Tuesday, November 25, 2008

my books of gifts




my friends and family members must know my interests and my needs. from my recent celebration, i received a total of five books.

one is makansutra singapore 2009. my friend wrote: here's a book for you to read and digest. this came from one of my walking kakis who is also a makan kaki because nourishment also comes after the a walk.

victor and helen samuel got me two books and a pair of bird-watching binoculars. the first book is '1001 garden plants in singapore' which has already helped me identify two plants . the other book is 'birds of singapore' by christopher hails and frank jarvis. they must have seen how my acquaintance with flora and fauna seems to have widened after my retirement.

if the word 'grace' crops into my vocabulary lately, it is because i have been reading the book 'what's so amazing about grace' written by philip yancy. my elder daughter and his friend have not given up on me.

the last book is 'change your questions change your life' by marilee adams. i have been trying to figure out who could have presented this book to me. it came with two polo tee shirts. i must read the book to find out the intended message.

7 comments:

Victor said...

No insect book?

Lam Chun See said...

Someone gave my wife a copy of the 1001 book. Very handy. Only you need to know the scientific names of the plants to make a search easier.

nah said...

As a senior citizen, your most urgent need is Walnut Power 1.

yg said...

hello mr nah, when you don't have the urge, there's no need for any nut, walnut or whatever.

Anonymous said...

Not having the urge is even more serious :)

stanley said...

YG
I can't agree with you more. When a person completly loses his libido, don't fret, just take it easy. Life still goes on.

yg said...

right, stanley,there are still other pleasurable and/or meaningful things to do in life.