Monday, March 8, 2010
Friends and food 朋友及食物
Sending off Fr. Paul Chin on his final journey was our main aim. Through providence, we also visited Ailing's father who was just been discharged from hospital a day earlier.Then a brief stopover in Ipoh to complete a specific mission is an amazing wonder of the Lord.(will write about it later).
Then God threw in extra bonus by leading us to meet up with some wonderful new and old friends, plus delicious Penang hawker food, it was really really graces filled to the brim..."jia beh liao" !
I was delighted to meet up with god daughter Agnes. She took leave to attend the funeral Mass with her parents and younger brother. The passing of Fr. Paul Chin was a sad loss to them.
Agnes is my first aiya god daughter and Ailing is number tenth and the last. They met for the first time.... and discovered that they were related! Welcome sister, we are all in a family!
At the lunch reception after the service, Archbishop Emeritus Soter Fernandez was surprised and happy to see me. He told me Fr. Julian Leow will be completing his study in Rome soon and will be back in July to teach in the College General.
Glad to meet Ailing's childhood buddy Gabriel Lau. He is a soft spoken kind gentleman. He is active in the Permatang Tinggi parish and has been busy for the past few days for the wake and funeral Mass of Fr. Paul Chin.
We met him and wife at his auto parts shop at Jln Raja Uda(pic right ). He later brought us out to the hawker center to feast on Penang delicious local food. Thank you very much for his hospitality.
jia beh liao)！
这份红利，就是天主安排我们有机会认识几位新朋友，也能够和就旧相识见面，再加上这些朋友带我们去品尝槟城的美食，确是如我所说，“吃不了 jia beh liao"。
很高兴的认识了璦伶童年“把弟”(buddy) 荣庆兄弟。 这位斯文友善的荣庆，活跃于教会。过去的几天，他可为陈神父的守灵及葬礼而忙碌。我们在他的汽车零件店里，一同会见了他及太太（上右图）。在傍晚，他特地带我们到当地的“为吃街”品尝道地的槟城小吃。非常感谢他热情的招待。