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Saturday, June 28

Red n Blue

Freedom! dropping that heavy weight off my shoulders never felt better. 25 June 2008 was the big exam that summarised my knowledge of 4 years in one day. In two months' time, we shall see whether i'll sob or cheer when the results are out. Fingers crossed!

Now that i've more time to spend on the net, i shall update this corroded and outdated kampungkai blog, give it some spring (chicken) cleaning and new readings.

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Most of you would know of these two liveries on MAS aircrafts, do you? For those of us who have seen it with our own eyes in KLIA or overseas, would u agree with me that it's such a beauty? especially the one in blue, which is called by the name of HELICONIA (
named after Heliconia leaves)

For those of you who have not seen these two liveries, i'm very sorry to say that the Red Hibiscus is G.O.N.E! boh liao! ELEK! MAMPUS! you'll never get to see it again in real life. As for the blue heliconia, time is clicking, and it's going off very soon. So i highly suggest that u try your luck in KLIA and look out for it.

WHY no more? that must be running in your head. Well, in aircraft engineering & maintenance's explanation, together with the finance department, my bosses have came to a conclusion that the extra and heavier paint required to paint the aircraft is contributing to a higher fuel consumption. Therefore, after doing a very good job by bringing Malaysia Airlines' name to the world for approximately 4 years, it's time to go. Sad indeed, but thanx to the soaring fuel hike, it had to go.

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To share a little more technical knowledge with you, the Hibiscus was painted on two Boeing 747s and the Heliconia on one Boeing 777, each bearing the aircraft registeration of:

Hibiscus:
1) 9M-MPB (said as Niner Mike - Mike Papa Bravo)
2) 9M-MPD (Niner Mike - Mike Papa Delta)

Heliconia:
1) 9M-MRD (Niner Mike - Mike Romeo Delta)

So two red birds are already down and paint stripped, leaving one 'blue bird' (try saying in hokkien) flying in the sky.

Which do u think is prettier? the blue? or the red?

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14 Comments:

  • I prefer planes to be simpler and less color worr.. these two a bit "fook chap" for me.

    Will keep u in my prayers - for your exams lah, that is.

    By Anonymous gina, at June 28, 2008 8:09 PM  

  • Next time when I have the money, I will buy meself a private jet, then spray it pink! And oh, daisy liveries everywhere! Hahahahaha somebody smack me awake please!

    But aiya, exam pun finish already lor, don't think so much lar! Enjoy HAN first, then snap pictures, then blog about it! :)

    By Blogger Lil' Ms Pinky, at June 28, 2008 9:31 PM  

  • Hey KampungKai,

    Wish you all the best for your exams. You are going for DCA exams? Wow, soon-to-be LAE lo. Hehe. Next time see you must call 'tauke' oredi. Ya lo, I think it is quite 'sayang' to paint-strip it. They look beautiful and classy, especially the Helonica. A good suggestion to you all, if you wanna see this aircraft again, go to Temptation at Complex B and get these aircraft's models for reasonable price. Hehe :)

    ChEeRs :)

    By Anonymous kEiTh, at June 28, 2008 11:17 PM  

  • Hope you score all As hehe.

    I like the blue one better but if compared to the biasa one, biasa one is better.

    By Anonymous Che-Cheh, at June 28, 2008 11:37 PM  

  • I like both, but I HATE the MANCHESTER UNITED in air asia plane.

    By Anonymous fruit_o, at June 29, 2008 10:19 AM  

  • The blue looks quite good. heh..

    By Blogger Mei Yan, at June 29, 2008 1:02 PM  

  • Haha! Blue bird in Hokkien!

    By Blogger runawaycat, at June 29, 2008 4:59 PM  

  • i like blue de also le...BLUE BIRD(BB)...like BB more then RB(red bird)hehe...

    i wan pink air plane also le... hehe, where got pink air plane ar?

    By Blogger Pinky_piglet, at June 29, 2008 5:20 PM  

  • yeah~~~ u're back!!! ^-^

    By Blogger snowybabie, at June 30, 2008 10:36 PM  

  • Welcome back... crossing my fingers for "flying" colours!

    By Anonymous sue, at July 01, 2008 8:06 AM  

  • yeah..new update into the world of airplanes...you sure can as you are Malaysian, Malaysia Boleh...haha ^.^v

    By Blogger .: babelearner :., at July 02, 2008 8:45 PM  

  • haha my aeronautical engineering degree after grad also bagi balik lecturer liao hahahaha

    By Blogger H.C. Tan, at July 15, 2008 10:39 PM  

  • Psst, soon it'll be 2 months. Looking forward to hearing good news from ya. :)

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