28Feb 2022 – War Is Never The Solution
Wed: much to be done with getting the fresh produce cleaned&stored after a big grocery-savings-shopping from Gaint/Tampines. Pleased with the promotional savings of S$20+including 3%SenSav+S$20 vouchers from the HappyDot surveys.
Thu: celebrating Calvin’s Bday@CC, home-made-SeafoodLaksa (fr Iyas), Sushi (fr Helen&Yoshie); home-made lotus-root-salad&coconut-agar+bought-popiah, otar, kuehs are my local-flair-contributions. Bummer to the trick candles for not doing their job and did not relit themselves again after being blown off!
No worries with all that Gins&Tonics from Stephanie, can try to imagine that the candles did relit – a good yummy time was enjoyed by all.
Fri: TGIF – praying for the ppl in Ukraine. War, aggression&bullying are NEVER the solutions, the innocent ALWAYs suffer – extremely saddened&distrubed by this morning’s news. Both FBcover&profile+HeaderImage here pix will remain until Peace can be restored in Ukraine.
Every war makes our world worse than it was before, war is the failure of politics and humanity, and a shameful capitulation and a devastating defeat in the face of the the forces of evil – PopeFrancis
Sat: continuing with Calvin’sBday celebrations DimSum (fr ChanWaiHang) for Tea-Time and BBQ-meat-galor (fr Calvin&friends) for dinner.
The secret to a good salad – tkx to Wendy for these flower buds of the TorchGinger-BungaKantan/Etlingera elatior. Not only do their fragrance&taste enchance the local SIN Rojak-dish, but also good in western salads. Pix credits to Helen&Wendy.
Friends (Ricky, John&Vin) of Wendy brought this MalaFish which was way too spicy&oily for my taste-buds. If I knew that the sauce is that spicy, (burnt my tongue in everyways!!) would have taken the fish+shellfish before the sauce was added. Have been warned by many about these Mala-dishes and have never ordered any, so now tkx to these ppl for confirming that I will never order or taste another Mala-dish. Thank goodness for Iyas’s coconut-mango-sticky-rice, the perfect neturaliser.
Sun: Tembusu/Cyrtophyllum fragrans (evergreen-tree native to SIN) can last 100+yrs as termites&weevils do not eat this kind of wood. Being a hardwood, often used for chopping-boards – tkx to Calvin&Wendy this trunk will not to be turned to wood-chip or mulch, but will eventually be beautiful benches, cheese-boards, stools, etc…
One of them has now gone to Leonard as a house-warming-gift, it just needs some drying out before cleaning&sanding.
Appreciations for Thai-dinner@WarmUpCafe.
Mon: appreciations for flowers from Helen and Mark on this last Mon and last day of Feb2022 to chase away the MondayBlues as Russia puts their nuclear force on special alert – praying very hard that it will never be put to action.
These 2 uploaded pix will remain in my FBcover&profile and here in my blog-header until PEACE can be restored in Ukraine.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime — Ernest Hemingway
28Feb2022: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow:
SC/USA/pop ~5+mil in an area of ~82, 932km² – 16,790
Norway/pop ~5.3+mil in an area of ~365,268km² – 1,598