20 Oct 2017 – Deepavali/Dewali
Tue: inspection of gas riser by HDB. Nice quiet day of catching up with things to do around the 4-walls within! Dinner@Jo’s.
Wed: Happy Deepavali/Diwali from SIN to Balakrishnan & Mohan/SIN, Deepak/Nepal, Samarpita/Switzerland, Burhan & Ranjana/USA and to all who are celebrating this festival.
Celebrating one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism that spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance.
Little India in SIN where one can really enjoy the diversities of these festivals with such beautiful&festive lights, colours, foods, etc. Pix taken when showing PuiAh&YeeJit around who were fortunate enough to be visiting around this time when both the Deepavali/Little India and Mid-Autumn/Chinatown lights are on.
Tkx to niece&nephew for helping with all these shopping and ferrying them back up 7floors! Induction cooker (S$40) if gas should run out half way when cooking!! Did not like it, will be returning it. Should have enough toiletries, etc to last for the rest of the year!
Tkx to Hong for an enjoyable evening@VictoriaConcertHall and it has been quite sometime ago since being inside this concert hall.
Mozart and Beyond with re:Sound Chamber Orchestra, pix credits to Resound Collective for the interior shot.
Conductor Lim SoonLee, SIN-born piano soloist MelvynTan with in interesting performance of JonathanDove’s An Airmail Letter from Mozart.
Vietnamese supper@quán ăn việt nam***JooChiat Rd.
Thu: do need the next few days to really work on the TEDx speech and how do sum up an Off The Beaten Path life journey to hold the attention of an audience of boarding school students for 15mins??? Tkx to Audrey for her tips.
Was planning to end my speech with the below Chinese idiom, but perhaps it is not so appropriate for school students but more those who have been thru’ more in life – need some inspiration to re-work on the speech!
井底之蛙 (jǐng dǐ zhī wā) The Frog in the Well as we know it, is a Chinese idiom that refers to a narrow-minded person who doesn’t see the larger world around them. After receiving this gift, it has provoked me to see this idiom in another angle. There is little difference between the frog at the bottom of the well and the one outside if they are living in discontentment. Perhaps it is better to be inside the well if one is happy just looking out to the sky than being outside and unhappy just looking into a dark pitch.
Edited – Fri: such a relief for today’s news even-though I kinda expected it after reading and following his case for a while. Someone evil was out to get him and here is a definite case of good over evil – Happy Deepavali! Being as objective as possible, I know that my bro is a fair and good person and will always try his best to help.