Masks Optional

31 Aug 2022 – ByeBye Aug

Sat: T-time with home-made TexMexWraps to share with staff&friend@CC. Took a different route there changing to bus960@VictoriaSt in front of CHIJMES – such a contrast now with clean clear road where it once used to be parked with cars dropping or picking us up from school in this area in the 1950s-60s – heading to BkTimahRd with constructions and the rains approaching.

Appreciations&tkx for yummy black-pepper+chilli crab dinner – finger-good-licking food where no conversation is needed, lol.

There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good – Mencken

New completely mesh-HelinoxSunset(my 4th)chairS$200 added to the collection – cooling&perfect for relaxing with a book or watching movies. The other more solid mesh-office-chair(2021X’mas-gift) with the supporting back is better for when having to type&work on the laptop.

Sun: feeling totally decadent-hahaha watching a bunch of old cheesy movies in the new chair with a WhiskySour nightcap is the way to go for me today.

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn – Gone with the Wind (1939)

Mon: from today, masks are optional in most indoor settings here, but I take the bus most times, so will be keeping my mask on; also for crowded in or outdoors if I ever find myself there in those undesirable and unplanned seldom times! A good week ahead to all with or without masks.

Tkx to IreneH for this share from ItchyFeetComic by artist MalachiRayRempen, first time seeing it and enjoying how the differences of cultures, language, etc are done with good tasteful humour – can so relate to Finland+Nordic countries.

Tue: Happy for 1stBorn that she is back to teaching ElementarySchool(Chapin,SC,USA). Do remember how good she was at it when she was teaching in OK,USA(2002). When I visited then, the kids told me not to mess with their teacher, the CroachingTiger who scales the walls with her claws – left pix credits to 1stBorn. Cute to see these cute pre-schoolers enjoying some outdoor activities downstairs and NO thoughts or wish to go back to teaching no matter how adorable they are!

A Historic day for the Embassy of Ireland, Singapore as our first female and 7th Irish Ambassador to Singapore, Ambassador Sarah McGrath presented her credentials to the first female President of Singapore, President Halimah Yacob – IrishEmbassy,SIN.

A nice quiet night in Chinatown to soak in the Mid-Autumn lights before more procedures&tests@SGH next week. Pix to be posted for the night of the festival Sat10Sep when I consume the Mooncake. A simple dinner@HawkerChan to start the evening and ending with dessert@MeiHongYuen.

Wed: 🇲🇾Happy National Day🇲🇾to family&friends in Malaysia. Tkx to Gel for lunch and for the intro to this joint@64JooChiatPlace. Unlike the typical SINrojak, this sauce is of a runnier consistency with just a hint of prawn paste taste and you-tiao on the crispier side.

If you like fresh fruits in your rojak, this is it. My preference is still for the traditional just VeggieRojak with TorchGingerFlower+calamansi and the thicker prawnpaste sauce.

Always fun to walk around JooChiat area to always discover something new, enjoying this last day for Aug2022.

Tkx for this BrieWTruffles – do like Brie and also Truffles and this is an interesting combination, 1st time tasting this combination and will take a few more bites to get use to this.

TheCheeseShop where there is a good selection of cheese and teas.

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev who literally brought down the IronCurtain dies at 91.

31Aug2022: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow:

SIN/pop ~5.6+mil in an area of ~721km²  – 1,592
SC/USA/pop ~5+mil in an area of ~82, 932km²  – 18,245
Norway/pop ~5.3+mil in an area of ~365,268km²  – 3,980

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