31 Dec 2022 – Welcome Brown Generation/BrG And 2023, Goodbye 2022
Tue: just discovered that I have been promoted to Great-Grand auntie! welcoming a new generation. BrownGeneration in the LAM-family – baby AnnaANG born 12Aug2022, the 1st of the BrGen. Congratulations to 2nd-sil GeokSiewTAY now great-grand-mother, niece JenLengLAM grandmother, grandniece QiYingANG grand-auntie, and all the best to parenthood for grandnephew KeeYangANG
Wed&Thu: and the 5th DayOfChristmas. Thank you with appreciations for all the gifts and season’s greetings. Enjoying these beautiful paper-pop-ups of 5Gold-rings, 4Calling-birds, 3French-hens, 2Turtledoves 1Partridge in a PearTree. Good to have a few days of quiet time to reflect before the busy social weekend and before 2022 is over. As we welcome to the BG-LAM TinYue-Branch new births of probably the last of the PG-AydenDOYLE and the 1st of BrG-AnnaANG, celebrating 80thBdays to cousin JohnWONG and bro LeslieLAM, we also had to sadly say our final goodbye to cousin DavidWONG.
The most exciting news – The Beam Raising Ceremony is one of the most important rituals in the construction of houses and ancestral halls in China. The Republican Era hall was built by Lam Tee Chew (Lin Zichao) in Tangbianli Village, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province. To carry forth his legacy of caring for the community, it is being reborn as a cultural heritage education center and a resource for overseas Chinese as well as domestic and international scholars and visitors. It is also being revived for traditional purposes for the villagers and to support their livelihood.
Fri: appreciations to Lionel for catering – Dry MeeSiam, IncheKabin FriedChicken+bought PulutHitam with coconut-ice-cream was enjoyed by all. Tkx for good company&gifts from Hong, Boon&Will and a nice ending to 2022.
Tkx to Les&Ivy for dinner@ParadiseTeochew/ScottsSq. Great to catch up with Kat for drinks@Rochalie before she takes off back to USA. Appreciations to Glady for getting the Grab, feeling sooo stuffed!
Used up the remain of the $100CDC vouchers today before they expire 31Dec – the store owner has a pet!
Sat: another dinner with some bro’s Steven’s family tonight to end 2022 – to be edited with pix if not too tired. On this last 2022day&7thDayOfChristmas, no Swans-a-Swimming, but a day for reflection of appreciations&gratitudes to all who have crossed my path and looking forward to more crossings ahead for 2023.
As China opens its boarders, Chinese tourists are ready to travel abroad again. Here’s why some countries are hesitant – https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/china-covid-travel-restrictions-intl-hnk/index.html
Personally, still unwilling to travel, but will play by ear and watch the circumstances&situations the next 2months…
31Dec2022: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 total deaths are as follow:
SC/USA/pop ~5+mil in an area of ~82, 932km² – 18,811
Norway/pop ~5.3+mil in an area of ~365,268km² – 4,571