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Steve Vai and the Stick of Destiny

The stick came tumbling in the air and it was the last one that the drummer tossed into the crowd. Finally all those years of playing catch with whatever objects was going to prove itself. It rolled, it yawed but … Continue reading

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A place for recollection

This path is lined on both sides with this very gentle looking tree Leptospermum brachyandrum. It’s easily the most favorite place in the gardens for me. It looks like a nice place of repose and recollection.

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Garcinia nigrolineata – The beaked kandis

This is a wild mangosteen in cultivation at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Mangosteens belong to the family Clusiaceae (or formerly Guttiferae).  Some characteristics:  Opposite leaves without stipules, yellowish sap, branches emerging almost at right angles to the trunk.  More curiously … Continue reading

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Terminalia subspathulata

It’s easy to see why this is a heritage tree.  It’s been here as a tree since 150 years ago – which must make this tree older than that by quite many years.  Such big trees evoke awe and some … Continue reading

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Photogenic prata

I can almost smell this again.  This post is dedicated to friends and ex-students who are overseas.   You know you are a true blue Singaporean if this triggers some hunger pangs. That’s Josh waking up to the eating of … Continue reading

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Gandhi electives

Clearing out 8 years worth of stuff at work and unearthed some of the things I did in the exciting, beginning years as a teacher in RJC. This one is an elective teachers get to craft and conduct. I don’t … Continue reading

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Dodol

Malacca is a nice place to escape to. Away from rampant development in Sg. However Malacca is experiencing some aggressive development in the city centre. Why can’t we leave things alone? I miss the old Padang in Malacca. That’s why … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Church in Melaka

Had a memorable time at the compounds of this old church in Melaka.  They didn’t have Sunday evening mass there so as plans of mice and men oft go astray, we started to wander around the compounds.  Wander and wonder … Continue reading

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Best sentence read so far.

“If you want something, give it.”  Deepak Chopra

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Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund. will be organising a Family & Friends Charity Ride in conjunction with the launch of a Park Connector in the Northeastern part of Singapore by the National Parks Board (NParks) on 25 February … Continue reading

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