Awesome Twosome in Singapore


Awesome Twosome in Singapore… 

“Happiness is real, only when shared.”

Our trip to Singapore took us almost a year of planning. When to go, where to stay, whom to tag, what to wear in big time excitement. It was our first time to travel together. Me and my soul buddy. It was also our first time to missed a flight.

Waiting for the next flight...

It was just good to know that my soul sis is good at sprinkling positive vibes amidst tough times. We were about to cry when the guard told us that we do not have any choice but to wait for the next flight. It meant 4 hours and a few hundred dollars.

We reached Singapore late afternoon. We roamed at Marina and had dinner in Burger king with their American size burger, that honestly we can’t consume.

It was funny that the condiments were on display and you can get as many as you can, I can’t help but hoard. ahahaha! After then, we strolled and explored Esplanade like kids.

We passed by the Furlton hotel and Clark Quay

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clark quay

We had our picture taken by a group of Filipinos with Merlion behind our backs. As planned we had dinner at Clark Quay. And the whole time, I had a hard time in pronouncing the “Quay” part. Ehehe…

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We were transfixed and didn’t stop until we get to capture this building with lights changing its’ colors after a few seconds. It was amazing.

This is in in fuchsia which matched my pink shirt at that time. It was such a pretty site.

Awesome!
Green!
d4.My favorite shot!
My all time favorite color!
Don't you agree? (--,)
And blue… =)

My buddy was able to get reservation from Penang Hotel, it isn’t a grand hotel, yet its’ clean, the white sheets are crisp, our bathroom is equipped with hot and cold shower, personalized soap, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste. Expectations met if not surpassed. There are enough maps in the lobby which I hoarded not as our guide but for me to cut and paste for my scrapbook.  The hotel is at the heart of the city.

Day 2, we maximized by reaching Jurong, Sentosa, Raffles and Chimes.

I learned why they are pink. Flamingos feed on red shells leaving their skin pinkish as they grow.

Strike a pose.
One rainy afternoon.

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Night Safari. =)

We were able to squeezed in to check the malls,

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and find time to visit a church along the way.

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My buddy’s turf being a traveler is making itineraries. Chimes according to some blog is full of life during the night, you wouldn’t believe, it used to be a convent.

gimikan sa singapore-chijmes-formerly a convent!

Day 3 is our final day to hop from one place to another. We went to Butterfly park, had coffee at Starbucks, ride on the cable car,

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met a high school friend and dined together at Newton.

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With 2 of my closest friends! Malet n Jayne!

We intended to visit Malaysia by bus, but we drop it as we do not want to miss another flight again.

It was such a gratifying experience, what made it prettier was our astonishment that the place is so clean and so orderly, there was no traffic jam, because vehicles are limited, besides, it is unnecessary to some since the people are well provided by the government of a very systematic commuting scheme.

Buses are coded, some are even decked, there are subways (card can be acquired with sensors that can be easily read by the machine) and voila! No need to fall in line just to buy your ticket! My favorite station is Dhoby Ghaut, I don’t know why it sticks in my mind. There are enough cabs, commuting is truly stress-free and walking had been a way of life. Walking is safe and enjoyable in Singapore.

We noticed too that they are very fashionable, they do layerings, they use colors smartly, trendy shoes and bags and blings are a staple. Singapore is worth re-visiting.

It is such a small country with all the things any traveler will enjoy. It felt like dragging our feet to the airport. It was nice seeing you – Singapore! I would love to go back again! ❤

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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