Saturday, May 26, 2007
Our Saturday Spin
It has been quite a long time since Wifey and me had time alone.
With our son having his last Malay tuition before the June school holidays, the whole day was ours to spend.
We were at our Son's Malay tuition centre this afternoon to enroll him on in a Malay language enrichment camp to better prepare him for his final PSLE exam in November.
He will be going to high school next year, so fortunately, only his mother tongue needs assistance. Wow! How he has grown.
Well, since Wifey had always wanted to shop at VivoCity, it was her time to shop there to her heart's content. Knowingly so, after being stuck at our shop for so long, she hardly went anywhere but commuting between home and the shop.
I had been there countless times with our Son and my parents, but today was the first time with Wifey. It was a great day with her.
The journey to Vivo was so much better when we took SBS Service 30 double-decker bus instead of the underground North-East Line or NEL train line.
The view from the bus was quite refreshing. Many once familiar sights have now been replaced with newer, more organized and modern sights. A definite change for the better... it has been that long since we last took that route.
The stark change was around Mountbatten Road with its food centres, the blocks of flats and the pleasant landscapes have totally changed from the old 1970s architectures.
Something totally new was when the bus went up the Benjamin Shears Bridge and passed the Singapore Flyer. Still in construction, but wheel is already intact, ready for the 28 capsules that can hold 30 people each will be an interesting sight later on this year.
Just yesterday, the news reported that it will start operation and open to public on 14th February in 2008... on Valentine's Day. The tickets have been booked solid for the next 3 months; at a price of S$29.50 for a 37-minute ride.
It is said that at 165 m high... on a clear day, one would be able to see the whole of Singapore and as far as the Indonesian islands. Something to look forward to with Wifey and Son next year.
The stretch of Port of Singapore Authority or PSA is always an amazing sight to see. Such a small island... almost not visible in the world map, but is the largest and busiest shipping port in the world!
We spent time at the new Republic Foodcourt with its old Chinatown charm setting.
Wifey surprisingly had Ice-Kacang or shaved ice with red beans, cocktail fruits and topped with different types of syrup. Lots of sugar.
I, on the other hand, just had my first Pepsi Max... you know, the one with that "Bad cheetah... that's why I have a hamster" advert... zero sugar, was it?
We spent some time at the rooftop overlooking Sentosa island... soaking in the breeze from the bay.
It was quite sad to see the Sentosa Ferry Terminal, the resort island's icon building had already been torn down to make way for the new Sentosa Integrated Resort or IR.
We had some sweet memories there while we were still dating. Nonetheless, it will be an awesome sight to behold in 2009 with Universal Studios Singapore coming our way. Yes!
Like all responsible parents, we could not help but stop by Pet Safari to get some lavender-scented sand bath packs and new food bowls for some residents of HamsterVille.
That was after Wifey spent a whole hour shopping at Daiso, a Japanese $2.00 discount store.
A wonderful day spent together alone; just talking and enjoying each other's company. It reminded me of when I was still courting her at the same spot before the old place called World Trade Centre was torn down for VivoCity.
The spin of things... the weekday was so fast to come and today was as fast to end. Before long, it was time to go home and clean HamsterVille. Yes, that time again... all 12 cages of it.
What more can I tell, but I love the weekend, cages cleaning and all.