Knitted Capelet - Country Road, Dress - Fiona, Long-sleeved Wool Dress (worn under) - Kookai, Bag - Cath Kidston, Boots - Secondhand Frye
Yesterday was Singapore's National Day. I wouldn't be caught dead wearing the colours of the flag if I was back home. No, no. Don't want to look like I was going for the annual dose of what I think is "canned patriotism" that the government dishes out.
I didn't wake up and go, "Oh, it's the ninth of August! I have to wear red and white." Just felt like wearing the dress and only realised it was my country's birthday when the boyfriend mumbled, "Hmm...National Day?", with a smirk.
It's not that I'm not patriotic. Well, I don't know what counts as being "patriotic" but does loving where I'm from and missing the hot and humid island (sometimes) count? I also miss some of people, the food(!), the shopping and the clockwork-like efficiency with which the country is run.
Especially the efficiency. Something that I've always taken for granted until I moved away.
I think I can eat one everyday!
We were back at the slowest McDonald's in the world yesterday, two weekends in a row (because it's easy to park there). For my weekly puppy-treat of a Filet-o-Fish meal.
We laughed at how bad it was last week - the longest queues we've ever seen in a McCer's* (pronounced "McKer's" - you know how Aussies like to abbreviate everything) and how the look-like-she's-hungover girl managed to fuck our orders up twice.
Yesterday, it was the textbook example of "How Not To Run A Fast Food Joint". The queues were longer than last Sunday, half of which were customers who have been waiting for their food for a good 15 minutes (not at a fast food joint!). And there was a huge jam in the tiny carpark outside because the kitchen couldn't cope with both the eat-in and drive-thru orders. It was a spectacle!
If you have loads of time to kill and want to watch some "live" comedy while munching on your up-sized meal, it's the branch at Annandale along Parramatta Road. Say "hi" to the look-like-she's-hungover girl behind the counter for us but do not place your order with her.
*Edit-to-add: I've spelt it wrong! Skye has just kindly given me the right Aussie spelling - "Maccas". Haha! No Aussie Spelling Bee competitions for me.