Deepavali 2015

12 Nov 2016 – Festival of Lights

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Mon: the advantage of being a senior and living in public housing in SIN – 4 safety handle bars (the white ones) installed in my bathroom for S$25.68 ie paying 3% and 97% subsidized by AhKong.

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Tue: to those celebrating, Happy Deepavali/Diwali, a public holiday here in SIN. To those who wonder what this is all about – the ‘Festival of Lights’ dates back to ancient India, commemorating the triumph of light over darkness and the victory of good over evil.

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For some, this also marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The diversities and multi-cultural backgrounds in SIN are quite unique. We celebrate new years for the Chinese, Indians, Malays and the 1Jan, public holidays for all.

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Feeling blessed and looking forward to tasting the food in colourful Little India. Being no fan of crowds+heat, will go another day to eat my favourtie chicken biryani at Tekka Market.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/in-pictures-little-india/2248212.html?cid=FBSG

Diwali pix downloaded from various sites.

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Wed: Myanmar President Thein Sein congratulated democratic champion Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday (Nov 11), as her party appeared to have trounced the ruling camp in the first free election in 25 years and inched towards an absolute majority in parliament…

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/myanmar-president-thein-sein-congratulates-aung-san-suu-kyi-vows-stable-transition

MV5BMTk2NjY4NTMzNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTAxMDEzNDE@._V1_SX214_AL_Watched 2 movies and should have just not have done both on the same day as they were rather depressing flicks. Drop Box***One winter, a pastor finds an abandoned infant on his church steps, and builds ‘a drop box’ to rescue any future foundlings. Reminded me of the ‘Gate of Hope’ at CHIJ.

Award-Winning Documentary About Life.

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19th German Film Festival 2015 started last weekend. Managed to get 3 free tickets featuring at the National Museum. Martha***Marriage and patriarchal dominance where Fassbinder draws his audience into the complex emotional trap of Martha, an overly obedient wife on her path to destruction at the hands of a cruel possessive and sadistic husband.

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