Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas in Legoland

Adding more photos on my Christmas Trees in SG Photo Collection:

Christmas Tree in Six Battery Road's Lobby. It's backdrop is Singapore's "Highest Vertical Garden".

Christmas is in the Air in Singapore

Unlike in the Philippines where Christmas starts on SeptemBER, the beginning of the 'ber' months, celebration of the season here in Singapore isn't felt until after mid-November. However, it doesn't stop SG from being bongga (Filipino slang for extravagant) in their Christmas decorations.

Apart from the Christmas Sale, Christmas Decors stalls being put up, thousands of people flocking to the mall doing their Christmas shopping, it's actually the lavish Christmas Trees in the malls, sparkly Christmas Lights on the streets, and elaborate decors everywhere that make me really feel that Christmas is really near. It gives me a warm and fuzzy-feeling inside (yes, I get kilig over this thing, being a true, blue, Christmas-loving Filipino that I am), every time I come across any one of these beautiful things that reminds me of Christmas. It makes me forget (just for a second) that I'm spending the holidays here (note spending and not celebrating) and just revel in the fact that it's CHRISTMAS!

So give you a hint of why the decors make me weak on the knees, I made it my task to take a photo of every Christmas Tree that I come across, every decoration that I find amazing, and post it here. As for the lights at night, I'm afraid I can't document it as I don't have a decent camera. :) So here's just a few...

Plaza Singapura Christmas Tree @ Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christmas Is Still the Same This 2011 - An Early Christmas Post

Just the thought of spending another Christmas away from home saddens me. What's worse is that I might be working the whole month of December (with my usual one day off a week, of course). Well the worst part of it all is that it might be the second year in a row and I'm not doing anything about it.

More like I can't do anything about it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Barrage of Stars

Apart from the view of the city from the Marina Bays Sands Sky Park and the dizzying height of 1 Altitude Bar at One Raffles Place, there is one unexploited (well, unexploited by tourists) place in Singapore with a breathtaking view of the city's skyline: the Marina Barrage. 

It is actually a dam with a park on it's rooftop. On any given day, it is a regular park full of families and youths having picnic and flying their kites. But I would think it's best to go there at night where you can see the city lights from afar. 

Photo from

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sribbles on Tattoo

At last... Another nonsense post from me after all these months!

I just got back from my holiday in Phuket (I surely had a lot of firsts in this holiday) but getting a henna tattoo isn't one of it!

When I looked at my first beach henna tattoo, I realized what a typical, boring person I am as (1) I got a boring looking tattoo and (2) I had it done on the same part of my body-where no one will be able to see it, not unless i wear a tube or tank top all the time, which i rarely do.

So here is what a got then and now...

Got this one in my first Puerto Galera (Mindoro, Philippines) trip with the guys. 1st weekend of May 2007. I think I got this one for less than S$10 (Php 250 - I think)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 2011

I was about to post a "single" quote on Facebook but decided against it as everyone on earth might see me as bitter and lonely and sad. I am not. I am in love with the idea of love (Yes, I'm a hopeless, really hopeless, romantic), I know I am loved and I am full of love. So I'll post it tomorrow and leave you all with this:

Sentosa Beach. Taken using my old-age Canon Digital Ixus i7.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

That Lone Woman In The Movie House

The (lonely) woman in the movie house.

Earlier she was wandering gingerly around the mall, not knowing what to do or where to go. She's done this before. Most of the time actually. Go to the mall, window shopping alone. Dine in a restaurant, enjoying a sumptuous meal (or so she thought) by herself. Watching movies in theaters, alone. Yeah, she has done that gazillion times. She's been doing that even if she has friends that she can call to go with her (or maybe none because she's frequently accompanied by friends Me, Myself and I).

She wonders why most people don't want to eat alone. She wonders why some need someone else to accompany them to go somewhere, do something. Doing things by herself makes her responsible only for herself, rely on herself, decided on things according to her liking and benefit and if something comes bad out of it, then she's the only one to blame, she's the only one who will suffer the consequences.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Half of My Birthday Wishlist

I was supposed to post this entry last January 22 so as to give ample time to the people who are mentioned here (and those who are generous enough to be my fairy godmothers/godfathers) to buy/make their gifts and send it to me. :)

Anyway, since I am entering my quarter-life, and yeah, along with it comes THE quarter-life crisis (which I have been experiencing since I entered 20's!) I think I have the right to make a birthday wish list and hopefully (I'm begging you, please) will get all 25 things in my list. I won't put all the mush and impossible stuff like getting a boyfriend or going home. Instead, (almost) everything here is quite obtainable by myself or by the universe, if it's lavish enough to indulge me.

1. Birthday Cake.

Who doesn't want one? The last birthday cake I got was when I turned 22 and it was a company gift. My 23rd was spent in HK and Macau with Guy so it's a different kind of cake, I had an Egg Tart. Last year was spent here, a newbie in SG, with KZ, Yayam and Miko, with fast food stuff. So now that I am settled, I expect to get one. A cupcake with a candle will suffice.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Got A Love Letter Today

I got a sweet surprise today. A love letter from my one and only sister.

Here is how I view my family:

My dad is my adviser.

Mommy keeps me grounded.

My big brother is my great example.

And the most important of it all, my sister makes me feel loved.

Forget Facebook, Twitter, or even email. There is nothing sweeter and more thoughtful than receiving a letter, the old fashion way. Reading my sister's card relieved me of the stress from a long and lousy day at work. It made me cry, and yes, a bit homesick, but it somehow removed me from my state of being perfectly lonely.

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