Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Friendly Gift - Mother Brand Sesame Oil, Soya Sauce and Oyster Sauce

A few weeks ago, while waiting to pickup my son from school, I met a friendly elderly man who was there to pick up his grandsons. This down to earth elderly man started a conversation with me and we began chit chatting away. We started talking about children’s schooling, current issues and shared a little each about our life. When we exchanged business card, I found out that he is the owner of a Chinese sauce factory and he came to Malaysia before World War II to look for his dad when he was a young boy. It is very inspiring to know that someone who came all the way from China without anything on his back can become a successful owner of a sauce manufacturing factory. I went over to the website written on his card, Eng Hup Seng, and it was written on the main page that they are also bulk food manufacturer for top brands like Lam Soon, Yee Lee, Nestle and etc. Wow, I am speechless! Before we part, he opened his car boot to pack a bottle of Mother Brand’s Sesame oil, oyster sauce and light soya sauce in his company give away bag for me. At first I declined his generous offer but he insisted that I take it. So, I happily took the free sauces home. LOL!

19 comments:

Suhaina said...

oh wow Pete. lucky man. I wish I too could meet some body like this on the way. he heheheh

umihoney said...

I am impressed.A very inspiring story one which we often see in telenovela and serials.Lucky you dapat source free hehe

suituapui said...

Wah! Lucky you! Free gifts and make friend with big shot some more! Must be kaya hor! LOL!!!

[SK] said...

hehe, not so into what brand of soy sauce and oyster sauce though.. i don't even know what brand we use at home.. haha :D

Mei Teng said...

What a kind gentleman. You know...stories like these of our early days' ancestors are priceless. We can learn alot from these hardworking folks who have persevered to where they are today.

manglish said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............aiyoo u so lucky....

smallkucing said...

wah..now can cook more dishes liao lol

Annie Q said...

Wow!! Meet up with "big" people and yet he is down to earth and somemore got gift for you. He can see you are a person who like cooking. :)

xin said...

who would have thought of meeting a gem in the school right? ;)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

It was nice of him... hehe...

mNhL said...

wow...go and fetch son also can get free gift! haha...so lucky.

mNhL said...

so suitable for you as you love to cook. Can cook more new receipe now. hehe

Bananazஇ said...

Next time bump into one durian KING at school who just back from his durian estate and he would give you a boot load of your fave durians and with a few bunch of bananaz too haha..~;) tQ.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

you meet a very kind man, no wonder he is sucess in his business.

Christine said...

good for you Pete, perfect gifts for you. Ok, that guy's rich. I really admire self made people.

cleffairy said...

Whahahaha... must be your lucky day. Got free kicap!

Cheryl said...

How nice to strike up a conversation with the gentleman and to receive a gift as well. One never knows what a few moments of conversation can lead to..

reanaclaire said...

It pays to be friendly too!! Pete, try them and let us know.. u r doing him a favor too..

tuti said...

wah! right person to give to!! you cook so much. and write so much about home-cooked food as well, hahah.

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