Windchimes

October 2, 2007

$1 Ice Cream

Filed under: Doodles, Blabs and Rants — Tags: , , , — didee @ 3:51 pm

When I first got here in Singapore, some friends who were here ahead of me, gave me a short tour of what this little but booming city has to offer. We went to see the Merlion, circled around the Fountain of Wealth which is the world’s largest fountain made of bronze. Those were my two first stops not counting the malls of course, where i literally gawked, mouth wide open, at the pretty nice dresses, bags and shoes. Patya na lang ko! It was no accident that they call this place the shopping capital of Asia. I practically have to drag myself out of one of the shops which sells papers, hand made cards and all sort of paper products. Yes, paper can make me go gaga. (So imagine my happiness when I went back a few days after, on my own, bought a card and sent it to J back home.)

But anyway, before that day ends, i was treated to a $1 ice cream. You know those stalls in the park or somewhere on the street, something like that. I was then with my new found family. My temporary housemates for one month until i find a place of my own. I had a taste of my first $1 ice cream, red bean flavor, sandwiched between two wafers. I made my first bite of the $1 ice cream, together with people I wasn’t close to back at home, and yet found a common bond and certain familiarity here miles away from whats familiar with me. As I tasted the refreshingly sweet frosted delight, I thank God that He gave me new set of friends to bond with and build ties with, a new family I can take care and would take care of me. There is indeed sweetness in everything that He does.

Fast forward a few weeks later. New faces joined us in our new home. And as we welcomed them and interrogated them about what’s been happening back at Pinas, we go out and let them have a taste of their first $1 ice cream with their new family here.

Whenever a new soul come knocking here, looking for their chance to display their skills in the booming IT industry of SG, they will sure to find a friend who will help them get that chance. It’s a modern bayanihan if you ask me. People uniting to achieve a certain goal. And of course with $1 ice cream, any flavor of your choice, to sweeten it up a little more.

It’s amazing what bond a $1 ice cream can create.

Thank you neil, rachel, mark, alfon, janz, yvonne, lex,shanta,rinnel & edric for a very sweet and special $1 ice cream. More to come guys! 🙂

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3 Comments »

  1. nahan sad ko sa ila $1 nga ice cream sandwich. baga kaayo ang ice cream unya nipis ang wafer. 😀 i like the mais flavor.

    Comment by madz — October 5, 2007 @ 12:10 am

  2. heheh right you are! definitely a sweet treat, especially when coupled with good conversation with friends 🙂

    Comment by didee — October 5, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

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