Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Trip Down Memory Lane

It has been several years since I last saw Chun Heng and Chee Lim. Both of them left form 5 to studu A Levels in Taylor's and then, to UK to pursue on Architecture in Bath and in some financial course in Manchester respectively. Normally, we would meet up back in Ipoh during Christmas or CNY. This time, it was slightly different, they came all the way down to Singapore to visit us!

They reached Singapore on Saturday morning where I received them with warm arms and a sore eye (got infected with conjunctivitis the previous day). I was supposed to attend a bonding trip under Rotaract Club to Pulau Ubin but my one eye was swollen and another eye was red. So, had to forego the Pulau Ubin one. Or maybe it's a good thing cause I get to spend time with them. We had breakfast, chilled in our room while trying hard to not wake my room mate out. I went to medical centre for medication for my eyes while the 2 of them stayed in my room to search for accommodation in town.

We met up with Yee Weng, Boon Jin and Jit Vern in Boon Lay. Went to Boon Lay Market for lunch (2nd lunch, 1st one was in Canteen 13). Thought they would buy their tickets from there, but they wanted to stay in town on Sunday night, so we just proceeded to Suntec straight after that cause Chee Lim's mom says it's a must-place to go. I've no idea what's so special bout suntec, but we went there nevertheless. The shopping there ain't that great and the food ain't cheap. Probably, the majestic building and exhibition halls make Suntec special.

Chun Heng, Chee Lim and me, somewhere front of Suntec

We went to the Fountain of Wealth but mainly, to explore around.

The Fountain of Wealth

Chun Heng's camera was only used to take building designs and occasionally, with a human or two in it. And chee lim couldn't cam whore all by herself. She was waiting patiently for pinkie's arrival from her baptism ceremony.

From Suntec, we went to Esplanade and walked to Lau Pa Sat for dinner. Jit vern have to leave somewhere in the middle cause he had things to do… He's the new President for Eusoff Hall, so, he's kinda super busy. But said he'll meet us up for supper later. There were lots of walking and for chun heng and chee lim, it wasn't really that easy for them.

Some monument near Esplanade

From Lau Pa Sat, we went to Chinatown for Tong Yuen and straight to Holland Village for 'supper' with jit-vern and ian.

Chun Heng and Chee Lim in Chinatown

We went to Eski Bar for a drink cause chee lim finds the 'freezer room' intriguing. So, there we were… spending an average of $15 each for a drink.

~We were literally freezing~

This is all Ian's fault....

We took a cab back to NTU as we were just too tired to walk and it was near midnight anyway.

Pinkie and Chee Lim stayed over with me while chun heng slept with boon jin. At first, we thought of staying late up at night but chee lim was too tired and 'kong-ed' out the moment she took her bath.. lol

Group picture in Esplanade

The next day, had to send pinkie off after breakfast cause she's gonna have an exam on Monday.

While waiting to send pinkie off at Hall 13 bus stop

The rest of the us; we went to VivoCity after checking in to Hotel Supreme near Dhoby Gaught Station. Did some minor shopping there, ate quite a bit. Chee Lim didn't like Carl's Jr cause the burger was too big for her mouth. For me, I had the chance to use the $2 voucher per person for 5 of us.

Went to Sentosa after that. I could basically memorize the routes in Sentosa by now after being there so many times during FOC. We went to Imbiah Terrace and for the first time in my life, I took a ride in Sentosa; The Luge. It was fun! Definitely worth the $6. Yee Weng and I kind of raced each other although it's illegal to do so. Wish the route could be longer though. We walked to the other end of Siloso after taking a quick ride down to Siloso Beach from Imbiah Terrace. Chee Lim tried the flying trapeze while the 4 of us stood there and watch. Boon Jin and Chun Heng were still like last time. Both of them would always be together and talk for hours. Last time in secondary school, both of them would sit behind in class and talk non stop while the rest of our class would be somewhere else creating nuisance.

Took them to Geylang for Frog Porridge and a scene of Singapore's Red Light District. The prost this time were more abundant than the last time I could recall. They were more aggressive too, as few of them actually came up to us and offered 'company'. We NTU Students took off early as we still have school the following day. Chee Lim and Chun Heng continued with their journey to Clarke Quay where they blasted $50 for drinks at a new place called "The Clinic"

On Monday, I met up with them in Bugis after decided to skip my business finance lecture. Jit Vern was already with them at that time. However, we didn't do much on that though. Just more walking. We walked from Bugis Street, to Sim Lim Square to somewhere near SMU where we had our dinner at Kopitiam. We even walked back to their hotel to pick up their luggage. This time, we did more talking than walking. Talked for a few hours at Kopitiam. They could even stone for almost an hour at bugis after sending jit-vern off in a cab. I guess they were too tired to walk anymore. Anyway, after grabbing their luggages, we took a cab to Golden Mile Complex to get their bus tickets. Was fortunate for them to buy tickets at 945pm at 730pm. Then, the 3 of us went into golden mile to pass time. The place was infested with Thais. Everything was in Thai. The shops, the people, the food... We sat down at some coffee shop and talked there. Had some good views of Thai girls (we presumed that they were prostitutes, but they were really hoott.. *swtz*) Anyhow, was great to catch back old times with childhood friends. Makes me feel more at home and could even forget about stressors and worries of life….


Elaynne said...

Wowwwww sounds really fun!!
Pon-ning lectures was worth it ... I guess?

P3rSeUs said...

yepz. sure!

And i would also take the conjunctivitis virus to be a good thing, cause i had to miss Rotaract Trip cause of that on Saturday.