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FQW wrote:buds wrote:I'm at the zoo too!
With all the stinking children, animals and ...........
Can I fill in the blank? Err, jennifer.
Of course can BUT only after u r declared in the right frame of mind
Harlequin wrote:Jennifer and buds,
How's the zoo trip?
We will be going there on Friday we haven't been there for a year...
We were there from 9am to 6pm. I was led by the nose by my little boss.
Got to satisfy him from head to toe so that there will not be another Zoo trip this year
Well, I have to say I provided the best customer service today and we have a very satisfied customer
This morning was the 1st time I saw an active white tiger, wallking to and fro the edge of the den, looking at us, opening its jaw (no growling). It walked at least 20 times up and down, so gracefully even though it has 4 legs to coordinate. Not once did it slip and fall into the water (I was hoping to see that actually ) Then it moved away deeper into its den and with its tail pointing upwards, it let out a spray of ... from its .... (so hilarious leh).
Then we went around the usual places.
The Orang Utan clan has a few youngsters - very cute hanging around.
The happy family of pygmy hippo of papa, mama and baby. The baby seems not to be growing in size. I wonder why?
The otter and honey bear enclosure was empty :shrug
The snakes are forever resting, no fun to see.
The baboons were unusually quiet today, no fun to see.
Eyesight and counting tests conducted at the frogs enclosures.
At the Australia Outback, one mama wallaby has a joey in her pouch. The zoo caretaker told me it was natural conception and birth.
I love the rainforest and the tropical garden - beautiful butterflies and beautiful orchids.
We missed all the animal show. By the time we reached Asia Elephants, the show just ended. 2 elephants remained at the enclosure and we saw one of the elephant getting into the water to get the floating apples left by the zookeepers. u know elephant tail is quite long. This elephant refused to have its tail touched the water. so cute seeing its tail curl upwards here and there just to avoid the water.
Kids World - where the fun other children enjoy abound. Water play and goats feeding. O, the pets corner have 2 very very big brown rabbits. Really big hor. U got to see them to believe. Goats feeding - one pail costs $5. SO EXPENSIVE for those pieces of long beans and carrots.
The Boat rides tickets for unlimited trips $6 adults, $3.50 children. One trip $5 and $3 respectively. The boat captain is very friendly, allowed my little boss to sit next to him and ask him questions about the boat.
To see the 2 pandas, must pay extra at the front entrance ticket office. Somemore timing is fixed. We did not get these extras.
NTUC silver card and AMEX cards entitled to discounts to zoo admission.
O, the Ah Meng Restaurant closes at 4pm. As usual, food prices not cheap, quality like normal food court, queues at lunch hour is long. Be better off to BYO food.
No water coolers in the zoo, unlike the Jurong Bird Park. Bottled water is $2 each.
ChiefKiasu wrote:Thank you, Jennifer!
And I was just listening to the new songs lately, but they all sound more like noise to me than music. I may be an old fogey stuck with rose-tinted glasses of the yester-years, but surely I can tell the difference between talent and noise? Somehow, no one seem to be able to create new songs that are even close to the likes of all those great songs from the Carpenters, Abba, etc back in the 60s, 70s, and even the 80s. Since 1998, I gave up on new songs, and essentially stuck to listening only to the oldies goldies.
I think the oldies used less musical instruments or keep the instrumental pieces simple. The newer ones are more complicated - give me a headache
I especially like Don Mclean guitar accompaniment, his American Pie is good too.