Monday, 27 January 2014

Singapore

After long hours in the plane finally arrived in the beautiful country of Singapore where we were greeted by a family friend of Tshering Namgyal's who was a police officer as well. They booked us rooms for the entire 4 night, 5 day stay there at  SIlosso Beach Resort and then at Hard Rock Cafe at Resorts World, Sentosa. It was my first trip here and I was already in love with the country as we drove from the airport to the hotel. Everything here was clean, organized and beautiful. I loved how there was still a lot of green within the country and how everything was so well planned. I don't think they had any pollution as at night I could see a few stars lighting up the sky.

Even though it was a small country and they said you can literally drive around from one end to another in 25 minuts, I didn't really think it was that small. No, I wasn't culture shocked! Haha...

The entire stay we were looked after really well by Uncle Leong and Aunty Jane who took us around the country showing us the pretty sights as well as the tourist places. Then we also met my friend Glenn who also took time from his Attorney General's work load to give us a taste to the many different foods around.

I was glad that at least I got an entire afternoon with my cousin brother who is studying there and also got a chance to meet up with my old classmate Rishan who works there for a drink since everyone is busy working earning morning till late night.

Some of the highlights from the trip are captured in pictures:

china town

Hard Rock Hotel

Marina Bay








Ice Cream time with my cousin :)


Silosso Beach Resort, Sentosa

"LO HEI" a chinese tradition to start with Good Luck and chase away the bad luck. Lunch at the CBD with Glenn and Hazel during their office break.

Walking around Clarke Quay with Uncle Leong and Aunty Jane

"One Moment, One World" at Sentosa Resorts World by the escalator
Universal Studio, Sentosa


Sci Fi World at Universal Studios

EGYPT at Universal Studios
With Elmo at SESAME STREET

Watching Dancers at the Dinner at HOLLYWOOD, Universal Studios

Frankenstein got my Husband hypnotized and he gave was being pulled away while I was trying my best to save him

Jelly Fish at S.E Aquarium

Farewell Party at Changi Airport, Singapore





Saturday, 18 January 2014

Unwritten Days

Well I haven't written in the longest time ever because I have been so busy ever since the month of December started until the 17th of January 2014.

During the last two months I was engaged as the coordinator in the winter camp that was held for children called "Camp Raven" which was organized for the children of the three armed forces (RBG, RBA, RBP) here in Thimphu. It was a wonderful experience for the children as they got to learn and engage with the 3 (2 female, 1 male) Thai dance instructors who came to teach the children different forms of dance but mostly hip hop and contemporary style of dancing which they performed at the end of the 2 week camp. The children took interest in sports, arts, dance, soap making as various volunteers arrived at the locations to help each camp grow in their talents or spark some interest in the children.

Rock Climbing, Art classes, musicians, actors took time from their daily schedule to come spend at least an hour with the children engaging them with fun activities or spoke about positive things in life. Each camp had their own picnic where students spent the day playing games, winning challenges, singing, dancing, cooking and then eating their own cooked food along with the instructors and the resource persons.

The two weeks passed by very quickly that it was already time for the students to receive their certificates and showcase a set of talents in Changlimithang to HRH Prince Jigyel Wangchuck who graced the occasion. As per royal command the children had yet another picnic but this time all three camps together at Parizampa with His Royal Highness with planned activities and a gala lunch. It went well and everyone went home happy, pleased, fully tummy and having experienced a game they hadn't been exposed to.

Overall, until the 17th of January I was so busy organizing these events, getting the bills cleared up and making endless notesheets for approval which was time consuming as there were many things happening at office too.

Then came 18th January, where I packed my suitcase and hopped on the plane to Singapore for a well deserved annual winter break.