Went to Simei (Eastpoint area) for lunch today. Was surprised to see this Caucasian (angmoh) family having "cai beng" at the same coffeeshop as me. I guess that was an unusual enough sight because after I left the coffeeshop, I saw 3 Chinese girls taking photos with the 2 angmoh kids. I have no idea why those girls were taking photos with the kids. I mean.. have they not seen blonde-headed kids before?!? Sigh… quite an embarrassment isn’t it? (Though I suspect the girls may not be Singaporeans).
After lunch, I shopped around Eastpoint a bit for toiletries and to my surprise, I saw more angmohs shopping around Eastpoint! Hmm… have rental rates in Singapore really turned that crazy that all these expats are now infiltrating our HDB heartlands?
I was specially surprised because Simei isn’t exactly the most convenient of locations and I would think most expats (if they had to stay in a HDB flat) would choose somewhere more convenient… like Tiong Bahru or something.
Nonetheless, the sight of an angmoh family eating our very local "cai beng" made me sort of happy. I am glad to see non-locals adopting our Singapore lifestyle. I take it as a sign that they are happy with the way Singaporeans live, and I think that says a lot about us as a host country.
Am going for a hair trim tomorrow after work. Hair is getting way too heavy… and I want something manageable in Australia! Checked my calendar just now and it hit me that I’m flying off to Australia in 8 days! *Horrified*. I didn’t realise it was THIS soon! When I posted my last post, I knew cognitively that my trip was coming soon. But now it has really HIT me. I’m going away for 17 days! Woohoo! (Though I still am not very sure what I should do in those 17 days. Am considering someone’s suggestion that I should put my aunts and my mom on a bus trip along the Great Ocean Road so that I can have some time on my own. :P)
Okie… that’s it for now. Am making it a conscious effort to blog more regularly. But I need me zzz now. 2:30am. Bleah.