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. Continue reading “Share Your World: a Singaporean Nightscape”
One of Singapore’s most popular tourist sites is in my backyard; well, it is just across the street. So, I fortunately find myself there a couple of times a week. One of my favourite features in the Botanic Gardens is this sculpture, Swing Me, Mama, sculpted in serpentine (spring stone) by Dominic Benhura (1995). Continue reading “Five Minutes with a Mother & Child”
Pancakes are one of my all-time favourite feeds. The first mouthful of cakey fluffiness, dripping with butter and maple syrup is comfort food at its finest! The alchemy of simple flour, egg & milk, stirred in a mixing bowl, and in no time at all, transformed into delicious sustenance! Continue reading “Family Time: Pancake Sunday”
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”
I don’t always exercise in the morning as I sometime have driving commitments. When I do, I like to get out at dawn; I love the magnificence of the sunrise, the quiet of that time of day, and the drowsiness which curbs negative self-talk (read: too sleepy to mull over reasons why I shouldn’t hit the pavement). Continue reading “Guess who I met at the Singapore Botanic Gardens?”
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”
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.
A quiet Tanglin Road, at the start of my run
Walkway in front of Ngee Ann City. Sculptures by Manola Valdes on the right of the photo.
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”
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
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