What is it like to be 62…

15 Jan 2012 – beside getting up in the years!

Must admit that the energy is not what it used to be. Enjoying the afternoon rests and naps if possible to fit them in, especially now that the hot and humid days are returning here in SIN after a very pleasant windy spell!

Tkx to Les & Ivy for a yummy cholesterol-filled breakfast@Tiong Bahru but then in the good company of a brother cardiologist, a sis-in-law GP, an older sis and a younger family friend, there is no worry for cholesterol 🙂

Appreciation to MeiPin for introducing all the trendy shops in this up-coming Tiong Bahru area where the family owned 3 Seng Poh Rd many moons ago!  Below a repeated post from 22 Jun 2010:

3 Seng Poh Rd was at one time in the hands of the LAM family (1940s-1960s). Cousins Lock, Yun & Chaiwho have immigrated to Canada lived there in the 1950s. It is now the New Cape Inn and Fook Weng Seafood Restaurant. Opposite #3 during the Japanese Occupation in the 1940s was where my 2nd brother sneaked to pick up the fallen grains of rice and where sister Jo saw the water-torture. The atrocities from those days are still in the memories of those who have experienced or witnessed them; never pleasant to hear but hopefully never to be repeated. There is a saying where war & love are concerned, there is no fairness or justice…

Next to #3 is the famous bird singing corner. There was a small temple across the road at the traffic lights but has recently been replaced with a boutique hotel (opposite the beautiful tree). Where the yellow taxi is standing, there used to be my favourite prawn noodle soup stall which was a push-cart where the whole kitchen was wheeled around with wooden chairs strapped around the cart. Prawn noodle was the only dish he sold and was usually sold out by 1000hrs. Today beside Jo‘s home-cooked prawn noodle, the only other one which can be compared to my 1950s push-cart favourite is @Blanco Court Prawn Mee**** Beach Rd.

You know you’re getting old when you can’t remember how old you are – Catherine Puzino

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