In shorts at the Sands

18 04 2011

When the light afternoon drizzle finally cleared, Friendship and I thought that it was necessary to take a photo in front of one of the internationally recognized symbols of the first world. Hehehe.

MY COMMUNICATIONS mentor in the office will not let me hear the end of it.  Up until last week, he would still allude to the red shorts I wore to many of my adventures inSingapore.                  

So for sure, posting these photos of my day at Marina Bay Sands wouldn’t keep all the allusions at bay.  Hahaha!

This pair of shorts is from Folded & Hung’s latest summer collection.  I got them a couple of days before I flew out.  I was dreading a scolding from Friendship the moment I’d have landed.  You see, Friendship has always been impeccably dressed during travels that she would always get considered for an upgrade.  And I do remember one time when she commented in horror, “That’s what you’re wearing?”

But my fears were unfounded when, upon bursting through the airport door I attempted to apologize for my ensemble’s seeming lack of length only to be dismissed with, “Your shorts are right for this weather.”  And then the unforgiving heat and humidity of the lion city hit me in the face.

I had the shorts immediately laundered at the hotel, and five days later, put them on for my day at the Sands – Marina Bay Sands, that is.  Captain America (Yes Sagewin, you have a superhero name now) was horrified with the shorts but later regained calm when he saw that I had his gift, the UC Davis shirt, on.

Almost all these snaps were courtesy of Friendship’s brand new Canon compact camera, in purple!  She patiently indulged my being a tourist.  Besides, she knew that my own three-year-old Canon IXUS 860IS was on the brink of a breakdown, it’s LCD screen badly damaged by piercing knifelike thrusts from ballpens it was thrown in with in my bag.

My “day at the Sands” actually started at Paragon Mall on Orchard, so there are a few of those photos in the mix.

Watches of Switzerland, Paragon Mall


Muji, Paragon Mall


Public Art at Paragon Mall


Arriving by cab at Marina Bay Sands


The hotel lobby is imposing and ginormous!


I felt so tiny in this lobby!


There are a lot of street signs at Marina Bay Sands. Rightfully so. It's so huge that even I could get lost.


I saw the signs... And they opened up my eyes, I saw the signs!


On the way to theaters, museum, and skypark, one has to take this hallway paved in luxury.


In front of famed chef, Chef Daniel Boulud's "Bistro Moderne".


Daniel, eNTeNG, and Philip


Daniel, eNTeNG, Philip, and Muji


In front of the store that Partner, I, and Friendship plan to raid soon. Hahaha!


Still imagery doesn't do that Chanel (electronic) board justice.


I don't know what they are called. But I just had to have my photo taken with him.


I left a five-dollar tip in his basket and suddenly, he sprung to life to say thanks! More like, shake my hand in thanks!


Chanel from indoors


From a distance, my long lost friend Franck!


Franck & eNTeNG


Finally... made it to the "ark"!


Where they say "restaurants," there i'll be!


Friendship, Partner, Brother, Rizzie, Green Lantern... We have to raid this place!


Bathed in sunset, with Marina Bay Sands behind me.


Across the waters is the historical Fullerton Hotel.


At the mall near Esplanade, there was a music festival going on. The band behind me was awesome. They sounded like early Matchbox 20 to me.


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Taking care of Partner

18 04 2011

Carrot Cake at Fou de Fafa. I want to share one with Partner when I get back.

SHE TAKES care of me like it’s nobody’s business.

I even told Friendship that I really felt that all the two weeks I was in Singapore, if Partner could only look after me after office hours every single day, she would.  It was in her text messages.  It was in the tone of her voice whenever she called me up.  It was in the way she made me feel.  I couldn’t ask for more.

Today, I opened my e-Mail to great news from her.  I couldn’t spill the beans just yet.  Suffice it to say, we have to meet up soon enough to work on our biggest collaborative effort yet.  I’m so excited.

Partner, I know that nothing can make the sun shine any brighter on you than what you had on your actual birthday.  But please know that, knee-deep and swamped in coffee table book work that I was at the time, I stopped and said a prayer for you.  Because I knew it was your birthday.  I love you deeply and I’m happy that you are finally happy.  You deserve nothing less.  I hope to see you again really soon.

You’ve taken care of so many people all your life – your family, your friends, me.  It’s time you allow this someone to take care of you.  I know he’s up to it.  And, as I have said, you deserve nothing less.

Saturday, the 16th of April, marked Partner’s birthday.  Happy birthday, Partner!  Hugs and kisses!

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