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
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