How long have I been here?
I don’t think I have ever shown this.
I know I have shown beautiful sandy beaches, waves a crashing on the shore, kids playing the sand, a palm tree or two type thing but not this, I am certain.
You just look up from where you are on the East Coast and BOOM.
Singapore is one of the busiest trading ports in the world, blimey in the shot below you even have an aeroplane coming in to land at Changi.
There are ships everywhere. Some delivering, some receiving, some servicing – but always loads. Whether you look straight ahead as I have here.
Look to the right as I have here.
Notice beautiful sandy beach and waves a crashing.
Or to the left as I have here.
They are everywhere.
Which still bemuses me why a lot of locals and friends want to be in the high floors of the condos down here so that they have a sea view. What flipping sea. All I see is steel floating. So unless you are a ‘boat spotter’, would you really want this as your view – I have a tree view, thank you very much!! Ha Ha!!!
Off to second home. My family.
Our second dining room – at Lagoon Hawker again. AGAIN, yes I know.
It’s just a great place to be all together.
Amy clearly very proud of losing those teeth and having her new ones growing back already.
Ollie like some gunslinger in a Western ready to ‘draw’ his iPhone when I am not looking!!!
(You were spotted and photographed Ollie)
One day Son all this will be yours.
Oh dear, baby Jude taking a liking to refreshing beverage far too young.
He’s even dribbling if you look closely.
Well who’s his Dad, hmmmm enough said…
Still very cute though.
Nice one of my Mary and Baby Jude – although the little bugger is still staring at my bottle of Tiger. He He!!!
I told Jude a little joke, thinking he would not get it in a million years.
Well bugger me.
“Dad, Dad, stop it that was so funny, he he…”
“Seriously stop to Dad, that’s too funny, he he he…”
“Oh dear calm down Jude, calm down, phew that was funny though, made me giggle…”
“Phew deep breaths, come on Jude, I don’t want to give me hiccups…”
“Yes, yes getting there, I can do it, just don’t think of the punch line again…”
“Oh no, HA HA HA HA, too funny, HA HA HA HA HA, Dad stop it”
“Oh boy so funny, ooooops I think I wet my nappy….”
I love these two above and below of Amy and Ollie – big bro and sis.
She’s always following him.
And I HOPE he always leads her!!!
Lucky enough to then have Dragon Dances at the hawker – all related to the final few days of Chinese New Year and religious significance to keeping bad spirits away etc.
These guys are so talented. Really I should have taken video to show how they step in and over the poles they are holding to make it look like the dragon is chasing the ball the front guy has. Amazing stuff, albeit the drums and cymbals are bloody deafening.
The more aerobics, this time way more risky as these guys are up high, on tiny platforms big enough for one foot, and then carrying each other as they jump back and forth.
Absolutely fantastic – and again yes, followed by drums and cymbals – phew!!!
Check this out – these guys are somewhat off the ground and the top guy is actually standing on the bottom guy to show the lion as if on its hind legs.
“You tokking ta me?”
“I said are you tokking ta me?”
Drums and cymbals – ahhhhhhh!!!
Final one for today – leaving you with a great shot of the dragon.
Hoping this brings us all and all of you and your friends and families a very prosperous and safe year of the horse – Gong Xi Fa Chai