Saturday, 30 July 2011

Travel: Cuti-cuti Seremban

by Lee Thean Seng

Seremban, the capital of Negeri Sembilan was originally founded as Sungai Ujong, It was named after a nearby river of the same name. While the town was renamed Seremban thereafter. The town is also referred to as "Fu Yong" (Chinese芙蓉) among the Cantonese speaking community, although the name is unrecognised officially.

When the little town of Seremban is mentioned, the first thing that crosses the mind is the word "Siew Pau". The Seremban Siew Pau is a baked crispy bun with char-siew (BBQ pork) fillings. The Siew Pau craze has spread all across the Peninsular and pork free versions of Chicken Siew Pau has been introduced in the recent years. 

However, many come to an agreement that the authentic ones in Seremban still reigns supreme. These are two example of the famous bakeries which takes pride in their famous Siew Pau.

The best Siew Paus should have a flaky and crispy bun (many said that lard is incorporated to get the flaky pastry) and have a contrasting moist, savoury filling of juicy tender meat, onions and peas. Nevertheless, it is a universal truth that a Siew Pau is best eaten fresh, especially hot from the oven.

A Siew Pau will cost around RM1.20 to RM1.50. Besides Siew Pau, these bakeries also produces good confectionery snacks like egg tarts, kaya puffs, Ham Dam Sou (salted egg puffs) and pineapple rolls but you will definitely never go wrong with the Siew Pau. =)

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Science (Part 2): Why you should come to iBridge Camp 2011


Before Camp
= Picture B
= The colour of your mind because of worries, complaints and  

                                                   Picture B

During iBridge Camp

                                                     Picture C

Picture C
= Activities at iBridge Camp 
= Spirtual food/Message from God/Talks/Workshops/Prayers
= Good fellowship/Food/Fun games/Singspiration/Rest

After iBridge Camp:

                                                     Picture D
Picture D
= Look at the colour of your mind. Your mind is refreshed with
    special messages from God!

                                                      Picture A

Picture A
= The result of a constant desire and effort to grow, build and  
    strengthen our relationship with the Lord.
= The peaceful state of mind when God is the centre of our life 


Before iBridge Camp


After iBridge Camp


Sunday, 10 July 2011

Science: Why you should come to iBridge Camp 2011

Let's try out this experiment. The results will tell you the reason. Have fun!

The things that you need can be easily found in your kitchen:
1. A bottle of soya sauce (you can substitute it with coffee powder)
2. A drinking glass or a transparent glass vase
3. A 1000 ml water bottle
4. Big plastic container

The instructions are broken into 2 parts: Part 1 and Part 2.

Instructions for Part 1:

1. First of all, fill the glass vase with water. Then take the picture of the vase. Let's label the picture as A.

                                              Picture A

2. Secondly, think of things that trouble you and cause you to worry.
For each thought of trouble or worry, drop one drop of soya sauce into the vase. There's no limit to this, you can drop more.

eg. Worry #1: I still haven't found a job yet. Almost all my friends started working already. When is my turn?
Drop one drop of soya sauce into the vase.

Worry #2: My boss is going to kill me for my careless mistake!
Drop another drop of soya sauce.

3. Thirdly, think of things that you grumble and complaint about today or recently. Just think of as many complaints as you can.

eg. Why must I be stuck in a jam at Federal Highway every day?
Drop one drop of soya sauce.

eg. Oh no, please don't increase the petrol price again!
Drop another drop of soya sauce. You can drop more if you want to. There's no limit to it.

4. Use a spoon to stir the water. After that, take a picture of the glass vase.
We shall label this picture as B.

                                            Picture B

Part 2:
1. Place a container below the vase. Take a water bottle and fill it up with tap water. Take the picture and label it as C. Pour it into the vase. Observe what you see and jot it down. eg. The colour changes from dark brown to yellow.

                                             Picture C

2. Refill your water bottle and pour it into the vase like step 1. Jot down the colour of the water.

3. Repeat step 2. Then, take picture of the vase and label it as D.

                                                      Picture D


1. List down your observations of the colour changes.

2. Compile all the pictures: 

Picture A
Picture B
Picture C
Picture D 

The Results and Conclusion will be released next week. Stay tuned...