Monday, November 29, 2010
Some of you may remember seeing Sara in some previous post because she was the girl we were staying with in Jakarta, Indonesia. It seems like a while ago but it really wasn't. She was here doing a visa run and we spent a couple days tooling around Singapore. We went all over the city and had a fabulous time. She even accompanied me to two of my job interviews, which was a little weird for one but I didn't mind because the job interview was terrible and I wouldn't want to work for that guy anyway! Speaking of job, I got offered a position at Urban Hair in the Marina Bay Shopping Center and I accepted!! I'm super excited and start my training tomorrow and start in the salon December 1. It's a beautiful space and the owner is amazing, and they were willing to give me fair wages, so that's a plus too.
Well I thought I had a lot more pictures for this post but I will have to repost another Christmas special. Here in Singapore everything is decorated so beautifully for this holiday season. Every mall has their own special GIANT Christmas tree at their main entrance and they are all very spectacular. The main roads are decorated with ribboned things that go from one side of the street to the other. We are enjoying our time in Singapore very much. It didn't take us long to get used to the safeness, cleanliness, and efficientness of the city. We love, love, love living here!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sara and I were walking around last week and I snapped some pics of this cute, dirty little Indonesian girl who is carrying a gorilla and eating a slice of watermelon. Sara gave her 5000rp for letting us take her picture.
The first picture is of Sara, Travis and flat Stanley. Flat Stanley was sent to Indonesia by mail and was getting his picture taken all over Jakarta as part of his travels. It was really cute.
Hi everybody! In case you haven't heard, Jesse and I have decided to move to Singapore. Jakarta wasn't the town for us to be in and we love it here. Jesse is working with Wellness for life Chiropractic here in Singapore and I will hopefully be employed very soon. We are excited about this transition and are grateful that we have had the support of our family and friends during this time. Currently, we are staying with two friends whom also went to life west named Janelle and Derrick. We have only met them once before but they graciously offered their spare room to us while we find a place to live. We are staying in a part of town called Little India. There are tons of Indian Restaurants and Indian garb all over this area. t's very interesting and beautiful. I never new how many Indians there were in Singapore. Oddly enough when we have been looking at apartments people as us our nationality because they don't want certain people to live with them. Indians cook with lots of spices and it tends to smell a bit pungent so there is a little racism going on there. Also, they have entire buildings dedicated to them. This is all hearsay but I'm sure it's true.
I walked around a lot yesterday and found a few neat areas around where we live and snapped some pictures. I hope you enjoy.