Happy Chinese New Year to all foodieventurers who are celebrating! :)


This year proved to be very different from all my previous CNYs. I left for home on the eve of CNY after Lord’s Day Service instead of the usual few days prior CNY routine. Less of us are home this time around, and we had our steamboat at my home’s backyard inside of the living hall, and the wind was blowing cool breeze the whole night long..hey, even cicadas came to join us this year!

The Muscadet worked well to open up the appetite, while the boys get the food boiling in the steaming hot pot of tomyam soup. Slightly sweet with a little taste of grass and honey and pineapples, glides down pretty smooth. Kinda reminds me of a sauv blanc. It is quite good to drink on its own without food.

But hey, there were 7 of us drinkers so one bottle finished in an instant. I opened the Rioja Reserva 2007 at the same time too to let it breathe. It really needed to.

The first glass after about 15 minutes or so, was quite overwhelming. Heavy, beefy, leathery…very macho man feeling of a drink. Even on the nose too.

But amazingly after leaving it for a good 5 minutes or so, it changed altogether. All that heaviness just got lifted up, into this smooth, reduced leathery, beefy taste, turned a little sweet. I was caught by surprise!

Next thing I know, my dad was ushering to finish up the bottle than leaving any leftovers. Well I was thinking what”s the rush, I don’t have a problem finishing it..little did I know when I went back for the final 1/4 bottle left in the fridge, dad had slurped every last bit of it. @_@…I guess that’s a win for dad’s thumbs up on red wine?


At TLCC earlier Sunday morning, we were also treated with the traditional Korean rice cakes lunch, formally eaten on the Lunar New Year too. This was a great feeling as well to start the New Year with the family of Christ and with the Word of God!

2016’s gonna be a great year for everyone as Father’s with us !

Giong Hee Huat Chai!

Spiritual food day!@Nogodan Church, Gurye


Oh no! It snowed again over the night and I missed seeing them coming down from the sky. But we woke up with a fresh icey cool breeze and white patches laid all over the ground, buildings and mountains. The view during the day was breathtaking. We couldn’t see much when we arrived last night, but now…the view of the mountains gave the feeling of tranquility, peace, calmness.

The layout of the church, with curved giant glass panel windows facing the mountains, I regretted not taking a video of the view. Imagine sitting there having a cuppa, and a History of Redemption book, reading while being surrounded by white layers of mountain ranges.

I can’t begin to fathom how did Sr Pastor lived through the 3 years, 6 months, 7 days in the cave all the way up there. Without the amazing grace and protection of God, this would never have been possible. Even from below here, I was already shivering in the cold.


Breakfast was super super hearty! It had my favourite food too, lotus roots! The beef soup was superlicious good especially on a zero degree morning!


With our tummies now filled, time to feed our heart and soul with the Word of God! This was like the fulfillment of nations come dancing with joy to the Word of Redemptive History. We have congregations from Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Singapore, and us from Malaysia. Even though the deliverer of the Word is in Korean, we are blessed with great translators who translated the message to our native language in order for us to understand.


By noon, we stopped lecture for lunch at the nearby restaurant, 5 minutes walk away from Nogodan church. I couldn’t believe my eyes seeing vast surrounding mountainous range with snow all the way up. It was cold but the sky was clear blue so the view was picturesque!

Lunch was great as well, a little ndifferent from what we could get in the city. The dishes and the style of cooking were slightly different. We occupied the entire restaurant, and the owner was beaming with happiness. Wherever the Lord is present, abundance follows!

I couldn’t wait to finish my lunch as I wanted to hang out more outside and to experience as much as I can of the amazing view, freshness of air, the calm and tranquil feeling.



The view outside Nogodan Church, up close and from a distance away. *shwings* I could sit outside all day long and set my eyes on this beautiful scenery.
What made this even, much, much, much, more special is the fact that this was THE Mt Jiri, where the History of Redemption Series was born and also every drop of water that we drink here in Nogodan Church was filled with Sr Pastor’s love.
The pipes were all changed and the water that we received were water from Mt Jiri, rich in germanium. He said that the most important thing is to have the people of the Word receive the water of the living, the living fountain where the Word of God sprang forth.

I brought back 2L worth of Mt Jiri water back to Malaysia, and truly, this was really some deliciously amazing water. It could remain cold for a very long time even out of the fridge and every sip tasted so fresh!