Sunday, May 3, 2015

SG April '14: Day 4 + 5

April 20, 2014

Today we had lunch at Marchè, Somerset 313.

(Omg guys alam niyo ba na if you hold down a letter on your Mac 
keyboard all the symbols pop out?! My friend Niña taught me this. 
That's also how I made an enye just now! Ang galing please) 

There are a bunch of food stations (meat, seafood, drinks, appetizers, etc) 
where you line up to order what you want. They give each of you a card and that's 
what you give them when you place an order at the counter. They swipe it and give 
you that round buzzer that vibrates when your food is ready tapos you just go back to pick it up.

We got lamb chops

The calamari was nomnomnomnom

We ordered steak and pizza too if I remember correctly! 
After lunch we challenged my dad to take the train with Kuya Leo
and he accepted! Trachea and I got so excited that we went with them 
just to document the event. Here they are waiting for the train:

Omg it's legit! My father is in the train hahahahaha

Bye Dad + Kuya Leo!
(They were going to look at gadgets ata)

I promised to take Trachea to Scape + Cineleisure because it was our last day.
We changed trains and went back to Somerset where I showed her the skate park that
I accidentally ended up in the day before. 

Passed by Food Republic muna for some Milo Dinosaur 

One of my favorite stores in Cineleisure - they have the nicest polos for boys!
(And since my friends are almost all boys, this is where 
I get them pasalubong - I'm lookin' at u, Carlos + Borj + Kimps!!!)

Scape is right next door to Cineleisure. Camille took me there a few trips back,
and I wanted to show Tracy because they have a lot of random anik-anik.

Hair chalk, for example.

And these cute shoes na sobrang chipangga!
In fairness ah I use them often and nothing's broken yet

Got picked up by the school bus for dinner

Dami namin talaga! Not arranged by class number -
Tito Ronny, Pammy, Tita Evelyn, Auntie Doris, Dad, Tess, Tito Philip, 
Uncle Jimmy, Trachea, and Ate Diday

I found a calamansi on the ground

Chenen! No Signboard Seafood

I love their logo it's so kyot

The boys were all terno. Wearing Bape
(Did you guys plan this?)

Tracy is happy with her giant crab leg

Dessert at Max Brenner


Yiiiiiie hahahha hello father

Trachea, Ate Diday, and Tess

We weren't tired yet kaya we passed by Marina Bay Sands kasi malapit lang

Tess likes Chanel


April 21, 2014

Got up early for our 2pm flight
(Miko is in flipflops because he's just going back to his apartment after!)

We are a Rimowa family

Bye Miko!!! I always feel a tiny bit sad when he gets left behind
but I know he super loves living in Singapore.
Tita Mimi and Pammy making chika at the back

Guys hindi ko nawala passport ko o! Award!

Trachea with our stuff

I have a very specific Changi Airport habit. I always pass by this toy store
near the giant M&M statue and for some reason, the Boogie Board is always still on display.
Boogie Boards remind me of Abuelita (Abu for short), Carlos's lola. She couldn't talk very well na
when I met her, kaya she would write down what she wanted to say through the Boogie Board.
She was super super super nice to me and her hugs were the best, so I always make
it a point to say hello to her when I see one!

AND OH EHM GUESS WHAT. I ran into Carlos's parents when we arrived in Manila!
They just got back from their anniversary trip to Europe tapos we were so happy to see
each other!!! What is nagwawala in the airport ahahhahahha HI TITO AND TITA!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

SG April '14: Day 3 (Part 2)

April 19, 2014

Kinda more like Part "in between", pero bahala na.
These events happened between around 1:00pm and 5:30pm.....

I met up with Camille at Cineleisure, where she was having a quick lunch
at Mosburger. (Epal: My Ate is the only other person I know that's
been to Mosburger. She likes the shrimp there! Anyway back to my kwento) 

Our last trip to Singapore, Camille showed me a really nice Pentel brush pen 
that she let me use on her sketchbook tapos IT WAS SO NICE GUYS!!! 
Before that kasi I was using Unipins and it only stays at one thickness,
but the brush pen can make manipis and makapal lines and I feel like drawings 
feel more alive like that!!! Nainlove agad ako pero we didn't have time to 
get one anymore, kaya she told me she'd take me to an art shop when I came back. 

Elo Camille :-h From Cineleisure we went to Bugis Junction,
walked past some stores (We saw a circle-shaped mannequin and a
triangle-shaped mannequin. Okay wala lang)

We went out the other end and walked to a building she wanted to 
show me (Bras Basah Complex). I saw this sign on the way and parang -
Why have we never been here? Feeling ko nice there!

Hemingway - Bras Basah Complex has a bunch of book stores and 
art stores and cute stores (Aka wasteland. Please see definition of wasteland here.)

This is a photo I took in Basheer, a book store that specializes in design and art books.
  Artist friends, you're going to go insane here. I didn't buy anything when I was there
because I wanted to get everything (medyo exag pero gets) and couldn't choose.

Just looking through some of them is enough to get you inspired for
the next five months though, so visit them if you're in Singapore!!

This store naman is called Cat Socrates. Photos weren't allowed inside pero promise,
it's one of the cuter wastelands I've been to. There was a cat inside talaga, ha!
Camille and I spent quite a bit of time here because:
1. I couldn't decide on what I wanted again
2. I was waiting for the cat to wake up so I could pet it
(It was sleeping in a basket next to the cashier)
3. I was forcing Camille to get a cute red wallet with sumo
wrestlers on it (She didn't buy it in the end, but she DID
go back to get it the next day so medyo success ang
forcing ko. Medyo. :-)) )

We left Bras Basah Complex after my freak out tapos Camille
took me to Straits Commercial Art Co. (It was maybe a few
blocks away lang. Or was it across lang? Basta I don't remember
it being too far ok)

Finally got my own pen and a pack of extra ink cartridges!
Ahhhh ang ganda talaga guys (I think a lot of other people
heard about these pens before I did kaya sorry kung ang late
ko sa balita but woooow talaga ugh) Thank you Camille pls!!!

After that, we went back to the Bugis Junction area. Camille took me to a little
place across the mall where they sold teh peng, something I was curious about after
seeing her Facebook posts about it.

According to Wikipedia (Yes Dad, Wikipedia is an unreliable source - pero
I was lazy and it was the first link that came up on Google he he he), teh peng is
sweetened ice milk tea. The man who made it for us was making a kissy face.

This is what it looks like!

Naiinis si Camille kasi it wasn't sweet enough.

We had maybe an hour left before I had to head back to the hotel for dinner,
so we walked to the Bugis Street Market and Camille showed me around.

I saw a super tattooed girl (It looked like her whole back + legs were
covered in them) but I was too shy to ask her for a photo kaya I took one
nalang from behind-

They had an area with those love locks like in Korea and France.

Tapos there were animal keychains that stared into our souls

Accidental fashion pic of the day: Camille in Haji Lane (We went here after the market
kasi there was still time + I was helping her with a school assignment - nye he he)

Some tattoo place

Haji Lane is a lot different now compared to when I went there for the first time with my sister.
The walls didn't have street art on them and we had a hard time looking for the
 Comme des Garcons Guerilla Store because all the buildings looked the same.



This was the last photo I took before we headed back to Bugis Junction so
I could get a train back to Mandarin. (Camille was panicking because she
wasn't sure I'd get back alive HAHAHHA) THANKS FOR TAKING ME
AROUND CAMILLEEEEEEEE! Here's the cool photo I took of our shoes!!!

If you want to see Camille's drawing's, they're over HERE!!!