Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tusks, Ears, and Aardvark paws

Guess where we are: this is a safari selfie - a bit cold in the early morning.
Elephants are my favourite! Strangely, ugly wild dogs are Barry's favourite. 
Did you hear a lion? 16 huge ears are checking.
Tied for ugliest animal is the warthog. 
And tied for my favourite is little baby kitten lion cubs wrestling!
Did someone say ugly?
Did someone say kitten?

Well, hello up there, good to see you!
Some of the animals were hidden, and harder to spot.
Our spotter sits in a special front seat to find extra animals. Here I am, training for the role.
This klipspringer camouflages with the rock.
The ear-mite-cleaning bird sits on the back of this impala.
More impala, also known as dinner.
Ok, it's time for more elephants: elephant selfie - can't get it all in the picture when they come closer.
This is my best water-frolick shot.
Elephant face splash.
View from our room in the lodge.
This is a white rhino frolicking - they're less agile.
Baby zebra looks surprised.
And a bit knock-kneed.
Hyena, the cross between a bear, a dog, a pear (it has a big butt) and a leopard.
It's breakfast time for the hyenas.
Aardvark paws make a good snack for later.
I'm a wildebeest, how do you gnu?
And now for the lesser animals/pictures. First, a glimpse of a hippo.
Crocodile not really posing for the picture.
Birds: grey hornbill visiting our room.
Over-accessorized shaft-tailed whydah.
Pale chanting goshawk, which sounds like a team mascot.
And our dinner companion, Leafy.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Macramé Appreciation and Inflatable Babies

From my work, I spotted this giant inflatable baby. (Also, yes, I was chilly. It's been cold lately. It went down to 20!)
Do it turns out you can put your face on the baby. This is when Barry and I remembered that we're bad at appreciating art.
This is i Light Marina Bay, a "Sustainable light art festival". I'm not sure what it sustains, but I think these super cool glowblobs are made with bottles.
These ones are bottles and clouds, so that just reminded me of work.
Everyone was gaga about these strings.
So they're strings. Pretty strings. Don't get it.
Been wondering what's trendy in macramé these days? Big art spheres!
Realizing we're bad at art appreciation, Barry and I went back to our talents.
Engrish appreciation. It's an art form in its own way. Ler's Nioy, Peanstar!
That, and eating. Here, Barry is deep in food appreciation.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Vietnamese Street Food and Brides for Sale

We went to Vietnam with the goal of eating delicious and unusual street food. Also, Barry was experimenting with taller hair. There were chickens everywhere for the lunar new year.
However, everything was closed. Even the rusty chain store!
And the infrastructure, but that's a longer story.
We were confused. Bearly!
But we took to advice the words of St. Ruggle (which is fake news, since we have to be clear nowadays): "I will now that only those with inferior ability can always be at their best, and I am constantly not inferior. Constantly struggle struggle There will be constantly days when I MUST IN THE WORLD." (sic. and yay!)
So we made our own fun.
And we did manage to find some delicious street noodles.
Upon returning to Singapore, we found this (actually real). Here are some quotes from their website (still real): "If You have the heart, You come You meet and You have wife."
If you do not find any ladies that you like, we can go to Vietnam and search for suitable ladies for you.
Here are the quotes that were not on their website: "If you are a human trafficker, we are your one stop shop." "Want to buy a prostitute for life? We're here for you."
So, after 9 years, there are things in Asia I will never understand.
The best we can do is wash our hands with this confusing graphic, donate to an appropriate charity, and stock up on Corny, because 5 flavours are on sale.