It sure seem quiet in blogosphere. I have been rushing last minute hand-made cards, xmas shopping and running errands that by the time I reach home, I would be dead beat. There were twice when I fell asleep with my make up yet again and woke up feeling icky.
In a minute, it would be 21/12/12 and the world would end.
If the world didn't end then it would be 4 more days to Christmas.
Just now, my father-in-law asked my mother-in-law why she cooked dinner when the world is going to end and told her to sleep. I thought that was really funny.
It has been raining every day here and the weather can get pretty chilly at times. Sometimes I feel as if I'm not in Singapore.
It has been an unspoken tradition for my good friend Evan and I to snap photos along Orchard Road during the Christmas light up season every year. There used to be competitions among the shopping malls and as they attempt to outdo one another, we consumers benefit from the grand feast for our eyes. I have no idea in which year did the competition stop but the decorations seem to get less and less spectacular as the years go by. It is a little disappointing this year and I suggested forgoing our tradition this year.
During this November-December period, I would sometimes take the public bus home from work. The bus would go through parts of Orchard Road and as I looked out of the window through the sliding rain drops at the lights and joyous crowds, I couldn't help smiling a little smile to myself and feeling this incredible melancholy wash over me.
The decorations were not too bad last year. Tiff joined us for the Christmas light ups date too. And yeah, if you don't already know, this is a backdate post for last year's Christmas season.
We started our walk from Plaza Singapura where we had Nando's chicken for dinner.
It was a blue theme Christmas.
Before, we reached the most decorated parts of Orchard Road, we stumbled upon a really "sad case" Christmas tree. Whoever decorated this little tree clearly wasn't happy that he or she was tasked to do it. The security guard shot me hostile glares when I was snapping the picture below.
Yellow and blue carousel was the theme at Paragon.
As usual, we would always do some bauble shots. You have no idea how difficult it was to find baubles clear enough from scratches and raindrops to do the trick
Don't you love looking at the window displays?
Whether Christmas season or not, I always love looking at Tangs window display.
I also love their Christmas quotes. Tiff especially loved the quote they used that year.
Somehow, there seemed to be an elephant craze in Singapore too.
Seriously? Angry Birds again? I did not need to take another picture with a confused elephant as what I did in Phuket. I wonder what were people thinking painting a bird on an elephant.
The iconic giant outdoor Christmas tree outside Ion did not look too good decked in yellow. It was too bright and staring up at it made me dizzy.
Fortunately, there were giant movable snow globes to more than make up for it.
They were really beautiful.
The LV store at Ion caught the elephant craze too.
I would end off this post with our reflections in the LV store. Yes, that is our reflection but it looked like somebody was snapping us from inside the store.
Edited to add:
I do want this kitty fleece blanket so much but I do not know if I want to buy myself a blanket for $59.90. So far, I've only seen this store in Vivocity. I would add this to my Christmas wish list and see if anyone bothers. Lol... I suspect I would not get my Kitty blanket after all.