31 Jul 2022 – Midnight In The Garden Of Good&Evil
Thu: for the past 20yrs the front view has not changed much, but the back view from the kitchen has. ~20yrs ago the carpark-rooftop garden was just completed. Now all the trees are gown and even some as tall as up to 7storey and today some of these trees are beautiful with blooms.
Trying to remember what it was like when I first moved here – vaguely recall that there was an open carpark lot in front, not this nice common area with a roof, so maybe it has changed, only that the road MarineTerrace is the same. The back too was an open carpark lot, now a 3storey carpark with a rooftop garden – did not take any pix then, so unable to exactly remember the details.
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL- Brown) MRT MarineTerraceStationTE27 still under construction, tentative completion in 2024 with one of the exits is just around the corner from blocks43&46. Not sure how it will be as to if I will then take the MRT more frequently when it is ready? Usually do prefer the bus, still like to be above ground to be able to see the sky, but who knows by then??
Fri: TGIF and a good weekend to all – HungryGhostFestival starts here today(29Jul-26Aug). Appreciative&grateful to be here in SIN, but do sometimes miss the change of seasons&scenery. Tkx to all who are sharing their happenings, traveling pix, etc, thru’FB – enjoying their moments with them. Am in one of those moods when I feel like everything is cluttering my space and want to just throw everything away+too many boring ongoing ailments and the best distraction is to watch movies.
Sat: LeahRagasa(one of the students for HI/USA who I took care of many moons ago) just shared her trip to Charleston SC&Savannah GA/USA bringing back much good memories of that area. When I was in Savannah(1996) with AnnGerkin, the BirdGirl was still at the BonaventureCemetery. Was there again a few more times after 1996 to cheer Linn on her marathon-races, but did not revisit the BirdGirl which was moved to TelfairAcademyMuseum.
Sun: checking my blog postings to see when I was last in Savannah and it turned out to be nearly a decade ago Nov2012 – caught the 0600hrs shuttle on Tybee Island/GA heading down town Savannah. Cheering Linn on her run in the Rock’n’RollMarathon with a beautiful sunrise. 3+hrs to explore Savannah in blue sky again was such fun. Random pix while strolling this charming city of parks and the ForsythFountain.
In this adaptation of JohnBerendt’s book for the movie – a journalist, JohnKelso (JohnCusack), travels to Savannah, GA to cover a Christmas celebration. He becomes engrossed by a murder trial where a wealthy society figure JimWilliams (KevinSpacey) is accused of shooting his male lover BillyHanson(JudeLaw) and the question is whether it was in self-defense as he claims.
Those who are watching the movie for the 1st time of re-watching this movie, do not continue to read this paragraph for my spoiler alert&thoughts until after you have watched it. When Jim was explaining to John how Billy was shot got me thinking if this was self-defense or murder? Jim commented that its better to be convicted a liar than a murderer. If someone aims a gun&pulls the trigger (even when unknowing that the safety-catch on, have threatened previously and no matter how good looking!), my natural reflex is to shoot back! That’s self-defense.
Can even understand about the other shots at the wall&desk upon realizing that you have shot someone and would have been accused of murder – again self-defense??
But more shots were fired at the victim who was already lying presumably dead. Would self-defense followed by anger or whatever ongoing emotions considered murder even when not premeditated or coup de grâce???
Murder by definition – the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
Premeditated – (of an action, especially a crime) thought out or planned beforehand.
Truth, like art, is in the eye of the beholder. You believe what you choose and I’ll believe what I know
Had to re-watch the movie The Garden Of Good&Evil (1997) as I have forgotten what it was about – good movie, enjoyed it especially seeing those beautiful well-preserved architecture. Believed it or not, even ordered a burger-meal(seldom time) to be deliveredS$24 to watch the movie&listen to the audio book~15hrs and such a delightful way to pass the weekend. Tkx to Seb for the links so that I am able to do this in the comforts of my 4-walls
31Jul2022: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow:
SC/USA/pop ~5+mil in an area of ~82, 932km² – 18,192
Norway/pop ~5.3+mil in an area of ~365,268km² – 3,623