[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Exam schedules~

Exam schedules are out.. honestly, im quite scared of it.. it wasn't as bad as the last trimester's with 4 combos in a row.. this time they spread it out, 'a lil'

Subject CodeSubject NameDateTime
ETM2046Analog and Digital Communication (resit)8/2/11Afternoon
EMM3126Digital Image and Video Compression10/2/11Afternoon
EMM3026 Digital Audio Signal Processing12/2/11Morning
ECP4126 Computer Security and Disaster Recovery14/2/11Morning
EMM4076 Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality16/2/11Morning
ECP4166 Advance Microprocessors16/2/11Afternoon


goosebumps arising haha.. Lord, lead me.




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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shedding of skin.

Hey there peeps, sorry for the lack of updates, life has been really busy (and still is), but awesome nonetheless. before i get started with my post, i'd like to once again wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a happy new year!

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Again the time for my blog to shed it's skin is drawing near.
To unfold yet another chapter of my journey in life. Time to seek God for directions again

:D

TQ Lord for the last 1 year of learning to trust You despite it all, despite going through all sorts of sickness, all sorts of trials, all sort of uncertainties, You remain faithful, always there with grace so sufficient, with new strength and love to lift me up back on my feet again. Truly, Your ways are higher than mine, though sometimes i may not understand, but i'll trust You because You are a good God, and an awesome Father.

The shedding of skin is vital for insects, snakes, and my blog.. it symbolizes growth and life.
Lord, take the wheel and lead me on.



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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Space to grow

So, it has been exactly one month since i last posted this image on facebook.. seems like a long time ago, but it's only a month ago!


I'm re-post-ing this photo because i feel the urge to do so, i'm actually very sleepy right now, but certain things just can't wait, and yes, sleeping can wait.

Things i appreciate in life: Space to grow..

I wonder how many of you appreciate this, cuz this is really a big thing to me, a really, really big thing. As a child in my younger days, if you knew me well enough (like God did, i think my parents also don't know certain things, so yea, you judge), you wouldn't believe what has become-d of me today. No, i'm not implying that i'm perfect now, but i believe very much better-of than what or who i use to be.

Life is such that as a human, we I made lots of mistakes in life, some bigger some smaller, some known some unknown, i think everyone has them.. no?

Nevertheless, whether big or small, throughout the years, i've constantly improve myself, not by my own strength, i tried, and i've failed and failed and failed. I think there's no end in counting the numbers of times i failed trying on my own.

Well, i've grown by His Grace, in certain areas faster, in certain areas slower, but hey, isn't everyone doing that too? Life is a journey, i believe everyone pretty much agrees with that, a journey takes time, it takes effort, and yes, it's cost us something.

Just like a journey in the car, the most important thing is that we have a destination, without which, the journey wouldn't make any sense. Well, unless you're going on a joy ride, which leads you back to where you came from, which is rather redundant i think..

Even with GPS sometimes, i still get lost, i still make the wrong turnings, either because i didn't wanna follow the instructions or i simply couldn't really understand them well enough or i tried, but other cars were in the way and sort of blocked me. However, with that in mind, at the end of the day, i still make it to my destination, i still arrive, though sometimes the route is elongated due to wrong turnings and even reading the road signs wrongly.

Similarly in life, i've made wrong turnings, bad decisions, poor judgments, and what not.. Thank God, by His grace, somehow, somehow i made it through.

Looking from God's eyes, He loves me the same, same as the best person on earth, same as the worst person on earth. He loves us all the same, because He paid the price.

I really appreciate His grace for me because it provided me space to grow, through mistakes, i learn, sometimes i still fail, but His grace is ever sufficient. No i'm not backing anyone up, if that's what you're thinking, no, i'm just saying it for myself.. His love, His blood, His grace, covered it all, all my past, all my wrongs, and He's the Father that always runs towards me, clothes me, puts the saddle on my feet, puts on the signet ring, and restores my position.

All glory to God, the One who restored me, the One who has lifted even when i was in the miry clay. It is like the song "For all You've done & Lord i offer my life to You"

My Saviour, Redeemer
Lifted me from the miry clay
Almighty forever
I will never be the same

‘Cause You came near
From the everlasting
To the world we live
The Father’s only Son

You lived and You died
You rose again on high
You opened the way
For the world to live again
Hallelujah
For all You’ve done

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Lord, I offer my life to you
Everything I've been through
Use it for your glory
Lord I offer my days to you
Lifting my praise to you
As a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer you my life

Who am i? I may be a no one on earth, but He loves me nonetheless. I'm His son, in whom He's well pleased, because of what Jesus did on the cross.

// Dear Lord,
// thank You for lifting me up from the miry clay,
// thank You for coming to save us all,
// continue to use me,
// i know i'll never be the same,
// for all You've done.
// once again, i offer my life as a living sacrifice,
// even for the things of the past,
// use it for Your glory.
// Amen.

To everyone who's feeling worthless, who's feeling like life ain't worth it, listen up.

God is not done with you, He has greater things for you, and most importantly, He's not here to judge, Jesus was judged on our behalf, and all, ALL God wants to do now, is to restore you, to build you up, to make you the person you were meant to be. Believe me when i tell you i know what it means to feel like a nothing. I've been through it, but He restored me, simply because He loves me the same.

I've heard of stories where drug addicts became radical for God even to the extend of answering their calling as pastors. Was it hard? I believe so, but even so, i believe they had this in mind: "everything i've been through, use it for Your glory"

So again, to you who feels like a no one, God is telling you that He can still do great and mighty things in your life, just as He has done to many others. And the best part is that He WANTS to. So here's your chance
:D



He came in love, He paid the price, He rose in victory.
And now i'm free. Free to run, free to dance, free to live for You!

[ notice that i put up the 17th image as well? let's just say i'll be too busy to update during the week with 4 midterm papers haha.. so this is the update of the week, be blessed! ]

on a "random note" : if you're free (or free yourself) ... go read up this LINK

It's about a person name Mephiposheth, son of Jonathan(King David's best friend)
Do read up 2 Samuel 9 & 2 Samuel 4:7 (for background info) first if possible..
Really good stuff, "Son vs Servant, Grace vs Law"
:)



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Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9 (What's my stand?)

A series of teaching He's giving me lately... well, He has been challenging my stand, in a good way of course.. lately it has been about my nation, my neighbours, my 'enemies' and enemies...

do i really love my nation & the people in it? how far am i willing to lay it down? how much am i willing to love them, and yes, its easier said than done!

"how is dealing with a well-meaning annoying person similar to and different from dealing with an enemy?"

something i learn today, and He's giving me "practical session" now.. Oh Lord help me.. Teach me to love like You do.. rid me of my sub standards..

and yea, that's what i posted on FB..

but lets consider this... if we're not able to even love or show kindness to an annoying well-meaning person, are we able to love our enemies?

it's always a learning process, not really rewarding if you were to judge it in the natural, it's almost like foolishness to some.. yet, i know that this is the narrower gate that i will somehow need to learn about..

so yea, praise God.. i showed some kindness.. not much, but hey, its a start!

note to self: prayers are awesome.. be ready when you ask for it.. :))

p/s: typed this on my N900 XD and clarence!!! please study la.. not much time left @.@



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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Got extra cash?

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;))

print it, then i'll get some extra cash too xD

and oh, i've got myself a new handheld device.. Nokia N900.. will post up some pictures soon.. :D

THANKS DAD AND MOM! :D:D:D

time to chill down, and start working~~



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Monday, December 6, 2010

Compilation of my November posts...

I'm thinking of sending the pic for printing.. either a big A3 sized .. or 30 4R sized pictures...

or.. if you have any other suggestions, do tell me :D




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Monday, November 29, 2010

November 30



So, ive come to an end of my 30 days blogging spree.. haha.. i'll try to keep writing :) Hope you peeps were blessed with my photos and sharings :)



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November 29





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Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 28

Day 28: Beauty

"The beauty of every storm is the rainbow that comes after it"


I'm not a super optimistic person. It may look like it, but i'm not.
YET, the truth is, everyday is a new day, with new opportunities, with new grace and hope.

Yesterday, i went through a storm in the inside. It was a fight against one of the toughest opponent ever, myself.

I believe, many times in our lives, there are always battles as such, a fight against oneself. A fight that seems impossible. Cuz, who's gonna be the winner if i win and i lose right?

Our spirit fights with our flesh, constantly, it might be a 50:50 for a while, but eventually, it'll be a 100:0 or 0:100, well, depending on who wins the war.

Today, in church, i was reminded about this war, even as i looked back on what happened yesterday, and the days before it, it spoke directly to me.

"What's on the inside? Who's on the winning side? Don't just stand there, arise!"

Well, redemption came, and now i'm at ease. Don't miss out on what God has for you now, don't waste another opportunity, He's here to bless, here to redeem, here to make new, here to give life, and life in it's abundance.

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For those who are currently facing a storm, don't give in to what circumstances say, don't give up hope, don't give in to any excuses that is constantly lurking around seeking whom it may devour. Rise up, pick up your sword, pick up your shield. The battle may be intense, but the victor has been decided. Jesus won the war, and i'm on His side.

TQ Lord for the triple confirmation and the assurance and love that comes with it. am blessed, am touched, am ready to step up again. lead me.

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On a slightly random note, i'll be away in PD for the next whole week for National Conference! A once in a lifetime opportunity for me as a campus student, to take a stand, to learn, and to be the difference in my campus!

:D


i'm kindda wondering what will happen to the "November 29 and 30" posts.. should i post it now.. or after the conference? Hmm... ah well..

:))




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November 27

Day 27: Where am i heading?


Somehow, i felt lost. [ but now i'm ok ]


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 26

Day 26: What's on the inside?

Going through my daily life, tasks, problems, and blessings seems to be everywhere.
Which of those captures my heart? Which of those weigh more?

A wise man once said:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
So, what's on the inside?

Who am i?
What do i exist for?
Where do i go from here?
How should i live my life?

A mirror, look at yourself, make the adjustments, get back on your feet, and live.

Life is full of hope, full of mercy, full of grace, full of love, full of second chances.

Life, it's a journey; there's none like it. You have only one.

p/s: I know it does sound similar to the post i posted on the 24th, but yea, this is what i was prompted to write about. Time for me to calibrate myself again. :)



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Thursday, November 25, 2010

November 25

Day 25: Time to walk the talk..

No, today wasn't exactly the kind of day i was hoping for. Nothing in particular went wrong, except me being VERY unproductive.

I'm putting too much pressure on myself? No, not at all.
I had a whole day free from classes, yet, i did nothing despite having loads of work that needs to be submitted tomorrow.

But yea, i can't stay in the dumps, i've gotta pick up myself, and surrender it all back to Him, let Him take over.

Walk the talk eh? Lord, lead me.

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Note to self:
Contrary to popular belief, Clarence's days are not always all happy and up beat!
Today was one of those, i may not show it on my face, but deep inside, i feel so lousy.

But yea, wake up call! Clarence, it's not too late, don't stay in the dumps, you've gotta pick yourself up, time to walk the talk.

"Being different starts with a decision" .. So what say you?

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The war is getting intense // i'm on the winning side.
Because He paid the price.



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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 24

Day 24: What governs your heart?


What governs your heart? Sometimes, we just need to take some time off, and do some self reflection. Many a times, we tend to let obstacles and challenges, circumstances and trouble rule over what we think, what we feel and what we do..

Let us learn to not be OWNED by the troubles of this world, not be OWNED by things that weights us down, instead, let the peace of God take that place, let it rule over you, over your actions, your thoughts, your feelings...

I'm not saying that it would be easy, but it's not impossible. And when you're able to do so, you'll see that nothing is impossible! The problems would not vanish into thin air, but you're not overpowered by it.

:)

Here's step 1: Surrender. And let Him take over :)

I believe many of you would be blessed with just that simple step. Give Him a try, it's gonna change your life.



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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23

Day 23: Trust


Despite the itch.. i'll choose to trust.
Thank You Lord for Your mercies are new every morning, enough, more than enough for me to go through each day! I receive Your love, and healing, mercy and grace.

I proclaim a complete healing to take place. I bind the works of the evil one. I release peace and restoration.

satan never learn does he? the more he tries to put me down, i think the people around me would see more of Jesus living in me..

good for you satan.. you're on the losing side, as always >:)



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November 22

Day 22: Thorn in the flesh?


So yea, somehow i got hives... the cause is unknown, i prefer to think it as mosquito bite allergy ... i'm having lots of "bite" marks all over me now...

Initially i thought it was just some mosquito bite, so i didn't really do anything bout it.. i actually posted up on FB stating that:
i took a 20 min nap. woke up to find 3 mosquito bites on my left arm, and 8 on my right.. haha :) sweet blood eh?

Little did i know... towards the end of the day.. around 11pm or so... the irritation got worse.. i was itching all over.. especially my hands and legs ... "swollen"... My mom took me to the clinic for a jab on my butt... and yea, it was effective for the night, but the itch came back in the day... during my class time... and i had a 4 hour class! It was so not cool scratching all over during class...

i actually posted this in class:
AHHHHH....... the itch is so so so so bad that i feel like running out of the class back home to sapu the medications. Lord, i thank You for the healing that is taking place. Amen!
And the awesome thing was... right after i posted it... the lecturer ended the class... so i ran home to apply the medication.. err.. it wasn't really effective.. but yea.. i guess it helped...

and i actually do feel a lil ugly...
the hives is making me look ugly ...
self esteem -1
trust in God's loving kindness +10
trust in God's faithfulness +10
:)

For those who wanna find out more about hives .. you can click HERE
[Source - Wikipedia ]

How does it feel like? like a thousand mosquito attacking you simultaneously .. not cool at all...

As of now, all i can do is to practice self control, not scratching it... continue to believe and receive the healing that is already taking place...

Honestly, if i could skip class this whole week... i would rather not, though the thought is rather fun.. but i'll be skipping the entire week next week... so yea.. i'll just have to go for my classes this week :)



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November 21

Day 21: 365, Surrendered wholly to You


Rededicated my 365 days to Him... though sometimes "unfortunate" things may happen, though sometimes i may not understand, though sometimes there's doubt in my heart, though sometimes life seems like a misery...

i'll choose to trust, choose to listen, choose to surrender.

A life of faith, is full of doubts ... without doubts, there's no need of using faith right?



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November 20

Day 20: Jeremiah 29:11




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November 19

Day 19: A celebration of thanksgiving for life


A VERY VERY VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WISHED ME!

Thanks for making my day, i certainly enjoyed my birthday! =D

Some of my 22nd birthday facts [ inspired by Alan OYL ]


A total of :
  • 242 Facebook wall post, comments and messages
  • 3 Calls
  • 12 SMSs
  • 7 YM & MSN messages

Once again, thank you! For all the wishes and gifts!


[ Photo credits to Mei Theng ]


Before i end, here's something EPIC!
[ Photo credits to Erika ]

Rakesh: Eh he knows too much edi la...

*starts spinning me in the clockwise direction*

...

Clarence: It doesn't work that way

Rakesh *spins me in the counter clockwise direction*

XD


EDIT:
Other photos can be found here:
Birthday 2010



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November 18

Day 18: Be prepared!


Be prepared? I actually foresee the birthday bashing, so i wore another pair of shorts first... haha.. :)

Thanks for the bashing anyway MMUCS

:))


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 17

Day 17: A Grateful Cry
[ Version 1 ]


A grateful cry? Yea, yesterday i had "A Day in the Secret Place" in church where we spent our day in His presence..

when the song was being sung, i teared uncontrollably, because of what The Lord has done, and what He's doing, and what He'll be doing.



p/s: lol.. i didnt know where to put the "17" :)) had to edit the picture XD

ah oh... i wanna go stargazing tonight :D
just hope ill have the time to do so la... wanna thank God in this manner..
:)

[ Version 2 ]




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November 16

Day 16: A Change of Perspective


Sorry for the slow update... was really, really, really, busy :)
Enjoy :D


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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 15

Day 15: Like a tree planted by streams of water

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Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.

[ Psalms 1: 1-3 ]

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Lord, teach me to be that kind of person, one who is like a tree planted by streams of water, one that yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, and whatever that i do, Lord, let it prosper. Thank You, Amen!

Good nite peeps! (Hakka: Ngai he soi muk sen... hahaha)



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Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 14

Day 14: Beautiful day


The beauty of everyday
is not judged by how
you see it. Everyday
is beautiful, simply
because God made it

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Things i learn in church today
Mexican Wave:
1) starts with a few intoxicated people
2) starts when the football match gets boring by a group of unsatisfied people
3) starts with a group of committed people
4) starts with people who are persistent even when the response is limited

A spiritual wave can also start with a few people, a people who are unsatisfied with what the world has to offer, a people who are committed, a people who are persistent even when the response is limited.

I'm starting one, it doesn't matter if the response is small, but i'll persevere, i'll push on.

I'll not be one who kills the wave. But rather 'fan the fire' and let it burn!

Any Mexican Wave fan coming aboard? :D

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On a random note, to everyone who are busy with studies and work,
all the best, do your best, and let God handle the rest :)

p/s: the celebration has started :) thanks



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Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 13

Day 13: Fine tunings...

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on a slightly random note, i finished my MUET today, it wasn't excellent, but hopefully i'll get myself at least a Band 4 or 5 la .. Band 6 would be awesome though hahaha :)



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November 12

Day 12: Space to grow

Many times in my life, i really thank God for my parents for providing me space to grow, and not just that, God allowed me to grow without pushing me too much, allowing me to take breathers, and yes, times like those are awesome.

As much as He has shown me patience and tenderness in building me up, i ask O Lord that You teach me how to give allowance in terms of time and space, for one to grow and learn, that each one around me will be the person You'd want them to be.





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