Monday, March 24, 2008

Brave Sir Robin

So yesterday with the extended fambly in tow (and moving in slow motion like they always do) we decided to check out The Great Singapore Flyer.

Of course I knew my mother would block up the entire stretch of Temasek Blvd with her car as she veered from extreme left to extreme right lanes of the road trying to find the entrance to the car park, but look it's the last day of a 3-day weekend and I'm too depressed to think about it.

Anyway. The other reason I wanted to check out the Flyer was not the big wheel bit of it, but also THE KENKO's FISH SPA. How intriguing it would be to sit with my feet in water as little tiny fish nibble at my toes. Closer to nature I would be. A perfect cure for end of weekend depression. Never mind that my mother, her maid and my son are all not interested and have to wait half an hour for me to finish. I am depressed. They can wait.

So at the entrance table I sit and it is a sign that they are surely doing well when the reception staff cannot be bothered to make eye contact when they say "I'll be with you in just a minute!". I sit, wait, the minutes pass, I look around and I see....

(a) a bunch of sad looking customers sitting with their feet in tanks of piss-yellow water;

(b) a bunch of fish in the piss-yellow water, not really moving; and

(c) a bunch of pale feet in piss-yellow water, being (kind of) nibbled in a half-baked way by a few listless fish.

Which is okay, even at this point. I mean, the reality is always not as cool as the fantasy, right.

Then the customer next to me, a woman, says to the receptionist: "Hey, actually I had this blister on my foot and it just burst. You think I can still put my feet in the water?" and the receptionist says "Sure, no problem. Just put a band-aid on it and you can go into the water for your treatment."


At 10:48 AM, Blogger ioyces said...

*shudder* i hope u find other ways of getting closer to nature...!!

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that's just feral.

I went to the one they had in KL and it was pretty good. The water was clean and the fish were all lively little greedy buggers, chomping away at my toesies.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger ene said...

*grossed out*

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Mei Del said...

similarly feel eugh

hope you sorted out your depression in other ways

At 3:30 AM, Blogger Ms.Behaved said...

This post just caused me to throw a hand over my mouth and say a rather inappropriate word quite loudly while sitting here at my work desk.

I had to give up my "lurker" status to say that I pray that the unmentioned finale to your story was you running screaming from that building.


At 10:11 AM, Blogger Carrie said...


At 8:10 PM, Blogger knobby said...

Ok, the blister thing's a bit much but the rest of it isn't that bad! I speak from experience.. was there today. Maybe I was just distracted by the cutie manning the desk. And, of course she makes eye contact.

At 8:19 AM, Anonymous midnight shakes the memory said...

uh. er. ewwww???!!!! o_O

the poor fish!

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