Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cavalock and The Stereogram Singularity

Ever since I was a kid, I have always had a soft spot (methinks 'addiction' is too strong a word) for apple juices and I mean all kinds of apple juices, including cider in my later years. As a child, I would chuck away on them back in the old family home until I threw up and made all the adult folks worried. Hah! Good times!

So you can imagine how intrigued I was when I spotted these Japanese apple-flavoured booze at Meidi-Ya recently. Been awhile since I dropped by so I was pretty excited to see them on the booze aisle. Bought the above can and found it pretty good. Not too sweet and the fuji apple's definitely there. Some of the other Japanese fruity boozy drinks including this bottle of cider from Bali, Indonesia. Probably the last place I expect to find cider.

Couscous! I have never seen so many different brands of couscous in any local supermarket before! I think I have only had this rice dish once in a restaurant ages ago and wasn't terribly impressed by it. Not something you normally find in menus around here but I'm willing to give it another shot if anyone can recommend a joint that serves a decent one.

A couple months ago I sold the below vintage stereogram (or as you kids today would call it a "sound system"). It has been a part of the old family home before I was even born. So lotsa fond memories here. Well, it's a good thing I still got the original instruction manual in pristine condition too and I even managed to dig up an old Straits Times newspaper ad online.

So I'm glad to report that the new owners have managed to restore it to working order! It lights up, plays music and everything, just like it first did in the 1960s. Amazing restoration work! Heard that he had to make several trips to Sim Lim to acquire the necessary electronic components. I'm really really glad when something like this happens. When something from the old family home is given a new lease of life by someone who honestly appreciates it. <^;^>


imp said...

What a beauty! The record player. It's a such welcome thing to restore it to working condition.

Cavalock said...

Yup, sold it to my ex-boss and her husband restored it nicely.