BBBS: Airbuds? Bah! We Had The Mini Compo!


I was having tea with Hon Seng and David at Evolve Mall the other day. The mall played some music from our day and we reminisced about music from the 80s. Hon Seng reminded me about our mini compos. Gosh! That sure brought back some good memories. Back when I was a child in the … Continue reading BBBS: Airbuds? Bah! We Had The Mini Compo!

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Dear Paprika: Old Penang Road Names


Dear Paprika, I was on John Ong's Penang Hokkien Podcast last week. A group of us talked about Gurney Drive which they referred to as Koan-na-kak. Later, when I told your grandparents, they said Koan-na-kak referred to Fort Cornwallis. I looked for online for Gurney Drive's Hokkien name and found this Wikipedia page: List of … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Old Penang Road Names

Gospel Kid & Speed James: The Bestest Stories in Children’s Church


When I attended Rhema Family Church in 1986, I helped out as a teacher in its Children's Church. It was here I first heard of a fantastic children's story about a hero named Gospel Kid. When it was time for the story, the children would do anything, and I mean, anything to hear it! Everybody … Continue reading Gospel Kid & Speed James: The Bestest Stories in Children’s Church