Saturday, December 17, 2011

Glass, Smirch, Masochist and Chaos

The large glass snowmen wish you happy holidays.It was also Barry's birthday, so we had burgers at our new favourite place.Since Santa is coming, we took appropriate hygienic measures.Since Barry's joints have aged prematurely due to overuse in triathlons but he's still a masochist, we now have to design our own. Above, Barry is shown waking up at 5:30am. Below, phase 1.Home-grown triathlons are conveniently located.Barry was very lucky - he came in first place!And won the prize! It was a clock radio, go figure!In other news, Singapore's subway system seems to have melted down last week. One of the most modern in the world, it trapped passengers in trains in the dark for an hour, which leaves me with the question: Do trains not have emergency exits? What if there was a fire? Why bother showing emergency videos in stations, given this?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stellenbosch, South Africa

We went to South Africa, where there are scary animals.Although we saw the less scary guinea fowl.
There were also spice mix-up hazards.We practiced our African drumming skills.Barry got a little too into it.Then we had an 80's flashback moment.
The wedding was in lovely Stellenbosch.
It's known for its wineries.Cool wedding band - better than Barry on the drums.And here I am with the happy groom.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Merry Engrish

Right, it's Christmas season, so that means Engrish!
The above repeats for emphasis: "I wish you a Merry and Happy Christmas. May your Christmas be merry and happy".Chaff is a common theme featuring in my Christmas gifts.
The above wins the best Christmas Engrish award this year. Let us examine it more closely.In addition to flying Santas and donuts, there is the lesser known snowman gangster mushroom theft business going on. Maybe those are not mushrooms, but, giant strawberries? I need more information.
Finally, there is my new hero, Hungry Santa, who flies through space with cutlery. Let's go!
Anyway, this is a more persuasive gift bag.
And finally, another advantage of the Christmas tree - living in the middle of plants!