Gillman Barracks

23 Jan 2015 – CNY Decorations@Parkway

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Wed: started new med, Xarelto. CNY greetings mailed. Met with Clem for early dinner at Parkway.

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Thu: a day at the former Gillman Barracks, now is home to 16 international art galleries, three restaurants and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA).

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Interesting restrooms fitting into the tropical weather concept.

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Steve McCurry, my favourite photographer and where the idiom A picture is worth a thousand words really applies.

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I can so relate to the saying ‘The eyes are the windows to the soul’ here. McCurry’s famous photograph, ‘Afghan Girl,’ on the cover of National Geographic Jun 1985.

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Lunched at the Naked Finn***Good grilled baby squids.

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More eateries down the road and a covered walk-way to Alexandra Rd.

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IMG_8537At CC for the talkย ‘Big Mountains on Small Budgets’ but with more than 100pp there, decided to hang around the back of the store with a wild bunch of monkeys high in training to welcome the monkey year ๐Ÿ™‚ Appreciations for a fun evening. Safe journeys to Calvin & co who will be heading to Germany for the week.

Thank you Yoshie for the Matcha, chasen and chashaku.

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Fri: Happy 14th Bday to eldest grandchild Katy – how is it possible for me to have a 14yrs old grand-daughter??

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Families and friends in the Eastern US – keep warm in these freezing weathers and snow storms predicted in the forecast for the weekend. Those in HKG keep warm too. Stay safe everybody.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/major-storm-to-impact-eastern-us/62576/

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/1903606/mercury-heads-south-hong-kong-low-six-degrees

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Scenes that caught my attention on the way to The Sail at Marina Bay.

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Thank you for yummy home-cooked dinner Zarina. Nice view! Appreciations to Michael for getting us together. Thoughts are with you, Micheal to get better.

Introduction to kuehs for12541162_10207581758954603_2257128472555643658_n Zarina – names of the ‘Bengawan Solo kuehs’ starting with the white one going clock-wise – Corn Kueh, Coconut Candy, Ongoi Ubi, KuehTalam, Kueh Lapis, Lapis Sagu and the middle round one is OndehOndeh.

http://www.ladyironchef.com/2015/08/guide-traditional-kueh/

Sat: Happy Birthday Yoshie! Had to cancelled the Postsdown Rd adventure. The mind is willing but not the body ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Time to be realistic and find the balance of rest and play ๐Ÿ™‚

Harmony