Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yay! another overseas posting PNG

It has been years since my last trip overseas posting. This time round its at Papua New Guinea.
We had an excruciating started at Monday 1pm ended the next day at 7pm when I finally could rest , 30 hrs with 10 hrs waiting at Jacksons Airport @Port Moresby.






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Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 Qing Ming Festival

I got a call from Dad on Friday afternoon and he said he wanted to send offerings to his ancestors which is his grandparents on Sunday. I couldn't hear properly whether it was his grandparents or mine. As far as I know his parents or mine grandparents were Christians so why celebrate Qing Ming when its a Taoism practise. Anyway I asked who else was going and he said he would ask around. Later in the next day he mentioned its was supposed to be on Sat afternoon instead , sigh! there goes our quiet day at the mall. So off I sent Brandon to tuition center and everyone else back home while I went back and sent the sofa cover for dry cleaning then packed lunch and brought back Brandon from tuition. Then after lunch rushed to fetch Mum from Nyuk Khees place at Desa Sri Hartamas. Only Daniel was around with baby Natalie while Nyuk Khee was still at the church.

When we got back to Serdang had a call from Dad (last minute again) that he had to go to NSK to get some fruits. Huh? as if the whole of Serdang there nobody sells fruits he had to go to OKR to get them. So we had to wait for him to come back to TUI before we can make a move. By the time he reached it was abt 315pm. After Dad had had his fill of chicken rice and screaming sessions at Mom , we finally made a move by 340pm. So on and on Dad will talk about the good old days while I try to navigate to this cemetery grounds at Sg Kantan, Kajang. Frankly after being on earth for close to 40 years this is one of the rare occasions that I visited my ancestors grave. I was thinking by myself of Dads behavior as well after all these years this was the only time he showed any interest to show his respects.Why now? Based on his feedback, well I didn't ask him directly , it seems that he believed that he couldn't get rich all this while was because he didn't get blessings from his ancestors as he never showed his respects during Qing Ming festivals. Some excerpts from other sites Qing Ming Festival Secrets Unveil, China,A Grave Day–the Culture of Death! Inhumation. In the end it was only me going where as the rest of my siblings had other plans instead. Sigh! how convenient, what to do ! being the eldest and also the only son that is still has a bit of conscience left, this was the least I could do for my parents.


So reached the burial ground and found a very distinguished burial site which is the biggest and brightest burial cemetery plot with a fencing around it. Based on what Dad mentioned it was because his grandparents had arranged it as his grand dad was actually a gangster head. And he arranged it that he could get his prosperity for him and his generations after him. That he was actually quite a good chef as he taught the founders of the Jln Silang Soong Kee Beef Noodles at Petaling St. True or not , I don't know that was what he said. Knowing Dad everything he said was part truth part myth.
The menu of the day were chicken rice , some oranges and pineapples, lots of Chinese paper money to be burn with joss sticks and candles.

The view up there was quite good as there was 1 very distinguished structure which was the broadcasting RTM station towers which had about 7 very high towers. Nothing mucha has been written abiut it except for this excerpt from wikipedia. Radio Televisyen Malaysia Kajang  


After everything was done which was 2 sets of cemetery plot we proceeded to leave about 530pm and by the time I reached home at Setapak I was damn tired as Lucas was screaming and puking the night before I couldn't get much sleep anyway.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Another biz trip back to Weifang

Another biz trip back to Weifang but at least this time I get to stopover at Qingdao and Incheon, Seoul.
It was only a 4 day 3 nite trip so didnt have much time at all to shop and look around.









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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Heritage Condo rooftop

I've been toying around with the E-PL2 and since I have a bit of time on my hands I just couldn't let the opportunity pass. Actually wanted to go for a swim but when I saw how dirty the water was, uuugghh... So I thought what better for me to take pictures just before sunset. So off to the rooftop.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bangkok trip without the kids

Debbie had a few assignments in Bangkok and now with Ah Ma taking care of the 2, so she suggested I go with her to keep her company. Ah what the heck I still have leave anyway and no additional hassle form the kids so off we went. The fare was quite ok abt 480. Then checked in direct to Somerset-Suan Plu, Sathorn from airport using the public taxi. Then walked along the streets to look for makan and stuffs actually quite a lot. Then took another taxi to Central Rama for lunch at the foodcourt. Managed to find a True telco service to find out how to make calls cheaper 00600 and check balance #123#. Luckily my SIM card still can use and I sent SMS back to Ah Ma and Ah Kung , just in case got emergency. Shop till late at Tesco Lotus by walking across from Central Rama, then had dinner before taking taxi back to hotel.

Day 2 , had breakfast and start journey by walking across to main road at Naradhiwas then onwards till I reach Lumpini Park. Then walked along Silom Rd tried to find a loo but too early the shopping malls not opened yet. Finally got to a place paid 5B den walked along Silom Rd till I reached Patpong ,nothing to see becoz its 10am in the morning. Later got harassed by ppl around me to visit those expensive center that fleece yr money ao they could collect some coupon/commission I dont care much as I only need to pay 20B for tuk tuk and I did for 3 more times for 3 more hrs. Finally took an aircond taxi to come back costs 100B.




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Friday, June 11, 2010

Italy trip 2003

This was the deferred honey moon trip way back in 2003 before our son Brandon was born.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bangkok trip

This was an assignment to oversee a project in Bangkok. So in the mean time had some time to kill. Had a tour around mostly to accompany my colleague go shopping around Bangkok. Bangkok is really a shopping paradise esp. for women as you will lots and lots of clothes , Had walked till my legs want to "patah" finally took a cab to Platinum Mall where we scoped the entire mall for every levels just to find , what else but clothes.