Sunday, June 08, 2008

Do You

want to know how the meeting with fellow Singaporeans went?

It was great.

The endless talk about the food was somewhat predictable, but much appreciated. There were less than 15 of us, although they believed that there were many more than had not surfaced.

"How come we don't know you?!" became the oft-repeated refrain of the night. "Where have you been hiding?!" Are Singaporeans always so friendly?

Most of them lived in Gulshan though - living high on expat pay, travelling in big cars with drivers and golfing. I had my reservations about that, but after they told me about how this was supposed to be bak zhang week, and how one of them makes killer kong ba... well, I'm not exactly in a position to be choosy these days.