I've been very delinquent in blogging lately but I have a good reason why. It's because Paul and I went on a much-awaited trip to Tokyo, Japan with a brief stopover in Manila. We've been planning this trip since last year and despite that, I still had to cram our itinerary a week before we flew off since I had to deal with moving flats sometime in between! Oh dear life. Anyway, all's good and I'm so happy we made the most of our first-ever visit to Tokyo and believe me, this is definitely the first of many returns!
We took the red-eye flight to Tokyo via Singapore Airlines because Paul has work on Saturdays. Since we're flying out Singapore at 11:55PM, this gave us ample of time to do all our household chores, run last minute errands, do last minute packing, shower and slowly made our way to Changi Airport. We even had time to grab a bite at the lounge too!
After serving us our refreshments and collecting the trash, it was lights off for about 3-4 hours. This allowed passengers to sleep or in my case, to watch a movie and a couple of TV series episodes back-to-back.
Both Paul and I got the Japanese breakfast since we realized that this a unique offering only for flight heading to and coming from Japan. One bite and I knew I made the right choice. The salmon was very juicy, sweet and tender. It's amazing!
For a minute there, I forgot that this was an in-flight meal that was re-heated in the oven and not served fresh from the kitchen. Nonetheless, the quality and the flavor were the best and the glutinous Japanese rice was just the perfect pair for it. Our meal also came with a slice of tamagoyaki and pink fish cake which I initially thought looked a bit weird. To complete the set, we had fresh fruits, bread roll with butter and our choice of coffee or Japanese green tea.
One way to tell if you had a good flight is when you arrive in your destination feeling refreshed and not haggard at all. Well, we've managed to start our tour around Tokyo without finding the need to nap so I guess it's a clear indication that we indeed had a good 7 hour flight and that's thanks to Singapore Airlines.