Moments in Life!

7 Apr 2010 – On the Go Again!

Will be off to Kuantan/E Malaysia tomorrow bright and early and back in SIN Sun. Do not know if there will be a chance to blog? Sun: AmyR baked a yummy pineapple cake and it was warm and fresh with the morning coffee. Thanks Amy and belated Happy Passover. Easter lunch not quite the traditional food but Richard from NZ requested for Paragon’s Crystal Jade’s Dim Sum**** Good food will always be tasty no matter what kind or where or when it is eaten.

Mon: breakfast with Jane, Yong Tau Foo=stuffed tofu, is a clear soup containing a varied selection of vegetables stuffed with  surimi=fish paste These are then sliced into bite-size pieces, cooked briefly in boiling broth and then served either in the broth as soup or with the broth in a separate bowl. Essential accompaniments are spicy, vinegary chili sauce and hoisin sauce. The market@North Bridge Rd- Special Yong Tau Foo*** is one of the stalls with an A for hygiene and A for the food too! Have not been to this market since before the renovation, 5 years ago.

Tue: met Henry for early lunch and looking forward to visiting him in HKG next week. A Single Man**** excellent acting from Colin FIRTH as George, a 52 year old British college professor who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim. George wonders if there is a meaning to life without his partner and is consoled by his closest friend Charley who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student Kenny, who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit. This is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.

A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.