Thursday, February 26, 2009

Visit to priest 拜访神父


With guilt, we went to visit Fr. Anthony Chan this afternoon at the Church of St. Theresa, Pandamaran, Port Kelang. With the GPS, finding the church was easy.

Feeling guilty because this was the first time in many years that we visited him at his parish. I met him many times at church functions but it was always a "Hi" and "Bye".

Fr. Chan was surprised but happy to see us. He looked trim and was his usual jovial self. He looked much younger than a 83 years old priest.

I learned Catechism under Fr. Chan and baptised by him at the Holy Rosary Church more than 33 years ago.

He has retired but still active teaching Catechism to adults, celebrating Masses at St. Theresa Church and other parishes of Kelang District whenever he is needed. He still leads a busy life.

It was almost six in the evening after saying goodbye to Fr. Chan, so we went to Pandamaran market place to look for food. From far we noticed a crowded stall and thought it must be a popular place.

It was a Bak Kut Teh stall.

We have not eaten the famous Kelang Bak Kut Teh for many years. We joined the crowd. It was delicious.......yamyam!

Fat Fat Thursday... lean lean tomorrow - It is Friday ! just eat lah...


带着一点内疚,今天下午,我们到巴生班打马兰圣特肋莎教堂探访了陈安当神父。使用卫星导航系统,找到这间教堂是件轻而易举的事。

内疚是因为这是我们好多年来,第一次到堂区探访陈神父。虽然有很多时候能够在教会的活动场合遇见他,但都是打个招呼而已。

陈神父非常惊讶但很高兴的见到我们的到访。他仍然是那么的喜乐和轻松,看起来精神很好,步伐轻快。(上下楼梯比我快捷的多)。他已经83岁,但样子可年轻的多了。

我在三十三年前,由陈神父教导要理及受洗。当时他是吉隆坡玫瑰堂的主任神父。

陈神父已经退休了,但仍然教导成人要理,在圣特肋莎堂负责弥撒,若有需要,也到巴生铎区的其他堂区帮忙主持弥撒。他还是过着一个积极忙碌的生活。

告别陈神父后,已是将近傍晚六时了,我们决定到班打马兰市集去吃晚餐。从远处,看到一个高朋满座的档口,心想必定是很受欢迎的美食档了。

原来是肉骨茶档。

我们也有两三年没吃过巴生肉骨茶,所以就挤在人群里,享用热腾腾的肉骨茶了。

昨天灰灰星期三,今天肥肥星期四,明天苦苦星期五。。。吃了再算吧!






4 comments:

queen_of_bee said...

wah! really fat wor the "g-kiok"

Ngu said...

一切顺其自然吧!,我觉得心守斋比口守斋来更重要。

我不认识陈神父,从相片,看不出他已83岁了,这大概是心中有主的缘故吧!

Simon Phun said...

在我吃的时候,我也想想,巴生的人吃很多肥肉,但没有记录说这里的人比较短寿。再说,没肥肉,就不会吃了。 (Fat meat taste nicer in Bak Kut Teh !!!)

同样的,有些人守斋一个星期,或者一个月,但也没记录说这些人会更长寿。

是的,我们当然要吃的平衡,但食物不是我们最重要的部分。耶稣说,从嘴里进去的,会排出了,没什么大不了,可是那从嘴出来的,才是最有伤害力呢!

Simon Phun said...

陈神父笑口常开,很风趣,所以人看起来会更精神。其实,他曾患上癌症。希望天主保佑他这并不会再到回来干扰他。