A New Chair

14 Dec 2021 – With Chinese Video Instructions

Sat: more of my favourite local foods (only 1dish~S$5) from outdoor Hawkers/Market Food Centre (max 5 vac ppl for now!) in SIN. MustafaCafe Drinks, Seah-Im FoodCentre 01-49, Seah-Im Rd. The TehHalia/GingerTea here is good. Somehow sardine sandwich does not sound appealing to many, but do like the taste made our local way with chilies&shallots and sometimes cucumber, but not always! A simple bite before the rich festive foods kick in!!

We had a picnic exactly 10yrs ago and 10yrs today here we are again meeting up for our annual get together – this time an indoor pot-luck-lunch and just as well, as the sky opened up and was raining cats&dogs. Good day for warm Gløgg in good company with good food and good times was had by all. We all look the same as 10yrs ago except for my hair colour and, yes, still able to sit cross-legged – hahaha.

Appreciations to CH&Ting+Bev for helping with the set-up a chair, perfect timing of this delivery and also got rid of the old chair+the pink rug as Ting wanted it. Instructions via Chinese video! and tkx to the help of my friends, this chair was up in one piece! Have been looking for a long time for a working chair with mesh back&seat that does not cost an arm&leg. Finally saw one at Clement’s and with him being satisfied with it, this is my Xmas gift from him – hope that this will be a help to my sore neck muscles.

Sat11Dec: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Cello Advent Calendarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Ovxd6APBs

Sun: prayers and thoughts are out to all affected in these devastating tornadoes. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/11/weather/severe-weather-tornadoes-saturday/index.html

On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, managed to organise the gift&social calender for the remaining of the year in the comfortable of my 4walls on my new chair – yeah, let the celebrations begin.

Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions –  The Wisdom of Heschel

Sun12Dec: In The Bleak Midwinter, The Cello Advent Calendarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNjf9AxCPCs

Mon: Happy St Lucia Day to those marking the day – have not baked Luciabrød/Luciaboller/Lussekatte since 1st&2nd born were kids, sometimes it feels like yesterday, other time it feels like a lifetime ago!

Tkx to Seb for helping to finish the food and

also for showing how to watch my favourite American crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo NBC (1968–1978). Used to enjoy and still enjoying these series, probably too slow and no action for the younger generation! Just one more thing, was the detective’s catchphrase. He also has a global fanbase – a statue in Budapest/Hungary commemorates the character.

All the detectives were these hardboiled, emotionless, tough guys. And he was the opposite of that in every way – David Koenig

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210909-why-the-world-still-loves-1970s-detective-show-columbo

Mon13Dec: St. Lucia, The Cello Advent Calendarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FaVHbZ3-t4

Tue: another productive day for grocery+more shopping done@Giant/Tampines (decked with Xmas stuff) with savings of S$22+after the promotions$16.50, PassionCard-ptsS$3.22 and SenSav$2.85.

Tue14Dec: Deck The Halls (Wrecking Ball Edition), The Cello Advent Calendar –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giYrExi2A8M