[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: January 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My 2009 Chinese New Year!

Instead of fainting this year,
(ask me if u wanna know more about the fainting LOL)
EVE:
Went to church in the morning, noon went cybercafe for 'left for dead'... zombie-fying game... haha... played for 2 hours... 1 game only... killed 3002 zombies xD

in the night, we went to a bungalow (owned by a church, my uncle happen to be one of the admins in that church, so we borrowed that place for the reunion dinner... have a great time there, collected most of my angpau(s) there... :D

i didnt really take any pics... chris was using the cam most of the time, it's his camera ma... haha nothing much to update on this part ...
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DAY 1:
i went to Port Dickson & Seremban on monday... went there to visit my relatives.. had a long day there... nothing special... hmm... can't think of anything to write hahaha....

oh.. now that i remembered.. i drove back from putrajaya.. on the way back from the visitations, with my dad's car... i havent really drove it before.. so i got the chance to test it out on the way back la... :D

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DAY 2:
i went to the Zoo... after dunno how many years la... had a great time there... missed out the bears tho... */sad/* ... arr.. the entrance ticket was expensive.. RM 15! Maybe cuz it's a public holiday la...

Thank God for the good weather! Chris and i got to capture some nice pictures of the residence of zoo... Chris took most of the pic tho... again, his camera ma... haha

Oh, we met our cousins there :) was planned tho xD but meeting them was coincidence also la... cuz we didnt pre-plan where to meet or what-so-ever, we only planned the timing...

the kid's zoo was fun, i got to touch a deer.. baby deer.. i forgot what it's called edi... it's white-spotted, brownish color la... so cute :D

Chris and Clement "sat" the a cow.. err//more like a calf... hhaha.. overall the trip to the zoo was awesome la...

And oh, chris bought himself a hat... monkey hat... hahaha... well... the only thing i kindda regret over the trip was the fact that no cotton candy was sold there.. kindda missed them xD... and also kindda regret the fact that i didnt buy the 'rubik' cube... (fake 1 la... ben10 version xD).. no rubik cube to play now T_T (oh well, might go toy 'r' us tomorrow :D

in the night, we(family) went over to my 2nd aunts place for dinner... and after dinner my cousins and i played with the Wii!.... Wiiiiiiiiii so nice... haha.. i didnt suffer from any hand pain or whatsoever like what my cousins and brother experience tho...played till 12 and we left for home

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DAY 3:
Today was long... in the morning, 10am, chris and i went to Flamingo, Ampang for a bowling session :D
lousy scores tho... << blames the fact that we didnt practice for so long... i couldnt even reach 100 =.=

FREAKING LAME!

anyways, after 3 games of bowling match, we played 'basketball'.. those arcade type la... :D i got high score there tho xD 166 i think...

and yea after the bowling and basketball trip,
we rushed home, cuz visitors were coming over for lunch.. my uncles and aunties came over and we had steamboat for lunch...my lunch was by far on of my longgessstttt lunch... 1pm till 4pm.. =.=

my relatives came and go during that period la... nothing much to say regarding this..

i was freaking tired by then... took an hours nap infront of the TV... haha.. and for dinner, my family had korean(hot plate) style BBQ and steamboat(again)... interesting and long dinner.. i was basically eating the entire day ... Chinese new year *_*

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over the past 3 weeks of holidays... i've gained 3kg of fat... darn... i freaking need to cut them down again...oh btw, i'm kindda underweight actually... haha.. but still the 3kg of fat is not the type of weight i would wanna keep ;)

will edit or change if there's any error.. or any pics i wanna post up la..

oh, btw, here's a game i would like to recommend... 'Perfect Balance'!
-freaking addictive (for people like me... and maybe u too)
heres the link (http://www.flasharcade.com/skill-games/perfect-balance-game.html)

or u can click -HERE- for the game// or u can msg me on msn/ym to get the flash file itself la...
i've finished all 80 stages... very fun and challenging :D

Till i blog again

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My holidays thus far...

1) bowling (0% - can't find kaki & don't know wheres the nearest since KKlub is not an option)
2) resting ( 20%? i'm still tired.. biology clock still not adjusted properly )
3) designing for the Youth's Ministry ( 60% - still need to implement the chinese version, and do up the XML image gallery [which i don't know how] )
4) gaming? ( 150% - haha played a lil too much )
5) repair the PC at home ( 98% i think - still need to install the driver for the webcam, which i don't know where it is )
6) design new blog skin ( 0% - malas )
7) repair fax machine ( 0% - mom say don't need to repair wor... )
9) Finish reading the eBook i downloaded some time ago; Titled: How to Talk to Anyone
( 23/760*100, u do the math... )
10) Start reading the book i got for Christmas; Titled: Destined to Reign ( 0%... havent touch it yet )
11) Lepak a.k.a relax ( 110% haha )
12) Clean my desktop ( 40% - still so many icons, so messy )
13) Fix up the new projector in church ( 99%? - need to adjust the focus abit more )
14) watch movies ( 10%? i expected myself to watch more movies... cinema anyone? ;0 )
15) cant think of anymore ...

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i'm so bored, so bored until i'm gonna re-watch movies that i've watched some time ago...

going out alone is not nice, and summore now pokai di... pinjam chris 500 to buy his lens >.< he bought a beercan (telephoto lens)... nothing much to update you all la... my life is not "happening" now... i'm basically sitting on this chair in front of this screen, with my hands on this pair of black keyboard and mouse for as long as i'm awake ... sigh...

Till i blog again

Friday, January 16, 2009

Me? You Judge...

I was at Kee Aun's blog.. found this interesting, so i took a try.. basically it's suppose to tell more about you based on your name...




You Are Original and Innovative



You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.



You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.



You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.



You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.



You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.



You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.



You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.



You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.



You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.

You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.

Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.



You are very charming... dangerously so. You have the potential to break a lot of hearts.

You know how what you want, how to get it, and that you will get it.

You have the power to rule the world. Let's hope you're a benevolent dictator!



You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.



So yea, you judge... does the description fit me? If yes, why? If no, why? haha



Till i blog again

Monday, January 12, 2009

Shine!

I feel pumped again to be a child of God. Though i went some quite a bit of ups and downs, each time, God's love, mercy and tenderness has never ceased to fail. Not even when i wanna give it all up. He was always there, He's here, and He'll always be.

Here's a song i wanna rededicate myself with, to Him who deserves it!

Matt Redman - Shine

Lord we have seen the rising sun, awakening the early dawn,
And we´re rising up to give you praise.
Lord we have seen the stars and moon, see how they shine,
They shine for you,
And You´re calling us to do the same.
So we rise up with a song, and we rise up with a cry
And we´re giving you our lives.

We will shine like stars in the universe,
Holding out Your truth in the darkest place.
We´ll be living for Your glory,
Jesus we´ll be living for Your glory.
We will burn so bright with Your praise O God,
And declare Your light to this broken world.
We´ll be living for Your glory,
Jesus we´ll be living for Your glory.

Like the sun so radiantly
Sending light for all to see,
Let your holy church arise
Exploding into life,
Like a supernova´s light,
Set your holy church on fire;
We will shine.


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The start of the year was a blast... Haha, seriously, i wouldn't have imagined it happening this way. But yea, it's how He wants to teach me and prepare me for my days ahead in 2009!

Last week's message in ACTS South(Cyberjaya) was awesome, still is. The main concept or idea or mindset we would wanna have for this year is 'Just Believe'; Many times in the bible, we see many people who received miracles, healings, resurrection, providence and all... and in all of them, they had one thing in common, their hearts was ready, and they believed!

They simply JUST believe.


Mark 9:17-30 (New International Version)

A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."

"O unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."

So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.

Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?"

"From childhood," he answered. "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."

" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."

Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."

The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.


There's a few words that i would like to bring your attention towards...

"O unbelieving generation"
Now, honestly ask yourself, do you belong to this generation? Do you believe that God is able to work through an impossible situation and bring you out of it? I know that many of you KNOWS that He can, but sometime, we simple just don't have the faith to believe it. The 'info' is in our head, but our hearts simply just cant believe it...

" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
The answer lies here... Everything is possible for him who BELIEVES

Now, do you believe? still cant fully put your trust and faith on Him?
Solution?

"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
Make this your prayer today! There are different levels of believing, we can believe in a certain matters 100%, some other maybe 70%, 30%, 10% or even 0%!

Really, if you would wanna see a change in your 2009, your personal life, your student life, your ministry, JUST believe and work towards it with Him by your side.

Lets take a look into the meaning of JUST
merely: and nothing more; precisely;
(disclaimer: taken from wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)

It all comes back to the childlike faith! As we grow through the years, many times, we face challenges, situations and obstacles and we often gain experience going through them. Undoubtly, these experiences are good, nevertheless, we should never ever let these precious experiences to be the stumbling blocks before us. God might have something new for you, new experiences, new challenges, but if you're not willing to let go of the old, the new wouldn't come!

There's an old saying: 旧的不去,新的不来 ( jiu de bu qu, xin de bu lai )
Literate translation: old one don't go, new one don't come
-i hope i wrote it correctly, my chinese writing skills has gone down the drain ;)

Let's all ask of Him this day that He'll renew our mindset, renew us. Refresh us Lord, i pray.

Amen.

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Some updates and list of things that i would wanna accomplish this semester break.
Updates:
1) Holidays are gonna be fun, lots of works waiting for me
2) Helping out with the Youth Ministries' Web design. It's gonna be a full flash website. Currently we're done with the basic concept and idea. Might take some time to implement it. And oh, i'm gonna learn how to implement XML into Flash.

Most likely gonna use it for most of the data, if not, then it'll only be for the image gallery la.

Here's what i've come up with thus far, everything has been drawn natively in flash, thus the file size is only 24kb.. might put in a preloader or even intro.. we'll see how things go...

COMING SOON!


*Click for full view, comments and critics are most welcomed.*


EDIT:
as you can see from the images above, there's 3 'versions'. basically, it's a WIP(work in progress) thingy la.. click on the newest 'version' to see the latest update. PLEASE DO COMMENT AND CRITIC. i wanna improve also 1 ma...

3) If such words exist,
i) i wanna increase my sleepability
ii) i'm tireded to the max

;)

List of things i wanna accomplish:
1) Finish the Youth Ministries' Website by end of next week
2) Finish reading the eBook i downloaded some time ago; Titled: How to Talk to Anyone
3) Start reading the book i got for Christmas; Titled: Destined to Reign

Disclaimer: No, i'm not a book type of person, just that there are somethings that needs to be read la ;)

4) Rest enough
5) Go bowling :D
[ still finding for bownling kaki, bowling newbies are welcomed.
FYI, i'm a newbie too ]
6) Repair the Fax machine & the Computer.
7) Lepak a.k.a relax ( not the real meaning tho haha )
8) Clean my desktop ( Computer's desktop and computer desktop - confusing? )
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9th to n'th term to be filled. Where n = any positive round numbers.

hahaha... too much maths in my head

here's a link i found, kindda interesting for non-Malaysians & Malaysians too
- Malaysia English vocabulary -

one of the most amusing one: follow - to accompany.

LOL... follow and accompany such much difference sia... hahah
crap man, i've been using so many words without knowing it's actual meaning... i better stop using some... And whoever who read it should stop using words that you shouldn't ;)

Hmm.. cant think of anything to write edi.
Till i blog again

Saturday, January 10, 2009

love letter and chocolates? *updated*

Heys peeps! I hope you enjoyed your "wait" for this post :)
Without further a do, let me present to you THE LETTER!


*CLICK TO ENLARGE*

So yea, i know some of you might be thinking 'What the crap...? Such bravery displayed! Gila ah? ... post up such letter here"

Oh well, a chance is a chance, sometimes you just don't get a second exact chance to say something like this...

Hmm.. i sure hope all you readers read the letter above before clicking the 'spoiler' below... just to ensure that you understand what is happening here :)

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «

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Oh, i was thinking about the post that i posted last night that didn't last for an hour.. and to those who read it(only 2/3 people read it.. i checked the number).. firstly, thank you for reading, for your concern, and if you had prayed for me last night or even just read it... Thank you very much! Honto ni Arigato! Danke!

i was very much 'stabilized' not long after.. after talking to Him, and surrendering more and more of me to Him..trading my sorrows, pain and sickness for the joy of the Lord..

if you were wondering how come i reached my maximum limit.. and broke down.. it was cuz i was freaking tired, freaking.. zombie mode to the max... and i was feeling sick.. fever and flu, headache abit... and the water supply in hostel was cutoff, and i had to ease myself (big one) and there wasn't any water.. luckily i brought tissue along with me (=.=!!)

i was freaking "sticky" and sweaty and i couldn't take a shower.. and i had exam in the morning and was not fully prepared yet and a lot more of other factors..

yea, those made me break down... i stored up too much of those in me..

Hmmm... while i was taking my bath just now, i was thinking whether my sense of humor and sarcastic-ness had gone overboard? have i? please, if you think i have, tell me la.. i wanna change all the areas which are not pleasing before God.. Maybe that was what God wanted to teach me.. Maybe...

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I just received the following email and find it very encouraging... enjoy reading:)

( A truly beautiful testimony of God's love for His children..... )

Subject: Isaiah 65:24 - 'Before they call, I will answer'

This story was written by a doctor who worked in South Africa.

One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).

We also had no special feeding facilities. Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.

Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates). 'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed.. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.

'All right,' I said, 'put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm.'

The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.

During prayer time, one ten-year old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. 'Please, God' she prayed, 'send us a water bottle. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.' While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, 'And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?'

As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say, 'Amen'? I just did not believe that God could do this. Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything, the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever received a parcel from home.
Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator! Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door..

By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there, on the veranda, was a large twenty-two pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes.. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend. Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the.....could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out - yes, a brand-new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried. I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could..
Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, 'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly too!' Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted! Looking up at me, she asked: 'Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'

That parcel had been on the way for five whole months. Packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator. And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five month s before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it 'that afternoon'.

'Before they call, I will answer' (Isaiah 65:24). This awesome prayer takes less than a minute. When you receive this, say the prayer, that's all you have to do. No strings attached. Just send it on to whomever you want - but do send it on. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. T here is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another!

‘Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this right now.
I am asking You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.
Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to work through them.
Where there is spiritual stagnation, I ask You to renew them by revealing Your nearness, and by drawing them into greater intimacy with You.
Where there is fear, reveal Your love, and release to them Your courage.
Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support
and encourage them.
Give each of them discernment to recognize the evil forces around them, and reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it.
I ask you to do these things in Jesus' name. '


P.S. Passing this on to anyone you consider a friend will bless you both. Passing this on to one not considered a friend is something Christ would do.

'Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.


And oh, i still think the song below rocks :D
if you want the MP3.. you know what to do la :P
cannot write the full sentence... who knows what might happen xD

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FACE OF LOVE - SANCTUS REAL

I've seen your face on stained glass, in colored lights
In pictures of You looking to the sky
You've been portrayed a thousand different ways
But my heart can see You better than my eyes
'Cause it's love that paints the portrait of Your life

[Chorus:]
The face of love
The face of love
You look more like love every day

I've read your words in the pages of Your life
And I've imagined what You were like
I may not know the shape of Your face
But I can feel Your heart changing mine
And your love still proves that You're alive

[Chorus:]

You are the face that changed the whole world
No one too lost for You to love
No one too low for You to serve
So give us the grace to change the world
No one too lost for me to love
No one too low for me to serve

Oh, Let us see... let us be Your face

[Chorus:]

FYI: The 'You' in the song is referring to Jesus! :D



Till i blog again