Yesterday, we flatmates had a picnic at the East Coast Park. The idea was spearheaded by Dred, who booked the ideal barbeque pit which we had spotted while biking through the park weeks beforehand.
The ideal spot is not the one nearest to our flat, but the one which near a volleyball net (which we didn’t end up using), toilets, and Starbucks.
You obviously need an ice cold frappe on a hot day!
The ideal spot is shaded by a lot of trees, because Asians hate direct sunlight.😁
Besides, most of us have bikes, so we could just cycle over there. Jemma also rented a bike so she could cycle, and we were able to make good use of it because it came with a basket, so they were able to buy drinks from Fairprice and put them on the basket.
Dred also found an online store called EZBBQ where we ordered most of our food and they delivered them directly to our pit, so we didn’t have to carry a lot. I loved their chicken kebabs and shrimps, but everyone’s favourite was the pork liempo which Monica prepared herself.
Later in the afternoon, the sea breeze felt so good that we laid out a mat and lay down on it while reading books and eating green mangoes and bagoong (salted shrimp fry) which we had bought from a nearby Indian store which sells Filipino goods.
Then Nantoy started a game of Psych! using an app made by Ellen Degeneres. It is quite a fun game which involves trivia and trying to fool people into thinking that your supplied answer is the correct one. Those of us on the mat teamed up and called ourselves “team banig” (banig is tagalog for mat).
Then some helicopters flew overhead with the Singapore flag – they were practising for the Singapore National Day event.
Shortly after the sun went down, we finished all the food and went home, tired and sweaty but full and happy.
They said this should be a quarterly event.