Friday, March 20, 2009

a quickie on my spore trip

Main reason was to chaperone my mom down to bro's place to see their newborn baby! And since I have 5 days in Spore and i dun like shopping or sight-seeing tat much, took the time to catch up wit pals down here:
Drove down to KL after MYF and stay over at sis place. Good thing still ok with night driving. Next morn, sis dropped us off to Corus Hotel to catch the 9am aeroline bus. The complimentary coffee b4 boarding the bus was GREAT! Bus is spacious, clean, quiet and had SUBWAY's sandwich toast and black coffee on bus.
Arrived at Harbourfront and another sis was there to meet us. Had a bento box at one of the food court there for lunch. Then took a cab to bro's place. Here's the lil fella we're supposed to meet :) Spend time mainly with bro, wife, baby, sis n mom at his place.

Day 2: my sis took mom and I to tampines mall and did some baby shopping. Bought a baby cradle n a few other baby stuff. Then went over to visit my sis's cattery.

I began to plan my appointments for the next few days. First was meeting up with ex-PCC staff (the company i worked for b4 i joined CGMC). June and Yip took me to this lil nice place for Thai food - seafood tom yum kung, a olive kinda fried rice, pandan wrapped chicken, a mix seafood platter, a vege dish n top up wit a thai dessert! We were so absorbed catching up tat I forgot to take pics of the nice yummy food we had. Met June's fren, Zach as well. Too bad Yen Bing, Yee Boon n Yeannie cant make it tho or else we'll have a mini ex-PCC reunion there! Guess where we got Zach to help us take pic b4 we split?

Day 3: went over to AMK to visit Van, baby Benjamin n Aunty Dorothy! Ben is so cute :P Then met Rachel (havent seen her since the days when we were in MYAF days at CGMC). Rachel took me to this nice Jap place - being a small eater, i opt for their tea special - a drink wit a choice of Jap dessert.

The day ended with meeting up wit Yen Bing. We went to the Chinese Rest just next to where Rachel and I met. Had very unique 'siu loong pau', noodles, a fried fish paste thingy which is VERY nice! u noe me - i reali like dessert :P so had a cold black pulut rice with black jelly!

Day 4: Caught up with my cousin sis, Steph. She took me to tis nice bread n pastry shop near Sommerset MRT. Hmm.. my fav black coffee n had a yummy apple crumble (thanks steph for recommending tat!) Steph's brunch portion was BIG! so help eat off some of the home-made raisin bread wit butter n jam. Dinner was chinese meal at a place near my bro's place. Having rice n chinese food is a nice change too!

Today is my last day in Spore. No more major catching up except with Fiona & Herman for tea before we leave Spore tonight. All in all, this trip has made me realise I had wonderful family members (cousins included :p) and friends whom I treasure... just because we havent seen or can catch up with each other as often as we would like, but good frens can just pick up where we last left :) thanks to all of you for especially taking time off yr BZ schedules to meet up... thanks for taking the trouble to take me round spore to sample all the unique and yummy food :)

til my next post -end-