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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Dad

February 19 is my dad's birthday. In 2009, he would be 70 years old!!!! Praise the Lord!!!

My dad is a self made man. Second son in a family of eight (4 boys and 4 girls). He went into the Technical College after completing his secondary studies under somekind of government funding. After finishing Technical College, he was equipped with a diploma for Civil Engineering. Not satisfied being a technical assistant in the public works department, he continues his studies on his own while working. Finally, after much struggling, he manages to pass his external exam known as "Part 1 and Part 2" to obtained and degree equivalent hence becoming a Civil Engineer in the public works department (PWD).

I was born about the time my dad passes his Part 1 and Part 2 examinations. Was it me who brings "luck" to my dad??? Hahahaha.... all in God's hand. All in God's timing.

He works with the PWD until he retires at the age of 50. After retirement, he continues his practice in the private sector for a short period until an economic downturn. From that time onwards, he retired from engineering practices.

My dad is a sportsman by nature. During his college days he plays all sorts of games such as badminton, hockey, cricket and tennis. It was in his days in the PWD that he took up golfing too. But when my brother and I are older and able to take up sports as well, we learnt tennis from him. We had memorable times as a whole family (mom included) playing tennis in the early days. People thinks we are crazy. The whole family will drive to the tennis courts (at SS1) and start playing from 2pm onwards. Like a family picnic. From there we meet all sort of friends.

However, about 10 year ago (I may need to be corrected here), my dad found out that he's got Parkinson Disease. Since then, he has been less active and by the nature of the disease, the patient tends to withdraw himself from the society, slowly. Of course we must take account that he is growing old too apart from the disease.

Anyway, with or without the sickness, he still lives on and have good and bad times together with us as a family. I love him dearly and will always try to make his life as pleasant as I possibly could until he goes back to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. He already have got two grandchildren (Natalie and Michael Sek) from my brother's side and one more along the way from my side.

I pray that my dad will have many more years ahead of him with the whole family supporting him through his illness. I also pray that the Lord will grant him a good health and sustain him spiritually and mentally.

New Watch

New purchase! New purchase! Here I go again. But please don't jump the gun. This item (wrist watch) would not actually be categorized as a tech gadget. Would it????

I have been wanting a stainless steel strap watch for quite some time. I am however cautious as I have told many of my friends that stainless steel strap would not be suitable for me because it could pull the hair on my wrist. Those who know me personally would be able to figure this out, yar?

Actually I used to own a contraband Tag. After wearing the "Tag" for a while, I found that there is an empty patch on my wrist area!!!!! Anyway, I pull out all my courage and decided to try again. I finally manage to get one good, branded wristwatch (at least I find it good and branded although not costing thousands of ringgit). I've got myself a "Seiko 5" series watch. Kind of pleased and satisfied with the purchase. You can see it for yourself and judge from the picture below.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


My wife and I went for her check-up last Saturday. She's into her 20th week of pregnancy. We were told by the doctor that normally, the gender of the baby can be seen on the 16th week. However, on the 16th week check-up, it was elusive. I was hoping the gender can be known by last visit but it seems that the little stone decides otherwise, so it remains a mystery to us.

I guess that makes things more interesting and mysterious.

Oh little one, if you do not reveal your gender soon enough, you may need to wear some girls clothes if you are a boy or vice versa!!!! Hahahaha!!!!! Oh well, I hope that we do not have to put the little stone into such dilemma.

Anyone out there knows of any good and cheap contractor to do minor stuff for the house. Need to do some stuff in the home for the coming new member of the family.

The clock is ticking...............

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What Now?

I am finished with my holidays. Now what? Apart from sorting out the photos and trying to produce a DVD of the holiday such that it would not be too boring for viewers, I suppose I should start putting my mind into the "little stone".

There would be so much to buy but most of it would require the sex to be known first, right? I suppose if a boy "stone", then most stuffs would be blue and if a girl "stone", then it shall be pink.

I think I should start making a list of things to buy........

- baby cot
- bottles

what else????? any tech gadgets required for bringing up a baby??? would a new PDA help? Maybe a new handphone with super powerful camera capability??? If only my wife permits :)

Anyone to help me out there?????

Coming Saturday would be the next doctor check-up. I believe the baby's sex should be known this time. No specific preference. Only need to know so that our purchases match his/her sex. Hahahahaha.......

My nephew and niece is certainly looking forward to meeting their cousin. In fact, my nephew has been asking me to "give" him a cousin and now his wish will come true.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pictures from Hong Kong Trip

Alright, the pictures as promised is ready for viewing. Most of you readers out there with facebook may have already seen these pictures but nevertheless here is the link to the pictures I have uploaded to Picassa Web.

Hong Kong trip photos

Hope you like it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hong Kong

My wife and I had the privilege to visit Hong Kong from 30th Jan 2009 to 3rd Feb 2009. It was not a toured trip but "free and easy". It means that we plan our own itinerary and transport. We manage to cover most of the tourist attraction when we were there e.g. Ladies Market, Victoria Harbor which covers Avenue of Stars and the Symphony of Lights, the 'Peak', Ocean Park and Disneyland.

On the whole, I rate the holiday as alright and fun. Only lack was our lodging for the first three nights. In order to ease my bank account, we stayed in a budget hostel located in Kowloon, right in the center of the "working class" neighborhood. It is known as King Wah Hostel. I will not disclose the price here but if you need to know, pm me via facebook.

Rooms are soooo small. What more can I say for the toilets. When I described the size of the toilet to my brother in law, he said "That's not a toilet. That's a phone booth". He really hit the nail on the head.

Personally, I find that there are nothing much to buy in Hong Kong as most of the stuffs are similar and available in Malaysia. And probably cheaper in Malaysia too. Sights seeing is another matter however. There are some wonderful sights in Hong Kong. Especially from the peak and Victoria Harbor as well.

I fell in love dolphins after watching the "Sea Dreams" show in Ocean Park. They are such lovable and intelligent creatures. Four giant pandas were also visible during our visit there. They were much more active than the one we saw in USA. Wonder why??? Closer to their natural habitat???

Next would be Disneyland. My wife and I had a great time there as usual (we always enjoy Disneyland). We targetted "shows" instead of rides as my wife would not be able to take some rides due to her current condition. Live shows there were great - Lion King, Golden Mickey and etc. Love the 3-D show too (rather 4-D) as mist, smell and water will "appear" while you are enjoying the show. Hahahaha..... that was really fun.

Apart from all that, it was walk, walk, walk and walk for me. Really tiring. More so, carrying my back pack all the times and wearing the wrong pair of shoes. My feet was like SO painful everyday but I still put on a brave front and walk on........... sometimes with a limp :(

I guess that's about all to report. Everyone is asking for photos... but we have not organize it just yet. So, it will still be sometime before photos can be posted.