SINGAPORE DAY 13
it was pouring today!! I wore my sandals and everything was mushy and slushy.
We weaved in and out through the shelter of the buildings trying to find our way to Little India. When we happened upon the restaurant I thought it was by mistake but turned out to be just the place we were looking for, a truly authentic incredibly delicious place. I got this vegetarian sample platter meal that was served with rice on a banana leaf. This was the best meal I had so far, my mouth waters just thinking about it. Afterward we went to this huge flee market thing which was too overwhelming for me and my full belly and sleepy brains. The rain did not let up and literally rained out our plans so we all went back to home base to recoup with tentative plans for a boat ride later. Thankfully the rain stopped and we were able to relax on a boat that gave a tour of the city through calm waters with a cool breeze. This area where we caught the boat is the area I feel like we were looking for the whole time and I’m a little sad we didn’t find it earlier. I hope I get to go back to this riverside area. It looks like it comes alive at night.
SINGAPORE DAY 12
Day off and Karaoke !! We worked hard for this and the pay out was sweet. Sleeping in then lounging by the pool, maybe a bit too long, but if your not coming home from Singapore without a tan then you might as well not have gone Singapore in the first place. Its a whole new game when you are enjoying the sun instead of hating it. The whole crew got together for some Karaoke later that night. Worth every penny. Experiencing the culture of the night life is just as important to me as seeing museums. This may sound odd but enjoying the city and truly experiencing Singapore means both day and night to me. How can you understand a place, understand its culture, understand its people without seeing it in both lights? It would be leaving half out if you only experienced it during the day. Plus, if its not already obvious, I have a passion for cities all lit up at night. As a photographer, its my favorite time to shoot.
SINGAPORE DAY 11
Thibault Gauriau from ILM. learned some really amazing things from this guy. He knew what to say and how to say it. I took so many notes on his quotes that I am excited to look back on already. Next on todays itinerary floating utopias where I learned about the yes men and the run away moon. The trees! finally the trees! we have been patiently waiting to see the trees at night and tonight was the night. We all got tickets at for 7 but the show didn’t start until 7:45 so we had to stall and stall hard. We did everything we could to evade the employees fervently ushering us to the end of the walk. All we wanted to do was watch the show from the tops of the trees. It was challenging and didn’t go without a playing the dumb tourist card but we prevailed in the end.
Today really was full of inspiration from so many angles. Thibault gave me a whole new perspective in to the world of movie making that I had no idea about before. The freedom of the run away moon built upon this idea forming in my head that art is in the process. Topping this off is the story I know have of evading the employees atop the trees to make the light show. This is now a story taken from the process of seeing the light show and yet the light show itself is of little significance. Art is in the process. That was todays lesson, well that and that nighttime in Singapore has become ever so inviting.