Chinese New Year is just around the corner and the air in Sibu is getting filled up with mood of the festival.
My buddy Hock Lai came back from Solomon Islands for a new year reunion with his family. He looked cheerful as ever with contagious enthusiasm.
We met up at Cafe Palmelia (www.premierh.com.my ) and chatted over a glass of teh tarik.
Hock Lai shared with me his experiences in far-away paradise, on both traumatic and enriching sides. "I have had a rich exposure in Solomon and I thank God for that," Hock Lai beamed with thankfulness.
Praise lord for taking him through the ups and downs. Eventually at the end of the tunnel is the twilight which is most heartening.