Hello there. I am Terry and I am a full-time undergraduate based in Singapore. I take photos, write a blog and design websites.

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Perfect cocktail for fun

If it isn’t for September now, I would have plugged Seven Days in Sunny June by Jamiroquai. The song fits this post so nicely! So basically this post will be about Chongx‘s two besties, Tysern and Cheeseng (well I’ll prefer to call him Cheez from now on) coming down from Malaysia to visit Chong in Singapore. As one of Chong’s closer friends I grabbed the chance to co-host them :P and to make new friends in the process. Since I was kind of like the cameraman for most gatherings, I have the moral obligation to write as well :razz: which makes me the unofficial publication slave for every event I attend. Lol!

The post will be a little long by my usual writings so you can either (1) scoot :D if you’re too full of inertia to gulp everything down or (2) voluntarily subject yourself to my mental torture of a long post. It’s your call! But here’s a collage to make you think twice…

Tysern and Cheez came to Singapore!

Tysern and Cheez came to Singapore!

So now click and there’s a lot more good stuff after the jump!

Tysern and Cheez arrived in Singapore on Friday and the first thing I had in mind was to freaking get my dSLR back from the Sony Service Centre. Obviously the flash unit decides to kick up a big fuss a few weeks ago and I only got the time to bring that little rascal for repairs on Monday. For some only-God-knows-why reason they had a hard time ordering a flash unit so I called and asked them to halt the repair and send it straight back to the centre so I can collect it. The camera arrived on Friday afternoon, just in time for me to skip a lecture and go fetch that rascal back.

And this reminds me of something interesting – and we’re veering off-topic! (Skip it?) I saw this lady on Monday (the day I sent my camera for repairs) throwing a hissy fit at the counter at a kind-looking woman just because she didn’t get what she wanted. I really pity her, gawd – I felt bad for not spitting in that screaming lady’s face. There you go:

I'm that picky customer who threw a hissy fit on Monday.

I can always blame it on Monday Blues... can't I?

I hate to resort to public shaming but that’s the best thing I can do to make people like her to wise up. And think twice about being bitchy over insignificant minute details. Oh, and having that weekly dosage of Monday Blues isn’t an excuse.

Back to topic, Chongx and I met up at Boon Lay Interchange and when we were just about to call Tysern and know where he was, they coincidentally appeared from the exit gantries of the MRT station almost immediately. Wow! In the end we squeezed into the campus-bound bus 179 with Tysern clinging haphazardly onto his bigass Samsonite luggage bag near the entrance of the overflowing bus (that’s an apt description for a Friday night bus when everyone scurries back onto campus).

At the on-campus McDonalds

At the on-campus McDonalds!

Oh, and did I tell you before that we have an on-campus McDonalds? After two months living on campus I still couldn’t figure out whether is it a good or a bad thing to have McDonald’s right at your doorstep. Well, at least I can get my unexplained and sudden cravings for their golden fries satisfied almost immediately (as long as it kicks in before midnight, by when the outlet will be closed until the next day).

So we brought them around campus that night and let them have a taste of the Singapore McDonalds, which purportedly served better food than their Malaysian counterparts (no bull! I’ve tried Malaysia’s McDonald’s signature fries and they were exactly golden – they were BROWN!) Actually it was my devious plan of satisfying my cravings that night I’m glad they think Singapore McDonald’s serve better food!

Cheez, Tysern and Chongx. Posers!

Cheez, Tysern and Chongx. Posers!

After supper… I don’t know was it because of the sugar rush or was it because of their desperate need to show of how much they’ve eaten, they wanted a poser photo, lol! For poser photos I can conveniently exclude myself from photos by taking them :D teehee! Anyway I didn’t eat much that evening so yep I’ve nothing much to show… ah, excuses! I noticed something – Chongx seems to love that grey shirt a lot. I have photographs of him wearing the same shirt… coincidence, or not? He wore it when we headed out for supper (look at his birthday photo) and he also wore it when we went to meet Grace at Holland Village.

Tysern was horribly fascinated by the ADM building – if you’re a regular reader you’ll know it by the buidling with a huge green grass roof. He insisted on seeing it, as if it’s on his 100 things I have to do before I die list :lol: Well, he was right… ADM is indeed very fetching at night! Under Chongx’s coercion we mustered enough courage to climb the steeper slope of the grass roof. The climb was pretty comical because while Tysern and Chongx were having a hard time tugging their fat meat up the top, Cheez and I were preoccupied with the fear of an unstoppable fall into oblivion (which will end at a rock bed and then into a ankle deep pool of water). In the end we made it to the top without any hiccups or accidents. Patrick even managed to scale the slope as well and met up with us up there.

On top of ADM, at night.

On top of ADM, at night.

Patrick brought his iPhone, so as he gave them a walkthrough of how that Apple’s little wonder work, my shutter bug instincts got the better of me and off I went shooting a few night shots. The one above was only possible because of the flat parapet which served as a perfect premade tripod for my camera.

Deliberate lens flares made by tweaking the aperture.

Deliberate lens flares made by tweaking the aperture.

Then on the next day we went downtown, brought Tysern to Esplanade and Merlion. We spotted that bull again (the last time we met it during our Clarke Quay outing – don’t bother asking why we had a long detour to Esplanade, which is a gazillion miles away from Clarke Quay) and so I make both of them pose with it.

Rendezvous with that bull with big balls.

Rendezvous with that bull with big balls.

Tysern and Chongx were so excited when they arrived at the Merlion viewing platform they started posing :D as if they just smoked crack. I didn’t mind bathing in that gorgeous sunshine too since I need a healthy tan desperately after cooping in my room all day long since university started.

At Merlion Park. Cheese! Chongx the poser. I don't know who is he trying to imitate. Tysern. I suppose that's Superman? Finally he posed for a proper photo...

Like what smashp0p will do on most occasions, I made Tysern and Chongx to do a Merlion Jump. Ah wells, Tysern’s butt was too big so it blocked out most of Merlion’s glory. Nonetheless, it’s still a jump photo!

Merlion jump! Hoozah!

Merlion jump! Hoozah!

Exhausted from the walk and dehydrated from the scorching heat, we headed off to Suntec City to cool down. We went to the Fountain of Wealth before deciding to drop by McDonalds and have Tysern treat us coke :D thanks Tysern!

At the Fountain of Weath, Suntec City.

At the Fountain of Weath, Suntec City.

Outside the new Suntec Station, we stumbled upon this interesting sight:

Little kids on water.

Little kids on water. Now they really look like lab mice / hamsters.

Basically shoppers will only need to spend $30 and above for their kids to enjoy a free ride on this fancy little ride – kids were placed in pressurised plastic balls and then the balls are placed on water. Sounds fun, but I find it slightly amusing that parents would actually want to pay thrity bucks to make their little sunshines look like lab mice and hamsters IN PUBLIC. Hmmm.

The next night we took a really long walk from Orchard MRT to Suntec City, passing Esplanade and Boat Quay to reach Clarke Quay. If I wasn’t wrong, we walked 7.1km, according to Google Map. WOW that’s seriously some achievement!

Chongx and Tysern outside Cathay!

Chongx and Tysern outside Cathay!

CBD Area at Night, viewed from Esplanade waterfront promenade.

CBD Area at Night, viewed from Esplanade waterfront promenade.

Cavengh Bridge and the Fullerton Hotel at night.

Cavengh Bridge and the Fullerton Hotel at night.

We walked pass Boat Quay where we heard cheers and jeers from die-hard football fans watching the Chelsea VS Manchester United match. Ah, guys and their testosterones; beer and their drunkards. I saw drunken people babbling and muttering near the riverside. I hope they don’t fall into the river! After braving a few desperate waiters and waitresses from pubs and seafood restaurants, we arrived at Clarke Quay. Thristy from the walk, I treat Tysern and Chongx ice cream! Mmmmph. I wanted to treat them Hokkaido Icecream at The Central but they vehemently refused… it’s okay, the next time when you come to Singapore I must treat you Tysern, and Chongx too!

G-Max across the Singapore River.

G-Max across the Singapore River.

Pubs and clubs at Clarke Quay

Pubs and clubs at Clarke Quay

We decided to drop by Hooters and have a drink and to satisfy Tysern’s curiosity of their waitresses with big… jugs. The atmosphere was pretty good because it wasn’t as crowded as Saturday night since everyone will be heading off for work the next day. With a table of three next to us, we have the whole place to ourselves.

Hooters - We had the whole pub to ourselves!

Hooters - We had the whole pub to ourselves!

Manchester United tied with Chelsea, which kind of devastated Chongx a little (no prize for guessing he’s into which club).

Chongx @ Hooters Tysern @ Hooters

They had beer but I’m not a big fan of bitterness and hangovers, so I settled for a specialty drink called Hooter rita. Hmmm it tastes pretty good!

My drink for the night - Hooter Rita!

My drink for the night - Hooter Rita!

We were stupid enough to assume that there are night rider buses on Sunday nights. Obviously there won’t be a demand for it since everyone will be working the day after and will definitely head home early. So we had to get a cab back to our dorms. Nonetheless, it was a great night!

The next morning we woke up with no signs of hangovers… goodie! We couldn’t wake up in time so in the end we took cab to Novena Square to send Tysern and Cheez off. Now you might be wondering, where did Cheez go all the while? Well he came to Singapore on a secret mission to meet his webfriend… and they are now officially attached :) no wonder he was missing all the time! Anyway congratulations Cheez for finding your significant other – all the happiness to you both!

The end!

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