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Dear guys

Dear guys,

It’s been my fifth day here in Singapore and I still haven’t gone to any of those tourist places that I wanted to go to. I’m writing this now while on a cab on the way to the office. When I get home at night I get so tired, I can’t even blog anymore.

Just a few minutes ago, while eating my breakfast at the hotel restaurant, I saw a family of what obviously looked like tourists. They have maps and slr cameras hanging around their necks. I sighed and realized that I was looking at them enviously.

I wish I was like them, walking around here in Singapore on a vacation and not work.

Whenever I get online, my friends always ask if I have seen the merlion or sentosa, and I tell them, “Nah, haven’t even gotten far from the vicinity of my hotel and the office.”

Here I am, a disillusioned young lady, staring out wistfully at the wonderful backdrop that is Singapore, zooming and passing her by from the window of a taxi cab.

It’s a holiday tomorrow, hopefully I’ll be able to take a break.

Missing you guys,
Elle Cross

PS: we’re passing by the marina bay now, it’s really pretty.

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si Chinese lola sa CR

So, first day of work yesterday at our customer’s office in Singapore.

When we arrived here, I had to go visit the comfort room to empty my bladder. I wasn’t paying attention that much but I remembered there were some trashcans in front of the comfort room door. There was also a Chinese sign posted on it, but I wasn’t able to understand it. So I just went inside.

When I got out of the toilet cubicle and was washing my hands, there was the old chinese custodian lady who was mopping the floor where I was stepping on. She was talking to me with a stern voice in Chinese. I was trying to tell her that I can’t understand Chinese but I don’t think she was listening. She kept talking to me and pointing at the door.

So I just nodded. XD

I didn’t know that back then, the woman had put up a sign that the CR was off limits because it was being cleaned. I was like, “Oooooohh, so that explains the soapy water on the floor.” XD

Pero she was nicer the second time I met her sa may pantry. She was still speaking to me in Chinese, but I think later she figured out that I don’t get a word she was saying. But she was nice enough to show me where to get cups that time. Kasi I was dying of thirst and pag dating ko pantry, walang mga plastic cups. XD

I’m sorry lola .. pero I hope matapos ka na sa paglilinis sa CR ngayon kasi super super and really REALLY I need to go in there. Masakit na sa bladder and I can’t believe it takes you more than an hour to clean a small bathroom. O__o…

How do you say in Chinese, “I really need to use the bathroom.”? or “DA HELL!!”? Haha..

Sana matapos na siya sa paglilinis. Huhuhuhhu.

Random picture na walang connection sa post na to:

Outside of the Ibis Hotel, there's this post.

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gonna start packing! Adventure mode ON!

I really like the feeling of going into a different country. It is like meeting a new person.

This Sunday, I shall be flying to Singapore and frankly, I’m really excited. Actually, I’m going there on a two-week training, not a vacation. ;}. I’m going to give my best here, as always. According to Vincent, one of my friends who’s already there, the company has put us in a hotel near the Burgis Station of their train line. Oh! It’s also nice to know that they also call their trains, the MRT and LRT ;))

Check out the map Vincent gave me, he said it’d be useful when I decide to switch into Adventure Mode. You see, the company gave us money for taxi transportation to go to the office every week day. But frankly, I’d rather take the train or the buses. I want to feel what’s it like to be submerged in the daily life in Singapore.


Singapore MRT and LRT Map


My dear old yaya, Ate Dalen, was able to to go there and stayed there for about a year as a helper. I asked her if she still remembered her old employers, maybe I could meet them and show them some more recent of Ate Dalen. She used to always tell me that her Singaporean employers were very kind. They even gave her a set of gold jewelry as a gift before she went back to the Philippines.


Ate Dalen's ring from her old employers.


Right now I’m trying to map out the country, considering that you could literally go around in it in just one day (without shopping of course). Stanley, one of my college friends, has suggested for us to go on a tour! I can’t wait to see how the world is like there. Even if we’re all under the same sky, for me it’s still different. Aside from the wonder of the place, I also can’t wait to see my old friends who are now living and working there. :] (Corkee, sana wag lang SC2 ang gawin nating libangan pag dating ko dun, please :P. )

RIGHT! So, I’ll be seeing you soon Singapore. :] I’m gonna start listing out things I need. Yes, I’ll have my SLR attached to my body. I’m even thinking of getting new lenses. Hmm. I’m going to really capture Singapore and its beauty that I keep hearing about.

Pero syempre for now, mahal ko pa rin ang Nihon. (Probably yun na talaga…) Sa nihon ako natututo mamuhay mag isa. Dun ako natuto mag luto, mag laba and not because I was ordered to do it, but because I have to for myself. :] Dun din ako pumayat. wahaha. At ang major reason ay dahil ang Nihon ay Nihon itself. :] aww. *hugs the personified japan*

:) Onward my sisters and brothers, to infinity!! ….

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