Monday, January 30, 2012

I ache too

Even though I have 5 children, it does not by any means that I am spared from the difficulties of raising up my children. They are human beings too and prone to sickness and problems.

My wife Google chat saying that my fourth child is sick. He complained about stomach ache and his temperature is high. My heart feels for him. His ache is my ache. Wish I could be there to be with him. A prayer goes to the Father, "Your healing touch O God to my child".

I ache too.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bang, ada Panadol?

A customer just came in to my internet cafe and asked me, "Bang, ada Panadol?"(Brother, do you sell Panadol?). Shake my head and told him, "No".

Sometimes I donno whether these people use their brain or not. I will never in my right mind think of an internet cafe as a place to sell Panadol (paracetemol) and I will never ask such stupid question in an internet cafe. Haizzz. Furthermore, my next door neighbour is a clinic. Why don't he go inside the clinic and ask that question? Pelik betul lah diorang ni.

Rebuke and self determination

A 33-year-old woman in London lost 57kg over two years because a video game had indicated that she was overweight, Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press reported.

The woman, only known as Rose, who weighed 142kg then, had bought a Nintendo Wii home video game console for her daughters as a Christmas present in 2010.

She had also wanted to use the console, which reads body movements to execute moves in the games, to shed the pounds.

However, Rose got herself a rude shock when she stepped on the Wii Fit balance board to play one of the games for the first time.

The device told her “frankly” that she was overweight and her avatar on the screen exploded.
It was reported that Rose was determined from then on to lose weight.

She started replacing chips and cookies with fruits and juice and is now able to enjoy playing on the Wii with her two daughters.

Kudos to Rose for her self-determination. May others be inspired to be determined in their resolutions.
For illustration purposes only

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Heavy spirit

Had a heavy spirit today. Its one of those days where God is stirring me to pray and pray hard. Not really sure what it is but I need to pray, pray in the Spirit. Pray until this burden is lifted up.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Growing up believing a lie

On January 16, 2012, Historian Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim said that there is no written proof of the existence of Puteri Hang Li Po and for that matter, the 5 legendary "Hang" warriors, Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekiu and Hang Lekir. 

WOW! And to think that I was told of the Hang's stories and being "educated" into believing the stories since I was young, this announcement by the qualified historian is almost "unbelievable". What would they claim next? I remember declaring myself as Hang Tuah when fighting with other kids when I was small. I am proud of being a Hang Tuah. But now, that pride vanishes into thin air. 

One thing for sure, the education system in Malaysia sucks badly. They have been spoonfeeding or brainwashing almost 3 generations of young children and youths into believing a LIE. The state government of Melaka even "approved" various cemeteries as purportedly belonging to the legendary warriors. There is even a state stadium named after Hang Jebat. The town main road is named Jalan Hang Tuah. Hahaha...what a fool we Malaysians have been made into. Even the State of Melaka also believes in such a lie. This is truly MALAYSIA BOLEH.

Now I wonder what other stories that I've been told and "educated" with when I was young that will be debunked in the future as lies. Oh ya, one very obvious one is the "Ketuanan Melayu truth" which the BN propaganda have been pushing very hard in order to win the votes of the Malays. 

Well, at least there is one thing that has stood the test of time which I can trust with my life, the Bible.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rebekah Bong Wei Li

 Birthday Girl, Rebekah Bong 13 January 2012, a year old. Tomboyish looking until wifey had to put the head ribbon on her.

The siblings celebrating her 1st birthday. Someone on FB commented that 4 of them belong to me while one belongs to wifey. I mean the look.

Bong Ah Tan's clan

Taken on 16 December 2011. The United Nations of Bong Ah Tan

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Year of the Lord's favor

I'm excited! When Pastor Lee Neo shared about the theme for the church for the year 2012, it stirred my spirit. I believe that God is preparing something great for the church and the nation of Malaysia. Okay, I will not talk about the church or Malaysia, for I'm not "qualified" to share what is happening to our church or this nation. For the past few years many things are happening in Malaysia.

As for myself, I know God has been preparing me to serve Him more. He has given me revelations of what I should focus on. It has become clear that the things that I have been assuming is not what God has in mind. This revelation has made me more focus in my ministry. So this year I'm more focused on what I want to do in ministry. And also in my business. I hope and pray that the Lord's favor will be upon the church, my family and my business. It's time flow in God's direction rather than trying to figure out my own direction.

Many things will be happening in the year of the Lord's favor.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I'm encouraged

Our church did a drama on the birth and crucifixion of Christ for Christmas 2011. It was a good act and I felt that many hearts are touched that night. I know that I was again touched by the suffering that Christ had to go through to redeem me. But I was very surprised that one of my daughters was touched by the Lord too.

Clarissa came and told me that she cried when she watched the drama. She said that she feels sad when she say Jesus on the cross. She also said that she cried a few times when she prays to Jesus. She asked me why it happened to her. Told her that God is touching her.

Indeed it was a surprised to me that my Clarissa felt the touch of God. She is only 7 years old and a little bit mischievous. But God always works in mysterious ways and not to our presumptions. I'm encouraged that God works in my children's lives even at a young age.

Lord, continue to be with Clarissa and all the other children. Let them know you in a deeper way. And please touch all my children always. Oh ya, my wife and me too. Thank you. Amen


Posted by Gaylord Campbell

I went to and upgraded our television package to include HD. We have had flat screen televisions with HD capabilities for at least three years, but for some reason, I didn’t realize that you had to get in touch with the television company and that there were special high definition channels. Our kids came over the other day and were flipping through the channels. That thought that it was terribly funny that I didn’t know anything about it. So now that we can actually enjoy the capabilities of our televisions, I am really excited. The picture is really clear and the picture takes up the entire screen. I had no idea what we were missing. I don’t know why I never put two and two together, but my husband is just as to blame as I am, that’s for sure! I always thought that the HD television just meant that it was a flat screen television. They definitely look better than those old clunky televisions that filled our house in the eighties and nineties.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Unfair Tax Deduction in Malaysia

"Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter"
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. Only a person who risks is free.

M'sia tax deduction methods - Fair?
When non-Malays do their religious obligations, it is NOT tax deductable unless the Church or temple has applied and obtained the approval for tax exemption, which is normally very stringent and seldom approved..

Even if approved the donation is restriced to 7% of your aggregate income.
(This has been revised to 10% from YA 2009 for company.)
Whereas zakat qualifies for 100% and is deducted from the tax liability.

Ah Chong donate to temple : RM10,000.
His Annual income : RM100,000.
Tax Relief : RM 23,000 (For Individual) + RM 7,000 (For Donation)
Chargable income : RM70,000
Tax payable : RM7,125

Ahmad - same income and relief
Chargeable income : (RM100,000 – RM23,000) = RM77,000
Tax payable : (Rm7125 + 1680) = RM8,805
Less zakat : RM 10,000
Tax refundable : RM (1,195)

Ah Chong has the same annual income & donated the same amount, but he still needs to pay tax of RM7,125
Yet, Ahmad is entitled to a tax refund of RM1,195.
He is also deemed a dutiful tax payer and honours his religious obligations.

How do you like that?


Do you know that 90% of the people paying income taxes in Malaysia are the non-Malays?
Yes, you are one of them.
Malays who are taxable usually prefer to contribute to Zakat (tax deductible

from NETT tax) and give to State Religious bodies (not Govt or Income Tax Dept)


13th GE is our last chance for CHANGE
If you don't protect your future generation, your children or grand-children may spit on your grave!

As Patrick Teoh exclaims, "Niamah!!!"

Which side are you on?

"At a White House dinner, a churchman offered a benediction and closed with the pious affirmation: "The Lord is on our side."

When President Lincoln did not respond to this sentiment, someone asked him, "Don't you believe, Mr. President, that the Lord is always on the side of the right?"

"I am not concerned about that," was Lincoln's answer, "for we know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. My concern is that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side."

Monday, January 02, 2012

New Year resolutions

As usual, a new year brings in new resolutions. Not that I remembered what my resolutions are for 2011. Can't even remember a bit of it. Now, my new year 2012 resolutions. Hmmm... a bit hazy lah.

Ok... lets try this.

1. Be more involved in ministry. Meaning, be available to preach more, song lead more, teach more, back-up singing more and hopefully be able to mentor 1 or 2 people.

2. Finish my 2nd Degree. One more paper to go. Which normally takes me about 6 months.

3. Build up my business. This one a bit hazy coz it all depends on God's blessings.

4. Be a good and godly husband and father in my family. Hope to be able to support my wife spiritually and teach my children godly principles in life.

Ok lah.... too many nanti tak boleh buat pulak.