Saturday, May 17, 2008

The high flyer

At the company's end-of-financial-year party yesterday, one of the bosses told the story of how the decision to have the party in the Singapore flyer aka the world's highest observation wheel was made.

When the coordinator of the event proposed the venue for the party, this is how she described it.

"It's a bit expensive, very slow, everything goes round and round, but it doesn't really get anywhere." She said to him.

"Oh!! So we're having the party at corporate headquarters???" was his response.

As we burst into laughter at his dig at corporate headquarters, I couldn't help but think - that description couldn't have been more accurate for the Singapore Flyer. It is unbelievably slow. If you've been on the London eye and found that slow, welcome to the new definition of slowness.

At least I got some nice pictures from the world's highest boredom chamber. :/
























































































































































































































22 comments:

Urv said...

Haan.. nice pics hain.. In the 2nd photu, the vehicles almost seem like Lego toy vehicles :)

Maryum said...

nice pictures...
and i get silver....
and i m soo excited.. haye silver.. ab sirf gold baaki hai.. and meri shadi ki pooori jewelry tayar ho jayegi..lol...
and i mailed u..
luv
tc
maryum

manju said...

Initially, seeing the pics, I thought it was london eye, and felt happy that you are here in london. I din;t know that Singapore also had one. It wasn't there when I was in Singapore one and half years back. Anyways, nice pics. Hope you enjoyed the high flyer.

Sayesha said...

#Urv,
Yeah! And the lego vehicles are actually preparing the future F1 track! :)

#Maryum,
Hahahaha! Wedding jewellery sponsored by the Bhai! Dahej toh settal, ab toh kanyadaan bhi apunich karega! :P

#Manju,
Hehe! Yeah I think it was modelled after the London Eye. But ours is 30 metres higher than yours! Muahahaha! :D

PizzaDude said...

//world's highest boredom chamber

LOL! Seriously ? I thought we wouldn't know when one round got over because we would be totally engrossed in absorbing the scenery.

Tejal said...

i wanna come to S'pore again! :((
Bhai kab bulaoge?? :((

Maryum said...

ab jewelery bhi ap provide kar rahe ho....kanyadaan bhi aap kar rahe ho.. ab larka bhi dhoond do tou bohut kripa hogi aap ki bhai...any guy like viv will do.. minus the pictionary skills:p

Stupidosaur said...

You had your company's end-of-financial-year party in a big ferris wheel?

Ah the things Sayesha is always 'up'to!

I mean how?
Did you all like book a few cabins of the thing for the whole day and enjoy music, food, masti and maybe booze inside it throughout, like some revolving hotel?

Then I think you should be thankful for so many reasons that its so slow.

Or was it like you booked some nearby place, and every now and then some of you went up the wheel for a ride?

Stupidosaur said...

And just because I luuurv asking extremely stupid questions (as my name suggests),

Is that the reflection of your camera flash in the seventh picture or is it just the sun?

Sayesha said...

#Pizzadude,
Yeah man... the scenery is nice in parts, but you see a lot of construction shit that just ruins it all. And that damn thing moves so slow I felt like I was just standing in my office and looking out the window! :/

#Tejal,
Bulana padega? Hmmph! Arre aap toh President ho... jab dil karey chale aao! Viv and I will receive you at the airport with an ugly garland like we did for Pizzadude! Hehe! :P

#Maryum,
Hahahaha! I am looking at Viv's family tree now... if he has any eligible male cousins, I will play pictionary with him first before shortlisting. Chalega? :P

#Stupidosaur,
//You had your company's end-of-financial-year party in a big ferris wheel?

Holy cow! The government of Singapore will sue you if you call it a Ferris Wheel! :P It's the world's largest observation wheel no less! :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Flyer

//Did you all like book a few cabins of the thing for the whole day and enjoy music, food, masti and maybe booze inside it throughout, like some revolving hotel?

Hehehe... kind of, but not for the whole day... about 40 mins or so. :) The booze was inside but the food, etc. was after the ride, in a restaurant nearby.

//Is that the reflection of your camera flash in the seventh picture or is it just the sun?

Sheesh! It IS the sun! :D

Love said...

interesting! 'world's highest boredom chamber' nah, i'm sure it wouldn't ve been all that boring :D

imagine if the event was in your corporate bldg???

Maryum said...

bilkul...i m up for it.. agar viv superhero hai.. so family tree wale kam se kam hero to honge...lol... and u are such a sweetheart to play pictionary with him.. just to finalize the deal. oh btw... i m excellent(the real one.. not like viv.) in dumb charade
luv
maryum
p.s. even with extraordinary pictionary skills, i m still vivz fan..lol

Amey said...

Great pics... But imagine if that wheel started moving in speed proportional to your normal wheel. :D

Harish Suryanarayana said...

Perhaps they had couples aka Before Sunrise in mind :) Not very romantic with your boss in the same whatever you call it, right ? :P Nice pics !

brocasarea said...

nice pics:)...u must have enjoyed!!!....

Sanchit said...

is this what they call.. boredom at its best.. :)

Smitssy said...

heyy .. just wanted to say. you write well :)

Sayesha said...

#Love,
Hehehe... I'm serious! I never wanna be inside one of those capsules again! :D

#Maryum,
All right man! Dumb charades it is then! :P

#Amey,
Ack! I'm feeling woozy just reading your comment! :P But seriously, it could a go a little faster man! :)

#Harish,
Now that I think of it, my boss was in the same capsule! Hahaha! :D

#brocasarea,
Hehe! I enjoyed the pics, but not the experience! :P

#Sanchit,
Best? There was no best yaar... it was just one loooong sloooooooow cycle. :/

#Smitssy,
Hey, welcome to my blog! Thanks for your kind words. :)

Suds said...

Great pictures. :)

Amey said...

Are you sure it didn't just "seem" so slow? I mean, consider your company. I bet any couple going up would say it was too fast ;)

nikunj chauhan said...

awsome pics.. i dream of being there someday..

youtham said...

hey sayez

kwel photos i wont waste 40 bucks for this :P

utham