Distrubing & Traumatic

14 Mar 2022 – Happy 17th Birthday Ellie

Thu: a day to relax with an audio-book, Bridehead’s Revisited by Evelyn Waugh and sewing.

Fri: TGIF and a good weekend to all – my Fabulous-Five in USA. 10yrs ago on a beautiful SpringDay when they could only count their age in single digit! Now #1 in her 20s, #2-4 in their teens and #5-6 will be 11. How I miss my Norway&USA flock!

Tkx to Les&Ivy for dinner@ParadiseTeochew/ScottsSquare. Delighted to meet up with grandnephew Justin (Lawrence&Mabel one and only grandson, John&Francesca’s 1st-born) who I have not seen since Lawrence’s 80thBday in 2014. https://amylamsg.com/2014/02/06/four-points-by-sheraton/

Could kick myself for taking pix of the food but forgetting to take pix of us! Just as well he had to return to Les&Ivy the next day and I requested for him to remember to take a pix.

Sat: tkx to Clement for bringing lunch, but a most disturbing&traumatic lunch. We heard a loud thud; my first initiative thought was that they were setting up something in the common area and headed to see what it was about. No set-up but saw a woman lying on the ground, just at a spilt of a second, I thought she fell, then within another spilt of another second my mind combined the thud and the body lying at the bottom of the neighbouring HDBpoint-block (20+levels). Tears just streamed uncontrollably and the only thing I could say to Clement was call the police, someone jumped.

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An exclusive sneak peek screening of BrotherJoe, a documentary film celebrating the life and work of Brother Joseph McNally@LaSalle College of Art. The film provides a unique insight into the man behind the cloth, the educator, and the artist – the inspiring and much loved BrotherJoe. https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_682_2005-01-12.html

Tkx to Carmel for this invite about the most charming priest who crossed my path in 1999 – was then in IGAS/IrishGraduatesAssociation of SIN’s committee when he designed the IGAS logo. Appreciations to the McNally family+all my Irish friends for the fond memories from Ireland with this event to start the celebrations for 2022 StPatrick’sDay/Thu17Mar.
Sun: time springs forward for those observing daylight saving time this morning. Tkx to Judy, Daisy&Clement+Stanley for lunch@NanaThai/GoldenMileComplex. Had to use the tiolets&restrooms @KampongGlamCC so as to be able to continue with a hot&short stroll in that area to discover this mosque which have not been noticed or observed previously, but then I do not remember walking around this area.
Former JavaRdMosque now HajjahFatimahMosque مَسْجِد ٱلْحَاجَّة فَاطِمَة one of the oldest and few to be named after a woman, designed in a mix of Islamic&European architectural. Also known as SIN-LeaningTower, caused by moisture seepage&shifting of the handmade bricks that were used in the construction of the tower; was gazetted in 1973 as a national monument.
Mon: 17yrs ago we welcomed this beautiful person to the world and 17yrs ago hiking the AT-Thru-Hike was possible. Happy 17thBirthday to #2 and it has been 2yrs ago since her visit to SIN when we last met.

Today’s news with Ukraine is a real concern. China, Indonesia and Philippines shakened with earthquakes this morning! What in the world is happening in this world?????????

From Richard in HKG – as long as its magnitude is low, it won’t affect those two places much, but with HK’s gazillion high rises and the quake centre being so close, we’re shitting in our pants. https://app.thestandard.com.hk/article/51218087

I have heard the languages of apocalypse, and now I shall embrace the silence – NeilGaiman

2 thoughts on “Distrubing & Traumatic

  1. Hi Amy, I was so touched by your blog today. It is heart breaking when someone takes their life. I am so sorry for this person and so sorry you were there at the moment her life ended. I do appreciate your words of wisdom especially the quote regarding how we can be in charge of how our story ends. Blessings and peace to you dear friend. My love, Glenda aka HiHills

    • Hi Glenda, so nice to hear from you in this world of turmoil. Everyone is dealing with their own issues and while we all go on our personal journeys, challenging our own obstacles, we also must recognize that everyone else are also trying to deal with their issues.

      Appreciations for your kind words and always be the beautiful being as you are. Tiger hugs from me.

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