I knew that a night out with a bunch of expats might be the end of my experiment, Obamney 2012. In the end, I didn’t find out from TV or internet, so mission accomplished. It was this old coot!
Of course I found out from this wily Aussie! Just look at him – does he look like the type to keep a secret?! I’d probably been talking to him for about a half hour – his son’s a ski instructor in Niseko, Japan and his daughter lives in Scandinavia someplace. He asked where I was before Hong Kong and I said “Ohio.”
“Oh, did you vote in the recent election?”
I said, “Actually I’m not that interested in politics,” hoping he’d move on. But no.
“You know, a friend of mine was watching Obama’s acceptance speech and…”
Obama’s acceptance speech?! OMG. “So, Obama won?”
“Ack! We have to get a picture!” And we grabbed the nearest person and made him take this picture. Then I explained, that I actually hadn’t known who’d won (and had partially convinced myself that it was Romney.)
The event was through Internations, an expat group Jill got me into. I had to hop on the subway during rush hour to get there, where I caught a double-sighting of stripes (on the left) and a smartphone buffet with a side of glaring-guy (on the right.) Whatever, glaring guy! You don’t intimidate me!
I was headed to this place:
to meet up with this guy from last weekend. Cover was $25 SGD ($20 US) Eek! Told you Singapore’s an expensive place to go out!
Part of the reason I wanted Obama to win is because of $150 I bet that he would win. No word yet on any money coming my way, but look at this exchange from October 20. Do you think I’ll get my $150 from Ted?
After One Rochester, we headed to Ku De Ta, at the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel where I took this pic:
I came into the living room this morning to see Neko sitting in the chair like this. I think it’s election-related; he hasn’t fully processed the Obama win yet. Neko, snap out of it! You live in Singapore and you’re a cat!
First thing I did was watch the November 7th episode of The Daily Show, and it did not disappoint. Go Jon Stewart!
That you were convinced Romney had won sounds like wishful thinking on your part.
Please. Like I wanted to lose that $150 bet.
Unless of course you were hoping to recoup the difference in capital gains taxes….