State Championships XC FL&SC/USA

7 Nov 2022 – Leaving On A Jet Plane

Sun: congratulations to all the fine young ppl including #2&4(SC) and GraysonTubbs(FL) who made it to their high-schools XC-State-Championships in FL&SC/USA, and a big hand to their wonderful parents who have raised them.

To #3&5, so proud of them who cleaned up after celebrating with their sisters; a well-deserved extra hour of sleep for Fall-Back this weekend. Pix credits to 1st-born&Allison. Special thanks to coaches Tom&JaneHammontree, Goodale, Hall, Lewis.  

Good memories of FL/USA days when both 1st&2nd-born were in LHHS-XC with coach Hammontree and all the meets attended including FL-State-Championships in 1990&1994. All those Sat early mornings driving to where ever the meets were held were worth the while.

Lovely peaceful morning and tkx to Ivy for home-cooked dinner with the Chuas.

Honestly, I never really understood the glorification of Fridays & weekends.

I don’t want to build a life and career, where I spent five days a week waiting for the weekend. No!

I want to enjoy my life, and don’t wish any weekday away. I want each day to matter to me, in some way, even if it’s a small tiny way.

I love my life. Everyday. That’s the spirit we should convey all around us ― Logeswaran

Mon: coincidently exactly 3yrs ago today was also@Jewel watching a movie. Today will be heading there later for an early dinner before heading to T1 to catch FinnAir flight to OSL/Norway via HEL/Finland/RTS$1,280. A short one week trip leaving SIN thru’ HEL ! to sort out banking issues in my other home. Has been 3yrs ago since I used my passport which was renewed 8Nov2019/S$70 then and will last until 2025 before having to renew again. Was not planning to travel until 2023, but this has to be taken care of before the year is over.

7Nov2019: Shaw@Jewel to watch The Farewell – Based On An Actual Lie are such appropriate words when this movie is about a conspiracy of lies on death! A Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decides to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to be together. Highly recommended to see how family dynamics, cultural differences, etc bind the family together.

The Farewell won’t change cinematic language, but by opening us up to a clash of cultures we don’t often get to see and by showing us the beauty of a lie, it just may change you – Glenn G

Enjoy being in the basement@Jewel where GB Shaw’s quote about where there is no sincerer love than the love of food applies so fully here. With Jewel nearer to me (bus 36 direct to T1@the airport in less than S$1&20mins), the food selections&eateries here are endless and would take me a year to try everything!

Edited – Mon7Nov2022: had time to wander around T3 to check out what is new there, nice display of these peacocks. India adopted the peacock(Pavo cristatus) as its national bird in 1963 and it is one of the national symbols of India. Hindus consider this bird to be sacred because the god Kartikeya rides on its back. Legend also says the peafowl is able to charm snakes, really?? Skytrain to T1 in pouring rains and T1 is packed with ppl all going somewhere…

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