If we go with the resident 15 year old's definition, my Beefa is my "back up" bff. The one I'd call if my "real" bff wasn't there.
No y'all, my Beefa came before any definition. I am her Beefa and she is mine. We met 10 long years ago. Since then she's graduated from Dental School at the University of Florida and is now a real life Dentist. So weird. It's so grown of her.
We've been through a lot together and we can now add "Southeast Asia" to the list of places we've been together.
First day of her trip, a couple of significant things happened.
#1 Immanuelle Marie decided that people other than her Mommy weren't so bad afterall.
|"Thanks Aunt Cara for feeding me breakfast. Sorry about getting it all over you."- love, Immanuelle|
|The train in Singapore. This tiny little island nation brings their A-game when it comes to public transportation. It was fun!|
|Taxis can be fun too!|
|That's a table full o' awesome.|
|It is so multi-cultural here and we wanted Cara to feel it. So we took a stroll through a Hindu temple. Then we walked around the block, passing a Sikh temple (which we didn't stop at this time) to head to...|
|a Chinese temple.|
|All that temple-ing will make you hongry. Eating delicious Indian food on a banana leaf with your hands? Yes, please!|
A day trip to the capital does you a lot of good. And while we didn't see everything, we saw a lot. But most importantly, we went to "The Winnie Hair Salon."
|America! When are you going to catch on?|
|Monkeys! I see them frequently but my Beefa nearly had a conniption when we walked out of the salon and saw these guys hanging out. Standard-lah.|
|What dentists take pictures of at the grocery store. Apparently this much xylitol in gum is hard to find in the US.|
|It is ALWAYS fun to get on the escalators at the grocery store. Magnets hold your cart in place. Mind blown yet?|
|Durian. The King of Fruits my rear-end! Beefa agrees.|
|So. Before my blonde friend came, I just THOUGHT I got stared at a lot in public.|
|We even gots rainforests!|
|And waterslides AT the waterfalls! How long does Cara's leg look in this one? |
Beefa Fact: Her hands are the smallest ever. Ever. And in the Law of Complimentary Beefa-ness, my hands are approximately seal-flipper sized. Cheese and Macaroni y'all.
|She passed the "Auntie" test with flying colors. If only she were STILL here to hold Immanuelle NOW so I can blog without a crying baby! It's just a small reason her trip was a treasure!|
|I saw a dragon fruit and a durian on "Journey 2: Mysterious Island" and I'm fairly sure it was supposed to be exotic looking and mysterious. Such is my life and I'm glad Cara came to see it!|