Did your contact lens pop out?
Did you fall and break your spectacles while girl/guy watching?
Looking for an optician, squinting, trying to read signboards?
Have no fear, you know there’s an optician right here!
Can’t resist sharing this on Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge. 😀
On the streets of Penang – no kitchen; no fancy food court; no angst on my part.
Fried “Flat Rice Noodles” – from the back of a truck. Yes, she fried & I ate. Yum! Yum!
Fried Noodles and Blanched Noodles.
Street Fruit ~ to me, Street Art.
I walk the streets of Singapore, each time when I’m back, with a different feel these days. I try not to take anything for granted. So when I saw the David Elias Building, I stopped, I observed, I approached…
David Elias Building
Note the significant Star of David at the top and along its sides. Built by Mr Elias, a Jewish merchant, in 1928 to house his trading company it just emits vibes of history. It stands at the the junction of 2 main roads indicating a prime location.
The tallest point of its façade.
With the intermingling of races & religions over the years, I think ownership and tenancy has played a significant role in little addition(s) to this conserved historical building. From my brief observation, it shows ~ very subtly. I wish I had a reason/excuse to explore its interior but alas … 😦
Little mirrors attached.
Mirrors outside a building, placed in strategic locations, are used to deflect “poison arrows” in Feng Shui… other buildings’ pointed corners, roof edges, broken walls, etc., so this indicates a Chinese Feng Shui believer owns/rents some or all of this building now.
Down on the ground level, what else can there be but a food shop/eatery for us Singaporean food lovers.
Dual purpose blinds – block sun’s rays & advertise.
When I read a post by Michelle W. of WordPress asking the captioned, together with contribution from several bloggers, it made me ask myself that question.
Sometimes there can be more than ONE but they each can still live in their lonely self-imposed enclave. Loneliness, to me, is a state of mind.
Many a time I enjoy my own company, allowing free flow of thoughts, doing what I please, keeping peace with myself. Being an only child, to me, ONE is merely an ordinary state of lifestyle.
Am I an introvert? Yes.
Do I feel lonely when on my own? No.
So, is ONE really the loneliest number?
Subjective … it can be, if you make it so.
The Curry Leaf Plant (Murraya Koenigii) once established will/can reproduce in different ways. On its own, with a tap root deep enough to maintain its subsistence, it produces secondary roots (like mini-rhizomes) to produce little “baby” plants which can eventually exist on their on. From a gardener’s standpoint that is a good time to unearth-&-pot to create individual independent plants.
But … Curry Leaf Plants do produce flowers too, which when pollinated become fruits, bearing seeds …
Fruits ~ 1 ripened & 1 still immature (with their pollinating assistant)
and when ripened can be buried to germinate and produce seedlings.
I usually hand-pick them when they are dark burgundy and begin softening a little, then very, very gently peel off the coating and bury the aromatic seeds with their pulp intact.
A matured Curry Leaf fruit and 1 which has been peeled. This seed, with its hypocotyl visible, is still vegetal but ready to start growing into a plant.
So today, a few Curry Leaf seeds will be given new and comfortable seed cell-pots with rich growing mix, to begin their new lives.
Yes, I’m helping it to get out of its Vegetal state!
Buddhist children after a lesson with their favorite nun.
For many years, in Singapore, the hardworking “hawkers” or food sellers have been taken for granted ~ but not any more. Finally they are recognized and appreciated. Is this a dying trade? I hope not.
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