No Monday post because I was on a business trip yesterday... sorry?
Business Trip. Cheh. Macam glamour, but really it's not. It's fucking tiring that's what. Especially when you are on the plane to start the day, and on another flight to end it.
I was in Singapore for a day.
How do you know you're in Singapore?
The policemen are mostly Chinese (hahaha).
And the airport still looks clean and new. Am I being biased? The grass is always greener. But they do offer you mint sweets at the immigration checkpoint. The office took my passport and ticket, looked at me all sternly with a curt "morning", then suddenly breaks into a smile and asks "would you like a sweet?". I thought that was a nice touch and really thoughtful.
The taxi guy from Singapore was complaining how everything is so expensive in Singapore and that we Malaysians shouldn't be complaining so much.
But what he doesn't realise is that their fresh graduate's pay in the finance industry is about SGD4k, whereas ours is like RM2,500. Their average price of a small starbucks drink is SGD5.40 while ours is RM10. And THEIR petrol price is SGD2.33 while ours is now RM2.70. And that their MRT is really terrific. Sigh.
Skyline of the Singapore's business centre looks awesome. It's as if I'm in the middle of Wall Street straight out of the movies, with less Caucasians and more Asians.
Have mad fear of jaywalking. Kept thinking that there will be policemen hiding behind the bushes just waiting to ambush me with a ticket when I do. Jaywalked anyway. Hehe.
Haha their ferries wheel is bigger than ours. hahahahahAHhaHAhahahAhaha.
Took the Mercedes taxi back to the airport and it costs only 20 cents extra! I didn't want to hop into the car when he stopped at the taxi stop but he was like "don't worry! no extra charge! only 20 sen flat extra! So not like in Malaysia where they charge you almost RM1 more per km or some ridiculous rate like that.
Learned that if you're in an overseas location for less than 72 hours you're not entitled to buy duty free stuff. Sniff. I really wanted my Bailey's. :(
Burger King in Singapore is halal and the quality is as bad as the ones we have in Malaysia - very, very disappointed. I was looking forward to some lard-filled BK bacon cheeseburger but they obviously didn't have that. :( BK used to be so good when they first came back, weren't they? Now they taste mostly like nuked melted plastic shit.
Traveling for work is not all that fun. Especially if you're on your own. A bit lonely, actually.
And I didn't even consume a single drop of alcohol. Was giving a serious thought about buying a humongous can of Asahi (SGD9.50) from the airport's 7-11, but looked at my watch and realised that I only had 15 minutes to check in. Didn't want to rush-drink my Asahi, that is no way to treat it. :(
Met somebody in the plane who wanted to chat. Was a nice guy and everything but all I wanted to do was to sleep, so tired. If only that mildly obese (the size of a baby elephant) woman sitting behind me would stop snoring like she has phlegm in her entire nasal passage. Bitch bitch bitch. Choke on your phlegm.
10% cut on entertainment allowance is not enough. Make it 50%. If that guy can meet somebody at Mcdonald's, everybody else can too.
Shit. I only have 100 bucks left in my bank account, wtf. It's only the 10th. Donations for the poor and needy?
Fuck lah. Feels like a Monday. Fucking tired like you wouldn't believe.