[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: October 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Intake 11 Journey

It's been a week or so since i last updated my blog, anyway, intake 11 is still on, and it's gonna be at the peak(work load) tomorrow... God's presence is just so sweet here... oh btw, the session(s) is/are on while i'm typing this blog :D ... i need rest also ok? haha... for the past few nights, i over-night-ed at Pr. David's place as i've got to work on the prophecies recording and all, quite a lot of them, sort them out properly and all la... too much details ...malas to type xD

These few days here has been awesome, and it's gonna be "awesomer"! It's no doubt tiring, wake up around 6am everyday, get prepared and waits for Jason to pick me up.... whole day sessions and works(CD burning, Prophecy sorting, PA system, projection and a whole list of work la....) and finally reach home around 12/1am... and the starts over again the next day... tiring but God's grace is certainly enough for me all of us who are serving...

too many things to list down, would just list down a few interesting things/happening:
1) i played percussion on stage the other day, A Day in the Secret Place - in the morning only tho.. it took me some guts to play on stage, cuz it has been quite a while since i've last practiced drums/percussion
2) CD burning, duplicating to be exact, has been fun, i'm 1 day ahead of time, which is good :D
3) meet lots of new friends...
4) reached a higher level of worship, but its not enough... need to get higher summore xD
5) went to lowyat again that day, had to lead the group for the intake 11 participants for shopping.... they shopped alot! i dunno how much they have spent in a day's spent..
6) learnt new things, some re-learn... all in all.. awesome !

i guess thats about it la.. my brain is kindda 'shutdown mode'... very sleepy haha...
forgive me for my broken english...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saxophone training

Haha... i think this would be the last post for a week or so... Apostolic Program starts tomorrow, we had already and would continue shifting the instruments, office equipments and all those needed items over to KLIH today, the instruments can only be shifted in the night due to some complication with the hotel, but all in all, it should work out just fine. Later tonight at 8, i'll be heading to church to dismantle the LCD projector from the ceiling board to be brought over to KLIH... hmm anyway, lets get back to the topic... Saxophone training xD

So yea, i got "semangat-ed" cuz during the exam season... listened to too much smooth jazz :D ... tried the guitar, but nah, it's just not my "type" haha... saxophone on the other hand seems friendlier to me... so yea.. i like it :D

I read up from somewhere that regular practice is important as it will give your muscle(s) memory.. can understand? means like if i always move my ears, the muscle remembers that action kindda thing la... so yea, same goes to the muscles of my lips, diaphragm, tongue and fingers... and by doing so, i'm building a strong foundation(i hope :|) yea, so i practiced for 3 hours today hahah... my neighbours must be wondering when i would stop xD

i started with the long notes ( not endurance test, but to maintain the equal amplitude(loudness) when blowing a certain note ), actually there are 3 types:
1) Medium loud
2) Medium loud to soft
3) Soft to medium loud

The latter 2 are certainly harder the the first haha...i still need some a lot more practice on that haha... anyway.. after doing that i got a lil bored, wanted to try blowing a song, but the score sheets are hard to find, and yea, i don't know how to read "bean sprouts" xD example of "bean sprout" below hahaha

*image removed*

so anyway, since i can't read the "bean sprouts", i had to learn .. and i googled it as usual... but it was quite dissapointing as i couldn't find any... little did i know, from the same website i found the other day, there were lessons which are free xD... *happy* it's basic stuff but certainly good enough for me to train with... and yea, the 'bean sprouts' had the note(s) written above it, and from there i learn how to read 'bean sprouts" xD >> CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF FILE

ok, yea practiced for a bit... oh... che, i used your metronome haha... below is the recording of my practice... maybe some of you would be interested to judge hear haha... CLICK HERE


haha yea, i guess that all i wanna share la.. gonna clean the saxophone and go for lunch haha...


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Good news, just cleaned the saxophone... less saliva already hahaha... i guess it's a improvement from the last time hahaha.....


and ohh... just after i blogged, i went and listen to the original lesson's audio file, i just realized that what i practiced was wrong... LOL... it was suppose to be 1 bar for 1 note, but i treated 1 line as 1 bar, hahaha my bad... i'll practice properly next time la... xD

till i blog again...

-Clarence

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Walking" and some updates...

I guess i'll not start with the definition of walking this time.. it's kindda lame xD

So anyway here goes:

Woke up this morning, around 9am, first thing >> turned on my lappy *i know, swt* and bla bla bla, not important details... tied up my hair, and got myself ready by 10am, and i left home and headed to Wangsa Maju LRT station. So yea, like the title suggests, i had to walk from home, took me approximately 20 minutes to reach there... this would be my first time going lowyat plaza on my own (=.=) i didnt really know where and how to reach there la... cuz most of the time, got people send me there ma... haha..

and ohh.. it was a lil awkward in the LRT and also my walking journey, cuz yea, i'm a guy and i had my hairs tied up... passerby(s) gave me a weird look thingy la haha.. but ive got used to it some time ago it's still awkward la... haha

and so, by faith, i took off and reached there in 1 piece, around 11am... kindda fast eh? *i got good timing :P* i went there with 2 main purpose in mind, to get myself a cool-er cooler pad for my lappy and also to get price list of whatever i can get la, i took it for Intake 11's shopping team la... i walked, and walked, and walked, and walk, only God knows how many kilometers i've walked just now... so finally i had done my surveying and had finished collecting all the price list available la..

as a smart consumer, i went to the shop with the cooler pad with the lowest price la of course.. and i got myself a "Cooler Master - Notebook Cooler - NotePal Infinite ∞" (took me a while to get the ∞ symbol via character map heh) and praise God, the price was within, and in fact lower than the budget i've allocated... it cost me RM100... for the quality, i would say it's money for value la... :D

and ohh.. during my visit @ Lowyat plaza, i saw En Heng there, it seems like he has been working there since after diploma la... any of you guys from diploma who is free... go meet him la.. fourth/fifth floor...



i still don't didn't know what took over me, but i just wanted to walk around Times Square, so yea, i did it... alone... walking aimlessly around Times Square, kinda "woo liao".. i walked, and walked, and walked again... (it's lame, i know).. everywhere i turned to, i see "lala-wears" and "punk-wears", not really my type of dressing style la...and there was one shop with many "patungs aka mannequin".. all dressed up in punk-lala style... and they were displayed outside the shop la... and guess what? i saw 1 fella, dressed in the same style.. ( i really thought he was one of the patungs ... LMAO )... walking around Times Square was quite a journey for me.. cuz i don't normally go there, and yea, i don't do shoppings... honestly, from my point of view, it was really like a cosplay to me... xD.. Can someone give/teach them better sense of clothing?

soon not long after, i saw a casual jacket/coat... it looked good from afar, but too bad.. the cuttings were a lil out, and the stitches were quite awful la... so i didn't get it la... and yea, i ended up "window shopping-ing" in Times Square with the cooler pad with me... Oh! Did i mention, the shop(which i bought the cooler pad from) gave me a plastic bag which could not really fit the cooler pad in it... it was so so freaking hard to carry it around.. and not to mention, walking, walking and walking around Times Square for nearly 2 hours....

I got bored, so i decided to go back la... no point wasting more time there.. i wanted to go to the arcade, but it was closed (-.-!)... got on the monorail and headed home la.. just before i reach Wangsa Maju LRT station, i actually thought of walking home, but i just had the feeling to call my mom la... (she took my grandma to the hospital this morning for some checkups)... so i thought she would be back home already, so i called her mobile number, and found out that she was nearby only, packing food for lunch... so yay! don't need to walk back, with the cooler pad in my hand :D

Thank God for His timing, on the way back, it started raining cats and gods (opps typo) dogs... (now i understand why i walked around Times Square aimlessly for :D) phew, imagine me walking back... really gg lor... haha.. anyway, took my lunch after i got back, didn't want to open my cooler pad just yet... cuz i wanna take pics with my brother's sony alpha 200 haha.. so i waited for a while then i went out to TARC at 3pm, for fun to pick my brother la.. had to wait for him for 30 minutes in a 'no parking area' ... luckily no security guards "disturb" me la.. haha

by the time we got back, we started taking pictures and so... lighting was ok.. taking pictures of products of this size was kindda hard la... *skipped too long* .. and yea. here i am, blogging while testing out my new cooler pad... so far so good :D

there would be CG tonight at church office.. 8.30pm.. so i better get some rest la... and ohh before i forget.. i just received the worship team schedule for Apostolic Program Intake 11... when i first saw it, i was like *OMG/WAAA* ... i'm scheduled for "Audio Tech" (sound man in other words) for most of the days... it has been quite a long while since i last touch operate the Public Address System (PA system) alone... and for most of the days, i'm scheduled to operate it alone, in a big, really big hall... (operating PA system also means cannot fall asleep la... haha)

and did i mention earlier that the PA system which i would need to operate for AP Intake 11 is 2x or 3x bigger than the one used in my church.... such pressure.. however, i believe that by God's grace, i won't screw up la... :D and yea, of course i was still scheduled to do "Visual Tech" jobs too.. i don't think i'll face much problem there la.. talking about that, i need to get the welcome projection done asap... tried designing 1 yesterday... not to my standards at all.. i guess i'll need to start over again la...

i guess thats all for now... till i blog again... have a nice day, and to my MMU friends, have a nice holiday :D

- Clarence
(goes to sleep, will edit any typo/error in language when i'm free la...)
p/s: i know i used alot of "la(s)" in this post, forgive me, cuz im too tired to write proper england now xD

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saxophone

First i wanna thank God, the internet is back .. Weeee...

Next,

The following would be my review on my 2nd time with 'him', lets assume the saxophone is a male la, oh wait.. does that mean i have been putting my mouth with his(mouth piece)? That's so gay...Crap! We'll just put 'it' as 'it' la instead... haha :P



Ok, so it has been approximately 2 weeks since i first saw it, the definition of saw here means i held it, blew it and cleaned it. My brother introduced it to me, since i was saying that i wanted to learn an instrument, that week, i took out my guitar, remembered a few chords, some strummings and yea that bout it la... i went online and got the chords for the song "Life - Communion, Hillsongs", but it didn't come with the lyrics, so i had to google it again... after much quite little searching, i finally found the lyrics itself... so i had to listen to the song, and try to put the chords at its rightful place.. it was okay i guess, not bad for someone who doesn't play guitar xD... ok back to the saxophone...

It was raining quite heavily just now, the internet kept getting disconnected, i was quite mad pissed, cause i'm so used to the internet connection in cyberjaya, fast and no dc(most of the time la)..instead of waiting for the internet... i went and played a game or two alot of rounds in Call of Duty 4 (CoD4), its a war game la... yea, it was fun, leveled up a lil, kicked some asses killed some bots.. and it got boring after an hour or so.. walked around the house for a bit, then i remembered the existence of the saxophone, so i went to chris(my bro) and asked where he placed it... and so the journey begins:

Now, the saxophone was in my hands, so what? it's not like i had trainings or what-so-ever before...i didn't even know how to hold it and how my fingers should be placed... i had to turn to someone, i couldn't count on my bro cuz he was tired and sleepy, and i don't think he knows how also la.... so the "best" solution was the internet.. but the internet was slow and shitty crappy.. so i had to wait a lil (quite alot actually haha), wanted to watch video tutorials from the internet via youtube, but i couldn't cuz the internet kept getting disconnected after every few minutes... *beep*... so i had to search for some text version..google-ing was still slow, but somehow i manage to find one >> click here

When i opened that page, i was like "man.. takde gambar ke?"
Even so, it didn't take me much time to get my fingers on it properly (the keys on the saxophone had different 'markings', i don't know the correct word for that haha..), after i got that right, i went to my room, as i didn't want to disturb any of my family members la...

at first, it was all 'lou fong', in other words, the correct tone and key couldn't come out la... it took me around 15-20 minutes to finally get the correct placement of my lips on the mouth piece... *proud* lol....then, i got my fingers properly placed on it and started blowing... initially, i could only blow one note, and when i pressed the second note, the sound went "off-key" ..... it was hilarious, had some farting sound and all la... haha.. after training for a bit, i finally could blow "B > A > G > F > E > D"... so i tried blowing "D > E > F > G > A > B" ,it was harder(quite hard, i still can't get a hang of it) due to the number of holes closed initially, i had to use more strength in blowing to get the flow la...

Time flew... 2 hours had passed.. wow, i was amazed, cuz i normally don't stay long on practicing whatever, be it my homework or music instrument (i stay long on PC games/software tho :P ).. i was kindda out of breath... brain slowing down haha... anyway, after blowing it for 2 hours, the amount of saliva in it was *shivers* gross..

(-.-)!!


I still had to clean it.. but it was okay i guess, it's my saliva after all xD
It took me a while to clean it.. and now it's being left there to "air it", to dry it i think.... and here i am, blogging during dinner time... haha

Here's some final words: 
DO NOT BUY 2nd-HAND SAXOPHONE...IT'S GROSS... xD 

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A lil update on my side...

i'll be going lowyat tomorrow... anyone interested? haha

and, and,

I'll be very busy for the coming 2/3 weeks.. i doubt i'll have time to blog... but maybe i would... my timing always sesat 1 hahaha..... thats about it la...

Till i blog again... 'sayonara'

-Clarence

(leaping down the stairs for dinner)

Hmm..

Wow.. 112 hits in 5 days, that makes an average of 22 hits perday... haha maybe most of the hits belongs to me la.. xD

Anyway, anyone wanna go Lowyat this few days? I wanna get a new laptop cooler pad... mine is making noise and not at it's optimum speed anymore :|

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since it's officially holidays for me now, i'll just list down some stuffs that i would need/want to do... just incase i forget haha

1) Design t-shirt for archery club [need]
2) Finish up my proposal for archery club's event...by this week [need]
3) Design MMU Christian Society's logo and t-shirt :D excited [want]
4) Read up Micricontroller 8051, wanna try to apply for exemption.. just incase those lecturers saja susahkan me cuz i forgot alrdy haha [in between need and want haha]
5) Apostolic Program, Intake 11 ( 2 weeks, 19 Oct to 1 Nov ) [ need and want also haha]

EDITED on 17/10/08 1am

6) Learn proper javascipt... i was so amazed at some website i saw
7) Learn proper div tags and z-index :D
(Just incase you don't know what im talking about... its all the web design stuffs :D )
8) Learn saxophone properly.. with practice as much as i can :D

Thats all i can remember for now, would edit this post if i remember any...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just for fun :)

Instructions:
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title to answer the question even if it doesnt make sense. No CHEATING.
4. Tag 5 ppl at their tagboard to ask them to do this!
5. Bold the questions and with the answers, give your own comments on how it relates to the question.

How are you feeling today?
Lord You are good - Don moen
(I may be feeling down, but God is always good!)

Will you get far in life?
Redeemer, Saviour, Friend - Darrel Evens
(I'll go far as long as the Redeemer, Saviour and Friend as the main focus of my life.. :D)

What is your best friend's theme song?
Edgewater, Jim Brickman
(Makes me wonder who's my best friend now.. confusing hahaha )

What is the story of your life?
Always Forever - Youth Alive NSW
(I'll love God always and forever... weeee! )

What was high school like?
For the Honor of the King - Youth Alive
(Doesn't really relate, perhaps i did glorify God's name in high school, just that i didn't know )

How can you get ahead in life?
What if i stumble - DC Talk
(I'll rise up again if i stumble!! Woot!)

What is the best thing about your friends?
Only Grace - Matthew West
(They are graceful people :D sweet :D)

What is in store for this weekend?
Hand and Feet - Audio Adrenaline
(Oh, my weekend.. i'll be really busy, Intake 11! WoOt! yea, i guess it'll take my hands and feets)

What song describes you?
Restoration - Philips, Craig and Dean
(I am to restore people.. thats nice :))

To describe your grandparents?
Let me blow your mind - Eve w
(LMAO!! Nvm, skip hahaha!!)

How is life going?
Im trading my sorrow - WOW Worship
(yea, im trading my sorrow for the Joy of the Lord now)

What song will they play at your funeral?
He lives - Generation Unleashed
(ROFL... that's interesting xD i wish it happens)

How does the world see you?
Overwhelmed - Hillsongs
(ok, thats interesing too haha... I guess people do see the Jesus in me :D)

Will you have a happy life?
Perfect Love - Hillsongs, Australia
(i need to find my perfect love to have a happy life, i think i've found mine, Jesus!)

What does your friends really think of you?
Come now is the time - Heart of Worship
(Doesn't really relate... but am i always on time? haha)

Do people secretly lust after you?
Till tears do us part - Heaven's cry
(they secretly lust after me until they have tears? what the crap!)

How can i make myself happy?
Over me - Chris Tomlin
(I'll have to think over/beyond myself, put others first?)

What should you do with your life?
Dairy of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
(read her diary? hahaha)

Will you ever have children?
Ruang Rindu - letto
(ok... what's that suppose to mean? haha)

prefer not tagging, leaving original message:
well..i'm not gonna tag anyone,but if ure reading this n u have nothing better to do,feel free to be tagged. =)

I'm feeling much better now :D

Few words to describe me now...(14/10/08 | 12pm)

This would be a very very short post...

1) Tired, didn't really sleep last night
2) Pissed at myself, i think i screwed up my paper just now =.=
3) Sad, cuz i think i'll fail my paper
4) Hot, the weather is killing me

After this line, those lousy feelings are gone!
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:D Woot! Finished my exams...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mirror? Candle?

This morning just when i woke up, these thoughts just came and overtook my thoughts, so yea, i'll just post it here... (yes, i know i should be studying), anyway, here it goes:

Firstly, i would like to MAKE SURE that you readers understand that this is for me,firsthand to reflect on myself, and sure, you can use it to reflect on yourself too.... It's a mirror!

I'll start with 2 weeks ago, just before my finals started, i went for this Ops Gegar thing organized by FES. It's about christian leadership in campus, no i'm not in any christian leadership position in campus or what-so-ever as of now, maybe i'll never be, but i just felt an urge to go and learn. So yea, the main point i wanna focus at is regarding "Asking the RIGHT questions". Yes, doubtlessly, we know alot of things, we know how to solve a problem when people ask us, but we simply don't apply it. One good example would be the condition of your spiritual life.

Quoting from a famous bible verse :
Matthew 5:13-16 (New International Version)

13"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

*Time to get your imaginative mind moving*

Imagine yourself as a candle. The wax represents your spiritual stature, the amount of substance that you are able to shine with....how does it look like? Is it skinny and pitiful? Is it fat and stubborn? Is it tall but yet, when the foundation is shaken you fall? Or is it short and not noticeable? Or is it at the optimum level where God wants it to be at?

Okay, now keep that image in your mind, it's not time to discard it yet... now, time to imagine your environment..

Are you shinning in the dark, where light shines best? Or are you shinning in the daylight, which is most of the time not noticeable? Or are you like a candle in the rain, where in the midst of trials and temptation, you're struggling to keep the fire from being put off? Worst case scenario, are you in a air vacuum, where light cannot exist?

Last but not least, my friends, is the candle even burning?

A reminder here, i'm not here to pull you down, i'm here to ask the right questions and to lift you up on your feet again... it's time to reflect on ourselves, especially in the current situation of the world and all, where darkness seems to be the focus, people who doesn't know Jesus has no where to find hope, peace joy... life may seem more and more miserable to them in time such as this... Isn't this the opportune time, the best time, the kiros time for us to shine??

Dear readers, the time has come for us to rise up. Let the world see this Light in the midst of darkness, let the world proclaim that Jesus as Lord and Saviour! Less of me, more of Him. Let His light shine, as we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice, a candle for Him to work with. God doesn't need us to help Him solve problems, He can do all things, yet He wants us to get involved in His work. How great is the Lord that we serve? It's just beyond words.

Taking the wax as an example again, yes, wax gets burnt every time we light up the candle, no doubt in that. Knowing that, we need to constantly get ourselves filled and refilled again and again by God Himself, so that we wouldn't face burnt out in the end of shinning...

After saying these, i pray that God will put in you such fire and passion to rise up, to be a leader of this generation, a candle in the dark.

EDIT: Was studying and this song was playing, so i decided to put it up :)

Keep The Candle Burning - Point of Grace

You think youre alone there in your silent storm
But Ive seen the tears youve cried falling down and trying to drown
The flame of hope inside
Let me tell you now, tell you now

(chorus)
When youre walking in the dead of night
And your soul is churning
When your hope seems out of sight
Keep the candle burning
All it takes is one steady heart in a world thats turning
Shine a light and pierce the dark
Keep the candle burning
Keep the candle burning

When youre down and youre discouraged
When the darkness clouds your view
Youve got to gather up your courage
You know the lord is gonna see you through
Let me tell you now
Tell you now

(repeat chorus)

One ray of light always breaks through
Follow wherever he takes you
Wherever he takes you


With loads of love,
Clarence a.k.a Clare-bear :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Good!

Hmm... it's been a long long while since i last talk/msn/meet any of my diploma friends... almost everyone of us got separated into different different universities all over this country and even the world...

there were so many happenings which had occur, yet i knew nothing, feeling kindda upset with myself for not being a friend to these lovely peoples la... so yea, one of my friend messaged me regarding another friend who was in a rather "hard time of his life", a friend who i was close to, yet i didn't know what was happening to him, due to the "geographical distance".. i'm not going to leak out any personal details la.. i think my friend wld appreciate me for not saying it out haha..

so i decided to get intouch with these lovely peoples again... msged a friend and really chatted, got myself updated with these real stories, amazing things i would say... im glad the friend of mine which i was referring to earlier is getting along fine now... I pray that he'll be able rise up and that the problem that he faced would not reoccur anymore. In the name of Jesus!

Yea... i feel relieved and good now.. and i've made a commitment to get myself in contact with happenings all around the world la.... yes, in mmu, i was basically not in contact in any happenings around the world la.. it was as if im like "a frog under the well".. this is so that i would at least know whats happening and ill be able to ask for God's guidance in these matters la :)

anyways, its getting late, i guess ill stop here... Church is on as usual tomorrow, 1 praise celebration only tho.. i would have meetings on tomorrow to get myself prepared to serve God in MTI intake 11 :) and hopefully i'll get my priorities right tomorrow, to do things which are urgent la...

Nites, God bless!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Computer's Gender: Male or Female?

Haha... found this in Ps. Lois's blog, very amusing to me, i bet it will be the same for you :P

A language instructor was explaining to her class that in Spanish, nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. For instance, "house" in Spanish is feminine: "la casa". "Pencil" in Spanish is masculine: "el lapiz".

One puzzled student asked, "What gender is 'computer?'" The teacher didn't know, and the word wasn't in her Spanish dictionary. So for fun she split the class into two groups, appropriately enough by gender, and asked them to decide whether "computer" should be a masculine or feminine noun.

Both groups were required to give four reasons for their recommendation. The men's group decided that computers should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computer") because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic!
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else!
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for possible later retrieval!
4. As soon as you make a commitment t one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it!

The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine ("el computer") because:
1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on
2. They have a lot of data, but they are still clueless!
3. The are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you realize that if you'd waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model!

; ) You decide who win.

Bible VS Cellphone

Hmm, yea so i recieved an interesting piece of email, i dislike forwarding, so i'll just post it here...

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several time a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?


Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Trust in the Lord and *ASAP (Always Say A Prayer)

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Knock, Knock I knocked at heaven's door this morning. God asked me...'My child, what can I do for you?' And I said, 'Father, please protect and bless the person reading this message.' God smiled and answered...'Request granted'.


p/s: If you need/want a bible in your cell phone, do yourselves a favour, send me a message, i have just the thing for you :D. It's java btw, so if your cell phone only supports symbian, i sorry to say i don't have it, but i'll get one for you :D

Just for laugh

Just thought that i could cheer someone up, so here it goes:

During my dinner just now, i said that the food was too dry, so my mom asked me

"Son, are you having a bad throat?"

and i answered,

"if i would have a bad throat, i would have nothing to say"

and she laughed, thought that i was being sarcastic(because normally, i am :P), but FYI, i was drinking a lot, a lot, a lot(probably the most ever in my life) of water throughout the pass week, and i didn't mean to be sarcastic at all... so yea.. after i realize what she interpreted from what i said, i burst out in laughter too :)

p/s: i would be away for a while till next tuesday, got another paper coming up, so hopefully i stay away from the blog la.. haha

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Listen

All along, i have always 'envied' pastors and leaders who could read one verse from the bible and could explain from it. I mean, when i read the bible, most of the time, it doesn't make sense in the natural, and some of them are like stories, a long list of name, or events. i'll write an example:

Nehemiah 1

1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah:
In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.
3 They said to me, "Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire."

4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven."


Okay, tell me what do read from these verses? Most of the time, we would read it as a story, but there's where it gets wrong! It not a mere story but itself, it was what really happened during that period of time. Seriously, tell me, when you read it, what does it tell you? *i'll let you ponder upon it first*

So yea, one day i asked God, why those pastors and leaders could understand the verse from another point of view? what is the key of understanding the meaning behind those Words of Your? How can i achieve that? *a moment of silence* And i heard the word, "listen", it was a still small voice. And i understood what 'listen' actually meant...

Many times, when we 'spend' time with God, many times it was out of a 'duty' or 'habit', but thats the thing that makes us blind. Each time we draw close to Him, we need and should have the desire to learn, to understand and to hear the heartbeat of God. Listen, i tell you, listen... what do we listen to everyday? Jokes? Complains? Swear words? "Rubbish in, rubbish out"... *ring* does it ring a bell? Seriously, we need to start listening encouragements, words of peace, of sound mind, of love, of grace, all in all, of God.

Now back to where i started. So the key of interpreting words of God is to listen, listen to what you may ask.. dear readers, listen to that still small voice. God's voice. You could be in your class, but there you can still talk to God, listen to Him, and He'll guide you. Provided that you so desire it la... God is a gentleman, He would give it to you only if you'd ask. He wouldn't force it down your throat.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.


Okay, now, from the verses i qoute-ed from Nehemiah 1, what have you heard from God? Please, do not read it merely as a story, from the verses, learn to apply it into your life. Ask that you'll be changed more and more to be a person who is after God's heart, a person who hears His heartbeat, a person who cares for what God cares about.

Lastly, i pray that whoever who reads these would be blessed and would be able to start a new journey, which is more exciting, alongside with God.

Updates!

Wee... finally got my blogspot done, flash gave me some problem with the menu bar i did that last time :(

I've been longing to blog for quite some time, just that i couldn't really find time to design and do the codings la... hahha, talking about no time to study and here i am designing and coding for my blog :P anyways, still need to work out a lil on the header + navigator part, it's not exactly of what i have in mind la.. but it still looks good :P

Anyways, this is what happen yesterday(8/10/2008).

i was to take one of my paper on the next day, and yea, last minute studying as usual, but it was kindda different yesterday, cuz i was playing COD4 in between my studying time, and i was reading up blogs haha, so yea, i did these 3 things one after another.. and so the time had came where my eyes told me i should sleep, but my brain told me that i still got loads more to study, which is true, last minute + not focused...

so, i decided to skip a few chapter (which ended up easy on the exam paper, darn!).. well, no complains la, since im the one with fault, nyways, back to the story, so i read and read and read till i couldn't take it no more, personally, i think i fried my brain a lil, expending it to more that the 2% that we humans use, so i rested for 2 hours *napping* and so, after 2 hours, i got up, took a quick shower(freaking darn cold hostel water)and continued on my journey of frying my brains as much as it would allow me... there were so many, vast amount of formulas and at the end of the chapter there this sentence stood : "PLEASE MEMORISE ALL THE FORMULAS" i got stun and was kindda intimidated by it la...


then it came the time, 8.30am, and so i headed to the grand hall where my exam would take place at, did the paper, i guess it was ok, hopefully can get a "B" la... but its hard to say, i might even fail it :( there were quite a few question which i knew how to do, just that i could remember any of those related freaking formulas *ish* but i wrote down the steps la, hopefully i can get a mark of two from writing those steps haha...

after the paper, i decided to go home and rest instead of staying in cyberjaya over the weekend till my next paper, so i called my mom asking wheter she could pick me up :D on the way back, she asked me if i would like to drive.. i didnt mind at all knowing that she had to send my grandma to the hospital in the morning for her blood test, so i took over the wheels... the journey was quite smooth despite the heavy+light rain..

when i reach home, as usual, whitey would bark "manja-ly" and he would attempt to kiss my cheek, i said attempt cuz he cant reach my face, im too tall for him to jump :P .. so yea, i took out my dirty laundries and headed upstairs and setup my lappy :)
and there i was the entire day in front of my lappy, the same screen im looking at now.

summary of my today:
wake up at 5.30am to study
went for exam at 9am
reached back to hostel at 11.30am
mom came arnd 1.30pm
reached home arnd 2.10pm
sat in front of my lappy > designing and coding till 7.30pm
dinner
had cell group 8.30 - 10.30pm
continued coding at 11.30pm

and here i am, 2am... and it's been almost 24 hours since i really slept, i guess i really need to stop here :P

Clarence
2am, 10/10/08

ABOUT

The Author:Clarence Cheong
Clarence. [ \c-laren-ce, cl(a)-re-nce\ is pronounced KLARE-ence ] [ Romanji: kurarensu ] Means: Bright/Clear

19 November 88.

Saxophonist-wannabe
Pianist-wannabe
Bassist-wannabe
Guitarist-wannabe

INTP
L: 49%
R: 51%

Likes: Gadgets(computer-related, camera-related, watch-related), designing, programming, engineering, anime, movies, free running, LeParkour, gymnastic stunts(front flip, sideflip, cartwheel, air-jump, etc etc) and jumping over things.
Dislikes: Studying, butter, milk.

Enjoys: Spending time and worshiping God, music [any type of genre except (too much)techno and black metal), likes particularly Instrumental Jazz(it's funky :D)] lepaking in front of my computer, photography, art, programming.

Favorite colors: black+white, green+brown, black+any color, white+any color, blue, purple and last but not least, all time fav orange+black :D.

Occupation: Student, MMU cyberjaya.
(Electronics Majoring in Multimedia)

Some internet names i use:
- bright, tux, 3then

What people say about me:
Quiet, sharp in words(sarcastic in other words la), cool, brainy, artistic, mysterious, gentle, humble, fun and crazy, man with little words.
(comment/message me to add)

Personal Records


The Blog:
This blog, in a long run, would focus on how God's light changes this man(me), He created in His image.

How this blog came to existence? It started when i wanted to design/create a portfolio of my designs, but after thinking about it for quite some time, i realized that none of those matter without God, so yea, this blog is dedicated to His works in my life.

The name? The name of this blog is called "Bright Studio", it simply implies that my life is one of His canvas(s), and in His light, this canvas of His can be painted into the perfect will of God. :)
Another reason why it's called Bright Studio is because Clarence, means bright.

The blog header image? The images used above are basically inspirations and revelations from God. God's revelations and ideas are always higher than ours, let us not limit God based on how much we can accept or believe.

Isaiah 55:8-9
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.

9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Previous blog header

CONTACT::CLARENCE


Cellphone:016-6084761
E-mail: clarence_han[at]hotmail[dot]com
clarence_han[at]yahoo[dot]com
clarencehan2005[at]gmail[dot]com
Through Instant Messengers:MSN: clarence_han[at]hotmail[dot]com
YM!: clarence_han



Anyways, feel free to contact me if you'd need help or anything like that, even if you just wanna talk, i don't mind. As long as you're the one paying the bills la :P

Friday, October 10, 2008

just testing

Just thought that i could cheer someone up, so here it goes:

During my dinner just now, i said that the food was too dry, so my mom asked me

"Son, are you having a bad throat?"

and i answered,

"if i would have a bad throat, i would have nothing to say"

and she laughed, thought that i was being sarcastic(because normally, i am :P), but FYI, i was drinking a lot, a lot, a lot(probably the most ever in my life) of water throughout the pass week, and i didn't mean to be sarcastic at all... so yea.. after i realize what she interpreted from what i said, i burst out in laughter too :)

testing

All along, i have always 'envied' pastors and leaders who could read one verse from the bible and could explain from it. I mean, when i read the bible, most of the time, it doesn't make sense in the natural, and some of them are like stories, a long list of name, or events. i'll write an example:

Nehemiah 1

1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah:
In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.
3 They said to me, "Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire."

4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven."


Okay, tell me what do read from these verses? Most of the time, we would read it as a story, but there's where it gets wrong! It not a mere story but itself, it was what really happened during that period of time. Seriously, tell me, when you read it, what does it tell you? *i'll let you ponder upon it first*

So yea, one day i asked God, why those pastors and leaders could understand the verse from another point of view? what is the key of understanding the meaning behind those Words of Your? How can i achieve that? *a moment of silence* And i heard the word, "listen", it was a still small voice. And i understood what 'listen' actually meant...

Many times, when we 'spend' time with God, many times it was out of a 'duty' or 'habit', but thats the thing that makes us blind. Each time we draw close to Him, we need and should have the desire to learn, to understand and to hear the heartbeat of God. Listen, i tell you, listen... what do we listen to everyday? Jokes? Complains? Swear words? "Rubbish in, rubbish out"... *ring* does it ring a bell? Seriously, we need to start listening encouragements, words of peace, of sound mind, of love, of grace, all in all, of God.

Now back to where i started. So the key of interpreting words of God is to listen, listen to what you may ask.. dear readers, listen to that still small voice. God's voice. You could be in your class, but there you can still talk to God, listen to Him, and He'll guide you. Provided that you so desire it la... God is a gentleman, He would give it to you only if you'd ask. He wouldn't force it down your throat.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.


Okay, now, from the verses i qoute-ed from Nehemiah 1, what have you heard from God? Please, do not read it merely as a story, from the verses, learn to apply it into your life. Ask that you'll be changed more and more to be a person who is after God's heart, a person who hears His heartbeat, a person who cares for what God cares about.

Lastly, i pray that whoever who reads these would be blessed and would be able to start a new journey, which is more exciting, alongside with God.