Going out to Play

4 10 2011

The sign that leads to a most coveted shirt!

“COMME des GARÇONS.”  I must’ve repeated it to the concierge at least a couple of times, and I knew I was saying it the right way.  I even elaborated on where the store is supposed to be located in their hotel.  But by the fourth time, I started to seriously doubt my feeble attempt at French.  I quickly organized my thoughts just in case I had to come up with a lame excuse for saying it the wrong way. “I’m an engineer, not a language major.  So please excuse my French.”

Before I could even roll “Comme” out of my tongue for yet one more time, another concierge approached us, politely cut through the conversation and said, “Excuse me, Sir.  I think you are referring to the Hilton.  This is the Hyatt.”

O–M–G.  Seriously, I’m filing this experience under the header of OMG.  Hahaha!

As if my embarrassment wasn’t enough, I had to break into a shy smile – more like force one from the corner of my lips until it felt comfortable to really turn up the corners of my mouth – and ask, “Where is the Hilton exactly?”

Note to self:  Give iPhone4 another try.  Maybe, it would be love at second sight.  Or more accurately, love at second touch.  (I’m not into touch screens).

Long story short, underneath the sweltering heat of the afternoon, and at the mercy of my anti-perspirant, I crossed the streets of Singapore to make it to the Comme des Garçons pocket store at The Shopping Gallery, Hilton Singapore.  I’ve been losing sleep (hahaha!) wanting to get my hands on their quirkily designed Play T-Shirts, the ones with their now-famous bug-eyed hearts.  Unfortunately, the one I really love wasn’t in my size.

Oh well, next time.  At least by then I won’t be making a total fool out of myself…  at the Hyatt of all places!

Welcome to The Shopping Gallery, Hilton Singapore.


I wanted to bring home those black-and-chrome sofa seats with me!


This door leads to the impeccably stylish interiors of the COMME des GARÇONS store at the Hilton.



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It’s a date!

4 10 2011

SATURDAY MORNING rain was almost falling.  I wanted to steal some covers and share some skin.  Clouds were shrouding me in moments that could be made memorable.  I twisted to fit the mold that my sheets were in.

An overcast sky could make you want to steal some covers and share some skin...

I seriously needed a pick-me-upper.  And Adam Levine’s “Sunday Morning” playing on heavy rotation very early in a gloomy day presented a seeming conundrum.  Do I curl up and stay in bed?  Or get up, shower, and – much as I wished I could – go driving slow on the streets of Singapore.

I picked the latter option and headed off to my happy place, Orchard Road, defying the threat posed by an overcast sky.

Ben & Jerry's has an event!


Pretty girls manned the Ben & Jerry's booth.


To get a "Fair Coin," you had to perform the dare that you would draw from a box. I aced mine, "Say your favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor backwards." Easy... Dough Cookie Chip Chocolate! Hahaha!


Sometimes it pays to play the game.


Because you would get a prize. Mine was one "Fair Coin."


Ben & Jerry's merchandise will be up for grabs at the event!

I don’t know if all this time I’ve been totally oblivious to outdoor promotions held on Orchard Road, but this one for Ben & Jerry’s Chunk Fest didn’t manage to pass me by.  C’mon, it’s ICE CREAM.  My favorite at that.  And come to think of it, very much along the line of what I headed to find that Saturday morning – something to pick me up.  I stopped, chit-chatted with Ben & Jerry’s quite lovely and pretty “scoopers” (I don’t know if that is even a valid, sensible word), participated in the games, and in the process, earned for myself one “Fair Coin” that I could use on the actual Chunk Fest event to purchase Ben & Jerry’s merchandise.  I have my eye on the shirt that says, “Peace, Love & Ice Cream.”  That, and the fact that Ben & Jerry’s is flying in 11 exclusive flavors, all the way for the USA, only for Singapore!

Ben & Jerry's give us Peace, Love, and Ice Cream. And the best of all three is...

Ben & Jerry’s Chunk Fest is on 15 October 2011, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM, at The Promontory @ Marina Bay.  For more chunky details, visit them on Facebook at fb.com/benjerrysingapore.

I'm all for fairness! Couldn't wait for October 15!



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