All I’m trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet.Joshua Nkomo
Four months since I last posted! I embarked on the Covid-19 circuit-breaker journey here with such ambitious goals – that I’d report everyday on the infection rates here, kinda like a diary of what has been happening in Singapore and the world in general. But it was becoming tedious writing the same things everyday – the infection numbers (much much lower now!), weather (exactly the same – unpredictable every single day), and my daily doings (which has significantly changed, but more on that later). And yes, we are still safe and haven’t caught Covid-19 so far.
Briefly returning to our previous format; weather today is pleasant and sunny. The infection rates were at 31 as of yesterday (25-Aug), though it is going crazy high in India. Though New Zealand had the virus under control, as of a couple of weeks ago, they found a new cluster and shut down Auckland again. In the US, Trump is as trumpy as ever, maybe even more so since Joe Biden became the official Democrat Presidential nominee and appears to be ahead in the polls.
Alright, back to what I really want to write about – our landlord (soon to be ex-) and his agent. We have lived in various rental apartments in Singapore, but never ever have we come across a landlord/agent who are truly a$$ho!e$ of the first degree. Our previous landlords and agents have been fine upstanding citizens of this country, courteous and well-behaved. But there must be an exception to every rule, and our current home proved to be exactly that.
Tomorrow, I’ll begin the new series ‘Yin and Yang – A Monster Landlord and his Agent from Hell’ – based on our experiences renting the current apartment and soon to be leaving it (the best thing that’s happened since circuit-breaker ended).
NB: I spoke too soon about the weather. It is POURING now – feels like there is a storm on outside!!!