Friday, February 29, 2008

選舉旗幟飄 the flags flying everywhere

選舉最熱鬧的,自然是各政黨的旗子到處飛揚.只要看看這些旗子和標語,就可給你許多啟示和靈感,好處說不盡.the party flags and slogans really give you a lot of inspirations.





Thursday, February 28, 2008

古晉中華二小動土 Kuching chung hua no.2 earthbreaking

座落在古晉史都東第13巷的古晉中華小第第二校新校舍,今早由我國副教育部長韓春錦主持儀式.這間首期耗資620萬令吉的新校舍,是為了遷移原有學校而建.
今早很多人出席這項動土儀式,包括小學師生及人聯黨黨員,支持者.
Kuching chung hua primary no.2 new premises earth breaking ceremony was held this morning. located at Stutong road lane 13, the cost for the first phase of the building is Rm6.2 million. Malaysia deputy education minister Hon chung king was at hand to officiate at the ceremony.

校址所在地點,周圍是住宅區. location of the new school buildings.
促成二小搬遷的各有關人士. those who involved in the removal of the school are most happy with the implementation of the plan.
舞獅歡迎部長貴賓.lion dance welcomes the minister.
小學生揮舞著旗子.students waving the flags.
人聯黨出動極多黨員出席觀禮和展示力量.SUPP members showing their support.
記者和賓客翻閱動土禮手冊. reporters and invited guests glance through the brochure of the ceremony.
新二小,心願實現,好. fulfilling the obligation is most appreciative.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

這次大選, 你的看法...you have something to say----about this election

是了,不要一直藏在心里,說說你心理話,與大家分享. come on, say something, share with others, what you think about the election.

將你的看法,寫在下列意見攔里....leave your comment below....

看古晉國會選區: 如果....我能改變1000人

今屆砂拉越古晉國會選區,共有選民54,015人.
若以70%投票率來計算,有37,810人會投下手中一票.

91%的華人票,粗略算法是49,153人.(70%投票率是34,407).
*若55%支持行動黨=18,923票.
45%支持國陣=15,483票.

5%馬來,馬蘭諾票,約為2,700人.(70%投票率是1,890).
*若25%支持行動黨=472票
75%支持國陣=1417票

2%伊班票,約為1,080人.(70%投票率是756).
*若40%支持行動黨=302票
60%支持國陣=453票

1%比達友票,約為540人.(70%投票率是378).
*若30%支持行動黨=113票
70%支持國陣=264票

上面4項總計:
行動黨:19,810票
國陣:17,617票
差別票數:2193票

當然這是紙上談兵.而上一屆國會選舉,行動黨的多數票是2,041張,差別不大.

其他族群在這個選區是少數票,因此,國陣要贏,爭取更多華人票是上上策.

如果是我,就去找出1,000人,認定他們比較可能投反對票,盡能力,出盡法寶,費盡口舌,又哭又求,上香下拜,談上帝說耶穌,怎麼樣都要把他們爭回來.

問題是,做得到嗎?

第3者的心

管你怎麼說,死忠支持者,是不會輕意放棄的.
國陣如此,反對黨更是.
你說你的,我支持我的.輕意會改變的,只有旁觀者.是他們的心,需要去爭取.
每次選舉,30%左右的選民,居然沒有投票.
他們是自動註冊成選民的.
沒有出來投票,只反映一個事實:沒有所謂.
管你誰贏誰輸,與他無關.
可能是看透了,或許是厭煩了.不想再參與任何與政治有關的事,包括投票.
你說:政治覺醒,關心國事,表達不滿,或積極參與.
這些,基本上是改變不了即有的事實.
連路旁的水溝都沒辦法解決,小販的三餐溫飽都要吵個不停,他們,究竟還能做甚麼?
當普羅大眾日常生活都解決不了時,他們也沒有多大興趣管你甚麼理想,口號.
去爭取第3者的心吧!!
包你這屆大選贏到笑.

創意競選標誌 creative election campaign

這個天秤夠標準嗎?is it balance yet?
  在天能飛,在水也能浮?floating on the rough water?
我的領袖,我的家園.my leaders, my home.
火箭能升空,氣球也能.rockets can fly, so do balloon.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

選舉旗海飄 party flags flying high

眼睛會令實淡賓人聯黨候選人楊昆賢感到困擾嗎? is the eye going to disturb Yong, candidate of Stampin for SUPP.
舒戈邦的漢堡包,也需要你的投票支持. the burger of Sugarbun needs your support as well.
健仁:人民的聲音,你我的希望.耀榮:新作風,新希望. Chong: your voice ,your hope. Alan Sim: new way, new hope.
溫利山在輝盛交通圈前的告示牌:利國利民,山高任遠.Voon's poster at Hui Seng roundabout, Kuching.

古晉中華二小拜四動土 Kuching Chung Hua no.4 earth breaking on thursday

古晉中華二小遷校到達萬再也峇魯,也即通往三馬拉漢的路途中,靠近BDC住宅區.佔地3.378英畝的土地,首期工程包括一棟兩層行政樓,2棟四層校舍及運動場,共耗資450萬令吉.告示牌清楚寫明:二月動工,六月完成.這個拜四,早上9時30分將舉行動土禮,教育部長將出席主持.
the new school building of Kuching Chung Hua primary school no. 2 will commence building work this Thursday. the eductaion minister will officiate at the earth breaking ceremony. the new site of the school, will be at Tabuan Jaya Baru, near BDC residential housing estate, Kuching, which is on the road leading to Samarahan UNIMAS campus. first phase of the school project will cost Rm4.5 million, consist of a 2 storey administrative office block, 2 four storeys classroom blocks, and sport facilities. it is expected to be completed within 4 months time.

Monday, February 25, 2008

詩巫景點:梅松茶餐室 Sibu flash point: Moi Soung cafe

座落在愛蓮街和海唇街交叉路口的這間咖啡店茶餐室,是詩巫其中一間最古老的咖啡店.
雖然在受到清潔衛生要求下,需要改頭換面,這間咖啡店風雨無阻的維持到今天,歷史悠久.從當年顯然較髒兮兮傳統咖啡店樣貌,轉變為今天更加光亮和清潔了.
早年,這間咖啡店在夜晚時刻,都會見到三幾位愛好二胡者,尤其是年紀較長的一輩,在詩巫著名的”師傅”黃念松的帶頭下,經常在那兒拉起二胡來,成為詩巫獨一無二的景點.
當然,已經有好長一段時間,再沒有人拉二胡了,而且,帶動這項活動的黃念松師傅,也剛剛在一個多月前離世,使到這項「老詩巫」最經典的故事,也告一毎段落.
即使這樣,梅松咖啡店仍然是許多人所熟悉和懷念的地方.
今天,如果你到詩巫一遊,可以到這間咖啡店歇歇腳,喝杯咖啡,吃一碗麵.或許,如果你運氣好的話,會有那麼一位知道這間咖啡店典故的人,給你述說它的老故事.
是了,梅松茶餐室就在詩巫碼頭附近,靠近大伯公廟.
Moi Soung coffee shop, as we call it last time, has slightly transformed into its present appearance. the coffee shop itself is nothing really special. rather, it was its background which makes it stand up among the many coffee shops or cafe in town. there was once before, into the night, where traditional Chinese music were played, using the very traditional Chinese musical instrument--Y'e hu. well, it's difficult to translate literally. the instrument has two lines, I suppose, and that's how they play it, and make great music.
the man behind the prcatice of this musical instrument, we called him master Wong Nien Suing, has just passed away a month ago. with him, so was the history of playing Chinese musical instrument in the coffee shop.
if you drop by Sibu, just ask, most Chinese will tell you the location of this coffee shop. it is at the junction of Island road and Channel road, near to the old wharf and Chinese temple and pagoda.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

選舉熱潮:古晉人聯失先聲 Election fever: Kuching DAP a better start

古晉國會選區提名日早晨,南市市政廳前面的花圃,只見行動黨的旗幟到處隨風飄揚.人聯黨的三圈和國陣天秤,卻不見蹤影.當然,這讓人有種錯覺,認為古晉區人聯黨似乎只是在隌著行動黨參與競選- -陪太子讀書.
事實是否如此,自然要等到投票結束後才揭曉.
不管怎樣,眼前是讓人感到已先輸了一個馬鼻.
obviously, DAP Kuching is doing a better job by putting up lots of flags along the boulevard of Kuching south city council, during the domination day. this gave the impression that, SUPP is only playing a minor part in this election in Kuching. true or not, we'll have to wait until the final whistle on the election day.
張健仁:我們往前沖吧.Teo: I'm the choice.
  沈耀榮在沈慶輝及楊莉的陪同下,前往提名中心.Alan Sim accompany by Sim Kheen Hui and Lily Yong, walking to the nomination centre.
這是甚麼,椰子貢頭?what is this? omen of the coconut?
旗海先開戰.a war of flags.
  沈耀榮要:新作風,新希望.Alan Sim with his election banner which read: new way, new hope.
他在駡甚麼?年紀夠大了,火氣還不小.what did he say? I didn't hear that.
 我們高高在上,讓火箭飛向藍天.we are higher, the rockets will fly to the blue sky.

大選熱潮:實淡賓國陣熱 Election fever: Stampin BN hotter

選戰終於開跑.表面上看,實淡賓國陣行情較好.在這里,國陣友黨,包括土保黨,民進黨都出動黨員全面展示力量.反觀行動黨和公正黨,就顥得力量單薄了一點.尤其是公正黨,黃錦和不出戰古晉國會區,卻跑到這里協助施志豪,令人有種不能兼顧的感覺.行動黨的溫利山,又受到聖馬丁校地的困擾.如果說沒有影響,那是騙人的.
on the look of it, it seems that, SUPP stand a better chance in Stampin.with BN component parties, including PBB and SPDP--Sarawak Progressive Democrative party going all out to show their support, if Yong can garner 40% of Chinese votes, he stands a better chance.
各黨派支持者擠在一起.supporters of many parties crowded together.
候選人出爐.國陣楊昆賢,行動黨溫利山.公正黨施志豪.as expected, three corners fight amont SUPP, DAP and Keadilan.
  黃錦和在實淡賓出現,陪伴施志豪出戰.Sarawak Keadilan chairman wong king ho was at the Stampin domination centre with their candidate See.
溫利山的夢魘,聖馬丁學校關閉問題.Vhoon lee son pose with a banner which wrote about his worries: the St. Martin school closure.
  楊昆賢手中的女孩一臉無奈.這不是我自願的.the face of the girl tells it all: it's not my will to raise my arm.
國陣友黨支持楊昆賢.葉金來也在場.BN parties support Yong. Alfred Yap is among the crowd.
 原來田承凱在這里.finally Chan appeared.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

詩巫美食:最佳男儐相的祥記乾盤麵 Sibu's good food: famous best man's Siong kee noodle

沒有見過這位仁兄,你不知道他的來頭.他可不是普通的乾盤麵頭手而已.雖然他的牛肚麵挺出名的,不過,他本人卻更出名.
看清楚啦,他是世界男儐相記錄保持者,馬來西亞男儐相記錄大全保持者,砂拉越男儐相千禧記錄大全保持者.至今他已為逾千對男女提供男儐相服務,堪稱世界一流男儐相.(可能我們這里比較流行用伴郎,男儐相就是伴郎的意思)
如果你能知道他多一點點,你會發現,即使是男儐相,也是汗水拼出來的.
陳明祥今年幾歲,也是男人的秘密,不過,他的生平雖然比起大粒人物沒甚麼,比起我們這些市井小民,卻大有來頭了.
在他更年輕,年紀更小時,他的愛好是學魔術表演.經常找名師指點,更跑到外地上門尋師.花了多少學費我們不知道,他的精神卻是可嘉的.經常在一些場合里,都會出現他的影子,在台上表演起魔術來.雖然他曾偷偷告訴友人,魔術主要靠道具和手腳要快.但是,要找出他們的破綻,可沒那麼容易了.
他也曾是好長一段時間的全職理髮師.雖然理髮中心是合伙開設,他卻是比較年輕和新潮的剪法.在理髮的日子里,他白天理髮,晚上卻跑到詩巫的東山路開乾盤麵攤.當年他是與家人一起拼生意,遠近朋友和顧客,都會定時光顧.
間中,如果有遇到當任男儐相服務,理髮工作就會暫時放下,乾盤麵攤位就由家人打理.
至今,他的男儐相服務和乾盤麵繼續進行.
怎麼樣,囉嗦了這麼多,有興趣了嗎?
要聯絡陳明祥?沒問題.....這是他的手機號碼019 886 5422. 或家中電話:084-338079.
Ting ming siong is a noodle master, a magician, a barber, and the most famous of him, is the world Guinness records holder of BEST MAN--you know, the one who helps the married couples. and he is also the Malaysian book of records most frequent best man, the Sarawak book of amazing facts and records of best man.
although nowadays he seldom engage in magic performance or cutting the hairs, being a noodle stall owner and be the best man, remains his trade mark.
interested to know more about him? or to be in touch with him personally? no problem, just dial 019 886 5422, or his home 084-338079.

祥記乾盤麵老板兼頭手:陳明祥,在太太協助下,勤快的工作.siong kee's boss Ting ming siong, with the help of his wife, preparing noodle for his customers.
座落在詩巫巴拉路親善飲食中心內的「祥記乾盤麵」攤位,不要小看它的規模,連外國遊客都光臨品嚐它提供的美食呢.Siong kee noodle is located at Muheeba hawker centre, Pedada road, Sibu. although the stall is relatively small, but the tasty noodle is even attracting foreign visitors.

Friday, February 22, 2008

詩巫美食:阿和牛肉麵 Sibu's good food: Aho's beef noodle

詩巫阿和牛肉麵,就座落在砂拉越最高建築--三洋大廈旁.這間牛肉麵咖啡店,已開辦了接近10年,不過,曽搬遷過,目前就設在這里.它的牛肉麵,可說是詩巫頂呱呱的,如果不是最好的.到詩巫遊玩時,有機會,應該到這家牛肉麵品嚐.三洋大廈是詩巫主要地標,遊人必到的地點之一.到了三洋大廈,自然找得到阿和牛肉麵.阿和:看過來一下.這就是阿和本人了.Aho beef noodle, if not best in Sibu, will be very tasty for many. it is located just beside Sarawak tallest building--Wisma Sanyan, at jalan Causeway. operating almost 10 years by now, it is a place worth consider a visit if you are in town. look here, ah Ho, and this is the boss himself.
阿和牛肉麵店面.a view of the shop.

古晉日本公園 Japanese garden, Kuching

古晉日本公園座落在史都東,達閩拉魯附近,也即是通向朋岭工業區的河岸邊附近.這是一座小型的城市中森林,由森林部所管轄.公園內是一座小森林,和日本式建築物.這朵磨菇很特別.the Japanese garden is in the midst of Kuching city, located somewhere in the stutong area. this garden is in between tabuan jaya and pending. this mushroom in the wood, is just attractive.
這隻蟐蛾正在享受花蜜.this moth enjoying the sucking of flower.

石隆門元宵節遊神 Bau chap goh mei procession

元宵節,石隆門黃老仙師廟,每年例必舉辦一項遊神盛會.這項當地常年盛事,吸引了眾多人士,包括遠自古晉的人,趕往超過半個小時車程,聞名的碧湖,以觀賞這項盛會.the last day of lunar new year celebration, is a day when Bau, over half an hour drive from Kuching, would celebrate this day in a grand scale, by organising annual dieties procession, which attracted many from far away, to join in the festive mood.
當地許多友族人士也參與活動.many locals, including non-Chinese, took part in the procession.
舞龍隊落力演出,深獲好評.the dragon dance performing.
石隆門小鎮中心,擠滿了觀熱鬧的人群.crowds gathered in the town centre, to catch the celebration.
  這是真正的「花車」.cars decorated with items of local culture.
美猴王和唐三藏來啦.當然還有唐僧.八戒,你在那里? figures of the Chinese fairy tales, monkey king, and others.
獻神的食品是拜神人士最喜歡的食物,認為吃了會帶來好運.offerings to the gods, are most welcome items for the worshippers, believing good luck after consuming.
  這個鼓,聲音可不小呢.it can make loud sound.
乩童強陣出擊. mediums took part in the procession.
拔毛髮保平安.pulling the hair of this god will ensure prosperity.
嗨,我們來啦.hai, how are you.
原來八戒躲在這里.the god of the pig is here.
獅隊是最強大的參與遊行隊伍.lions dancing is the main attraction.