23 Oct 2014 – Followed By A Discovery Walk
Wed: Happy Diwali to my Indian friends and to those celebrating. To those who are not aware, Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. Pix taken a week ago, and no I am not brave enough to be there now. Nice to have a public holiday mid-week
Wed: must have been 10+yrs ago since I last step into this 5* Four Season built in 1994 and renovated in 2008. Memory has failed me here as I hardly remember it. If I had a blog then, perhaps it might have helped with the memory! Appreciations to niece Daisy who included me to their family lunch on this Diwali public holiday. Always good to catch up with family & friends, and with a family of my size, the fun is never-ending :-)
Semi-buffet lunch at One Ninety**** was not your usual kind of buffet. The buffet-spread was the sides and dessert, actually more than enough as a meal. With an additional cost of S$10, one can also order a main to accompany what was on the buffet. I decided on the Wagyu beef/rare and it was an excellent choice for me!
Clement & I decided to walk this walk I have wanted to do for a long time. Tried to do it earlier this year but the stair-case leading to the Sheares Bridge from near the Sun-Tec side was barricaded. This time we started at
Gardens by the Bay: over-loaded with pix from the Garden Festival posting – http://amylamsg.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/2014-garden-festivalsgf/
Well-maintained walkways towards the satay joint and other food stalls. Stomach not ready to taste this place yet! Another time.
Marina Barrage: glad to see so many enjoying themselves and what beautiful kites! Observations for the size of one of the kites tells me that there are some serious kite-flyers! Here is in memory to you, Shakib Gunn who was the founder of the SIN Kite Assoc…
Sustainable Singapore Gallery: pleasantly surprised by this new gallery and a cool break from the humidity! Another variation to selfie there :-) :-)
Marina Golf Course
Sheares Bridge: discovered where the parade floats hide when not in used! At last got to finally walk this bridge, and we had to cross part of dangerous roads due to barricades at the end of the staircase when we got down. Tkx to a dear nephew for being such a sport to accompany me on this 5hrs journey with many stops for new discoveries and pix credits to him for the two panoramic shots.
My doctor tells me to push myself and after 5+hrs walk from 2 days ago and then another 4hrs from yesterday, will that be considered to be pushing?? :-) :-) :-)
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.
Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puffs gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’are they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name.
Dragons live forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant strings make way for other toys.
One sad night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.
His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave – Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow