Christmas Comes Early in the Philippines

My wife once told me that Christmas comes early in the Philippines.  She didn’t mean that the date it’s celebrated is any different than any other place, but just that people get into the Christmas spirit earlier than usual. Where I’m from, the shopping spirit hits a bit early, but that real Christmas spirit doesn’tContinue reading “Christmas Comes Early in the Philippines”

Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges

Last year my wife and I missed out on seeing Chinatown at Chinese New Year’s completely.  Somehow, I got the date mixed up and we wound up going down there the day after the celebration.  This year I made sure to mark my calendar correctly. Luck We’d originally planned on eating at Bugis Junction, at theContinue reading “Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges”

Chinese New Year 2010: KLCC Suria Decorations

KLCC Suria Mall had some decorations set up for the Chinese New Year.  There were these neat looking decorations hanging from the ceiling: As well as a stage set up with a woman playing a song on an instrument. Also, near the rear exit by the fountain they had this screen set up.  Groups ofContinue reading “Chinese New Year 2010: KLCC Suria Decorations”

Another Round of Christmas Decoration Photos From Around Singapore

Back in November, I made a post with photos of the Christmas decorations on Orchard Road for this year. Since then, quite a few have been added, but I didn’t get shots of them all.  There’s just too many!  Orchard Road really turns into a sea of lights at this time of the year andContinue reading “Another Round of Christmas Decoration Photos From Around Singapore”

2009 Christmas Decorations Along Orchard Road, Singapore

On Saturday night at 7:30 PM the Christmas lights along Orchard Road were officially lit.  I wasn’t there for the ceremony, as I was laid up in the house with a mild case of food poisoning, but we can’t have everything right?  I decided to tough it out and get my butt up to OrchardContinue reading “2009 Christmas Decorations Along Orchard Road, Singapore”