USS Missouri BB63/1986

20 Oct 2021 – 1st Around-The-World-Trip

Sat: more of some favourite local foods (only 1dish~S$5) from outdoor Hawkers/MarketFoodCentres (max 2ppl and vax for now!) in SIN. 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11 MaxwellFoodCentre, TianTian HainaneseChickenRice天天海南雞S$5Bib Gourmand in SIN2021MichelinGuide. Pix downloaded.

Picked up enough food from downstairs for dinner with SL tonight as well as enough leftovers for myself over the next 2-3days. The appetite is not like what it used to be, and that is to my advantage as I need to lose weight to prevent more underlying health issues. Have been told that I have to use Relvar daily to prevent asthma attacks!

Dealing with those attacks as well as I know how, and choosing not to wander about thus keeping myself busy by going thru’ papers, pix, scraps, etc from pre-social-media-days for some memorable memories before memory&print fade! As it is, some scrapbooks were somehow written in pencil, probably for easier editing purposes then! and now re-writing&editing on top of the faded-pencil-writing with permanent pen. Time consuming, but some memories are worth keeping.

Sep-Nov1986: 1st-around-the-world-trip, trailing the battleship USS Missouri (BB63) by plane&train (for me, minus DiegoGarcia, Suez&PanamaCanal, but plus NZ, SIN, OSL) on her first good-will trip after being taken out of moth-balls from LongBeachCA/USA 35yrs ago! PearlHarbor HI/USA, Sydney, Hobart&Perth/Australia, DiegoGarcia, SuezCanal, Istanbul/Turkey, Naples/Italy, LaPalma/Spain, Lisbon/Portugal, and the PanamaCanal.
Sat: Sat16Sep1986 from LAX – HNL/Honolulu.

Sun: Fri19Sep1986 from HNL- AKL/Auckland, NewZealand crossing the International Dateline, thus losing a day! 1st visits to HI&NZ.

Mon: Sun21Sep1986 from AKL- SYD/Syndey, Australia celebrating RoyalAustraliaNavy 75th Anniversary.

High points – catching&meeting up with family&friends; uncleJohn, auntieWinnie&Coral in HNL/USA; GrahamGordan in AKL/NZ, Lawrence&family+FreddyOoi in SYD/Australia.

Mon7-Oct1986 from SYD via MEL – HBA/Hobart 1st visit to Tasmania.

MarineWonderland and PortArthur HistoricSite. The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is the present, so enjoy it.

Sun12-Oct1986 HBA via MEL via ADL – PER/Perth, Australia on the IndianPacificRail~1,650m/2,655k.

Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station – Paulo Coelho 

13-21Oct1986 in Fremantle&Perth/Australia. High points, meeting&catching up with uncle VincentLeung&family (PP&family were in the US on sabbatical ) and GefforyOng&family. 1st visit to Perth. Discovered KangarooPaw flowers and have liked them since.

21Oct1986 PER – SIN in SIN/Singapore until 9Nov catching&meeting up with family&friends and visiting temples for Deepavali.

Tue: Sun9Nov1986 SIN via ATH – IST/Istanbul,Turkey.

Sat15Nov1986 IST via FCO – NAP/Naples, Italy. Take only memories, leave only footprints ~ Seattle

Thu20Nov1986 NAP via FCO via BCN – PMI/Palma, Spain and here in Palma/Spain (1st visit there) for one day – sweet&short with a funny&memorable high point bringing in the MightyMo.

Sat22Nov1986 PMI via MAD – LIS/Lisbon, Portugal here until 17Nov,

celebrating ThanksgivingLunch on board the USS Missouri with her crew&guests. Somehow I do not know why, but do regret that I did not take any pix from the official social receptions on board with the crew&guests thru’out this trip.

Fri28Nov1986 LIS via FRA via CPH – OSL/Oslo, Norway here until 17Dec to pick up L&M who were living with their father druing my trip and take care of the logistics for renting out the house. Highest point of this trip was receiving mail from them. The traveller has reached the end of one journey! But life journey continues.

Wed17Dec1986 OSL via CPH via FRA – LAX/LosAngeles, USA.

Wed: have managed to fit 3months of round-the-world trip here in 5days! With age, our memory, our attitudes, and our wisdom changes!

I want to visit Memory Lane, I don’t want to live there – Pogrebin

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