Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Internet Tag games

I'm feeling tired and my head hurts. I'm not really sick and I got as lot done today etc so it's a little strange. Maybe it's related to sickenss related to Malaysian politics?

Finished the Romans 1-4 Bible study booklet today so that's nice. And in 20 minutes my boys should be back from school and I have to take them home and bring asome of the school boys to the TT stadium.

So something light in 20 minutes and I thought ... why not have fun with one of those tag games. Tagged by Z ... Okay here goes.

A - Age: 46

B - Bed size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: Weeding / Lawn maintenance

D - Dog's name: no dog *sigh* Used to have dogs though ...

E - Essential start your day: a cup of tea And if weekday the Breakfast Show?

F- Favorite color: Maroon

G - Gold or Silver: Gold

H - Height: 5 foot 10.5 inches (could not make the 11 inch mark :-))

I - Instruments you play(ed): Guitar, ukulele, egg shaker (it's pretty nice!), a little harmonica ... lots to learn and no time *sigh*

J - Job title: Pastor (finally no longer "full time worker! :-))

K - Kid(s): Two (as in children not goats!)

L - Living arrangements: Share a room with my wife where we have to squeeze while the boys have their own rooms of roughly similar size! Where's the justice? :-)

M - Mom's name: Betty

N - Nicknames: Uncle Paul? Unc Paul? The rest are childhood to early twenties nicknames that don't count anymore ... some are interesting though ... like "Hantu Polong"

O - Overnight hospital: Yes. For heat stroke and migraine

P - Pet Peeves: lack of punctuality and blatant procrastination despite agreeing to do something

Q - Quote from a movie: "I'll be back!"

R - Right or left handed: Right.

S - Siblings: two.

T - Time you wake up: 7.15 AM or if summer, then much too early because it gets very bright so early

V - Vegetable you dislike: Brussels sprouts and peas that are still in their shells

W - Ways you run late: When the boys are not on time! (which is far too often)

X - X-rays you've had: teeth, chest (for medical reports) and CT scans on my brain!

Y - Yummy food you make: Lamb curry, steak, roast pork, fruit smoothies, ikan billis sambal... and now stir fried Hokkien Mee

Z - Zoo favorite: Tigers (they are so cool) .. nah, baboons - more fun to watch!


  1. what's hantu polong?? i know it's a pun on your name, but is it a type of ghost in malay cosmology?

  2. Though given to me tongue in cheek some of my Malay students (when I was teaching them in my Perak days,Hantu Polong is a pretty horrible spirit in Malay cosmology.

    From wikipedia ...

    Polong is Malay for a spirit enslaved by a man (most of the time) for personal use. Like the Hantu Raya and Toyol, it has a master. It is an unseen ghost that can be used by a black magic practitioner to harm someone. It is particularly meant to harm other people, especially when the owner has wicked intentions towards these people.

  3. hmm, i was thinking about it more, and i think it was a mistake for me to use the term "malay cosmology" because of course, "officially" it should be "islamic cosmology." :):):) malay animism shouldn't exist with islam, right? ;)

    hahaha, so your students thought you were sent to harm them??? :p

  4. Actually I thik the hantu polong, the toyol etc are more Malay animism that has become a part of Malay folk Islam.

    I was a tough teacher but I must say many actually liked me :-) I have loads of photos to prove it and quite a few kept in touch for the first few years they went aborad to study and the one who gave me the nickname even found me years later after she graduated and was working to introduce me to her fiance! We stopped keeping in touch as it was tough since she was a great Ahmad Deedat fan and I was not :-)