Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sibu Lake Garden 詩巫湖濱公園

 this is the cafeteria of Sibu Lake Garden. where is it? just opposite the general hospital, within the residential area. any idea? go check it out....
知道這里是甚麼地方嗎?詩巫最新景點區,湖濱公園旁的飲食中心.潮濱公園在那里?詩巫醫院對面的住宅區內.

Christmas party by the lake garden 湖濱公園的聖誕節慶祝

 a Christmas dance, as taken through glass wall of the lake garden in Sibu, a new destination just opposite the general hospital. 這張相片是透過玻璃窗拍的,有點濛,詩巫5哩衛理公會聖恩堂聖誕節慶祝會,在湖濱公園內舉行.這里是詩巫最新的一個景點.在醫院對面住宅區內.
 這座建築最特別,也可以舉行活動. this building is the most spectacle place within the lake garden.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

報佳音 Spreading the Good News

2010年詩巫聖誕節聯合大遊行.天氣良好,萬人空巷,大家爭看遊.遊行報佳音隊伍宣揚 "神愛世人,甚至將祂的獨生子賜給他們”....的大好消息. 2010 Christmas carolling was held in Sibu last night, spreading the Good News of the born of Jesus, the Son of God.
 東方的三博士來晉見耶穌. wise men looking for Jesus.
 大人,小孩,嬰兒齊歡慶.children riding bicycles, carolling for Christmas.
 叔公提蠟燭報佳音. grand uncle joining in the carolling.
 年輕人,快快樂樂報佳音. young boys and girls with joyful spirit.
 嘩!街舞迎聖誕? street dance celebrating Christmas.
 這是甚麼?牛角...吹起號角,救主誕生了. blow the horn of bull, spreading the Good News.
 聖誕老人彈起吉他,唱起聖誕歌曲來. this is local Santa, playing a guitar.
 媽媽,孩子踏著腳車報佳音. cycling around in the procession.
 小聖誕老人和聖誕俪娜送糖給大家吃.
 表弟參與錫安堂的報佳音隊. my cousin, caroling among the crowd.
 牧羊人拖著”小聖嬰”遊行.
 聖誕老人分派糖給大家了.
 這是真正的”獨行俠”,自己一個人參加遊行. this is truly a lone ranger.
 聖誕泡泡吹起,孩童樂開懷. bubbles filling the air, to the joy of the children.
 聖誕儷娜不是分派禮物,是分吃署片. sharing chips, don't forget to share Jesus as well.
 天恩堂的”福音火車”最具特色. this is the best float, train spreading the Good News.
戴起”十架”,宣揚耶穌. cross on the heads.

Friday, December 17, 2010

放天燈 祝願新年好 hoping for good luck with the flying of lantern

 天燈,又叫孔明燈,現代人以此來傳達一個心願.甚麼心願,當然只有自己知道啦...禮莉和阿柏一家都來了. this lantern is different from the moon cake festival. with the burning of candle, hot air rises, carry the lantern to the heaven, bringing along the hope of goodwill and good luck.
小姐,小妹,快快樂樂燃放天燈,祝願明年會更好.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

photography outing with Miss Yii 俞老師的第一課

 詩巫聖伊麗沙白中學老師俞碧琳,喜歡拍照,苦於無良師.終於找上詩巫攝影學會.黃子錦成為她的第一位”老師”.教老師拍照!!子錦,有沒有壓力? Miss Yii is a teacher of St. Elizabeth Secondary School in Sibu. she is interested in photography, with her Nikon D90, a birthday gift from her two sisters, she try very hard to learn how to take GOOD pictures. finally, she get in contact with the Photographic Society of Sibu, and many turn up to give our teacher a good lesson. Stephen Wong is her first teacher.
 詩巫攝影學會理事齊出動,老師的面子夠大了.如果再教不會,只好辭職謝罪,不幹了.里面有阿周,卡立,子錦,阿昌及老婆,還有本人. Ah Chiew, Khalid, Ah Chong and Yenn Ling, Stephen Wong and my humble self, together with Miss Yii.
 當老師遇到學生時,情況就是這樣.因為老師自己也當起學生來. when teacher meet her students....this is the situation. because the teacher is a student now.
老婆年輕,漂亮,當然是最理想的模特兒.陳永昌和陳雁玲,就是最佳拍檔.husband and wife can be very good photography partners, just like ah Chong and Yenn Ling.
阿東沒帶相機,只好看人家放天燈了. Ko Tung has nothing to do, but watch other playing with "goodwill lantern".

聖誕樹 Christmas Trees

 乾盤麵聖誕樹. Christmas tress looks like Foochow mee.

聖誕樹真高! mame, the tree so tall.

四腳蛇闖入民宅 monitor lizard at the backyard

my neighbour's backyard, a monitor lizard accidentally roamed in, cannot get out. the lizard quite big in size, around 5 foot, just like a small crocodile. 四腳蛇誤闖民宅,能進不能出.結果四處要突圍.不知躲到那里.害我去後花園收拾我的”花財產”都要步步驚魂.怎辦?

Friday, December 10, 2010

峇哥地主呈請願書 Bako Land Owners' PETITION

60歲商人,黃其會,今晚在砂拉越漳泉聯合會20周年會慶時,代表峇哥被徵收土地地主,向晚會主宾,砂拉越首席部長泰益瑪目提呈一份請願書,尋求首長協助峇哥地主,在徵收土地一事上,給予地主更合理的賠償.峇哥被徵收土地地主,詩巫委員會主席是黃廣杜,他的手機號碼:016 862 3657.
a representative of Bako Land Rights Committee, Sibu, Wong Kee Hui, present a petition letter to the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Taib Mahmud, requesting assistance in better compensation for the land owners, whose land has been acquired by the government for development purposes. Wong present the petition during a dinner in Sibu, tonight. the chairman of the Bako Land Rights Sibu Committee, is Mr. Wong Kwong Toh, handphone number 016 862 3657.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

million Ringgit mansion in Kuching 古晉百萬豪宅

這間在古晉3哩Sunny Hills的半獨立屋,售價超過120萬令吉,相信嗎?它建好好的,里面甚麼都有,屋主只要搬進去住就可以了.外表看起來,並不怎麼起眼,可是價錢卻是挺不錯的.有人有興趣嗎?我如果能賺到一點"康美昌"(commission)也是很不錯.....this is a million ringgit semi-detached house in Kuching. it is fully furnished, buyer just need to move in, everything is readied. if you can not buy one, let's just be salesman is just nice as well, the commission must be very attractive. what do you think? it is at 3rd mile "Sunny Hill", Kuching.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

峇哥地主,無語問蒼天! the Bako land owners' dilemma

 現年58歲的Mohamad Bin Matsah, 與任老師的太太,原本計劃要在退休時,將父親在峇哥甘榜巴西布迪(Pasir Puteh)的一塊2.36依甲土地,做為他兩告老的退休生活中心.種種椰子,水果和蔬菜,日子也不難過,生活要求也不高.與他們在一起的,還有父親和一名妹妹.但是,今年8月間的一書通告,卻是他們夢魘的開始.因為,要將他們的土地徵收,做為”發展”用途.所提供的賠償,真的很難讓他們可以再買到一塊土地,做為養老的地方.難怪他們要伸出無奈的雙手,似乎在向人表達,那種”無語問蒼天”的心聲.

this is the story of 58 years old Mohamad bin Matsah, who has just retired, and is thinking of utilized a piece of land from his father, 80 years old Matsah bin Naser, planting some coconut trees, fruit trees, doing some gardening for vegetables. living a simple life is OK for him and his wife when they were old. but this "Big Plan" is tarnished by a small piece of letter in August this year, telling them that, their piece of 2.36 acres land, is being acquired for "development" purpose. from the amount of compensation, they really don't expect to get another piece of land, needless to mention the same size, just to get hold of a foothold is very difficult for them. no wander they have to react in such a way, as if giving up hope for any plan of their retirement.
峇哥大路旁,接近青山岩地方,砂拉越這塊土地上好難找到的一座養鴨農場--”隆升綜合農場”,它的背後山坡上,剷泥車正逐步的將山坡削為平地,移走泥土,將這座原本要遠離城市的農場,變身為另一個現代化城市的發展中心一部份.面對”山河色變”,已在這里養鴨許多年的這座農場,原本是應那種高調的”走入農業”的崇高呼聲,而選擇傻傻笨笨的幾辛苦經營.養鴨還不能夠賺到多少錢,卻先要面對農場被”騎劫”的窘境--土地被徵收了.看著這幾千隻”笨笨”的肥鴨,還在那兒拼命的喝著已被污染的溪水,在開始呈現黃色的小溪中游盪,殊不知已大難臨頭,隨時準備被”斬首”,做為別人的桌上佳餚.鴨主蔡先生,正做著最壞的心理準備....

there is a duck farm just beside the main road leading from Kuching town to Kampong Bako. a Taiwan graduate came back home many years ago, thinking of great plan for his duck farm, may be developing into one of those biggest in the state, not to mention dreaming of the biggest in the country. dream you can, with most enthusiastic consideration, especially by the encouragement of so called "venturing into agriculture" for the benefit of the country and its people. but his dream is literally "shattered" by the same piece of paper, telling him to step aside for "development". with the compensation enough to buy a few thousand of ducks anywhere he choose to breed them. he has no choice, but to leave....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Opening Soon!! 終於要開幕了

 詩巫文物館,或其他甚麼名稱的,忘了.總之,這座詩巫市議會舊大廈,具有歷史性的建築物,幸好沒有面對被拆除的命運,被保留下來,並且修建為”詩巫民族文化中心”.可是,拖了不知多久,据稱連經費都是預付的,卻不見完工,直到今天.現在,終於要開幕了.希望這次是真的...
Sibu Heritage Centre, built on the old building of Sibu Municipal Council, which is vacant for quite some time already. the renovation of this centre really took very very long time. now, hopefully and finally, it is going to open soon.

Malaysia only one--Pasar Malam whole year round 馬來西亞唯一全天候夜市

 詩巫的夜市,每晚6點前開始擺賣.白天,這里是市區道路和停車位.到了晚上,它就是步行街,車輛禁止進入.而且,全馬來西亞,只有詩巫的夜市是全天候的,一年365天.所以說,這是全國找不到的夜市.規模不是很大,也有數十個攤位.夜晚熱鬧起來時,也是一個很好參觀的地點,有道地美食,用品,服裝.
this is the only one in Malaysia, which is opening all year round. every evening around 6pm, the place is stop for traffic, no cars, but for walking and hawker stalls, which is called "Pasar Malam". this is Sibu, a big town beside the majestic Rajang River, in the central of Sarawak.