if what they witnessed could be a regular thing.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of people rushing here and there looking for good food..music and singing seemed to be coming from a quiet corner of yellow-topped tables occupied by half a dozen of quaint-looking senior folks.
Music came from a ukulele and songs sung ever so sentimentally and nostalgically from an
old, but still well-kept handwritten songbook...open to the section of the oldies and evergreens.
Some passerbys even stopped completely, sat down near to us and took it all in with appreciative smiles and silent applause.
It was their lucky day for it is not everyday that you get to catch the antics of such seniors especially at a public Food Centre!
But it was truly memorable that it happened.
Some feedback and comments from those who were there:
Thanks to everyone for a great fellowship at Old Airport Food Centre yesterday afternoon. Unk Dicko with his faithful ukulele and his valuable handwritten song book saved and given decades of joy to many. They brought us a wonderful time and memorable evergreen songs. I had a chance myself to be a guest artiste with Unk Dicko. My old favourite "The Young Ones" No worries. As we were not busking, the police permit is not required for our entertainment. Just for the happiness and fun to an appreciative public audeince at no charges. If anyone has taken photos for remembrance, pls email to me.
Thanks Have a nice weekend.
As Unk Dicko and Jim (James Kwok) belted out one evergreen after another, I was reminded of another relatively recent oldie but goody. My only complaint is that they did not do this one( Times of Your Life ). As agreed, next time I will try to organize karaoke session at my sister's house. They have a system with many old songs; both English and Chinese. Thanks also to Wee Kiat for recommending this place. Too bad you had to leave early. Hope your grandson is better now. It was the very same hawker centre that my brothers and I used to go to after our Saturday night bowling sessions at Kallang Bowl back in the eighties. All along I thought they had demolished this hawker centre. Now I have one more place to blog about.
BTW - on my way home I was caught in that horrific traffic jam at Bt Timah Road.
To those who will join us in future - please do come and add to the fun.
What a great surprise for me to meetup with two new friends from my oldVictoria School - Dick Yip (1 year my junior), & Victor Koo (a few years our junior).
As a grandpa myself, I share Wee Kiat's relief that his grandson is okay. He is grandpa of six, while I have only two. And for those of us with little ones at home, the lyrics are shown below.
Jim/James [ The lyrics were sent in by James Kwok ]
Thanks for all the pictures.
On the one showing Dick's song book,I saw the words to the song "My mother's eyes".
I guess further down in the book there would be another old favourite sentimental lullaby:
"Kiss your pa and kiss your ma,
Then you can pray to God above,
Close your eyes,Go to sleep, little one, "
[ The song that jolted Wee Kiat's memory is " Little One " sung by Russ Hamilton who also gave us those unforgettable oldies like "Rainbow, We will make Love, Wedding Ring, My Mother's Eyes...all so popular back in the late 50's and the 60's. I understand that Russ Hamilton has recently passed away but his songs will live on after him. To hear the original song "Little One" please go to my next blogpost.]
Who are these senior bloggers who seems to be having such a zest for life?
Have you visited their blogs yet?
Well..there should have been a few more present but we certainly hope to meet
up again soon.