But I'm okay with that, actually. My routines have mostly settled in, I'm cooking more, seeing friends more, and feeling more like I live here and less like I'm just visiting. It's been a really nice thing.
For those who are interested, we played our first basketball game last weekend. The final score was 23 to 111. Guess which side I was on? (Hint: Not the good one.) Still, it was fun, we got a good sense of our needs as a team, and I didn't break anything. Good times!
Most exciting for me is that I'm finally beginning to break into the non-spandex cycling scene here. Hurrah! Last weekend was Singapore's first-ever (as far as we know) Skirt Ride, delightfully titled "Billow on a Bike". Andrea and Matt (the organizers) did a great job of planning the route, getting the word out, and putting together a delightful day. The weather was perfect, the company lovely, and the route itself was beautiful and a good mix of environments - from the Park Connector Network to the Boat Quay to the F1 track. Lovely!
Of course, it didn't start out so well for me...
We met here:
Thankfully, other cyclists were more prepared with tools and a spare tube, so my flat was soon set to right.
|Performance on the bridge...|
|which we watched for a bit|
|Cycling on the F1 track|
|The joke is that the Crane is the national bird of Singapore...|
|or in my case, iced tea|
In other news, the rainy season has begun.
|Before the storm|
|During the storm|
|After the storm|