Singapore Adventure

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Let's Party Some More!
by jima

Jim's Top Ten Reasons To Party Tonight
  • It's our friend Olli's b-day. So he ditched us to celebrate in Bangkok with Alex, but that doesn't mean we can't have a party in his honor.
  • I've managed to show up for work in Singapore 100 days! Some of them were harder than others.
  • The weather. The "cool rainy season" has started. For those of you not familiar with Singapore's "seasons", this essentially means that it's hot and rainy, but less hot and more rainy than before.
  • It's a day ending in Y. Always my favorite reason for having a party. A special thanks to the delinquent from my youth that taught me this one; he celebrated his birthday every Wednesday.
  • It's Laotian Independence Day! On this day in 1953, the country of Laos gained independence from France. We've got Laos on our travel destination list, but Angkor Wat, in neighboring Cambodia, comes first.
  • Celebrity birthdays: Timothy Leary, Doris Lessing, and the ever-popular, multi-talented Curly from the Three Stooges.
  • It's Anti-police Brutality Day. Celebrated in San Francisco and various other places around the US. Please keep this in mind on your neighborhood patrols, Karen.
  • Imminent completion of our Malay class, which has been quite fun, but also has made Wednesdays and Thursdays quite exhausting.
  • My half-birthday. I turned 38.5 this last Thursday.
  • And, finally, that triumvirate of fall holidays: Hari Raya, Deepavali (or Divali) and Halloween!