4 Feb 2016 – Nanyang Memorial Hall
Mon: catching up with movies. Sportlight****based on true events as The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team of reporters uncover the truth behind one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions where a massive scandal of child molestation and sex abuse is covered up within the local Catholic Archdiocese.
These long-due issues are finally exposed but for some they are still too deeply buried to be able to resurface!
The Big Shot***based on the 2010 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, the film follows 4outsiders who predicted the collapse of the credit and housing bubble in the mid-2000s, thus they decided to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.
Too complicated for my non-business mind to follow this movie!
Tue: funeral service at Mandai Crematorium for Janet followed by lunch at The Chinese Swimming Club/Paradise Group****A lovely sea breeze at Changi Sailing Club to ease the souls after her sea-burial. May she finally RIP.
Wed: tkx to Gel and Mil for lunch at Kotobuki***locate by the new Zhongshan Park in the Balestier area. A new area to explore here on another Heritage Trail.
Appreciations to Mil for an informative tour in this elegant colonial-style villa, former Bin Chan house or Wan Qing Yuan, now Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall – not to be confused with Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei/Taiwan.
And congratulations to Mil for the Certificate of Completion in the Docent Programme for this location.
The Dressmaker****based on Rosalie Ham’s best-selling novel, the film follows Tilly, a glamorous and fashionable woman who returns to her small hometown in Australia to take care of her ill mother. She takes the opportunity to transform the locals with her couture designs and at the same time exact revenge on the people who accused her of murder many years ago and caused her to be sent away.
Thu: with a busy weekend ahead today is set aside to clean, decorate, tidy and prepare to welcome the mischievous golden monkey :-)
Tkx to Alonzo for this share. NO disrespect meant to those who are grieving or to those who have passed on. This kinda popped up timely after Janet’s passing and her burial. Perhaps it is her way to tell us to lighten up since she could not express it when she was alive…
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow…
Mary Elizabeth Frye