Just got back from Singapore
by, 11-04-2008 at 07:39 PM (1220 Views)
My company sent me on an unexpected buisiness trip to Singapore, 5 hours notice before the plane was due to leave. They offered first class and all expenses for my wife to accompany me (I suspect they thought she wouldnt be able to go since it was last minute). But we keep our passports ready and the wife always seems to have vacation days to use.
The only issue was we had promised to take the granddaughter trick or treating, but she was cool with us going away as long as we brought her home a surprise (we got her a bunch of T-shirts, and bamboo snake and lizard toys. 4 year olds are so easy to please)
We went to Singapore for 5 days, Thailand 4 days, Japan 3 days, and the Phillipeans 3 days. I've lived in or visited all these countries while I was in the Navy so it was a great chance to catch up with friends I havent seen for a while.
We spent Halloween in Singapore at the Hard Rock Cafe. The best Halloween party I've been to in years.
I took lots of pictures planning to post them, but I got a little drunk and accidently dropped my camera down some girls cleavage, while I was reaching around to find the camera the wife started smacking me around with a Banana tree branch and the girl ran off with my camera. Oh well, I've still got my mammories, uh I mean memories.
For anyone thats never been to Asia I highly recommend a visit. Visiting as a civilian was ten times better than any trip I took there while on active duty I could go to all the "Off Limits" places without having to look over my shoulder.
Unfortunately I have to take the same trip in December to modify some of the equipment I installed. I dont think I'll bring the wife next time, maybe I'll be able to find my camera and get it back.