Images of Singapore – RSAF Black Knights

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For posterity, I thought I should add on these pictures to complete Images of Singapore.

I was supposed to be nursing a flu at home but ended up making a last minute dash to catch the Black Knights on their first day of performance. The dad had brought the kids to join some friends for a yacht trip around the island. They had the best view, with Black Knights flying right over them but I would have puked buckets if I joined them.

As part of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights will perform a 25-minute aerial display above the waters off the Marina South area from 7 to 9 August 2015, 12pm daily.

It started to drizzle even before I got there and the rain just got heavier into the show. I was drenched and soaked through but stood there long enough to finish watching every single manoeuvre by the Black Knights. It’s been a while since I’ve done something this crazy!

The open area which was usually deserted was packed with people and cars. Not the best condition to ride a bike as I had to wrestle with cars and people. Didn’t help when my iron lady wasn’t really made for rougher terrains, worse when I am still cumbersome with handling the drop bar.

All in all, I don’t think the Black Knights put up their best show today due to weather. Certainly looking forward to clearer skies for the next couple of days.

P/S : Head over here to read how this mom avoid the crazy traffic and found the perfect place to catch the display, with food, seat, shelter and a vantage point to catch the show.

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Images of Singapore – A Little Something For SG50

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This post is a compilation of images of Singapore captured during my many cycling trips, usually morning.

I marvel at how beautiful this little red dot has become, how much she has transformed and how far we have come. As cliche as it may sound, I feel really privileged to call myself Singaporean.

Her last 50 years have been nothing short of spectacular and miraculous. I hope that the next 50 years will be as good if not better than the last and I wish to live long enough to celebrate her centennial.

Happy 50th Birthday my country, my sanctuary, my home!

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My Favourite Hideout

It has been a week of endless sorting, packing and clearing
Each night I went to bed thinking that it was the last
Just to wake up to another day of madness again
It was like the scene in Groundhog Day, repeating the day again and again

Keep ? Sell ? Give ? or Throw ?
When this became a ceaseless cycle , it drained the most alert mind
leaving one comatose and drugged

I sat amongst piles of unsorted stuff, staring blankly, with little progress
When I finally broke out of it, I knew exactly what I should do

To drop everything and do as my heart desired
 


I found myself at my favourite hideout

 


where stumpy trees and tiny trail led to an enchanted garden
 


and I sneaked up to this, under the wispy pines where a commemoration waited to commence

 


and a ginormous tree guarded the gateway
 


I wondered off the beaten path, digging into unshaven shrubs
 


and found myself looking out at these tiny sails popping in and out the water, slowly drifting by

 

This place was beckoning me amidst the madness
And I was glad I came by for a good workout and to bid goodbye

I lugged home more memories to remember by
She’s so gonna be missed

 

 

More pictures of my favourite hideout here and here

 
Linking up with Rachel Teo’s Photo ‘Heart’ Friday

 
 

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