Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Late Chinese New Years/Valentines

This is a bit late...but I had a great Chinese New Year/Valentines weekend! I spent one day shopping all day and  decided that I have a new favorite store to add to my list of faves...Massimo Dutti!! I am a little bit obsessed with their manequins. I wish I could dress in a million layers in Singapore! Actually I wish I had enough style to dress in layers....

And C and I did a double feature at the movie theater because I thought she was moving in 2 weeks...but she tricked me. She actually has 6 more months in Singapore which is great! And unlike in America where it is possible to sneak in and watch multiple movies...we actually bought two movie tickets each. One for Valentine's Day and one for Nine. Watching two movies in a row made me think...I don't think I have ever sneaked into another movie after watching one movie in America, and now that is not possible at all in Singapore. But I love watching movies in Singapore because of the caramel makes everything better.

I also went to a traditional chinese ney year's dinner with a friend of a friend of my mother's. Super awkward because I was the only person not related to anyone. And let me tell you Chinese people eat some weird stuff! There is this traditional (as in traditional Singaporean, not Chinese) thing called yu sheng. Its like a salad with noodles and salmon and a bunch of other crazy stuff...and everyone  uses their chopsticks and toss it into the air over and over again for prosperity. Although, when I was doing it a ton of noodles fell on my hand...I wonder if that means I won't be prosperous this year?

And I spent Valentines with Mae and Ashley! They're soooo awesome...I bought us cute valentines days cupcakes and macaroons from a restaurant downstairs of my apartment, and we had a great dinner at a surprisingly good Mexican restaurant called Margarita's, which actually has amazing margaritas! The only thing I missed was the free chips and salsa you always get when you're in the US.

But the best part of the entire weekend was picking up the MOMMY at the airport! I get 2.5 weeks with the mommy....yaaaaaaaay!! All in all, this was one of the best weekends!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


OMG...I had the greatest adventure with a few co-workers at Sentosa. I really love beaches, great food, and such a relaxing atmosphere. We went on this crazy banana boat like contraption called the flyfish. Its like intense parasailing+banana boating. I didn't get to take any pictures of it...but I found this great video on youtube...but i was definitely laying inside the flyfish on my back...not sitting up like those crazy people in the video.

Singapore surprises me all the time. I did not know I could have such an adrenaline filled adventure here. I can't wait until my next adventure to Sentosa..until next time, xxoo!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wild Wild Wet

FINALLY days off after 12 tortuous days in a row. I love weekends

I had a great Friday and eating at the awesome food court at 313! How can you beat an entire meal for less than USD 3.00?!! And it always tastes great. I am obsessed with that mall!

I also did some birthday shopping for irene and courtney...I love shopping for presents! I wish that was a job.."official gift buyer" or something. I would rock at that job, well at least everyone seems to like my presents. Ugh but lets be honest, any job that brings me home would be great though.

O and I also got a great mani/pedi at the place underneath my apartment called I Confess. They getting a mani/pedi coming in for a cute/maybe sacriligious? I had a great experience, sometimes singaporeans really surprise me...I had tried to come in a few times a couple weeks ago and they were always booked whenever I wanted to come. So when I finally was able to come in they gave me $10 off AND free nail art...look how cute!?!

But the highlight of this entry is my adventure to the only waterpark in Singapore, Wild Wild Wet, with Leonie. Well, when I found out how FAR away it was I already did not have high hopes for it...but it was only SGD15.00 so I figured why not give it a try. This place was at the farthest end of the subway line...I've never travelled so far out of the city center! I think the amount of time we spent travelling to and from the waterpark was longer than the amount of time we spent at the acctual waterpark.

TOTAL FAIL! The park had a tiny small lazy river, a wave pool with tiny waves, and three pretty lame water slides. There was one upside to the park...this ride called Slide Out.

Its basically like a giant skateboarding ramp and you ride down in an innertube. It was the most thrilling thing there..although the way up the to the top was insane. We had to carry this insanely heavy innterube with back rests so you didn't hit the walls up to the top and the floor was burning hot! Singapore definitely does not know water paks. I think I'm going to stick with Sentosa from now on.