Lottery is an answer. Yes? No?

I have been so-called growing up and learning the way to live ‘all by myself’. Maybe I shouldn’t really say ‘all’ cos there are some nice mentors out there who gave advices when I need to. But other than that, I read to gain the knowledge I feel I’m lacking of. I’m one of those students who failed in ‘O’ level english, but I picked up better as I write all these years. Lor-soh you may say, but that’s how I learned.

Sometimes how I wish someone has told me much earlier what life is all about or rather what should I pursue? Someone who can led me along the way … maybe … rather than letting me walk alone sometimes. The uncertainty really scare me sometimes cos sad to say I still do not know what is ahead of me. I’m practically living from day to day.

But then, despites those fears, whenever I see youngsters from my friend list thinking all about earning big and retirement early issues, I just feel like sharing those reads that I have came across. The message they put across are so profound but yet it’s not uncommon. As years go by (probably I’m getting old), such goals are simply unhealthy and quite saddening. Ya, physically and financially, you may have everything, but mentally and spiritually, you have nothing. Money will run out unless you earn billions that could last for few generations.

So re-think, is that gonna be your real goal? Ask any retiree around you, how many times has he/she strike lottery. And what happened after the strike.

Anyway, if you have the time, give this article a good read.

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/lottery/

(extracted from an article I posted on my personal fb 1 year today)

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Lottery is an answer. Yes? No?

Singa Back To The Army

I received this Army Singa from mum’s friend today.

And it reminds me of this song …

我是年轻的卫国军
有的是满腔的热血
有的是精力充沛
相信我吧!新加坡

我要用这股力量
献身与新加坡
我要把敌人消灭
相信我吧!新加坡

我是年轻的卫国军
有的是满腔的热血
有的是精力充沛
相信我吧!新加坡

我要用这股力量
献身与新加坡
我要把敌人消灭
相信我吧!新加坡

I wished I could collect the whole set … 😦

picture credited to NDP 2015

Singa Back To The Army

A Date With The Birds

It has been decades since I last stepped into Jurong Bird Park. I think I’m still a pre-school girl the last time I went. So I don’t really remember how the bird park actually looks like in the past.

As much as I wanted to laze at home and clear whatever I still have yet to clear at my very own pace, I decided to spend this good bonding time with my family instead. That’s part of my objectives of my SDC actually. 😉

super still penguins ready for you @ penguin coast

scarlet ibis … my fav

roaming freely around you

he is huge!

this fellow came out of nowhere

my fav place in the park @ lory loft

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the fierce looking eagle @ birds of prey

@ pelican cove

jurong falls

@ swan lake

We will return again some day as there are many places we have yet to cover.

So for those who do not know where to go during the national day long weekends, you may consider this place. There is going to be 50% off admission in Aug.

Check this out!
http://www.birdpark.com.sg/events-promos/events-promos.html

** Transport Tips **

For those who are planning to make this trip via public transport, you could take bus 194 or 251 from Boon Lay Interchange (at Jurong Point).

194 is a loop service bus that has the shortest route to and fro bird park. 251 is a loop service too but the returning trip will pass through factories along Tuas area which will takes up to almost an hour to return back to the interchange.

The other alternative to avoid the crowd taking bus 194, is to cross over to the other side of the road and take 251 which is heading straight back to the interchange. And it only takes about 10mins ride to reach. There will always be ample seats as there are few people working in the industrial area over the weekends.

A Date With The Birds

My New Curry Love

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We fell in love with this Shinjuku Curry Arare snack by Nakamuraya ever since we received the first pack in the office.

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It tasted like rice cracker with a layer of curry coated on top.

But there are only 8 small packs in the smallest pack and only 5 strips of crackers in each small pack. 😦

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Today though we received a bigger box of 14 packs but were grabbed up in no time. 😓

So can you imagine just how popular it was in my office.

How I wish someone bought the 22 packs box just for me alone. 😄

My New Curry Love