7 Jul 2016 – More Or Less 🙂
4thJul 2013 Olai in OSL
Mon: 4thJul here in SIN but not quite yet in USA! Someone sure had a lot of time of get the flag marked on that field! Pix downloaded. Searching for pix with US flags to discover that I was only in USA 2005 and 2015 for the 4th! And somehow deleted all my pix from Jan-May this year during my search – ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch. So annoyed with myself 🙁 Another lesson to NOT work with pix when jet-lag and tired! Thank goodness the blog is updated and a few pix is better than none.
As the news of attacks in Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Dhaka and Baghdad, we hear more sad news of suicide attacks in Saudi Arabia, including at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, just before the end of Ramadan. Who wants to know about such depressing news? But if we do not listen or read about it, then we are not aware of the world’s situation. A really lousy Mon for me, but that too shall pass and tomorrow is another day!
Tue: time to go out enjoying the colourful and varieties of local food after yesterday’s disaster with my pix!
Forgot that today is the eve of a public holiday, the end of Ramadan, the fasting month and tomorrow is Hari Raya Puasa. Was planning on having nasi lemak for lunch but of course the stall was closed. Happy for my orchid and pandan leaf. No big deal considering the choices of food at the local market and food stalls.
Tkx to Anne for dropping by for lunch and it has been over a decade since we last met. Great to catch up!
Does anyone remember how we thought that our grandparents were really ancient when they were our age; then when our parents were this age we thought them old! So now here we are at this age I do wonder what my grandkids and kids think?? Certainly do not feel ancient or old 🙂
Wed: a public holiday. The tent downstairs has been up yesterday and prayers going at 2100hrs last night. This morning the prayers started again at 0745hrs. Can someone plx explain to me again why prayers have to be broadcast thru’ a microphone?? I suppose consideration is not quite the same as acceptance and tolerance!
To all Muslims who are celebrating today – Selamat Hari Raya and may Peace be with us all with forgiveness and good food!
Lunched at Tiong Bahru where there is a view from the roof-top car-park in this market and food-court.
Good food at Eng Hoon St, House of Peranakan Cuisine Petit*****Their Beef Rendang was tender and tasty, NgorHiang crispy and one of the best I have tasted, Ayam BuakKeluak delicious. The long beans were slightly on the lemak side for me. Highly recommended location.
Coffee and dessert@Drips Bakery Café*****
Was actually too stuffed to have more food, but did enjoy the coffee and the crust and the filling of the tart was absolutely worth a bite. Another highly recommended place. Drop by to Les&Ivy with food for por-por.
Could hardly keep my eyes open but managed to do so at this Disney feel-good movie where there’s a lot here for kids to like and nearly as much to keep parents from fidgeting – Zootopai*****Only a movie like this could keep me awake!
What a wonderful Hari Raya where the whole day was a 5*day – am sooo blessed with family and friends, thank you! Tomorrow will be another day…