Sunday, February 14, 2016

Chinese New Year 农历新年



We went to Johor Baru to celebrate lunar new year with my parents in law.

My youngest daughter Elizabeth also come back from Scotland for the Spring Festival. 

Chinese celebrates lunar new year with food, plenty of delicious food.

我们今年南下到新山, 与岳父母共庆农历新年。

今年,小女儿也从英国的爱尔兰回来,与我们欢庆。

 农历新年就是吃吃吃,好多美味的食物来欢庆这个佳节。

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1.New Year's Eve  除夕

2. First day of New Year 大年初一


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1. New year 's eve 

2. First day of New Year 


Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy New Year of Monkey 2016 新年快乐


再过两天,就是华人农历新年了。今年是猴年。

我把一些新年的装饰挂起,然后买了一些应景的年花及两株吉柑树。

敬祝大家新年快乐,猴年带来健康及平安。

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Two more days, we will be celebrating Lunar Chinese New Year of Monkey. I took some time to put up decorations, bought pot plants of flowers and limes trees.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year, and be blessed with good health and Happiness. 


Monday, February 1, 2016

The Mystery of Mercy 慈悲的奥秘


我与太太度过了一个美妙、充满慈悲的周末(29~31/1/2016)。

教宗方济格在去年的十二月八日推展了特殊慈悲禧年后, 本堂苏瑞安神父就邀请了甲柔教区郭渊龙执事,在上个周末到加影圣家堂为教友主持一项慈悲禧年讲习与反省周末,主题为“慈悲的奥秘”。

我们是第一次参加郭执事的讲座(英语)。

他学历高深,曾是圣公会的牧师,今年四十岁。八年前,他成为天主教徒,并在六年前,在甲柔教区祝圣为终身执事,成为一名天主教圣职人员。

郭执事以浅白的语言,层次分明的引领参加者,从旧约开始,渐进到新约,让我们看到,也体会到天主的慈悲,无时无刻的都与祂的子民同在。祂在大事及小事上,都照顾细致。但是人性的邪恶难改,一次又一次的违背及伤害天主,远离天主。

他带领我们进入圣经的许多事迹,让我们看到天主慈悲的临在。

天主从没有放弃过以色列。祂苦口婆心的召唤他们回来,处处的展示了祂的怜悯与慈悲,到最后,以自己的儿子,死在十字架上,为人类获得救赎及永生。

从这次的讲习中,除了对圣经有了更多的认识,我也深一步的了解公义、慈悲、教会及圣事的内涵与恩典。

这是一个美妙,收获良多的周末。

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My wife and I attended a weekend Formation & Recollection conducted by Rev. Deacon Sherman Kuek from Johor-Melaka Diocese.

It was held over the weekend from Jan 29 to 31st at the Wisdom Hall, Holy Family Church. About 60 parishioners attended this programme with the theme " The Mystery of Mercy".

Deacon Sherman (40) was a former Anglican Pastor. He converted to Catholicism about 8 years ago and later ordained a Deacon by Bishop Paul Tan of Johor-Melaka Diocese in 2010.

His easy-to-understand language, systematic way of bringing us walking through the Old and New Testament, allowing participants to see and feel the presence of God's Mercy in the lives of His people.

Not only have a better knowledge of the Bible, I also have a deeper understanding of the meaning of Justice, Mercy, Church and Sacraments.

It was a wonderful and merciful great weekend for us.

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