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May
09

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17
Apr
09

i am back (again :) )

I just came back from my China business trip. Was in China from 21st March until 14th April, almost 4 weeks for business trip. I am not that busy lately but somehow I lost the fire to update my blog. Hopefully with this blog entry my blogaholic will return πŸ™‚

Writing this blog entry using Microsoft Live Writer which seems to be a nice tool, will explore more on this later.

I have plenty of things to be uploaded into my blog, these are the to-dos:

– Wedding photos, China trip’s photo, about life and works, etc etc.

At the moment this is just a quickie, will blog again very soon!

Cheers!

16
Oct
08

13th Oct 2008, Officially Mr & Mrs Chong

Yeah ! Finally we have gone through our wedding registration without any incidents πŸ™‚ Well initially we thought our wedding registration will have to be put on hold as there’s a small fine print in the wedding registration form stating that if one is from other district, he/she should stay at least 7 days in Kuching prior to wedding registration. Well luckily that rules applied only if he/she having the wedding registration done at the government office. Our registration is done at the Teo-Chew association hence that rule does not apply. Lucky us πŸ™‚ Below are some of the photos to share with you guys!
The ever famous Statutory Declaration, well, mine was not as 'juicy' as the one by Bala, just a declaration that I am single and not married anywhere. I am not sure whether in west Malaysia this is a requirement or not, but over here if the other half is from west Malaysia, then a Statutory Declaration is required. Very serious neh.

The ever famous Statutory Declaration, well, mine was not as 'juicy' as the one by Bala, just simple statement declaring that I am single and not married anywhere. Not sure whether this is required over West Malaysia or not, but here if the other half is from West Malaysia, a SD is required, very serious de neh πŸ™‚

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We sat around the conference style table with the registration officer sitting in the middle. We felt like attending a board meeting more than wedding registration πŸ˜› The officer briefed us on some of the clauses in relation to Malaysia Marriage Law.

Putting my signature onto the wedding certificate. Sort of a contract signing ceremony whereby both party and the witness need to sign the paper.

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My ah dear sign the document as well. No turning back from here onwards πŸ˜›

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The wedding officer asked why our signature looks alike. Hehe, no choice both of us having the same surname (but different chinese character). Anyway my wife said this officer looks like Mario (the plumber in the Super Mario game) πŸ˜›

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The "I DO" segment πŸ™‚ Well not as romantic as what we have seem zillion-th times on the TV but yet a very special moment for both of us.

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Our wedding ring, bought from Poh Heng in Singapore. We like the simple design. Unfortunately it is not a 'comfort fit' version but that's alright for us.

Our wedding ring, bought from Poh Heng in Singapore. We like the simple design. Unfortunately it is not a 'comfort fit' version, but that's alright for us. We noticed that Singapore's gold has more shine to it as compared to Malaysia's gold.

Exchanging our wedding ring. Actually the wedding registration does not include a ring exchange ceremony. The officer just said that the wedding registration is complete, we can proceed with what ever ceremony that we want to carry on.

Exchanging our wedding ring. Actually the wedding registration does not include a ring exchange ceremony. The officer just said that the wedding registration is complete, we can proceed with what ever ceremony that we want to carry on. So we fast-hand-fast-leg exchange our wedding ring.

) He is a nice chap in deed.

Group photo with Mr Mario, err i mean Mr Goh the wedding registration officer πŸ™‚ He is a nice chap in deed.

All in all the whole process lasted about 30 minutes. Faster that what we would imagine. Anyway, 13th October 2008, a date which we changed our status from ‘single’ to ‘married’, a date which we will never forget (I hope I will not forget even for once else she will definetely scream at me πŸ˜› ). The whole feeling of getting married have yet to sink in, IΒ guess in the coming weeks we will start to realize slowly what being married really feels like πŸ˜‰ But this is only the first part of the whole marriage process, as we still got our Chinese wedding ceremony to go through.

That’s all for this post now, later if I have time I will post another blog about our wedding photo shot session. Yah I went through the whole photo shot session without loosing my temper and survived it πŸ˜› Will share with you guys later.

Cheers from Kuching!

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03
Sep
08

Dragon Fruit

I guess many people has eaten, or at least seen a Dragon Fruit before (aka Pitahaya or η«ιΎ™ζžœ/ιΎ™η ζžœ, see Wikipedia). But seldom people know how does a Dragon Fruit tree looks like, and not many has seen how beautiful the flower looks like before it transformed into Dragon Fruit. Ok maybe you have seen the tree but I bet you have not seen the flower. The reason for this is that the flower only flourished in the night so unless you plant the fruit or you pass through a Dragon Fruit farm at night, most probably you don’t know what the flower looks like.

So you are in luck πŸ™‚ Your truly, erm… actually my dad plant some Dragon Fruits and I managed to snap some photo to share with you. Here goes…

Dragon Fruits tree. It is from the cactus family.

Dragon Fruits tree. It is from the cactus family. Father planted about 20 bunch of it.

Dragon Fruit flower blooms at night. It is a very pretty and smells nice too. The flower is quite huge, almost 2 or 3 times my hand.

Dragon Fruit flower blooms at night. It is a very pretty and smells nice too. The flower is quite huge, almost 2 or 3 times the size of my hand.

A look from another angle. The flower also known as Moonflower or Queen of the Night. Pretty name for a beautiful flower πŸ™‚

Father is 'manually' transfering the pollen from one flower to another. This is because the flower only blooms at night so that's no natural agent that do the job. If you don't do it manually, all you will end up with is just a pretty flower, no fruit at all πŸ™‚

Some flower is quite high so have to use chair and climb up. Dad is camera shy that's why he is not facing the camera directly πŸ™‚ Sorry for the half-nude photo because that's how my dad like to be. Mum is shouting from house that asking my dad to wear cloth as his son is taking his photo and going to post on internet. Sorry dad, too late... hehe... I hope mum wouldn't mind.

As you can see, there's plenty of flower and I tell you it smells so nice.

As you can see, there are many flowers blooming at the same time. The flower will last only 1-2 nights so you got to transfer the pollen immediately if you see the flower blooms. The smells in our garden that night was really nice πŸ™‚ Again dad is turning his back towards me.

This is how the flower looks like in the next day. All closed and ready to tranform into juicy sweet fruit.

This is how the flower looks like in the next day. All closed and ready to transform into juicy sweet fruit.

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1-2 weeks later(sorry not sure) the dragon fruit will turn into red color. It is ripe now and ready to be serve....into my stomach πŸ™‚

Hope you guys (especially those staying in BIG city) now have a clearer understanding about Dragon Fruit πŸ™‚

Cheers!




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