These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

"All the better to see you with, my dear!"

Day 44 - I thought it'd be wise to pick out a new pair of eyeglasses. The pair I had been wearing were purchased in 2014. I know this because when I decided to apply for early retirement, I knew I'd lose my 80% insurance copayment for vision wear. I made sure to get two pairs in order to see me well into my extended life of leisure.

Now seemed like a good time for a change. I noted that Malaysian prices for top quality prescriptions are substantially less than in Canada, so I ordered a pair of photochromic, transitions lenses and OWL frames last week.

January 11, 2018

The optical store I used is at Queensbay Mall. They texted me yesterday, saying the new ones were ready for pick up. So, we went to fetch them this morning.

I first got glasses in elementary school when my teacher was Mrs Duke. So, over the last 48 years, I cannot count the number I've owned. Today's glasses are quite a bit larger than the ones I had been wearing. It's going to take a few more hours to get used to the way I need to compensate for the larger progressive lenses. Right now I feel a bit like I just got off a carnival ride!

January 11, 2018

While at the mall, Jay printed a couple of dozen photos from an SD card. Although his sisters can see photos on their phones, mailed 4x6 photos have more impact. He printed current ones but also some highlights from 2017. I think I saw three where he was petting kangaroos.

We got a better look at the Chinese New Year decorations in the Queensbay Mall. However, we did a little grocery shopping on the way home at Mydin in the Kompleks Bukit Jambul.

January 11, 2018


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