A Funeral

18 Feb 2019 – Food Fit For Kings And Queens

Sat: stumbled upon the official opening of Sparkletots Preschool/MarineParade, now a dual care center, with both childcare and kindergarten facilities.

Looks like lots of fun, but had to rush to a wake with Lawrence before the LIonDance started and before the arr of the GoH.

Another day at the wake – 2brothers are doing their best to entertain each other&themselves; the younger generations have outshone themselves with their origami.

Cakes&macarons from Antoinette – cakes fit for a Queen, and looking too pretty to eat. La Rose – grand cru chocolate mousse, exotic caramel, almond nougatine, cocoa sponge, grand marnier, dark chocolate Chantilly. The White Swan – chantilly cream exterior is light and fluffy cheese mousse layered with brown butter sponge. Chloe – Yuzu cremeux, white chocolate vanilla mousse, almond stable and a light sponge cake. And they all tasted just as good as they looked. Always wanted to taste these cakes and tkx to Clement, finally got to do so after nearly a year of wanting to try them…


Sun: a final dignified farewell from family and close-friends to porpor@MandaiCremaotrium followed by a tasteful lunch@PuiTien/KitchenerRd, tkx to Les&Ivy

Porpor would have liked many of the dishes here and this meal is in memory of her. Unusual&lovely presentation for the BitterGourd – fresh, crunchy&yummy with a touch of honey, 1st time eaten this way. Fish was fresh and delicious and so was the fine&thin noodles. There were leftovers to doggy-bag for dinner@Jo’s – enough food for 6ppl.


Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to stay healthy, say scientists – The Telegraph

Mon: wet&cool early morning coffee across the road while Lawrence had PrawnMee before another nap for him. To be 85, he is in excellent health and doing amazingly well taking buses with me all over the past few days. 1st time he is staying with me and it is quite a challenge in a 1-room studio-apt. Sent him off on bus196 on his own to the CBD-area for his banking with emergency contacts etc in his pocket. Throwback from 1954, 1964&2019. Have been blessed with 4bros who were/are good to me.

What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce ― KarlLagerfeld


Took time to explore@ChangiAirport the newly renovated T1 to be connected to The ‘Jewel’ which will be the latest addition at this world’s best airport whenever the polishing&sprucing are completed.  Confused and dis-oriented in this new section to T1 and it is no wonder, got off the bus36@T3 and took the sky-train to wander around all the three terminals.


Good to see that the Kinetic Rain is back in place, have missed it. Safe flight to Lawrence back to KCH.

…I can’t even make the comparisons anymore, because my memories of that time have all the depth of a photograph. It seems foolish to play games of better and worse. It’s simply a matter of is and is no longer – David Levithan

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