The Future TEL

5 Jan 2017 – Thompson East Line

image001-copyMon: even an Ox needs to rest for next few days to quiet the body, mind&soul before meeting the Rooster!

ATTITUDE is everything.

It doesn’t matter how your day has gone; always go with your head held high. Plucked, pounded, mistreated, overworked but still with dignity and grace.

Tue: today is when most in SIN are back to work and school, thus the year of 2017 starts the first blank page of a 365pp book! Write a good one and in my case, updating this blog regularly so that I can look back with fond memories. Hopefully dementia will not find its way here too quickly…

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/americas/scientists-link-higher-dementia-risk-to-living-near-heavy-traffic

Interesting – I wonder if this incurable condition also effects those who are part of the heavy traffic-jams daily?

to-do-list-nothing-on-lazy-dayThe beauty and irony of it all is that most of the last 2days were spent vegetating and watching cheesy brainless movies to switch off, not thinking or remembering any of the movies or anything else at all 🙂

I wonder if that will also contribute to dementia??

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Tkx to CC for the bones, etc from the Christmas bash. After sawing the bones in half (to get most of the marrow), boiling for a day and straining away the fats, a most delicious stock is ready. The saying, as dry as a bone is indeed very appropriate.

img_3662Wed: hump-day, usually a day for omelette with wilted herbs – tasty and nutritious in addition to not wasting of foods after a weekend of fresh herbs. Do not use any forms of oil or butter, etc but a non-stick pan.

Teflon, also known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is supposed to be not good, but when used properly it is considered OK.

http://www.straightupfood.com/blog/2015/09/24/are-nonstick-pans-safe/

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Was enjoying this morning’s fresh air with all the windows opened (seldom) under 30C pleasant temperatures until the pounding and drilling started, this time just below in the playground. Amazing, whatever that drilling was about? it was sealed, completed and washed by the end of the day – tkx to our foreign workers.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pm-lees-facebook-photo-prompts-appreciation-for-foreign-workers

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Advantage that there will be a MarineTerrace MRT Station, now under construction just around the corner – disadvantage, the endurance of noise and dust for the next 7yrs! C’est la vie.

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Looking forward to having a MRT station just around the corner, but in the meanwhile will have to live with the constructions and dust – as long as I am not yet dust 🙂

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The Project Information Centre is but only a few steps from me and they did a good job in this location.  The posters and models are informative and well-done. Est date of completion – 2024.

Julie who is friends and ex co-workers with both Clem & Aud is preparing for a trip to Island and Norway and needs some info. Did not have much here in SIN, but must remember to get her some maps, etc when back in OSL.

johnmosaicheadshot2shrpThu: profile pix downloaded from stuff that needs to be said – John Pavlovitz. A worth-while and interesting read.

On the Day I Die – Don’t let your life be stolen every day by all that you’ve been led to believe matters, because on the day you die, the fact is that much of it simply won’t.

Yes, you and I will die one day.

But before that day comes: let us live.

http://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/02/29/on-the-day-i-die/

Today, the 12th Day of Christmas is when all the Christmas trimmings will be down and packed away. No CNY deco for the Year of the Rooster, but will certainly snap enough shots in Chinatown to make up for it!

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