I am Mrs. HBT (Lee Ping), married to Mr. HBT for 26 years. I have 3 children (ages 20, 18 and 13). Currently, we reside in the United States.
Edit: I’m blessed that my girls are older now, and one of them can help me edit this page (and correct my grammar).
I was born in Kuala Terengganu and raised in Klang, Malaysia and came to the US at the age of 17. At about the same time, my parents, 3 younger sisters and a younger brother migrated to New Zealand, and later to Australia. With financial assistance from Mom and Dad, and working in school as a teaching assistant, I obtained an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and masters in Management Information Systems.
My original visions for this blog were to inspire other moms to cook and blog, and to spread some light in this fallen world through the internet realm. When I looked back at some of the articles I wrote, I thought, wow, where did I get the time to do all that? And at other times, I am a little embarrassed at some of the things that I share. These days, I don’t experiment much and I spend less time preparing meals.
Even though my last article published on my main blog was in December 2008, I am still getting emails and comments. So, I don’t intend to close this blog just yet, even though it may relieve some of the pain on my right shoulder.
Spiritual Food page is my journal. When I am inspired to write, I will write. If God wants to use me as His instrument, He will lead people to my blog. Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). If I say that I believe in Jesus, I must have life. I must not sit around feeling sorry for myself or get angry with the difficult circumstances that I am in. In Jesus, there is no darkness. I must not feel bitter about what others think about me because my Lord is Jesus. He is my good shepherd who gently guides me.
One name that you see commenting on my blog is Linda. She is a sister in Christ. Do stop by Linda’s blog and say hi. She is my penpal. A sweet sweet young lady. When I don’t feel like writing, I tell this sister, “I am passing the baton to you.” We lift each other up with our correspondence privately and publicly at times.
A couple articles published here sometimes are very well written. Well, those are from my Dad, of course. I teamed up with my father to write a few articles. One article was about my Grandpas, both famous chefs in Malaysia. Grandpa Lee opened the first Bah Kut Teh shop in Klang. Grandpa Chong was the chef and caretaker in Mallaig Bungalow in Fraser’s Hill. Another article was about my Grandmas.
I used to drive 5 hours to get a delicious authentic Malaysian food, Taiwanese food, or Chinese food. Now, I rather spend 5 hours preparing the food myself. It is not hard to cook delicious authentic food. Just be prepared to throw out some food a few times…before you are successful.
In the past, I have tried baking cakes from scratch but have always failed. One day, I prayed, “God, I am bringing this cake to the church for a woman’s fellowship. Please help me.” Guess what? God answered my prayers.
Family photo taken in December 2010.
Family photo taken during Christmas 2007.
He is better known as Dr. HBT (Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors), is older than me but he is always young at heart. His biggest accomplishment after marrying me, other than having 3 beautiful daughters, is he has written three very technical books.