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 charming when he spoke. I used to fetch him out to teenager parties and outings on many weekends before the swimming pool's tragedy struck when he was just 18 years old. On that fateful day, he was there having fun with his friends at the Penang's Chinese Swimming Club when he head-dived into the shallow end of the pool and hit his skull really hard! The impact sent millions of mega-shocks down his spine. He sank to the bottom of the pool motionless and friends had to drag him out where the ambulance put him on the mercy flight to KL's General Hospital immediately. His paralyzed body had to be clamped onto the hospital's equipment for spinal injury patients while his head was faced down and screwed with metal nuts & screws which were fastened to heavy weights pulling his head!! That poor Peter was tortured in that clamped position for many months. I visited him only once at the hospital and cried behind the door the minute I saw him.
This is his famous blog links with over 4.2 million hits: http://www.petertan.com/blog/
We all parted after the happy meal and I was attracted to the festive decorations outside. For sure, I had to take some naughty photos pretending to be a cloth seller! My antics attracted many onlookers and suddenly, one culprit on-looker just pranced onto ME!!!! Goodness!! He bloody shocked my ass.
It was an ex-colleague during the days we worked for the HKG's advertising agency!
HAPPY CHAP GOH MEH & HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY
to you and your loved ones!