Friday, September 30, 2022

Tail tumours in old dogs. What to do?

Some tumours may be early cancers

Dr Sing Kong Yuen advises excision

Owners will decide.



4098. Eosinophilic granuloma complex in cats


Eosinophilic granulomas are raised, circular, yellowish to pink nodules. They are most common on the head, face, bridge of the nose, ears, paw pads, lips, chin, mouth, and thighs.

This complex can be due to insects (especially fleas), dietary and environmental allergies, infectious agents, and genetic or hereditary factors. The cause cannot be identified in some cats.





4097. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

non-Hodgkin lymphoma - a treatable form of cancer of the lymph system. chemotherapy for 6 months.

Over 100 different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  It develops in the IMMUNE cells.


Symptoms of unmanaged non-Hodgkin lymphoma include pain, night sweats, weight loss, swelling and fevers. Some kinds of lymphoma are asymptomatic and are found "accidentally while doing tests for other purposes."


Severity of illness depends on where the lumphoma origiantes. If it starts in the brain, the prognosi is worse. Outcomes are better if it is localised to a lymph node.

Underlying health issues may complicate a patient's response to cehomtherapy, particularly for older people. Some people have very good prognosis.


4096. VIETNAM TRAVELS. A buffalo in Ninh Binh. Images.


4095. INSPIRATION IMAGES - Don't sweat the small stuff


The phrase “Don't sweat the small stuff” encourages you to let go of things that aren't important in the grand scheme of your life.

#singaporelizards #singapore 


The phrase “Don't sweat the small stuff” encourages you to let go of things that aren't important in the grand scheme of your life.

#singaporelizards #singapore

Image of wild mushrooms in my garden in 2018.




4094. A green tree frog has blue eyes.

2015 CASE.

Toa Payoh Vets. A green tree frog has two bluish eyes instead of the normal transparent corneas.

Cloudy corneas in the green tree frog is due to traumatic injury to the cornea. A fluorescein eye stain test shows greenish colour in the injurred corneas.

#greentreefrog #toapayohvets

Thursday, September 29, 2022

4093. PARENTAL BONDING. a good father told his 4 children to talk to the wall

Thur 29 Sep 2022.

Met a happy Singaporean, a 72-year-old trim brown tanned road sweeper contracted by Super 800 to sweep leaves off the roads around Blk 1002, 1003 and 1004. "I am supposed to wear the protective jacket," he said. "But it is too hot." I told him that the SATS cleaner is forced to wear this jacket with luminous strips to protect them from being knocked down by cars, but it is extremely hot.


5.5 day-week.  7 am to 4 pm weekday. Sat 7 am to 12 noon. Gross about S$1800. "Foreigners come here to work and get paid less, so that their families can survive," he said. "Yet, my relatives' children do not wish to work. This is not right."

Two sons and daughters grown up and doing OK. One daughter is a housewife.The other 3 had jobs. One son-in-law at first did not want to work, but after being told off, he now worked and earned $2000 in logistics. He has grandchildren. So, all are okay.

Works for exercise and life is expensive in Singapore. Retired or retrenched from bus mechanic job (Covid-19), technician and cleaner jobs. Supported  4 children.

1. "Family court has jails," he told me. "If the offender refuses to pay maintenance for his kids, the judge will pack him off to Changi Prison. He will have to produce his POSB book and all accounts including pay slips. One offender with 4 children paid $100/m for 24 months. He earns $2000 pm." 

"He has to go to Changi Prison or pay up the balance and more, maybe $300 per child. He had to borrow from loan sharks to avoid going to Changi Prison. Then he had to negotiate with his wife not to make him
lose his job as she would not get any money!"

2.  "As for my children, I will lecture them on taking drugs and not wanting to work," he told me. "I will ask them to talk to the wall to ask whether I talked sense to them."

3. He does a good job of clearing fallen leaves on the road as seen in this photo at 4.30PM. He sweeps about twice a day. 







4092. PHOTOGRAPHY: HarriAnns

Canon R5. Focus on signboard HarriAnns. AV Mode.


HarriAnns Nonya Table is a popular homegrown family business with humble origins dating back to the 1940s as a simple wooden push-cart, peddling freshly-made Nonya Kueh and Glutinous Rice in the Tiong Bahru district.



Wednesday, September 28, 2022

4091. Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House - Pomelo orchard in gardens

Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House

A Pomelo Orchard is present in the gardens around the Stilt House.

An orchard of pomelos is also present in the garden of  
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam. Sep 2022. Photo shows a pomelo plant outside the main building which shows his cars.




Monday, September 26, 2022

4090. Egg coffee in Vietnam - images and receipe

 26 Sep 2022

Vietnam visit with family by Mr Chan Jin Lee of the 3 older men in our group.

Mr Chan Jin Lee (L), retired subway train driver (pioneer) with his 2 friends
in Hanoi, 20 Sep 2022, before going back to Sg on same day. He would be in
Vietnam with his family on 26 Sep 2022. 
From SKY in

Above 2 images from Mandy

Anthony (L) travelled alone. Ex-pharmacy industry worker. Did not believe
in hypertension medication. Told me it is best to travel alone instead
of waiting for friends to travel together as we are getting on in years.