Festival of Lights

5 Nov 2010 – Happy Deepavali/Diwali

This morning I was woken with much commotion outside my flat, my first thought was that they are starting the Deepavali celebrations. No, but the muslim neighbour will be going to Mecca on her Hajj and having 100 people for lunch to announce her pilgrimage. Today is a day of all kinds of celebration including a lunch hosted by Les. To Hindu friends & their families and the Indian Community, Happy Diwali. This is what I really like about SIN, the celebrations of all the races & religions’ special days.

My brother, Dato Dr Leslie LAM one Asia’s most renowned cardiologists appeared in the latest This Quarterly and it was funny to have the magazines staring at me at the bookshop when I was Christmas shopping. Another strange thing is this box with the word MORMOR, had to find out what it is all about as mormor in Norwegian=mothermother=grandmother on the maternal side. That is how all my grandchildren address me! Turns out to be a piece of material which is so diversified and can be worn in countless ways… quite a good way to portray a grandmother 🙂

Playing tourist guide to Jan SOSA’s friend Linda STEWART from Toronto/Canada but ended up seeing new buildings and skylines for the first time and older skylines in another angle! It was nice to see young people having clean fun with a sack-race by the new Fullerton Bay Hotel*****

The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival… because when you are unhappy, you also throw unhappiness all around – Diwali Quotes

5 thoughts on “Festival of Lights

  1. Amy: It still amazes me when paths cross and especially from so far away. Linda and I have been friends since we were about 12(which is only a few years ago) and you and I have been friends since about 1989. I am very envious that she got to SIN before me but I will get there. Thanks for your kindness, I knew she would love meeting you and seeing the SIN through your eyes.

    • Jan… always a pleasure to show off SIN. Hope to see you in SIN soon. Good memories of our days in Florida as Travel Agents… except now we are Agents of Travels 🙂

  2. I love the floral dress pix! As well as all the nuggets of educational info u add to the record of your daily life. Nice!

  3. Ting… the material was not my kind, otherwise would hv bought it. It was more for the younger generation but the name just caught my eyes!

    Lucy… tkx, just trying to educate myself as I blog. If not, will be too lazy to look up the facts. The FB floral dress pix is from this year’s Garden Fes at Suntec, one of my favourtie display on level 6 even-though it did not win any awards!

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