Thursday, October 30, 2008

Always Says A Prayer (ASAP)

God is good all the time! Well, today is my 22nd day of waking up early to pray and do devotion. This is a great breakthrough for me. I am not a discipline person and waking up early in the morning to pray and spend some time with God and to forgone my beauty sleep is really a hard thing for me to do. Well, this few days I did struggled to get up but I still forced myself to wake up. There's so many people who needed prayer and I got a whole list of them in my prayer list. Out of a Sudden, I thought of a friend of mine whom I bought to church few years back, got too aggresive to bring her to church and she end up ignoring me. It was a sad story.

Well, this few days I never stop praying for her and finally few hours ago, she smses me and guess what? She say she felt like sms-ing me, I asked her why? After almost 2 years not contacting each other, I felt weird. She say she doesn't know why she suddenly thought of me and wanted to sms me. I told her it must be God. Well, I seriously think it is God who is doing all this things.

I remember few years back while I was still studying in Nilai. I had a misunderstanding with my housemate, whom is my best friend in the house. Well, we had a small argument and we end up not talking to each other for 3 months. Can you imagine staying at the same house and sseing each other every day and not talking at all. We even went to the same cell group. Well, I was hurt and I'm also sad. I guess the worse thing that I won't it happen in my life would be to loose a friend. I pray like mad every day about it and finally, after 3 months, we spoke to each other. Our friendship is even better than we use to be and I thank God for that.

Well, it does takes some time when we pray about can take 2 years, it can take 3 months or it can just take awhile. Everything is possible and miracles do happened if we choose to believe and trust in God. All God need from us is just the trust and the patient. Prayer is very important. Ps. David Thien says, "if you want to get married, better start praying." Well, indeed it is true. Never stops praying, you will see some changes on the way.

~Always Says A Prayer~

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pray For India

Recently, the Christians in India are being persecuted. Please pray for all the Christians in India. The VHP has plans to kill all Christians in Puri District of Orissa. Let us fast and pray to Jesus for His intervention and protection of His people.

Dear Lord,
I uphold all the Christians in India unto Your hands. Even during this time of suffering and pains, You will walk together with them and help them seek You more. Let whatever things that happen bring them closer to You and increase their faith. I may not know why all this happens but I believe God, You will look after all our dear brothers and sisters-In-Christ there. Lord, I crush the enemy under my feet, trampled on them and destroy them in the Name of Jesus Christ. Let them have no authority to destroy the lives of Your people. Lord, I ask of You to give our dear brothers and sisters peace and joy even throughout the time of trial and help them as they endure hardship and standing firm for You. I pray this in Jesus Christ Name. Amen!

To everyone who reads my blog, do spend some time to pray for the Christians in India. If you do not know what to pray, you can just follow the prayer above. Thank you and God bless!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wedding @ COHS

Today is You Kai and Sin Wah's Wedding. The wedding is so beautiful and nice cause their theme colour is purple. Here are some pictures of their wedding.

Sin Wah & You Kai

The Deco

The Picture

The Bridal Processional

The Bride

Kissing Time

The Wedding Bulletin and Door Gift

The Wedding Signing Pen From Hong Kong Disney Land

The Wedding Signing Pen From Hong Kong Disney Land

The Wedding Flower Deco

Blessed Wedding and congratulations to both of them.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Together Gether We Walk!

Why 'Together Gether We Walk'? Well, if you check in the dictionary there is not such word as together gether, it's just a word I made up. Well, recently so many things happen to me and it not only affected me, it also effected some of the people close to me. Sometimes, it is so hard to bear. We asked, 'why must I bear this pain?' Well, all I can say is I also cannot tell, but I know my Lord does all things well and I am definately going to trust in Him for I know He will surely bring me through whatever that may come my way.

In order to get out of this horrible negative thoughts that keep coming into my mind which really pulls me down, I make a decision to wake up at 4am to pray everyday and today is my 8th day. I can tell you that I see a lot of breakthrough in my life. I am able to handle things well now with God guidance. Even my negative thoughts have become positive thoughts. More stronger to stand firm and more determine to pray for not only myself but also others. I really find the joy of doing so. Well, waking up at 4am is not easy, I pray and asked God to give me the strength to wake up.

Thank God I am not alone. I am praying together gether with my prayer partner. We learned a lot of things from each other, even from the first time we become prayer partner until now. She has been there to support me in almost everything and I support her, too. I really thank God for her and we shall walk together gether and never give up. YEAH!

~Together Gether We Walk~

My New Toy

15 October 2008
Yeah, my new toy finally reached! I guess everyone has been wondering what is this new toy that I'm waiting for. Well, it's my new laptop and it's pink in colour. Well, this laptop is a blessing from God. My uncle bless me with it. I', even given the opportunity to choose whatever good laptop that I want without any budget, but still I try to keep it affordable. I really pray hard for a laptop due to my PC spoiled when I shipped my stuffs back to Labuan from KL. It was a sad story but God restored my lost and bless me with a better one. I guess sometimes certain things just need to go in order for God to bless us a better one, this include letting go of it. If we are not willing to let go, just like our hand, holding on tightly something, if we don't opened up and let go what we are holding on, God can't bless us with something better. So, trust God at all times and include God in everything, even the smallest and simplest thing you can think of cause everything is Spiritual and God can make something happen when you pray.

Risk Fellowship

Transformers Risk

3 October 2008
Sorry for taking so long to update my blog, really busy this few days. Today is a very exciting day cause at night our CG will be having Risk Fellowship! Syok! We have been planning it for so long, ever since backed from Bungawan, but due to we are running Alpha CG now, so there's hardly anytime to play Risk. So, it happened that today is still a holiday week for most of out CG member, so we decide to play Risk at aunty Pauline's house.

The attendance was full. We had two sets of Risk, one is the standard classic Risk and the other one is the Transformers Risk. Wow, it's very complicated compare to the standard Risk. Alex even print out the rules and regulations few days earlier and ask me to study it before we play on the coming day. Well, the difference is, there's only 4 players in the game. Two Autobots and two Decepticons and we can actually team up two by two if we're playing a 4 person game. They even have a 8 sided dice to roll. Everything is just so different and you only got 6 days to play (6 rounds) and then it's the end. Well, me and my team mate, Wilson, we won the game for that night. Bravo! So happy.the game end so fast and we move on to second game using the standard classic risk. Really enjoy the fellowship. Didn't get to take much picture due to being too busy concentrating of the strategy game. But this is good, it helped make our friendship more and more closer. More of having a sense of belonging in this group already.

Dinner At Waterfront Hotel

2 September 2008
It's the second day of Hari Raya and guess what I did? I stay at home on the first day to rest and also stay at home in the second day to rest. But, not exactly stay at home the whole day. I went to an aunty house for Hari Raya, Yummy! She cooks the best Nasi Briyani, the best Ayam Masak Merah and also the best Rendang. I had an appointment for dinner on the night itself. Alex and Swee Lee asked me and Juana out for dinner. Haha...they are much older than we are but we don't call them aunty nor uncle. Haha...we call them Dato' and Datin instead.

Initially, we thought of going to a restaurant nearby Utama Jaya to eat western food, who knows it did not open, maybe due to Hari Raya and it was raining so heavily that night too. So, we change place and go to Waterfront Hotel to eat our dinner instead. Wow! The food there are not cheap. Alex treated me and Juana and he say we can order whatever we want and so I ordered a Tenderloin Steak, Yummy! It's cooked in a well done of 70%.

Datin and Dato' (I Curi Take Their Picture)

My Tenderloin Steak

Sausage Quiche

30 September 2008
Today is my day off and it's my favourite day because it is the only day I can rest and do the things that I like but still most of the time it will be packed with some other things to do. But today I am totally free from everything, so I stay at home and since it's been a long time that i've thinking of baking a 'Quiche'...and yeah...finally I got the chance to bake one. So, here are the things you need to bake a "Sausage Quiche'.

Shortcrust pastry:
200g cold butter, but soft enough to leave a print when pressed
315g all purpose flour
15g icing sugar
1.5 eggs, lightly beaten

1 onion, chopped
250ml milk
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 eggs
salt (according to your taste)
Dash of black pepper

To prepare shortcrust pastry:
1.Sift flour and icing sugar into a mixing bowl.
2.Rub in butter with hand, or by using the paddle attachment of your mixer on low speed, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3.Add in the egg gradually. Observe the change in dough consistency. Do not be tempted to add in all the egg if not necessary. Mix just until the pastry begins to form large lumps.
4.Press together gently with your hand until the pastry forms a ball.
5.Chill pastry dough for about 30 minutes to 1 hour to relax the dough.
6.Grease tart moulds.
7.Prepare filling while chilling dough.

To prepare filling:
1.Blend milk, mayonnaise, eggs, salt and pepper with a hand whisk until smooth. Add sliced sausages, and chopped onion.
2.Chilled shortcrust pastry. Press pastry evenly into each tart mould. Trim the edges to remove excessive dough. Prick base of each tart with a fork to allow air to escape during baking.
3.Divide filling into shell.
4.Bake in preheated oven at 190 degC for 50 minutes or until brown.
5.Remove quiche from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on wire rack. Remove quiche from mould and serve. Otherwise, continue to let cool completely before storing.

Traditionally, filling of quiche contains shredded cheddar cheese. For an even richer filling, cream can be used to replace part of the milk. I have omitted cheddar cheese and cream due to the calorie contents but added in mayonnaise for a little complication in taste. Enjoy trying!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Holy Cross Mission

I guess I take a very long time to update my blog. Due to the busy day. Finally, I uploaded my blog with pictures again. Well, after coming back from Borneo Resort, Bungawan on 13 September 2008, I went to Holy Cross Church, Kuala Sapi on Monday which is 15 September 2008. Holy Cross is one of COHS partner church. They will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary. We went there to support and celebrate together with them. It was a great journey. Before we make our way to Kuala Sapi which is located somewhere near to Sandakan and also Telupid, we stop by at Christ Church Likas to pass something to Archedeacon John. So, while I was there, I got the chance to take some pictures of the church decoration. They are doing decoration for the Mooncake Festival Celebration on the night itself.

The Banner

The Invitation Card

The Church

The Group at Holy Cross Church

Welcome To Kuala Sapi

Our Supper on First Day

Welcoming Dance

Dinner With The School PIBG


Holy Cross Church

The Place Where We Stay

St. Andrew Church, Beluran


The Jeruk...well, this is my most horrible experience...but, at least there is a first time. Can you see the picture? It's all jeruk, they even have Wild Boar Jeruk...they jeruk it with rice and salt for one week, can you imagine the smell? I don't think you would like to eat it but i tasted it cause it is a mission and to show some support to the Kuala Sapi people, I actually ate it...thank God I didn't get Diarrhoea.

The Yummy Yummy Food

The Sounding of Gong

Fireworks (50 Times)

Last Day Supper Fellowship

It was great to be able to spend some time with some aunties and also uncles. I really enjoyed the time talking and sharing with them.