Joo Chiat & Koon Seng Roads

23 Dec 2021 – Badminton World Championships 2021

Sun: been a long while ago since I was on the go for 10+hrs. 1+hr on bus196 to Commonwealth, got lost looking for the crescent, but finally found Leonard’s newly renovated bachelor pad – not fully completed but looks fantastic so far. Forgot to take pix, but will get them off him to be included in another posting. A fun day visiting his neighbourhood with good food just across his block, to be posted for Sat’s SIN-Hawkers local foods. Also unusual to see a LutheranChurch here!

Furniture shopping late afternoon and he finally found and decided on a coffee-table@Grey&Sanders, MilleniaWalk.

The never-ending choices of yummy foods from@Meidi-Ya where one could buy the food from their Bakery/BeerGarden&Cafe/FoodHall/SuperMarket and eat inside or outside at their cafe – such a good idea, especially with todays circumstances, alfresco is the way to go! Would have not known about this if not for Leonard, I will return.

What a delightful day, tkx to Leonard – bus36 from MillenialWalk on a joy-ride to OrchardRd (quite abit of traffic tonight) looping back to the EastSide before 12mid-night to crash!

Sun19Dec: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Cello Advent Calendar  –

Mon: need a day from being social to chill and relax before the next wave of socials. Congratulations and thank you to this fine young man Loh KeanYew who stunned the badminton world by becoming the 1stSIN to win the WorldChampionships, another LKY to put our RedDot more into the good limelight.

Mon: Mon20Dec: Nå tennes tusen julelys, The Cello Advent Calendar  –

Tue: Happy Winter Solstice – feels more like in a furance at present! Appreciations to Ivy for picking me up and since Rahman was driving, picked up 20NormaSize+30MiniPaus – SpecialiseHomemadePau Dian@34CassiaCrescent, my favourite paus, Xmas gift to Les&Ivy.

Tkx to Carmel for yummy lunch@LâpVietnamese on JooChiatRd/JC-Rd Stupid me! took pix with a camera without the memory card, realized only when walking back after GeylangSerai/GS – food pix downloaded.

Walked along down JC-Rd to check out what is new and for chendol@GS. Back again up JC-Rd and these pix taken on the phone when I realized what was happening with the camera! Shots of the old Peranakan shop-houses and it is not often that I see such well-restored houses on both sides facing directly across from each other like these here on KoonSengRd.

Do enjoy looking at these beautiful house despite of today’s heat – a huge glass of ice-water, a cold shower and on with the AC  after reaching my 4-walls made this another perfect day.

Tue21Dec: Julekveldsvisa, The Cello Advent Calendar  –

Wed: annual Xmas-lunch@Ikea/Tampines and glad that they had restocked more ginger-bread-man.

Appreciations to Gel  for dinner@EC LagoonFoodVillage – crowded but bearable when outdoors.

CuttlefishSetMealS$6the sauce separated from the crispy youtiaos and grilled taupoks stuffed with fresh cucumber shreds&beansprouts topped off with thin slices of grilled-cuttlefish&crushed peanuts+GongGong/DogConchS$12. Good that she drove as we could pick up duriansS$20@Bedok to eat@my 4-walls – quite a local feast for this festive season!

Wed22Dec: O Come All Ye Faithful/Adeste fideles, The Cello Advent Calendar – 

Thu: to tag all the gifts, etc before the last wave of socials for 2021. Thank you for beautiful flowers+chocolates from May&family/Norway, more beautiful flowers from Glenda&Frankin/USA and hand-painted card from Inger/Sweden – am sooo totally blessed.

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more – Dr. Seuss

Thu23Dec: Ding Dong Merrily On High (Steve Gadd tribute), The Cello Advent Calendar –