Month: January 2013
Comics adopted from Off the Leash Facebook, if you happen to know him, spread the words,
if you don’t, enjoy then!
Pagoda Street got its name from the temple next door – Sri Mariamman Temple. It was one of the earliest streets of Singapore and was well known for its opium-smoking dens in the early 19th century. The street turned into a coolie-trading center in later part of the century and extended its role to coolie-station and in the mid-20th century turn itself as a textile/tailoring place.
“洋服” in Chinese literally means western style clothing, you can see in the picture they were many shop fronts written in this words. According to records, it has 18 tailor shops in the 50s along this street.
At one time, two brothers whose names Chan Cheak Tin and Chan Kai Kah own 5 tailor shops in the street, and all end with the name “Cheong”. In 1972, Queen Elizabeth II visited Pagoda Street.
And now, you may be able to have a glimpse of the historic background behind these Indian’s tailor shop.
A corner in the Chinese Heritage Museum reflects the typical front portion of the tailor shop.
Does the tailoring accessories remind you of the yesteryear of black and white?
How about the pendulum weight, ruler and measuring tape?
Middle portion of the shop reveals home-based lifestyles of the tailor. Sewing machine, baby hammock, the off-colored plastic carrier, does that hark back to some old memories?
How about the metal baby tram and the bicycle? Does that recall stories to our folks or childhood?
There is no sight of any water dispenser or fridge at this corner of the pantry. Perhaps, the feather duster looks quite similar.
Picture of stars! The paper cut-outs in the middle is the original famous Kung-Fu movie, acting out by Jack Lee now.
Kitchen reflects simple and prudent lifestyle of that era.
What about the condition of the lavatories? It’ll be an experience to use it then!
Today, the sunny area here welcomes all from, all walks of life.
And now, you can easily get a chilly authentic ice cream from the roadside cart. This is how I define “blessing”.
He is not coming back till mid- night, so here I am! Another temp job filling up for this party freak!
He told me he take this 200th posts as serious as his final art piece.
Hope that I am doing a good job for ourselves.
I asked him, where is my Pizza?
And he kept throwing dews to me, asking me to stitch it up for you guys!
I am not going to do that, pals!
Hey, Folks! Do it yourself!
Collect it if you want to, you can make it like necklace or diamond ring!
Hurry up! Dress up for your party!
We are not alone!
This is Sydney favorite, specially dedicated to all his Followers and Award nominators!
Wow! Sydney sometime is amazing!
These are the collection of Hopes!
Heavenly tears, he said.
Surrender to the Sun!
My job is done now, I better go back to my little cottage before the police send that drunkard home!
Lastly, my 2013 resolution will be same as Sydney, as for Sydney 2013 resolution will refer 2012.
All the best! Wish me luck!