a visit from the parentals.

HIIII sorry, I disappeared for three weeks, but I’m back now! It has been a very busy time – my parents came to visit, and then there were midterms and there were a few stressful preoccupying happenings inbetween! But as of yesterday afternoon (after my last midterm ended), life has resumed a more normal pace, so here I am πŸ™‚ With many adventures to update you on! Here’s what happened while the parents were here in a brief summary form that really can’t quite do justice to the hundreds of photos we took but I’LL TRY πŸ™‚

Day One

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The parents arrived! I showed them around UTown and we had dinner at Waa Cow, one of the campus restaurants πŸ™‚

Day Two

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We went out to Tiong Bahru, to browse the cute bookshops and cafes!

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Then to Chinatown for dinner…

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…where there were lots of lanterns for the Mid Autumn Festival!

Day Three

Was Glen’s birthday!

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While Glen was at dragonboating we looked out at the water πŸ™‚

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… and had kopi and kaya toast!

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We met Glen and went to Gardens by the Bay πŸ™‚

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Nutters πŸ™‚

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We had chicken rice for dinner – Glen’s favourite!

Day Four

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Have you ever taken a boat down a river in a shopping mall? Nope, we hadn’t either πŸ˜› *WHAT TOURISTS*

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Dad went off to the Formula 1, and Mum, Glen and I went to seeΒ FutureWorld at the Art Science Museum!

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I maybe got a bit excited.

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It was pretty cool.

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Mum and I had tea and fancy macarons…

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… and macarons and fancy tea!

I also introduced her to xiao long bao, which was of course great, because xiao long bao.

Day Five

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We walked part of the Green Corridor, the old railway line that used to run to Malaysia! We started at King Albert Park and walked to Hillview.

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Lots of cool old bridges!

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We even made some new friends along the way!

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The tracks pass by the edge of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve – so there were plenty of monkeys about! They were super chill about humans.

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Provisions!

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It’s very pretty and green and wild! It’s really cool that there’s this bit of rambling nature in the middle of Singapore πŸ™‚

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For dinner we went to Nakhon in Holland Village – the yummiest Thai food around!

Day Six-Seven-Eight-Nine-Ten

This is where things went a little haywire πŸ˜› Mum had a little stay in hospital, which was unexpected! But despite the medical dramas and insurance dramas and general sleep deprivation we continued to have good times and eat good food so here are some photos from this blur of a few days πŸ˜›

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Yummy Vietnamese food and coffee!

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The rooftop garden at Capri.

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More rooftop-ness!

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We had swims in the pool!

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And this cool ice cream where you choose your flavours and toppings and they mix it all up for you!

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Us at the airport!

Saying goodbye felt a bit tumultuous, since on the back of that crazy week, Glen also lost his dog to cancer 😦 So it was all a big mix of emotional muchness for everyone! After saying goodbye, Glen pushed me on a luggage trolley back to the carpark while I blew bubbles and pretended to be a fairy princess because we were at that point of tired and also because he’s the best πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I had a lovely time with you parents! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the funtimes and the interesting times and I hope you liked Singapore and I’m so excited to have you back in March πŸ˜€ I love you both very much! πŸ™‚ ❀

 

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