Black and White

July 19, 2009 at 11:14 am | Posted in itchy backside | Leave a comment
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After seeing the nice black-and-white bungalow along Bury Road, Itchyfingers felt an unbearable itch to explore further in… 8) And my goodness…it was such a vast difference…The bungalows inside were bigger, nicer and some of them even have big garden…!

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Wow..such big house…Gosh…life’s unfair isn’t it?

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Everything was in black and white…how nice if there were black tiles for
the roof…Perhaps the letterbox should change into a black one too.. :p

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I think I prefer the old road sign… :p

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Most black-and-white houses were surrounded by big and beautiful trees…

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This house sat behind fences, separated from the small road by a patch of
green…

And at the fringe of the field, we were delighted to find these…

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Unique-looking mushrooms!

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Some houses had garden so big that you need to drive a distance in…this one
was still considered modest size…those with huge garden were simply out of
reach for us to take photos…wonder why some houses left the gate wide open?

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Most of the time we could only steal a peek through the fences…

We followed the road which led us to a lone black-and-white house with no gate. Wow…private road leh. From far, I saw something green on the roadside and thought it was a tombstone! It was only when we walked closer that we realised what it was. :p

buddha
A reclining buddha stone statue amongst the patch of greenery that served
as a private front yard for the house. The house had a few more buddha
statues but since it was so open with no gate, we din want to intrude
further into the private property to take photos..especially when we
weren’t sure if there were dogs or not…

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I forgot what this house was used for…probably some playhouse…?
We went up to check it out only to find the stairs leading to the upper
floor locked 😮

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Anyone has news about Louie?

flower
We saw a roadside tree blooming with yellow flowers and went up to take
this…dunnu what tree was it…?

We also chanced upon a lot of huge fruit pods, almost as big as 15cm long, on the ground. Curious, we took many pictures of the pods as well as a record shot of the tree itself. Back home, I flipped through my dunu-when-was-the-last-time-I-flipped-through A Guide to the Wayside Trees of Singapore, and was pleasantly surprised to find an exact match to the pods we took on the very last page. 😀

west-indian-locust-tree
So this is the West Indian Locust Tree, Hymenaea courbaril. According to
the book, this is a ‘tree from the jungle of tropical America, brought into
Singapore in 1875’ and ‘very few trees are left growing in Singapore’

Wow! So a rare find from Itchyfingers! 😀 One of these West Indian Locust Trees in Istana was even named a Heritage Tree! 😀

So back to the pod. From this website, I found it has a very interesting name…

pod
The Stinking Toe! 😀 Hmmm…they do look a bit like the big toes! 😀

The site said, “the term stinking toe refers to the large seedpod of the West Indian Locust, Hymenaea courbaril, commonly called the stinking toe or old man’s toe tree, one of the largest trees in the Caribbean. The seedpods look like big fat toes and the mealy pulp around the seeds, although foul smelling, is edible.”

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Moving on, we saw some houses with little huts…probably built for the
children…

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And then we found yet another house with a little hut…

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We went up for a close up picture…

1933
1933…was that the year this black-and-white house was built? Then what
did the ‘C’ stand for? Or could this be the old unit number?

Before we could take more pictures, we were ‘greeted’ by loud and ferocious doggies’ barking…

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These two doggies ran out from the house and barked fiercely at Tisu Boy,
who got too close…Knowing that they could not jump outta the fence,
Tisu Boy kept teasing them…very naughty!

But we quickly retreated before they got too mad at us or before the owner started to shout at us… :p

warning
One house had this warning sign at the road side, a distance from its gate…
I supposed the doggies were especially bad-tempered?
:p

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These two doggies also dashed out of the house to bark at us even when we
were just walking along the road a distance away from their house…but
they stopped when we smiled at them…hahah… 😀

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Once a doggy started barking, the neighbouring doggies also follow suit.
So we had a doggy orchestra coming out from this house opposite

chimney
We found this house had a cute black chimney…a bit too small for Santa
to slip in… 😀

root
Does this root look like an arm with itchyfingers pointing at the house? 😀

Soon it was close to lunch time. Tired, we went back to our car and as we drove out, Itchyfingers discovered another truth in the chinese saying… :p

狗眼看人低 (literally, being looked down by dogs) :p

You see, when Itchyfingers were walking around, we were being barked by the many doggies, as if we were potential burglars or baddies up to no good. But see what happened when we were driving in our car…

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The same doggy looking at us with a wide grin… :p

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His friend was even so unbothered and continued to relax under the sun... :p

Wow lao leh! Even dogs also exhibit discrimination! Do they all think that people driving around must be of the same status as their owners? Don’t they know suicide bombers also come in wheels? :p

Also see related post:
> Buried Beneath the Greenery – Singapore Street Directory #1

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