This is my second week here and so far, it's been good. I won't say great, as I have been staying at work till nine almost everyday for the past week! And I'm typing this at 9 p.m., just before I leave the office.
Last Thursday, I went out with LP to support a friend of his who was performing at MOX, the equivalent of Frangipani, but more cozy and less smoky, as smoking is not allowed there. I asked DG to come along, as he hasn't checked out the scene ever since he arrived in Singapore. DG is someone I met last year and we watched Batman Begins and whom I haven't met since.
I was introduced to a friend of LP there, EU.
My first impression of EU was that he's quite cute. He's thirty but looks like a university student! Heck, he can even pass off younger than that.
Anyway, I somewhat flirted with him.
I know I am attached and all, but CF and I have discussed this before I left for Singapore and flirting is allowed.
As usual, I called him the next day to tell him about my first week here and obviously, I also mentioned about what happened in MOX.
CF was upset that I did what I did. Even though he initially thought he wouldn't be upset about it, but apparently now that it has happened, he doesn't think that he can accept it.
Me being the ever loving boyfriend that I am (ahem!), I agreed.
So fine, I told him I won't anymore. But then hor, EU was the first new person I met since I know CF. Not that it makes it excusable, but yeah, the feeling of meeting new people can be refreshing and exciting.
Getting to know someone new is ... well, just interesting and appealing to me as I do like to know more people and all.
Anyways, you don't have to worry. I do keep to my words.
That was Friday. I was quite bored on Sunday and so I asked a friend of Kit's to show me around Singapore.
It so happened that the friend, MH, has a friend who was visiting from abroad. TS is Singaporean, but he has been overseas for the past seven years and comes back to visit once or twice a year.
Now, which city do you think TS is working in? Drum roll .... the very city that CF is going to - Vancouver!
I mean, what are the chances, right? It's such a coincident that I should give MH a call last weekend and even more statistically small to have a friend of his, working in Vancouver, to be visiting on that very weekend.
Needless to say, I took the opportunity to find out as much as I can about the city. Things like it's not as cold as cities on the east (Vancouver is on the west, next to the sea), the temperature drops to almost zero during winter, but luckily it only snows a day or two in a year (coz I am really afraid of the cold), it rains a lot during spring and autumn and the best time to visit is during the second half of the year.
In addition I also found out that it is easier to drive to get around than to take the bus or the train over there.
Over there, personal lives comes first. From what I heard, there is no such thing as working towards a work-life balance, as life there is already balanced and they are practising it, unlike here. If someone has a sick child, he can go home to attend to the kid and work can be delegated to someone else. Which is the opposite in this part of the world, where one has to get the job done no matter what.
Hmmm, I think I can get used to that kind of environment ;P
Oh, TS also showed me some pictures of Canada. Those were very picturesque scenaries of the Rocky Mountains and lakes and the outdoors. I think if ever there is a pull factor, this would be it. The parks, lakes, mountains, I love this kind of nature stuff.
Not forgetting of course that CF would be there and that is the main pull factor.
So, I spent the whole of Sunday outside going around Singapore, getting myself familiarised with the island. I went to Fort Canning, Marina Square and the whole of Orchard Road.
We've been talking a lot on the phone lately. Even though he is reluctant to call and he does not like talking on the phone much, he still tries, as he knows that the distance is harder for me than it is to him.
Thanks so much dear. Can't wait to see you again soon. *hugs*
P/S This blog was never meant to be so personal. And so saccharine sweet and diabetic-inducing mushy XD As you know, I do write about things which I feel strongly about; things that affect us as individuals. But lately, I haven't had the time to really read about current affairs. He is all I think about whenever I am free.