Saturday, December 15, 2012

Singaporeeee Day 2 - Meet the Merlion!

Planned to wake up early to have a walk at Singapore before we go line up for tour goods for Perfume concerts on 3pm.

PERFUME'S LIVE!!! FINALLY!!!

But we woke up an hour late!! Have to rushhhhh


#Breakfast!

I heard a lot of review saying that the food is awful but for me it's still acceptable though. As long as it has toast and butter and edible food.


After breakfast it's rushing to the bus station again!


#Self taken pic!


#Cats cat cats!!

We was debating whether to take bus or the taxi to Singapore since it's super troublesome having to wait for bus. Ivan thought it would be less crowded today since it's Saturday so we took the bus.

BIG MISTAKE.

SATURDAY. SCHOOL HOLIDAY. NO WORKING DAY.

Which means people from Malaysia WILL go have holiday at Singapore.


Super crowded till I lost my temper. lol.

Was stuck at Singapore custom for I think at least half an hour. Perhaps more.


Oh well eventually got there so suan le.

#On the bus again.


#This is my face before I got super moody I think. lol.


So after almost 2 hours we finally reached the MRT station, while Jimmy, our ex-colleague waited there for 1 hour perhaps. Sorry Jimmy. =(

Taking my fav speedy convenient MRT to Marina Bay coz I heard the Merlion is around there! Didn't do research before I went grr I should've did research. Lesson learnt. First time trip so I guess this is what happens. lol. Mum told me about blindly walking during a trip and say that's why we must have tour guides etc.

But I still prefer to go trips without tour guides. lol.

#Way out!


We have no idea where we should head but since Marina Bay could clearly be seen from a far so we followed. lol

#Spotted the way to go!! lol.

After we crossed the road we can see the Merlion at the farrrrrrr away across.

So what can we do? Only walk!


#Walking... (clearer view of Marina Bay)


#Haha nearly finger block pic.


#Walking nearer.


#Green fields in the city

I like how this place looks seriously!!
Buildings built near each other, and then beside it, a super green and fresh field where people can run around and play at.

At our place the green grass is dark green, which is ugly. lol.


#Clear walk!

And I really like how I don't see many people walking around like in KL.
Too much people feels stuffy.
Here I feel like I could walk freely anywhere, is this how traveling feels like?

I know I'm being so kampung like that wandering around, wanting to visit everywhere, wanting to eat everything. It's weird coz I never felt like that before!


#Front view of Marina Bay.

After a looonnngggg walk we FINALLY reached...

#The Merlion!

I know I mentioned that I went Singapore before but I had never visited the Merlion before! I only went to Orchard and Sentosa island.

And it's so crowded with tourist here! First time feeling like a tourist myself!!


#Ivan and me!!


#Ivan and Jimmy!


#Merlion pumping my brain with ideas haha.


#Front view.


#The smaller Merlion behind the actual Merlion!

We're hoping to bump into Perfume there but sadly, they are not around there.

A lot of tourist though, Chinese, Japanese, Caucasians. There was a Japanese man with strollers and kids falling asleep there. A lot of other tourists were wanting to take pictures with the kids coz they are soooo cute!

After visiting the Merlion, it's finally time for lunch! Jimmy suggested to go Marina Square.


#Esplanade!!! Always heard about this from dad but never saw it before.


And then while walking towards Marina Square there's a lot of tourist eating something like a block of ice cream with wafers! 

Hot weather < Ice cream. Yummy.

 #Choco chip.

Jimmy's treat!! Thank youuu!
But it's super hard to eat, coz the weather is too sunny and it melts so fast!



 #Finally reached Marina Square!


#Walk.


Sweat + air cond = super cold. lol

 #Christmas Tree in Marina Square!!

I'm surprised how early Singapore decorated the Christmas items!

And it's small, but still looks better than KLCC's decoration. This year's deco for KLCC is just terrible. =(


#Steamboattttt on a hot sunny day.

It comes with salad, ice cream and free barley drink = SGD8.8!!
The longer I stay there the more I felt wtf cheap (despite having to x 2.5 currency).

That time we was actually rushing time, coz the tour goods start selling at 3PM and we was having lunch at 1:30pm!! =(
And of all places to eat, we chose the one that takes the most time - to wait for the soup to boil AND cook. Grr. Never thought about it.

But oh well, food is still good! Happy stomachs. lol.

#Beautiful sky, with Jimmy photo bomb. lol


Rushing the hell to SCAPE, to Orchard!

Stay tuned for next part!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Singaporeeee Day 1

When I was a kid, I used to be a wee tad rich, get to travel a lot to places like Langkawi, often Penang, and Singapore as well. 

Furthest I been to was Kuching, during standard 6 and I have nooooo idea how it was like already,

Well being a kid, I don't remember how traveling was like.


As I grew up, traveling places was never my dream. I had only one travel destination and that is Japan alone.

I've been to places like Penang, Port Dickson, Melaka (after I was grown up) but it felt normal, dunno why. Maybe Melaka, I went there too much, Penang I didn't venture much and Port Dickson is just the beach. BUT I LOVE BEACH! Haha


But it's really an eye opener for me to go somewhere which is out of Malaysia, and actually is going to somewhere new.

Changed my view on "traveling" COMPLETELY.


Firstly is changing money.

Since I'm going to Singapore, I'll be using SGD and not my usual MYR.
In my memory I always thought that SGD = MYR x 2 but to my horror it's 2.5x!!!

#Show me the moneyyy

I only get SGD600++ from MYR1,600++!!
I was like wth man my money!! How can you remove the 1 in front!

I was kinda pissed off that Singapore is such an expensive country to be in, I can't even stay IN Singapore coz it was so expensive.

However was still very excited, it's my first time to go travel! Happy!


Ivan and I had to go for Perfume's concert in Singapore, and since staying in Singapore is expensive(holiday seasons) we stayed at Johore Bahru.

Our hotel is nearby City Square, so we had our lunch there!

#Fillet x Coke float??

Couldn't decide what to eat so we had McDonald's. Haha.
The coke float tasted weird. I thought it'd taste better....


Staying in JB is a lot cheaper of course,

However, going to Singapore is VERY. TROUBLESOME. BY BUS.

Why did I say so? 

#Raining on the way.

 From JB, you have to take bus to Malaysian custom.

Then you get of the bus, get your passport checked by the Malaysian custom. (Which you don't have to wait for long)

Then you wait till the next bus come to pick you up (you don't have to pay again),  to the Singapore custom.

#In the busss

And Singapore custom it takes a looonnngggg time to check all your stuffs like your passport. My passport is a new one so they will ask to see for your old passport! I was asked by Ivan to bring mine haha. Oh and you need to fill up a white card thingy, which consist of your name, where you're heading and stuff. You get to keep half of the card and if you lost it, you'll be trapped in Singapore forever. O_o

After the Singapore custom you will need to take another bus and finally, reaching Singapore and towards MRT!


And it's the first time I'm using ROAMING! Wooo!!


I think there's a lot of first time in this trip, one of them is....

#Standard Tickets!!

Sitting an MRT!!

I always heard from my dad on how great the MRT is how our LRT can't even compare to it. Well he's right! It's super convenient!!

Firstly it has many boxes(?) I dunno what are those called. Cars? Compared to Malaysia. The station won't be as crowded as LRT stations. 

They have different line of trains(by colors), but without stepping out the ticket gate, you are able to get to another train line by using the same ticket!! Amazed me coz Malaysia's LRT, from Kelana Jaya line to the other LRT line you have to go down the station and to another entrance!! What lousy!! But I heard from Ivan that it's gotten better. Haha. It's been awhile since I took LRT so I didn't know how it's like already!

And and.... The tickets are reusable!! For 6 trips!! By using top ups!! Unbelievable!!

Unlike Malaysia, 1 trip, 1 ticket. Eh no, now it's using tokens now right???
To top it all off, I have never been so amazed on an escalator before! It's super speedy!! I mean speedy as in if you don't notice you might fall. And it's all rushing people everywhere. So excited by just riding the escalator I think people will think I'm super weird. lol


First stop is going to Tiong Bahru to meet up with my friend, Momfei!

Guess what... He won the ballot for Perfume's concert!!!
Me and Ivan asked help from like almost 20 person and only ONE person gets it, which is lucky Momfei!
I got the strong feeling that we will get to see the concert and I'm so glad I got it right! Else Ivan is going to me a really sad person lol.


But after I reached, he told me he would be late, so I took my time to walk around!

As I stepped out the station, omgggg, happening! And what caught my eye firstly was.... Shoes selling for $9 ? So cheap!!

I mean I know it's $9 x 2.5+ but it's been a loooonngggg time since I see shoes selling at < 10.(Disregarding the currency difference)

And there's a lot of shops and restaurants just outside the station, or should I say the MRT is right below of a little mall.

I even saw Mos Burger I soooo wanted to try that but didn't too bad. Oh well I know I will have my chance.  =)


Dinner at Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe!

#My spaghetti cabonara and milo dinosaur in a steel mug!

I haven't seen Momfei for such a long while now and I'm so glad I get to meet him again!

He ask if we ever thought of coming to work at Singapore, and is now brainwashing people to come work there. lol. Coz he thinks that Singapore is not bad, not just solemnly for the salary, but environment as well.

We was going to treat him dinner since he helped but wtf man he treat us dinner instead!! Momfei you're so niceeee!! T_T


After dinner we went to China Town to have a walk.


#Walking around.

Since we're not around that area we can only blindly walk around. Luckily at least we still manage to blindly search our way to a place that I think is China Town. lol.


Forgot to take pics of there ugh what's wrong with me. But I took pic of this!!

 #Right in China Town.

TIN TIN SHOP!! Why is it here??

But I guess if there's a Tin Tin shop here in Malaysia it might be closed sooner or later. Like the poor Snoopy Cafe. T_T


 #Tin Tin and Snowy!


#HAHA. Like kawan they all.


#Ivan helped me took this and I don't think I look like their kawan lo. zzz


Walked around, bought some souvenirs, and it's time to head home.

#Wearing a train shirt on a train!

My arms... are so dark.

Ivan really needs to learn how to take good pics of me lol. I'm going to ask him to take pics of me from now on. lol


Going back to JB.... Another troublesome route.

Same route as when how you come, except this time, it's MORE crowded.

#Waiting for the bus....again.

A lot of people from JB who works in Singapore will wanna go home during Friday since they aren't working on Saturday and Sunday. So.... you'll see a series of Amazing Race people around - people running for their lives, chasing after buses etc.

It's something I never really seen in my life. lol. KL people are really boring I suppose. Summore I'm a well-known Cinderella.


After we reach a station we began to ran like those people I called as Amazing Race people. Just to ensure we catch the next bus.

 #There was only me, Ivan and another guy waiting for the bus.

By the time we reached home, it's almost 12am. We left Singapore at almost 10pm leh. Was super jam and including the time we wait for bus....zzz


While waiting for the bus during at the pic above, I bought supper.

#MAGGI HOT CUP!

It been such a looonnggg while since I ate cup noodles
I wanted to say this but then I remembered I just ate Nissin Cheese Curry Cup Noodle I think a month ago. lol


#Kari!!

I bought 2 Kari, 1 Chicken Curry, and 1 Tomyam.
And I told Ivan I wanted to eat Tomyam when he asked which I wanted.


He cooked Kari instead. -_- lol.


While waiting for our hair to dry we played cards!!

#Moekana!

So happy that finally get to play this! It's a card game by Danny Choo(Malaysian pride yo), which is actually a Japanese learning kit!

It comes with hiraganas and cute illustrations, without the circles and the dot dot stuff at the top right (Eg: ぽ、ぼ), and I think it's a really interesting game to play with! Bought this during AFA Malaysia and I kinda regret I didn't get the booster pack... Hoping that I could get the booster pack the next day at AFA Shop!


And that's all for Day 1.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

25 years old

It's already December, but I'm busy enjoying November so I pushed blogging back. Lol

Anyway on November 22, I've officially turn 25! Which is half way from 20 to 30. lol


Facebook, of course, will be flooded with wishes once the clock strikes twelve, thank you all for your wishes! 


Once I woke up my phone screen which I need to see the time to wake up was blocked by this small piece of note that give little hints on where the next gift is.

# Starbucks earphone pluggy!

It was really fun trying to search all of it out by little hints. But too bad I had less time to do so and I couldn't find the last 1 in time. She told me where it was later haha.


When I was searching the 2nd 1 I saw a card on my table, from my parents.

#Picture obviously taken after I came back from work.

I always love cards from them! Always full of love! I'm in love! haha


My office my table was crowded with stuffs! I love birthdays haha

 #Cute Rilakkuma pouch from Janice and Wai Yee.


Super cute cat coin bank from Ivan!

# Yeah! Finally some cat stuff!

I've been wanting thing for a long long time! For those who don't know, as you put the coin on that small button, the really cute cat will come out and take the coin!! Super cuteee


 #Cards from my department!

It's really funny coz in our department usually don't send cards I don't know why this time they do. And my senior is a November baby so we have to sign each other's card and also sign other card AND make sure we don't get our own cards. lol

But I'm happy to receive this!


#Google wished me Happy Birthday!


#And the kouhaku site's Janken taikai representative for my birthday is my Oshi Matsui Jurina!!

JURINAAAAA!!!


On 21st my colleagues treated me Japanese food! Thanks all!!

# At Ichiban Boshi!

Was late back to work that day coz we went to Publika for lunch lol.
Anyways I had a wonderful lunch and birthday people have the biggest priority on that day. Muahaha


Birthday dinner was at Victoria Station, suggested by dad!

#Bread and butter, one of the best!


#Shark fin soup, western style!

It's different from chinese shark fin soup, but nevertheless still taste quite good!
Not as good as before though, had to be honest to that.


#SPECIAL GUEST!!! Ivan!!

Ivan has been busy and out of office since few days ago but he insisted on coming! Happy me!


#New pluggy and the first gift of the day from Xiao!


#My dinner!! I forgot what it's called though but it's something like butter garlic fish.


#My cake!!

And it's an ice cream cake!! 
Most funny thing is the waiter and waitress sang the birthday song for me when the brought out the cake. lol.


#Me and my cake!!


#Me and dad!


#Me and my best friend Xiao!


#Xiao with a frozen choco mustache!

If you're wondering why no mum, she doesn't like her pics put on to the internet, so I'll do her that favor of avoiding it. 


#My beautiful slice of cake!


Had a great celebration that day!

To top it all of, I received a last surprise from Ivan while fetching him back home!

#Beautiful cat necklace.

So pretty!! I showed him this last time coz it's a cat lol and I really never expect him to present me this!!

Thanks love!! 


I received a lot of messages on Facebook but I couldn't reply them, coz after I reached home I have to pack for Singapore!! Or should I say JB coz we're staying in JB.

But going for Singapore for Perfume's concert!! HORRAAAYYY



Will blog about that soon!

 
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