Stopover in Singapore

I started writing my Singapore journal thinking that it would be one my shortest blogposts. We barely spent three days there, I thought. As was the case in Hong Kong, the rising mercury had had no mercy on us. It was hot as hell, I recalled, which had prevented me from truly enjoying myself. But as I began to write, I realized how so very wrong I was! Everything I had seen in that short span of time came back to me: there was a museum shaped like a huge lotus flower… a theatre molded into a giant durian… a long bridge curving like the DNA Helix… a luxurious ship chilling on the heads of three tall buildings… and a jumbo-sized wheel looking over everything like a boss! This, my friends, is just a simplified description of the magnificence of downtown Singapore only. Wait till you hear what else makes this city-state a true modern Asian attraction.

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Just finished watching Season 7 of The Office

And I just want to say a little something

I WILL MISS STEVE CARRELL SO MUCH BECAUSE
THE OFFICE CANNOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM!

The above video is flipped for copyright reasons and confuses you :s

Exploring Xi’an – the Capital of the Past

Xi’an is where we saw the famous Terra Cotta Army, refreshed our childhood biking memories, and placed an order for halal food at a Chinese restaurant – that too in Arabic… And since Xi’an had so much to offer us, some of us decided to give back to this city by entertaining a large crowd of Chinese spectators at a musical fountain show!

The Train to Xi’an

From our hotel in Beijing, we had to run (each of us with backpacks weighing 15kg) to catch a bus to Beijing West Station for the overnight train to Xi’an.  I wanted to take a few pictures so I looked out the window of our cabin, only to find that the train was moving fast through a pitch dark forest under a pitch dark sky.  I remember wishing I hadn’t seen that.  The setting was just perfect for telling ghost stories and spirit calling.  We didn’t do any of those, but F did tell us some tales that managed to scare us quite a bit (some of us had to accompany each other to go use the washroom outside our cabin).  This fear factor aside, the train was one of the most comfortable ways I traveled on this trip.
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Ramadan Mubarak!

May this Ramadan bring the utmost peace, prosperity, joy, and health to you, your family, and your loved ones. Wishing you a very blessed Ramadan!

Beijing Through my Eyes (Part 2 of 2)

Beijing has a lot to offer a tourist. To me, some of the sights are much more memorable than others because of the crazy situations I got into… Read on and check out my video! 😀

This post is continued from Beijing through my Eyes (Part 1 of 2).

Love at First Sight – The Great Wall of China

What does a “Wonder of the World” feel like? I think I know after seeing this one.  From the second I caught a glimpse of it, I knew it was going to be stunning. But it was much more than that.  It connects past civilizations with the present in a way that is impossible to describe in words.  Truly a masterpiece!  Its breath taking scenery and never ending length has left me with a memory to last forever.  Oh Great Wall, how could I not fall for you?

Stealing because my camera couldn’t have captured this

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