Election Week

9 Jul 2020 – Cleaning&Greasing!

Sun: breakfast on a yummy smoked salmon with avocado&eggs in a pita. With the upcoming General Election/GE on Fri10Jul, this will be the only Sunday+the rest of this week for the campaigners to blast over loud-speakers in their mini-trucks up&down the roads. My thoughts on politics&politicians are reflected by these 2quotes.

The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle – Frederick Lewis Donaldson/20Mar1923
 
In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms ― HL Mencken
 
Mon: as former SIN PM (1990-2004), ESM Goh ChokTong (79) heads for retirement, it is time to wish him a healthy&safe journey ahead. Moved into the MarineP area in 1999 when I first returned to SIN and have so far no major complains whenever I am back to stay for longer periods. Appreciations to Mr Goh for his care&dedication over the 44yrs.
 
A pix can speak 1,000words, so here are a few more speaking on this election frenzy in the below link where PAP&opposition parties fanned out across the island on walkabouts and door-to-door campaigning to meet residents.
 
 
Tue: nice early morning chat with niece Kelly (Happy Bday to her today) in HI/USA to get her pix&updates for the BG12LAM TinLuen/John, HI/USA branch of the family – her grandmom, auntie Winnie will be 92 next week! Glad to hear that her mom Yvette, cousin Desmond’s widowed wife will be getting married with Elton, Cora (auntie Winnie’s youngest sister) who passed on some years ago. Having known&grew up with both Des&Cora (may they RIP), am sure that they will be giving their full blessings for these 2ppl a chance to find some joy&happiness together. 
Grocery shopping day@Gaint S$29.93 including SeniorDiscount $0.93, PassionCardDiscount $7.44. Fruits for the week@local fruit stall $10.00 (excluding those bought@Giant), breakfast+coffee $6.30, that makes app $50-$70 weekly on grocery for the simple basic foods.
 
Appreciations to Sue for yummy dinner from ImperialTreasure FineTeochewCuisine – BentoA set with the fried rice was delicious,  enough to last me for another meal, will try SetB another time. 
 
Wed&Thu: now is appropriate time to clean&grease all the hinges+joints within the 4-walls – counted app 150hinges including fridge, microwave, toaster, oven&washing-machine. 22cupboards,  3doors, 1gate, 7lamps with joints and 8windows+their 40hinges. Got all the 16windows washed.
 
I hate to be a kicker,
I always long for Peace,
But the wheel that squeaks the loudest,
Is the one that gets the grease – Josh Billings
 
You don’t need to have Asperger’s to feel bewildered in a culture that relies so heavily on inconsequential chit-chat to grease the wheels of day-to-day life – Lynn Coady