Today was Hari Raya Haji, the Muslim festival of sacrifice, and also therefore a public holiday! I started the day with a nice long sleep in and then had a very lazy morning/really more like early afternoon, which was very nice 🙂 While I was still in my pyjamas it started bucketing down with rain! Since this morning was VERY VERY warm, I thought it would be quite pleasant to go outside and play 🙂 I tried to convince Glen that he would also find this fun, but he didn’t think he would (how strange!! 😛 ), so he stood in the doorway laughing at me and taking photos instead 😛
On Thursday it is the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is a fun festival that is about gathering together and giving thanks, which is very nice I think. It is also very exciting because of all of the lanterns and mooncakes everywhere! Eating mooncakes is such a big part of this celebration that people usually just call it the Mooncake Festival. To celebrate, the lovely Pam and Sam (lindy hop buddies!), invited Glen and I over for dinner and mooncake feasting!
Suzanne (my second mum 😛 ) has been doing some talks at NUS this week (I managed to sneak in for a bit which was exciting and interesting!) so yesterday we had a whole day to hang out yayyyyy! I had such a lovely day, and it was so nice to show somebody from home around my new places. We started the day in Chinatown, visited Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay and had steamboat for dinner along Orchard Rd! Here are some photos 🙂