Working in abroad gave me good smack on the head. Seriously!
Because I was out of my comfort zone. I cried buckets numerous times. Culture shock and home sickness are real. It took me a year to really adjust. I know I could’ve just gone back home and forget about everything but I can’t. I don’t want to be a disappointment especially when my dad shelled out a lot of money to support me. I tried a lot of diversion tactics to keep myself busy (aside from work).
I learned a lot from this stint of my life. It opened my mind and heart. I learned to be more open-minded, be a bolder decision-maker and dreamer. This nursing career brought me to places I have never imagined to visit.
It was truly a great experience while it lasted. Thus the need to move again.
I have been to Bintan, Indonesia twice. Both trips I went alone. It’s one of the most accessible getaway from Singapore. Most of the time, it’s a spur-of-the-moment trip. Which means, I pay more because, I don’t avail of the deals. This time around I stayed at Bintan Lagoon Resort.
In one of my photowalks for the Mid- Autumn Festival in Singapore 2012, I encountered Duxton Road in Tanjong Pagar. It\’s one hidden gem for dining that I wasn\’t able to experience at all. It\’s either I was too busy to remember or too stingy to give in. Pfft! So here I am checking my old photos sour-graping.
Anyway, there\’s always a next time and I\’m posting so everybody can come and see what it has offer.
There\’s this quaint little bookstore along the way called Littered With Books. The cozy two storey high haven makes me want to stay there the whole day and just read books!
At the time that I was there, they don\’t allow photo-taking. According to customers who reviewed them in yelp. Their book prices are cheaper than other bookstores that gives you reason to come back over and over. The staff are very courteous and helpful.
After exiting the store, I was doing some shots when this guy just came out of nowhere. He asked for to be photographed, quickly said thanks and walked off.
They appear to be looking for something…hhmmmm
Further into the streets are some offices
I think Clarence worked here, if my memory serves me right.
Bistros, pub, winery…I see most of the people in this side of town are yuppies.