Monday, 4 June 2007

Holiday round-up - Singapore

In my previous post, I mentioned having met 4 bloggers in Singapore, and shall proceed to IDENTIFY them, COMPROMISING PHOTOS INCLUDED!!!!! :)

Heh heh, got you there, didn't I, Keropokman? ;-) This cheerful enthusiastic guy wants neither his name nor face to be known, which is just as well because the only photo I took of him was also with him, and I don't intend to "come out" as yet, so I shall have to respect that. :) I met Keropok together with EastCoastLife, whose face we know but not the name, and ditto about the photos I took of/with her. That leaves me with a picture of what we ate - Nasi Padang:


Errr, for details on what the individual dishes are called, better to rely on Keropok's post. Like the bhel puri in my previous post, I do not know how to make any of the above dishes.

The 3rd blogger I managed to catch specifically told me not to publish his picture, and I'd be more than happy to oblige as he was terribly nice to help take lots of pictures of old buildings for this homesick nostalgic chick and record them on CDs, awww. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of the food we ate.

I almost did not get to meet No. 4 since he travels often for work, but am glad I did, exactly 12 hours before I was supposed to catch my plane back! It completely slipped my mind to send him a photo of myself beforehand and likewise, I didn't know what he looked like, so when I went to Jaan Toofan -- a small bhangra bar on Boat Quay I practically camped at during this trip, with a waiter only I seemed to think was a dead ringer for Aamir Khan -- looking for someone in a green t-shirt of a less than flattering description (his own, not mine), I did not find him (he either changed his t-shirt or his idea of green is different from mine), but he instantly recognised me, heh heh.. was it because of the kurta churidar I wore? possibly... :)

Alas, even if he didn't mind his face being shown, I have to admit to using a film camera throughout my trip and have not finished the last roll of film. It is appalling how fast film has become obsolete! When taking my pictures, a lot of people asked me where the preview was, and I had to tell them shamefacedly to look into the eyehole, haha..

Although Jaan Toofan dethroned Khazana and Khushi - favourite haunts on my previous trip home in December 2005 - I cannot forgive the band for snubbing my repeated requests for my perennial favourite song (Hum Tumko Nigahon Mein from Garv) so I am taking it out on you by putting it as the first song in my player on the right, heh heh! Sorry!

Next post - I'll backtrack to my trip to Bangkok with my mom, which took place before I met a single blogger. Of course, I did no cooking while there, but I had so much to eat, you'll see what I did in a moment of apple surfeit... later, gators!

15 comments:

Claude-Olivier said...

Et bien, toujours sympa ces rencontre non..pis je me réjouis de voir le billet sur BKK ;-)

Bonne journée
Claude

Sia said...

helloooooooooooo sweetie:) welcome back...so glad to see u kicking and posting;) oh wow... u met so many bloggers? that really really cool... i guess we should have blogger conventions like geneve convension;) LOL...i know its a PJ... cant wait to see ur next post...
did i tell u that u were missed very badly? yup... :) hugs to u...

Asha said...

Hey Hey!! Lookey who is back!:))
Good to see all those food in there!YUM!!! You met 4 bloggers!I interesting,got to check their blogs too.Can't wait for your next post!:))

Keropok Man said...

phew!

For a while, I tot the identity's exposed! haha...

Victor said...

You met a single blogger in Bangkok? Is that "one", "unmarried" or "both"? :p

Shilpa. said...

Coucou Claude, patience patience.. :) j'ai pas fait les endroits touristiques, y a surtout des photos de vendeurs ambulants (de nourriture, bien sûr!) :) oups, j'ai trop dévoilé, peut-être?

Hey Supriya, wish I could meet you since you're not that far, but I can't make it for the IIFA! :( Are you going?

Dear Asha, yep, might've even met Gini of Salt & Pepper, but i think she arrived in S'pore after I left! Too bad...

Keropok, I wouldn't want you revealing my identity either, heh heh, so had to play fair! :)

Nice one, Victor, nice one! :)

WokandSpoon said...

The nasi padang looks great! Hehe - I'll expect you to reproduce this in the coming weeks! ;-)

sunita said...

Well, back at last...seems like you really had a really enjoyable trip...

Sandeepa said...

Hey shilpa... a blog meet and no photo ? Not fair, hunh ? How is life ?

trupti said...

Gawd girl....I have been missing your posts! I'll come back and check them out again....meanwhile, I do like this song you've been playing! awesome.

hugs,trupti

have you added yourself to Mathy's and Indira's Food blog desam list?

Shilpa said...

Hi Wokandspoon! I definitely won't be making any fish otah, had too many of those! :(

Hey Sunita, I certainly did.. :) will visit you soon!

Dear Sandeepa, haai, zindagi to aisi, kya kahoon? ;-) What do you mean no photo? Didn't you see the one I sent you by e-mail? :)

Trupti dear!!! Missed you, too! :) Are you, like me, picturing Sallu running down the beach when the song plays? ;-) haha.. didn't know about the blog desam until you mentioned it, so have just asked to be added.

cheers!

eastcoastlife said...

hoho .... shilpa is finally back to her blogging!

It's a pity we had so little time to talk. We have to wait for another year then. hehe...

That was some great nasi padang huh! I was so full after that lunch I skipped dinner and the next day's breakfast! hahaha....

Sia said...

no shilpa...i wont be going to IIFA...u should see all the humdrums here;) we will be going to switzerland this month end, so didn't feel like wasting money on IIFA coz i am goona waste it in swiss;) he he he...

tigerfish said...

Food quite little for three of you sharing the Nasi Padang...to think ECL still had to skip dinner and next day's breakfast :O

MeltingWok said...

hahahaha my god, was gonna say exactly what tiger said. By the way, welcome home !:) I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. So, did the kids accustomed to the food and weather well ? I'm worried now, coz I get all migraine n sinus when I'm home, and e'thing is fine back here in the US :(