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!!!


  1. Ana! There's also Art Friend in Bras Basah. You can buy more brush pens and art materials there. :D

    And yay for finally meeting you at Christian's baptism. He has lots of stories about you!

  2. Ansaya!!! Inggit that you guys got to hang together in SG wah

  3. Great Post and Nice Article.Photo looking so good and Beautiful.I like it.Thanks for sharing.