Thursday, December 31, 2009
God's Words... a double-edged sword... I'll work on that day in and day out...
Books... and more books... I love to read...Cross-stitch... a hobby of mine that nobody has ever known. I kept a few of my masterpieces... one stitched with beads, bookmarks and another framed up. I sold one away... and I think I will start stitching and selling them unless I feel like giving it away or keeping it for myself.My work... it comes first before anybody else...
Wishing for a great year ahead, tried not to look back or maybe see where you've gone wrong in 2009 and try not to repeat the same old mistakes in the coming year.
There might be not much of something new, just that you add another year to your age... physically. To sum up my year 2009, it's a good one if it's not great. Let's see what I have as my 2009 history:
- Friends... good friends... true friends... honest friends... acquintances... new friends... old friends... lousy friends... parasitic friends...
- Promises... empty promises.... sweet promises... words... words that carry beautiful meaning... words that carry nothing... more like a sounding gong...
- Places... I've been to the Down Under... a great holiday for me...
- Shopping... endless shopping... it has never been a hobby of mine... I might want to adopt it as a hobby... then again... I might not want it anymore
- People... business people... people of all walks of life... strangers... strangers are better than your own friends... I should say....
- I'm lazy... laziest of all years... next year will be my 8th year working... sounds old..
- Dreams... dream big... and it will become reality...
For the year 2010, the only thing I really want is to have my own place in Melbourne... a place that I can call home... a new place where I can start life anew... maybe it's time to uproot myself or expand... expansion will be great, too...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
We need to understand and experience the values of rest, sleep and exercise. Practical matters of a good mattress, comfortable shoes and clothes are also of real importance.
We need to find and practice mental activities that are enjoyable, different and a complete contrast to the things we normally do. Creating a variety provides for a much more stimulating approach to life.
Spiritual relaxation brings us into an infinitely deeper appreciation of the things of God and consequently a far more effective action and service for God
The result of 'being still and relaxing' is 'KNOWING GOD' in a deeper and more intimate way. Learning to be quiet in God's presence and listening to the 'still small voice' is one of the greatest privileges and blessings we can experience.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Ideas, plans, dreams and visions can be born or developed greatly in the realm of silence.
Tragically, though, silence has become a vacuum which modern man abhors. The average teenager surrounded by his radio, stereo, television and video is constantly under the seige and bombardment of noise. Adults too, condition themselves into a different style but still a noise-orientated world. Most individuals have great difficulty in handling silence. It almost blows their mind. They become restless, agitated or at the least, uncomfortable in the atmosphere of silence. Rush and bustle, hurry and scurry are the order of the day.
When did you alst sit down, relax and enter into a time of quietness?
Do you make a regular practice of this?
I find that most Christians, in the society that we live in, have real difficulty in learning and practising the art of divine quietness. We have been conditioned to think that activity, busyness and noise is where it is all at, and that inactivity and quietness is associated with laziness and inefficiency. How wrong are we!
It is usually our constant, activity-orientated lives that dry us up and break us up, when our regular times of quietness would refresh, inspire and strengthen us greatly. Our bodies and our soul were designed for balance. It is in this realm that we must learn to balance the extremes of incessant activity and monastic isolation; to create that balance and harmony which the Lord desires for us.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
The event was graced by the governor of Penang....
.. followed by the arrival of Penang's Chief Minister, Mr. Lim Guan Eng...
ooohhh... where's he? Not a bad speech... kinda powerful with lots of thunderous claps...
Monday, December 14, 2009
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I do not like ppl who sms while walking... I don't do that BUT my mama is doing it... she can walk and sms at the same time if not ppl will be talking to her, but she'll be busy texting...
...she said for awhile only coz need to check on her cafe to see whether got enough food for customers or not... and she posted something on my wall... I think that few minutes also roughly around half an hour. Now, mama says iPhone's screen big enuf some more can online but wondering can play CafeWorld or not... if can maybe she wants lor... *shake head* My mama planning to online 24/7.... I speechless.. Mama always online play online games until late at night...
Mama is also online in... MSN....
Friday, December 11, 2009
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. [1 Peter 4:15-16]
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Pinky went to the extend of taking leave from her work to accompany me while I was there. Among all my frens that I've known for donkey years, including my best fren, Pinky, a new friend of mine, is one amazing fren. She's not even calculative like who's paying for food and entrance fee and whatever stuff, bearing in mind she's not working, she's just a student. On food alone, she spent at least AUD100 per day, yet when I wanted to return her the money, she refused to accept.
My own best fren, calculated with me to the bones, have to go on dutch. And even complained that I didn't pay for myself when I went out with her and her frens, but my fren did not even think for a second that I cancelled my whole day's classes, not once but many times, just to accompany her. Even when we went out previously, I paid a larger sum and didn't calculate with her the extra. Movies I also paid. Are all my frens like that? If I know everything is suppose to be on dutch, why didn't say earlier so that I don't have to 'belanja' ppl most of the time. Those who calculated with me, I have treated them MORE than once or twice or numerous times.
I have lost count how many times I pay for ppl... but the person who paid ONCE for me can highlight it to me. I should have written down every single cent to the dot that how much I pay for ppl, that should be fair enough.
I've never met a person like Pinky. She's always welcome to come to Penang thus, I have arranged that she be here next year before the start of her new semester. Everything is on me... to my other frens... sorry, no more. The day you highlight to me, that's the end... I didn't know you can calculate with me. Shame on you! I should calculate petrol money, parking and time... shouldn't I? I've never done that to you, why do it to me.
Don't split hair with me... good frens are hard to come by... think of the time when I was there in KL.. it's meant to be ONLY you and another person, but who tagged along and showed the sour face... did YOU offer to foot part of the bill as you highlighted that I should offer to foot my own bill when your mom said otherwise before we left your house. Think again... the lady who paid the bill didn't even know you or me and yet, she treated us... but then, you complained 'bout something else...
I have never calculated anything with you, why do you have to do that to me? WHY?
So, I planned to shop once a week. If I can spend time with J once a week instead of every nite, then I should be able to shop once a week. I was thinking maybe buy clothes once a week. Then, I changed my own plan to spend money on stuff once a week... spend on new stuff.
First week, I bought a pair of sandals.
Second week, which was yesterday, I bought a skirt and a blouse at half price.
Third week, supposingly another week, I have signed up for Maxis Broadband and looking at other call plans and I get myself another number.
Fourth week, I already got myself two new story books.
Like that I whole month cannot spend liao~ Might as well stay at home everyday and not go out. ARGH~! Have to wait until next year... how arr... I wanna set up "Piggy's Shopping Fund" see whether got ppl wanna donate some cash... cheques also acceptable.
I'm having a big problem trying to fit all classes on weekdays since they requested for weekdays only. I thought I have the best timetable laid out until finally... missing two classes. Where am I gonna dig out another two slots? Ugh...
After coming back from Down Under, I have finally realised that Penang is still the best place to live in. I shall not complain about prices anymore. Thus, my new mission, shop every week. Shop for discounted items. No point buying New Arrivals as within 3 months, those new arrivals will no longer be new and more discounts will be given. Talking about not going to complain, I think I'm so stingy there's nothing that can change me. After shopping, I paid my RM1 for parking only to see there's a notice pasted on the wall.
"For purchases of RM30 and above in a single receipt, FREE parking."
ARGH!!! Why didn't I read that earlier? I'm grumbling 'bout having to pay RM1.
I don't think I'm the only one muttering about having to pay RM1 for the parking. Penang ppl... stingy to the core...
Monday, December 07, 2009
His protection for those who trust in the Lord.
Another one of God's faithful promises...