Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Go figure this out!

A few days ago, while driving slowly on a road full of holes, my wife who was seating at the backseat raised her body and said, “Now the car is lighter”. Her action reminded me of my experience while I was in KL, so I told her my experience.

The story goes like this.

I was driving down the road behind an 18 wheeler, at every stoplight the trucker would get out of the cab, run back and bang on the trailer door. After seeing this at several intersections in a row I followed him until he pulled into a parking lot.

When we both had come to a stop the truck driver once again jumped out and started banging on the trailer door. I rolled down my car window and asked him, "I don't mean to be nosey but why do you keep banging on that door?"

To which the trucker replied, "Sorry, can't talk now, I have 20 tons of chicken and a 10 ton limit, I have to keep half of them in the air all the time!"

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

younger days - without moustache

Me and Annabelle. This is before the accident when I decided to keep my moustache and beard
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Monday, August 22, 2005

Share share share

Went to the school Christian Fellowship yesterday with Daniel. First impression… wah… more girls than guys. Two third are girls. About 26 of them came for the meeting. Mostly Chinese speaking students. I’m not really comfortable with this type of group coz I don’t understand them when they talk to one another. But now with the school education system, they are more fluent in Bahasa compared to English which works fine with me.

The food was good, Mee Hun, Poppiah, Blueberry bread, Nasi Kuning, Jelly, sandwic, with curry chicken, and a few other gravies. Wanted to eat more but the thought of not feeling comfortable during sharing stopped me.

After singing 3 songs during the welcome session, I shared to them about Teenage Years. How teenage years are critical years in a person’s life. Manage to share my testimony of why I accepted Christ when I was 12 years old. Also encouraged them to find those who are able to guide them to achieve their life purpose. Had the Find The Treasure activity. They being teenagers don’t listen to the instruction… but they had fun. I too had fun with them.

Newey, praise God for the opportunity to share to the teenagers. Prayed for the Form 3 & 5 students before we dismissed. May they continue to search the true God and find Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Sharing to the students.

Been asked by Chye Hong to share to the students in their school’s Christian Fellowship. At first, don’t really know what to share… then thought of doing the activity (Finding the Treasure  blindfolded).

Might share a bit on the need to depend on others and God for the direction in our life.


Mommy cannot fall sick.

In His Time

Michelle is sick alredi…. not pyscho sick but physically sick. Got sore throat then now… got fever. Wah…. terrible lah… from one person to another. First it’s Annabelle, then Clarissa then now it’s Mommy. Well it will stop there.

Must take care of everybody’s health. Lord, protect your servant and your servant’s family too.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Kena Spam alredi

Today, my blog kena spam by this Mohammed fella. Talk about timber stuff…. rubbish.

Must find ways to prevent spams….

Thursday, August 18, 2005

A child's pain

Clarissa is sick now. Coughing, fever and flu. Everytime she coughs she will cry. The pain of coughing out the irritation in her throat. Also because of the sore throat. My heart cried for her. So small and yet still have to suffer the pain. When will she be well?

Even for me, I dread the feeling of having cough. It’s terrible. Mind not working well, what’s more the body. Lord, please heal Clarissa. Many a times I have the thought of taking the place of Clarissa, me being sick instead of her. If only God can take the sickness and put it on me so that Clarissa would not have to suffer. But then, that is not the law of nature. Yes… caring and compassionate thought it is but that is just not the way. I don’t deny that God could do so if He chooses to do it but He also has set the law of nature.

It is because we do not take care of our health that we will be sick.

It is because of the law of gravity that things fall down and not fall up.

Clarissa caught the cough when Annabelle while still having cough, drink from her sister’s water bottle. That is just the consequences of one action. Germs/viruses can be transmitted from one person to another.

Having said that, nothing is changed if nothing is done. Medicine will be given to Clarissa to help her body cope with the vast influx of germs/viruses in her body. But I also believes in the power of God. Lord, please heal Clarissa. Amen

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I'm sleepy!!!

Feeling sleepy now. Last night, Clarissa woke up for milk. Instead of making the milk for her, Michelle woke me up to make milk. I was too sleepy to do it. Only when Clarissa cried so loud did Michelle get up to prepare milk for Clarissa. After drinking she still couldn’t sleep. By this time I’m already awake, couldn’t get back to sleep because of Clarissa’s whining.

Feeling a bit angry. Still agitated by the event. Why can’t she wakes up and prepare the milk and not waking me up too. Why must there be two people feeling sleepy unnecessarily? What lah..But then, must be quick to forgive.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Precious time

Went to Michelle mother’s house during lunch time… (Michelle’s lunch time). As I parked my motorbike, out came Annabelle, peeking out from the door. She smiled and went inside again, then come out peeking again. She smiled again at me.

As I came in the house, she came to greet me. “Annabelle, Daddy wants a hug.” She gladly welcomed me to hug her. As usual, I hug her, and while carrying her up kiss her and told her that daddy loves her. Then she started to tell me about her “day”. As I settled down on the sofa, she sat on my lap and began to talk to me. This went on throughout my short stay at the house.

Another wonderful time spent with Annabelle. Thank you Lord.

Monday holiday.

I always look forward to Monday. It’s my offday. It’s wonderful to have an offday on Monday.

I can be alone if I want to. I can do house work without any interruption. I can chat or just sleep if I want to. I can rest and read the Word. Since the children is at my in-law’s place, I can have the privacy that I needed. Thank God for Monday.


Saturday, August 13, 2005

Anniversary bloopers.

It was our second anniversary, and my husband sent me flowers at the office.

He told the florist to write "Happy Anniversary, Year Number 2" on the card. I was thrilled with the flowers, but not so pleased about the card.

It read "Happy Anniversary. You're Number 2."

Enough is enough, Indonesia

This is from The Star 13–8–2005. Agree totally with the writer.


Enough is enough, Indonesia

LET’s be clear about this as we talk about the haze. Malaysians are fed up with having to put up with this annual problem and, this time, many of us think it has gone too far. 

Malaysia is literally choking as the country has been blanketed with smog over the past few days. Schools, ports, offices, shops and the Subang airport have been ordered closed as visibility worsened. 

The question is why does the Indonesian government allow these selfish plantation owners to burn their forests and let them get away with it? 

Indonesia has fingered 10 Malaysian-owned plantations as being responsible for the starting the fires. If that is the case, it should name the culprits. The owners should not only be prosecuted but if found guilty should be severely punished and even jailed if this is provided for under the law. 

These people should also be made to pay compensation, for they have profited at the expense of others. They should not be let off so easily. 

That aside, the forest fires are also the work of farmers in Sumatra who slash and burn these forests to clear their land. It is as simple as that. We have all along known the source of the problem since 1990 when Asean leaders met to talk about these hotspots. 

But 15 years later, the talk has not moved beyond anything else. To put it bluntly, it has been all talk and nothing else. For the last few years, we have had to send our fire fighters and ministers to Indonesia to seek their cooperation. 

We have heard the apologies from Indonesia before but maybe it’s time we invited the Indonesian officials to come over and see the problem for themselves. Jakarta doesn’t have a smog problem, Kuala Lumpur does. 

The Indonesians will able to understand our frustration, and even anger, better if they can spend a few days walking the streets of Kuala Lumpur and Port Klang and Kuala Selangor, the last two having been declared emergency areas. 

Work has been disrupted and obviously money and productivity lost as a result of such yearly burning in Indonesia. More important, our health has been affected because of the foul air and that is worrying. 

Malaysians do not care if the haze is confined to Indonesia as a result of the indiscriminate burning but, unfortunately, it has affected us. Tomorrow, the wind may just blow to Singapore. 

Yesterday, haze reduced visibility in the Straits of Malacca to less than 1km, posing risks to ships while vessels at Port Klang have been beached. 

The question is what guarantee can Indonesia give us that Malaysians will not have to go through this again this time next year? Do we have to put with more joint committees and sub-committees to come up with more meaningless reports? 

Or are Malaysians supposed to adopt a positive attitude in the face of the smog in the spirit of good neighbourliness as the farmers and greedy plantation owners get back to their irresponsible action next week? 

At our end, the government too has set up committees in the past with promises of early warning systems but, obviously, we are defenceless when such a problem hits us. 

But for the moment, we have no choice but to offer to send to our fire fighters there to help put out the fires. We are, of course, supposed to be thankful that the offer has been accepted. 

Malaysians, however, must appreciate the decision of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to release the air pollutant indices for the first time after six years. 

Until now, for some strange reason, these figures have been regarded as a state secret for fear of scaring away tourists. Common sense has finally prevailed because the health of Malaysians is far more important than tourist dollars. 

Indonesia has to wake up to the fact that the forest fires have become an Asean problem, full stop. Let’s end this annual ritual once and for all with serious enforcement.  

Bisa diatur, as our neighbour would say. (“Can be arranged” in Bahasa Indonesia).  

Friday, August 12, 2005

Haze Emergency Curfew, says PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Haze Emergency has been declared indefinitely for the entire Kuala Selangor and Port Klang areas from yesterday, the Government announced. 

All workplaces are to remain closed except for essential services, food retailers and supermarkets. 

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the emergency status was declared only for the two areas where the Air Pollutant Index breached the 500 mark. 

Abdullah declared the emergency at 5pm, two hours after the API showed a reading of 500 in the two areas. 

Abdullah said he had given the National Security Council the authority to declare emergency in other areas whenever the API level hits 500. 

“They don’t have to wait for me to make the announcement,” he said. 

He also said he had telephoned Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to offer Malaysia’s help to contain the fires in Indonesia. 

“It is up to them whether they want to accept our invitation. I have offered cloud seeding and our Smart team to help put out the fires.” 

He said Susilo was unable to say how long it would take for Indonesia to contain the fire but the Indonesian president admitted that the area involved was very big. 

“I hope people from other faiths can also hold special prayers for more rain. This has been my approach in facing situations like this. We ask for God’s intervention.”  

Prayer - Cleanlaugh


A good friend was waiting nearby while his young son prayed silently before going to bed. Suddenly the boy burst out laughing.

"Reggie!" scolded his father, "Why are you laughing during prayer?"

"But Dad," the boy answered, "you told me that prayer is talking to God as to a friend, and I just told him a joke."

* Need to this type of prayer more often. I believe God will be pleased when we come to Him like little children.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Finished Chores

Finished Chores

My parents are both busy professional people and have trouble finding time for chores and home maintenance. On weekends they each make a list of things to be done. Father's list is never completely crossed off, but Mother's always is. Puzzled, I asked her how she managed that.

"Simple," she answered with a satisfied grin. "I do the chore first, and then I put it on the list and cross it off!"

More places under hazy siege

More places under hazy siege

PETALING JAYA: It is confirmed – our air is hazardous and in more places than earlier thought. 

The people wanted the Air Pollution Index (API) released and the Government did so on the order from the Cabinet.  

The figures showed that at noon, places like Port Klang, Shah Alam and Kuala Selangor were hazardous at a level of over 301 on the API while Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Gombak, Putrajaya and Seremban were very unhealthy at between 200 and 300. 

By evening the levels rose even higher with the air quality in Petaling Jaya and Putrajaya also reaching hazardous levels as the API passed the 301 mark.  

Many activities came to a halt because of the deteriorating air quality caused by the fires in Sumatra, where there were 542 hotspots as of yesterday. 

Schools in Kuala Selangor and the Klang district in Selangor have been ordered to suspend classes for the next two days.  

Following suit was a directive to close all 200 schools in Kuala Lumpur for the week.


Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Hazy weather.

It’s been a hazy day today. Can really smell the smoke and acrid smell. Hope it will not last long. Too many fire hotspots in Sumatera, Indonesia.

The Indonesian government are requesting help to put out the fires. Pray that many nations will send their people to help out.

Need to cry out to God to send rain, heavy rain that will put out the hotspots.

Saturday, August 06, 2005


I feel empty inside.

Dryness of the spirit. It's biting me a bit by bit... not a big bite that will cause me to go crazy, but small nibbles that cause me to ask "why? what?".

Senseless.... going without direction. Yeah... there's direction indeed.... but is that the direction that I should be going? No motivation... no energy, no zeal to go where I'm going. This emptiness is slowing me down. Should I stop? Should I ..... do what?

Meaningless, meaningless.... all is meaningless. As the Teacher has said it, so these words resound in my mind. If that is so, why live? Why waste our energy to do things that would be meaningless? Surely there must be something to life. No, I should not adopt this mindless, unfruitful thinking.

As I'm created by Him, surely there's meaning to my life. Surely life is not meaningless when Wisdom who is Love created me. Why should Love created something without meaning.... at the least it should be something that Love himself will love.

Then this words came to mind, "If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit...". I must be united with Christ, that by being so, I will have encouragement, and comfort. I must have fellowship with the Spirit, in order that I might know Christ better.

Yes.... that's the answer to my search. By being united with Christ! Then there will be the encouragement to move on in life. Then life itself is full of purpose. When I'm down, there will be comfort from Him. Alas, the answer has been found ... CHRIST JESUS!.

Forgive me Father for forsaking your son. Just like the prodigal son, accept me like the Loving Father.

Is there someone who can walk along me through this journey?........

Monday, August 01, 2005

Well rested.
Today.... woke up at 10.50am.... then chit chat with Mom. Lunch. Michelle brought Annabelle at 1.30pm. Played with her until 3.30pm... then took a nap while she accompanied Mom mopping the floor. Woke up at 5pm. Annabelle already went to sleep. She woke up at 5.35pm when she heard her mummy came back.
Didn't realised that I was so tired. Maybe becoz yesterday was a busy day. Travelling to Muar to meet Amuse, then back to Ujong Pasir to meet Tony. Then football in the evening and the massage session at night. Wow.
Hope that now, I'm well rested to start anew this week.