Wednesday, August 24, 2016

One Big Happy Family - OMPH Family Day

OMPH Parish which currently has over 5000 families consisting of close to 40 BEC’s and stretching from Tg Rambutan and Bercham to Taman Cempaka held their Family Day Food and Fun Fair last weekend and it was great fun for all throughout the morning.
the Family Day at OMPH Church.

The event started at 9am and saw a steady stream of parishioners walking through the 41stalls offering food, games and activities.
A wide variety of food was on sale by the various BEC's 

...nuggets and burgers

.. "Spaghetti Joe" guess who...
...(l) Sarawak Laksa and (r) Pancake Shang Mee...
the large dining area 

(l) Muscleman Freddy's soft drink stall  (r) the ladies group from KL selling cakes and cookies.
There was a whole variety of foods available from designer ‘Spaghetti Joe’ meals to nasi kunyit, genuine Sarawak Laksa specially made by none other than true blue Sarawakians themselves, delicious Tom Yam bee hoon, satay and delicious cakes and bisquits made by a generous group who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur.
Banana Leaf lunch

There even was a banana leaf stall set up for lunch which was well patronized.
A team of DJ’s provided by Melvin and his brother Justin contributed a steady flow of requests throughout the event.
(l) Dishing out the song requests Melvin and Justin while Fr Masang looks on (r) RELA on duty

For the children there were game stalls and face painting, henna art and an inflatable jungle gym while a large number of the children participated in the coloring competition.
the games stalls....

...prize giving for the childrens coloring competition

...face painting and clowning around...

inflatable jungle gym....

With a wide variety of activities to occupy the time it was no wonder that whole families from young to old supported the morning.
Fr Joseph Stephen and Fr Eugene Fernandez networking with the parishioners

(l) Edwin William and family (c) Jennifer Yoon with Jonalyn and Kingsley Ho (r) Michael Duorado and JAG

Strong turnout from the families in the parish

Families and parishioners of all ages 

Mother and daughter and sisters

..families and friends

Body art is for all ages....

Pumkin and Patch (below), pets of Sr Lourdes, were helping at fund raising at the Good Shepherds stall.

Many were seen having a light meal and chatting under the huge dining tents (below) enjoying the day and listening to the DJ’s selection of music.

A note of appreciation to the participants of the cooking competition for preparing a quality menu consisting of a starter,main course and dessert.
Judges busy food tasting (l-r) Peter Bucher, Peter Chong and Elaine Wong 

...the Starters

the Main Course...Blue sea chicken rice, roast pork and Acar Fish


(l-r) the winners... Kelly Siew, Anna Chow and Ashley Wong

The last event before calling it a day was the “Guess the weight of the cake” (below)which took its last ‘guess’ at 2.15pm.
The weight of the cake was 7.8kgs and had two winners Jacinta Emmanuel and Socoro Sibatun.
(l) the Chinese group and (r) the group from St Mary's Chapel Tg Rambutan
 Overall the event was a wonderful day of friendly networking amongst family and friends from throughout the parish which prompted Fr Joseph Stephen to convey his thanks to all those for making the day a wonderful success.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Getting Ready For Merdeka 2016

Two years ago in 2014
In 2016....getting in the mood for  59 years of Merdeka
.....wrap around Jalur Gemilang at the Sky Residences SK Tg Rambutan...instil patriotism...
...while Ipoh City Council prepares the Ipoh Town Hall for the big day....
...on both sides of Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang....
...Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang in 2014, the site of the annual Merdeka march-pass and parade.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Club YBU's Cool Hari Raya / Family Day Celebration 2016.

There was activity for the whole family 

After close to a month of Hari Raya celebrations it was a pleasure to attend an open house where the guests did more than chill on Raya delicacies and pleasant conversation. 

For a change there was a some activity and that was cycling and tandems in a cool setting at the Kinta Riverwalk site.

A good morning of family bonding 

The staff of YBBUDR brought their families. Throughout the morning there was much activity and as the sun rose around noon they took a break for their brunch or lunch with the Raya spread of goodies.
Good food for a relaxing get together ....

With live music which was in the tempo of cool and relaxing kampung swing it turned out to be a cool morning. 

Cool music during your meal...

The Kinta Riverwalk with its cool shaded trees was an ideal spot for a corporate get together. 

Kinta Riverwalk...shady trees amidst a cool environment make for a cool picnic setting.

The sight of whole families cycling and using the riverwalk under the cool shade was a wonderful image of managing the environment in our midst for the benefit of good team bonding.