The lady seated near the entrance of the elevator asked me, “Going to The Pod?”
I nodded my head and smiled. She swiped a card on something like a card reader and the elevator opened. “Press 16,” she said.
In a few seconds I was already going out of the elevator. And, lo and behold, I found myself in a room with a panoramic view of the island of Singapore and its outlying islands.
I immediately took out my camera and reached for Guyito from my bag. Someone I thought as a library staff approached me. “On clear days, you can see Malaysia and Indonesia from here,” he told me while pointing to the glass panels.
The Pod is an enclosed space on the 16th floor of the Singapore National Library. It was built on the side of the building that faces the sea, offering a spectacular view of the whole city, including the Marina Bay, Central Business district, and Orchard Road.
Unfortunately, The Pod is not open to the public as a viewing gallery. Only those who attend functions and events held there are allowed access.
Posted 2 years, 9 months ago at 5:57 pm. 11 comments
Not all that glitters is gold. Well, take it literally from this photo 🙂
Roof of the Esplanade Mall, Singapore, converted into sepia.
Posted 6 years, 1 month ago at 5:26 pm. 20 comments
After a trip up north, my week is packed with a conference and many other work-related matters. And to wrap up a busy week, I am looking forward to visiting the Manila International Bookfair (MIBF) at the SMX Convention Center of the Mall of Asia this Sunday. Some of my friends—writers and illustrators—are launching their books and I’m excited. Congratulations sa inyo!
The MIBF starts today. It will be held until Sunday so if you are from Metro Manila and nearby provinces, I hope you can drop by. See you there!
I have lots of things to write about but got no time yet to sit down and type. So for now I’ll just post some photos of one of my previous trips. Exploring another country is also a fascinating thing.Halika, samahan ninyo akong maglakad-lakad. I toured the city on foot and started very early in the morning.
This wasn’t all a pleasure trip, of course. I had to work, too. Because all pleasure and no work will make Miss N a dull and cash-strapped girl 😀 By the way, I would like to thank The Company for sending me to this beautiful city. Let’s just pretend that The Company knows that I own a blog haha!
I guess that’s it for now. Take care, my dear blog friends. Ciao!
Posted 6 years, 7 months ago at 2:17 pm. 56 comments
Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I last posted here. Some aliens have kidnapped me and brought me to their planet. Then, a giant octopus suddenly dragged me to the bottom of the ocean. Then, a big bubble just enveloped me and took me out of the ocean and brought me to the land of fairies. Nah, I know you’re not buying these 🙂 I suck at making up stories hahaha
Hmn, so I still owe you a post on my Coron trip. And then there are comments that I haven’t been able to reply yet. There are also new comments which I have been able to approve only now. I apologize for all of these. Sana andyan pa kayo hehehe.
Lots of things happening right now in my life. My sign language class is about to end. Di ko pa alam kung ga-graduate ako because I still have to catch up with some lessons I missed. Anyway, whatever happens, I know I did my best to try to learn to sign 😉
On the work front, the entity I work for (let’s just call it The Company) sent me recently to Singapore. I had a pleasant stay there but it was also tiring.
I’ll write some posts about all these soon. Meantime, I’ll leave you with this picture I managed to take under the searing heat of the sun.
Posted 6 years, 11 months ago at 7:51 pm. 24 comments