Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Land below the Wind (1) 风下之乡

After almost 5 years, we are back to Kota Kinabalu (KK) to visit friends and places.

My son used this visit to catch up with his former colleagues and friends, and my daughter Adeline went for diving. It is their time to relax away from their busy working lives back in Kuala Lumpur.



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Monday, March 2, 2015

More new year celebrating 更多的新年庆祝

It is liturgical season of Lent for the Catholic Church, a period of 40 days of prayer, fast and penance -- for reflection on Jesus Christ's suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.

However it coincides with the celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. For most of the Chinese Catholics, me included, New Year celebrations was held as normal, but going to church for prayer and liturgy such as Ash Wednesday, Way of the Cross services whenever were able.

It is quite a challenging period for us, and I am more inclined towards temporal celebrations. 

Below are some pictures highlighting our celebrations:

1. Friends came visiting us 朋友到访

2. Visiting friends探访朋友

3. A long 10th day of New Year 很长的年初十 

4. Taichi New Year gathering太极班新年聚餐





Monday, February 23, 2015

Joy of New Year 新年的喜悦

After going visiting for the first 2 days of the New Year, it is time to be at home to welcome visitors.


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Sunday, February 22, 2015

钻石婚庆 Diamond Jubilee









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On the third day of Chinese New Year (Sat), we attended the Diomond Jubilee Thanksgiving Mass of Mr. Rayalu (84) and Suzamma (82) at the Church of the Holy Family. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Second day of New Year 大年初二

A day of visitation to Kuala Lumpur.

At night we received visitors - godsons and neighbour



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Friday, February 20, 2015

First day of the New Year 大年初一

The first day of the New Year began with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Church.

After Mass, visitation to my elder sister and sister-in-law in Seremban followed. It is a yearly affair that we have been doing for the past many years.



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With my siblings, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews/nieces

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Welcoming Chinese Lunar New Year 迎接农历新年

Today is Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve. Houses are decorated with many shades of red flowers, plants and "Dui Lian".

Families will hold Reunion dinner in the evening with plenty of delicious food.

Wishing everyone a safe journey home, and  a Happy Reunion.

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Dark sauce Braised Duck, Pig skin, Pork, To Fu and eggs.




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Monday, February 16, 2015

Fr. Damasus Yong 杨阜錪神父

In Taipei 台北

In Kajang








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( 杨神父首祭-第一台弥撒 Youtube First Mass )

I met Damasus Yong from Sarawak about 15 years ago in CDD Seminary,Melaka. Since then we had not meet up again except through Facebook and messages.

Later he joined the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) Religious Order, Province of Taiwan.  He was ordained a priest a month ago in Taipei, witnessed by his parents, relatives and friends.

Fr. Damasus Yong will be attached to SVD North America Province and based in Edmonton, Canada later of the year.

Currently he is on leave in Malaysia visiting his parents and meeting up with friends and acquaintances.

He was in Kajang since last Friday.

My wife and I met up with him this morning and went breakfast together.

Fr. Damasus Yong left in the afternoon for hometown Bintangor in Sarawak for Chinese New Year.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

慕道班退省营 RCIA Re-collection Camp


总教区属下各堂区,除了八打灵圣依纳爵堂之外,大约60位华文慕道者, 联同超过50位的陪团员及慕道班工作人员参与了这个活动。







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Kuala Lumpur Archdiocesan Chinese Language Apostolate Commission (KL-ACLAC) had organised a Re-collection Camp for the RCIA candidates on February 7 & 8 at the Golden Sands Baptists Center in Port Dickson.

About 60 candidates from parishes in the Archdiocese (except St. Ignatius Church, P.J.)  and 50 RCIA team members and facilitators attended this event usually held in the season of Lent.

The camp was to enable candidates substantial time to themselves, to reflect on their lives and journey of meeting Christ, helping them to make the conversion complete in preparation of the coming Easter's eve Baptism.

Rev. Fr. Paul Wong from Melaka-Johor diocese animated the recollection with prayer, meditation, activities and songs. He also enlightened the participants of the beauty and meaning of Catholic liturgy and rites.

Towards the end of the camp, many participants shared touching stories of their lives in their search for Christ.

Pray that all of them be blessed with happiness and peace, in their preparation for the coming Easter's eve Baptism, a new life as children of God and members of the Catholic faith.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spring time 春节

We are experiencing dry and hot weather , and shorter day, longer night.

It is the Spring time ... the coming of Lunar New Year ( Spring Festival, 18-2-1015) !

I bought some flowers and lime trees for the season's decorations.

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