Category Archives: Canada 2011

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Who were they?

A chance encounter with strangers from a different land. Yet, maybe they were less strangers to me than some locals I might bump into everyday – because we spoke the same language. “It’s good, isn’t it?” Looked up from my

Dark clouds rain tender herb

Who were they?

A chance encounter with strangers from a different land. Yet, maybe they were less strangers to me than some locals I might bump into everyday – because we spoke the same language. “It’s good, isn’t it?” Looked up from my

Last glorious sunset for 2011

Final one for 2011 :)

Mm-hmm. What a year… What a year. This time last year, I wrote a journal entry, highlighting 2 things: “Waiting forwardly: Not to be insensitive, complacent or too content, that the Holy Spirit may not interrupt my plans and lead

Last glorious sunset for 2011

Final one for 2011 :)

Mm-hmm. What a year… What a year. This time last year, I wrote a journal entry, highlighting 2 things: “Waiting forwardly: Not to be insensitive, complacent or too content, that the Holy Spirit may not interrupt my plans and lead

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Cream – IV

Confession: I’ve always feared doing frosting. It scares me. It looks so… difficult. Remember spending a good amount of time this summer watching SB do it with such style – then promptly forgetting the techniques she patiently described to me,

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Cream – IV

Confession: I’ve always feared doing frosting. It scares me. It looks so… difficult. Remember spending a good amount of time this summer watching SB do it with such style – then promptly forgetting the techniques she patiently described to me,

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“It starts with Despair.”

An Advent message from my church in Ottawa [reproduced below; link to other messages here]. Reminded me of the first hand of friendship, kindness and acceptance they offered me that late summer morning, 3 years back. Our thoughtful study of God’s

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“It starts with Despair.”

An Advent message from my church in Ottawa [reproduced below; link to other messages here]. Reminded me of the first hand of friendship, kindness and acceptance they offered me that late summer morning, 3 years back. Our thoughtful study of God’s

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Wait

I love meeting with A. Our journeys have strong parallels, yet they are also very different in other ways. But we come to the same conclusions about God, who we are in Him, and how we are to live. And

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Wait

I love meeting with A. Our journeys have strong parallels, yet they are also very different in other ways. But we come to the same conclusions about God, who we are in Him, and how we are to live. And

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Absent

How much more would I see if I were less absent? … Why is it that I find it so much easier to be present in Canada, not Singapore? * Flickering Mind Denise Levertov Lord, not you, it is I

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Absent

How much more would I see if I were less absent? … Why is it that I find it so much easier to be present in Canada, not Singapore? * Flickering Mind Denise Levertov Lord, not you, it is I

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Ottawa blues

All tired this afternoon. Two napped, two in own worlds. At least, I was – one that’s half a globe away. Half past six. Time to roast the vegetables… Butternut squash. Sweet onion. Red pepper. Zucchini. Beetroot. Forgot the garlic. Did

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Ottawa blues

All tired this afternoon. Two napped, two in own worlds. At least, I was – one that’s half a globe away. Half past six. Time to roast the vegetables… Butternut squash. Sweet onion. Red pepper. Zucchini. Beetroot. Forgot the garlic. Did

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Recipe 13: Vegetarian Burgers

Credit to SB for this one. It came from Chatelaine Magazine, and was something she wanted to try since it was so appropriate for summer. We had this at her place with homegrown salad vegetables, mango chutney, perfectly grilled asparagus

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Recipe 13: Vegetarian Burgers

Credit to SB for this one. It came from Chatelaine Magazine, and was something she wanted to try since it was so appropriate for summer. We had this at her place with homegrown salad vegetables, mango chutney, perfectly grilled asparagus

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20th. Wrap.

The end of the 20th. Just 7 left! Eventful. Dramatic. Memorable. Precious. Fleeting. Eternal. Gratitude. Hopefulness. Uncertainty. Wonder. Wrap it up – only so that more can unfold. * Asparagus – it is summer. Soup it. Potato wraps. Honey roasted

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20th. Wrap.

The end of the 20th. Just 7 left! Eventful. Dramatic. Memorable. Precious. Fleeting. Eternal. Gratitude. Hopefulness. Uncertainty. Wonder. Wrap it up – only so that more can unfold. * Asparagus – it is summer. Soup it. Potato wraps. Honey roasted

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Space & Soul

A scent of fresh jasmine. Stringing up orchid petals, with jasmine counterpoints. A book of handiwork. “Wow, this is much harder than I thought… How do they do it? It’s exquisite!” “They have observed nature carefully… understand the structures, the

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Space & Soul

A scent of fresh jasmine. Stringing up orchid petals, with jasmine counterpoints. A book of handiwork. “Wow, this is much harder than I thought… How do they do it? It’s exquisite!” “They have observed nature carefully… understand the structures, the

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Pea P(r)esto!

Was bound to do something about that pea fascination sooner than later. Too obsessed with Smitten Kitchen’s post to wait. Peas – check. Pine nuts – check. Parmesan – check. Linguini – check. Brother-who-doesn’t-like-peas not coming home for dinner –

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Pea P(r)esto!

Was bound to do something about that pea fascination sooner than later. Too obsessed with Smitten Kitchen’s post to wait. Peas – check. Pine nuts – check. Parmesan – check. Linguini – check. Brother-who-doesn’t-like-peas not coming home for dinner –

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Midnight in Paris

[Pic source] Click on image to access the soundtrack Watched Midnight in Paris slightly more than a week ago (was it only a week ago?!) at The Bytowne. Didn’t quite know what to expect (skimmed mixed reviews), though as TS

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Midnight in Paris

[Pic source] Click on image to access the soundtrack Watched Midnight in Paris slightly more than a week ago (was it only a week ago?!) at The Bytowne. Didn’t quite know what to expect (skimmed mixed reviews), though as TS

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Fuel up

Was a turbulent ride back to SG from HK – the pilot primed us 3 times before takeoff. Thankfully I made a wise choice for breakfast – light enough to just about withstand the lunging and tossing, but heavy enough

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Fuel up

Was a turbulent ride back to SG from HK – the pilot primed us 3 times before takeoff. Thankfully I made a wise choice for breakfast – light enough to just about withstand the lunging and tossing, but heavy enough

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Haima

Bulletin issued at 05:07 HKT 23/Jun/2011   Tropical Cyclone Bulletin Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is in force. This means that winds with mean speeds of

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Haima

Bulletin issued at 05:07 HKT 23/Jun/2011   Tropical Cyclone Bulletin Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is in force. This means that winds with mean speeds of

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Disconnect

Yups. Disconnected. As expected. It’s funny – the guy who was right behind me must have been a young Singaporean student based in Toronto. We were greeted by ground staff once we stepped off the aerobridge, with just 8 min

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Disconnect

Yups. Disconnected. As expected. It’s funny – the guy who was right behind me must have been a young Singaporean student based in Toronto. We were greeted by ground staff once we stepped off the aerobridge, with just 8 min

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Longest Day

It’s the longest day today – Summer Solstice. Days in Canada will get shorter after today. It’s the longest day today – 28 hours back to Singapore. Now at Toronto Pearson, waiting to board CX827. Everyone seems to have trouble

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Longest Day

It’s the longest day today – Summer Solstice. Days in Canada will get shorter after today. It’s the longest day today – 28 hours back to Singapore. Now at Toronto Pearson, waiting to board CX827. Everyone seems to have trouble