“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”
Loving Husband and I were driving past this street corner on 1 Jan 2022 when this scene caught our eyes.
It is not uncommon for Christmas decorations in Singapore to swiftly change from Christmas to Chinese New Year, particularly when the latter holiday happens earlier in the year. This year, it falls on 1 Feb; I guess that’s pretty soon, but this poor tree didn’t even make it the full 12 days of Christmas.
Running down Orchard Road yesterday told a different story – this is the street (apart from Chinatown) which would have been brightly decorated for the occasion. But there was nothing save a couple of small nods to the season. Sign of the times.
From top left, clockwise: 1) looks like Coca Cola is putting up something in front of Wisma Atria, 2) as we approached Voco Hotel, we thought it was leftover Christmas trim around the pillar – but apparently it is for Chinese New Year, 3) small decorated pussy willows at the entrance of Ion Mall
Inspired by Manja at Embarassment of Riches’ This day in my Blogging History segment at the end of each of her posts: I look back at my old posts from around this day; to chuckle in reminiscence and to gape at some of the things which caught my attention then.
- 13 Jan 2021: Travel Photo, 10 (weird & wonderful image from Japan)
- 19 Jan 2020: The Changing Seasons, Dec 2019 (funny & entertaining sculpture found in KL)
- 8 Jan 2019: The Changing Seasons, Dec 2018 (feasting in London)
- 11 Jan 2018: No time for fear (recovering from trauma)
- 13 Jan 2017: And the sun rises (greeting the morning in London)
This post is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Weather hosted by Debbie at Travel with Intent