12 May 2019 – Happy Mother’s Day To All Mothers

Fri – TGIF and what a privilege to be painted by a talented artist and being captured by a brilliant photographer. Thank you Alvin Mark Tan and Dennis Quek, the other pix credits to Yani. This must be the first I am sitting for an artist!

Sat: sky opened up on the bus en-route to RafflesPlace for breakfast. Thank goodness for the covered OUE-Link from the bus-stop across CollyerQuay to the basement food-court@CliffordCentre.

First time here, tkx to Clement for the introduction and it is a huge with many choices – could imagine how packed it can be in the weekdays, so do not expect to find me here on weekdays! Was informed about the waterspout when we were enjoying our breakfast.


National Gallery NgeeAnnKongsi Auditorium – appreciations for fresh-baked goods and blackcurrant juice, and tkx for the bottle with good memories of those years with the Auroras.

European Film FestivalThe Wave, hosted by Norwegian Embassy to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in SIN. Was it really nearly 4yrs ago I saw this movie in Norway? An appropriate time with a SIN waterspout to a Norwegian tsunami 🙂


Bølgen=The Wave – even though awaited, no-one is really ready when the mountain pass of Åkneset above the scenic narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger falls out and creates a 85 meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it. Amanda Prize for Best Norwegian Film, Visual Effects  and Sound Design.


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An epic tale based on the 1934 tsunami which killed 40ppl in Norway’s Tafjord. The disaster was triggered when a mountainside collapsed, causing huge damage and casualties in a number of villages along Norway’s fjords. Geologists believe Norway may be overdue for another such natural catastrophe!!!!

IMG_3585Busy day@CC. Alvin dropped by to pick up the portrait to take it to his studio for his signature and to give it a protection layer. Looking forward to the 2nd edition of La Kopi+other works. His favourite painting from the 1st edition is in my neighbourhood. The ink-sketch is from previous CC location which will be updated to the new location in the new edition where you will find me this week.

Dinner@Tekka with Judy&Roy.

Sun:  to raise children to be decent adults is a challenge. For me it has been&still is the most difficult, but most rewarding path of my life’s journey. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. ć„› = Love in Chinese but what is so very amazing to my eyes is that I see this Chinese character with some Arabic calligraphy, mother&child+KuanYin showing that a mother’s love has no boundaries. Credits to a nun@Maris Stella who used recycled CDs to make this. https://amylamsg.com/2016/07/28/dempsey-hill/

But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run ― Barbara Kingsolver

Time for laundry and letter-writing to HDB again, glad that 2016 HDB-correspondence are filed&organized; keeping fingers crossed that the system will not crash! Now with some minor edit but to a different person! Wonder if this is going to happen when ever there is a change of a new HDB officer in that department?

Tkx to Jo for dinner tonight.