The Last Trip : Shanghai 2012

I realised not everyone who loves horror movies manage to appreciate the gore of Thai and Japanese ones.

Not everyone who enjoys peace and harmony enjoys the freaking ambition of Cantonese police action movies to demonstrate how truly awesome policemen are (thanks, but no thanks, bro).

But of course, with age, mothers tend to get more irrational, incomprehensible and more often, pretend they know you inside out, when they don’t, at all (at least mine does).

And evidently, having dumplings, fried rice and ice cream for four days does nothing good for my complexion. (but love you! Breakfast buffets)

In three weeks, and a day, I will most probably be quitting baking. “most probably” because I still hold on to a hinge of hope that doesn’t exist. I’ll be flying out of this tiny, all-too-familiar country with less awesome food than Taiwan. And the country to which I will be in for the next seven or so years is in the latter part of the former sentence. No biggie, really.

For now, you’ll just be bombarded with a crazy mass of pictures from my trip to Shanghai that ended with the one and only Typhoon Haikui.


4 August 2012 from Singapore to Hong Kong










Hong Kong Airport .

Starbucks between Gates! Awesome. .

Yeah, I take the Economy class. I’m no millionaire. Or even a three-thousand-aire. So kill me. .

After arriving at Shanghai, we had our first dinner from Tesco supermarket (which was next door loved it!): slices of delicious cold beef, vegetable fried rice, vegetable fried rice cakes, some grapes and an assortment of  Chinese biscuits. .

Nanjing Pedestrian Street (5 August 2012) .

A super crowded Apple store. .

An ‘underground’ KFC. .

Shanghai Lao jie… or at least here are some pictures of places near it (6 August 2012) .

Lunch at Shanghai Lao Jie: Some rice dish + pan fried buns + purple yam balls (which sucked) + black fungus stir fried with fish slices. We packed up the remainders for dinner with the day before’s dinner leftovers.


We decided to lug home piles of medical books on the 7th of August so we decided that the DSLR had to be left out from the trip. Thus no pictures.


Typhoon Haikui (8 August 2012)


A snack while stuck in the hotel .

The view of the chaos outside from inside .

looks better than the situation was .

Shanghai news. Before this picture, I was cruelly laughing at the grumpy reporters trying to stand still talking, trying to grab hold of escaping coats, out-of-control umbrellas and re-buttoning unbuttoning (by the wind) shirts  in typhoon hot spots. I’m such a horrible person. .

After a bumpy ride cruising through the heavy rain, crazy wind and ankle deep water… (following two pictures were brightened, to delude) .

All flights cancelled/delayed, including mine. .

Stranded people at the airport. .

The super cool and really awesome awful and terrible weather outside. .

Dinner at the airport/ my first meal at Ajisen Ramen Restaurant. My mom and I both got the Tomato and Beef Ramen Set which came with 4 pan fried dumplings and a delicious saucer of cold bamboo shoots tossed in vinegar, sesame oil and sesame seeds (my favourite). .

Since we had dinner at four, mom and I shared a meal at Burger King for supper while waiting for the next available flight.


The Day After Typhoon Haikui 9 (August 2012)


The next morning, at 5am. .

Getting to the plane! From Shanghai to Hong Kong before transferring from Hong Kong back to Singapore. This is actually the airport that transports people from the airport to the plane. .

Watching people board the bus… .

Climbing up those damn stairs had always been one of my unaccomplished dreams… until this day that is. .

On the plane from Shanghai to Hong Kong .

Breakfast: 5 different kinds of Chinese dim sum + 1 tub of yogurt + 1 container of fruit + 100ml tub of apple juice + a small yummy bun (planes always have the best buns I have no idea why) + 1/2 cup of unsweetened black tea .

At the Hong Kong Airport


From Hong Kong to Singapore .

Mum’s lunch: Spaghetti  + a container of fruits + a  small bun + Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream .

My lunch: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Egg fried rice  + a container of fruits + a  small bun + Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream .


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