Days left in Singapore: 27
Days left until arrival in the Queen City: 34
And a good Saturday afternoon to you all from across the globe after another GREAT DAY in the Lion City. IT'S THE WEEKEND!!!!!! It's been typically November weather in SG today, alternating between the surface of the sun and rain storms that feel like Armageddon. However, the Bull did get out of bed at 8:30 this morning to log a 5K on the treadmill downstairs. I turned in a 22:50 for the 3.1 miles, so about a 7:22 pace. On the whole I was pleased, as I felt pretty strong. Having a day off every now and then really helps...
|More Charlotteans experiencing the Green Monster - this brings|
a tear to my eye.
|Dragonboat racing along the Singapore River - we saw this|
on the walk to Marina Bay Sands, and it was REALLY cool.
More to come on this tomorrow.
On Thanksgiving night, I got home about 9:30, fired up the laptop, and then began Skyping mom. We talked at full volume for about 30 minutes, at which point I hung up and was about to shut down when I heard snoring coming from the spare bedroom. Sure enough, they'd come back for a "30 minute power nap" and ended up sleeping for TEN STRAIGHT HOURS. I was talking at my normal 120 decibels, and they didn't stir a bit. CLASSIC.
We also hit one of the other staples last night, rocking up to....RED DOT, BABY!!!!! Oh, yeah - they needed the Green Monster, as I feel it is a staple of the Singapore experience. We rocked up to this place (they'd just left One Altitude), and the hostess said she'd get us a table (the place was HEAVING). Well, her approach to "getting us a table" wasn't the whole "I'll find some empty ones and consolidate," but rather, "I'll walk up to these two slutty looking girls who've been applying make-up for the last ten minutes and aren't drinking and kick their asses out of the bar." It was AWESOME - she basically said, "You hookers gotta bounce. NOW." But to show their disapproval at losing their space to Ang Mo's, they proceeded to whip out their i-Phones and begin texting THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF SINGAPORE. So after 10 minutes and several arguments, the hostess said, "We have second floor available as well," and so we yielded. Score one for the prostitutes.
|Note the Christmas decorations in the background - |
the beer matches the color - I'm thiking it can
become the "official ale of Christmas." And
YES - that is my in a tie...
Once up top, we discussed beer options. David suggested the Tower of beer (equivalent of 7 pints), and I said better to try it first, as they may not like it. After one, however, they all approved, and the tower was starting to gain momentum. Add in the fact that David was watching two TINY Singapore ladies crush a tower on their own, and the gauntlet was thrown down. I was THRILLED, as I'd never ordered one before and it was FRIDAY NIGHT!!!! WOOT-WOOT!!! THAT, however, proved to be a mistake.
Maybe it was the chicken wings as an app. Maybe it was the massive burger, fries, and salad. Maybe it was the fact that I hadn't eaten lunch (except a banana). But however you cut it, that bloody tower BESTED US. We cleared out 97% of the tower, but there was still beer sitting in the classes when we called off the fight and waved the white flag. It was a bit traumatic, as I expected it to be a slam dunk. However, I am happy to report that I'm now the proud owner of 2 glasses as a consolation prize!!!!!!!! Muffin - get excited - the collection is complete!!!!! WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!!!
|This is a shout out to J-Wade and all my Long|
Beach posse - all you skirts know what's up
Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!
Sam and (wandering through Paddington Markets and hopefully staying dry before her big ocean swim and Coogee hike tomorrow - BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN MUFFIN!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!) Jenny