Saigon! Oh Saigoooon!
What am I talking about? Our new discovery: a vietnamese grocer in the neighbourhood called Saigon that stocks *joy!!!!* everything asian - curry leaves, hae bee, pork floss, dumplings, toufu, mee, bee hoon... you get the idea.
Yes, squeals of pleasure several aisles down. Me yelling for Gene to check out stuff in the fridge "DID YOU SEE THAT??? Giong Chong!" (spring onion) There are also (frozen) durians and 10001 sauces and mixes.
There's also a decent Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodles)restaurant just across the intersection, and we just had dinner there. Two thumbs up so far.
(yes, I know, I know, it's pretty darned tragic that a grocer sends me into these heart-palpitating moments) arrrggghhhh... turning into a housewife. A real one this time. Now wondering if I buy that hae bee, what can I cook.... *squeak, what's happening to meeeeee*
On another note: We both passed our driving theory tests. Gene scored the higher percentage. He got one question wrong, I finished faster but got four (!) wrong out of the 86 questions wrong. Bludy heck... anyway, I have to wait a pretty long time before the actual road test - 21st July.
Met a few Singaporeans over the weekend for Sunday dinner. One couple has been here for 11 years and have... wait for this... FIVE kiddies.
BUT I must say, the kiddies were excellently behaved, and I actually wasn't running kicking and screaming. The youngest was 7 months, the oldest was 9, I think. Very sweet, the oldest can carry her sibs and cut up dessert all by herself. The kiddies told me funny anecdote about how when their Sg'rean cousins came to Rochester to visit, they didn't even know how to put on their own socks. Their maid had done it all the time for them back in Sg you see.
Essentially, they were told, you don't put them on yourselves, you don't go out!
Which is brilliant! *laughs*
We may start checking out the nightlife later this week. Apparently there are a number of hot bars here (will check it out and verify this for you readers - sorry, journalistic training, hard to be un-cynical abt everything).
Oh, according to the housing managers, by mid next month, our gym at the apartment complex should be ready! Can't wait to lift those weights again.
Fruits and produce here - amazing. For someone who doesn't actually like fruit (me) am sure buying a lot (peaches and nectarines). They look pretty lah, and I am a sucker for pretty faces.
Oh, and we watched Nacho Libre today. Go only if you like Jack Black. Otherwise, please don't bother, the few measly laughs isn't worth the ticket price. This, by the way, is the first show we've watched together in the last 12 to 15 months. At least. Heh, watta a way to break the drought.
Okay, will post more soon. Stay good.