Parents arrived for bdays & pre-Christmas fun
Trip Start Jul 01, 2009
50Trip End Sep 20, 2010
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For my birthday, we went out to dinner in Clarke Quay, at IndoChine's Forbidden City restaurant. We've been meaning to go there since we moved here but being in the city of food and shopping, we've been pre-occupied. I love the Teracotta Warrior statues as you walk in; it reminds us of our time in Xian. The food was great, especially the dumplings! Some were too cute that we felt bad eating them. Then we ended the night with a trishaw ride back to our apartment.
On Steve's birthday, his parents arrived in the wee hrs of the morning. Unfortunately, Steve had to work but that gave his parents a chance to rest up after the long haul from the west coast of the US...and a major delay at one of the airports
I've been taking the parents around town while Steve's at work and then we do dinner outings and such all together in the evenings/weekends. The parents have gone to Har Paw Villa, taken the Singapore boat taxis, gone to the museums/temples, tried the sandwich ice cream from the street vendors (one of them tried to convince the parents to try the one that "smells like shit, tastes like heaven" = durian...ha!...which is all he had...thought it best to try that later on in the trip...break 'em in slowly...so we found another vendor), tried all sorts of food, visited the Battle Box, biked East Coast Park, etc (and they just got here!). Since we knew we were not going to spend Christmas in Singapore, we did the hop on/hop off, free, tourist bus ride along Orchard Road to see the decorations and lights, too! The theme this year, which changes every year, was "All Decked Out."