Zoom Meeting

3 May 2022 – And Meeting Up With Niece Francesca 

Fri: appreciations to IreneL for her invite you to a Zoom meeting with the conservation team in China. This ceremony at our ancestral hall is to honor our ancestors and report the start of the construction repair work in May. Nice to see&recognise some faces of the cousins from granduncle LAM JeeChiew’s branch. Pix to be included if I receive any from IreneL.

Tkx to Les&Ivy for last night’s dinner&dessert to welcome niece Fran from KL/Malaysia. Great to catch up with her and safe journey back to KL. Looking forward to more family-get-togethers now that we are allowed to have bigger gatherings. pix credits to bro Les, was too busy catching up with Fran!

3-GreenGen sitting L-R Ivy&Leslie + me
6-OrangeGen standing behind L-R Fran, Daisy, Adeline, Ameen LeeClementPatricia
2-PurprleGen standing beside Ivy is her grand-daughter Kiera and besides me is Isabelle, sis Joyce’s one and only grandchild

Yummy starters, meats&desserts@Atout – my favourite were the beef and GrandMarnierSoufflé

Sat: sooo proud Sooo proud of my #2 Elisabeth HALL in SC/USA. Congratulations Ellie for her PSAT TOP Scores and for being selected as one of the 21-22 PalmettoGirlsState delegates to represent IrmoHighSchool and for being MissYellowJacket pageant – way to go Ellie.

With this view into Johor/Malaysia from a new condo, no rains can stop the eyes from enjoying the surrounding views.

And you cannot go too wrong when you have a view of this unblocked church – faminlar looking wall decoration from the WaterlooSt days!

Tkx to Calvin&Sam for gracious&kind hospitality at his lovely new pad. Another 1+hr bus journey ride in the dark thru’ unfaminlar areas observating some passenger carrying bulky carriers from Diaso as prices there will no longer be just S$2 from tomorrow. https://mothership.sg/2022/04/daiso-queue/

30Apr2022: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow:

SIN/pop ~5.6+mil in an area of ~721km²  – 1,334
SC/USA/pop ~5+mil in an area of ~82, 932km²  – 17,767
Norway/pop ~5.3+mil in an area of ~365,268km²  – 2,932
Sun: byebye Apr and welcome May. Happy May/Labour Day – enjoy your long weekend and safe travels to all who are on the go! Tkx to Clement for helping to eat up left-over foods.
1 May – Happy May Day/Labour Day
5 May – Happy Cinco De Mayo
6 May – Happy Bdays WONG WaiKit & Jan SOSA
8 May – Happy Mother’s Day
10 May – Happy Bday Andrew LAM
13 May – Happy Bday Susannah LAM
16 May – Happy Bday LAM JenWen
17 May – Hurra for 17mai
18 May – Happy Bday Helen VICKERY-YEO
19 May – Happy Bday Paul KRAUSE
23 May – Happy Bday Yasmine AMEEN
27 May – Happy Bdays LAM SuiChang & Karen LIM
28 May – Happy Bday Vanessa LAM
30 May– Happy Bday Hans Kristian HUSTAD
Mon&Tue: public holidays here is SIN, avoiding to be anywhere there could be crowds. Wishing all who are celebrating&marking the day – SelamatHariRayaPuasa/Aidilfitri ending a month of fasting. Pix from 2019, it will be suidical for me to brave any crowds nowadays! The last time in GeylangSerai for HariRaya was 2019, been there done it and unless someone tells me that there are new drastic changes, will not be there for these festive seasons.

Muslims in SIN will celebrate HariRayaPuasa/HariRayaAidilfitri Tue3May according to astronomical calculations – the crescent moon for the Islamic month of Syawal did not appear in the evening after sunset, as it had set earlier signifying that Mon2May ends the 30days of Ramadan. So first day of Syawal or HariRayaAidilfitri for year 1443H falls on Tue3May – StraitsTimes

Tue: Selamat Hari Raya to all celebrating&marking today in SIN. Enjoy your day with all the yummy goodies. Being&living here, one has the advantage to taste good traditional Malay+other cuisines.

Tkx for yummy dinner of Steak à la Rochalie+lobster&sides@Les&Ivy and this time round, a 21yrs old BushmillSingleMalt.

My contribution is a plate of AgarAgar jelly (memories when I got this in Malay weddings during childhood!) to celebrate the HariRaya and looked like we planned to colour match – not, hahaha.