January 29, 2016|Friday|Freedom
It was a remarkable day for me because it was my first time traveling alone and out of the country-Singapore. I was really excited but at the same time nervous. The main agenda is to visit my dear (idol/crush) friend, Gem, attend Laneway Festival together, and explore SG for roughly 3 days.
So I arrived at around 10:30PM which was really late for Gem to pick me up or what because aside from her class, NUS is faraway from the airport, and so is her crib. Walking towards Immigration, I asked the officer until what time the train will be open and he said 11:30PM so I walked and walked, found the moneychanger for Ate Bevs’ USD cos she asked me to buy her ehd. Then after few minutes of roaming around, I decided to ask the information counter for the specific sky train I should ride. Good thing, the one I talked to was a good English speaker. At last, I found myself at Lavender station where the Green Kiwi Hostel can be found.
But, yeah I got lost, I can’t find the hostel. Then I met an old lady, she was kind enough to help me but also cool to smoke a cigarette while talking to me. However, she doesn’t know the landmarks I told her to get to the hostel so we went to guards who just pointed directions at me but still really vague. Luckily, I met a lady who I think is Pinay but just to be safe, I spoke English and asked for her help then while we were talking, she suddenly blurted out, “Pinay ka teh?” I was like, “oo ate, yehey!” Then she accompanied me to the hostel at 12:30am, so kind. Thank you so much Ate Elisa!
So when I got in the hostel, the receptionist was also Pinay. Yay, it feels just like home, somewhat.
January 30, 2016|Saturday|Laneway Festival
So Gem and I decided to meet first at Esplanade station to eat lunch then head to The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay for Laneway. We ate lunch at Tomo Izakaya, Japanese resto obviously. Yup, that’s Gem.
While on our way to The Meadow where we just walked, yeah we WALKED and we’re exhausted because Gem was not really a tourist guide, she’s also like me. She became a nerd na kasi. Jk. After school, she goes home to study that’s why she haven’t explored SG that much.
Nearing the venue, we stopped by for some picture-taking, yeah turista mode on!
The festival was sweaty and tiring but super fun. But Gem and I wished that it’s not just the two of us.
One of my fave parts, tatts c/o H&M plus the Laneway wristband!
For some reason, I don’t know why I can’t upload my videos here so I uploaded it on my Facebook. So you’ll see fan photos of the concert, so don’t expect them to be sharp. Lol.
The 1975: Matty was such a great singer live, plus he’s super hot and handsome! But his hair was really curly that day.
The night view of the festival! I think these were Beach House and Grimes.
This stuffed monkey was enjoying Laneway as well. HAHAHA!
Chvrches: As usual Lauren and Martin flawlessly sang live. They performed songs from these two albums, The Bones of What You Believe and Every Open Eye alternately. Always and forever fan of this band <3
Purity Ring: New-found fave band! She sounds just like Lauren, listen to Bodyache or Heartsigh. You’re welcome!
January 31, 2016| Sunday| Friend
This day was saved to explore Singapore with Gem but I ended up waking up at around past 10am, so we ended up just shopping at Bugis, eating chicken rice at Clementi, and shopping pasalubong, basically I just shopped and we ate.
Thank you so much, Gem! I will definitely be back because the trains are too awesome. HAHAHA.