mas fred

mas fred 

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mas fred posted on the thread Taking live chicken to their kitchen?! :o on the Vietnam forum

MIA2013 wrote:

mas fred wrote:

Many countries/areas in SE Asia have a lot of poor people, and people one generation from village life, so things get eaten that westerners have never known as food.
That includes chicken's feet and chicken's heads.
They're sold in supermarkets here, and I'm guessing it's the same there.

And in other countries they use them for sacrificing rituals.  :D

That may well be true.
In Indonesia it isn't true, but most are killed with a little bit of ritual in the form of a thanks to God.
I'm making a video at the moment.

mas fred posted on the thread Taking live chicken to their kitchen?! :o on the Vietnam forum

Many countries/areas in SE Asia have a lot of poor people, and people one generation from village life, so things get eaten that westerners have never known as food.
That includes chicken's feet and chicken's heads.
They're sold in supermarkets here, and I'm guessing it's the same there.

mas fred posted on the thread New pilot in forum and Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

mgg6 wrote:

Thank you mas fred, seems like you know a lot of this business, are u related with aviation industry?

Btw what is the best way to move around the city to the different airports and stuff? I guess taxis are cheap right ?

Nope - just an anorak.
I love aircraft.
My first take off was about five years before my first landing, and my first go at the controls was in a Cessna. Just for fun, so I never managed a take off or landing whilst at the controls.

As for travel around Indonesia:
Buses are slow, but very cheap.
Trains are far faster, but many airlines will get you there at not that much more cost.
Say Jakarta to Jogja - 8 to 12 hours on a train - an hour by Air Asia, but not all that much more out of your wallet.

mas fred posted on the thread Driver Salary in Jakarta on the Jakarta forum

Make sure you copy their ID card (KTP), and make sure the address is correct.
Make sure they have a SIM A (Car driver's licence), and the details match the KTP.
You're trusting this guy with expensive kit, so visit the address on the ID card to make sure he actually lives there.

mas fred posted on the thread New pilot in forum and Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

lukereg wrote:

Ah but which airport maybe it he will be flying from? Maybe Halim and that's not the best place to be.

They only have one destination from Halim.
Fair chance he'd end up island hopping.

mas fred posted on the thread TV program need a host (JAKARTA) on the Indonesia forum

HaileyinHongKong wrote:

I meet all of those requirements, but I'll only consider the job if Fred can do a sight read while I watch.

Lass,
I can't sing (but I used to think I could when I was drunk)
I can't dance (but I used to think I could when I was drunk)
However, I can play any and every musical instrument (as long as it's on a CD)

I encourage the OP to get wild, and contact me by PM.
Assuming I don't get arrested for doing something disgusting and un-natural in a dark field, I'll have a go at a screen test.

mas fred posted on the thread Two Excellent Books on Bali on the Indonesia forum

Ubudian wrote:

:lol:  You make a heck of a good point Hailey!

In this case, she does - and I have absolutely no clue how to get published, even if anyone out there really wanted to read it.
I can't even get twitter followers.

mas fred posted on the thread New pilot in forum and Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

HaileyinHongKong wrote:

200 hours sounds very low.

That's why these guys go to small airlines.
New pilots can't get jobs with big companies, so they get experience by working at small airlines.
There's a bonus for the pilots - they see what most people never do.

mas fred posted on the thread New pilot in forum and Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

Tommyhuang wrote:

Hi Dude !

I'm from Singapore and just moved to Jakarta last year. in case you need an accomodation in Jakarta just let me know since I have 1 unit apartment for rent, located in the heart of the city and it's available for viewing.

anyway i'm a big fan of aviation industry, when you have time perhaps we can meet up for coffee !

once again welcome to Jakarta i hope you enjoy your stay here.

cheers

Tommy Huang

In the city will cost a fortune, and you'll have hours on the road, stuck in jams.
A really bad idea, more so when that's all this dude can post about.

mas fred posted on the thread New pilot in forum and Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

mgg6 wrote:

Thank you very much, ill send my apply into their website just in case they are interested, fingers crossed :D

Any tips about a good neighbourhood to look for an apartment/hotel in Jakarta?

Outside the city, it's a lot cheaper.
As close to your base as possible - traffic is terrible.