Monday, July 24, 2006

All Aboard...The Doulos!

It's our Sunday trip to the Doulos and with mom's new Matrix mpv! All the way to Port Klang for a nice morning visit on board the Doulos and followed by a seafood lunch at Kerry Island.

Dimsum on the go. This is what we do when we're late and need a light snack in the mornings. Nigel's favourite is 'Siew-Mai', it's just prawn and mince pork wrapped in wanton skin and steaming hot!

This photo didnt turn out at all. It was hazy and the weather is quite gloomy with a light drizzle. Had to show you the distance Popo had to walk - All the way about 100 metres from the main building to the dock. On the way there and back, we see people singing praises in groups and greeting the Doulos crew members from all over the world.

Mom's red blouse really brightens the day. Here's Nigel and my mom nearing the ship. Notice the stream of people boarding the ship. I did wonder if the ship will sink! It was really crowded inside.

A little info on the ship, for those who wonder what the Doulos is about.

Gute Bücher für Alle e.V. (Good Books for All)

Doulos was purchased in 1977 by Gute Bücher für Alle e.V. (Good Books for All), a private, non-profit, charitable organisation registered in Germany.

Over 18 million visitors have been welcomed on board for tours, programmes and visits to the floating book fair. With stops in over 500 ports of call, this unique ship has visited more than 100 countries in including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and many island nations.

Doulos is recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest active ocean-going passenger ship.

My parents struggling to board the ship with Nigel on foot! It's really not your normal stairway, and with a 3 year old at haul, it can become dangerous.

The day got brighter with anticipation. It was a long queue, that by the time we got on board, the sun came out!

Crew members of the Doulos lending a helping hand. Visitors on wheelchair were helped on board one-by-one. Bravo! God has given Doulos a mission and the simple mission is LOVE!

Popo and Kung-kung were ahead of us. They kept comparing the Doulos with one of those luxury cruises they went on recently. Of course, I kept telling them that this is a mission boat - not a cruise to nowhere.

That's my dad - Shooing me away! He doesn't like to be photographed. We didn't get any books, but dad got himself a 'kitab' - A Malay language version of the Bible.

Here's mom doing some shopping. It was so crowded and warm - we all left early. Maybe next time, we'll come on a weekday.

Nigel's sulking already. Couldn't get any soft serve ice-cream on board - too long a queue and it was getting really really hot in there!

We left for an early lunch and headed home. Thanks - Doulos for the experience. I think all of us will be planning to go on a nice cruise soon!

1 comment:

platitudinal said...

Hi, Yoonie,
You have a lovely family, and your son is adorable! Hats off to you for balancing family life and your creativity. Your pins are beautiful.