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The Sequel: My Journey to the Lion City Called Singapura

Now I'm 22, thankful for all the memories and blessings. Loved by many including you. Hoping for more fruitful years to come.

The Esplanade Mall right beside The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

The Esplanade Mall right beside The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

After walking for hours and hours,

I've reached the Esplanade Mall!

I've been curious for decades!

And finally a dream come true.


As I was planning my Singapore Trip,

All I could ever want was just to

step foot at Singapore.

As my Birthday goes near,

I imagined to be at a resto-bar,

with a jazz music playing.


If you can see,

the blue tarpaulin on the side.

These are schedules of Jazz Music LIVE!

No wonder I've been into Jazz lately.


I couldn't get anymore luckier,

when I say, Symphony Cafe

is the ultimate vibe I was looking for!

Not as I imagined, but still good!



Salmon for a fancy birthday dinner! Owner/Server of this restaurant has something to tell us!

Salmon for a fancy birthday dinner! Owner/Server of this restaurant has something to tell us!

The Symphony Cafe Menu Got Me! A Hilarious Event!

Earlier on I was disappointed,

on being overdressed.

But finally a place I deserve!

It's a little fancy and most importantly,

it's air conditioned!


We finally were able to sit at the cafe.

Scanning through the menu,

I found a drink that was really unique!

Since I never heard it before,

I tried ordering it as it was affordable.


The Sky Juice~ What does it taste like?

When it was time to take our orders,

I ordered one salmon meal and the sky juice.

Just a second after that,

The 'Uncle' told us that:

"Sky Juice right? Sky Juice is Water."

Pointing at my glass of water

right beside me.

It got me dumbfounded for a minute.

So I decided to order a soda instead.


For the first time,

the water they serve really

tasted like the sky!

Order yours now!

At Symphony Cafe Level 3 inside the Esplanade Mall. Another Surprise Encounter for Us!

At Symphony Cafe Level 3 inside the Esplanade Mall. Another Surprise Encounter for Us!

What We Found Out About The Uncle Who Works At This Cafe.

The Uncle Did Something Special for Me!

As we are about to finish our

delightful dinner,

We got a chance to know more about this uncle.


But before that,

I couldn't let this day end,

without blowing a candle

for my birthday!


Luckily, this cafe have a candle in handy!

How smart, he knew.

What the candle was for.


After blowing the candle

lit up in my tiny cute sized cake.

I was officially twenty-two!

And the cake was gifted to me for free!

How lovely.


What we found out about the Uncle?

It was just about time to leave,

This Uncle told us something personal.

Close to our hearts.

He was fluent in speaking Filipino.

Later on we learned,

His wife is a Filipina.

No wonder why.


He has been as clever as Filipinos!


I don't know what Magic has happened,

But parting ways and leaving the cafe,

turned out so different from when we enter.

It was like he was a long time friend

that we finally met again after a long time.


Saying 'ingat!' as we were about to leave.

That was really something...

unplanned, unexpected, but God Willing!

A small world we truly live in.



Esplanade Theatres on the Bay- Seems like a Durian but surely it doesn't smell from a far!

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay- Seems like a Durian but surely it doesn't smell from a far!

Ending This Special Day Of Mine With A Lot To Be Thankful For.

Never really imagined,

How my birthday this year,

will be.


It was a long day and journey.

I get to see the simplicity of life.

In one simple day,

I have encountered,

different walks of life.


As Singapore is very diversed,

In just a day,

It feels like I've seen various people

from around the world,

in this country!


Some I have found a familiar feeling,

Some new to me,

Some who have treated me like

their younger sister,

Some we've encountered for a reason,

Some I found similarities in what I like doing,

and a lot more!


I can say going to the Lion City called Singapura,

Was really a calling, so thankful it pushed through!

We had a lot of discoveries from our perspective.

That people who visit might not be able to see.


Isn't that what made it special?

See the beauty and forget being racist.

You'll find hidden gems on your own,

that has never been known before!


God got me tons of surprises!

I guess my prayer at the temple was also heard.

No matter how this day turned out,

I learned a lot and I had so much fun.


It was exhausting but it was definitely worth it.

We also got the view of Marina Bay Sands

and the Merlion at night,

it was lovely!



Marina Bay Sands at Night featuring the Art and Science Museum

Marina Bay Sands at Night featuring the Art and Science Museum

Thank You A Twenty-Two Million Times!

For my Dearest HubPages Friends,

My Family, Relatives, Schoolmates,

My avid readers,

and what surprised me more,

The HubPages Team,

Thank you all for your Birthday wishes and greetings!


Just my cents of thought for 'happy'.

It may be hard to find.

A difficult choice to make each day.

But being happy is something,

You are completely in charge of.



There are so much joy to find.

In each places, in people we meet.

Seek for that, and find yourself

smiling so sweet.


If the word 'birthday' sparks joy,

Celebrate once a week at least,

Like it's someone's HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Treat yourself to a delightful experience.



Sometimes, it doesn't have to cost you so much

To be happy. Some experiences are free.

God has already decided on that at fixed rate.

Just like having an Ice- cold Sky Juice.

It's soothing and relaxing especially during Summer.



You should try these free attractions next time!

And continue smiling that it reaches millions!

Hoping to meet more interesting people

in this place we live in called Earth.




Where do I go next?

You'll find out soon.



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Part One of This Article : My Journey to The Lion City Called Singapura

© 2022 Gianella Labrador

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