Yesterday we were at the Races. One of the things you wear to identify you with the guests is the badge you wear. See below.
BUT the real good news is I heard to and meet Olivia Newton John in Hong Kong! My older kids went to see GREASE with me back when it was new! Well, now it’s been 40 years ago but Ted took me to see her tonight with Joyce. But first, we had dinner.
First, we joined Joyce’s friends from Hong Kong. There were Sally and George, the Famous Hong Kong singers/actors; It was as if they’re like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Also, there was Sally’s best friend, Loletta and her husband, Victor, and an attorney, Kenny Wong, who is known for his Hong Kong clients, some of them banks.
Sally was Joyce’s idol and people have said Joyce sings like her! But accourding to Ted, her husband is a bigger star and he’s Ted’s friend. Loletta was a former Miss Hong Kong and I like her the best. She’s from Burma. She is very engaging and so real! Her husband is a land developer between Hong Kong and Shanghai. He, you’d call him a sweet and even tempered guy.
We had dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong. When we got to the Grand Cafe Coffee Shop, the waiter handed me a FULL ON Chinese menu. Then, later they gave me the English one. Whew!
I had two salads, one with Quinoa Salad with garden herbs, avocado, sugar snap peas, pea shoots, sprouts, with buttermilk dressing and the other with Prawns, Barley, baby spinach, radicchio with a salad dressing, both 1/2 orders each. Both were good. Kind of strange things from a Hyatt Grand in Hong Kong but they were worth of risk.
Later, when we’re about to leave, we went to the ladies restrooms (called “Toilet”) and I had to go to a “mezzanine” level. See how they had installed a mini-elevator with me inside!
After we left, the Hong Kong Convention Center was next door. This is the same convention center Ted took his Chartered Public Accountant’s series of tests. He did well on them all, about 6 exams. I’m proud of him.
Olivia Newton-John was giving a one-time concert this evening. We rode up to get my ticket while Joyce called up Sally and George, but had been through the VIP line. So it was only – JOYCE LEE!
After the interviews and photos of Joyce, Ted led me to my seat and he and Joyce sat in the middle center front row seats!
ONJ was about 65+ years old but she was good. At the end of the show, we were invited to meet her and I of course went!
Joyce’s friends met us there. Sally kept telling us that ONJ was her idol but she had to go to the bathroom but was holding it because ONJ was going to see us. When ONJ came out after 30 minutes, she met with Sally who was gushing with enthusiasm. We were met with Alex, Joyce’s ex-boyfriend, and his wife who is pregnant and due about one month before Joyce.
These friends Joyce and Ted told about the new baby, Teddy.