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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Kin Sang's Wedding

It was an unusual wedding dinner. They had a live band singing all throughout the dinner. The singer was very good and the band was simply superb. I really like the music that was created by the violinist. Such beautiful music.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

30th Aug - 1 Year Anniversary

Today I happen to scrap (putting bits of paper and photos together for my memories) about Ruth's farewell dinner last year. It was held 1 day before Merdeka - 31 August 2007. As I was scrapping, I thought.. hey, today's the 30th of August. It was exactly 1 year since I last saw Ruth. I miss you lah Ruth. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fairy Park...guess what it is?

Today, they cremated Aunt Mary's mortal body. Many came and some took time off to attend the service. Again, there were more than a hundred friends and relatives who came for this service. They even hired a bus to take some of the people to the crematory.

The crematory was held in Fairy Park, Sendayan, a fairly new cemetery, judging from the empty burial plots.

This is the entrance to Fairy Park.

Buddha statues all lined up to greet you.

This is the crematory. It's fully air-conded, so unlike if a person were to be buried, especially under the hot sun. I thought of bringing a hat, but since it's going to be cremated, I thought.. ai yah... no need lah.

So many people came for the burial (cremation) service and witness the coffin going in the furnace. Bro Chow was calm throughout the whole funeral.

Later we had lunch at Wing Heong Restaurant in Loop Road provided by the family.

This whole week belongs to Aunt Mary. She passed away on Sunday, and was cremated today, Thursday. I must say this of her... she was always smiling, always wanting to help others despite of her 73 years of age, a truly wonderful and capable woman who was not afraid of anything, who knew that God was ALWAYS with her and no one can convinced her otherwise.

She died so suddenly without warning. Life is so short. We never know when we will be called back.

I asked a few people this question.. "When you die, do you prefer to be buried or cremated?"
I would very much like to be buried, but if it's too expensive or troublesome, I don't mind being cremated too.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The 3rd Twin

Has anyone read The Third Twin by Ken Follett? It is really very interesting.

Today, I went for a wake service. This is the 3rd day they had the wake but it seemed very much like the first day. There were so many people, more than a hundred each day, who came to support Bro Chow and his family. Truly Aunt Mary had been a blessing to many, including me.

After the service, many stayed back and chit chat with old friends and acquaintances. My mom were introducing all her daughters and in-laws to many of her childhood friends. Someone pointed at me and asked, "Who's that?" in Cantonese. My mom replied, " Oh, this is my 3rd daughter." The man said,"She looks so much like my 2nd daughter.. her face, features.. etc". I couldn't catch some Cantonese words but from his hand actions I knew that I really really looked like his 2nd daughter.

Oh, well, the 3rd twin, I thought to myself. :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Today is the closing ceremony for the Beijing Olympics 2008.
Today, Su-Ann will be celebrating her 21st birthday.
Today, Aunt Mary Chow passed away.

It was so sudden.
She had a heart attack.
It happened in church at about 8.40am or so just before the service start.
She felt the pain coming from her head, then shoulders and arms.. and she fainted.. or so we thought.
They called for an ambulance.
Ambulance came 20 minutes later.... too late to save her.

She was a dear lady, loved by all, and even though she is more than 70 years old she was very eager to serve. In fact, she was suppose to go to the Semenyih outreach later.

Less than a week ago, she was telling one of the church members that if death were to come knocking on her door, she wants it to be quick. No suffering, no lingering death. She got her wish.

Life is short. Do what you can for God and do your best.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the truth. 2 Timothy 2 :15

Somebody just turned 21...

Yup... Su-Ann just turned 21. All relatives and close friends were invited. There were about 50-60 of us.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Post Climb Dinner

KG was more or less in charged of organising the post climb dinner. Initially, we wanted to have it on the 16th of August, but KG himself couldn't make it. Then we postponed it to the 23rd. Those who came were - the Tan sisters, KG and family, Chan and SK, Peter and Helen, Gan and Pat,Hendry, William, Francis and family.

The dishes were cooked by Helen, Francis (his maid), SK, Pat and my mom.

After dinner, the group presented KG and I a gift each to thank us for organising the Mt Kinabalu climb.

This was my gift. A beautiful pink bible. Some of them didn't know what it was, and when they open the bible.. they exclaimed " ai yoh... the words are so small, can read ah?" I was like ... hellllooooo.. I haven't reached THE age yet.

Can read right? Words are small but readable. :)

A Day out with RW

We went to Lake Gardens today. We started walking at 6.45. I felt the first drop of light rain at about 7.20am. We only walked 3 rounds but the skies looked threatening. So we left for breakfast, then bathe at my parents place. RW had a facial appointment at 10AM. I met her later and we went to Jusco. She had an appointment at the hair saloon at 1PM. I continued my christmas shopping from yesterday.

At 3pm we ate at Hongkie Kopitiam. Food wasn't that good. I had fried spaghetti with black pepper sauced pork and RW had rice with tenderloin something. The name of the dish was too long to remember.

We went back at 4.30pm. I had to check if my mom needs my help for the post-climb dinner tonight.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Shopping and Dining

We went to Mid Valley today. FYI, August is the best month to start shopping for christmas presents. When reached MV at about 10.30am, my sister and I started looking for food. Something cheap, filling and yummy. We stumbled into this food court in "The Gardens" basement.

My first impression was.. the place don't look so appealing... then we realised that this may be the worker's food court. We had "mee hoon and mee campur" with sambal. We took as much as we wanted and it only cost RM1.00. So cheap!!!!!

Just before we began our shopping expedition, we went to this expensive fruit juice drink shop called "New Zealand Natural". We tried this shop's fruit juice before while we were in Singapore. It cost SGD4.00 for a big cup. It was all fruits and no water or ice added. We like it so much that we thought, hey let's try it here too.

Our first taste... wah... so diluted... they added water and the cup is small. It cost RM10.90. I think next time I go Pasar Malam I want to buy 30 green apples for RM10.00 and 1KG of Australian carrots for RM4.00 then extract the juice out and make my own natural fruit juice.

The mooncake festival is coming soon. As usual, many companies set up their "stalls" to sell their brand. The mooncake packaging is getting more and more interesting.

We shopped till almost 5pm, then we left Mid Valley. When we exited the building, we saw the parking signboard in Mid Valley.

Red meaning FULL. Wow! So many people in Mid Valley.

Later I made dinner plans with some of my friends. We had Japanese food at the Klana Resort (used to be called Allson Klana Resort). Some of the set meals are at 50%. Yup, it's the Merdeka month.

MinChee started chatting with the chef and later he gave us free desserts. Self made taufu (soya) and laichi.

After dinner, Mctc and I went to meet some friends at A&W for ice-cream. The guys ordered ice-creams and burgers. I was too full to eat anything else.

It was a long long day and I'd made plans for the next day to go for morning walk with RW at 6.45AM.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A visitor

Spotted this bird perching on a pipe at the back of my house calling out to his friend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today's Lunch is..

Some spiral pasta, baby carrots, sausages, fishballs and spices, salt and butter for seasoning.

Update on the neighbour -
They moved out quietly late last night . :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

One LONG day of ...

no.. not shopping.

Tusi came over to my house to help me with the housework. She always like my house. On the surface it look so nice and clean, but I guess she may have changed her mind while removing the dust off the ceiling fans, windows or the many speakers in my house... or..

She started at 6.15AM cleaning the kitchen. I woke up an hour later to take over the kitchen part. Then she clean the windows, the ceiling fans, the skirtings all around the house, the... ok, ok... I did my share of work too. I washed every single plates, bowls, cups, spoons and forks and sweep and mop the floor.

At 1.45pm we had lunch. I COOK okay, not Tusi... hehe.

Then we continue upstairs. Tusi started with the room windows. She commented that there were so many windows in my house, even more than my mom's house. I don't think so. Probably she was sick and tired of cleaning windows. While she did the windows, I cleaned the ceiling fans. Then she washed the balcony then later wipe the tables, etc. Then we sweep and mop the floor.

All in all, we worked non stop for almost 11 (me) or 12 (Tusi) hours. I still had a lot to do after she went back, but I was just too lazy. Thank God for Tusi. She has been a blessing to our family.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Have you seen this before..




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Skype Me

Invincible or offline

I was in skype 2 days ago and thought this was unique. All my online friends (at this moment) had different status. :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I need more hard disk space...

I'm in need of memory space. I've already done my housekeeping. I've taken off most of my old pictures. 2007 pictures are no longer in my hard disk. Sigh... (hinting for Christmas present -250gb portable hard disk)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Today I landed on some interesting numbers.

Today I went into my blog. I was the 1234th visitor. 1234 is a special number for me. Each number has a meaning.

I went into someone else's blog. I was the 333rd visitor. To all believers - "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know" - Jeremiah 33:3

Then I went to another person's blog. I was numbered at 880. Nice number, no meaning, and I wished I had entered this blog 8 numbers later. Ah, well...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thai fair in Seremban Parade

The Thai Fair in Seremban Parade is getting smaller and smaller. Wonder why. Anyway, my sister and I were here today and I had my favourite mango rice. We were a little greedy today. We also had seafood salad, ayam panggang (barbecued chicken) and a FULL cup of iced blended real mango juice. I must say, the mango juice is getting more diluted each year.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

August08 shopping in KL

We are not a TV addicts nor are we fans of the Olympic games. My sister and I went to KL today MAINLY to change some electronic gadgets at Low Yat Plaza and to shop for cloth materials along Jalan TAR. My parents came along with us thus missing some "live" sports on Astro. My mom prayed for guidance and safe journey when we hit the north-south highway. We didn't know how to get to either destination, so we just followed the signboard and hoped it'd lead us to one of them.

It had to be God's guidance because whenever there was a decision to turn or to keep on going straight, we found that we made the right choice. We only made 1 error, but that was because I was so certain that we could get to Sogo using the Jalan Raja Laut route. In the way, we could because Jalan Raja Laut would eventually lead to Jalan TAR. Anyway, we wasted some minutes at Jalan Raja Laut. We parked the car and told my parents that we would go to Low Yat Plaza and and meet them later.

My sister and I went to the STAR LRT station at Masjid Jamek to find out the fastest way to the Bukit Bintang Station. Seeing that we had to change trains at the Bukit Nenas station, we opted to walk, or rather, I suggested not to take the LRT as we could get to Low Yat faster by walking. We took about 18 minutes to get to Low Yat from the Masjid Jamek Station.

We spent nearly 3 hours at Low Yat Plaza and time ourselves when we walked back to the Masjid Jamek LRT station. We took 22 minutes and I told my sister it was because we had a heavy lunch. :)

We met my parents at Nagoya, a textile shop along Jalan TAR. We bought some cloth to make curtains, bags, etc. Then we went o Kamdar, another textile shop. It was way more expensive than the Nagoya textile shop.

Just outside Kamdar, we saw many pigeons on a patch of grass. It was as though they were having a gathering of some sort and weren't bothered at all by human traffic and vehicle fumes.

Later we went to into the SOGO shopping complex to shop.

I introduced the "Kampung Boy Kopitiam" at the basement level in the shopping complex to my parents. The food there are reasonable cheap. A cup or tea or coffee (with milk) cost RM1.20 and a pack of mee-hoon cost RM1.50. The mee-hoon was really delicious.

We left SOGO at 6.15pm. It wasn't a good time to leave the city because we would get stuck in the heavy traffic. But well, we did and we weren't sure of the fastest way home, so we had to rely on signboards again. We snapped pictures of the KL tower and the Petronas Twin towers while we were in the car stuck in the jam.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Food bargains at the Klana Resort

It's that time of the year again... the 50% discount on selected food in the Klana Resort Seremban. Every August we look forward to this promotion. Let me tell you how good is this promotion. I had spaghetti bolognese and a bowl of mushroom soup. It cost me RM9.00 excluding taxes. Some had chicken chop-RM9.00, fish and chips-8.50 and banana split (ice-cream)-RM4.00.

The set meals at the Japanese restaurant were all at 50% too. Prices ranged between RM10-RM20 after the 50% cut. Believe me, after eating here this August, you'll look forward to next year's August. :)

Clouds again!

Interesting clouds, don't you agree?!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Been busy scrapping...

What have been busy with lately...scrapbooking... :)

It was a time-consuming and expensive hobby; a type of craft my sister introduced to me in the year 2003. Back then I was really reluctant to spend so much on acid-free materials. I used wrapping papers and thick cardboards. After a while I compared my scrap pages with my sister's. Hers was so much nicer and attractive. To lure me into buying acid-free papers, she gave me some of her "I'm-not-going-to-use" papers. After a while I decided to choose my own acid-free papers and started buying acid-free stuff from America. My little collection grew and now I've so many papers, stickers, embellishment and other acid-free stuff that I thought, hey, I need to use them, not collect them!!!

Those who know me would know that I spend a long time just creating 2 pages of memories. If I had 2 hours of free time, I would choose to read a book or .. yeah... read a book. I wouldn't start or continue a scrap page. My sister, on the other hand, could finish 2 or 4 pages of scrap page in 2 hours. She would think of ways not to spend more that necessary time for a scrap page and yet manage to show her creativity in that page. I always wondered how she did it. She did tell me that most of her layouts were copied from various scrapbook magazines and she would modify a little to suit her photos. I was like... uh...um.... how to copy? We don't have the same pattern paper or embellishment... etc.., how on earth can our scrap page be as nice as the ones in the magazines? Oh well.... I think I'm not good at copying. :(

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Clouds & Skies

I'm always fascinated with clouds and skies. I even bought some books on "weather". This morning I went for my morning walk in Bukit Kepayang. Part of the sun was hiding behind these clouds here. It was so beautiful.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Homemade Pizza

My first time making pizza. Rachel had some left over pizza ingredients. This week alone she made lasagna and pizza and she didn't want to eat anymore Italian food so she gave me the balance of the ingredients and they were :

3 pita herb bread
balance of tomato paste
balance of mozzarella cheese.
balance of green pepper

I added some sausages and ta da.... my very first homemade pizza.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Famous Amos Nut Cookies

Apparently someone bought this recipe from Famous Amos and wanted to share the recipe. A friend and I made it a few months back and it was a hit. Everyone loved it. So here it is for those who loves cookies.

2 cups butter
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups brown sugar
5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal &
blend in blender
to a fine powder)
24 oz. chocolate chips
1 tsp. salt
18 oz. Cadbury bar (grated)
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
2 tsp. vanilla

cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips,
Cadbury bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.. bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 122 cookies..

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

THE Neighbour again!

Guess what the neighbour did again? Spill shoe paint on (my side of) the adjoining wall and on the floor. They didn't even tell me nor say sorry. Sigh.

Today at 5 pm , I thought, hey I better do something to remove the paint. I also thought about my grass. It had grown so tall that it covered the decorative stones. So I got to work. I had to remove all the stones first before trimming the grass.

I also thought about my grass. It had grown so tall that it covered the decorative stones. So I got to work. I had to remove all the stones first before trimming the grass.The stones looked like eggs hiding in my overgrown unkempt grass. :)

The stones are visible now. I cut the grass really short so that I don't have to cut it again for another 6 weeks. :) Lazy me, I didn't even put the stones nicely. Just left it as it is till it's time for the next cut. :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Blueberry Muffins.

I baked these yesterday. Blueberry muffins... yummy...

But I cheated. It came out from a box. I just had to add eggs, butter and water . :)

Once ( or twice) I tried baking muffins from scratch.. but it was a disaster. So, if anyone have a good (can-never-go-wrong) muffin recipe, please let me know.

Monday, August 4, 2008

We visited the National Mosque today

Yesterday, I reminded my sister, "eh, we are scheduled to go to the national mosque tomorrow". She was like "OHHH... good thing you reminded me".

Both of us are taking the course on World's Religion 2. The lecturer arranged for the class to visit the national mosque today. It seems we are not allowed to visit the mosques here in our State. So 11 of us went up to Kuala Lumpur to meet 7 of our classmates at the entrance of the national mosque.

This is the entrance of the mosque.

All the ladies had to wear this purple thingy to cover... uh.. our heads, I think. Men with shorts had to wear these too. If I'm not mistaken, the material is made of polyester...gosh.... it was a really really humid day and wearing this garment made me perspire. At the end of the tour, I hung it up again, for the next person to wear it. (Not very hygiene).

We had to take off our shoes too.

Inside the mosque compound.

Inside the mosque. Right in the middle of this hall, is the "Mehrab" which is a prayer niche on the wall indicating the direction of the "qiblah" (direction of the Ka'bah in Mecca). The imam would stand there and lead the congregational prayer.

This auditorium can accommodate up to 3000 people. During Friday prayers, Muslim men would gather in mosques for prayers and this whole building can accommodate up to a maximum of 20,000 men.

The roof from the pinnacle to the ground is 84 feet. This mosque was build on a 3 acre land in 1961.

Hey, look at the clock.Looks kinda interesting. The picture next to it is the "mimbar" where the imam would deliver his sermons on religious or moral matters during a religious gathering.

These 48 pillars depict the tents of the Arabs during the nomadic period.

The minaret that symbolised 1 religion, Islam as the country's religion. It is 71.6meters tall. The imam would climb to the top of the minaret and call out prayers 5 times a day.

The entrance to the warrior mausoleum. There are 7..um... spaces, 4 had been taken up, left only 3.

Inside the mausoleum.
Surroundings of the mausoleum.

We had an interesting morning. We learnt a lot from our Muslim friends. I can remember one very clearly; Muslims were taught to respect their mother first, then only their father. :)