(note: my quality cam died on me so these pics are lousy)
We decided to check out Vegas from the very top – Stratosphere!
It was CRAZY taking the lift.
The first time in my life I took a lift more than a HUNDRED storeys up!!!! It was going up at 20 miles per hour. (I think that’s what the guy said)
The view from the very top! Woohoo. Reminded me of being on the plane.. the cars are like toy cars.
You know, if you were at the Stratosphere right now, the view would be completely different cos all the mountains will be WHITE and covered in SNOW!!!
IT’S SNOWING HERE!!! So exciting to think snow is so near… yet so far… maybe we’ll drive out to go see it or something. Haven’t seen snow real life yet.
I was sipping Starbucks and sitting on their sofa enjoying the magnificent view… And out of nowhere, I heard SCREAMS from above me!
I looked up and to my absolute disbelief and horror…
I saw this:
I was like.
NO. FUCKING. WAY!!!!
People were om a thrill ride like that like 10 thousand feet above the ground?!?!?!?!!
I rushed up to check it out… woohoooo the rides were dope!
Would you look at THAT!
It spins you around and round, high speed.. all this while being sooooooo high up.
….You dare to sit or not?!
I dare leh!!! But I couldn’t cos I was wearing my specs! And I didn’t want to ride it w/o my specs cos I’d be blind and would probably throw up due to motion sickness.
And check this out:
The other effing awesome ride!!!!! Why can’t we have this sort of rides in SG, huh huh huh?
This one even scarier lo. It lets you “fall” backwards, it keeps going up and front and it “drops”.. I dunno how to describe but very scary la! You’re basically dangling in the air at that kinda height!
I reallllllly wanted to sit it but again, had to take off my specs and that would defeat the whole purpose already…
The only ride I could have sat but didn’t cuz it was closed!
I love this ride!!!!! I sat a similar but slightly bigger one in Genting… That was MEAN I tell you. But I loved it anyways. I live for such adrenaline pumps.
Speaking of thrill rides…
I’m such a roller coaster junkie!
I just can’t stop myself from hopping onto the meanest roller coasters ever. Scariest one I ever took was the one at Disney Adventure Land, hands down!
We went to Circus Circus… where they had a mini indoor theme park but not-so-mean rides. But I went on them anyway. I’m that obsessed.
LOOK, that’s meeeeeeee.
I’ve no idea which row I’m in though hahhaha.. he took it for me, so I’m definitely in there somewhere!
The most exciting ride I took during this trip:
This roller coaster, called the MANHATTAN EXPRESS.. which sits on top of New York New York hotel!
I saw this a couple of years ago when I was here but didn’t dare to take it… This time I went on it without thinking twice. My verdict?
Fast, bumpy, but just not scary enough. Wish the “drop” would be more steep. But pretty fun!
I dunno how to blog about this trip specifically / in chronological order.. so I’ll just dump random pics in
Typical example of bar top dancers. They’re everywhere here, in public where everyone can see! DAYUM THEY ARE HAAAAAAWT PLZ.
I had a lot of fun watching them! LOL.
Check out the architecture.. Pretty or whaaaaat?
Me in the lobby of I-forgot-which-hotel.
There’s this really big space in The Bellagio which is dedicated fully to Christmas decorations purposes and oh it was beautiful!
I love Bellagio
Me with the Eiffel Tower!
….In Vegas. LOL.
Anyways… I decided to sum up my Vegas trip in 10 points.
10 awesome things I did in Vegas in random order:
1) I had Buffets Every Effing Day
I could have soooo many things in one meal!
I could have roasted beef, pork ribs, mashed potatoes, diff pastas, fried noodles, lemon fish, crabs, prawns, broccoli, …. you get it.
This is my favorite dish of all!!!!!
Crab with butter sauce… To. DIE. For~~~~~~~~~
The crab’s really fresh and its really value for money, considering most buffets cost less than 20 USD per person! I think eating buffet everyday is really sinful though… and cos America has no iced tea whatsoever, I ended up surviving on buffets and soft drinks. I had soda for everything – sometimes even breakfast!
I’m terribly addicted to soda now, Must Cut Down…
2) I watched Ka by Cirque Du Soleil
Quite entertaining.. with some gravity-defying stunts and cool visual effects. Apparently a huge deal in Vegas, one of the most expensive shows and everyone’s talking about it.
Don’t see whats the hoohaa about though.. I kinda liked it, but didn’t love it. I was so tired that I fell asleep halfway, just couldn’t keep my eyes open!
3) I saw Snow for the first time in my life in Vegas
For those of you SUCKERS who are like, “Snow only what. Chey”
Mind you, it didn’t snow for THIRTY YEARS in Vegas, so it IS a huge deal because it came out in SINGAPORE’S PAPERS too, ill-informed dimwits.
People were walking around in the streets exclaiming, “Oh my god it’s snowing in Vegas!” So yea.
Besides… like I said it’s my first time seeing snow and to be one of the lucky few people to catch it in Vegas of all places makes me very happy!
4) I explored many famous hotels..
walked around so much it could have been a marathon.
The Venetian, New York New York, MGM Grand, The Flamingo, Caesars Palace, The Bellagio, Wynn, Luxor, Excalibur, Paris, Treasure Island, Mirage, Sahara, to name some of them…
My fav is, as everyone should already know by now, The Bellagio.. But I chose the pics on top cos it looks cool anyways
5) I saw The Legends in concert
The acts that day were Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Elvis Presley, Jay Leno and someone else I forgot.
Everyone’s favourite (including me) was obviously Elvis… He sounded VERY MUCH like him and gave a spectacular performance that had so much energy, I never clapped harder for anyone else in my life.
Well except for Avril.. I screamed for her.
I have a picture with the Elvis but I look horrible in it so I’m not going to upload it ahahah. I must say their efforts are very good cos the “imitations” really bear an uncanny resemblance to the real things!
Justin Timberlake and me, hehehe.
6) I saw Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil
Disappointed by KA at first, I was reluctant to go for another circus act..
But MYSTERE BLEW ME AWAY!!! By far the best performance I’ve ever seen in my life. Yes, even better than Avril Lavigne!!! You have no idea how AMAZING the whole thing is!
It was a good mixture of lewd humour and amazing acrobatic and gymnastic stunts.
They had a clown, and a FAT MAN dressed up as a BABY doing really stupid things
Funniest shit I’ve seen in a long time.
And the clown was going around pouring popcorn over random people and other offensive but really funny acts!! Awesome pls.
Mystere’s clown. Definitely not your average clown!
If anyone ever visits, go watch Mystere and have the time of your life! My best experience in Vegas.
7) Went more than 100 storeys up the Stratosphere.
Highest building I’ve ever been to in my life. I wonder if it’s taller than the Singapore Flyer? Hmmmm…
8) Rode the Manhattan Express all by myself.
Reminds me that I’m still that fun-loving, thrill-seeker and go-getter girl I was years back then. Just more gutsy now! Roller coasters? ANYTIME! Even if it means going on it alone. I want bigger, meaner rides.
9) I saw David Copperfield and got his autograph
I flipped when I saw that hes in Vegas and I KNEW I totally had to go see him!!
It’s DAVID COPPERFIELD omggggg I’ve been fascinated by him since I was a little girl, always watching him on TV wishing magic was real!!!
The most celebrated magician/illusionist of our time before gay people like Criss Angel came along!
Seeing him in real life? Got me excited like a jumpy bunny. My first time being this close to a household name / international celebrity. I would have loved to meet Avril instead of him tho… but David is still good enough! LOL.
HE IS SO GOOD LOOKING!!!! And he has a great personality onstage. I think if he ever decides magic is boring for him next time, he could try doing stand up comedy.
I never expected him to be so gentle and softspoken when he talks! I got his autograph and was part of his show… are you jealousss?? Don’t say you’re not, lil liar!
NOW I KNOW HOW DAVID COPPERFIELD
MAKES PEOPLE DISAPPEAR!!!
Lol it’s so stupid, definitely unexpected but you gotta hand it to da man for fooling us all with such a simple trick.
…And lastly, for number 10?
I’d like to think I have not experienced the best of Vegas yet.
I know this will not be the last time I visit Sin City, so let’s hope there’s still more in store for me in the future
Scandalous, unexpected, glamorous Vegas.
But I still prefer boring ol’ Singapore!