I’ve spent my first week in Singapore so far. Mostly I’ve been eating and I’m always tempted by dessert! Luckily, the local desserts seem to consist of fruit, ice, condensed milk and mysterious things I can only call “bloobalas.” They are some kind of gelatin and come in various shapes and colors. Not really any taste, but they provide some lurid color.
We’re in a holding pattern, waiting for paperwork (visa/residence permit) to come through. Without these things, we can’t get an apartment, mobile phone, register for any courses, etc. So for now we’re just kind of hanging out, waiting. It sounds like it should be fun, but it’s actually kind of crummy. Living out of a suitcase kind of gets to you after a while. I think I’ll feel better I get into my own space (and can wash my clothes, which are getting pretty scary by now).
Some exciting things are afoot: I recently snatched back the domain name nevertoomuchglitter.com from a registration service when it expired. These bulk registration services register hundreds of random domain names, and then sell them back at inflated prices. They were asking $2000 for the nevertoomuchglitter domain. I took nevertoomuchglitternailart instead for $7 per year. But now I’ve got the one I really wanted back!
After I’m settled in, I’m hoping to team up with some local programmers to design and launch a website. I’m still working out the contents and what I want it to look like at this stage, but some ideas are: franken polish recipes, a Japanese nail polish swatch library, a catalogue of nail art ideas divided by themes, and some simpler nail art tutorials. I also want to feature some vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics of all types. Just some ideas for now- it’s in the very early stages but we’ll see where it goes! The hardest part for me is the technical aspect, since I have no real handle on what’s possible and what’s not possible.
I’ll also be going to nail school and I really want to take a course or two with Catherine Wong, who is a fantastic Singaporean nail artist. She’s really busy, but if she does a local class I hope to be there!
So I’m just in “wait and see” mode. Anyone who knows me knows that sitting around waiting is not something I’m good at, but at least there’s a ton of cheap and tasty food!