Mid Autumn 2020

30 Sep 2020 – SingPost & Shopee

Sat: neighbour works for SIN-Post and left her bike on the elevator-landing today. She removed it after I told her that it should not be parked here, but could not resist taking this pix which really puts snail-mail into perspective, hahaha! Have not rode on a bicycle since the helmet got stolen, and gave away my bike! Doubt if I will buy another bike again and If I do ride, will have to borrow or rent one. As for helmet, do not like borrowing or renting – that means neither I get a new one or I will not be able to ride a bike again!

Sun: discovered this online shopping and could find just about anything. Would usually make it a morning or an afternoon to buy Recogen supplements at their store@UbinAve where I need to change 2buses to get there. It is also the location where I get roasted foods for a group. And other times when there are promotions at the HealthFairs, usually@SunTec. Due to Covid, no fairs and trying to avoid wondering around unnecessarily. Surfing online and found that Shopee has them at the same price including FOC delivery+shop voucher worth S$8. Ordered 4items, will see how long they will take to get here.

The great thing about the Internet isn’t that you can reconnect with old friends or stay up to date with developing world events or send pictures of newborns immediately around the world. It is simply that you can log on to jcpenney.com from anywhere and order fresh underwear immediately after seeing your life flash before your eyes ― David C Holley

Mon: received 3 boxes of Recogen (30sachets perbox, 300g ) Original. Free 7 Sachets. Regular price, S$62perbox-total S$186 – paid S$178 using S$8voucher&FOCshipping. Quite impressed with how fast this arrived, the order was placed just 24hrs ago. 

Tue: grocery day@Giant/Tampines. Free shuttle was punctual for the 1015hrs pick-up and the driver must be on of the best I have experienced so far – smooth ride, no jerking around, perfect speed. Also he was smart enough to keep the front door closed so that ppl had to get off at the back to not block those who trying to board in front. New@Giant, fresh seafood – today’s SeniorSaving was S$4.

Wed: tkx to HS&Boon for good dinner company (made GravLaks+SeafoodPasta) and for the hand-made mooncake+beef-stew. Looking forward to tasting them. Not too sure if I feel like or want to check out the mid-autumn lights in Chinatown or GardensByTheBay this year. But if I do, it will not be until next week, ie if they are still on! Nowadays, after going out, would usually get all my clothes in for washing and myself into the shower. So will try to do my gallivanting in the late afternoons to be back to shower nearer bed-time like I have always done otherwise the skin will get dry with too many showers.

https://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/mid-autumn-festival-2020/highlights.html

Wed30Sep2020: 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 – 3,359
Norway/pop 5.3+mil in an area of 365,268SqKm – 274

Thu1Oct2020: Happy Mid-Autumn, Lantern, MoonCakes Festival to those celebrating. Enjoy the lights+your favourite mooncakes. The plain traditional ones are still my favourite, but happy to taste all these new ones. Also the dough piglets in the basket were popular during childhood, now only for decoration.

Most memorable are these delicate beautiful hand-made lanterns – could hardly wait till dark when we can light them with candles and carried them walking around TemenggongRd. The transparent coloured cellophane ones are my favourite. They are absolutely beautiful&mesmerizing when a real candle flame is flicking inside them. Bought these 2decades ago and they need repair every year when I take them out. The new ones are quite different with music and run by battery which has taken the charm out, but probably safer.

Hugs&well wishes are out to family&friends all around the world connecting us under this clear sky with a beautiful, bright & big moon tonight in SIN.

Oct Bdays

3  – Happy Bday CHONGSiongYin
6  – Happy Bday DavidWONG
7  – Happy Bday LeslieLAM
8 – Happy Bdays Larry LAM, AudreyWONG and KONGHengSun
12 – Happy Bday Karen SCAF-BENHAM
13 – Happy Bdays DavidYUNG
16 – Happy PatriciaLAM
21 – Happy Bday SteveLAM & DeeHALL
27 – In memory of EllenHALD Sr
29 – Happy Bdays KwokLockLAM & KieraCHUA
31 – Happy Bday AdelineLEE, MarkBOROWSKY, and Happy Halloween