SO, I was really sad that I couldn’t go to Vietnam to visit John like I originally wanted to- the ticket prices tripled and Chris had a limited timeframe in which he could go because of school- BUT something almost as good is happening: John is coming to visit ME!!! On Thursday! And since now it’s technically Wednesday that means he’s coming Tomorrow!!!!!
We iz gonna have so much fun. So far I’m thinking:
-eat some cheap and delish noodles in some hawker centers
-check out chinatown with all its crazy decorations- buy some red paper Chinese New Year stuff
-go to Vivo and Sentosa just to see how ridiculous it is
-Saturday: west coast beach with Candice and Hayle
-Little India- take photos- eat at Komalas Vilas
-Zouk, if we feel like spendin money
Tomorrow at 12:20. Dreading that horrible plane ride…. but not dreading being back so much anymore. I think 5 weeks of winter is good enough. Plus I’m excited to take lots of pictures with my wonderful new Olympus Pen, swim and hopefully start playing tennis, and do my own grocery shopping!
So (540)846-6757 will not be my phone number any more, it’s Skype for now and (65)8407-2961 in Singy, OR you can even send me a text through Skype to my phone if you really want to talk to me! Although I don’t know how long it takes an SMS to go around the world.
We brought an extra suitcase but even that wasn’t enough- this is one of those times I really hate how we consume SO MUCH CRAP. Where did it come from??! Oh wait its my rain boots.
Everyone hope/pray/cross your fingers that I get a job AND that ticket prices to Vietnam go down so I can visit John while he’s there.
One more day in the states. Feeling pretty bummed, but looking forward to having a regular rhythm of life again.
Nearing the end of my weird long semi-vacation. The way my life is being divide up into these very distinct segments is making me feel like the US and Singapore are almost alternate realities or something… Leaving one place and going to another where the pace and processes of living are quite different… it’s still very surreal. I just have to not think about how miserable the flight is, not think about missing friends and focus on all the stuff I want to get done when I get back.
in Singapore I was really craving sweaters, boots, scarves, and other cosy things, but now I would really love to be able to just slip on some flip flops and go. Dressing in the winter requires so much forethought (also I just get bored easily). Right now it is 19 degrees F, ack!
1. It’s SO DARK
2. lack of public transportation = helpless/trapped feeling
3. Huge portion sizes. I have yet to finish a restaurant meal.