We started off the second day of our holiday by visiting my old church. Indeed, there were a few old faces I was hoping to see but it seems like almost everyone is working overseas now! Still, it was a nice experience seeing Ashley go through her first sabbath school class (the equivalent of sunday school for kids) without any major incident except for a diaper change halfway. Oh wait a minute, that is a major incident! Also, can you spot my dad teaching Bible study to the adults in the picture below? Hmm, I seem to be following in his footsteps!
Sabbath school with the rest of the kids.
After that, our family headed down to Padungan to have lunch at a chinese restaurant with Dawn’s family. Padungan is situated in the middle of Kuching city and the rows of old two to three storey shophouses on either side of the road don’t look much different from how they were like in the 80s. And yes, that old non-airconditioned blue bus is the same one I used to take home from school in my younger days. I still have fond memories of how the bus conductor would collect coins from us and give us colourful paper tickets in return (which I used to collect). Anyway, I heard that they are going to replace these buses with air-conditioned ones soon.
Something that I had really been looking forward to during the trip was to feast on seafood which is quite affordable in Kuching compared to Singapore. In fact, we were pretty lucky as I heard from my mum that some other relatives who visited just a few weeks prior to us didn’t get to enjoy any crab as it wasn’t the season. Oh, and there is also this special vegetable called bilin which grows near rivers and tastes heavenly when fried together with belachan. Great, I just made myself hungry at this ungodly hour!
After the sumptous dinner, we were off… to get even more food! My dad brought us to this cake shop that is supposedly famous for its chocolate cake. With all the good food in Kuching, now you know why Kenny complains that it’s near impossible to lose weight in Kuching. Thank God man I was born with skinny genes or else I’ll be twice the man I am today, literally!
Ok, after spending the whole day eating and eating, there was but one thing to do – relax on the sofa and watch TV.
Watch soccer or the cat? I can’t make up my mind…