Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sunny & bright Aberdeen 阳光灿烂阿伯丁


It is July 22, 6:06 pm Malaysia time, and 11:06 am in Aberdeen.

We welcomed a bright and sunny day in Aberdeen. It is about 19 degree C and considered a very hot day to the Aberdeenians.

My wife is feeling very much better. We took a walk around the area.

May praise and thanks be God the merciful Father for my wife's recovery.


现在是七月22日,马来西亚时间傍晚6:06 pm, 阿伯丁时间是早上11:06 am.

今天迎来了阳光灿烂,一片蓝天的好天气,温度大约摄氏19度,但本地人已经大呼好热哦。

太太今天状态很好了。我们在附近散步了大半个小时。

感谢赞颂仁慈的天父,赐给她良好的复原。

Monday, July 21, 2014

Resting in Aberdeen 在阿伯丁休息中

Relaxing and feasting on my favorites享受着我的最爱









Aberdeen is an oil and gas town.

It is gloomy and cold most of the time. We were here two years ago, and a Scottish told me " ..two sunny days make a good summer".

This year, we are lucky. We arrived at Aberdeen with sunny blue sky. My daughter told us they have a really good summer this year with many sunny days.

But the weather changes fast. From sunny sky, it may change to cloudy and cold within hours, temperature ranging from 12 to 16 degree Celsius.

We are resting for the past 3 days in Aberdeen. My wife has a viral fever on the first day of arrival. Fever, headache..... taking medicine ... She is getting better now.

I prayed hard for her recovery.

(As a mark of respect to victims of MH 17, no posting in Facebook)

St.Mary's Cathedral, Aberdeen.

阿伯丁是一个油气开发中心市镇。

这里的天气,大多数日子都是阴与冷。两年前我们来过这里,一位苏格兰人说;"..假如有两天阳光普照,这就是一个完美的夏天了。。”。

我们可真幸运,抵步时,阳光蓝天一片。女儿告诉我们,今年夏天天气特别好,很多阳光灿烂的日子。

但这里的天气也是变化无常,在于旬间。太阳普照,在几个小时之后,会变得乌云满布,雾气笼罩,天气在12度至16度之间。

在过去的三天里, 我们没有什么活动,只是休息养神。太太在第一天抵步后,就发烧头痛。

吃药后,得以改善,但身体还是虚弱。

我恳切的祈求天主垂怜,让她尽快复原。

(为表示对马航MH17 遇难者的尊重及哀悼,不做脸书的上载)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Begining of our European trip 欧洲旅程的开始

Amsterdam Schipol Airport seemed normal

On 18/7 morning at about 6:50 am local time, we arrived at the Amsterdam Schipol Airport on board a KLM flight.

It was a 12-hour flight from KL to Amsterdam.

When I turned on my handphone, a message sent by my daughter read:" Please text me when u arrive in Amsterdam. MAS from AMS-KL shot down over Ukraine."

A shocking and devastating news.

My children were worry of our safety too. Our KLM flight was supposed to take the same flight path over Ukraine airspace.

The shooting down of MAS place has occurred hours before our taking off, thus prompted the flight to change path.

Before landing at Amsterdam, the pilot announced that " ...despite the long diversion, we managed to land on time..." I was puzzled then ...what diversion?

The tragic news was announced just minutes after we took off from KLIA. We were more than 12 hours kept incommunicado on air until SMS from my daughter.

I was on transit to Aberdeen, UK. On checking into boarding room for flight to Aberdeen, the KLM staff said to me:" ..so you are lucky to fly from KL to Amsterdam".. I was bewildered by her remark then.

It was then I turned on my phone to learned about the news.

My wife and I arrived safely at Aberdeen on 18/7 at about 9:00 am local time. We were received by my daughter Elizabeth who is working in this city.

Let us all pray for the souls of victims rest in peace and strength to members of their families in dealing with this sad and difficult situation.

Lord have Mercy.

18/7 早上六点五十分(当地时间),我们乘搭的荷兰皇家航空班机,抵达了阿姆斯特丹国际机场。

这是十二小时的旅程。

当我开启了我的手机时,看到了我女儿的短讯:“地板后,请回讯给我。马航阿姆斯特丹到吉隆坡的飞机,在乌克兰被击毁“。

可怕及惊人的消息。

我的孩子也都焦虑。我们乘搭的航班,同样的也是使用同一条航道,飞越乌克兰领空。

马航班机遭击毁。促使我们乘搭的航班改变航道。

不怪的飞机在降落前,当时我机师报告“。。虽然改变了航道,增加时间,但我们能够准时的抵步。。”。当时我觉得奇怪,什么改航道。。

班机遭击毁的消息,应该是在我们起飞后不久就公布的。我们在空中十多个小时,与外界没有联系,直到收到女儿的讯息为止。

我和太太是前往苏格兰的阿伯丁,在阿姆斯特丹专机。当我办理登记前往阿伯丁的候机室时,KLM的职员对我说:“。。你很幸运哦,是从吉隆坡飞来阿姆斯特丹”。当时我也是丈八金刚,摸不着头,不知她所云何物。

进入候机室,开了手机后,才开解了谜团。

我和太太在当地时间早上九点左右,安全的抵达阿伯丁,受到小女儿的迎接。她目前在当地工作。

让我们为马航MH17班机的所有牺牲者灵魂安息祈祷,也祈求天主给他们的家人力量,度过这个非常悲痛的时期。

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Durian's date 榴莲的约会



好多个月前,丽涓告诉我们,她的丈夫来自彭亨的劳勿,一个著名的榴莲生产地。‘

七月份榴莲季节时,她会与丈夫会回去吃榴莲,到时会带一些给我。

今天,榴莲约会实现了。

她与先生John, 孩子Catherine 和Adrew,在下午四点左右,带了榴莲,来到我家。

大家坐下,喝喝茶谈天。

孩子被小狗吸引力,抱着与它们玩。


Many months ago, Fiona told us her husband comes from Raub, Pahang. It is famous for its durian.
 
Comes July, the durian season, she and husband would go back to feast on durian, and would bring us some too.

Today, our Durian date materialized.

 She and husband John, children Catherine and Andrew came to our house with durian at about 4:00pm.

We have tea.

The children were fascinated by the two dogs, and busy playing with them.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sharing in Melaka 马六甲的分享



On Sunday, 6-7-2014, upon invitation by Rev. Fr. Paul Wong, my family went down to St. Mary's Church at Air Salak, Melaka.

My wife and I were to share on the subject of  Happy marriage and blissful family with the parishioners in conjunction with the parish theme of " Building a beautiful home".

My son Jonathan was to share with secondary students on the topics of : Growing up in love; faith and adolescent; Do not be afraid of growing up.

Although the turnout of marriage couples were small, but we had beautiful and warm sessions which was held in the new church.

Form 3 to Form 5 students attended sessions conducted by Jonathan.

(see pictures in Facebook)



6-7-2014 星期天,我和家人受到黄保禄神父的邀请,来到了马六甲阿逸沙叻的圣玛利亚教堂。

我和太太将于教友分享美满婚姻及家庭的课题。这是圣玛利亚堂今年“建造美丽家园”的系列活动之一。

我的儿子则与中学生分享课题:在爱中成长;青年的信仰-中学及大专时期;不要害怕成长。

虽然已婚夫妇出席者不多,但整个分享非常的温馨与美好。

参加我儿子的是Form 3 到 Form5 的学生,所以人数相当的多。

(参阅照片 Facebook)


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rose & Wilson's wedding

God-daughter Rose of Mantin, married Wilson today at the Church of St. Ignitius, Petaling Jaya at 11:30 am.

It was a simple yet joyful occasion attended by about 100 relatives and friends.




来自文丁的乾女儿彩燕与威盛,今天早上在八打灵圣依纳爵堂,举行了婚配圣事,喜结良缘。

这个婚礼,简单隆重,充满喜乐。

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A long day for Fr. Philip 菲力神父很长的一天



On Tuesday, we brought Fr. Philip to Kenya High Commission in Malaysia for his personal matters.

After which, we went to KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center) where Petronas Twin Towers are situated. We took the air-conditioned walk-path to the Pavilion shopping complex.

In the evening, we attended the Opening of the 22nd RCIA (Mandarin) of Holy Family Church.

This morning, Fr. Philip celebrated the morning Mass at 7:00am.

After breakfast, Fr. Philip boarded a 9:30 am bus for Johor Baru. He will put up a night there and taking a morning flight to go back home - Sibu.

1. Fr. Philip's long day pictures 

2. Bye Bye 



星期二,我们陪同菲力神父到吉隆坡的肯亚领事馆,处理一下私人事务。

过后,我们到国油双峰塔参观。我们利用冷气有盖行人道,前往Pavilio(时代广场),让神父体验一些吉隆坡商业中心的气息。

傍晚,我邀请了菲力神父参加第22届华语慕道班2014-2015开幕礼。

今天早上,菲力神父主持了早上7点的平日弥撒。

吃了早餐,是时候与神父告别了。他将乘搭早上9:30 am 的巴士,南下新山,然后住宿一晚,在星期四,乘坐早班飞机回去诗巫。

我们在TBS巴士总站,向神父说拜拜!

1. 菲力神父很长的一天照片

2. 再见

Monday, June 30, 2014

Fr. Philip in Putrajaya 菲力神父在布城



Fr. Philip Obaso was ordained as a priest on April 2013 in his home country Kenya. 

He is a Mill Hill missionary priest serving Sibu Diocese as an Assistant Parish Priest in St. Francis Xavier's Church in Kanowit.

He attended the just-concluded Young Priests Annual Gathering in Melaka and came to Kuala Lumpur attending to some personal matter.

We welcomed him to stay in our house.

Today, after morning Mass, I brought Fr. Philip to visit Putrajaya, the grand administrative capital of Malaysia.

Later in the evening, he has the "World famous" Kajang Satey for dinner.


(See Facebook for more pictures)


菲力.奥巴索神父在去年底四月,在肯亚的晋铎成为神父。

他是英国米尔山传教修会会士,目前在诗巫教区的圣方济沙乌列教堂担任副本堂。

他在马六甲参加了刚结束的年轻神父集会,然后到来吉隆坡处理一些个人事务。

我们欢迎他来到我家做客。

今早,参加了早上弥撒过后,我带他到布城一游。布城是马来西亚的行政首府。

傍晚,他品尝了世界著名的“加影沙爹”,确实了它果然名不虚传!

(更多照片 Facebook )

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cool day in The Farm 在庄园避暑

We visited Andrew at The Farm today.


Farm is haven for a hot and hazy day.

Andrew is going for his eyes' cataract operation next week, thus the Farm would be closed for the next 3 weeks.

We were surprised to see many durians "dropped" today ... It is durian season in Malaysia.

After lunch, we went to Andrew's house in Mantin town. Andrew has renovated his house recently. It is tastefully decorated, and very cosy and comfortable. 

Wishing Andrew a successful operation, and years of clear-vision happy days ahead.

(See Facebook for more pictures)



今天我们到庄园The Farm 拜访了Andrew.

在这炎热及烟霾的日子里,庄园的确是个庇护所。

Andrew 将在下个星期动眼睛白内障手术,所以The Farm 将休息三个星期,不接受客人。

我们也很惊喜的看到好多榴莲的掉落。现在是马来西亚的榴莲季节。

我们共进午餐,然后到他的家坐坐。Andrew最近把屋子装修过,非常的优雅舒服。

祈愿Andrew 的手术成功,将来的好多年的日子里,都是视觉光亮的美好日子。

(Facebook 更多照片)