5 Oct 2014 – Salam Aidiladha to all Muslins
Wed: was rather down after the goodbye hugs. 10mins subway (NOK 30 S$5) to the train station to catch the Airport Express 20mins (NOK 85 S$16 for seniors). Sitting on one of those reclining sleeping chairs at OSL airport arrival area to have a hotdog before checking in. Overheard this young sweet teenage boy humming softy the melody to ‘My Favourite Things’ from ‘Sound of Music’ did help a little!
OSL-HEL with FinnAir, 1hr 10mins uneventful flight and thank goodness on schedule. Had only about 45mins to make the connection to SIN. Could not resist to do some shopping – Finnish designs is still one of my favourites.
HEL-SIN 11hrs 10mins on a full flight. Somehow it was warmer than normal and could not sleep other than just short cat-naps. Watched some movies but do not remember what! Arrived on time to a hazy SIN on a Thu late afternoon. Stayed awake until 2100hrs and after that the eyes could no longer keep open!
Fri: of course the jet-lag has to kick in and was awake by 0400hrs. Got to the market early in the dark ie 5am, when it is how I like it, peaceful and quiet. A yummy bowl of steaming pork congee from my favourite congee stall at MP Wet Market, now open in the evenings too! S$3+per bowl.
Sat: dark and early and decided that it is confusing with 100s of FB Amy Lam, added SG, my Chinese initial – this is what happens with jet-lags 🙂 Those who think it is for SIN are way too young to know that in 1950 there were only B/W photography (pix of birth place and with my mother), and way before all the Hi-Tech.
Bus service starts app 0600hrs and took one at 0630hrs to Old Airport Rd to pick up family’s favourite paus at Mui Thiang Kee Eating House’s Homemade Pau/ 34 Cassia Crescent. The mini paus/bite size 0.60c each are yummy and perfect for breakfast or tea-time. Bought 72 for Les 72nd Bday! What else can you get for someone who has everything??
Celebrating an early birthday for a dear brother. Thank you Les&Ivy for an exclusive evening at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora**** located inside the SEA Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium. This restaurant (windows reflections from our table) was fully booked. We were at the only table in front of the main tank with top service, wines and good food.
Was here in January but under quite different situations…
Lobster soup was good, the selection for fish was limited and after a month+ in Iceland and Norway with fresh fish, the Wagyu beef was delicious. Mont Blanc dessert OK. The champagne and wines brought by Les were excellent. Can easily get used to this but then, if the diet does not kick in soon, then the heart will probably kick out sooner…
Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself – Delia Smith