Thursday, February 28, 2013

Day +2428 : Who signed on my car?

I am fine today.

There are more cars than the parking place in the residential area that I stay. Therefore, the residents have to compete for parking places. The roadside near my house is always fully occupied and who occupied which part of the roadside is purely based on first come first serve basis.

I parked my Proton Wira at the small road leading to my house, and someone "signed" on it. I believe the one who did that must be angry at me for parking the car there :-( Anyway, the "signature" didn't deter me at all from parking the car there as I really don't care much about the cuts and scratches. When the cuts and scratches built up too much, I can just get the car sprayed and it will be as good as a new one :-)

See you next post :-)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day +2427 : Classical Guitar Alive

I am fine today.

I like class guitar very much and I do play, though not very well, some classical guitar pieces :-) I didn't have a chance to go for classical guitar lesson when I was young due to my poor family background but I would try my very best to grasp any classical guitar book, cassette or CD that I came across and tried to learn from these materials. But back in the village in the 1970s and 80s, there was really not much classical guitar materials that I could get. However, after years of effort, my collection of classical guitar materials are bigger than most classical guitar players who go for formal classical lesson.

With the advent of internet, the effort of collecting the materials has become easier and one of the resources that I would like to strongly recommend to every classical guitar lover is Classical Guitar Alive, especially its internationally-broadcast radio program. The program is hosted by classical guitarist Tony Morris.

If you would like to find out more about the organisation, please visit their website here, but if you would like to listen to the current and past radio programs, you can access tunein channel here.

The program was once downloadable but not now. However, if you would like to have some past programs especially those in 2006 and 2007, I have some to share with you. And if I have time, I will record some of the recent programs which I can share with you as well :-)

Lastly, let me know if you have problem getting access to the radio program.

Happy listening.

See you next post :-)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day +2426 : Happy birthday to Dr. Francis Lai & Dr. Lee

Ι am fine today.

Dr. Francis Lai and Dr. Lee are the advisers of my cell group in the seminary. Both of them have their birthday on February, and for Dr. Lee in particular, today is the exact day of his birthday.

I was reminded by a cell group member that today is Dr. Lee's birthday yesterday evening. The cell group member advised me to bring a cake to the seminar this morning. Since it almost 8:30am by the time I received the reminder, I rushed to a cake shop nearby to purchase a cake.

Both Dr. Francis and Dr. Lee appreciated very much that we celebrated their birthday today :-)

The cake

Dr. Francis Lai and Dr. Lee

Group photo
See you next post :-)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Day +2425 : Japan Airport Transfer Service

I am fine today.

Thinking of going to Japan and need airport transfer service. I have a sister (not a real one but a very close neighbour back in the village) staying in Japan and would definitely be able to help you personally. Her name is Crystal Ting. She studied in Japan and then stayed back with her Filipino husband in Japan. Currently, she works in  a travel company which is also established by a Malaysian.

Please see her website at if you would like to find out more detail of airport transfer. If you need someone to assist you in any tour arrangement in Japan, please let me know, I will help you to get in touch with her :-)

See you next post :-)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day +2424 : Ulu Yam Loh Mee in Puchong

I am fine today.

My wife went to Restoran Hock Kee Ulu Yam Loh Mee (福记正宗乌鲁音卤面饭店) for Loh Mee last Friday. We went to Ulu Yam for Loh Mee with church members long time ago, and now the restaurant is less than 5 minutes drive away from my house.

This restaurant has opened for business for a few months and the business is quite good. If you are not interested in Loh Mee, there are many other dishes to choose from. My wife said that the Loh Mee is not as good as what we ate in Ulu Yam last time but I couldn't distinguished the differences. Perhaps, after the bone marrow transplant, I have lost my memory of how the taste of Loh Mee in Ulu Yam.

The restaurant

Menu - many to choose from

Loh Mee - RM11; more than enough for two persons
See you next post :-)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Day +2423 : Chap Goh Meh Festival - Enjoying the food

I am fine today.

After eating, everyone gathered in the chapel to worship and play games. I was supposed to play harmonica but I discovered in the last minute that my harmonica was having problem; a note was muted. I have to gave up the performance as the note involved was a very common one, that without it, I will not be able to complete even the simplest song :-(

Anyway, all of us had a great evening relaxing and playing games together. Furthermore, we did come back to the dining hall for another round of eating, something that made the evening even greater :-)

As a side note, I received the test result for the Major Prophets on Thursday, not long before the Chap Goh Meh Festival celebration started, and the result was very satisfactory - 80% :-)

See you next post :-)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Day +2422 : Chap Goh Meh Festival - Enjoying the food

I am fine today.

The amount of food prepared for the celebration almost doubled the eating the capacity of all who turned up for the event :-) After we tried very hard, there was still a lot of food left, and we were determined to come for second round after the celebration program.

Waiting "hungrily" for dinner 

Dr. Leow saying grace 

Finally, eating started and the principal Jason Lim was the first...

Dr. Lee - Dean of Chinese Department

My food - one round only :-)

To be continued and see you next post :-)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day +2421 : Chap Goh Meh Festival - The food

I am fine today.

The Chinese department of the seminary organised a Chap Goh Meh Festival celebration this evening. All students, staff and lecturers including those from the English department are invited to attend. As mentioned earlier, I am one of the organizing committee members of this event :-)  

The main dishes for the celebration was prepared by the kitchen staff. However, students and lecturers contributed many other foods such as kuih Nonya, oranges, and dried meat (肉干).  One of the most notable dishes was duck tongue brought over by the spouse of a China student. This is the first time I know that duck tongue can be served as delicious dish :-) 

Delicious Kuih Nonya - a student helped to order 400 pieces with the cost of RM100 :-)

Dried meat contributed by students
Glutinous rice - prepared by the kitchen staff

Fried mushroom - prepared by the kitchen staff

Duck tongue from China :-)

Vegetable by kitchen staff

Herbal chicken by kitchen staff

Sweet and sour pork by kitchen staff

Kimchi purchased by a student - RM160

To be continued and see you next post :-)