Gate Of Hope

18 Nov 2019 – Overseas Friends

Thank you to those who has recently joined the LAM TinYue Heritage Family Group in FB. Hoping that all invited will join and help join the dots here.

Fri: TGIF – a good weekend to all. Welcome WInnie LEE from CA/USA back to SIN to celebrate her 70. Good to also catch up with CHIJ elementary-school classmates Pat Chee&Rebecca Lim who are now into their 70s (Jan 2020 for me!). Brunch@Beach Road Prawn Mee 美芝律大虾面 at East Coast. Introduced Winnie to The Coffee Bean’s PandanGulaMelaka Cake@MarineCove and she, too, likes it. Tkx for dinner@Les&Ivy, roast from my regular@UbiAve 2.

Sat: woke up to loud-speakers blasting to this Family-Day event for the pre-school downstairs.

App 1hr on bus16 to Tan BoonLiat building on OutramRd. The bus stops by the graves of Tan TockSeng on the TiongBahru Trail – have been wondering whose grave it is and finally an answer.

Crossing the overpass-bridge with a clear view of 3SengPoh Rd which used to belong to the LAM family, now NewCape Inn.

Enjoyed shopping, tasting good unusual gins, yummy smoked salmon&cheese at Journey East’s Nordic Pop-Up Market end of this year’s – tkx to Anita but missing Ginger, may she RIP. Providore Warehouse has this gigantic interesting Christmas goodies.

Appreciations to AudreyM&Clem for dinner&dessert at these new eateries on OutramRd – Voyage Patisserie where a piece of cake there cost S$9.

Sun: tkx to KimBeng&Mindy for lunch@Old TiongBahru BakKutTeh and for driving me to pick up the smoked salmon&cheese@Journey East.

Appreciations to niece Daisy for the premiere to Disney’s Frozen II. With Olaf, time will always be frozen to LaLaLand and the Happily Ever After in spite of the crowds@VivoCity.


Nice to catch up with Leo and tkx for ChickenRice&TowKwarPop@MaxwellMarket. Pix downloaded.

Mon: welcome WONG PuiAh from Vancouver/Canada back to a room with a view in SIN. Nice catching up .10c will not buy you a packet of kachang puteh&S$2.50 will not get you into a movie-show as it did in our childhood days.
Tkx PuiAh for breakfast&gifts and congratulations on Jim’s book.
Down memory lane where there is always hope@The Gate of Hope.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all ― Emily Dickinson

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