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Singapore Day 1

My sister and I flew via AirAsia. We got cheap tickets considering that it was not really a seat sale and it was less than a month before the trip.Aside from the Mister Donut I bought from the pre-boarding area of DMIA, we bought plane meals. It was all because I was dying to taste Nasi Lemak again but to my dismay, it was not available. So I just chose Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice.

Chicken Rice

It tasted okay, just right for a quick meal. It somehow made me dizzy though. Good thing I always bring my toothbrush and paste along with my hand carry bag so I could quickly brush off annoying tastes.

We landed just right on time. We had to look for the train that will lead us to one of their city trains in which we have to do several interchanges to reach Chinatown. It was very cool, I wish the same for our country.

Upon arriving at Chinatown, we looked for Pillows and Toast located at Mosque St. To our hearts’ content, it was just few walks away from the exit!  I was too hungry so I kept telling my sister that we should eat after checking in. But the Chinese restos around the area offers expensive meals.

When we got to Pillows and Toast, we were given access cards and permit to put our bags in the locker! We checked the last floor which was their recreation area. It was awesome, there we saw Ms. Germany who was currently using the net books for free use.

After resting a bit, we strolled around Chinatown and I saw few items I wanted to buy as pasalubong. Also it was around the area where we saw Chinese restaurants. Too bad their menu outside doesn’t have prices on each dish and since I was too hungry, we just gave in.

It felt that we were robbed on our first lunch / real meal in Singapore. Everything was so expensive. On a lighter note, we saw a hawker center near our place. We decided to eat there for our dinner.

After our lunch, we went back to the hostel and slept. No jet lags (hello, it was only 4 hours of plane travel hahaha) but plain lazy. When we were hungry again for dinner, we went to the hawker place at around 8pm or earlier than that, I can’t remember. There were stores closed already and we would check out the foods where most of the people line up for.

I was decided then to have noodles and not rice. So we lined up in a noodle stall which sells noodles for about SG$ 2. But ha, your SG$ 2 meant you would see how uncle prepared for the food.

It was bland. But the best thing about each stall is they do provide the right condiments to compliment their dishes! I had fish sauce with nice amount of chili!

Oh prior to sleeping back, my sister and I checked on the Tooth Relic religious place. There was a ceremony going on and just amazing how everyone is walking with their feet and wearing a brown stuff! 😛

After having dinner, we decided to end the day because for our second day we would be at

Resorts World Sentosa – Universal Studious Singapore! Until the next post!

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Banchetto 11-11-11

When I read about the wishing lantern event of Banchetto through Facebook, sinabihan ko na agad friends ko para magkita kita na rin kami. Walang nag confirm agad so wala kaming nabiling lanterns. Mabilis kumalat yung announcement through Facebook, e. But we still decided to witness the event itself plus to eat as well.

Nagdala ako ng comfy clothes na ipapamalit sa work clothes ko kasi na-anticipate kong maraming tao talaga lalo na may event pa. Pina-ship ko pa nga thru LBC yung work related things ko para hindi hassle sa akin pati na sa mga tao along the food area.

Nakipagkita ako with J and friends, Tin and Aubrey sa Megamall around 7pm. We also happened to saw one of our college classmaate, Geranie too! She was waiting for her brother so they can go home together. We were also informed that the lantern activity wont push through because of safety reasons. Okay then. Good thing I was with my food buddies so carry lang naman na walang lanterns; wala rin naman kaming lanterns na napa-reserve e. Pigout kung pigout lang. Also, nagcra-crave ako at si J ng kebab. 😉

Pag labas namin ng mall, umaabon. We walked our way to different taxi terminals but to no avail. Ang haba na ng pila, wala pang dumadaan na taxi. Naglakad pa kami hanggang Shang kasi I thought since puro rich naman pumupunta doon, malamang hindi na nila kailangan ng taxi. But no, there were other people in line and most of them mga teens probably headed to Megatent, too. Luckily, when we were supposed to walk going to Teleperformance (meron kasing taxi lane sa tapat nila e), merong dumaan na taxi na baba na yung pasahero, still in Shang area.

Super traffic left to right. Ang dami na naming napagkwentuhan ng friends ko. Work related, lovelife, and whatnot. Ang dapat na P60 or less fare expense, naging P100! Gusto ko na ngang maglakad na lang kahit from Tektite na lang kaso kawawa naman si manong driver na maiipit sa taxi, diba?

Pag dating namin sa gate mga 9pm na, may mga parang security personnel na sinasabing wala nang magaganap na pagpapa-light ng lanterns. Keriboom. Tumuloy pa rin kami and other people.

Nagsimula na kaming maghanap ng food. Narinig namin na walang kebab for the night so nalungkot din si J. He was at Banchetto-Forum the other midnight and meron daw kebab. Hindi lang siya kumain kasi gusto niya sabay kami kumain kasi matagal na kaming nagcra-crave.

We got lucky buying drinks! Pila na pala yung pinipilahan namin. But got unlucky for the next tent na pinuntahan namin. Nakuha na ang order namin pero nahuli pa kami sa queue. What? Hindi na rin ako nagpaka-BV. Baked Mac na deceiving! HAHA and rice sticks from the only (ata) korean food tent that night!

We were lucky to secure 3 chairs. Pinadala ko kay J at nakahanap kami ng table na half e walang gumagamit kasi walang chairs. Though gilid siya ng trash bags. ):

There were hundreds of people who were disappointed. They weren’t not able to read the update Banchetto posted in their Facebook fanpage. They didn’t have an idea that the activity was cancelled.

If only Banchetto has anticipated the safety while planning and if they had meeting with the barangay officials and building owners before announcing the event, there wouldn’t be an activity.

Sayang naman kasi yung hassle na dinanas nila sa traffic at pagdadala ng dslr at pag pila ng magandang damit diba? Haha! Pero seriously, there were claims na galing pa sila sa nearby provinces para sa event na yon. Almost everyone who wanted to witness the activity saved the date. Sabi kasi nung nag jibber jabber sa microphone kahapon, natutuwa siya kasi nakikita na raw niya yung Emerald that night. So I assumed na kapag wala silang announced big time activity, hindi maraming tao unlike sa Emerald before. Marami nga naman talagang tao kagabi.

Sana hindi na lang din sila nagpa-park sa loob at ginamit na lang nila yon for the food tents. Ewan ko ba kung bakit trip na trip nila yung ganoong siksikan. Hindi naman same sa ibang food night market ha?

Some people chose to bitchfit and some chose to enjoy the night! I can’t blame them especially those who were deeply hurt and  disappointed, I would had chosen to bitchfit, too but 11-11-11 is such a beautiful day! I didn’t need to wish at all because I can make anything possible when I want to! I didn’t need to wish because praying is easier than wishing and hoping.

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Maaaaaaarch!

Oh why I love March? Because it’s summer time already! Lez party! Though I hate march ’cause (it’s the end of the 2nd semester and) deadlines are in! I’m actually writing a part of our group’s final paper for Experimental Psychology – and I’m stuck in the second paragraph. I actually want to start all over again.

Oh finals in AnaPhy tomorrow and I am still not reading anything. Good thing cramming works for me. Maybe the result why I don’t remember anything after taking exams. 😐

Last friday was our group’s turn to conduct our training program. Our classmates praised us ’cause they thought everything went well. Well, it did went well except for one person who didn’t process the last activity. Maybe she couldn’t believe that aside from me, there are other people who hate her. And yes, maybe, our friendship wouldn’t be the same again. Even though I’ve already buddy up her again, I could still give reasons to hate her. 😐

Bad karma was too early that day. I saw my bottle of alcohol emptied. My bag was wet and so my stuff – and so my cellphone! So it was drunk with water bubbles inside that when you press the lcd too hard, they will move around. Here’s a picture a day after, it already looks dry here.

And hey, do you think it’s usual to see fish bones in a can of San Marino Corned Tuna? I was surprised!!! I didn’t enjoy my lunch that day ’cause I was carefully checking out the fish bones. 🙁

And finally, my breakfast today. Cereals. Hahahaha! I just thought that these stars are awesome in milk! 😀

Okay, till next time. 😉