so i’m back in atlanta now … and i can see that the transition period is not going to be quick or easy!
i was in singapore just before heading back to the states so i wanted to write a quick blog for that, and i’ll also be working on a final blog for the trip to try and wrap it all up … but that one might take a little while.
i hit singapore 3 times on this trip … i never anticipated that, but it’s just a reminder to me about how traveling can take you anywhere at any time and that plans are just like an outline … things change as you go and it’s part of the beauty of it all!
i went back to singapore for the 3rd time because i wanted to surprise a friend of mine. i’ve known thomas for a really long time and he told me that he was planning to visit singapore during his vacation time off of work. my friend monica, who lives in singapore, is amazing and she and her fiancee are always letting travelers stay at their place … so she said that it would be ok for thomas to stay with them. then she told me that i should stop through when he was there so that we could all hang out. i decided that it would be fun to surprise him and just be there at the apartment when he arrived. plus, singapore is a good hub for flights and i knew that i could get a decent flight home from there. anyway, this is what brought me back to singapore.
it was really such a nice way to end my trip. i loved getting to spend time with thomas, monica, and kip and i even got to do a few things that i hadn’t done yet in singapore.
thomas and i walked around and took photos (as usual), i took him to arab street (that area is one of my favorites in singapore) and we smoked hookah, we went out for sushi, we ate chili crab (i didn’t get around to the chili crab my previous times there), we went up to the top of marina bay sands for the lovely view of the city (hadn’t done this before either), went to the casino, and my last night there we all went to a rooftop bar for drinks!
i’m thankful that i had such a close friend to spend the last days of my trip with. i was a jumble of emotions (lucky thomas -ha!). i’m still a jumble of emotions now as i try to figure out what my life is supposed to look like at this point!