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When it rains in Singapore it sure rains – can hardly see the building across the street and it’s dark as on a winters day in Sweden….

 

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Oh my, some days you sure feel that you are not 20 anymore. Yesterday was one of those. Was at the opening party for Burberry at Ion Orchard on Tuesday night. And what a party it was. People lining the red carpet (which was actually beige….) to spot celebrities…and there we came walking, was a very surreal feeling. But fun.

Once inside it was packed with people and the bubbly was flowing freely. The Creative Director of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, was there and the poor thing had to have his pics taken with almost everyone. Yes, us incluced. Of course. But guess it’s part of his job when going to events like this.

Afterwards me and Fx was to have dinner at Hyatt with one of his former colleagues and friends but we ended up getting a big part of the gang coming with us so instead of a quiet dinner it became a much bigger one. Kudos to the staff at Hyatt for arranging so we could have one of the private diningrooms. Lots of food, lots of drinks, lots of laughter. Brilliant night. Late night. And oh, did I suffer for it yesterday. But worth it. And am feeling a lot fresher today. There’s not much that a good nights sleep cannot fix. Now we have to gear up for the weekend, even though it will be a rather mundane one.

Christopher Bailey

Christopher Bailey checking out the media center that was put up in the store - perfect for all of those who couldn't stay away from Facebook and Twitter for even one night...

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We finally managed to get out of the office around 2am on Friday, or Saturday to be more correct, which was a blessing. Took me ages to fall asleep though and then I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep again which was pretty annoying. My plans of lying by the pool was spoilt as well as the weather decided to continue being in a bad mood, which resulted in one of the worst thunderstorms I’ve experienced here in Singapore on Saturday. Was kind of cozy though snuggling up in the sofa watching movies. Spent the entire weekend with mum, decided I totally needed to shut off from everything so didn’t even answer my phone or anything which was just sooo nice.

With the weather being as it was we ended up doing a bit of shopping as well, I had to see if I could find a dress for a wedding at the end of the month and to my big surprise I found the perfect one. Not easy trying to find something summery in October, not even in a country like Singapore. Happy, happy.

Apart from that, it was one of the most relaxed weekends I’ve had in a really long time so feel rather re-charged and ready to tackle this week. So far it has started pretty good, there are a few changes that needs to be done to the things we did on Friday but as we have the base in place it’s just a bit of tweaking and re-phrasing of stuff so the pace is less hectic. Fingers crossed I might add. Better safe than sorry you know.

Oh, yesterday was also an anniversary for me. It’s been three years since I moved to Singapore. Can’t believe it’s been that long. Time really do fly when you are having fun….

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Running to escape

I have no idea whatever came over me but I suddenly felt the need to go home to Stockholm so I have now booked myself a flight back for Christmas. Me, who said I would not even consider it…that I would stay here for the holidays. Hmmm.

I think the past month has taken it’s toll on me and that’s why I need to get away. I have to escape my life for a while. Even called mum to ask if she would do a weekend trip with me somewhere, don’t really care where as long as I get away. That is a bad sign. Not going away with mum. The running.

So, here I am…trying to figure out where would be a good place to go. It has to be free from typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis…bad weather in general really. Oh, and it should only take max two hours to get to. Any suggestions?

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Shaky, shaky

It doesn’t happen very often but sometimes it gets a bit shaky on this island….and now we are talking about earthquakes and nothing else. Yesterday evening Indonesia was hit by a big one, a 7.6, and it did shake Singapore up a bit – I didn’t feel that one though as I was in the car but we had another one this morning, this one “only” a 7, which I did feel. Quite a strange feeling. And one that I will feel more times as I think we are going to get a few after shakes. Fingers crossed that I’m wrong  though.

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Help to the Philippines

This goes out to all of you who live in Singapore!!

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IndoChine Group is organizing the collection of food packs for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy in Philippines.   Please help us to send this email out to all your database and friends in various social network! People are depending on you willing to help them!
 
Ondoy’s Trail of Fury:
 


 
 
The communities need the following :

1. Within the next three to four days (Sept. 28-Oct. 1), ready-to-eat food which do not need to be cooked like boiled eggs, sandwiches, cooked rice, sardines, tuna, meatloaf, bread, margarine, peanut butter.  They also need bottled water, everyday clothes (including underwear) for both adults and children.  Please send mats for the families to sleep on.
 
2. By October 2, please prepare food packs of canned goods, rice, instant mami, instant pancit canton, bread and bottled water. 
 
 
You can drop off the goods/foods packs to our Indochine outlet at Clark Quay, address below:
 
THE FORBIDDEN CITY by Indochine
3A Merchant’s Court
River valley Road, #01-02
Singapore 179020

 
Collection time: 11:00am – 11:00pm. Please look for the Manager on duty.
Note: Please contact Ms Angela Tan at 92279370 or email: angela.tan@indochine-group.com for any enquiries.

Do let us know if anyone knows of any shipping companies such as DHL, TNT, UPS, FED-EX,  AIR PACK, flight companies etc. that can help with the shipping of goods/foods packs to the Philippines.

THEY ARE ALL VICTIMS

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Ab fab

Had a fab evening yesterday – met Isabel and Jonas for dinner. We went to Uluru at Duxton Hill, had never been in that area before and realized that was a real miss…really, really liked it so will most def go there more times. My choice of food was a sirloin steak made to perfection, took me about five minutes to clean the plate which is quite unheard of when it comes to me.

I give the place 3,5 “Netties” – would have been more if it hadn’t been for the service, which was lacking at times – and if you are in that area I really recommend a visit.

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