Saturday, February 9, 2008

Istana 2008

Didn’t actually plan to go visit mr president.. but chance had it that it was opened to the public.. 2nd day of CNY.. so dropped in and took a look.

First impression: IT’S A MIGHTY LONG WALK JUST TO GET IN and see that building.. how dreadful.. goodness me. The view was nice tho, and it sort of reminded me of the botanic gardens.. albeit a little less trees.. which leads me to the next impression..

Second impression: THAT’S WHERE ALL THE LAND IN SINGAPORE HAS GONE TO.. he’s got his own golf course.. how many ppl can actually say that. Hah! Even tho I don’t think he plays it.. I thot I heard that the late president ong played golf.. but never heard of the current one doing golf.. oh and it’s also an interesting feeling. You’re in downtown orchard.. where every few metres there’s some building or construction going on.. but yet, hidden away behind the huge gates and the 2 guards, is actually a very lush and spacious place.. how lovely.. a nice fusion of sensations and space.. a retreat getaway in the heart of a metropolis.. =) truely fit for a king, or in this case, a president.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Inniskillin Ice Wine

If you haven’t tried ice wine before.. you don’t know what you’ve been missing.. really..

Happy Lunar New Year.. =)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Arts from the Heart 2008

Went down to support the club (in particular, ariel’s band) today at the Arts From The Heart 2008, held at Vivocity’s outdoor amphitheatre.. it’s quite a nice place actually.. never really been there, never really did walk around.. but it looks nice and spacious. Not too cramped like some other malls, it’s a nice and breathable place. And the amphitheatre thing is located on the roof, so you get a good breeze and view of the place around, esp toward the open harbour and to sentosa..

They did 3 numbers today, Sway, Perhaps and Sunday Morning.. very nice I’d say. Thot it was a very good effort, and they sounded good.. think it’s a good exposure and experience for them too, esp with the lunchtime concert coming up in 2 weeks’ time..

And thankfully the weather held.. didn’t really rain till the 15 min set ended.. Thank God. =)

Meet the band performing today.. Jasmine, Ariel, Jeremy, Kugen