Shopping and food, just for a change. Plus a touch of serendipity
02.10.2013 - 04.10.2013 30 °C
Still taking it easy on Wednesday, we returned to Central World's Toys 'R' Us and bought several more pieces of Tomy train track. Yes, we know it's for 3 year olds, but we enjoy assembling a big track each Xmas and the bridge connectors we bought this time around will allow a far bigger construction. Yay!
Back at the hotel, Nerdia had a very nice swim and lounge by the pool before we headed out for dinner. Our aim was Cabbages and Condoms, an intriguing-sounding restaurant suggested by one of Nerdia's workmates; several taxi drivers declined the fare due to rush hour traffic so we took the Skytrain armed with a mud map and a vague idea of where we were headed. While on the train, the sky darkened, lightning flashed, thunder rumbled... And as we alighted it started to pour. Not enamoured by the idea of stumbling around unknown nighttime streets in the rain, we ducked into the nearest Goliath shopping centre - which turned out to be Terminal 21. Decked out like a multi storey airport, each floor decorated like a different city from San Francisco to Tokyo to Paris, an entire level dedicated to food... What more could Plane Boy ask for? We ate a yummy takeaway-style Japanese meal then explored every floor and fake landmark, from the gigantic Golden Gate Bridge to the London bus shop fronts, before finally heading back to the hotel. Ah well, Cabbages and Condoms next time.
Thursday was last-minute shopping plus checkout, then an afternoon of snoozing and 'plane spotting at Bangkok Airport. Flight was only one third full, we each had a row to ourselves with perfect views of the nearby lightning storm and frequent static discharges over the wings. Gnarly sparks!
Back to the dim sum place at Changi Airport for a late dinner, then a good night's sleep at the Ambassador Transit Hotel. More aircraft watching today before we head home this afternoon.
All in all, had a great time for Plane Boy's fortieth. He still can't get over spending more than A$200 on clothes in under ten minutes...