When I was young I used to stay at my granduncle’s house because my parents are working overseas. We stayed at beach road and occasionally he would leave me alone at home to go out with his friends.
Whenever I asked where is he going he would tell me he is going to Hawker centre at Chinatown to drink beer with his friends. Even though the sky is so clear he would always leave with his umbrella. The funny part is he has been ‘losing’ his umbrellas.
I started questioning him why would he bring the umbrella and everytime come home with a different one. He said that he always forgot and leave it at the hawker centre. He also said that the umbrella doubles as a cane for him to walk.
I really doubt what he said as he was as strong as a bull.
Only later when I grew up I realised he was visiting the infamous cinema at Pearl Centre. Wish he was still around I would have introduced him to the Internet.