Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Jesse and I recently moved into a cute 3 bedroom close to the Singapore Botanical Gardens. We are really excited about this place because it's very relaxing and it's not in an HDB. We have a pool, huge room and a nice view. We live with a German guy named Florian and a Columbian girl whom we haven't met yet. It's a really great place, we will be here until the end of April then we will either move again or take over leasing the place on our own. It justs depends on how Jesse likes the commuting.
Here are some pictures of where I work. You may recongnize this building from previous posts. I never thought I would end up working beneath the building with a ship on top of it. It's fun and we meet a lot of nice people at the mall. We will see if it suits me coming in the new year, if it doesn't I may try and find something else. For now it's going ok. it's really great because I am walking distance from Jesse's work and I can walk underground if it's too hot or rainy to get there. His building is tall white building in the second picture up from the bottom. That's the Central Business District. The fourth picture up from the bottom is a structure that is going to be completed in two year still and it's going to be the Science Museum of Singapore. It's a weird looking building and i'm interested to hear what it is actually supposed to be.
The last picture is of a fountain in the mall. About 3 times daily this this explodes with rushing water running down the bowl from outside and then it drains to the inside. In this area they also give boat rides. The boats aren't very big and they don't go very far some i'm not sure how fun this is for adults. For kids it's gotta be a great time.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Jesse and I want to send you warm wishes for this holiday season. We are very excited for everything the new year is going to bring!! We are working hard and enjoying our time here in Singapore. This city is really great and we are having a lot of fun. For Christmas we decided to do a set menu at a local English Pub called Penny Lane. What the set included was a starter drink, appetizer, main course of Turkey, squash, jelly, brussel sprouts(our favorite), and some other goodies. After the main course was dessert of bread pudding and cranberry, pecan upside down cake. Then after dessert was coffee and tea time served with a delicious cheese plate. We were there for around 2.5 hours eating and were thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. When we arrived they had santa hats for us on the table along with various other toys, like a whistle, mini bowling set, balloons and noise makers. Since we got free santa hats we wore them around for the rest of the day. After dinner Jesse surprised me by taking me to a magic/acrobatic show on Sentosa island. He really had me fooled, and I had NO idea where we were going or what we were doing. The show was a bit like cirque de soliel and was very, very entertaining. Overall, our first Singapore Christmas was a BIG success but next year we may have to come home. They just don't do Christmas here like they do back home, plus there is no snow. It's 90 and humid. No matter where we are we will always make the best of our time.
The last picture I have up is of a Christmas log. People here absolutely LOVE these things and they come in all different styles. I've never tried one but have always been curious too. Maybe one day I will quit being a cheapie and spend $40 on one. NOT!! They are so expensive!
We miss and love everyone and hope you rock out the rest of this year in style!!