One of my closest friends Miss V popped back into Singapore for a visit a couple of days ago. Miss V is from England and she was here in Singapore for 7 years (or was it 5?). We became fast friends and used to spend almost every weekend together just hangin’ out. We’d spend hours at her bachelorette pad moaning about
horrible men (then), work and everything else in between. Even though we grew up in completely different environments, we faced similar issues, dilemmas and got along like a house on fire. We took partied together, took yoga lessons together, ate fish sliced soup after and once, on a whim, even reared fighting fishes. Random but true.
Miss V met her significant other Mr S around the same time as I met the boy. As cliche as it sounds, we saw less of each other except for the odd meet-up. I was glad she was one of my ‘jie meis’ for the wedding because she was there for most of my dating years. After our wedding last year, she and Mr S soon moved back to England.
They came back to this part of the world last week as they were heading off to Bali for a holiday. I was thus very excited to be seeing her again because it has been a while since we last hung out, just 2 of us.
She wanted to pig out on local food so we headed to Glutton’s Bay at the Esplanade.
It was probably only my second time to Glutton’s Bay and I’ve always thought it was a tourist trap. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food on offer. As you can see from the picture above, we had chicken satay, fried kway teow and baby kailan – all of Miss V’s favourite. She was very excited to be eating them again. Also, the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) didn’t exist when she left so it was fitting that we were dining close by so that she could enjoy the view.
Conversation flowed throughout dinner and it was as if she never left. The only difference was, we now talked about ‘adult’ topics, i.e. planning for a baby, getting married at some point (her, not me), work directions, etc etc. We caught up with each other’s lives and traded funny stories from yesteryears.
After filling our tummies, we took a slow leisurely walk along the promenade, onto the Helix Bridge and finally arriving at MBS. We headed to Kudeta on the 57th floor. It was my first time there!
I mentioned that we used to party together. However, this time round, check out what we ordered:
Yes. A Coke for Miss ene and Orange Juice+Lemonade for Miss V. Both non-alcoholic. Wahahahahahahaha! And the bill came up to $30.60. Ouch.
Thankfully, the place wasn’t too crowded and after a while of standing by the cocktail table, we managed to find a nice seat by the edge which means that we could enjoy the night view as we continued catching up. Lovely!
All too soon, our old bones started to ache and we decided it’s time to call it a night. It was…10.30pm. This is what age does to you!
A photo of us taken on our wedding day. We don’t have many (nice) photos together so this is very precious.
It was lovely seeing Miss V again and when the time comes for her to be married, hopefully, we’d be there to share the joy too.