Young Blood Rejuvenates Old Tissues

24 Jan 2015 – But What If I Received Old Blood???


Thu: Happy Happy 13th Bday to Katy my first grandchild. Cannot believe that she is now a teenager. Seems like yesterday that I visited them in OK/USA Jan 2002 when and where she was born and Gator was only a puppy. Then her baptism Dec 2002 when the condo in FL/USA was packed to be rented out. HI/USA for Thanksgiving 2003 visiting cousins. Now this is old when one has a teenage grandchild 🙂

59519bc41b_190x272_f21287dd35[1]Into the Woods***the musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella’, and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. These plots are tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, and their interaction with a Witch and her curse on them.

0f4acd00e8_190x272_e320e595e1[1]Birdman****an actor, Riggan (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero, struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

The play in the film is an adaptation of Raymond Carver’s ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’. Brilliant performance by both Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.

6b4267a82a_500x670_68b45c01a8[1]Fri: Mt E for blood test. Breakfast and movie The Imitation Game*****with Clem. Based on the life of British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing. He was a key figure in cracking the Enigma code during World War II, which led to the Allies’ victory. The movie follows several periods of Turing’s life which include his unhappy teenage years, the triumph of his secret wartime work and his prosecution on the account of his sexual orientation.


Appreciation to Clem for dinner with Minos and his friend at SinHoiSai***Tiong Bahru. In search of coffee ribs and it was quite decent there.


Tkx to Minos for drinks at New Cape Inn/3 SengPoh Rd. This site with another building on it belonged to grandfather in the good old days. Wanted to show Minos where his father, cousins Lock, Yun & Chai used to live before migrating to Canada. Safe journeys tomorrow and nice to catch up with him who I used to baby-sit when he was born and now his is in his mid40s.

Just read a very interesting article:


If this proves to have some grounds in it, then, it also explains how it was possible for me to do the AT Thru’Hike in 2005. About 2yrs before the hike, was hospitalized for a major surgery – total hysterectomy! As far as I can remember, blood transfusion was necessary as I lost a great amount of blood after surgery.

About a month ago, was again given blood transfusion (2 packs) due to loss of blood by a serve bleeding ulcer caused by the Helicobacter pylori. So let’s see if it will be possible for another long distance hike in 2016 or maybe 2 packs of blood is not enough to rejuvenate? Seems like I got young blood the last time but what if I got old blood this time round??

Wow this is getting to sound like a vampire story, but would prefer PeterPan 🙂 🙂


Edited 7Jun 2017 –

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