Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tidbits of Singapore

Singlish: The Singaporean version of English.
Adding "laaaa" for emphasis. For example, "It is too hot, laaa." or "You can, laaa."
Calling cab drivers, "uncle" or "auntie" to forge a little more casualness and affection. For example, "Uncle, the 5 of us will fit in the car, laaaa." Works every time.

Singapore Sling: The national drink.
• 1 1/2 oz gin (Bombay from the duty-free)
• 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 oz sugar syrup or simple bar syrup
• 1 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
• 2 oz club soda
• 1/2 oz cherry brandy
lemon slice or pineapple for garnish
maraschino cherry for garnish Directions:
Pour the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and powdered sugar into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well until cold and frosty.
Strain into a highball glass with ice.
Pour in some of the club soda.
Float the cherry brandy by pouring over the back of a spoon.
Garnish with the lemon slice and a cherry.

Baby Powder: combating sweat on the daily.

Rugby and Cricket: Everyone loves it around here. It's prime rugby time too at the pubs, but Americans just don't get it. I don't get it, but I like the enthusiasm and European and Australian men.

Gays: male on male sex, PDA, or anything deemed "obscene and indecent" is illegal in Singapore. Lesbians have no restrictions though.

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