Monday, February 22

Really cool weekend

Last Friday Abi and his two cousins waited for me at Changi Airport as I arrived from KL after 11 at night. We had supper before going home. All I knew was I slept rather early because we had a plan the next day: one my husband and I had always put on hold, until that weekend.

Abi woke up and prepared us his fried mee hoon on Saturday morning. After a quite heavy brunch, the three boys and I hit the road. The day was cloudy but not strong enough reason for us to back out from going to Sentosa Island! Tee hee.

As we walked up from the parking basement, the infamous rotating globe was first to greet us. It was a landmark saying we were somewhere near a Universal Studios and in our case, it was Singapore’s. Being typical visitors, we had to snap a few photos before proceeding to other parts of the newly developed area. After all it was the sneak peek week to this movie theme park and we were kiasu lot so yeah.

We moved on to the Resorts World Sentosa casino. In case you are wondering, sure we went in for the sake of it. For the first time in all our respective lives, we got to check out what was inside. And the scenery was exactly like in those TV series; countless security cameras, eager gamblers, excited crowd, pokerfaced dealers, you name it. However, taking pictures is strictly prohibited within the premise. We also thought it was just not worth the trouble getting caught in the act, so we quickly buried that intention.

From the casino, we walked to the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. It was raining cats and dogs when we reached there giving us the perfect excuse to check out the hotel lobby and lounge. But first we must go into the Rock Shop and bought a number of t-shirts as mementos.

Knowing for the fact that Universal Studios offered no rides yet following its soft opening, we did not bother exploring further. However, as we were leaving, we saw a store selling exclusive official merchandise and I suddenly thought of the office girls. Because they always brought me stuff back from any vacation, I should just get them something.

We went into the packed store grabbing a few souvenir items. Then we actually left, but not after we struck a couple of more poses in front of the trademark globe (grin). I personally cannot wait until its theme park becomes fully operational next year!

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