Monday, March 8, 2010

Friends and food 朋友及食物

荣庆(右)带我们到“为食街”享用槟城小吃左为俊渝
Gabriel (right)brought us to Glutton street

Praise the Lord, our round trip of 800 kms to Penang completed safely and successfully.

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.


Anna & Agnes 瑷伶及钧钡

这趟北上,来回全程大约走了八百公里。天主的宠佑,旅途顺利,也完成了几项心愿 --送别陈汉忠神父是这趟行程的主要目前,探望璦伶的爸爸,则是天主巧妙的安排,归途中到怡保停留,可是天主神妙中的神妙!(这段将在较后时讲述)。在感恩还来不及时,天主又额外的给了我们加分红利(bonus),可谓“吃不了”(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"。

很高兴的看到干女儿钧钡。她特地拿假期,联同父母及弟弟,从槟岛过来参加陈神父的葬礼。他们对神父的逝世非常的伤心。钧钡是我第一位哎呀乾女儿,而璦伶则是第十位,两“姐妹”第一次见面,谈了起来,原来他们还有亲戚关系呢!真是天下一家亲!

葬礼后的午餐,费南迪荣幸总主教很惊讶但高兴的见到我,和我握手时,还打趣的说:“我还以为是幻觉,原来真的是你!”。他还告诉我,廖神父将在七月份左右,学成归来,到槟城大修院授课了。

见到了个别好多年的冯俊渝了(下图,右)。在他担任槟城教区华文教务主席的时候,他常陪伴陈汉忠神父下来吉隆坡开会。

俊渝说要带我们去【醉香楼】买醉,好耶!

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。

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

是冯俊(諭),不是”渝“!Peter Pang.
Is Butterworth delicious NOT Penang delicious。
是(北海)的美食,不是“槟城”!
[自古以來,人們已把槟城北海”分“得很清楚!] 北海的美食街座落在”拉惹烏達“-Jalan Raja Uda!相當”出名“的一條街,也出產了很多的”名人“。目前,只有住在”拉惹烏達“這條街的人才可以入讀”光華小學“這所”名校“!!

Simon Phun said...

有时写部落格,好像自己一个人在说话,有时会觉得很冷清,害怕。。。有时故意或者无意或者大意的写错,有人指正,笔者就会放心,知道有人在看。。。也更有信心!

我不介意有人在“督”我的错字,我很高兴。。。I don't mind! :D 欢迎继续监督.

And Butterworth not in Penang meh? I think outsiders always mixed up with Butterworth, Seberang Perai, Province Wellesly, Bukit Mertajam.... Semua pun Penang lah...

Raja Uda 有出美女吗?

Anonymous said...

曾經..很多人介紹自己是來自槟城,卻讓很多槟城人“跳”起來更正!很多人“不認識”北海也不知道北海有一所很大的天主教堂(圣母圣誕堂)!
槟城北海是否要分得很清楚?分~是因為土地被大海分隔成了兩個地方![不像Kajang和Bangi只隔“一條街”!] 但不知‘人情味和美食味’是否也被分隔得不一樣???然而北海是一個‘自強不息’的地方,一直在努力改變,也的確在蜕變中。

北海出產過一些政治人物。也有童星~七仙女,四千金,八??,四朵花... 還有歌星阿牛,潔西...及大馬冠軍小姐,風采小姐,新潮小姐..(Magazine Cover Girl..)。有些童星已是目前全方位的藝人和DJ。

Raja Uda有很多美女,但不是在下。[在下是野地無名的花]!
在光華小學~是個‘無名花’。(3000-5000名學生,名花校花必需是校董的...怎麼可能輪到我!)
在麥曼珍初中~是‘蓮花’~出自洿泥而不染。(所以成積很好吖,才可以轉校去St. Mark)
在圣瑪克國中~是'良花'~帶着天主的教誨,用良心處世待人。(再轉校到檳城)
在檳城鐘靈獨中~擠不進校花行例,但還是成為師長同學心目中的'笑花'~因為我們都是用笑過日子。
然後因為馬來文,進不了本地大學,就只好遠赴馬來西亞最古老的藝術學院,順理成章/理所當然的成為‘另類藝花’!
往後呢...很心甘情願的“鮮花插在老鷹的米田共上”,就成了今日小草慈愛的“娘花”!嘿嘿!

奉勸您以後,查明來歷背景,才好上漆,不然來不及退漆!怕怕~肋!!
[For GPS: 光華=Kwang Hwa; 麥曼珍=Mak Mandin; 檳城鐘靈獨中=Penang Chung Ling Private School; 圣瑪克=St. Mark.以前是Catholic School-英校 ]
pls:請問一下,您的部落格有沒有“私密留言”,找了很久,找不到~噢!

Simon Phun said...

小美妹,你都很会写呢!可以放在我的部落格正版面,和更多人分享叻!至少可以分享你“笑”花及“艺”花的故事。。。。走过北方各海角天涯,笑过光华钟灵飞里飞啦,虽不能成校花,但至少是朵“鹰花!看来是有来头的人。。。要不要写些东西放在我的部落格?笔名为“北海一笑花”!

Anonymous said...

不是故意在屎太滿先生的“部落”撒下那麼多的“米田共”!所以一直在找“私密留言”!不過,好奇怪~噢!“屎太滿的部落”很好玩~呀,因此才会不知不覺留下很多的“米田共”!有機会~’3 in 1‘ 一起寫給您会更好玩!
pls:“北海笑花”絕對不趕上屎滿的正版面,上了還得了,我一定被追到加影的第八條街,而且排滿長龍!知昧!

好啦!好啦!要收心養性渡四旬期了!只可以拜訪您的地盤,不可以再隨地撒米田共了!(請問屎太滿先生,您的部落地盤突然來了這些米田共,好吃嗎?要換味道嗎?哈哈哈!)