a new year is coming and calendars for it.

17 Dec

london 3.12pm 6.8C rain, sunday 2017

i have been collecting calendars for the new 2018 year. first the daily mail on sunday giving away free royal wedding calendar. showing harry and meghan, even though they are not married yet. we can see it is a rush job, an extra calendar since they allready had given out a calendar earlier featuring the royal babies.

then i went to chinatown just to see what bargains they got. and saw the sambal sauce that i bought for 50p has reduced further to 20p each;. so i bought 4… only yesterday i got a phone call from my friend who lives in slough telling me he went to his local chinese grocer to buy the same sauce for £2.50. hmm, i wont tell him about this ones i bought, no point making him feel bad about it. and anyway he might be the kind of guy who dont want to buy reduced foods that are near their sell by date… human beings are like that. some are too proud to buy reduced price foods. some actually would feel insulted if u think they are so poor that they have to buy sell by date foods. and would get angry with you for telling them about it because that would imply that u think they are too poor.  to me, i would consider it a great tip, and a bargain… but dont tell people otherwise they will think u are fallen  on hard times, reduced to scrounging for food bargains and rifling through the remainder bins and scraps and they will feel sorry for you. haha. 


i got the sauce at the new loon moon in chinatown and they were giving away a calendar. this year they are not putting it out for people to take, but giving it out at the cashier till. they have a small calendar and a large one, and i ask for the large one, just for a change. it is rather pretty, with a gold cover, and a bright red inside… the dates are just full of chinese characters, which i cannot read. it seems this coming chinese new year is the year of the dog. the size is lovely, big enough so that i can use the back of each month to make my own calendar next year. i would have lots of room to write things down for next year’s calendar. the cashier asked me if i want a calendar, and i wonder it might be because my purchases came to nearly £5. i bought 3 packs of the ho fun noodles which are great for making char kuey teoh. perhaps if i have not bought so much i might not have gotten the free calendar… i might keep it in mind to buy something from them around this time next year, just to get any freebie calendars that they are giving out. a new calendar for a new year is a very uplifting gift i think, just for the symbolism alone. 

5 Responses to “a new year is coming and calendars for it.”

  1. juliehcares Sunday December 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    I would love a calendar of the royal family!

    • alifesgayventure Sunday December 17, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

      haha, i did not know you are a fan of royalty. we here will be inundated with royal memorabilia with the pending wedding. a royal mug is sure to be one item which will be inflicted on us for sure.

      • juliehcares Sunday December 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm #

        Send some to Texas! I would love to live there. My hopes are that once my child has grown and my mom is no longer here, I can move overseas.

      • alifesgayventure Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

        oh, you have harboured this desire to come live in uk? london? or is it just anywhere as long as it is overseas. a desire to travel. it is a very popular ambition in most people.hope u will achieve that even before waiting for your child to grow up .

      • juliehcares Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm #

        I want to travel the UK but live in London (if I can afford it). I’m only 6 years away from him being grown! 😀

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