Sunday, October 07, 2007

"so much white"

On Saturday (which was Friday for most of you guys) my mom, Betsy & I went to Sentosa (an island at the southern tip of Singapore) and hung out at one of the beaches there, Siloso. If you've seen Pirates 3, you'll know that Singapore is one of the world's largest harbors, so sitting on the beach you could see several little islands dotting the sea not too far from the beach, as well as many ships on the horizon. Easily one of my favorite beaches. I still love the Oregon coast, but I definitely love Sentosa. We're planning on going back later this week on one of Danny's days off.

My feet in the South China Sea...

Singapore is also a nation that loves it's malls. I love them too because they are air conditioned and come equipped with coffee shops. I've become quite fond of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Anyway, Vivo City is an enormous mall right at the southern tip of the country--you can look across and see Sentosa. It's also right next to the harbor.
For some reason, that even Betsy couldn't explain, there is a giant snowman statue outside of the mall, facing south. He's there year round. I thought he looked very picture-esque with the Chinese boat floating by...

We also have no explanation for the flower tree. It's kind of disturbing. But you can see the harbor in the background...
And a sunset that seems to promise rain in the not-too-distant future

...Sunday after church the promised rains came. We walked out of the sanctuary to go downstairs where they fellowship & it sounded like a waterfall. Our first tropical storm since arriving. The thunder was soooo loud (& cool).

Here's Danny.
The outside of a mosque that was right next to the church.
Grandma entertaining Aaron while we waited for Danny to get out of a meeting.
Finally asleep & incredibly sweaty (after it stopped raining the humidity once again had free reign).


Michelle said...

Miss you Joann! We're running out of toilet paper at the house. We need our momma Joann back. :) Love you lots! ps: your pictures are fabulous.

-M. Parker

Grace said...

Joann, looks like you are having a fabulous experience! Ahh, humidity.. it keeps the skin nice if nothing else =P