Monday, October 08, 2012

Confucious Says

Photographing Confucious by williamnyk
Photographing Confucious, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.

Went to English mass on Sunday because mum wanted to attend a charity sale at Confucian High School in the Jalan Petaling area. She had some free coupons to kill off. Parked near Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association and walked there. Took the scenic route, but we found the place in the end. Even in the afternoon we caught a glimpse of the sex workers at the old shophouse. An old pimp would be at the foot of the stairs and the sex worker would sometimes climb down the steep, rotten wooden steps to have a glimpse at the street. Can see the migrant workers coming up and down, either from a completed transaction or just shopping around.

To Lok Ann

Nothing much at the charity sale really. Some food stalls, drinks, vegetables, fruits, cakes-- the usual stuff la. And on stage, some kids were doing numerous 1Malaysia performances that were very well-ignored by the sparse crowd. Ate lui cha, bought some cherry tomatoes, buns and Angry Bird mooncakes. Also found Teochew cakes there-- thin rice shells filled with stir-fried glutinous rice or bean filling. Yummy. Didn't stay long. Since we had never visited the beautiful Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association building, we decided to give it a look. Amazed by the intricate carvings on the walls and roof of the building. Each like a mini diorama with a story to tell. Suspended over the entrance was a beautiful gilded wooden carving of a ship. Entah Noah's Ark ke the Eight Fairies crossing the sea. Behind the high stained glass paneling hid the temple dedicated to the ancestors of the Chan clan. The building also is a library of sorts, housing around 4,000 books. An impressive heritage building.

TeoChew

Jalan Sultan

Chan II

Chan I

Before heading home, brought mum to Old China Cafe, Jalan Balai Polis. Been there ages ago with my sister. It's as expensive as I remember it to be. LOL. Not exactly hungry, but just wanted to rest our legs. In order to justify our presence there, I ordered pie tee (yummy), sago dessert (drizzled more of the fragrant gula melaka that I had planned) and teh tarik. Dining in a very vintage ambiance. Picked up a brochure from the Petaling Street Community Art Project and found out that there was a 916 Moon Walk going on later that evening. More to come.

Old Asia Cafe

Sweet Sago

5 comments:

nicky05 said...

how is the lui cha taste like?

William said...

@Nicky:
Standard

Jaded Jeremy said...

I want the sago dessert.

Twilight Man said...

I went to Old china cafe once and loved the ambiance!

William said...

@JJ:
Hahaha. Slurp!

@Twi:
You should revisit it :)