On the road again part II
Trip Start Oct 01, 2007
34Trip End Apr 21, 2008
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Listening to: Soundtrack to the independent Irish movie "Once" and folk artist Jessica Sonner (I accidentally downloaded a song and now have the whole album and am LOVING it)....
Reading: Noble House by James Clavell. This is the second book of the Tai-Pan series and longer then the first
Went to the Asia Civilisations Museum Thursday after work and before dinner, as it was right next to the restaurant. Wow, great little museum and definitely worth a trip. Only cost $10 Singapore $$ to get in. If you get to this neck of the woods, plan on going and give yourself a few hours. Very interesting exhibits and dialogue (both written and audio) along the way that covers all of Asia....West, Southeast, China and South Asia galleries. I wish I had more time. I certainly don't understand why we Westerners consider so many of these people third world just because they don't have playstations, SUVs and microwave ovens. Saw some absolutely beautiful Qur'ans (and they said nothing about Jihad against the infidels..there must be something lost in translation..what I saw was Jihad was a spiritual journey to come closer to God..but then what do I know..). That will most likely be the extent of my museum viewing for a while. Sorry Mom =).
Saturday I decided to head to Little India and just bum around for the afternoon. I headed to the subway (MRT) and maneuvered my way to Little India, which wasn't hard since the stop was named "Little India"...it was blessedly hot again today as it has been since I got back. I don't know if it is hotter then last time or if being back in the States for 2 weeks of winter thickened my blood. I had no plans and just wandered. Found a little shop and got my eyebrows threaded =). After that I made my way to what was described in my guide book as "the absolute best place to shop for Indian imports and cultural items." Well, last time I checked Japanese electronics were, uh from Japan
Well it is Friday monring and I have been in Singapore for just over a week and I must say that this was the hardest week of my trip so far. I guess everyone has a breaking point and I certainly reached mine. Not from the traveling aspect of everything, which I love, but from the whole work angle. It is inevitable but much harder to deal with when you are 10,000 miles from home and alone. So, that being said, I am heading out to Malaysia for the weekend for much needed R&R and an attitude adjustment. So, I will see you there=). Brandy