I am sitting in the United Airlines Red Carpet lounge at Los Angeles’ LAX airport, waiting for my flight to Singapore (via Tokyo/Narita). No, I am not flying Business or First Class, nor do I have status on this sub-par airline. Since I had more than 2 hours to kill at the airport (which, by the way, is pretty lousy), I decided to buy a single day pass. $50 USD or 7,000 miles, I chose to use miles. The lounge certainly does NOT come close to Northwest’s lounges. For one thing, alcohol is not free. But, at least there’s free WIFI. Reality Calls as my 3-week “quick trip” in the U.S.’s West has sadly come to an end. I think I could have spent even more time here, and I would have liked to make my way out East to see my Sister, among others. Next time! The great thing about going to Singapore now is that I get to see Melanie again! UNfortunately, she’s off to Taiwan for a business trip for 2 days, so I won’t get to see her until Wednesday. Oh well. What’s another 2 days? When I arrive in Singapore, I will have plenty to do. Life will essentially start anew. I need to get “legal” by getting my long-term visit pass. With that, I can open a bank account, get a mobile phone plan (iPhone 3G S here I come), get a driver’s license, find an apartment, etc. Oh, and get a job!! Some friends of mine who live in Singapore tell me the job market is o.k., not horrible as with elsewhere (such as the USA). So, hopefully that is true and it won’t take me too long to get a job. Am I dreaming? It seems I have drawn a blank and cannot think of what else to write about. I suppose I’ll wrap up this post here. I am going to try to write a bit more often once I arrive in Singapore. New country, new writing habits! Will see how that goes!