Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I'm Uniquely Normally

Since I've been tagged by Jon and reminded too soon after, I shall better do as I was commanded before my ex-MYF president wack me in the back and start "pulling my hair". Jon, you don't pull hair...you twist them. Go correct your tag post. heheh. So here it goes, some unique things about me.

1. I've a mole just below my mouth, right side.
Many have told me that this mole is a "tham chiak" mole. Translates as one who loves to eat, greedy or something like that.

2. I've an amazing appetite.
Well, the appetite sort of confirms this second uniqueness. I am hungry almost all the time. But since I've put on some weight lately, I am trying to resist the temptation of indulging myself in food.

3. My left eye is slightly smaller than my right.
Something which I always try to overcome whenever I am taking a picture. I found out, when I smile, they even up in size and shape.

4. I have minor OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
I sometimes have to rearrage the things in my room right after I wake up in the morning. I like to see books and items stack evenly. Particularly, squares or rectangular shapes. It is fading...this disorder.

5. I like to try food that have versions.

I will try cendol from different parts of Malaysia. So far only 2 more famous ones I've not tried. Taiping and Penang.

I've tried Ipoh White Coffee, Kluang Coffee and Sabah Hainan Coffee. The only one that is famous I haven't try is the Hai Peng Coffee in Kemaman, Terrenganu. Who is up to join me on a coffee drinking trip? If Peter Lim wants...hmmm..I will think twice. =)

I'm also up for trying rojak of all sorts. Tried a few types.

Oh, laksa also...still trying out many other types. Almost every state in
Malaysia have their own version.

6. I take pictures of grass and miniature flowers.
Visit my photoblog for more pictures.

7. I hate adrenaline rush!
Feels like all my guts are coming out and my heart is about to stop pumping. Hate it. I guess I rather shoot pictures of people going through it and laugh with them.
But occasionally, I will get on crazy rides. Humans sometimes do the things they dislike most or is it just me. For more unique things on Philip Ong, ask me or click here to see some wicked clips of XGames using cars!

I tag:
1. Joanne Soo
2. Temme
3. Sarah Ong
4. Jinn Xiung
5. Kenny Sia (chances are slim)
6. Lim Kit Siang (even slimmer)
7. Miszmilk
8. Tze Sing
9. Hon Yee

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Are you drooling?

This is no hoax...Check this out at Canon USA

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Chinese New Year!

So it is the time of the year again for us, Chinese to celebrate the lunar new year. Another year, the year 2006 have passed and it has been a good one for me. I hope it has been a good year for you too. Here are some pictures to share regarding how my family celebrate Chinese New Year. It would not be a full representation of our celebration but at least a glimpse of the joy involved.

Here you see my cousin Janelle Lee. She does not look that happy receiving her "ang pau". It was probably not big enough. They say the economy is not doing really well.Hmmm...will 9Malaysian Plan kick start something?
CNY has always got to do with firecrackers. It is believed that the sound will ward of the evil spirits. I say, it is fun and the name of Jesus will.And...a mini casino in the making? This is a yearly CNY tradition in my family. That is to gamble and have fun. I've not gamble for 5-6 years. This year I decided to join in the fun and I won some. Not much. The best part of CNY would be the food. Oh, this is the time of the year where we all sin and sin in abundance. Gambling, playing firecrackers and glutony. Fish maw (kor row/kor du/kor loo) is a must on the table of every Foochow family. I think. At least ours do. It is fish maw (floats) cooked in a thick, starchy soup that has chili as its base. Looks like a orange colour, spicy shark's fin soup but so much better. See the picture below. This year our family decided to have our dinner and lunch outside my house sprawled across the badminton court. This is solely due to the size of my family. My dad has 17 siblings and this has contributed to the size of the family. Not to mention their overgrown size.
Lastly, a very Blessed Chinese New Year to all my friends and readers of this blog. May the Good Lord bless you in all your undertakings this year. Peace and joy shall follow you where ever you go and what ever you do. God bless...Cheers to another great year..

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Friday, February 16, 2007

It is the time of the year again

And I say it with mix emotions. It could have been better celebrating Chinese New Year together with EstherC. But this shall not stop me from carrying on with life. Friends, who have sms me out of deep and honest concern, thank you but don't worry I'm doing very well. Esther, your trip to the land Down Under is only a long trip but the journey we embark is a long and enriching one, I believe. Anyways, personal issue aside.

Blessed Chinese New Year!
Wishing every Chinese reader and those who celebrate this auspicious celebration.
Especially to my family, Esther and her family and all my friends.
God bless! Eat and be merry...

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

It is only a long trip...

It all happened so quickly.
From the day we met,
till today you left for Melbourne.
It was as if time fast-tracked.
Almost one year have passed,
and it seems like yesterday.
I pinched myself,
and knew it wasn't a dream.
A part of me seem to have left,
when you boarded the plane.
Seeing you walk down the hallway,
my eyes well up with tears.
"Crying with me", you said it well.

A new chapter unfolds today,
As I have to learn to live daily,
Without your constant presence.
One year is only a long trip.
Not a goodbye but only see you.
Patiently I shall wait in my quiet crib,
Waiting for you to bring laughter again.
Every heart beat says, "I miss you".
Every tear shed, "I love you".
It is only a long trip.
It is worth the wait...

Saturday, February 10, 2007


A team comprising of DUMC and other church members left DSP (DUMC Sea Park) at around 0645 this morning for Cha'ah, Johor. The flood waters have subsided. Thus, only food and other essential items were distributed. We split into 3 teams led by the locals to various homes within the vicinity of the small town (no traffic lights). Ps. Steven of Holy Glory Church, some members (youths) and Madam Tan were of great help. Not only did we distribute the items but we also got to hear about the people's life story, drink the best coffee down south and share God's love with them. It has been a rewarding experience, no, a must-cherish-moment. Ps. Tan Moy How led the team.

Additional info: Cha'ah is about half an hour away from Yong Peng, Johor. Its population is mostly Chinese and Indian with not as many Malays. Some areas experienced flood water levels up to 5ft or so. Help was given to mostly single mothers.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Komanwel CG Retreat...

Click here to read review of Komanwel CG Retreat to Sitiawan and here to view pics and here to view my preview of complete review.

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