Friday, December 22, 2006

KAGA - 2007

KAGA 2007 was brought forward this year to Dec 22nd 2006. Details are at

Monday, November 27, 2006

College Hill Cafe - 27th Nov 2006

Having a big breakfast at College Hill Cafe before setting off our journey to the south. Sam(tukang masak) and Cynthia has being running their own cafe for the last 4 years just outside CBD of Auckland. Anyone who visit Auckland next time do stop by for a "home away home" meal at College Hill. They do serve laksa(johor type) other than the "angmoh" food.

Address: College Hill Cafe, 25 College Hill Rd, Freemans Bay, Auckland, NZ Ph: +609 3090804 Fax: +609 377 7721 (try fax them an order!!)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Auckland in action!

Auckland 2006

Visiting Auckland with the family since yesterday and Cynthia and family came down to our hotel and showed us around the city's beautiful and magnificent sites. We spend some time catching up and guess what? She brought us to the home of one of our school mate at suburb of Auckland. She is from 5B, and the last time we met was 26 years ago. Thanks god that our face DNA blueprint still intact and recognizable even though the size/shape might not the same as 26 years ago. Her eldest daughter already graduated from University.
She is Tan(ex Chai) Buoy Lan sitting on your left with Cynthia and me at backyard of Buoy Lan's home.

Auckland - 26th Nov 2006

Cynthia, Sam and their two daughters Julia and Jasmine. My family, the wife Michelle, Dylan and Samantha and my in-laws.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Salute/hormat To Our Head Girl of SIS79

Pick up this picture while googling around goofing off at work. I am proud of you, Liang Tok, especialy it's truly made in Kulai.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Live Til 100 Years Old

While at Kulai to celebrate Mother’s day two Friday ago (Vesak day weekend), I found out by accident from Jimmy that Katherine (Sew Lan) and Pauline(Siew Kiap) father just passed away. Together with Malai Wong and Jimmy, I managed to pay an impromptu visit to Kath and Paul at their father’s funeral. Glad that I am still able to recognize their residence somewhere near the Kulai’s Chinese Primary school.

Kath’s father passed away peacefully at the age of 100 years old. My immediate thought was how old is he when he was having the twins, 55? So, for those who thinking of having more kids, you probably have 10 more years to be on-par.

I did met Kath’s sister “Miss” Foo and her husband Mr. Clerence, our lower secondary math and commerce teacher respectively. What a silly question when I asked where are they teaching now? Where both are on pension from teaching and are in their sixties??? Maybe the question should have posted to their daughter (adult looking) instead who is sitting across the table…Times flied….

Attached is the picture taken on Malai Wong and Jimmy, out of respect I did not include the Foo's whom are too exhausted for the photo shoot.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Choon Seong - The Pianist

Akan Datang....

Desperate Housewifes

This space is reserved to mothers who are slaving themselves raising up kids in the demanding urban jungle....akan datang..

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mr. Tee - The Tree Man

Tee Swee Ping § Assistant Director (Arboriculture Streetscape West) §National Parks Board, not sure what it meant but for sure got nothing to do with mathematics. I now know why I did not do well for my Form5 maths.

I have an impromptu coffee chat with him last Friday. The last time I met him was about 16 years ago when I was on holiday back from the US. His office at Gateway West happens to be located next to my client’s office that I frequent weekly. Mok’s office also around the proximity and I believe Billy’s too. His department will soon be relocating back to their HQ at the Botanic Garden. Do pay him a visit next time when you are at the Botanical Garden.

All these while he has being working for the "garmen" of Singapore, iron rice bowl, unlike my which was made of porcelain and vapourware broken many years ago. His wife is teaching at a high school somewhere in Singapore, so is our physic teacher, Mr. Chai, according to him! Don’t be surprise one of these days if you bump into your former teacher at your kids’ parent session.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

KAGA2006 - 25/01/2006

The Kulai Ah Beng golfers met again on Wednesday, 25th January 2006 at the Jurong Country Club. Green speed is 8.526....very the fast. Fairway is superb and weather is sunny. 18 golfers, about half are from Kulai teed off at 1PM.

We adjourned to JCC Ban Heng Restaurant for a get together dinner where awards were presented by organizers Billy and Jackson.

This year our “marathon” man Jackson Tan (Chin Pin) went home with the KAGA2006 trophy. Wonder when he will stop winning. Biggest buaya went to KC Lim. I got a bottle of Australian vintage wine (hand carried back from the downunder according to the sponsor) that labeled most hardworking??? Non golfer… it’s a reward for “value for money played”, hit the most strokes!

All of us left home by 9PM in time for the family, just like any other day of hard work at the office. Choon Siong has already started suggesting we make it a bi-annual event. He can’t wait to show off his new handicap ….. Til then perhaps KAGA2006.5

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Surprise Visit by Kiwis

Cynthia Cheong Lee Yin has surprisingly shown up at my doorstep on 7th January 2006 afternoon, after missing in contact for several years. For those who do not recall who is this tycoon “tai tai” looking friend, her family used (or still) to own some Chinese medicine shops at Kulai main road.

Cynthia and husband Sam (i call him tukang masak) who was a trained culinary grad from New Hampshire college, USA are now proud owner of a cafe/deli shop in suburban of Auckland New Zealand. In the background are my wife Michelle, children Dylan and Samantha. Cynthia's children Julia and Jasmine who were at their teenage parent withdrawal syndrome did not tag along to see their mummy's boring old friends, instead, they have chosen to roam the shopping strips at Orchard road.