Thursday, April 15, 2010

Singapore marathon

Casinos being built across the Esplanade; there are two major casinos under construction in Singapore at the moment. This one is more ordered in its design and may be interesting to visit - the one in Sentosa is quite gaudy and looks like a theme park, which befits its location.
This is Sara Wee running in Singapore; she is 14 and has recently developed an interest in middle distance running. She runs for her school; SMK Batu Lintang and would like to win a State-level medal soon.
While in Singapore for the marathon; we stayed near the Esplanade and spent quite some time walking around the area; sketching the new buildings and even had time to catch a show in the Esplanade Theatre.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gramma s house

This is a childhood memory; from my grandmother's house - the image of my grandfather going through his morning ritual of brushing his teeth (cleaning his dentures), shaving and combing his hair at the basin upstairs. He then puts on a clean shirt and trousers, drinks his morning Horlicks before walking the 2 kilometres to his shop along the Main Bazaar.  
It's an old Chinese family home; brick structure with timber weatherboard; with a shuttered corridor which wraps around the entire first floor. Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of the house (it burned down in the 80s) so all these images are drawn from memory. It is not hard as I spent the first ten years of my life here.