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Good-bye Old Friend

Posted in funny, Life in Singapore with tags , , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Yarn Over New York

It was love at first sight.  I was on the escalator in Plaza Singapura and, out of the corner of my eye, I saw shiny blobs of molten wax taunting me with their awesomeness.  All my life I dreamed of owning a lava lamp. I quickly made  my way back up one flight of stairs to the shop and requested an orange lava lamp.  The only orange one left was the display model.  I didn’t care, I wanted it so badly.  It had to be mine.

Please enjoy both the visual amazingness and the truly awesome audio in the background.

For over a year, we lived together happily.  Every night I would bask in the warm amber glow and enjoy the beautiful shapes it made for me.  We had good times.

It helped me host my 33 birthday party. (You can see it in the reflection next to the blue lamp)

It helped me host my house-warming party when I moved last year. See how it makes the food table so inviting.

We also had some not-so-good times.

There was the time its coil got stuck out of place. It was scary, luckily all was well in the end.

Then things started to get rough.  The light bulbs would spontaneously burn out.  Often.

The lamp told me what it needed.

I provided.

Still, things weren’t right.  Often the bulb would blow after just one use.  I tried different plugs.  I tried using a dimmer.  I did research online.  Soon, it stopped working entirely.  I took it apart and tried to fix the wiring.

Nothing worked.  My lava lamp died.  The end.

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I will miss you.

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Leaving in less than 2 days

Posted in Getting There, Life in Belgium with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by Yarn Over New York

GOOD-BYE BELGIUM

So indeed, I have 2 sleeps left in Belgium, one day of work and one morning; one presentation and one party, and I still gotta to finish all those last minute tasks one does one one moves across the globe.

I am clearly not going to finish the European Summer Adventure posts.  I will have to pick it up again once I get settled in Macau.

Here are a couple of Belgian pictures to say good-bye.

Sunset from my window

A Sculpture in Antwerp

Next post will be from the other side of the planet.