Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011 (Singapore)

SORRY TO BE BLOCKING YOUR VIEW OF THE ARTWORK: At noon today we taxi'd over to the Four Seasons Hotel to see a colleague of Katie's and walk through an exhibit of highlights from Sotheby's June auction of Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary art in London.In the photo at right, we are posing in one of the galleries on the 20th floor of the hotel with Miety Heiden of the New York office. I know, the message appears to be that we are more important than the art. If you must know, that's "Edwardian" by John Currin at the left. We are almost totally blocking "Cafetiere V" by Jean Dubuffet--behind me-- and "Eccentric Scientist" by Roy Lichtenstein--between Sandy and Miety. We had a nice lunch afterward. I had what is probably my final nasi goreng in Singapore. I think the chilli drove much of the cold out of my head.

A LONG GOOD-BYE: We had a going-away party for the Cambridge Associates office here in Singapore from 6 to 10 p.m. (and beyond). Everyone gathered at the rooftop restaurant called the Lantern, atop the Fullerton Bay Hotel, which is perched on Marina Bay. It was great fun. All the photos were just enough out of focus to be annoying. The group shown above is sitting in the southeast corner of the rooftop. Behind them radiate some of the night lights of Singapore. Our original plans called for flying back on Monday. Now it's Wednesday. The clock is ticking. Do we have enough room in our luggage? Big question.

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