Monday, April 27, 2009

Residents don't like Jelapang 'frog' Hee Yit Foong

Anonymous forwarded me this advertorial page from the Sin Chew daily today. It has 600 names of voters who do not want the 'frog' Hee Yit Foong anymore. They are requesting her to resign and vacate her post. Now that she has hopped ..they want her to also hop out of their constituency....

..and to prove they mean business they took out a RM5,000 (supposedly) ad just to do so.

kk

M Indira Gandhi...Return my baby!!!

Below is a photograph of K Pathmanathan...the husband of M Indira Gandhi..who converted to Islam and also their 3 children without the knowledge of his wife Indira Gandhi. He then took the three children away from their mother 1 month ago. The Ipoh High Court on Friday April 24 instructed Pathmanathan to immediately return the 3 children to their mother

However he only handed over the elder 2 children. 1 year old Prasana is still in his cutody and neither the Police or Jakim officials know of his whereabouts nor the child. Indira Gandhi with help from the DAP team came out with these posters of the hubby and their daughter.

Its a long shot but no harm done if i post the poster on my blog. Anybody seeing this hubby with his baby please call the numbers on the poster.(click on the photo to enlarge)
thks all.

kk

Sunday, April 26, 2009

OMPH Family Carnival '09

It was my parish Family Carnival....the opening ceremony was held with the accompaniment of

..the St Michaels School Band...lively piece today.....

..Father Lai and Father Eugene........


..as always there were stalls n stalls of good food, the indian community stall was great...anyway these were some of my 'tar pau's'


..this year we had an 'animal farm', dogs, horses, calf, goats..really nice...the families loved it..especially the dog show.....

..pony rides....

... but there was alot of youth activities....a traditional malay dance danced to the tempo of an quick step Irish melody( i think so) ...most refreshing....

..this young group doing a mime to the tune of Josh Grobin's "You Raise Me Up"

...'i am strong'...apparently the audience knew the words too..

...'you raise me uppppp'......

...this young lady too knew the words......

...the youth from the rangers camp....

..their costumes were really nice....

...but the surprise of the day were these Filipino families...from nowhere..they made their presence felt...and it was wonderful of them to share their culture .....


..their children put on a splendid performance.....


...each performance originated from a different village...




..it was a great family outing...somehow this year i managed to capture the family atmosphere..
i stole a shot of this family photo...mainly because these three sisters were holding hands....how lovely...

...well until next year, from me 'Mei Mei' (below) and me ' Appico' (above)....

cheers!!!!....please watch this video danced to a song by Akon before leaving...
video

Monday, April 20, 2009

Heard on Chandan Hill


..."the fence surrounding the palace has never prevented my father from seeing the reality occurring in the state".....Raja Nazrin, during the pledge of loyalty, Special Investiture Silver Jubilee Celebration, Feb 3 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

GOPENG HAS A MUSEUM....

Two years ago i 'discovered' Gopeng when i chanced to see these friezes on the upper beams of these shop houses.

That was the first time i noticed the road Jalan Eu Kong. When i was preparing to blog about it ( April 12 2007) I "DISCOVERED" again that the chinese medical shops chain Eu Yan Sang originated from Gopeng and Eu Kong was its founder.

Yesterday a shop on that road had turned their family home into a museum. The Yaw family had lived at No 28 Jalan Eu Kong since before the 1900's ....is that cool or not!!..Now they have turned their downstairs into a museum ...below..photographs line the downstairs walls and help guide the visitor through the history of Gopeng.....

..while their living area is upstairs....below a view of the back yard...cozy huh!!!nice town house...

..they've come out with a 1 sheet map for a Heritage Walk...it is good....

.... the back page has the details of the landmarks..comprehensive enough to give you an insight ....

..the walk...Masjid Jamek..just 2 blocks down the road from the museum but you have to go through a lane to see it..built by Mandailing shopkeepers (??Mandailings?? they came from Sumatra...)

..cut across the road and you will come to these houses " Kamung Rawa" built for the Orang Rawa mining workers. Orang Rawa????..from the book Kinta Valley...'the Orang Rawa were Malay .. who were very efficient dulang miners..." Malay dulang washers...interesting huh!!

...an old Police Station??note the vents on top of the roof tiles...

..Hup Teik Soy Sauce factory....just across the road

..the chinese clan houses (l) altar at the Hainanese Association and (r) the front of the Hseng Lung Hakka Association

...go across the main trunk road, Jalan Besar, looking west and note a slight hill..they call this place "Changkat"..it was the original site for Gopengs civic quarter..because of the presence of tin they mined the area ...now there is a disused mining pond in its place...nice area though shabbily kept...definitely something that can be improved upon....


..from that spot i looked back towards town and High Street..
..later when i got back to the museum i saw this photograph..Gopeng Hill View...was it from where i was standing earlier...

..the photographs on the wall are a "must view" for all visitors... it gives you an insight to life in those times. More importantly how rich the quality of life was then..the communities of Mandailing, Rawa, Hainanese, Hakka, Malay, Orang Asli & Semai, the English...
..the temple then ....

...and now, its still standing..( i took the photo below & and posted it in black and white. another interesting point...they took good photographs those days....)

..a theatre....(Panggung Wayang Gopeng)... note the date....the design resembles the one still standing in Chemor...was it by the same architect???

..chinese village house...i still recall seeing these houses in Menglembu up till the late 80's opposite the market area...only they had zinc roofs then..with elderly inhabitants as the children had all migrated to USA and other greener pastures due to the fallen tin prices....

...a "dulang pass"....at the turn of the last century...British administrative efficiency..no doubt..

.. a map of Gopeng in 1874...how did they do it....the detail... no google...yet

...so all you readers...check out this museum at No 28 Jalan Eu Kong...its a treasure...support it by buying their maps...take a short walk around this town..probably take 2 hours tops...and bring your family and friends there for years to come just to make sure our next generation have a connection to their roots.

cheers!

kk