Air Asia pokes fun at Tiger Airways

Sunday, October 24, 2010

If you're up-to-date on the latest news, there has been a dispute between two CEO of two popular budget airlines. It's the war of the Tony's - Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes of Air Asia & Tony Davis from Tiger Airways. The Singapore based Tiger Airways is about to seal a deal with Thai Airways to set up a budget airline in Thailand. This venture triggers competition in the low-cost airline industry, leading to Air Asia's CEO skeptic remarks on Westerners running an Asia-based airline.

Obviously Tony Davis was offended by Tony Fernandes' remarks & ended up having a public spat towards the Air Asia CEO for its racial slur. In addition, Tiger Airways stands firm by its move to build the Asian market & aims to be the top 3 global airline. Air Asia boss was unconvinced & criticised for causing several flight cancellations & passengers standed due to manpower shortage & airplane fault.

With that in mind, the mocking began. Air Asia, for the first time daringly released a full page ad poking fun at Tiger Airways' poor service. I find it so hilarious. XD

Just yesterday morning while flipping through the newspaper, Air Asia released another ad to ambush Tiger Airways. This time with one tiger thanking the former while boarding the plane. LOL!

It's not like I'm in favour of Air Asia's service cuz theirs are as poor. Lousy customer hotline, flight delays, hidden costs, you name it. To me, the advertising scene in Malaysia has gotten more exciting especially with competition like this. Competition is good~

Dirty Little Secret

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Months ago, I stumbled across this mini series by ELLE while searching for info to satisfy my obsession for ELLE trolley suitcases. I didn't find anything I wanted but ended up getting hooked on watching the mini series. The plot is the typical drama - involving a career in high fashion, friendship & men - commonly found in the average chick-lit books.

Being a fan of chick-lit books, I easily got addicted to watching the mini series; checking the website frequently to see whether new episodes have been uploaded. The series was sponsored by TRESemme, a US based company manufacturing professional hair care products. Its tagline, "Professional, affordable" embodies the company's aim to design salon quality products which are readily available at reasonable price. In partnership with ELLE, the series was launched on May 25 with TRESemme product placements in each episode.

This 10-episode series was aptly named Dirty Little Secret. No doubt the title speaks loud of its dramatic & scandalous story of the lead character, Riley Kendrick. Although the series had ended, just thought of sharing it to you gals who may not be fans of Sex in the City but doesn't mind a bit of fun & gossipy, bitching dramas. Below is a sneak peak of what to expect.

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Disappointing fair

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I attended the career fair organised by Jobstreet hours ago at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre. I was disappointed - not because it was more suitable for fresh grads & entry levels - but mainly at some companies participating at the fair. There they were setting up booths, giving the impression to potential candidates that they will be collecting resumes for the job openings within the organisation.

When approached them, they rejected our intention to deposit resumes reason being it would be a tedious task to segregate the pile of papers to the different vacancies. Okay, I accepted the explanation. Not that I was satisfied with the response from the recruiters.

There were some companies which were quite arrogant & not helpful. We know that you don't encourage resumes submitted in hard copies due to the sorting workload but hey...isn't that part & parcel of HR's job? The least you could do is to be more enthusiastic about attracting potential talents to your organisation. Perhaps by highlighting your company profile & what your company has to offer.

With all these absent, why set up a booth & assign your staff to stand there like statues? Booth rental is obviously not free. Don't waste your precious resources when you're not making good use of these fairs for its intended purpose. It sure paints a bad image to the candidates out there. I'm sorry to mention names but here's to you, Maxis. Your staff was such an irony & a little rude when I asked if I could deposit my CV. In the first place, you shouldn't have collected any hard copies on the first day & then to have your staff trying in her desperate attempt to "educate" interested candidates to apply online instead on the 2nd day. I was annoyed by her tone & manner that I decided to walk off.

Maxis, this is TACKY! Now I'm starting to consider if I should continue to support your service. Your staff got my marital status all wrong when I'm not even married yet. I filled up the form correctly, for God's sake! -_-"