New Air-Conditioners

28 Oct 2013 – Another Fire!

Now that the new furniture is in their place, the air-conditioner is a must when one lives in the tropics. Just goes to show how spoilt and blessed life is!


Sat: the old AC has seen their days after nearly 15yrs and has been having a gas leak in the compressor for the past couple of years. Time for the Mitsubishi inverter and was told that they are energy-saving, app up to 40%. Time will show!

Am totally paranoid with a fire across the road this morning. Full blast of sirens made me nervous with a combination of the smell of the welding from the AC workers! Read in the news that a 60yrs blind man did not survive the fire. Condolences to his family

originalThe Butler****tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Good movie inspired by a true story and a good cast, even when some appear only for a few minutes.


Sun: Happy 89th Birthday to one of the most remarkable ladies Ellen HALD sr, Norwegian grandmother of the children. Pix from 1973/Møsvann, 1974/Nesøya with Linn her first grandchild then and 2010/Nesøya with Linn & May. Ellen was in her 40s when our paths first crossed.


Appreciations to nephew Clem for a delicious lunch at Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine/Marina Bay Sands****Peking Duck, one of my favourites. Decent food but poor service! Safe journey back to the US to Larry and good catching up with Chesper. This piece of cake is good but not worth S$10 at Au Chocolat! That price can give 3 dinners of rice with 2 different kinds of veggie and I meat in my neighbourhood market!!

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn’t hear the barbarians coming – Garrison Kellor

2 thoughts on “New Air-Conditioners

  1. When we get stuck living life clinging to the past and what we “thought” things would be, bitterness, anger, and envy towards others can evolve. My husband and I both believed that by now we would own a home and have children running through it. Yet, here we are, still living in an apartment, with only “fur babies” to call our own. I am barren—incapable of creating and sustaining life within me. It would be easy to view everyone else with bitter jealousy after being dealt such a crappy hand. It would be simple to think, “Look at the abundant blessings that they have. Babies. Homes. Fabulous Jobs. Wealth.” However, like with most things in life, I am making the choice to not live in envy. No matter how natural those feelings may be, I am making the decision to choose joy. Joy in my own story, and joy for the stories that surround me.

  2. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I like your attitude about bringing joy and when you can bring joy to yourself, you will be able to do so to others and thus starts a positive domino effect. Remember that everyone is fighting their own battle no matter how big or small, so do dwell on bitterness, anger or envy. Do not judge a book by its cover!

    Always count your blessings, and not your lacking. Look around and you will see that there are many who would give anything to be in your position! Wishing you all the best and good luck from someone who has been thru’ much of ups and downs in this life journey and still struggling to stay afloat!

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