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THE MESSAGE NO. 141 AUGUST 2013
SPONSORED BY LIM PAK HENG



RANDOM JOTTINGS

My mind seems to be blank. Yes there are not many things happening among mesians, to be frank. For everybody's sake, I may make a few jottings about some encounters.
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Our mentor's care-giver one day phoned me. With anxiety I answered the call thinking something had happened to the patriarch! You know what was her request? "Tell me where to buy those so tasty curry puffs? Uncle likes those curry puffs you brought the other day." Lai Mei said.
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I felt so relieved on hearing that. So I told her that there is a stall down in Taman Desa Damai. The one stall whose business is on a bigger scale where Mee rebus is also available, on the way out on the left hand side. There the stall keeper sells wonderful curry puffs.
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On the following visit, I inquired if she got the curry puffs for our mentor. Yes, she did. She confirmed that the stuff was so very nice.
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A phoned call came from Haji Abdul Halim from the cat city across the South China Sea. To the distant caller, I apologize for missing the call.
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Oh! That made me to recall my wandering to Cheras to see an old buddy. After a frantic search, finally I entered an old folks home. Lee Sai Kan was the classmate that I wanted to see. Sai Kan has been shifted from the home in Ampang. Now he asked me how to get him out. Well, I told him he should beg those people who put him in! He speaks with trembling lips now. I asked him what happened. Stammering, he confided it has something to do with a Prof. Parkinson!!
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Lim Pak Heng from deep and distant PAHANG, phoned one day saying, "I'm trying out your article the course suggested by a doctor to remove my gall stones. Unfortunately before completing it, tomorrow will be father's day. My children are giving me a big treat to celebrate. So I have to abandon the five days apple juice treatment. I'll restart the course again after the big feed." Well, good luck, Pak Heng. When there is a treat we must eat, isn't it? Started your second course now? What are the results?
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Loh Kok Keong from Sabah also gave me a few calls. He is always concern about the well-being of our mentor. One of his calls came during the height of the recent haze. He said over there the smog was not that unbearable.
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While walking out of the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, a car almost bang me to send me back to the hospital if not for the driver who knew me well. Who was he? He was from Rawang - G. Kumarasamy, "Hey, Suy Sang I am coming to the hospital. What are you doing in there?"
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WHAT WAS I DOING IN THE HOSPITAL?

Good news, I have not been taken ill. Bad news, someone in my house has fallen down. Yes, she had a tumble, head first. The knock on the concrete floor caused a concussion and then confusion. After a few days it became a severe headache. Scans showed hemorrhage. What confusion? Speech distortions. Babbling of undecipherable things. We sought treatment here and there. She is confined to home nowadays. I am a care-giver these days!

Lem Foong Tee also texted me. Sorry I was not free. Before that we have met. We have gone to see her sis Fong Yong too.



AND HERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY FROM FOONG TEE

So one day I drove over to Foong Tee's house in Taman Desa. We sat down and talked about old times. It is good to talk about the past to reminisce about events gone by. She told me that when she came down to KL in the 1950s she stayed in, in the Bukit Nanas convent. It was like army life staying as a hostelite. Every day the convent enforced a rigid schedule. After getting up and dressing up, the lodgers of the convent had breakfast. Each student must completely finish eating the food on the plate. Nothing was to be leftover as it is a rule the convent to discourage wastage.

Then they go for chapel.

The day's of classroom study began. That was routine - like all school teaching okay. The most giggling part of convent life was taking bath. They bathed together in a cluster. "Well, we teenage damsels were in our birth suits as we poured dippers of water over our fair and soft protruding bodies. Who could see but the nuns only! There were giggles endlessly." said Foong Tee.

After dinner, the nuns took the girls for a stroll around the school field. In the evenings it was study time under the ever watchful hawk-like eyes of some nuns who never seem to know what is off-duty. Study was study and no nonsense; could anyone be lazy? Good thing, in their study students might seek guidance from the nuns.

Lights off was at 10.00 and after that the lodging house was reigned by dead silence like it was at a cemetery.

Day in and day out they stayed in, totally cut off from without. They have no contact with the outside world. Results? They came out to be tops in their respective examinations results. Few were the so-called dropouts.

Once a month, the hostel lodgers were allowed to go home. One year was enough for our lady. The next year she was free and so was the next three.


ATE AT A SINO-MALAY EATERY


After listening to Foong Tee's story, I felt she deserved a lunch treat from me. At the Hailam Chicken Rice shop we have lunch. Another anecdote arose. That place was a shop owned by Chinese. Yet the person who swung the chopper at the chicken on the chopping board was a scarf-wearing Malay lady probably in her 30s. What about the waiters, waitresses, the helpers, and the boss? They were a potpourri of culturally attired Malay ladies and Chinese. At the counter I encountered the boss, a typical Chinese lady who spoke in Cantonese. She is probably a Hainanese judging from the shop's signage and its tra



ZEN PHILOSOPHY

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone.
2. Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.
3. No one is listening until you pass wind.
4. Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.
5. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
6. If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.
7. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
8. If at first you don't succeed, sky-diving is not for you.
9. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
10. If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.
11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
12. Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree. Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
13. Good judgment comes from bad experience and most of that comes from bad judgment.
14. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
15. There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.
16. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
17. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
18. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our arse then things just keep getting worse.
19. Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
20. You ask credit I no give, you get mad. I give credit you no pay, I get mad. It is better you get mad.



A KNEE PAINS CURE STORY

NOTE: the "I" in this story is not the editor of this newsletter. It is somebody who has tried out the drink and got cured of the knee pains.

I was experiencing weak knees while climbing stairs for a few months before that. Well, I tried the concoction as mentioned below and it works! Some of you may attribute this to:-
a). A coincidence?
b). A placebo effect?
c). Plain lucky?

Whatever it is, all this does not matter. I do not have weak knees anymore. I am not saying that cartilage has grown. That I don't know. Now I am just taking it once a week and have been able to walk up and down a steep road (1 in 7.5 gradient for the major part) 3 times a week, half hour each time.

For this, I am most grateful to the author and Tony Liew who circulated it to me. A Simple Drink For Healing Your Knees! No harm taking this was it has all natural ingredients. Many elderly folks are having this problem these days. After drinking, knees will grow its own cartilage!!!

Please NotecNot For Children! For Adult's Consumption Only:-
- 5 stalks of lemon grass + 2 green apples (can cut it into pieces)
- Enough water to cover and boil till soft, then drink.
- No salt, sugar or MSG please.
Make sure it's on slow fire (best use slow cooker). You can drink this every day and see what happens.



10 LAWS THAT NEWTON FORGOT


1. LAW OF QUEUE: If you change queues, the one you have left will start to move faster than the one you are in now.
2. LAW OF TELEPHONE: When you dial a wrong number, you never get an engaged one.
3. LAW OF MECHANICAL REPAIR: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.
4. LAW OF THE WORKSHOP: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
5. LAW OF THE ALIBI: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire.
6. BATH THEOREM: When the body is immersed in water, the telephone rings.
7. LAW OF ENCOUNTERS: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
8. LAW OF THE RESULT: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will!
9. LAW OF BIOMECHANICS: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
10. LAW OF COFFEE: As soon as you sit down for a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
How can NEWTON the greatest inventor of our times be left behind. :NEWTON STRIKES BACK WITH LAW NO 11.
THE LAW OF MOTION: LOOSE MOTION CANNOT BE DONE IN SLOW MOTION!

WHOA!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


 Hari Raya Bulan

*SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI*
MAAF ZAHIR & BATIN




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE FOLLOWING IN AUGUST


Birthday Cake - Green


No.
NAME
BIRTHDAY
1
MOHD. SHAH MD. YUSOF
AUG 4
2
TG. DATO IBRAHIM TG. SULAIMAN
AUG 6
3
WONG KEM CHIN
AUG 7
4
BRIAN FOENANDER
AUG 8
5
WONG SWEE SANG
AUG 8
6
HASSAN LONG
AUG 10
7
AU ZI SHOI
AUG 11
8
A. VELLAIYATHAM
AUG 14
9
HJ. MOKHTAR MATPIAH
AUG 14
10
LIONG HA
AUG 14
11
FONG SHEK PHOOI
AUG 15
12
MOHD RAZLAN MARZUKI
AUG 16
13
ROSLY JOHAR
AUG 20
14
ZULKIFLI BIN MOHD ARIFFIN
AUG 27


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