Thursday, January 19, 2012

A November rendezvous in Singapore

My last day in SIN was dragging my feet. I wasn't ready to go back home yet. But then I was running out of money, and of course, I missed my family in MNL too. So I woke up real early to fix my stuff, then headed out to the bus station at Compassvale. Carlo, my cousin Kate's husband, gave me instructions on the commute that I was about to take. I no longer had to take the MTR, since I was told that it would eat more of my time. I was actually nervous about taking the bus alone, given the heavy luggage that I had in tow. But then I had no choice but to stay focused for the whole hour's drive. But God was good, as he directed me safely to the right terminal! =D Yahoo for that!


So when I got cleared at the immigration area, I immediately bought myself some late lunch. There was a Kopi Tiam in the middle of the terminal lounge, that offered only a few food choices.


Anyhow, after lunch I went around the Duty Free area to shop for extra souvenirs... only to be redirected to this lovely confection store (which I was really avoiding). And soooooooo.... I finally got me this big bar of Belgian Chocolate (it was a Lindt product that I was constantly eyeing and contemplating on getting), and then waited for my final check-in. Then again, I easily got bored with all the waiting, so I went window-shopping some more.




Overall, my week long vacation was refreshing. It actually woke up the lazy version of me, as it was super hard to get back into work-mode. Then again, I needed to save up for the remaining trips that I had planned for the new year (so I shoved myself back to work!). Of course, I would never forget my usual travel expense sheet. I wouldn't be able to track all of my expenses if it weren't for my OC-ness! =)

You can open the link to my TRAVEL EXPENSE SHEET to check for the Universal Studios rate, the Kimchi dinner that we ordered at Holland Village, the H&M purchases that I made and more.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed tagging along with my SIN stories. Until the next one. Here's to a few more adventures for the new year! <3

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

30 comments:

  1. Singapore's duty free stores are really  tempting.  I try to avoid the confections area too so I won't overspend though most of the time, something still find its way into my luggage.  =>

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  2. aww! i live just a kilometre away from holland village hehe.! sounds you really had fun here! x0x0! xx

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  3. You seem that you had a blast! :) A great post! 

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  4. Have you seen any tattoo shops in Singapore? Is it expensive?

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  5. I so love duty free! I remember gettin weird stuff and junkies whenever I go w/my lolo and lola :)

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  6. i've just recently been to singapore and your pictures all look so familiar to me! haha :) budget terminal hello!
    check out my post on singapore here! 








    xoxoandrea.com 

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  7. Singapore is a nice place to visit. Hope we have the time and money to go there!

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  8. Having a travel expense sheet is a good decision, I monitor my expenses as well. I usually save up for shopping money during my trips, a lot of good stuffs really catch my eyes when I'm travelling! 

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  9. This is another reason to love SG. Yay. Ill be there this July 18 to attend SBA2012 on the 20th. :) Gala na naman! :) Noks Sosa I SiningFactory.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing your travel expense sheet Mai! Ok nga to keep track of your expenses! :)

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  11.  I can very well relate to your nervous feeling of riding alone in a bus in a foreign country, nakaka-intimidate talaga. On my last day in Finland few years ago, my sis sent me off in a bus from their town to Helsinki airport - I was alone with my big luggage, and didn't sleep a wink, even if it was quite a long road trip, until I arrived safely at the terminal. I was quite nervous the whole time, even wondering if we already passed by the airport or if I took the wrong bus, lol.

    Prayers really help esp. when traveling. It's heartwarming to read that you acknowledged God's guidance on your trip going home.

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  12. I know, right?! I did try my hardest but that Lindt chocolate was calling me talaga! I couldn't help it.. good thing I still had some loose change to spend. :P

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  13. Really? Sayang! Would have loved to meet you sis! :)

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  14. Oh, I didn't get to see any Tattoo shops during my stay there. Why? :)

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  15. Hahaha.. name one weird stuff that you got from the airport? :)

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  16. Hehehe.. indeed, Stef! :)

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  17. You will, Claire.. just plan ahead of time, so you'll also have enough time to save up. :)

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  18. True on the travel expense sheet! :) And yes, don't we all get mystified with a thing or two during our trips, lol! :P

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  19. Wow! I've been seeing that: SBA2012 all over twitter. What's it about? :)

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  20. Thanks Cai! :)

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  21. Glad to know someone other than myself who's also had to endure such a travel.. hehe! I'm sure we breathed a sigh of relief too after alighting at the right terminal.. coz I sure did! :P

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  22. We had lots of great memories in Singapore too! We're looking forward to visiting SG again soon. =)

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  23. Aww.. I actually want to go back! But I want to travel other countries first before I visit SIN again. :)

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  24.  I've been seeing more of Singapore in my friends' photos and I keep on wondering when can I get there. i know the feeling of traveling alone. It was hard with my kids in tow.

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  25. Singapore is such a nice progressive place... thanks for the share

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  26. Hi Che! How is it to travel with kids, with just you around? :)

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  27. I'm checking your travel expense sheet now because we'll be in Singapore this October and we're first-timers! Thanks for sharing! ^◡^
    Fashionmoto

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  28. Go right ahead! I'm sure you'll enjoy Singapore as much as I did. I always do whenever I'm there to vacation. :)

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