30 Nov 2023 – Tis That Time Again…
Sun: delighted&proud to see both first-born/red and first grandchild#1/pink running the BGCM TurkeyDay 5k2023 in CAE,SC/USA – pix credits to Alex McDonald, made my day.
The diversity here at HDB/PublicHousing is amazing. Was on my way for freshly squeezed OJ/S$2@Block47 void-deck;s vending machine when by chance saw a note of apology regarding the noise of some religious prayers.
Festive drums&horns were blasting and ppl moving to the rhythm of the fire. Nice being able to be in the background, ie away from the crowds! watching ppl enjoying&celebrating to whatever peaceful festival which brings joy to them – IndianSaris are just so beautiful&colouful. Incidents like these give me some hope to the respect of mankind – got me in the mood for ChickenBiryani dinner.
Mon: a productive day@Bedok running errands and getting both dental& appt set up for this&next week – durians there look tempting,but too much to do and do not wish to the risk of stomach upset. Managed to get some Xmas shopping done@Giant&IKEA/Tampines and the floor in my 4walls are a total mess.
The free shuttle van from Bedok now only runs every hour and limited space and looks like it is only for IKEA, but Giant is only across the road and usually will be at both locations when heading there. Was hoping to get the individual wrapped GingerBreadCookies which were perfect greetings+gifts but no luck, instead saw this latest amazing display – will try again next week!
Tue: after reading these, will stay within my 4walls today and fast – looks like the wet season has brought out these creepy crawly, must find some SulphurSoap to wash outside my door&windows. Snake spotted on road in middle of night in Sembawang HDB estate: ‘Please be extra careful’ (straitstimes.com)
Yikees@Tangs/OrchardRd! just goes to show that rats do not differentiate the upper scale TangsFoodMarket or Hawkers as far as poor hygiene is concerned!! SFA investigating video showing twitching rat on food tray at Tangs Market – CNA (channelnewsasia.com)
Wed: Happy 17Bday to #3 now driving and being a good older brother helping his 2younger siblings after both his older sisters are away in universities. Seems like yesterday when he was born here in SIN when they were staying in ArthurRd(tkx to PT) then before the blogging days. Glad that he could revisit his birth-country Jul2022 who also taught me that the Eastern-Box turtle’ only roams 1 mile its whole life and if it is removed from its area/home then for the rest of its life it will roam aimlessly stressed out… https://amylamsg.com/2018/07/06/4th-july-2018/
SINPost tells me that they are no longer providing festive holiday rates ie will cost S$1.50 instead of .90c for a greeting card/note to be mailed overseas. Will be cutting down on SnailMail2023Greets this year and sending more Online Greetings.
Thu: where has all the time go, only 1month left to 2023. Last dental cleaning was Dec2021 and being away, missed this Jul appt. Fortunately there was a cancellation so that they could slot me in today. Nov is over, will have to find&gather some energy to think&prepare for this season greetings&gatherings.
Tis not the eating, nor tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess – J Selden