Saturday, November 22, 2014
First half of Saturday...
Saturday started very early for me... as usual. Haha!
Today, I had to wake up much earlier though as I arranged an activity for me and HB Boy.
How early was it? It was so early that Tipz was just about to go to bed while I was already starting my day by doing my laundry and watching episodes of Arrow. Haha! My sister from another mother, Tey, was also up so we got to chat and talk on the phone a bit. Turns out she was up early because she was going to take Mama Ching to Laguna
By 7:30, with no message yet from HB Boy, I knew I had to call him already. After tapping on the call button and hearing 5 rings, I hung up. Still no reply. Ten minutes later, I called again and no HB Boy on the other line. Third try. Fourth try. Fifth try. This was already 8AM. Finally, I received a WhatsApp message. Lol!
Hmm, I have been vocal that I really hate late and I will admit that I was starting to get annoyed that we were late again with our agreed meetup time. But then, I've also been getting good at quickly kicking away the annoyed feeling that the other person is late. Haha! Plus, I guess I cut HB Boy more slack since we're dating. Lol!
Moving on, the activity I signed us up for a heritage walk along Telok Ayer St. organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments Board (I think). The heritage walk we joined, Home Away from Home, covers two of the most important Chinese temples in Singapore. Along the way, we also passed by two other heritage buildings.
The temples are Thian Hock Keng and Yueh Hai Ching Temple, while the heritage buildings covered are Ying Fo Fui Kun and Fuk Tak Chi. All these heritage sites are located along Telok Ayer St. and are worth a visit.
The tour lasted for close to two hours and was led by a PMB Volunteer Guide. I've visited all four heritage sites before but as museum volunteers would say, "Each tour is a different tour." There is always something new to learn.
That, I have to say, is true. I learned a few new things today from the guide. HB Boy, on the other hand, also enjoyed the tour. I thought it was a good way for him to learn more about the country and its heritage.
After our heritage walk, we walked over to China Square Food Centre for lunch at The Rotisserie. Then, we walked to Chinatown for traditional desserts at Mei Heong Yuen Dessert, which was thankfully not packed.
By the time we finished dessert, we were just both ready to zzz... Lol! So we headed back for some afternoon nap before heading out again tonight for a movie and a last hurrah with Tipz. Huhuhu!
Today is a good Saturday. It started very early. And it is going to end very late. Haha!