For those who grew up in Singapore, the East Coast chalets would have been familiar with you. Like the Zoo and the Bird Park, the East Coast Chalet was one those places that you go at least once. It's part of your teenage life, part of growing up.
Who could forget those red brick walls? The tiny room with 2 beds? Marinating the chicken wings in the even smaller toilet.. making the salad, starting the fire for the bbq and burning most of the food.
And yet, why was it that the food tasted so good then? Why was it fun to have 5 or 6 people squeezing onto 2 beds?
Staying out with friends by the sea, bbqing, eating, cycling, playing games and talking through the night about love and dreams.
Thinking back now, those days were some of the best days of my life. Some of these girlfriends are still my best friends today, friends that I really treasure.
And so, almost 22 years after the above picture was taken, 3 of us, with another friend are going to take a 'chick trip' (as my husband said) next week. To celebrate our milesstone for reaching the big "40' this year, to celebrate over 20 years of friendship.
What are we going to do?
Shopping, eating, chatting, more shopping, eating and chatting.
Things that you can't do with husbands. Things that you wouldn't want to do with husbands. Because they wouldn't be any fun.
I'm so looking forward to it. ^^