I posted a poll on the Somersoft forum asking about what rewards programs people prefer. In the discussion that followed, someone wrote: Sometimes we offer to pay cash for larger things, and get a discount rather than them taking the card … to which I responded: And that’s the key really – when you take … [Read More »]
Archives for September 2003
I’m in the market for a new credit card – although I am seriously considering moving to a charge card – now that ANZ have just butchered their Qantas VISA card to the point where it is no longer worth paying their exorbitant fees and charges. I run almost all of our expenses through our … [Read More »]
Took a bus tour yesterday to the Ming tombs and the Great Wall. Started just after 8am, and we spent some time looking at the Changling – the burial mausoleum of Chengzu (1360 – 1424), Zhu Di, The third emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The mausoleum is one of 13 built in the surrounding valley … [Read More »]
Well that was fun. I managed to run the gauntlet of solicitors at Beijing airport, offering “cheap taxi” and “cheap limo” rides, “help you sir ?” and “where you go ?” questions abounded. I politely but firmly refused all kind offers (I had been warned about this) – and eventually found my way to where … [Read More »]
Fly by the seat of your pants Meaning Decide a course of action as you go along, using your own initiative and perceptions rather than a pre-determined plan or theory. Origin Early aviation parlance. Aircraft initially had few navigation aids and flying was accomplished by means of the pilot’s judgement.