September 26, 2013
So, we didn’t talk much about our trip to Singapore last week, primarily because it wasn’t really a fun playtime event, like what we did at the YouTube Fanfest a while back. This was mostly us doing panels and presentations about YouTube and Social Media and stuff. We got to meet a bunch of really interesting people, though, including Bethany Mota, Kurt and Sam, and Marquese Scott, all of whom are immensely more popular and cool than we are. But we were all there together, all talking about our channels and stuff, and all of them were cool people.
On our downtime in Singapore, though, we did the only thing that matters to us: eat freaking food. Nonstop. We just went from place to place and ate until we felt sick. We’re not really sight-seeing people. Tourist attractions bore us. The lineups are long and you don’t really get a feel of what a country is like. But eat some soul-shatteringly good food at non-pretentious holes in the wall and that, THAT makes us feel a lot more connected, I think. I want to eat the food of your people. I don’t want to go to the places that show tourists how glamorous or wonderful a country is. FOOOOOOD AND ONLY FOOOOOOOOOODDDDD.
So that’s why we wanted to share this video. There’s no commentary. Nothing for us to say but just to sit back and marvel. We went to the food stalls in Chinatown. I’m not sure if there are many different centers for this, but it was in the second floor of a building. We saw the lineup to this place here in the video. It was half an hour deep. The other stalls around him were totally empty. That’s one thing we learned about Singapore: the longer the line, the better the food. So I waited in line, and watched this guy so dedicatedly work on the food. He never put his head up. Never looked at the people in line. The woman with him took your money and belted out the order to him. He wouldn’t acknowledge the order with a sound. No “ok!” Not even a grunt. He just kept his head down, and knocked out a freaking gloriously delicious dish.
We’ve got a few pictures of our tip to Singapore as well. You can check them out here, including pics of the food we ate:
And, yes, I know this video came out before our Melbourne video. We’re working on that, too! That video requires editing while this one didn’t, so it went up first. The Melbourne video might be up, umm, someday soon. Yeah!
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