By jeni | December 2, 2008
I hope all of you Americans had an excellent Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. We didn’t get to celebrate on the actual day since John had to work and it was just another Thursday for the rest of Singapore. We did however, get to go to some American friends’ house and celebrate on Saturday afternoon and it was so much fun. A true Singaporean Thanksgiving.
What do I mean by that? Well, we had turkey, dressing, pie and all that, and then we went out for karaoke. It was great. Our hosts ordered a pre-made turkey, and made their family versions of cornbread stuffing, an asparagus casserole, and even a pumpkin/pecan pie hybrid. Fabulous. I brought a salad because that’s how I roll. And because I don’t have an oven. After dinner, we played some cards, (has anyone played Sequence? Love that game) and then decided we were having too much fun and needed to continue the celebration at Party World KTV on Orchard Road.
How to describe this place? Well I’ve always thought these places were fronts for more unsavory activities if you know what I mean, but I guess I was wrong. No doubt that may still happen, but not where we were. It’s great. You walk in and pay for your package, then you are led to your own room, complete with plether couches and rockin’ karaoke machine and TV. You have a private waiter and can shut the door, so no one has to listen to your bleating except your poor friends. Yes there are roaches in the bathroom and the drinks taste like fruit juice concentrate, but you are rockin karaoke so you don’t care.
I myself have never been a karaoke person, but that all changed on Saturday night. I hate hate hate getting up in front of a crowded bar and making a fool of myself in front of total strangers. But at PartyWorld, the only people who see you act like a fool are your friends. And who cares about them right?
We had such a great night. Yes, we missed everyone back home. But this year we made our own rockin’ Thanksgiving memories.
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