- Park at Lasalle at around 10 am
- Stalk stationery at Overjoyed
- Walk to Sunshine Plaza and have dim sum at Victor’s Kitchen
- Walk around if Let’s Play is not open yet
- Admire cute Tomica cars. The Let’s Play shop has a good selection of Plarail tracks too.
- Get on way home, with the whole afternoon still ahead of you!
I realized this is the story of Boots, the stray my sister adopted. Boots hid in the undercarriage of a friend’s car. They later heard a meow-ing from the car, and went to the workshop to haul the car up to check. There you go, a little kitten!
Boots was then so small. She became our friend immediately. Well, I suppose she needed food but she was by our side when we weren’t feeding her. I have pictures of her pawing at me/ my magazine while I was reading.
She is now fully grown and developed her own naughty traits. She forgets people when they haven’t seen her for a while, but she would still be kind, and would always take a rub under the chin.
Boots is now about 6. Thank you, Boots, for always being silly, affectionate and meowing at who-knows-what. Stay this way, please! <3
Last week, my mum said you know Chinese New Year is coming, when the wind rushes down and about the block’s corridor. She said my late dad told her that. I look around the flat and take in the memories, timelessness, and the age of the place. I associate CNY with nian gao, and remember that I took some photos of my mother making fried nian gao last year. I think I wanted some photos for memory’s sake.
I found them, and thought they were so precious. My mother will no doubt make them again this year, but I remember her posing for me, she smiling at the silliness of it all, and she very earnestly asking me whether I want a shot of this or that stage.
They look so bashed up but its irresistible sweetness and the love that went into them make them the prettiest food.