IT'S LYNNY KANSAS
DON'T LET THE RUBY SLIPPERS,
OR THE DOROTHY INSPIRED NICKNAME
FOOL YOU., THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,
BUT TRAVELING IS FUN.
"Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany"
Most of us know the lyric line in the Christmas Song, Santa Baby. The decorations from Tiffany on the huge tree in the middle of the Ngee Ann/Takashimaya Mall might not be what Eartha Kitt had in mind, but this neck craning tree, decorated in Tiffany blue colors with "Tiffany" Boxes is pretty impressive.
"Christmas" is ramping up now in Singapore, the Malls are putting the finishing touches to their Christmas displays, inside and outside. The lights over Orchard Road were switched on this past weekend, Christmas music seems to be being played reel to reel almost everywhere but particularly in the large Department Stores. I always feel so sorry for the poor staff working there - having to listen to constant Christmas tunes from now until the big day would drive me nuts! Call me a Grinch if you like ha ha!
Takashimaya Christmas Tree
It always seems so strange to think of Christmas in Singapore with the heat and the humidity, although I will not actually be in Singapore this year for Christmas. In fact, I will also miss a lot of the festivities during the December run up, (the American Women's Association, of which I am a member, have some great events planned during December) because I am heading to the UK/USA. I also never made it to Orchard Road in the evening to see the lights in their glory which is a shame. I did manage to take a quick walk around the Orchard Road area to look at some of the trees and displays already in place.
Wherever you are and no matter how you celebrate, I hope Santa Baby is good to you.