Waterloo Street is famous for its colourful street scenes where crowds and street vendors congregate especially on weekends and public holidays. The Goddess of Mercy temple blesses devotees daily when its doors are open and the area bustles with life and activity particularly on the first and fifteenth day of each lunar month. Nearby is OG Department Store holding a three day Storewide sale. Next to it is the revamped Albert Street Food Centre. Today is a good day for prayers and business and a fine day to just walk around and think about how far we have come from being nobody's child to a proud nation celebrating our country's 45th birthday. May the Goddess of Mercy bless us all on this day.