Monday, October 20, 2008

Today's Message: Don't be left Behind!!!

Today's message entitled "Don't Be Left Behind". The title may sound simple however, the truth behind this message alarms many christians. Pastor uses "The Parable of the Ten Virgins" as an illustration to his message today under the text Matthew 25 1:1-13.

After reading the passage given, we are being led back to Matthew 24 instead, which leads us to "The Day and Hour Unknown (or Signs of the End of the Age)". Many thought that the second coming of Jesus Christ can be well predicted, so that everyone looks good during judgement day. WRONG!!!...

So, in the bible, it does really prepare us and shows us the signs of His second coming. To be exact, in Matthew 24:40 - 41 Jesus said "Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left." Well, the question that we should be asking ourselves - Are we prepared for His second coming or are we prepared to be left behind?

Many also discussed the events on the end time rapture, many has it's doubt too. In the bible, it somehow demonstrates that rapture may occur with the passage written by Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18: "According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words"

...and it continues with 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9 and Revelation 16:1-15.

In accordance to the above, in Matthew 25 "Jesus followed up with 3 consecutive parables that teaches us in what areas we should be paying attention to".

1) Parables of the 10 Virgins (Matthew 25: 1-13)
Preparation No.01
"Every person is responsible for his/her own spiritual condition."

Matthew 24:37-39
"Not everyone will be ready because some of us would be indulging in the leisure and pleasure of the world that our spiritual condition is one of lukewarmness and apathy."

"...these very blessings can sson become a bane, when we use these God given blessings to withdraw to our own comfort zone."

2) Parables of the Talents (Matthew 25: 14-30)
Preparation No.02
"We need to use well what God has entrusted to us."

"We, too must also realize and acknowledge that every talent that we have is God given"

3) Parables of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25: 31-46)
Preparation No.03
"Jesus stresses the importance of serving others in need."

"You were shaped to serve God by serving others."

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Michael Guglielmucci - Healer

I have to admit that I have this obsession over this song. And now, no doubt there was a big controversy over Mike's case, however I still do not understand why does Hillsong made such a decision by removing this song from the album??

My point of view, there is no reason to remove such a beautiful well-written & composed song. The song is not the main controversy, it was only his actions that causes the controversies. We as Christians are thought to forgive, care and love yet, people are still boycotting not only his song but also as a brother in Christ. Am I to say that he has been excommunicated from all churches in Australia? Fuyoooh...

Did we forget what Jesus told us in Matthew 7:1-2?
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

There are many well-known figures in the Bible has done something that is against God's will and still it is not being removed from the Bible. Why? Because it is served as a constant reminder to each and everyone of us that even with these well-known figures that has been used by God, it doesn't mean that these figures does not give-in into our own flesh.

That is why we need Healing... And through the precious blood of Jesus Christ and by His Stripes we are being Healed!!!

My Guess:
Mike might have written this song as a reflection upon himself which he needed the healing from the Lord.

Brothers & Sisters... please ponder into the word once again. And let us do pray for him for he needs lots of prayers right now.

Healer lyrics:

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease

I trust in You
I trust in You

I believe You're my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You're my Portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

My Healer, You're my Healer

Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

2008 - Family trip of the year - Penang 2 (Part 1)

Alright, father got a phone call to Penang to attend a personal meet-ups together along with mom. And so, PENANG 2 (REVISITED!!!) is up for plans...

We've booked a 5 bedded room at the YMCA Penang, Jalan Macalister, Penang. It came to our surprised that the room was really comfy with all the basic needs. Come on, our ultimate goal is to WHACK the whole Penang... YEAH!!!

We pushed off by 7am Saturday from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Ipoh at about 2.5 hours drive and we were looking for the famous "Beef Noodle" restaurant, sadly to say, we were late... and it's only 9.30am and they say finished . COME ON!!! (actually the Q long la... lazy to wait)

So, brother has another suggestion which was pre-recommended by his friend, and we head off to...

1) Kedai Kopi Kong Heng

and we had...

a) Popiah & Lobak - The PoPiah was awesome however the Lobak to me was only so-so

b) Kai See Hor Fun - So, the Ipoh Kuey Teow with shredded chicken delicacy... This is really not bad and it's really worth the try. Although it may seems oily in the beginning, but when you do your very first slurrpppp... WAHHHHH.... heaven.

c) Ipoh White Coffee - We KL-ians are very used to instant stuff and by saying that we too have also drank from the ready packed commercialised white coffee ... So now, we're in Ipoh, and oh boy you've got to try this, because by the end of your drink, you'll realised that there are no coffee bids at the bottom. Amazingly smooth!!!
to be continued...

2008 - Family trip of the year - Penang 2 (Part 2)

After our breakfast, we looked really satisfied and head on to Penang!!!

As we were arriving Penang, we were looking for our accomodation before we head off to more food. For more info on the YMCA accomodation, kindly browse through

Off to our tea-break at Penang Road
1) Penang Road Cendol
Dinner at Pulau Tikus
2) Assam Laksa
3) Kueh Kak (Fried Carrot Cake)

4) Ooh Jien (Fried Oyster)

5) Char Kuay Teow (Fry Kuay Teow)
6) Hokkien Mee (Prawn Noodles)
7) Chu Cheong Fun

8) Satay
We headed back and sleep like a that THE END??? No..... Part 3 coming on....

2008 - Family trip of the year - Penang 2 (Part 3)

The next morning we had the best Hokkien Mee ever at this place call
Kedai Kopo Swee Kong - Jalan Moulmein (ai yah.. Pulau Tikus Police Station can liao)
1) Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee - Thick Gravy ohh)

3) Siew Yok (Roast Pork)
2) Kuih Apong (What amazed me was the Indian guy who speaks fluent Hokkien)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Album that I'm listening to right now...

Ricardo Sanchez - Moving Foward (2007)

Well, after Hillsong 2008, this album really rocks!!!... Highly highly recommended. At least the first 4 songs makes you wanna dance... I'm serious!!!

Here are the tracks:

1. Great God
2. Say So
3. Awesome God
4. Moving Forward
5. Is To Come
6. I Call Your Name
7. I Sing Praises To Your Name
8. My Nation Healed
9. Celebrate
10. We Wait Upon You
11. Prayer with Jentezen Franklin

Sunday, August 24, 2008

When I Say I am a Christian

A cousin of mine, Jonathan forward this poem to me... it's really humbling & meaningful.

When I Say I am a Christian Poem - by Carol S. Wimmer

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I am saved"I'm whispering "I was lost"
That is why I chose this way.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
And need someone to be my guide.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And pray for strength to carry on.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are all too visible,
But God believes I'm worth it.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
Which is why I speak His name.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority.
I only know I'm loved.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Updating resumé

One morning, I was discussing with my friend whether I should be updating my resumé manually or unto those internet jobs sites. I do have a goal by learning as much as I can in this department. Once I'm done with my knowledge and skills, I thought of leaving and gain some other working environment, lifestyle and experience.

I have an Aunt from my cell that introduces me to LinkedIn. I hope to gather more on the job information & descriptions that I’m currently on-the-job and learning something new to further enhanced my resumé.

Rent - 1996 Original Broadway Cast

The truth, I was actually listening to this album with no knowledge of what the album is gonna convey. I wasn't as updated as I am (as usual), however, when I knew about the existence of this album is only when Hollywood has agreed to film it on screen. By then it was back 2003 only.

Yaya... 1996 - 2003 it's equivalent to 7 years. Actually, I've not been missing anything at all. The songs whom Jonathan Larson wrote and composed begs out a message to those who has come to the edge of their lives and thinking of ending it. This is the album for you to regain your esteem, dignity and confidence level with LOVE around you. This album is teaching us how to love one another like how Jesus loves us. No matter what our backgrounds are, Jesus will never stop loving us. So, we are taught to love each other with no judgements towards each other.

This musical has it's uniqueness unlike the rest e.g. Sondheim, Webber or Schwartz that we have been listening and enjoying... It's lyrics spells out a struggling soul that yearns for love, care and attention which needed to be attended to.

For those who has not listen to it... give it a try. No harm at all, very conversational message for you to absorb. Listen to RENT with a compassion mindset, trust me, you'll be drawn into it in no time.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Book Review: Empress Orchid

Genre: History
Author: Anchee Min

It started off during her teenage years when they are carrying her father's coffin to where he is suppose to be buried, Beijing. Came from a hardcore life and always fantasized on how luxurious the life is in the "Forbidden City". She struggles her way into the Palace through seasons of "Beauty Pageant" contest by getting favour from NOT only the Emperor Xien Feng but also the Grand Empress.

Lifestyles has been changed (was it for the better?), friends are made (can they be trusted?), enemies that can't be felt in within our usual 5 senses. Became the Emperor's favourite and bear him a son which elevates her status as a Concubine.

What became of her during the war and after the war? Did she changed to revive China for the better or did those Fortune Tellers did really predict that the whole China Dynasty will be destroyed by a woman's hand? Who is she really?

She's none other than the Great Empress Dowager Cixi (Tzu Hsi in some version).

Nothing related: Alright, I have to admit that I do not know all about her stories until the day I went for the China Beijing tour back in Dec '05. Her life is like the greatest story ever told during the Qing Dynasty. If this gonna be a movie in Hollywood (with the right actors and crews behind), do you think this is gonna be bigger than "Titanic"? Fingers Cross guys.... Haha

Reading the sequel which is called: "The Last Empress"...reading

Alone in the office again...

My buddy is off to her hometown for 2 days and I have to cover 2 persons job at the same time same day today. Well, I am blessed enough that the volume today is low, which I am able to manage.

Well, in many circumstances, I would say it was a blessing to join a department which I'm able to learn lots... instead of getting stuck in a rat race which I never like.

Someone once told me that it was "rezeki" to move out from a horrid place to the another for the better, however, after 2 months, that same person wants to get out in no time. In the end, it doesn't seem like "rezeki" to me after all. Appreciative? Nope, not at all. Well, it is still that person's free will.

(By the way, Rezeki = Luck, Fortune Bringing) <-- which I don't believe in such thing. I suppose I would like to quote this verse today:- Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Album that I'm listening to right now...

Hillsong - This is our God (2008)

Hillsong album for the year 2008. I've been listening to it for numerous times now in within these 3 weeks and it does really grow in me... Beautiful album... give it a try and let me know...

Here are the tracks:-
  1. "Your Name High"
  2. "Run"
  3. "Desert Song"
  4. "This Is Our God"
  5. "He Is Lord"
  6. "High and Lifted Up"
  7. "Stronger"
  8. "Healer"
  9. "You Are Here (The Same Power)"
  10. "You Deserve"
  11. "Across the Earth"
  12. "Where We Belong"
  13. "Sing to the Lord"
  14. "You'll Come"
  15. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"
  16. "With Everything"

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

To Worship You by CCC (Charis Christian Centre)

The church that I'm attending is called Charis Christian Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Well, it is a church that I grew up with ever since I was 10. Now that I'm helping out with the power point, I would say that this church has it's talents that should be well complimented. There is this song written by ONE of them and it's really really good....

Here goes:-

To Worship You
Verse 1:
Father we come to you
Bow our knees and worship you
Singin' praise with thankfulness
For the things you've done for us

Verse 2:
As we come in your name
Let your spirit fill us
Cleansing us with your blood
Change our hearts and make it new

That we may worship you
with a humble heart
That we may worship you
and be close to you
That we may sing your praise
in so many ways

This our hearts desire
to be near you
and worship you.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Life in the new department

Well, this is the continuation of my previous blog where I was being accepted to join the new department last September. Needless to say, I was really thrilled with the decision that I've made. I just can't tell you how enthusiastic I was back then... I want to thank the Lord all the favours that He hast given me.

It came a time when I've realised that I'm taking over someone else's place to relieve on the workload that I'm supposed to deal with while I was in it. There was an immense pressure that creeps into me without my knowlegde. My guess would be, I wanted to be on par with my buddy whom I was working with so that we could work together as a team instead of relying on her which gave her unintentional and unnecessary burden.

Although, I have to admit that I do have a very particular Team Mgr. which molds me and trains me well. Although he's action tells you otherwise, but he's really a good boss to me. I am what I am today it's really all because of him and Him (who brought me through seasons of difficulty and teaches me patience). In addition, he does appreciates what we've done for him as a team and he has broadcasted it through-out the whole department of 120 employees and gave us a real good treat at the Secret Recipe restaurant together with the whole team. All he ever wanted was to give us a sense of recognition. Sadly to say, he has left us for the better. We've lost another great soldier.

In spite of all that has happened, I want to thank God for what He has given me that is the Opportunity that hasts been provided, His favours, His abundance Mercies & everlasting Grace. I'm really overwhelmed when I realised that I have to take over a team and now I have to carry that burden as a Team Mgr.

Pray for me as I need loads of prayers.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tong Yu & Mei Seng's Wedding

Although it is a wedding time for the 2 love birds (which is Hoh Tong Yu & Mei Seng) moreover, t was also another Lim's family gathering for the year 2008. It was magnificent whereby most of us turn up for the wedding and everyone had great time by getting together to catch up... The Lim's has it's tradition back in Tokai, Kedah... long long story... the good, the bad and the ugly. But all that has been put aside with the respect of the 2 couples. Thank God!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Chinese New Year 2008

In the new year of 2008, the Lord has brought us through ups and downs ever since the end of the year 2006. I must say, the Lord Jesus Christ is really true in our lives as He hasts given us peace, patience, love and infinite grace and mercy to upon our family. From there on, our faith has never been deteriorate.

Alas, we are looking for our Chinese New Year celebration at home. Although I have to work on the eve as I'm one of the few locals in the department. The Lord bless us abundantly by His provision. Let's take a look and see.... Wahh..... nice lehh

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Our yearly 1.6 gathering

Ever since our very first year in the Uni, we all had bad impression among ourselves. And so, we had our first gathering in Genting Highland at the end of our 1st Semester and the rest is history. Many of them aren't in Malaysia anymore but still we will make an attempt to meet up every year... AT LEAST....

Now that Choo Gim is back from Australia to celebrate Chinese New Year with her family, and so we took the opportunity to meet up with everyone and had a gathering at Subang Jaya's steamboat. It was a time of fun and laughter through-out the session..... no doubts about how close we are ever since our very first gathering back in 2005 at the Kelana Jaya Steamboat dinner session...