thank its loyal customers for choosing Oasis in the past, from now till 31 January 2007, passengers who have travelled on Oasis on or before 30 November 2006 can enjoy a HK$600 discount on the purchase of any one way businessOasis ticket priced at HK$6,600 or above.Ms Cheung, who is attending the Ladiesâ College in Guernsey in the Channel Islands, was taking Oasisâ 100th flight back to United Kingdom after visiting her family in Hong Kong during the Christmas holidays. While seeing her off at the airport, the Cheung family expressed their appreciation of Oasis as it provides a great choice and convenient domestic flight connection at Gatwick for Ms Cheung to attend the college as well as to plan for her trips visiting her family back in Hong Kong and vice versa. âOasis Hong Kong Airlines has made air travel possible for thousands of people like Ms. Cheung by offering outstanding service, food and entertainment all at an affordable fare. People are choosing Oasis because of the choices we offer them. This milestone proves that Oasis is clearly making its mark on the airline industry,â said Stephen Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines. As a passenger on businessOasis, Ms Cheung can enjoy premium comfort and service which includes complimentary online advance seat assignment, a dedicated businessOasis check-in area, access to the CNAC Lounge, sleeper seats with 60 inch seat pitch and two deluxe meals with the choice of an Asian or Western menu. Passengers can also enjoy complimentary alcohol, tea, coffee and soft drinks, while watching a variety of programs on their personal seat-back TVs that provide 28 video and audio channels.The airline began flying in late October 2006 with one 747-400 aircraft with a second plane added to the fleet in late November. The Airline has achieved an average on-time performance record of 79% for the month of December and 83% during the last two weeks of December — a peak holiday travel time. Since its launch in early September last year, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has received a total of 45,000 bookings.
I see what you are saying – that reminds me of the movie “Zodiac” directed by David Fincher, that movie feels a little bit drawn out but it is definitely symbolic of the incredibly drawn out investigation into the Zodiac killer. I know that an amazing acting performance is worth noting, but I don’t always thing that means the film that actor was in should win best picture. In my opinion, the Social Network was definitely better than King’s Speech in different ways – but have you seen 127 Hours? That film is so incredible, and if you are looking for a movie that will make you feel what the characters are dealing with, that is the one. James Franco did an incredible job and it’s amazing that Danny Boyle could make such a fast-paced, flowing movie with such a slow-moving true story. I guess my pick would be that or Social Network, but King’s Speech was definitely a fantastic film.
I don’t think I’ve ever been cyber bullied, but then again I didn’t do that much social outreach online either. I know I felt I got enough of the traditional bullying (taunts in the halls and in gym, books knocked from my hands, shoving/punching) mostly (I think) because I was a nerd/geek and not great at sports (nor really interested in sports). I actually knew others who were bullied/teased more than me… one kid who used to sit next to me on the bus got it pretty bad, mostly because he didn’t seem to recognize when people were leading him on, so he would always fall for whatever joke people were setting him up for. I always feel bad in retrospect for not standing up for him more… at the time I was glad it wasn’t me for once, and I didn’t want to get dragged through it again by association. Seeing the media at the time, I just figured the bullying was something that “just happens” to the quiet/nerdy stereotype, so mostly I just ignored/put up with it, and most of the time my lack of response seemed to make the protagonist lose interest eventually.
Councilwoman Montero, thank you for taking the time to study and understand all of the issues surrounding the Choose North Now effort and then speaking out. This is first and foremost about the 930 current students at North High right now! DPS has handed them too many half baked changes in the last ten years. Those students deserve a chance to see what stability combined with the strong leadership of Nicole Veltze, no more construction, and the swelling of community support can accomplish. These students are working hard and being provided the support services they need to become ‘high achievers’…these services take space and these students need to have unrestricted access to the library, computer labs etc. Growth will be the outcome of the stability, hard work and efforts at North…then all of the students currently filling our elementary and middle schools will have a choice to attend a thriving and growing North. North is the northwest quadrant’s only traditional comprehensive high school!
PS: I’m not totally innocent either. There was one peer who was overall a nice guy, but a little antagonistic. Mostly the exchanges between us were tit-for-tat, and I’m not sure who started most of them… sometimes in retrospect I worry I went too far in my responses. For example, one time during computer class he was ceaselessly teasing my girlfriend and I, so I reached back (he sat behind me) and turned off his computer. Another example, In our groups’ class video for physics we named a scarecrow ‘dummy’ we used after him (same name, with an accent to make it slightly different), which may have been a step too far. (We used the dummy to demonstrate momentum, etc… though in one part of the video we had the dummy pull out the chair from under me, so it was somewhat balanced) Sort of a frenemy relationship, and I like to think what happened was all in good fun and the exchanges fairly equal, but some days I worry I went too far… so if I did, I am sorry for that.