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I’m not sure if the weeks are dragging or they’re flying by, but either way, East Timor seems like a lifetime ago and when I check the calendar, it tells me that I only got back less then three weeks ago. How is that possible? It seems like ages ago! And ashamedly, I haven’t even finished blogging about my trip.. I know, I know, I’m an awful blogger.  But since I’ve come back, it’s been go, go, go. I feel like all the rest and relaxation that was done has been completely unraveled.Sing ShenanigansThen again, I’m not exactly complaining because it’s been fun, fun, fun.  And well, you can always rest later… So what has been going on in this part of the world?

So I ended up having a birthday brunch the day after I got back from East Timor – it was fun to have my different group of friends all in one place, but also slightly stressful as in the end we were a group of 16. And it pissed it down! But everyone got along so that was a relief!

My lovely girlfriends from different walks of life – from high school, from NYU and my little sister from another mother/father.  We actually didn’t take too many pictures that day, we were all having fun! Sing ShenanigansIt was then back to the grind with work, yay…! Can you hear the sarcasm? Ha. But the weeks have been certain due to a certain someone.. There is no shortage of laughs and silliness with him and it’s been fun and refreshing. And well, I like him… Teehee  So my lovelies, meet Leroy! He’s from New Zealand and I must say, I do love his accent.  But then again, I’ve always been a sucker for accents! Sing Shenanigans

One of my good friends from London was in town for the week with work.  I can’t even remember the last time I had seen him but we finally got a chance to catch up! He had been in Sing before but we couldn’t make it work but finally!! He actually doesn’t terribly far from me – he’s based in Manila, which is like a 4 hour plane ride?  Ok, ok, it’s not exactly super close but it’s closer then London!  We used to sit next to each other at work many a years ago in London! Goodness, it’s been a lifetime!! I definitely need to make a trip out to Manila for a visit!Sing ShenanigansMy amazing girlfriend was celebrating her birthday and so we rounded up the troops for what we do best – drink! I kid, I kid. Sort of. But these two!! I’ve known them from Day 1 in Sing and I love them dearly!  Sing ShenanigansI’ve also been exploring a bit more of Sing Sing and also enjoying some home cooked meals because Leroy can cook! Score! All my friends know that the way into my heart is some good ole mac and cheese… Be still my heart!! ♥  Don’t mind the bite marks on the place mats, it’s all George’s fault! 😉 Sing ShenanigansDuring the weekend, we headed out to Changi Village for some food and a leisurely stroll. I didn’t even know there was a microbrewery out there!! But now I do and I’m gonna find out which one of my friends know about it. Actually, I’m probably like the last person to know these things. Oh well. Sing Shenanigans Sing ShenanigansAfter Changi Village, we headed into Haji Lane for some Sunday Funday drinks and music as a friend was also spinning at a bar there, so why not?  And well, we also ate again because by then it was getting on to dinner time – and if you know me, you’ll know that I’m always starving.  My friends make fun of me because I either say, “I”m tired” or “I’m hungry” when they ask how I’m doing. So because we wanted to check out a couple of places around there, we shared a starter and a main from Long Play  and from Ciao. Yeah, we like to eat. HeheSing ShenanigansAfter consuming way too much food, we wandered towards Little India to walk it off and we stumbled upon the Thieves Market.  The Thieves Market is on Sungei Road as is Singapore’s oldest flea market.  It was wrapping up for the day, but was fun to look around.  I mean, who doesn’t want some knock off clothes and VHS videos? Sing ShenanigansLastly, we headed to one last bar to watch some of the Formula 1 Grand Prix race that was happening that night not far from us.  Walking to the bar, I had NO idea that some of the streets around Little India is the red light district. It was quite an education…! See, Sunday in Little India is heaving – its the one day that the workers who build Singapore get to play and well, play they do! So Leroy pointed out that the guys all standing in front of a door are actually waiting to get into a brothel.  The girls sit on the stairs and there is a bouncer that lets in one guy at a time.  Thing is, prostitution is legal here but the “famous” areas now in Sing are in Geylang and the notorious Orchard Towers – or the Four Floors (of whores). Unfortunately, I could not take a picture of the girls sitting on the steps, but after we left the bar that night, I did notice this Thai massage parlor. HA. I don’t think I’ll be setting foot in that massage place anytime soon… 😉 Sing ShenanigansSo that’s what I have been up to lately; gotta love the expat lifestyle! Though I’m totally enjoying nights in with the boy…  With the weekend coming up, I don’t have much planned other then two leaving dos on Sunday and my awesome friend, Tim’s, birthday drinks!

What does the weekend have in store for you?

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  • Yay!! Leroy….I love it. Lol.

  • Jen

    I’m a sucker for accents too haha!

    • I’m so late to responding to comments, I’ve been totally slacking. Eek! I love accents, be still my heart!! 😉

  • Natasha N

    Wow – lots of folks have been stopping by! Someone I know was in Hawaii lately, but all we did was exchange some IG comments. And I haven’t ever really blogged about month long venture in Australia last June, so how bad of a blogger does that make me??

    • HAHA ok, you win on that one..! 😉 I’m struggling to get motivated to blog lately. Not sure why!! I’m being lazy, I guess! Yeah, it’s been fun to have friends over! My girl, Ali, is coming soon! I can’t wait!! Hope you’re having fun in Colorado!

  • No wonder East Timor feels like such a long time ago, you’ve been going going going lately! We actually saw the Formula 1 Races on tv when we were in Europe! That’s so cool that you got to go to the area that the races were being held!

    • The atmosphere around Sing during F1 wknd is quite fun, but can also be annoying when you’re trying to get to places cos all the roads are blocked off, etc..! It’s been an action packed time since my hols, I need to rest but I’ve got Marrakech in a couple of weeks… Waaah…!

  • Your posts always make me hungry!

  • You’ve been having so much fun! I’m finally getting caught up on my blog reading and always enjoy coming to yours. Love that you and your man have been having a good time. 🙂

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    You ladies look beautiful, I’m jealous of your adventures!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • y’all have been having too much fun!!!

  • Having friends in town is really the best, its so nice they made it out! I want to go on food adventures with you, everything you eat always looks amazing!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Come visit SE Asia and we’ll defo go on foodie adventures!! I hope all is well with your in Deutschland!!

  • A boy..! Yay! I’m going to need you to record your conversations, so that I can hear his voice! I love accents!

    • It’s funny because I have a few Kiwi friends, yet they all sound so different from each other… But it’s fun! I do love accents!

  • sileas

    Wow there was certainly lots going on – no wonder the trip to Timor Leste seems ages ago! Fun times make time flies by 😉

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    You guys look like you’re having the best time!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • Welcome back from East Timor. It’s so cool that you went there! Happy to hear about Leroy too. Maybe he could have Poul over for a cooking class? :):)
    Btw we’re heading to Phuket next weekend, you don’t happen to be there, do you?

    • Ahha, sure! I’ll sign him up to teach Poul!!! 😉

      Ahh, you’re going to Phuket?? I was thinking of maybe going in the beginning of November… Are you stopping by Sing at all?

      PS: I totally owe you an email.. xx

      • Poul actually has a layover in Singapore later this month, so I’m thinking about joining, but will be in Phuket next week, so I really should stay in Dubai and get some work done:) No stress about the email, you have so many great things happening to you right now:)

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    These are the cutest photos, such good times with friends!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • You’re just the cutest! I love how many adventures you have – and you know what? Sometimes a blogging break SHOULD happen! <3

    • I think so…! I am definitely on a break at the moment, just can’t get motivated! But there is always time for an adventure!!