Day 18, Year 4: Definitely Time to Move On
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008
Weather: Rain Early Morning and Early Afternoon; Otherwise Sunny
Location: One 15 Marina, Sentosa Island, Singapore

When you say you have finished shopping and then go out and come back with more than you ever have previously, you know it is time to move on. We talked to our daughter and son-in-law via Skype last night and got some great ideas for things we could buy for Sam to play with when he visits Windbird in Thailand. It is so easy here to find UV protective swimwear and hats for children and not so easy in Massachusetts at this time of year. So we had the ‘grandchild impetus’ to set us off on a shopping spree as well as the obscure food items, Christmas decorations, memory foam pillows we just had to have, and on and on. It is amazing the things that are available here. I even found Earth Balance, a butter substitute for those who can’t have dairy (my daughter and Sam). Singapore has it all if you have the energy to travel around the city to find things. We did most of our shopping on upscale Orchard Road, but we also made a side trip to Little India for a last minute purchase of a battery charger. Unfortunately the place that has the chargers was not open today, so we will make yet one more trip to Little India before leaving Singapore.

This evening we went to Rendezvous Cay for dinner with friends from Scot Free II and Freebird. When we were in Little India this afternoon, I bought a wreath of orchids. I just had to buy it because it was so beautiful and only cost $10 Singapore. This garland had at least a hundred orchids, maybe more. I took that to Rose tonight to thank her (and Tim) for having us over for dinner. When we had been in Little India with Tim and Rose a couple of weeks ago, I noticed how she admired the flowers. She was delighted with the wreath of orchids and we all got to enjoy the beauty.

081109 Day 18 Singapore–Dinner on Rendezvous Cay
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