Visitors from Canada & Ireland

10 Nov 2010 – More Voices from the Past

Pui Ah REYNOLDS/Canada and LOH Yoke Seong/Ireland are back visiting their families. Pui Ah is a family friend from the 1950s. Seong & Pui Ah are friends and classmates from CHIJ. Met Seong in Dublin during our boarding schools days. She attended The Hall while I was at Alex. At present she has an organic farm in Ireland. The network connections can be complicated, thus will not go into details, but it is always fun to catch up and yackety-yak with people one does not regularly get to see. Appreciations to SY CHONG for a nice lunch at the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel***and thanks for sister Jo’s company.

Today the Christmas package to the grandchildren was mailed by surface mail. Was told that it would take 6-8 weeks. So let’s hope that it will be 6 weeks. Tried to have dinner with Pui Ah at the Banana Leaf in Little India, but unfortunately it was still closed due to the Deepavali celebrations. The lovely lights are still lit and will probably remain so until the Christmas lights at Orchard Road are switched on.

Japanese movie Flowers** Rin is worried about her arranged marriage in which her parents setup in the 1930s. Eventually, Rin has three daughters: Kaoru – who tragically loses her husband in a car accident, Midori – a career woman who becomes shaken by a marriage proposal, and Sato who dies after giving birth to Yoshi. In the 1960s Sato gives birth to Kanna and Yoshi. In the present day, Kanna is now worried about becoming a single mother. A story about 3 generations of Japanese women… slow and confusing at times.

So organic farming practices are something that, to me, are interlinked with the idea of using biodiesel – Daryl Hannah