Thursday, March 3, 2011

Negligent Claim Matter

Sometime in Oct 2007, my son, Edmund and Grace went for a holiday at Taman Negara, Pahang through NKS Hotel and Tours, the tour Agent. Our journey started from Petaling Street by coach arranged by them. We checked into Ekoton Chalet after about 2 1/2 hours drive. However, when we arrived, I discovered that one of the steps to our Chalet was shaky and I immediately brought this matter to the reception for action. The next morning, we went mountain climbing and when I returned I discovered that the problem was still not rectified and I told my tour leader of the fault.

It was a very beautiful evening, I decided to take a walk in the garden and as soon as I stepped onto the staircase, it collapsed and I fell. I could not get up and my son and Grace came to my aid. I discovered that I had sprained my ankle and knee and shoulder blade were also injured. There was no road for cars, and I had to be ferried by motorbike to the community hospital. I was given some pain killers and a tube of counter pain to counter my pain. Next morning, I was taken to Jerantut Hospital for an X-Ray before heading back to KL.

Due to the injury, I got a stick and box as a platform to straight and when I arrived home, my bladder was filled to the brim.

I took up a suit against them in the KL Court but since the place of accident was in Pahang, my case was transferred to Termeloh. So be smart, use the court nearest the place of happening. Anyway, I made a suit against Tour Agent and the chalet Operator. The Tour Agent settled out but went to Termeloh court to sue the chalet Operator.

My son drove me to Termeloh at 6.30am on 3 March 2011 and arrived there at 8.30. We had breakfast and went to court and my case was heard at eleven. Due to non settlement, the court proceedings was adjourned to 2.30pm. My lawyer, was well prepared with all the relevant documents and I also supported her with the originals. At about four, the judge decided to take a break of five mins then both the lawyers were called in chambers for an amicable settlement and it was finally resolved at an agreed sum by both parties. A win win situation for all.

Outside the courtroom the opponent's lawyer came to me and said that I should read law and practice.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mt KK here I come

My children told me that they were climbing Mt KK and after much consideration I too decided to take on that challenge to climb the 4.095m Low's Peak.

Upon registration, the organizer was doubtful of me. To prove my commitment, I went for a medical checkup and my doctor confirmed that I was fit but I have to prepare myself physically inspite of this, the organizer was still not convinced and had to be put to a test and I passed his test. Meanwhile, he was in constant touch reminding me of his exercise programme. Thank goodness I was obedient to his regime otherwise I would not have made it to the summit. Thank you sir.

Going up stairs for a better view from Limpohon's Gate

Bye we are our way to the summit

Two sticks are better than one

Laban Rata Resthouse

Now the adventure is about to begin

Sayat Sayat Gate rocky all the way

Tunku Abdul Raham Peak. Turn the back of your RM1.00 and you will see it there

I was exhausted not fainted and I needed a nap

It was great determination to reach the summit and upon arrival received a pat from Tan Sri Azman Hashim

Descending from the peak with showers of blessings

Finishing at Limpohon Gate. I did it!

Tan Sri Azman Hashim of Ambank was also in our group of 47 climbers. I was so amazed for his enthusiam to climb the highest mountain of Malaysia. When he arrrived, the group sang him a birthday song while I was still struggling below. I had great desire and determinaton to reach the top though I was doozing off I managed to reach the peak with the help of a very dedicated guide, Lazarus.

Tough I was very worn out myself, I saw the youngest climber, Julia Yap 10 years old trailing from behind and cannot resist to encourage this little girl to strive harder. With my eyes half closed, I said "Julia come on, you can do it" and she too dragged her little feet to the summit finally.

After a short rest at the peak, we had to descend and the weather was not with us. It was raining heavily and the track was very dangerous and cannot afford a slip and we had to hold to the rope and descend backwards. It was just a very narrow trek just sufficient for a foot to go through. Suitable and proper attire is a must. Your body must be prepared and you will have unforgettable ascent to the peak.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We are children of God

My grand daughter, Natalie Anne was baptized on 6 Dec 2009 at St. Teresa Singapore. 13 infants were baptized by Rev. Fr. Daiman De Wind. Her Godmother is Regina Chia from Johore Bharu but works in Singapore.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bleak Retirement

My friend, a retired Math teacher has two children. The son is in the US while the daughter in NZ.
I came to know of her about five years ago. When I knew her through the church, she was already living in a very depressive mood. She was moving from place to place due to her instability.

After an accident her children put her into a prestigous nursing home and when she came to know of the fees incurred she forced herself to be dischared. Due to her incapability of living by herself, her children again put her into another cheaper nursing home.

After three weeks there, she went berserk due to the confinement at the home and had to be admitted to a hospital.

I think if she has a gun now she will use on herself.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Road Bully

My neighbour had deliberately closed the road on his land for almost four months and this had greatly affected the livelihood of the surrounding landowners. The farmers and the elders of the village held a meeting with him to open the road but he had refused and cited that he needed to carry out some earthworks on his land.

Due to this the farmers had to use an alternative dangerous road and when I heard that my brother had fallen, I then decided that we should use the power of the Land Office and when he came to know of this, he immediately paved the road with mud that very morning. Due to this current rainy season, I do not know how long the mud road will last!

Meantime, the farmers had decided to make an application to the Government for a Collection Road of Way permanently to prevent any further harrassment from him and his family.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ecumenical & Interreligous Ministry

This inaugural Peninsular Malaysian Conference is mooted by the Archdiocese Ministry of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. This Conference hopes to be a common platform bringing together organizations and individuals who are already engaged in or are interested to start interreligious and ecumenical programmes. It was held at the Archdiocese Pastoral Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 10 - 11 October 2009 with a capacity of about 100 delegates from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

This event was officiated by His Grace, Murphy Pakiam of K L Archdiocese and I was part of the organizing team.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dependency On Foreign Maids

Nowadays, many people have become too dependent on fulltime foreign maids.

I come from a very large family of thirteen and I wonder how did my mother manage without a maid?

Every year about a month to Chinese New Year we would all be busy preparing goodies, spring cleaning, decorating, etc and we all worked as a team. We didn’t have a washing machine but we had plenty of free spring water. My mother would scrub and scrub and we would help her rinse.

We have a big garden and with many types of herbs and vegetables for consumption and we also produced our own cooking oil. We were already enjoying organic food without realization and today you have to pay hefty price for it.
When it came to cooking, everyone had their part to play one would be whisking a big bowl of eggs, another chopping, pounding, grinding and so forth. My father, the “fireman” would control the heat from the burning firewood.

Though I was a career woman I was determined to cook at least a meal for my family each day. Thanks to my husband’s paternal grandmother who had helped us look after the kids while we were at work.

When our youngest was about six she passed away and we had to send him to a babysitter and when he was eight we taught him how to be home alone whilst his two elder brothers were at school. I was lucky that my office was near my home and during my lunch break, I would go home to prepare his lunch.

If every member of the family is willing to sacrifice a little of their time for some housework then those in real need for a fulltime foreign maid would not be grossly deprived.

Enjoy your housework and do not forget to praise yourself for a job well done!