Pictures to the pitstop of the most luxurious sporting event in the world – the Formula One Grand Prix.
More pictures soon as practices for the race starts today, September 25, 2009, Friday here in Singapore.
BMW Sauber Practice
Renault and BMW – Sauber
September 23 2009
We left Manila by 1:30pm and arrived in Singapore at around 4:30. I was surprised that this time the plane (Cebu Pacific) landed at a different Airport Arrival area. It arrived at the Low Cost airport. Philippine Airlines (my plane to Singapore last year) arrived at Terminal 2. Terminal 2 is where the trains and buses are. Good thing there is a bus transfer from Terminal low cost to Terminal 2. We took the MRT from there.
Adult E-Link tickets
I have a Singapore E-link card before and I just found out that it is replaced by an Adult E-Link card. No worries about this as they replaced this with the new card while reserving the remaining balance. Good thing I didn抰 have to buy another card because it has a non-refundable SGD5.
Bugis and Backpacker Cozy
We rode the MRT from Changi and transfer trains at Tanah Merah exchange to ride the train that would take us to Bugis station. We arrived at Bugis and I was carrying my trustee map and good thing, the MRT station is just one block away from our place. We had a trouble finding where Backpacker Cozy Guesthouse is at first because North Bridge road is very wide and the area and the building where it抯 supposed to be are full of cheap restaurants below and it was really crowded. I just asked around and I found this 1.5 meter red stair entrance to the Guesthouse amongst all the restaurants below. It was a bit hard to see as there were many establishments.
I booked our room for a really cheap cost. Our entire stay here for 7 days costs us around SGD 140 each. That抯 PHP 4,800.
Advantages of being here in this hostel:
1. It抯 super near everywhere! Like we didn抰 have to ride the MRT or The Bus much. It抯 near Suntec City, Marina Square, Raffles Quay, National Library, Bugis Junction, Funan mall was just walking distance. The most important thing here is that it is just super near the Gate 5 of the Singapore Formula 1 grand prix! Lucky!!!
2. Lots of cheap but yummy restaurants down the building!
3. It has internet but they use desktop.
4. Free breakfast (but it抯 only bread and jam and coffee)
5. Friendly receptionist
6. Decent clean bathrooms
Disadvantages of being here in this hostel:
1. No Wi-Fi
2. No Plugs on rooms
3. No TV
and the first two disadvantages are such a big thing for me because I抦 a blogger and I have so many gadgets!!! I need my gawdeym electricity!!!
Dining at the Cheap Restaurants
No food pictures for now as I failed to take one when we were eating because I was just too starved to think about bringing my camera for dinner. One meal could cost you about SGD5 with drinks. Which is not so bad at all! For SGD5, you could get to taste authentic food. Many people are eating here as well and most of them are office people.
In my next post, I will be showing you around our area and my new discoveries?Make sure to drop by again tomorrow, ok lah?
Bloggers and friends of new acquaintances of mine who contacted me through email and stuff, I am here in Singapore right now and I am so frustrated that there is limited net connection here from where I’m staying at. Please do contact me to those that I have told that we could meet. My Singapore number is +6591578184 or my roaming Smart +639087568615. Let me know and I gotta run!
Freedom is like water
Only in your deserts you’ll thirst for her
But no riches can buy her wells
– Poem: Joseph Hurtado
Freedom from fear… the fear of the future…
There’s such a comfort in the thought of death… Knowing that you might die soon (like I did before when I thought I might have had cancer) will give you the courage or the “reason” (hehe) to do the things you want to do! Hence, this blog is born and so many of my adventures to date! Somehow it keeps on reminding me that life is too short. Thinking that you’re dying is a great excuse to do crazy things you never thought you’d do like EAT A PIG’s BRAIN! (which reminds me, I need to post that video up!)
Freedom from embarrassment…
…and just laughing out your weird funny moments with the people that matter! Ooooh yes I have tons to tell! Ask my best friends, my officemates, my boss, my family… You’ll gonna be hearing a whole bunch of blooper stories!
…my blooper trademark: NOT being able to recognize or know the MOST FAMOUS PEOPLE! So he could be seated right next to me he’ll get no special treatment lol… This person could be the hottest surfer in the Philippines but I always have just thought that he is just one of the locals. This person is an TV icon, but I’m clueless to who he is ROTFL! But they love me still!
Freedom from mistakes and *luck-less-ness*…
Converting every negativity into something worthwhile and valuable. You know what they say, “If life throws you lemons, make a lemonade.”
“If life throws you a SNAKE – make some shoe or a bag out of it” 😛
“If life throws you knives … well you gotta run or else you’ll die” XD
My point is… look for opportunities even in the most unfortunate situation… EXCEPT when you think it will really kill you then don’t push it lah… Use your common sense eh!
Freedom is a choice!
I choose to be free… I make my own decisions, my own choices and I am responsible for it… So right now, I’m just gonna have all the fun I can get out of life!
Life is a stage and I’m the star!
Work hard… Party Harder!