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!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Church Camp Reflections...

Wow! Finally back to blogging.

I participated in the GDOP 10 Days of Prayer & Fasting and I fasted lunch and blogging.

I made it!!! Happy? Excited? Yea...sense of achievement...

Okay, talking about church camp. These are the Photos Of The Day.