Wednesday, September 11, 2019

My brush with cancer.

a recent post showed one in three New Zealanders will have cancer. A horrible statistics, and I became one of them. I am under the care of a new doctor, and she asked about my surgery and what it was for. I replied cancer, thyroid cancer.

It is one year since my surgery. The Cancer has not returned but I still have issues of not having a thyroid. I have Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid or low thyroid, is a disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Everyday, I have to take hormone pills.

Praise God I am still alive.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

water going round and round

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Went to Yum Cha with my NZ Chinese Women. The boss Danny Liang came personally to ask if the food is alright. The food is alright,
I was surprised by the walnut bun.It was a sweet bun with patterned brown skin. My Hongkong friends have not eaten. They reckon that they use a mold to make the pattern.
Cypress Restaurant is located 296 Dominion Road. Mt Eden, Auckland,
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

double decker boat

My great grand ma/Ah Tai had one of these double decker boats. It plied up and down the Rejang river collected dried padi and taking them to her rice mill.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoor

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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