Welcome Sep2020

2 Sep 2020 – Revisit To Musical Box Museum

Sun: yummy lunch of fresh figs&Prosciutto, exactly how I like it – unlike most who like it with cantaloupe or melon.

Tkx for steamboat dinner&wines from Les&Ivy. Tried to bake almond cookies there as my own oven has been down for over a decade! The taste was OK, but somehow the consistency did not turn out, probably the dough was too old (remains from 4th sis-in-law’s almondT).

Mon: last day in Aug and a nice day with AudreyM@SIN MusicalBoxMuseum – there for the opening 5yrs ago and enjoyed it. Tkx to Yoshie for arranging this guided-tour who made it another good experience. 

The birds are new additions. https://amylamsg.com/2015/08/21/musical-box-museum/

The most valuable one is this new box (last pix here) decorated with precious stones which can only be taken out for demonstration when Mr NaotoORUI is present. http://www.singaporemusicalboxmuseum.org/

Even for the people in the business who are real music lovers it’s really about putting things in the right boxes, and my style doesn’t fit into a box – Teddy Thompson

Lunched and walkabout in the Chinatown area admiring Yip’s new mural – looks like some of his older murals are no longer!! Looking forward to see a book where all his murals are documented. Was hoping for a durian shaved-ice, forgetting that MeiHeongYuen on this street closes on Mon and too hot to walk to ChinatownPoint to the other branch. Coffee@Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, also hoping to catch up what is new@URA, that too is closed, not bc of Mon but bc of COVID-19.

Mooncake shopping and got the tingkat (S$15 for just the box) decorative box this year to remind me use my own tingkat for takeouts to help save the environment!

Mon31Aug2020: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow: 

SIN/pop 5.6+mil in an area of 721SqKm – 27
SC/USA/pop 5+mil in an area of 82, 932SqKm – 2,709
Norway/pop 5.3+mil in an area of 365,268SqKm – 264

Tue: hello Sep! In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is on 1Sep – – the nearest I can get to autumn colours is@SINBontanicGardens/SBG. The octagonal gazebo known as the Bandstand upon the BandstandHill was erected in 1930 and has retained its original form over the years. The Bandstand site served as a focal point of SBG in its original landscape and staged early evening performances by military bands for many years. Although no longer regularly used for music performances, it is a favourite wedding photo spot and an iconic landmark of the Gardens.

The Bandstand ~1962-63. Auntie Ngor/Anna, scarf on the head always in vogue even up to today. Like my mom’s parasol, saw one in Chinatown and thinking of getting it – AudreyM was saying that she cannot imagine seeing me with one! Looking back at these B/W pix, I definitely will get one when I am next in Chinatown!!

Grocery shopping@Giant/Tampines. Could not resist this offer, iron ( needed a new one)+blender (like the portable-size and the glass container), both for S$20. Wet rainy evening should be suitable for a good night sleep, and did not even nap or snooze this afternoon.

A month with at least 15family members&38FBfriends Bdays – go figure it out, count backwards 9months and what time of the year is that??

4 Sep – Happy Bdays MayH & Vince 
5 Sep – Happy Bday Olai 
8 Sep – Happy Alfred
11 Sep – Happy Bdays Steven & MayY
15 Sep – Happy Bday Ting Ting
16 Sep – Happy Bdays Ivy & Edith(19Sep) edited
20 Sep – Happy Bday AmyR
21 Sep – Happy Bday Greg
23 Sep – Happy Bdays Joyce & Klaus
24 Sep – Happy Bday Yun
25 Sep – Happy Bday Kat
30 Sep Happy Bdays Mabel, DaisyL & Valerie

Wed: trying to locate pix for Sep family’s Bdays and here is where FB is useful. Appreciations to the family who are cooperating and do provide me pix when I ask for them. Also getting pix from the AT Thru’Hike to mark 15yrs ago I hiked 3,500km in 127days. All the red&white NationalDay stuff down, ready to be packed away.

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