A Bucida tree will never turn you down

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I got to know Bucida molineti tree since the day I shifted here some 12 years ago.  At that time, it was a man with the height of his childhood.  But then, he’s as tall as a four storey apartment now, and I’m sure he is holding an important role in decorates our neighborhood landscapes.

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Attracted by this lovely tree, right from the sleek silhouette to the elegant exterior it portrays.  The tiny arms and the leafy evergreens express himself in a refine and delicate manner.

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Leafs are gently small compared to the size of the body.  By saying that, he seems like standing on a moderate path, offering the blue sky to us and at the same time shading us from the cheerful bright sun.

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I like walking on pavements shaded with these trees, under their widely open arms.  Sometimes, the dropping leaves may accidentally got stuck on my glasses, but the kiss of it is so light and soft that I felt like it’s the teardrops of the tree.

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Taking a second look at it, does it strike a chord on you?  Yes, it looks like an upside down Christmas tree.  So the next time you bump into one, ask him “where have all the Christmas trees gone?”  I believe his answer will never turn you down.


A tour to Swan Lake

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What are they staring at? Is it something interesting or something so eyes catching to them?

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Yes! The swan lake. You are looking at the lake as old as the Gardens. It was built in 1866, since than the charming beautiful memories start. There is an island in the lake planted with Nibung palms, these has to be the most remarkable and timeless iconic in Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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The Banyan tree is old enough to be our great grand father, and also wise enough to play the old garden song.

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Though feeding is not allowed, as long as fishes and the feeder is happy, like-wise the cameraman.

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This wooden swan sculpture has been there for many decades but surprisingly; they just couldn’t get out of this place!

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There are 2 white mute swans from Amsterdam, always there be an ambassador, gliding like a sub-marine, shinning like a chandelier.

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Feed me! Feed me! How could you bear not to feed me?

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I’m so lovely and charming bright!

They are not lonely at all

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Today is the last day of Qing Ming festival. According to Chinese believes, Qing Ming duration stretch over 20 days that is before and after 10 days of the actual Festive season.

The Choa Chu Kang Cemetery is the biggest cemetery in Singapore, located at west side of the island that takes approximately an hour to reach from my home.

This is the only burial cemetery left in operation but this also proves that many friends will be known in this special community.

My ancestors are somewhere there, the rest are their friends, a group of long living friends!

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This Golden Shower tree is a very special friend of everybody. He is the Guard man of this senior home as well as the directional sign.

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Some, they like to wave at you and show you the colorful smile over this windy season!

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Some, they prefer stay green for lifetime on your head!

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Some like us; be a green follower!

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And some are so sweet and beautiful!

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Some are very union, putting effort to get close to each other and cheer up the environment.

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That’s why I’m glad they are not lonely at all…

Friend (28) – The backyard friends

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Backyard is not only a place for laundry or cooking matters.  Backyard is a place where I could natters and observes my green friends grow.  Though, space is a concern and constraint, we have to live with it.  To me, space is not about how much you own, it’s all about how much you’re optimizing it.

 We can’t change the size of the box, but we are able to change the setting within.  A potted plant wouldn’t obstruct our movement so much.  But when you feel so sick about the piled up laundry and the undone dishes, take a glance at this little green fairy, it’s smiling at you.  You would be sure, all along you are not doing the mundane work alone.



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Sometimes, they will laugh over my cooking skill.


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Sometimes, they feel so shy to tell you.


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Sometimes, they just can’t breath over the oily stuffs and trying to jump out of the window.


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You can consider owning air plant, if space is really constraints.


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Some are slim and elegant.


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Some are just very space compromising.


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Most importantly, we need a space for green within ourselves.


We need a friend, and you’ve got a friend.

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we need friend 01This is a group of friends I get to know during my language enhancement course the year before.  We got a chance to get around this Chinese New Year.  Snap some photos after our meals.  The treat is awesome but the gathering is even better than anything on the table.

We need friends all the time, we all know.  Especially, the unsurmountable bond that we has shared, it can’t even be measured through times.  Friends are not only beneficial to our well being, exchanging of ideas and care are just as important.  So, I always make an effort to call or message my friends to see how they are doing and it’s purely out of my hearty concern.

we need friend 02I’m glad I got to know these few classmates through this path of my life.  What has brought us together is just like what has brought us on this earth.  Be it for a reason or not, it’s not important to know.  The crucial point is we have been through the fun and have come a long way through the course structure.  It’s just like a curvy stream, it’s cooling and smiley as a whole.

That goes the same as the law of nature.  We need water and care for the green.  Do not discard the withered, when the leaves turn yellow.  Not capturing the best side of all, but the ups and downs in fact.  That makes life more vibrant.

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Stretchy Song

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Stretch, stretch, stretch!

Stretch my arm

Stretch my body

Stretch my ligaments

Stretch my face

Stretch it to the limit

Ready for the race

Stretch to the other side of the green

To get the praise

Stretch it to the limit

To get a better day

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Stretch, stretch, stretch!

Stretch my paws

Stretch my tail

Stretch my nose

Stretch my ears

Stretch it to the limit

Ready for the race

Stretch it for a better waist

To get a better praise

Stretch it to the limit

To get a happy day

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Stretch, stretch, stretch!

Stretch my fingers

Stretch my brain

Stretch my shoulders

Stretch my waist

Stretch it to the limit

Ready for the race

Stretch it for a better day

Hoping for a praise

Stretch it to the limit

To get a better pay

Sunshine on My Shoulders

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Sydney dedicates this lovely song to all his Followers and Future Blogger friends by witness the sunshine on the earth’s shoulder this morning!

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