Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Chain Prayer...

A chain prayer is needed most when there's an urgency to do intercessory prayer. That is to intercede for others who need the prayer from others.

Please rally with me in prayer when you read this. Pray for Dr. Ramesh who is suffering from a terrible head injury. Pray that he will get the supply of blood from donors or the blood bank. Pray for God's healing hands to be upon him. Pray for a miracle as he's fighting for his life.

Please intercede and pray along...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Don't Quit... Dedicated to Kits4Kids Foundation

This post is dedicated to...

and to all the caregivers, teachers, parents and family members of those with special needs...

written by the voice of ADHD and Bipolar Disorder...
The road less taken
we took not by our choice
but ordained to us
the path that you've wanted us to take
just like anybody else
we find it difficult to cope.

It's a journey

a dull and difficult journey to many
don't quit on us as we've never given up
stay with us and walk with us
it may seem weary but press on with us
for the journey is long.

As the saying goes,"There's always a light at the end of the tunnel."

"Yes, we do believe in that, too."
Don't quit on us when we couldn't follow your tempo
we may be slow, but we're moving at our own pace,
we may slur in our speech, but we're communicating with you,
we may stumble and fall, but we're taking a bold step forward
Don't quit on us...

Life is a challenge
Ours is a challenge even in simple things

We think differently
We're in our own world
It's a 90-degree climb
Climb with us for the journey will be sweet
We learn new things from you
and we bet you learn more from us
Don't quit before we reach the peak.

Every laughter is accompanied by yours,

Every move is made better with yours,
Every tear is wiped away with your hands,
Every cry is an echo to our frustration,
Don't quit on us when the day seems dull and empty.
Don't compare us with anybody else
We're special for God made us so
The fun and excitement that others may bring to you
We might not do so but we will cheer you up
In our own ways
Don't quit on us when we need you most.

The world is evil but ours is not

We paint our world with different colours
Flowers bloom at every move we make
We hope you will see our small improvement
Like how the flowers bloom
Don't quit on us when we do not reach your expectation.

When things go downhill, do not fret

We're doing fine with just a little hiccup
Rally with us and we'll be okay
Don't quit on us when we take a slide down

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all up-hill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't quit;
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out,
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow.
You may succeed with another blow.
Of ten the goal is nearer than
it seems to a faint and faltering man.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt.
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
[2 Timothy 4:7]

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Battling With My Mind...

I have been discussing and arguing with myself. There are many things that come to my mind all at once and being a perfectionist, I have a hard time figuring out which one to put first. Moreover, I am a person who starts great but a lousy finisher. I have a lot of my things hanging with no conclusion. The only thing that I managed to finish will be my books and stitches. Other than that, I can't finish anything thus, I'm very frustrated with myself. I even have conversations hanging without ending. There's a head without the tail... *sigh*
  1. My first battle is with my shopping habit. I have tried my best not to buy but with the newly opened 1st Avenue, I can't help it but find myself rummaging through the clothes hanger after hanger. I have a serious shopping problem at home as my wardrobe really couldn't contain anymore clothes and I still have a few clothes left unworn since Chinese New Year. I just love clothes and I can pick from every rack and find the clothes that I like in my size. Now, I try my best not to bring money out while shopping so I won't be spending. It doesn't work that way as I can swipe with my credit card. Buy and pay later. Now, the best plan that I have in mind is buying an article of clothing every week. Maybe first week a pair of trousers or shorts or skirt, get a top on the second week, buy a blouse on the third week and get a dress on the fourth week. If there's a fifth week, buy anything that's on sale.

  2. Holiday. I still need a holiday. I have already line up one in January to East Malaysia. For my one year one country plan, I'm planning to go to China when Pinky goes back. The sad part is I can't roam the country myself as I'm a banana girl. My brother actually scolded those people who termed me a banana girl. It's so cool to have a protective brother. Actually I felt like screaming at them,"I'm not ashamed being a banana girl as I can speak Chinese no doubt I can't read or write. I'm fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Shame on you who only know how to use broken English and do not master any languages. Not even Chinese~!" Oh, my plan for a cruise... I haven't decide on the day.

  3. Reading. I've started reading Bible in one year. That's to finish reading the whole Bible in one year but I'm such a lousy finisher, I'm afraid I might puncture after a few days. Don't even mention months, I'll be very happy if I can even follow my own plan to day 3. Usually I can't survive for 3 days. Now, I have so many reading materials. I have books from the church library. I have story books which I just bought but, it's so hard to juggle with reading and stitching.

  4. Blogging. There's always so many things to write. I haven't write my numbered posts for this week. I'm not even sure what to write at times. I'm not even sure what you readers are looking for in my blog. Does my writing catch any of your interest? I have my Donkey Wisdom blog which I'm not even sure whether to continue them after the 7th bray. There are times when I have so much to write but sometimes, I have such great sense of pity for donkey. All the shoutouts sound more like self-consoling words of a legendary donkey. I'm amazed with myself that I have the guts to call a professor and a great man to many, a donkey. Yes... donkey. If I see the donkey in person, the first thing that will come out of my mouth will be, "Hey, D....~!"

  5. Cleaning the house. Not everybody is born with the talent to clean the house. It's a gift to keep a house sparkling clean. My plan to restructure the interior of my house seems to take a slow path. Why are there so many books in the house? Where do all those books come from? Papers... papers are everywhere. I just wish they will turn into money. Cleaning takes forever. Today I clean, tomorrow there's dust again. Dust here, dust there.

  6. Gym session. I'm freezing my gym membership for the month of December. Going for morning jog at the Botanical Garden followed by swimming. The BIGGEST problem is waking up early in the morning. It's school holidays... I don't wanna wake up so early. 8a.m. is just too early, but I have to get my butt up and drive to Botanical Garden. Jogging must start early because I can't swim in the afternoon or else I'll be roasted. I wonder how many layers of skin I have left. The new one is not completely out yet.

  7. Time... I'm a little freak being punctual. I should follow the Malaysian time regarding time. Which is if you're meeting a person at 8 a.m. you wake up at 8a.m. That's the worst a person can do. I dislike people who are not punctual so I can't be like that. I try to be punctual if not early.

I'm So DEAD~!

December is the month where I start teaching for 2011. I have a perfect timetable.


Everything has been perfectly placed into the slots. Instead of my average 6 hours per day, I'm staring at classes every day and working for 7 1/2 hours per day. What on earth is going on? I'm trying to reduce my work hours so that I can have more time to do my own things, but every year, I can't even find a day where I do nothing at all.

I don't mind working for long hours as I'm kinda used to it since I started working, but I completely forget that my working hours in the afternoon must be according to my kids' extracurricular activities. How can I forget that? How did I miss out on that? I've sent out the timetable through Facebook. I've printed everything out until my precious take a look and reminded me of their floorball. FLOORBALL~! ARGH~! Now, how am I going to fit in everything into the slots with so many of their activities every afternoon.

HOW AM I GOING TO DO THAT!! HOW... HOW...HOW? Why do I have so many kids... *wailing* Since when am I a mother to 4 teenagers? I don't even remember giving birth to anyone... help me... I'm drowning... how am I going to shuffle everything to fit into a 7-day week? Why isn't there a 10-day week? Then we can have Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Eggday, Ninday and Decaday.

Every year, I try so hard to maintain the old timetable but every year I see myself fitting into other people's schedule. When school reopens and more activities settle in... I'm as good as gone... I don't have enough time let alone days...

Mama, I Love You..

What you do now when you see me posting up video is you stop my mixpod from playing and then click on this play button. I seldom post video in my blog or my facebook so when you see a video in my blog, it is something worth clicking at. Enjoy the movie as in read the wordings...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My New Skin...

He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’” [Luke 5:36-39]
As I'm shedding away my old skin, I have new skin waiting underneath. No, I'm not having any skin disease just having a very bad sunburn. It is indeed good that there's change in my skin. I have a lighter shade of brown, shinier skin and smoother skin. And I'm planning to go for a swim every alternate morning and also jogging in Botanical Garden plus my usual gym session. Yeah... yeah... I'm just planning. I'm not sure whether I can carry them out since I'm so hooked to the computer. Why not just exercise by playing Wii Sports? I can play tennis in my room.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Junior Youth Retreat...

This is the first time I sent my kids off to a camp. It's the annual JYR for those in the age group of 12 to 15. The three of them are 13. My precious and my youngest will be 'looking after' the other girl. Oh, boy... I'm a total wreck worrying whether they know what time to wake up, what when to change their clothes, have their meals without feeling shy, mix around with new friends, worry whether they have problems communicating with the others, worry whether they will roam around and get themselves lost and appear in the newspapers, worrying whether the mosquitoes will come and bite them, worrying whether they go to the toilet for their daily business. I nag and nag and nag until I have to shut myself up as I think my mom is not as noisy as I am.
When I dropped them off yesterday, I have to trust them that they're going to take care of themselves and look after each other and call me immediately if there is an emergency. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the place that they're staying in. When I attended JYR during my year, we either stayed in apartment, chalet or hotel. Now, they're staying in a bungalow by the sea. I'm so jealous that I have to snap a few photos.
After looking at the water in Sepang, I can make a conclusion that indeed, Penang water is so much cleaner and worth looking at. There's a gate which separates the bungalow from the beach, but the barricade wall on the right side of the gate has disappeared into God knows where. So, the gate does not serve its purpose anymore. Then, again, I worry that they might go out to sea without any one's permission at night and get swallowed by the sea water. Thus, I sound more warnings about what to do and what not to do.
Their answers were,"WE KNOW. WE KNOW. WE KNOW. I KNOW. YALAR. YALAR." How annoying do I sound to them, I wonder...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see
A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite
Said the little lamb to the shepard boy
Do you hear what I hear
(Do You Hear What I Hear)
Ringing through the sky shepard boy
Do you hear what I hear
(Do hear What i hear)
A song, a song
High above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea
Said the shepard boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know
(Do You Know What I Know)
In your palace wall mighty king
Do you know what I know
(Do You Know What I Know)
A child, a child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Said the king to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say
( Listen to what I say)
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
(Listen to what I Say)
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

As Christmas is just around the corner... I know... I know... another month but still, I'm already in a Christmas mood. Just wanna share it with everyone around ~

Have a blessed Christmas this year~!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What I Do For A Living...

I do not hold a 9 - 5 job. Neither do I work with any company except for my own. My time is flexible and my whereabouts are always unknown until the very last minute. I do have a fix job of teaching and I have my ups and downs with that job. It's not my first love neither it is my true love but it's the use of my gift of teaching.

The job which I fall in love with is watersports. Everything has been settled and business resumes.

The job which interests me the most is being the Malaysian exporter for minerals. Any minerals that can be found in the Earth, I export. A few examples of minerals that I exported out will be...




Crude Zircon

White Crude Fluorite



Pure uncut diamond

These are the few examples that I can show you. The rest you will just have to contact me if you need any sort of minerals from Malaysia. I can be contacted directly at and the procedures for procurement will be conducted profesionally with terms and conditions applied. Everything will be done as private and confidential as it needs to be.

Business is business. Friendship and business do not mix. It is like oil and water which couldn't mix. It's more like cooking. You'll need oil to start off then you can mix water to make the gravy and it will come out wonderful. It will be a long term process to make it wonderful if put together. Trust is the key ingredient. Followed by integrity and honesty.

All scammers and dishonest people.... STAY AWAY~! My God is my boss and He is my advocate. As He says,"Vengeance is mine." and my God does business fairly.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Itchy... Itchy.. Argh~!

Any goosebumps looking at those? Feel like poking them...I'm very tempted to use the floor brush to skin myself. It's so itchy all over and it's the first time I see such disgusting water bubbles forming on the skin on my arms. I went to the gym to work out the fat I've accumulated from eating sessions and time lazing around refusing to go to the gym. The sweat couldn't come out of the dead skin thus, I can see before my very eyes water bubbles. It was so itchy that I used my fingernails and poked a few and my sweat broke out. It's like releasing the fish from a plastic bag into a pond. I couldn't spend any more extra time in the gym as I was tempted to scratch all over the place thus, I hurried home and started blogging. That's what I'm doing now. I'm going to stitch and if I can't take it anymore, maybe I'll use my needle and poke everything.

Oh, by the way, I fell down in Golden Palm Tree by the swimming pool so now my knee is itchy as well. I fell in such a manner that you may think I come out from what action movie scene. Karate Kid? Geez... I'm not even sure, but it was sure a rolling fall...

A Cupcake for Everyone...

I do not have much to write about except to be the host to my British client for the next four days. I wish taking people around is as easy as giving out cupcakes. I'm always at a lost when come to bring people to visit my lovely island. It's like that cupcake. Not everyone likes coffee cupcake with a cherry on top. Some do not even like the cream. Some choke on the dry cupcake. Different people have different likings. I seriously do not know what is in Penang Island except for eating and shopping. We have so much yet so little. If you turn the cupcake the other way round, you will have a perverted image of a woman's asset. That's what someone taught me how to see it. Penang Island might be beautiful to others, but to me, it's just like any other place just that it's dirtier but the food is amazing. Still, it's weird to some.

Wish me all the best~! I'm one hopeless case in introducing my own state that's why I ran away to Malacca the other time. I regretted doing that as Malacca was worse than Penang. I shall keep to my state for these few days. Trying my very best...

Warnings to the Wealthy...[175]

It is not true that the poor go to heaven and the rich go to hell. Eternal life and possessions are not that easily sorted out. There are at least four general classifications of people and possessions that we can identify.
  1. Those who are poor without and within. Poor without means they possess little of this world's goods. Poor within means that they are unbelievers, people who have not accepted God's priceless gift of His Son as their Saviour.
  2. Those who are rich without and rich within. These are individuals who were rich economically and spiritually.
  3. Those who are poor without and rich within. These individuals have little in the way of possessions, but are born again. We must be careful, howeever, that we aren't measuring what poor means by the standard of our neighbour's possessions.
  4. Those who are rich without and poor within. The unbelieving plutocrats.

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. [James 5:1]

Why should the rich, who have limitless power and every comfort at the rips of their bejeweled fingers, shriek and writhe in misery?
  • The rich were guilty of hoarding their wealth. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. [James 5:2-3]
  • The rich faced doom was because they cheated others. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. [James 5:4]
  • James rebuked the rich for living a totally selfish lifestyle. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. [James 5:5]
  • The rich were taking advantage of the righteousness. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you. [James 5:6]

Woven into the fabric of our passage are four promises of judgment.

  1. Hoarded riches reap miserable diviends. The dividends are bitterness, cynicism, disappointment and emptiness, to name a few.
  2. Riches provide no relief in eternity. Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. [Proverbs 11:4] After we die, God will never ask to look at the balance in our bank account. The only balanace that will matter then is whether the righteousness of Christ has been credited to our account through faith in Him. Those whose accounts show only a negative balance of sin will have to pay the penalty of eternity in hell. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. [John 3:36]
  3. The unjust acts of the unsaved are not forgotten. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. [Revelations 20:11-15]
  4. James implies throughout his message that a lack of judgment today does not mean a lack of judgment tomorrow.
    The Rich Man and Lazarus
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” [Luke 16:19-31]

God's concern is not with actual wealth, but with our attitude towards wealth. God desires for us to possess an attitude of contentment not a constant craving for riches. The Lord is not condemning the rich, but He is judging those who long to be rich.God's counsel is not against people who are wealthy, but against the wrong priorities of the wealthy. Being wealthy has its own peculiar risks and pleasures that twist priorities - becoming conceited and trusting in wealth for a sense of security. The proper priorities are fixing our hope on the Lord and being rich in good works.