5 May 2011 – Happy Cinco De Mayo
Discovered that my name has been expunged! from the Register of Electors as I did not vote in the 1972 General Elections. Unable to reinstate until next election!! No one even informed me that there were General Elections in 1972. Expunged…!!! and what is wrong with a simple word like to strike or blot out, erase, obliterate? Too bad for which ever party who might have needed this one vote to win 🙂
1972 – just out of U and started a new teaching job in Dublin. Never received any registration to vote. Was it overlooked as there were more important happenings??? (Photo credits to various sites).
- 18 Feb – HM Queen Elizabeth II’s visit
- 2 Sep – The PAP won the General Elections by all 65 seats!
- 1 Oct- SIN Airlines is formed.
Wed: time to catch up with HimSuan & family who are here for their annual visit from Goa. This year they are staying@Neptune Court and it is located conveniently just a few block from Marine Crescent. Michael is 8 and Rachel 5. Seems like yesterday when Him & Karl visited with Michael when he was a tiny baby. How did 8 years passed by unnoticed??
Last night, again to the Swissotel but this time to meet Lesley KONG from HKG, a common friend of Richard & Harry. She is on her way back to CA and stopping by for work. Nice to be able to say hello@New Asia on the 70th floor. An evening eating local food and walking in the neighbourhood. Was happy that she likes durian! Few overseas guests ask to eat this King of the Fruits. How frustrated that she was unable to get on-line to work in her room and this hotel is considered to be a 5* luxury rating. She eventually had to drag her laptop and work stuff to the business center. Good luck to her for today and hope that the hotel will fix the problem with the internet. Safe trip to Lesley for tomorrow.
Today’s lunch was at Thai Express***in Iluma Bugis with the delightful company of Aileen & Yulis and wishing them a happy summer. The rest of the day was running around like the White Rabbit & the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland! doing errands before flying off on Tue… where is the magic mushroom and the magic carpet 🙂
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory – Marcel Proust