25 Jan 2014 – Before the Horse Gallops in…
Wed: Happy 12th Birthday to #1 grandchild Katy who is born in OK City. She & James are the grandchildren whom I was not present at birth but was there soon after her birth. Memories of Gator as a puppy in the kitchen with a floor lined with newspaper.
Visited the National Memorial in serene surroundings of a reflecting pool and 168 empty chairs, a reminder of the people who lost their life in the 1995 bombing.
Her***set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system…
Interesting concept and at the rate of our high tech, anything is possible but would be sad to interact only with a voice!
Thu: August: Osage County****set in OK in August where Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts played their roles as mother and daughter and did an excellent job. When the man of the house disappears, the family gets together to look for him but only to find a few days later that he has committed suicide. A series of conflicts and skeletons exposed for the entire family after the funeral!
Life and drama in the Midwest’s never ending corn fields…
Dinner with Henry in Chinatown and to take pix of the lights. Do not intend to go into Chinatown until after the CNY. The last weekend before the CNY is going to be crowded and even for a Thu night, the crowds are staring… like the horse, I too will be galloping away from the crowds 🙂
LoHei Teochew style at Lee Hui (Ah Hoi)*** is not like our Cantonese (28 indigents!), still good and a nice change.
Delicious food at Northeast Restaurant***Green Bean Noodle with carrot, cucumber and sauce; sautéed Hot & Sour shredded potatoes with green chilli.
Fri: welcome to SIN, Sylvia from Germany. A lovely morning walk at EC Park with Sylvia and Peggy who wanted to take the orchid pix from the pervious posting for her Orchid Society. Today we spotted 2 more orchid in bloom (too tiny for decent pix from my camera) and this delicate flower from the Barringtonia asiatica tree.
A good horse should be seldom spurred – Thomas Fuller