Friday, 15 October 2010

It's Not Milan

I had very high expectations for Italy - guys in suits and girls in dresses, despite the freezing cold. But I'm freaking better dressed than half of them. WTF?

I guess I shouldn't expect it to be like Milan...

The Way It's Done

Wii: Too much drinks last night! Can't remember a thing.

Erkan: So you don't remember what happened last night eh?

Wii: Well, if I don't remember it, it must have been not good enough to be remembered. *wink*

That's Erkan trying to be cheeky and Wii showing him the way it's done.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Just One More

So many new trashy telly shows, so little time. I wished there is one more of me - kinda like what Calvin did.

Except they'd listen to me. 

Sunday, 10 October 2010

The Explanation

Lazar says guys often mistook friendship and attention as affection. That would explain a lot!

Neither First Nor Last

Got off at the wrong train station for Florence.

Deja vu! Not the first time. Won't be the last! Haha.

Dehayim! The Sequel

Erkan: A few months ago, my best friend was visiting me from Turkey and we went out for dinner with a good friend of mine here. We were having dinner and 30 minutes into it, I realised nobody was talking to me anymore.

Wii: Let me guess. They fell for each other and are together now.

Erkan (apparently frustrated that I've worked the story out): Am I telling the story or are you?

Wii: I can't help it. Dehayim.

You should have seen the look on Erkan's face when I said the magic word. ;)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Just Because

Just because I like to look presentable while travelling doesn't mean I'm afraid to break a nail.

Why do people keep having this wrong impression of me?

Fresh Out of The Oven

If you had been paying attention, you'd realised I have written quite a fair bit for July. New bits! But who cares, really?

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Everyone Turns Red

I have a feeling Premier Wen is stalking me. I was in Athens last week, he was too. I am in Rome, he is now too.

And on a related note, the colosseum is lit red tonight because Premier Wen is visiting the city. It's unbelievable the extent everyone in Europe goes to make sure China's boot is well-licked. And very well-licked at that.

Now, this begs the question "Shouldn't they be sucking up to me instead since Wen is stalking me?"

PS: On another related note, we shall wait for Premier Wen to show up in the Caribbean in two weeks. Ermm, yes, my travel plan has gone off-tangent and I'm headed to Dominican Republic in a fortnight.

When In Rome

I'm finally in Rome! The delayed flight and bus ride meant instead of reaching the city center at 5pm, I arrived at 7.30pm. My initial plan of dropping my bags at a hotel and sightseeing got thrown out of the window quickly.

So I figured the best way to cheer myself up is with a McDonald's apple pie and vanilla milkshake. And it worked!

Then I made my way slowly to Giovanni's (my host). He told me he'll be home between 8.30pm and 9pm. I took a chance and arrived at 8.35pm. He didn't show up till 9.30pm. Oh well.

At 10.45pm, he decided we should go for a walk to the city and we did. It was nice to see all the buildings, obelisks, which I remember so fondly while playing Caesar in my "I really should be getting back to the books but I can't stop playing this game" days.

The Trevi Fountain turned out to be smaller than I thought it would be. I had imagined it to be a huge, I meant really huge, fountain. We walked to Trajan Market, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Plaza Venice, Pantheon, Parliment House, Plaza Navona, Church of Saint Bridget, and many more gorgeous sights.

We walked till about 1am and Giovanni said there is no point waiting for a bus, so we walked home. It took us 40 minutes to reach home. Yes, Wii is walking a whole lot now and she's quite enjoying it. Let's just put it this way - she knows she has to do something if she wants to be able to enjoy all that gelato in Italy.

More walking tomorrow around the city! :)


Why is the fucking SGD sliding like down a waterslide and going "Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" against the Euro?

Does it not know I'm still euro-tripping? Aargh!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Wasted Time

Ralph knows I'm on the Greek islands, and he wrote to say "Don't spend too long in the sun, it's wasted time at the bar!"

Trust Ralph to give the "best" advice...


I saw the most beautiful sunset in Santorini yesterday and I wished you were here with me. I miss you, M&M.

The Countdown Begins

I can't believe it's already October! I have two months left before I go home and face reality.