The first IT Show for this year! Yesterday, as the bus I was on passed by Suntec, I saw a lot of people dragging along boxes of LED TVs. The LED TVs are now more than 50% cheaper than a year ago, yet I have not even bought an LCD TV! Almost every IT show, I buy something for myself – either a 10-dollar thumb drive or a 5-dollar mouse. These great buys are reasons enough for me to wade through the crowd. But this time, I have a bigger reason to go there. We need to cancel our current cable TV + phone line + internet subscription and get a better deal. We only have 12Mbps internet connection, but with the new plan but the same price, we can get 50Mbps! Wooohooo! Hopefully, I can a free modem and router.
I wish I had something extra. I was really drooling over one of those Portégé Z830 Toshiba Laptops. I want it more than a tablet or a smart phone. *_*
Do forgive me for taking too long to share these photos. I just don’t want to wait for another 9 months to post these.
Orchard Road in Singapore is known for the beautiful Christmas decors. Last Christmas, they had these giant snow globes close to the MRT station. Too bad I was not able to take night photos. It would have been much more beautiful:
My place (and workplace) is only a few bus stops from the Changi Airport. When I feel really bored from just staying at home, I sometimes go there to read, have a cup of coffee and window shop. Every time I go there, I look forward to taking photos of the decorations, which they change from time to time.
Here’s what I saw in Terminal 2 last Friday:
Stunning, isn’t it? Taking a closer look at the details…
Above all, I was quite amazed at what they did with the plastic spoons…
The ramen houses here in Singapore that serve really delicious ramen is far from my place. I don’t want to spend 13SGD and still be unsatisfied. Finally, I found a Chinese substitute for ramen: Yum-yan! Every food court has a stall that serves yum-yan.
Still, not all serve delicious yum-yan. But at least there’s one at the Century Square in Tampines, just a few bus stops away from my place. My “addiction” to this food keeps me away from rice, and a big bowl only costs 3SGD-4SGD!
Rabbits are everywhere, and as expected from Changi Airport, their decorations are as beautiful as ever:
It’s my second Chinese New Year here in Singapore and I love it! I didn’t go out last year and I am not planning to this year but at least we get two and a half days off from work. The holiday rush that I witness at this time of the year is the same as what we experience in the Philippines in December. Lots of red colors everywhere, and the supermarkets have loads of oranges and sweets.
My flatmates and I are not Chinese but we have to join the race to the supermarkets. We have no choice because most of the stores are closed for two days! Even on Chinese New Year eve, they close early. I had a hard time yesterday finding something for dinner.
Also, I was supposed to find a tailor to have my pants altered but since two days ago, they no longer accept any alteration jobs. One tailor told me they are closed until February 19th. Another one just told me “no cut, no cut”. I don’t get it but maybe they have some superstition on cutting things during the Chinese New Year? I just hope I can find a non-Chinese tailor on Saturday because I need my pants next week.
Anyway, I’m still grateful for the two days of not forcing myself to get up. Now, what the year 2011 has in store for a Goat/Sheep like me…
Singapore’s Changi Airport – Terminal 3 or “T3″ is on my itinerary when someone comes over to visit me. Everyone taking the plane coming to Singapore must go through the terminal, right? Then why a special visit to T3?
You see, Singapore has 4 terminals: T1, T2, T3 and the budget terminal. Most of my guests and I often take budget airlines. When my family came over, I was able to get cheap tickets from JetStar, which is on Terminal 1. I was originally planning on taking them to T3′s McDonalds for breakfast upon arrival but I had to carry Shaynna when we got off the plane to the taxi stand. But it would be really nice to just go to T3 and walk around leisurely. In there, you can find some boutiques and restaurants sans long queue. On weekdays, they even have this 1-for-1 lunch treat! They even have something for children to get busy with:
Notice the huge departure hall that’s almost deserted: