NOTE: This post is a day too late, so make sure you read the entry below as well.
Man time has flown so quick! As always, not a new feeling but seems to be even faster than past visits. Maybe another year of age does that.
To catch you up, let me give you a quick summary of the trip thus far.
I land after 24hrs of travel. Unpack Unfold, and decompress. Note all that changed, be happy for what has not or vice-versa. Meet up with friends, not so easy this time. Workout like a mad-man, so can eat local food and fit the local model of being a chopstick with a head on it. 20 mins in Sing told not so chopstick.
Run some key errands, like getting actual glasses, not my usual superman fake models, man I hate old age! Irony don't need them yet, but down to days before I may according to last check-up. So cool Tag Hauer frames here I come. Also getting some bespoke tailored pants in the khaki range as I ready to look for my next big challenge, need to look smart.
Catch up with hotel staff, my friend Maria, Scott, Lisa and the Pink Lady. Already had great food. Sushi from Shiraishi, an amazing meal at Saint Juliens, missed Chef & Edith, and finally yesterday.
The ultimate spoiled brunch. Due to the tender care of Junaith and other staff that remember my past stays there, the Fullerton brunch is always a trip highlight.
Somewhere along the way, I earned a special VIP perk that would make even the Donald jealous. I can sit my butt as well as my guests butts in the seat, and the buffett comes to us. Not kidding. 1st is sushi, then oysters and other raw seafood. Next a whole stone oven baked seafood covered pizza, that's off menu, only done for us. Next up foie gras and then all the desserts and/or fine cheeses you can still eat.
This is all consumed with unlimited amounts of spicy Bloody Mary's and Tattinger's Champagne, a real find in a Moet and Cliquot brunch dominated world, the Coco-Cola and Pepsi of Champagnes.
So tonight is eat light, recover from a four hour workout to undo the damage mentioned above, and prepare to enjoy week two. Hope to find time and calorie space for some local food, visit some other past haunts, & catch-up with other MIA friends. Tomorrow is melon-painting time, so until then, may all your brunches be as spicy & bubble-filled.