Friday, March 29, 2013

Holy Thursday 2013

Holy Thursday (sometimes also referred to as Maundy Thursday) fell on March 28 this year.
Holy week has so much of history.....like the Last Supper...while Jesus is having his meal with the disciples he says that he will be betrayed by one of his disciples who is sitting at the table...
...then ...he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, wrapped a towel around his waist. , poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet ..those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean.

And you are clean, though not every one of you.” .. For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
 Holy Thursday is notable for being the day to bring in the Holy Oils from the Chrism Mass: .....
 .....which consists of chrism oil, oil of the sick and oil of catechumens.....The oil of the catechumens and chrism are to be used on the coming Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil for the baptism and confirmation of those entering the Church.
The Holy Oils are blessed by the Bishop in an elaborate ceremony attended by Churches throughout the Diocese (below is a ceremony held last year at St Josephs's Church Batu Gajah)

The service concludes with a procession taking the Blessed Sacrament to the place of reposition

...At the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus prays ....awaiting to be betrayed and taken away by the soldiers ...Jesus's asks his disciples Peter, James and John to stay awake with him but they fall asleep...
                                Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church (OMPH)
                                Our Lady of Lourdes
                               St Michaels Church

KK



            

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Holy Week 2013

Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week 
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Visit to Kuala Kangsar October 2012 (2)..Yat Lai Restoran

I was staying overnight...and i need my type of food...basic and not too exotic (ie when i am on the move)...so discovered this quaint shop 'Yat Lai Restoran'....the menu is basic but wholesome.
...its easy to find..on Jalan Kangsar...on the same roundabout that takes you to Jalan Istana..note the balcony that extends outwards over the lane...wonder what year was this built?...SJK (C) Tsung Wan is just a block away.
..had my breakfast and later my lunch over here
..breakfast was the basic chinese breakfast of 2 soft boiled eggs with pat yow/ soya sauce and pepper and toasted  local village bread to go with it..btw...the coffee here was super ( well for me at least) not too creamy and right quantity of milk....Old Town White Coffee...pls step aside..hahaha
 ...whilst waiting for the eggs to boil....checked out the place..time 9am...cool and peaceful...
...the floor was wonderfully clean...nice marbled tabletops....
..a view from the staircase....note the colored glass above the windows...lends for a different perspective...
 ...lunch....was beef and ginger rice....with F&N Orange ( this shop i realised is halal and does not serve beer or the like) ..good too....spend less u know!!...the lunch crowd is good...
 ...nice to see whole families having their meals together...good muhibbah feel about the place....
 ...i  was taking so many shots the proprietor gestured to me that i could go upstairs...
....lovely large mirrors at the top of the stairs....with tons of space....cozy spot to work with a laptop (if tidied up that is..)
....the balcony....think this place could be put to more productive use...
...unfortunately the place closes by evening....check it out.

cheers!

kk



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Visit to Kuala Kangsar. October 2012

Visited Kuala Kangsar last weekend, sorry/ maaf.... the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar.
....always thought the town was lovely and scenic...so checked it out ...and yes i stayed the night at....where else...the KK Rest House lah!










 ..the view from the rest house cafe balcony...scenic as ever...though i actually preferred the old rest house...oh well...








..they don't have a swimming pool ...but the public pool is just next door...entrance is free ...didn't have time for a swim ..but it looked real clean...(you know la...public??)








...but the bedroom was spacious...super basic....charge was RM150..











 .was on the 1st floor...though the elevator has not yet been commissioned...even though (i was told) the establishment has been opened for over a year...maybe more.

whatever...the air-con was good and i managed to get a good nights rest....wifi is available only at the cafe and lobby...not in the rooms.

more to come....cheers!

kk

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tea @ Ananda Bhawan,,......April 2012

I was asked to join a friend for tea...at Ananda Bhawan/ oldtown..
















....i seldom take tea after work...it spoils my dinner....anyway this place was busy coz it had a wide variety of food...even a street vendor.....






..busy coz this place has a wide menu


















...some not stated on the list









the tables were busy with coming's and goings of customers...















...and i ended up with this huge 'masala thosai'...it was fill..ll..ing











and i was tempted to try these ladu-ladu!!!,,,but of course i resisted...








...anyways it is a nice place...interesting tea menu...haven't tried their lunch or dinner yet...








..and interesting place...its environment adds that different dimension of multi-cultural Ipoh......btw its just round the corner from the Old Town (i mean the Original and traditional Old Town) coffee shops...








..check it out...i'm sure you will enjoy the atmosphere as much as the menu..

cheers!

kk

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