Friday, 16 November 2007
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Got this from somewhere... attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Meaningful... what do you think?
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Monday, 12 November 2007
Friday, 2 November 2007
2. I am not an eBay virgin anymore.
3. I only sleep 6 hours a day... despite my best effort to sleep more. Therefore, I am tired.
4. Raising a family is really, really TOUGH!
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Friday, 24 August 2007
It's called He Who Began a Good Work by Steve Green, written by John Mohr and based Philippians 1:6.
He who began a good work in you
He who began a good work in you
Will be faithful to complete it
He'll be faithful to complete it
He who started the work
Will be faithful to complete it in you
If the struggle you're facing
Is slowly replacing
Your hope with despair
Or the process is long
And you're losing your song
In the night you can be sure
That the Lord has His hand on you
Safe and secure
He will never abandon you
You are His treasure
And He finds His pleasure in you
Thank you Father...
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Give thanks to the Holy one.
Give thanks because He's given
Jesus Christ, His Son.
And now, let the weak say I am strong,
And let the poor say I am rich,
Because of what the Lord has done, for us.
despite of and in spite of how I feel right now.
- is patient
- is kind
- does not envy
- does not boast
- is not proud
- is not rude
- is not self seeking
- is not easily angered
- keeps no records of wrongs
- rejoices with the truth
- always protects
- always trusts
- always hopes
- always persevere
- never fails...
Thank you Lord, for reminding me of this again.
Thursday, 16 August 2007
Monday, 30 July 2007
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Saturday, 16 June 2007
Friday, 8 June 2007
Thursday, 7 June 2007
Its kinda sad when that happens.
These blogs are going to fade slowly in oblivion, lost and lonely in the infinite space of the Web, with no one reading them any more.
Sad huh. :/
Friday, 1 June 2007
It was so weird cos I had all sorts of weird dreams.
I hope I can be back to full health soon. I hate being sick.
I really am drooling over the prospect of a South American-style attack and a European-style defence combining with great effect. I mean, its the best of both worlds.
I forsee Man Utd going for a 4-2-3-1 attacking formation in the near future. 2 central midfield strongman supporting the 3 attacking midfielders who will interchange with each other, using Rooney as the pivot.
Monday, 28 May 2007
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
They should take a look at new stadiums such as Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena or Beijing's new Olympic Stadium. Even the renovated Athens Olympic Stadium or Berlin's Olympic Stadium looks much better. As for older stadiums, have a look at Camp Nou and the San Siro.
Have they run out of ideas in making each stadium unique? I guess why the atmosphere at Man Utd's Old Trafford stadium is so different from its city rivals. Old Trafford was upgraded bit by bit, and so even after the renovations and expansion, it still managed to retain most of its character and uniqueness.
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Monday, 7 May 2007
It is no mean feat considering the quality of the opposition, especially Chelsea.
It took the whole team all of their skills, understanding and effort to be at the top this season.
The young 'uns came of age this year: Rooney, Ronaldo and even Fletcher... and the old ones, its was as if they found their 2nd wind and had a great indian summer: Van der Sar, Solskjaer, Larsson, Neville and especially Scholes and Giggs.
And of cos... the way Sir Alex put all these elements together, persuading Ronaldo to stay, recruiting Carrick to protect the back 4 and kept the team playing attacking, exciting football that sometimes put our hearts in our mouth, and other times lifting us up to "7th" heaven!
Lets hope they have enough in their tank to finish with a bang and end the season with a double. Here's to the next season!
Friday, 4 May 2007
I present to you... err...
Korat cats belong to one of the oldest breeds of cats in Thailand and apparently, they are given as a pair to newly-weds and prominent dignitaries as a symbol of good luck. So they are known as the "good fortune cat" in Thailand...
She's a beauty isn't she?
With 1 domestic league, 2 domestic cups and 1 European league to compete for, you need a really big squad, comprising of a good mix of youth and experience, with at least 2 players per position in the team. However, as with every big squad, the biggest headache is to make sure that everyone is happy and that morale is high. The cost of maintaining such a big squad is also enormous.
Unless Man Utd's owners can back the manager is maintaining a big squad and ensure that each player recruited are skilled, team players, an assault on 4 fronts is near impossible.
Now, if only Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Laksmi Mittal and Ingmar Kampard would be persuaded to buy Man Utd from the Glazers...
Thursday, 3 May 2007
At least Fergie had the guts to say that they were poor. Jose, you sore loser, learn from him will ya? :P
Oh well... there's always next season...
As for AC Milan, Man Utd have to watch out for Filippo Inzaghi though. That guy's a poacher par excellence... but I really hate the way he behaves on the field... whining and moaning, diving and asking for a yellow card to be issued to the opposition. That is just not cool, no matter how many goals you score. That's why I prefer Pele than to Maradona. I really hope Cristiano Ronaldo will start to lose those bad, bad habits soon.
Anyway, about 2 hours to kick off. Add oil, Man Utd!
Friday, 27 April 2007
Now if I read the article correctly, and I am doing a bit of my own speculation here, there is might be a possibility that Kaka may be interested in playing in the Premiership and more specifically, Man Utd!
Imagine the prospect of lining up an attacking force of Rooney, Ronaldo and Kaka! If we get a world class centre forward to complement them (Zlatan Ibrahimovic maybe?)... what a dream lineup that would make.
Thursday, 26 April 2007
It should be a handphone that is built for an active lifestyle, something similar to the Nokia 5500 and it should contain features such as a
- shock-, dust-, scratch- and splash-resistant body,
- torchlight/emergency light - from flash function,
- FRS walkie-talkie function (especially useful when you are out of phone range),
- sports tracking software including heart-rate monitor, calorie meter, pedometer etc,
- GPS system, digital compass, altimeter, barometer and thermometer,
- multiple individual daily alarms,
- countdown timer with multiple timers and alarms,
- 1/100 sec. stopwatch with lap memory,
- world time - individual cities time,
...as well as more common features such as:
- hi-resolution, auto-focused, flash camera,
- hi-resolution video camera,
- 2nd hi-resolution camera for video calls,
- PIM including to-do list, calendar, reminder, journal/notes, calculator and converter,
- multi-band radio, and
- stereo media player.
Nokia or SE, are you reading this???
Oh well, back to work... :/
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
It worked didn't it? Hmm... looks like I may have a future as a football pundit. ;)
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
It seems like the whole focus on tonight's match between MU and Milan is on MU's defence, Ronaldo and Kaka. Hmm... interesting... where is Wayne Rooney figuring in all this?
If I was Sir Alex Ferguson, I'd have a word with Rooney and tell him that no one is really looking at him and it is a great opportunity for him to take the game by the scruff of the neck and shine while all the focus is on Ronaldo and Kaka.
Friday, 20 April 2007
The 1st wish would be to give Su Yin her dream wedding.
The 2nd wish would be to visit Japan, my dream country to visit.
The 3rd wish would be to produce a full-length animated movie. Maybe I can get someone to fulfill my 2nd wish??? After all it is the land of Anime?
The 4th wish would be to build my dream home.
The 5th wish would be to get all the boy toys I want (maybe I should write another post about this...)
This 6th wish would be to watch a MU match in Old Trafford.
Now, for all these wishes to come true... we come to my final wish:
Get Bill Gates to donate US$ 1Billion into my bank account.
Ya... that would do just fine. :)
It was done callously and without any thought for the ongoing investigation and for the grieving family.
It was the very thing the killer wanted the NBC to do. They just played into his hands...
Why should we glorify his actions? He was a sad and disturbed guy with lots of issues. Sighs...
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
- I play Football Manager with a passion that sometimes drives Su Yin up the wall.
- I love adding vinegar to my Penang Hokkien Mee (Spicy Prawn Noodles).
- My nightly dreams are in Technicolour, Dolby Digital and also is so 'virtual' I can smell and taste the food I eat in my dreams.
- I listen to BBC World Service radio. Have been doing it since I was 13 or 14.
- I like both Classical Music and Dance Music.
- I have watched the first Die Hard movie at least 25 times (Watched it in the cinema 3 times).
Anyone else want to join Alvin in his madness? Post it up on your blog. I am not going to bother tagging someone else. Yes... I can't help it. I am too lazy. :P
Friday, 6 April 2007
Its so intrusive and irritating and its in Windows Live Messenger.
I wouldn't mind if you have to click on the image to access the advert but this one is so, so intrusive as the advertisement, which comes in the form of an video ad, is triggered every time you roll your mouse over the ad image.
This is so irritating!
I say "DOWN WITH NIKE!"
Hmm... maybe I should boycott Nike?
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
This is a question often ask by people who wants to trap Christians because either "yes" or "no" would somehow make you and God look bad.
I did a bit of searching and found this on the Web...
"Can God make a rock so big that he cannot move it?"
Think about it:
If we answer yes, then there’s something that God can’t do: He can’t move the rock
If we answer no, then we’re saying that God can’t build the rock either way, we are forced to put limits on God’s power.
So what’s the answer?
The answer is to admit that there are some things that God can’t do:
- He can’t do the logically absurd or the contradictory, e.g. God can’t make square circles or triangles with four corners.
- He can’t sin.
- He can’t die.
- God cannot act against his holy nature.
- He can’t fail to do what He has promised.
In fact, there are some things that you can do that God can’t do:
You can be illogical,
you can sin and
you can die.
When we define omnipotence, and say that God is able to do all things, what we mean is this:
God has infinite power over his creation. Nothing stands out of the scope of His sovereign control. God’s will is never frustrated. What He chooses to do, He accomplishes, and He has the ability to do it.
(Psalms 115:3) Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him."
Good answer this.
So ya, there are things God can't do... and aren't you glad that He can't?
Monday, 12 March 2007
It is so hot that you still sweat in an air-con room.
There must be something we all can do to elevate the problem... :/
Saturday, 10 March 2007
Symptoms = apathy, laziness, general tidak-apaness
Cure = None so far. Scientists are working on a cure and vaccine but efforts so far have been futile. :/
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
Pray according to the day of the week:
M - Missionaries/Pastors/Workers
T - Tasks (job/studies/errands/housework/ministry/volunteer work)
W - World (Different countries)
Th - Thanksgiving
F - Family (including extended)
S - Saints (Christian friends and acquaintances)
S - Sinners (non-Christian friends and acquaintances)
You just pray the topic for the day and any other needs.
Even if you only pray a minute a day, you'd pray for each topic for 52 minutes already.
Not bad huh? Start praying then.
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Friday, 16 February 2007
Chinese New Year period... over-crowded.
MPPP or State Government... over-stupid.
How can they think of digging up the roundabout in front of McD's Gurney to replace it with a traffic light junction without thinking that there will be 2 full blown festivals (Thaipusam and CNY) coming up and don't even bother to make sure that they are up and ready quickly?
CNY is coming and I can bet with you the whole island will be jam-packed with cars. This madness is going to be compounded by the fact that the entrance to one of Penang's most famous tourist spots, i.e. Gurney Drive, has been turned into a chaotic construction site (they are nicely spending their time decorating the place up instead of putting up the necessary traffic lights that will make it functional) and the diversionary route put up is so grossly in adequate that things will come to a standstill. This is not helped by the numerous tour-buses that double parked in and around the Gurney Drive area.
Thank you whoever is in charged of this fiasco for making life in Penang really 'nice' for us all! :P
Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Did you know that God had originally intended mankind and every other living creature, be it on land, water or sky, to feed on plant life for our nourishment?
Hmm... makes me wonder what am I really doing to my body. :/
As for you veggie haters, all I can say is for you to start getting used to eating your brussel sprouts and broccoli like your mum asked you to, cause heaven's buffet line is one big salad bowl. :)
Wednesday, 7 February 2007
That you are the very person who is stopping him/her from flying high, soaring to where he/she wants to be?
What would you do?
Monday, 5 February 2007
My whole being is willing me to go but somehow God reminded me of Joseph and the way he followed God... I am sure he had questions and fears when he was sold as a slave or when he was thrown into prison but he never doubted God. Instead he stayed focused and faithful, knowing that God has already predestined great things for him. He bid his time and allowed God's plans to work and come to fruition, knowing His timing is perfect.
I wonder if this is the same test that God is giving me right now. All I want to do right now is to get this right and wait upon Him. I have screwed up so many times by being impatient. So now I will try my very best to allow God to lead me to where is wants me to be, be it here or somewhere else.
I am where I am for a reason and I pray that God will give me the peace, strength and courage to see this through. Amen.
Friday, 2 February 2007
You know what? She is right.
Its the joy of God within us, its outward radiance on our faces and its multiplying effect on others.
Its the Lord's hand of grace, guidance and favour on our lives as we make Him our all and...
its our enjoyment and appreciation of the simple, little things in life that will allow us to keep going on and on, day by day, regardless of the circumstances around us.
Let's constantly keep that in our mind, okay? :)
Monday, 29 January 2007
I don't know about you but I thought your faith/religion is central in guiding your moral principles.
If not, what is it that drives you on day by day?
Do you know what you believe and why you believe what you believe?
Confused? Not me.
- Windows XP (have to lah... no OS, no computer).
- NOD32 - the 2nd thing I install, by far the best anti-virus program I've ever used.
- TweakUI - minor tweaks here and there makes my computing experience more enjoyable.
- MS Office - need to work, so I need to have this.
- CCCP - this codec pack is essential for viewing anything on the comp. There are plenty of codec packs out there but this is my personal choice.
- Spybot/Ad-aware - either one of this is sufficient, I prefer Spybot cos it is more proactive in checking for spyware.
- Spyware Blaster - keeps out spyware before it gets to you. Works together with Spybot/Ad-aware.
- WMP 10/Realplayer/Winamp - for my listening pleasure. WMP10 I like cos it allows you to add the currently playing item into the playlist, thus useful for my radio listening habits.
- Foxit Reader - CPU-friendly alternative to Adobe reader, works just as well.
- uTorrent - must have for downloading stuff
Friday, 26 January 2007
I thought no one actually reads my blog until I crashed my computer and had to restore some of my bookmarks.
I realised that the Haloscan comments had not been working very well and so I decided to access my account to check and guess what?
I found out that I had not moderated any comments all the time I had my blog!
No wonder my blog is so quiet!
Thanks to all who responded. I will try and keep this blog alive for you ok? :)
Wednesday, 24 January 2007
Me? I do it because I want a record somewhere just in case my HDD crashes again...
So, here goes:
- Adblock Plus
- Add Bookmark Here
- British English Dictionary
- Customise Google
- Download Manager Tweak
- Enhanced History Manager
- Firefox Extension Backup Extension
- Forecastfox Enhanced
- Gmail Notifier
- IE Tab
- More Tools Menu
- Restart Firefox
- Tab Mix Plus
- Update Notifier
This list will be updated periodically.
Oh yeah, I dunno if the extensions here are good but I like them...
so if you disagree with me, go make your own list lo... :)
I lost all my personal files, work files, pictures, photos, music and audio files. Everything!
Then I bought a new HDD last night = RM230
There goes my savings... :(
Only got it up and going at 2.30am this morning.
So sleepy now.
What to do... Murphy likes me... :(
but I thank God for His strength and peace.
I din feel panicky... a little sad, yes, but not panicky...
Its okla... At least I can use my computer again. :/
Wednesday, 17 January 2007
Its my dearest's birthday today...
So I guess its only appropriate for me to say:
Happy Birthday, sweetheart!
May you continue to grow ever more beautiful, within and without, than you already are this year.
Have a great year ahead and may God's promises to you all come true to you at its appointed time as you allow Him to guide your every step.
I love you! :)
Thursday, 11 January 2007
Monday, 8 January 2007
I just watched the made-in-HK movie Exiled with my long suffering dearest last night... and I must say Johnnie To has done it again.
A pure, guy-movie, it has everything you want in such a movie:
COOL guys carrying COOL guns firing them off in a COOL but realistic way.
Not much dialogue but most of what needed to be said was said without words...
Only ONE gripe though...
I noticed that in some scenes, the guns the guys were packing changed from one scene to another...
Come on Johnnie, for such a good movie, you could have just ensured some consistency in your props! :P
Ok, that's all... for now... KA-POW!
Thursday, 4 January 2007
I am guilty of that too.
In our eagerness in bringing the gospel to others.
We forget that we are sharing a message of love and hope,
and not condemnation.
remind us to be gentle in spirit,
and sensitive towards others needs and feelings.