Saturday, September 25, 2010

Road Construction

Road Construction
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
Friday, September 10 2010

"The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together..."
(Isa 40:4-5 NKJV).

I don't know about you, but I hate road construction. I live in a growing city and it seems like there has been ongoing road construction for years. Everything is a mess, you can never plan your trips because of delays, and sometimes you get caught off guard when traffic signs are placed in unusual places and the natural flow of traffic takes you off the main road onto bumpy surfaces.

Recently one of our main local roads discovered a sink hole in the middle of the road. The road was closed for more than a year. We had to take alternative routes that were inconvenient and it took longer to get places.

Sometimes God takes us through our own life re-construction project. Our lives get disrupted, we can no longer depend on the things we did before, and we don't have control over our circumstances or timetable. God is doing major construction.

However, even in the midst of the re-construction the glory of the Lord is revealed in that place. For some, it is the first time they've ever seen the hand of the Lord in their life to the degree that this process allows them to experience Him. It is a process they would never choose to go through voluntarily, but it is an experience they value for the rest of their lives because the glory of the Lord was revealed in the process.

Once the process is complete, things begin to flow better. Just as the new roads allow you to drive on a smooth, more spacious area, so too God paves a way for you to move into an expanded place with Him. Isaiah tells us: "He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows" (Isa 30:23-24).

Be patient with God's re-construction project. You will like the finished project.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

太陽風暴 / Solar storm is coming~ prediction...

美國宇航局(NASA)最新的“太陽動力觀測衛星”等多個衛星,週日均錄得這次太陽風暴,各國天文工作者目睹一場劇烈的太陽“耀斑”爆發。耀斑下的太陽黑 子,足有地球大小,這次爆發隨後引發太陽表面更大範圍的太陽風暴,向上億公里外的地球噴發出大量帶電粒子,形成一股強烈的太陽風。

科學家20日在倫敦一場國際會議中 警告,2013年地球可能遭受威力比擬100枚氫彈爆炸的太陽風暴侵襲,屆時太陽表面劇烈的閃焰爆發,可能導致全球大停電、通訊及網路系統中斷、飛機無法 起飛、食物供給出問題、網際網路中斷,從家用冰箱到汽車衛星導航器的各種東西都會受到影響,地球恐因此陷入癱瘓。

太陽風暴是指太陽黑子活動高峰階段的劇烈爆發活動,通常每隔 11年就會進入活躍期,爆發時太陽表面會產生巨大閃焰,太陽黑子則會釋放大量帶電粒子,與地球磁場撞擊後會產生磁層搖晃,猛烈的磁層搖晃就是地磁風暴。大 規模太陽風暴約百年發生一次,科學家預測下次高峰期將出現在2013年。





A major solar storm slated for 2012 could shut down America . Like the Y2K bug and other claims, the major solar storm in 2012 could become the end of civilization as we know it. Of course, these things rarely take place as they are based on myths and folklore, however the threat of solar storms is very, very real and based on science.

Solar storms are a pretty routine event, as they are typically met in the earth’s atmosphere with magnetic fields that lessen their impact.

According to “In early September in 1859, telegraph wires suddenly shorted out in the United States and Europe , igniting widespread fires. Colorful aurora, normally visible only in polar regions, were seen as far south as Rome and Hawaii .”

That was before the modern day accoutrements such as electricity, cable TV, phone lines, and the internet were so crucial to our society. If the same thing happened now, our electrical grid and communications system could suffer major damage.

Of course, the story about these major solar storms in 2012 may be criticized as modern day Armageddon theories. There are many who don’t likely believe the story claiming it’s just another way to scare people into thinking it’s the end of the world. However, these major storms have happened before making their possibility based in reality rather than fiction.


More informations may be referred here :

thing is... is it gonna be 2013 or 2012 kan? = =?? oh well, if the time really comes, let's just send letters to each other then~ xDDDD

Friday, September 17, 2010

Life is short, please be appreciated with the things around you...




If today was the last day of your life, what is the thing that you want to do the most?

Do you wanna quarrel with your loved ones?
Do you wanna keep track of how much you have sacrificed for the people around you?


Do you wanna do something good to your loved ones?
Do you wanna do something special for the people around you?
Do you wanna give good memories to people you know so they would remember you even if you were gone?

You should treat every day as if it was your last day.

I've just received a heartbreaking news last night, that is, one of my friend had just passed away. I was really shocked to hear that, and for a moment I was even doubting it.

He was with two of his closest friends before he was gone. After they reached Miri, they went to eat somewhere. He fainted while having dinner with friend J and friend M, but very soon he gained back his consciousness. After the dinner, they went to buy clothes because his clothes got dirty when he fainted. Once they reached the hotel, he felt dizzy, so he lied down to rest. By then, according to friend J, his breathing was very strange. They asked him if he was okay, I'm not very sure if there's any reply from him but sooner they went down to the lobby to ask for help. Not sure how long did the ambulance took to arrive the hotel, but when they reached the hospital, if I'm not mistaken, there was no sign of life of him. They tried to perform CPR on him, perhaps about half an hour. In the end, he's not coming back anymore. His father and brother went to Miri the next morning.

Seriously, life is really unpredictable. Eventhough he's just one of my not-very-close-friend, it's still a shock, not to mention about how would all of his closest friends feel, sad? depressed? and yes, he has a girl too, how is that girl feeling right now? I'm just... well...

Went to his house tonight, since I know his brother, and one of my closest friend is the girl of the brother. I saw his picture on the table the moment I stepped into the house. I could hardly keep my eyes away from the picture, it feels so... unreal... that's all I can say... I suddenly feel like crying when I saw his brother. He was trying to be strong... though he even said that, he's not so sure if he would get use to living without his brother at home... God... I can't even imagine if I were to live without my brother one day, as in, if he was dead.

Our father in heaven... Please... let him rest in peace.

Life is short, so please, appreciate it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Love is.

L O V E is, Expect the Best, and Endure the Worst.

Back to Dreamz.


今天晚上, 終於說服了自己不想回去Dreamz 的那顆心,


我終於發現, 自己很愛逃避
遇到困難, 我通常都會以逃避來解決

最近, 在學著怎麼面對問題
因為, 自己,

所謂, 愛人如己...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jennifer Warnes - The Song of Bernadette

There was a child named Bernadette
I heard the story long ago
She saw the queen of heaven once
And kept the vision in her soul
No one believed what she had seen
No one believed what she heard
But there were sorrows to be here
And mercy, mercy in this world

So many hearts I find, broke like yours and mine
Torn by what we’ve done and can’t undo
I just wanna hold you, come on let me hold you
Like Bernadette would do

We’ve been around, we fall, we fly
We mostly fall, we mostly run
And every now and then we try
To mend the damage that we’ve done
Tonight, tonight I just can’t rest
I’ve got this joy inside my breast
To think that I did not forget that child
That song of Bernadette

So many hearts I find, broke like yours and mine
Torn by what we’ve done and can’t undo
I just wanna hold you, won’t let me hold you
Like Bernadette would do
I just wanna hold you, come on let me hold you
Like Bernadette would do

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hachiko - A Dog Story

This morning (or afternoon?), I was waken up by this middle-loud background music of a movie. My parents were watching a show in the living room (Oh yeah, it's Hari Raya, nobody goes to work~ :O), it's named "Hachiko - A Dog Story". I thought it was interesting because there's this cute little dog in this movie, it's a breed call Akita, a Japanese breed dog. Somemore, it's a very heart warming story. :]

I recall I like this dog a lot, one of the dog breed that I'd love to get when I have a house of my own. x3


The movie Hachiko A Dog' Story is based on a true story that took in first half of the 20th century in Japan. We may learn more thanks to Wikipedia:

In 1924, Hachiko was brought to Tokyo by his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. During his owner's life Hachiko saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno didn't return on the usual train one evening. The professor had suffered a stroke at the university that day. He died and never returned to the train station where his friend was waiting.

Hachiko was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, showing up again and again at his old home. After time, Hachiko apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachiko waited for Professor Ueno to return. And each day he didn't see his friend among the commuters at the station.

The permanent fixture at the train station that was Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachiko and Professor Ueno together each day. Realizing that Hachiko waited in vigil for his dead master, their hearts were touched. They brought Hachiko treats and food to nourish him during his wait.

This continued for 10 years, with Hachiko appearing only in the evening time, precisely when the train was due at the station.

The people of Japan was so touched by this heartfelt example of a dog's devotion for his owner that a statue a bronze statue in Hachiko's likeness was erected at Shibuya Station:
(Click on the picture to enlarge it.)
So I've decided, if I happened to go to Japan one day, I will surely visit this place, Shibuya Train Station~! :DDDD

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Ladies Night at i-Lotus

Just got home from dinner with Mary awhile ago. It's called the "Ladies' Night", organized by St. Andrew Church at i-Lotus. They invited pastor Joyce, a Singaporean to the dinner. Surprisingly, unlike some of the Singaporean, she's rather friendly and cheerful. The way she had her speech on the stage wasn't really like she's giving you a lesson, it was more like she's telling you some stories from some of her experiences. She had fun with the audience, make jokes, she didn't pay too much attention to her broken English, it wasn't very bad, we had fun listening instead because it's the way she tells her stories, it sounds really funny~ =b

She's a wife of one, mother of two, and recently she had just been promoted to GM! Isn't it so great? Oh, don't get me wrong, GM refers to Grand-Ma! :DDDD

She shared with us about a story about she was once going through one of the lowest period of her life; she was feeling very down, and suddenly she developed some kinda sickness where her feet is all swollen. The doctors told her that this disease can't be cured. She was very anxious, she asked God why was she getting this kind of sickness when she has so many things to take care of. She's a pastor's wife, she has two kids, and she's also a grandmother! She prayed to God to cure her sickness, she even told God she's going to keep silence for 8 days.

In the 8 days, she went out station to the Seven Fountains Retreat Centre in Chiangmai, Thailand. This morning, she woke up very early, the sky was still dark. She walked into the cool of the garden at Seven Fountains Retreat Centre, with a heavy heart. Instead of the usual bird songs at that time of day, she was met by clusters of brightly coloured butterflies flitting among the many flowering bushes in the garden/ She stood in front of one particular hibiscus bush and studied closely two purple butterflies chasing each other round and round the scarlet blooms. She was envious of them. And all of sudden, she heard a voice asking her "May I have this dance?" in a soft, gentle tone. She startled, there were nobody else in the garden except her at this hour. As she turned to look, the echo came again "May I have this dance?". She knew right away it was God talking to her, she protested, "My heart is broken, my spirit is weary, and I have a real pain in both my heels. You're asking the impossible, Lord!" and then the voice came again, "Look at the butterflies. They have such short lives and yet they are dancing for Me and with Me every morning."

She looked again, and her eyes were suddenly opened to the reality of the scene. The butterflies were not playing a chasing game, they were dancing. In her ears, she could almost hear the heavenly chorus accompanying their graceful flight. Now, not just the two butterflies were swirling, twirling and flitting in a hilarious dance of great abandonment before their Maker. These insects with flimsy wings and flimsier lives were rejoicing in dance before their Life Giver.

She laughed out loud, "Yes, Lord, teach me to dance!"

My tears were playing games with my eyes when I hear this part, but I had to keep calm cuz I didn't wanna cry in front of so many people! Though I guess nobody really cared. :OOO

And stories follow after. I feel very sleepy, so won't be continuing until the next update. :DDD

Keep no records of your Love, because that's the way God Loves you, and He wants you to Love others like how he does for you.

That's what pastor Joyce told me before we left. :]