Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011 新年快乐

Greetings from Kajang

One of Kajang's landmarks 加影其中的一个地标

Happy New Year 2011
May God bless our world,
countries and peoples

2011 新年快乐

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shameless and shameful 无耻及丢脸

A few days ago, I sent my Christmas greetings to His Grace
Archbishop John Hung of Taipei, and proudly shared with him that Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Murphy Pakiam, on behalf of the Christian Federation of Malaysia(CFM), hosted a Christmas tea party at his residence attended by Prime Minister Najib, cabinet ministers, political leaders, foreign dignitaries and the public. (picture: Archbishop Pakiam, with Prime Minister and wife and the African Christian community at the open house)

This is an annual function hosted on rotation by various CFM members.

I also told Archbishop John that it is our Malaysian unique way of "open house" to foster understanding and harmony among the difference cultures, religions and races.

Today, Malaysiakini, an established Internet news portal reported that Seputeh MP Teresa Kok is demanding an apology from the prime minister for his office's directive to rid religious elements from a Christmas celebration, which she said was “disrespectful” to Christianity. dj jamal hishammudin rais and teresa kok forum 270910 08

According to Kok, who is also Selangor state senior exco, the Prime Minister's Office's had issued a directive for crucifixes to be removed from the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) Christmas event on 25 Dec, where Prime Minister Najib Razak was a guest. The directive, she said, also prohibited Christian prayers and hymns during the event that was held at the Catholic Church Archbishop's residence.

“Najib should apologise to the Christian Federation of Malaysia for 'de-Christianising' their Christmas celebration, that yet again denied Malaysians the right to freedom of religion,” said Kok in a statement.
This was not mentioned in any of the main stream newspapers and media.

My heart sunk and feeling shameful. I wished I have not tell Archbishop Hung about the open house.

And what a shameless act of disrespect to the host in particular and the Christian community in general.

I do no know if the host complied. That will make it more shameful.

The directive itself is stupid and shameful. It slaps right on the face of Najib who has been preaching "1 Malaysia" "1 people" "tolerence and respect of others"......











Sunday, December 26, 2010

More visitors 更多的访客

Eating, More eating!!

We have to skip the fellowship lunch in order to be home home for visitors.

Ah Hui from Port Dickson and Alan from KL arrived at noon for lunch.

We were hosting the lunch but Ah Hui and wife Ah Lian brought chicken and roast pork as the main dish.

Alan and wife Caryn came with their two cute daughters.

Later in the evening, our cousin Eileen, husband John and children brought a birthday cake ...for who?

For my birthday lah...!




Alan 及太太带了他们两位可爱的女儿同来。阿辉的哥哥及太太则在较后时到来。



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Feast day 主保日

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family.

Six priests celebrated the feast day Mass at 9:00 am with a procession of the Holy Family statute. A fellowship brunch was held at the hall after Mass.

Former Parish Priest of the parish, Rev. Fr. Julian, Fr. Alloysius from Singapore, Fr. Amala from Kelang con-celebrated the Mass with Fr. Moses Lui of Melaka-Johor Diocese being the Preacher of the Feast day.

Holy Family of Nazareth, be the guide of all families.





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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas visitors 圣诞访客

We celebrated Christmas away from home for the past 2 years. This year, we stayed home and were visited by some close friends.

Many types of cakes awaiting visitors

Mrs Lee, daughter in law and grandson, met my nephew Andrew, who brought his freshly baked pies.

2nd from left: Elaine, Lily, Mimi, Jane and Sam

Our Malay neighbour: Alwi,wife Jalina and son Hafiz

Merry Christmas 圣诞节快乐

Our Christmas Banquet with Lord Jesus

Sunday School children singing carols before Mass

Today a saviour has been born to us, he is Christ the Lord!!

Happy Birthday to Jesus and peace to mankind.

We attended midnight Christmas vigil Mass. The church was packed to capacity with more than 3000 worshipers.

Merry Christmas to all !





It is Fr. William's birthday too. A cake was brought for him.
Happy birthday Father! 神父生日快乐!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas dinner 圣诞晚餐

Our Christmas dinner 我们的圣诞餐

Champagnion Salad, Roast pork with Rosemary (turkey stuffings and sauce) and Pavlova as dessert.

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Christmas eve 圣诞节前夕

It is Christmas eve....圣诞节前夕。。。平安夜

Christmas deco

Christmas blooms

Christmas visitor
Dinner would be served in few hours

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Depressing day 颓丧的一天

Chinese throughout the world celebrates Autumn Festival (Winter solstice) today.

And it is a depressing day for me.

I went to visit my friend at the nursing home en route to see a customer in KL. My friend cried again...he looked shriveled and weak, lying on bed resting......

"They assaulted me...pulled my mouth, forced me to eat...almost choked me...." . "They" means the staff.

"They scolded me using vulgar words.... I am an old man, how can they treated me like this.."

"My children would not believe what I said because they didn't see what have I been through..."

I can dismiss his complaint as making up story or simply his senility... But I believed him.

Today I met him in his room. He was resting.

He shares a small room with 2 others. One is on wheelchair, one is mobile. I heard the charges is about RM1000 per month.

The mobile one passes motions in the room on a bucket chair (He refuses to go to the toilet). Two roommates have to put up with the stench daily.... covering their noses with towels... disgusting...!

My friend is withering if not dying in the nursing home.

In the evening, I took my 2 godsons and their sisters to McDonald's for burgers and fries. The day ended in a more positive note...seeing children enjoying themselves.

一间小房间三张床 3 beds in a small room




“他们打我,拉我的嘴巴,强迫我吃东西,我的假牙飞脱,差点窒息。。。。” 。这里的“他们”,就是疗养院的员工。









My 2 godsons - Thomas & John with sisters
两位代子 - 龙登城,龙登岸及姐姐

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas gathering 圣诞聚餐

My zone (neighbourhood area) held a Christmas potluck gathering on Saturday, Dec 18, at one of members, Mr. Nelson's house.

Chinese,Indian and Malay food, carol singing and games making the evening an enjoyable and memorable event for the more than 50 participants.



Saturday, December 18, 2010

工作早餐 Working breakfast



他们的使命是商讨过去一季『福传久久』的工作进展,至今年年终的完结,再谈谈新的一季的推展,包括福传DVD 的新一季2011题目及会员的续继。


Evangelisation。99。Partners。Tomorrow。Delicious food。Breakfast。Discussion。Task

Partners of Evangelisation 99 Project sacrified their weekend sleep, met today at 8:30 am at the Tomorrow Delicious Food Center in PJ for a working breakfast.

Their task was to review the project progress of the previous season that concluding at the end of the year, and plan for the new season 2011, including the selection of DVD titles and membership renewal.

My breakfast order: One plate of Sarawak "gan lao" noodle, one bowl of Ipoh curry noodle and a glass of milk tea!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dear children 亲爱的孩子

My dear children, do not send me or your mother to a nursing home ..... at old age with sound mental faculty.

We have just visited an old friend of 82 years old at a nursing home, begging to go home.

"why do they lock me here?? they are wasting money to put me here .... I can look after myself ..." He was referring to his children, many children..

He is old but mobile and staying alone. The reasons of him being here are: forgetting to take his medications .... every one is busy working,no one to look after him .... he will be well taken care of at the home...

My children, looking after aged parents are never easy, but do not send me to the Home for any of the above reasons. If I forget to take my medication, it is natural .... Let nature take care of me ... God will dim my sight and hearing, slow my movement, dull my mental faculty .... allowing me to leave this world gradually and in peace.

But, if I am senile, you can do whatever you want ...

Do not worry that I am suffering from sickness, from pain or a fall, for not eating, for you not being able to care for me ... It is our life cycle ... birth...age...sickness ...death!

" I want to climb the fence to escape .... I am not happy here .... they stare at me, watching and guarding me ...." He has tried to escape.

Do not imprison me to the Home. At old age, I am not able to adjust to the environment. More than 20 complete strangers under one roof, each has his/her own character. Worse, I have to share a room with five or six of them.

"I don't want to eat or drink ... I want to die!"

My friend is being tortured and tormented mentally. He wants to be home .... where he has been staying for the past many decades .... home sweet home!

Loneliness is the most torturing and painful experience. By sending me to a Home 40 kms away (like my friend), cutting off from old friends that I cling on dearly is grossly cruelty ......

None of the children inform me of his stay in the Home .... despite the fact that we are very close.

My friend's eyes are sunken ... crying and not eating. A trapped soul longing to be free.

My children, do not send me to a nursing home in our old age.

Related story: You or me - die first?



“为什么他们要把我关在这里?为什么要浪费金钱把我放在这里?我能够照顾自己。。。” 他是在说他的孩子。













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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas caroling 圣诞节报佳音

Tidings of comfort and joy....
Caroling in our house tonight!


Bringing the Light of Christ