Welcome to my very first blog post!
Gentlemen and ladies, welcome!!! My name is Lord Acuña, originally from the Philippines, currently based in Singapore. I am very happy to be finally launching my own website. Creating web pages has always been one of my favorite things to do since I was like 12, and for that reason I studied Computer Science when I reached college.
I get to travel more often now that I’m here in SG. So basically this blog will be about that, as well as my love for web developing and music. And everything else.
To kick off my blog, I will take you back to the time I flew to this little country Singapore after my birthday in July last year to look for a job. I didn’t tell my friends, heck even my family, that I was heading here. I know a lot of Filipinos are searching for greener pasture abroad, and I was no exception to that. Fortunately, I was able to find one very quickly, thanks to my dear Accela family. I’m not going to delve into details of how I did it but one thing for sure is that it was worth it, albeit risky.
Singapore’s Golden Anniversary
At the time, the whole SG was preparing for their golden independence anniversary, a.k.a. #SG50. It was raining red & white everywhere. The first photo from this trip that I posted was of course a pic with the Marina Bay.
I have a couple of friends here, and one of them is Elvie. She was one of the people who gave me tips on how to survive and get around in Singapore. A few days after I arrived, we met for the first time at Orchard. She then took me to Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was really lovely, and a good place to go to if you want to escape the busy city. We rode a bus from ION Orchard going to the Tanglin (main) gate. Alternatively, you can go there now via train, just go down at the recently opened Downtown Line (blue) station Botanic Gardens. I can’t remember how much was the entrance fee as my friend paid for it, but I believe you get a discount if you are a local, PR or pass holder. Same goes for most attractions here in SG, I think.
On the National Day itself, August 9, we went out again. There were free train and bus rides all day! The amount of crowd was crazy, but hey, I couldn’t be happier to explore more places and meet more people.
We headed to Sentosa Island, and checked out Trick Eye Museum. We thought the entrance would be free too that day, but nope. Good thing my friend treated me again! Haha Regular ticket costs S$25 for adults, and S$20 for children & senior citizens.
You have all the chance to be creative with your photos in this place as there are 90 artworks specially designed for the best optical illusions. Very fun, and recommended for children and those young at heart.
And of course, since we were already at Sentosa, I didn’t miss the chance to take a photo by the Universal Studios globe. I’ve gone inside USS a couple of years ago, so I didn’t fancy going in again at the time.
Few days later, I officially started with my new company. I felt like everything just fell into its place, and I couldn’t be more thankful to The Lord for the guidance!
By the time Singapore reaches its 100th year of independence, I would definitely be telling my grandchildren how I was just starting here during its 50th. Fun times! 🙂