SIN Ireland Fund

22 Nov 2009 – The Singapore Ireland Fund/The Ireland Funds

Guest of Les & Ivy at a black tie charity Inaugural Gala Ball@St Regis last night. This international network is dedicated to raising funds to support programs with a charitable purpose.

Took pictures of the people at our table before the speeches. During dinner I asked Marc VELAN to take a picture of me. After that I took one picture when the Guest-of-Honou Ho Ching received the cheque from Stanley QUEK/Chairman of Ireland Funds and an old friend from Dublin days. Guess what, all the previous pictures must have been accidently deleted ­čÖü except for this last one I took. One is better than none ­čÖé

Les donated 3 bottles of 1995 Lafite Rothschild, one 1970  Mounton Rothschild and one 1990 Mounton Rothschild which were auctioned for over S$5,000 and he won the bid, a golf trip to Bushmills and Classic Irish Links Golf/Ireland for 4, S$31,000. An elegant evening with the rich and famous; a successful event which raised $$$$$$ to a good cause, the Eden School/students with autism.

Got up on the wrong side this morning! Forgot that red wine and whisky is not a good combination for me, on top of Guinness and champagne!! Could have handled it in the 1970s when there was a bottle of Guinness in the bedside table at the Rotunda Hospital/maternity hospital in Dublin. Hmmm… those were the yesteryears!!!

Havoc weathers reported- Bk Timah Rd/SIN (floods), Beijing/China (heavy snow), Cork/Ireland (floods), Cockermouth/England (floods), Palingon/Philippines (still submerged in water from Sep storms). Water water everywhere, what is happening?

Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water and nobody knows what that is – DH Lawrence