May Kwento Ako #37 : I am traveling to Singapore with my aging eyes open slightly differently. 🧳

The haunt for the best #beurre remains…..eventhough it reads #GrandCru.

Incredible architecture now always tickles my visual senses.

Simply awesome, refined, fine art photography by #RosalynnTay at a boutique in the Raffles Hotel. When will i ever get to this level, i wonder still.

Thinking back, this was probably How i looked like, with a yosi on one hand, a mobile phone in another in a hawker center, albeit in a more center of town location after my fair share of grilled stingray or hainanese chicken rice. #kalami #masiramon tabi !!!

S$0.50 Soya Ice Cream at #Ikea was the cheapest, big deal for me.

No trip to a City is ever complete for me without attending mass. Here is the altar of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd after being recently renovated. Looking sharp, calming and, reassuring. 🙏🏼

Dining at the National Gallery by #VioletOon was a special moment. Chose mostly Peranakan dishes. Other South Asian cuisine also featured. I would never have guessed what the word #Peranakan meant.

A collaboration of several Filipino masters, Victorio C Edades, Galo B Ocampo, Carlos “Botong” Francisco @ National Gallery. Noteworthy to mention that all are Welcome to view all its exhibitions for free, all weekends leading up to the Singapore National Day in August. Foreigners, locals, all ages are Welcome.

Guo Pei with several dozens south sea pearls encrusted. Now, how on earth did she do that?!!

Happy?? Happy 😊

I am recognizing that I am aging fast 💨. As I approach the big 6-0 in a couple of years, I am approaching the world with a different pair of eyes now. Appreciating our world in a different context and point of view 🌎.

It used to be that I would pack business suits on trips to this first world, dynamic country, Singapore located a few hours flying time just south of home, traffic-mangled, drought-plagued Manila. Fastidiously ironed white shirts, beautiful Italian silk ties, custom suits, nicely polished black shoes were all packed. Nowadays, it’s still nice pairs of shoes except now, they are all rubber soled. Jackets are more loose and comfortable. Shirts are now chambrays with some details here and there because I have grown to be more #maarte thanks to the coaching of two wonderful stylists who have helped me transition and transform. Even my belts now have buckles that are more detailed. Because it’s there and available.

Meetings remain interesting as they are mostly with people whom I am meeting for the first time with no agenda written in my notebook other than knowing some of their stories, their experiences and adventures and misadventures.

Am also no longer have the airport-hotel-office-hotel-airport routine. It is now, airport-hotel/house guest-suppliers-stores-galleries-museums-hawker centers-nice restaurants-boutiques-showrooms-etc-etc-airport. Close to my daily routine back home except that there are more more time to think and plan.

Published by Oskie Ravanera

Looking forward to 65 Meanwhile, here is “May Kwento Ako” series ... ( in Filipino means ‘I have a story’ ). This Blog was created as a journal of my discoveries. Hopefully, in my old age, i will be able to go back to these and be glad that i did what i did.

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