Deepavali 2022

25 Oct 2022 – Plan 75

Sat: scheduled for 4thCovidVac/2ndBooster, have done 3doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and was wanting the Moderna/SpikevaxBivalent, but was not aware that this clinic across the road did not have what I wanted – rescheduled to another location for next week.

Three of my favourite grand-daughters #1,2&4 – their mother titled this pix Two teens and a college girl. Pix credits to Linn. SeniorYearHomecoming2022-SC/USA for #2, pix credits to LinnSeniorYearHomecoming1992-FL/USA for her parents, really 30yrs ago!!!

Sun: neighbours from the block across is ready for Deepavali tomorrow. They have changed their usual annual lights to lanterns – nice change. Do appreciate living in SIN HDB’s multi-racial environment where all the different festivals are and can be celebrated&marked with respect&peace.

Mon: Happy Deepavali to all celebrating – tkx to Helen for pix from last week’s walk,

Appreciations for some of these yummy snacks. Would be suicidal for me to walk down this part of SerangoonRd and LittleIndia during this festival despite that they are the best lights(to my eyes) of all the festivals&seasons lights display here. Usually not in SIN around Oct-Nov, but have not been out of SIN since Oct2019. Blog postings from previous years show the different lights from the different years.

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27Sun-Oct2019

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10Nov2015: managed to get some light pix there since I returned early Nov then!

Tue: Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre/JTVC-PasirRis – in and out punctually according to rescheduled-appt with 15mins observation time. No strenuous or vigorous exercises for the next 2weeks, not that I do much of those kind of exercises!

Have not step into a cinema for ~3-4yrs, tkx Gel for movie last week and do not even remember when I was last@Cathay and now one of The Projector/PictureHouse.

Being there on a weekday and non public holiday before 1800hrs is fantastic, like being in your own private cinema+SeniorDiscount for me.

Found a nice quiet spot to have our picnic-dinner – peaceful to practically hear our own voices@DhobyGhautAmphitheatre despite not being on stage.

Voluntary euthanasia – interesting&thought provoking. Healthy living, mindful eating – Japan has nailed super-aging. But in an ageing society with a surge in fatal crimes against the elderly, the government has approved and implemented Plan 75 – voluntary euthanasia. Cash gifts, promises of dying in a 5-star resort, and going on your own terms – it’s all too good to be true.  But for individuals like 78-year-old cleaner Michi and immigrant Filipino caretaker Maria, the reality is not so black and white.

PLAN 75 captures a chilling, callous and very real future for us all – but it also captures some of the most beautiful moments of what being truly alive means.

Will be opening a can of never-ending crawling worms if I start on this subject, so just leave it at being one who is pro-choice where my own life is concerned! The reality is that nothing is black&white and there are countless objective&subjective pros&cons+red-tapes to be taken into consideration.

I believe that decisions about the timing and manner of death belong to the individual as a human right. I believe it is wrong to withhold medical methods of terminating life painlessly and swiftly when an individual has a rational and clear-minded sustained wish to end his or her life – AC Grayling