My 21 year old Conscientious Daughter waits at traffic lights and will not cross before the Green Man appears even if there are no cars on the road. I find this very endearing as I will jaywalk in a heartbeat. This behaviour gives her a considerable amount of consternation, especially if I am dragging her along with me. Much like how I feel when my Flamboyant Father pulls me across a traffic-laden Hanoi road because (he assures me) “the cars and bikes will avoid us”.
Traffic crossings – zebra crossings, pelican crossings, toucan crossings – are these suggestions or imperatives? I guess depending on whether we are in Singapore, or in Hanoi, or in the UK, there are different levels of compliance and expectations for motorists as well as pedestrians.
What is it like where you live? How is the best way for a pedestrian to cross the road?
Crossing at the junction of Penang Road & Penang Lane
This post is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Cross
hosted by Deb at TravelWithIntent
Feature Photo is taken at the pedestrian crossing connecting Orchard Gateway across Orchard Road.
A nostalgic visit with one of my favourite bridges & art pieces which has since been refreshed. I haven’t run this way in a long while and it was a delightful way to spend 5 minutes (okay, maybe more like 15 minutes) reacquainting myself with this landmark. Continue reading “Five Minutes with an Art Bridge”
Thinking a lot about health: too many Friends & Family seems to be struck with ailments and illnesses. To be in the pink of health is not taken lightly or for granted. I am grateful for each day I wake up well. And for the time I get to spend with those close to me. Continue reading “Relishing the Pink”
Reflecting on the One Word Sunday: Size challenge hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent, this song came to mind from my Sesame Street watching childhood.
That’s about the size, where you put your eyes, that’s about the size of it. Continue reading “that’s about the size”
This mural carved from stone commemorates the opening of the Learning Forest area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 31 March 2017. Continue reading “By Design”
May has been a month of much reduced writing (in the wake of April’s month of Poetry Writing), lots of recreational baking (read: baked goods consuming). Also a great deal of marvelling & cheering my Dogged Dad on as he recuperates from his ICU ordeal. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: May 2019”
One of my favourite trees with majestic aerial roots in the Singapore Botanic Gardens; tucked at one end of Swan Lake. Continue reading “Aerial”
Thinking about words and their sway over us ….
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1, King James Version of the Bible Continue reading “Power of Words”
No more trains running through this track.
Formerly part of a railway line that ran between Singapore & Malaysia, this Rail Corridor is currently being developed in parts to make it a safe public space. This is the preservation and accessibility work the National Parks Board engages in; to bring nature to the people, to make green more a part of every day life. Continue reading “Missing”