美國 符氏族譜 is for those interested in Foo Genealogy. This is specific for those who have linkage with Foo Hong 大焕 (31-73-108): means he is the 31st generation from 有辰（You3 Chen2）, 73rd from 雅（Ya3）, 120th from 黃帝（Huang2Di4）, 101th from 周公（Zhou1Gong1）. How remarkable!!Those from wen2 tang2 cun1文塘村 can trace their ancestry from the published genealogy book of the village. This blog may have links/ interesting materials important for all those Foo brothers from Hainan to trace also to their ancestry.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Friend 1949 YHF
By Sun-Hoo Foo 符傳孝
(32-74-109) January 29, 2012
On December, 15, 1949, Dad started working at Booty &
Edwards in Kuala Lumpur. Fifteen days
later, a young talented local graduate named Mr. YH Fong began working at the
They soon became very good friends. Dad was most impressed with
Mr. Fong’s philosophy. Mr. Fong believed
that a person should help another out.For example, he suggested that if one of their Malay friends wanted to
build a house, they could help their Malay friend submit a plan in their free
time and without charging.
Soon, Mr. Fong and Dad established an advertising company to
design and paint commercial signs. This
was started as family business and Dad was offered to purchase 1 out of the 8
shares for $20. Dad viewed this as a
reflection of Mr. Fong’s trust in him.At this time, Dad and his other friend owned a small Lorry (.i.e.
truck).Dad further contributed to this
business by hanging the signs. This was quite a challenge for a man of his
Soon after that, Mr. Fong proposed that they should build
two family houses together, one for each of them. At that time, Dad had no saving, he spent all
of his wages supporting the family and extended family.Mr. Fong assured Dad that he would put up
Dad’s half of the money and that Dad could pay back later.
However, Booty Edwards in Kuala Lumpur was looking to expand
to Brunei.The company recruited Dad to
build the Omar Ali Saifudin Mosque and establish the company’s Brunei
office.Mr. Fong’s plan of building two
houses together never happened since Dad was being transferred. Before Dad
left, he recommended Mr. Fong for his position.Later, after Mr. Fong studied and past his architect license exam, he told
dad, “I will help you to get that.”Although Dad ended up staying in Brunei and did not pursue that idea,
Dad still remembers Mr. Fong’s promise.
Mr Fong went to the central station to see dad off to
Brunei. “He must walk up and down the train 5 times. The last time, he went to
get me a Reader’s Digest and did not leave till the train was moving.” This
came out one day in the conversation and mom told dad, “Didn’t you know, in1954,
when we were moving to Brunei, Mr. Fong took days off of work to accompany us
on the train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.He wanted to make sure that we reached the cargo ship safely.”
Dad regards Mr. Fong as one of his best friends because of Mr.
Fong’s trust and belief in him. Mr. Fong’s
caring thoughts for him and family are extraordinary.It is
rare that a person can voluntary offer another a house without the need of a
contract or even collateral.This act is
a testament to Mr. Fong’s extraordinary character.