Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Hoover Project - How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place, O Lord Almighty!

The Hoover House was well known worldwide. It was popular among the backpackers. About ten years ago, one European tourism writer was on a writing tour of South- East Asia. Over a cup of coffee, he shared with me a tour guide book. It was amazing to note that The Hoover House was listed as a recommended lodging house in the book. This picture of the original Hoover House is published here by courtesy of Philip Hii. Philip Hii is a renowned local photographer who has a good collection of photos.
The extended Masland Methodist Church. Photo: Daniel Chiew

This historical picture of The Masland Methodist Church is priceless. The publication of the invaluable work is again by courtesy of Philip Hii. When brother Tan Kee Hian (one of the speakers of the 9th Methodist Convention) e-mailed to me asking for some pictures of the original Masland Methodist Church, Philip Hii instantly flashed over my mind. Upon my request, Philip was obliging enough to help. Thank you, Philip, for your generosity.

From the humble wooden structure to the just-completed grand concrete church complex, the history bears wonderful testimony to the grace of our God!
As we worship in the extended church, we can't help singing out loud to our Lord, as the psalmist wrote in Psalm 84:1: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!
The picture shows the grand interior of the extended Masland Methodist Church. Photo: Daniel Chiew.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

9Th Methodist Convention & The Masland Methodist Church

The Masland Methodist Church at Island Road, Sibu has been chosen to be the venue for the upcoming 9th Methodist Convention.

The Hoover Project which includes the extension of the church building is completing in time for the convention.

Next week a total of 1,300 church members shall congregate here for a three-day convention.

If you are Chinese-literate and you are still not quite up to date with the convention, then go to the website for a visit: .

Friday, May 29, 2009

The 9Th Methodist Convention

Brother Tan Kee Hian will be back in Sibu next week to deliver a topical talk on "Transforming the nation: The future of Sarawak from a Christian Perspective, with special reference to Blue Ocean Strategy" at the 9th Methodist Convention.

Methodist Convention is a biennial event of SCAC. The 9th convention which is scheduled to be held from 3rd to 5th of June promises topical talks of immense contemporary interest.

Brother Tan was in Sibu last year giving a highly thought-provoking talk in a public forum on the prospects for Sibu.

Tan Kee Hian - "Outlooks for Sibu From My Global Journey of Discovery"

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Duang Wu Jia (Dragon Boat Festival)

In lunar calendar, today is Duang Wu Jia. This Chinese festival falls on the fifth day in the fifth month of the calendar. To those who are celebrating Dragon Boat Festival, I wish you a happy occasion.
In Chinese families, it would be a bit too much to let Duang Wu Jia slip by without a delectable dinner together.
After a thanksgiving prayer together, we simply let our taste buds be tickled by the homecooked delicacies - all singl-handedly prepared by Yian.
Goodness, we had to cast aside the calorie-counting for the time being.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SJK (C) Ung Nang - Teachers' Day Celebrations Cum Awards Presentation

I still cherish my memorable childhood days at Ung Nang Primary School (now renamed SJK (C) Ung Nang). This little village school is still humble as it was, but it has been a breeding ground for a lot of bright citizens.
I partook of the school's teachers' day celebrations this evening, cheering with them the wonderful jobs of the school teachers.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MAF Of Sibu East District - A Wonderful Meet

It was a blessing that we were able to gather in this manner to put our heads together to talk about the work of the fellowship.

At times certain issues became so mind-boggling that we had to humble ourselves in Lord.

Nonetheless, the air was filled with brotherliness.

Over some light snacks, we put our hands together to work out what has been entrusted to us.

Thank you, brothers and sisters, for your presence.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mr. & Mrs Lau Chit Huat - They Were Made In-Laws Today!

The beaming faces of Ah Huat anf his missus were noticable far away.
The bride and groom marched in to start off the reception.

It was an all-smile occasion.

Rev Liik Tung Yeu gave a thanks-giving prayer before the dinner.

The two versatile MCs turned the evening into a lively occasion.

Ah Huat stressed a crucial point behind the rostrum.

.....and came the champagne time.

A toast to everybody.

We went up to give a number also.

I was invited by Mr. & Mrs Lau Chit Huat to the wedding dinner reception on the auspicious occasion of the holy marriage between their daughter Leh Sing and Wong Hong Chee. The reception was at the grand Regalia Ballroom, Kingwood Hotel.

Chit Huat (nicknamed Ah Huat) anf his missus were simply radiant the whole of this evening. The joy of the holy matrimony of Leh Sing and Hong Chee overwhelmed them, making them at a loss for words. Seriously, I had never seen Ah Huat's face beam in that manner.

It was a wonderful dinner. From the thanks-giving prayer to the last cours, we witnessed the blessings of God on Ah Huat and his family.

To the newly wedded, let me share with both of you 1 Corinthians 13: 4, 7-8 which reads: Love is patient......It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Brother Daniel Chiew, thank you for your photos.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Hoover Project - The First Sunday Service In The Extended Masland Methodist Church

Today testified a gracious occasion when The Masland Methodist Church moved in to the extended church for the first service.

The grand church building is a clear manifestation of the love of God.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Duang Wu Jia (Dragon Boat Festival) & Zong Zi

Duang Wu Jia's footsteps are getting louder! It is time again for zong zi eating.
Yian homemade some zong zi for the family this morning. Wow! The taste was great.
Don't let the festival pass by without sampling some.

Friday, May 22, 2009

N 12 Penanti By-Election - A One-Man Show

When BN decided to shy away from Penanti by-election, PR is running a one-man show now (some independent stooges aside).

Some political pundits called it a BN's strategy. But Tun DM challenged BN to brave the electorate.

Tun has a valid point here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kinsteel Bhd - Annual Report In CD

Gone are the days when we received annual reports in bulky hard copies. In their place are CDs which are compact and convenient.

Over the past two months, the share price of Kinsteel had crept up by 100%. Goodness, never overlook this nice little steel counter.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Proposed Campus Of TAR College

It was an all-out pinpointing at DAP yesterday, saying the opposition party was the culprit responsible for the scrapping of the proposed campus.
The mentality will not destroy Bintangor, but it may kill the party!
What do you reckon?
Photo: Meng Lei

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sobbing Sibu - Sibuians Are Still Awaiting

A heavy downpour landed half of Sibu in water!

With some of the main roads filled up to higher level to ease off flooding woes, the residential areas along the roads are now more flood-prone due to poor drainage system.

Sibuians are crying out in despair.

According to the local dailies, a sum of 400 million ringgit has been granted to Kuching and Sibu to mitigate the perennial floods.

The proposed campus of TAR College in Bintangor has just gone with the wind. Sibuians would certainly not want to see the proposed flood mitigation project to follow suit.

The above photo is by courtesy of Meng Lei. Meng Lei worked harder than a lot of politicians during flood hits. Let's give him a cheer!

Dudong "Branch" Of SUPP - Cooking Up An Old Dish

My buddy Alex told me that day he had got quite sick of the infighting in SUPP over N.40 Dudong constituency.
I told him it all boils down to a matter of conflict of interests.
The core question now is: Who has got a bigger muscle to flex now?
But never overlook the invisible hand which is pretty tough.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing & TAR College

Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing dropped a bombshell two days ago with a no-joke announcement that he had forthwith aborted his plan to set up a branch campus of TAR College in Bintangor. Tan Sri cited "inadequate response" as the ground for giving up his ambition.

Who has/have been taken for a ride now? Can someone out there enlighten me?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Our Chicken Rice And Side Orders

Promise yourself not to miss them after we have launched the promotions!
The delicacies are going to be surprisingly affordable.
See you at Cafe Palmelia.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Banned Footages Of Sivakumar

Susan Loone's blog carries a good post on the footages of Sivakumar being dragged out of Perak's DUN (state legislative assembly).
The video clips have been banned on television. They are truely priceless.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Penang Asam Laksa - You Would Love It!

We had a food tasting this morning for the promotion we are going to launch soon. Penang Asam Laksa was second in a series of tasting for the delicacies we are planning to promote to whet the appetite of the local food lovers.

Penang Asam Laksa is hot and spicy. If you love that burning feeling in your mouth, then this has got to be your choice.

Don't miss our Penang hawker food when it goes on serving.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cheers For Nizar And Sarawakiana

Our tea meet today turned out to be cheers, cheers and cheers!

Firstly, we were overjoyed by the High Court judgement that Nizar is the legitimate MB of Perak. The true spirit of our constitutional law has been upheld. Hurray!

Secondly, we were very much appreciative to Changyi for her warmhearted treat to pao ( dumplings). From Meng Lei we learned that Changyi sent her gift of love in the form of RM 50 cash through Rev. Dr. Su for the tea gang to supplement the meet with pao. Thank you, Changyi, for your wonderful snacks.

The photo shows each of us holding up a paw and cheering. Photo: Meng Lei

PR Won The Court Battle - Nizar Is The Legitimate MB Of Perak

The High Court of KL ruled today that Nizar of PR is the legitimate MB of Perak. This is a severe blow to BN.

Our concern now is whether the court ruling would bring the embattled Perak to a more tranquil state, or is it a prelude to a bumpier path ahead.

Please stay tuned in to the developments in Perak.

Friday, May 8, 2009

MAF Of The Masland Methodist Church - Parents' Night

Sunday School's children gave a dance presentation to add fun to the evening.
Rev. Ting Huat Ung gave a topical talk on filial affection.

The look-alike contest in progress - Ah Chan gave a gruelling time to all the participants.

It had got to be over something amusing.

Quiz time - Ah Chan wouldn't let the kid go off easily.

The most look-alike fathers and sons.

The judges had a mind-boggling time.

The look-alike contest for mothers and daughters.

She was too carried away!

The most look-alike mother and daughter.

Thank you, Rev. Ting Huat Ung, for your wonderful service.

Let's work together even harder!

Morris beamed when he received a gift from Nee Meng Choon.

We presented a song item.

Parents' Night would not have been complete without some home-cooked delicacies.

It was such a heartwarming fellowship gathering with all the elders joining us for the parents' night.
Traditionally May is a month filled with filial affection. MAF of The Masland Methodist gathered this evening to celebrate the grand occasion.
Filial affection was the theme of the night and it was pretty well touched on by Rev. Ting Huat Ung, our guest speaker.
To make the evening more lively, some fun-filled look-alike contests were chipped in.
Parents' Night was brought to a conclusion with some mouth-watering home-cooked delicacies.
Honestly, the fellowship gathering couldn't have been better!
Daniel Chiew snapped some wonderful shots of the occasion. I asked for his permission to use the photos for my post. Thank you, brother, for your generosity.
Rev. Kong Chon Lin was seen with the group during the supper time.