Sunday, November 28, 2010

Books!

Teen and I went out today to find a bookstore that carried more than a few top sellers mixed in with school textbooks. We found one! We took the MRT about 40 minutes to Orchard, which is a fancier area of town where all the high end shops are. I was on the search for this book of knowledge, and Teen wanted some comics.

Before the big browse, we decided to check out this brunch place we'd heard many good things about, Wild Honey. Though we waited a good hour and a half (at least there were some interesting shops in the mall to browse) it was well worth the wait. There are breakfast options broken into countries, which was very interesting, and many of them looked amazing, though as I have been in eggs benny withdrawl for closing in on four months, what option did I have but to choose the European breakfast. A benny with mushrooms, prosciutto, and delicious hollandaise served on brioche. I can safely say this was one of the best bennies I've ever had, delicious!

We headed to the bookstore and I ended up with two sweet books (running me $90 as the prices here are close to double what they should be).


National Geographic's "The Knowledge Book"

I'm very excited about this one. It is broken into categories on astronomy, geology, history, biology, the arts etc. It's filled with photos and a ton of useful information that isn't super dry or difficult to read. WIN!


Lonely Planet's Traveler's Guide to "Planet Earth".

This one I just came across while browsing. Lonely Planet's guide to the BBC's "Planet Earth" series, from a traveler's perspective. It has some amazing destinations around the world in the different Planet Earth categories such as Caves, Deserts and Mountains.

Yay excited!

PS - Saw Scott Pilgrim last night FINALLY! I actually thought it was pretty cool. Some things were left out, as with all book to movies, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

TTFN!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas in Singapore

This feels weird. Singaporeans are obsessed with Christmas. Decorations are up in all the stores, banners hanging in the hawkers stalls. It's hot, sunny, non-November feeling pre-Christmas. Though I'm not the biggest supporter of 'Christmas', I miss the feeling that time of year brings. 60 days of rain, leaves piling up, wet soppy puddles, jeans soaked to the knee... or... er, well the other things. Cookies and get togethers and nom nom dinners. Also it's secretly cute when other people like Christmas, even though I'm not into that kinda thing. Not sure if we will be doing much Christmas-y celebrations here, I barely noticed it's my birthday in two weeks. We are in massive crunch at work and the weeks are flying by. Good and bad I suppose.

Speaking of birthdays... 27! When the hell did that happen! Why life, why must you whiz by so hastily? I probably do it to myself. Too much work makes years go bye bye. Maybe it's time I revert back to my old idea of tying a handkerchief to a stick and putting something in that handkerchief, and walking around with it, looking at stuff and stuff. Balance is the consistent goal that I struggle to attain, and struggle even harder to keep if by some miracle I'm in it for a brief moment. Before I realize it, I'm working so hard at being balanced that the scales have tipped again. Maybe I should go to Tibet and hang out with the Buddhists for a while. How did they get so wise, so accepting, forgiving and peaceful? Maybe it's the altitude.

If I don't find my balance, if my 20's continue to fly by as fast as the rest of them, well hey, 30 can't be so bad.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brunei

New photo post on do the world. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trips Ahoy

What a cheesy title, who chose that? With Brunei coming up on Saturday, we of course decided to plot out some more trips to take on our Asian Adventure. With quite a few holidays per year, and my 6 remaining holiday days, we have come up with a sweet, yet tentative list.

November 2010 - Brunei



December 2010 - Krabi, Thailand



January 2011 - Koh Chang, Thailand (when my Dad and Jennifer come to visit)



February 2011 - Sri Lanka



April 2011 - Bali, Indonesia (when my sisters come to visit)



May 2011 - Hong Kong



We have 1 more holiday after wards which we haven't decided upon. Possibly back to Cambodia since I haven't checked it out yet. We are also planning a 2 month trip up through China and Japan before we come home. YAY TRAVELING!