Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My favorite saying these days is "Life, and the way things are going".
Life is soooo beautiful and I wish everyone could feel the happiness and the tranquility that my mind, soul and heart feels at this moment in time. Spending 8 days with myself on this trip, going to Malaysia, stopping by in Hong Kong and travelling for 24 hours each way taught me so much about myself.
But I love the simplicity of one of the many lessons learned...
In my younger college and post college days I would dread hours spent by myself. I looked for someone to study with, someone to visit, someone to eat with, someone to always share a moment with.
Today, I realize that I don't need anyone. Because, when I am by myself reading, thinking, and exploring...the possibilities are endless.

ENID P. "Dreams come true for those who believe in themselves"

Monday, November 13, 2006

The DHL Hot Air Balloon in Singapore This is the view from my balcony. It took me two days to realize that this was a hot air balloon and that it was coming up and down all day to pick up passengers. I thought it was just a globe that stayed at the top of the building (right corner of picture above) I was laughing at myself, once I realize my eyes were not playing tricks on me.
ENID P. "EP...you are too funny sometimes"

The MRT in Singapore Arrows indicate where the doors will open and where you should stand in order to wait for your turn to enter the subway car (picture above).
Inside the subway cars (above)...clean...clean..clean...
Every train has a schedule and comes on time, which you are informed of when you enter the subway escalator. The subway has flatscreens everywhere (picture below) with CNN News, commercials, etc.
This is the most organized and clean subway system that I have ever seen in my life. This is the Chinatown subway station.


Singapore Art Museum (SAM)Once I was inside the museum looking at the different exhibits I was not aloud to take any pictures.
In the courtyard...
The courtyard had two walls full of what they called free-form art and I took some pictures at what I thought was interesting...

Bugis Street, Chinatown, and Little India in Singapore

I am probably the only person that thinks this is interesting...but I must post about it.
These pictures are the billboards for a new residential building being constructed in Singapore right now. However, I think it is hilarious that,
1. The women is knitting,
2. The husband is helping her knit..or maybe this is her brother,
3. The TV is not on,
4. There is no other furniture in the living room, and
5. The slogan is..St. Regis Residences, The Epitome of Luxury Living.

Below is what St. Regis will look like in the future.

"The Epitome of Luxury Living"..interesting... ENID P.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


This is the largest fountain in the world located in the Suntec City Mall. The fountain structure is made of bronze, and consists of a circular ring supported on four large slanted columns. The Suntec City design has 5 buildings surrounding the fountain that represent the fingers and thumb of a left hand emerging from the ground, the fountain forms the palm of the hand.
The circular ring top of the fountain is visible at ground level. The water pours inward.

During certain periods of the day, the fountain is turned off and visitors are invited to walk around a mini fountain at the center of the fountain's base. I went to The Fountain of Wealth one the evening, and it was turned off. So, this was my only chance to go around the mini fountain three times make a wish.This is me at the base of the fountain after I made my wish.The ring shoots water inwards into the reservoir below while at the heart of the fountain, water shoots up to 30 metres into the air. According to feng shui experts (Chinese geomancers), the water flowing inwards represents riches pouring in.ENID P. "Always believe and your wishes will come true"

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

On my way to Vivo City At Vivo City


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Hong Kong... This place is so very kool!! I took the Express from HONG Kong International Airport to the middle of Hong Kong and it took me exactly 26 minutes to get there. It is the equivalent of Times Square in NY. However you must trust me when I say that you could never get to Times Square from any NYC airport in 26 minutes.

The HSBC Headquarters Building. It is an urban legend that the building's design enables it to be dismantled and moved, in case there is any possibility of a disrupted handover to the People's Republic of China.
The building doesn't have elevators as the primary carrier of traffic. The elevators stop at very few floors, and the floors are interconnected by escalators. Natural sunlight is the major source of lighting inside the building. There is a bank of giant mirrors at the top of the atrium which can reflects natural sunlight into the atrium and the building. This design helps to conserve energy. Also, the building uses sea water instead of fresh water for toilet flushing and as a coolant for the air-conditioning system.
Me at the foot of the HSBC building.

The Bank of China Tower...Hong Kong's best-known building is Ieoh Ming Pei's Bank of China Tower. It is Hong Kong's third tallest skyscraper. The building attracted heated controversy from the start, as its sharp angles were said to cast negative feng shui energy into the heart of Hong Kong. Behind me is the tallest building in Hong Kong named Two International Finance Centre.


Monday, November 06, 2006

Some people will understand this post. I have never seen one of these trucks in the USA....