16 Nov 2022 – Hello SIN

Sat: beautiful sunrise view from bedroom window, cherishing&enjoying every moment to the fullest watching father&son building bird houses for the winter, and admiring the last&only rose left for the year.

Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone… – Thomas Moore

Sun: yummy home-made RoastBeef openfaced sandwich with freshly home-baked-bread before taking off from OSL-HEL. A flock of birds wishing me a safe trip as we drive down the road leaving the neighbourhood for this round.

Not much change for OSL-airport@Gardermoen I stand by corrected that the short train journey from Olso Central Station to Gardemoen Airport is the most expensive in terms of distance travelled – Kevin

Mon: appreciations&tkx for good interesting HEL-SIN flight company of Kevin making the 12+hrs flight time go by faster – pix credits to him. Again lucky to have an empty seat beside us and after 7hrs sleep, just one movie 23Walks for this flight, another good flight. Now ready to hit the long-distance flights for 2023…

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it – Henry Ford

Pix credits to first-born for #2 last high school XC banquet with her flock. Wow! trying to imagine that there will be soon 2grandchildren in University!! Hope to be able to make it for her high school graduation in May2023.

Tue: arr on schedule safe&sound back in my 4walls and after 7hrs sleep adjusted back to SIN-time(7hrs ahead of Norway), hopefully no jetlag for this short trip. Follow-up appt@SGH and all is well until the next appt in Mar2023. Creative display of this project there at the moment https://projectlionheart.sg/

Happy Bdays to Chris/15Nov&Belated to Sam/10Nov – knowing that time has really gone by quickly when I see pix of his kids all so grown and now with his family pet too! But still, sometimes it still feels like yesterday when all these kids, including my own grandchildren were just smaller kids…

Art in CC by Jimmy Raffuse Bins/Catchall Trays, 2019, multicolour carpaint on cast resinhttps://pluralartmag.com/2019/10/18/a-refusal-of-raffles/

Tkx to Helen for being such a sport again walking the evening away with me, enjoying all the street-life with entertainments&performances, first time hearing&seeing this amazing Sheng-https://artsequator.com/lasalle-michael-lee/

Life on OrchardRd with S$1.50durian-ice-cream – just like waving the magic-wand, no more line at the ice-cream man when I was ready for it after the magic-show, hahaha. Christmas lights to be posted for Christmas.

Ah, music – A magic beyond all we do here ― J.K. Rowling

What a nice coincident to bump into the SingingRockReps from CZ who are showing their range of harnesses for all kinds of climbing@MBS. Despite of our densely ~5+mil pop here, SIN is a safe place to be and these police patrolling around tonight will definitely see to that. https://www.singingrock.com/working-and-rescue-harnesses

Wed: glad to be able to sleep 7+hrs last night adjusting back to SIN-time today. Busy day within the 4-walls unpacking, laundry, putting away things, updating of blog, organizing paperwork&pix etc. Takes a week to prepare for such a trip, then another week to unwind and get everything back on track again. But being able to spend time with family&friends make it all worth the while.

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary – Margaret Cousins