a little. But life must invariably go on after the dark clouds have moved and bright sunshine comes again.
Before Dinner began, the various nominators were invited to receive their prizes too. My daughter D4 received hers from R/Adm Ronnie Tay, the CEO of IDA...which was the Sponsor of my Award.
Pre -Dinner also saw some table to table close-up entertainment. This was some superb close-up card tricks from a seasoned magician of some years. His hand movements were slick and moves undetactable. Even amateur magicians like D2 and I found it difficult to "catch" anything!
Yes, we were both previously members of Ring 115 of the IBM ( International Brotherhood of Magicians ). To be an accepted member, one has to perform a series of magical effects including close-up to a panel of established magicians...and pass the test.