24 Nov 2016 – Thanksgivings Past, Present & Future
Mon: safe journeys home to Toronto/Canada Yun – do not wait for another 8yrs before your next visit. While SIN Changi airportT2 is preparing for Christmas, I am still hiding behind the masks at T3
Tue: coughing so badly and feel like my whole rib-cage is breaking. Everything had to be rescheduled and cancelled for today.
Wed: cleaning, washing and tidying away linen, towels etc after 1 month with visitors staying over. 2 lousy night sleep does not help with the efficiently.
Thu: a better sleep last night, but still not enough. Happy Turkey Day. Was reflecting back the Thanksgivings since this blog started –
2008 – SIN Thu 28Nov. With May visiting, International Buffet including roast lamb and durian (hosted by Les&Ivy) the night before Kat&Greg’s wedding. Have not spent a Thanksgiving with May since!
2009 – SIN Thu 26Nov. Made roasted quail dinner served with a Beaujolais Nouveau 2009 for AmyR who was on crutches.
2010 – SIN Thu 25Nov. made dinner for Les&Ivy, Angelic&Paul & KK. Tkx to Les for a dry white Kistler, a wonderful red from the Harlan Estate and how appropriate to celebrate an American occasion with 2 American wines. Condrieu dessert wine/French was just as complimentary to the Italian dessert. According to bro Les, Beaujolais Nouveau is more a Ribena (black currant juice) than a wine 🙂 My family&I like it and we have always enjoyed it with our Thanksgiving turkeys since our days in USA. Thus no Beaujolais Nouveau 2010
2011 – SIN Thu 24Nov. Yummy turkey dinner complimented with cranberries and butter-squash soup by Kat&Greg. 4 generations together giving thanks. Again no Beaujolais Nouveau 2011, tkx to Les&Ivy for hosting this lovely evening.
2012 – SC/USA Thu 22Nov. Dinner made by Linn&family celebrated with the Looneys and also the last Thanksgiving@Sandstone Dr. Bye-bye to L&M’s childhood table and chairs.
2013 – SIN Thu 28Nov. At CC but did not celebrate and that explained why no Beaujolais Nouveau 2013
2014 – SIN Thu 27Nov. Watched a cheesy movie Maps to the Stars** Did not celebrate, but still a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 to mark the day!
2015 – Japan/Suburbs Of Ayabe Thu 26Nov. Tasted the best mackerel sashimi with my 2 oldest friends PP&KK and also a celebration to our 60yrs of friendship. unable to find any Beaujolais Nouvea 2015 in this area!
2016 – SIN Thu 24Nov. Not your traditional Thanksgiving dinner except for the wine 🙂 Thankful to Peggy for a yummy dinner and grateful to meet up with 1962CHIJ classmates Angela, PatChee, Rebecca, especially Winnie who is visiting from CA/USA and PatThum not from my class.
Shared the Beaujolais Nouvea 2016 with anyone willing to drink with me! Peggy, Rebecca, KS were a sport to have a sip while PatT&I finished the bottle 🙂
Beaujolais Nouvea history since 2009…
Beaujolais Nouvea 2009, 2012 (pix credits to Linn)
2014, 2015 (pix credits to Linn) & 2016 (tkx to Yun for the 2016). Pix from 2014&2016 got me totally confused as they are taken from the same spot but different years! Just shows what age and time can do to one’s mind 🙂
2017 – UCD Alumni Event@Grand Hyatt: Top Industry Trends for 2018 – no turkey or Beaujolais but an evening of learning&discussions followed by drinks&canapés.
2018 – Appreciations to Mr Naoto Orui, the founder of The MusicalBox Museum for a most interesting and sweetest Thanksgiving.
Today I learnt and tasted 19different honeys and that the bee’s lifespan is a month and in that month, it produces only 1teaspoon of honey! Group pix credits to Yoshie.
2019 – TGIF: welcome from KCH Lily and Angelina&Zephyr from Brussel/Belgium for lunched@Jewel. And Lesley from CA/USA for dinner@FunanMall.
Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have – Catherine Pulsifer