13 August 2012
Lovely Brunch at Café Epicurious, Singapore
“[Chime Plays] Next Station, Marsiling.”
Thirty-five minutes by my lonesome self aboard Singapore’s very efficient train system on a cool sunny Saturday morning.
It was 9 AM. Too early to feel famished. I was already oh so looking forward to having Saturday brunch with Ayn and Drei at one of the most raved about breakfast restaurants in Singapore. We have a reservation at CafÃ© Epicurious at 10:30 AM.
“Epicurious is a cafe which represents the best of casual dining in Singapore: home-made, reasonably priced food, friendly, unpretentious service, presented in a unique style that represents personal eclectic interests.”
Looking at the train map, I was three train stops away from my next destination, the Choa Chu Kang station. Inside looking out, I was in the residential zone of Singapore – – not so many tall skyscrapers, but there were several schools, houses, vast lush vegetation, and tens of sports courts all around. Not much to see. Time to play iPhone Hotel Dash.
Got my phone out. 1 message from Ayn. Message received 30 minutes ago. Oh, we’re meeting at Newton station instead. Had to go 14 stations back. Fast. And so another lone adventure begins. Goodie. Another step towards becoming a true blue cosmocrat (cosmocrat: a global citizen who could move freely throughout the world, embracing and exploring new experiences).
“[Chime Plays] Marsiling Station. ????. Please mind the gap. (English) ????? (Chinese) Berhati-hati di ruang platform. (Malay) ??? (Tamil)”
Off the train. Off to figure out by myself how to go back. Tap out. Check. Coins. Ticket. Tap in again. Check check check. And I was on my back to the city. I texted Ayn back, asking her to wait for me.
A few minutes past 10. Ayn and Drei were already waiting for me at the Newton station. I told them quickly how my Singapore MRT adventure went. This Café Epicurious better be good and worth my Saturday morning adventure.
10:30 AM. Saturday. Rail Mall. The Rail Mall is home to dozens of quaint and cozy cafés and restaurants.
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