Not a Goodbye Just a See You Later

March 10th, 2012

On the 10th of March, Sharaya and myself rode the MRT and then the Sentosa Express to make our way to the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia.  As it turns out this lovely point we were headed to is off the shore of Palawan Beach so we are now able to say yes when people ask us if went to Palawan Beach.  And yes they may be meaning the well known one in the Philippines but they don’t have to know 🙂  Anyways so we enjoyed our time hanging out by the ocean but it was a very hot day so we didn’t stay to long – just enough to enjoy it and not pass out! Later in the afternoon we had our lovely supper and then went back to our room to get all beautiful!!  Now we planned on going to the Raffles Hotel this evening to get Singapore Slings and relax a bit.  So we jumped on the MRT and got off at Raffles Place assuming that the Raffles Hotel would be near by.  Well it wasn’t!  So we headed to iLight instead for the second night!  One of the highlights of the iLight this evening was getting some dirty ice cream.  This basically means that you buy it off the street, however ours was even more dirty as the man would handle the money and the ice cream without washing his hands at all!  So literally dirty!  So after some walking around and checking out more of the iLight we headed back home and asleep 🙂

The long lovely bridge walk to get the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia! 🙂
On this bridge walk we saw the most lovely speedo too. Sadly no photo of that was taken!

At the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia.
After I got my photo taken it took us about ten minutes to get Sharayas as a family just came right in front of us to play in the water just ignoring the fact that we were trying to take a picture!

Palawan Beach – may not be the Philippines Palawan but lets just say it was pretty nice as well!

These lovely things were our supper that evening.  Now probably not the most healthy but so very very delicious!!  They are dutch pancakes but their real name is Poffertjes – and we got ours with icing sugar and butter.  Yum yum!

Checking in the bag during the iLight.

Dirty icecream – One of the most exciting parts of my evening!

March 11th, 2012

Our last day came way to quickly!  Lucky for us we had done everything we had really wanted to so spent the morning lazily going to get a lunch and took a walk down to the bay.  Once at the bay we were instantly hot (you think we would be use to it by now) so we went into the Starbucks by the bay that is indoors (therefore with aircon!) and got a drink and relaxed inside for a bit!  After a relaxing time in the Starbucks by the bay we walk back to our hostel just in time as it started to rain shortly after!  We hung out in our Hostel for afternoon and did our packing until the rain stopped and we got ready and went for supper.  This evening we decided to walk to the Raffles Hotel as we knew how to do that!  Once there we made our way up to the Long Bar picked a table outside and I order a Singapore Sling and Sharaya some nachos.  Lets just say the Singapore Sling was very well made and I wish I could have tasted a few of the other ones they had (there were different flavours such as tropical, spring, winter,courtyard etc.).  Once we were done enjoying ourselves there we walked down to the Esplanade where we listened to some music, Tricia Garcia from the Philippines, at Mosaic Festival. Throughout the show it was sprinkling yet very lovely.  The show ended around 10pm and Sharaya and I made our way back to our hostel as we had a very early morning and day ahead of us!

Merlion at Marina Bay in the day light!

Singapore Sling at the Long Bar!

The Long Bar

Singapore Marina Bay on a beautiful March evening!

I love this city – last night is sad 😦

March 12th, 2012

We headed out from the Hostel at 7:30 am and to the beautiful Singapore airport (Changai Airport) where we hung out until we had our three hour flight to Hong Kong.  Then Hong Kong to Vancouver and Vancouver to Saskatoon.  We spent over 24 hours traveling and finally we made it to the chilly Saskatoon at about 10:30pm on the 12th.  And with that our Journey to the Philippines and Singapore was over.  We saw and did so much and learned just as much and it is definitely a trip to remember!!
As I never finished the times in the Philippines I’ll be sure to do that all in the next few blogs 🙂

On Top Of The World!

Happy to be heading home on the plane but . . .

Sad to be leaving Asia till who knows when!

Last meal in Asia . . . I have come to LOVE rice!!

Goodbye ASIA – We Love You!!

iLight Singapore


March 9th, 2012

The first video is very short as I accidentally stopped it.  The second video is therefore a continuation of the first video and it not only has us talking about March 9th but also a little about March 10th and 11th however I will go into more detail on those days and show pictures from them in the next couple blogs 🙂  As well part two was videoed on the plane so it may be a bit harder to hear sorry!!
It mainly focuses on iLight which was an amazing Art Light Festival going on in Singapore!  So enjoy!! 🙂

The Merlion statue on the bay being lit up 

Merlion Statue x2 

The storage/cargo boxes with light art in the bottom outer boxes.  The ones that look white had a picture/art film playing on them throughout the night. 

Myself at some lights ❤

The world will never stop moving even if you do

There was couches and little areas to sit set up in a parking garage

holla ❤

The Marina Bay

Coral iLight – Philippines/France display by Olivia d’Aboville – bring awareness to the pollution harming the reefs

beauty.

water and lights

Marina Bay Sands on the left and the Art Science Museum middle right (this is the building Sharaya tried to explain that was like the opening tulip) 

Would you Hop On or Hop Off?

March 8th, 2012 

I dont believe I have to much to add to this other than what was said on the video.  It was a very full day of seeing a lot of things and we are really happy that we did the on off bus instead of walking or taking the MRT everywhere.  With the on off you learned a lot about the city of Singapore and also got to see a lot more by sitting up top the topless bus. Such as how hard and expensive it would be to drive/own a car in Singapore.  As well about the orchards which we touch on in the video.  Also how expensive living would be in Singapore.  So basically if you have caught on it is expensive in Singapore . . . it would be a beautiful city to live in but you would need to have a well paying job in order to live very comfortably in the city.  But I mean it is beautiful so it could be very well worth it!! 🙂

and to end it off here is a market in Little India!

Singapore Zoo

March 4th, 2012

The zoo was the most lovely experience and here Sharaya and I share with you some of our experiences at the zoo 🙂

Next here are some photos that we took throughout the day 🙂

Sharaya and I at Zoo Entrance with some birds!

Riding a turtle . . . the real ones that are like this big are gross . . . I like littler turtles! 

The little turtles.  I may look worried as I did not want to drop my phone into the turtle water and my sunglasses almost fell right off into it as well!

The giraffe! 

Giraffe again!! 

❤ wild creatures . . . they are treasures 🙂 

Frightening. Very very frightening. 

Roxas And Boracay: Part One

This last weekend we went to Roxas and Borocay with some of our amazing SPUI students and a couple of the SPU CI’s (clinical instructors).  We left on Friday afternoon right after our duty in MICU – all 16 of us stuffed into a van!  Then we were off on a long van ride of about three hours to Roxas where we stopped at a resort for dinner. We toured the resort a bit and then had dinner.  With well the most amazing cake ever!!  Uh ya it was spectacular!!  Many of us even got pictures with the cake . . . and you know you love the cake when you get a picture with it!! So after that we took a drive around Roxas!  We took a stop at Peoples Park and saw the water and even got to pet the cutest little puppy ever named Sofie.  So a few of us got to ride in the back of the truck and it was quite fun I must say!  It was very refreshing to ride with the lovely air and everything and being able to look up at all the stars!  So that night we stayed at Honies house which is the most beautiful!!  When we got to the house we relaxed in their backyard area for a bit with some snacks and wine!  I kind of think I miss relaxing with wine every once in a while so it was nice! And afterwards we had a lovely room to sleep in and the bed was so very very comfortable!!  So day one was a success!!

Day two also turned out to be a success minus the fact that we had to be up at 4:30am!!  And yes you heard me right . . . 4:30am!!  Took me back to the horror of getting up that early in UERM for duty!  Now Honies dad owns a fish farm so just like my dad grows and harvests crops her dad pretty much grows and harvests fish, shrimps and crabs.  So at 4:30 in the morning we got up and headed out once again in the back of a big truck to the fish harvesting!  We soon realized that it was worth getting up that early to experience the harvest!  The harvest only happens every four months so we were excited that we happened to be there perfectly timed!  It is hard to describe how amazing it actually was but lets say there were tons of fish and they were being like thrown into the ice water and it was kind of well organized chaos almost – super interesting!! We were also able to watch the beautiful Philippine sunset, eat the most amazing breakfast (which included lechon!) and watch some sexy fisherman!! A very good morning I would say!! So once we were all finished we trekked back on the fish paddies to get to the truck which took us back to Honies house!  Here we just packed all up and waited for the van to come and get us to take us to Boracay!

Beautiful flowers an Honies

Roxas Resort

The little horror thing at the Roxas resort we went to!
Elaine 

The puppy Sofie!

The back of the truck 🙂

All of us at Honies house – Night Number One

LECHON

Fish Mouth

So many fishes

Relaxing!

Love ❤

Now stay tuned for the rest of the weekend – BORA BORA

Lets call this 100

100 posts down

So celebration is needed right about NOW!!
I have hit my 100 mark of blog posts . . . crazy as!!
This one is actually the 102nd post as I missed this huge event and did not post a special post on the 100th post !!  So here it is . . .

Now I am not sure what to post in this celebratory blog but I guess I will use my own discretion and try to maybe post things from some of my favorite posts of the past and maybe some extra pictures or videos or that sort of jazz that I enjoy and love! ❤

So hopefully what is to come will not be to boring but enjoyable 🙂

Video That Makes Me Smile

First up a vide0 – this is episode one of like three and other people have made similar ones but I think this is one of the best.  It is so accurate that it makes the video even funnier.  So we watch it often here in the Philippines and we saw some of this stuff way to much.  And now we say ‘twinsies’ just because of this video.  It is the greatest! Enjoy (that is if you already haven’t which means you are way out to date if you have not) 🙂

Song That I Enjoy

The song I still badly desire to learn to rap . . .

Fish I Miss

So old stuff.  My post on Squishy Artimus . . .

I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy. Come on, Squishy Come on, little Squishy.

– Dori

Now my Squishy died at a young age (possibly old though – i am still convinced he was an elderly fish) and I miss him dearly as he was my first city pet.  So now as I go back to Canada in like three weeks I was just talking about him today to Sharaya as I am getting a new fish for a welcome home gift!!  So he shall be my Artimus Squishy the Second!  I am excited for this time and I hope that he will live longer and I can also teach him tricks like the First Artium Squishy was able to learn.  In a few weeks I will be able to start a great new fish friendship 🙂

Random Photos I Enjoy

The cookies I made while studying finals . . . I really didn’t like that class plus I love decorating sugar cookies!

Me and my “little brother” at his graduation!  ❤

Butterbeer – the greatest drink in the world! ❤

Girls night (ahem) . . .

I miss these people and this is my favourite photo still of us!  Except sadly Chad is missing from it 😦

I miss my puppy but I am excited to get a new one when I get back to the farm this March 🙂

Jack the pumpkin – he was made into delicious pie. 

Okay so my creative juices basically stopped flowing when I started this post so this may not be that exciting ha. But I threw up a few things that I enjoy so I hope you do as well!!  Next up will be more on my lovely Philippine adventure that sadly only has a week left 😦  But I will be sure to make the best out of it and try and do as much as I possibly can here in Iloilo City!!

Love ❤