This is me.

Just to let you know I haven't gone and died or anything remotely serious.

I'm back in my hometown now with so many pictures. It's almost too overwhelming to blog it all (which is why I've been procrastinating). So here are a few shots.

how I found out people had died back home

The weekend we were in Singapore, a typhoon struck the northern part of our country. This is the third typhoon this year (four if you count the one that showed up this week), and it's sad. A lot of people have lost everything. It's something to pray about.

My aunt & our chicken rice meal
3 am, Orchard Road Hawker Center

CHICKEN RICE! IT'S SO GOOD IT MAKES ME TYPE IN CAPITAL LETTERS! Seriously though, this was my aunt's first time to the Lion City so my Mom and I kept going "We've got to get her some chicken rice. Her visit isn't complete without chicken rice." Maybe other people don't agree with us. This was the best meal on our trip though. It was (relatively) cheap, tasty, and fun.

I mean, we have chicken rice here in restaurants offering Singaporean cuisine but it's just not the same.

Who's got the patience to make this?

Anyone who's been to Jurong Bird Park ever notice the stained glass masterpiece above the ticketing counter? I just had to take a shot.

Come to think of it, I just had to take shots of a lot of birds and animals all over Sentosa, the Bird Park, and the Zoo.

a butterfly

little birds in Sentosa

We were surprised at how friendly the birds were in the parks. I guess people must feed them. Sadly, birds back home have learned to stay away from us human beings.

They look sleepy.

Look at him go!

Wave at the elephant (and its trainer too).


Aside from seeing the sights, there was, of course, the shopping. My Mom, my aunt, and I scoured a lot of places in search of the almost-perfect shoe / blouse / skirt / bag / make-up / other stuff that seemed worth buying. The last shopping trip we had before leaving Singapore was about seven hours, and the ones before that were longer.

This is why I ended up seeing a Christmas tree littered with Barbie dolls in Raffles City.

See the plastic legs poking out?

There were other photos and times, but I'm too lazy to post it all and some of the other pictures weren't that great. All in all, it was fun and just the break I needed. I thank God for giving us the time to do something like that. I only regret not meeting some of my friends over there because of bad timing.

I've been busy the whole week though. My friends and I made a birthday video full of messages, photos, music, and sweet sentiments for Joni, a great friend who went home since we had no class. She's been living in a boarding house over here, and had no idea we'd ship her a surprise on her birthday yesterday. I slept late a lot over that video but it was worth it.

I guess I have to go now. I might talk more if I have the time. :D Bye, everyone!

Daisy on 12/09/2006 05:29:00 PM