16 Feb 2012 – Visitor from Palo Alto/CA
Wed: lovely to catch up with Winnie. Must have been some years ago since our last meeting. Winnie is in SIN for a week visiting her bro & his family. Her parents and 2 elders sisters did not survive the 1962 Alitalia plane crash, 50yrs ago. She is here to arrange a family reunion with her 2 younger siblings and their family. The afternoon just flew by. Glad Rebecca could join us even though it was her mom’s 100th bday!
Received sad news from cousin Mike in CA about the passing of his uncle Sou (in blue and grand-uncle LAM JiChiew’s son-in-law). Condolences to auntie LAM KeiChan (father’s cousin), cousin Michelle and their family. We met for the first time during the 2011 HKG trip when uncle Sou & Michelle made an impressive and memorable 8 course lunch for auntie Helen, uncle YatMeng, cousins Andrew, Amy and I. That was the first and last meeting with uncle Sou.
Congratulations to cousin YatSoon & Helen (London/UK) for their second baby girl. The latest addition to the purple generation!
A trip to the main library. Sadly, one of my favourtie book store, Page One@Vivo City is closing down but happy to hear that Grace will be joining me on the MacLehose and maybe some of my HKG hiker friends are able to meet me when I have the logistics in order!
Met up with Clem for dinner@the Beef Kway Teow (established 1924) previously@Purvis St and now@Seah St***is the Hock Lam St Beef Noodle. Have always enjoyed this beef broth.
To a beautiful voice, Whitney Houston. May she RIP.
The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play – Richard Strauss