Merdeka Generation (1950-59)

23 Jun 2019 – All’s Well That Ends Well

Thu: NUH with Lawrence for his blood test. Lunched with Les&friends@BarBQ-Tonight. Appreciations to Les&Ivy for yummy steam-boat dinner last night to welcome Irene (Ivy’s cousin&her family from KL), David&Cindy back to SIN. Always like the idea here of the individual personal pots for this. Overnight@Rochalie.

Fri: 0700hrs-NUH this time to admit Lawrence for his Embolization procedure this morning and will be visiting the next few days; feel like I can practically find my way around there blind-folded!

Delicious fresh figs from ColdStorage/AnchorPt and these Spanish donut peaches from Isetan/ScottsRd are perfect sizes. The usual preference is for local tropical fruits when back here, but could not resist these when priced reasonably.

Sat: NUH and tkx to Sue for ride from NUH.  A fishy-tale@KEK Seafood Alexandra as to how to eat&enjoy fresh good Red-Grouper 油蒸红斑 to the fullest, hahaha.

Some ppl were wondering if I finished the whole fish – if this was the only dish, no problems to eat every bit&morsel, but we shared 3 dishes+rice&soup for 3ppl, total bill S$109.50. During my Northern Norway days, fresh fish was the normal daily diet then and often free as we did our own fishing, so S$71 is expensive, but was informed that it is reasonable!

This is my 3rd time here and only realized about their Michelin* this time round, thus explaining why it is so crowded.

Sun: was told that the Merdeka Generation (MG) Package has to be collected@MPCC Multi-Purpose Hall in conjunction to a HariRaya Celebration Event. If I knew that one did not have to be physically there to collect the package, would have saved myself a headache waiting in the heat to be registered.

All’s well that ends well as I managed to get these shots, said hello to Emeritus Senior Minister Mr Goh ChokTong (GOH) and left quite shorty after that. Will now wait patiently for the MG package in the mail.


What an amazing adventure for Karen&co, (pix credits to her) climbing to the roof of Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro 19,340ft/5,895m in 8days. Way to go to my AT hiking buddy, Wiggs – am living vicariously thru’ her! Would have definitely preferred to be in this line anytime than the one in the MPCC!  Jun 2015 – group pix credits to Glenda/HiHills

NUH to check on Lawrence and good that the procedure went as it should. Glad to know that Sue visited yesterday, SiewKing last night and now Clement. Am touched by those who are also trying to do their part even with their overwhelming responsibilities to their own parents+their immediate family&full-time jobs.

Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy
Rather in power than use; and keep thy friend
Under thy own life’s key: be check’d for silence,
But never tax’d for speech ― William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well