Written by Quyen
- August 16th
I arrived in Singapore after some flight delays and 3 hours of tiny baby screaming on the airplane. Got picked up by Evelyn at Changi and immediately felt extremely comfy around our badass PL who, despite not knowing her way around very well, always strutted forward very confidently. Talk about positive attitude and a willingness to tackle things head-on. Then I met Qianying and fell in love with her smile.
Evelyn, Qian and I picked Steph up at the airport, got some American unhealthy Burger Kings and went back to Qian’s house. Eve had to go home and did some pre-project work so it was only me and Steph sleeping over at Qian’s. We were given a super comfortable bedroom and great food plus chocolate as a late night snack. First night went super well.
- August 17th
We (Qianying, Steph, Evelyn & me) camped out at the airport again to pick the rest of the team up. I’ve already gotten bored of listing everything we do day-by-day so I’m just gonna sum up this day quickly. We picked up Cindy (our 4th PL!), Tiam (peer mentor), Hsiao-Tung (team mem from Wesleyan!), and Meagan (our super fun and awesome mentor!) We also experienced a minor freakout, thinking that Jason had gone missing and was nowhere to be found at the airport, but then everything was resolved. The rest of team was either at the hostel already or coming the next day.
Highlight of the day was probably the colossal amount of time that we spent at the airport starbucks, planning, talking and picking people up simultaneously. Tiam’d brought longan from Thailand for us, which you can tell from the picture of this entry. Go Asian fruits!!
Oh, also, we settled into Betelbox Hostel on Joo Chiat Rd, which from what we’ve heard, is kind of near the red lights district. What a great start to our project hahaha ~
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