Goodbye Fengshen, ‘allo Singapore!

27 06 2008

Escaped Typhoon Fengshen and am now safely back in Singapore! Phew!

Fengshen. Quite an eye opener! The Hong Kong authorities raised the typhoon warning just before midnight on Tuesday. I peeked out to see how bad it was but there was no wind, no rain … nothing.  Pfft, what a non-event, I thought. A Singaporean friend suggested taking a walk to experience the typhoon. Inside, we were chortling – all this fuss about nothing.

The next morning, I woke up to the sound of strong winds. Peeked out of the window and found that the umbrella, shoes and socks I had left in the balcony were … flying around. * HORROR *

Typhoon 1, Complacent Singaporean 0

On the bright side, I did get half a day off due to the Typhoon, and the warning was lifted in the late morning so I managed to catch my flight to Singapore. Win-win situation 🙂

Have a jam-packed schedule for the next few days, shall be heaps of fun … shall accumulate enough memories to last till my next trip to Singapore, I hope!

The Wierd Names Chronicles

14 06 2008

Recently I’ve come across folks with very … unconventional names.

Jeckyll (one wonders what his brother is called)

Okus (I can’t imagine how this came about)

and the killer ..

Virginial (hahaha …)

Will the rain ever stop …?

13 06 2008

It’s been pouring here for the past 1+ weeks … it rains in the mornings, afternoons, the entire night … you get the idea 😛

I stay in a low-lying residential area (Wanchai). Last Saturday, I woke up to knee-high water on the streets, the color of milk tea. A few hours later, the waters receded but 2 inches of mud were left on the streets. Apparently, all the disgusting mud was washed down from the hillslopes into our area. YUCK.

When I recounted this to a friend of mine, his immediate reaction was “Ooh, water the color of milk tea. Got pearls anot?” o.O

Men …

Didn’t manage to get photos of the flood disaster last week, but it’s raining again now so perhaps I’ll get “lucky” tomorrow. *rubs hands in anticipation of a good photo op*