Leslie’s 80th Celebrations

9 Oct 2022 – Treetops Executive Residences

Wed: rain or shine, there is always some silver lining – trust an 11yrs old to find it and be it despite that his mormor=maternal grandmother in Norwegian voicing her concerns that one of the tanker-ships being too near to the shore!

Moving on to TreetopsServiceApts where a pool is easily accessible is a good idea, and this youngest grandson is certainly related to his mormor, hahaha – here all ready unpacked by himself with his clothes folded&placed tidily in the closet.

2+2k walk to&from KK for is no problem for these Norwegians bearing gift from the mountains in Norway, causing some stares along Orchard&ScottsRd. Met with the L&M’s Danish/Norwegian uncle, EspenPoulsson(their paternal grandmother’s branch) who has been living&working in SIN for the past 19yrs! Forgot to take pix, but hopefully will catch up over the weekend.

Thu: his mother had to work while the guys went hiking with KK&guests at TheSouthernRidges+TemenggongRd. AirZone@CitySqMall was a great success for #6 but mormor was walking up&down the escalators this time round after learning from the last round with grandnieces,Devon&Eliot in Jan2022 that walking on these nets was not a good idea at this stage in life!! Glad to be able to use up the last of the 4tickets. To end the evening with ppl he calls my friends-lol for dinner@DinTaiFung with gifts+arcade games must have really made his day.

Fri: Happy 80th to a dearest brother, Leslie – started the day with early personal delivery of our gifts; NorwegianGravlaks, 80steamed mini CharShuiBaos叉燒包 and 8Sunflowers.

Appreciations&thanks to Leslie, a wonderful brother here with his immediate family+sisters,nieces,nephews,grandnieces,grandnephews(Kat/daughter returning from the USA,Albert/sil breaking his work trip,May&family/niece from Norway) for his 80thBday bash gathering of his family&friends(~110ppl).

Family pix credits to Jessie:
BackRow L-R OrangeGen
Sue,PatLynn&David,Clement,Judy,Adeline&Lee,Kat,Patricia&Albert,May&Bjørn
MiddleRowSitting L-R GreenGen
Jo,Leslie&Ivy,me
FrontRow L-R PurpleGen
Lucas,Beth,Stanley,Kiera,Isebella,Olai

Yummy foods&drinks and a great night was enjoyed by all@Angie’sOysterBar&Grill

This is as Elegant Attire as it can get for me hahaha, not an IssyMiyake outfit, not as far as I know as it was sold by some young ppl@BedokInterchange,S$50. Pix credits of Les&Ivy to KatEpiphyllumOxypetalum or KengHwa(what my paternal grandmother called them and we had them thru’out my childhood days)which bloomed when they returned home from the party – sign of good luck.

https://flowerpowerdaily.com/tan-hua-flower-becomes-a-star-thanks-to-crazy-rich-asians/

Sat: appreciations to EsbenPoulsson for his invite and for his book signed&presented to 2ndBorn. What a coincident that he lives in the same block as Patricia&Albert. Took #6 back to Treetops for a swim before dinner, as it is he is soo good with much patience to be the only child amongst all these grown-ups chatting away.

Tkx to Les&Ivy, the celebrations continue with another yummy Chinese dinner @ParadiseTeochewRestaurant/ScottsSquare, surprisingly this is the only pix for their family(missing Devon&Eliot), somehow the photographers last night overlooked the details as to who is who!

烧乳猪RoastedSucklingPig-one of the best suckling piglet I have tasted done to perfection, 蒸鲳鱼SteamedPomfret-freshest yummy pomfret, XO酱开边龙虾焖面StewedMeePok with Lobster in XO Sauce

This was one of the most delicious KurobutaPork, here served here with giant scallions, beautifully presented with edible flowers complimenting with this red from Les’s wine cellar.

卤味三拼盘 BraisedTrioCombinationPlatter,石斛花胶炖鸡汤 Double-boiledChickenSoup with Fish Maw, 福果甜芋泥 MashedYam with Gingko

Sun: tkx for DimSumLunch to Pat&David@ParadiseTeochew/ScottsSq. Nice of Beth to make this drawing for #6, the kids could really finished a tower of 小籠包 Xiaolongbao.

Some hours to rest@Treetops before heading into the CBD for dinner. Appreciations to KK for dinner@BengThinHoonKeeRestaurant 茗珍奋记菜馆, first time in this location, had to ask for directions there! Good to catch up with Alex from London/UK and nice to meet Jim&Suzy from VancouverIsland/Canada on this CanadianThanksgivingDay. #6 was not feeling well, his father left early with him. CBD on a Sunday night is like a ghost town and indeed a pleasant&needed quiet evening full-moon-walk after all these foods.

A good family is like an old recipe. You just keep making tweaks until you get it right. A family that eats s’mores together sticks together.