I’m a happy contacts-wearing camper. Easier process than in the US and cheaper than 800-contacts!
That was Rob’s advice when I told him where I was headed. Pulau Ubin proved to be the perfect, non-touristy day trip from squeaky-clean, mainland Singapore.
Walking through Little India, I spotted these two Hindu women walking ahead of Ryan and me. My 2nd entry for this week’s photo challenge.
Sometimes I venture downstairs to The Bank, a pub directly below Rob’s place. That’s where I met Ryan, a married American who’s been living in London for 4 years, here in SIngapore for a two weeks on bidness.
Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong in the near future or just generally curious, here’s my takeaway from my 3 months there. The good, the not-so-good and observations I probably won’t see anyplace else.
This morning, the same sun that had recently set in Austin, TX served as my backlight here in Singapore.
With 100+ days until I fly to Austin, it’s feeling like a good time to do some backpacking-type-travel. Pictured in blue, S.E. Asia is just 60% the land area of the Continental US.
It was actually Tina Fey (playing Palin) who said, “I can see Russia from my house!” What Palin said – “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska” – while insignificant, is at least accurate.
This tiny, handy seam-ripper is now part of my permanent packing list.
Random recap of my 10 days in Singapore so far.
For this week’s “big” photo challenge I moseyed over to the Promenade (about a half-hour mosey) and visited the biggest Ferris wheel in the world.
Can you spot Neko in 3 of the pics? I could live here forever.
Kerry and I went to the National Museum of Singapore where I came across the term “Peranakan”, which I don’t think I’ve seen before. My definition is “mixed-ethnicity people, found round these parts”.
Got to hang out with my Boston friend, Kerry, After 21 months here in Sing, she’s about to move back to the US with her husband and son.
..or maybe he meant “Bi”, short for “Wibi”, but that sounds different than “B”. He was my seatmate – 25 years old, Indonesian – on the 4-hour flight from Hong Kong.
Ok, I’m cheating. I took these in 2008 when I was here for a week visiting agencies.
Made it through customs, ordered breakfast, ready to get to Rob’s place!
As I depart Hong Kong (for now), please enjoy my smorgasbord of random pics!
Today I practiced packing. Tiger Airlines to Singapore is allowing less than Delta to Hong Kong, so I had to pare down. Here’s everything I’ve got with me now:
After several bites, I said something about the squid and Queenie said, “That’s not squid.” I can’t explain how it suddenly tasted bad – like slightly-spoiled meat – but it did.