Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Everywhere!

KTT Christian Fellowship
Event: Caroling
Date: 22nd & 23rd Dec 2009

Living Water AOG Tampin
Event: Caroling
Date: 22nd Dec 2009

Living Water AOG Tampin

Event: Christmas Eve Evangelistic Service
Date: 24th Dec 2009
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Living Water AOG Field
Address: Lot 5318, Taman Clonlee 2, Tampin, N.S

Christmas is a time for giving! So there will be mystery gifts for the first 500 early birds!

KTT Christian Fellowship
Event: Christmas Party
Date: 30th Dec 2009
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Kolej Teknologi Timur, Sepang

ALL ARE INVITED!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Reflecting my apartment...

This was my apartment when I first stepped into KTT...

First week


And now after final sem examination,

This one is shocking...
An "earthquake" occurred when we were having our mid sem break...It wasn't that bad at first but slowly it became worse and worse...

Sooner or later that part will collapse and we can talk with Ru Ren from the hole...so convenient...
My bedroom...clean and tidy...

Seriously the place here is dirty and has a nauseating stench...(but I biasa with the smell already)


I really hope the campus students here will be civilized enough to keep the place clean...no point being an "A" star student academically but in terms of hygiene, "U"= ungraded!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A random post...

I'm still in college...

Serving in Nilai Baptist this Sunday. Our campus will be in charge of praise and worship. Since most of them have already gone back to their far away home sweet homes, so the Selangorians have to take over. SELANGORIANS, you guys are so cool!!! haha, not forgetting our keyboardist Christine from Penang.

There are so many things that I want to blog about. From how an "earthquake" happened in my apartment to exam experiences to church events to birthday week in KTT...But too bad I don't have the pictures to show you guys. T_T

I had my "piano exam" in church with my examiner Kenneth Loh last month...I played the song "It's Your Blood" and "Xing Fu De Lu Cheng"...I felt that I did well...but somehow my results did not turn out to be so...haih, anyway, it's my examiner who only have the say to my results, not any Tom Dick and Harry...He's an experienced examiner you know...

Had voice training and praise and worship training with Rev Paul Kao from Taiwan on 6th, 7th and 8th November. It was fun learning how to breathe properly while singing...Actually it's all about expanding and contracting your tummy...haha...the uncles with big tummies looked funny when they started singing...goodness...I don't want to look like that next time...that shall be my all time prayer, amen...haha...

Final sem exam has just passed. Throughout these four days, we studied really hard. We could even stay up till 3am in the morning. It's not that we procrastinated, it's just that we always tend to forget...too many facts to be crammed into our little brains...However, that experience was fun somehow...Anyway, it's not a healthy lifestyle, I will only do that during examinations...Thank God I'm only taking four subjects...

After Sunday service I'm free for a week. There are so many things to do...and it's all about the best season of the year- CHRISTMAS!!! Can't wait for that because it's the best time to share the joy and the true meaning of Christmas with friends...

Goodness, I have completed my first sem...

Goodness, seniors are gone by next sem...

Goodness, it has been a year since I sat for my SPM examination...

Goodness, I'm still surviving in this college...

There are so many things that could occur unexpectedly. Perhaps you might think this and that would never happen, or it might turn out to be a disaster. Hey, our minds are merely human minds that are so conformed to logics. Who knows things can change for the better, if we dare to step out and do it with faith?

Edwin in KTT

Monday, October 19, 2009

CF Committee In My House...


Appreciate you guys who came!

Me and Dollie...



So cute right??? She's my sister. And she's 25 years old...

My mum had her even before she gave birth to three of us...hoping to get a cute, chubby baby girl...

Though she didn't give birth to a girl, at least her three kids resembled Dollie's cuteness...

LOL

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Take time reading this...

All my life I never have had the slightest doubt about the existence of God. However, I have to admit that I did not experience, even after hearing so many testimonies by people who were touched by God.

So, I was practically a church goer but not until at the age of 11 - 12, that was the turning point in my life (Can't exactly remember how old I was). I went to a Christian Band concert. Before going for it, I thought perhaps I would go just to have some fun, knowing Christian songs are really nice to listen to. Towards the end of the concert, I felt a presence, a presence that I was not yet familiar with. Only then I knew it was the awesomeness of God. It was Him speaking to me, asking me to accept Him and taste His goodness.

I took the step of faith and it was the first time, I prayed a sincere prayer, asking God to let me experience Him. I wanted to be convinced. I told God, " I know You are there but I do not merely wish to know You, but desire to experience a personal relationship with You. I want You to be my friend." At that very instance, I uttered words that I myself couldn't understand. I couldn't stop speaking in tongues. By the time I opened my eyes, I was on the floor. It was really an awesome night. I knew God answered my prayer. My journey as a Born-Again Christian since then, has never been the same again.

Once I told myself that I would not put myself in a position of dependance on others because I wanted to be free and be independant. However, fear of death and failure gripped me. Over the years, the burdens and fears carried on my shoulders only caused me to be impatient and judgmental. They took priority over relationships, friends and family alike.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest... (Matthew 11:28-30) Now, I realize I have to give and do my best in everything and leave the rest to God. Failure or success is just part and parcel of one's life. What matters most is I have found the truth and the truth has set me FREE! I find contentment in praying, even in loving people who do not love me in return. Most importantly, I know what I am believing in, unlike the old me going to church blindly for years before I truly seek Him.

It's not merely the experiences that have caused me to be such a fervent believer of Christ. It's because of the undeniable fact that God who love me so much came to earth as man to die for my sins and your sins. And this God wouldn't have done that if not because of his LOVE for You and I. Even though many times I have failed Him, He still loves me, a sinner.

It would be so very selfish of me to keep this to myself and fail to invite my friends to church and CF. By extending that invitation, perhaps I may face rejection and get upset over it. But, how can this little sacrifice of mine be compared to Christ's sacrifice on the cross?

What can I say? It's worth it.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Holiday at Johor Reflections...

Our first stop, Muar. Uncle Mike and Aunty Lilian brought us there for lunch. The food there was sumptous - especially the fried sotong ...YUMMY!

Our second stop, JB. As usual, my hospitable Aunt Eunice and Uncle Hock Quan brought us out for dinner. A lavish dinner indeed. We put up a night there. Helped Dua Ee to set up facebook too...

Our third stop, Singapore. This year we didn't stay there; we went jalan-jalan along Bugis Street. Didn't shop much, prices have gone up a lot. Singapore's youngsters are really fashionable - not lala and simple, not too sexy and not too conservative. Why can't we Malaysian youngsters learn to dress like them leh? Haih...

Our fourth stop, JB again. Had breakfast and did some shopping at Holiday Plaza. Bought some necessary stuff. Never missed a McD sundae cone.

Our fifth stop, Skudai. Of course, we ate duck rice la, Ah Xian went there before leh...haha...Met a humorous waiter but to the Loh brothers he was kinda irritating...

Our sixth stop, Pulai Springs Resort. A golf and recreation resort with breathtaking scenery
, a place where you can leave your troubles behind and head into a green haven overlooking Mount Pulai. Truly a country club charm with a touch of elegance, love that place! We stayed at CintaAyu All Suites Hotel and of course, I personally enjoyed the swimming pools and the comfy pillows. Because of the pillows, I slept like never before.

That was the end of our Johor trip.

Last stop, Tampin. Exhausted. But the cool thing was we still attended Prayer Meeting, praying for the needs of many people. Had dinner after that. Went Uncle Mike's house for some light supper. Went back home and watched "Raya Bersama Datin Wanabe". I laughed my heads off.

Let me share with you my holiday trip pics with you guys...Share my joy with you all, I never like to keep it to myself you know. Huhu...


I'm always in the middle. That's the disadvantage of being the middle child. Can't taste the syokness of taking photo at either sides.

That's photography...



This is the pillow that I'm talking about...I'll miss you, pillows!


As for now, I have to pull up my socks and start packing my things to go back to college. Still do not know my mid-sem results, keeping my fingers crossed!

So this is my prayer:
Lord, I don't want a C but if I deserved a C, let Your will be done! I'll do better next time!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Underweight Woes...

" Eh, Irene, why your second son so thin wan? He very 'san' oh...(Hokkien word)..."

" Edwin, you never eat rice ah? Why are you so thin? "

" Edwin how heavy are you ah? Hah!!! XX kg!!! You anorexic ah? "


I have been hearing this since Standard 6.

And my answer is..." Hmm...I don't know? "

I've tried eating more, I've tried working out and I'm still doing so...

I did what I should.

You do not have my body and you do not understand how it works. I'm not like some who can eat three to four bowls of rice at one time. My body does not work like yours. So please try not to ask me the same questions over and over again. My answer is still the same. I know some of you ask me these questions out of concern and I appreciate them very much. But, give me a break please.

It's not that I didn't gain weight. I did. Look...this is a 2003 photo.

Why do people just love to look at how pretty, how handsome, how sharp your nose is, how shapely or muscular your body is, how 'kuaci' your face is and bla bla bla?

At least I have tried to keep myself fit, and that's why my body seldom succumbs to illness. Thank God for giving me good health thus far. Most importantly, my body is the temple of the Holy Ghost.

Underweight people may be feeble physically, but doesn't mean they are feeble-minded. They may look small, but doesn't mean that they are small-hearted.

I'm still trying...Give me some time...Be patient with me...

Perhaps 5 years from now...with the help of a professional Dietitian...my bro?


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to serving!!!

-23/8/2009-

Last Sunday, I led worship.

Because I did not lead p&w for quite some time already, so I was really nervous.
(felt like my first time worship leading back in 2005)

Anyway, I prayed about it and had a quick and thorough practice with the worship team on Sat.

I was really happy after leading worship. Felt so free letting God's anointing to flow among every worshiper in that very place of worship, though some families were not with us that day, yet we worshiped the Lord as one.

Since it's such a memorable day, I wanna record down the songs that I led
1) Prelude - Hosanna (bridge & chorus)
2) For All You've Done
3) God Of Ages
4) Change My Heart Oh God
5) Lord I Offer My Life To You

Sorry, my handphone captures blurry images only. Will remember to use a camera next time.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Faith + Hope + Love

When I was a child,

I acted like a child

I thought like a child

I reasoned like a child

And when I became a man,

I put aside all my childish ways

But
"...only three things remain...
FAITH
+
HOP
E
+
LOVE

But the greatest of these is LOVE."
1 Corinthians 13:13



Friday, August 7, 2009

Pics to share...

So this is my life in KTT...

This is my apartment...clean?

It's not easy to find guys who can keep their place this clean ok?


My table...the smallest table in KTT...


Last Monday was "Chakdey India" organised by KTT's Indian Cultural Society...

"Chakdey" means go for it...so it means GO INDIA!!! (so happen I'm going India...)

I joined the "Kolam" Competition. "Kolam" refers to decorative artwork drawn on the floor in front of houses during special occasions...

Jane, Bibiana and I decided to give it a try...

From Left: Jane, Bibi, Edwin

The rest of those who took part...



When 2 poor-in-art people (Jane and I) and an ok-ok-in-art person (Bibiana) gather together, we produced a magnificent beautiful "kolam"...

(same concept as "-" plus "-" plus "neutral", it comes out "+")

Our masterpiece...


The results are not out yet...Do you think we deserve getting top 3?

Frankly speaking, I do think so...lol...
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Last Thursday and Friday, some of us went to Methodist Nilai for Raymond Looi and Henry Chong Chinese Oldies Evangelistic Concert.


Some of the seniors went with us on the first day...The Chinese oldies were not that bad actually, in fact the songs were really nice when they were sung in a contemporary version...

I enjoyed Henry Chong's message, it really touched my heart. I absolutely love his mandarin, love the words he use, someday I want to be like him, speaking mandarin fluently...currently still speaking almost like a banana, still need more practice...

On the 2nd day, the seniors dumped us....Only Cheng went with us...I invited some of my non-christian friends and surprisingly, they accepted my invitation and went with us...Praise the Lord! God indeed answers prayers!

The message on Friday was even more powerful. Henry said that, "All religions teach us to be good people, but Christianity teaches us to believe in Jesus so that we can have eternal life and have a personal relationship with Him!"

Isn't that cool? Wow...

Before going back, we ceased the opportunity to take some shots with both singers...


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This Monday KTT had Blood Donation Campaign organised by the Counseling Unit.

I wanted so much to donate blood...so I registered my name...



But I had a problem, I'm 45kg and the condition is above 45kg...

Aiyah, miss by a kg!

So, I went and ate biscuits and proceeded to the mamak stall and ate rice, hoping to increase a kg or at least half a kg...Daniel discouraged me, but I wasn't that easy to give up...

To cut the story short, I managed to pass the weight test!
My determination was paid off.

Unfortunately, I wasn't eligible to donate blood because I just had my hep B jab two weeks ago...

And yea, I just knew that my blood group is A...

So, this is my life in KTT. The end!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Struggles...

Am I in the right place? Do I deserve it?

The 4 subjects here are really tougher than my 13 subjects in SPM.

What is this???

I spent two hours completing less than 10 Maths questions...!!!

I spent an hour trying to understand a subtopic in Physics...!!!

I spent two and a half hours studying a chapter in Biology and the next day I totally forgot whatever I have studied...!!!

Pray for me guys, I'm struggling here (which I knew I would go through it somehow)

Pray that I won't spend so much time in sleeping, blogging of course... (But I'm blogging for a good purpose)

P/S: Hey Living H20 youths start praying and fasting....40 Days only mah...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nothing to do, so blog lo...

Week 2 in college:

Made many new friends from almost every part of Malaysia. (especially from Sabah & Sarawak)

Went jogging (more of walking) with some friends.

Jogged up the hill and saw almost the whole Salak Tinggi.

Have classes from morning till evening, in between there's like 2 to 3 hours break.

Still faithfully attending Prayer Meet at 7.30am, the tasks given are so challenging!

Library is the best place to study, go online and yea, lepak...

Tampin, I'm coming home again this Friday... (stop smiling)

Kajang, you can cry now for I won't be coming back until Sept, I guess.

I miss Kajang home...miss Jusco Selatan, miss Metropoint, miss Metro Kajang...

Miss my piano...miss my mattress...miss TV...miss hearing Hillsongs...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Orientation Week...

Tiring yet quite fun.

The last day was the best I should say.

The performances were breathtaking...

Goodness, what creative brains KTT students have!

Have no pictures to show...but I can say...

I have no regrets!

People would say it's in the jungle, it's a row of shophouses, bla bla bla...

Hey come on! Look at the bright side!!!

Best place to study and jogging too, I guess...

Be grateful la for getting this scholarship.

There are many more who are not as blessed as us!

No more teaching!!!

Last Sat, it's a farewell for me from the Power Kids Department.

Will miss teaching my students...





I got this hand rest thing which is really nice...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ouch it hurts!!!

Couldn't even bite a vegetable stem.

This is the price I have to pay if I want to look good in future.

Life is not always a bed of roses.

There are always tough decisions to make.

It's up to you to choose and think if...

it is worth it...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Chill Out!

We really shouldn't take ourselves too seriously at times...

Although we always expect the best from us...

How about spacing out some time to relax yourself?

Making funny faces that are not you can sometimes release some tension.

You'll look at those pics and laugh your heads off!!!

Who knows after releasing those tensions can actually make you a better and successful person? Make the best out of today!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's Day Reflections...

Thank you, Mrs. John.B.Todd!

If not because of you, we would not have realized our fathers' love for us.
If not because of you, we w
ould not have this chance to celebrate this very special day.


We appreciate you fathers!!!


I appreciate you, papa!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pondering...

我终于明白为什么犹太人那么聪明了。几乎没有一个犹太人在这个世界上是个废材。

原来,他们有今天的成就是因为他们喜欢问问题。相反的,为什么我们华人总是喜欢头低低不出声呢?到底原因是什么?怕别人取笑吗?

好过顶一世的羞耻,不如顶一时的羞耻,不是吗?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

For you people, who terasa...

I'm always troubled by the words spoken by our youths today. Every sentence that they say often contains vulgar, cold, harsh, foul language. I just cannot imagine how communication among people would be after another decade from now.

So this is for you, terasa people...

Keep a watch on your words, for words are wonderful things. They are sweet like bees' fresh honey and they can bless like the warm glad sunshine, brighten up lonely lives.

Nevertheless, bees have terrible stings, they can cut in the strife of anger like an open, two-edged knife.

Let them pass through your lips, overflowing, true and kind, if they come to support the weary, to comfort and help the needy.

If a bitter, revengeful spirit prompt your words, it is better to be left unsaid.

Keep them back if they're cold and cruel. Under bar, lock and seal. The wounds they make are always slow to heal.

May Christ guard your lips from the time of your early youth. May the words you daily utter be words of beautiful truth.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

惟我独尊...

如果你喜欢花生漫画, 你一定会很熟悉查理(charlie) 和 露茜(Lucy)。

有一次查理问露茜:“怎么你讲的每一句话, 都是 [我,我,我] 的?我这样,我那样, 真教人受不了!”

露茜回答说:“我有这样做吗?”

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在这个世界上,最了解自己感受的人, 是[我]; 最清楚自己角度的人, 也是[我]。 发生在[我]身上的事情,永远是最重要的; 因此,每个人所做的,所想的,都是由[我]做出发点, 以[我]为中心, 这本来是非常正常的。然而,倘若[我]所占的地位太重要了,以致我们的心思意念里不能再容纳其他的人和事,便会产生极度不良的影响, 尤其会破坏我们的人际关系。

当我们感到难以建立人际关系的时候,或者我们都应该反省一下,是否我只懂得计较别人为我做了些什么,而忘记了反省究竟我为别人做了什么?

Reflecting Myself...

The purpose of poetry is to create authentic emotion. Since emotion is basic, the source of our thinking and doing and living, expressive poetry of exalted truth has an animating effect on us, influencing us in every aspect of our lives.

Today is all about myself...

MYSELF
I have to live with myself, and so
I want to be fit for myself to know;
I want to be able, as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye;
I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I've done.

I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself,
And fool myself as I come and go,
Into thinking nobody else will know
The kind of man I really am;
I don't want to dress myself in sham.

I want to go out with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men's respect;
And here in the struggle for fame and pelf
I want to be able to like myself;
I don't want to look at myself and know
That I'm bluster and bluff and empty show.

I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see;
I know what others may never know;
I never can fool myself and so
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.


Thanking God...

There are so many things to thank God for.

Remember, the achievements and all the good stuffs you have today are not solely of your effort, but of His grace and love for you.

Let me take this opportunity to thank God for my...

FAMILY
I thank God for my mother.
I thank God for my 2 fathers. (earthly father and heavenly father)
I thank God for my 2 brothers.
I thank God my family members are English-speaking, helps me a lot in my social life.
I thank God being in a Christian family.
I thank God being a PK - Pastor's kid, helps me to become an example to other people.
I thank God I'm living in Kajang - nice place.

SCHOOL
I thank God I studied in Tadika Sentosa, SJK(C)Yu Hua, SMKJE & SMKSI.
I thank God I learned Chinese language before.
I thank God getting position 27 in class before, that caused me to work harder.
I thank God getting 7As for UPSR, 7As for PMR & 12As for SPM.
I thank God getting a 3B for BK and suffered embarrassment, that caused me to study and get rooted in the Word of God.
I thank God being punished once for not doing well in exam.
I thank God for getting some really good teachers in school.
I thank God for getting a scholarship by JPA.
I thank God knowing so many friends from various schools.
I thank God because I still keep in contact with at least 1 friend from Yu Hua, about 6 from SMKJE and 3 from SMKSI.
I thank God being the editor for Flamboyance, SMKSI's English newsletter, I enjoyed the process, it was definitely a priceless experience.

CHURCH
I thank God I am a Pentecostal Protestant Christian.
I thank God having so many church friends with different characters altogether but with the same belief.
I thank God I attend church activities regularly.
I thank God I do my devotion everyday.
I thank God I participated in the 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting before.
I thank God I can sing and dance.
I thank God I can use my talents to serve God in church.
I thank God I'm serving in Youth Alive & Power Kids.
I thank God I'm teaching the new believers class in Power Kids.
I thank God for my dedicated students.
I thank God for interpreting preacher's sermon from Chinese into English before, that helped me to improve in my speech and stage presence.
I thank God for Hillsong music that inspired me to learn how to worship lead.

MYSELF
I thank God I'm a boy
I thank God I'm a Chinese.
I thank God my name is Edwin.
I thank God I can speak 3 languages well.
I thank God for my ordinary looks.
I thank God for my very thin figure, so that I can have more space to fill in food & snacks!
I thank God I'm not crazy about online games, football and music.
I thank God I know the rapture is coming, be prepared, give your lives to Jesus!
I thank God being criticized at times, helps me to recheck myself from time to time.

CONCLUSION
I thank God for who I am but I'm striving to become a better person, a vessel used by Him and a living testimony to unsaved lives.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Special Service with NLS & Joshua's Farewell

September 2007 was my last service with NLS youths.

And 6th June 2009 was our reunion with them once again.

The service was great!

I trust both Living H2o and NLS youths had fun knowing each other,
despite language barrier.

Anyway, it's a "nosh" to remember, as what Fran Drescher said.

Just that we don't have light snacks with us...


We also celebrated Joshua's farewell on that day itself.

Monday, 8th June

Some of the youths went to airport to send Joshua off.

Bye Joshua!