52nd National Day

11 Aug 2017 – Everywhere Away From NPD

Mon: daughter & son giving their mother a ride! Tkx Pauline, Ruben & Eva for catching up, lunch&goodies – Feijoa candies, a new taste to the palate, would like to taste the real fruit. Pauline says that it is like guava, but I seem to disagree. Missed Tama who had to work. Enjoy the rest of the holidays and good luck with the new school-year to Pauline&kids who are in TanglinTrustSchool, an international school in SIN.

Delighted to see school kids+instructors (blue pleated pinafore uniforms tell that they are CHIJgirls, do not remember our sports’ uniform looking like these back in the 1950s-60s!) using ECPk for their sports activity on the beach. Like living in this area.

Tue: one day sale preview at IKEA and decided to go to the Tampines location by the free shuttle from BedokInterchange. Disappointed that the gravlaks there is served without the mustard sauce! The few items on my list are not on sale. Got this cute owl night-light S$19.90, to replace the old broken one.

Caught the wrong shuttle by mistake and ended up at Tampines! Decided to explore this uncharted (it is my first time here) area since I was here.

A chance to discover the new TampinesHub which I learnt was not connected to the MRTstation or the mall as I thought it was. Took the bus from the MRTstation and realized that it was only 1stop away, ie a few blocks and could have walked.

Previously, community activities were held at temporary spaces like the plot of land next to MRTstation or the open space behind the station. Now all indoor and outdoor activities can be held in this impressive 5-storey building housing

5,000-seat stadium, a roof-top garden, the library, theater, retail stores, eateries, etc.

Wed: Happy 52nd National Day SIN! The best National Days or any days are times with family&friends. Tkx to 4th-sis-in-law, Annie, Judy&Daisy, Vincent&Clem, Stanely&Andrew (missed you Darryl) for including me – Irish duck+yummy Chinese food@TunglokTeahouse***FarEastSq.

My favourite durian shaved-ice@Mei Heong Yuen Dessert****Chinatown and SIN foods@QuJi***SuntecCity.

Thu: what a wonderful day when in musical company of Rit, the young charming talented flautist and with Tama, the drummer. Tkx to Simplicius for lunch@the market and for this lovely gathering with Pat@TiongBahru. The bakery there does live up to it’s name with the best croissant tasted in SIN. This new joint Whisk looks interesting but only had room for water there!

Pat&I watched Dunkirk***serves up emotionally satisfying (not so for me) spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story about when allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind – JohnF Kennedy

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