Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Laura in Phuket

Two weeks ago, Laura and Tina went to Phuket, home of my dream pedicure, beaches and pools.
Sustainable Tourism, however? Not so much.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Adrian in Singapore

Ok, please don't get confused, Adrian was here in January, but here is a late-emerging picture. I call it Four Overfed Canadians at Steamboat.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai: Congratulations and be Prosperous

The god of Fortune and I would like to wish you a happy (belated) Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Rat. This is the biggest holiday in Singapore, whose population is primarily of Chinese origin. Though I missed some of the events, here are a few pictures.

The Logic Behind the Madness

Last weekend, I got a new roommate, or as some would say, I shacked up. Obviously, this is insane, because my boyfriend has left his friends, family and home, sold his posessions and moved across the world after approximately seven dates.

Why, why did Barry do this? Here is the logic. Our eighth date would have happened during Barry's planned vacation here at the end of February. After this, we would have seen each other in the summer. And, despite missing my fantastic friends, I truly do not think I'll be ready to go home to work after my MBA. So, what to do? Wait and see? Give up? Try the 16,000km long distance thing?

Barry is an asiaphile, he speaks some mandarin. He enjoys low tax rates and year-round triathlon training. Ultimately, Barry decided that if he could come here without giving up too much (well, other than his car, home, friends, etc.) that perhaps this was possible without him growing to resent me, and ultimately leave me for a sarong party girl. I am very happy that he is here to enjoy Singapore with me!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Vegetables, only Longer

Last week, I said "screw the limettes, down with the weenanas"! It was time to get me some bigger produce, so I got me some longgplants and extendabeans! I embraced my inner tall-man, I threw my flip-flops, I shouted from the rooftops! (But not after 11pm, of course, since that's against the rules).