Asia Tour – Cristmas Eve at Cosafe Maid Bar & Restaurant

For me, Christmas eve should be spent at the place which makes you the happiest, either a place with your family, or the place with all your friends, or the place where you feel you belong for whatever reason, for me that was at Cosafe. Some people may find that an odd location, but for me there was no where else I wanted to be, over the last week and a bit, this little place had become more to me than anywhere else, until you become such good friends with people that you just cant leave, and that you just feel like your at home whenever your their, there is no place which can compare when it comes to spending time with people you care about.

For me, this was the icing on the cake to best Christams I have ever had, the crazy anticts of the maids and the staff, and the fun of trying to cover everyone in silly string and party poppers (see photos) made this a party to never forget.

Asia Tour – Cristmas in Singapore

This is somewhat of a summery of the events up to the 24th rather than a day to day account, although it makes no real difference to the story. The main point of this trip to Singapore was to spend Christmas here, and as a part of that, to spend time with some very special friends. Firstly, a big special thanks to Henry and and everyone who came out for KTV from WFT – that was quite an awesome night out, sorry I was so tired by the end of the night, but it really was a fantastic night, although I didn’t know the words to the Cantonese songs, that really didn’t seem to matter, and we all had an amazing night out.Aside from the KTV, I spent a few night with my friends at Cosafe, and the lead up to Christmas was no less special there either.

As apart of the Christmas build up I made several trips out to Orchard Road to do a spot of Christmas Shopping, it is worth mentioning that the lights and festivities at Orchard Road have to be the greatest I have ever seen, they are in a class of their own and out do London everytime – in fact do not even compare to the entire UK, they make the UK look like a non-Christian country. I take no shame to say that the my first visit to the festivities, I was greeted by no less than 20 carol singers preparing for the main event on Christmas eve, and the sound of these performers combined with the decorations along the street really made it hard to fight back a tear. Something I have never experienced in the UK, it was truly an emotional performance and an amazing site to behold.

Asia Tour – Singapore, Korea and Japan 2007-8.

Day 1 – London
Writing this a little late due to not having the blog up at the time, but here it is anyhow.

After what seemed like an never ending day at the office, which by my own fault had decided to do prior to flying, I was very greatful for my good friend Dimitris giving me the all important lift to the airport. I arrived at London Heathrow nice and early for my 21:45 departure on BA 015. Having done the usual insane security precautions despite flying in the opposite direction to the USA, I embarked on a 13 hour flight to Singapore. As it turned out, due to some re-shuffling of passengers, I was lucky enough to get a free upgrade to the slightly-better cabin. Even so, its 13 hours, grr. To be fair, the flight was pretty good, although as per usual I got about 2 hours sleep, never mind, just keep remembering its all worth it once you get there.

Day 2 – Singapore
Dec 15th, and I finally get out of the plane to sunny Singapore, already from walking into the airport (Changi if you know it well) I get that “I am home feeling”, not really a surprise as this is my third visit to Singapore in less than 2 years. It has become a dream location for me, and so “home from home” almost. Either way, I’m glad to be here. Unfortunately my friend couldn’t meet me this time due to work, but it didn’t really matter, I’ve taken the taxi ride so many times is almost part of the process anyway, and is actually quite nice ride. Took the usual route into the city and ended up at the Amara as per usual, it may not be the best in Singapore, but it has that familiarity from staying there so many time before that its worth the effort.

After a very brief unpacking, I decided to pay a visit to a cafe which I frequented on my last visit, the famous Cosafe Maid Cafe at Chijmes on Victoria St. For me this was an important part of the visit, and also means I get to see some old friends from my last visit. Also I was really curious to see if it was the same, as it turns out they had just completed a re-fit, and the new Cosafe (pronounced cos-afe – like cosplay Cafe) Maid Bar & Restaurant was quite an improvement, and I highly recommend a visit, the food is even better then before, and really is exceptional, in addition the service is as always excellent. Please do stop by, and make sure you say “hello” to Floyd and Desmond” for me.
Cosafe Maid Bar & Restaurant

After closing at around 2am, I was still not tired, most likely due to jet lag totally making a mess of things, I headed out to St James’ Power Station. Again, not disappointed with Movida, pumping tunes and a great night out night till the early hours.