Bye bye Singaland

It is time for me to say good bye to dear Singapore but I do of course keep on hoping that my annual visit will keep on being a tradition. I continued my last day here in the same pattern as the previous ones; chill out theme. It started with hanging out at the pool, a visit to the gym, some shopping and then some more hangout at the pool before I took the MRT to the worlds best airport. I will for the first time ever fly with the mumin airline Finnair but first I am now baking my feets in the best foot massage thing in the world here at Changi airport. And the Osim massage thing is actually what makes this airport to my number one.

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/ Pernilla saying bye to Singapore

Foods of Singapore

When I lived in Singapore and got to know new people one of the first things they asked about was my favorite food. Of course I have some but the question itself tells about how important food is in this country. And there are restaurants everywhere catering all kinds of foods you can imagine. This vacation I have tried a few new places and of course visited some favorites so to share this important Singapore topic, here comes some food porn:

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The first evening I had a taco salad with chicken at a Mexican place in Clark Quay. Really tasty and fresh.

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The second day I had a McDonalds burger and corn cup for lunch. Kill me but I like McD, but then I also eat it like every second year so that can be why.

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At Friday night we went to the Arab street and I had a delicious meze plate at a Turkish place. Really tasteful food but both greasy and heavy.

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Yesterday we had sushi at my favorite restaurant in the world, Sushi Tei. You have to try it in Singapore. It is a conveyor belt sushi place with all kind of Japanese food that taste too good to be true. It is worth a trip to Singapore for eating at this place.

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Now I just ended this trip with another favorite eating place that I hope will start an outlet in Sweden, Mr Bean. They have delicious small pancakes with filling like peanut butter, cream cheese, red bean paste and so on and soy drinks made of ice, soy milk and mocha protein powder. If this place opened at home I would go there every day. So if you have a hard time to decide what to eat, visit Singapore because here you will find everything and a bit more.
/ Pernilla in food heaven

Gardens by the bay

Yesterday I checked out a for me new place here in green and fashion able Singapore, Gardens by the bay. It was as beautiful as expected, green and pushy with tropical flowers and threes. There was also a 22 meter high tree top walk that you could visit so of course I took the chance to get a better view of it all and it was of course worth it. This city just gets nicer and nicer for every visit and it feels like a fantasy land. After the long morning walk around we spent the afternoon at the pool and gym before checking out Orchaid road at night. A pretty good Saturday I have to say far away from freezing cold Stockholm.

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/ Pernilla in Singa land

Singa lah

Hello from the sunny island! I have had a relaxed and enjoyable vacation Friday doing some of the things I enjoy most in life like:

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Swimming in the hotel pool after a tough training session at the gym.

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Spending the day at a beach. Today Sentosa siloso beach were the place where my frets got sandy.

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Ending with a good dinner at one of my favorite places in Singapore, the Arab quarter at Kampong glam.
/ Pernilla in Singapore

Singapore it is!

I joined my parents for a small trip to Singapore and here I am right now far away from the snow. We flew here with Emirates and I really like that airline but for traveling here from Stockholm it was not the best option because the journey felt incredible long. We have not done that much today and that was exactly what I aimed with this trip. Do nothing. I been to the hotel gym for an hours, tried out the pool and we also took a walk around Marina bay. This is really a 100% relaxing holiday.

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/ Pernilla in Singapore

Stuff

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P here. I feel over and out right now. My body is tired after four tough training days in a row that I topped with a super spinning pulse class tonight. So tomorrow’s rest day at the Emirates flight to Singapore is warmly welcomed.

I am also over and out of work right now. It feels like a never ending story without any result or progress and I hate the feeling on not being able to perform. It is like running a marathon with a rubberband fasten around your waste, you just wanna do a lot of it but do not get anywhere although you know how to get to the finish line. Probably you understand. But like the rubberband around your waste, if you give up you will for sure not get to the finish line but if you work and work harder than before sooner or later the band will break and you will get to the finish line but now it feels like an overload of everything and I have the worlds thickest rubberband tied around me. Well, time to sleep and reload some energy for me to use for tomorrow’s challenge.

And the picture, nice right? I practiced some funny faces picture taking when I was bored out at a flight. Not suitable for Vogue but it really fits my mode today so therefore I put it here to the general public to watch. Let it call it the over and out pic.
/ Pernilla that is a bit over and out

Training junkie week

LifeWhen I flew home from Hong Kong last Saturday I was longing for a week where I went all in when it comes to my training, just because that I like it. But it did not started in the way I wanted.

Monday, I was still a bit sick and most likley I also had fever when I got home from work. I really, really wanted to do some training so I attended a Bodybalance class at SATS Spårvagnshallarna. That was it then I was totally over and out for the day.

Tuesday, I felt almost like a human again so I went to my favorite spinningpulse class at SATS Hötorget after work. 60 minutes of sweat, sweat and more sweat and I fulfilled my goal to reach 90% in all four of the tough intervals. I ended the workout with stretching and my usual 3 times 100 crunches.

Wednesday I was in runningmode so I took a 10K jog around partial ice skatingrink looking Kungsholmen way. The jog was just a well-beeing one and I also ended this day with 300 crunches.

Thursday was rainy and I attended two classes at SATS Stureplan after work. Shape and Runners strength. The day after the back on my legs were so sore you cannot imagine. And my arms. And my butt. And my whole body.

Friday I took timeout and enjoyed a glas of wine.

Saturday I woke up with fresh legs and met up two running friends for taking on a halfmarathon run. That was a piece of cake and in the evening I lifted heavier weights than what I ever had done at a Bodypump class.

Sunday, today, the common rest day I have done everything else than resting. I warmed up with a 10K run at Pampas marina and around followed by my new addiction yoga. After last summer I got hooked on yoga and I really did not needed any more training activities that I enjoy… but shit happens and I still managed to attend the second close-to-death spinningpulse class at SATS Stadshagen to wrap this training week up.

Do you know what guys? it feels so good right now. I am really happy with the result of this training week and it feels meaningful to have a marathon in the middle of March to focus on. Then I will find a halfmarathon in the end of February as a partial goal to focus on, of course abroad so I also can explore the world a bit. Did I ever mention that training is my big hobby alongside with traveling?

/ Pernilla the training junkie