Friday, January 29, 2010

ZY's Birthday

I am in PJ now! Haha.. I didn't mention that I'm going to KL in the previous few posts because I was preparing for a surprise for this very dear bro of mine. It's his 21st birthday today (more accurately yesterday)!

Not him.. but HIM!


But well, it failed when he saw me waiting for people in front of the surprise party venue. :(

Well still, it was a great one. It was a great party with a lot of people got dumped into the pool (willing or unwillingly) including the main guy up there, ZY. He was smiling for the whole party and end up the party by jumping into the pool and swim. Salute him.

Happy 21st Birthday ZY! Hope you enjoyed your day and love the shirt!. =)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Buatan Sibu #2


In my previous Buatan Sibu post, my initial intention is to show the interesting name of the shop. (But I found that most of the readers gave their attention to the cheap chicken rice. lol) As in there's no connection between the Mandarin name and the English. It did really catch my attention when I saw "Mr Bean". Haa..

For this post, well, the translation is there, as the original name for the shop is 建财 (build wealth). But it sounds weird after the translation.. yeah.. Chin Chai.. if you get what I mean.

No offense. But it's just interesting sometimes how a store's name can be.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Back Online

After 5 full days of silence on the internet world, I'm back.

The first 2 days are harder than it thought, without an access to the internet. Over the time I have developed a habit of googling stuff that comes to my mind. And because of that it broadens my mind to a lot of things, especially with the help of sites like wikipedia. And so, without my laptop I suddenly feel like I have been amputated. I have to kill away whatever that comes to my mind... It feels like I'm back to days before I have full access to the internet when I have to keep a lot of my questions under the carpet, waiting for them to be answered one day. And I feel like there's a barrier between me and my friends as keeping in touch with them through blogs, msn and facebook is impossible. Oh yeah, and being away from my blog is really a sad thing.

But well, thinking of the good things that happened to me makes the situation okay for me. What have I done for the past few days? I have watched almost 10 movies, finished rearranging all my stamp collection, almost finish a book (not from the start by the way) and thinking about quite a number of stuff. It was a great time. And I feel freer in a way, knowing that internet is not an option to kill my time, as internet can always 'over-kill' my time. Well, it has been a cool period without the internet.

And now, I got my lappy back (oh btw, I sent it for repair but it isn't fixed yet even now for some reasons). I think it'll be wise if I start to control my time in front of the internet and enjoy what I used to do before. =)

Thanks to all of you who still visit here although there's no update. More updates soon alright? =)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Got Scared No Danger (有惊无险)

Was reading the newspaper this morning (or rather yesterday) as usual. Then I came across this in the national section.
(Alarming gasoline bomb: Churches don't simply open gates.)
I was like okay, hopefully nothing happens again. Then I looked at the lower section of the page... WAH!

It's FGA KL! Something happened?! 

Thank God I was wrong. It says that our church (or more accurately, the church that I attended for the last 3 years ^^) employed 10 security guards to patrol around the church in shifts.

I see. Now I got updated with FGA's news through a local Chinese newspaper. That's so cool. And I saw the white beard Indian security uncle in the picture. Now he is really famous. Haa..

Just be careful everyone! Especially for my friends who are in Peninsular now. Stay united. Stay faithful. God bless~!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Buatan Sibu #1


Saturday, January 16, 2010

The REAL 1Malaysia


The picture shown above is shot somewhere in Sibu, about 3 weeks ago.
On the right, you can see the usual kampua stall in Sibu, selling pork mee as well.
On the left, it's written 'Makanan Islam'. And obviously, it's halal.
Two contradicting stalls doing business side by side.
Have I seen such picture in Klang Valley? Not even if I dare to dream about it.
Now THAT is my definition of 1Malaysia.
No wonder our PM said we have to learn from Sabah and Sarawak.

So,

start learning la!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Are We There Yet??

The northern hemisphere has been covered in white snow for weeks.

Haiti has just got hit by an earthquake, wounded a third of the nation, leaving more homeless and in pain, while 100,000 of them left their loved ones for good.

A church in Johor got splashed with red paints today, making it the 9th arson attack on Malaysian churches.

Sibu has been raining for more than 24 hours almost non-stop by now.

Are we there yet?

Monday, January 11, 2010

No Plastic Bag on Monday


This is not something new I think. But I only see this after I came back home this time.
The banner says "Say NO to plastic bag. Monday. Please bring your own environmental friendly bag."
Not a bad move. Penang state government is even more determined on this issue when they are setting some serious penalties for those who failed to observe the "No Plastic Day" campaign. You can read the news here.
So our earth will soon get better eh?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Photographer or Stalker?

I have been regularly taking pictures for 3 years now. I found the hardest thing to take is actually human. I don't want to intimidate people. I don't want them to think that I'm a stalker. So what I do everytime (almost) when I see a target to snap, I'll snap whenever I got chance as I move closer. This is one example. I took those recently.





These were taken behind RH Hotel actually. I like the last one the most. That was the last one I dare to take before he sees me or anyone else does. They might really think I am a weirdo. That's actually taken with 40mm focal length so you can imagine how near I was with him. Fortunately I managed to walk away unnoticed and most importantly, with some harvests. :D

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shine


"Shine". Sibu, Sarawak. January 2010.

Shine! Keep shining!
You never know who you are shining to.
Your light might pierce into the hearts,
of those who need to feel the warmth dearly.

Shine! Keep shining!
Don't keep the light to yourself.
Don't hesitate your capability.
You should open up your heart,
and release it fully with love.

Shine! Keep shining!
Reflect the light from the Creator.
Show others to Him.
And you never know how good it feels,
when the light shines back.

Shine! Keep shining!
For it is our Lord's commandment.
Till the day He comes.
And we will shine in His glory!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Blackie"

Few days ago I went to a farm and spot some animals. Among them is this cat. It reminds me of  my cat, 黑黑 - "Blackie". 黑黑 passed away almost 10 years now. Have lots of sweet memories with it. But unfortunately, I don't think I have a picture of it. Anyway, this looks almost like it.
Black cats are ugly. But they have this kind of aura, the cool aura. Don't you think so?




But I hate dogs. So black dogs are ugly and they don't have aura like black cats. Hahaha.. Though it sounds biased but I'm sure you will agree with me. =)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

#1 @ 2010

Alright! Here goes the first post of the year.

It's 2010 finally. A decade has gone since Y2K. It seems like much had happened in the past decade and well, there goes my teenage years and it's time for me to move on with the next stage of life in the coming decade.

Being 21 soon is definitely something I have not really ponder much on. Look at what I have achieved till now... Nothing much and nothing less as well. Haha... But good thing is, I have chose to walk with God for the past 10 years. It was not a smooth journey as I have often been ignorant and lazy. I can easily lost my focus and been led astray by something that promises faster or instant pleasure and results. How weak I am. Still learning everyday to be humble, to be genuine, and to have self discipline.

This year I think I wont be setting any new year resolution like last year. Looking back at that post, I think I have not achieved fully what I have set. And the results is a bit different than what I expected. The only obvious failure is the devotion part, as I continually spending my quiet time at night. I just couldn't control my eyes in the morning. Tsk tsk tsk. Typical college student you may say.

As my last post mentioned, quite a lot of things will happen on me in this year:
- Going to Tasmania for my degree
- Turning 21
- Leaving all my family members and friends in Malaysia
- Going to a new church

I am not too sure what's coming along admist of the events. But I believe I'll still face the same weaknesses and fears. What I hope is that I can still survive through all my struggles there. Hm.. perhaps I should make a point to think that this year would be a year that things are gonna change for the better! Need to think of new solutions and modus operandi in dealing with those personal issues.

Besides, I really hope to make new friends, spiritual brother or sister that can walk with me through my whole life. And ya, perhaps I can find 'that' special one. Haa. Who knows.

For now, I am helping my parents with their tasks everyday while doing some blogging and facebooking. Although it's not really packed or fulfilling, I have all the time I want to be quiet and to think of things that needs my attention. Oh yeah, one thing that I always enjoy when I'm back home is that I get to chat or converse with my fellow Christian friends. After wandering for 3 years in KL, I realised it's not easy to get friends with the same faith and having so many similiar opinions with me. Chatting with them gives me the feeling of being in God's love. The genuine friendship and transparency offered is definitely something that shouldn't be taken for granted. And it is these kind of friendship and experiences remind me that there's a greater love and that is the love of God. If I have not been a Christian I would have missed the whole part of it.

Finally, to end this long winded, unstructured post, I would like to quote this from the Bible. I was thinking about my future last night when "The Upper Room" directed me to this familiar passage:

Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills -
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip - 
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD watches over you - 
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
not the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all harm -
he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going,
both now and for evermore. 

Well, not even my dad or mom or brother or sister or friend or leader or lecturer or whoever so can promise that. It is only God who can promise that. And I wanna believe that it's true, though it is too, too good to be true.

May the Lord keep you safe and blessed this new year. If you have read till here, it simply means you are my good friend who cares about me.Thank you.=)

A picture to share, it's my first attempt on HDR. Still not too sure how it really work.
Wong Nai Siong Memorial Park, Sibu. December 2009.

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