My dad invited me to go to Singapore for a few days with my mom and sister for wala lang.
Singapore is my dad’s second home because his BFF lives here. My nephew studies here now, so we wanted to see him too.
When we arrived at NAIA I saw this cute surfer looking dude complaining to the guard at the entrance that his big bag disappeared just as he was about to go in. With it, he lost his travel documents. It was so sad, the guard looked clueless on what to do. I prayed that somebody would help him. What a horrible last day in the Philippines.
Inside I saw another cute Japanese-looking surfer dude hand-carrying a bag of Max’s fried chicken. So cute.
Here’s the front view. My sister Ana drew it
Some of the food stuff people hand-carry:
1) Cebu lechon
2) Davao pomelo
3) Krispy Kreme donuts
5) Hainanese chicken rice from Singapore
6) Bacolod chicken
7) In the ’70s my uncle used to bring home McDonald’s from the U.S.!!
8) Magnolia ice cream
9) Famous Amos cookies
10) Jean-Paul Hevin chocolate, and so on….
The flight to Singapore was scary—for me anyway. (Ana told me later she was scared also, but didn’t tell me because that would be the end of me.) The plane flew through turbulence for about 30 minutes—the kind that had the crew stopping inflight service to sit and buckle up. I was so restless. I held my sister’s hand while praying the Rosary many times. It was Our Lady’s birthday on September 8. I prayed really hard.
After what seemed like an hour, the plane finally calmed down and we landed safely.
We’re now in this really big hotel room. I love it here. Ana is my roommate.
So much space
I was jogging here last night
The bathroom is really big too, and more spartan than anything. Nothing spectacular.
It needs some warmth
The lavatory fixtures are old, so that’s a disappointment. And just for that little thing, I’m not coming back—haha.
Everything else is lovely though. Especially our dinner tonight was so amazing!!
Went to this place called Ming Kee at 556 Macpherson Road.
Started off with fish skin chicharon, which tastes better than pork chicharon, I kid you not.
And then these clams cooked in this special sauce. (Ana put the Award pin from Zombadings, the movie.)
The sauce was so good, I ate it with a spoon and the Singaporeans were alarmed. Too much sodium, they said. But I didn’t think so! I would go back for this.
And then, the pièce de résistance, this huge mountain of gigantic enormous crab cooked in salted egg and cereal.
So good, Ana gave it an Award
She even gave the Coke an award
This was a seriously huge crab claw that dwarfs the fork next to it.
Mom had the shell with the crab fat
My dress was a mess! Full of crumbs all over.
I had no more space to enjoy the bamboo clams covered in garlic.
Ming Kee Live Seafood is at 556 Macpherson Road, Singapore
Ana has a funnier version of this entry. Click here.