There’s only really one significant downside to international travel. Jetlag. Trying to combat your natural sleep system sucks especially when you are on such a short trip. Anyway enough complaining, I just woke up made my ritualistic cup of coffee and now Im sitting here with a plate of dragon fruit surrounded by asshole peacocks eyeing me from the table across the outside pavilion.
“Once we sat down I looked around and felt a little out of place, Russian models dancing with millionaires and people from all over the world getting down low to the DJ.”
Since I had been hitting it hard for the past week adjusting to jetlag, dealing with sleep deprivation, and being constantly active everyday I decided to just take it slow, relax and gorge myself silly with dragon fruit poolside while I worked on my tan. It was actually pretty awesome, it felt like home because of the hot sun and humid air, but the peacocks reminded me every few hours that I was halfway across the globe far away from Houston Texas. I think its hard being away from home, even if you don’t live someplace exotic or exceptional something about where you grew up has sentimental value that never fades. No matter how long I stay away from my home on one of my trips I always long slightly for that Texas sky and family marshland.
“Singapore doesn’t really have a drinking age (or enforce one for that matter).”
When I was piddling around next to the pool I was looking at cool apps on my phone and found this spectacular one that is really ingenious. It’s called Headspace and is a day by day introducer to the art of meditation. Basically its divided up into ten minute daily sessions where the creator of Headspace’s soothing voice guides you on how to calm down and focus on the minds tranquility. I tried out a session because I have been dealing with a massive, multi-day migraine (Probably from the massive influx of Dragon fruit) and just sat back, listened to the voice, and did what it told me to do. I felt rejuvenated and my migraine had completely dissipated after just a ten minute short session! I love this app and I plan to keep using it daily because meditation is something I’ve been wanting to get into for a while, but there’s just never been a good place to start. If you suffer from headaches or meditation has crossed your mind more than once I implore you to go try out this app for the purpose to improve your mental state.
So after a lazy day meditating and fending off peacocks I went back to my room and got ready for the night out on the town. I didn’t know this until this morning ,but Singapore doesn’t really have a drinking age (or enforce one for that matter). Now I didn’t go get turnt up at the club, but rather I am now able to go to a nightclub at the age of 15 and watch how adults party. We ubered over to the Marina Bay Sands hotel again and this time went to the night club adjacent to the fancy restaurant, got an invisible stamp on our wrist that says we could go in and out freely, and requested table-service.
Once we sat down I looked around and felt a little out of place, Russian models dancing with millionaires and people from all over the world getting down low to the DJ. Can I just say that these DJ’s, a small Asian dude and tall African guy, were killing it! It was some of the best mixing of songs I’ve heard my entire life and created an ample background track for the night. I just sat there happily and observed everyone getting drunk and dancing. It was the funniest/best night of my life and at the age of 15 I can say that my first adult club experience was on a rooftop club/ infinity pool overlooking the Singapore night skyline!
“I felt the presence of God and felt satisfied with my personal self which is something I’ve always struggled with.”
I escaped the mayhem of the dance floor and walked over to the balcony and just looked out on the skyline, reflecting on my life, taking all the senses in. Moments like these is where you can hear God calling to you, saying that you are on the right path I have for you. I felt the presence of God and felt satisfied with my personal self which is something I’ve always struggled with.
Laying in bed back at the hotel, eyes slipping under the heavy weight of my eyelids, I recognized today as one of the most unique days of my life thus far. Thank you for reading my blog comment below your favorite traveling story and tips to make my content more exciting and interesting! Adios.