Thursday, May 6, 2010


This air force building stands defiant in a two storey building zone

This is our rule of law

Sunday, May 2, 2010


There was a woman at the filthy wc of Song River coffee shop cursing and swearing while her little girl was peeing. I couldnt get what she was angry at but there was something about "hurry up". A very impatient woman I wanted to slap
Night before H Lay again displayed her powers of attraction again, the little hawker boy coming up to her and talking to her. She got him to wash his hands and taught him to speak up and order ice cream the proper way. The boy even guessed the man with her was her husband and followed him like a faithful dog when he went to a hawker to order something to eat.

Monday, April 26, 2010


I have just finished Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Sun At first it was reluctant reading having just finished the towering Wolf Hall but as I read on the book started to grip me with its terrifying and moving story about people involved with the Biafra war and hoping for its victory.
Its starting to rain but remains suffocatingly hot. Have not been out because I am just recovering from a cold and there is a lot of flem in the chest which slows one down
Sad news with JIng Quee in hospital and unable to walk

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Second home

At a talk the other night I learnt to my astonishment that Chinese headed the list of second homers followed by Bangladeshis There some 19,000 here cf to Singapore's 100,000

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I marvel at the way some people are blessed with an attraction for children. Lay beckoned to the little boy the other day and he came rightaway and talked to her for a long time sucking the ice cubes she got for him (it was past midnight and there no more ice cream to be got) He is ill treated by his hawker father but never comes when we call to him to give him chocolate. I wonder whether it's her long black hair that attracts him. All my other friends have tried but he never comes to them.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Frogs used to sing me to sleep every night - mostly the high notes ones. Now with this drought in its 3rd month accompanied by killing heat they have disappeared. I often wonder where they are now

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Thanks to Hooi Lin I ve got this blog going again!
More later!