Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The jug kettle died today. Bought a new one at Giant.
Oh ya, went to Tesco to buy sport shorts but to my surprise Tesco does not sell sport shorts. So went back to the shop and went to Giant. Thank God they do sell sport shorts. Need them for the Tchoukball tournament in Singapore this weekend.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Today, for the first time, I noticed that there are about 10 girls are using the computers. No other guys except me. Straight away the alarm bell rings. Dangerous for me... (oops perasan betul lah gua ni). But then I realized that God has answered that prayer. Nowadays there are quite a number of girls coming to use the internet at the shop. Lord, continue to protect the shop and the customers from any untoward incidents.
And thank you for answering our prayers.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Praise God for another blessings.... I managed to get rid of the tin cans and got RM11 for it. The boys also got some income from it.
Another blessings came through.
Lord, let your blessing continue to flood through.
Let your blessings continue to flood through.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
1. Are your parents married or divorced? married.
2. Are you a vegetarian? Nope
3. Do you believe in Heaven? Definitely Yes
4. Have you ever come close to dying? Met with accident a few times but my time is not up yet.
5. What jewellery do you wear 24/7? None
6. Favourite time of day? lunch time and dinner time.
7. Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes
8. Do you wear makeup? Why should I... handsome already like Osama bin Laden
9. Ever have plastic surgery? No but I once got my finger burnt with melting plastic.
11. What do you wear to bed? blankets and pillows.
12. Have you ever done anything illegal? I think so but fortunately didn't get caught.
13. Can you roll your tongue? Yes.
14. Do you tweeze your eyebrows? huh???
15. What kind of sneakers? Wear none,
16.Do you believe in Abortions? No.
17. What is your Hair color? black and a few strands of white
18. Future child’s name? Ask me in 2 years time.
19. Do you snore? I don't think so but my wife might differ.
20. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? My own world.
21. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? No.
22. If you won the lottery, what would you do first? Check whether the money is in the bank or not.
23. Gold or silver? Neither but the power of Christ, says Peter.
24. Hamburger or hot dog? Both also can
25. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Rice with sambal
26. City, beach or country? Country.
27. What was the last thing you touched? Keyboard
28. Where did you eat last? Chocolate wafer at the shop.
29. When’s the last time you cried? Can't remember. Maybe when I watched sad movies.
30. Do you read blogs? Yes.
31. Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? Nope, no, no, no.
32. Ever been involved with the police? Yes, when they summon me.
33. What’s your favourite shampoo conditioner and soap? Maybe Kao Merit
34. Do you talk in your sleep? Don't know... I was sleeping.
35. Ocean or pool? To do what....fishing -ocean, peeing-pool.
36. So, who has the original missing questions? Where is question No.10?
37. Who would you take on a ménage à trois for a dirty weekend? My wife... don't want to commit adultery lah.
38. Window seat or aisle? Window.
39. Ever met anyone famous? Yes, the King of Kings
40. Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life? Success in who's eyes...
41. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.
42. Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? Neither.
43. Basketball or Football? Football/soccer.
44. How long do your showers last? 10mins.
45. Automatic or do you drive a stick? Manual.
46. Cake or ice cream? Ice cream.
47. Are you self-conscious? Yes and sometimes who cares.
48. Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Nope.
49. Have you ever given money to a beggar? Yes.
50. Have you been in love? Of course and am still growing in love.
51. Where do you wish you were? No wish.
52. Are you wearing socks? No.
53. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? No
54. Can you tango? No.
55. Last gift you received? Dried flowers from my two girls.
56. Last sport you played? Tchoukball.
57. Things you spend a lot of money on? No money to spend.
58. Where do you live? Malacca
59. Where were you born? Malacca
60. Last wedding attended? Sept 17, 2006
61. Spit or swallow? Not applicable last. I wish she would swallow... hehehe.
62. Favorite position? Email me and I'll tell.
63. Most hated food(s)? None
64. What’s your least fav.? Don't know
65. Can you sing? Can... but whether nice to hear or not, I don't know.
66. Last person you instant messaged? Can't remember.
67. Last place you went on holiday? PD.
68. Favourite regular drink? Plain water.
69. Current Song? Amazing Grace
70. Tag 3 friends: sorry, don't like tagging.
I guess not many girls are like my wife in this matter. Most girls will be ooing when receiving a bouquet from their loved ones. Well guys, if ever you want to send flowers to your sweetheart, please make sure what type of flowers, the color etc that she likes. Red roses will be the safest choice if you want to show your love.
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You can even order cookies and snacks to go together with the flowers. February is coming and Valentine Day is a good time to send valentines day gifts. May the gifts that you send represents you both personally and professionally, being able to portray a wonderful true impression of who you really are.
If you don't know who to sent to, do send it to me.... only if I live in the United States.
Had enough nap time in the afternoon. Slept when the children are sleeping. Barnabas slept for half an hour and then woke up. Patted him on the back and he slept again for another half an hour. So all together I had about 1 hour of nap time. That's enough to catch up on my sleep. Which is good for me coz I'll not be grumpy at work.
Then in the evening, Bro Andrew and family came after attended a wedding lunch. That's good for Annabelle and Clarissa as they enjoyed having their cousins coming over and play with them. Bro Daniel also came and had a time of chit-chat. Bro Cheng also dropped by for a while.
Took dinner before going to work. M cook sambal prawns and vegetables. It was delicious though some of the prawns are not so fresh. Thank God for that.
So in the end everybody had to do push-ups. I think I had to do for a total of more than 100 push-ups. That's why my old body is still aching until now. It's fun and enjoyable to train that way.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Whenever I ask my wife when she arrived home from office about her work, she always say that there is nothing much to do in the office coz business is slow. Due to that company is not making much profit and she worries that she won't get any bonus this year.
I think her company need to consider IT value management. Where it can help improve profitability, supply chain efficiencies, cost allocation and cost reduction. Acorn System provides this service.
From what I read, Acorn Systems enables companies to achieve their performance management objectives, by providing the foundation for sound decision making. They can give accurate, dynamic cost/profit analytics and metrics that are easy to maintain and highly scalable to support the largest enterprises. Their solutions enable companies to confidently measure, optimize and predict costs, net operating profits, EVA, capacity and resources at any level of granularity such as by customer, supplier, product, facility, transaction and more.
The possible tenant didn't turn up. Don't know why. And I'm not bothered even. I guess I'm getting used to the idea that most people don't keep their promises. If I want to be angry, maybe I should say the sentence my customer always say, "What the heck...".
My eyes are heavy right now. I'm sleepy. Just wish that the 2 remaining customers would just stop and go back. Then I can go to sleep. I'm sleepy.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Found him, carrying his baggage. Brought him to the shop to photostat his passport and student card for the tenancy agreement. Then brought him to M's apartment. After discussing with Wathusa about the items they need and what we can offer based on the rental price, finally they agreed to rent the apartment. They can only pay part of the deposit as the money they expected from the Botswana government has yet to arrive. Richard has attended Grace Assembly, pastored by Rev. Henry Ramaya.
Thank God for taking care of M's apartment.
Tonight, there is another possible tenant, a tenant for my shop. May my God opens wide the door of blessings. Let Your blessings flood through O Lord.
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To cut the story short, I asked him to pray about it and if he really is interested in me applying for the tender, then he'll let me know. It ends in a positive mood.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
What the heck... why am I writing this. Oh ya... a customer of mine said the above.
His friend is talking on the phone with a girl, who is a girlfriend of another friend of theirs. What the heck.... BGR problems... lazy lah to think about this. Gone past that era already.
by the way... "What the heck" is the sentence this customer of mine likes to say.
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Personally, I kinda hesitant to rent out the place coz I'm so used of having the space in the front portion of the shop. It's a matter of having a space or getting paid for the space. Will see what happens tomoro lah.
And that's what I did today. I'm in a situation that does not enable me to be a blessing financially to others. Business is still slow with daily income not as I hope it would be. Not enough to pay back the capital, what more my own expected salary. But praise God that it is still sufficient to pay the necessary expenses. Furthermore, one of the apartment has been without tenants for a month. MIL and children's expenses added up to the tight financial situation. Cried out to God while carrying Barnabas at the swing. The two girls are sleeping at that time. Prayed the Jabez prayer.
Then amazingly, after I sent the children to MIL and on the way back, I received a call from one Richard asking about the M's apartment. He wants to see the apartment and asked me to go there asap because he has to go to KL one and half hour later. So, quickly changed, went to M's factory to get the apartment keys and ride as fast possible to BBeruang. Amazingly also all the traffic lights are green except one (waited for about 10 seconds only). God is indeed good. Went there and as I reached the apartment Richard phoned me again. Showed him the aparment. He's from Botswana. And God is good. He sent a group of Middle East students who are also looking for apartment for rent. They came to the apartment and asked whether the apartment is for rent. This further cause Richard to "confirm" renting the apartment. Praise God for that.
Hopefully the transaction will be completed this Friday.
God hears us when we cried out to Him. Sometimes when my children cry softly, I don't bother about them. But when they really cried out LOUD, I will rush to see what happened and attend to them. I believes that there is a booklet called The Power of Crying Out.
LORD, ENLARGE MY TERRITORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, January 22, 2007
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CarInsurance.com's is one of the many car insurance companies online. They offer the ability to shop for car insurance online. As a Businessman I like to request for many quotations for comparison before deciding to make a purchase. As Consumers, we too need to get as many quotes as possible since they are so many insurance companies around. With CarInsurance.com you can do that and in some states you are able to purchase your insurance instantly, online.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Browse through the net and came acros a few online shops that sells taps, showers, bath tubs, shower enclosures, shower valve, bathroom furniture etc. One of the online shops that I came accross is Taps4Less.com and browsing through the website gives me more ideas of how my bathrooms should look like. No, not that I'm going to buy it straight away but there's no harm going through what they can offer. Who knows, I'll be able to purchase it next month, if God bless my business 10 fold.
Oh, okay... my mind is thinking about "promises". Its about saying that you'll come to do something but in the end you didn't come. I really don't like (equivalent to "hate") people who make promises and yet didn't fulfill it. Why am I saying this?... oh ya... its about one guy who promised that he'll come to collect all the cardboxes that are at the back of my shop. He told me he'll come at 5pm today but he didn't show up. Waited for him but nothing. Because of his promise to come today, I didn't go back home and my wife had to look after the 3 children all by herself. I felt stupid waiting for him... doing nothing if you know what I mean (of course got do something lah... like looking after the shop with my staff).
So, in the end, instead of just carting all the boxes to sell, I ended up arranging the boxes, unfolding and packing the small boxes nicely fitted into one big box. Now the place looks clean and tidy and there's so much space that I think I don't want to sell the packed boxes. Can just put all of them in one corner... need only a small space for that.
Also, I'm reminded of one Sales & Marketing officer from one of the hotels that I called earlier for quotation. She promised to hand deliver the quotation to me.... like a week ago.... and until now still no quotation given. Not even a call to me... hmmm maybe she is on holiday again for the second time within two weeks.
And the worst offenders of all ... *drums roll* is the computer shop owner who's sweet mouth everything, making promises to do this and that but most of the time, nothing done. Irritating, irritating, irritating. If cannot, say cannot lah. Don't sweet talk and make stupid promises, wasting other people's time and upsetting people's plan.
OK... so why's the title! Maybe I'm being reminded that most of the things that we do are vanity. It is not important at all. Well... that would be in the next or whenever post lah.
now... I need to click on the *PUBLISH* button.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Take a look at Peter Belisi. I admire him. He was a bartender but now he is a bigshot in the fashion world. I was a bartender too, and later became a lawyer, then to full time ministry and now a businessman. So, I know all the hours and minutes and sweats that he shed in order to achieve what he has now.
Emulating his high-end clientele, Belisi invested any extra money that he earns in a tie collection. Before long, co-workers and clients looked to him for inspiration. He wears fine ties of course. Belisi took pride in never wearing the same tie twice, and through his appreciation of fine ties, an idea took shape. Now he has a collection of scarves and handbags too.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Even as I watched my customers surfing the net in my cybercafe shop, I noticed the young ones are always looking for friends, going through chats or blogs to get to know more people. Some even came to know each other through online games. Online dating is now a common phenomena because many people hardly have time besides being in the office. And most people are also shy to meet in person, so the best way is to "date online". So for those who are single and very busy at work.... the net could be the best way to make friends and who knows maybe your future spouse. My best friend met his wife online and now they are married.
No... no... no... I don't meet my spouse online coz at that time computers are a rarity. Now.... I "date" with my wife online, she at her office while I at my shop.
Well, maybe next time when the business expands and I have 25 computers in my shop I'll apply for the tender. Then I'll rent all my computers and hold the course. Then there'll be less actual costs to come up with.
In America there's two divided groups about abortion. Pro-life and Pro-choice. When I was in varsity, I remember doing a short study on this (in a conference). One argument that was put forward is that abortion is okay before there's blood in the embrio. The reason given was that since life is in the blood, therefore if there hasn't any blood formed in the embrio, there's no life and it is okay to "abort".
Now thinking back, that argument has not taken into view all the other Scriptures on the subject.
Now,I'm more prone to the belief that only God should decide when a life is to be taken away.
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Thursday, January 18, 2007
A son who was deeply hurt by his father obeyed this command and asked his father to forgive him for not having a loving attitude toward him. To his surprise his father began to weep and asked his son to forgive him for all the ways he had offended him over the years. Not long after, the father became a Christian.
The son later understood the principle that reconciliation begins with the one who is more spiritual. That is the example that Christ gave to us when He took the initiative to reconcile us to the Father when we were without desire or ability to do so.
God will reward us when He sees in us pure hearts that seek to fully obey Him.
Now, for those of you who want to buy gold, you can either buy gold jewelleries from the gold shop or (let me introduce to you) through Monex Deposit Company (MDC). When you buy gold bars or other precious metals from Monex, they will send it directly to you. Or better still, you instruct them to store for you at an independent bank or depository. Now that is what I called convenient service.
For those of us who are sceptical about Monex, their performance record can clear away our fears. Basically, they are here for more than 30 years and are the gold and precious metals investment leader in America. You can buy gold in the form of coins or ingot form. Now, what is ingot you may ask? Well, ingots are generally gold ingots of pure bullion cast in a convenient size and shape. Coins are actually defined as ingots and do have a currency value. Buying gold coins or other precious metals have been since time past recognized as one of the best way to preserve one’s wealth and purchasing power. If you know your history or do read the Old Testament, you will know that gold in whatever forms has fascinated man with its beauty and value. It had and will continue to change men’s lives. Wonder whether it has changed yours.
Buying gold bullion can be seen as one good form of investment. Money inflation can strip your assets value to nothing. Protect your assets by investing in gold. One more thing, Monex is home to a large and dedicated staff of hard assets professionals. They are committed to serve your needs if you are interested in buying precious metals.
So go on… buy the gold bars and… if you’re generous enough… send it to me…hehehehe.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Just hoping and praying that MIL is willing to look after the children for the whole day again.
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So add my blog link in your blog, inform me and I'll definitely add a link to yours.
However, didn't manage to sleep well in the shop. Woke up at 8.30am because the place is too bright. So only got 5 hours of sleep... not enough.
newey, received a call from my daughters asking me to come home. So I'm wanted after all. hehehehehe.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
What is tchoukball game? Never heard of it before? Well, most probably you won't hear it in Malaysia becoz it is just recently introduced... say about 4 months ago..in September 2006.
And in February 2-4, 2007 there will be a Tchoukball Tournament in Singapore. Will be going there with a team from Melaka. We will be the Malaysian Tchoukball team... representing the country. Man.... this will be written in Malaysian Tchoukball history. And I'm one of the team player.... hmmm... the oldest in the team. The rest are like 15-22 years old and me... 34 years old.... playing with them. Wah... suddenly I feel so young.
Truthfully I don't expect the Malaysian team to win lah... but then who knows. *ringing in my mind the song..."We are the champion.."*
Thursday, January 11, 2007
time to recollect what happened in the past 11 days.
1. lazy to blog..... no wonder no many personal post in the past 11 days. Got many things that happened but just don't feel like posting.
2. OK lah... here's a list of what happened.
- got a permanent staff for my shop (yes... I did mentioned that I might not hire one, but I need more time with my family so have to sacrifice my income). A Sabahan Visayan girl named Bibi Al Wanie, "originated" from Sabah.
- started taking care of my two daughters and son in the evening. The experiences itself can fit a few pages, but in summary it is a new, challenging, tiring but exciting experience. Praise God for that.
- business still slow, some more with more rainy days in the past and ahead, I wouldn't see much different in income. Still praying for better days ahead. (Its raining outside now).
- received an opportunity to conduct courses teaching IT subjects to Teknik & Vocational teachers. Have yet to apply to the Govt for this. Need to iron out certain matters first. Currently looking for people who can teach for 4 days.
- my daughter Annabelle is now attending kindy class. Check out here
- now I'm attending Sunday Service at GBM
- still haven't started exercising
- still haven't bought a bicycle to cycle to work (exercising purpose). Hehehe... don't know whether can or not... its 10km from my house to the shop.
- donated blood yesterday at GH.
- been eating lots of bananas in the past few days.
OK... lah... for now.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Sim: Pastor, you eat lah one of those fish. (Pointing to tiny fishes caught by the lady at the river)
Me: What do I get in return?
Sim: I give you RM1.
Me: RM1 only kah. Don’t want lah.
Sim: Pastor, I dare you. I give you RM2.
Me: Don’t want lah.
Sim: Aiya… pastor don’t dare lah.
Me: If you give me one US dollar, I’ll eat it.
Sim: Sure hah… really hah… OK… One US Dollar… eat the fish alive.
Me: OK, show me the money!
(hehehe... if I can eat a stone in Sarawak for nothing, what is there in eating a fish for 1US dollar.)
Sim took out one US dollar.
After taking one of the tiny fishes (yes, with the permission of the lady), rub off the scales and then slowly put it in my mouth. Then chew… something like sushi lah… just that it is alive.
Eewww … eeww… the girls all eewwed.
Hehehe… for one US dollar I ate that tiny fish. Kesian betul. But that tiny fish is worth RM3.60 … wow.. so expensive. Hmmm… should have asked for 2 US dollar in the first place. Thanks Sim for your generosity.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
People told me before that whenGiant opens, there'll be good business for my shop. I doubt it lah.The first two days, my regular customers didn't turn up because of thejam. My business sales were minimal.Yes, there are a few new customers that came from Giant but it is minimal.
Hai yo... I think it is more of a giant killer than a boost.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Hello 2007. May you too be a challenging year for me. May you be a blessing and indeed a year of expansion in all areas of my life. May you bring me higher in my walk with God. May you set me to the expansion of my business. May you allow me to give financially more than all the past giving combined. May you see me being the humble and available instrument of God, wherever He wants me to serve. May you also see me being a blessing to my family. May you see me bring numerous souls into the Kingdom of God. May you o 2007 a year God has set apart for me in all areas of my life. I welcome you 2007 and expect great things from you.