Wander Often, Wonder Always

4 Sep 2022: Seize the day, then let it go…

Thu: grocery shopping@Giant/Tampines and thankful to niece for this new Wheelie, also grateful for the free shuttle bus to&fro BedokBusInterchange.

Somehow I have not associated Tamarind with Assam even when I know that they are the same. Have always like Assam fish and Tamarind drinks&snacks. Decided to buy a box of ThaiTamarindS$6.50 to try, delighted that am able now make my own drink, snack on them at a fraction of the price and not having to go the Thai or Vietnamese places to get the drinks or snacks.

Enjoying my wanderings – here on bus13 passing by MasjidMalabar(closed for renovations)&HotelBoss@the junction of VictoriaSt&JlnSultan; checking out what is happening and to wonder despite of the never ending barricades, constructions, threatening sky, etc.

Fri: have been needing&wanting this tiny fanS$10 without a cover(easier to clean the blades) and a tiny radioS$25, delighted to have found them within my budget@SimLimSquare.

MiddleRd&WaterlooSt where I frequented once upon a time when working with advertising@H&H(closed its doors completely shut in 2020-21)FortuneCentre&CC(before moving to BkTimahRd)WaterlooSt. Looks like the Stamford Arts Centre’s renovation is completed and looking good.

In 7thHeaven, finally found my favourite Ben&Jerry’s CoffeeCoffee ice-cream@FortuneCentre(tkx to Clement for the tip). Last time I tasted it was when #6 was visiting in 2020 and we were@SINZoo – they used to have it@VivoCity, but sadly no longer.

Seems quiet here despite with probably the biggest lantern@AlbertRoundAbout and the NightBazaar, but MidAutumn is still a week+ away. School holidays start this weekend, so will stay away from any potential crowded places.

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport — Steve McCurry

Sat: Danish psychological thriller Kærlighed for Voksne/Loving Adults is based on a novel by AnnaEkberg(a pseudonym for authors AndersRønnowKlarlund&JacobWeinreich) now on Netflix. Good plot with unpredicted twists and will keep you guessing till the end – do not want to be a spoiler-alert, one of the better thrillers I have watched, highly recommended.

Sun: Happy 44thBday to 2nd-born, an adorable child to a beautiful young woman inside-out who has helped me to be the blessed mother&grandmother I am today.

Also Happy 60thBday to a wonderful nephew VincentL in Australia – according to CH a math lecturer demonstrated the DidYouKnow in class and I tell him that I also discovered why there are so many SepBdays~20 in just my family…

Tkx to Leonard with getting my online medical bills sorted out, dinner@TinYeang,corner of JooChiat&DunmanRd. After living in this area for 20+yrs and passing by this corner regularly on the bus, finally got to try the food here. Am soo totally blessed with family&friends who never cease to amaze me and reminding me to be thankful for them every day.

Dessert&coffee@StevensCafe,JooChiatPl – excellent sundae.

A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life ― Amit Kalantri

Sep Family’s Bdays – count 9months back and you will find out why so many SepBdays!

4 Sep – Happy Bdays MayH & Vince
5 Sep – Happy Bday Olai
6Sep – Happy Bday Nicholas
8 Sep – Happy Bday Alfred
11 Sep – Happy Bdays Steven & MayY
14 Sep – Happy Bday Kelsey
15 Sep – Happy Bday Wendy TsengWong
16Sep – Happy Bday Ivy & Edith
21 Sep – Happy Bday Greg
23 Sep – Happy Bdays Joyce & Klaus
24 Sep – Happy Bday Yun
25 Sep – Happy Bday Kat
30 Sep Happy Bdays Mabel, DaisyL & Valerie