4 Feb 2018 – Palace of Heavenly Happiness
Thu: inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman****a musical that celebrates the birth of show business telling of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Not usually a musical fan, but enjoyed this feel-good movie, especially with the enthusiasm played by Jackman.
The noblest art is that of making others happy― PT Barnum
The movie brought back memories of both Ringling Circus Museun/FL, FL days and Cirque du Soleilm, tkx to cousin Yun.
I’m actually not a huge circus fan in the traditional sense, but I like a lot of the circus trappings of striped tents and caramel. I lean more towards Cirque du Soleil than Barnum and Bailey – Erin Morgenstern
Fri: Happy 50th Bday to Cathrine (L&M paternal-aunt) – has it really been 50yrs ago since my first visit to Tromsø? Where has all those years gone??
TGIF – been awhile since down TelokAyerSt and many new trendy eateries have sprung up. Kabuke, a discreet Sake gastrobar is on the second floor of a heritage shop-house, you’ll have to look carefully to find it, and when you do, you will want to return where there is a designer wash-basin!
Their signature dish – WagyuBeefBowl was good&tasty with a glass of sake. Highly recommended.
A nice stroll after lunch watching the Fri lunch crowds and the mosque (Masjid Al-Abrar) goers. Not to be confused with NagoreDurgha which is a shrine at the corner. Can only pray that you will find your shoes here again, especially after the Sake 🙂
Just a few doors from the mosque is the famous ThianHockKeng Temple=Palace of Heavenly Happiness and the MusicalBoxMuseum where&when last visited (2015) before the official opening. Why have I not noticed these characters on the ceiling entrance to temple in my many previous visits??? Today, the crowds and carbon monoxide from the tour-buses were too much for the well-being in every-ways!
Headed into Chinatown to check out that the Rooster has been chased out by the Dogs and it was no surprise to see the line@LimCheeGuan! Did not and do not have any intentions to shop there, but have come to the conclusion the many ppl on this RedDot like crowds and standing in lines. Am busy as it is chasing out the Rooster (or should I say Cock!) before the Dog (maybe Bitch!!) takes over for the year!
Sat: appreciations for the visit to my beautiful niece Yasmine from London. Looking forward to catching up in London on transit to OSL in Apr. Hope that we will manage to arrange with cousin YatSoon&family for them to meet. Pix from 1998/Paris with 2nd-born+2nieces and 2016/SIN with YatSoon&family.
Sun: Happy Birthday to bro Lawrence who turns 84 today. Am impressed with him for his good health, still driving and walking around with me. Vivid in the memories the day he left SIN for overseas-studies in the 1950s.
To my beautiful first born&mother of 5, Linn – way to go there@MGC LONG RUN 15K & “Not So Long” 5K 2/3/2018/SC, USA. Good job, 3rd overall female and 1st in her age group/ 15K in 1:02:08. Pix credits to Tracy DeAnne Tisdale-Williams – tkx for sharing.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up ― Dean Karnazes