In the festive flurry of the last few months, our gatherings with friends and relatives were made more memorable with the abundance of good food – Penang style. For that, we graciously thank the good Lord for His blessings.
In Penang, the local fare has long been labeled as ‘the best’ in Malaysia. Now the reputation has spread far and wide, thanks to Robin Barton of Lonely Planet who placed Penang in the #1 spot of foodie destinations worldwide.
Click on the following news links to read all about it:
As Robin Barton noted…. the most commonly heard phrase in this part of the world is…. “Have you eaten yet?” which inevitably leads to… “join us for (a meal)….” or “let’s go for (a meal)….”. Hence, sussing out the best places that serve the tastiest local cuisine is a daily affair and practically a national pastime.
Until the next post, it is time to prepare some goodies from Mary’s Kitchen for tea.
Praise and thank the merciful God for healing Christeela through His Mother Mary! Belief, faith and trust in God can achieve wonders. Amen
Hello everyone, it has been a whirlwind of activities whizzing us through the last few months, and in Malaysia we are still in the midst of the 15-day observation of the Lunar New Year. On this note, we take the opportunity to wish one and all a blessed New Year!
With the good Lord watching over us, we are deeply grateful for all the blessings showered on our family and friends in 2013. We continue to pray for peace in the world and for God’s guidance in all we do, through the year ahead.
If you have not already read the online version of the quarterly issue of the Garabandal International magazine, please click here for the January-March 2014 issue.
Some of the articles in this issue are:
Unless You Become As Little Children
A Word From The Holy Father – Pope Francis
The Fifth Marian Dogma
Jesus My Healer
The Rosary – Simply Amazing
For anyone who is unfamiliar about Garabandal and what it is all about, do click here to visit the website at Garabandal.com
Penang Garabandal Centre
On the same subject of the Chapel of Immaculate Conception at Sungai Batu Estate in a small village in northern Malaysia, here are some testimonies by a couple, which I would like to share with one and all. Thank you for reading….. Amen.
For everyone who might have (or have not) heard about this humble Chapel of Immaculate Conception at Sg Batu Estate in Bedong, Sg Petani, Kedah in Malaysia…. here is the new blog with more information including the location map. Red Roses for Our Lady is a testimony I contributed to the blog….which I share with one and all. God Bless
Originally posted on Chapel of Immaculate Conception, Sg. Batu:
Driving along unfamiliar roads with the guidance of the more informed ones among the group of 16 friends from Penang Island, we finally found ourselves slowing down along a narrow lane in an estate community, after about an hour’s drive from the Penang Bridge.
The four cars were parked at what seemed to be a small little house with a compound and we were pleased to have finally arrived at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception at Sungai Batu Estate. The friends eagerly entered the Chapel, hands laden with red roses and candles, all with smiles on their faces.
Since his papacy began in March 2013, Pope Francis has become the ‘talk of the world’, starting with being referred to as the ‘world’s parish priest’ to being voted as ‘TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2013’.
During the last ten months, he has also: - become the most influential world leader on Twitter (July) - been determined as the most-talked about person of the year online (by Global Language Monitor’s survey) - topped the list of Facebook’s trending topics (December)
In December, the popular Pontiff graced the cover of the New Yorker magazine while Rappler.com summed up what we can learn from the Pope’s most memorable quotes, in the form of 10 New Year’s resolutions:
- Don’t gossip
- Finish your meals
- Make time for others
- Choose ‘the more humble’ purchase
- Meet the poor ‘in the flesh’
- Stop judging others
- Befriend those who disagree
- Make commitments, such as marriage
- Make it a habit to ‘ask the Lord’
- Be happy
To start off the New Year, Pope Francis made the headlines as ….”Popular voice in the Capitol? It is the Pope’s”.
What do you think Pope Francis has to say about being the center of all this attention?Quite aptly, as noted in an excerpt from cnn.com:
“The Vatican welcomed Time’s selection, while making it clear the man so widely recognized for his humility didn’t seek the award and didn’t want its light to shine on him but on the mission of the church.
“We think that the declaration of the Pope as the man of the year is a positive sign… because it is a very prestigious declaration, given to a man who announces the love of God and the peace for all,” the Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters. “And the Pope does not look for honors, but he is happy if his message — his message of the love of good — is received and understood. And then, in this sense, he can be happy of this declaration.”
May the good Lord continue to bless and guide our Pope Francis. Let us learn to be more like him. Amen.