Day of Fun

Guitar (Un)Hero

Guitar (Un)Hero

Most days we do a lot, and see even more. We’ve been racking up the passport stamps and entrance tickets to world heritage sites and historical landmarks, while trying to eat and do as the locals do, engulfing ourselves in the culture of whatever country we happen to be in. But today was not one of those days.

Our day began with a warm chocolate banana muffin-half for me, half for Jeff. Next up, a free foot massage (the first of four each in the span of 24 hours). Then we weighed our options and decided to take in a movie. We walked over to the movie theater and caught a showing of The Transporter. On the way back, we passed a fun zone, so I tried my hand at guitar hero and a video game. I couldn’t quite grasp the concept of either one, so both attempts were relatively short-lived (although I’d love to give Guitar Hero another shot one of these days as I sense the potential for much fun to be had). We realized our lunch options were limited, and ended up having Western food (Burger King, to be exact), which turned out to be embarrassingly good, given the rarity of eating good old American fast food. After our meal, we strolled through some shops. The selection was overwhelming and too high-end for our needs, so we just browsed around and moved on. I’m sure if you’ve managed to read this far this has all the makings of a cheesy high-school date, rather than a day in the life of a world traveler, but do read on (if you are so inclined). We saw a large banner advertising a Tribute to Michael Jackson event scheduled for the evening, and we were just in time-lucky us. We hopped on the tram and made our way to the event, just ahead of the crowds. I was even able to find a space near the stage. The performer/impersonator was Edward Moss. Never heard of the guy, but apparently he is famous on the circuit and has stood in for Michael Jackson at several events, as well as played his likeness in movies. The guy put on an entertaining show and even from the second row, the resemblance was probably as close as you’re gonna get. After the show, we grabbed a quick dinner and yet another foot massage, checked our email, and found a clean, comfortable, and quiet place to lay our heads down for the night.

Tribute to the King of Pop

Tribute to the King of Pop

The next morning we awoke to the sounds of the early morning hustle and bustle, but continued to lounge around for a while and took in a couple of episodes of “The Simpsons” and “Seinfeld”. Then we got up and visited some gardens within walking distance. The Sunflower Garden was cute, the Orchid Garden was beautiful, but my favorite by far was the Butterfly Garden, full of live colorful butterflies of all sizes, fluttering about, drinking, resting, and one even emerging from a cocoon.

From the Butterfly Garden

From the Butterfly Garden

As we exited the garden, I glanced around for a clock and discovered that our time stuck in the transit terminal was almost up. Who knew one could have such a busy day of fun trapped in an airport? After having spent two full consecutive days and nights in airports–Manila and Singapore, we were glad to make our escape. Still, if we are ever stuck in transit again, we could do worse than Changi International in Singapore. Next stop-Vietnam.

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