Archive | February, 2017

Vintage Carpenter Ruler

20 Feb

It was just plain luck that I literally bumped into what I was interested to acquire.

The carpenter ruler holds a special place in my childhood. Father used it for his work, but I couldnt locate his ruler for many years since his passing. Now I found one, a new one  left unsold in the hardware shop for many years!! And I paid only $18.00 for it. A bargain. The seller is an old person who used to have his shop at Sungei Road, started in 1942 but now relocated to SimLim Towers.

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Turtle Soup at Jalan Berseh Hawker Centre

20 Feb

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This soup stall here is a popular one, selling all types of herbal soup, from pig organs, black chicken, turtle, mutton etc. I ordered the black chicken soup for $6.20 with yam rice. And the  more exotic one is the turtle soup at $17.20, for  a serving for two.

A young family shared the table with me.  They got interested in my sketching and chatted with me and became friends.

 

Friends of Sungei Buloh: in the new Rooster Year Lo-hei and Mangrove Tree Planting at the new Junior Wetlands

12 Feb

Welcoming the new Lunar Year with Friends of Sungei Buloh. After the traditional Lo-hei, the delicious vegetarian salad  was a great start to good nature practice, followed by  mangrove tree planti…

Source: Friends of Sungei Buloh: in the new Rooster Year Lo-hei and Mangrove Tree Planting at the new Junior Wetlands

Friends of Sungei Buloh: in the new Rooster Year Lo-hei and Mangrove Tree Planting at the new Junior Wetlands

12 Feb

Welcoming the new Lunar Year with Friends of Sungei Buloh. After the traditional Lo-hei, the delicious vegetarian salad  was a great start to good nature practice, followed by  mangrove tree planti…

Source: Friends of Sungei Buloh: in the new Rooster Year Lo-hei and Mangrove Tree Planting at the new Junior Wetlands

Morning Coffee with Neighbour at Shunfu Market

10 Feb

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Sketched this group of breakfast friends at Shunfu Market while chatting with a neighbour . The Chinese New Year  buntings are very much  a tradition in most food places during this period, for at least up to the 15th of the  first Lunar month.

Technology dispensing medication

9 Feb

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MORE EFFICIENCY, LESS Employment…
Robot at work at TanTockSengPharmacy. Was amused by this robotic arm which caught my attention while waiting for my prescription.. It distributed the selected medicines to little cages for the pharmacist to dispense to outpatients.. My time taken from registration to collection was 28 mins.

Tekka morning coffee

7 Feb

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Coconut drinks, straight from the nut itself is getting quite popular with the present hype about the goodness of this drink. At $2.50 a nut, it is worth the health benefits it is supposed to provide. But I stick to my coffee here, while sketching here, just before buying groceries from the wet market.

Turbaned Sikhs are not a common sight now, …the gentlemen talking with his  lady friend is a rare sight.