My Redeemer Lives

One day, a son asked his dad “Daddy, would you like to run a marathon with me?”
The father said, “Yes.” And they ran their first marathon together.

Another time, the son asked his dad again “Daddy, would you like to run a marathon with me?” The father again said, “Yes, son.”

One day, the son asked his father “Daddy, would you run the Ironman with me?”
(The Ironman is the most difficult triathlon ever: 4 km of swimming, 180 km of biking and 42 km of running).

And the dad said, “Yes".


The Treasure

"I became well known at the age of 59. I am now 68." Mr. Fong is a silversmith lives in Balik Pulau for more than 20 years. He has been interviewed by local and oversea magazine and newspaper for his craftsmanship in silver jewelery. We started our conversation after a cup of tea in his shop. We chatted about everything, from his work to young people's attitude, until the state government, the past, the present and the future.

He is somehow disappointed to the attitude of nowadays youngster. He showed me the newspapers he has collected, all about death due to robbing cases, lepak culture, cut class students, all these negativity annoys him. He complains about the government does not appreciate his craftsmanship, where other countries treasure it by asking him to go oversea and teach his skill to the younger generation. I asked him why is he still here. He replied with a sigh, "I am too old for all the travelings."

"Luckily I am still strong and healthy, without the old man diseases." He smiled at me and continued, "because my tasks here are still yet to be completed."

I watched him doing his work while chatting with him, thinking of preservation of his form of art. Sadly, there is no one inherit his craftsmanship according to him. When he dies, the art dies with him.

God bless Mr. Fong, a living treasure of Balik Pulau, Penang, or even Malaysia.


Sunday Breakfast at siTigun

"A cup of coffee is a cup of culture, a cup of respect, a cup of love."

Spent a comfortable Sunday morning breakfast at siTigun, Nagore Place.We had Latte, Americano, bacon, scramble egg and croissant. It is a nice place to hang out during weekend with cozy environment, WiFi with good homemade meals, pastries and coffees.

One more thing to enjoy at this place is the owner's cute little son. He just can't stop laughing and simply made my day a joyful one :)

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