Monday, October 10, 2005

Back to Singapore to stuff my face

I am going back to Singapore! Tommrrow to be exact. My wait-listed flight seat was confirmed, so I am back in Singapore to stuff myself with all the food I have missed.

Anyone want to join me?

Wanna try the new Xiao Long Bao place at Bugis
Go back to No Signboard seafood
If got time - Keiyaki or Shang palace, but what i really really miss is hawker fare
char kway teow at either Siglap or joo chiat
lots of prata at Causaurina
mango tree or chat masala
Komala villas - S. Indian buffet
carrot cake, chicken wings and BBQ stingray at Chomp Chomp
True Blue Peranakan's ayam buah keluak and meatball soup
Chinatown soya sauce chicken noodles
sticky beef noodles

okay that's the list for the moment, of course, more will be added ...

oh yes, and quiet date at Botanic Gardens with Fabien to re-live the moment when we first met 5 years ago... Has it been that long? how time flies. And I still think he is the sweetest funniest and sexiest man alive. (*apologies for inducing bulimia in anyone reading this*)

Friday, October 07, 2005

Shoe Lust Satisfied!

Just a short post to say that I collected my boots today, and I think they are nice. A shame I can't put a photo up here (no camera) but suffice to say - I don't look ready to join the Line Dancing Aunties outside Far East Square just yet.

Rainy season is just begining in Seoul, and the temperature is dropping. It is still pleasantly cool, and the leaves are turning yellow. Went for a walk with Mum in the Botanic gardens (it's up in the mountains behind the Hyatt).

Saw some nuns from a convent doing a nature hike. They looked really cute in their uniform and habit (kinda like Maria from Sound of Music, and looked about the same age as Julie Andrews anyway), but with hiking boots and caps! Yep - they were wearing these caps (presumably to ward off the bright autumn sunshine) on top of their habits.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Just a bit of frill

warning - girly post

I just had my hair highlighted and had a hair trim and treatment here. Dammit Koreans can really do hair great!

With sign language and gesturing I managed to tell the hairdresser that my highlighted hair had grown longer and the roots were all black and boring. So she managed to match the original highlighting to my roots, and made everything nice and even. It looks like my hair grows out with natural highlights ~sooo proud~

Love the way she could just figure it all out (okay in retrospect it is pretty obvious) But when you don't speak the language, the potential for a hair disaster area is just enormous... (*shudder*)

I also found this place in Itaewan underground market that does custom made boots. You select the leather and design from some fashion magazines, the old guy measures your foot and calf, and you pick them up in 10 days - easy! I will pick mine up on Friday, so I hope they turn out like the magazine picture! I asked him for a simple low-heeled calf-high boot in black leather with a single matte silver buckle just below the ankle and the zipper on the side. I hope I don't end up with cowboy boots for line dancing!