新加坡 | SINGAPORE

by 美儀

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE.

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BUSINESS TRIP, daz what it is.

That always sounded pretty professional and atas to me.
Until this one.

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(the redness is not a fancy light leak filter, it was my phone case)

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Having spent some time in cooking school, the task of mass producing 10,000 liters of slime fell onto me. Menial but necessary.

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Trial & error,
trial & error,
trial & error.
That was just Day 1.

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Even their super glue is kiasu.

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Frog porridge, ojien, stingray, beef noodles. Hallelujah.

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The hotel we stayed at had this fancy car elevator that brought us to the parking lot.

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I had my fair share of conversations with taxi drivers about the pros & cons of new technology, halal Subway in Malaysia, and our differences.

How come you look Malaysian, but you sound like a Singaporean one?

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Stuck in a warehouse with 4 (then) complete strangers, it took us some trial and error before we came up with the perfect recipe. Sweaty, disgusting, and unglam; we fell into a routine of measuring, cooking, cooling and storing. The scorching sun was shining down on us as we slaved at making this green goo that would bring happiness to kids.

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Day 2 had finally ended and I had to navigate my way to the rest.

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Some instructions, a bus ride, a train ride, Google Maps, and some work on bus eleven–I made it alive.

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This Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Bánh Mì 888 was one of the best things I devoured there. This sandwich was my comfort. I had it three days in a row and I could have had more.

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I insisted for a receipt and this is what I got.

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Walking under the hot sun, a 200 meter bus ride, pail shopping at a HDB, and a 500 meter taxi ride.

Day 3 was supposed to end earlier. We were almost done packing up and I got a call saying that some of the slime had begun to smell. I felt so bad when I had to tell them to get back to work.

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Can we get more body wash?

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Best purchase from 7-11: Heritage Butter Croissant. Heritage.

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I met up with an old classmate who took me for midnight dim sum.

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He got pretty excited when he was ordering.

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3000 liters short of our initial goal, we were done with the cooking and had moved over to the main venue.
Day 4 was the hardest on me.

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I woke up early the next day and wandered off on my own. Last day, last chance.

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No shame, I had to have another croissant before leaving.

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All in all, Singapore’s skies were good for me.
It showed me that I had my options: to climb over this wall or turn around and go home.

But Uncle, we sound the same lah. I think we are quite similar.

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