ICA 2019

26 Nov 2019 – Passport + IC Renewal

Sat: thank you PuiAh for dinner&safe journeys home to Vancouver/Canada. At Quentin’s with HS, Sam+Colin where one can also visit the Eurasian Heritage Gallery@the Eurasian Association.

This typical unique yummy Eurasian dish Feng (tkx to HS for the recommendation) is a yummy mild curry of finely diced pork, pork heart&liver – 心肝 literally heart&liver in Cantonese is a term of endearment!! for real.


PuiAh thought the OxtailCurryDebal too spicy – I  liked it, but then I enjoy spicy foods (again spicy here is relative). PasteisDeBacalhau, dried cod with potatoe, chopped parsley, cilantro&onions, whipped with eggs and fried. And of course the popular SugeeCake

Was@Quentin’s in 2015 with Clem and then again in 2016 with Yun.



Sun: OMG, The Crown – Season3 with all 10episodes are out on Netflix and yes watched some yesterday afternoon and the rest today.

Mon: made an appointment online some weeks ago to collect my renewed passport/S$70&IC/S$10. ICA impressed me again as they did in 2010&2015. The line snaked to outside&around the side of the building – was in by 0800hrs&out by 0815hrs. Yeah – another 5yrs to gallivant outside of SIN before having to renew the passport again!

Time for breakfast – crossing the canal to the food center, must have been nearly a decade ago since I had a bite here.

Nice to see these murals and that the place is brighter, cleaner and cooler with many fans.

Since in the area, heading to Arab St to check out materials, but alas, forgot to take with me the colour samples and as it was, most the the shops were still closed. Pleasant to stroll down this area in the shade where the only crowds were these figures in the side lane of HajiLn leading me to the bus-stop on OphirRd

At the MP Town Counsel to put a deposit (S$300, to be refunded 2months after the event) for reserving the Communal Area 44AS$85.60 including the use of water&power for the day is affordable. What a productive morning.


Tue: welcome Tore from Norway back to his other home here in SIN. Good of him to make time to catch up for brunch during his paternal leave here with Aurora.

A frustrating afternoon@Campers’ trying to learn to use the photoexpress App – am about to throw in the towel…

Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go ― Sarah Dessen/What Happened to Goodbye

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