Back in Singapore and a little depressed about not being on holiday any more, we look through various event listings to see if anything interesting is coming up.

Alec, reading IS: We could go to the Maria Theresia exhibition.
Me: The who? What?
Alec: At the National Museum. The only female ruler of the Habsburgs. (takes a deep breath) Maria Theresia Walburga Amalia Christina…Aguilera.
Me: Okay, I wasn’t interested originally but I totally am now.
Alec: It’ll be fascinating to see her journey. From childhood in the Mickey Mouse Club to her adult persona.
Me: An artist and a monarch.
Alec: Exactly.