Day 1 in Singapore
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February 28th, 2008 – by: kickasstunner
While walking towards the immigration check queue at the airport, I noticed that almost everyone who greeted me from the moment I stepped out of the plane were mostly Indians so I had to check by looking at the arrival card a few times whether I landed in the right country or I accidentaly got into a plane bound for India (though I would have loved that too.:P). You couldn't blame me, I was still half asleep at that time so half of my mind was still in dreamland. Anyway luckily, I didn't feel sick when I couldn't hold on to someone's hand to keep me relaxed during the flight, but as I gingerly walked out of the plane that's when I started feeling sick and I almost threw up on the person in front of me if I wasn't able to force myself to breathe normally.
After having my passport stamped, I went to get my backpack and found out that the TB pin on it was no longer there! Argh, I shouldn't have pinned it on my bag. I was just proud to show it off, but unfortunately, it came off. :( But my Mickey Mouse pin was still there so maybe someone stole it?! What a scumbag! Anyway, my Aunt who lives near the airport came to pick me up.
*slept until 9am*
Got up, took a shower and got re-acquainted with my cousins and my Aunt's neice, Ate Bebang. :) It's not the first time that I saw them, except for Ate Bebang, so I didn't have a hard time getting along with them. Well, I never really get a hard time talking with anybody there or anywhere except when I don't feel like talking at all - that's when it becomes an effort. hehe. :)
My Aunt asked Ate Bebang to accompany me to wherever I wanted to go so it made me happy that I have someone to tag along with the whole day.
So what did we do today? We walked along Orchard road, visited several malls, bought some postcards and Singapore souvenirs (ah, it's just the trusty pen, nail clipper and bottle opener.lol). Started hunting for black and white films and vintage cameras but found only colored ones and people giving me a blank stare each time I ask where to find holgaroids (plastic cameras).
Then we decided to go to Chinatown for lunch and I ordered beer with my chicken with veggie and beef fried noodles. It was delicious, really but I shelled out 16 sgd for 2 meals. Plus 7 sgd for the Tiger beer. Right then I knew, I was going to spend a lot more on food than anything else - okay, alcohol as well! hahaha!
About 4 meters away from me, there's this Turkish ice cream vendor who gets attention by the smashing and clashing sounds he makes with bells dangling on his cart and any metal he could hit with his scoop. Since I was craving for some dessert and I haven't tasted a Turkish ice cream yet, I went there to check it out.
We walked around Chinatown for a while, swung by at two temples. I forgot to take a picture of the other one, sorry. Then on our way to Clark Quay, I bought some chicken satay to munch on. At Clark Quay, I just took some pictures and kept chatting up with Ate Bebang until we decided to go back home at 5:30pm.
On our way home, Ate Bebang, who has been in Singapore for over two years, told me that it was her first time to visit Clark Quay and Chinatown and she's thanking me for bringing her there with me. That's the reason why from Chinatown to Clark Quay then back home, I was the one leading the way instead of her because she never really goes out. From that day on, it has become my personal mission to take her with me to explore and discover Singapore up until the day I leave. :) It always makes me feel good to make someone's day without doing much and to be appreciated by the small things I do. :)
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