10 Feb 2023 – Mavis Tutorial Centre

Tue: woke up to sad news for this Tue – prayers&thoughts are out to all affected and condolences to those have have lost family or friends in this earthquake 7.8 magnitude earthquake which rocked Turkey&Syria.


Another day in class, learning&understanding more, but still slow at grasping when things are moving so fast with just a click of a button. Discovered that there is the convenience of direct bus31 from MP Rd to TampinesInterchange.

Wed: need this day to clear the mind – watched a good movie, A Man Called Otto(2022) where TomHanks played brilliantly as a grumpy widower.  Based on a novel A Man Called Ove(2013) is a by Swedish writer FredrikBackman which I enjoyed and movie in Swedish was out in 2015.

Thu: last day of class – having come to the realization that the mind for HighTech is slow or perhaps that the interest is not fully present despite the willingness to learn in this 7thDecade of my life journey! Poor teacher Jimmy who must have the patience of a saint to deal with me. clicking buttons is too fast for me. Come Aug, to test the physical capabilities that with determination&focus if the body is still able to manage a 700+k walk which will be more fitting into my speed&steps…

Short walk and stroll in the Tampines area, nice post office, found interesting SINpostcards and together with the Rabbit postage would be cheerful Easter greetings to put in the mail next month. Somehow postage stamps are not so popular nowadays, but still like these miniature pieces of art.

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning Krishnamurti

Fri: TGIF and a good weekend to all. Sharing 2amusing rainy pixs, one here from SIN many years ago on a StPat’sDayParade(many moons ago), and the other from Chicago,USA – no, have not been there! The simple&repetitive pitter patter sounds of raindrops are peaceful&restful for the overstimulated body&mind, enjoy the lovely cool-wet moments.

Appreciations to Ade for last night’s dinner@PP and tkx for Kana Shiok=hit with deliciousness/singlish. This black olive with Asian preserved vegs+herbs&spices really taste out of this world.

In memory of Burt Freeman Bacharach(1928 – 2023), may he now RIP.