Malim Nawar is a small new village town about 25 minutes car journey from Kampar, Perak. Kampar is the home of University Tengku Abdul Rahman (UNiTar).
Philip Chan from Johor Baru has no inkling of where Malim Nawar is.... Thanks to his only son Andrew, he and his wife Theresa are now welcome and have the opportunity to know almost half of the village population.
On November 24 Tuesday, his son wed Mabel Chai Mei Chan, one of the six daughters of Mr. Chai of Malim Nawar New Village.
His good friend Tony, together with wife Susan, son Kelvin and wife Jennifer, and two grandchildren, my wife and I were there to attend the Chinese marriage rites conducted by the bride's family. The Catholic marriage rite would be celebrated on November 28 in Johor Baru by Bishop Emeritus James Chan, brother of Philip.
A wedding dinner at a restaurant was held on the eve of the wedding (Nov 23). We enjoyed the food very much. We also had the opportunity to enjoy the specialty of bride's mother - Lui Cha! (Click here to see video)
Philip and wife Theresa, bride and groom 菲立及太太德兰，新郎和新娘
Malim Nawar 华文名是双溪古月，好像有点牛头不对马嘴。它是一个新村小镇，离开金宝市大约是二十五分钟车程。霹雳的金宝是拉曼大学（UNiTAR）的所在地。
In the late afternoon, Pauline and I went to Kuala Lumpur General Hospital to visit Fabian, 14 years old boy with a dis-aligned thigh bone, a condition since birth.
He was put under general anesthetic to allow the doctor to make adjustment -twisting the thigh bone into the hip socket. He needed to have complete rest in bed for two weeks and under 5 Kg of traction.
In the same ward, there were few other young men suffering from various pediatric condition.
A 14 years old Indian boy had a piece of flesh torn off from his calf in an accident. Daily cleaning caused him shouting in pain. Doctor has not decided what to do with his wound..
A 25 years old young man broke his left thigh bone .... 3 days gone and still waiting for his turn for operation.
A 14 years old boy with flat feet has been operated on.He needed 3 months to recover....
May God bless them all speedy recovery...
On the way home, we had banana leaves dinner at an Indian restaurant.... The restaurant is situated at the Kajang town center, finding a parking space is quite difficult, more so if near the restaurant.
Pauline suggested to use our tested method..."Hail Mary full of Grace...." I said better not to trouble mother Mary for such trivial matter... food only....
But in a jest, I said to get a place near the restaurant during dinner time is a miracle...
Nearing the restaurant (30 metres), two cars were in front of us. We saw a car reversing out of the parking lot right in front of the restaurant..... First car drove past, not stopping.... second car also not stopping to park.......
It was a miracle..... Mother Mary knew what we wanted even though we did not ask..... She helped us any way.....!!!
I get all my household fittings from my friend's hardware shop in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail in Petaling Jaya. Besides special prices, more importantly, I am getting quality products.
I know Ah Hai (Stanley Ng) for 35 years.
This morning I went there to get new basin taps for my house. He sported long hair... I suggested to him to tie a pony tail to have a "new look". We reminisced on our younger days when Tancho hair cream ruled the days... a type of sticky hair cream from Japan, and the all time favourate - the Vitalis hair tonic! Those were the good-hair days.
His shop is located at Jln Tun Mohd Fuad Satu, Taman Tun, next door to Alliance Bank. Tell him you are my friend to enjoy special discount!!:D
The professional plumbing white tape from Ah Hai's shop only. On the right is ordinary filmsy common white tape.