Origins Of TGIF

17 Nov 2023: LSD=Learn to Slow Down!

Tue,Wed,Thu: the intensity of last weekend trip has taken a toll on this aging body which is now having to pay with the consequences of being worn out in everyways. Did not realize what a hectic schedule it was until organizing the pix for the correct locations.  Appreciations and a million thanks to Chuan&fam+Leonard for a fantastic short enjoyable weekend trip. Might probably have overdone it!! but worth the while, especially for the company.

It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies ― ST Warner

Taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than rushing from somewhere, to somewhere. Inhaling deep lungfuls of air, instead of my usual shallow breaths. I take a moment to just stop and look around me. And smile to myself.For the first time in a long time, I can, quite literally, smell the coffee – A Potter.

At 31, American CharlotteMerryweather has spent 10yrs in London pursuing personal&professional perfection. Yet her present-day success only heightens the shock of a visit from the past

Appreciations&tkx to DavidJenkins for this humour – There will be no gravity theory if Newton sits under the Durian tree. For some of us from this area, Durian is King of Fruits, one of my favourites. But none of my 2children or 6grandchildren in Norway&the US like this fruit!

Ode to Durians – Here-There-Everywhere – This-That-Everything (

21 Attempts to Describe the Taste of Durian, the World’s Smelliest Fruit (

Fri: TGIF – a good&safe weekend to all. Appetite not at its best, SGH for more CT-scan lunched@Chinatown with Clement and even some energy to drop off some food to Ivy@MtE/Novena. But completely exhausted by the time I got back to the EastSide, thank goodness b4 the rush-hour.

TGIF have been disputed over the years. But it singles in on a 1941 entry in the Encyclopedia of Slang as being the first to use TGIF in print.

TGIF: The origins of the phrase and its use in countries around the world (

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