Monday, January 09, 2006

Celeb Spotting

The orange clad SleasyJet was the airline of choice to bring yours truly back from Blighty to Budapest. Chosen mainly because it was the cheapest flight between the two countries. I can't help thinking though that if I was feeling a bit more flush, I'd be paying that little bit extra to fly in an airplane with legroom and the chance of a couple of free whiskies.

Read moreI was surprised to see Koós János in the departure lounge at Luton. Surely an established Hungarian star such as him would have the cash to ensure a more comfortable trip. It's certain that Hungarian celebs don't have nearly as much opporutunity to make as much cash as they do in a lot of other places (UK, US) but I wonder how much money really is in the business.

He could have just been saving his forints like the eccentric sensible millionaires. He seems to be a hard worker and hard-earned cash is much harder to part with than the easy-to-come-by stuff. I too, loathe to hand over money for, well, pretty much everything. So, is Koós János a penny-pincher or a true pauper?

Or, it could be that he just wanted to visit Luton and see how orange it has become.

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At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Nick said...

"I too, loathe to hand over money for, well, pretty much everything." - finally, The Hungary Years has a strapline.

Welcome back, Tim. BUEK.

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Timbo said...

Thanks for the greeting. It's good to be back, though I have to get into the daily posting again. I've been lazy.

Also, I seem to be spending quite a bit of money right now and plan to spend even more in the future with that Opi-replacement being the big one.

At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Peter said...

t's strange, but many actors and stars of his generation aren't doing as well as one would think (in general of course, lots of them ended up rich). It has something to do with their already going out of fashion somewhat after '89 and with the fall of the communism (it became difficult to get roles and TV airtime), etc.

Some of them weren't very good at marketing themselves in the then brand new market economy, even the communist state TV used to pay better than the commercial networks in the '90s... It's s Hungarian thing, I think. :)

Anyhow, sometimes there's an interview with star like Koos in some magazine and quite strangely you see that in fact they're not very well off. This might be the minority, though, I'm not sure.

But who knows, maybe he's none of the above and IS a cheap-jack. But then a hell of one to skimp on those seats. :)


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