12 Apr 2021 – Prince Philip (1912-2021)
Fri: FarrerPkMedical to get BP meds&machine to control the BP before surgery. Appreciations&tkx to Ivy&Les for their help&lunch@Socieaty.
Since in the area, did some food shopping@DDD/CSMall to discover that it was raining cats&dogs when I got above ground to the bus-stop from LittleIndiaMRT – no worries as I will be walking in shaded walkways.
Sat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgIx3OrnixI Condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll & the UK Royal family for the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip (1921-2021) – may he RIP. Pix downloaded. Respect to this handsome gentleman with a sense of humour (not to all, but I enjoyed it) who has loyally served his Queen&Country for 7decades! with confidence and wisdom. 3 other men who I also respect, my own father, xNorwegian father-in-law and LKY(SIN-1stPM).
PrincePhilip visited SIN at least 5times in his life, toured an HDBflat, met with LKY.
All these controversies going on regarding MeghanMarkle&PrinceHarry is sad. Besides PiersMorgan and many other similar thoughts on her, here is another interesting conversation with RiverASMR I just discovered:
Being born in SIN 1950 when the island was still a crown colony, thus grew up being under the influence of the British. 1950s pix of my mother, cousins&I in front of RafflesHotel then and RafflesHotel now.
1819-modern SIN was founded by SirStamfordRaffles as a trading post of the British Empire. Pix downloaded.
1867-the colonies in EastAsia were reorganised, SIN came under the direct control of Britain as part of the StraitsSettlements.
1942-2ndWW, SIN was occupied by Japan, but returned to British control as a separate crown colony following Japan’s surrender in 1945. Pix downloaded.
1959-SIN gained self-governance, also the same year when QE-ll&PrincePhilip visited SIN. Pix downloaded.
1963-became part of the new federation of Malaysia, alongside Malaya, North Borneo, and Sarawak. Ideological differences led to SIN being expelled from the federation. Pix downloaded.
9Aug1965-an independent country. Left for overseas study in Jul1965 and did not return to live&work until 1999, but did occasionally travelled for short visits to see the family. Pix downloaded.
Sun: not only totally&majorly demophobic also totally&majorly ophidiophobic, am put off with hiking for now upon seeing these signs&pix! Pix downloaded. FairfaxCountyPkL-LaurelHill/VA, BreaksInterstatePk/VA, FrickPk-Pittsburgh/PA. There has been some snake comments from my AT-Group and on top of those signs, my dear #6 sent me this link:
A snake can change its skin but not its disposition – Persian saying
Mon: appreciations to Gel for breakfast&lunch@our local MT Market with my usual favourite – delighted to discover more good things, fresh ginger drink made from scratch, another stall to frequent! Tkx to Jo for dinner.
From Garry10Apr: Trip around the block continued. Yunta to Arkaroola was 301km of corrugated dirt road. Camped part way along atop a hill at a long abandoned gold mine. Incredible 360• views as far as the eye could see and big big blue sky. Very calming.
From Garry11Apr: Around the block. Today was the day for a five hour walk through Bararranna Gorge in the Northern Flinders Ranges. Part of Arkaroola Sanctuary Reserve. The pics might seem repetitious but I was taken by the landscape, the colors, the rock formations. The lot actually! So easy to see why geologists and others come here to get their rocks off.