Torched-Ginger/Bunga Kantan

17 Jul 2019 – Nasi Ulam/Malaysia Mix Herb Rice

First time tasted Nasi Ulam

Experimenting –

More trails&errors –

Getting better –

Mon: now I know better – could not find torch ginger-flower/bunga kantan anywhere, believe me as I was at my local wet-market, GeylngSerai, Little India, so had to do without it, but I DO taste the difference. Will not make it again without the flower or anything lacking from this pix! Safe journeys to Richard&Judy and looking forward to our next get-together with HS, but will not make NasiUlam.

Tue: a separate posting titled AC Issues With HDB will be necessary as I might need it for reference. Now that my AC has a tray underneath it, that also means that it has to be checked into during my absence – such a nuisance to have to bother ppl.  Appreciations to the people from Mun Sheng Airconditioning & Engineering Pte Ltd, especially Louis who is always so professional and prompt at fixing&servicing my AC when necessary.

Funan Mall after revamp with 6 retail floors, urban farm, but lost count of the eateries – like the vertical gardens facing ColemanSt.

Interesting use of space and seems like climbing is the in-thing with a climbing walls and another climbing place in this one location. And no I did not see anyone riding their bicycles here today. There are some bicycle shops, including Brompton and this other bicycle-tables@KopiTech, a new twist for Kopitiam.

Happy to be able to use my KopitiamCard (10%savings) here.

Quite understandable that Ivan is upset for the delay of the opening of Wild Rice. Will have to wait till the end of the year to visit this theater and the modern Perankan Godmama. At least GV is opened for shows, but not sure if time will permit for a movie here.

Urban Farm on the roof-garden.

View from the roof-garden and this is the first time I managed to get a full shot of the Supreme-Court.

It is a nice contrast crossing the overpass link-bridge on HIll St. Like the old colonial style of  The Central FireStation (now the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, ) and the Old Hill Street PoliceStation ( now Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA).

All these chickens+the rooster were just by the fire station, so why did the chicken cross the road? To get BBQ by the firemen – hahaha

Somehow my mind was not too focus for this talk, but was there to understand as much as my mind could take and whatever I got out of it was the oral history is subjective.

How do we write an authentic history of individuals&groups who have left few, if any, records; and how do we bring out the everyday lives of the people? Given that many immigrants were illiterate. This posed enormous challenges – Peter Rimmer

Lovely walk on this beautiful full-moon evening by St Andrew’s Cathedral.

Looks like they are rehearsing for the NDP (NationalDayParade which will be 9Aug) with loads of barricades around the Padang area up to the Civilian War Memorial.

This youtube is with thoughts to all my family&friends, specially for Katy, Ellie, John, Sophie, James&Olai who are all together in Norway now.

Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
Someone’s thinking of me and loving me tonight
Somewhere out there someone’s saying a prayer
That we’ll find one another in that dream somewhere out there
And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishin’ on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky
Somewhere out there, if love can see us through
Then we’ll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true