Saturday, October 18, 2008

Achieving Utopia

Unfortunately, achieving a utopian existence like Singapore's isn't easy . . . there are many proscriptive rules and harsh penalties for disobedience. Below are the basic requirements to take the escalator to the MRT (public transport) - who would have known much self restraint was required!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yummy Singapore

Singapore is filled with tons of places to eat and is a town of foodies . . . we did our best try the most famous of its offerings:

Well-known delights (sort of)

Oyster omelet and carrot pancake at the hawkers stands . . . greasy but delicious!

The famous ice cream wrapped in pink and green colored white bread (and yes, it tastes just like you think it would - like ice cream wrapped in bread)!

Beancurd City or Bust!

Somethings we didn't try . . .

Sushi Sandwich

Seaweed Roll - essentially a sandwich rolled up with nori

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Japanese Burger Joint which we tried . . . M got the burger with the bun made out of rice patties and some type of seafood filling . . .

But if you get homesick, no worries, all your favorites are just around the corner . . .

Friday, October 10, 2008


We recently went to Singapore for a weekend and had a great time . . . the city really has a much more American, melting pot, utopian feel . . . the next few posting are all about the fun and excitement of Singapore!

View of the City from the Singapore Flier!

Traditional, colonial architecture - kind caribbean in feel . . .

Little India - celebrating Deepvali (which we think is Divali in India)

World's cleanest Chinatown - you could eat off the streets!

Sintosa, one man-made beach (and it looks it too)

From the Aquarium

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What if This Was Your Kid?

And none of the other kids would play with him cause he dressed like a dork!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Going to the Chapel

And We're Gonna Get Married

Umanling and her fearless friend P heard that there are studios where engaged couples go for their wedding photos. These studios can produce a wide variety of scenes and moods, from traditional romantic (faux European statues) to fairy tale (bejewelled carriages) to religious (fake churches) to nature loving (mini waterfalls) to cute, crazy, novel (clouds, carousals, fields, etc). Below are some examples . . .

It should be noted that the only way Umanling could get these pictures was to pretend that she was engaged and getting married on Valentine's Day 2009 . . . Poor M!