I went to Singapore last weekend for Sony‘s year end party, Uphoria. Thanks to Sony for the invite, I had so much fun bonding with my mom and being in Singapore for the fourth time in just a span of one year.
Traveling out of the country would be much better if Terminal 2 wasn’t so fugly. Here’s their sad attempt to look festive for the holidays
Sorry this entry started with quite a few rants, NAIA Terminal 2 just really bugs me.
Good vibes when we landed in Singapore and got to our beautiful hotel, The Ritz-Carlton!
We met Julia Abueva, a 16-year old Filipina who is based in Singapore and is managed by Lea Salonga’s mother. She was so cute and down-to-earth. She can still speak Tagalog and she says her Filipino crushes are Sam Milby and Derek Ramsey.
Mike Posner was such a steady, chill guy who was so charming because he kept reliving nights in his dorm room where he made his songs and he didn’t think he’d be traveling to Asia and performing with Train. I can’t believe he wrote Cooler Than Me because this guy is too cool to think he’s not.
Train was entertaining. Patrick, the singer, was quite sarcastic and got a lot of laughs from of the audience even if it was usually at the expense of others. I couldn’t tell if he was really pissed off when he told me to stop texting my boyfriend (to which I replied, “I’m tweeting a picture of you!” and, really, I was telling the truth haha). Chico Garcia of RX93.1 who was sitting beside me read a question from Twitter about how he kept his hair awesome. He said it was a lot of Japanese hair product, that’s why Asia is very close to his heart.
After the press con that left me excited for the actual party the following day, I decided to just stay in the room because I only had an hour’s sleep from the night before (I came from My Beloved taping). Mom and I got the best massage ever and woke up rejuvenated and ready to go around. We explored the Marina Bay area of Singapore that night because we’re used to staying somewhere near Orchard Road (where all the shopping happens). Marina Bay has less people walking around. The Christmas lights were also very pretty.
Too bad it was already close to 8PM when we stepped out so we ran out of time to go around. Oops. At least we ran into some B-Boys (breakdancers) practicing in an underpass. Very cool! My brothers would have loved to see that.
I like crossing the streets of Singapore where there are obvious pedestrian lanes and loud timers to show how much longer you have to cross the road. I wonder if we can have something like this in our country. I think it would be way better than “NAKAMAMATAY” signs.
Overall it was a happy day! To be continued…