I was supposed to be a homebuddy yesterday but Ivy was convincing in inviting me out to go biking in Pasir Ris Park. We went with our office friends Joc, Jemma and Mildred. I arrived at the Pasir Ris bus interchange just in time to see them clamboring aboard bus 403. Perfect timing. =)
Unfortunately the rain had very bad timing. It started to rain while we were in the bus. It showed no signs of letting up, so we went ahead and rented bikes at S$5 for an hour. We were given an hour free, though, I dunno if it was because it was raining or what. I chose a bike that wasn’t so tall so I could easily control it and asked for a basket to be placed infront so that I won’t be outbalanced by carrying my huge shoulder bag on one side. We pushed off with me in the lead. “I missed this! This is sooo much fun!” they all exclaimed in glee. So off we rode, past a bridge, a pony stable and several stretches of trees . Then I screeched to a halt and wrapped my spider tripod’s legs around a low hanging branch to capture this moment. Joc’s comment: “Buti na lang may tripod ka na napupulupot everywhere!” (It’s a good thing you have a tripod that can be twisted everywhere!)
|Shan Cai and her favorite pastime|
Then everyone wanted to have a picture with Ivy so that they could caption it thus: “with my Singaporean friend.” To which Ivy replied: “Pinoy ako! Best in Filipino ako nong high school!” LOL.
|with their “Singaporean Friend”|
After a while we decided to push off, though it was raining still. We passed a bridge over troubled water – err – what looked like a dam of some sort. We just had to take pictures again, rain and all.
|Meteor Garden front version|
Then we turned back and found this maze. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire much? We didn’t dare go in lest we got lost or touched a cup that turned out to be a port key to Voldemort and get Avada Kedavra’ed to death ala Cedric Diggory.
|♫ Almost paradise… ♫|
|Supposedly a cheerleading pose. Supposedly.|
Our two hours were up, so we decided to head back to the shop to return the bikes. Unfortunately we were all girls, so we all had a terrible sense of direction. In other words, we had a hard time looking for it. We eventually found it, though, and upon returning it, we found out that there was a seafood eatery right behind it. So we went in there and ordered yang chow rice, seafood soup and cereal prawns. It was Joc and Jemma’s first time to try the last, which is a famous Singaporean dish. The food arrived fairly quickly and we devoured the hot soup first. “Lasang Pilipinas!!” we all commented happily. And by that we mean it tastes like Philippine food probably because of the lemon grass taste. The other two dishes were very tasty too. So much so that we finished everything so quickly. We are not hungry at all! You don’t have any basis for your accusations! LOL.
So we left the park exhausted, with aching body parts and drenched in the rain but with mega watt smiles on our faces. “That was so much fun! Let’s do that again, in East Coast next time, okay?” we all said. So yes, even though I woke up the next day with fever and painful thighs, it was so worth it. I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. =)