“Sometimes The Clothes Do Not Make The Man”

Went to watch “Pitch Perfect 3” last Wednesday with my better half. Have always loved the movie series. And there was this young man sitting beside us who was singing to almost every song that Barden Bellas sang. It was annoying but we just ignore it.

I love the way the Bellas sang the songs but honestly speaking I did not know some of the songs except maybe “Toxic” and of course the last song “Freedom 90”. And this what makes it interesting to me, the man sitting beside us that was singing to almost all the songs suddenly just kept quiet when Anna Kendrick sang “Freedom 90”.

I guessed I realised why he was not singing, well this is at least what I thought. From the way he dressed up and his youngish face, he is maybe in his teens or in his 20s. So, unless… he is really into music or unless he was born in 1970s or 1980s, he might not know the song “Freedom 90”.

And of course I know the lyrics, the beat to the song “Freedom 90” and all the songs sang by the late George Michael (may he Rest In Peace)┬ácoz I was born in the 70s…and almost any 70s and 80s babies would know how talented the late singer was. And Anna Kendrick did a very beautiful job singing the song…




Planting The Seed

Its school holiday, so I decided to teach KM and EM how to plant bean seeds in wet cotton balls. I bought two packets of cotton balls from Guardian Pharmacy and use the dried green beans that I bought few months ago for EM maracas.

The boys were of course very excited about it. I let them soaked the cotton balls in the water, squeezed the water out just lightly so that the cotton balls don’t get too dry before putting them in two glass jars; one for KM and one for EM. It was a bit challenging with EM as for a three years old, he still doesn’t know his own strength. Finally after we filled up half of the glass jars with the cotton balls, I let them scatter the green beans inside the glass jars.


I told them that if all goes well, the beans will grow within 3-4 days. But, we have to make sure that the cotton balls stay wet and the jars are not exposed too long under the hot sun. And after 5 days, this is the result…


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