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Reblog Valentine’s Song to our deceased friend – CoCo

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This is a Reblog article in memory of CoCo, Cougar’s girl friend who passed away a few months ago.

We wish her may as adorable as what she was in Heaven now.

A smiley cloud pass by outside my window this moment…perhaps a angel…

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I’m always by your side

I’ll always be your pride

To ease your pain

We go for a ride

We walk on the bridge

Everything will be fine

Don’t ask me why

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I’m always by your side

I’ll always be your bride

To soften your face

We go for a ride

We walk on the water

Everything will be fine

I don’t know why

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I’m always by your side

I’ll always be your pride

To brighten up your day

We go for a ride

You look at the east

Me at the west

Everything will be fine

Don’t ask me why

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I’m always by your side

I’ll always be your bride

To alleviate your naughtiness

We go for a ride

You look at the left

Me at the right

Everything seems to be fine

I don’t know why

I just don’t know why

War Memorial Park

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war memorial park 01This Civilian War Memorial is located in War Memorial Park, the open space between City Hall MRT and One Raffles Link.

war memorial park 02The Memorial is dedicated to all those who perished during 2nd World War, Japanese Occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945.

war memorial park 03The four vertical of 70 meters high pillars, symbolic the share experience of the Chinese, Malays, Indians and other races.

war memorial park 04The remains of unknown victims are interred beneath the monument.

war memorial park 05Today is the National Day of Singapore, we shall let this Memorial to act as a reminder, to cherish and treasure every blossom in this peaceful century.

The MacDonald House

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macdonald house 01The MacDonald House was built in 1949 by the architectural firm Palmer and Turner. It is now the only one building left with red- brick exterior in Orchard road. In 1965, two Indonesia saboteurs placed a bomb on the mezzanine floor, three persons was killed and 33 injured.

macdonald house 05The impact of the bomb shattered all windows within 300 feets and damages car outside the building. It was due to Indonesia Confrontation, in support of President Sukamo, opposition to the merger of Singapore, Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak. The 2 Indonesia terrorists were convicted to murder and hanged eventually.

macdonald house 02The building was built for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. It was the first large office building of the post-war period and has gazetted as a National Monument on 10 February 2003.

macdonald house 03The building is designed in Neo-Georgian style. Built in reinforced concrete and clad in red brickwork with rigid language. The white painted frame casement windows allow it to stand out from the modern cityscape of the Orchard road. macdonald house 04The 1st floor was lay by creamy natural marble stones, the size of the tiles and refine details made the building more conspicuous.

Obviously, this buiding is different from fast restaurant Mcdonald, this is The Macdo

nald House.

Courier hour

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courier hour 02Sometimes I’ll helped my friend who is doing courier service where he last minute can’t find anybody to do the delivery task.

So here I am.

Today, I left home at 5.50am in the morning, reached LRT (Light Rail Transit) by 6am. And took a public bus 27 and change to another bus 37 to reach Changi Industrial Park. Finally, I touched the ground of World Courier at 7.15 am, by then dawn was standing by my side.

courier hour 01I picked 2 parcels for delivery; one must be delivered at Chinatown by 9am, the other one by 9.45 at Orchard WHEELOCK PLACE.

Times is precious, I have to speed up to reach the destination before the specific time required by World Courier, so that I have enough time to roll over for the next delivery.

courier hour 03It was 7.30 am, I took a bus back where I came from and transferred to MRT (Mass Rapid Transports). The time traveling took me about 1 hour plus.

Gladly, I reached the 1st destination at 8.45. I got a stamped for acknowledgement and heading the next job.

courier hour 04I took bus no. 145 to reach WHEELOCK PLACE in Orchard road; by 9.25 I managed to deliver all on time.

This is my “Rush Hour”, quite fun and interesting, that is one of the reasons I had many pictures always ready on hand!

Singapore River by local poet, Lee Tzu Pheng

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singapore riverThe operation was massive;

designed to give new life

to the old lady.

We have clearned out

Her arteries, removed

detritus and slit,

created a by-pass

for the old blood.

Now you can hardly tell

her history.

 

We have become

so health-conscious

the heart

can sometimes be troublesome.

Lee Tzu Pheng (Dr) (b. 13 May 1946, Singapore -) is considered one of Singapore’s most distinguished poets. A retired university lecturer, she is an award-winning poet who has published in anthologies and journals internationally. All her three volumes of poetry, Prospect of a Drowning (1980), Against the Next Wave (1988) and The Brink of an Amen (1991), have won the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) Award – From http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_447_2005-01-25.html

Different types of Durian

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Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.

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By courtesy of beconfused.com

D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.

This is one of the most expensive varieties.

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XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.

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By courtesy of blog.udn.com)

Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.

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By courtesy of fatoo.com

Mao Shan Wang- (meaning mountain cat king) the flesh that is firm on the outside, creamy on the inside. Having the most satisfying of all durians types, having said that, this is considered the best among all.

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By courtesy of http://www.mysabah.com

Red, Orange meat- one of the rare varieties, fruits are very small and can be held by one palm. Both are considered as Wild Durians.

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By courtesy of sgforums.com

Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world

Sculptures outside Peranakan Museum

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penarakan museum 01There are two lovely sculptures located outside Peranakan Museum. Peranakan Museum is the first of its kind museum specialize in Peranakan culture. You will see a cat sculpture lying on the front court yard floor, before stepping in the building.

penarakan museum 02A grandfather and granddaughter’s sculpture located outside the main building.

penarakan museum 03Granddaughter was happily pointing something in the sky that made her cheering up.