Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Korean BBQ

Enjoyed some Korean BBQ at Chijmes near Raffles Hotel, a gothic chapel which was originally used as a catholic convent, but is now a hall, art gallery and focal point of the dining and entertainment complex in the vicinity.

It was nice to enjoy some authentic Korean food which was the closest I'd come to experience since my trip tere in 2009. Order a couple of things on the menu to BBQ yourself at the table, and copious side dishes ranging from the bland to eye-wateringly spicy
varieties of kimchi are soon crowding the table.

We washed this all down with some Makkoli (Korea rice wine) and a relaxing glass of Chardonnay looking out to the chapel.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


The diversity, segregation, and town planning of Singapore never ceases to amaze. 5 minutes anywhere in a taxi from my generic hub in Robertson Quay you can be taken to another world.

Went around Arab street outside Sultan Mosque on Saturday. Enjoyed a dusk Efes beer and kebab with the boys as the call for prayers rang out.

After dark, we went in search of s$20 beer and stumbled across some open mic karaoke. Some bemused locals listened to our take on 'your song' , 'Californication' and many more.

It's funny how the random nights are the ones that live long in the memory.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Back to reality

After the festivities arrives the expected comedown. But this time I'm alone (at home, and kind of at work) and with jetlag.. A well timed team dinner (thanks boss!) and pool session sorted me out. All resulting in a positive Friday and back to normality. The lows are worth commenting, but not dwelling on.

Meanwhile I've noticed that the weather is much cooler and calmer this time of year. No hint of a storm all week. And Chinese New Year looms ahead. On with the multicultural festivities bandwagon!