July 30, 2011

At Changi Airport

You don't know how I got excited when I heard my friend was about to start serving their food at their stall...

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He was opening his stall; that was what made us decide to fly. Ever since we got to know each other, he kept telling me about his dream; Opening his own restaurant someday with his brother. So, now he has a stall, and it seems that I'm finally able to take some consecutive days off soon. THERE WAS NO REASON NOT TO FLY THERE TO CEREBRATE OUR FRIENDS' GREAT STEP?

However the purpose was seeing them and eat the food they serve, things were not that easy. The time they serve is only during lunch time on weekdays, and our plan was arriving there on Sunday. It was enough for us if we could see them a little while, since we knew that they were busy now. But we didn't know what to do in the rest of the time that means...now it's time to fill my to do list XD

As you know, Japan is an island country surrounded by the sea...it means foreign countries equal oversea for us. So, there is a thing that I can never do here; Going to another country by a train or bus. I'd been wanted to take those transportation for hours to get to another country. So the rough plan was settled easily and we chose going to Malaysia by bus :)

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Getting to Changi airport for the 3rd time from Japan, I found something was different. I couldn't see the ornaments I've seen there twice in the past. I didn't know if they removed it, or I just couldn't find it. So, I asked my sister if she remembered about those ornaments, but she was not interested and sounded tired. No wonder, we got there around 2:30 in the midnight. My plan was going to Malacca first using an international bus which starts from Lavender, but of course all the transportation (except taxi) nor the bus itself were not working at that time. MRT starts from around 5:45 and it's too early for having breakfast. What should we do?

It was very simple; We decided to take a nap on the bench at the airport. Since Singapore is a country that impose a fine under lots of rules, I was scared if we would be punished if we take a nap there, but we couldn't beat our tiredness so we started taking a nap on benches...it was our first experience sleeping on a bench at a foreign airport, lol.

Around 5AM, we woke up, and went to McDonald's right in front of the bench to have breakfast. OMG, I remember I always go to McDonald's whenever I go to the airport!! Mmmm, let me make an excuse. There is no restaurant but McDonald's...So we can not make a choice:P

July 13, 2011

A Trip To See Them Smile

Finally...I got a chance to go on a trip to over sea again. It had been a while since I went to Vietnam by myself...more than a year actually. Guess you know how much I missed travel?As I mentioned in my last post, I went to SINGAPORE (and Malaysia)! Haha, you may think I'm crazy that I'm visiting the country every year these 3 years. I'm sorry to say this, but personally, Singapore itself is not that attractive for me enough to visit again and again. I'm sure, I wouldn't have visited there this much IF I didn't have anyone I really really wanna see :) So, we flied there almost just to see them and cerebrate their great step for their dream.

Actually, the time we spent there was short. It's an of course thing, you'll be busy once you start working. So, even the purpose of the trip was seeing them, and eat the ramen they serve at their stall, it doesn't mean you can spend time with them as same as when we spent time together 2 years ago. I remember they took days off and spent most of the time with us during the trip (it was about 2.5 days in Singapore!), and treated us in a very sweet way. It was beyond what we expected and we really enjoyed it!! They know how to make people feel happy; that's what I feel. I really respect it, and feel it will be nice if I someone feels the same way as me spending time with me; you can't stop smiling, and you feel very happy and satisfied inside of your heart :) Even we are apart in Singapore and Japan, I believe that they are one of really nice people that I can rarely meet in my whole life...and when I say this, I really mean it. So, I definitely want to be life long friends with them...even if it's one-sided...it doesn't matter because what they let us feel is the truth for us. Anyway, sorry for the long introduction, now the main thing starts, here you go.