Saturday, September 27, 2008

St Anne's Church, Bukit Mertajam

I was just fiddling with Google Maps, figuring out how to get to nearby places, and I decided to check out a few places, BM for example.

St Anne's Church, Bukit Mertajam

Do you see the brown cross? That's St Anne's Church! Hah, all the years I've been going for mass there and I've never realized that it's a solid, brown cross if seen from above. That's one of my most interesting discoveries ever.

My father used to wake me up at 7 a.m. sharp every Sunday morning and I'd always grunt in response. If I wasn't up five or ten minutes later, he'd come back and call my name again. "J..., wake up. It's already 7.05/7.10." Then, he'd wait to make sure that I woke up. Grunting in response wasn't acceptable anymore. I had to really wake up, brush my teeth, etc.

He'd always leave home at 7.30 a.m. sharp and the rest of the family would have to rush to get ready by that time. At 7.25 am, he'd be sitting in the hall, wearing his shoes and then waiting patiently for the rest of us late worms.

I don't know why he liked to leave at half past 7 since mass only starts at 8 am. And it's only a 5-minute drive to church! We were always one of the earliest there each Sunday morning. He'd also sit at his favourite seat at one of the church pews facing the priest and the altar.

Anyway, I don't attend St Anne's Church anymore as we've already moved. My father doesn't wake me up at 7 am sharp on Sunday mornings anymore. Why? I guess he felt that I should be old enough to know what time I should wake up. And he's probably busy having a fun time up above while watching over my family and the church where we used to attend.


  1. i didnt know St Anne was a solid cross either.

  2. This is interesting...Father Michael is one smart man! The only other 2 churches like that are The Immaculate Conception in Pulau Tikus and Lourdes in Silibin, Perak (I think).

  3. raheel: Yup, it's a nice one. :)

    bengbeng: Well, now we know!

    my sister: He sure is! Too bad he had to transfer. Oh, I didn't know about the other two churches. I'll check them out. thanks!

  4. i so did not know too! cos we always see it from the front view from the gates.. and the Shrine isnt really visible in the google map..

    anyway.. St Anne's feast is coming up.. i went already last Sat :)

  5. Takashi: Interesting discovery, right? :)


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