Nicole Arrindell


Nicole Arrindell

Since I'm notoriously bad at keeping up with friends and family, I thought I'd just document my adventures in Singapore! Love and miss y'all already!

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To Singapore and back, with all the places in between

Asia » Singapore » Bugis Village May 6th 2014

Singaporeans, and honestly Asians in general, are hugely into fashion. On any given day, I see at least 2 girls wearing what I would consider my nicest party dress and f*&% me heels to work. It hurts my feet just looking at them….and here I am, wearing my tennis shoes on the MRT and changing into my nice, serviceable Hushpuppies once I get to the clinic. My Clinical Instructor (CI), also wears heels to work. Yes, she treats patients while wearing heels. And dresses sometimes. So with this in mind, I've been actively searching out some good places to shop for nice clothes. Now back home I would just pop into the nearest Ross or Marshall's to stock my closet with a bunch of cute pants and tops without breaking the bank. There are no Ross's ... read more
Sagar enjoying some ice cold coconut water
Chicken rice and char siu pork!
Satay chicken and peanut sauce

Asia » Singapore April 26th 2014

My first Saturday night in Singapore was a success! I was invited by some classmates of mine from the Bangkok days to join them for their weekly dinner and drinks night. We ended up going to this really great mexican restaurant (you can take the girl out of Texas…..) called Lucha Loco, where one of my classmate's sister was a chef. The food was great, and the drinks were delish! I obviously had to order the house margarita (when in Rome) and then tried this amazing passionfruit cocktail. All in all, a great experience, company included. It felt like we were all old friends, even though I hadn't seen my classmates in over 16 years and I'd just met their friends, but they were all fun and friendly, and very welcoming. After dinner we went to ... read more
Delicious fall-off-the-bone spicy braised ribs and a beef and pineapple taco
Delicious appetizer, courtesy of the chef!
A very long list….

Asia » Singapore » Orchard Road April 25th 2014

So after sleeping 14 or so hours, I decided to take a trial run at finding my internship site. One of the great things about Singapore is its public transportation system. Fortunately, my host mom and her son gave me a MRT route map and told me which stops to take and which lines to go on…because it is really confusing for a first-timer!! I did not take any pics this time around because I didn't want to make it too obvious that I wasn't from around here, but I'll sneak some with my iPhone next time! So I walked from the house to the MRT station and took the Circle Line to Harbour Front, where I switched to the Northeast Line to Dhoby Ghaut, and then took the Jorong East Line to Orchard Road. Confusing ... read more
The patio garden
My room!! Super cozy, and stays cool even though its on the 5th floor!
My closet :)

Asia April 24th 2014

After 23 hours of flying I have finally arrived, by way of Austin to Las Vegas to San Francisco to Hong Kong, and finally to Singapore!! I have learned that Asians (I'm clumping them together because I don't know for sure what nationalities some of them were) 1. Don't have any respect for personal space, 2. Don't think lines apply to them, and 3. Don't say "thank you" when someone lets them go ahead even though I was definitely there first. The in-flight entertainment on Cathay Pacific was pretty good. I watched Saving Mr. Banks (and cried during the last scene of course!), The Desolation of Smaug, The Great Gatsby, The Little Mermaid, and got half-way through Mary Poppins before we landed….yea I didn't sleep much. Right now its 3:50 am in Austin…and 4:50 pm in ... read more
Sleeping over the Pacific on a bed of clouds
Icicles on my window!!

North America » United States » Texas April 23rd 2014

I'm sitting in the Austin-Bergstrom airport in Austin, Texas, and enjoying my last Austin meal…..Salt Lick duh!!! So far my flights been pushed from 8:25 to 8:50, and again to 9:05. Hopefully I'll make it to San Fran in time to get my checked luggage and hot-foot it to my international flight. Sending a big shout out to my BFF, Marissa. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RISS!!! SO sorry to be missing out on all the fun at drag queen bingo tonight, and your party :( . Stay tuned for more news on my flight status! I also need to develop a catchy sign-off…..for now I'll state the obvious…. and in this moment i am happy!!! XOXO... read more

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