Memory of back hometown, shandong, China, in 2019

Due to Covid’19, there is 2 years I cannot return to my hometown in the south-west, Shandong province, China. This is pictures I take in 2019 when I am back. My parents plant these fruits and my child first time eats so sweet fresh fruit, just taking from fruit tree.

Fresh and sweet fruits planted by my parents

廉颇老矣,尚能饭否?

廉颇老矣,尚能饭否?这是战国时期蔺相如问廉颇,您老身体如何,还能上战场打仗吗?对于老人来讲,能吃是福啊。

在我的山东老家鲁西南的一个小县城,每到春节,去老人家拜年,常说的一句是:您老吃了几碗扁食(扁食,方言,也就是饺子。不过现在可能扁食说的少了,饺子多了。)啊?老人家能吃饭,说明身体好,吃嘛嘛香。

普通话越来越普及了,方言越来越少了。记录下我还记得的 方言。

  • 扁食:饺子
  • hengheng(不知道对应的汉字):傍晚了
  • 知了的幼虫:孑了猴(jie liao hou,字可能不对)

Cycling path summary explored in Singapore up to now

Since moving into Queens town and buying bicycle, weekend cycling is not only a must exercise but also is a way to explore Singapore. Without bicycle I normally walk at most 5-km around my living. Now 20km is normal. It gives me more chances to explore every corner in Singapore, which cannot be when taking bus or driving car. Up to now, I have explored some neighborhood cycling path. Although I have written posts about them, here I will summarize the paths I have explored.

Top-1: cycling along Singapore river, garden by the bay, Marina barrage, east cost beach, until Changi beach (I only reach east cost park, 1-way already >20km. Maybe next time leave home early to arrive changi beach). It is cycling friendly, flat road. There are many featured spotlights, singapore-river-and-beautiful-night-scene. If tired and hungry, there are many places to resting and eating. In the evening, there is amazing night view.

Top-2 green rail way. Currently in central, the segment is open between Tanjong Pagar railway station (old) and Bukit Timah, about 12km. The final destination is Wooland railway station (old) , which is not connected with Bukit Timah segment up to now.

Besides cycling in the railway, you can challenge yourself, and cycle in the hill road. After Bukit Timah railway bridge, you can switch to the direction of Temasek club, and into the hill road. It is up, down, and winding mountain path. The destination is one entry of MaRitchie nature trail & reservoir park.

It is better cycling in the morning, enjoying fresh air and wild view. The road is narrow, and there are many cyclists and jogging. So you must be careful and not too high speed (limit 10km). In the weekend morning (~9:30am), there are traffic police in the Bukit Timah to test cycling speed. Be a good cyclist careful for you and others.

Recommend cycling in the day because in the evening, there is not light in the railway green road.

Top-3: Ulu Pandan river. If you live in central, you can cycle along the railway road and exit in Ghim Moh. In the morning, you can have a short rest and eat breakfast in Ghim Moh wet market, then enter into Ulu Pandan river. Along the river, you can cycle to Jurong east.

Recently I cycles into Sentosa. Because it is a little later after 6pm. There is cycling road from Vivo city to Sentosa Cove. It is also up-down hill road. But at the Sentosa Cove, there is nothing to see because many hotels locate there, and there is no way to beach. Then I cycles to Siloso beach. Because of Covid’19, it is quiet in the evening, and beach is closed.

For cycling, it is no recommended to Sentosa. There is no cycling path (except to Sentosa cove). You must share with car. So you must be very careful.

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