Connecting…

23 Mar 2012 – via Blog Readers

This is quite amazing. First I received words from a relative of sis-in-law, Mabel about their great-grandfather and another relative buried@Bukit Brown and now appreciations to more words from another friend and blogger, Lucy (http://singaporegirl.wordpress.com) that she has a friend, Linda in Sydney who wrote this:

While reading your updates today, I managed to read about Amy Lam’s blog and then to learn that Mrs Molly Ong passed away earlier this year in Feb. And then she posted photos amongst which I spotted my 2 cousins Wong Hong Sze and Richard Lee also related to Jolie Svasti and Ricca Liu! She talked about her family and I then realised she is the first cousin of Lam Kah Yun who was my classmate in 1958 before she left for MGS and I caught up with her in Toronto in 2001. Also amongst the many photos was Amy’s childhood house at 5 Temenggong Rd which the Lams bought from one of our Wong relatives!

Linda not only is related to my childhood friends but also classmate with my cousin Yun. Richard, if you are reading this, are you in contact with Linda who is only crossing my path for the first time by name! Such a small world!! Pix from 1950s taken from Temenggong Rd with the view of the Gate 8 habour/today VivoCity, and with paternal grandmother CHAN Swee Ngor, sisters Jo & Joyce and cousin Yun.

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close****a story of 9-year-old Oskar  who lives in NYC with his parents. He spends a lot of his time with his father, playing a game called Reconnaissance Mission. But his world comes crashing down when he loses his father in the terrorist attacks on 11 Sep 2001. He finds a key and goes on a journey across NYC to find where it might fit thinking that his father had meant for him to find. Good story line and acting from Tom Hanks, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock.

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected – Willian Plomer

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