31 Jan 2011 – Lo Hei/撈起 with Steven & Family
What a way to end the year of the Tiger… burning bright! with unrest in Egypt. Cyclone Yasi is forming and building strength over the Coral Sea off the coast of Queenlands/Australia… as if the land there has not had enough woes with all their recent floods. SIN is still raining relentless for 3 days like there is no tomorrow! Not easy for all the stalls in Chinatown when this is the time they have hopes for their best sales.
Yesterday was another rainy day but Bjørn managed to choose the material and got his measurements done for his tailor-made suit! And a walk in Chinatown thru’ the crowds and rains. NO, May & Bjørn did not taste the durian 🙂
Delightful family gathering with brother Steven & family@Mui Lum****for their reunion dinner. His whole family lives in SIN and thus easier to get them all together. Grand nephews Stanley, Darryl and Andrew are charming kids and nieces and nephew Ann, Vince, Judy, Daisy and Clement are L&M’s cousins. Stanley age 15, was wondering who the stranger is and was pleasantly to discover that May is his auntie!! Thank you for including us and was impressed that Bjørn tasted all the 13 courses.
A nightcap@The Scarlett Hotel**** rooftop before the wet bus journey back to MP. And yes the glass is really the way it is, even before the one drink! The last time in that boutique hotel was 5 May 2009 when Ann & Mick from Dublin were guests there. An unforgettable hotel with the most unusual faucets/taps in their restrooms!
Like Scarlett O’Hara, I won’t be broke again – Toni Braxton
Great pictures! They could pose a picture with durians, that was brave 🙂
I haven’t “lo-hei-ed” for too many years, but right now I’m eating my way through Vancouver BC so I’m very happy.
Hi Viv… CNY is a time with family and this is May’s first CNY here in SIN. The rains have not dampened the spirits with us! On 3 Feb, there will be durians and maybe these young people will be brave enough to taste it!!!
Glad that you enjoy the pix… have fun in Vancouver and travel safe.