2017 Happy Thanksgiving

24 Nov 2017 – Cantonese Proverbs

Mon: anyone who knows me also know spoken Chinese/Cantonese in-spite of being my mother’s tongue is very limited! Found this fantastic link with Cantonese proverbs including explanation and how to say them, but am wondering why mainly with reference to ghosts??

Having such fun with this link – proverbs are short&profound that they catch my attention and interest. Wish that there are equivalent links for the English and Norwegian languages too.


41. 放葫蘆 [fong wùh lóu] to throw a gourd=self-boasting, bragging. Do wonder if this one would be equivalent to singlish ya-ya papaya…

Tkx to Jenny&Bill for dropping by. Too lazy&tired to cook lately, just finger-food in the apt, continuing to the neighbourhood’s eatery for dinner. Pix credits to Jenny. Have been dying for durians and since it was the end of the day, got them cheaper and they were yummy.

Tue: loving these heavy morning downpours. Appreciations to Embassy of Ireland for the invite@The Projector to an educational&interesting screening of a documentary –John Hume in America: In the name of Peace. Anyone living in Ireland and was old enough to understand cannot forget 30Jan1972 Bloody Sunday.

Catching up with more old&new Irish friends

Trying out a new Irish brew with finger-snacks!

Wed: the best breakfast for yesterday and today – yummy durians!

Thu: Happy Thanksgiving/USA and there is sooo much to be thankful for. A bottle of Beaujolais Nouvea 2017 for old-times’ sake as I do not know of anyone who celebrates Thanksgiving here in SIN. Linn&Jeff, Katy, Ellie, John Sophie&James, May&Bjørn+Olai are always in my heart&mind. And to all my US families&friends – enjoy your turkey, feeling blessed to have y’all trotting&crossing my path.


Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

Coco*****Despite his family’s baffling ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets Hector and together, they set off on a journey to unlock the real story&mystery behind the family history. Beautiful movie in every way and a good reminder to not forget you past&present family&loved-ones.


UCD Alumni Event@Grand Hyatt: Top Industry Trends for 2018 – Panelists: Mark Hanley/BOC Aviation, Lisa Phelan/KerryGroup,  Kate Simpson/JP Morgan and Timoetheus Kayliang Lee/Coleegs. An evening of learning&discussions followed by drinks&canapés. Group pix credits to Jenny.



Fri: Am still learning that you are never too old to learn. The day you stop learning will also be the day you are no longer 🙂 TGIF and also I can now officially start with the Christmas preparations! Happy&Safe shopping on this Black Friday.


Tkx to niece May/Patricia for a wonderful evening@EsplanadeTheater with the production of  Ninagawa Macbeth*****with  amazing symbolic stage-settings and beautiful colourful costumes. This definitely is not your usual Shakespeare Macbeth! Did not know what to except and was pleasantly surprised with Ninagawa’s adaptations. The only problem was with the wordy and fast subtitles on both left&right – could not fully focus with the acting on the stage, thus missing out some of the drama.


After the earlier heavy downpours, the evening turned out to be perfect outdoors and a good time to have an alfresco bite@Makansutra. Could have danced and walked all night outdoors in this kind of temps, but alas did not bring either dancing or walking shoes and caught the last bus back to the EastSide.

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