Four masters at Kung Fu Inn
It was beginning to be an annual affair. Tammy Tang would treat us to lunch and we would update each other on what’s been happening in our lives. So there we were, the four of us who served and shared our lives together in WRPF church. Tammy brought us to an interesting kung fu-themed Chinese restaurant along Temple Street in Chinatown. Pardon my ignorance of the restaurant’s signboard, so I shall just call it Kung Fu Inn. That’s because every table had a plaque on the wall with the name of an ancient kung fu sect. There’s the Shaolin, the Wudang, the beggars sect, with the famous gourd and fan hanging on the wall. We sat at the table with a sword on the wall. Without asking permission, we took the sword from off the wall and its scabbard, and posed with it for fun. It was the real thing, heavy but not sharp.
Food for pugilists
We enjoyed the food (concocted to improve kung fu capacities) that Tammy ordered: braised duck cooked and stuffed with rice wine residue(for internal strength), frogs’ legs (helps us jump over walls in one leap), some wild vegetables(gives us aggression), fish slices baptized in chili oil (to help us withstand critcisms), and glutinous rice balls with meat and egg fillings (helps us to throw deadly darts accurately). Amidst light banter and ribbing we reminisced between sips of Chinese tea. After the meal, I felt I could have taken on Jet Li and Jackie Chan together, no sweat. We topped up the experience with some famous Chinatown cool-down iced desserts just a minute’s walk away.
Tammy Tang has been writing and telling stories on FEBA radio as a volunteer. Besides that she has been preaching in Teochew or Hokkien on radio. She enjoys what she does and I admire her command of Chinese culture and dialects. She speaks Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, and her native dialect, Cantonese. She was a staunch Buddhist and read literally scores on religious books until she came to Christ in a life transforming way. She graduated from her theological studies and served the church for several years. The Lord has used her and is still using her in His kingdom’s work. To listen to the broadcast of this radio evangelist go HERE and click on these program dates 2012-02-06 am [ 28:11 ] and 2012-02-02 pm [ 29:53 ].