Thursday, 4 March 2010

Busy³

Oh goodness, I'm so busy these few days, I just feel like I'm losing my head...

"Off with his head!"

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Happy CNY!

A little bit late, but a Happy Chinese New Year to all Chinese humans! And don't discriminate us, because we're awesome ;)

Penang '09 post coming up in the not-too-distant future...

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Lemons Are More Edible

LAME + LAME = 2LAME

LAME x LAME = (LAME)²

Yes, go check out LAMEntations! =D

Warning: Clicking on the link above might cause you to lose your legs.

Friday, 8 January 2010

What a way to start the year...

The first post of the year. Sadly, it will be a melancholic one. I am deeply saddened by the church attacks that happened recently. Now not only church buildings are being destroyed, but even cars with Christian-themed stickers too. What has our country come to? What happened to "1Malaysia"? Is it all but a joke and lie? How can they allow protests like these to go on when it threatens national security and the peace of the country? So many questions, NO answers at all. This too reflects the direction our country is heading. Ever since the change of Science and Maths to be taught in BM, our country has begun to go backwards. Now this? We are even more backwards than ever. Violence solves nothing. It may intimidate some, but what good will that do? And the government isn't going to take action from the looks of it. They may give warnings, but violence like this has to be curbed immediately. They say ISA can be used on these violent protesters. But the question is, will they do it? I believe these people cause more harm to the country than Teresa Kok who actually did no harm. Such injustices run rampant in the country. 1Malaysia mou? Bovine faeces.

"Today is a test of whether he is a Malay prime minister or the Malaysian prime minister," said Bridget Welsh, a Malaysia specialist at Singapore Management University. - Reuters.com

 I actually agree with those words. Will our prime minister stand for the whole country or only for the Malay Muslims? This too will be a mystery.

But even so, the Bible says this:

35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? - Romans 8:35 (New International Version)
...and this:

10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:10 (New International Version)


So amidst the violence and the persecution, we Christians should not lose faith or be intimidated, for Christ overcame sin and death. Let us be strong and not back down because of these persecutions. After all, Christians in China and in other countries face greater persecution than this. On the day of the second coming, all will be revealed and justice will be done on earth.

10Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. - Revelation 2:10 (New International Version)

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Last post for the year.

Lots of wonderful things happened in 2009, and lots of not-so-wonderful things too. God really poured out His blessings in abundance this year, great or small. The new friends I've made, the opportunities to serve, the happy times, the sad times, the exam results, and the wonderful family too, even though there are times when it gets really frustrating. Even so, let 2010 be filled with more blessings, so much blessings that it is uncountable. More friends, bigger and greater opportunities to serve, more happy times, less sad times, better results, and so on...
IT'S TIME FOR THE BUN TO DANCE AGAIN!

Blessed and Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, 25 December 2009

It is time...

Something simple, short but sweet,
  Salvation to the world he came to give;
The greatest gift no mortal can beat,
  So that all of mankind could come and live.


Blessed Christmas!

Remember, it's Christmas, not X'mas. It was Christ who was born on Christmas day, not Mr. X. ;)

Monday, 21 December 2009

Greater things.

"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." - John 14:12 (NIV)

 The Rev.Amp conference last week was just superb. We (the Poverty & Environment group) actually did a lot of things, e.g. participate in Alicia Loh's book launch, register voters in Subang Parade, gotong-royong at USJ 3 and 4 and plant trees at USJ 2. We definitely impacted various communities in a way somehow. In fact, we are in The Star newspaper today. You can find the article on Today's Star Metro (Monday 21st December 2009) page 9, or here. We represent the whole conference, the church and also our God. All praise and glory goes to Jesus who strengthens us. I didn't know until my mother and sister told me just this afternoon. I think this conference impacted us in different ways, as some didn't really want to go at the beginning, but ended up loving it. As for me, I viewed this conference as an opportunity to do some community work, which I enjoy doing. I hope I will be doing more of this next year, despite SPM. I learned a lot of things for the past one week, and got a lot of different experiences and exposures. I even got to serve as an usher in church services, which is just fantastic.

I do not want to talk too much, but to all my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, let us all grow together, strengthen each other, and lets not be complacent and ignorant, but be brave and courageous to do His works and His will. Let us pick each other up when we fall, and show the love of Christ to one another.

Goodbye for now my fellow humans ;) By the way, I signed up as an organ donor yesterday.

http://www.mphclick.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Alicia-Loh-015.jpg
Photo from Alicia Loh's book lauch, The Last Chapter.
Photo taken from MPH.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Oh, gee-odes...

I just started my homemade geode today. If you do not know what a geode is, it's those hollow rocks with crystal formations within them, the ones which they sell at crystal shops. If you still don't know what on earth I am talking about, it looks like this:


(Image taken from Wikipedia)

I actually found out about this at About.com. It's really simple, as the materials involved are just sodium chloride (table salt), water and eggshells. The eggshell will act as the mineral for the crystal formation, in this case calcium carbonate. The full project/experiment can be found here. I hope it works, I don't really want the salt to go to waste. Hopefully the crystals will form really well in the next few weeks. Chemistry is fun, isn't it?

Anyway, I will be leaving for Penang tomorrow. Won't be doing much there, except for eating. Until then, farewell.


P.S. - Really cool song and video.
 
Tiƫsto and Sneaky Sound System - I Will Be Here

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Resurrection

YES. Three months since my last post. Let me start with:

Results: FINALS.
Yesterday, on that ill-fated Saturday, the whole school is supposed to collect their results for the finals (except the Form 5s). To be honest, I was quite nervous since I thought I did quite badly for my finals. I set my alarm to ring at 6 a.m., but I only woke after 25 minutes. My whole family came along, because they wanted to go to the DKSH warehouse sale later. Ignoring all the other insignificant facts, to my surprise, my results were better than I expected. I am happy about my position in class, but B for History and PJK(PE)? Meh. Form 4 History is a bore, and 'a bore' is actually an understatement. But through it all, praise God for helping me through the finals. I actually was not fully prepared for my papers, especially the 3 science subjects, because it's the first time for many of us to 'experience' the full SPM-format papers. In fact, I did really well for Chemistry and Additional Mathematics (although I left quite a number of questions blank). Praise God for that. And my close friend did really well too. He improved so much throughout the whole year, from no. 30-something to no. 18 (I think) and now in the top 10. Praise God for that too.

YKPM: Family Day and Community Service.
Recently, I joined a missions project that assists YKPM (Yayasan Kajian & Pembangunan Masyarakat) in their Family Day and Community Service at Taman Prima Selayang. The Family Day was on the 14th of November last month and the Community Service was on the 28th of November. The Community Service came out in the newspaper (The Star, Metro, 30th November, Monday), although the report was not exactly accurate, still, please check it out. Overall, it was really fun. The community there is moderately poor, and they live in low-cost flats. Honestly, these living conditions are not new for me, I have relatives that live in similar conditions, but lets not get into that. Regarding the Family Day, I'm glad it all went well, despite the weather (it rained on that day). In fact, I think the rain made it more interesting and fun. Regarding the Community Service, it went well too. Although we were lacking considerably of manpower (God bless those who pulled out at the last minute), thank God for seeing it through. I had to clean up a bush area which the residents commute along the pathway there often. It was no joke, I think I might have lost a cup of blood back there to those blood-consuming insects we know as mosquitoes (why did God create such insects?). We only managed to cover a considerably small area, but everyone worked hard, and we accomplished what we needed to do there. Community Service is about selfless work towards the community in effort for the community to advance and improve, and it is not about the recognition or fame, hence, selfless. I hope my juniors (yes, I was a committee member and I had some underlings) may be able to understand that. Christ did not suffer for himself or for naught. He suffered for the world. To be Christ-like, shouldn't we suffer for the good of others too? When we talk about missions, it's not all about going to some unreached people group or flying to Africa to feed malnutritioned kids.Sometimes, all we have to do is to look around. Our country is still not a first-world country, so poverty is still present even in the likes of a city. After all, providing for the needs of the community is what we as citizens should do, and even more so as Christians. For me, I enjoy doing community work. Much better than spending wasting precious time and money in Cyber Cafes, or doing some other non-productive activity. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that leisure is bad or wrong, just that once in a while, contribute to the community and the country. We often talk about our country lacking of infrastructures and other luxuries and essentials, but little do you know that by eradicating poverty we can improve and advance our country indirectly. No pictures for this one, by the way. By the way, thanks to the YKPM people, they did great and still is doing great serving the people at Taman Prima Selayang.

YC Conference.
I think this year's camp/conference is quite interesting. It's about impacting the community (again, relating to the above). Perhaps that is the reason I signed up for it this year. I usually don't go for YC camps, usually the reason is that I have no friends there, but now I have after since I joined in the YKPM projects. Not that going for camps is wrong or bad, in fact good and beneficial; but what is the point of being close to God and not doing anything when there are people out there in need? So, hopefully through this conference, we will be able to impact the community in different ways. Don't want to yap too much about it, for I am sure you lost concentration halfway through the last topic.

I don't think there is anymore to be said at the moment. Anyway, this week hopefully will be a busy week for me. I have to complete tuition and school (believe it or not, it's true) homework, get school essentials and other stuff. By the way, I am going Penang this coming weekend. Next week will already be the conference, so I won't have much time after that to run my errands. The thing is, I am just too lazy to lift a finger, and that is very bad. The love of money is not the only root of all evil, laziness is too. Thanks much for bearing with my yapping and preaching ;)

P.S.: Christmas is coming, is it not?

Monday, 21 September 2009

capsule...

...is love.


They are... electronic duo form Tokyo, Japan.
Consists of... Toshiko Kojishima (left) and Yasutaka Nakata (right).
Their music is... techno/electronic.



capsule - Sugarless GiRL


capsule - Starry Sky


capsule - JUMPER


capsule - more more more


The reason to love is... heck, who doesn't love techno? If you don't, you don't know what you're missing.