With all the hype about cleanliness of eating places following the appalling food poisoning event at Geylang Serai temporary hawker centre, I wonder if this will mark an unprecedented improvement of cleanliness standards of Singapore hawker centres. Or will this just be another futile attempt that stops at raising awareness and fear but no meaningful actions taken.
Lesson Learnt #1: Never buy bleach together with a million other items and when you actually have to walk home.
For the benefit of those who have never bought bleach in their life, I am talking about the 4 litres kind.
My cleaning aunties have been reminding me week after week that my bleach is running out and that I should seriously buy a new bottle before the “running out” becomes “ran out”. And week after week, there is no new bottle of bleach … much to the disappointment of the aunties.
So today I have decided to end all that and go get bleach!
It was all good until I thought, heck, since I am at the supermarket why not load up on some fruits & drinks in the fridge as well … and some good old instant noodles too … and hey, isn’t that my favourite brand of sausages which was off the shelf for a long time … ahhh, campbell soups on discount, no harm getting 2 cans to standby for emergency … and why not grab some buns from the bakery for tomorrow’s breakfast …
And then I began my longest 5 min walk home.
I totally over-estimated my arms’ carrying capabilities (it then dawned upon me what all those weight lifting in gyms is all about. To prepare us for trying moments like this! But then, I was never a gym person)
Did I mention it started raining?
To Cook List
To Do List
(oops, here I go making a list again)
Guess part of the satisfaction comes from the anticipation of scribbling them down in big bold strokes on paper. The rest of the satisfaction is naturally derived from crossing out item by item in the list subsequently.
Ever since this week started, I am not too sure of my feelings towards making lists anymore, particularly the To Do List @ work.
For almost every item I crossed out, three new items have been added so I am really not looking forward to how this list will explode by Fri.
And that bothers me a great deal because … it will not leave me enough time to start my Packing List for this Saturday’s trip!