I’m a bit reluctant to tell you what we spent today doing, lest you think we’re really dorky people, but then I remembered, hey, we keep a spreadsheet listing every single expense on this trip, and Kevin is still keeping track of how many showers we take (40 and 51 since the beginning of the trip). Really, how much dorkier could it get?
This above pictures are from the luge ride on Sentosa Island, a kind of theme park/beach area/place for tourists to bleed money. Sentosa itself is actually pretty cool with lots of different activities, it’s just that we chose to do the dorkiest things. Naturally.
K: Is riding a tandem bike around Singapore a really Asian thing to do?
Z: Yeah, but it’s ok. Because we’re in Asia.
Out of pride or stubbornness or some combination of the two, I insisted that I spend some time riding on the front of the tandem bike and not in the back. Oh boy. Ladies, I have to tell you, it is really difficult to drive a tandem bike when you have an over-6-foot man sitting in the back attempting to steer even though you’ve told him not to because that throws off your balance. And then he keeps insisting, “I promise, I’m not trying to move the handlebars. You’re oversteering!” Oversteering my foot! Once Kevin finally trusted me enough to stop trying to steer the bike from the back end, we got along swimmingly.
After a full day on Sentosa, we had dinner with my parents’ college friends (whom we also stayed with). We went to this place where you buy fresh (i.e. ALIVE) seafood and then take it to the restaurant, which cooks it for you. They had mussels, all kinds of fish, lots of different varieties of clams, eel, and lots and lots of other things.
It was a bit weird thinking that your food was alive thirty minutes before you ate it, but Kevin and I got over that hurdle pretty quickly. What can I say? We’re open-minded people.
Thought of the Day: Live scallops aren’t long white tubes – they’re just big shells! Bummer.
Picture of the Day: Lured by the sign, we of course had to visit “the southernmost point in continental Asia.” Whatever that means.