I’m super behind on documenting our adventures. There are so many blog posts formulating in my head that I’m not sure I’ll ever catch up.
Over the last few months we’ve documented school programs, holidays, family visits, trips to nearby countries and some really fun experiences right here in Singapore but many of them have not made it on the blog yet. Until my thoughts are clear and stories formulated, at the suggestion of another blogging friend, I’ll simply post about “yesterday”.
Yesterday, we went to church, Redemption Hill Church. Tommy preached one of the services. It was so great to hear him speak God’s word. He’s just good at it. It was a blessing to see God’s gift being put to good use again.
After the service, we met a new friend, Justin, who just moved here last Tuesday from Houston. I tell ya’, us Texans are fixin’ to have all of Singapore saying “y’all” before too long. Anyway, it was Jakeb’s turn to pick lunch and he picked a hawker center we’d never been to. That ended up being the East Coast Park hawker center. We drug Justin along with us for his first hawker center experience and we think he liked it. We got to witness his first tasting of lime juice. Truly and honor! I had fun watching people enjoying their day and some open space away from the busy and crowded city.
As we were leaving, I bought some “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and they’re really strange. The guy at the cart let us each try one so I felt like I needed to buy a bag, $5SGD, but they’re going in the trash. They’re not horrible but it’s not something you just want to keep eating. The cart guy did NOT want his picture taken. He clearly said no when I asked and the other guy helping him walked far away. The chestnuts in the basket are about to go in that big round wok looking thing with a fire underneath. They throw a ton of sugar in, I think, and stir them around for a while until they’re roasted. It smells really good!
If we were still in Texas, our yesterday would have been very enjoyable but quite routine. Church, then home for some lunch or maybe out for cheap Mexican food (ok, that’s not routine!) and then a little rest and we’re off to our Sunday night Small Group (we miss you guys!).
There was nothing routine about our yesterday here on the little red dot.