A weekend away in Singapore.

The weekend was spent pretty well, I’d say. It had been a while since I last went down to Singapore for a short break – just to spend some time with Nil. (I don’t think that pre-Hanoi trip count as a short break.)

Anyway, his new place is quiet and nearer to the city. Plus-side? It is way cleaner, has a swimming pool, and a cute little baby to boot. Oh yes, his housemate-friend is married with a one-year old baby girl. Never got to see them until we were leaving yesterday. Chloe is so super cute…especially when she sits on her round bottom, looks up and goes “HUH?” at the top of her voice.


Anyway, most of Saturday morning was spent catching up on sleep. (I had a bunch of old ladies next to me chatter away until past 2:30am. Gack.) By the time we hit the city roads on his cute little motorbike, it was nearly way past lunch time. Off to Plaza Singapore for a quick bite first, then a drop off at Spotlight, where I went oooohhhh and ahhhhhh over cross-stitch kits, long stitch and emboidery kits PLUS new novelty yarn. Nil got bored there because I couldn’t decide what I want. So instead of getting some cute cross-stitch kits (which are actually cheaper and better looking than the ones here), I blew SGD50 (and slightly more) on 3 balls of yarn (100 gm, 120 metres and 25% mohair – plus other stuff – acrylic and polyester, me thinks), a pair of 7mm knitting needles and three mini emboidery kits which I think I’ll give away as Christmas pressies.

(Pictures of the yarn will come up soon once Nil sends them over to me by email.)

After that, it was a quick dash to Carrefour for some groceries. Zipping around in his motorbike is really fun although Singaporean drivers are a little like us, if not just as bad sometimes. Whoever expected them to be different? I think all of us, no matter where we are from, are just about the same. Ohyes, swimming. Went swimming in the quite warm pool at his place for a good half an hour I think…and got tempted with the delicious smells of the nearby barbeque pit. I think I’d want to go swimming on Sundays when Nil comes over for the weekend. At least it’ll give us some much-needed exercise. 😉

Dinner was in the form of pizzas – frozen ones that were baked – and a tarte (French-styled pizza like thingies) and a movie called ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ which I thought I had never watched before, but it turned out that I did. Gack.

Sunday was spent here where I further marvelled at the emergence of really still-wild and skittish monkeys (unlike the ones in Bukit Timah and in Penang where they actually come after you). The canopy walk was quite informative and I think it was a great idea for a ‘date’ even though I must admit to being a tad reluctant to actually get my lazy butt up to go in the first place. It is well-maintained and very clean, plus…NO LEECHES! YAY! I’d seriously recommend a trip there – it’s free too.

(By the way, the hike is relatively easy – to the tree top canopy, that is. Nil and I are tempted to try out the 7km trail the next time I’m there.)

Hm…I was thinking of taking Nil up to Bukit Gasing for a hike this weekend…we’ll see how it goes. Going for movies, hanging out in shopping centres and staying at home to sleep is a bit too much for me to handle sometimes. Not to mention boring.

Anyway, right now, I’m at work – came straight from the train station, courtesy of Dad who was nice enough to pick me up at Sentral and show me a new way to get to work. He got off at Puchong to do his own thing. Ah, the life of a retiree.

So yeah…


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