Friday, October 31, 2008

Farewell Lunch @ Tram Car Restaurant

My colleagues and I gave a farewell lunch to our colleague David Liu (SAP Basis) today at Tram Car Restaurant near our office.

The colleagues: Chai, Fadzlin, Tan, Ellie, Marlowe, Vivian, Wai Fong, Bryan, me and our ex colleague Nancy. See no manager...

His last day with us is next Wednesday, 5 November.

Here is David wearing a bib, he ate mixed grilled of steak and tiger prawns on a hot plate. Need to protect his shirt.

Glad to know you as a colleague and friend. All the best to you David in you new job(s). Will be seeing you in Kuching next year too, don't forget to take care of my wife and me aaaaa....

My Redeemer Lives - Team Hoyt

My Redeemer Lives - Team Hoyt

Dick & Rick Hoyt

Dick & Rick Hoyt
Hoyt's message "You do can do anything you want to do as long as you make up your mind, you can do it."

Abdul Razak Baginda acquitted

So who gave the orders to kill Altantuya?

Abdul Razak Baginda acquitted
The Shah Alam High Court today acquitted political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda of abetting the alleged murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

The court however ordered Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 32 and Corporal Sirul Azha Umar, 37, who are members of the Special Action Force (UTK), to enter their defence to the charge of murder.

The prosecution is expected to file an appeal against Abdul Razak's acquittal.

Altantuya case: Razak acquitted

Fuel Price To Drop This Week: 1 Nov 2008

Govt expected to reduce petrol price by 15 sen a litre Saturday

PETALING JAYA: Petrol prices are expected to be cut by 15 sen a litre at
12.01am tomorrow – the fourth reduction since August.

This means the RON97 will cost RM2.15 a litre, down from RM2.30, and the price of RON92 is also expected to go down.

*Picture from

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ah Beng's E-meow

Another forwarded joke... enjoy

Ah Beng's e-meow - For Laugh

Dear Ah Lian

Thanks you for your letter. Wrong time no see you. How everything? For me, I am quiet find.

You say in your letter your taukeh soh want you to chain your look? Somemore you must wear kick kok soo, hope you can wok properly.

You know, Ah Kau Kia working in a soft where company now. Last week, he take I, Muthu & few of his friend to May Nonut to eat barger.

After that he take we all go to kalah ok. Muthu sing and sing no stop until the sky bright.

Next week, my father mother going to sellerbread 20 years annie wear sari. My father mother going to give a fist to all the kampong people. So you must come with your hole family.

I only hope one day we no need to write and send letter to you and to me. Better I e-meow you, you e-meow me. I will ketchup with you soon. And when you got time, please few
free to call me. Goo bye.....

Worm regard,
Ah Beng

China In Buying

Another forwarded email... enjoy

Buying In China

A man went on business to China and wanted to buy some gifts for his kids. He went to a shop and found a nice looking CD player. Wary of buying inferior goods, he asked the shopkeeper, 'What would happen if this does not work?'

The shopkeeper quietly points to the only sign in English that reads, 'GUARANTEE NO SPOILT'.

Feeling assured, he paid for the CD player and returns to his hotel. He tried to use the CD player after returning to the hotel but it would not even switch on.

He quickly return to the shop and asked for a refund or an exchange for another unit. When the shopkeeper refuse to give either, the man points to the sign assuring him of a guarantee.

The shopkeeper then said, 'Brother, you are in China . We read from the right to the left.'

Malaysian Leaves

I received this via email... just to share with you.

What kinds of leave are there existing in Malaysia? Quite a few. Including the "non-official" ones.

AL - Annual Leave.

EL - Emergency Leave.

MC - Medical (Certificate) Leave.

Mat. L - Maternity Leave.

Pat. L - Short for Paternity Leave. For men who spouses are on 'Mat. L' as mentioned above.

VL - Visitor's Leave. Taken when friends or relatives come visiting (especially those who are back for holidays from overseas).

PL - Protest Leave. When one going to join a demonstration or protest and need to leave office early and returning late (or maybe ending in jail - then ExL).

ExL - Extended Leave. Already on leave but need more leave to carry on with whatever one's doing; like continue with demonstration/protest or being in jail.

CelebL - Celebration Leave. Contiuation after Public Holiday or need leave to celebrate an occasion like hungry ghost festival, mass circumcission or paying penance to a vow etc.

OL - Overslept Leave. Either working late/overtime night before or heavy partying that one couldn't wake up on time to go to work.

POL - Pissed Off Leave. When you're super annoyed with something or someone at work, and refuse to go in the next day. Maybe in the form of MC or EL. Usually based on some trivial reason like 'stomachache' or 'cat died'.

CL - Compassionate Leave. Usually given when a member of immediate family is sick or has passed on. Subject to rampant abuse by unscrupulous employees who say they 'have very big but close family'.

FL - Football Leave. Applied on the day your team loses the Champion's League final at 3.00am in the morning.

SL - Singles Leave. For unmarried people who are ineligible for Mat. L and Pat. L, (to be fair to all) so they are given a few days off every year to actually go and socialise and find a spouse. Number of days you are entitled to increases with your age. To increase your chances lah...

FDSL - First Day of School Leave. Parents need to accompany their kids to the first day of school / kindergarten / nursery / pre-nursery / swimming class / music appreciation class...

And since of Feb 14 is fast approaching, here goes... [next year]
VDL - Valentine's Day Leave. For those who "forgot to buy flowers so they have to run around town to find cheap roses if they're not to die tonight" leave. Usually taken once a year...

This one, my own leave...
BL - Birthday Leave. I don't work on my birthday leave.

This Morning In PJ

Morning sun outside my office.

*Picture taken with SE K800i

My Dog

My dog... well it is my daughter's toy dog, I just edited it into a cartoon picture.

Siblings: Moose And Tank

Latest pictures of my sis' dogs in NY. Handsome horrrr :-D

Picture L-R Moose and Tank

Just Me

My sketch from facebook.

If you haven't notice, thats me on the bottom left :-P

Graphic Images On CIgarette Packs

Finally graphic pictures on cigarette packs next year. Steps to reduce smokers, the government introduces graphic images, increase prices, ban small packs... but there are still illegal cigarettes being smuggled in.

The Star Graphic images on cigarette packs

NST Graphic warnings for smokers from June

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just because she is Chinese

Just because she is Chinese....

Chinese heads PKNS: Staff say 'No'
Six staff bodies of state agency Selangor Development Corporation (PKNS) have objected to the appointment of a senior official as acting general manager on grounds that she is Chinese.

Low Siew Moi was set to retire as PKNS’ deputy corporate affairs and accounting manager this month.

However, Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim (right) recently appointed her as acting GM to replace outgoing general manager Harun Salim.

Low, 57, a trained accountant, has served PKNS for 35 years with her last post being deputy GM for corporate development.


Penang Roadsigns In Multi Language

BN has nothing better to argue about?

The roadsigns are still in Bahasa Malaysia, it is just that there are additional sighs in other languages, which will help foreign tourist and visitors alike. Come on man, not every foreigner knows how to read in Bahasa Malaysia.

Won't this help tourism in Penang, like the giving Datukship to Shahrukh Khan that is supposedly to help tourism in Melaka.

Backbenchers rap Penang's multi-lingual road signs
Barisan Nasional backbenchers today urged the federal government to take action against the DAP-led Penang government for using multi-lingual road signs.

Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) said the Penang government's decision to implement the multi-language road signs instead of road signs in the national language was disrespectful to the nation's social contract.

"I want the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage, with courage, with honesty, to explicitly tell the House what kind of action will it take against the insolence displayed by the Penang government to use road signs with three languages which is disrespectful to the federal constitution," he said.

He then argued that the constitution stated that Bahasa Malaysia was the primary language of the nation and must be used as the main language for public road signs.

Deputy Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Teng Boon Soon however responded by saying that the matter fell within the jurisdiction of the state government and not the ministry.

Teng, who is MCA MP for Tebrau, also said that the constitution emphasised on respect for other languages.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Out With The Eurocopter Defence Deal

Is it due to the economy or is the government trying to hide something.

Malaysia ditches Eurocopters on gloomy economic outlook

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 - Malaysia will ditch the RM2.3 billion Eurocopter defence deal as it battens down to face the global economic storm, sources said today.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak decided to cut out the EC725 military helicopter contract over the weekend when the government reviewed its expenses in light of falling revenues from crude oil and palm oil and slowing economic growth for the next few years.

"The Eurocopter deal is off due to the bleak economic times ahead," a source told The Malaysian Insider. Opposition leaders and critics had savaged the purchase of the dozen EC725 helicopters, saying its RM193 million price tag per aircraft was more than double of Brazil's contract for 50 EC725 helicopters, which came to RM84 million per aircraft. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said it will investigate the deal.


Fuel Price To Drop This Week

KL to slash pump prices again this week, hypermarts to reduce prices too

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Malaysia is set to cut fuel prices again this week, while hypermarkets will slash prices as the government attempts to calm public anger over the soaring cost of living.

*Cartoon from

Lunch @ KL Jalan Tiong Nam

Sunday 26 Oct 2008. After church my family and I had the privilege again to do lunch with the Chongs, CK's family and Silas' family, and to top the icing, Jeremiah join us too in Kuala Lumpur.

We had clay pot fish head noodle.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Deepavali

To all my Hindu friends and fellow Malaysians,
Selamat Hari Deepavali.

Deepavali, or Diwali, is a major Indian holiday, the "Festival of Lights," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being. Diwali is celebrated on the first day of the lunar Kartika month, which comes in the month of October or November....

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cell Outing @ Look Out Point Western Food Restaurant

Friday 24th Oct 2008. Our cell group went up to Look Out Point Western Food Restaurant for dinner.

Look Out Point Western Food Restaurant is as it says, a western restaurant, with a wonderful view of Kuala Lumpur. The night view is just super-splendorous. :-P

Who came... the Ngs, the Chongs and the Seahs, including my mum.

Andrea slept through out the dinner. She missed the KL night view.

Overall the food was so so, it could have been better. But the company and the view of KL made up for it.
Thank you Philip for the dinner.

Finally if you want to take some video shots or make a movie up there, you first need to get the management's permission.

Look Out Point Western Food business card

Jalan Alor It Is

Jalan Alor to Jalan Kejora back to Jalan Alor. No I have not lost my way in KL. The name Jalan Alor remains.

Tourist and local alike will continue to throng Jalan Alor for its famous food. And please DBKL and the restaurant owners in the area, please please keep the area clean. Changing the name to Jalan Kejora will not clean the area on its own.

It’s decided - Jalan Alor will keep its name
KUALA LUMPUR: Jalan Alor will keep its name - that’s the decision of Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Family Day: Movie High School Musical 3

Saturday 25th Oct 2008. Today is family day and we brought the kids to watch High School Musical 3 at TGV Cheras Selatan.

This is the children's 3rd movie outing. I enjoyed the movie's songs and dances/

After the show, we went to Mr Teppanyaki for lunch.

Our girls previous movie experiences...
Our girls first movie theater experience
Family Day: Movie Wall-E

Friday, October 24, 2008

On Leave Today

Friday 24th Oct 2008. I am on leave today. Went to the lawyer's office in KL with mum to settle some strata title documents.

Passed the Abdul Samad building in KL. An took this picture from the car.

After leaving the lawyer's office, I drove straight to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn Mac Donalds to meet my family for lunch. We had McD to celebrate Ashley's good exam results.

* Pictures taken with SE K800i

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where Is Jalan Alor?

News regarding Jalan Alor name change is gaining popularity not only in Malaysia but even overseas.

Jalan Alor’s renaming becomes hot news in cyberspace

Comic from The Star

Malaysia's Press Freedom Falls

I am not surprised by this latest ranking.

Malaysia's press freedom ranking on a free fall Oct 22, 08

Malaysia crashed into the bottom quarter of 173 countries in the worldwide press freedom ranking index released today by Paris-based watchdog Reporters sans Frontieres (RSF, Reporters Without Borders).

In the latest 2008 ranking, Malaysia fell eight spots to 132. Last year, it was placed 124th while in 2006, it was at 92....

*Picture from MalaysiaKini

Shortage of Aussie Dollar

Aussie dollar shortage as it continues to fall
PETALING JAYA: The fallout from the global financial crisis has created some unusual effects in Malaysia.

Money changers in the country are facing a shortage of the Australian dollar as the currency continues to go “down under.”

“People don’t want to change the Australian dollar back to ringgit when it is so low,” one money changer told StarBiz.

“When the Australian dollar fell, many people wanted to buy and no one wanted to sell,” another trader said.

Money changers in the country generally do not get their cash from banks but through other money changers....

Oil prices tumbled below $67

So BN... when is the next fuel price reduction, end of this month?

Prices of most goods has increased and I don't see it being reduced as the price of fuel decreases. Most of the time "what goes up stays up" here in Malaysia. Oil falls to 16-month lows on US recession fears
Oil prices tumbled below $67 to 16-month lows Wednesday after the government reported big increases in U.S. fuel stockpiles - more evidence that the economic downturn is drying up energy demand....

Consumers to gain from lower global prices
PUTRAJAYA: Consumers can expect a drop in prices of non-controlled items soon as manufacturers take heed of the steady decline in global prices of commodities and fuel....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas Is Coming... Watch Rejected Christmas Songs

From B.A.D.D (Bel Air Drama Department)
Part 1 of Rejected Christmas Carols

Christmas Is Coming... Watch Rejected Christmas Songs

From B.A.D.D (Bel Air Drama Department)
Part 2 of Rejected Christmas Carols

Fei low ship with brother Jo

Went lunch with brother Jo today at Simon's Delight. We had plain ol chep chap fun.

First time walking from my office to the restaurant after my toe surgery. And I felt the strain :-D My body is telling me I need to walk more.

Thanks for the company Jo.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

3 Two Square Restaurants

Our alternate office lunch time restaurants is reducing at 3 Two Square.

Home Delight Restaurant has closed its doors since Hari Raya, and the Dim Sum Bright Restaurant has been closed this week.

No notice if they will open soon or they are moving out.

The UFO Steamboat Restaurant has moved out many months ago.

If it rains, my colleagues and I can't walk to Seaview or Simon's Delight for affordable lunches.

I had lunch at The Tram Car Restaurant yesterday and today. Not cheap but real filling.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dessert @ Parent In-Law's Place

After lunch at the Hakka restaurant, we headed to my parent in-law's house and had home cooked red bean for dessert.

I walloped 2 bowls of red bean.

Lunch @ Restoran Goodview Hakka Food

We went lunch in Paramount at Restoran Goodview Hakka Food, right opposite GIant supermarket and next to the dim sum restaurant.

Overall the food was good, a bit salty though and small portion, cause we ordered the smallest portion available.

No Bass On Sunday

I did not play the bass guitar yesterday :-( . There was no bass input signal in the sound system and when I removed the battery from the bass, it was super hot. I suspect it is due to the bass cable.

The bass was working fine during Wednesday's music practice.

MAS: What You See Is What You Pay

Malaysia Airlines comes out with all inclusive low fares, includes fuel surcharges, airport tax, insurance levy and other applicable charges...

Click on picture to go to

My cher pointed out the USD103 to Kuching. The website today shows it in MYR. Anyway, no one would book USD103 to Kuching. Would you?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

MCA Triennial Election (18.10.2008)

MCA triennial election results for No 1 and No 2

MCA No 1 - Datuk Ong Tee Keat
MCA No 2
- Dr Chua Soi Lek

From The Star Online
Tee Keat wins, Soi Lek is MCA No. 2
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Ong Tee Keat is the new MCA president. The Transport Minister defeated former vice-president Datuk Chua Jui Meng in the MCA elections at Wisma San Choon here on Saturday.
The four new MCA four vice-presidents are Perak’s Datuk Kong Cho Ha, former MCA Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen and Johor deputy MCA chief Tan Kok Hong.

The others in the fray for the four vice-presidents’ posts were Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn, Kedah’s Datuk Chor Chee Heung, former Serdang MP Datuk Yap Pian Hon and Kuala Langat division vice-chairman Lim Teck Chong.
In the race for the deputy president’s post Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek emerged victorious. The others vying for the deputy presidency were Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Datuk Donald Lim and Tanjung MCA deputy chairman Lee Hack Teik

From MalaysiaKini
Tee Keat is new MCA No 1, Soi Lek No 2
9.45pm The official announcement confirms the new president as Ong Tee Keat (1,429 votes), defeating Chua Jui Meng (917 votes).

The new deputy president is Dr Chua Soi Lek (1,115 votes), defeating Ong Ka Chuan (1,000 votes).

The four new vice-presidents are Kong Cho Ha (1,798 votes), Liow Tiong Lai (1,725 votes), Dr Ng Yen Yen (1,659 votes) and Tan Kok Hong (1,320 votes).

Unofficial: Tee Keat is new MCA No 1
9.30pm The vote-count for the party president is closed. Unofficial results show Tee Keat has won the party president's post after defeating Jui Meng.

9.05pm As vote-counting for party president is mid-way, Jui Meng is trailing closely behind Tee Keat.

Unofficial: Soi Lek is new MCA No 2
8.35pm: Vote count for deputy president post is over. Soi Lek, who was seen thanking his supporters, is said to have emerged as winner for the No 2 post with a small majority. His supporters are cheering and celebrating his victory outside the counting hall.


More result click on Malaysiakini link below.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Toe Update

This week I started wearing shoes to work. Only slight discomfort wearing the shoes, as my toe felt claustrophobic :-P

I would remove my shoes while driving and while I am seated in the office.

I walked to Perodua service centre near my office on Thurday, and had lunch with brother Jo on Friday at the hawker centre on the roadside of Jalan 19/1.

To my toe "So far so good".

Jalan Alor No More

No more Jalan Alor... where am I going to eat, lets go to Jalan Kejora. Where?

Jalan Alor folk unhappy with name change
ONE of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular hawker hotspots has got to be Jalan Alor. Like it or not, its name has always been associated with the food sold there.

However, that name was changed early this week by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to Jalan Kejora, leaving many traders and residents furious at the move.

*Picture from The Star Online

Jalan Alor name-change sparks uproar

Friday, October 17, 2008

Birthday Today: Bryan

Well the birthday is not for my colleague Bryan, but for this child. His wife was admitted to hospital last night.

Praying for save delivery for mother and child.

Waiting for good news....

Baby boy born on 17th October 2008. Mother and baby boy are fine.

New LG Phone: KS360

LG KS360, with QWERTY keypad, recommended retail price RM699.

Cops Sounds The Retreat In Chow Kit

I wonder what contagious diseases the cops are exposed to... sexual transmitted diseases? Unless they get jabbed by a contaminated needle, how else can they be "exposed" to such diseases. Is it air borne diseases than we have a major health issue here.

The presence of criminals also posed a threat to the safety of police officers. Ain't the cops suppose to protect the people and not let the criminals walk all over them? Looks like a win for criminals here.

Policemen beat a retreat
KUALA LUMPUR: A police beat base located in the Chow Kit area of downtown Kuala Lumpur has been shut down because the “presence of criminals could make it unsafe” for police officers.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the beat base was located in a dirty area where police faced the possibility of being exposed to contagious diseases. The presence of criminals also posed a threat to the safety of police officers.

Uses Of Melamine & Ammonium Bicarbonate

Searched Wikipedia on these two substances... Scary to know its uses and that it found its way into our food system.

Melamine is combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a very durable thermosetting plastic, and melamine foam, a polymeric cleaning product. The end products include countertops, dry erase boards, fabrics, glues, housewares and flame retardants. Melamine is one of the major components in Pigment Yellow 150, a colorant in inks and plastics.

Ammonium bicarbonate
Ammonium bicarbonate is used in the food industry as a raising agent (e.g., for gingerbread, digestive biscuit or Chinese youtiao) before the introduction of baking soda. Ammonium bicarbonate is still used in many food products, in addition to baking soda.

It is commonly used as an inexpensive nitrogen fertilizer in China, but is now being phased out in favor of urea because of its relatively low quality and instability. This compound is used as a component in the production of fire-extinguishing compounds, pharmaceuticals, dyes, pigments and it is also a basic fertilizer being a source of ammonia. Ammonium bicarbonate is still widely used in the plastic and rubber industry, in the manufacture of ceramics, in chrome leather tanning and for the synthesis of catalysts.[citation needed]

Ammonium bicarbonate is an irritant to the skin, eyes and respiratory system. Ammonium bicarbonate from China used to make cookies was found to be contaminated with melamine, and imports banned in Malaysia in the 2008 Chinese milk scandal.

Melamine Scare: What Have I Taken Before - Julie's Crackers

From today's The Sun paper (17.10.2008), front page (part of the report). Does Julie's Crackers contain excessive melamine?.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Melamine Scare: What Have I Taken Before - Khong Guan

I remembered eating Khong Guan brand of biscuits before.

Khong Guan, Khian Guan biscuits have high level of melamine (updated)
PUTRAJAYA: Khong Guan and Khian Guan brand biscuits have been found to contain excessive levels of melamine.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said 18 out of the 47 products produced by the two manufacturers contained more than the permissible level of malamine, which is 2.5mg/kg or 2.5 parts per million (ppm).

Chinese food agent banned after melamine found
The government has banned the import of Chinese-made food raising agent ammonium carbonate after tests showed it exceeded acceptable levels of the industrial chemical melamine.

Too much melamine found in 18 types of biscuits
PUTRAJAYA: Eighteen types of biscuits bearing the Khong Guan and Khian Guan brands have been found to contain excessive levels of melamine.

My related blog:
Melamine Scare: What Have I Taken Before - Rabbit
Melamine Scare: What Have I Taken Before-Lipton

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fuel Price Cut

Fuel price going down...

Gov't cuts petrol, diesel prices by 6.1%
Oct 14, 08 5:49pm
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today cut fuel prices, the third time in as many months, to track falling world oil prices and in a bid to curb rising inflation in the country.

Effective midnight tonight, pump prices of
. petrol RON97 would be lowered by 15 sen to RM2.30 per litre.
. RON92 will be reduced by 10 sen to RM2.20 per litre
. diesel will be lowered by 20 sen to RM2.20 per litre.

*Picture from MalaysiaKini

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rats @ SS13 Flats

News update on The Star Online on the rat problems at SS13 flats. The problem will never go away until people get rid of their rubbish and waste the proper way.

Has the gotong royong in June, all the time and energy go to waste?

Rat menace at Subang flats
THEY sneak out from their little homes at night, and start scurrying around. Sniffing their way through the discarded food and rubbish, they chomp down in delight the leftovers and make the grass patch, just outside the homes of people, their playground.

This is the scene of rat invasion in an urban township in the Klang Valley. It is a vivid description that dwellers of the low-cost flats in SS13 Subang Jaya (near the 3K complex) give of the rat colony in their residential area that they have put up with for years.
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said she was aware of the problem which was a long-standing issue for years.

“In fact, I’ve joined in a round of gotong-royong in the area and our volunteers even brought in pest control people to get rid of the rats,” Yeoh said.
Photos from The Star Online

Click link to read report on The Star Online

My related blog Gotong Royong in Subang (28.6.2008)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Old Jokes

Just want to share this email I received from my friend.

Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!

01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
03. No one expects you to run--anywhere.
04. People call at 9 pm and ask, did I wake you?
05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
07. Things you buy now won't wear out.
08. You can eat supper at 4 pm.
09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won't get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19. You can't remember who sent you this list.

And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.

Forward this to every one you can remember right now!

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night!

My Toe Update

I am wearing shoes for the first time since my toe operation last month on September 12th.

It hurts when I walk in it, so I will remove my shoes when I drive and when I am in the office.

Related blog A Day In Hospital Pantai Cheras (Updated)

The Tribe Band 1st Foray Into LRC's Worship Scene

Finally October 12th came, and after many moons of practices the Tribe Band finally took the stage... more like off stage for the worship session, with Elijah leading in prayer.

The Tribe band is sort of new to the worship scene, with a mixed of current worship team and new musicians.

The Tribe Band members, for season 1...
. The vocalist.... Victory, Joshua and Silas
. Guitarist /
Lead vocalist.... Jared
. Keyboardist / Vocalist... Rachel
. Keyboardist /
Vocalist.... Saundra
. Bass.. Me
. Drummer... Mary Janice

Our crew for the day...
. Sound engineer... Andrew
. Projectionist... Isaac (our youngest member)

New musicians in our LRC worship scene are Jared, Saundra, MJ. Isaac is new as a projectionist.

There were some mistakes by yours truly on the bass, sniff, sniff... sorry guys.

A special thanks to Andrew for his guidance and expertise in many areas in our musical scene and sound system setup.

The song line up...
1. Amazing Grace
2. Above All
3. How Great Is Out God
4. How Great Thou Art
5. Open The Eyes Of My Heart
6. Majesty
7. Give Thanks
8. Bridge Over Troubles Waters
9. Arise

All I can say is well done! It is just the beginning for better things to come. Our sacrifices for the Lord shall not go in vain.

Remember the saying "Rome was not conquered in a day..."

Breakfast before worship service, treat from Andrew.

Oh yaa, not forgetting, Elijah's message title, The Pursuit Of Happyness.

BBQ Gathering

Last Saturday (Oct 11) evening, the Children's Church teachers had a BBQ gathering in MV.

Lots of foods, mainly satay Kajang, corn, salad, chicken drum sticks, French loaf and sausages (not many photos, as I was concentrating on eating)

Those who came...
. Elijah
. Marilyn and family
. CK and family
. Beulah and family
. Saundra
. Deborah & Mark
. Juan (the injured one)
. Forgot... Sheila

. Aunty Sally came to drop of the food as she was not feeling well and had to take a flight back to Kuching early next morning.