So, Singapore has been interesting so far. Having left Singapore for the past 3 years, coming back has been partly nostalgic, refreshing, but also disappointing.
Food-wise, Singapore is no doubt one of, if not the best place to eat in the world. With so many flavors spread across a huge variety of different cultures’ cuisine.
The people seem mostly the same as 3 years ago. Everyone is still pretty much stuck up in their own business, not a smile to be flashed across the street. Only the uncles at the coffeeshops at night seem to be opening up to the beer girls hanging around. Everyone else? Pretty much the same.
Its interesting to note that some things never change. The kiasu culture is still prevalent. A new mall pops up, everyone starts hanging out at that mall, and desert their old hangouts.
I thing I couldn’t get used to was the high humidity. The temperature actually wasn’t that bad, hovering between 24 degrees celsius to 30. But the high humidity made one perspire even by just sitting still at a fan-less living room.
One thing I really appreciate about being back in Singapore, in Yishun to be exact, is how convenient it is to buy stuff or get things done. The neighborhood market area supplies me with most of my daily needs. The multiple coffees-shops provide me with an abundance of options for an ample meal, starting from merely $2.50 a meal. And if I need to buy something less conspicuous, I only need to walk 10 minutes to the huge-ass mall at Yishun Central, where I can literally get anything I need.
Coming back to food. It is so cheap to eat at the kopitiams (coffee-shops) here that I wonder why we should even cook at all. $2.50 a meal is cheaper and more convenient than buying back vegetables/meat to cook a meal yourself.
Meanwhile, I am enjoying my iPad which I had my brother buy back for me from Hawaii, immensely. My friends have been enjoying it too, and all of them basically sold to it. Even previous non-Apple-fanboys like Chester Tan were sold.
It truly is a technological marvel, fitting all that creativity and functionality into a aesthetically sublime device. Gonna end with a couple of photos taken by a friend I caught up with over the weekend, using his Olympus E-P1.