2013 Holiday Socials

28 Dec 2013 – Party and more parties…


Tue: thank you graceful Grace for including me to her interesting group of young friends. Surprised to hear a voice from the past Botanic Gardens days. Good to touch base with Bian and just checked into the date! It was in 2006, 7yrs ago when the 1st SIN Garden Festival had the office downstairs from yours at SBG!


Grace did the honour with the opening ceremony by breaking into a bottle of Korean plum brandy! Interesting gift from a Korean friend of hers. A white hardy bottle packed in porous clay wrapped in plastic netting and one is supposed to use a wooden mallet to crack the clay. Thank goodness she did not break the white bottle otherwise we would not have got to taste this wonderful Korean plum brandy 🙂




Thank you David for all the wonderful family pix. You are now elected to be the cameraman for the family functions. The new ‘popper’ was a success, and even Beth, the youngest of the purple generation is amazed 🙂


Wed: Merry Christmas and appreciations to Les&Ivy for hosting a lovely family (green, orange and purple generations) lunch at Fireplace/Tanglin Club. Was it really 5yrs ago that a Grinch wanted us to dampen our merry spirits? Well we had fun then and now! And this year a new ‘popper’ in the market created more colours…


Dinner: good to catch up with our annual meeting, cousin David from HI who will only be here for a week.


Thu: Boxing Day but not much boxes to rid of this year! Gel & Mil, thanks for bottles and bottles, now can make more cocktails and Chinese Drunken Chicken! Glad to see Gel in cheerful spirits and enjoying the home-made lunch of soup, salmon, salads and sausages. Even with her on-going chemo treatment, her hair has returned with a twist, so lucky to have natural waves.

IMG_07791506509_10152146742423081_1938534352_nThank you for the most useful Christmas gift from youngest grandson, Olai & his parents May&Bjørn. This handy size scale, 10cm/5″ can weigh up to 55kg/121lbs. Perfect for my travels.

L&M will be happy now that I will stop asking them to check the weight of my bags 🙂

Good parties create a temporary youthfulness – Mason Cooley

3 thoughts on “2013 Holiday Socials

  1. Dear Amy, Merry Xmas to you…you seemed to have had a great time despite meeting a grinch.

    We have had a hot Xmas here though like you we have had a number of Xmas events that helped to celebrate with a number of different people. It is wonderful to see everyone and catch up with the news and in some cases the views!!! I don’t get a lot of time to see my sisters and so this is one of the bonuses of Christmas.

    Now to settle back and watch the cricket!!

    I had an arduous year with the knee replacement operation. Psychologically and physically it is the hardest operation I have been through and it made me worry about my ability to continue to work till the mortgage is paid…teaching is really a young persons work nowadays. But now I am pulling through that and am glad to have had the operation as it makes so much difference to my ability to walk for any distance. I am looking forward to a better year in 2014.

    Thanks for your fabulous blog. Gain this year it gave me a focus that told me that the world is big and lots of good things happen in it. Thanks for starting your life and lovely adventures.

    Cheers and merriment to you Denise

    Sent from Denise’s iPad

    • Hello Denise, so lovely to hear from you and that you are able to walk more after your knee operation. Another Aussi friend of mine also had his knee operated on some years ago and this year he manage to complete hiking the Camino.

      The holiday season is usually a busy time and this year has been an extra busy a year, was swamp with guests from all around the world. Nice to catch up but very tiring, especially with age also catching up… hahaha!

      One of my Irish friends told me that reading my blog inspired him to travel and I am so happy to hear that even if one person get inspired, then this blog is not in vain. Then I got to hear from some Brits who lived on the same road where I was born back in the 1950s. All this is very exciting.

      Looking forward to 2014 when Linn will be 40 and May & family will be traveling from Norway to the US in Apr to celebrate. Of course I plan to be there mid Mar. This will be the first time I will have all the 6 grandchildren together.

      Enjoy your cricket and the rest of the holidays. One day we must cross paths! Happy New Year to you and your family. Who knows what 2014 has in store for us. Just enjoy every moment and live life to the fullest.

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