Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What I like about Singapore, Part 2

Speaking of humidity (in my last post), that brings up the next thing I like about Singapore - McDonald's Apple Pie.

Huh?!?! What does that have to do with humidity, you may wonder.

Here's my line of thinking - with how much I sweat here (a good part of the time I'm outside and even much of the time I'm inside), I kept thinking "I really ought to be losing weight." (Yes, I know it would just be water weight, but still.) Until I realized, "It's the darn desserts everywhere I turn around." I can't avoid them. I can't go anywhere without seeing some sweet that tempts me. You have no idea how much time I spend walking past displays of sweets, telling myself "no" and coming up with reasons why I shouldn't get one to taste. (That would be, of course, besides the obvious reasons of it being bad for me and not helping my figure. Let's face it, those reasons aren't very effective with me.)

Anyways, I went for a good 2 weeks or so before finally breaking down and buying an apple pie at McDonald's last night. And, mmmmmm, it was as good as I remember from my childhood. These are the real apple pies, not the far inferior baked version that they sell at McDonald's back home.

So there. It may not be a noble reason to like Singapore but, hey, it's a reason!

Edited to add: I forgot to mention - sorry the photo is kind of blurry. Elly kept trying to get my apple pie while I was taking the picture so it made me move the camera. When I saw on the computer how blurry the photo actually was, I honestly considered going back to McD's today to buy another apple pie. I successfully managed to talk myself out of it, though, you'll be glad to know.


  1. I am so jealous Starlene. I love the old fashioned McDonald pies too. I wish they sold them here. It's nice to know they sell them elsewhere so when I visit other places I can look up McDonalds and if I'm lucky maybe find one of those old fashioned pies. LoL Lisa

  2. I applaud your self control in not going back to get another one!

    I looove sweets, I would not to well in Singapore, I guess!