The Square in Valencia
The Church at the Square in Valencia
Little roadside stalls, mainly for tourists
Next stop was the futuristic landmark of Valencia, marking it as the City of Arts and Sciences. The entire complex is made of five buildings, the Hemesferic, the Planetarium, the Principe Felipe Science Museum, the Oceanarium and the Reina Sofia Arts Palace. Santiago Calatrava is the architect who designed the buildings, and I must say it really stands out.
The Hemesferic. This is suppose to look like an eye.
Found this on the net, which shows it better.
The Principe Felipe Science Museum
There was a stall selling this drink over there.
As for the other 2 buildings, I didnt get to take pics. So bummer.
The drink is made from these nuts.
And yup, that's my mum holding the drink.
This is an arch, modelled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. We ate dinner at the restaurant opposite the arch.The Spanish eat dinner very late. Restaurants are never open before 7.30pm for dinner. In fact, 7.30pm is kinda pushing it. They usually eat at 10pm. The Spanish have long breaks called ciesta. Since their dinner is so late, their lunch is around 2.30-4.30pm. Some shops can open like at 10am and then close for ciesta at 2.30pm, then open at 4.30pm and close at 7pm. Haha...great life huh. I kinda like their lifestyle..lol.
At Anderson's Ice-Cream
Me, Razee, Zhiyong, Satiish, Ee Wei
They gave me Isetan voucher! Yay! Coz I desperately need to buy work clothes... -_-''' Haiz.... Thanks guys!
Then on the next day, I celebrated with my Hiroshima Internship friends!
We ate at Tonkichi. Yummy!
They bought me a cake! So nice of them!
And since there is this constant joke about getting branded stuffs.... and my choice was Gucci, they WRAPPED the present using a page from a MAGAZINE that was advertising for Gucci. Yup, no real Gucci! Lol.
They got me what I needed. For my E-Z link card.
PY, Me, Tatami, Hirai
Thanks guys! Enjoyed the celebration! And the food was good!
Then on the day itself, went out with ter for dinner. We went to Singapore Flyer to check out the place. No, we didnt sit on it. Just went there for dinner. Before we left my house, my mum told me, "Er...jiejie is at boxing, dad dunno go where. I'm not going out today. Can you buy your own cake?" -_-''' So she passed me the money. Since we left my house quite late, by the time we finished dinner and got back to Suntec, it was about 10pm. Finally we found a cake at Ben and Jerry's. But they kinda closed the counter and we had to beg them to sell the cake to us. Finally the person asked, "Is it urgent?" Then ter replied, "It's her birthday today. So, yes, it is urgent." I think the person got a shock and immediately said ok. But I think he still had his doubts coz he asked me when I was paying up, "Is it really your birthday today?" -_-''' Well, can't blame him. Firstly it was so last minute, secondly, I personnally went down to buy it, thirdly, I paid for it. Haiz...and then when I reached back home, everybody was sleeping. -_-''' So didn't cut the cake till the next day. Pathetic.
But ter gave me some prezzies. Said that he didn't know what to get me and went on my blog to search for clues. Saw the Nodame entry and decided to get related stuffs. So guess what I got? A Nodame pill case, a Nodame bag chain and the Nodame piano bag! Haha... loved it. But not cheap wor. Thanks! Love it!
Yupz...so that kinda ends my birthday for this year. Thanks to all who have celebrated with me and thanks to all who wished me!
Oh, another update is that I cut my hair again. Haha...shorter. Lol.
And oh no...I havent talked about my Spain trip yet! I am so way behind in updating my blog. Sigh... That's all for now. I hope (fingers crossed) that the next entry would be about the Spain trip.