24 Nov 2022 – Being Thankful, Always
Mon: Good Monday Morning on this WorldTelevisionDay and a fabulous week ahead to all. Tried the new MRT TELine/Brown from OrchardB –
GreatWorldCity/2stops to take bus16. Nice to experience this ride when it was quiet and everything is still new. Also in future when the BrownLine is completely ready, will be able to take the MRT from MarineC-OrchardB ie if I am in a rush! Preference is still above ground on the buses, but good to have the choices.
Tue: nice 4+k walk on ECP-BougainvilleaGarden, bus32-Esplanade, short ~1k walk-CliffordPier via JubileeBridge; bus196-XianJiPorridge,Blk107JalanBkMerah. 1st time tasting watercress in congee, excellent for my taste, will remember to get some and add to my congee in future. This must be the only place I know of that serves watercress in congee, tkx to Clement for recommendation, appreciations to DaisyC for this info, never knew that – it’s very old Cantonese style of adding watercress to porridge. I grew up eating that at Chinatown porridge stalls
Bus196 from BkMerah–CDB/TheRoyalNorwegianEmbassy to get papers certified, must have been ~30+yrs ago since I step into the top floor/44@HongLeongBld/RafflesPlace.
Bus196 from ShentonWay-IKEA/AlexandraRd for a productive&successful shopping afternoon&lunch. Their ChickenWings&PeelToEatShrimps never disappoint me and even this mini ChristmasLog was decent and attractively presented.
Delighted with the find of ready-made black-out curtainsS$14.90+a new paper AdventCalendar$39.90. Looking forward to making this daily starting 1Dec. Again bus196(4x in a day must be a record for me!) back to the EastSide – pleased to manage to be on the go from 0800-1700hrs and not too tired nowadays!
Wed: late out with #3sBday(29Nov) gift, but this will be the last of such kind of gifts for Bdays. From 2023, cash gifts are more particular&useful as agreed by all – for Christmas, still an annual basket for the family+cash for the individuals.
Thu: Happy Thanksgiving to all and even if you do not celebrate or mark this day, there is always something to be thankful to. Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. https://amylamsg.com/2016/11/25/thanksgiving-2016/
Picked up meds from FarrerPkMedical, errands@CitySqMall, and appreciations for all kinds of foods starting with a cheese platter made by me@CC, CheeseMushroom@Herbivore, AlmondCremePaste@YatKaYanDessert一家人 and of course not forgetting my favourite Ben&Jerry’s CoffeeIcecream@Cookie&CoffeeCafeBar (afterall, Thanksgiving is an American celebration!) all under one roof@FortuneCentre. Nice to catch up with Henry and safe trips to Inessa.
What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving – Erma Bombeck