14 Sep 2017 – What On Earth Will It Take…

Do watch thru’ this youtube with an open mind. It makes sense and is educational. You will be surprised what you can learn from it eventhough it is an older and a longish video!

Wake up and see the whole pix! Has the head been so long in the sand that the eyes are blinded or maybe the subconscious is also still buried in the sand??

Have forgotten that the Ghost Festival is still on-going and the last day will be 19Sep.  That means that the gate of hell is still opened, allowing the ghosts and spirits to go back to the living world. Since neither of my parents believed nor practiced these rituals, it will not be disrespectful of me to not do anything about it. My sentiments about these rituals have not changed from the below posting from 2011.

Mon: Happy Bdays to bro Steven and MayY

Whats with 11Sep?? 2001 and now 2017 with Irma. So far all FL friends have updated about their safety, but many have lost power. After OSL-3+hrs in the air to IST-2+hrs layover, another 10+hrs in the air, arr safely in SIN after uneventful and nearly full on-time flights. Watched so many movies and have forgotten most of them except The Illusionist****(2006) starring Edward Norton who I am a fan of.

Tue: the duct-taped suitcase survived and will keep doing so to see how long it will last? unpacking, laundry and getting back to SIN mode&time. Above 3pix in this posting are the only ones from my camera, even-though they are not from this month! The rest of the images are downloaded – camera like the owner needs to rest 🙂

Wed: Madam Halimah Yacob was declared SIN President-elect today after her nomination papers were found to be in order.

She will be SIN 1st female President and the first Malay head of state in 47 years – Selected, not elected…


Edited with camera back in action.

Thu: dark&early to the wet market for fresh produce for less than S$20 – watercress, lemongrass, mint, pandan, purple-sweet potatoes, lemon, jicma (豆薯), pumpkin, ginger, bananas, water chestnut, garlic, onion and blueberries. Congee stall closed today, got ChaiTowKway菜头粿=fried carrot cake S$3.50 and kopi-peng=ice coffee S$1.20 to go in my own containers so that I can garnish my food and eat in the comforts of the AC. Welcome back to SIN$ 🙂 Feeling less of a zombie.


IMG_0271Toiletry bags from Qatar&Turkish airlines and the purple one? was when upgraded to BusinessClass on Qatar. Such a waste on me as I usually have my own toiletries, would have prefer to pay less for air-fares! Love this pix of #6 with eye-shades he wanted – compliments from QatarAir! Going to be a good start for today, tkx for making my day, May and pix credits of sleeping child to her.

Both body&mind too tired to do anything, especially thinking. Vegetating, drifting into LaLaLane and keeping the head in the sand for the time being – Aesop’s fable on the Grasshopper and the Ants came to mind…

In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.

‘Why not come and chat with me,’ said the Grasshopper, ‘instead of toiling and moiling in that way?’

‘I am helping to lay up food for the winter,’ said the Ant, ‘and recommend you to do the same.’

‘Why bother about winter?’ said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present.’ But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:

It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.

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