Where Are You Christmas?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - - 1 Comments























Christmas is around the corner. And for most of us, Christmas is about Christmas trees, presents, Santa Claus, or food and drinks served during the occasions. But maybe somehow we missed something for Christmas; maybe our friends, families, those who are suffering, neglected or in grief. Let us reflect about it through this song by Faith Hill :

Where are you Christmas?
Why can't I find you?
Why have you gone away?
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me?
Why can't I hear music play?

My world is changing
I'm rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too?

Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I'm not the same one
See what the time's done
Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh

If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

I feel you Christmas
I know I've found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here in silence
Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas
Fills your heart with love

Paku & Belacan??

Friday, August 27, 2010 - - 2 Comments

Owh well.... NOT THIS ONE!!

This is not 'paku' (nail) but in Sarawakian accent it is called paku' (with a silent 'k' in the end of the word), that means a particular wild vegetables ususally eaten in Sarawak (and Malaysia as well).

Meanwhile, belacan is a shrimp paste that is made of fermented ground shrimp, sun dried and cut into many blocks of paste. It usually used in most Southeast Asian cuisines to give a more spicy taste.

Owh...back to 'Paku & Belacan'. I don't mean the ones I explaied just now...

It is about these two guys, from the United States. Well, are they JUST ordinary Westerners? Paku (left) is from Arizona and Belacan (right) is from Utah. Both of them are 22 y.o.. Both of them have been to Sarawak (specifically in Bintulu) between 2008-2009, serving as volunteers (I'm not sure in what field).
But somehow their errand to Sarawak, caused them able to speak fluent bahasa pasar (informal speech) and a little bit of Iban language. At a point they could crap whatever they like in a successive local loyar buruk (rambling, in other word, talking ridicule)!

But now both of them are in Utah to work and they somehow missed Malaysia, especially Sarawak very much that they expressed their yearning through some videos in Youtube, all of them are in Malay! Well, at least I shared this because I'm proud that somebody that are not from our country are not ashamed to speak Malay in their own country even though it is not their own mother tongue...

One of the I posted below:


Peristiwa Pagi Hari

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - - 1 Comments

Hari ini ada 'mood' tulis blog dalam Bahasa Malaysia...yg skema??

No No ...NO!!

saya mau informal ba hari ni, kunun la...

hari ni, saya kegeraman lg...punya awal bangun td, 6.30pg
pas tuh bersiap2 awal, nek bas awal, mo pigi SST
ada tutorial jam 9pg (dlm jadual)
skali ada msg dtg, dlm jam 8.30pg
dr kmi pnya Mdm (lecturer)
bilang dia begini : " Dan, kta jmpa nex wik ja"

WAAA ~~

minggu ni ja, 4 kali klas uda kna kensel...yg pasti akan bnyk replesmen klas ne huhuhuhu...
tp xpa la, ari ni dpt juga pigi online awal2 pagi td huhuhu...

tp time saya tunggu bas td, ada la 1 ikur (ekor) kucing tiba2 mendekati...
trus dia membaringkan diri atas kaki saya...
hooo....
ilang juga boring2 tunggu bas hehehe
ni lagi gmbr dia....

Everyday God

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - - 0 Comments

I just want to share with you, a reflection on God's love towards us. I heard this song before in my friend's room in campus, and it really touches my heart, make me feel how much does God really loves us and somehow I feel at peace that I am really comforted by Him. It is a very good reflection song that you really want to hear it somewhere that is quiet and tranquil. Here is the video I found in YouTube, and the lyrics are shown below the video box.


Earth's creator,
Everyday God,
Loving Maker,
O Jesus,
You who shaped us,
O Spirit,
Recreate us,
Come, be with us.

In your presence,
Everyday God,
We are gathered,
O Jesus,
You have called us,
O Spirit,
To restore us,
Come, be with us.

Life of all lives,
Everyday God,
Love of all loves,
O Jesus,
Hope of all hopes,
O Spirit,
Light of all lights,
Come, be with us.

In our resting,
Everyday God,
In our rising,
O Jesus,
In our hoping,
O Spirit,
In our waiting,
Come, be with us.

In our dreaming,
Everyday God,
In our daring,
O Jesus,
In our searching,
O Spirit,
In our sharing,
Come, be with us.

God of laughter,
Everyday God,
God of sorrow,
O Jesus,
Home and shelter,
O Spirit,
Strong and patient,
Come, be with us.

Way of freedom,
Everyday God,
Star of morning,
O Jesus,
Timeless healer,
O Spirit,
Flame eternal,
Come, be with us.

Word of gladness,
Everyday God,
Word of mercy,
O Jesus,
Word of friendship,
O Spirit,
Word of challenge,
Come, be with us.

Gentle father,
Everyday God,
Faithful brother,
O Jesus,
Tender sister,
O Spirit,
Loving mother,
Come, be with us.

Our beginning,
Everyday God,
Our unfolding,
O Jesus,
Our enduring,
O Spirit,
Journey's ending,
Come, be with us.

Alleluia,
Everyday God,
Now and always,
O Jesus,
Alleluia,
O Spirit,
Through all ages,
Come, be with us.

Malaysian Open ATP 250 Players Revealed

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - - 0 Comments


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Red Bulls vs. Orange Lions??

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - - 1 Comments

Defeat of Germany this early morning mark the end of World Cup 2010 semifinals, and opened a new gate of championship to two European teams remaining in final two, Spain and Netherlands. In today's early morning match, Spain ended up Germany's run to the finals through a 74th-minute header by Puyol, 1-0, made themselves into finals. The EURO 2008 champion has neither been into the finals since 1950 nor winning the World Cup itself.

In 4 December 2009 world Cup 2010 draw, Spain placed in Group H. Spain lost its first group stage match against Switzerland, 0–1. In their second match they defeated Honduras by 2 goals from David Villa. On 25th June they played against Chile, they won 2–1. They advanced to the knockout stage to defeat Portugal 1–0, reaching the Quarter Finals, in which they defeated Paraguay 1-0, scoring off of a goal by David Villa who put the ball in the back of the net after Pedro struck the ball off the post, reaching the Semi-Finals.

Meanwhile, their to-be opponent, Netherlands, beat Uruguay 3-2 in the semifinals where the goals were by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Wesley Sneijder & Arjen Robben. The Dutch team went on to secure a 100 percent record in their World Cup 2010 qualification campaign, winning all eight games and becoming the first European team to qualify for the World Cup.

Alongside Denmark, Cameroon and Japan, the Dutch was placed in Group E. On June 14 the Dutch won 2–0 against Denmark in their opener at the World Cup. On June 19th they then beat Japan 1–0 with a goal from Wesley Sneijder. They were the first team to qualify for the Round of 16 after a 2–1 victory from Denmark over Cameroon. In the first knockout round they faced Slovakia. At the end it was 2–1 victory after goals from Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. The conceded goal came in injury time from a penalty taken by RĂ³bert Vittek. They advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 victory over the favoured Brazilians on July 2, 2010. Brazil, who had held a 1-0 lead at the half, was the favourite to win the cup, had never lost in 37 World Cup matches (35-0-2) in which they had held a halftime lead.

Both teams will be preparing for the final run to grab the World Cup, but is it either the Bulls or the Lions will be the most fierce enough to grab the throphy?

But of course I have to support my favourite team...Spain!!

Vamos Espana!!!

Let us see the outcome...in the FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals, 12 July 2010, 0230 at the Johannesburg - Soccer City Stadium!!

p/s : Will Paul the famous octopus will change the results by lying on any of these two nation's flag?? I don't think so, it is not the one that make the kickoff anyway huhuhu....

Waka Waka ~~

Lost somewhere...and found again

Friday, July 2, 2010 - - 3 Comments

Nothing lost, just only me.....and
I'm back!!...here in my blog

3 months away without blogging, it seems that my stories before this have been kept with me alone, rot time after time...hehehe

so, its JULY!! World Cup craze also on the top of the world hehehe....I'm still happy that my team of choice is still on the run, Spain......

by the way, my holidays will end so soon....so sad~~
will be going back to the 'beloved' campus in few days time, (chuckles)

owh, u mean, my holidays?? So far, I have been through a lot of memorable events throughout the holidays, May until July (now). My sis' engagement was one of them. So far i know, it was festive season (Gawai) and I can hardly to resist myself enjoying beer with my friends and family (though at the same time I was not able to get drunk hehehehe).


Outings?? YES!! As much with my friends, long time friends (Nick, Pres, Cliff, Brian, Len, Damian, Yun Yun, Gerald, Mang).....we went to the Waterfront (most of the time), eating Kolok Mee at the Open Air stalls, and just strolling around Kuching till the edge of the day heheheh....I do clubbing, but not my choice of hanging out though I went once during the holidays, thanks to Jeyu & friends for that...I went to a lot of places, unfortunately no any DSLR was accompanying me that time....
I do CHANGE in my physical appearance....most of them!! I gain 2kgs in a single month...woooohhhh.... XD

Tennis....hmm, so far I'm so, so active with that during the holidays, thanks to Julian, Juntie Ollivia & friends who shared the passion hehe......

Not to forget WordChillOut and Youth Gatherings by Empowered.....they really freshed my soul up with praises n word of God......

Soon I'll be missing all of these, but let be the priority put into the first page of my diary, STUDY.

Well, UMS....see you very soon!!!

March scribbles....

Monday, March 22, 2010 - - 0 Comments

Its almost April.....last night's rain give a little relief and blessing to KK since the drought overwhelmed KK and its surroundings in early February..Praise the Lord!!

but still it is outrageously hot here....

sighs

well....so many events happened since February until this month...some of them are so memorable...

this was and is a hectic period for me, so I always get exhausted most of the time

there's always replacement classes, classes on Saturdays which I have no choice but have to attend, and MIDTERMS!!!!

well, there's always reward for each hardwork i am doing...

I discovered a good place to crave for good Bak Kut Teh in KK.....Somewhere in Gaya Street

then, Y.O.U. (Youth Of Unity Concert) on 27th February 2010....so far I say it was a very outstanding event ever, as it was the first time held in CSGUMS.
CSGUMS Annual General Meeting.....
then, fellowship at St. Simon Pulau Penampang.....and of course I can say that there's always the 'very best part' of the party kekekeke....
I watched three movies in March:

Alice In The Wonderland
Solomon Kane...which I can say : the BEST among ol d best!! :-)
Daybreakers....:-/...not so happy bout it coz FINAS cut most of the scenes.....

ok dats ol 4 2day, bnyk merepek sa skrg kekeke....

adios...

The Room

Monday, February 22, 2010 - - 0 Comments

I can only imagine...
Heaven as written by a 17 Year Old Boy....a wonderful writting, tanx 2 Pres, she shared dis story 2 me n other frens....

This is excellent and really gets you thinking about what will happen in Heaven.
17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. "I wowed 'em," he later told his father, Bruce. It's a killer. It's the bomb. It's the best thing I ever wrote." It also was the last.
Brian's parents had forgotten about the essay when a cousin found it while cleaning out the teenager's locker at Teays Valley High School in Pickaway County

Brian had been dead only hours, but his parents desperately wanted every piece of his life near them, notes from classmates and teachers, and his homework. Only two months before, he had handwritten the essay about encountering Jesus in a file room full of cards detailing every moment of the teen's life. But it was only after Brian's death that Beth and Bruce Moore realized that their son had described his view of heaven.

It makes such an impact that people want to share it. "You feel like you are there," Mr. Moore said.. Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. He was driving home from a friend's house when his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County and struck a utility pole. He emerged from the wreck unharmed but stepped on a downed power line and was electrocuted.

The Moore 's framed a copy of Brian's essay and hung it among the family portraits in the living room. "I think God used him to make a point. I think we were meant to find it and make something out of it," Mrs. Moore said of the essay. She and her husband want to share their son's vision of life after death. "I'm happy for Brian. I know he's in heaven. I know I'll see him.

Here is Brian's essay:

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings.

As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read "Girls I have liked" I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.

A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I have betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird. "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed at."

Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents Often there were many more cards than expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived.

Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.

When I pulled out the file marked "TV Shows I have watched," I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.

When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size, and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me.

One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!" In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now I had to empty it and burn the cards...

But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it. Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.

And then I saw it. The title bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With." The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.

And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes.. No one must ever, ever know of this room I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.

No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my own. He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes.

Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.

Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. "No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him.. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, and so alive.

The name of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side. He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished."

I stood up, and He led me out of the room.. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

If you feel the same way forward it to as many people as you can so the love of Jesus will touch their lives also. My "People I shared the gospel with" file just got bigger, how about yours?

McD values

Saturday, January 23, 2010 - - 2 Comments

Hello...everybody...

btw it's been a while i'm not blogging, my laptop's just have been sent to Kuching...

motherboard rosak, so dats mean i can't online very often for a month...

huhuhu

owh...HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!!

nvm, i juz wanna share with you 2day...

do all of you love to dine at McD??

McD could be everyone's favourite (though sum people hates it)

i am the one

i mean, those who love it

i was eating a Big Mac combo lunch at a McD outlet in KK

the outlet was quite packed, with customers

i sat nearby a group of European tourists

they were also enjoying their lunch there

but one thing that amused me was...

after they finished their lunch

they juz picked up the tray, with all the food wrappers from their meal

leaving their seat with those things

and throw them away into the rubbish bin

by themselves

that we locals consider that gesture should be the job for the McD workers

it makes me think

of a good example that we should also practice...anywhere we are....

will you think the same?