Saturday, July 31, 2010

Moments of Delight At Secret Recipe

Secret Recipe is one of the latest eatery additions in Sibu with specialty in fine cakes. I went with Yian this evening to the outlet to try out.

Secret Recipe is a chain store gaining popularity fast. I have been getting recommendation lately to have a try.

The setting and ambience are cosy and comfortable. It is a warmly welcome eatery for dining out or refreshing breaks.

I ordered smarties treats to sample the ice cream. Yian opted for fruity yogurt shake for a try. We placed another order for one slice of tiramisu for sharing.

The serving time was within expectation, considering the class of the outlet. The courtesy of the waitress was pleasing with some room for improvement.

We had a wonderful time chatting over the fine beverages and luscious cake. Not forgetting the three kids back at home, we ordered some take-away for them.

We recommend it to the readers. The eatery is located at Lot 71-73, Lorong Pahlawan 9, Jalan Pahlawan, Sibu.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tea Gang & Visitors

Seating (2nd & 3rd) left to right are the two Kutien guests. They speak authentic Kutien dislect.

It was our regular tea gang gathering with a surprise! Joining us were two guests of Meng Lei flying in all the way from Kutien, China. The visit was too brief for me to find out the purpose of their trip to Sibu.
Anyway, it was nice to have their presence.
Photos: Steve Ling

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“Jing Cai Zhi Yea” Poster - “精彩之夜”海報

This colourful poster is handy for our publicity purpose! Our thanks go to brother Tang Kie Tai of ICB for the creative design.

Share (by clicking the sharing gadget) with your friends and invite them to this fellowship night.

Also, please pray hard for this event.

Monday, July 19, 2010

MAF of Sibu East District - Jing Cai Zhi Yea 2010 (2010 年 精彩之夜)

We gathered last night to plan for this year's Jing Cai Zhi Yea over some chrysanthemum tea.

Jing Cai Zhi Yea is an annual fellowship gathering for the MAFs in Sibu East District. The core of the event is to give glorification to God.

1. Venue: The Masland Methodist Church, Sibu

2. Date & Time: September 4, 2010 (Saturday), 7:00 pm

3. Speaker: DS Rev. Wong Koi Foh

4. Programme: 15 plus items by the 15 MAFs in Sibu East District

Make sure you set the evening aside for the event.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Borneo Cultural Festival 2010 - Part 1

Chinese Cultural Stage - It is almost the centre of attraction with non-stop shows going on to entertain the visitors.

Colouring Contest - It provides the young talents a chance to show off.

Hakka Food Stall - Never miss it if you drop by!

Kebab - This is a must for visitors.

BCF kicked off last Friday on July 16 and it is going to last for ten days to close on July 25. This cultural extravaganza is an attraction to Sibu folks for a simple reason that it provides all the local touch and feeling. I like it also.

But BCF has some more way to go before it can reach out to the outsiders, particularly the foreign tourists. Since tourism has been identified as one aspect that Sibu may go for, BCF has to work a lot harder in promoting the Little Foochow.

I popped in tonight for a tour of the venue where BCF is being held. Probably I need more than one post to blog about BCF. If you have not been here yet, don't let it slip by.

Our Visit To Rumah Suri Kenangan

We posed for a group photo before the gathering kicked off. Showing off were the posters for the sharing.
The folks lent their ears to the the speaker.
The gifts of love were well received.
Matthew 25:40 : I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Yuk Ming shared in BM and Chinese.

The social concern project of MAF of Sibu East District took us this afternoon to Rumah Suri Kenangan for a visit. I sought the permission of Pengetua of the old folks' home for us to come for a gathering with the folks residing there a few days earlier.

The purpose of the visit was to share with them our love and care, and bring to them the gospel message.

The gathering started at about 2:15 pm. We led a short sing-along session. Sing Kiew came in handy with her keyboard to make the singing lively. Then Yuk Ming took over to share with the folks the message of God.

After the gathering, we went round to hand out gifts to the folks. The expressed thankfulness for the love that we shared with them.
We thanked God for blessing the visit.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MAF of Sibu East District - District Ping-Pong Competition 2010 - Part 3 (Final)

The picture shows Wong Tieng Kieng of The Masland Church receiving the second runner-up prize from DS Rev. Wong.
The fouth place went to Zion Church. The team leader is seen receiving cash prize from DS Rev. Wong.

Xin Fu Yuan Church snatched the championship. It was an all-smile moment when the prize was handed over.

A rare opportunity to have a group photo with the umpire team. Without their untiring and faithful service, we would not have been able to run the competition with ease. May God bless them!

Sing Ang Tong Church ended up the runner-up.

Sing Ang Tong Church team posed for a group photo with DS Rev. Wong.

The champion team stood proud with DS Rev. Wong.

The competition went into its final rounds tonight with Xin Fu Yuan Methodist Church, The Masland Methodist Church, Zion Methodist Church and Sing Ang Tong Methodist competing against each other.

The final fights were close. As such, they were somewhat nerve-racking. The cheering squads fuelled up the excitement, making the whole place a lot more lively.

The results were released to nobody's surprise. The championship went to Xin Fu Yuan Methodist Church. The first runner-up was Sing Ang Tong Methodist Church. The third place was taken by The Masland Methodist Church with the fouth place going to Zion Methodist Church.

We invited DS Rev. Wong Koi Foh to give a prayer to close off the competition.

Monday, July 12, 2010

MAF of Sibu East District - District Ping-Pong Competition 2010 - Part 2

Rev. Paw Kiew Sieng represented Tian En Methodist Church to join in the fun!
Rev. Chieng Tai Ming struck off to call it a start!

Sia Yuk Ming led the singing at the opening.

The players lined up at the start.

This evening finally descended when we met to compete in District Ping Pong Competition 2010 at Sibu Ping Pong Stadium. As said earlier, we managed to register 10 teams to take part which was encouraging.

The venue for the event is ideal. Our heartfelt thanks go to Sibu Ping Pong Association for the use of the stadium and assistance in competition arrangement including umpire service. Let's give them a big hurray!

Rev. Chieng Tai Ming was invited open the competition. In his address, he advised the players to compete in good brotherly spirit. Rev. Chieng then moved on to have a few strokes to kick off the event.

The evening was fun-filled and we witnessed prevailing friendly atmosphere . At times when the matches escalated to their heights, lots of laughters and cheers erupted. The cheering squads made the night a lot more exciting.

The four MAFs that made way to the quarter-final are The Masland Church, Xin Fu Yuan church , Zion Church and Sing Ang Tong Church.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

MAF of Sibu East District - District Ping-Pong Competition 2010 - Part 1

The news release came out this morning.
MAF of Sibu East District is again organising a district ping-pong competition to be held on July 12-13. Altogether we have 10 teams confirmed to take part in this annual event.
The news of the competition came out this morning in the three local Chinese dailies.
The objectives of organising this sports event are to foster better ties among the fellowshippers and to testify the love of God.
In 2009, MAF of Xin Fu Yuan Methodist Church was the champion.
The second photo shows Tang Sioh Lik of Xin Fu Yuan Methodist Church receiving the prize from Rev. Wong Tuong Toh in last year's competition.

Friday, July 9, 2010

MAF of Tian En Methodist Church

MAF of Sibu East District visited MAF of Tian En Methodist Church this evening. The church is located at the upper Lanang Road. Tian En Methodist Church literally means Church of Heavenly Grace. I like this name very much.

I have been to this fellowship several times. I remember way back in 2004, I was invited to the fellowship's gathering to give a talk on economic outlook. The global oil market then was about to start superbull run. At the conclusion, I told the fellowshippers to watch out for the long-term rise in international oil price. During Q & A, one of them rose to ask me," Does it help to know about this projected bullish trend?" Well asked! If this brother had taken my advice (to watch out closrely the oil price trend), he would have profited handsomely from commodity trusts and stocks!

The programme for this evening's gathering was a talk given by Rev. Paw Kiew Sieng on understanding Islam. I truly benefited from this informative talk.

After the fellowship session, we posed for a group photo before we proceeded to a tea reception.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Licensed To Rape Our Environment?

This afternoon I was informed of some land burning again. The thick smoke filled up part of the sky, making me wonder whether this was another land burning with a licence.

I grabbed the opportunity to snap the ugly scene for sharing with my readers.

Friday, July 2, 2010

MAF of Dao Ang Methodist Church

Dao Ang Methodist Church is located on the other side of Rajang River at Sg. Assan.

This evening we crossed Rajang Bridge to pay a visit to MAF of Dao Ang Methodist Church. Praise Lord that we arrived there safely without missing our way. Three years ago I made a blunder and had to take more than forty-five minutes to reach the church.
The gathering tonight was bible study on the gospel book of John. Rev. Toh led the session with some interesting open discussion.
I was invited to share on the work of MAF of Sibu East District. Brother Leng Kieh praised Lord with a harmonica presentation.
We ended the gathering with a group photo taking.