I know this is pretty belated, but I have to blog about it!
This cruise trip was a great way to kick-start my 2009
We all woke up pretty early, and headed down in a booked taxi to HarbourFront..
It was exciting going on a trip with my mum AND my bro, it’s been so long since we’ve all gone together!
Lucky me, I keep going on happy fun-filled trips. I’m going to Genting with Mum and Baby AGAIN!!!! Next next week.. Sha la la la la~
Family filling up forms~ No prizes for guessing whom the bright pink mini luggage belongs to!
So after checking in, lugging our luggages around etc etc, we finally got onto our ship!
THE LEGEND OF THE SEAS!!!!!!!!!!
Big ship, not very new, but fantastic crew made every cent and minute spent on it worth it.
Once on the ship, we headed straight to the buffet area because we were all starving!
Pretty happy mummy! Good things rhyme.
The food wasn’t excellent, but it was still okay… Vegas has AWESOME BUFFET FOOD! I definitely miss their buffets.
We were excited to check out the facilities, etc.
Hehehe, I was the only trigger-happy person there, no fun at all
I like going out with fellow camwhores and bloggers cos we always take loooads of piccys!
That man is Uncle John, he’s my mum’s partner =D
Our view from the 8th floor or something!
This area is known as The Centrum
There was a live band playing beautiful music… I love the ambience of the whole ship!!!!
Then we had to go separate ways cos our rooms were on different floors..
Ta-dah! I stopped my brother before he opened our room door for a picture.
And with held breath, we opened the door.
…Posh, eh? lolol.
Well, at least it was cosy, clean and the bed was very comfortable! Thank goodness we still had a window for us to look out to the beautiful sea.
It was quite an experience, lying down feeling your bed rock from side to side rather slowly but surely… then looking out to the endless ocean, knowing you’d be safe and sound just falling asleep on it.
Random – I HATED THE TOILET! It was freeeaking small, and it reminds me of the lavatory on an aeroplane For those of you who’ve been on a plane, I’m sure you must know what I mean when I say the toilet makes a RACKET whenever you flush it.
Usually scares the shit out of me. Weird sucking sound.
We went upstairs to check out mum’s room… which was TONS better!
Since they were always unwilling to pose for photos, I had no choice but to snap candids! Tsk tsk. Heheheh.
You can see the cable cars to Sentosa in the background~
WTF, their room got BALCONY and me and my brother’s doesn’t even have a window that can open. LOL.
What to do… our room on the 2nd floor and theirs is on 8th floor. 6 floors difference you know! Sink also we die first.
After resting for awhile, we decided to go chill at their bar / lounge.
On the way there, we saw a group of people huddling around a table..
Being the KPO I am, I went to check out what the buzz was about and omg!
This guy’s creating ARTWORK out of WATERMELONS!
He cut the watermelon in very quick but precise movements. Admirable and unique talent.
Check out the horse he created! It was amazingly detailed in real life.
And I actually met GRACE YIP there!!!!!! OMG! I never expected to see my school mate of 10 years there. What a coincidence.
At the bar. This cruise was the only place I could drink and do anything I want
“LEGALLY”, without anyone checking my IC or asking annoying questions! I felt freeeee.
My brother and my mother! Their resemblance is soooo obvious.
Whereas I think I don’t really look like any of my family members.
There was once something was mentioned about me being picked up from the rubbish chute. Sometimes I start to wonder if that’s true :’(
….Well then I must be the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to them!
After awhile they had free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream giveaway… which my mum forced me to go queue up with her for -____-
No doubt there was a crazy long queue already by the time we got to the booth.
I don’t get what’s the big deal with Ben & Jerry’s… their ice cream flavours are damn boring and tastes average.
And next we had a lucky draw… we all filled up 4 forms twice, so we had 8 forms in total! We had a pretty good chance of winning something, although my hopes weren’t high since I’ve NEVER won anything from a lucky draw.
But as they were calling out names….
I suddenly heard, “Miss JESSICA LOH!”
And Uncle John was right beside me and he looked at me with =D on his face and bellowed, “HURRAY! JESSICA LOH!!!!”
So I went up and collected my grand prize of…
1 hour free internet. Hmmm…
Not bad for someone like me I guess. I never got around to using it though!
So after awhile we decided to explore the ship a little more…
They had a grand total of 11 decks! I think. The 11th deck is actually the club / “disco” as they call it.
WOOT! I love this picture. My baby pink E1 takes awesome pictures. CASINO ROYALE, baby! On Deck 4.
Inside of the casino!
THIS MADE ME TOTALLY NOSTALGIC.
I was immediately reminded of Vegas… Somehow I missed passing by tons of casinos everyday. Vegas has its own unique charm.
This cruise was also the first time I could play at a casino!! Omg. I’m not a fan of gambling, but I gave it a shot just cuz I thought it’d be pretty cool to play at a casino at 16 years old. LOL.
BLACKJACK IS DAMN EXCITING BUT HARD TO PLAY!!!!! Definitely not meant for people super bad at math like me. LOL.
After awhile we had to go back to our room and get our lifejackets… for a compulsory safety drill.
I had no idea how to put on the lifejacket, it wasn’t the normal slip on kind! So I just carried the bulky ugly orange thing out of the room, and I was suddenly assisted by 2 crew men who helped me put on the lifejacket properly.
Everywhere I went I saw people hurrying about as though it was a real emergency… Sheesh. Quite dramatic actually.
Anyway it was quite funny during the drill, passing by all these people wearing ridiculously ugly and hilarious life jackets!
HAHAHAHA! I sneaked a picture of them. Don’t they look like prisoners awaiting execution, standing in a row looking so solemn?!?!?!
My bro and my mum… NOW we bear more resemblance to each other eh!
I asked my brother, “Eh… Just wondering hor. Do the people on the higher decks get more priority when it comes to safety, if the ship sinks? Since they paid more money.”
Then my brother was like -____- and said “Ya… of course la. Then since we’re on Deck 2, you know what we’re gonna escape on? Sampans.”
My mummy is damn cute!!!!!!
Me… not so cute. I look like some ugly monkey here.
Not only were the crew men ultra friendly, they were also pretty hot. Well, some of them anyway! This rather cute guy kept trying to hit on me. Too bad I’m attached!!! And I’m faithful!!!
I don’t know where he’s from though… speaks with a funny accent.
After the drill, we went back to our own rooms and rested awhile before meeting at Deck 4 again at night for dinner!
We had our meals @ Romeo & Juliet (funny name for a restaurant)... exclusive to those staying on Deck 8 I think.
Others had to squeeze with the crowd for the buffet while we were treated to rather fine dining, peace and quiet and excellent service!
Happy me. MEALS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME OK!
Wtf, many forks and knives for many courses. Seems a tad messy to me.
Me and Jeremyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I had lobter bisque for starters.. I’m no fan of lobster bisque but Uncle John said it was lovely.
And I had STEAK for my main course!!!!
I hardly ever eat steak. Not because I don’t like it, but because it’s SO hard to find QUALITY steaks!
Steaks always taste worse than shit if they’re not cooked to perfection.
I had a very very lovely steak for my main course… I forgot what sort though. Too many steaks to remember.
I had different steaks for dinner EVERY night I was there, because the quality was just superb and I know I couldn’t find much good steaks when I get back to SG.
I was too hungry, so no picture of it =P
This was my dessert! Some vanilla thingy with strawberry.
I LOVE STRAWBERRIES! Only the fruit itself, and not strawberry flavoured stuff.
After a good hearty meal, we were almost late for our show!
We had a Welcome Aboard show, featuring Charles Bach and his lovely wife.
He’s quite well-known, having performed in Vegas and all.. But very friendly! No arrogance, just like David Copperfield~
In the auditorium, we managed to snag front row seats throughout the whole cruise trip.
How come nobody likes front row seats?!
Don’t you know that for a wide stage you should get something centre and further to the back, but ALWAYS get FRONT ROW SEATS FOR MAGIC SHOWS!!!!!
Because you ALWAYS get picked for volunteering! HAHAHA. (plus, the “magic” seems so much more real cus you’re soooo close to it)
And VOLUNTEERING was exactly what I did!
Oh no, not myself though… Charles Bach went like, “I need a man with a good sense of rhythm.. A man who can DANCE”
Although I knew fully well Uncle John couldn’t dance for nuts, I shouted, “HERE!!!!”
And pointed to him excitedly. And he was like “NOOOOOOO”
But TOO LATE! Charles Bach was already walking over! HEHEHE.
So offffff Uncle John went to the stage… much to my mother’s delight.
I honestly have never heard her laugh so much or loud before. Must have been really entertaining for her =P
Charles Bach was like, “I NEED YOU TO CONCENTRATE! So I can guess the card that’s on your mind”
And Uncle John just stood there and stared at him.
And Charles was like, “CONCENTRATE HARDER!”
So Uncle John stared at him with this look on his face - O____O;
Uncle John dancing!
HAHAHAAH so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love magicians, they’re all so charming and funny
Charles Bach doing some crazy stunt while being suspended in mid-air.
I was sooooo close to him, so I cringed whenever he moved a bit… I was so worried that he was gonna fall and break his neck or something.
Or worse, fall on top of me and break MY neck! LOL.
After the show, I got myself an autograph from Charles! Yipeee, my 2nd illusionist’s autograph ever since I got mine from David Copperfield in Vegas.
We went back to our rooms as it was pretty late already…
Me after removing make up, while waiting for my brother to shower..
I forgot to bring my make up wipes, so every night I have to go to my mum’s room to remove my make up first then head back to my own room to shower!
After showering, I played Spider Solitaire on my laptop till I fell asleep… my only source of entertainment!
And that’s the end of Day 1!
…. ** TO BE CONTINUED ** …