20 Nov 2022 – Grandnephew Ayden Doyle
Thu: yeah! a productive day with Thanksgiving baskets ordered to be delivered to USAfamily and new bank account set-up. Too bad for DnB, but their service needs much improvement and they were really unhelpful despite being their client since the 1970s! Let’s hope that will not need to change again now with SpareBank1
Fri: another productive day with grocery shoppingS$35 including 2tubs of CoffeeHäagen–Dazs&MeePokBfast+lunch with coffeeS$8 done by 0700hrs. Rest of the morning cleaning&putting away fresh producesS$12, porkbones&meatS$6 to be cooked for stock&soup; should not need to do grocery until Thanksgiving!
Laundry for cooler weathers clothing done and put away until the next trip.
And the weaver said, Speak to us of Clothes. And he answered:
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain.
Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment,
For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.
Some of you say, “It is the north wind who has woven the clothes we wear.”
And I say, Ay, it was the north wind,
But shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread.
And when his work was done he laughed in the forest.
Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean.
And when the unclean shall be no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind?
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair – Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Tkx to Clement for Vietnamese dinner – SpringRolls+RoastQuails@KỳAnhQuán and Black-Sesame-Cake+rich yummy Sundae@SevensCafe, also a pleasant walk ~5kwalk MarineCres to&fro JooChiatRd.
Sat: lovely cool wet weathers, perfect day for snoozing. Sooo excited&thrilled to be made a grand-auntie again, #33 for the PurpleGeneration. Happy Bday&welcome adorable grandnephew AydenDoyle to this world(08.58hrs UK-time). Congratulations to his parents Yasmine&Andrew. Perfection only exists in babies and there are no words to express the joy of a new life.
Sun: appreciations to Leonard for help with high-tech and for tasting the food@OldBibik’s Peranakan-Kitchen – good BeefRendang and PulutHItam/black rice pudding with coconut milk&ice cream, 1st time tasting it with coconut ice-cream and such a yummy combination. Tkx for delicious home-cooked dinner@Ivy&Les