Sunday, June 28, 2009

DH update

Stairs and air well screens partially competed. The detail is taking for ever!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Film - I love you Man

Another chick flick. A funny story with the message for women that all boys will grow up eventually. Problem is, I came away thinking women are frivolous and men are creative. Opps!!!! And mind the language....would make a trouper blush!!! Anyway, did make me laugh so 3 out of 5.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

7th Singapore Special Olympics

Football photographer for the day.

Venue, the University sports fields. Participants, local schools catering for kids with special needs.

Result, some exciting, fast five-a-side football played in a hectic 15 minutes.

T'was very hot. We bought a silver umbrella specially for the day.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Lotus Children's Centre.

A small group of young Singaporean women have been to Lotus during the Summer months, 2007 and 2008. They want to return next year, 2010, with enough money to take a group of the teenagers to China. The girls will fund their own costs entirely. The idea, suggested by Didi the Director seen in the Tube Video, is to broaden the participants horizons by showing them another environment. (Also click here for pictures from last winter)
Together we have created a blog for the project. If you would like to help, please visit our blog at . Thanks..

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau means the other side of the island, apparently. Well the bus trip of 40 mins on the 401E, (plug for Rapid-Penang), up and over the hills is quite something and gives you the feeling of going over to the other side!!! It is Durian time and they are everywhere at the moment. I didn't realise how many grew on one branch, never mind on the whole tree. A walk in the forest becomes very hazardous with Durian trees a round. Nice Church too.

Photo from B P Blog at

We also met Mr Fong Ten Sent a silversmith. He is 68 years young. I bought a couple of silver miniatures from him. See He has a miniature wok and burner in silver which I will get on our next trip.

Penang flat - the finish

With the instalation of the kitchen sink, the flat can be considered.....finished. We do need a coffee table and a couple of chairs for guest would be nice, but hey, there is always next time.

Building work has started across the way, but unlike Singapore, work stops before dusk and nothing happens on Sunday. The boards show a low rise development with a mix of shops and houses. This area is really on the up. The north of the island is running out of flat land to build on so the centre of the island seems to be moving south. Out of the 11 bus routes that serve the South, 10 place our place. And the wonderful Rapid-Penang bus company has just taken delivery of 200 new buses!!! Sorted.

Christian Lacroix

The National Museum of Singapore has a couple of exhibitions on at the moment. We went to see the Christian Lacroix collection of theater, mainly opera, costumes. Just a little bit over the top. His concept sketches are displayed along side the finished works. Loved those.

And for something completely From the exhibition blurb..."As a child, Danish designer and architect Verner Panton (1926–1998) had always dreamt of a large room full of colourful cushions. His designs reveal that love for bold colours and his preference for spatial harmony and comfort." And did he do just that! Eat your heart out IKEA. Like our Penang flat, red is the new black!!!