Turning 27

I just turned 27! 🙂  I celebrated the eve of my birthday with my closest friends, had a movie date with my boyfriend, and dinner with my family on my actual birthday. I am not a fan of big celebrations. If I remembered correctly, the last time I invited friends for a simple birthday dinner was seven years ago. I just felt I have a lot to be thankful for and there are a lot of reasons for me to celebrate 🙂

I am the happiest that I am surrounded with the most positive people I know which had helped me juggle everything that I need to do in my life right now.

I am happy that I have a job – though stressful at times it is just beyond fulfilling. I am blessed that I always meet the best office mates who always turn out to be my good friends even after work 🙂

I am happy that I am able to study again. I love learning and meeting different people who share my passion.

I am happy with the two year relationship I share with Mark. Thank you for showing me that great love stories do come true.

Looking back, this is everything that I had wished for years ago. Thank you, Lord for an amazing 27 years! 🙂

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Your Singapore

Just last week, I went to Singapore for a three day vacation. This is actually my second visit at SG – so the plan is to just visit USS, eat, walk around, and have fun 🙂

We stayed at Mayo Inn. A hostel located near Bugis Station. The hotel’s location is just perfect – no wonder why it received many great reviews on Trip Advisor.  [Tip: If you’re looking for a place to stay in SG, choose those which are located in the MRT’s green line]

On our first day – we walked around Gardens by the Bay – Singapore’s newest addition to their many attractions.  Unfortunately, because I am just so scared of heights, I wasn’t able to cross OCBC Skyway. 😦 The coward kiddo in me just couldn’t do it!

They light up the trees during night time which makes the place so serene and romantic. There are also two sets of light shows at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM.

For our second day, we visited Universal Studios! Although the original plan was to tour both Sentosa and USS in one day – it’s just not plausible. So we just spent our entire second day at USS! My boyfriend, Mark, was so happy because he is such a fan of amusement park rides!

As for me, what I had enjoyed the most were the cute characters, picture perfect spots and their movie-like production numbers.

I also love their souvenir shops – I wanted  to buy everything 🙂

After our tiring USS trip, we went to Marina Bay to watch the Wonderfull Light and Water Show and to enjoy the beautiful views in Singapore at night. Everything was just perfect! The Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Statue, Welcoming Hand of Singapore – beyond amazing architecture. Hands Down!

For our third day, we walked around the busy streets of Singapore. Checked out their malls and market place and looked for bargains and souvenirs. Lucky for us, our hotel is just a five minute walk from their night market and gadget stores. We also visited Orchard Road, China Town and Little India.

China Town

Marina Bay Sands

Bugis Market

Because we got tired from all the walking and strolling, we went to the nearest Hawker Centre to satisfy our food cravings!

There are also Filipino foods here and lots of  other kiosks serve Filipino dishes – such as Lechon Kawali 🙂

Their Durian flavored ice cream and other street foods is also a must try! This can be found along the streets of Bugis. Kinda cheap too – as it only cost SGD 1.00! 🙂

Our last stop for the day was Mustafa Centre since it is a 24 hour store. You can find literally anything and everything here. Food, gadgets, clothes, perfume, etc. Name it and  chances are they got it! 🙂

I am not so sure if I will be able to go to Singapore again as I wanted to visit other countries too, but if this will be my last visit at SG – its definitely worth it 🙂