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10/3/10

I got a package in the mail last week! It was a belated birthday present/care package from my Mom. Previous birthdays would have found me asking for clothes and shoes or something sparkly and frivolous, but I got all practical this year and asked for some of the things I can't find here in Singapore. Oh geez, am I growing up? Here are a few of the things I got:
I asked for face moisturizer that had SPF and did not try to whiten or bleach my already pasty complexion. It seems as though almost every skin product sold here claims to whiten skin. That's the last thing I need help with. (I can't help but think about my graduate work on skin color and identity when I step into a drug store and see a wall of skin-bleaching face creams, but I'll save the academic discourse for another day.)
COFFEE! And by coffee I mean ground coffee beans, not "coffee mix" or instant coffee. I stopped what I was doing and immediately poured myself a cup of hazelnut coffee when I saw these in my care package. There aren't any Dunkin' Donuts in California, unfortunately. (By the way, I just did a quick Google search and discovered that there's a DD in Ion Orchard, a big mall here in Singapore. Yay!) 
Flip flops in my size! Who knew that Old Navy flip flops could bring a girl so much joy? It's hard shopping for clothes and shoes in Asia when you're almost 6' tall and wear size 10 shoes. Let's just say we have been saving a lot of money due to the fact that shopping is inconvenient for me.

Thanks for the loot, Mom! 

8 comments:

  1. HAHA! I feel you with the coffee - if I have to drink one more cup of Nescafe I might go insane...

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  2. I wonder if the DD at Ion Orchard serves real coffee. If would be a shame if they served instant! I think this calls for a field trip.

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  3. If you're a big DD fan, you will be disappointed at the DD in Singapore. I can't speak to the coffee, but the "glazed" donuts were horrible. Made me want to sob a bit (DD being every 5 feet in Boston and something I took far too much for granted).

    LOL...I did the same thing. My bday requests from my mom were slim jims, my favorite local BBQ chip from home, and full sugar frosted flakes. Ravi asked for twinkies and pink lemonade mix.

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  4. I'm not crazy about the donuts, but I love the coffee. One of the things I love about going to NY is seeing a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner. Right next to a Duane Reade on almost every corner, haha.

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  5. On my last trip home I bought enough coffee to last me for the next century. Seriously, if there's a nuclear fallout, I've got us covered on the java-front.

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  6. So did they have the DD for purchase??

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  7. aww and i thot of you the other day when i passed dunkin donut coffee on the shelf at the store... i remembered we walked around in ny to find one for you :o) i miss you fren!

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  8. aww and i thot of you the other day when i passed dunkin donut coffee on the shelf at the store... i remembered we walked around in ny to find one for you :o) i miss you fren!

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