Bye-bye 2017

31 Dec 2017 – Last 2017 Weekend


Fri: TGIF and tkx to #6 for his 2017 artwork, the darker colours being from 2014 to see the difference what a couple of yrs can do. Let’s hope that there will be more in the future to see the progress. Still have both L&M’s artwork from their childhood days!!

On this last 2017 Friday and the 5th Day of Christmas – what would I do with 5gold rings?? Thank you and appreciations for all the thoughtful gifts and season’s greetings – can never get enough of these lovely pop-up cards.

Enjoy your last weekend in 2017 before 2018 rings& knocks on your door.

Tkx to DaisyL for lunch@Glory. Walked down EastCoastRd to the famous Chakey’s Serangoon Salt Baked Chicken and they were already sold out by 1300hrs, but was not there to buy any chicken, just wanted to check it out! My late 4th auntie used to make the best salt-baked-chicken.

Continued with bus12 to SGH. Have tried many times to take a pix to see how good a shot I can capture in a moving bus of this house and the feet sculpture on MountbattenRd – both the colour of the house and the huge feet are eye-catchers but still have not got any decent shots yet. Will keep trying…

4th sis-in-law had surgery to replace her fractured hip. SGH has come a long way with interesting sculptures in pleasant courtyards, cheerful&colourful walls and a modern up-to-date heart centre.

Volunteers demonstrate the use of fire extinguishers.

Visited bro Steven with good-will cookies&cakes in the home, UnitedMedicare/Queensway which is located opp a church and a temple. Still hoping and praying for the best for them both as they were&are always kind to me.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow, what a ride!’ -Hunter S. Thompson 

Sat: sooo very nice to be in the comfort of my space with the pleasant cool breeze streaming in all the opened-windows. After such busy days, it really is relaxing&welcoming watching this OriolusChinensis. Have seen some of these flying outside the kitchen windows since the carpark roof-top garden was completed, but never the opportunity to see them linger like this one. Such fun seeing it playing with the palm-leaf and excited that I could get a few shots, even when the zoom is extended to the fullest and not sharp.

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me…


Sun: last day of 2017 and an early breakfast@MT WetMarket before sunrise and before the crowds to end the year.


Off to dinner@Les&Ivy later, but will not stay up until mid-night – have to catch the last bus home and also to avoid certain routes not to get stuck with the road closures.


Edited with pix: tkx to Kat&Greg for yummy turkey dinner+all the trimmings, apple-pie+ice cream for dessert.


Appreciations to Les&Ivy for including Clem and I to their last 2017 dinner with their family. Eliot is so far the youngest in the purple generation for LAM TinYue branch.

Should old acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet
And days of auld lang syne

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