This will probably be a rather lengthy post, hehe. Unless I get lazy and stop halfway. *grin*
Heading back to Bekok for Ah Leong's funeral with SF and cousinE was honestly quite fun. We managed to coordinate our plans to head up really quickly, and I enjoyed catching up with both of them, and getting up to speed on family gossip.
It was also nice to just stroll around the town. CousinE showed me the temple that she did her meditation at, and the buddha statue that used to belong to her dad.
The funeral itself was a rather interesting experience. We found out that the neighbours actually take turns to "set up" for the wake, since it's such a small town.
-The Best Plans = Having No Plans
Realised this after having a couple of epic days out. The few really awesome days also happened to be days where everything was just impromptu and unplanned. We just went with the flow and enjoyed what comes.
I reckon this is also an extension of that saying about how you cannot get lost if you does not know where you're going. Hehe.
- Church Hopping!
A perfect example of how having no plans leads to an amazing day. We started the day with breakfast at Chye Seng Huat Hardware Store. Finally, after talking about it for months, we decided to haul our asses there and check out the place.
Coffee and food was good, and the place had a really nice vibe. *strikes CSHH off list of coffee places to go to*
Decided to check out the Jalan Besar trail from the National Heritage Board but gave up when I realised that 1.the information boards for the trail weren't that easy to find 2. too much to read and not that interesting (that's why I failed history in school) 3. it wasn't written by CH anyway.
Abandoning the trail, we walked randonly along Jalan Besar, checked out some really old shops at Syed Alwi Road, traipsed on down to Rochor Road where we bought some stuff from the mamak shop in the old HDB estate.
Spotted an old church next to the Queen Street bus terminal and decided to pop in. I don't know why I felt compelled to go in, but I'm glad we did. There is something so peaceful about stepping in a church, and it was nice to sit there, pray and thank God for the blessings in my life.
Went church hopping with the aim of visiting the churches that I grew up with- Cathedral of the Good Shephard and Church of St Bernadette. We passed by quite a number of other churches too, and spent some time in each, but my favourite was going back to my primary school and sitting there reminiscing. Sitting on the swings at Fort Canning was also insanely random yet another one of my favourite parts of the day.
Ended with a nice meal at home, watching TV while cooking shabu shabu.
-Enablers, We Are
Another random day led to a walk around the CBD over the weekend. The city feels so different once you take out the office crowd, and everything just feels so quiet and empty.
Walked along Club Street and at what was probably the third cafe that we plonked ourselves in for the day, we realised that ever since we started dating (yes, dating- more on that later), it's been almost a non stop stuffing face session.
Did we used to eat so much before? Apparently not. And then we concluded that we were such enablers of each other. Typical conversations actually sound like this:
Me (or him): Wanna have *insert food*?
Him (or me): Yeh!
Somehow ended up heading to the Gardens by the Bay, because I'd not been there yet. And like all touristy places, we got into photobombing mode and immortalised ourselves in as many tourist photos as we could.
Gardens by the Bay is beautiful, but I think I've got to go back again and spend more time there. Saw a patch of grass and decided to lie on it for a while, and took some photos together too. (Plug for instagram: check out my photos there!)
I don't remember the last time I laid down on grass, and that just felt so simple and joyful.
23 days down, 8 more to go. Having successfully eaten 46 different meals, it's surprisingly not as hard as I thought it would be. There are still foods that I like that I've not yet eaten: laksa, empal penyet, instant noodles, beef hor fun, and probably more that I can't think of right now.
It's interesting to see the different types of food that other people are eating, and it makes you really mindful and aware about what you tend to eat. I think the one recurring comment I had for myself this month was that I needed to eat more greens. Lol.
-Knowing The Truth
Had to deal with a rather unpleasant situation of cutting someone out of a social group. I guess, sometimes it's hard to tell a person's true colours, and it can be shocking when you find out that you never really knew a person as well as you thought you did, if at all.
Nonetheless, sometimes hard decisions have to be made.
Ok, I think this is a super long entry and I'm getting tired so shall end here for now. Lol.