Monthly Archives: June 2009



Wah, it’s been a while since I updated this blog-o-mine.

Ok, so 2 more weekends before we hop and sit on the plane for 18hrs on-route to Malaysia <feeling sorry for my bum already>. Striking out the dates on the calender never felt so exciting. High on the list now is to get souveniers for friends and family back home. I wonder if too much fridge magnets will affect the plane… hmm…

Work is also getting slower and slower… what to do… people here are already in holiday mood, plus current economic recession is not exactly doing wonders to the consumer electronics market. Honestly I am getting bored with my job, specifically bored with my current responsibility. There’s only so much you can learn at the “PERSON IN-CHARGE” level.

And thanks to cooking almost everyday, Li-Ann’s culinary skill have improved so drastically that I’d blame her for looking forward to coming home everyday to eat rather than spend money eating outside. Honestly speaking, 48 Stromova (our apartment address) is the best restaurant there is in Slovakia, IMHO.

I’m also now a new convert of Dave Barry, a humor columnist from US that have written (and still is writing) tonnes of books that is guaranteed to make you laugh (and girls roll their eyes). If you like shallow writings that provoke your thoughts (how that happens is beyond me), you’ll like him. Look him up in and you’ll find some of the books with preview function. Heck, I’ve already bought 3 books and the next 8 will be coming soon.

Cheers all. See you all in 3 weeks time.



ok, here is our itinerary.

flight from Vienna: 17/July
transit in Bangkok and arrival in PENANG!!: 18/July
– we’ll be in land of the good food till 25/July; then flying to KL at night.

in KL: 26/July, 27/July (morning only), 31/July & 1/Aug (till noon only)

in HK: 27/July (night), 28/July, 29/July, 30/July

– flying to KUCHING 1/Aug; and will be in KUCHING till 7/Aug.
– flying back to Slovakia 8/Aug

detail itinerary in KL:
– family photo shoot in the morning with Jesse&Eric
– Sunday church service
– lunch with Dave & Peich
– dinner with gang

– breakfast with Ps Chan & family
– official errands like passport & banking stuff
– noon leaving for airport to HK

– lunch with SSCSM
– dinner with ex-IPO

– Free time in the morning (hope to see Goon’s new baby girl)

as you can see… fully packed!

Quick update


yea, i know i haven’t been writing anything much… but that’s just coz my PC’s fan gone nutz and when it overheats, it shuts down automatically. so now that Ayl has bought a small table fan, and it’s sole purpose is to keep the PC cool, i guess i can quickly type in some thing here.

we’re so looking forward to the trip home, that’s all we’re thinking about, that’s all we’ve been talking about. the buzz in church is also the same thing as we’ll have our current pastor leaving us (Pastor David Schick & wife who’s been here for 5 years now) and some church members leaving Brats either for new working contract or for summer vacation. our close friend Annette & family will be away for 5 weeks.

will update soon about the farewell party we had for our Pastor at the British Residence – the house of the British Ambassador, the loft is super big and super nice and also about our itenerary in Malaysia!!

as for now, we’ll need to go out for groceries :P~

You are Holy – Nicole Nordeman


Our church has been singing this awesome song; thought I’d share it. Enjoy and be blessed!

Capo 1


              D             Bm
Praise Father God, giver of life
          G                   Asus
Power and might, goodness and light
Ruler of all

              D               Bm
Praise to the Son, the living Christ
         G                Asus
Body and blood, mercy and love
Sweet sacrifice

        G D   Asus Bm
You are holy, ho - ly
        G D   Asus A
You are holy, ho - ly

            D                   Bm
Praise Holy Ghost, voice in the dark
           G                Asus
Healer and friend, fire and wind
Lord of our hearts

              D                  Bm
Praise Father God; praise to the Son
            G                     Asus
Praise Holy Ghost; Praise Father, Son
And Holy Ghost


D Bm G Asus D

        G D   Asus Bm
You are holy, ho - ly
        G D   Asus Bm
You are holy, ho - ly


Be thou my vision, oh Lord of my heart
* Lyrics and tabs taken fom




introduced to us from an Indonesian friend from church, this humble restaurant is the ONLY MALAYSIAN food (yes, THE ONLY) found in this region (Slovakia/Austria). the place is Millenia/Millenium City, Vienna (1hour’s drive away from Brats) and is among one of the Asian outlets available at the food court of this mall. 

the food is acceptable for Malaysian standards, especially so if you’re ‘near to death’ from your ceaseless cravings and you just got-to-got-to-got-to-GOT-TO-GOT-TO have it!! the owners (chef & asst) are a husband and wife team from KL and they speak Cantonese. they were really friendly with us and with Arielle around, we shared some common ground as they have a 3 year old son. they conversed mostly in Cantonese (much to my discomfort) but even so, it’s always nice to meet people from our home country. nothing beats Malaysian hospitality (MH – hahhaahaha) as they offered bio-juice and chocolate pudding to Arielle. 

too bad it’s only 1 shop, we confirmed this fact when we were at the Malaysian Embassy getting our driving licenses done (coz Slovakia doesn’t accept International Driving license anymore…*pppphhhh*). but on the other hand, at least something than nothing right. 

anyone interested in opening a M’sian restaurant here in Brats? 🙂 Slovaks are quite open-minded with trying new kinds of food. a bak kut teh shop alone will probably thrive here as well – Japs love them and so far, my place is the only fix they can get; wonder how much i’ll get if i charge per bowl. hmm….

note: it’s called ‘cuisine’, don’t play-play ah