Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In Remembrance .....



TODAY, MARKS THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF A FRIEND AND FELLOW BLOGGER, BERNARD KHOO aka ZORRO UNMASKED, WHO HAS GONE TO A BETTER PLACE. 

REST IN PEACE, MY FRIEND, AS YOU LIE ASLEEP IN THE ARMS OF OUR LORD SOON TO BE AWAKEN TO A NEW ETERNAL LIFE.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Aren't our mail safe anymore?

This is shocking. Two weeks ago, I sent a registered cover to my business associate using an envelope that was in pristine condition.

Upon receiving the cover, my business associate took photos of the envelope and sent them to me..

The condition of the envelope was appalling. Not only were the sides peppered with tears but it was ripped open. They even used a tape and crudely taped back the opening on one side. A large part of the envelope was still left open.

Fortunately there were no important documents involved. So even if they were lost, I still have copies with me.

Do I suspect that the authorities are now checking our mail? Looks like certain people are getting jumpy these days, and definitely, registered posts are no longer secured.




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

That moment has arrived ....

Two months ago, was the 20th anniversary when I first took the plunge to leave the security of the bank to venture into my own business that is related to the human development industry. I still could remember the Saturday before I left, my CEO had a long meeting with me, coaxing me to stay on. I told him I wish I could but I must make the necessary move as I have already arrived at the cross road of my life and if I didn't make a move then, I would never move at all.

Twenty years on, the painful decision that I dread most has finally arrived a month ago, i.e. whether to finally hang up my laser pointer for good as I felt I have done all I could partaking in the industry growth more so, seeing to the skill improvement of my charges.

During this time, I met many interesting people, from all walks of life and stations. But most of all, I enjoyed fully the many intellectual discourses that we had during and after each training session.  What is even amazing is that some of the participants who attended my sessions many years ago, are still in touch with me today via FaceBook and WhatsApp.

I wonder how many of you are now at that cross road of your life having to make that choice.

Friday, February 10, 2017

To donate or not to donate my blood ...

I may not have donated as many as 52 times as this guy but have been donating from time to time as and when the occasion calls for it. So would the GH or Red Cross staff be visiting our church any time sooner for their next blood donation call? Blood derived from the Catholic community is definitely non-halal? So how?



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Opening of The Top, KOMTAR, Penang

Opening of The Top, Penang's biggest indoor theme park, in the state's 68-storey KOMTAR on December 18 2016.

Pictures show the Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, and Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, touring the new tourist attraction of Penang, and politics have taken a back seat.








Saturday, December 17, 2016

We meet again, 40 years later ....

December 12 2016 was and will be a special day to remember for all ex-Merliners as we gathered for the second re-union at the Royale Chulan Mutiara Hotel. As for me, I knew many of them back then in the 70s when I was working with the hotel group (Faber Merlin) as one its managers. Although I left three years later to pursue my other careers, the rest stayed on making a name for themselves in the hospitality industry. Today, many of them, are managing international hotels overseas and some local.

For the event, ex-Merliners flew in from the Philippines, Melbourne and Bhutan to join in the occasion, and what tales we had to tell as we walked down memory lane of the time when the KL Merlin stood tall in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
To grace the event, we had the presence of the three children of the late Dato Lim Foo Yoong, Mr OB Lim, Mr OK Lim and Belinda Lim.

Everyone contributed something to make the evening a memorable one. As for me, I did my part with music.


The imposing and towering sight of the once popular Kuala Lumpur Merlin.
Remembering their roots and it all began at the KL Merlin.

Eddie Yeo (L), former GM of the Pulau Tioman Merlin with Julian Blaydes, GM of the Royale Chulan Mutiara Hotel. Julian Blaydes was once a staff of the KL Merlin.

The ladies were former secretaries and managers with the hotel.
Andre Sibert, former GM of the Pulau Tioman Merlin, and me doing a number.
It was also the moment for us to celebrate the 80th birthday of George Loong, former GM of Kuantan Merlin.
Annette Yeo (L) was the former industrial nurse based at the KL Merlin.
Belinda Lim (daughter of the late Datuk Lim Foo Yoong) with Julian Blaydes on her right and Eddie Yeo standing behind her.
The blogger entertaining the crowd.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

In Memoriam of those who perished 23 years ago.

Today, is the 23rd anniversary of the Highland Towers tragedy that took 48 lives.
Let's remember those who have lost their lives.