22 May 2014 – Babies are Perfect
Mon: Grand Piano**Tom Selznick, a talented pianist stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: ‘Play one wrong note and you die.’ Am wondering what is the motive of this drama??
Thanks to Jo & family for yummy dinner at Lai Huat Sambal Restaurant/Geylang Branch***Good to see the Lucas and Beth who are no longer babies or toddlers but little boy and girl. How time flies, who knows when I get to hug and carry another baby (the most innocent stage in life’s journey) in the family?
Tue: pleasant bus ride to NDC for dentist appointment. This driver so far has been the best, driving with awareness and consideration to the passengers and surroundings. Appreciations to Daisy for a yummy raw fish salad at Tiong Shian****Keong Siak Rd, Chinatown. Checked out the new food street there too.
Walked up Ann Siang Hill. Have passed by PS Café Ann Siang a couple of times over the years and first time stepping in to quench my thirst on this hot afternoon. Nice ambience but food critics did not think much of the food there. Daisy later told me they serve a heavenly pecan pie there, so will probably try that someday!
Ann Siang Hill 安详山 is a charming little quiet spot connecting Chinatown to the Business district. Always like walking thru’ here. The local cherry-tree is still standing, now fenced up, probably from people like me – used to pick the cherry if in the area 🙂 Hopefully the greens around this area will stay… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Siang_Hill
Decided to get off at a much earlier bus stop to take pix of the new SIN Sports Hub under construction. Would have been neat with a sunrise or sunset background like the previous pix, but then who with a right-frame of mind would be working on that dome at those hours 🙂
Wed: Marine Terrace Blk 59 Food Court****is in business again after the fire early Mar. Marine Parade MP Goh Chok Tong was present after the fire and when it reopened. Had an early noodle lunch there to start a long day ahead. For a HDB Food Court, the food is good here.
Bus stop on MP Rd opp a new condo – HDB permits laundry to be hung out on poles but not private condos, so if one wants to dry clothes in the sun, is this it? Keeping my indoor, not knowing what else might be air from above,
Bus 135 to AMK Terminal takes about an hour, connecting to bus 138 to Mandai Crematorium, another 30mins. Journey to pay respects to my parents usually takes app 4hrs to and fro. Unfortunately not many bus drivers are like yesterday’s!
Visit with Yulis&Chiew in their lovely new home with a new baby Sophie who is perfect and adorable like all my grandchildren. Welcome baby Sophie and my Sophie is not longer a baby as she has just completed her last day of pre-school! Appreciations to Y&C and for Sophie’s first sunset walk to the bus stop. Welcome Y&C to parenthood.
Under a cherry tree, there are no strangers – Kobayashi Issa