Showing posts from February, 2014

Help The Poor Kids

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one".
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

All my very close friends would be hounded by me every year before the Chinese New Year. I would milk some cash from their hefty bonuses collected to be donated to charities and temples besides creating awareness by printing Buddhist Sutra books. Many of my miser friends are sadly very calculative, stingy, selfish and yet they could splurge their money on designer materials, luxury vacations and drive flashy cars! I would strike them like vampires and extort them by making them feel guilty in order to help the needy. This year, my good buddy Bruce and my wife went on a big shopping spree at the Hypermarket.  We were armed with thousands in $$ and a long shopping list provided by an orphanage which we have supported over the years.

 We brought along some young & naive students from wifey's university since they were interested to chip in their time and to observe the realities of …

Happy Chap Goh Meh 2014

In just a blink and the Chinese New Year is almost over! It made me really fatter with no ending of "Yee Sang" tossings and feasting on the costly "Poon Choy" servings. While my waistline had increased, my pocket size had decreased now. It was fun to tease the kids and give out Ang-Pows after collecting them for too many years. I was celebrating the Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur before heading to Kampar and my hometown, Penang where all my relatives & friends live. 
A few days ago, I invited a very old friend Peter Tan to have lunch at The Han Room at Gardens Mid Valley. We 2 couples had to wait for 1.5 hours for our table and whiled away the time sipping fruit juices at the Mexican Cafe next door. Peter Tan is wheelchair bound and a well known blogger in Malaysia who champions for all the disabled in our country today. He was a very popular guy with all the school girls in my hometown during his younger days. He was tall, dashingly handsome and very charmi…