Mustard Seed Evangelisation Center sponsored a music & song composition forum at the College General, Penang. The main speaker and animator was Mr. Liang Hong Zhi, renowned musician, composer and producer from Taiwan.
It was in the first evening I met a group of seminarians who had just finished their exercise and games. I remembered two of them particularly whom I had a conversation with for the first time.
One of them was from the parish of the Church of Visitation, Seremban. I mentioned that one day he may be the parish priest of the Church of the Holy Family, my parish.
In 2004, being the Chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council, I had the honour of welcoming him, Fr. Julian Leow, to be our new Parish Priest.
The other seminarian was from Sandakan, Sabah doing his final year in Theology. I have many friends in Sandakan and mentioned that may pay him a visit if I were to go to Sandakan.
I had not met him since our first encounter.
A month ago, the Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese announced that Fr. John Wong, the other seminarian I met in College General, would be ordained in October as Coadjuctor Bishop of the Archdiocese!
As for Fr. Julian, he left 3 years ago for Rome to study Church History. He is expected to be back in October and taking up teaching post in College General in Penang.
It is so nice to see Fr. Julian in his latest photograph .... as good and as original as he was 3 years ago..! Looking forward to his homecoming to Malaysia.
Incidentally, in the photo, besides Fr. Julian, is Fr. Paul Loh from Sandakan whom I had met in Sandakan two years ago when he was the parish priest of St. Mary's church.
Greetings from Rome : Fr. Julian (from left), Fr. Paul Loh with fellow priests from East & West Malaysia大约是在1997 - 1998年之间。