We got to Singapore a little past midnight on July 30. We were there to celebrate my father-in-law’s 59th birthday and to visit Jim’s sister who just recently moved there to work for the Disney Channel. It was a great trip and I’m glad I finally found the time to sit down and share it with you even if it’s been 2 weeks since.
We went to breakfast and Jim’s parents asked if we could let Nunki tag along with us for the day so they could catch up with their friend for lunch. Of course we agreed because Nunki’s the best!
She went with us to our room as we got ready for our afternoon of fun
As soon as we got outside, Jim was on paparazzi mode (“For your blog,” he said. What a sweetheart.) so we posed for the camera.
Walking along Orchard Road
All she wanted for lunch was Xiao Long Bao, her favorite. So I Googled and found a place nearby.
TOYS R US! We told Nunki she could choose one thing to buy. It was a no-brainer: MORE SHOPKINS!!
Siyempre she wasn’t the only one who enjoyed at the toy store
Best part of our afternoon: playing LEGO!
Then we headed back to the hotel but not before getting some ice cream. It was Nunks’ first time to try Haagen Dazs because she’s a Ben & Jerry’s kinda girl. We asked if she liked her Cookies & Cream.
After resting for a bit in our room, we headed out again for dinner. We went to Makansutra Gluttons Bay for some hawker goodness
After dinner we took an Uber to Holland Village to check out ate Mia’s new place!
Ate Mia’s apartment is right by some really cute art galleries and restaurants
Apparently, there are home owners in Singapore who turn their beautiful houses into apartments for tenants. So the exterior of the place looks like an actual house and you enter and it’s a gorgeous living area but upstairs, each room is equipped with their own bathrooms, kitchens, etc. I think ate Mia’s place has about 6 tenants. None of that sad apartment lobby feels. Just a wonderful gallery when you enter the house.
Her place has a really nice private deck where we had wine to cap off the night. Awkward moment: I said, “wow, I’d love to have a really big deck” …
Had a great first day and I’ll tell you all about the following days in another post. Glad to be back to my normal work schedule!:)