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Friday, July 6, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Z and I flew to Singapore for a short holiday, to see friends and family. Dad stayed at home because he could not take the time off and had other trips planned during our time away.

Z is 20 months old, 12.5 kg and a highly energetic boy most times, had to sit on mummy's lap since she was too cheap to buy him a separate ticket. The journey took 7.5 hours too long and we left at 1am which meant no sleep for either of us. The combination of jet engines and red eyes was a deadly mixture that ended in tears. He finally fell asleep after furiously kicking and screaming, but just for 2 miserly hours. My arm fell asleep but I failed to get any.

Anyway, when we landed, all was well. Singapore's green lushness was such a sight for sore eyes and especially coming from 50 degree heat in Doha.

The rest of the holiday was spent outdoors with grandparents. My little niece who is now 2.5 years old joined us and it was a blissful reunion.

Z who will not remember a thing years from now, but he had many many firsts.

1. Going to the Singapore zoo. ( total knock out place, one can rent wagons to drag kids along or go for elephant rides).

2. Water play in public areas, free of charge and outrageously fun for all.

3. Feeding kangkong leaves to goats at Farmart Centre in Lim Chu Kang.

4. Eating durian ( Dad does not appreciate this)

5. Seeing a rooster for the first time- Z flapped his arms.

6. Riding a bus.

7. Meeting his Asian relatives. Mum's sisters came to visit.

8. Sharing moments with his cousin.

It was so fun taking him around and watching his eyes explore the surroundings.

As for me, my trip was extra special, as I surprised one of my best friends on her birthday. I turned up at the Grand Hyatt Straits Kitchen restaurant where Z, L and D were dining and sprung up. All that was missing was M, but she was still in Bali and only arrived end of the week.

We had a blast catching up, it felt like years since we saw each other, but nothing has changed. Just a little older and maybe wiser and the banter took off without missing a beat.

Later that week, we met up with M, at Pasha. A stylish rooftop bar in Aliwal Street. This time with M, who was also in town for another high school reunion. Now the circle is complete. Thank you ladies. I will be back soon or see you in SL next year.

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