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Our Group Photograph   Leave a comment


Our Group Photograph

Our Group Photograph

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur   Leave a comment


Visitors from Kuala Lumpur

We welcome our visitors from Kuala Lumpur this week.

SP Lim

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur

Visitors from Kuala Lumpur

Pak Soh of Padang, Sumatra visits Penang   Leave a comment


Pak Soh of Padang, Sumatra visits Penang and later pays respect to the Twa Peh Kong at Poh Hock Seah Temple. He held the position of Secretary of the Hok Tek Tong of Padang, Sumatera, Indonesia. We has become good friends with him since the establishment of closer ties with our Poh Hock Seah a few years back. He is in Penang for a private visit.

SP Lim

Back to my Secondary School ( High School ) – Classmates Part 1   Leave a comment


Back to my Secondary School ( High School ) – Classmates Part 1
Photos are taken by Max Teoh. Thanks for my useage in this blog.

Photos from the recent reunion in 2014 held in Penang Free School. Fifty years of Friendship in Penang Free School Reunion showed how true multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-lingual Malaysians behave and interact in true spirit as a true shining example to all.

SP Lim

Friendship made in Phuket   Leave a comment



Friendship know no bound as the saying goes. To me, we can say so much that we may be good friends but when it comes to definition of friendship, I find it rather difficult to describe and define. Though socializing is one of my weaker traits, we did however, make a couple of friends and met up with two friends, from our home-town of Penang, in Phuket. We were indeed very happy to meet Chirasak Chitrsuphap from Bangkok, two more friends from the International School in Bangkok, the Chief Prosecutor of Betong and his family at a restaurant, the neighbours at the hostel and not forgetting Oh Chin Eng and friend from Penang. We had also made many un-named acquaintances like the workers at eateries and even the Vegetarian Food sellers by the road-side who joked with us whether Bertrand is married or not but sad as they have no daughter. The mother lamented she is too old to get married again, jokingly.
F – fraternity
R – relationship
I – interesting
E – eternal, if possible or empathy, enjoyment of company
N – nerve-wrecking, sometimes
D – devotion
S – successfully
H – happy
I – interpersonal, interests eg photography
P – passionate, proximity

From Wikipedia :-
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. A World Happiness Database study found that people with close friendships are happier.
Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of friendship. Such characteristics include affection, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend.
While there is no practical limit on what types of people can form a friendship, friends tend to share common backgrounds, occupations, or interests, and have similar demographics.

Making a friend
Three significant factors make the formation of a friendship possible:
proximity, which means being near enough to see each other or do things together;
repeatedly encountering the person informally and without making special plans to see each other; and
opportunities to share ideas and personal feelings with each other.[12]
Ending a friendship
Friendships end for many different reasons. Sometimes friends move away from each other and are forced to move on due to the distance. Sometimes divorce causes an end to friendships, as people drop one or both of the divorcing people. At a younger age friendships may end as a result of acceptance into new social groups. (Friendships, 2009) (Berry, 2012)
Friendships may end by fading quietly away or may end suddenly. How and whether to talk about the end of a friendship is a matter of etiquette that depends on the circumstances.

Inserted by SP Lim
Friends forever, if possible.
Keep good friends. Good friends are hard to find. Nurture friendships that make your plight through life easier, more wonderful and meaningful. Truly poor is the man who has no good friends.

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