Sunday, May 22, 2011

The miles fly by

Long flights - my threshold is anything >5 hours - are brutal on the body and soul.

I remember the old days when the only reason airlines fed their passengers at all is sustenance, and movie entertainment involved contorting body and craning neck to get some view of the pull down movie screen in the front of cabin. I remember packing my own meal and picking up magazines at the departure newstand for fortification to make it through the tortuous hours in the air.

Inflight menu and entertainment have come a very long way for front and back of plane. These days, I give myself over to the airline's menu selection and actually look forward to being surprised at how well the food is prepared and presented.

And oh, the luxury of movies-on-demand. So you can watch what you want when you want. I am not much of a movie person, but there is always something watchable, maybe even enjoyable, in the selection of Hollywood blockbusters and other language offerings.

This time, The Tourist lay it on me thick with an endless visual treat of a good looking cast and set location. And afterwards, I sat through Anthony Zimmer to relive the experience in French.

And so, the miles fly by.


Anonymous said...

And here I thought I was crazy for being the only one I know to like airline food!


imp said...

I still hate airline food! But i like SQ's fish ball kway teow soup. Welcome home, Madame.

sinlady said...

jm - haha

imp - i had the fish ball kway teow soup on the inbound leg. was good :)
and thanks. i have been away a long time this time around.

wildgoose said...

So which version of the movie do you prefer? I can't bear to watch Hollywood remakes. And I think Sophie Marceau is so much more beautiful.

sinlady said...

wildgoose - critically, the original is superior piece of work. but if you are seeing only one, the hollywood is good. or, at least, i love it for johnny depp :)

wildgoose said...

I love Johnny Depp too. He's so cool. :)

sinlady said...

wildgoose - johnny depp is super cool in the tourist heh