|HAVE YOU EVER HAD SUCH A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST|
|We never get a decent fog in Singapore. This one might actually have been a cloud though.|
|Nobody walking around with huge baskets of yellow stones.|
|Our caldera ferry, as modeled by Bryan.|
|It had pirates! Arrr!|
|Nothing like standing at the bow of the ship, the wind blowing through your non-existent hair...|
|Never had overpriced cheap ice-cream tasted so good.|
|Also, Evangelion coffee. Oh, Japan.|
|Singapore why aren't you beautiful like this|
|Any Japanese girl named sakura has a lot to live up to.|
|Imagine a horde of zombies lurching towards you, a line of lawnmowers just out of frame, and you with a bunch of sunflower seeds and peas...|
We camped there longer than a sniper waiting to get a headshot on a 4km-tall rock, mainly for Bryan to get his "perfect shot". Our plans were foiled though, and we might have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling clouds. The brilliant white of the sun reflecting off snow peaks is not that much different than that reflecting off the evaporated supercooled condensed water vapour in the air, and almost equally blinding.
|The majestic explorer waits impatiently for his companion to take the photo of the elusive mountain range.|
|That's the most we ever saw of one of the most famous natural wonders of the world.|
|If you were like this, Singapore, I'd walk everywhere, all the time.|
|Xi Min just had to do this.|
|I have never loved trees so much as I did here.|
There was a comfortable spot a little way from the observatory with wooden benches, and you could just spot a small gigantic torii gate in the distance, at the edge of the water or, as it might have been, in the water itself.
|Floating inja torii is watching you.|
The path led away to some sparse forest, were the keen otaku eyes of Bryan and XM spotted a few cosplayers having a photoshoot between the trees. They didn't go up to talk to them, though, or even to take photos, but the ever-vigilant observer XM pointed out that they were cosplaying from the Touhou project.
|Also taken from a hidden spot in the bushes, so this is an authentic photo.|
|There are no fewer five real ninjas in this photo. Can you spot them all?|
Dinner was another sumptuous spread of classic Japanese cuisine. A plate of small appetizers, tempura, sashimi, tofu, and a huge crab hotpot with glass noodles.
|Five seconds before it was all promptly devoured.|
|Also, this girl was bloody annoying.|
Before we turned in for the night, I managed to persuade the gang to take the Suntory Boss photo in our yukatas. It went a lot better than expected.
|BECAUSE SUNTORY BOSS IS THE BOSS OF THEM ALL|
*All photos in this post courtesy of Bryan.