Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Final bash in Milan, before everyone disappears and the next time we meet is either in Singapore (for those of us who're lucky), or never again. When I saw tears rolling down Sylvia's cheeks despite the pained smiles that belied her reluctance to depart, I realised this was a watershed moment in the end of this escape from reality.
(On a side note, "watershed" was a deliberate pun about the shedding of tears, so kill me.)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Best Car on the Best Street
Rolls Royce on Via Montenapoleone, in a colour usually reserved for those convertibles driven by fat balding geezers who've finally made it big to drive that flashy car they've been wanting to drive since they were 20.
Tastes like Chicken
I want to throttle those goons that describe just about any other meat as 'tasting like chicken'. What does rabbit taste like? Chicken. What does crocodile taste like? Chicken. What does a pot of piss taste like? Chicken. Listen, unless it is really chicken, stop being dumb! Ray, Clara and I baked chicken for dinner, it was pretty good, except for a few power outages we suspected were caused by the energy-sapping oven.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I'll be Back
Again, I didn't toss a coin over my shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, because I know I'll be back another time anyway. Char said it was kind of me to accompany Mike's girlfriend around for this trip. I replied that many people at home have been taking care of mine for the past few months and making sure she wasn't bored and lonely (I'm thankful for you friends). But not for much longer, the countdown is what, 9 days? That's less than the digits on both my hands. Not too long now sweetheart.
Living like the Romans
This was taken at a Roman restaurant just within the vicinity of the Pantheon, far enough from the attraction itself to not be ridiculously expensive, yet close enough such that it didn't suck. Ox tail for Nick, salty pork sausages for Vera, and bone marrow for myself. Good food, good prices. After that we had gelato, and walked around a lot. Nick upgraded our stay, letting us crash at his hotel room.
Back in the Eternal City
Under the harsh Roman midday sun, a young redhead wheels his car over the marble surfaces of the fountain that, with the toss of a coin, can guarantee a return to The Eternal City. Oblivious to the myth that has ensnared travellers the world over, this young boy is happy just dipping his car into the cool waters of the Fontana di Trevi as if it were a boat. To him it's worth more than a handful of loose change anyway!
We went to watch an opera at La Scala Theatre, just because. It was okay, but we couldn't really see much from where we were seated. I'm not talking about the 'seated so far away you cannot see clearly' kinda problem, but the 'the theatre is so strangely designed it's physically impossible to see the stage from where I'm seated' kind of problem.
It's a world famous theatre, so we were lucky to get tickets.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Spent a day with Geri and Ryan, taking them down Via Montenapoleone of Milan, before heading to Lake Como to while the day away. 2 weeks till Char comes over. If I'm patient it'll be here before I know it.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Pray pray pray
This was a huge unending procession of bible thumpers marching across tram tracks and holding up the city. Antonio and I couldn't wait on the tram any longer so we got off this exact tram to take a walk. He asked in anger "isn't that what churches are for?? so you stay inside and not disturb everyone else??"I hope that for all the inconvenience they have caused, they were at least praying about something worthwhile, like money falling from the sky. Or, that I would pass my exams.
Sorry for the quality.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Meddling around with player names to live out a fantasy whose confines lie not just within our screens, we do our best not to be pwned by European Economic Policy/Derivatives/International Banking etc, for the opportunity cost of death is plenty of gold and precious level-up experience. Can you discount level 25 worth of experience to its present value?