Near Perfection

One of my (younger) coworkers is my go-to source for everything that is seriously cool. 

It doesn’t matter if it’s street food in Singapore, late night DJ sets in London, or the top diving spots in the Pacific Rim, he knows what he’s talking about. The best part is that all of this information is spot-on and comes with zero attitude, so when he makes a suggestion, I listen up.

Like his recommendation to watch this movie:


Lena Dunham’s opus from 2010 is near perfection.

The awkwardness just about killed me.

I loved it so much that I watched it twice in a row.

P.S. It’s available for streaming on Netflix or rental through YouTube. Watch it now.

2 thoughts on “Near Perfection

  1. So, can you tell me about street food in Singapore? I am heading there in 2 weeks! Also, on the topic of cross body bags, I got an email on that very topic from Charming Charlie yesterday. Do you know of this Charming Charlie store? I just found it in Florida at Christmas. You could get a cross body bag in every color without breaking the bank. And, yes, breakfast today was, again, a six cheese bagel. But I don’t add cream cheese (because 7-cheese bagel would just be wrong).

    • So envious that you’re going to Singapore! The weather should be great then. Singapore is known for its street food, and vendors congregate in hawker centers. There’s a good one near the Singapore Flyer, a huge carousel that you will not miss. Every stand will display a prominent grade (A, B, C) from their most recent health inspection, so go ahead and eat! My favorite was noodle soups that would be prepared boiling hot right in front of you, but the sky’s the limit. One thing I did NOT try was pig organ soup, which is as it sounds. The inner mostly-vegetarian in me said no. I went to Starbucks one day (Yes, I am weak) and the snack at the register was a small whole fish wrapped in a banana leaf. I tried it. Not for me, but I’m glad I did. Use an ATM when you get there to get some cash; you’ll need it at the vendors and also if you take the subway. It only takes a few minutes to figure out the subway and it’ll take you everywhere. If you have free time, I’d go to Chinatown, Little India and also check out some of the shopping culture on Orchard Road. They have a large Takashimaya (Japanese department store) where they make intricate handmade hard candies (so pretty!) in the food area on the lower level, plus a great section of interesting paper/stationery and housewares. There are lots of cute things to bring home if you keep your eye open.

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