Sunday, May 4, 2008
Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times
On Saturday, I was invited to the home of one of my coworkers for a "welcome party." He's a Japanese Principal Engineer in my department. He invited all of the Japanese folks from ABS Singapore and me to come over to his place for sushi and drinks. Needless to say, it was great fun. There was plenty to eat and and drink and everyone had a great time.
Here's a few pictures:
After the party ended, the night most certainly was not over. From here, I took a cab to "Bar Bar Black Sheep." Bar Bar is the place where a lot of the Expat Surveyors hang out and have a few drinks. A good time was most definitely had by all, as can be seen in this picture:
My new Indian friend on the left was working on beer number 11 by the time I arrived. Melissa (obviously on the right) is one of the Surveyors here. She had this guy convinced that he could pass for an African American in the Bronx if he could just get the slang right. I spent the rest of the night listening to slurred versions of "You my homeys" and "I is from the streets, bitches" being yelled in an Indian accent. There's no way to describe how funny this was. What made it even funnier is that after he left, two actual black guys from the US (the first I've seen in S'pore) sat down at the table next to us. I don't even want to think about what would have happened if they came in as he was yelling, "I'm keeping it real muthafuckas!"
It doesn't get any more real than that.