I had yet another terrible night’s sleep. I got up in the middle of the night, perhaps around 4am, and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I decided to read my current book: Open, an autobiography by Andre Agassi. I probably read for about an hour, that’s how off my sleep was 😔
I am thoroughly enjoying the book, and in a way, I’m glad I don’t know which grand slams he won or lost during his career, because it’s nice to read about each of them and seeing them through his eyes. And also the names he mentions are all familiar names; Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras, Pat Cash… It’s interesting to hear Agassi’s take on these guys, mainly to do with their tennis. It brings me back to the 1990s when I used to watch all these guys. And the book takes me into the locker room with Agassi and onto centre court sometimes, which is just a fascinating place to be, since most people do not get to experience this in real life. I am totally loving his autobiography! I read it whenever I can 😊
Once the sun was out, I was back to reality. I went to that weekly FX seminar again today. I’m such a regular in the building that the concierge knows me now, I didn’t even have to tell him which company I was heading to today. And then when I get to the office, the receptionist now also knows who I am and greets me by name when I enter. Omg hahaha I always find it a little embarrassing when my day-to-day habits become so regular that work staff start to recognise me. And then there comes a time when the embarrassment eventually dissipates and the recognition also becomes a day-to-day part of my life. I’m just not quite there yet with these guys… 😊
And then in the evening, we caught up with another friend from Sydney. Man, our Aussie friends have been flying in quite a fair bit, haven’t they?! We went and had fish head curry at Telok Ayer, which was really nice. It was hawker centre style, so we were basically sitting out on the street on plastic stools and eating on a bare table, with just a ceiling fan above us. But dinner worked out to be something like S$15 each, which was relatively cheap. And we had a ton of food. The fish curry that we had could’ve fed a table of six, and there were only four of us. Plus we had other smaller dishes too. So we were completely stuffed by the end of that meal. Really good food, I would definitely come back here again.
And then we finished the night off with some dessert at Clarke Quay. We were wanting Korean Bingsoo, but unfortunately didn’t come across one during our search, so we settled for ice cream at Clarke Quay. Again, we sat outdoors. But there was a bit of a breeze tonight, so at least we had a bit of a reprieve at times.
It’s actually not a bad time to come to SG during “spring” 😂 You do get some warm weather during the day, but it does still cool down in the evenings, and there is still some breeze. You lose both during the “summer” months, and it can be pretty tough going, even for someone who likes the hot weather, like I do. In fact, as bizarre as this may sound, “summer” is the only time I will go for a swim, as it is the only time during the year when it is hot enough for me to go swimming and not die of freezation. Most people think every day is perfect for swimming here 😂