Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Thank you GOD!!!

Last week was a real sick week for me. Yup I fell sick again for no reason. Must be too tired I guess...anyway...during the whole week and the week before that, many events took place that reminded me of God's grace in my life. So many bible verses that just keep coming to me. It's like a reminder to me that I should always trust in God. Although I was sick and had mid sem exams, I was actually okay. I did not worry as much as I thought I would. Besides that, on Saturday and Sunday, I was greatly touched by God. He kept me safe in His arms and He reminded me of that. He also told me that I'm well loved by Him and I should just run to Him in times of troubles. Thank you God!!!

Here are some verses which I would like to share:-

Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear and the burden I give you is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:34)

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings of eagels. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40-:9-31)

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Sick and Exam

Yup I fell sick again in the midst of my exams. Every year sure like that one. I'm not sure why. I think it's a curse which needs to be broken. Last semester also had fever a day before exam. This semester also. Last time STPM also sick. So why do I fall sick during exams? Hmmm... anyway, God is a merciful and loving God. He had helped me through my exams today. Although I felt so cold in the hall but I managed to answer the question. The good thing about falling sick is, I don't have the anxiety. But the bad side is the mood of studying is not there and you feel like leaving the hall quickly. Anyway, thank God that I'm getting better. I better take good care of myself. My next exam is this Saturday. Thank God for everything...

Genting Trip

Oh yeah...I went a day trip to Genting two Sundays ago. Well actually I just wanted to go there to makan angin and also to see how long does it take from Kajang to get up there. It only takes an hour. Haha... but it was the bad day to go. I forgot it was a public holiday and man was there a lot of people. Just waiting for the skyway took us an hour. Haha... I went with my friend and we decided not to go to the theme park. Not worth it. So we only went to Ripley's. For my friend it was real fun being the first time there. For me, I was happy of the cold weather and relax day. Haha...

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Malam Muzikal Krismas 2009

At last, after months of planning and only three weeks of practising, MMK is finally here. Although we did it in Danau for the very first time, it was very good. I really thank God that everything went smoothly and that He was in control. Although there were some minor setbacks but overall it was good. Atleast 300 people showed up. The performances all went well dispite the fact that they only had 9 days to practice. All I can say is a very well job done. All was good. Thank you all for participating and helping. It would be a night to remember. Hehe... But man was it tiring. The preparations and all. Throughout the process I've learned many things. The main thing is that how much we have to rely on God's strength and not on our own. Just trust God in everything and surely He will see us through.

Gabai Waterfall

Well I know blogging about this would be too late but hey, I've only got the time now. Haha... Anyway I went on my church outing to Gabai waterfall two weeks ago. It' situated a little bit further in of Semenyih (I think..not really sure) . It was such a beautiful place. However to get to the waterfall, we had to climb up a few flights of stairs and whew it was tiring. The stairs were steep. But when you get to the top it was worth it. Luckily staying at my college has trained me to climb stairs and hills as I have to hike up everyday to my room. Haha... the water was very very extremely cold. But once you got in you better not come out cause it'll be colder. Like all outings we had games and food. It was really a great outing for I not only got to relax in the waterfall but also get to know more people from UTAR and Nottingham. Can't wait for the next outing. If I'm not mistaken it will be cycling at don't know which hill. Haha...

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Forgiving Others

Today i just received this email. When I read it I was greatly touched and remembered of the unconditional love of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I do feel like the man at times but I know I must also learn to forgive. We should learn to forgive others just as Jesus has forgiven us. Here's the story...do take time to read it...

How To Forgive
One day a while back, a man, his heart heavy with grief, was walking in the woods. As he thought about his life this day, he knew many things were not right.. He thought about those who had lied about him back when he had a job. His thoughts turned to those who had stolen his things and cheated him. He remembered family that had passed on. His mind turned to the illness he had that no one could cure. His very soul was filled with anger, resentment and frustration. Standing there this day, searching for answers he could not find, knowing all else had failed him, he knelt at the base of an old oak tree to seek the one he knew would always be there.

And with tears in his eyes, he prayed: 'Lord- You have done wonderful things for me in this life. You have told me to do many things for you, and I happily obeyed. Today, you have told me to forgive. I am sad, Lord, because I cannot. I don't know how. It is not fair Lord. I didn't deserve these wrongs that were done against me and I shouldn't have to forgive. As perfect as your way is Lord, this one thing I cannot do, for I don't know how to forgive. My anger is so deep Lord, I fear I may not hear you, but I pray that you teach me to do this one thing I cannot do. Teach me how to forgive.'

As he knelt there in the quiet shade of that old oak tree, he felt something fell onto his shoulder. He opened his eyes. Out of the corner of one eye, he saw something red on his shirt. He could not turn to see what it was because where the oak tree had been was a large square piece of wood in the ground. He raised his head and saw two feet held to the wood with a large spike through them. He raised his head more, and tears came to his eyes as he saw Jesus hanging on a cross. He saw spikes in His hands, a gash in His side, a torn and battered body, deep thorns sunk into His head. Finally he saw the suffering and pain on His precious face.
As their eyes met, the man's tears turned to sobbing, and Jesus began to speak. 'Have you ever told a lie?' He asked. The man answered, 'Yes, Lord.' 'Have you ever been given too much change and kept it?' The man answered, 'Yes. Lord.' And the man sobbed more and more. 'Have you ever taken something from work that wasn't yours?' Jesus asked. And the man answered, 'Yes, Lord.' 'Have you ever sworn, using my Father's name in vain?' The man, crying now, answered, 'Yes, Lord.' As Jesus asked many more times, 'Have you ever?' The man's crying became uncontrollable, for he could only answer 'Yes, Lord.'
Then Jesus turned His head from one side to the other, and the man felt something fall on his other shoulder. He looked and saw that it was the blood of Jesus. When he looked back up, his eyes met those of Jesus, and there was a look of love the man had never seen or known before. Jesus said, 'I didn't deserve this either, but I forgive you.'
It may be hard to see how you're going to get through something, but when you look back in life, you realize how true this statement is.
Read the following line slowly and let it sink in. If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.
I hope that you'll be blest by this. Do remember to cherish the moments that you have with your family and friends. Try to forgive one another. Dont things to heart...Hehe...

Friday, 6 February 2009

Is life that short?

Today I had a big hit with reality. This evening I received some tragic news, my course mate had passed away due to lung cancer. Wow...imagine that, just 20 years old and no more life. It made me wonder what if I were to go off today, did I lived the life that I wanted? Did I take things for granted? Would God be pleased with what I've done so far? A lot of questions when through my mind. It was like this event is reminding me to take time and reflect. Reflect on what I've done in my life. Am I happy with it? I know that whatever it is, we must not waste time to do what we can do today. Do not procrastinate. Just live life to the fullest. I really thank God for keeping me safe each day. So remember to always be thankful with what you have. You never know when it would be taken away from you.

Activites! Assignments!

Well as I start a new semester, I knew that this semester is going to be very tiring for me. I'm so busy with activities and assignments. I really thank God for always seeing me through. This semester I've been joining too many activities I think. I'm so stressed at times but I thank God for giving me friends. So far we started our MMK practices (Malam Muzikal Krismas) and is already making me tense. I'm incharge of the performances and getting people to join is not easy. With just 3 weeks to practice and lack of man power, all I could do was pray and leave it all to God. God is truly great!!! Now MMK is just one week away and everything seems to be going on fine although there are a few setbacks but I know that God is in control. Besides the MMK, I also to be incharge of a Pangkor trip, two college dinners and a mega college activity. I was so tied up that I barely have enough rest. To add to my busy schedule, I also have tutorials, labs and a report to do. Wow!!! I really do need God's help and guidance. But luckily, He is always there. I finally resigned fomr one of the activities for I know I couldn't take it anymore. Too much pressure. I do hope that everything else will move on fine. I must remember that the main important thing was to always seek God in everything that I do.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Christmas & Watch Nite Service

Whew after all the camps, my last week of holidays was to enjoy Christmas. To me Christmas is more than just presents and Christmas tree. It was the time of sharing and giving. Every year for Christmas service I'm surely to be involved in some presentations. This year was finally the year whereby I could rest. I get to see the younger youths doing the presentation. Looking at them made me know that I should let go for they are really maturing in the Lord. Anyway, Christmas was the time whereby I could meet my friends who are at outstation. We all had a great time catching up with everybody. On 31st December, our church had a watch nite service whereby we would pray for one another, pray for the church as well as our country. Then we would do something like a time capsule but for a year. Meaning that we write something that we pray that will come to past in the year 2009. By the end of 2009 we would take it out and see what God had done for us. Last year(2007) we also did the same thing. I totally forgot what I wrote and when I read back, I realised how God was so faithful to me in the year 2008. He had answered 8 out of my 10 prayers. I really thank God. Anyway 2009 is a new year and I know that God will continue to pour out His blessings upon me and the people around me.

Youth Camp 2008

The next agenda during my holidays was my church youth camp. In total this was my third camp during my semester break. Looks like I'm not in a break. Haha... This year the youth camp was help in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Our theme was 'Equipped and Empowered'. The speaker was truly anointed. The camp was a good rest for me I guess. It was fun being around with my Ipoh friends. The best thing was that we had a campfire. My very first campfire and I helped starting the fire. Haha... real 'big' though (or at least to me it was cause of the materials that we could find). The camp refreshed me physically and spiritually. Got to know more about the Holy Spirit and the power that comes with it. I do miss all my previous camps though. Hopefully I could join this year's camp.

National Lasallian Leader's Convention 2009

It's been a long time since I've blogged. Well so let's continue with my activities that I was involved in during my December holidays. After my orang asli camp I attended the 18th National Lasallian Leader's Convention 2009 back in Ipoh. This is my second time being the organizing team for this convention. This year I felt that it was a bit different. It was free and very positive feeling. Not sure why. I guess is the group. Less tension in the air. Haha... anyway this year the theme for our convention is 'Break Walls. Build Bridges'. It means that we have to break our own personal walls that are hindering us from reaching out to build bridges with one another and with the society. Actually, convention is held every year and is actually a camp for the leaders of our Lasallian schools in Malaysia and Singapore. It's a great place to meet new faces and learn new experience. Eventhough I was the organizing team, I also had learnt a lot of things about myself. The main thing that I've learnt was to appreciate life and live life to the fullest. It seems to me that this holiday I've been learning this a lot. First from MOA, now from convention. Hmm... I guess is sign. Haha... So people do remember to never judge people and build a wall around you. Learn to let go of the past and start looking forward to the future. Continue to break walls and build bridges.