Share Your World: a Singaporean Nightscape

The Marina Bay area is stunning at night.  Loving Husband and I had a stroll on the promenade on Saturday while waiting for Darling Daughters who were at the Esplanade: Theatres by the Bay, watching the Stuttgart Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet.  It was a balmy evening, rather festive with cyclists, pedestrians & live music from an al fresco cafe, enlivening our walk.

In the spirit of further sharing my world, here are this week’s questions & my answers to Cee’s Share Your World .

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)

I think the perfect food is the one I am enjoying at any point in time, whether it is a hearty bowl of steel cut oats laden with fruit, or a decadent croissant, buttery, flakey yet chewy, or a mess of colourful stir-fried vegetables, or a scoop of the creamiest ice cream chock full of nuts & dried fruit & marshmallows & assorted goodies. I endeavour to enjoy every mouthful!  I try not to eat when I’m rushed, or to feel guilty when I’m eating potato chips.

 

Are you focused on today or tomorrow?

I’m better at living in the moment these days, so my answer is Today.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be, and what would you ask?

I’ve never had adult conversations with any of my grandparents.  I would love to speak with each of them and get to know them.

What did you appreciate this past week?  

I had a good writing week, and several interesting conversations with WordPress Friends.  I feel invigorated and inspired.

 

Feature Photo: Fullerton Hotel (on the right) on Marina Bay, in response to Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Scale.

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Share Your World: Inspired by Nature

Many of us find inspiration in Nature.

Singapore may be a city, but there are many wonderfully green places for pedestrians to wander about, mull over life’s mysteries and be inspired.  I love exploring the Park Connector network when I have the chance; these dedicated walkways/cycle paths run between parks to allow one to park hop,  providing safe passage for pedestrians & cyclists.  The Alexander Canal Linear Park is a beautiful and particularly lovely example, running alongside several housing developments. Continue reading “Share Your World: Inspired by Nature”

Share Your World: Inside Out, Outside In

Inside Out: This is what you will see when you look out my kitchen window: a small portion of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Outside In: Cee’s Share Your World is a window I enjoy looking through into the worlds of some of the WordPress community.  Cee posts a new set of questions every Monday.  Follow the above link for instructions if you would like to join in. Continue reading “Share Your World: Inside Out, Outside In”

Running to Stillness on Orchard Road

I love running down Orchard Road, one of Singapore’s busiest shopping streets.  There are huge department stores on either side of the 4-lane thoroughfare, which is typically crawling with vehicles.  The wide walkways are often buzzing with people from all walks of life.

Except I am there before the hustle and bustle starts up; not quite the break of dawn, but early enough where there aren’t many pedestrians on the boulevard, save the few who are beautifying the streets for those who will visit in force in a few hours.  I have the place to myself. Continue reading “Running to Stillness on Orchard Road”

Invisible

Heat from the pavement rises up my feet
              or is it from the bodies pushing, nudging, jostling
handbags, backpacks, paper bags 
   are instruments of pain
bruises blooming
words forming, 
   stopped before they are borne to cause more harm
        
Roar from traffic
              or is the stampede of thoughts that 
              race through my head
red cars, yellow taxis, silver, grey, black, white
all the same, noise pollution, air pollution, soul pollution
the sound box churning, 
swirling with acrid smoke and cracked mirrors
words floating, never landing

Glare from the sun 
              or from the many faces that look but do not see
black, white, short, tall, wide, heartshaped, blue, brown
reflecting sadness, emanating pain, stifling pain
words unspoken, words lost
words to define, to give shape, to validate 
until the words are found, there is only the void.

Intro to Poetry, Day 2: Face