I'm in Singapore on my way to Sydney. Yes, yes, I know it isn't on the way from San Francisco. But it's only 8 flight hours out of the way, so why not! I'm here seeing some clients, and moreover interfacing with the Autodesk Plant Solutions team here. A distributed workforce has its advantages, but it is always nice to have face to face interactions. I feel lucky to be able to get to know the Singapore team in person.
Some of the designers here took me to dinner: fried baby squid is much tastier than I ever would have imagined. Ditto for steamed grouper, even if it was smiling at me funny.
Then I met up with some more of the Plant team at the Marriot bar -- and lasted about 3 songs into the 80's cover band that was playing. When's the last time you heard Toto's Africa performed live? How about Journey's Small Town Girl?
I'm on to Sydney tomorrow -- we have a trade show of sorts. I actually don't know too many of the details - I figure it will all become clear when I get there.
Shopping update: The Bang Olufsen store in Singapore didn't carry the cables (see my last post). It was a long shot anyway, to expect a 1975 vintage cable to be in stock.
I also went shopping at Mustafa's , which has the appeal of being open 24 hours - just the thing when you are jet lagged and keeping weird hours. What could be better than shopping at 3 AM? I bought some strange balm that is good for: "Cold and Flu Headache, Muscular Pains, Miner Abdominal Pains, Inset and Mosquito Bites, Travel Sickness". I bought it because I like the box. I passed on the medicinal oil that contained Dragons Blood. Next time. And I bought some Indian style clothes that I likely won't wear, some temporary tattoos that I'll likely not use, and another pair of gloves which I don't need. Jet lagged shopping does that to a girl.