Thursday, 2 December 2010

Singapore - Night Safari

By Rough Guy'd
You would think I was back in New Zealand with the amount of rain that I was seeing in Singapore. Luckily the weather was perfect for visiting the Singapore Flyer yesterday and I took that chance as there was nothing but thunderstorms for today. So directing my energies elsewhere, I decided to go to Bali for a quick break. I was advised that a couple of weeks would be plenty of time to see and do everything I wanted to do, with the benefit of hindsight, I would have stayed the maximum thirty days the tourist visa would have allowed.
Now, back when I was still in New Zealand, I was working for a living (and to save up money for this trip)and one of the benefits of the job was that I dealt with people from all around the world, including Singapore. So the next day was spent catching up with my old work contacts at a very pleasant lunch. After that, I went into the city and bought a reasonably priced ticket to Bali that would leave in four days time, giving me the chance to slowly relax and prepare, leaving some of my things behind at my cousin’s house.
Thursday, 30th April and today I bought probably the biggest lifesaver for me during the whole trip. The last thing on my mind when I was packing was to buy a little video game console (Nintendo DSi) as I had thought that I didn’t travel all this way, just to hide inside playing games. What I discovered was that books are heavy, don’t last long before you finish them and require a good light to read to them to. The DSi meant that when I couldn’t read a book, I didn’t have to go bored silly.
That night I decided to go to see the Night safari. Leaving bright and early (for a night zoo anyway), I discovered that the bus service wasn’t quite as good as the train in Singapore and not only did it take forty-five minutes to arrive, it also broke down once we got on and turned the corner. This meant that we had to wait for the next bus to come and so it was that I didn’t arrive until eight-thirty. I started off the safari by going on the tram first to see everything in one quick pass, before going back on foot and seeing my favourites later. The most impressive part of the tram ride was when we passed a bull elephant and he gave us an impromptu show as he sprayed the tram with water, much to the delight and surprise of all.


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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife


My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


My Awards - September 2010

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My Awards - April 2011
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