Qantas Flight Singapore to Sydney

There were Touch Screens on the last leg of our flight back home to Sydney.  For instance I very much enjoyed the Louis Armstrong music.

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I listened to the whole tape twice in a row, even though there was plenty of other music available that I could have listened to.

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Also,  bottles of water were frequently passed around for whoever wanted them. We did fly right through the night till we arrived in Sydney at 6 am. Some people slept most of the time, but others had their screens turned on in front of them. I very much liked these easy to handle touch screens. I ended up getting very interested  into an American TV series called ‘The 100’ and copy here some information about it from Wikipedia.

“From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The 100 (pronounced The Hundred is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series that premiered on March 19, 2014. The series, developed by Jason Rothenberg, is loosely based on a book of the same name, the first in a trilogy by Kass Morgan.”

I do find the plot very interesting. Here I copy again from encyclopedia something about the plot:

“The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear apocalypse wiped out almost all life on Earth. The only known survivors lived on 12 space stations in Earth’s orbit prior to the apocalyptic event. The space stations banded together to form a single massive station named “The Ark”, where about 2,400 people live under the leadership of Chancellor Jaha.[1] Resources are scarce, so all crimes – regardless of their nature or severity – are punishable by ejection into space (“floating”) unless the perpetrator is under 18 years of age. After the Ark’s life-support systems are found to be critically failing, 100 juvenile prisoners are declared “expendable” and sent to the surface – near former Washington, D.C.[7] – in a last ditch attempt to determine whether Earth is habitable again, in a program called “The 100”. The teens arrive on a seemingly pristine planet they have only seen from space. They attempt to find refuge and supplies at an old military installation, Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, they land some distance from the intended target and soon face other problems. Confronting both the wonders and the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. They soon discover that not all humanity was wiped out – some survived the war: the grounders who live in clans locked in a permanent power struggle, another group of grounders who have become cannibals are known as Reapers, and Mountain Men, who live in Mount Weather, who locked themselves away before the apocalypse and are killed by the residual radiation outside.
In the second season, the remaining 48 of the 100 are taken to Mount Weather, where they discover a community of survivors. It is eventually revealed that the medical staff are extracting bone marrow from the 100 and the grounders so they will finally be able to survive on the outside. Meanwhile, the inhabitants of the Ark have successfully crash-landed various stations on Earth and begun an alliance with the grounders to save groups of people, naming the main settlement at Alpha Station “Camp Jaha”.”

4 thoughts on “Qantas Flight Singapore to Sydney

  1. I am not sure if I would want to watch a movie about a devastating nuclear apocalypse while high up in an aeroplane. You are a brave one, Uta.
    We will get together soon, perhaps at the Buddhist temple? Can’t wait to hear your experiences while in Germany.

    1. It will be good to get together with you and Helvi, Gerard. We’d love to spend some time at the Buddhist temple. Towards the end of this month would be good. At the moment we’re still catching up on a few things.
      Cheers, Uta and Peter 🙂

  2. Great your flight entertainment was to your liking Uta, I too would have chosen Louis Armstrong for music, however I don’t think your choice of film would be to my liking, seems like the scenario of the film is not too far away in actual reality, maybe the film makers, under direction of Governments, are preparing the masses for what is to come.
    Welcome back to cold Australia.

    1. I do not see it as actual reality, Ian. Not yet, anyway. Contemplating where mankind might be going in future, I find very fascinating.
      Oh yes, it is quite cold here at present. We do find it somewhat difficult to adjust to this extreme weather after high summer temperatures in Berlin.
      Our daughter is right now in Darwin with temperatures in the 30s! She works in Darwin for ABC Radio.
      Thank you, Ian, and yes, it is good to be back in Australia.

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