Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Merry merry Christmas

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I was mesmerised by the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu for their performance of Christmas Cantata on the 24th December 2007 when they performed carols of all time favourites, before the mass. One of their best performance was this carol called "Twelve days of Christmas". I didn't know it was a religious caroling song until I checked the web when I reached home. The choir leader even introduced to us the meaning of this song and each stanza. Let me put to you the song and the lyrics first. Enjoy~

Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

It transpires that (text copied from http://www.appleseeds.org/12_days-christmas.htm )the song is very meaningful indeed.

The "true love" mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, but it refers to God Himself. The "me" who receives the presents refers to every baptized person. i.e. the Church.

1st Day:
The partridge in a pear tree is Christ Jesus upon the Cross. In the song, Christ is symbolically presented as a mother partridge because she would feign injury to decoy a predator away from her nestlings. She was even willing to die for them. The tree is the symbol of the fall of the human race through the sin of Adam and Eve. It is also the symbol of its redemption by Jesus Christ on the tree of the Cross.

2nd Day:
The "two turtle doves" refers to the Old and New Testaments.

3rd Day:
The "three French hens" stand for faith, hope and love—the three gifts of the Spirit that abide (1 Corinthians 13).

4th Day:
The "four calling birds" refers to the four evangelists who wrote the Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—which sing the song of salvation through Jesus Christ.

5th Day:
The "five golden rings" represents the first five books of the Bible, also called the Jewish Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

6th Day:
The "six geese a-laying" is the six days of creation.

7th Day:
The "seven swans a-swimming" refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord.

8th Day:
The "eight maids a milking " reminded children of the eight beatitudes listed in the Sermon on the Mount.

9th Day:
The "nine ladies dancing" were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

10th Day:
The "ten lords a-leaping" represents the Ten Commandments

11th Day:
The "eleven pipers piping" refers to the eleven faithful apostles.

12th Day:
The ‘twelve drummers drumming" were the twelve points of belief expressed in the Apostles’ Creed: belief in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, made man, crucified, died and arose on the third day, that he sits at the right hand of the father and will come again, the resurrection of the dead and life everlasting.

"So the next time you hear "the Twelve Days of Christmas" consider how this otherwise non-religious sounding song had its origins in keeping alive the teaching of the Catholic faith. "

Let us not only think of huge fancy celebrations and parties. Today, we celebrate the birth of Christ which is a beautiful gift from God so that we may be saved. Shalom and Rejoice!

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Christmas Care Campaign

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On the 8th December, once again, my college's Christian Fellowship had organized a Christmas Care Campaign as part of our reaching out programme and to share our love with underprivilege children. This time, we had invited 17 children from Rumah Sayangan, Taman Billion, Cheras to celebrate Christmas with us.

The theme was "The Gift" as God has given his only begotten Son to us in order to give us Salvation (John 13). While we had this special gift given to us, we must also spread the joy of it, and hopefully by God's grace, others will receive it as well. Our color theme was purple (the royal color) and that's why you are seeing so many purples in the picture (my favourite colour too).

With Esther, Josephine, Ye Ling, Maisie and Janice

Field Trip

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The last time I had a field trip with my fellow classmates were.........................erm.........I CANT REMEMBER. It must have been a long long long time ago until I totally forgot about the idea. Well, lucky for me this time where CLP class of 2007/8 got their FIRST ever field trip organized by the college. Wow! This trip was held on the 6th December 2007.

Furthermore, majority of us who have just recently graduated were extremely thrilled and excited to go on a tour together. But before you are more excited than I am, let me tell you, we went to the Courts at Jalan Duta, Ibu Pejabat Kontingen and Brickfields Police Station. Anymore 'wow' effect? Of course, who wants to miss such a rare opportunity because after this trip, how else do we know when we can travel together again, eventhough it's within KL. Some of us in the future may meet frequently in courts or police station, but it's certainly different to go to these places in a different capacity.

Library! Search for a true nerd

Eligible young 'tongue twisters'

I shall spy on your whereabouts! Hehehe

Besides all these, my day has ended with a magnificent view of KLCC.. Please admire my artwork.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Convocation 2007

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26th November 2007 was my auspicious day. The day I finally rejoice on the completion of my LL.B and can proudly call myself a Law Graduate (Not yet an Advocate/Solicitor). The event was held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Plenary Hall 1, 6pm which was then followed by a Gala Dinner at the ballroom.

Very grand ?

Proud parents with their daughter (Me)

With current CLP lecturers, Mr Joseph and Ms. Amy

With Adrenne, Serena, Ye Ling and Joshua

With Jovinia (used to share room with me during LLB days)
Now with Dom

Flanked by 2 beauties, Candice and Bee Teng (I'm the shortest!)

With my juniors from East M'sia (Arlene, Ye Ling and Janice). All dressed for performance for the Gala Dinner (Leng Lui also ya!)

With Joshua, Jessica, Serena, Prof. Wayne Morrison, Dom and Andrew
during the Gala Dinner (count your beauties here)

Flanked by more beauties from my IP class 2007 - Mei Ying, Claudia and Jia Yin

Another beauty, my cousin - Gloria

Junior from SFC - Audrey (another sumandak a.k.a. beauty)

With Suzannah, Ivan and Josephine (2 more beauties)

I wished i had more time to take pictures, although I didn't upload all that I took on that day. Time was very rushed and I barely ate my dinner during convo. Guess what, I paid RM160 just to run around and take pictures with friends and family.

Now life is back to normal and it's time to concentrate on CLP!

p/s: Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. No request for contacts.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

2 years

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Nowadays when the assignments, notes and classes are picking up their momentum, it's hard to even find a minute for me to sit down and blog. Civil Procedure and Bankruptcy assignments itself demands more than 20 questions to complete! It's suppose to due by 30th November, however due to my slow brain function and hand movement, I'm still working on it.

Glad to have found one fine day to enjoy my 2nd "romantic" anniversary with Dominic. Here we are at some place away from busy KL.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Sepuluh Tahun Sebelum Merdeka

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I've read about this in newspapers sometime ago and now only had the time to watch the real video documentary by Fahmi Reza, showing us the fighting spirits of forgotten heroes of Merdeka. Some of these heroes' names are still in the Malaysia history book but their contributions are very much sidelined. In fact, the spirit of Merdeka were ignited by them.

Which reminds me of the Saturday 10th November Bersih Rally. Government propagated that demonstration is not our culture. But look at those pictures in the above link! Although I was the 'victim' of the bad traffic jam on that day, but I shall not complain since they are, on behalf of me as well, went to fight for fairer elections in the country. The have braved through heavy downpour, water canons and tear gas and ISA (the worst possible part). I would think demonstration is a good way to send strong signals to the relevant authorities as long as it is a peaceful one. No burning of flags or effigy, no weapons and no verbal abuse.

Since I enjoy history, the videos depicts classic Malaya which is very much lacking in the local film industry. In the cinema, we watched the war era of other countries and their patriotism from different perspective. But here in Malaysia, we always have only one side of the history which is normally propagated by the government.

I know that Malaysia history is as interesting as all other histories. However, it is not very much told. The video clips below are works of Fahmi Reza. It's a good documentary and amazing that he can traced all the veterans to be interviewed. Kudos, and without this, we might never be able to know the true spirit of Merdeka and how they fought for it.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

The film made it clearer on why our forefathers hated being under a colony, being under a foreign power. I'm sure a lot of people still think that being governed by the British is good. If they hadn't left, we would have benefited greater technologies and became more developed. Picture this, how would you like to be under the South African apartheid system? The country may seem to be developed but this is only one side of the view.

I would think that if they had a bigger budget, the film would even give greater impact to it's viewers. As a normal folk, it certainly requires someone who is passionate and strongly driven to produce something like this. And work is worth a thousand praises! My favourite was the PKMM's tune ("Darah Rakyat") and the final song, "Burhanuddin Al-Helmy"(corrections noted).

nb: Thanks Fahmi, for the pointers. My apologies for carelessness.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Have you have a day..

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The reason I've not been able to update for sooooooooo long is because I myself is 'out of order'. Not to elaborate further, this morning I sing myself out of dullness....

These songs feel as though they were made for me

Thursday, 18 October 2007

POTs...Part 2

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Shall I present to you this beautiful Malay Gospel song which I like most:

Mengejar HadirMu
Giving My Best

Dekat padaMu
Itu rinduku
Setiap kataku
Kau pun menunggu

Tak kusangka kutemukan
Satu kasih yang abadi
Kini kudatang
Dan kubawa hidupku

Memandang wajahMu
Mengikuti kebaikanMu
Mengejar hadirMu
Dalam hidupku

Membawa sembahku
Menyatakan kebesaranMu
Mengejar hadirMu
Dalam hidupku

On the first day of theme talk, we were introduced to the book of Nehemiah focusing first on Nehemiah's personality which resembled a Christian.

This was presented by Bishop Hwa Yung (I just merely copy it here).

  • (Nehemiah 1: 2-4) A responsible person, not always saying "None of my business"

  • (1: 4-11) Prayer and God's Word fundamental in his life (cf. also chapter 8-10)

  • (1: 11) Cupbearer;also implies willingness to sacrifice

  • (2: 1-8) Wisdom and tactfulness

  • (2: 11) Not attention seeking

  • (5: 1-12) Compassion for the needy, and concern for justice

  • (5: 14-19) Refusal to misuse position and power

  • (7: 2) Integrity

Which in summary, we need to listen to God's word, pray, sacrifice, be on servanthood, have good character and integrity. One of the morning reflection we had was, if I am amongst the 200 representing my people and generation, what would I think that God wants me to do in my life and what would I tell God on behalf of my people and my generation. People and generation-I would think it's in the Malaysia context. Hence, the message is, what do I have to say to the Christian Professionals in Malaysia today? What does having a sense of responsibility means and what would it cost?

The story of Nehemiah tells us that he rebuilt the walls in Jerusalem, reconstituted Israel as a nation and religious community in the midst of tremendous political instability and major historical upheavals. Is this not similar to what is happening around us?

Professionals nowadays can only think of money. Sometimes I can imagine the burden of having a private practice in an economy which is neither favourable nor progressive. What else is more important for survival other than money? While it's easy to say "Put your trust in God" in fact it's true, but how many can have the faith as big as a mustard seed? As for public service, I think it would be less to worry about because basically the job is secure. Hence, we're really caught in the material world eventhough constantly trying to deny so. Eventhough we're under employment, but we're pushed to perform more and more: what kind of tender loving heart do we still have besides being caught under stiff competition of better 'rice bowls'.

There are basically 2 choices to make: either we join the crowd or make an impact. We must then learn to love the things that we are called to do. We were also reminded of Colossions 3:23 where "whatever we do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men".

One of the best quote of the day was " Ideals are like stars, we cannot reach it but we can chart our way with it".

My favourite session was Missing in Action(M.i.A). It was very interactive and simulating. One of the question posed to us were -> Do we care about the worsening race relations? Will we be the agents of healing? ( I would not deny that there's indirect oppression toward the powerless and these group of people have been silent for a long time. It's not revolution that we want, but a better change). I guess the session would have struck many indiferent Malaysians who is not bother that they might not have freedom of religion or speech the next day just because they thought that they are living in comfort today. It's time to be alert, dear young Malaysians.

Do we cross our arms and legs and feel indifferent, or are we driven to make a change? Do we even care or are we too comfortable to care?

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

POTs...Part 1

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I just came back from POTs(Professional of Tomorrow) Conference today - organized by Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES). As much as I enjoyed the camp soooooooo much, I'm now drop dead tired and exhausted (and a little bit sick).

With Ellaine, Ye Ling, Arlene, Alice and Bee Teng at KL Sentral

POTs basically consist of students from 3 professions: medical, law and teacher - and hail from all over Malaysia. Although Sabah did not have any student representative to attend the camp, however, the number of students originate from Sabah is shocking enough.

A brief intro of Peaceheaven, Genting Highlands.

Peaceful looking dormitory blocks

With a nice view of the road made suitable for 'drifting'.


Basically, there's nothing hectic on the first day but just settling down and making new friends. At night was opening ceremony of the Conference and meeting between small groups (each were assigned to specific small group and buzz group which consist of campers from other campuses).

Thursday, 11 October 2007

iPOTs tomorrow!

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During this Hari Raya break, I'll be off to a christian camp called iPOTs ( Professionals of Tomorrow) at Peaceheaven Genting Highlands from 12th October-16th October. Few weeks ago I was complaining being bored to death because tutorials are only starting next month. But then subsequently Esther called me to volunteer in preparations of the camp. I gladly accepted the invitation and thought I could really commit like her. Wow! hehe...
Day One - meeting at Masjid Jamek, supposedly at 8am.

'Stampede at Masjid Jamek'! Ok, here I am only capturing when half of the crowds are gone. It'll be the only time where you see the greatest number of Malaysians rushing off to work. I stood there and watch since 8.30am till 9am when Esther came and met me (she overslept, I had to miss few 'sardine-packed' trains).

At the FES office, we were assigned to a very special task. Drawing maps and place respective universities inside the map. There will be an exhibition to inform campers etc about other universities besides their own and also where Christian presence are missing or lacking.

Rosey and Esther frantically searching for the missing localities. We left our geography behind grandmother years ago, and if we're taking PMR again, we definitely going to score As with one eye closed. Never can I imagine Law graduates doing this. Afterall, what we usually did in college were attending class and hang out chit chatting.

After whole day work, it's always good to relax for a while. If only offices in the city have such facility - playgrounds. Gosh, it'll be so nice to relax after a day of stress and mundane.

It was Mid-Autumn festival that day. But I will write on a separate post after obtaining pictures taken from friends.

Day Two - a week later. What I've said earlier about committing to this volunteer job, I could've done better than coming in once a week. However, since Esther and Rosey were part of the committee (or something like that) they bear slightly more responsibilities than I do. I was the 'drop-in once in a very blue moon' volunteer.

I found this very interesting set of colour pens from Faber Castle:

They can join together! How I wish I had those when I was younger. I even took time to rearrange them beautifully.

And the colour pens are so flexible that you can make a 'binocular' out of it.

Anyway, after 2 days of helping out, I suppose the maps turned out nicely and I hope it did since I wasn't there then it was completed. If I have the chance to snap photos of the maps at the camp, I shall be happy to post it here then. Till then, I won't be updating for the week timebeing.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Life changing at 22

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Ok, so i've revealed my age here. Well, I'm still young. But there have been a lot of life changing situations I see that is occuring around me. Be it culture, emotional, schedule shock. Our mainstream school ends when we are 17 yrs old, which is form 5. At that time, everyone graduate with a SPM (Sijil Penilaian Menengah). So everyone is at the same par, with one certificate.

Life after SPM, some might end up married(!), some going to their pre-university, some entering foundation, some work, the others just vanished. It would be a life changing experience since you'll say goodbye to most of your high school friends. After seeing your high school friends since elementary level, it's just disturbing to have to make new friends all over again when you are sooooooooo used to the normal friends you have. It's like moving to a new neighbourhood. You get bonked out.

After pre-U, everyone gets to college, some stopped to work however. Out of 60 students in a class, only 4 went to the same college with me, leaving the rest elsewhere. However, some of us still kept in touch while the number of those who were with me in high school sadly dwindles from contact (except keeping in touch by through blogs etc).

What I want to highlight today is....I've entered college as a single person (not that I'm married now). Some romance happened when I was in year 2 (and is still). I've heard people 2-4 years my senior are getting married one by one and the next age group would be mine in 3-4 years! Gosh how time passed.

The thing is, I've entered college with most of us single and unattached. I guess I was the 1st among my college peers to get attached within the same radius. Now after 3 years, guess what? We're welcoming the 5th couple that I've come to know. I was just told yesterday the 'birth' of a new couple. Must be fun to see who managed end up getting married at last. Whoopppsss....no rushing! C-O-N-G-R-A-Ts..... convo is near too.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Virus Detected!

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What if you received and unsuspecting messege like this?

"ok, I DO NOT like my new hair color.. but people on facebook do. what do you think? And no laughing! lol "

and then a file being sent to you from one of your MSN contacts. Thus---> "You have successfully received C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\My Received Files\image41.zip from....."

You click open it, hoping to see your friend's new hair color. And then, your MSN (or Windows Live Messenger) start blinking uncontrollably but actually, the newly received virus is taking effect and sending similar stuffs to all your contacts. But you haven't realise yet....

And you message your friend:

(9:47 PM) Feel: cant seem to open it
(9:47 PM) Feel: can u send another format

(How stupid is that????)

I have most unfortunate day falling into these prankter virus because seriously, I thought that's how the sender usually speaks. But my friends are luckier than me because I 'sent' them these:

"OMG, i found ur pic on cuteornot.com! Check it out!!! "
"I cant believe they wanted me to upload this picture to facebook lol. Its terrible. Like my outfit tho?"
Wow i think i found your pic on myspace! "
"hah I think I found an old pic of us! "
"wanna see this pic of my Boobs?" ---> (GOSH!!! how could i??)
"Hey accept my pictures, i got a bunch from when i was like a toddler :X "
"is this pic tooo sexy for photobucket?? "
"Hey just finished new myspace album! theres a few kinky ones in there! "
"dude i just got these pictures off my digital for you! Gimme a moment to find em and send "
" think this picture is terrible. but my friends on myspace want to see it. please dont show noone. "
"hey man accept my pics i just edited it to look maad funny "
"can i up some of these pics of ya to my myspace profile? "
"do I look dumb in this picture I want to put it on myspace"
"my crazy sister wants u to see these pics for some reason take a look "
"hey you got a myspace album anyways heres my new myspace album accept k "
"Dude i found your picture on hotornot.com! Take a look! "

You know, my friends are luckier because all of these doesn't sound like me. First, I don't use photobucket, imageshack, myspace or Flikr. Secondly, I don't know what is cuteornot.com or hotornot.com. Desperate websites I suppose. Or possibly thery're more cautious than me on that day. And why would I want to display my BOOBS online anyway?? Sheeshhh!

Now to warn those innocent people who hasn't come accross this irritating virus, I must tell you that it's a difficult one to delete especially if you have a wacky computer. You know when you go to Windows Explorer, the click Tools, there's an option called Folder Options. Mine doesn't have. I don't know where on earth is it now.

This virus is called Backdoor.Win32.Slenfbot.g!A. I don't think normal anti-virus can detect this, at least not AVAST. I've went OneCare and found that it's quite good, but then can't remove this poser virus. Now I'm trying CounterSpy. Hope it works. This is my 6th time scanning my com (with various anti-virus scanners) which only has 2 Gigabyte space left!

Friday, 28 September 2007

The week in summary

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This week has been a non-stop interesting week for me. On monday, I stayed at home and became a 'domestic helper' which means, cleaning my own room and cooked 2 meals. On Tuesday, I went to FES office at PJ to help out with the iPOTS camp preparation with Esther and Rosey. Wish to congrats Rosey on her CLP success and the dilemma of chambering choices. I've got lots to tell about my day at FES, but shall be on a different post later. After FES, (it was Mooncake festival on tues) we went to our classmate's house in Wangsa Maju and had a gathering there. Shall tell you more in the next post too.

On wednesday, went to college and tried to study but end up having more chit chats and tea time. Thursday, was whole day out very busy. I watch a concert with Dom and some friends from college, seeing our college junior perform with the KL Young Singers. The show was awesome. I always like stage shows and live performances and still remember participating in the Drama Competition during form 5 in secondary school. When watching singing competition, sometimes I wish that I was gifted with a great voice and talent and that I can perform solo and entertain the audience. But then sad, my performance can only stay in the high soundproof karaoke box.

The night is ended with a tired goodnight and now it is bedtime......

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

A day out with 2 women

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After all the lamentings yesterday about being dead bored for the rest of my life (actually till October) and no one had time to spend with me, today I went out with Esther and Josephine. These 2 TOP students are actually my classmates previously and presently in the college. We planned our outing yesterday, with me complaining to Esther that I almost rot at home. There, she promised to accompany me for the whole day tomorrow by first suggesting that we go shopping at Midvalley, then shopping at Masjid India and her giving me some lessons how to choose quality Indian clothing and then have Nasi Briyani for lunch.

So much so, I agreed to everything she suggested and be grateful that someone is actually as free as me and is willing to lepak in KL. Hm, so I thought since we're meeting very early in college, I might as well call Josephine for breakfast at 'Starbucks' behind the lorong. Yeah, she woke up late and pretending not to hear any further, I told her, "Get dressed and see you there."

Here's how 'Starbucks' look like....(the one with the red roof) it closes during evening...where i was enjoying nasi lemak at that time. The red roof station is famously called Ho Kaw. For breakfast, they serve delicious pau, mee, roti bakar and soft-boiled egg. It's something like Ipoh Old Town but this one is more nostalgic and cheaper. You get the feeling of being stuck in the 70s.
(photo taken sometime ago)

After moments in Ho Kaw, we went back to college for some air-cond session, being a bit hot on the outside. After few chit-chats and meet up with some of the new lecturers, we proceed to the next station. Monorail. Yes, but undecided on our destination.

So Times Square is the place. And guess what, we decided to sing K! It was really Esther's first time being in a hippy Karaoke box. It's the best thing to do in order to kill time besides bowling and movie and at the same time spending less for a happier time.

Can you imagine? RM12++ for 2 hrs session if you didn't book earlier (3 hrs if booked earlier), plus lunch and free salad buffet. I can tell you, the food taste a lot better than another rival Karaoke box. But it wud have been better if they gave us buffet lunch straightaway....heheheheh....! I suppose RM12++ is an alternative to have other type of lunch that just require you to order food and eat and plainly chit chat with your friend. In such karaoke outlet, you can sing, see your friends sing, eat, laugh, and be satisfied. Or I would say, it's another way of having lunch, even if you don't sing.

Esther and Josephine - Esther's first debut performance

Oh, nice food!

We had an enjoyable and maximum satisfaction outing. Being in college, I can't see anything more that their nerdy faces. But out in Times Square, this 2 girl (woman) had certainly turned into some wild cats eventhough decently dressed. Tsk tsk!

Monday, 17 September 2007

Mind boggling

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You know, having too much free time makes me sit and think more. It's not that I don't think a lot, but I'm now thinking more than usual. I'm akin to an old retired lady who tough she could finally enjoy the remaining days of her life with so much free time, so many things to do. Or so she thought.

It's good to have free time (free days) sometimes especially after having a tight and horrible schedule and then all you could think about is a good holiday. Yes, that's what on every student's mind after a terrible exam stress, or, a long overdue work project.

But a too long holiday might not be good if you're someone who is healthy physically and have so much vibrant aspirations in life. 2-3 weeks would be sufficient to restore the lazy bones. I am a person who dream of having short but frequent holidays. It encourages me to look forward to life every now and then. For example: after a long week of work, it's good to have 2-3 days off to do something which I missed during the week. I like being a little bit busy, a little bit full on the schedule and have a little bit time for myself. Being young, there's so much things to learn, to see, to experience. Yes? But things don't usually come the way we want it to be.

Now that I really have to much time to spare with no one to spend with, 'holidays' doesn't sound as excitingly fun at all. I'm like this bear, tearing calendar to speed up the days.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Normal Week

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The title above shows that I have nothing interesting going on in my life. Well basically, my parents just left KL after accompanying me here for a while. Now that my classes are schedule on the weekends for the time being, I'm really craving for some meaningful things to do besides staying at home again. It's not that I don't want to travel around KL, but transportation is an issue. At the time being, I'm scouting for a nice and convenient place to stay.

With so much free time, I was able to finish my Favourite TVB drama --> "On the First Beat". Wow~all the male actors were very 'manly' especially Ron Ng! I think it's worthwhile to note that his expressions to the female characters were superb.

Ron Ng a.k.a. Chung Lap Man, has a pretty girlfriend (Ho Fa) who was studying in Japan. My favourite part of him and Ho Fa was before she decide to leave for Japan, Ah Man persuaded her to pursue her studies despite them having to be apart. He even bought her the air tickets. So, of course she was touched.
Ah Man is a kind of guy who is filial, passionate and care a lot about friends and he also has a temper to match. During Ho Fa's absence, he made good friends with Joey,a.k.a Nim Yan while having a disturbing cousin sister. The cousin sister was acted by Kate Tsui, former Miss Hong Kong. Ok, let's run to Kate's character first because I think she's quite outstanding.

Kate Tsui a.k.a. Man Ching is a rather loud lady. She speaks loudly and her actions are louder. She is also a passionate, cheerful and a physically strong girl. During her first few episodes, I thought that she was rather irritating because she doesn't seem to listen to people and her attitude is just annoying! She also has a huge crush on Ah Man and entered the police cadet so that she can date him in the future. Though so, she still make friends with Ho Fa and constantly used Ah Man computer to have video chat with Ho Fa.
I think in this serie, Ron's performance is the best yet except for few of his normal expressions which can be found in every likely series. Or perhaps I like to watch parts where guys have soft spot for their girl pals. It's akin to Taiwanese Idol series, but Hong Kong's are more realistic.
After "On the First Beat", I don't think I can find a more enjoyable drama to watch yet. Just like Harry Potter, no book can be better than it.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

What competition is this??????

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Well, we all can have all kinds of competitions as a sport or recreation such as swimming, debates, cleanest class, best actors etc etc. Competitions are meant to improve a person, to see where he stands, to foster good relationships in the community and to invest in new ideas. I always like a little bit of competition once a while....even healthy competition between friends in achieving the best results for studies. It's the way that we can be motivated to move further in our current position.

BUT, have you ever imagine a dog hunting competition organized by some municipal council in Malaysia? It's not even hunting of special dogs to show to the world some rare species of dogs or anything of whatsoever. I came across of this wild idea from a blog, and now all of you should see this!


1. Pertandingan adalah antara Jawatankuasa Penduduk dalam kawasan pentadbiran Majlis Perbandaran Selayang.

2. Tangkapan boleh dilaksanakan sama ada oleh Jawatankuasa Penduduk sendiri atau dengan menggunakan bantuan pihak-pihak tertentu. Majlis Perbandaran Selayang tidak bertanggungjawab atas upah penangkapan.

3. Tangkapan dilaksanakan tanpa menjejaskan undang-undang Kecil 10(2)(a) Undang-undang Kecil Pelesenan Anjing dan Rumah Pembiakan Anjing (Majlis Perbandaran Selayang) 2005.

4. Tangkapan hendaklah diserahkan hidup-hidup kepada urus setia pertandingan untuk pengiraan/audit. Gambar setiap ekor tangkapan juga hendaklah dikemukakan sebagai bukti tangkapan.

5. Pertandingan akan berjalan sepanjang masa.

6. projek yang bernilai seperti ketetapan yang berikut : (amount of prized money)

Majlis Perbandaran Selayang is organizing this auspicious competition for some prized money.....
Sad, I feel sad for the dogs....(eventhough i'm a cat lover).

Friday, 7 September 2007

The land of the mud

2 Yawns
Now that I'm back in KL again....guess how it feels? HOMESICK! Gosh...but it also feels that I left KL the other day and now i'm coming back few days later. But in fact, it's four months since i left the city of mud. Well...I asked some of my classmate of this phenomena, and they said they felt the same way too. Perhaps we're just too used to the route to college, the environment and that it has no big impact on us whatsoever.

But the phenomena of seeing my ex-classmates and who will still continue to be my classmate in CLP as teaching staffs in the college makes me felt strange and stress. It's like going to court and see a bunch of smartly dressed lawyers while myself is not even qualified yet........legal education is never ending. And we were told today, as a lawyer..reading must be a habit! So whoever passed their LL.B without reading more than 3 pages of their textbooks would not be able to get away so easily while practising.

Seriously, I wouldn't mind reading whole day if law books are as fun as Harry Potter. But law books can be fun lah...trust me.

And oh, I must brag that I saw my fatty cat in the pet shop. He's huge! I think I can transform him into a comfortable pillow.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

5th September

0 Yawns

Biu cat: Honey, don't leave me!
Karen: How I wish I don't have to leave you for now.....Do take care my dear gold cat. I'll miss your meow dearly.
Biu cat: Meowwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

Monday, 3 September 2007

Sister Cora's last lesson...

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I love reading articles and devotionals from "The Word Among Us". Was introduced to me by Bernice some time ago. In Malaysia's catholic churches, they sell the common 3 devotional books, just like "Our Daily Bread". We have "Shalom" which is published by Prayer Ministry Office in PJ, "One Bread One Body" from Presentation Ministries (http://www.presentationministries.com/obob/obobArchive.asp) and "The Word Among Us".

I would say "Shalom" is very reflective kind of devotional. Towards the end of the day when I read it, I felt very compassionate about life. Everyday when we strive to achieve our dreams, works and responsibilities, is there a meaning when we can't / bother to look around to see who is in need. Or whether we have been concerned to nourish our soul.

Next, I think "One Bread One Body" complements "Shalom". When certain bible passages are not easily understandable, the earlier explains the latter. And further, it tell the connections between bible verses. So, if you're a bible adventurer, "OBOB" if for you.

Next, "TWAU" is slightly more expensive, but it has articles to read. It has lighter reflections and make you see the positive side of negativity. Here, I found one recent article to share and which is worth reminding all of us again:

Sister Cora's Last Lesson

A powerful teaching from an unlikely source

by Barbara Kramer

"Here is something you might want to do", said my husband, as we left church one Sunday. He pointed to an item in the parish bulletin: Has your life ever been touched by the Sisters of St. Joseph? "Would you like to return the kindness?" It went on to ask for volunteers to help out at the local nursing home for the retired nuns from the order.

The Sisters had staffed the Catholic schools in our area for many years and taught all three of our children. They had also shown me great kindness when I was growing up. My mother died when I was eleven, and for the next two years, the Sisters had taken me into their boarding school and under their wing, giving me the support, kindness, and direction that I needed.

That bulletin came at the perfect time. Our last child had just gone off to college, and our family nest was feeling very empty. Volunteering at the nursing home seemed like just the thing to do.

Yes, But . . .? I had one stipulation, though, and I told God about it as I drove to the home for my first interview: Lord, I will gladly read to these Sisters, listen to them, do little things for them. But there is no way that I can help anyone with Alzheimer's disease.?

I had too many memories of my grandmother, whose final years were marked by severe dementia. She had always seemed so angry, and I was terribly afraid of her. On a deeper level, though, diseases like Alzheimer's were too disturbing to me. Why did God allow these things to happen especially to people who had served him faithfully? How could anyone who had lost their sense of identity possibly serve his purposes?

None of this came up in my interview with Sr. Sheila, the volunteer coordinator. We had a pleasant conversation, followed by a tour of the home. It was shining clean, and the residents were obviously well cared for. I was impressed and said so. "Good," said Sr. Sheila. "Can you help in the Alzheimer wing on Saturday afternoons?" My heart sank. My mind said, "No! No, I can't!" And yet, to my great amazement, I heard myself saying, "Yes, I can try."

Teacher and Student. The next week, I was shaking in my boots as I reported for duty at the Alzheimer wing. Sr. Sheila introduced me to the twenty or so nuns there. They were in various stages of physical and mental deterioration. Much to my surprise, however, they were not angry. They were welcoming, peaceful, and kind. With unquestioning acceptance, they took my hand as we walked into the activity room.

My role was simply to be with several of the Sisters to sit and talk, give them what they needed, and make sure they didn't leave the building. The work was challenging, yet satisfying. But as the weeks went by, caring for one Sister in particular became my biggest challenge.

Sr. Cora (not her real name) was a feisty, vigorous, and rather gruff woman who seemed to delight in finding ways to elude my watchful eye. At the same time, she always seemed glad to see me. I, for my part, became very fond of her.

The early stages of her disease, Sr. Cora still acted in character. A former teacher at an all-boys school, she would inform me in forceful tones, about "going to the principal's office now. You stay at your seat. I'll be right back".And she would march grandly off, scolding me like a naughty student when I tried to stop her. But as her disease progressed, even the teacher in Sr. Cora faded and then disappeared completely.

The Picture on the Wall. Sr. Cora usually repeated the same things over and over. But one day, as the two of us sat visiting in her room, she began speaking with unusual clarity. "No one ever liked me, you know," she said in a confiding tone. "My family was probably glad to get rid of me when I joined the convent."

Stunned, I tried to protest, "Sr. Cora, that can't be. You must have had a cousin or an aunt or friends who liked you."

"Nope, no one," she answered. Then she hesitated. "Well, okay, there was one person who liked me but I don't remember his name."

"Was he a relative? A friend??". "I told you I don't know!" she replied in a loud, impatient voice. "But if you're so darn curious, just turn around. His picture is on the wall behind you."

I turned, expecting to see a photo of a favorite uncle or grandfather. There instead was a familiar picture of a man with a kind and loving look. Tears were running down my face as I exclaimed, Sr. Cora, that't Jesus!

"I told you I can't remember his name,"she said. "But I'm telling you, he was always around when no one else was. And he always took good care of me." I was speechless. Sr. Cora's deteriorating mind had not lost her sense of Jesus being with her. Suddenly, I could see that he was still with her, even as her faculties and sense of self kept slipping away.

Whatever happened, Sr. Cora would never lose her identity as a beloved child of God. And neither would she lose her ability to serve God's purposes. Without even knowing it, by bearing witness to Jesus's presence in suffering, she was still doing God's work. Sr. Cora was still teaching. And I felt honored to be her student.

Barbara Kramer lives in Portage, Michigan.

*Not intending to infringe any copyrights

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Sunday at Tuaran tamu

5 Yawns
Tamu is Sabah also stands for pasar tani in the West M'sia. Different places have different auspicious days to hold their tamu, for eg: It's sunday for Tuaran, probably Wednesday for Tamparuli (see the lyrics of the song). For me, it doesn't make a difference which day it's held because I rarely shop for vege. Only if my parents need an additional pair of hands, or if's it hypermarket, then I'd join.

In tamu, fresh produce are supposed to be cheaper and fresher. Not only that, if you bargain nicely, you might get extra stuff. Sabahans are generally nice and simple people. It wasn't my first time to the tamu but taking pictures around tamu is something that I did not think I could do.

You see, people busy buying and selling vege and it's just weird for me to stand in the middle and snap something 'nice'. Those adults deal in tamu like they eat rice like it's weird to snap a pic of the bowl of rice you eat everyday. To do it without looking like a sakai is another issue.

But i manage to get these, for fun:

Fresh fishes in brimming blue, flies around it prove that they have not been chemically treated. And also, these are freshly caught.

Those next to bags of langsat are called "darab", or it should sound this way. Very nice tropical fruit, very sweet like cempedak.

The famous Tamparuli hanging bridge a.k.a Jambatan Tamparuli. And they've even wrote a song for this (the most recognised KadazanDusun song ever).....I love it!!!!

Jambatan Tamparuli Artist: Justin Lusah

Pak pak kang ku doh (Pak pak saya melangkah)

Sumunsui do jambatan (Menyusur jambatan)

Jambatan do Tamparuli (Jambatan Tamparuli)

Bakasut tinggi oku (Saya berkasut tinggi)

Sumunsui do jambatan (Menyusur jambatan)

Jambatan do Tamparuli (Jambatan Tamparuli)

Pak pak kang ku doh (Pak pak saya melangkah)

Bakasut tinggi oku (Saya berkasut tinggi)

Silaka nodi kasutku (Celaka kasut saya)

Naratu lo jambatan (Jatuh di jambatan)

Tinggal poh doh sutakin (Hanya tinggal stokin)

Nowid ku di numuli (Yang saya bawa pulang)

Ontok di hari tiga (Pada hari rabu)

Tomu lo Tamparuli (Ada tamu di Tamparuli)

Mingusuk poh hilod kadai (Saya sibuk selongkar kedai)

Mogihum do kasut tinggi (Mencari kasut tinggi)

The Star wrote: "The song actually pokes fun at a woman who crosses a suspension bridge in her high heels. One of her shoes gets loose and falls into the river, prompting her to curse her misfortune. However, the incident does not affect her much as she goes on to buy a new pair at the Wednesday tamu (market)."

Any Sabahans would definitely know this song. Whenever this tune is played, it's an auto start to a Sumazau. Ah, how i miss the days of my primary and secondary school again! It's been almost 5 long years since I left my alma mater.

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Begins another chapter

3 Yawns
Summer holiday is ending soon. For 3 months not counting exams, it has been a pleasure in KK eventhough 40% of my time is spent at home. With tv, internet and downloads, who else can get bored with life at home. Another portion of time is spent with attachment at a local law firm and a holiday in Beijing.

Now, thinking that I am about to fly back to KL, it's a vision of blurness again. Back to the city where I have to be independant on my own and the life of having public transport, well, at least I have some freedom. But then, I think I'd rather have some comfort. And i'd definitely miss my golden cats, however, there'll be Persian cats in the pet shop to compensate. I'm looking forward to meet the Fat Cat. I hope he's still in the shop when I'm going to visit.

Well friends in KK, happy college/uni reopen! May we meet again next year, same place KK. Or if you're in KL, maybe can hangout sometimes. To my friends in KL, see you on next Friday! Those who need to shop for graduation, count me in!

Finally, Congratulations to those who pass and excel in exams! See you in CLP (hopefully in the same college).

Friday, 24 August 2007

Prayerful Hands

0 Yawns
The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in Heaven, [我們的天父]
hallowed be your name, [願祢的名受顯揚]
your kingdom come, [願祢的國降臨]
your will be done, [願祢的旨意奉行在人間]
on earth as in Heaven. [如同在天上]
Give us today our daily bread. [求祢今天賞給我們日用的食糧]
Forgive us our sins [求祢寬恕我們的罪惡]
as we forgive those who sin against us. [如同我們寬恕別人一樣]
Save us from the time of trial [不要讓我們陷於誘惑]
and deliver us from evil. [但救我們免於兇惡]
[For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.] Amen. [因為國度、權柄、榮耀,全是祢的,

(Note also: http://www.interviewwithgod.com/playprayer.htm - really beautiful! I was mesmerized.)

Monday, 20 August 2007

Malaysia 50 years of Independance

1 Yawns

I love history. I got A2 for my Sejarah in SPM by studying half asleep on the bed (and sometimes dozed off). I know I scored nicely for the objective questions while barely survived the essays, because the questions are not too much different from the workbooks.

Well, on the 31st August 1957 Malaya got her independance from the British colonization after at least 200 years of rule, which is the last one after Portugese and Dutch. Before Independance, 'Malaysia' had suffered and struggled internally and externally. (Note: Federation of Malaysia on 16th September 1963)

First, talking about natural resources being eroded. Students in the classroom today would just know from the textbook that Malaysia was a great tin, copper, gold, petrol, timber, cocoa, rubber etc exporter. However, when these commodities were being exported, who earned? Us? No...the colony master and it's cronies did. And now, our natural resources are depleting soon.

Second, power struggles everywhere which involves foreign help (and this is BAD). Because Sultans were suppressed, races live apart from each other, resentments and pemberontak everywhere. Japanese invasions, communist rising and people not united. It's like pots of bees being released to stung. I think it's hard la...lucky i wasnt' born yet. [although power struggles are still happening (human nature)].

Third, remember Ganyang Malaysia? And all those MAPHILINDO efforts...we are truly blessed that Malaysia still survive after that. And yes, May 13th. After reading the book, I understand why a lot people would say West M'sians are more divided than East M'sia. It's not that we cannot be united at all, but they have experienced the incident that we did not. Thankfully, I was born in East M'sia.

The struggles to form a good government, in the Alliance (now known as BN) the ups and downs of Dato' Onn Jaafar and Tunku Abdul Rahman. I would say, not easy lah...given so many misunderstandings between people.

You know, after listening to the national anthem, Terang Bulan and Mamula Moon, reminiscing historical site and museums I've visited, and reading some blogs....our Independance is somewhat a romantic one. Terang Bulan is a sweet song, resembles the classic Malays and reminds me of some P.Ramlee old movies too. I suppose that Raja Abdullah who was exiled at that time in Seychelles, truly missed Tanah Melayu.

Why romantic? My opinion only, the country and the people within were in a love-hate relationship when towards Independance. When i watched Taiwan's idol drama (Korean drama also) love-hate relationship always turn out to be the sweetest one. It's like either the girl or guy hates the other (A and B), and they keep on sabotaging each other, but one day suddenly 2 of them will fall in love and both will continue to live in denial for a while, until they have to admit it. There'll be people who will support their relationship and people who want to tear them apart. When people are trying to tear them apart, I always wanted to run amok in the screen and give these few fellas a good knock on the head, but when this action is made impossible I had to resist throwing pillows towards the computer screen...coz it was my beloved laptop! During the scenes of love-hate, certain small gestures of A and B towards each other makes the world a lot difference. Eg: B helping A up after a fall from the bike with slight eye contact, hou lam ar!!!.

This is how the people were when trying to gain Independance. You know, you're in a love-hate but you want to be free from colony. After a while of sabotaging, certain misunderstandings will remain. So i guess it takes time for a relationship to become stronger and it depends on the will of the parties whether they want to really pursue it or not. Granting of citizenship to immigrants at that time and these immigrants recognising 'special position' is a start of small gesture in accepting one another (although this won't make me feel lam ). However, usually in such drama series, we have happy endings and girls watching it will always end up fantasizing for at least a month if they have no other series to catch up on.

What then is the conclusion of our Independance?

Rome is not built in one day, so is our country. When I went overseas for visits, I do think about why our country cannot be like this country here, so clean so organized so discipline. But when I look at where these people stay, then i said to myself:"okay, my house is better". See, there's no other place better than home (home is where the place you regard it to be). At least most of us here have roofs under our heads. 31st August is a celebration of decolonization and when we truly have a recognized independant and democratic political government free from foreign power, let's not jeopardize it.

I think young Malaysians should treasure what we have by first reading history and then be allowed to expand their horizon.

A seed that is not left to grow, then what else is it good for?

(If you love Malaysia so much but couldn't find ways to express it, consider this: http://wainyan.wordpress.com/2007/06/10/i-heart-malaysia/)

Friday, 17 August 2007

Evan 'O-Mighty'

2 Yawns
Watched this comedy last night. It tells about the story of a 'modern-day' Noah who determined to change the world (until 'God' permits him), after he became a politician from news reporter. Besides the humour in the movie, i think there are a few things we can learn (for the 1st time) from a Hollywood movie.

Mr. Baxter woke up in his new mansion 6.14am everyday and in his alarm clock unclearly show the time written Gen 6.14 ( i donno what the 'Gen' doing in that clock) every single day - even his new car plate number given was Gen 614. And if it's appearing repetitiously, there must be some kind of calling then. So, when it's time to check the Bible, it says: "So make yourself an ark of cypress (wasn't cypress in the movie) wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. " and at the same time, huge piles of wood were delivered to his mansion. Suddenly too, pairs of animals keep appearing and following him everywhere, not missing even the Senate House's office.

There remembering Gen 6:19-20 -->"You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. ". That's where the comedy developed because Baxter became animal magnet all of sudden and 'God' appears to him everywhere reminding him to build the ark as soon as possible but all Baxter did was ignore, ignore and avoid. Until one day where his beard and hair has to grow longer and longer until shaving and trimming is pointless (it grows back the minute after), and he has to appear like a jungle man in the parliament and once he received a stoneage kind of robe from 'God', only did he have to take 'God's' command seriously (as in really built the ark) and further, he is to built it with his family!

At that point of time, I was thinking, God couldn't be calling for another major flood again isn't it? I mean He did promise us that He wouldn't destroy the earth with flood again (Gen 9:11-17). I just read that there's debate whether God has meant the flood locally or globally but it's not relevant here. I mean they wouldnt be sooooo out of idea to repeat Noah's story blindly. There must be something else.

I haven't exactly figure out what kind of theme this movie is trying to show us, but I have my own observations.

God's call to us. How many of us made silent request/promises to God that we want to do something or be His instrument and when the task really come to us, we shied away? The best example would be prior to baptism, everyone is with burning spirit to be good Christians by repenting from sins etc etc. After one year, yes it's good that some keep up to the task, but after 10 years? Do we still respond to God's call at least as eagerly? Try read Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23. We are the seeds and guess how many can make it to the fine grounds? I don't know.

Can you imagine yourself being asked by God to build such a big ark while having to dress like stoneage in a modern metropolis area (and while you're a renown person)? Do you still have the mustard seed like faith? (Or maybe real life situations not as dramatic).

By own's courage, I don't think anyone can simply perform God's will. What I mean is, we still need the Holy Spirit to guide us on, in which, this was not shown in the movie. I'm not going to debate on the nature of Holy Spirit or how it is, when it comes and so on. But John 14:26 have said it clearly for us: "But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.". I was even reminded by a friend some time ago about this verse in Luke 12:10 :" And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. ".

In Luke 12:11-12 too: "When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.". Any guess whether Baxter was guided by Holy Spirit? Hhehehe definitely not, because he was given the 'Dummy's book to build Ark' by 'God' himself. Did Noah had the Holy Spirit? I don't know, maybe God directly communicated with him.

In the movie too, 'ARK' also stood for Act of Random Kindness. Creative and certainly knocks my head too. Pure kindness i mean (not those with intentions to get things in return -except when dropping few coins on the beggar's mug). There's many things we can do with this, but with certain social 'climate' change in the world, I guess it's not easy to be a kind and loving person. Purely kind and loving i mean.

Good comedy show nevertheless, but since it's adapting some parts of the Bible, surely we can learn something from this modern Noah besides laughing louder inside the cinema. And oh...I must say the last bit was the most [erm] should i say silly and funny because the ark was actually built to prepare for the dam in Baxter's neighbourhood being damaged. And the sudden flood sail them towards the front door of Senate House. Can you imagine building such big ark and enduring embarassment from the whole country for that short time of flood and they din't even sail far. I was thinking, couldn't God just ask him to move his place of residence, stay somewhere else and get him to inform others too or just alert him about the upcoming disaster and do something about it? ....but then it is always stated, put your trust in God (although in that movie, such trust in 'God' were indirectly ridiculed).

You remember Noah persuading people to board his ark but no one will listen? Well, in this movie everyone who was at the site (where the ark was) [to witness possibility of flood, make fun of, and destroy the ark] managed to board it when the dam broke (they too refused at first). At least no one died from the disaster of the dam.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Safari land

2 Yawns
Recently, I suspected that my house's backyard has turned in to a safari land. Why? I have about six (6) mini tigers waiting for food day and night. Even when these noisy carnivours are not within the house compound, they're are in the vicinity observing, sometimes elongating their necks to see any movement in my house.

They are like these leopards.....(1)hiding behind and ready to pounce.

(Rare persian leopards...found these pics on yahoo....very cute lehhhhhhhhhhhh wish i can touch one.)

(kittens peeping through the grasses and fence)

(2)Looming and roaming freely waiting for prey

(uih...the adult look sullenly fierce....i think the cubs can only meow..hehahahaha)

(how can you ever deal with these cats????? So many and uncontrollable. And you can't even shut their mouth...NOISY!..all in few colours..either gold or black)

(3)Most outrageously, they have representative to stand guard on the watch tower, a.k.a. house fence (looking through from my neighbour's compound).

Meet Biu Biu's twin bro...he's the noisiest cat in the neighbourhood. Good at jumping and buat muka kesian.
He was there to ask whether I have any food for him but i said 'No'. Wasn't even lunch or dinner time.
Strays, but how can I not love them...cats are blessings to house..they are the decorative gems adding live to your fixated furnitures. That is why, Love Thy Cat (and the strays).
Although not all stray cats look like my beloved fat cat (previous post), but all of them are still mini tigers and deserve our love. Don't just only pamper the fatty fur ball...

Love me too, purr (Biu Biu and twin bro. Behind: Meowger)

(note: some pics taken last year...but they compose of the same cats)


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