Friday, November 23, 2007

The lights of Orchard

I started on some spring cleaning today. Had to clear the store room of loads of rubbish - big empty boxes which used to house electrical stuff, just taking up so much space in there, there's no place to walk. The other reason is also because I needed to get to the tree base and Christmas decorations. Am pleased that I managed to clean out quite a whole lot of junk, but it still needs to be followed up tomorrow with more cleaning.

I had suggested this morning that we might go down town to have a look at the Christmas lights and have dinner there, but once I started on my cleaning, I got pretty tired and was actually very lazy to leave the house. But when hubs called to see what the plan was, I decided to go ahead with it. It was either that or order in pizza for dinner. Yucks!

So we met in Heeren to go to Vil'age (the former Marche). Hubs used to be a great supporter of Marche till they gave back the franchise to the owner. The original Marche moved out of Heeren and are now run by the owners, in Vivo City.

We tried Vil'age's food once and weren't too impressed even though they copied exactly the same food as Marche serves. In fact, Vil'age is opened by a former staff of Marche. So anyway, hubs had a taste of the food recently and said they've improved loads. Well, I didn't think so after tasting it today.

After dinner, we took a stroll down Orchard Road and took photos of the lights. We aren't great photographers and our cameras aren't top end, so the images didn't turn out that great, especially in night photography. But still, just wanted to share them here.

13 comments:

Dutchess said...

Ah, I remember Orchard Road and her Christmas light ups. Thanks for sharing the pics, it brings back memories.

singairishgirl said...

dutchess - I thought it'd be nostalgic for people who've been away to witness the scene. You're most welcome. You'd be real surprised at all the transformations when you come back next year. More malls will be up and Orchard will be mega congested but I guess in a way it'd be really exciting because as you know, we Singaporeans love to shop. :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Oh! I want to give you a BIG HUG for posting those pictures! I was just dreaming of all the lights along Orchard Road and wondered how they would look like this year. Thanks a bunch!!!

singairishgirl said...

east meets west kitchen - Awww... thanks for the BIG HUG. Hey, you ARE gonna see them real soon. :) Be sure to take lots of photos.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, so festive looking already in Singapore. Here still nothing yet, I think they will do it after Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing the pictures! :)

trevshanhann said...

i love the trip to orchard in dec... it's a familt affair even my T goes and he loves the lights

singairishgirl said...

little corner of mine - Yes, I'm sure they will put them up soon after Thanksgiving.

trevshanhann - Yup, it's great to make it a family outing. Baby will love it too this year. Am sure T likes all the lights and colours.

Sue Sue said...

Wow, so fast ah the X'mas deco in Orchard Road is up. I'm actually planning to bring my kids to Singapore for X'Mas but now got to cancel the trip cos my son is just too naughty and hyperactive. I don't think so I can manage 2 kids by myself. hahaha...

InspiredMumof2 said...

Hey, was there last night. This year's deco is nice. Your pictures are well taken. The lights turn out great. Way to go!

singairishgirl said...

sue sue - Oh dear, what a pity. How come dearie Suki can't come with you?

inspiredmumof2 - You were? Ya, mum and I also think this year's lights are nicer. The use of white lights make it looks like snow. Not great lah. We only managed to keep a few, the rest of the photos were deleted. Quite lousy. Your hub's camera would be better.

daphne said...

*sniff sniff*-this will be the first Christmas I will spend away frm SG.

singairishgirl said...

daphne - Awww... poor gal.

Sue Sue said...

Its hard to get him to come along with us cos he is too busy with his business. But I managed to grab him to go Bangkok with me this coming Friday. (sigh) but got to leave the kids at the babysitter place. hahaha.. for the kids maybe next year la once they grown up a bit. Now my boy still don't understand much thing unlike my girl is more murtured.