Sunday, August 31, 2008

Merdeka ! 51st Anniversary

A Happy 51st Birthday to Malaysia. May God bless our country for peace, harmony and unity.

Today is also my eldest daughter Adeline's birthday. Happy Birthday to Adeline. God bless you. May you succeed in all your undertakings. We love you always.

恭祝马来西亚五十一岁生日快乐。愿天主降福我国,和平,和谐及团结,国泰民安。

今天也是我大女儿的生日。祝Adeline (淑迎)生日快乐,天主降福你心想事成,工作顺利。我们永远爱你!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Please read about A Crazy Idea - Dialysis Machine Project.
(click link to read or scroll down to 19 Aug posting)

请阅读有关 一个疯主意 - 洗肾机计划
(点击阅读或翻阅下面19/8/08记事)

Stay awake 要醒悟

"stay awake"..... these two words strike me in today's Gospel reading (Thursday).

Christ is telling us to be on the alert, no one knows when the Son of Man is coming. (Matt 24:42) When the day of the Lord comes, may He find us vigilant and alert.

Right now my mind is not too worry about when Christ is coming. I always remembered Fr. Anthony Chan who taught me Catechism instructions once said: "My prayer is : Lord, if you know that I am going to commit a mortal sin against you tomorrow, please come and take me
away tonight...". I am ready in this sense.

Right now, I am more concern about when my sleepiness is coming... It is late at night, I am still alert and awake..... I am an insomniac. For the past one month or so, I hardly have 3 to 4 hours of sleep, even that is disrupted sleep.


I have sleep difficulty since my twenties. I have problem going to sleep. Sometimes I dread going to bed. I awake in the middle of the night and have difficulty continue to sleep.

I have tried various ways and means to overcome this difficulty but to no avail. Medication, exercise, counting sheep... breathing...... including advices like.. don't think too much, don't stress yourself.... sleep early...... drink milk.... With wide open eyes, tired body, the night is long, just like the watchman waiting for the daybreak. It is painful when you cannot sleep. Only people with sleep difficulty can empathized the pain of an insomniac.

I have chronic insomnia. I am not able to sleep not because I have problems (problems are always there); not because of stress (otherwise I have few hair left); not depressed (I love life); not thinking too much (actually my mind is blank when awake).

I cannot sleep because I cannot sleep! I have come to term with my problem. I have make peace with myself. I do not struggle to sleep no more, I do not count the hour I slept, I just get up and get out (of bed) when I am not able to sleep.

I told myself I do not need 8 hours of sleep like most other people. My routine life would not be disturbed by lacking sleep. Cannot sleep is problem no more!

So far, I am doing fine. I will sleep when sleepiness comes.

And I will follow my Lord when He comes to call me.


“。。。要醒悟” 这是在今天(星期四)福音里,敲动我的一句话。

耶稣告诉我们要保持警惕,没人知道人子什么时候会来。(玛24:42)。希望耶稣第二次降临的时候,我们大家都警惕及作好准备。

我现在倒不是很担心耶稣什么时候到来。我常常记住我的要理老师,陈安当神父说的:“我的祈祷是:主,假如你知道我明天会犯大罪,求你今晚就把我带走吧." 所以,我已是在这方面做好了准备。

我现在最切注的是我的睡意什么时候到来。现在已经是深夜了,我还是精神奕奕,毫无睡意。。。。因为我是一个失眠者。已整个月了,我每晚都睡不到三、四个小时,而且还是间断的睡眠。

我从二十多岁起,就有睡眠困难了。也因如此,我有时会对床厌拒,觉得睡觉是件痛苦的事。我会在半夜醒过来,不能再继续的睡下去。

我曾尝试过各种方法来克服这个困难,但都没有显著的效果,如吃药,运动,数绵羊等,也听过无数的劝导,如:不要想的太多。。。不要有压力,早睡。。。喝奶啦等等。当失眠的时候,眼睛张大大的,身体却疲劳,漫漫长夜,好像看更者等待天亮的到来,那是一件很痛苦的事。只有那些体验过失眠的人,才会了解到失眠者的痛苦。

我是个失眠者。我不能睡并不是我有烦恼(烦恼会常有);我不是有压力(不然我的头发早就掉光了);我不是情绪低落,精神问题(我热爱生活);我更没有想的多多(其实失眠是,脑子是一片空白的)。

我失眠因为我不能睡 .... 就是这么简单。我已经接受了这个事实,我有睡眠困难,我也坦然面对。我不在乎我的睡眠时间和睡多久,可以睡就睡,不能睡就起来,离开睡床。

我告诉自己不像大多数人般,需要八个小时的睡眠,我也不会被睡眠不足影响到我的日常生活。失眠不再是个问题了。

到目前为止,我没多大问题。睡意来了,我就会去睡觉。

与此同时,吾主召唤我时,我会跟他一起走。

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

PM bumped 首相屁股开花

The result of Permatang Pauh by-election was not a surprise but the tally surely was beyond expectation.

With a bigger majority win, Anwar, who was charged for Sodomy on 7/8/08 , has given back to Abdullah a heavy bump at his backside.

Abdullah will find it more difficult to sit on his PM chair. The voices of dissent within his own party will re-appear. He has to plot for next move in face of Anwar now in Parliament. It is a new playing field.

He still has his last "killing punch" as he commented after the result of the by-election was announced. He said:" there may be another by-election in Permatang Pauh. Anwar is facing Sodomy charges. If he is found guilty, he will be going to jail.....".

A new chapter of Malaysian history unfolds.

Not PM's backside. Illustration only 不是首相的屁股,示图而已


巴东埔的补选成绩并不惊奇,但选票数字确是有点意料之外。

随着获得更多的多数票,在八月七日被控告鸡奸的安华,的确给阿都拉的屁股重重的踢了一脚,令人有屁股开花的感觉。

阿都拉首相的位子会更难坐了。巫统党内反他的声音必将会再出现。他现在要重新策划如何面对安华回到国会的局面,一个新的局面。

但他还有最后的杀手锏。在补选成绩公布后,他说:“巴东埔可能还会有另一次的补选。安华正面对鸡奸案的提控。假如他被法庭判决罪名成立,他将会被关进监牢。。。”

马来西亚历史新的一页,正在呈现中。

*意思是受惩罚了。

Sunday, August 24, 2008

是是非非 (yes no yes )

巴东埔的补选,将成为我国历史上最激烈,最多变幻,最肮脏,最昂贵及最重要的选举。

使用的技俩和策略,大都围绕在个人的人格攻击方面。这是一个是政治生死存亡的竞赛,不管是安华对垒那吉还是安华对垒阿都拉的政府。

到目前为止,因这次补选而说的,而做的及发生的事情大约可列部分如下:

- 用可兰经发誓。目前好像是非常流行。

- 一位前副部长,公布十五年前,安华性骚扰他的太太。

- 纳吉在回教堂内宣誓(没有可兰经)他不认识被谋杀蒙古女郎阿旦都雅。这和用可兰经发誓同样有效。

- 假如安华成为首相,“猪”将会代替马来人成为副首相及部长。

- 安华说假如他胜利了,将有30 位国阵国会议员跳槽,而成立新政府。他将是全体马来西亚人的首相。

- 国阵候选人阿力夏因本身受过十二年的华校教育,他认为自己是半华人,半马来人,同时也是玛嘛。

- 首相的女婿说,假如安华成为首相,美国将在大山脚建立空军基地,然后以色列会在吉隆坡建立大使馆。。。。

- 每位国阵的“情报员”将领受RM150- RM250的报酬。

- 两位霹雳州的行政议员因受贿而被捕。

- 汽油降价。这谨在首相宣布汽油不会因补选而降价之后的隔天宣布的。

- 华校得到百万元的津贴。马来人团体得到比华社多好多倍的利益。

- 三米维鲁在当了近三十年的国大党领袖之后,在这次补选中才发现到这里一些印度人的生活环境比非洲还要糟。

- 在许多马来乡村里,更多种族扇动性的言论在族群集会里发表。

- 纳吉被爆料他利用兴都教仪式来驱邪。

- 总共有5000名警方人员会在投票日当天执行保安任务。


到底谁的话可信?什么是可信的


耶稣说:".....你们总不可发誓,不可指天,因为天是天主的宝座;不可指地,因为地是他的脚凳.....也不可指你的头发誓,因为你不能使一根头发变白或黑,你们的话该当是: “是”就说是,“非”就说非,其他多余的,便是出于邪魔。" (玛5:34-37)

yes no yes

The Permatang Pauh by-election promised to be the most bruising, dramtic, dirtiest, costliest and important election of the Malaysian history.

The tactics and strategies used so far are centering on character assasination. It is a contest of survival, be it between Anwar and Najib or Anwar verses the Abdullah government.

So far, words said, things done inside and outside the constituency becuase of the by-election: -

-Swearing on Quran is THE happening thing to do now.

-A former deputy minister claimed that Anwar has harrassed his wife fifteen years ago
.

-Najib sweared inside the mosque that he has not met Altuntuya. It is as good as swearing on Quran

-If Anwar becomes PM, "pigs" will replace Malays to be the deputy PM and ministers.


-Anwar said if he wins, 30 Barisan MPs will cross over and he will be a PM for all Malaysians.

-Arif Shah, the BN candidates said he has a Chinese heart (12 years of Chinese education). He considered
himself half Chinese half Malay, and also a Mamak.

-PM's son in law said that if Anwar becomes PM, US will open an airbase in Butterworth....later Israel will set up embassy inKL....

-Each BN "spy" is paid between RM150-RM250.


-Two Perak State Assemblyman were arrested for taking bribe.

-Petrol prices went down, one day after Abdullah said prices will not go down just for the election.


-Chinese schools and temples received more than million Ringgit windfall from Federal and state government. The Malay community sure to get many times more than the Chinese.

-Samy Vellu just discovered (after almost thirty years as MIC President) some Indians' living
condition in Permatang Pauh worse than in Africa.

-Many racial inciting speeches were said in Kampongs to the closed audience.

-Najib practises Hindu rites to ward off evil.


- Total of 5000 Police personnel will be deployed on polling day.

Who to believe? what to believe?

JESUS said:...Do not swear by your own head either, since you cannot turn a single hair into white or black. All you need say is "yes" means yes, "No" means no; anything more than this comes from the evil one. " (Matt 5:37)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

又一个邀请 another invitation

Today we attended a buffet wedding lunch of Roy and Maria. Roy comes from Portuguese and Punjabi parentage.

It was a grand celebration at their house with plenty of music and Bangla dances. I was told the celebrations started three days ago and more that 2000 guests are expected to attend today's lunch reception from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Earlier, the wedding Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Family, Kajang at 11:00 am.

Bride and Groom danced to the Bangla music
新郎及新娘大跳旁遮普舞


今天我们参加了一个教友的结婚自由午餐。 新郎 Roy 是葡萄牙及锡克族混血。

这是一个在家里举行的隆重婚宴,还有很多的旁遮普音乐及舞蹈。我听说庆典在三天前已经开始,大约会有两千人参加今天的午餐会。

较早时,他们的婚配弥撒在早上十一时,假加影圣家教堂举行。

Friday, August 22, 2008

PM took a train 首相乘火车

It was splashed across major newspapers a picture of our Prime Minister taking a KTM commuter train. He took the train yesterday at 8:15 am from Serdang station to the Sentral then changed to LRT to Masjid Jamek. He was not pleased with the ride. He was not satisfied and wanted immediate improvements to be made.

He said the existing services were not systematic, there were not enough coaches and coverage was not comprehensive, leaving many areas not serviced. (The lamentations of people since day one of the commencement of services many years ago were not heard by him ?! *x%?#)

He saw people jostling to get on board every time a train arrived. There appeared to be no system. He noted the train was overcrowded.

Anyway, he has set a good example for other government officials by "turun padang" (going down to the field) to see the plight and hardship of people. Luckily the KTM train did not breakdown as it was the common occurrence to many passengers.

Can changes come? God knows. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad took a train ride a few months ago and expressed the same sentiments. Nothing happened till today. Are they just doing publicity stance? (headline news?)

I hoped more officials can move their fat asses out out their fat office chairs more often, to see for themselves the plight of ordinary citizens.


今天许多主要报章都以首相乘搭电动火车为头条新闻。首相昨天早上八十十五分,从沙登站乘搭电动火车到中环广场,再转搭轻快铁到查米回教堂站。他对这交通系统非常不满意,并声言必须马上要有改善。


他说这系统涵盖地区不够广泛,许多地区没得到这项服务的连接,而且投入服务的车厢也不足够。整个马来亚铁道局的电动火车和轻快铁的系统非常的差劲。(打从这系统投入服务的第一天,人民已经怨声载道,难道他没有听到过吗!??? 真的是 #%*#%  )

他注意到当火车到站时,人们争先恐后的推挤上车,没有制度和系统。他也说车厢实在是太拥挤了。

无论如何,他本身作出了一个好榜样,亲身到民间体验普通人民的日常生活的不便和困难。(幸好当时火车没出故障。这是常发生的事)。

从今后,这服务会不会有改善?天知道吧!数月前,国内商务及消费部长沙里尔也曾乘火车上班,也是发出同样的评语,但到今天,没看到任何改变。这是不是都是公关的伎俩? (头条新闻??)

我确是希望更多的高官,能够把他们的肥油屁股,移离那张宽大的椅子,走出办公室,亲身去考察人民生活,关注民瘼,加以改善。


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Guidelines 指南

Dialysis Machine Project - GUIDELINES

1. This is a private project. No soliciting from member of public.

2. The name of donors and amount donated is private and confidential. It will not be revealed to non-donors except on item (4). You may donate anonymously.

3. Two of the donors will be appointed as auditors to scrutinise and verify all donations.

4. The name of donors, contact no, email and amount donated will be given to the auditors for auditing purpose.

5. A full list of donors and amount received will be forwarded to all donors when the targeted amount is achieved.

6. The same list will be given to the recipient dialysis center at the handing over of donations.

7. This is an act of charity. Each donor contributed according to his/her financial ability. All are equal. it is the spirit of participation and love that matters.

8. By donating into this project, you agreed to the guidelines above. You are to participate freely and voluntarily according to your means. I or/and no one shall be responsible for any inconvenience, time and financial loses or any legal implications out of your paritcipation.

9. Donors are allowed to withdraw their donation at any time for any reason. I, Simon Phun, who initiated this project, would honour to return the amount donated. However, the request must be made before the handing over to the recipient.

10. God bless us all.

You may follow the progress Counter at the top right of the Blog.


洗肾机计划 - 指南

1. 这是私人计划,不能向公众募捐。

2. 乐捐者的姓名、联络电话及捐款数额,将会保密,不会向外人透露,除了第四项例外。乐捐者可用匿名方式捐款。

3. 两位乐捐者将被委任为稽查员,查阅捐款。

4. 乐捐者的姓名、联络电话、电邮及捐款额数,将会提供给稽查员,为查账之用。

5. 一份乐捐者的完整名单,在义款收足后,分发给每位乐捐者。

6.同样的名单也将会交给受益单位。

7.这是个爱心活动。每位乐捐者都以自己能力之内,作出奉献。大家都平等。最重要的是爱及参与的精神。

8. 你的乐捐,表示你接受这份指南,你是绝对自愿的参与。我及任何人都对你的参与将引发的任何不便,时间及金钱上的损失,或法律的牵涉,一概不需负起任何责任。

9. 乐捐者在任何时候,任何理由之下,可以索回所捐的款额。我,潘西满,作为此计划的发起人,保证会退还你的捐款。不过这要求必须在移交给受益单位之前提出。

10. 天主保佑大家。

你可以在网页右上端跟进计划进展

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Two so-gao 两只傻狗

Our two "so gao".

Lola (left), the durian-eating dog, and Tina, the sneaky queen (always sneak out whenever the gate is open) having a good time watching people and cars passing by the gate. This is their evening pass time.


我们的两只傻狗。

萝拉(左),我们那只爱吃榴莲的狗,和偷溜皇后蒂娜(常常要偷溜出去),双双蹲在大门口,观看来来往往的车和人。这是他们傍晚的消遣。

Leaving the nest 离巢

Leaving the nest, not Beijing Olympic stadium The Nest, it is home sweet home nest.

Lai, Elizabeth's classmate, is leaving on Friday 22-8-08 for a posting in Beijing. My wife prepared a home-cooked dinner with her favourate lotus root soup and rendang as a farewell dinner.

Wishing her a fruitful posting to Beijing. From nest to Nest. Bon voyage.


鸟儿离巢。这个巢不是北京的鸟巢奥林匹克体育馆,而是家,那温暖的窝。

小女儿的同学,赖,将在星期五 22-8-08,前往北京工作。我的太太特别准备了晚餐给她送行。晚餐有她最喜欢的菜肴 - 莲藕汤及 rendang.

从温暖的窝到北京的鸟巢。祝她旅途顺风,在北京工作顺利。

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A crazy idea 一个疯主意

Of all the illnesses, I considered kidney failures as one of the most suffering ones. End stage Renal failure patients need to go for regular dialysis treatments. I have many such friends and I know what are their sufferings.

Besides government hospitals, there are many dialysis treatment centers set up by charity organisations in our country catered for lower income and poor patients. However, I have seen many well to do patients also taking advantage of the subsidized treatment provided by such centers. Many of them owned commercial properties and fat in their bank accounts.

I came to know the MAA-MEDI Care Kidney Charity Fund some years ago and received their letter of appeal for fund yearly. In one of the appeal leaflets this year, I noticed a compay have donated RM42,500.00 for a dialysis machine (seven years life span). The price of dialysis machine has gone up by 20% recently.

All the while, I thought a dialysis machine costs very much more than this amount. A machine can help many people.

Can we help? We means you (my friends) and I. Can we raise RM 50,000.00 to purchase a machine for the center, not necessary MAA but others....

Can we in our small way, combine our effort to do a Big Good? Let us make it a Christmas present to the suffering people! (Handing over before Christmas)

My dear friends who visit my Blog, would you like to join in? If yes, please send an email to me at phunsen@pc.jaring.my for your contribution. We will discuss the details through Email.

Targeted donors:

RM 100.00 (100 persons)
RM1000.00 (10 persons)
RM3000.00 (5 persons)
RM5000.00 (3 persons)
The above is for estimation only. Any amount is welcomed.

This is my 'crazy idea'. You are not obliged to response.


在主要疾病中,我认为肾病是最痛苦的病之一。后期肾病患者需要接受定期的洗肾,大部分都是一个星期三次。我有几位这样的朋友,所以知道他们所受的苦楚。

在我国,除了政府医院之外,有许多慈善机构设立的洗肾中心,为低收入及穷人提供低收费的洗肾服务。不过,我知道有许多富有的人,也趁机享受这种津贴收费的利便。他们都拥有高档产业和饱涨的银行户口。

好多年前我就接触到 MAA-MEDI Care 洗肾中心,也收到他们每年寄出的捐款呼吁信函。在今年的呼吁信函中,我看到一家私人公司捐助马币四万二千五百元给这中心,以购买一台洗肾机 (机器寿命七年)。

我一直以为一台洗肾机的价钱比这个数目还要高很多。一台洗肾机可以帮忙到很多病人。

我们能不能够也来帮助呢?我说的我们 就是你(我的朋友)和我!我们能够筹到五万元 (RM50,000.00) 来捐给这中心购买一台洗肾机吗?或者不一定这中心,可以给其他中心。。。

我们是否能以每个人的一点小小力量,凝聚去做一项大善事吗?这就当是我们给这些病患的一个圣诞礼物好吗?(预订在圣诞前完成)

我的部落格的朋友们,你们愿意加入吗?假如愿意,请发一封电邮给我(phunsen@pc.jaring.my), 再谈其他详情。

预算捐款人:

RM100.00 (100 人)
RM1000.00 (10 人)
RM3000.00 (5 人)
RM5000.00 (3人)
以上是估计之用,任何数额也非常欢迎。

这是我个人的一个“疯”主意,你们没义务一定要作出反应。

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Neighbourhood wedding 邻里有喜

Mohd Salleh, (right) our neighbour few doors away, has many sons. Today, his fifth son got married. We attended the lunch reception. Many other nieghbours were there too.


Mohd Salleh沙烈 (右)是我们的邻里,他有很多个孩子。今天他的第五儿子结婚,我们参加了午餐招待。许多老邻居也到会。















Asman (standing 站立)&
Prof. Dato' Mohd Shariff









We are neighbour for more than 20 years. Dato' and Encik alike, all are simple and friendly people.
我们成为邻里已经超过二十年了,大家都是友善、纯朴的朋友。


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Swearing and Sodomy 发誓和肛交

"We don't have this practice in Islam. It is the Christians who swear on the bible," said PAS President Abdul Hadi during a press conference in Ipoh.

Abdul Hadi was refering to Saiful's swearing with a Quran in hand at the Federal Territory Mosque that he was sodomised by his former boss Anwar Ibrahim.

I am a Christian (Catholic), I do not swear on my Bible (The Words). If he is referring to the practice in courts, that is a legal procedure, not Christian practice. If Muslims want to swear on their Quran, it is their own business, nothing to do with Christians and should not be mentioned at all.

God's second Commandment - Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Anwar was charged for having consensual unnatural sex with his former aide Saiful based on the sodomy report lodged by Saiful.

Two days ago, Saiful sweared on Quran at a FT mosque that he was sodomized by Anwar.

OOiii... braaathurs, what happened actually? Police acted on your report and charged Anwar your boss for consensual carnal sex, now you said your big brother sodomized you?

Police pun kepala pening le....(Police also headache le...)。 Amend the charges? jatuh muka tau (loose face...)!

May be we can find the answer at the Permatang Pauh by-eletion !

回教党主席,哈迪阿旺在怡保一个记者招待会上说:“我们回教没有这个习惯。只有基督徒才用圣经来发誓”。

他是针对鸡奸案的主角之一,安华前助理赛夫,两天前在联邦直辖区的回教堂,用可兰经来宣誓,说是安华鸡奸了他。

我是天主教徒,我不会用圣经来发誓。假如他是指法庭里的证人做法,那是法律的规定,不是基督徒的习惯做法。假如回教徒要用可兰经来发誓,这是他们自家的事,与基督徒无关,也不需要提到基督的名字。

十诫里的第二诫说:不可妄用天主之名。

安华是在八月七日,被警方提控和塞夫进行非自然的肛交。警方是在接到塞夫指控被安华鸡奸后,进行调查后,决定提控安华的。

哦哦哦。。两位好兄弟,我给搞糊涂了。。。?因为你的报案,你的老板安华被提控和你进行肛交,这是你情我愿的事叻!你的老板还控诉警方,进行肛交是两个人,为什么只抓他一个人?现在你静悄悄的去回教堂拿着可兰经宣誓,说是老板鸡奸了你?

我可摸不到到底是怎么回事。我想警方也是头痛,到底是怎么搞的?难道要修改控状?丢脸的叻!

我们可能在巴东埔补选中,找到答案吧!

Keep for yourself

Few days ago, Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim proposed that UiTM (University ITM)* allocate 10% places to non-Bumiputera and foreign students to allow UiTM students to gain more exposure and be friendlier to people of other races. His proposal was met with strong opposition from many quarters. The loudest came from about 3000 Uitm students who held a protest march to his office in Shah Alam to hand him a memorandum.

More students from other branch campuses had staged similar rallies over the past few days.

Politicians, students alike, they protested because they said UiTM strictly for Malay only. It is part of the Malay education Rights.

The issue is not new. According to Ong Tee Keat, the Transport Minister, the Cabinet has agreed to open up 10% of the UiTM Form Six classes (pre-U) to non-Bumi students many years ago (he was then a Deputy Minister of Higher Education). The same issue has been raised many times before, no protest, no shouting then...

Why the fuss over a proposal now? Nowadays, every turn of event is curried with political flavour if not politically motivated.

May I tell those students who are good in climbing coconut trees (their world is just as high and as big as they can see on top of the coconut trees), non-Bumi students are not keen to join this so called "exclusive university" simply they do not like the unfriendly environment and to be in an Institution of Racial Discrimination. But more importantly, UiTM? what? I beg your pardon!

They can keep and lock up their campuses to themselves and continue to produce more first class closed minded " kampong graduates "!!

They feel secure in their own cocoon.

Well, Permatang Pauh by-election is on going, more protest will be staged and Malay rights issues will surface.

To my friends in Permatang Pauh, even you have a Mandarin-Hokkien-speaking "kaki-lang" (own people) BN nominee, Bumi and Non-Bumi matters !

*UiTM - University Institute Technology MARA.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Coconut eating dog 爱吃椰子的狗

Missy is an 8 years old Beagle. She is active, playful and also a glutton. She likes to eat coconut and has a special way to eat(scrap) it.


Missy 是我家八岁的雌狗。她好动,好玩,也非常贪吃。

她喜欢吃椰子,而且是用她自己非常特别的方法来“刨”椰子。








Video on Missy 吃椰子录影

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Parental love 父母心

Exactly one month before Elizabeth leaves for Scotland, we got her a new toy today.... oops... actually a new tool - an Apple Notebook. She needs this higher end computer for her study which involves graphic and design.


This is parents' "Heart Blood" (means tender love and hard earned money in Chinese). We wished her well and will benefit from this powerful tool and doing best in her studies.

And she is very happy - from her smile.... you know !

Video - Unwrapping the TOOL录影


今天,刚好还有一个月的时间,小女儿就要飞往苏格兰了。我们给了她一件新玩具。。。哦哦。。是新工具 --- 一台苹果手提电脑。她需要一部较高档的电脑,因为她的课程会有很多的图像和绘测。

这是父母的心血。我们希望这台电脑使她受益,帮助她的学业进步。

她当然欢喜高兴啰。。。。看她的笑容就知道了!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy parents 父母欣慰

It is always heart warming to see friends' children enter college or institution of higher learning.

Three years ago, I went with William and his wife Rose to send her youngest daughter Agnes to register as freshie at UKM (University Kebangsaan Malaysia).

On Sunday, 10-8-2008, William and Rose together with son Daniel, attended Agnes's convocation at UKM. It was a happy day for them. I rejoiced with them too.

Taken at my house 摄于我家


每次听到朋友的孩子进入大专就读,我都是很欣慰及高兴。

三年前,我陪同玉安及他太太一同带他们的小女儿到国民大学(UKM)登记入学。在10-8-08 星期天,他们夫妇及儿子,一同到回国民大学参加小女儿的毕业典礼。这是他们家庭的欢喜日子。我也感到欢欣。

Monday, August 11, 2008

远客来访 visitors from afar

大约八、九年前,我的小女儿在一次户外活动时,伤到颈部,住进吉隆坡中央医院接受检查及观察,而认识了隔床的一位病人。出院后,大家都保持联络,也建立了友谊,常有互相探访。

她名为雪娇,来自柔佛州 Jementah 的Kebun Baru 新村,离开东甲约半个小时的车程。她丈夫名叫钦文,为人纯朴忠实。夫妻俩以垦殖油棕及树胶为生。他们共有四个儿子,三位已经工作了。

今天下午,他们专程来加影探访我们,还带了许多各类水果。这次因榴莲已落季,就带来红毛丹,尖不达,路古,冷萨,芒果及山竹等。他们真有我们的心。

我们无以回报,只能带他们去吃“闻名”,“客人必须尝”的加影沙爹了!











About eight or nine years ago, my youngest daughter, Elizabeth injured her neck during an outing. She was admitted to Kuala Lumpur General Hospital for examination and observation. We befriended a lady next bed. After the discharge, we maintained contact and became friend. We visit each other from time to time.

Her name is Pee See Jiao, staying at Kebun Baru New Village near Jementah, about half an hour's drive from Tangkak town, Johor. She and her husband, Kin Boon earn their living by tapping rubber and collecting oil palm. They have four children, three of them are already working. They are honest, simple and down to earth people.

This afternoon, they drove to Kajang to visit us. They brought many types of fruits for us: Rambutan, Duku, Langsat, Cempedak, Mangostine, mangoes...they are really nice people.

We have nothing to offer them except brought them out for “famous, guest-must-eat"Kajang Satey !

Singapore visitors 新洲朋友

Paul (Chan Kok Leong, blue shirt) led a group of 44 parishioners from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Tampines Singapore for a National-Day holiday outing to Melaka and the Farm.

They arrived at the Farm from Melaka this Sunday afternoon. They consist of Choir members, legionaries and family members.

My wife and I went to the Farm to meet them. They were having plenty of fun. Besides the relaxing surroundings, they also enjoyed the good food, games and karaoke singing.

We left the Farm at 10:30 pm. They will leave for home tomorrow noon.


新加坡的曾国良兄弟(蓝衣),乘新加坡国庆假期,带领四十四位来自淡宾尼圣三堂的教友,到马六甲游玩,然后在星期天下午,住宿于FARM。

我和太太也到FARM和他们见面一聚。除了优美的环境,他们也享受到美味的食物,还有游戏,卡拉OK歌唱等活动。

我们在晚上十点半离开。他们一行人,将在明天午间离开,返回新加坡。


Farm的红毛丹

Fruit of the season at Farm

more pictures 更多照片

Karaoke Video 卡拉OK录影

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My durian eating dog 喜欢吃榴莲的狗

Lola is an old dog. she is blind. But she can "smell" when we eat durian and would invite herself to join us. she likes Durian.

My two other dogs showed no interest.



萝拉是只老狗,而且眼睛看不见了。但当我们吃榴莲时,她会凭着嗅觉,自已邀请前来向我们讨榴莲吃。它喜欢榴莲。

我的其他两只狗对榴莲没有兴趣。

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My good heart 我的心很好

I am a good heart-ed man ! I have a picture to show.

Due to my knee problem, I was not able to do my stress test on the treadmill. My Cardiologist recommended a heart CT Scan.

I went for the scan today and found my heart to be in "good condition". No Calcium, plaque or blockage in 3 major coronary arteries.

Before the scan, I was given medication to slow down my heart beat to 60 per minutes . The doctor discovered that I have a stubborn heart too. Even after tripled the dosage, my heart refuse to go down below 60. Thank God, the pictures were clear and my heart was good.

Dear friends, I am showing you my heart, a good heart albeit a stubborn one :D

*This is the first time seeing my own heart picture. If you find it offensive, pl let me know to remove.

Click on picture to see enlargement
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我是个
好心的人。 确是有图为证!

早两天前,我去做例常健康检查,因为我的膝盖状况,不能走步作心脏测试,所以我的医生建议我做电脑心脏扫描 CT Scan。

今早我就去做了“64片电脑扫描”,结果是我的心脏状况良好,三条主要的血管没有阻塞,也没有钙质沉淀物,没有瘢痕的累积。

在做扫描前,医生给我药物,以把心脏的跳动率,降低到60次以下,这样,拍出来的照片会清晰。后来才发现到,我的心脏非常的顽固,在服食了三倍的药物之后,还是拒降到60之下。感谢天主,最终还是拍出清晰的照片,看到一个健康的心脏。

“我把心掏出来给你看”不再是很难的事了。朋友,我现在就把我的心掏出来给你看了。虽然是由点固执,但还是属于好心吧! :D

* 这是我第一次看到自己的心照片。假如你觉得呕心,请让我知道以删除。



See you in Court 在法庭见

I was struggling with my computer which was protected by McAfee Anti-Virus software. The virus corrupted booting files. I was busy talking to Dell technical support staff through phone, later with direct-assist on line. It is OK now but needed to format the hard disk at a later date.

While doing so, news reported that Anwar pleaded not guilty of carnal sex charges at the Kuala Lumpur Session Court. He was released on RM20,000.00 personal bond without surety.

He was charged for having consensual unnatural sex with his former aide Saiful.

For not being charged for carnal assault (sodomy) as claimed by Saiful, and being released on personal bond, Anwar has scored the first round. The Government and the Police has also just shot their own legs.


今天下午,我的电脑出现了问题。虽然有 MacAfee 软件的保护,但病毒侵袭了我的开机文档,不能开机。我忙着和 Dell 的技术人员在电话中,接受指示修复,过后再用直接线上介入,终于把电脑修好。

在此同时,新闻报告得知安华已被控上法庭,罪名是和他人进行自愿的非自然性行为。承审法官准他以个人二万元签保,释放侯审。

他被控双方自愿进行非自然行为肛交(非鸡奸),以及被准以个人签保,安华已经在这次被他称为“有政治意图,陷害” 的控诉中,胜了第一个回合。也因这样,政府及警方已经显露了他们的底线的软弱。

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Warm smiles 温暖的笑容

On as many occasions of my visit to Sunway Hospital , Bandar Sunday, I always managed to meet Eric at different corners 0of the Hospital. His friendly and warm smiles greeted my wife and I yet again at the Cafeteria when we went for our routine medical check-up yesterday. Later we have a small chat at his office.

Currently he is the Manager of Medical Records Department. He has retired and is on contractual basis with the Medical Center.

Nice seeing Eric.

许多次到双威医医院,也不见得多少次了,都很巧的在不同的地点,遇到 Eric。 昨天,我和太太到该医院做例常身体检查时,又在餐厅见到了笑容可掬的他。过后,我到他的办公室小坐。

他是该医院医药记录部门经理。他已经退休,目前是以合约方式在双威医院服务。

Eric 非常高兴的又见到了你。

Sunday, August 3, 2008

cute baby 可爱的宝宝


My God-daughter Agnes and husband Gary, visited us today. Their daughter Samantha is seven months old. Very cute and happy.



















我的乾女儿钧钡 (Agnes) 和丈夫Gary 今天来探访我们。他们的女儿 Samantha 已经七个月大了,是个非常快乐及可爱的婴儿。

citizen's concern

I hoped that I am not talking too often on the current affairs. But as a Malaysian citizen, I cannot distant myself from what is going on in our country. And practically, interesting if not shocking news breaking out everyday.

In July, Merdeka Centre of Opinion Research conducted a survey on 1030 Malaysians by telephone, throughout the peninsula who were randomly selected and structured along the national electorate profile to achieve proportional balance in terms of gender, ethnicity and state.

11% of Malays and Chinese, 13 % of Indians believed the sodomy allegations leveled on Anwar Ibrahim. However, a high 75 % Indians, 59 % of Chinese and 50 % of Malays did not believe in such allegations. And a high 66 % believed the allegations is politically motivated.

Yet, Anwar is facing imminent arrest based on the progress of the Police investigations. Time is not on his side if his plan of seizing power from the Barisan to be materilised in September as he claimed. This has prompted her wife vacating her parliamentary seat to make way for him to contest in the by-election. ( someone said the timing is "now or never")

Neither the Barisan Government is feeling easy if Anwar is being arrested and charged for Sodomy. Not Again a repeat of incident 10 years ago ! More so if he is a parliamentary norminee or a member of Parliament. It will risk raising public irk and will give another big dent to public confidence on already low credibility and transparency of our Judiciary and the Police in particular and the Government in general.

Prime Minister Abudullah's popularity has already dipped from 91% high in 2004 to all time low of 42 % in July 2008.

As a citizen, I do not agree with the changing of Government by way of crossing over (of Members of Parliament). They betray the trust of the people and should be condemned.

But I agreed that Anwar's sodomy allegations is politically motivated.

I, and millions of Malaysians, only want justice, peace, harmony and stability in our country. We have made it very clear on March 8 General Election. The rest of politicking are against our wishes.

Goodbye my friend 再见我的朋友


This hand I held on 17-5-2008 has turned cold and faded into memory forever.

On 1-8-2008, I received a message from KC's wife informing me that KC has passed away at 5:00 am in Kuching Normah Hospital.

I received the news with sadness and relief. I am relieved that his suffering has ended. He has found Jesus, died in Jesus and will rise with Jesus.

I last visited him on 17-5-2008 in Kuching. It was our last goodbye.

May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

Click below link:
See Blog Posting 22/7/08
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这是我在17-5-2008 告别时,抓住KC 的手。现在,这只手,已变冰冷,成为永远的记忆了。

八月一日早上,我接到 KC 太太的来讯,告知他在早上五时,离开了这个世界。

我伤心但却也有如释下重担的欣慰感觉。我欣慰他从此不再需要受苦了。他找到了耶稣,死于耶稣,也将会在耶稣内复活。

我最后一次见到他,是在古晋的若玛医院。当时他的情况不很好,但仍然能够和我简单交谈。在我离开时,我已经知道这是最后的告别了。

愿主仁慈,他的灵魂永远安息。