Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day +1578 :The next generation is rising

I am fine today.

Today is our church teenager day. Almost all Sunday Service proceedings were handled by a group of church teenagers, our future church leaders. I must say that they did it very well and I see great potential in them - a group full of energy and creativity and at the same time also try to root their life in the Word of God.

It is our great pleasure to see them growing up to lead the Sunday Service. Time passes very fast; you see once a small kid now standing in the stage leading people to worship.

There was a fund raising session after the Sunday Service to raise fund for the teenager camp which will be held from 30 November to 3 December.

May God bless them!

Worship team

Sharing testimonies - Liew Sze Yuen
Alex Yee
A sketch

A singing presentation

Gloria Ng- a missionary from Hong Kong in charge of teenager ministry preaching in the Sunday Service
A faithful and popular leader of the teenager - Brother Wee Lian Seng
Lunch - have to purchase this time :-( RM8 per set to raise fund for the teenager camp

Calligraphy for sales - still got stock. Let me know if you are intereseted

See you next post :-)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day +1577 : Muffin is expensive? Why not make your own?

I am fine today.

My wife made muffins successfully today. I am so delighted to be served with "beautiful" delicious muffins fresh from the oven.

He tried making muffin once with my niece, Hui Na, but failed miserably. The muffins looked very nice initially but all of them collapsed during the last stage of baking :-(

My wife told me that he is using premixed ingredient this time. The cheaper way is to mix the ingredient by ourself but that could be more challenging. However, she will take the challenge and see if it works. I wish her a big success :-)

The muffins

See you next post :-)

Day +1576 : Getting better

I am fine today.

I am getting a lot better today. No more sore throat and fever. Flu and cough are also reduced and I am feeling stronger. It seems that the not so strong antibiotic (Erythromycin) still works :-)

The eyes are still having infection but they are recovering. When I went to see Dr. Koh last, my family doctor, complaining the eyes problem, he said that it didn't look like red eye because right eye is still in good condition. The argument is that the right eye should have been infected if it is red eye since it is very infectious.

But a few days later, the right eye was also infected, and since the left eye was having problem first, it recovered earlier than the right eye, so the left eye is healthy now but the right eye is still having problem.

So the sequence is like this: left eye problem, both eyes problem, right eye problem, both eyes no problem.

I am in stage 3 now - left eye no problem, right eye problem.

How do I know which stage I am in? It is in fact very simple to determine.

When the eye got problem, I have difficulty opening it when I wake up in the morning because it is sticky. Therefore, the simple indication is that the sticky one got problem.

So the sequence of sticky eyes goes as this : left eye sticky, both eye sticky, right eye sticky, both eyes not sticky.

Only the right eye sticks this morning, so I am in the stage 3 - final stage - toward full recovery :-)

See you next post :-)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day +1575 : Seeing Chinese Traditional Doctor

I am fine today.

This is the third day I am off from work. I am still having mild fever, sore throat, flu , cough, fatigue and eye infection.

I experience no noticeable improvement since Tuesday even though I started taking antibiotic and the flu medicine. Perhaps it needs more time for effect to be seen.

I went to see a Chinese Traditional Doctor this morning and started to take the following Chinese medicine. I hope the antibiotic will cure the infection and this Chinese medicine will handle the cough and flu as it did last time :-)

See you next post :-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day +1574 : Everything kosong?

I am fine today.

The following news from MalaysiaKini show how Malaysia Boleh! I had a chance to stay as boarding student while studying upper six about 22 years ago, and I had very experience on this.

I can't remember most of the details but one thing I remembered very well as that the eggs served was black. You need to be reminded that that was no century egg.

'Sandwich kosong' for school kids, sardines missing

Imagine being promised a sardine sandwich, but given two slices of white bread with margarine.

This is what the Auditor-General found was being supplied under the Additional Food Programme (RMT) designed for schoolchildren by the government.

In its report for the year of 2009, the Auditor-General found that SK Jeroco in Lahad Datu, which was supposed to provide the pupils sardine sandwiches with slices of cucumber, tomato and lettuce, gave them only margarine sandwiches.

auditor report sardine sandwich turn into white bread with margarine 251010Apart from the SK Jeroco, food suppliers in five different primary schools around Malaysia, who were checked out, were caught supplying food way below the quality of the recommended menu for the RMT programme.

"After the feedback from the dietician in the Health Ministry's nutrition department, we found that food from the menu provided can cause the schoolchildren to suffer from malnutrition," the Auditor-General's Report noted.

Six other outsourced school food suppliers have also been caught providing food completely different from the recommended menu in the RMT programme, often food that was of lower value.

The Additional Food Programme was started 30 years ago to give underprivileged children free food, at a value of RM1.80 (in Peninsular Malaysia) and RM2.05 (in Sabah and Sarawak), to supplement their daily diet.

However, the Auditor-General's Report shows that several contractors are still cheating in their supply of schoolchildren's meals.

auditor report bihun goreng kosong 251010Another of the many examples of irregularities in the programme was at SJK(C) Choong Hua 2 in Bidor, Perak. The supplier of canteen food provided packets of instant noodles to the pupils, instead of fried bihun.

And the common excuse by the schools, as well as the suppliers, was that "it is difficult to obtain the raw materials, especially when some of the schools are in the interiors.

Contaminated food in hospitals

The Auditor-General's Report also highlighted the poor quality of food in a number of hospitals.

"In our sampling, we found that Sultan Ismail Hospital provides low quality diet. The fried chicken is still bloody, while the Penang General Hospital served vegetable soup with fur/hair in it," said the report.

auditor general report 251010 chicken military"This can cause food poisoning and other diseases," it added.

The army has also not been spared from the supply of substandard food. The Terendak Camp in Malacca was found to be serving stale fish and vegetables to the soldiers.

It was later found that this was because the stale produce cost a lot less than the market price.

In another example, the report said visits to the army camps in Sungai Petani, Lok Kawi, Rasah and Terendak showed that the rations received were constantly in excess, with some foodstuff left untouched until they reached the expiry date.

See you next post :-)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day +1573 : It is my turn to have fever

I am fine today.

I felt like to have fever with sore throat, flu and fatigue since yesterday. I was almost bedridden. It must be Aaron who infected me :-(

I went to see doctor this morning. Doctor said that I am having throat inflammation and mild fever with a temperature of 37.5C. He prescribed me a course of antibiotic (Erythromycin) and also tablets for flu.

Aaron is almost recovered from the fever which lasted for almost 5 days. I hope that I can recover faster than him :-)

See you next post :-)

Day +1572 : Form 6 classmates reunion planning

I am fine today.

A few of my previous form 6 classmates gathered at Stapak to plan for a reunion after 22 years. The reunion will be held at Awana Genting 4 December.

We managed to find most of our classmates but they are a few couldn't make it to the reunion. Until now, there are 12 former classmates confirmed to attend the reunion. On top of this, we managed to locate our most favorite teacher, Ms. Doreen Wee, who taught us Biology subject and it is to our delight that she will be coming to the reunion as well :-)

Ms. Doreen Wee is a devoted Christian and she maintained a good relationship with us. Apart from teaching us Biology, she also helped some of us to deal with personal problem while we were studying form 6 in SMK Meradong.

Since we didn't keep in touch with each other so much, the reunion will serves as a good platform for us to share our happening during the past 22 years.

I am looking forward to attending the reunion.

Four of us - David, Lee Siew (dentist), Siang Leh (Accountant with a firm), Dr. Chai Ming Sing (Head of Division, Mass Communication & Social Science, TAR College)
See you next post :-)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day +1571 :Aaron and Adriel's concert

I am fine today.

I attended Aaron and Adriel's kindergarten concert this afternoon. The concert ended with a graduation ceremony which Adriel graduated. This means that Adriel will be studying primary one next year.



Joan and Aaron
A family photo - Daniel and Joseph didn't attend the concert
See you next post :-)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day +1570 : Fever season is not over :-(

I am fine today.

Aaron started to have fever again since Thursday; about one week after he recovered from last fever. He also experienced sore throat this time.

I brought him to see a doctor last night and he was given paracetamol solution and antibiotic. Doctor said that Aaron might not recovered fully from last fever.

He needs to attend kindergarten concert tomorrow afternoon. I hope he will be fit enough to attend and perform in the concert.

I pray that this is the last case of this fever season.

See you next post :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day +1569 : Raining = Offline, that is Telekom

I am fine today.

There was raining and lightning in the afternoon and soon after that, my fixed telephone failed to give dial phone and the internet line was down.

I depend internet so much for my work as I put a lot of documents online. Without internet means without work and this means losing money. However, Telekom still collect the bill happily while we are losing money :-( This is Malaysia!

This is the second time I experience this problem in less than two months. The system is so susceptible to rain. What a service!

I hope Telekom manages to fix the problem in the near future.

See you next post :-)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day +1568 : Another alternative - Windows Phone 7

I am fine today.

Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 (WP7) - its next generation mobile operating system , replacing Windows Mobile platform - on 11 October 2010.

However I understand that there is no display unit available until middle of November, so if you would like to have a feel of how it works, wait patiently.

Unlike Apple, Microsoft doesn't manufacture hand phone, so we will soon see different brands of hand phone running Windows Phone 7 flooding the market. We are not sure if there will be something like Windows Phone 7 tablet in future, competing with iPad and Android based tablets.

Would WP7 better than iPad and Android? For someone like me who is in no hurry at all to get a new phone, "wait and see" is the best answer :-)

The interface of WP7 is very different from iPad and Android
See you next post :-)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day +1567 : Dinner at Lao Gang Restaurant

I am fine today.

We went to have dinner at Lao Gang (老港) Restaurant after weekly church management meeting this evening. The restaurant is located at G-48, Jalan Puteri 1/8, Bandar Puteri Puchong. It is on a new shop lot on the hill next to Giant Hypermarket.

We were told that the restaurant is using a theme depicting old Port Dickson. Lao means "old" and Gang means "port". We were also told that that they are from Port Dickson but we don't know if there is a Lao Gang Restuarant in Port Dickson.

The food here is quite nice to eat. The price is about double the normal restaurant but the portion is almost double the one that we usually have. In fact, they are having promotional set in the afternoon that cost RM8.8 only including a main dish, fruit and drink.

The restaurant maintains a facebook account here.

The restaurant
Wall painting that shows old Port Dickson
Wan Tan Ho - RM8.00
Fried Mee Hoon - RM8.00
Grilled Onion Fish Fillet - RM8.50
Dry King Noodles - RM8.00

The promotion menu
See you next post :-)