28 June 2021
Last week Singapore relaxed some of its hightened alert rules. Dine-in at cafes and restuarants could resume, but capped at 2 persons.
It was just in time to celebrate my first younger brother’s birthday.
The original plan was to have a meal in the Bugis-Waterloo Street area followed by a bit of gallivanting to admire the beautifully carved figurines in shops selling religious goods.
But these days with seats in public spaces where I can sit to rest cordoned off, First Sibling thought it would be easier on me that we went to a mall.
Many outings for me require visualisations and forward planning akin to making overseas trips.😂
After a birthday meal of noodles and over coffee, First Sibling remarked that we musn’t assume anyone could reach 60.
This morning I looked at the only picture of my First Sibling with our Aunt when he was little and the one we took at the mall last week.
50 plus years have passed between 2 pictures just like that.
And I’m glad I could dedicate the first 2-person dine-in provision to celebrate the birthday of my first sibling and first childhood friend.