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Singapore's Little India [Sep. 3rd, 2004|11:07 pm]
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On my second trip to Singapore, I headed straight for the flea markets, where I snared some antique statues and a few odd paperbacks. There I met Jeffrey (and much of his extended family), who claimed to be part of Jordan's royal family. After that, a stroll through Little India got me itching to visit the Big India - and a month later, I've still got India fever. If you are from India, beware crossing my path. I'll ask you tons of questions about your homeland...


Jeffrey from Jordan is a philosopher of Islam; we talked about God for hours.


The crescent and the star, in Little India.


This LJ brought to you by the number 72.


If I had my own city, it would look something like this.


Little India is the place to take a walk, snap pictures, and eat a vegetarian lunch.


Can anyone vouch whether India really looks like this?
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2004-09-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
a) i welcome questions all the time.
b) quite colorful, more so than average
c) no, india doesn't look quite that splashy, it's much more traditional and rustic, but there are colorful quadrants within suburbs that's i've been to.
d) the tiger print on the fence in the first pic caught my eye...daddy want!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-09-11 05:39 am (UTC)
a) What religion(s) is/are in your family? (That's not too personal, is it?)
b) More so than average for India or for Chu_hi's LJ?
c) It's okay if India isn't painted to my personal specs; I still fancy a tour with Pooh.
d) I love how it matches the umbrella his friend (relative?) is holding up for him. If I go back to Singapore, should I try to score it for you? I have the wooden idol you can barely see in front of Jeffrey.. I think she's Indian! :-D
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2004-09-11 09:33 am (UTC)
a) hindu, born and bred, although i'm not entirely orthodox, i do have faith and believe in general principal. i'm a bit of fan of the stories and legends, as with other religions aswell, namely norse, and druid, which are my new found faves.

b) for india, it's rare to see freshly painted place in india, usually since paint is expensive for the average user, and it's often moot since wear and tear brings it down to a dull hue, esp in the inner cities.

c) a tour you shall have, someyear soon, and i want to goto the middle east again, namely to visit my cousin in Doha, and go back to my childhood home.

d) the wooden idol looks quite buddisht. if you could score that painting, i would be greatly in your debt, let me know how much, and if it's within my budget, i'll send you monies. =]

happy travels dear, keep on with the pictures!
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From: malo23
2004-09-03 06:59 pm (UTC)
Hey there,

I have an "off-topic" question for you. I've been looking at all of the photos you've taken from various spots around the world and must say that I'm quite envious! My question concerns your English-teaching job in Japan. Where/what company did you work for? Did you find the working conditions to be acceptable? How long did you stick with it, and was it easy to leave when you found your new job?

Thanks, and do enjoy your continued travels...
~m
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-09-11 05:43 am (UTC)
Hey, Mark! I worked for Time, in Kobe, and it was better than acceptable. My boyfriend, however, worked for what must be the two worst schools in Japan. I was at my company for more than 2.5 years, and I loved it. Easy to leave.. you mean my contract? Because of course it was very, very hard to leave those people, and leave Japan. (I still cry when I get emails from students.) But it isn't hard to break a contract for an eikaiwa.. you just go.

P.S. Ask anything you like.=)
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From: smntstatus
2004-09-03 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so jealous of you being in Singapore. I've heard so many great things about the country and I'm actually looking into summer internships and grad school there. Keep posting these great pictures!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-09-11 05:43 am (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment! Singapore seems like a really nice place - go for it.
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[User Picture]From: room1102
2004-09-06 05:48 am (UTC)
Got me a new journal, add me back, mangs!

I'm retarded. I've been tripping for MONTHS thinking "Fuck, I forgot to ask Susan and Don for their email address!" I never, not ONCE, thought to get ahold of you through here... what the fuck...

Anyway, mail me sometime at kingkyoukenathotmaildotcom~

Tell Don I said "Boing."

Your Homie,

The King Kyouken, Mayor Of The Japan
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-09-11 05:53 am (UTC)

Ultraviolence

Don made this great music video out of footage of Japan, and prefixed it with you lighting your cigarette and saying, "Don't fuck with Susan and Don~" I probably shouldn't have spoiled that for you, but it's BRILLIANT, and I miss you so much every time I see it.

I'm so sick of not getting any Japan flights... I bid for them every month and haven't gotten even one. So I'm gonna take the test to get on as a "Japanese speaker," which (if I'm successful) will endow me with powers of superhuman degree. Wish me luck.

By the way... you built a new journal inspired by some boring guy you hate?? Are you daft?
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[User Picture]From: room1102
2004-09-12 03:22 am (UTC)

Re: Ultraviolence

Hahaha, No, man, the quote in the Introduction was inspired by the journal of some Stanley I found, not my journal itself~

I remember Don filming me saying that, that's the Shit! Is there any way I could see it? Like is it a mailable size file?

I totally fucking miss you guys, too, dude. Japan sucks now that you chilluns are gone. I don't even feeling like being naughty anymore, because I have noone to tell about it now.

I just remembered, a while back, I was at KanKuu picking up my sister, and I saw a bunch of stewardesses from Emirates Airline (was that the name again?), and I saw this one broad who I totally thought was you, so I started following her, trying to get her attention, like. Without realizing it, I started walking into some off-limits stewardesses-only (??) area, and security grabbed me and yelled at me. I found out it wasn't you when she turned around to laugh at me getting yelled at in Engreesh.

Anyway, the point of this comment was... (fill in the blank with something you'd personally find satisfactory.)
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[User Picture]From: oates
2004-09-14 10:45 am (UTC)
OMG, India is a place i never got to see and i so want to go to. not alot of FAs are happy when they get that trip, but i would love it since its just so different and all
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[User Picture]From: frootijen
2004-10-13 09:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, I need to get to Singapore. Dad was supposed to take us when we lived overseas but he never did. Sorry if you get a few e-mail updates from me. I have been somewhat missing from LJ and am catching up with journals!!! I am so glad that you are sharing pictures of your travels. They are so fun to see.
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