Maison Kayser Singapore
Missed the plane to Perth by managing, somehow, to switch off the alarm in my sleep. Fortunately, Qantas allowed a change to the flight for S$75 fee.
So made it to church to listen to Joshua Ng preach on idolatry from James 4 (probably quite similar to the one he gave at SMACC in KL earlier this year) – something i’m naturally anxious to avoid (cue: Sam Chaplin’s Two Sins as earworm), collect Christmas cards and gingerbread men and well wishes (and jibes about not managing to wake up for anything), and to chat with some of the uni folk back on vacation from Oz.
Sped down to Orchard Road and we camped out at Maison Kayser (Scotts Square)* while waiting for the photos for Christmas cards to be printed in Far East Plaza (old skool!), then wrote illegibly on their backs.
Hopefully, i’ll remember actually haul ass to Changi Airport this evening and get these posted.
*enjoyed the “artisan bread” most – the walnut bread had a delicate crunchy crust enclosing a soft flavourful chewy innards with freshly roasted walnuts (most of the walnuts in pastries here taste rancid). The pastries (croissant, croissant aux amande) would have benefited a lot from some oven time before being served (the server assured me they had already been heated and wouldn’t re-heat despite their being in limp distress in the Singapore humidity). Then there were the eclairs and lemon tarts (with and without meringue).