Sunday, January 31, 2010

Job in Penang

PY 's first job

He applied this job by himself and was very lucky to be accepted.
Well, finally out in the world on his first job. Within a few days, he was as dark as charcoal. what I have found out from him was that he has to walk about 10 minutes to reach and check his work. Good for him as he seldom exercise. First day, after returning home from work , he ate his dinner and went straight to bed. Subsequently, he started to sleep a bit late and normally by 10.00pm. he was in bed, Woke up early and left the house by 7.15 am . It took him almost 35 minutes to reach the site. He started to adapt to the traffic and left the home latest by 7.30 am . Take his breakfast at home everyday so that he could save .

PY with his new hat . Look like a field surveyor

He opened an account as required by the company, EPF account and Socso,require by Authority and still kept his previous saving account with the debit card in case he needs to buy something from Ebay.
From my recent observation, he seems to have matured and reacted well with all the site staff and contractors. The contractors are teaching and guiding him on their job .
He drove to work and was asking me why the car consumed the petrol so fast. I reminded him not to rev with the fuel pedal and reduced his bad habit of revving .
Dad, he replied, " you should seat in my car and confirm that I am cool now"
I told him that he should leave the house early and drive slowly to the site office. Maybe when half way through his journey, he should drop by some coffee shop and have his breakfast.
Normally I would do that when I was working near the Airport. Woke up early . Drove through all the stretch of road that have the most traffic jam and stopped by one my favourite coffee shop where all the contractors would be there for their morning breakfast before going to their individual site. Even for some were going over to Buttersworth for their job would stop by in the earlier hours.
Surprising some do not even know my name but only mentioned that White Hair Manager even after working together for many years under the same project. Out of curiosity, I asked one of them and he told me. I was given the nickname "Peh Mor Manager" for having the wisdom to teach and getting everybody back on track of the project. To me what was the point of scolding them when thing were done wrongly but only to teach them and ensuring that they do not repeat and but to create a preventive method

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

23/01/10 :A Very Memorable Day

Recalling Dinosaur Brain

Weng Hoo's daughter and son and P Y on the right
Went for a wedding dinner and arrived very late for the first time for we have to wait for my son who was stuck in the traffic jam while on his way back from work. During the dinner instead of sitting down and enjoying it, I was hopping from one table to the next and yapping away. My wife was asking me why I was so excited for she has never seen me like this before. Normally, I would sit down going through the daily news in my Iphone. Returning after each table exploration. I would tell her , that I saw so and so here and there. Well, most of them are my eldest brother classmate and closed friends. First was Dr. Oon Liang Siew. etc...... Long story and let start from him first.

Dr Oon is a doctor and my brother classmate in Chung Ling High School. He and Nyat Khoon have been a frequent visitor to my house. While I was studying in KL, Nyat Khoon came over from Sing
apore and both of us visited him in GH and from that day onwards, I have been disturbing him whenever I was sick. He would be giving me a full medical check up and medication in the outpatient clinic.
After my graduation, I went to see him to get another final check up before leaving for Singapore but to my surprise, he has left for his further studies ,, Thailand!! and upon checking with his fellow doctor who happened to be my eldest brother friend too. What a small world! I could not remember his name but he was very kind to give me a full body check up and telling me
that he and his wife would be migrating to UK too Maybe I should have asked Dr Liang Siew his name.

While in KL, Nyat Khoon took me to his sist
er house in Port Klang. He asked me to go through all his books and I remembered I only took a book on Work study and including a tennis racket which I returned to him at a later date. Eventually, I made a few more trips to his sister house and got to know her two daughters . On one of the trips ,I took my wife, my girlfriend then and introduced to her to Nyat Khoon 's sister.

Nyat Loo and husband

Siew Hong and husband , Siew Mei and husband

Returning to my table when a new dish has arrived, my wife popped up a question. Are the two daughters who sing very well from Port Klang here tonight? My God!, how could she still recalled them but regardless, she asked me to search for them. I went back to see Nyat Khoon 's daughter and youngest son who have been ushering all the guest . They told me that they were here . But before going to see them,I went over to see Nyat Khoon youngest sister Nyat Loo.
Found her with her husband and her family.1 boy and 3 girls. More yapping again until she took me to see the two singer, All of them were married and they introduced me to their husband. Both of them could remember me as the boy who kept talking to them in English and tonight they confessed that they were quite scare of me during that time for they could not speak well in English but in Mandarin. I started to laugh and upon returning to my table and have a quick bite on the new dish, I immediately took my wife over to see them, None stop talking again. Telling them where I have been after leaving Petaling Jaya and eventually gave them my blog address. and email too. I was very happy tonight but eventually sad for I could not see their mum, recalling how kind she was when I was in their home. I took some photo of them with my Iphone but unfortunate they did not turn up that clear. must be out of focus for too happy to see all of them

Leaving KL for Singapore was good for my career but then I was not scare at all for I have Nyat Khoon phone no with me and true enough I was offered a temporary place to stay in his sister house before being offered a boarding place by Jurong Engineering. She was here too tonight for the wedding dinner too. She told me that they have shifted from North Beach Street to a new place near Chao Chu Kang. Well, she and her husband has not changed that much except for his son who has been chubby that time.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Year 2010

Hi everyone,

I am 54 years old. Darker complexion this few days due to work and also slipped down the earth slope and managed to tear a few muscles of my left leg. The sport doctor gave me a full check up on both legs and finally warned me to stay away from work for it will not heal if I return to the site. Well, Stern warning was given by him and ended I have to put my left up and rest it on another chair and the best place that I did was in front of my computer.

You can just imagine when I squatted in the toilet, I have stretch my left leg out almost straight for I could not bend my knee. Tough it maybe but still I have to remove all the toxic substance from my body in the toilet. Thing get better when my son return home and offered me drink, lazy to walk.

Today I am feel better but still the main artery on my left leg still gives me the sensation needle feelings

All my colleague advised me not to be so active and reminded me of my age???? Wow.!!!!
I am normal but then to them I seem to be moving so fast as if nothing has gone wrong. reminding myself what the doctor advised earlier on. I started to cool down.

Stop here and need to sleep.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The New Year "2010"

I have temporary stopped writing the blog for many reasons. Well, will start this blog soon and before continuing let go back the Year 2009.

2009 events

1. Preparation for XY going to UK for his final year studies.
2. Took the whole family back to Bangkok and visited Buay 's family during Chinese New Year.
This is our first time that we traveled as a family back to Bangkok during Chinese new Year.
3. Brother Boon with his family back to Penang for a short holiday
4. Durians season in June 2009
5. XY became a Tour guide and took his friends on a Tour in Bangkok
6. XY leaving for UK on 13th September 2009
7. PY received his Dip in Civil Engr.
8. and small events that ................that cheers up the year 2009. XY 's friend visited us and ....................