Sunday, February 01, 2009

[trip] Singapore

When: 2009 Chinese New Year

- Sushi rolls in the JAL business class lounge
- Another glass of iced green tea please?
- Taking endless pictures of astoundingly beautiful japanese dishes
- Getting sold on noise-cancelling headphones
- 36 pieces of Scotch-brite, 8 packs of Lindor's, 6 JAL snacks, 3 bottles of Reversitall, 1 bottle of glucosamine, and 1 bottle of calcium
- 12 chinese piano songbooks and 12 pairs of socks
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- Gorgeous pool at the Royal Plaza on Scotts and the even more gorgeous smell from the kitchen below
- Squeezing through the crowds at Mufstafa plaza
- Eating with our hands (and not really quite sure nhow) and being the only female, non-indian patrons in Little India
- "Whoa! A solar eclipse today"
- Yet another "3 for $10" shop!
- Enjoying the best fresh squeezed mango juice since years ago in Egypt
- The wonderful 8-step ceremony of Yu Sheng
- Uncle accidently breaking a wine glass
- The room thermostat always reading 30C
- Making my 9am PST conference call everyday
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- Watching that really, really funny singing / lyrics game show with sis, starring 66 of 5566
- Dad drank an entire Dinasour by himself, at the country club cafe
- Trying to explain to the vendor that they should sell "dessert" Roti Prata with butter and sprinkled sugar
- Realizing that Boba Tea was actually copied from Teh Tarik
- Chanel No 5 for $10 at The Alchemist on Arab Street
- Could not stop eating those darn good "Kueh Bangkit"
- Dad accidently breaking a scotch glasss
- 15-min of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in 3D
- Remembering just how funny Kung Fu Hustle is again
- Chicken curry in Singaporian, Malayisian, and Indian style
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- "Wow how can you find all the cheap stuff that looks expensive?"
- Waiting for dad for 3 hours to deliberate on a pair of shoes
- Amazingly Hai-Nan Chicken Rice at Takashimaya basement
- Buying bargain handbags and getting free pearls with mom and sis
- Discovering "Durian Pancake"!
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- Best Rohja and Asam noodles at the Singapore Island Country Club
- The grand-aunt who is 83 and has more energy and does more than most people half her age
- Enjoying Sourdop on shaved ice at Dessert Hut in China Town
- Witnessing speedy alteration by Doreen at Suits n U
- Are we having dinner at a hotel? This is uncle paul's house?
- Satay and shrimp chips surely contain crack cocaine
- An evening of fine Macallan
- Having a Singapore Sling and chocolate fondue at midnight with sis
- Seroiusly chocolate scented lotion at the DFS downstairs
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- Playing "Jose Speaks Again" video for the 50th time and driving sis nuts
- It's not a food court at the Wisma -- It's a Food Republic
- Best Chen-dol and Coffee + Macha jelly on shaved ice
- Finally seeing what's behind those big LED screens
- Listening to the afternoon rainstorm in china town
- "I'll pass on the crab, but I'll take all the chili sauce!""
- The softest fried "Man To" to go with the chili crab
- Eating Durian at the "Guaranteed Good" Durian stand
- Driving through the red-light district lined with chinese hookers
- Getting locked inside the pool after way overstaying in the sauna past midnight
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- Waking up the fam at 5:30am and piling into a Maxicab at 6am
- "There is a seed in Mangosteen? I've swallowed the last two ones whole!"
- "I don't feel so good. Maybe we shouldn't have eaten the Mangosteen on empty stomach?"
- 3 little sandwiches for mom
- Finally finding the Singapore Girl batik Sarong Kebaya outfit
- The machine that delivers the perfect pour of Asahi at Narita's JAL Sakura Lounge
- Seeing the big'ol Green Expedition pull up the curb and getting licked all over the face by Jose
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- Dessert Hut: People' Park Center #02-48 / 6533 1137
- The Alchemist: Adny Alhaddad / Golden Landmark Shopping Complex #02-17 / 9456 9874
- Suits n U: Doreen / People's Park Centre #02-30 / 6532 3383

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