Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tuesday's quiz day (i really need to think of more inventive titles)

Woke up to a storm this morning, it was so miserable out! The sun usually rises between 6.30 and 7, and it's always light by the time I go down for breakfast - but not today!! Look below - so wet and dark and miserable, you can't even see the buildings in the background.



After work I had a quick swim then headed out to a pub quiz that Lisa's friend's mum had invited me to - she's an expat out here and Lisa very kindly put  me in touch with her - thanks!!!

The quiz was in an Aussie bar I have walked past a few times and literally 5 mins walk away from my hotel, so very handy.  Now being a bit of a quiz connoisseur, I can state that it was a fairly good quiz.  I would give it a 6.8/10.  Decent timing, not too hard, decent variety of rounds.  I am not scoring it higher because I didn't know the answer to over 50% of the questions - but that's my fault for not being born earlier.  One round was a picture round all to do with colours, this was a fun round with 5 photos in 5 different categories all relating to colours, so for example one category was album covers and the band name was something colourful (Simply Red, Greenday etc), another round was a 'link' round where it was seemingly random questions but they all linked together somehow (in this instance all the answers were MRT stations).

I was a great help, getting all the important stuff like the members of One Direction, Aqua's album cover and Bruno Mars's real name. High brow, me.

The lady I met was lovely and has invited me round for dinner at her house on Thursday - score! Will be nice having someone to eat dinner with. Both her and the other quiz member, Ian, said I should travel whilst I am here - Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Bali and Malaysia are all within a maximum 2 hour flight. I am very tempted, but it would be so much more fun to go with someone I know - I am hoping to meet someone who I get on with and is free the same time I am so I can head across the border to Malaysia or potentially one of the Indonesian islands. Fingers crossed!

Anyway short blog today because not too much happened - I also forgot to mention when I was chatting to the Badminton guy on Sunday, we got talking about national service.  All Singaporean males have to do 2 years of national service after school and before university.  You get stationed in particular areas, and he was a medic for two years.  Now this is the horrible it - they didn't have anyone to practice on, and so they practised on each other, which involved learning how to administer injections - apparently the needles were the size of yakult straws and hurt like hell. Nice!

Anyway that's it for tonight, I don't even really have any photos.  Looking through my phone you can have a photo of the view from the pub, and a limited edition Marc de Champagne Magnum (I would have taken a photo of the actual icecream, as the chocolate was pink and glittery, but it didn't wait long enough for me to take a photo because it jumped into my mouth).  I first saw this advertised on the back of a bus and thought "I have to have this!" so well done advertisers, well done.

Oh and I almost forgot, I saw this linked on FB (thanks Leanne) and it made me laugh. www.mycatisadick.com. Enjoy!


Pretty and tasty, what more could you want?


2 comments:

  1. You are very welcome! Also, just out of interest, what is Bruno Mars' real name?

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