Farewell 2016

30 Dec 2016 – A Riverboat Experience

Tue: just as I was planning to take a break from eating today as Henry was supposed to have dinner with me last night, but it happens to be tonight – such is life when the memory gets up in age! All’s well that ends well, it is always nice to catch up with him. Tkx for the beautiful emerald. Forgot to take pix, uploaded from 1+yr ago and he looks the same!


It is indeed a small world and life has many coincidences – Andy (with the darker shirt) who is in the CC group (Thomas’s partner in training) also works with Henry.

14731294_1787185728172940_4614970246069357092_nWed: as we say our goodbyes to 2016, Bowie, Cohen, Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Richard Adams+others, we must also remember to give thanks for their Ziggy Stardust, Suzanne, Purple Rain, Last Christmas, Star Wars and Watership Down.

Apologies for error in the pix – should be actually, too lazy to correct…


Being a member of Watsons has its advantage at their sales when shopping for toiletries is a good deal. S$30+ quarterly is really not too extravagant!


This Christmas season has gone by fast and Parkway Parade’s Christmas deco are down being now replaced with CNY deco. Seems like the Rooster year will be a good one for the Ox – as usual, take this with a pinch of salt. Tkx to niece DaisyLam for lunch@DinTaiFung****where the food there seldom disappoints.


Thu: US actress Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after daughter Carrie Fisher – BBC. Thank you for her Tammy (the age of innocence for me then!!)Above 3pix uploaded from various sites. My heart would fall apart and stop too if my girls go before me 🙁

If you have a need to be comfortable all the time—well, among other things, you have the makings of a classic drug addict or alcoholic ― Carrie Fisher/Wishful Drinking


Stewords Riverboat, a 3-decked, non-motorized replica of the 1800s Mississippi steam boats. Formerly@Sentosa, the Riverboat now operates at Marina South Pier with Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill on the Main Deck, Wood & Steel Gastrobar on the al-fresco Bridge Deck, and a private function hall on the Upper Deck. The concept is great with spectacular views in good weathers, but not suitable for people who gets seasick easily due to constant rocking motion of the ship.


img_3638Appreciations to Lee for a yummy dinner@Wood & Steel Gastrobar***CajunCalamari, PamaHam, Blue Eyes – premium ribeye steak pan-seared and Belly Dancer – belly-pork, but skin was not crispy. Nice ambiance and good service. A perfect sunset in the lovely outdoors evening sea-breeze. Thank you dear nephew for the introduction to this location and most of all for taking the time to re-connect.

Note: if you plan to visit this location, take the MRT to Marina South Pier (Exit B) and the station is just a minute. Parking was S$15 for 3hrs!

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