Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rejang River

This was part of Rejang River near to Sibu. Both sets of my grand parents lived on the bank of the river. Swimming in the pristine water is a bygone experience. At my maternal grandparents, a sandbar had silted up and the boat/express boat no longer come to berth on the pontoon.
Yesterday, my nephew Wayne posted photos of his daughter eating the Jungle butter/ Enkabang . When we were young, we were excited to find a Enkabang nut aka helicopter nut. We had a game of launching the helicopter. When it was time to go home, we split up the helicopter and shared the nut and ate them raw.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

K for Kwong Kouk

K for Kwong Kok

The 1880 Advertisement Inviting Chinese Settlers To Sibu
Reading this blog on the advertisement by Patricia Hului, I have a strong conjecture that my great GrandFather, the late Chan Kwong Kuok@Ling Chiew @ Wan Chiong. was one of the leaders who replied to that ad.
He was born in 1870, in China died 1937 aged 70 in China,
He was a Siew Cai and was a principal in the village,
A Mr. Tong Keng Chiew founded the Kwong Nang Seng Agricultural Co. in August 1907 and appointed My Great Grand Dad to be the governor of the company. He traveled first class.
He led the second Cantonese batch, with 78 illiterate workers.. They planted 10,000 pepper vine and 100 rubber trees.
He led 4 batches, and my grandfather Kee seng came in the second batch in 1918.Women and children came on the second batch.
His legacy, he co-founded a school which is still in operation to date.
Original by Patricia Hului - February 27, 2019

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Monday, September 24, 2018

My walk with Cancer

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Unexpectedly two months ago I have been told of my predicament. I started to write as Part II of this book.

4 weeks ago, I had a surgery to remove 2 cancerous nodules and had a thyroidectomy. The surgery was fine, but like people who had their thyroid gland removed, they need medication for life, and constant checking to see if the cancer has returned. I wrote this book to help anyone who might be face with this.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Book CV 2018 ann


Ann Kit Suet Chin-Chan.

Ann Kit Suet Chin is a New Zealand Chinese writer. She was born in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. She attended Methodist Primary and Secondary School in Sibu. She graduated from Windsor University in Canada, Auckland University and Auckland University of Technology.

Ann is the fourth child of the late John Chan Hiu Fei and Mary Kong Wah Kiew. She is married to Chin Chen Onn, PhD. She has three surviving children, Deborah, Gabrielle and Sam. Her third child, Andrew died when he was a baby and is the inspiration of her first book.

作者 陈洁雪