Monday, December 24, 2018

Singapore Gatherings

The first of three gatherings with Gek's brother, aunty, sisters, niece and nephew. Oh and young grand nephew, Vettel. 

  With Gek's university friends, Kok Wan and co for an evening in.

With Yvonne and her eldest son, at a wedding lunch for Sock Hoon's niece and her new husband.

With my new friend Schumacher, Gek's grand nephew to whom I am Uncle David, at Pungoul Point End.  Whilst the rest of the assembled family enjoyed a seafood lunch and a chat, Schmacher and I engaged in a competitive game on his I phone.  I was just about getting the hang of it by the time we had to part. 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Exhibition Visitors

Over a hundred visitors and counting.  Just a couple to show. Clara with family.

Audrey with family.

And Brian, the youngest buyer of Gek's artwork, a copy of Mona Lisa, from his own piggy bank.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Exhibition Opening

With welcoming well wishers flowers arranged,

and so it begins, with MC Anne introducing the artist and the GOH, Baey Yam Keng

 to the assembled friends.

 A momento presented,

followed by a tour of the art work.

 and chat with those assembled.

Gek with Ngee Ann poly mates, Gek and the seven giants.

Set Up Completed

With Sock Hoon, the organiser of Gek's exhibition,

now open for business with early visitors,

before the official opening. Alice and Mary-Ann, our receptionists for the evening.

Last be not least, Anne Lim, our MC for the evening.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Straits Times

The write up for Gek's exhibition in the 'whats on' Life Section of the Straits Times.

At the Fullerton

For old times sake, tiramisu and coffee on the river terrace.   Had to be done.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Singapore National Gallery

On the way to view art, an arty piece,

not to mention the beached boat

in front of the  Victoria Hall.  Listened to concerts here in the early 1980's.

 OK, into the new Nat Gal housed in reworked City Hall built in 1929.

 The gallery also extended into the 1937 Supreme Court.  Here the library.

The old corridors of power are very impressive, worth a visit on their own.

Right, art.  Wu Guan Zhong the man's work I came to see. New to me, Lim Cheng Hoe's art also impressed.

Bumped Up.

Very unexpected pleasure, Club World on BA on the return leg to Singapore.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Barrenjeoy, Palm Beach

A drive out of the city to the Boat House

before a stroll 350 feet up

to the lighthouse.

Sea on the left, bay on the right.

 Perch with a view

 Waiting for the oldies to catch up,

 before a stroll back along the beach.

 Arty 1.

Arty 2.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

La Perouse

 Named after a French navigator, the peninsular confronts the entrance to Botany Bay where you know who visited in 1770.

 Bare Island and causeway.

 Pacific rollers crashing over the rocks,

 of soft sand stone.

The quieter bay side of the island

Monday, November 26, 2018

With Pam and Rob

 Looks familiar?

To the meeting place to visit the David Goldblatt's photograph exhibition, after coffee and chat, of course..  David Goldblatt for a link.  No justice could be done by clicking here and there.

 Then on to the botanical gardens for a stroll,

 past things not so organic,

 before lunch.

Next stop the library where Dali selfie captured,

down to the front for photo opp,

before moving on to Circular Quay

for the Manly ferry to catch

and dinner on the front.  An absolutely brilliant day with old friends.  Rob, where the heck are you?