sitting with a boat: Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá

After we found this installation on the rooftop of the National Gallery of Singapore restored to movement and sound, we sat with it on several occasions for extended periods to soak in the sight and sound.

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Small Pleasures: boats, tides, little chocolate people

The only thing better than going to my happy place is going to my happy place with my little family.

And on this occasion, Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá, the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission at the National Gallery of Singapore was finally working again. It is a multimedia installation, complete with movement, water, music, poetry. It was worth the wait.

It was thrilling to hear & see tide come in at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. We have visited several times before but never when the tide was coming in.

The feature photo leading this post is also from this visit, taken at the pond of the Junior Adventure Trail.

Nimble-handed Older Daughter was commissioned to craft chocolates for our friend’s birthday. I love these little people and their funny expressions; this is my favourite.

Happily, she made an excess, so I get to enjoy them too!

Another Small Pleasure is reading Gratefulness posts. This week I am encouraged by:

The Changing Seasons: July 2020

My brain is like a sieve; some days worse than others.

One minute I am stirring in malt syrup into a pot of water in preparation to boil my bagels, the next I am hit with the realisation that I have forgotten about The Changing Seasons post for July. I have been reassured by loved ones that this condition will improve after menopause passes; I only hope they are right.

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