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I did not have my smoothie this morning. Didn’t feel like it. I decided that I would go to a coffee shop and work instead of going to my office. I have to get writing done and everyday this week there has been something or another that distract me, and/ or takes me away from my work. Until I finish this paper, I will work elsewhere for the first half of my day. The skies are all blue again today.

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Look at it, blue!

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They are building two large condominiums in the area. This is one of them.

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Trees, sunlight, and shade are wonderful.

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This is the coffee shop that I came to work in. It’s a pretty nice spot to work, read, and be entertained.

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They are serious about their mugs. You can purchase your own, put your name on it, and leave it there.

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Hot chocolate

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I got a wrap with spinach, eggs, olive stuff, and some other stuff. I don’t like the texture of wraps, so I just eat what’s inside.

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The innards of the wrap. It tasted great.

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When I left, the pub next door had this sign outside.

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No words…

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Old Main

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Isn’t this beautiful?

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Again…

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more…

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I got to the office and jumped on troubleshooting stuff again. Test code worked, so that’s a good start.

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References.

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Scanned this book chapter which is very interesting.

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When I left, these flowers caught my eyes.

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Beauty blowing in the wind.

 Have a great weekend everyone!!!
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I was up late last night, later than my usual late. I wanted a bit more sleep this morning but had to head out for another meeting. I made my smoothie as usual this morning.

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Today was absolutely beautiful! Blue skies, green trees!

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Blue skies!

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More blue skies!

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Today was another day of fixing computer issues. I really got very little done. I started initial tests with the Lillypad Arduino.

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Testing.. Not finished as yet. Today, another slight bummer for me. I went to judo to clear my mind and energize my body.

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Post-workout judogi. Training was great tonight!

Happy Friday!!!!

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Have a great Friday, and an even greater weekend!

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Have a great one, and an even greater weekend! Work hard, balance life hard. Reboot.

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I loved this statement from Frank Underwood on House of Cards! Different situations might call for one or the other. Doing a version of something might make the vision appear.

Happy Friday!!!!

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Happy Friday!!!

Today I chose to post my Visual Recipe for Cheddar Biscuits which I love so much, but haven’t had in a while. Hope you have a great day, and if you do make any… please mail me one.. 😉

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I leave you with this song to start your weekend..

“Blame it on the music!!”

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

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Enjoy your weekend!!!

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Here’s to a Happy Friday…and weekend! Have fun.

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I am trying to start back doing my sketches, cartoons, etc. as best as I can. I did this painting in Spring of last year on the topic of favelas in Brazil, but never used it. I thought I would post it for you today.

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My song for today is “Some Nights” by Fun.

Happy Friday!!!

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Day Two of my Singaploration!

Today is day two of my friend’s visit to Singapore… We haven’t seen each other in a few years and have so much of Singapore to see and so much catching up to do..

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I had to go to the Ministry of Manpower this morning to collect my Temporary Employment Pass (TEP) at Clarke Quay. Talk about efficiency! I did not wait very long, but apart from that.. service was definitely top of the line. When service is efficient, be it in a country or place of business, it wins with me all the time! Terrible customer service bothers me a lot..

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I took photos as I was on my way back to my bus stop… I have noticed that pedestrians here come second to cars I would say… In the US, I feel like pedestrians come first.. zebra crossings, laws, etc.. In my experience thus far in Singapore, cars turn corners without even wondering if a pedestrian might be crossing.

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This pavement is a nice generous one… I don’t usually see wide pavements except in certain areas.. I have  my own thoughts on the reasons for these narrow pavements…

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This building under construction continues to interest me…

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Note the narrow sidewalk here.. Nicely shaded… Landscaped buffer between streets and pedestrians..

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Even elevated crosswalks are landscaped…

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I am at my bus stop now.. there is a park to my left.. going to check it out…

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Nice!

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I spy one bench so far…

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In a park this beautiful you would think there would be benches for sitting, and people everywhere, yes?. Not here…

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Singapore is blessed with lush vegetation.. and a government that takes their idea of a garden city seriously..

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A pavilion of some sort it seems…

I board my bus when it arrives and head back to work…

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After work I meet Joe at the Outram MRT and we head out to this evening’s adventure..

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Outside the Outram MRT

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We decide to go to Clarke Quay.. there’s a lot happening around there.. nice place to sit, eat, drink, people watch, get lost in the environment, and relax..

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Boat rides along the river, people.. water… place..

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People enjoy sitting on the steps which bank the river relaxing..

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It’s Friday and people are out.. TGIF!

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We aren’t hungry, but a little peckish (feeling for a snack), so we sit at a restaurant and have a nosh.. The wings were good.. I can’t remember if I ever mentioned this to you all, but napkins at eating establishments (not restaurants), are not the norm here… Maybe it’s their way of reducing trash and littering, but in Singapore, walk with your own napkins…

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We talk, soak in the breath-taking scenery, chat, share stories, and time just passes by…

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After our snack we take a walk around Clarke Quay…

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Then we decide to do a boat ride on the river… There is a lady playing a musical instrument on the boat…

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The reflection of the lights look lovely on the water…

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That was a restaurant on a boat..

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View from the water…

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Reverse bungee ride all aglow..

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Light show from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel..

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Museum..

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The Fullerton Hotel

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel… Sorry about the fuzzy photo..

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Better!

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Singapore’s ArtScience Museum on the left..

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Out here the water smells wonderful.. what I mean by that is.. it smells clean..

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We are passing below the bridge, which is beautifully lit as you see, and the sound of the instrument the young lady on the boat is playing, is transformed!! It’s deeper, louder.. it’s a noticeable, worthy change.. a great barrel effect..

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You can see one of their Merlions here.. spouting water from its mouth..

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Louis Vuitton restaurant I think..

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When we get back on land.. talking about how great the ride and views were… we walk through Clarke Quay a bit… see what’s up!

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Souvenirs of course.. kinda expensive if you ask me…

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We’re scoping out what we will be having for dinner… We’re looking at you crabs.. Chilli crab is a signature dish here…

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“You lookin’ at me?!” I think he’s really watching me..

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Lobsters…

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What’s this ugly sucker you ask?…. Geoducks!!! The ugliest thing to eat I have seen… WTH?!!!

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We’re now crossing the bridge to the other side of the river… A performer on the bridge.. She was okay..

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Geoducks again! But these are giving those on the other side a run for their money.. They should come with a R-rating don’t you think… So improper.. LOL.. Oh, there were fishes too…

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Nice wine display…

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We check out some restaurants here then decide to go back the other side…

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We head here for dinner..

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I had a strawberry thing… tasted different.. looked great though.. I like this photo.. Oh, the straw was the biggest straw I ever drank from.. that’s what prompted the photo… You could suck oil from a well with that straw!

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This was good!! The green stuff was crunchy, well seasoned and a fantastic break from the fried stuff.. Everything on the plate was good… sometimes a little too much breading, but still great..

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This fish was good too… crunchy skin, good sauce addition… It was a wonderful night.. and there’s more in store for tomorrow…

Happy Friday!!!

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