Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas 2022

A year has come and gone in a blink of eye. It has been a tough year for me like a carousel as I struggled with my colorectal cancer. The journey has changed my whole life and thinking forever besides affecting my physical self. The 5 painful Chemotherapy injections, daily 8 Chemotherapy tablets and 5 weeks of daily radiotherapy was really insane. My wife and a good friend Aaron had been supportive like my 2 pillars as they seemed to have the right words to encourage me. 

Yesterday I was very thrilled and surprised to know that Santa Claus is real. He delivered a bag on the eve of Christmas.

Wow!! I saw that gift label from St. Regis Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This 5 star place is only for orang atas to dine and stay. 

My childhood friend gifted me this Raspberry Red Velvet Cake which costs a bomb. The Christmas Tree brought me so much joy to rekindle our childhood days. This friend's family are shareholders of the MUI Group and HKG's Sun Hung Kai & Kerry Group too.

During my stay at 4 hospitals in 5 months, I reflected back my whole life when the cardiologist cautioned me that my severe blood clots could be fatal. If it does not heal, I might suffer from heart attack any minute on my hospital bed. My thoughts ran through 1001 memories where I concluded that I should have no regrets for I have lived and done my life's missions. My wife pointed out that I was being brought up with so much privileges that I should be very thankful. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023. Remember to stay Happy & Healthy always!


Thursday, December 22, 2022

Happy Winter Solstice

Today marks the auspicious and shortest day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. I have copied and shared below, the history of this festival.

The Dongzhi Festival or Winter Solstice Festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals celebrated by the Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, Taiwan, Japanese, Vietnamese, Koreans and other East Asian-related people during the Dongzhi solar term, some day between December 21 to December 23.

Meanwhile I had lunch at a new cafe nearby home which was set up and managed by a Swiss couple. Their unique food menu is fabulous and top notch. I am not able to disclose the location which is right opposite my home, for privacy reasons. The above photo shows the Vadai Scones! It's my first time eating this with butter and cream that goes well with a cup of Cappuccino.

This is my favourite vegetarian fried rice which is a hit with the expats. It is so fragrant with lots of tiny crispy bites and assorted nuts like cashew nuts with shredded fine strips of lemon grass.

Once again, Happy Winter Solstice to you and family. May you all be blessed with abundance of happiness and good health always! Muacks!


Saturday, December 10, 2022

Good Morning Taipei

Greetings to everyone. I arrived Taipei last night. It will be just 3 nights to attend our Tibetan Buddhist Prayers. I am still recovering from surgery and treatment with much struggles to endure the fatigue, prodding pain and stiffness on all my toes & fingers. I still have follow up at hospital for the antibody infusion as my platelets are too low. 

Thank you very much for all your prayers and kind thoughts. Hopefully I will post my unfinished blog writings and visit all your blogs too.

Happy Weekend!

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