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Last Friday night, 13 February 2009, my church launched a new Care Group and more than 20 people turned up.   Some of them were from other Care Groups and they came to lend us their support.  After the singspiration, teaching, sharing of testimonies and prayer we had refreshments.  While they were all eating at the dining hall, I took pictures of the women’s handbags.   Do you think the handbag a woman chooses reflects her personality?  I think it does.

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I knitted another shawl

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I just completed knitting another shawl.  Ah Loot says the colour sucks, it looks so “jingjang”.   Actually, when I first bought the wool, it was to knit a sweater but it turned out awful and so I decided to do something simpler like a shawl.  Never mind lah, as long as both Max and Tiger (my cats) love sleeping on it.

Here, Tiger is sleeping on the other black shawl I knitted some months ago……

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I can’t remember when was the last time I used this phrase “the road was like a car park”.   Many moons ago when I worked in an office located in the Golden Triangle in Kuala Lumpur I would be late for work occasionally.   Whenever my boss asked me why I was late, I would reply, “Bad traffic jam woh, the cars all stationery on the road like in a big car park” .   Since I started working in Petaling Jaya, traffic was slightly better and I had forgotten what it was like being in a big car park on the road until……. yesterday. 

I had left my house before 7 a.m. and noticed that there was not a single policeman at the traffic light junctions directing traffic as was usually the case in the mornings.  Where have they all disappeared to?  Their absence contributed to the chaotic traffic and by the time I entered the Penchala Toll on the LDP, traffic was very heavy.  Oh yes, I saw speeding police cars and motorcycles with their loud sirens and we had to make way for them.  Was there some motor vehicle accident or disaster?  No, it was merely the Le Tour de Langkawi!  How I wish the police would react to a distress call with such speed.   But we all know the reality of it all, don’t we?

So there I was stuck in a big “car park”  on my side of the road whilst on the opposite side of the road, it was clear, an airplane could land on it and not hit any motor vehicle… 

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And then several cars (could be sponsors or what) started zooming past, oblivious of the massive traffic jam and mess this whole event had created for the thousands of people.  I didn’t see the cyclists participating in the Le Tour de Langkawi passing by though, as they were due to cycle past that area some time later.

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I think it was bad timing on the part of the organisers of the event.   Can they please pay us back (the thousands trapped in this massive jam) the time and money spent on petrol that we lost.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin

你 问 我 爱 你 有 多 深
Ni wen wo ai, ni you duo shen.
我 爱 你 有 几 分.
Wo ai ni you ji fen.
我 的 情 也 真,我 的 爱 也 真
Wo de qing ye zhen, wo de ai ye zhen.
月 亮 代 表 我 的 心
Yue liang dai biao wo de xin.
你 问 我 爱 你 有 多 深
Ni wen wo ai, ni you duo shen.
我 爱 你 有 几 分.
Wo ai ni you ji fen.
我 的 情 不 移,我 的 爱 不 变
Wo de qing bu yi, wo de ai bu bian.
月 亮 代 表 我 的 心
Yue liang dai biao wo de xin
轻 轻 的 一 个 问,一 经 打 动 我 的 心
Qing qing de yi ge wen , yi jing da dong wo de xin.
深 深 的 一 段 情,教 我 思 念 到 如 今
Shen shen de yi duan qing, jiao wo si nian dao ru jin.
你 问 我 爱 你 有 多 深
Ni wen wo ai, ni you duo shen.
我 爱 你 有 几 分.
Wo ai ni you ji fen.
你 去 想 一 想, 你 去 看 一 看
Ni qu xiang yi xiang, ni qu kan yi kan.
月 亮 代 表 我 的 心
Yue liang dai biao wo de xin.

English Translation

You ask me how deep my love for you is,
How much I really love you…
My affection is real.
My love is real.
The moon represents my heart.

You ask me how deep my love for you is,
How much I really love you…
My affection does not waver,
My love will not change.
The moon represents my heart.

* Just one soft kiss
is enough to move my heart.
A period of time when our affection was deep,
Has made me miss you until now.

* You ask me how deep my love for you is,
How much I really love you.

* ** Go think about it.
Go and have a look [at the moon],
The moon represents my heart.

Repeat *

Repeat **

(I found the above English translation here.  Thanks to whoever you are.)

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Happy Chap Goh Meh

Happy Chap Goh Meh!!  It is also the Chinese Valentine’s Day for some.  For those single ladies, hope the orange you throw into the river today will find its way to a nice gentleman.  

This is also the end of the Chinese New Year.  Two weeks of feasting and merry-making just flew past.  Now, it’s back to serious work and hoping that the economy will improve fast. 

Scorching heat and freezing cold

I read about the forest fires in Victoria, Australia today.  Paul Kiah tells me that it is really hot in Melbourne but where he lives, there aren’t any fires.  At the same time in Wales, my best friend Helen sent me some pictures of snow in Denbigh Moors which is about half an hour’s drive away from where she lives.  It’s freezing out there! These pictures were taken yesterday.

My best friend Helen and her husband Steve

My best friend Helen and her husband Steve

Children tobagganing in the snowfield

Children tobogganing in the snowfield

Snow everywhere

Snow everywhere

Brrrrrr!

Brrrrrr!

Happy Thaipusam

Happy Thaipusam to all Hindu readers.