..............................Persis is married!..............................

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Always home: Back in Singapore

Apologies for the dire quality of my pics - I'm still majorly jetlagged. Last time home in Sg as a single!

Excellent Braised Beef Cheek @ Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel

The best xiaolongbao in town @ Ming Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel

I thought this was fascinating: a wasabi burger @ MacDonalds
(Will try and report soon)
On the way out from lunch at the new Taiwanese restaurant
at Liang Court - another Tung Luk venture

New wedding makeup -
Do I really wear all that junk on my face everyday?!
Girls in Sg are way ahead of the game when it comes to makeup -
double eyelid tape anyone? (sounds needlessly painful, if you ask me)

Today we had father-daughter time out (mum was out for lunch with her girl friends). Dad brought me to Hort Park, Singapore's new horticultural oasis. We ate at Kha, a Thai restaurant. Well-executed old favourites in a modern setting. Amazing drinks. Grossly overpriced though.

Good news: I think I've found my wedding shoes!

Singapore is changing so quickly I can't catch up. I think that's a good thing. Whether it's the arts, architecture, food & wine, technology, customer service, public policy savvy or simply to know what's hot and what's going on, Singaporeans are truly ahead of the game. Am excited about the prospect of visiting some of the new art galleries and learning more about Chinese contemporary art (check out Cai Guo Qiang's installation at the Guggenheim on my sidebar). Of course, there is still a "bubble" mentality and the advance can sometimes be more brute superficiality than knowing evolution (Usha Nathan, editor of the Singpaore Art Gallery guide, has a good take on that sentiment here). And the visage of consumerism attacks you from all sides when you drive down Orchard Road. I am impressed and sad at the same time. I guess we'll have to leave it at that for the moment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh...can't wait to hear about the Wasabi Burger!