Christmas In Singapore

Despite the constant rain, my four days in Singapore were…well….eventful in a way. I didn’t just burn a hole in my pockets, I had an all out Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bomb in my pockets(what’s left of it). But I still had a great time because my purpose of going to Singapore was to see Chee Kiang. 🙂

Going into Singapore on Christmas eve’s is crazy. There were probably more than 4000 people lining up to go into Singapore at the causeway(ugly dump on the Johor side) and I actually waited for HALF the duration of my trip from Malacca to Singapore to get my passport chopped. Like 1.5hours man. Cacat!

There was even once when I went with Chee Kiang to meet his friend Karthik at a mamak stall(the singaporeans call it Prata over there) and when we left the rain was pouring so hard. We had to walk in the pouring rain for about a kilometre and were drenched to our bones. I’ve never walked in the rain so much before.

Speaking of Karthik, he was quite a character. Hahahaha. Whenever Chee Kiang makes a lame joke to him, Karthik will look at him like that: -_-. Like lowering your eyelids and curving your lips downwards. Damn cute one! Hahhaa. I will adopt that look whenever Chee Kiang says stupid things to me.:P


We bought an orange umbrella from Giordano. I’ve never seen so much of rain in my life. It starts raining at 1am and continues right up till 10am when you wake up and then it doesn’t even stop when you go to sleep at 1am the next day.


Walking in the rain.


The trees looked pretty all lit up in the evening rain.

Even though we were in Singapore with Daryl, Justin and Gaya but they went to spend Christmas eve with their friends while Chee Kiang and I headed over to Orchard alone to check out the Christmas decoration.


Some colours to feast your eyes on. Not much, but I quite like the white one on the bottom left corner.


A collage of christmas decoration.


That’s me posing with the Singapore Visitors Centre.


A pretty interesting concept for the base of a christmas tree, don’t you think?


The crowd was mad. Just look at the amount of people.


ok, so I can’t spell jacuzzi. Jaccuzzi? How to spell??

Chee Kiang brought me to this place called Balcony Bar for dinner. Quite a nice place to chill out. Love the chairs there, not the one in the photos. But they had those hanging from the ceiling type of chairs, the Austin Powers/MIB ones. One day I will have those in my house. 🙂 And they had swings too… love the concept! And yea there is a Jacuzzi/Jaccuzzi/Jakusi(?) in the middle of the bar. I’ll pay you any amount you want if you dare to have a dip(in your bikini or speedos!) during the Friday night/Saturday night crowd. Heehee..


Perhaps the prettiest christmas decoration that I’ve seen in Singapore.


You see the mad crowds? Elbow to elbow, crotch to butt, shoulder to shoulder, hair to hair…ugh. But surprisingly I wasn’t even that flustered.


Even got time to camwhore ya.


Orchard Road had this pretty interesting christmas display going on where pedestrians will walk along Orchard and see different nativity scenes.


Another one.


It was way too crowded and some people couldn’t tahan walking the entire length of Orchard Rd.


While resting at Coffeebean, I bumped into Andy. Of ALL places. Hahahaha. We did say that we won’t meet up because we see each other everyday in Kedah, and decided that we’d probably bump into each other along Orchard road. AND WE DID. LOL. Didn’t see Brenda though. She was supposed to be in Singapore as well.


And then the foam fights started. We were constantly caught in spray can battles. I did have this perverse desire to want to be caught in the middle of one the fights.. faux snow sprinkling down, the smell of aerosol..mmmm.


Happy Hooligans.


This is outside Vivocity the new shopping complex which is near Sentosa Island.


The shape of the building is very amoebic.


Chee Kiang was doing his laundry when we were back at his hostel, waiting for Daryl, Gaya and justin to be done with their own celebrations before we headed to the hotel. See, NUS so lucky got their own laundromat.


And the toilets are so beautiful.


Big green trees outside his window.


And a cozy walkway down to the mainroad lies just outside his room.
 


Last week when the both of us were at Ikea, we bought these fairy lights for RM7! So pretty right? Mine is sitting in my room in Kedah on the floor, not quite sure where to put it yet.


A close up shot of one of the bulbs.


I was thoroughly amused by the messages left on their common fridge.


Such a happy looking place right. The trays containing some mush on the wooden table is apparently left over food from the christmas eve party.


LOL, all the bitchy messages.


And as I have mentioned before, his hall had something called Buaya Week sometime back and these are the remnants of the Buaya Week.


They’d leave sweet things like these for each other, anonymously.

After having breakfast with Daryl, Justin and Gaya, we all went on our separate ways as the rest wanted to meet up with a few other friends. Chee Kiang and I went to the East Coast Park and rented bikes. He brought me to his junior college hostel(Dunman High School Hostel) and pointed out to me where so and so made out, where this and that happened etc.

It was quite a nice comfortable ride. Not tiring as it was mostly flat lands.


Chee Kiang on his bike.


Me on mine.


I’m not quite sure where this is. I think it was somewhere the supposedly delicious Dragon Boat men practiced. Yep, that’s right. My boyfriend brought me to (unsuccessfully) check out half naked solid chested men. 😀


Since I was quite tired, we climbed onto a slab of wall remains and watched the waves gush in and out of the cracks of the wall. Very peaceful.


<3. It was a sunny day even though it was drizzling.
Even in the day the fairy lights look beautiful.


l-r: Chee Kiang, Gaya, Justin and Daryl. Chilling in Chee Kiang’s room.


Daryl is pregnant.


I’m glad that he loved the hamburger (cd cover) that I bought for him for his birthday(which was damn bloody long ago).


Justin does not want to be the father of Daryl’s hamburger. The poor little bastard of a hamburger. :( 


It was STILL raining when we went to Orchard Road again.


One for the friendster account. 😀 I didn’t realise that we were wearing the same colour combination. 0_0


Berteduh hujan.


At Orchard, we met up with Britney, Chun Leen and Yi Herng(sorry, is that the spelling?). This is Britney by the way. It seems like he has grown taller since I last saw him! Couldn’t do dinner with them because we were too slow to decide on a place to eat.


l-r: Chun Leen, Yi Herng and Chee Kiang. Chee Kiang’s camwhoring skills have improved.


Yi Herng and I. This was moments before the so called owner of the shop told me that I couldn’t take a picture. I said that I was sorry and if she could please hold the top for me as I wanted to say byebye to a friend before coming back to try on the top. She went on and on saying, “This is my shop. At least ask me for permission to take photos with my clothes.” I was quite taken aback but I just apologised and told her i’ll be back.

Then she went on somemore, “If you want to take photos, can. But must ask me. Don’t you know it’s my clothes? You have to at least ask me. You can’t just take photos..” she was SO long winded that I just used both my hands and flung it in her direction and said, “I DON’T WANT to try your clothes already!!” and went to Chee Kiang, Chun leen and Yi Herng to bitch like mad about the fat slanty eyed bitch(hm, sounds like me. But she’s way uglier and fatter and ruder.)

The thing is her shop has such nice clothes and I couldn’t go back there. As I walked past the shop, I saw Gaya looking at the clothes.

So I shouted at Gaya, “DON’T LOOK AT THE CLOTHES THERE GAYA. GO AWAY!!” while the bitch was standing next to her.

HMPH. I hate people who cannot be reasoned with. I already apologised what else does she want? You don’t talk so rudely to your customers. What a cibai.


Justin wanted to try Carl’s Junior where they served big ass hamburgers. Big bacon and cheese hamburger. Mmmmmm.


After dinner, we went to McDonalds’ for a drink.
l-r: Gaya, Daryl


Justin and his friends Michelle and her husband Kevin. They were his colleagues from Fish and Co. Michelle was actually our senior from school!


Chee Kiang and I. The umbrella is not for show lah, the rain was coming in to the shaded area.


back at the hotel before everyone bathed.


My camwhoring skills very the power until can capture five people at once!


Esther’s turkey. She wanted turkey from Singapore……-_-

She told Chee Kiang on msn to remind me to buy a turkey back for her. Seems that Malaysia banned turkeys because it was not halal. Apparently it is because some people didn’t pray before chopping the birds up. Anyway, so I laughed lah. Like who the hell brings a whole turkey back from Singapore?!

Just before returning to Malaysia on the last day, I popped over to Cold Storage to get Esther’s turkey. It was apparently the last turkey in the store and the attendant had to make some calls to enquire about the turkey. What an important turkey.

I thought fine lah, I’ve got SGD43 left. How much can a turkey cost?

“Here’s your turkey, Miss,” the guy said while passing the turkey to me.

“Thank you,” I replied and nearly fell as I felt the full weight of the turkey.

When the cashier lady scanned the price tag, my jaw dropped. SGD41 for that bloody bird.

Sob..

Esther’s sms came after that, “Oi, no need turkey already,”

I was like, “Nooo..i already bought it!!”

And she was like, “How one the turkey?”

I told her, “Frozen? Whole?”

And she was like, “WTF???????!! I wanted cooked turkey!! We can get frozen turkeys here. Just that the malays can’t cook it at restaurants,”.

0___________________0!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY SGD41/RM94!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *tears*

“So what are you going to do with the turkey?” I asked.

“Don’t know…I must find an oven,” she said. She didn’t even have an oven. Oh well.


And since we were being kiamsiap in Singapore, we felt that the parking coupons were too expensive so Daryl came up with this ingenius idea.  -_-

But obviously we bought parking coupons in the end lah.