Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reflections of a New Year

Looking back at 2009, one begins to think of all that has happened - the good, the bad and the ugly. One also recollects the good times which made one whole and the bad ones which puts iron to one's soul. One realizes that there can be no good times without the bad, nor can there be joy without sorrow. It is in those dark moments in which one will learn the most and grow the most. So one must always sit to remember those lessons to keep them close and to walk another step further in life, knowing it was a lesson well learned.

So what has happened this year?
It was a year I
was most afraid of. From the time the clock hit twelve at midnite signaling the turn of a new year and happy voices shouting 'Happy New Year', I felt fear hit my soul. God sent a friend to hold me that very moment to let me know there's a place I can always hang on and that it will be alright. But the fear that grip my soul only grew in the months to come. Perhaps it was thinking about it that made it worst. I walked through a valley of dry bone. I remembered the dark lonely tunnel I had once seen. My spirit felt far away, refusing to look the right way. I found it hard to accept or to allow God to comfort me. Some pains are so dear you don't want God to tell you it'll be okay. I've not fully recovered from it. I'm quite stubborn with a hint of self pity. And I found it hard to lead when I myself was in that position. I saw with much pain at the youths going through sucky times and wish I was a better leader - better friend, better sister, better role model. And it seems I just can't seem to be good enough all the time. On top of that, with all the weddings and pregnancy around me, I felt even more sorry for myself. I realise now that I have no reason to apologize for being single.

What then have I learned?
  • I learn to read my Bible everyday - the consequences of not reading is RM10 each time, a pact with a friend. And I have skipped 4-5 times in half a year. A hefty price.
  • I learn to give more - it is more blessed to give than to receive. God is my provider and I am His channel of blessing. I no longer knew what I was saving for so I learned to trust God with my future and bless those around me here and now.
  • I learn that God is Sovereign in my everyday and holds everything securely in His palm - nothing surprises Him and nothing is out of His control or provision. My future is safe with Him and even though it may not be exactly what I plan or hope for, His ways are always better. and His purposes and good for those who love Him. I feel safe.
  • I learn that my life and my will is not my own - I gave it away a long time ago. It is His to do as He pleases. No more complaining. My 'rights' may not be won, my 'wants' may not be heard, people will always irritated and fail in my expectations, tomorrow may not be smooth sailing. My life is His. And I will try a little harder and love a little more, push a little further and stay a little longer - because this is not my own. I'm working for a greater Kingdom, bigger purposes.
  • I learn to be a little more independent and a little more friendly - I need to after all. There are ways to survive despite my insecurities and lack of boldness and horrible sense of direction. And there will always be people who need a friendly smile or handshake - they need it more than I need my comfort. I learn to be gracious to people as everyone has their stories and everyone has their problems. As much as we make excuses for ourselves for our weaknesses and slack, others are too. So show a little grace as the Lord has shown us much.
  • I learn to appreciate the bad times, the God-feels-far-away times, the dry periods, the painful ones - they put iron into my soul and mold me for something greater than myself. It is not that I am cursed or that God has forgotten me but that He love me enough to allow these things to grow me. I know He is never too far away. And I tell others the same as well.
So what do I resolute for 2010?
I look forward to a better year. I for see a change and a challenge - it's exciting and scary at the same time. The season is changing and the flowers are starting to bloom. I need to be a better person most of all - to be able to do it all (for some insane reason). So..
  • I want to pray more. Pray more for people as there are a lot of problems in the world and a lot of people that needs God to intervene into their life and situation. So I need to read the Bible and pray better and seriously. I want to hear God more and follow Him more closely.
  • I want to exercise more. I'm getting older and the body is not what it used to be anymore.
  • I want to read more. There's just too many books in the world to read that if I were to read a book day, I would not finish it all. I like reading. (not textbooks) Why should it be taken from me just because i'm busy. Remember the principle of fill and drain. Plan those holidays too. (wayne cordeiro)
  • I want to shop more and enjoy life a little more. What's the point of hoarding? What's the point of waiting? There's much to see and learn in the world around me.
  • I want to bridge with parents of youths, the pre-teens and my own peers more. I cannot always only be so focus to care only for one age group. I need to expand my social skills and social life too.
  • I want to visit my grandma more. She is getting very old and probably rather lonely.
  • I want to be a more effective leader to my youth leaders. They need my support and encouragement to rise up. I cannot treat them the way I've been treated. Pampering them does not equal supporting them. And I cannot be afraid to correct them for their good.
  • I want to move on to the next phase of life. But this only God can help me. I will learn to trust His timing and leading. Even if He chooses to continue to keep silent.
I had imagined all my life that I would probably marry at the late age of 28. And the closer you get to a marker like that the more you tend to panic. But I refuse to be desperate or panic. So I need to overcome this year with grace and love for every new day.

Bring it on, 2010! I'm ready for you!


I read my resolutions last year and realise it's still in my bones. I am getting there and will continue to persevere in the same direction. I still want the same things and have seen some improvement in my life. And I am happy =)

video


Just posted a video in the
APYAC09 entry of a video i caught during the event. It's the African worship. Check it out! It's pretty cool.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My first 3D movie


I was all excited to watch Avatar 3D - my first 3D movie outside of an entertainment park. Yea well I've even seen 4D in Disneyland. But this was different. It's an actual movie in perspective. And it was dad's birthday.


But 90+% through the movie, it hanged! 3 times! What a cliffhanger, what a spoiler! Fortunately for me I've already seen it a few days before that on normal screen. But imagined that! How can that happen? I was amazed that everyone was so civilized. No one complained more than necessary and no one made a scene or cursed. But we were all refunded for the problem, which was expected. So my family got to watch the 3D movie (almost all of it) for free. What a delight after all!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The latest family game


A family that plays Cluedo together, have loads of fun together! There, my new slogan for the family.

The host is missing and we gotta find out who did it and where and how!

It was Lynne that had convinced me to buy it. And I had to find out what I spent money on. So we played it. And I loved it. It's like that game where you had to guess what's the secret code and at every guess you make, you will find out how many wrongs or rights you got but not which one. It's frustrating yet fun at the same time. I grew up reading detective stories like Sherlock Holmes. But yea we love it. This is what we did through Christmas and the adjacent weekend.

Come to my house one day and I'll show you why.

Friday, December 25, 2009

What will U give Jesus this Christmas

Pastor Sally's sermon on the 20th was a pre-Christmas message that prepared us to think about the coming Christmas and all that it is meant to be. And I wonder how many of us made good of our promises. The sermon was entitled 'What will You Give Jesus this Christmas'.

So... what WILL we give the birthday King? Christmas is actually Jesus' birthday (not his exact birthday but like our King, we have a day to commemorate it). And don't the birthday boy get the present? Yet we get so occupied giving presents and getting present that we forget to set a worthy one aside for the One whose birthday we are celebrating. Do we want to be just like the rest of the world in that, or should we as Christian shine the right kind of meaning and light.

Let us celebrate Jesus this Christmas. Let us give God something this Christmas. What will U give Jesus this Christmas? What does Jesus want from us? He wants our hearts, our thoughts, our will, our days, our hurts... He wants us wholly and completely. What will we turn over to Jesus this Christmas?

I hold my gift - as ugly as it seems to me - to give it to You. Saying my will is not my own but anything You want it to be. It seems so hard to let go but I have decided that I will trust You with it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Aspirers Christmas Party

It's that annual christmas bash for Aspirers. We started with an informal gathering for Christmas at Pastor's place in 2006. Wow that is quite a while back. It's amazing how the smallest step of faith can turn into something so big. Then, we probably had around 50people cramped into pastor's house. This year almost 130 people turned up.

Read more on AspirersBlog here.

Personally I felt so tired. I was excited with so many people! It was an awesome event in that sense. But it was the last stretch of events for me and I couldn't wait to massage my sore feet and rest my tired eyes. At the same time I can't wait for next year's. I just got a good feeling about it =)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Aspirers Leaders Retreat 2009

18-19 December 2009. Corus Paradise PD

We piled up all of this year's and next year's leaders into vans and headed to PD for our leaders retreat. It was that one time in the year that we get away for short retreat, to pray together, worship, cast vision, play, eat, pose for pictures, do some leadership training. To me it's a refreshing time to look forward to (if I can get my sessions ready).


Upon arrival, we had to live what Jesus taught about being great - by being a servant of all. We scrubbed toilets, dust sofa cushion, mop the floor, etc. I found myself scrubbing yellow grime off a toilet bowl (trying hard to stop myself from imagining what it was). Great lessons we were learning from the Lord.

But for me at least, it was a great time where we emo-ed, prayed genuinely and earnestly, lay it all before God, brought up issues that are real and personal, shared, encouraged each other in the Lord, prophesied.... There weren't much pics of those sessions as usual. We can never catch those for some reason. But that too is a good sign, rite?


Aspirers, get ready for an AWESOME year next year!

Here's looking at you 2010 for Aspirers.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

whose leaf will not wither

They are like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever they do prospers - Psalms 1:3

You will never let me fall apart
You hold my world in the palm of your hands
You uphold me with your righteous right hand
Your banner over me is love
You will never forsake me

Monday, December 14, 2009

Edukiosk

This marks the first of its very kind. It was an old dream - one I've rehearsed in my mind for years just waiting for the right time or opportunity. I expected people to just catch that same zeal and excitement. But of course that was my disillusionment. Though people tell me it's a good idea and a good job I couldn't help feeling disappointed.

The Edukiosk was a one stop information centre - where high school graduates could get information about higher education. There were many options and alternatives about what to study, financing options, where to study that most students never had an opportunity to know. Many of us wish we knew what we knew now so that we'd have made better choices. The problem is never that we couldn't but we never knew. This town has so many people who never had the chance to know and I think they deserve to know. Maybe dreams are God given - His way of helping people by empowering us to do something about it. My previous jobs have always been in the education industry.

And this is something new. I don't have pictures...

Note to self: Remember that dream takes time. Even if you've gone up the mountain and seen the other side, it doesn't mean that others can see or that it would immediately be so. It always takes time. Everything takes time.

APYAC09


I know I was rather exhausted and did not want to go to yet another conference, much less herding sheeps left and right along the way. I already imagined the whole shuttling business and I felt stressed. I feel like sighing.
(but I'm suppose to stop sighing)

Asia Pacific Youth Alive Conference (10-12 Dec) @ GTPJ
"Speak to the Nations"

But standing amidst so many people and worshiping one God is a most exhilarating experience. The songs that were sang were so simple and heartfelt. I felt so refreshed simply declaring all over again my commitment and love for my God. Despite myself, I was refreshed and renewed in His awesome presence. Times like these are so rare and few in between. It's not right. We should experience Him on a more regular basis, to know that He walks with us and talks with us. A reality most of us miss. I miss in my busy-ness.

But what is it about big conferences / rallies like this that I like after so many years? What is it about this particular one that intrigued me? Well, it is absolutely amazing to hear the voices of so many young people just worshiping ONE God, with hands lifted high and tears rolling down their faces. We may be from different churches, different races, different background but we stand together, under one roof, united under one God. Boundaries just fall down and you understand what God had intended when He built the church - this community living that most of us no longer want. And here where 29 nations gathered together, it becomes more real. I loved to hear what God is doing in all these countries. God has not given up on us! His spirit is being poured out on nations on this side of the world. To see young people from different nations rise up and saying we want Jesus in our country brings a sense of hope and Sovereignty of Christ rule! There are those suffering for the sake of the gospel, but standing before us saying they will press on till every knee bow at the name! Come on, youths in Malaysia! Don't give up yet.


Two themes ran throughout the conference: 1) stay in the country of your birth. don't run away. we have a destiny here. 2) God wants to speak to us and He is, but are we listening? (at least to me that was it).

The group that went for APYAC
Thanks to the older ones who really helped look out for the rest.
Thank you for also being so obedient and responsible most of the time.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

1Malaysia Wedding

You know our Malaysian theme '1Malaysia'? Well, its not such a strange or new thing. It's something we've come to understand growing up in this country. In our lifestyle, our food we are 1. Or is it a facade?

Last week my cousin had a multicultural wedding of which I was very much intrigued. Weddings are a time to break barriers and put aside differences to celebrate with the happy couple. It is a time when people are reunited and love can be found. And in a multicultural setting, it is fitting for us to put aside prejudices and differences and find that we can truly live together.

This picture does not do the statement justice though.
It does not bring about the full impact of the 1Malaysia as it was truly.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

So many things so little time

I had so many things I wanted to say, but I can't remember. Is it age or is it not that important anymore. Is it time or is it an excuse? What am I trying to accomplish with the little time that was bestowed on me? Do I really believe that I can do it all? Or do I want more than what has been given to me?

Do you voice out when something is wrong, or do you mutter under your breathe about what's wrong. Do we write for ourselves or make a difference? Do we share our stories or our lives?

Why am I asking these questions? Why so many questions?

This is weird.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday to a dearest friend,

You've existed so long in my life I don't know what it means to not know you

And only God knows the strive we've been through to keep it true

And only He holds the seasons that will see us through

Besides you hold too many of my secrets

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Busy

Someone once said that BUSY means 'Being Under Satan's Yoke'.

But there are days my head spins and I truly believe I'll never be able to finish all I have to do. Datelines are closing in and time is running out. Is 24 hours a day really enough? It should be yet it's not. I won't even go into the details of what I need to do.

On the verge of breakdown, I take short deep breaths. Look to heaven for help, for sanity, for peace. Look within for a reason and rhyme. Look beyond for the single sight of beauty that just stops time. (sounding too poetic for some of you?)

A lot of time, I think we brought busy-ness upon ourselves. We add on to our own workload, trying to balance what we have to do and what we want to do. Balance. That's the word. Can you really find that equilibrium? Is it possible?

And then you look around once again. Oops there's again so much to do. There are the parties and the funerals you should attend, the people you should take out for lunch or supper. Relationships are after all more important than anything else. But then your work, your planning, your assignments continue to pile. Then what...

But to me, people are still more important....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Accident


While driving back from PJ yesterday I saw a growing pile of smoke a hundred meters ahead. A truck had over turned in the opposite lane not too long ago. Cars were slowing down or stopping on the emergency lane, people were running across to help or on their handphones (assumable calling for help) and I took pictures.
Figuring there's nothing I can do anyway, I left. Hope the people are alright and am saying a prayer for them right now.
















Today it rained cats and dogs while we were driving back. And the side of the road was flooding big time. It's been a while since i saw flood like this.

Further up I saw another accident but did not manage to take a picture. Was not fast enough.



The weather hasn't been good and road has been dangerous. To all Drivers, be careful on the road.




Sunday, November 15, 2009

Semenyih Outreach

Macam ada gaya saje!~

Last Sunday, the Campus Connexion group of Aspirers went to our Semenyih outreach to minister. It was a first for this group to minister in that way. I thought it would be a very good experience to do this together. On top of that, it was important to learn to be an instrument of blessing to others. May this be a first of many.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Gratitude - Nicole Nordeman



This song was presented on Sunday (in church) I the lyrics caught my attention. Whoever wrote this song understood the Sovereignty of our Lord God beyond our small view of life.

Or maybe not, not today
Maybe You'll provide in other ways

Many times we get angry at God for not answering our prayers, providing for our needs, allowing pain to wreck our sanity, fitting our understanding of who He is. And many have become disillusioned and walked away.

There are many things in my life that is unfulfilled or seem to be pulled further from me. I try to find a way to stay sane and remember that God is too good to be unkind, to wise to be mistaken. And I wonder if I will be able to accept if God never answers, never gives? The lyrics pierces right through. And even though I still have no answer, it helps to know there are many who struggle the same. Do I just accept? Should I continue asking? What if some roads are just too hard? What if I fall?

Oh, the differences that often are between
Everything we want and what we really need

We think we know better. But we find it hard to grasp that God knows better. It's hard to just trust when we don't see the answer or the salvation. It's hard to just believe.

Bible says to trust and obey. That it's the only way. And history and testimony has proven that over and over again.... and what other choice do I really have?

What will you do?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chronicles of HK: Food


was told there's a lot of things to eat in Hong Kong that I simply must try. I was also told there is nothing much to eat in Hong Kong. I guess it lies on the eyes of the beholder...
I managed to try a lot of kinds of food. Not all. Just a lot. And I think it's not too bad. Too expensive but not all that bad. Dim sum was really nice. Wan tan mee cannot beat Malaysia's. Coffee not really common there. But food portions are generous. That's my take. =)

Chronicles of HK: Disneyland


Yes Disneyland deserves a whole blogpost for itself.


It's been my childhood dream to go to Disneyland. I'm a big fan. Watched almost all of its cartoons / movies. I'm one of those kids that got caught up in the Disney magic and believed in happily ever afters. As silly as that sound, I'm no different then million of kids (and adults) that throng the streets of Disneyland. Even if it's bilingual. Mickey Mouse was speaking in Cantonese. How weird is that?

But the shows and performances were truly spectacular and magical. I kept thinking about how they did that - trying to figure out the science behind it - which spoils everything. I should be like a kid pretending it's magic. "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are, anything your heart desires will come to you"


I loved it. I could go again. Ran out of camera battery.

Next: Food

Chronicles of HK: Life as I see it


The buildings in HK are towering above us. Reaches to the sky. It brings new meaning to concrete jungle. Some areas you can see only glimpses of the because the towers faded in the clouds. (i'm exaggerating)

With such limited space and a blooming economy there really isn't many places to build but up. My hosts live on the 40th floor and there's still up to go.




There are many flats and apartments (have not seen a landed property yet) in the area that is too small to live in yet fits your grandparents, your parents, single siblings, you and your new wife. I was told some people rotate sleeping hours and work on different time shift just to fit into that kind of lifestyle. Space is a luxury. The ones you see in the movies are larger than normal.

The picture is your regular flats. Yes flats.



On weekends and holidays (which I was caught in), people come out to roam. They don't mind the late nights to avoid going home. The streets are crowded everywhere you turn. Everywhere. For those with crowd phobias, you might need to move in and out very fast! Faster than their average fast. Everyone seems to be in a hurry.


With all the walking people do here. You rarely see any overweight people. Everyone is slim and fit. That solves the general cholesterol problem in the country. (I wouldn't say the same about the anxiety and depression rate though)

Everyone wears flats (with rounded tip), sports shoes or boots. I could count the number of heels I saw in these last few days with my hands. Remember, by now I've probably seen thousands of people. (the pic are hazel's collection of shoes)



Speaking of health... with the not-too-long ago SARS scare and death in hongkong, every sector has taken extreme precautions to sanitize and practice good hygiene. The picture on the left was taken from INSIDE an elevator. And these kind of sign can be found everywhere. You are EXPECTED to practise good hygiene. Smoking is strictly prohibited and punishable.



Hongkong is turning green. With all its civilty, they are encouraging recycling and other forms of enviromental friendly practices. Including not giving you plastic bags. You are encouraged to bring a bag or put everything in one bag. (as seen in the pic) Children and the common people are being educated about the environment and earth.

Ironically the country consumes more energy than (probably) the entire Malaysia. It's a city of lights that shine ever so bright as a beacon and shout-out to the world for attention.



Though we've heard many times that people here can be rude (which is true for the common folk), they do try to be courteous and instill civility. Banking on Confucius' ethical codes for communal living, it is common to see/hear instructions like the picture on the left. Mind the doors please. Hold the handrail. Mind your step. Mind everything! And people do follow. Stand on the right side of the escalator. Let people out of the train first. Line up to take the lift or public toilet.


The picture on the left is the only clubbing scene in HK and its filled with ang mohs. Apparently it's not popular to club or pub here. People practice healthier living and hobbies. Hiking, exercise, movies and shopping. With the stress level HK faces and no personal space, it only make sense to have a better kind of lifestyle to survive here (and not go insane).



Despite their insanely busy lifestyle, general retail shops don't really open till about noon. We were walking about before noon and many shops were not open yet. And we thought Seremban was a sleepy town. Perhaps it's due to the late nights.




However, around every street corner, advertising is on the rise. People are brand conscious, style conscious and every other kind of conscious. Signboards outdo each other in size, caption, style. They are in your face and not afraid to offend. You think salesperson that dog you in the shop is irritating? This will be infuritating. But when you think about it, shopping IS their commerce.



Food and things are generally very expensive here, even after conversion. You need to close one eyes and just accept the regularly accepted pricing. But though food is expensive, the portion is huge. Check on the picture. The unagi is huge while the rice portion is smaller. And the size portion everywhere is that. I guess you WOULD need to eat more with all the walking you're doing.


We also figured the town planner / developer here is a little OCD. Everything is lined up neatly or in boxes. Trees in the middle are also in boxes. Buildings are all square. It's just the little impression we got. It is neat and nice and good and all though.





Oh the bamboo sticks we see in kungfu shows... they really use them here. This thing goes all the way up and is surprisingly very sturdy. I was too afraid to climb it but it didnt budge at all. We see this on every building under construction. No metal bars anywhere. Cool eh?










There's bacon in this burger. Need I say more?






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We caught the night show on the island. The Symphony of Lights. The entire city shots out lazer and beams and lights that dance to the music. The show is on everyday at 8pm. Don't miss this. You won't see this anywhere else. I wonder how they coordinated so many buildings across the plane? (and use up so much power)


Next: Disneyland

Monday, October 26, 2009

Chronicles of HK: Noah's Ark and Victoria's Peak

We had to change our schedule a little due to limited space allowed into Noah's Ark. (as we discovered online) So we headed to Noah's Ark on the second day (jus the two of us according to Hazel's written and detailed instructions). And I could not have imagined what I was about to behold. It was not just one boat. It was a whole area.

Inside the ark was not made of wood or was there any animals (as I had hoped). It was a state of the art educational system - to tell people about the flood and what the ark symbolizes. The few people that came together to build the ark was Christian and wanted to share the message of hope that God can give. (verses and Bibles are available at the souvenir shop) There were 4D experiences, digital imagery and things you can't possibly imagine. I can't describe. Photos were not allowed so I can offer no visual aid to this blog. History of the flood, history of the search for the ark, what does it mean to us today, how was the ark build (scientifically explained), different people groups story of the great flood, the line of Noah's children, etc. (like wow)

Pics of outside

After a long day of walking, we hurried back for church service at the Vine, an international multi cultural church. They were in the midst of raising fund for their new building and buzzing with activities.
That night we headed for the Peak - Victoria's Peak. All the way to the top and overlooking Hongkong - the real city of lights. The view was spectacular. We could stand there for hours if not for the crowd. On the other hand, Hong Kong is consuming too much energy! The amount of energy used to generate this kind of electricity to light up an entire city can drain another country! But the sight is still spectacular. Below is one of many pictures taken. Mich took some really good ones on the DSLR she lugged around.


Next: Life as i see it

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chronicles of HK: Shopping and travelling

We landed safely at HK airport and made our way as per Hazel's written instructions to get to her apartment. Apparently everything is accessible by public transportation, even by such kampung girls as us. And somehow... we did. (after being scolded once by a security lady after being discovered that we lined up on the wrong taxi lane. who knew all the taxi colours meant different things) But we managed to arrive. Safely. Have no fear friends and family!

We arrived at almost midnight at Paul & Hazel's cozy little apartment, while many hongkies still roam the streets below as though it was only 9pm. Crazy people. Real night owls..


Note: Read the rest of this blog in hongkie english slang. with one syllable higher than the next syllable.
We spent our first day in HK shopping, as you can probably guess. They weren't kidding when they say this is a shopping paradise. Hazel brought us first to Mongkok, a place with cheap and decent things to buy. We grabbed the opportunity and I found myself allowing myself not to worry about what I normally worry about. You could say I let go. In a couple of hours we had already spent a few hundred HK$ and had to retrace our steps and count our cost. After all there were people to buy for, and a few more days left in this busy city. But all in all, I gotta say it wasn't too bad. Reignite my drive to shop. But I think I'll visit places like Sg Wang and Terminal One in the future. =P

I was told travelling is extremely convenient here. Everyone depends on the public transportation with their life. Rarely anyone owns a car to call their own. It simply makes sense to use the public transportation. So much so that everyone wears flat because they walk so very much in this country. Even at midnight. I was brought to experience the crazy cabbie, oh-so efficient MTR (train), double deckered bus, old fashioned tram... etc.

p/s: last pic done with ppt on paul's laptop w/o any photo album s/w


Next: Noah's ark

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chronicles of HK: Preparations

It's one day to my trip. I had decided last year that I should take one trip each year, out of the country (as on my own as possible) to get away from everything. I almost didn't have one this year but finally pulled it off with some persuasion. So here I am.. almost immediately after GLS making all kinds of plans that normally should have been done 2 weeks before hand.


Checklist:
  • pack warm clothings - checked
  • change money - checked
  • inform card - checked
  • something for Eiz - checked
  • work delegated - checked
  • ticket and passport - checked
  • directions, plans and map - itinerary from hazel
  • camera from lynne - checked
Thank you Lord for this trip. I may not feel it now but I'm sure I need this. I want to learn to be grateful beforehand =)


Next: Shopping and Life


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GLS2009

Not many pictures this time. Thank you to all who worked and practiced so very hard for this event. Many leaders have been blessed and enriched through the Summit experience and speakers. Nothing we ever do is in vain! It is a good kind of tired feeling knowing that whatever role we play, works towards the same objective in this event. No one individual is lifted above another but that GOD gets that final highest glory as He uses us.

Sign up for GLS 2010 in Metro Tabernacle, KL

Friday, October 16, 2009

counting down to GLS


GLS is in 3 days time....
Will update about the preparations later.