Wednesday, November 11, 2015
光仁服务中心是由主徒会黄进龙神父在1995年倡议，以配合五年前成立的芥子福音传播中心（芥子心）的出版及制作，作为它的产品销售伙伴。光仁控股有限公司（Cahaya Puri Holidings Sdn.Bhd.）于26-12-1995 ,在公司注册法令下成立。
Today, Cahaya Puri Holdings Sdn Bhd put out a sign saying: Sorry, closed for private event.
Yes indeed, it was closed for a very important milestone event.
Cahaya Puri Holdings Sdn Bhd is a non-profit company formed under the Company Act on 26-12-1995 by a group of laity to sell and promote publications and religious items, catering for the needs of Mandarin-speaking faithful community.
It imports from Taiwan, Hong Kong Mandarin Bibles, religious magazines and books; religious statues and items from China and Vietnam.
Cahaya Puri book shop (a.k.a Cahaya Puri Service Center) was opened on 11-11-1996 with a full time staff and some volunteers.
It is tough to run a bookshop more so a religious one without strong financial backing. Cahaya Puri weathered through many ups and downs, including financial crisis and devaluation of Malaysian Ringgit.
Through sheer determination and resilience of share holders, staff and volunteers and support of the community, Cahaya Puri stood stronger and more determine to fulfill its mission and obligation to the community.
Today, inside the shop, a group of about 25 share holders, supporters, company directors and Spiritual Adviser and priests, celebrated the milestone moment of the company marching towards its 20th Anniversary.
For the next one year (2016), Cahaya Puri would conduct some activities in conjunction with the annivery celebrations, such as products discount, talks and workshops, book reading groups, souvenir magazine and annual dinner.
The event was kicked off with prayer led by Rev. Fr. Philip Tan, CDD Superior Malaysian Chapter, accompany by Fr. Stephen Ng, Spiritual adviser and Fr. Lucas Ng, Parish Priest of St. Ignatius Church.
Later, Fr. Philip unveiled the new designed logo of Cahaya Puri and blessed the whole shop with holy water.
Happy Anniversary to Cahaya Puri, may Merciful God blesses the all priests, management and staff, also all volunteers with joy and peace, courage and determination in serving the people of God, bringing Good News and Light of Christ to all corners of our land. Amen.
(See more pictures in Facebook)
Friday, November 6, 2015
|From left: Mr and Mrs Lok, Karen|
Mr. Lok （85）, retired secondary school headmaster, is a internationally well known Malaysian Chinese calligrapher/painter.
We were honoured to be welcomed into their home by the couple.
Mr. Lok patiently explained the content of his latest book, a collection of his calligraphy and paintings. I learned a lot from this session.
Later we were treated to a lunch at a nearby restaurant which served delicious food.
We left after tea at about 3:00 pm.
Upon reaching home, I was surprised to receive a call from a Singaporean friend whom I had not met for the past 40 years.
Chow was here in KL for the weekend to attend a relative's wedding function.
I brought him to my house, and later to a Satey dinner, spending some time reminiscing our days together in Singapore more than 40 years ago.
( Pictures in Facebook)
|Chow from Singapore|
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Our tour covered three northern cities of Thailand: Chiangmai, Chiangrai and the northern most city of Mae Sai bordering Myanmar.
Chiangmai, being the biggest city in Northern Thailand, with a population of about 2 millions, is a bustling city with blending beautifully with old and new.
The streets of Chiangmai are filled with shops, stalls and tourists.
We experienced sunny hot weather with scorching sun and blue sky during our visit to this city.
One of the main attractions of Chiangmai is night markets. Hundreds of stalls selling all types of products including clothing, leather goods, footwear and many food stalls.
In Chiangmai, we visited an elephant center, Snake park, monkey school and orchid garden.
We also visited an ancient temple on top of a hill with a good view of Chiangmai city.
A 3D art museum in the city is a very interesting place to visit, taking many pictures with the 3D settings.
All of us were having a wonderful time being together with friends and love ones throughout the journey. leaving for home on October 29 with wonderful and warm memory of friendship and love.
1. 3D Art museum
2, Elephant ride and animal schools
3. Ancient temple & night market
我们的行程概括了泰国北部的三个城市 —— 清迈，清莱及最北部与缅甸接壤的眉塞。
我们也参观了一间古老寺庙 - 青龙寺。它建筑中一座山上，可以看到清迈市区景色。
1。 3D 艺术馆
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Holy Family Taichi Group orgainsed a trip to Chiangrai & Chiangmai from Oct 25 to 29 in conjunction with its 28th anniversary. A total of 28 members and families participated.
With Susan & Tony, parents-in-law(aged 88 & 82 respectively), we made it as our family trip too.
We arrived at Chiangmai at around 2:30 pm. It took us almost 1.5 hours to clear the Immigration with just 2 counters opened.
However, 2 more counters were opened later specially for China group tourists ... we believed bribery was involved.
We embarked immediately a 4.5-hour journey to Chiangrai, about 200 kilometers north, arriving at about 9:00pm.
In Chiangrai, we visited the famous White Temple and the Golden Triangle, crossing over Mekong River to Laos by boat for a brief visit.
Later we traveled 60 kms to Mae Sai, a town bordering Myanmar. Some members paid extra 1300 Baht to the tour guide for a 3 hour sight-seeing tour inside Myanmar.
Eight of us decided to stay put to explore Mae Sai town.
After some shopping, we chanced upon a noodle shop, to enjoy delicious beef noodles and goodcoffee specially made by the friendly owner Mr. Udom (82).
We spent almost 2 hours at the shop chatting with Mr & Mrs Udom, enjoying their super delicious beef balls and cups of coffee.
Mr. Udom is a Thai Chinese, speak good Mandarin and Hakka. We warmly invited them to be our guests in Malaysia.
It is the comfortable noodle shop, delicious beef noodles, wonderful coffee and its friendly owner, rather than the shopping that we remembered for this visit.
1. (See pictures in Facebook - Chiang Rai)
2. Mae Sai
我的岳父母（88 ; 82岁）、小姨夫妇也与我们同行。
店东Udom 先生 (82岁）是泰国华人，祖籍客家，非常友善，与我们交谈良久 （华、客家语），还特别捧上水果招待。因为没有语言隔膜，大家都谈的很投机。我们热情的邀请他到马来西亚作客，他也答应会尽量的安排。
1. 照片 Facebook - 清莱)
Friday, October 30, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
过后，我们会见了该教堂的主任彭睿明神父（Fr. Raymond Pereira). 他很热情的邀请我们到他的办公室，与我们分享了这个圣母态像的奇迹故事。
Another Mother Mary's miracle event taking place in St. Thomas More Church, Subang Jaya, Selangor recently. About 3 years ago, picture of our Lady appeared on pieces of glass at Subang Jaya Medical Center, about 2 kms away. (See old posting Mother Mary at SDMC, Subang Jaya)
It was circulated in the social media, newspapers that many saw the statue of Mary turning her head, smiling, tearing ....
I received calls from outstation friends wanted to find out more of it.
Yesterday afternoon, Friday 16, my wife and I, together with another friend, went to St. Thomas More Church in Subang Jaya, to get more information about this miraculous statue of Mother Mary.
This is our first visit to this church which is situated in an industrial area of Subang Jaya. It is a modern church with comfortable seating and peaceful and quiet ambiance.
The miraculous statue of Mary (Our Lady of Lourdes) is placed in a grotto built outdoor besides the church entrance.
We saw about 30 devotees reciting Rosary in front of the grotto. Curiosity brought us standing closer to the statue and taking a long good look at the face of the statue. The statue of Mother Mary looks beautiful and serene ... but no smiling at us, no turning head ...
We sat down on the chairs provided to recite the Rosary on our own. Devotees continue to stream in ...
Later, we met Fr. Raymond Pereira, the Parish Priest of the Church. He is a Marian priest who has a child-like simplicity of great love and devotion towards Mother Mary.
He shared with us his wonderful personal story of encounters and miraculous happenings on the statue of Mary.
Fr. Raymond started building this grotto immediately after his transfer to this church in June. It was officially opened on Oct 7, Feast of the Holy Rosary, when the statue of Mother Mary was placed in it. Then some miraculous events taken place immediately.
He and many parishioners saw the head of the statue turning, eyes open wider when Rosaries are being recited. At times, Fr. was able to communicate with Mother Mary.
Mother Mary told him "pray the Rosary, more would be revealed".
Fr. Raymond advised all the pilgrims coming here not to seek miracles, not talking, gossiping .... but pray the Rosary !
For me, Mother Mary did not turn her head, nor smiled or talked to me. It didn't matter much to me. I came not for miracle nor abnormal encounter.
If I did see the statue turning her head, or smiling at me, I would be very puzzled and confused. This is not the Mother Mary I wanted.
My love and devotion to her has not change. "Pray the Rosary" is her perceptual request to all children of God, and I shall continue to do so...
I believed Fr. Raymond's personal story. He has been "chosen" to see what others may not see ... It would take a longer time to see what exactly these "miracles" mean .. or true/false.
These “miracles" had brought many to the church, recites the Rosary, knowing Jesus.
If anyone ask me how is it ? shall I go to see? real or false?
My response is: Go! pray the Rosary at the Grotto, then go into the quiet and beautiful church for adoration of the blessed Sacrament, just as one normally does in his/her own parish. Take it as a spiritual journey, not miracle seeking , you will be rewarded abundantly.
And if you do not go, you loose nothing ... curiosity will haunt you only !
（More pictures in Facebook )
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
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The second last day of our trip, we stopped at Lake Fu Xian at Cheng Jiang city, about 180 kms from Kunming.
According to information, Lake Fu Xian is the biggest lake in term of volumn in Ynnan, and third deepest lake in China. It was formed more than 3.5 million years ago and is famous for its tiny silver fish.
The hotel we stayed looked grand from outside but very rundown inside. However, it is situated by the lake side and about 100 meters from a fishing village.
Our main aim to Cheng Jiang is to take photograph of the fishing village.
On the evening of our arrival , we saw many small boats leaving the village jetty to cast nets in the lake. Fishermen would stayed overnight on board and return next morning at about 5 a.m with their catch.
We were able to see beautiful sunset and sunrise, and taken many pictures of the village and fishermen.
On 22-9-2015 morning after breakfast, we left for Kunming airport, en route we stopped for lunch, and took the 5 pm flight home.
Thus concluded our 8 days beaufiful journey toYunnan.
( Facebook pictures )
Friday, October 2, 2015
|Fr. Matthew Koo (2nd right) & Fr. Matthew Chu (2nd left) 顾神父（右二）朱神父（左二）|
I received a mail today from Monsignor (Rev. Fr.) Matthew Koo from USA.
He sent me pictures of him meeting with Pope Francis recently. A great moment for him who has suffered gravely under Communist regime in China. In the picture, I saw another priest I met in Taiwan, also persecuted by Communist, Rev Fr. Matthew Chu. (See story Fr. Matthew Koo 2009 and Fr. Matthew Chu 2013)
Both of them who are more than 80, are looking great .
可参与旧帖子： 顾光中神父 2009 及朱立德神父2013。