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This & That Including What Ails

Ode To Garfield #13

Waking up and not working 9am to 6pm is a joy,

Leaving the Dragon Lair, I danced with joy, boy oh boy!

Seeing my inanimate furball Garfield as a soft toy!

Sitting quietly in the corner all coy,

Giving me silent Garfield hugs with joy.

Garfield is boy,

Garfield does not eat soy!

Neither does Garfield like conpoy.





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My Walk Part 2

As I set out for my walk, I saw some unique plants and trees.

In tiny spaces some of them grew or merely in pots.

I am amazed at this yellow speckled top dribbled onto this tree top. It is the Angsana tree and its blossoms last one day only.

It is actually tiny yellow flowers and it fell like confetti onto the road!

I could see it fallen on the ground giving it a yellow stretch on the sidewalk and road.

Yellow papayas? Pale yellow are fact I have never seen these till now.

I saw this really unique orange gourd plant in a pot sans leaves. 

Ornamental gourds I think they are and I am unsure if it is at all edible.

It is really pretty!!

Below is a shrub that grew as a plant along the roads, planted by our government agency, NParks as part of their greening of lil red dot.

I saw this rather “old” spinach plant growing rather resistantly along the walking path, out of a crevice! 

Potted bougainvilleas growing beautifully in full bloom…..white, pink, orange blossoms. First time for me seeing white blooms.

I chanced upon these old trees with ferns growing on them. As a sign of their mature age, I could see royal fern, staghorn fern growing out of the boughs like parasites but greening the brown colored trunks.

Bird’s nest fern nestled at the base of the tree.

I felt better after the walk. Life gives me lemons🍋🍋🍋and it is always easier said to be strong💪

But sometimes strenght gives in to that self doubt as how can it humanly be possible that I can never get a good break.

I must be the most shittiest person alive! Aah well….back to hugging my inanimate furball and making lemonade.

Maybe I am just born under a very unlucky star or am required to continue to suffer till I breathe my last breath😆

I just hope my left leg don’t start to hurt again as some weeks back, I had 3 steroid injections with pain killers.


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Reflections & Appreciating Good Architecture On My Walk…Part 1

I have been feeling down lately. 

Too many things in my little brain and the hamster in the wheel is a tad tired😉

I could not understand why my last 3 Lords were employers from hell….DL was a tad better than EL.

Probabilities or was it me?

I dug deep within self. 

I worked like a dog, was used, berated and treated unkindly. 

This started with Scorpion, followed by EL and then DL.

In order of horridness, EL leads the pack, followed by DL and then Scorpion King.

A member of family accused me of being the “worthless cur”and sentenced me to “being the one with the problem. Sigh! 

I often wonder why I listen or consider the comments of a “member of family” – these are not worthy people. 

Still, I had to do a reality check. I worry I if I was indeed the problem

But fact is, each of these places saw mass exodus and Chicken plus Bird were with me at Scorpion King and they concurred at how horrif that place was.

15 heads of Departments at EL all left. Turnover was on average 2 weeks. I lasted more than a year! I ought to get a medal for most abused 😊

Meanwhile my headaches sometimes do not end, neck feels like a ton supporting a heavy head with vertigo is acting up, followed by nose bleeds.

I guess I have to sort that out. Something new for my medical team to sort out?

Menieres or whatever, I do realise that when I am older, I could become deaf because of my ear problems.

News just announced on telly that by 2030, an estimated 1,000,000 people in lil red dot will get deaf as they listen to blaring music on headphones. I do no such thing. Just hugging my inanimate furball Garfield😃

So I took a long walk amidst greenery. 

Nothing cheers me up than seeing nice architectural homes. These bungalows are easily priced ranging from SGD15,000,000 and even up to $25,000,000 as built up area is huge.

It is a shame that for the bungalow below, the helper hung bath towels over the balcony as it marred the beauty of this wooden second floor architecture.

I find this “cubism” styled architecture amusing.

This home featured below belonged to late President Ong Teng Cheong. I believe this is priceless.

He and his late wife were good architects.

Sadly they both succumbed to cancer in their 60s I think. 

I only remembered Mr Ong suffering from lymphoma then.

I suppose he saw the merits of this colonial styled bungalow and conserved it.

I am unsure if his children stays there now.

Tune in to part 2 to see the flora I chanced upon on my walk.


Novel Meaning To Drinking

After too much of drinking…..



Darkness falls amidst a starless night,

Spooks a haunting might just give me a fright!

Luckily no apparitions are sighted,

Brightly illuminated lamps showed streets lighted.

If Jesus walked amongst us today, he won’t he knighted,

Far too many questions…

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