Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hard work and Luck

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Dont give up on your dreams!!!

Tarotscopes for October 2014

Tarotscopes for October 2014


Nothing is happening by chance for you. Everything is as it should be. The events of this month will lead on to clearance of problems and take you to a better period in your life. Pay attention to signs, especially things that happen in threes. As this are signs from your angels and guides. There is a focus on the financial and material side of life. You are working hard to bring more security in your life. Hit problems head on, and do not leave them to surface when you least expect it. Whilst you may not have everything you want in your life, you will have what you need. Stay focused, give and take is important, weigh up your options carefully.
Positive affirmation: I release all that makes me unhappy and does not serve me a purpose, to allow positive experiences in my life.
Your lucky numbers this month: 9 - 11 - 29


This is a good time for friendships and relationships with others, to blossom, grow and deepen, because of shared interests and getting closer. It is a good time for trips and journeys, which will be both enjoyable and successful. There are times when you feel like you are being torn in two directions emotionally, and not sure what to do. Listen to your heart, do what feels right to you, and release the struggles. This is a time of opportunity for you, you have everything within you, to be a success and draw happiness into your life. It is a time to take action. What you put your energies into, will prove to be successful as a result. This is a good time to bring change in your life.
Positive affirmation: I open my heart and mind, and know that I make good and wise choices.
Your lucky numbers this month: 13 - 24 - 40


It’s a great time for new projects and ideas. It is time to get the ball rolling, there are opportunities that will present themselves, that will lead on to further opportunities. There are periods of you feeling happy and content, you will get some good news, that will leave you feeling more relaxed and at peace in your heart and mind. The past shows a lot around you, it may be a time of remembrance, thinking about the past, and reflecting on times gone by. It could be that you hear or see someone that you have not heard or seen in a while. It does not matter what life throws at you, you have such strength, courage and determination. This is a good time for appointments, or meetings, perhaps even interviews, and for speaking and getting advice from the right people.
Positive affirmation: I gain strength and wisdom from my life experiences
Your lucky numbers this month: 14 - 22 - 32


Change is in the air, a sense of it being time to move on and move forwards, leaving the tough time you have been through in the recent months behind you. Do not let others upset you, surround yourself with positive people and situations. There are times when you get so worried, have many things going on in your mind, and worrying about things that are not a reality. Fear can be your worst enemy, and will be the thing that holds you back. Life is changing, it is slow and steady steps all the way. Be patient, especially if you are waiting for something to happen, as it will not be too long now. There are times where you feel a bit fed up. Communication is important right now, being open and honest to others about how you feel, what you want need and expect is imperative.
Positive affirmation: I choose to live a life of freedom and happiness. I release my fears and embrace the new and positive changes entering my life.
Your lucky numbers this month: 7 - 13 - 31


This is a good time for your career, for rethinking it, or seeing a positive change in it. It is important to remember that it is never too late to try again or do something new. A new phase will lead on to many changes in your life. There is some good news, and celebrations this month. Hit problems head on, and do not sweep them under the carpet, trust your gut instincts, listen to your inner voice. If something sounds too good to be true, there is a good chance it is too good to be true. If you do not feel you are getting all the facts surrounding a situation, stay calm and do your homework to find out what is what. This is a time to take a leap of faith, and step out of your personal boundaries and comfort zones. Your hard work and effort is going to pay off for you, and result in success. It is a good time for new jobs and roles.
Positive affirmation: Every day is a new day to start again or try again
Your lucky numbers this month: 3 - 9 -20


This is a time to do some inner work on you, working on self-love and self-care. You are in a time of personal and spiritual growth. Be open to the possibilities of what life can bring you. There is a new path that is waiting for you to walk down, the rainbow is showing, which means problems will soon pass you by. Ignore people that are being off or argumentative, those that try to put you down, you are bigger and better than all that. Whilst you may feel lonely at times and deep In thought, you need to just take some time to truly think about what it is you desire, then think about what else you need to do, in order to achieve it. Be careful with finances this month, as they look like they need to be worked on.
Positive affirmation: I allow only positive people and situations to affect my life for the better.
Your lucky numbers this month: 9 - 21 - 33


You have been praying for help or some sort of sign, regarding situations, and your angels and guides are working hard behind the scenes to make it happen. This is a good time for interviews and appointments. You will feel happy when you get some good and welcomed news and there is a sense of relief too. Life is picking up a pace, and as one thing falls into place, you will find, synchronized events take place, allowing everything else to fall into place too. You are on the right path and heading in the right direction. Success is ahead of you; keep working hard whether it is your relationships, work, health or finances, as it is going to pay off and you will reap your rewards.
Positive affirmation: life is good, I feel healthy, happy and alive.
Your lucky numbers this month: 13 - 45 -46


Whilst there are times when you feel up against it, and feel like it is one thing after another, there is a sense that you are more on top of things than you realise. Be methodical and practical in your approach this month, and take your heart out of it when making decisions. There is a time of reassessing, you have come along way already in your life, but there is a lot more work to get done. Keep persevering, your hard work will pay off for you and will result in success. Explore all options and possibilities; there is more than one path ahead, that will lead you to success. Remember there is no right or wrong decisions the one you make is the one you are meant to make always.
Positive affirmation: Life is to be lived, cherished, enjoyed and accepted.
Your lucky numbers this month: 11 - 34 - 46


There are times when you feel a bit cautious and wary, where you may not be able to see too far ahead. Use all your senses, to feel your way through the month. Pay attention the dreams you have, to your intuition to help you move forwards. You have a lot that is going on for you at the moment, pressures and deadlines that you need to make, just pace yourself, focus on the most important things first, and learn to say no if people are putting on you or demanding more than you can give. This is not a time for rushing into anything, or doing anything on a knee jerk reaction, bide your time, think and contemplate. Offers, invites or proposals link to romance, work, or help and advice of some kind.
Positive affirmation: The more grateful I am in my life, the more I will see the joy in all I do and am
Your lucky numbers this month: 10 - 31 - 39


You have some big decisions to make this month, it is important and necessary to think about your wants and needs. Think about what is going to be for your highest good and what is going to bring you the most happiness. There are periods where you are restless and worrying and not sleeping well, but this is because you have a lot going on. I can see legal matters; paperwork looks to be significant or needs to be signed. Be patient, especially when you are waiting for some news to come in, or waiting for something to happen. There is clearance, out with the old and in with the new. Problems may surface, in order to get them sorted out. Finances look good towards the end of the month, and you will have achieved a lot this month, make sure you treat yourself you deserve it.
Positive affirmation: I choose to make positive choices.
Your lucky numbers this month: 16 - 33 - 45


You have the world in your hands and you need to start to think about your long term future, and your goals. Decide what you want to do and then go for it! there is a contract, or document that needs signing, do not be hesitant, new opportunities, especially when it comes to work or projects will lead on to further opportunities in the future. meetings, interviews or appointments will prove to be successful. The wish card has made its appearance, so make a wish, make sure it is a good one, imagine as if it has happened already to really get the manifestation process up to speed. Trust your intuition at all times, you are in tune with people and situations around you. Whilst you cannot see the outcome to a situation, just allow more time to pass, and you all soon see the outcome to these situations.
Positive affirmation: When I believe in myself, so too others will be believe in me
Your lucky numbers this month: 4 - 11 - 21


You want and need something more in your life. What is happening is your soul is crying out for nourishment. Areas of your life where you have felt disappointed or dissatisfied with will be highlighted and there will be a greater need to make changes in your life. Be flexible and adaptable to change, especially when it comes to plans that have been made, as they may be changed at the last minute. The home and the family are important spend time with those you love and care about, and catch up with some jobs that you have been putting off. If you can take some time out to rest, relax and recharge your batteries, even if it is a day or two it will help so much to lift your energies. I feel more than anything else you need to focus on your own wants and needs a bit more for a change, and do things that make you happy, no matter how big or small, to help you to feel better within yourself. Remember you are as important as anyone else.
Positive affirmation: I trust in the process of life to bring me all I need
Your lucky numbers this month: 4 - 25 - 43

Friday, September 19, 2014

The practice test for the pdf ´´English for cabin crew´´

 ´´English for cabin crew practice test´´
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and if this link doesnt work for some reason,
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or write me a message and i will email this to you :-)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Surround yourself with...

What Etihad taught me/ my experiences as cc ❤

I thought i would take some time to express my emotions and my thoughts of how this job truly changed me, what i learned and some of my experiences from this job. And how this job truly showed me the world, taught me certain lessons in life and made me brave and stronger. The professional and personal skills i gained with Etihad as a cabin crew. I can not express how thankful i am that i got the chance to work as a cabin crew for Etihad. I saw things i never thought i would see in million years, i explored things i didnt even think i would be lucky enough to explore and i handled certain situations as a crew that i couldnt even think i would even be able to handle. I grew so much personally and professionally being a cabin crew, and i will forever, forever, forever be thankful and blessed that i even got the chance to score this job and experience this job with Etihad as crew. Its such a change in life and you get thrown into this completely new world. But this new world changed me, and i will forever be thankful for this, as all changes are positive. Before i joined Etihad i had already explored few parts of the world and got the chance to travel and do other exciting things. But the things i experienced and got to do wasnt even 1% of the stuff i did before. This was on a whole different level. I thought i had seen a lot previously in life before i worked as a cabin crew but i was so wrong. I dont know if it was pure luck or if it was meant to be or if i was just in the right place at the right time when i scored this job. As still today the recruitment process for Etihad is a mystery to me. I have to admit all these middle eastern cabin crew recruitment process are all a mystery to me, and not only Etihad.  I honestly dont know how  even got this job. Many ask me if me who got this job would perhaps know ´´the secret of scoring this job´´. But honestly i dont think no one knows only the HR folks at each company knows. Of course we can dress the part, have the perfect resume, perfect education, working experiences, have the look and all that, but still we get rejected. So i have no idea how i got this job to be honest. Pretty much for approx 3 years i did the exact same thing when i went to these airline recruitment events and i got rejected one by one, until i scored Etihad. So i dont know what made me score this. Perhaps its a cocktail mix of Luck, destiny and being there at the right time and place, who knows. 
But today few years after i look back at that year i had with Etihad and wow i think, that i got to do all of those stuff and experience all of those things. I recommend 100% this job to anyone and everyone, it was truly a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR ME to join Etihad and work as a cabin crew. I feel the cabin crew job made me so strong that today i can handle pretty much anything thrown at me. All the life skills we had before we joined, gets improved and increase to mind blowing levels when we experience the cabin crew world . I feel this job gave me the skills to be so patient and so understanding. The communication skills i have today i could never imagine having before. There were so many situations that taught me so many life skills. I used to be so insecure and not confident at all  and being a cabin crew totally made me more secure and confident. Because this job forces you to do so many things i didnt even imagine would happen or i would face. Example would be all eyes are on you when you are onboard regardless what you do, and a passenger perhaps had a bad day and would perhaps yell and argue with you. All i could do would listen and make this passenger feel that i understand him and communicate in ways i normally wouldnt know how to in these certain situations. Normally people dont argue with me or yell at me in extreme aggressive ways. So those situations where the passengers would be angry and yell so loud ect would happen often, and thats something i have learned to handle and deal with. Usually i dont like conflict and i would run away from conflicts, but here you cant run away or hide hehehehehe, you just have to deal with this.  I didnt mind the team work we had to do while working, but i learned various ways in working with other people. Each flight we had we had new set of crew, new faces and new coworkers to work with. 

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Today that team work skills i learned help me deal with various situations today with working with people. Working as a crew you are never alone, you always have 14 or 25 other crew onboard. So team work is very important while working as a crew. 
I had doubts/ fear before joining and thought IS THIS JOB RIGHT FOR ME? WILL I BE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS? AM I MAKING THE RIGHT DECISOUN HERE? WHAT AM I DOING? I was so scared before joining, thinking what if i get fired for doing something wrong ect ect. Even if i wanted this so badly and this was my dream still those emotions and thoughts came to me. 
But i thought who cares let me try this...i want this so much....why should i let my anxious and worried mind stop me. Cause at the end of the day its all in our minds....our fear and doubt i mean.
  This was the biggest and the most challenging decision of my life when i joined Etihad. The best job decision i ever made 100%. Yeah i was pretty scared for various stuff before i joined but we all are human and when we face such a big change in life we are bound to have those negative, scary thoughts and emotions. So i thought these emotions and thoughts are normal. Challenges and changes are always positive and will help us GROW and open new opportunities for us or teach us something. I had a lot of worries before i joined, worries such as what if people discover i have tattoos and i didnt declare them lol, what if i wont pass the exams and they will send me home, what if i wont pass the medicals in Abu Dhabi and i will be sent home, what if i didnt knew the answers during the briefings before flights and i would get reported and sent home, what if i became lonely and didnt find any friends ect ect....there was tons of fears.....Fears and doubts everyone had once we joined...everyone thought similar like i did....

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Once faced with such a change in life, i guess those questions and fears come automatically. And of course obstacles were thrown in my path. Doesnt matter where we are or what we do in this world, there will always be ups and downs. I remember the main problems i had in Abu Dhabi was me not being able to pass the exams during the training, it was so difficult for me. But i faced the fear of failing and i did fail several exams but i re-took the exams and passed them thankfully. I did have problems answering some of the questions that were asked during our briefing before each flight, but that went alright anyway cause you always get another chance and another question to answer.   All of these and more situations taught me that we cant give up and should always face our fears and once we are out of the storm or the situation we become much stronger and we learn. I remember i was a bit scared at the beginning of how i would deal with medical emergency on board, or any kind of strange behaviors onboard cause i had never experienced such situations before at my previous jobs. Well i remember the first time i had to deal with a medical emergency/situation on board, which happened during my 1st month of flying. I was at the galley talking to a fellow co worker and a passenger came to us asking for water and he stood next to me. Suddenly he fainted and i was just next to him so thankfully my reflexes were fast enough to catch him in my arms so he wouldnt fall on the floor. I remember i reacted in a calm way and tried to collect myself and my co worker went to grab some pillows and a blanket to put under his head. Quickly the passenger woke up and was a bit dizzy, we gave him some water and he sat on the floor to gather his breathe. We talked with him and quickly he felt better and we went with him to his seat after a while. Later after this situation the after emotions and thoughts came to me and i felt so proud and strong that i managed to deal with this and quickly helped. I didnt feel scared or nervous at all at that time. This was the first medical situation/ or whatever you can call it...i had to deal with on board. This was first of 10000 to come and compared to other medical situations i had to deal with, this was the easiest. But this taught me to be calm and collected, and handle certain stressful and pressured situations in a professional way. Quickly to think of ways to help others ect. 

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I experienced so much happiness, so much love, bad times, good times, tears, laughter also friendship during my time in Abu Dhabi working for Etihad. We got the chance to stay in 5 star hotels where sometimes celebrities and superstars would stay at. We would get the chance to eat exciting different food at awesome cool restaurants around the world. I met so many lovely beautiful and wonderful friends from all over the world that gave me so much happiness. I felt proud of wearing the Etihad uniform and felt proud of working with something i once only could dream of doing. We got the chance to go shopping all over the world and bring back so many fun stuff. We got the chance to use all the cabin crew benefits and discounts all over Abu Dhabi and other places too. I learned about a whole new culture and their customs in  Abu Dhabi, also while we traveled all over we got the chance to learn about other cultures and traditions too. While working as a crew and traveling it truly broadens your mind. I feel this job also taught me to take risks and challenged my perception of things in this world.   Sometimes i would get the best crew ever on some flights and those moments/flights was the best memories we would have. I remember one flight i had to Chengdu, China, and during that time we didnt have many passengers, we flew on a A330 and the total seats it had was 262 passengers. During that flight we only had 43 PASSENGERS. Oh my god on a A330 we only had 43 passengers and it was pure bliss for the entire crew. We all managed to finish the service in record time and we had plenty of time to ourselves to enjoy on board. 

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We would all sit in the galley and talk, eat crew meals and laugh. I remember because we only had 43 passengers in total during that flight to Chengdu, many rows in the back of the plane were empty. So our Cabin Manager approved of some rest hours for us crew, cause normally we dont have crew rest on this route. So all of us crew in the economy would each take 1 row each and just sleep or relax for few short hours. The flight hours to Chengdu was approx 6hours and 40min. So imagine how much fun we had running around and being silly all of us. We would go around taking pictures of ourselves and each other, we would throw pillows at each other and we would go to business class and enjoy their ice cream. Cause they had plenty of ice cream for the business class passengers left, and not many were eating them. Often it happens when the business class passengers dont eat their meals or whatever, we would go eat them. Cause it would than be in the fridge and not be used and than thrown away. We had the coolest Cabin Manager and Cabin Senior ever and when we have a relaxed easy going team the whole flight would be so much fun and relaxed. But on the way back from Chengdu of course the flight was full so no more playing around hehehehe. Flights like this are very rare, cause most flights are either full or almost full. When we would have full flights than it would be us busy running up and down and working.
Those are the moments i will cherish forever. I have so many amazing memories from my time in Etihad. Again im so blessed i got the chance to experience the cabin crew job and that lifestyle that came with it. 

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On days off in Abu Dhabi we would either go to Dubai to enjoy some shopping, or eating good food, enjoy some fun parties or go to the pool. Crew have discount on many hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and we would go to various hotels and use their outdoor/indoor pools and clubs ect.
I also have weird, crazy and not fun memories too, which comes with the job as well. One memory i have is once i had a flight to Frankfurt and we had this very annoying and strict cabin senior that would comment on all the wrong things we would do on board. Dont know if she woke up on the wrong side that morning or was on her period or what the hell was going on with her hehehehe but she would just find errors and would comment on every single thing we did. Even if we would do the right thing she would find whatever it would be wrong with what we were doing. So the energy on board and in the team in the economy was not nice. Once in a while the cabin seniors also have to do so called ´´on board assessments´´ on us crew. We have to do these minimum 4 times a year. Anyhow and my bad luck this cabin senior told us crew in the economy that she wanted to do these ´´onboard assessment´´ on us on that flight to frankfurt. These on board assessment was things the cabin senior would check if we did or not. Example it would be if we have done something nice for any passenger during that flight, how we handled certain situations during certain situations or what we can improve of or what we need to learn more about. What the cabin senior saw in our work that she/he thought wasnt good or we needed to improve. Something we needed to study more about or what our goals are for the future in etihad or if we did our safety security check correctly done during that flight ect ect ect.....
Its a form we later go through with our cabin senior (cabin manager if you work in business or first class)
 I knew i wouldnt get good grades or comments from that assessment because she obviously doesnt like anyone on board heheheeh it didnt matter how perfect we worked or did our best. At the end she wrote very bad stuff about me and wrote that i had done many errors ect. lol These on board assessments actually help us get promoted to work in business or first class later on. This among other things of course. So i was very upset that i had gotten a bad review from her...But what to do, it is what it is. In this job when we are 1000 crew/staff, we are bound to meet fellow co workers that we dont like or wont be able to stand ect. But of course i acted all professional and respected our cabin senior and didnt say anything ect. Cause if we arnt professional we will get reported and thats not good. So once again this taught me to be professional and working in teams even if one person doesnt do her part well or its impossible to work with that person.....we still manage and pull through...managed to work under stress and pressure... 
Times like this than we thank god we work with different crew each flight, than we dont necessary have to meet that person ever again hehehehe 
Having all eyes on you, you truly have to pull through and be strong to do your part. There has been so much i have learned/improved when i used to work as a cabin crew. Example of skills i learned/improved would be problem solving, communication skills, customer service, flexibility, ability to work under pressure and stress,  team work, organizational skills, assertive and punctual and of course being kind and understanding and moreeeeee....

The best choice i ever made in my entire life so far was when i applied to Etihad for the role as a cabin crew and im beyond happy and thankful i even got the chance to join them. Im so happy i took this challenge and did it . 
Im sure i would gain the same knowledge and experiences if i had worked for Emirates, Qatar or British Airways or whatever airline now it is....the job in itself is the same doesnt matter the company. I mention these companies because previously i had applied to them too but got rejected heheheh
Speaking about applying to these airlines and getting rejected, god thats the hardest part...ONE OF THE HARDEST part in my life was these rejections. It took me 3 years and 1000 rejections before i scored Etihad. I did Emirates 4 times, i did Qatar 3 times, i did British Airways 1 time, i even did Thomson 1 time before i scored Etihad...all of this over the course of 3 years. At that time i didnt knew about Flydubai, if i knew i would 100% apply to them too hehehehe

It all began with a dream i had, which i never thought i would ever score. But i chased it like it was the last thing i ever could do, i was so obsessed with it, the fire in me or the obsession turned into determination and the driving force in me. Seriously i just had to score that job of my dreams, even if it would take me years and i would get grey hair heheeh. I would fly back home from assessments or open days crying, after rejections, it was truly painful to lose....and i was thinking what i did wrong...WHEN TODAY i know i didnt do any wrong and perhaps that time wasnt meant to be, or i wasnt lucky that day who knows.
But i regained my strength and started the engines to chase it ALL OVER AGAIN....heheeh i was nuts.....but i guess you know this is YOUR THING or YOUR BURNING PASSION for this chapter in life  WHEN YOU ARE CRAZY IN LOVE WITH YOUR DREAM.
But each chapter in our lives has its own Struggle and Beauty. But truly i feel this job changed me to a much better person i am today. It also opened a new door for me for new goals/dreams in life. So i will forever be thankful for this experience.

....its totally like a GAME thought...we enter this game knowing we will either win or lose, we buy this ticket aka ´´applying´´... than after we apply its not in our control anymore.....after we do the final interview its no longer in our hands anymore....
Even if its a painful game to play with all the emotions up and down...still its all worth it....cause its the fruit of our hardwork we seek...the reward after such hardship....


or the positive email you receive that you passed the final interview

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or when your application status online, changes to whatever final status

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I just felt the urge to write this and share some emotions and thoughts about my time with etihad and what it gave me and what i gained and learned... 
...i hope this motivate YOUUUUU dear lovely reader to NOT STOP...keep chasing your dreams....if u fall,,,,stand up again and keep walking again.......if you get rejected, dont let it define you....dont let it dim the light inside your heart.........make another light....and let it shine bright inside you...
Regardless of what company you wish to join as a crew

Just dont give up because of the obstacles in your will make it...and believe in yourself

 Dont let anyone or anything stop you from getting there...and never think negative...the road might be long and difficult...but thats ok..cause with struggle we become stronger......even when the storm hit you....just ride it out and come out of it stronger and braver............
Yeah its painful and damn hard....but without dreams......what do we live for?
So keep walking dear.......soon that golden ticket will be yours ❤  and a whole different amazing life is ahead of deserve that

And as always if you have any questions let me know in the comment section or send me a message via the ´´contact me form´´
From the bottom of my heart i truly wish you the best.....we will see what tomorrow will bring for all of us.....

Regards// Cabincrewdreamer