Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bukit Timah

This afternoon Matt and I met Christian, Lee Fong, Vi and Vi's sister at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to hike around a bit. It's an area on the west side of Singapore that apparently has been preserved. It's full of amazing growth - huge, hold, beautiful trees, crazy root systems, Tarzan vines, hills and humidity. We hiked to the highest natural point in Singapore (clearly the buildings are taller), though there are lots of trees, so there isn't a view of the city. It was fun walking around, though it was so hot. We sweat through all of our clothes - yet again.

We then went for super Indian food. It was really really good.

Last night Matt and I went out for dinner for our first anniversary. It's been pretty fun for us to think this weekend about what was happening last year at this time. For example, right now, at 8:30 in the morning in Michigan, I was actually getting my make-up done. We have gone through each event and how amazing it was to have so many people we love with us. We might even watch our wedding video tomorrow. We had really good Italian food, and it was BY FAR our most expensive meal here (other than the chili crabs), and though it was really good when we ate it, I got super sick when we got home. That was definitely my stomach's fault and not the food, since Matt was fine and we ate exactly the same food. Oy - thanks for the genes, dad.

In other good news, we received our first issues of The New Yorker and The Economist - our respective favorite magazines.

Matt's very excited because he learned a new economic analysis tool at work. He is analyzing potential GDP in economies, and this is making him very excited.

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