16 Nov 2017 – IrmoXC Celebrating Their Banquet
Mon: while I have been busy with visitors, the family in US were also busy celebrating their 2017 cross-country-season banquet! Such a great group of coaches, parents and teammates with
my first-born coaching the girls’XCteam and #1&2 both making it to State – what a blessed mother and grandmom I am. Pix credits to Linn, Kim, Shannon.
Tue: have been throwing up and had the runs last night – the consequences of all the good food! Rained most of last night and still raining this early morning. Enjoying the rains+some herbal tea to cool the stomach in these cool temps! but feeling sorry for those who have to be in the traffic which was at a stand-still for some moments.
There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing ― Ranulph Fiennes
Catching up with paper-work, mail, 2018 travel bookings, etc. The budget airlines kind of pricing do not include check-in bags, food and reserved seats, but anything above these prices are not within my budget!!
- SIN-OSL-SIN (S$557) tax+everything inclusive
- OSL-FLL/USA-OSL (S$530) tax+everything inclusive
- SIN-KCH-SIN (S$112) including booking fees+insurance
Senior day grocery-shopping@Parkway. Seems like the Christmas deco here is following the white-colour like Orchard Rd. Movie at the new CathayCineplexes and seniors tickets have gone up to S$5! Victoria&Abdul***Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul – somehow I could not help feeling sorry for this lonely queen even with all her power & wealth!
Wed: welcome back to SIN and congratulations to Leonard on a new job. Appreciations to one who has taught me most of what I know in this High-Tech-World. FBfriends for a decade, but I have know him, Sia, Brian&Helen (now parents of 2 for Sia too) since my return to SIN in 1998-99 – before their parenthood&my grandmahood days 🙂 Thank you to all who included me then and made me feel young at heart. Pix from SIN 1999&2011.
Goodbye Christopher Robin****A glimpse into the relationship between children’s author AA Milne and his son ChristopherRobin, whose toys inspired the world of Winnie the Pooh. Being a fan of Winnie the Pooh, I found this movie rather sad, but touching and felt like giving the boy the biggest hug.
Watched this movie@VivoCityGV (S$4.50). Pix of BayHotel with the green background/Temenggong Rd; boardwalk to Sentosa seals off what was once part of an open sea and the ports; St James Power station by Brani Container Terminal which will be moving as this land is too valuable for containers.
Happy Bday Chris – the only person I now who would not blow the candle off, but puts it in his mouth and let it continue burning. Then he releases the candle while it is still burning, makes his wish before blowing it off, just hope that he will not burn his tongue doing that trick too often 🙂
Appreciations to Calvin for a wholesome crab evening@Holy Crab****dinning on
4different crab dishes+a holy cow dish – personal favourite, the Green-ChilliCrab, their signature dish.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight – Aristophanes