14 Mar 2020 – One Day At A Time
Mon: belated Bday breakfast for Gel@Beach Road Prawn Mee 美芝律大虾面 at East Coast (one of my favourites in this area and has been posted about many times, thus another pix on EC Rd) which is 5mins walk from me. Located on EC Rd near Telok Kurau junction, it is a no frill clean airy coffee-shop – looking at the prices, you might wonder if you are in a coffee-shop! The eating house has 2 stalls, the prawn noodles stall which also sells drinks, and a ngoh-hiang stall.
8yrs ago today, back in SIN from Norway (with the whole body aching having cleaned&painted the whole house) after putting my house on the market there! Who could have then predicted that the world would be in such a turmoil today? Still taking one step at a time, not knowing when I will travel again?
Tue: this is an appropriate read for all days, especially nowadays, considering today’s situation – with a quote that I have worked and still working hard on to apply to my daily life. Taking things day-by-day during the end of days – Scott Gilmore: The markets are tanking, there is a global public health crisis. It’s not the end of the world, it just feels that way.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference
Wed: using the time to work on old family pix, etc and sharing them with the family on the private group I have created in FB in loving memories of my dear father – LAM TinYue Heritage in admiration, honour&respect to him who had to live his life of duties, obligations&responsibilities as an eldest son to a family with 3mothers, 17siblings, (his father LAM SongKee, my grandfather died in 1950) a husband to 1wife and a father of 7.
Today, COVID-19 seems to be getting worse. Everyone please take care, stay healthy&safe and try not to spread unnecessary info&news to make the situation even worse than it is. For correct, informative&reliable situation reports, this is the best link to check into:
Thu: today, Thu 12Mar2020, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic because of deep concern over “alarming levels of inaction” over the virus. So, do whatever possible for you to stay healthy.
Fri: TGIF on this Fri13th. Looks like Norway is on a lock-down, thus a definite no go for me there for now. Family, friends&everyone be healthy&safe there&everywhere! Here, weekend purchase of fresh produce, including orchids trying to stay healthy&happy.
Appreciations to HS, Sam&Colin and Boon for yet another belated celebration last night with thanks to May for this good bottle of Norwegian-Gin and to Calvin for the pink bubbles which went down well with my home-made NasiUlam. a dish I seldom make, but somehow is one of the favourites for many of my friends. Looking at the fresh ingredients needed to be chopped finely, one can understand why it is seldom made – hahaha.
Sat: time to stay within to do things that I have been putting on the back-burner, and believe me, there are loads to keep me busy…