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Christmas Light Up On Orchard Road

on November 17, 2016

For as long as I can remember, Orchard Road, our lil red dot’s famous shopping belt has always been decked up in yuletide lights and cheer.

Last Sunday our President of Singapore turned the switch on to mark the start of the light up.

Retailers chip in to pay for the lights and street decoration including shopfronts – their way of attracting the crowd to stop, browse and buy.

Over the years, Orchard Road has lost its sparkle in raking in shoppers’ dollars.

From Shaw Centre, Tangs, Icon, Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City, Lucky Plaza, Paragon, Centrepoint, Somerset 313, a lot of shops are shuttered.

The economy is generally not doing well and this is why Electrical Lord keeps treating me like crap as he wants to get cheaper staff who can work 24 hours a day.

Plenty of unemployment and he feels he can make use of this opportunity to bully us.

I digress….well traditionally, I will be taking a drive with my folks to gawk at the lights. 

It will be bumper to bumper traffic as everyone will be slowing down to take in the feast by eyes! 

Technically my folks can gawk whilst I set my eyes glued to the front me and fists clenched on steering wheel to drive carefully to avoid jaywalkers or dashers!

Tempers will fly amongst drivers.

Christmas leaves me with mixed feelings.

I have never been happy at Christmas time as every year from 1993 till 2014 except 2015, I spent it as a patient in hospital, recovering from surgery.

Before that as a student, it was fun. 

Aah well log cakes, leg of ham, roast turkey or whatever….it will be a quiet one for me as I intend to stay home, hug my inanimate furball Garfield and do crosswords.

I must remember to get my flu shot.

If I have money as they say…everyday is Christmas and so I will not bow to commercialism and instead do some soul searching.

At least I have free lighted up Orchard Road to drive through. 

Happy Thursday folks!šŸ˜Š

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6 responses to “Christmas Light Up On Orchard Road

  1. Good morning and happy Thursday-nearly the week end now šŸ™‚
    Yes…Christmas is over commercialised now..but the lights are always pretty šŸ™‚ x

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