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Nov-24-15

Alumni Meet Up

posted by constance

My ex class mates are arranging for a gathering end of the year. These are the mates I studied with after tertiary. Fine art students who are wild and crazy and temperamentalists! I remember how we would stay back after class ends almost every other day hanging out at PS in Orchard. How the guys love to sing and strut their guitar. We were all poor artists who spend our savings on art materials that we would share 5 large fries as meals. Those were the days.

Just the other day when I was at PS, I bumped into one of them. He was at the guitar shop, shopping for a rickenbacker pickup or whatever that was. He saw me and waved frantically to me from inside. That was when he decided that we should all have that Gathering. I agreed and said to keep in touch. Exchanged our facebook and whatsapp accounts and went on our way. Oh yes, we had no facebook and mobiles in our old school academy then… how convenient now!

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Nov-24-15

Gardening

posted by constance

I’ve always loved gardening. It’s in my blood. I hardly have time to do much now but I still keep some plants, mostly edible ones now. I have a small pot of Daun Kaduk, which is also called Wild Betel Leaves, if I remember correctly. Some people call it pepper leaves. Not sure which is a common name. We use it for our Penang Otah Otah and Perut ikan. It is a nice mildly aromatic leaf, soft and just yummy when cooked.

I can’t find this plant in the markets in Singapore so growing them is the best choice. I also have a small potted plant of rosemary, given by a friend. And I planted some mint from cuttings leftover from the ones I bought from the local wet market. Last year, I also bought a small pot of curry plant and last month I got a small rooted stem of ‘bitter grass’ plant which works wonders for those with throat ailments.

If I had more space, and time, God knows what I will have! Veg, more plants and fruits!

For now, these little pots are my pride and joy and my endless stress reliever.

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Nov-24-15

It’s a Hot Christmas Season

posted by constance

I envy countries that have seasons. Singapore is always hot. Or just cool because of rain. Yes it gets cold but that is when you are in the air conditioned room. I wished we have snow or even a nice chilly weather that is lower than 20 deg C. Fat chance, unless it’s magical. Sometimes when I browze into online travel reads, I would check their weather forecast. Yesterday, I checked some province in China – Shandong and further up nearer to Russia. Nice and light snow now.

The closest we had to something falling from our skies would be ‘hailstones’… hahahah yes. Two years ago when it was shrouded with thick horrid haze from the burning agricultural lands in Indonesia, we had hailstones for the first time in my whole life..

We have rain, of course… some months more some months none at all. We get plenty of artificial snow during Christmas period, with the malls spending money to churn out machine made snow to draw the attention of the customers.

Oh well, I can still go online and read about Cozy Winters Review if I can’t have a nice winter here in Singapore.

And copy all the nice and beautiful scenic spots on my wallpaper. Just pretend we have snow… Maybe I shall buy some nice thick cardigans and winter woolies and turn up the aircon the the lowest..18 deg…yes its only 18 deg the lowest we can have.

Oh maybe I should just eat some ice cream…

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Nov-24-15

2015 posts..

posted by constance

I know I have really NOT been blogging. I want to, really but sometimes I am just too lazy. I have gotten past the blogging thingy actually, not like 8-10 yrs ago where it was still interesting to blog every or every other day. I am thinking of handling this over to my daughter who is a good 15 years old already! Time certainly flies. I was blogging a lot when she was so very young then. I enjoyed all the little stories about my girls and all the things we did then. Now because of work commitments and so much to juggle, blogging has been the last priority unless I really have some time to spare after some rest time which is rare for me.

I knew I had to get back here some time because I had an email that got someone asking me if I am still writing anything for money. Well, for the money I would, actually but it’s not really a lot as last time because I dont have so much spare time.

But I am just thinking perhaps this can be the new generation transition blog when it is then passed on to my daughter. And if it goes on, it would be really interesting to watch how a mom’s life and thereafter the new interesting active lifestyle of the offspring!

She has grown and matured a lot and is already a blogger in her own blog. But I am sure she would be happy to take this off me and continue on. After all, this is a paid for domain, I pay for hosting and also my yearly domain costs. Not a free blog. Let’s see how it will be for the future. Perhaps it will be a mom and daughter blog first…

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