Preparations for Iceland

27 Aug 2014 – With Fingers Crossed…

Wed: that the volcanoes will not act up when are there. Sadly KK has to cancel due to his mother’s frail conditions. Sorry to miss his company. Peggy, Ian and I will continue if the volcanoes are not angry. According to PP, it seems that the Icelandics are rather blasé about their volcanic activity but then it is very much of their daily lives and we will have to go with their flow since we choose to visit there!

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Tue: to start a day with dental work is not much fun.  Oh how I dread shopping and packing but then it is a situation by choice, so no complains but just stating my mood! Shopped at Mustafa, the only 24hr shopping place in SIN and also the only place where one get practically everything under one roof, including money exchange, but no ISK=Iceland krona…

Advise from our Iceland tour consultant: all major currencies can be exchanged at the airport, banks and currency exchanges in Iceland. Due to currency restrictions, it is extremely difficult to obtain ISK in a foreign country before arriving in Iceland. Likewise, it is a good idea to exchange any surplus ISK before leaving Iceland. 

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Thanks to Henry for cheering me up and for the company. Dinner at Komala’s***and when in Little India, do as the Indians. This interesting dish looks like some paranormal blob from outer space. The Bhattura is a fluffy deep-fried leavened bread from North India. It is often eaten with chickpea curry, chole or channe. Here it ould barely be contained in the metal tray and it tasted good when eaten freshly made.

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Mon: appreciations to KK for a good Yong Tau Foo lunch at My Favourite Café*** Lucky Plaza, 6th Floor and for lovely gift.

Had to just get my mind off everything after blood tests etc… chilled with 2 movies.

56c8931d61_190x272_67ef463ca6Magic In The Moonlight***A Woody Allen comedy film set in the 1920s French Riviera starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth who is Stanley as a British stage magician brought in to help unmask a possible fraud spiritualist named Sophie (Stone). The magic continues and being a Colin Firth fan it was still magical and delightful even when he is not Darcy here!

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen – Goethe

0491b419a2_190x272_592f23088cBoyhood****Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, a groundbreaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the center is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, are taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood. Slow at times but realistic to life.

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