Aged To Perfection

5 Mar 2018 – But Forgot The Camera

Fri: 196 bus to BedokInterchange and a free shuttle for a shopping trip to Giant&IKEA@Tampines took a whole afternoon. Discovered that there is a FoodCourt@Giant but was not hungry enough to eat there.

Had KwayTeow@Bedok Interchange FoodCentre – personal preference is still the ZionRoad KwayTeow. Clement had the chicken curry-noodle, tasted a bite and it was OK.

Sat: appreciations to cousin Karen for her yummy home-cooked KCH laksa and the delicious roast duck from an auntie in Sibu. Stayed for a short while to catch up as her parents, auntie Ngor/Anna and uncle Kuan could not make it to SIN this time round. Karen’s maternal grandma and my paternal grandma, CHAN SweeNgor were sisters from KCH.

Tkx for great company, Brian&Helen and Leonard. So nice to catch up again, just like the good old days when I first met them 20yrs ago – still looking the same, but have all Aged To Perfection. These lovely young ppl made me feel welcome when I moved back here in 1998. Brian&Helen’s kids are now away in boarding-school and Leo back working in SIN, finally some time together but forgot the camera!

Sun: Thank you for delightful performance@EsplanadeConcourse 

Rit Xu, Gabriel Lee, Joachim Theodore Lim, Jonathan Shin (Lorong Boys) with an adorable boy admiring his percussionist father. Thus ends this 2018 Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节

All members of the Lorong Boys graduated from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. After putting up an impromptu performance to commuters in MRT trains in 2014, one of their videos went viral and thus gaining their popularity.

Nice getting to know the boys with a quick bite&drink@Makansutra and a short walk in the area.

It was indeed a beautiful evening. By the time I got off the bus and to my doorstep, the moon was impressively clear, full&bright.

Mon: a pleasant day indoors getting papers&pix organised and finishing left-over foods. Tkx to Garry for sharing this awesome post with amazing wall paintings by JulienMalland (Paris 1972), SethGlobepainter. There are so many good ones, but have decided to download only the above 2 as they inspire me profound messages!

https://www.facebook.com/globe.painter

Time extracts various values from a painter’s work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is – Henri Matisse

Mountbatten Road

1 Mar 2018 – Bye-Bye Feb, Hello Mar 2018

Mon: have been following the changes of this interesting house (781 MountbattenRd) which many think is ugly or an eye-sore – beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. What caught my eyes first were the feet sculpture a few years ago! Looks like BigFoot diving into a mini pool 🙂

In a garden of standing rocks with a statue, the feet are now covered by a tree from the sidewalk. Like the stained-glass window but not sure if I like the new eye-catching lime-green. Metal parasol by the pool matches quite well with the new add-on on both sides.

Interesting SIN architectural history, an attempt to conserve the old building while maximising the land use with new construction – a mish-mash of styles trying to fit in unsuccessfully. The colour would not be my choice and in my eyes it is neither beautiful nor ugly, but interesting enough to stir up comments&reactions!

Also along Mountbatten and the junction of ClactonRd is this run-down house on a rather big site. Do wonder who owns it what will become of it?? but whatever happens, just pray and hope that the BanyanTree will stay.

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly – Oscar Wilde

Tue: grocery day shopping@Giant for the week.

Wed: CC to pick up some gears and bought a dress@Arc’teryx. Had this same designed dress lay-away some years ago but forgot about it till I saw another one today. Chicken-rice lunch@Waterloo St.

Tea@Asanoya

Picked up grocery@Mustafa for Sat dinner and collected eTickets at Les clinic’s new relocation, FarrerPark Medical Centre – Connexion. Easier and more convenient to get there by public transport with FarrerPark MRTstation (ExitC) just around the corner. Congratulations and good luck to him&his staff in the new clinic. Prefer this new location better than MtE, more selections with foods, etc in Little India’s neighbourhood.

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Thu: tucked away discreetly behind the 70yrs old traditional HuaBee in TiongBahru,

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and inspired by a yakitori-ya (traditional small grilling stalls) in Osaka, Bincho is an all-in-one unique concept. Their grilled chicken gizzards were grilled to perfection, but the chicken soft-bone could be a little bit more tender – perhaps just me with my with my not so strong teeth.

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IMG_2921All in all, a decent set-lunch for the price. Tasted a bite of everything from Clement’s lunch as I felt like the meepok from the outside stall. A cuppa+a fresh-baked croissant from TiongBahru Bakery before heading for the bus. Difficult to imagine that we are already into Mar – the past 2 months flew by and before I know, will need to close down the place and head on to Norway and USA!

5 Mar – Happy Bday Gel

6 Mar – Happy Bday Linda

9 Mar – Happy Bday Sue Lynn

11 Mar – Happy Bday Ken

14 Mar – Happy Bday Ellie

17 Mar – Happy Bday Pat Lynn and Beth, Happy St Patrick’s Day

18 Mar – Happy Bdays Linn, Yi Sheng & Al Sosa

19 Mar – Happy Bday Thomas Heggelund

21 Mar – Happy Anniversary to Ivy & Leslie

31 Mar – Happy Bday Josephine