Aug. 18th, 2011


Aug. 18th, 2011 01:28 am
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Happy Birthday Dad! I hope you had a brilliant birthday!
I made the cake - the ganache was much better than my last attempt...
And all things going to plan, my photo post tomorrow will be from Singapore :D


Aug. 18th, 2011 10:49 pm
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Last time I travelled I had my best ever record with a travel journal - but still missed journalling the last week due to getting behind. I'm going to try to keep a journal through this, I think one of the things I learnt last time is that I need to write the most interesting things, not every tiny detail. Interesting though the details are they make travel journalling excessively time consuming. On the upside here... I type MUCH faster than I write.

This morning I had one of those forgot-something feelings. I finally worked out what it was that I forgot... the money left from last time I was in Singapore. No biggie, at least. It wasn't that much.

I wrote this on the plane:
Thursday 18/08/2011
2:30 (Adelaide time), QF81, North of Kalgoorlie
Two hours into my flight I have had a bit of a realisation. I’m still over Australia, WA specifically, and I find myself thinking a stack of books to catalogue would be a good way to pass the time. I really need this holiday more than I realised.

later on i found myself wondering about the Dewey number for the book I was reading... oh dear. Then I watched the adjustment bureau, which was good but not what I expected.

Singapore is lovely and warm, not quite as hot as last time I was here, I think, but not far different. This photo was taken while I was still in the airport, past immigration and customs and headed for the MRT. Just after this I used an ATM that, while it was processing, had a quote of the day. It was Voltaire. I think this is an awesome thing.

The hostel is great - already I'm impressed. The double powerpoint, reading light etc... fantastic. When I got out of the MRT I found myself in a street market with various food vendors all over the place. It was a very short walk from there. And now I'm heading back out there for some dim sum (hoping for steamed pork buns) before I get to bed.


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