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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Eve of Labor's Day

It's a long or a short week?
I don't know, feels like time has been flying past me anyway, with those crazy schedules.

What have I done this week?
Now, lots of reports, lots of meetings and traveling...oh, now that I've mentioned traveling..

I did a really crazy thing yesterday, I drove all the way to Lunas ( a few km from Kulim) to meet up with my friends over duck rice lunch
One is back from Singapore and the most important one, is to celebrate a friend's birthday
I had a totally crazy schedule to meet and I drove more than 20 minutes to sit down for a 30 minutes chat and then drive all the way back to Prai for my meeting
Ha! That's insanity I know:)

But it's good to see everyone again, and someone's got to be a lunatic somehow
I had a really long day yesterday and today, lovely weather, with the clouds and the rain (except when it just hit me wet when I was without an umbrella)

It's so nice to be thinking that a few hours later, and I have 3 days off work ahead of me
How awesome does that sound?

It's the Eve of Labor's Day...haha, I've invented Eve for every single occasion/event...it's fun, isn't it?
I'm still working my head off, but well, we are going to celebrate over our labor soon

Besides doctors, pilots and retail outlets, pretty much everyone will be granted this privilege to celebrate Labor's Day
I heard the government is also putting their thinking caps off for a day, haha, now that's pure respect to the day in honor of everyone's hard work

(At least it's better than some Doughnut appreciation day, we are appreciating man's labor)


Let's hope we don't end up like this
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crazy busy week

I'm bound to set off in a very busy ship this week and it's going to be so crazy!

I am working everything right now, and seems like deadlines are all so near to each other!
I am driving myself insane....and I hope it stops really soon...because I can't wait for the long weekend!
There's so many things to look forward too~

Oh, a friendly reminder to all of you, please remember to submit your taxes....gosh, I do hate those blood-suckers sometimes.
We earn and then it just gets sucked out of our statement/account like that.

That's reality, but I can still hate it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy doughNUTS Appreciation Day!~

I am not sure whether I heard correctly, but this morning on Hitz.fm, they announced that today is Doughnuts Appreciation day?

Wow, there's actually a day for Doughnuts?
The world must have lost it somewhere...

Anyway, to join in the mood, let's have a few oogling moments at the wonderful doughnuts which have established their names internationally
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Krispy Kremes (I know a few who would literally scream at the mere mention of these doughnuts)
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Good ol' Dunkin Donuts which we are all familiar with (Been here since I was born I think:)
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Big Apple Donuts
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J.Co Donuts
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My, my, what a whole lot of doughnuts (those sinful deep fried piece of dough filled with even more sinful overly sweetened jams and whipped cream!)

And I still can't believe there's an appreciation day for doughnuts...
What next, are we going to have a Yau Char Kwai recognition day or maybe a Kuih Kodok or Apom Observation day?

The world has officially gone NUTS as in doughNUTS!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Malaysian English vs Britain's

The following is an excerpt from a forwarded email in comparing our English (Manglish) versus the Queen's English.
Now, I am not promoting this, in fact, I will include some of my two cents worth along the way; but nevertheless, have a good laugh! After all, it's Friday!

"Who says our English is teruk. Just see below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-point, effective etc. The English did invent the English Language, but they cannot use it economically when communicating their intentions. Compare these phrases that Malaysians and Britons use to say the same thing:So, why make things so
confusing and waste of money when you are on a long distance call. Make it snappy."

Britons: I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No Stock.

My 2 cents:And we wonder why our customer service is not the top in the world?

Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hallo, who page?

Britons: Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kews

Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Malaysians: No-need, lah.

Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians: (while pointing at door) Can or not?

Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: Don't be shy, lah!

Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?

Britons: I'd prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Malaysians: Doe-waaaan!

Britons: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Malaysians: You mad, ah?

Britons: Excuse me, but could you please ! lower your voice, I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shaddap lah!

Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time. Do I know you?
Malaysians: See what, see what?

Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Malaysians: Die-lah!!

Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: Why like that???? (jumping to conclusion)

My two cents?
Overall, it's pretty amusing but I don't think it's that amusing if our future generation starts speaking that way; it would be disheartening to see the English being jumbled up as a mixture of cultural languages that its meaning may become so distorted and incomprehensible.

The above sentence, of course can be summed up in Manglish as well
" Aiyo, cannot speak English like that lah~"

Have a good weekend, people!~

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Bullock Cart on the road, I see

It is a rare sight indeed
A bullock cart on the road we meet
Two cows they were thin as can be
At the crack of the whip they yelp I can see
The Indian man wants them to be fast
Traffic's slow and on him all eyes were cast
Oh poor cows are treated with extreme unjust
A little humanity and kindess is all I ask

A little poem to capture a scene I saw on my way home from dinner on Monday; as I pass the road leading to my condo.
It was slightly after dusk and it was drizzling with the light pitter patter of the rain tapping slightly on the cement road.
I was in the car crawl; moving slowly on the road; and as I managed to manuever my car to move along the faster lane, the poem above described what I saw.

I guess it's probably the city blood in me; or perhaps the sympathy in me.
I could not imagine, let alone understand the need for a bullock cart in this contemporary age.
I know it is a good option to save the environment (reduction in petrol and release of the toxic carbon monoxide); but somehow, I could not help feeling a tinge of sympathy for those cows.

I mean, it is cruel to whip the poor animals to get going and furthermore, you are not riding on its bare back alone but there's like a wood platform strapped onto them which carries a load of wood/sticks.
Oh my, it almost seemed inhuman to me!

I guess that was one of the reason I was hesitant to learn horse-riding at one point. I felt that it was so cruel to order it to run just for my pleasure. If I like to be free all the time and not having someone on my back, then I guess this is exactly what the cows/horses feel too, right?

For the poor cows, for the love of the environment, I can't decide which is more important anymore.

And this definitely brings a whole lot meaning to "having someone constantly on your back", doesn't it?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Earth Day 2009

In honor of our wonderful Earth and Mother Nature, I just have to do a quick and short post on this (even though I was sick)

~~~ HAPPY EARTH DAY 2009!~~~

I applaud the wonderful designs and I must say I love the great efforts spurned by the creativity by the people in Google and Yahoo in their bann on their search engine for today!

Take note, and remember to observe today but doing something meaningful in your own way as a warm gesture for our Earth, the place where we stay!
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Think of something you can do; this time you do it our of your own will, and if you have no idea, think Earth Hour or something along that sort.

You definitely can do something; even this sick girl can do something for the earth.
Have a good day observing and reflecting what have you done for our planet Earth as an Earthling!

You know you're sick....

You know you're sick...when suddenly everything around you seems extra cheery while you're feeling so crappy

You know you're sick...when you are cold and shivering and try to put on your sweater while the sun is shining so brightly outside and people are sweating

You know you're sick...when your favorite food has turned to such an awful taste and you felt like throwing up looking at it

You know you're sick...when your head is throbbing like there's a few missiles or cannons thrown from one army to another

You know you're sick...when you just feel like throwing your ringing phone out of the window (you turned it on vibration and it's still buzzing like crazy!)

You know you're sick...when you just didn't want to care about anything that happens in the world except the last time when you felt so good and happy

You know you're sick...when you start to wonder whether you should really see a doctor now or later

You know you're sick...when you just don't feel motivated at all

You know you're sick...when you can't seem to smile without feeling the nerves breaking up in your head (throbbing headache)

You know you're sick...when even Earth Day is not putting a smile on your face?

You know....and I know when I'm sick....

Drivers on Test

I spotted two white Kancil on the road in Sungai Dua on Monday; all too familiar little cars on the road with the rotating siren lights on top of the car and at the back of the car, you see the big capital L beside a board with a statement that says "Driver on test"

The cars, as expected were rather obviously, crawling on the road but that was not the interesting point in my story.
What fascinated me was how all the cars on the road reacted to the two cars.
Instead of the usual show of impatience when faced with these slow cars on the road, there is an unusual display of kind understanding and patience which touched me when I sat there dazed, staring from my steering wheel.

I didn't ponder that long to be of an obstruction to the traffic flow, but I, of course did not complain crawling behind those 2 cars as well.
Most of the cars did not tailgate; instead everyone just drove patiently behind those cars; and if they happened to be caught right behind either one of the car (on test), they followed at a low speed at an equivalence to the car on the test and then at a safe distance, they put on their signal and maneuver their car over to the side to overtake the car on test.

It was the same with every single car and frankly, I was totally impressed by the whole scene.
It isn't everyday you see such a wonderful display of courtesy and consideration from all the drivers at the same time.

Well, it does probably size down to the fact that most of us can come to that understanding due to our level of empathy.
We have all gone through the same process anyhow; before we finally made it to the wheel we are behind today as we cruise along the road; breaking a traffic rule or two.

It was because we have all gone through that dreadful process of sitting behind a wheel of a small little car and having to nervously steer your hand on the stick while having a big JPJ man sitting next to you who may even be a potential harassment material.
All those anxiety could be so nerve-wrecking for anyone and for all of us who have gone through that, we could imagine it when others experience it.

All I can say is, boy are we pleased those days are over as we hold onto our pink little licenses and maneuver our cars to wherever we please.
This courtesy should be practised at all time; and in all locations; not just when it involves learner drivers on test.

We are a caring society and this is one situation that clearly depicted it.
I am proud and I hope I will continue to see this; a little courtesy certainly goes a long way.

Now who said Malaysians are not caring anymore?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Flip to the other side of the Coin

There are times when we feel we are let down
There are times when we wonder why things don't turn out the way we want them to be
There are times when we feel so depressed that death seems like an invite
There are times when you just feel so alone and empty and that the whole world is closing on you

When you flip over the other side of the coin

There are times when we feel that we are being so appreciated by so many people
There are times when Lady Luck seems to be shining on us and good things happen one after another
There are times when we feel so happy that life seems like such a wonderful miracle
There are also times when you just feel so fulfilled and warm around people who love you

There is always 2 sides to a coin; do not just close your eyes and heart to the wonderful side of life when things look dull
Take a little time to flip to the other side of the coin
The side where the sun shines

There will always be different weather at all times; even the skies/heaven go through that
The sea will always go through high and low tide; strong and weak waves
The mountains will experience dry patches, green trees or covered in snow
And definitely for us, we will also go through ups and downs

So, whenever you see that in your life, Flip to the other side of the coin and look at the brighter side

That way, even the bad looks like good
The barrier may turn out to be an opportunity after all

Like me, even rain is a beautiful thing...
It's a self-celebrated birthday; to me...the rain looks perfect and it just makes me happy:)

Sunday, April 19, 2009


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Last weekend was the PIKOM PC Fair in KL Convention Center; and since I happened to be in KL, I just tagged along with my brother to the fair for a quick browse.

You know one thing I hate about KL Convention Center? It is the long way you have to use for exit and for entrance.
And if you happened to miss something in one hall, haha, there is no turning back, because you will just have to follow all the way to the exit and then try to re-enter again.

Well, on the contrary, looking at the bright side, they have got to work on controlling the traffic and the crowd, don't they?
So, it is probably for the best of the smooth traffic flow during the fair but definitely aggravating for us visitors.

PC fair is well, just PC fair or like any other exhibitions.
There's fairly cheap bargains over there; such a RM200-300 decrease in prices for laptops or computers, and even for broadband packages.
Darn, I was even frustrated when I saw how low some of the packages are! (Grrrrrrr....)

Maxis, Celcom, P1 Wimax, you name it, they are there.
Then there's Mac, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer for the laptops/PC
Canon, Nikon were also there for the camera/printers

And of course, how could we miss the 'important' showcase of the iPhone 3G proudly presented by Maxis?
Yeah, iPhone is finally here, and it took 1 year to get here and this is already the 3rd generation of the iPhone.
Furthermore, the promoters at Maxis booth were not really familiar with the phone themselves.
Oh by the way, the 3G phone does not include video conferencing ya....

It was crowded; as expected, and I saw lots of doofus, I mean interested people signing up for the iPhone 3G package with Maxis.
The phone costs RM2xxx if I am not mistaken, and if you are interested, you can hop over to PC Fair...oops, a little too late, even Penang's PC fair was already over yesterday.

Anyone who went to the PC fair in PISA?
Did they have the 'proud' showcase by Maxis as well?LOL

My thoughts on Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour 2009 was almost a month ago and I had previously blogged about it on what had I done during that one-hour blackout period.
(Yeah, nothing much since I was at home, but I did more than just sitting at home; which is to observe the houses around my neighborhood during the light shower to see how nature-conscious my friendly residents are)

I was rather punctual; turning off all the lights sharp at 8.30p.m.; actually, I believed I was earlier than that - probably 1-2 minutes earlier.
I stood at the balcony of my condo and looked out; enjoying the pitter patter sounds of the falling rain on my rooftop and started watching out for all the houses nearby.
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I was initially happy with some of the houses which turned off their lights; and although I was hoping for some kind of domino-effects kind of scene, nevertheless, I am still happy at how this has progressed.
Some of the houses, as I have mentioned, turned off all the lights but left the TV on. Well, it is still an effort, and I praise them for at least giving it a try to support this meaningful campaign.

I waited patiently for the rest of the houses and also at the nearby apartments to turn off their lights.
I waited, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes

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They did, some of them took a while to switch off their lights, but at least they did.

Some of the houses actually left their porch lights on and there was 1 house which waited for their son to come home, to which I hoped they would probably switch off the lights after that.
Alas, they didn't, upon the return of their son, they switched on even more lights and the whole house actually lighted up.
Talk about support for the campaign:)

At the same time, I couldn't help but wonder, how could big cities like Australia do it?
Some retort saying that Australia were early sleepers anyway, and they do not really have night life in the city to which I thoroughly disagree.

Then, how about KL city?
Our very own capital was a metropolitan city, and guess what, from all the accounts of friends, family and relatives in different areas at that time during the Earth Hour, they have all borne witnesses to the obedience and quick response to switching off their lights and electricity on the dot at 8.30pm.
My whole neighborhood in my place, according to my mum, switched off their lights on time.
I am proud of them, the people whom I have grown up with over the years were such environmentalist-wannabes:)

Some of my friends in KL city, witnessed how the whole KLCC turned off the lights for 1 hour. Imagine our beautiful and bright twin towers being covered by total darkness for 1 hour!
I am amazed by their dedication; bravo and cheers to KLCC management for their great support!

(Wrong time for tourists if they want to snap a picture of our magnificent structure, eh?)

Anyway, although I had a spur-of-a-moment disappointment with the low support from my own residential area in Penang, I have come to terms that we can't force and at the same time, we can't judge why some people don't turn off the lights.
It is not a requirement when we talk of campaigns like these, it is a voluntary and it must be reflective.
We must know what are we doing and whether we are willing to participate.

For those who did and even reminded themselves to do it, well, good for you.
For those who didn't, they may have their own reasons which is not for us to judge whether they are reasons or excuses, for they are the only ones who know.

For those who knew and just refused to take part, well, it is a choice, it is not a force.
For those who didn't know and would've taken part if they knew, glad to hear it and hope to see you in the next round.

Fundamentally, a person needs to know, what is the whole purpose of this whole Earth Hour thingy and not just merely brushing it off as a clear publicity campaign.
Listen and understand, for it is not one hour that makes the difference
It is that one hour that reminds you
And for you to make the difference in the long run

So Earth Hour is not about the publicity folks
It is about YOU

Now, are you willing to take that extra step to switch off lights and electricity when not in use?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thank God!~

Yeay, it's resolved, no more problem now!
Everything's back to normal and I have it back!

Finally I could put a smile on my face =)
Thank God for my prayers answered; I now know...where there's faith, there's always hope!

Speaking of which, today is Friday...how fast the week have flown past me without me realising it!
Thank God it's Friday too~

TGIF; so often we thank God that it's the last day of the working week and we get 2 days break from our hectic week.
I wonder, how about our counterparts in the east coast of Malaysia? They start work on Sunday; and Friday's like their Saturday.

Anyhow, I still think they will still love Friday; and will still utter TGIF like us...better still, they are already on their 'weekend' when it's Friday while we are rejoicing over the last working day of the week..AT work....

Talk about dampened enthusiasm..LOL!

Well, whichever it is, Fridays are always looked forward to and oh, for a beautiful day...and weekend...YEAY!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Faith and Hope...alive?

While I was rejoicing, at the same time, a deadly mistake (okay, maybe not so serious) caused something to be in a serious mess right now.
The bad news?
It seems to be equally hard to fix and I'm about to pull my head off!

Why is it that everytime when I am filled with hope, things start to happen.
Sometimes I don't think God is playing games with me, I feel he is trying to test me.

I still pray that I will be given the strength and patience to wait for this little glitch to be over
I am sure it will be over
I must keep my faith and hope alive

I pray......
I really do want things to recover.....SOON!

Road Block for pirated discs in car?

Sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday, I received an SMS informing me that there will be road blocks in Penang whereby the police will stop you to search for pirated discs in the car.
It is better not to have even one disc in the car.

Now, I was a little stunned by that, and thankfully, my car is not infested with CDs; only books and my toys...hehe:)

I believe they are looking for Movie, dramas pirated discs in bulks and surely not just a normal consumer?

I don't know, I did run through a police road block and the police did not stop me or any others.
In fact, they only halted all the motorcyclists.

I am not sure how true it was until I heard the news on the radio yesterday; "The Police are considering to search house by house for pirated discs"

Okay, now that's something to think about....but are they targeting those manufacturers or end users?

It was a campaign launched by the government to combat piracy...Anyone can shed any light on this?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What do you do?

What do you do....

1. Your housemate whom you just know her by the name or hi/bye suddenly asks to borrow your stuffs; some personal stuffs?

2. Your colleague calls to accuse you of something from someone he heard?

3. When people at work does not seem to be cooperative with you to proceed with what you are doing to make it work?

4. When you just think that vacation is good, and you have 101 things screaming at you after a short leave?

5. When you really want to scream and go off for vacation for good?

6. When you thought things are getting better and it seems the total opposite?

7. When you want to really smile, but deep down inside, it really feels like a sigh?

8. When you feel like you are just standing there alone, facing the entire universe?

9. When something crappy just turned up; and something has to go wrong somewhere...and it's because of your carelessness?

10. When you want to decide and yet it doesn't feel like a suggestion??

Now what do you do??

Beware of the Yellow Mee!

Just something shared from my friend; good info to those of you who loves this yellow noodles

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Sunday, April 12, 2009



Happy Easter everyone!
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Do not be swamped by the sadness of his death anymore, be joyful for HE LIVES!
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I wish everyone a very happy and blessed Easter :)

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It is a public holiday in western countries since Good Friday and Germany is even celebrating Easter Monday, now where is my holiday as well???:p

It is right in my heart, REJOICE REJOICE!!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The rain on Holy Thursday

On a short note, today is the blessed Passover Meal and also, in religious terms, Holy Thursday.

This is a very meaningful day for all Christians and also well-known to the public due to the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci himself.

Yes, tonight is the night of the Last Supper and the night where Jesus is betrayed.

It is again a solemn event, and most of you know of this scene from the famous painting and of course, the INfamous Da Vinci Code.

Well, whatever it is, have a blessed Holy Thursday and I wonder whether the rain will rain as expected tomorrow? It is ...Good Friday after all....


Raining cats and dogs! Which comes first?

It rained so heavily on Tuesday; from 4pm onwards that everywhere was flooded in this little island.
The wet weather was then compensated with an extremely HOT and SHINING sun yesterday for the whole day that you would've thought that the skies had run out of water to shower upon you.

This morning, I was so happy to hear the trinkles of the water on the roof and I knew that it is back to the rainy day!

Oh for a HAPPY day; I have always loved the rain...it's like such a happy thing, that I felt like it's as happy as my own birthday.
Yeah, in that case, it is my birthday every time it rains!

Too bad we don't have snow here; I bet I'd love snow as well, although I'd have to compensate with wearing gloves and mufflers to protect myself from the cold...BRRR...

I do feel cold now too....and my fingernails are slowly turning blue...eeeeks!

Anyway, it's definitely raining cats and dogs since this morning with an occasional pause here and there but it's ongoing...LOVE it love it!

I know I am weird; most people would hate the rain since you can't go out, you hate getting wet, etc.
In fact, I know of one particular place which has a very density of rain was also one which had the highest suicide rates in the world.
Rain seems to have a depressing effect on people; but it doesn't on me =)

Now, back to the connotation of Cats and Dogs for rain.....it's funny how they use Cats and Dogs...
If you notice, Cats come before Dogs in the alphabetical order and also the way we say it each and every time.

How true, because we usually see a cat running in front when it is being chased by a dog right?
Hehe....just thought of this when I was driving and getting stuck in a very rare jam near the Bayan Lepas intersection...wonder what was the commotion about?

Anyway, Cats and Dogs are the only ones that apply....coz if you are looking at Boys and Girls, well, Boys come first in the alphabetical order but they are the ones chasing after girls right?

On the other hand, Boys seem to always have it in their head that they are first and should be in front...and that girls are always at the back.

Ahem...wake up, that was the century dream in the past...

I do not want to get started on the gender/sexism topic but to address the earlier point, we have a name for it..

It's called MCP...go figure!

Enjoy the RAIN!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Ended on a Happy Note...or Not?

Last Friday was an incredibly busy day; albeit me trying to scream "TGIF" at the top of my lungs, I still know that I had to embrace myself for a challenge as my boss and BIG boss were on their way to our office.

I was sent an email on Wednesday, by my boss, to inform me that they will be here on Friday.
I had to present to them (well, not that I've never done presentations before) but yet at the same time, I couldn't help wondering the whole purpose of the big boss joining the trip.

Well, nevertheless, I walked in confidently to the office and waited patiently for the two bosses to arrive.
Went through a presentation which took more about 2 hours; I planned it for 15 minutes, as instructed by my boss.
I guess they were pretty happy and intrigued by my facts and figures that they had it going on.

The only thing was, there were supposed to be two of us; and the other guy just shrugged it off without presenting.
For those of you who have heard from me, you would know which guy I am referring to.

He was just so silent throughout the whole presentation and even had the cheek to non-chalantly walk to me to ask me for a copy of my presentation.
While my bosses sang their praises for the great job I had done, he was trying so hard to be meek and friendly to me, trying to put in his praise that I had done a great job too.

Sighs, I guess some things never change....

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Above All

Above all powers above all kings
Above all kingdoms
Above all nature and all created things
Above all thrones
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
Above all wonders
You were here before the world began
The world has ever known

Above all wealth
Above all kingdoms above all thrones
And treasures of the earth
Above all wonders the world has ever known
There's no way to measure
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
What You're worth
There's no way to measure what You're worth

Crucified laid behind the stone
Above all powers
You lived to die rejected and alone
Above all kings
Like a Rose trampled on the ground
Above all nature
You took the fall and thought of me
And all created things
Above all
Above all wisdom

And all the ways of man
Above all powers above all kings
You were here
Above all nature and all created things
Before the world began
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man

You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms above all thrones
Laid behind the stone
Above all wonders the world has ever known
You lived to die
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
Rejected and alone
There's no way to measure what You're worth
Like a rose

Trampled on the ground
Crucified laid behind the stone
You took the fall
You lived to die rejected and alone
And thought of me
Like a Rose trampled on the ground
Above all
You took the fall and thought of me

Above all

Crucified laid behind the stone

You lived to die rejected and alone
Like the rose
Like a Rose trampled on the ground
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall and thought of me
You took the fall
Above all
And thought of me

Above all
Like a Rose trampled on the ground

You took the fall and thought of me....

Above all

Palm Sunday and the Passion of Christ

It was Palm Sunday yesterday; a meaningful day which marks the beginning of our Holy Week for Christians worldwide as we pray and observe the solemn days towards Christ's passion before the joyful celebration of Easter.

As with all the other days during the Lent season, it is a time of perseverance and abstinence as we reflect on ourselves.
The Church, also reminds us constantly of our sins and the greatness of our God's Love where he cleansed us of our sins with his only son's blood.

During the mass yesterday, it was an emotional moment for most of us, when the church played excerpts from the famous 'Passion of Christ' along with the beautiful song, "Thank You for the Cross"

Frankly, I could never bring myself to watch Passion of Christ and who knows, I may be one of the rare statistics among all the Christians who have yet to watch this movie.
Taunt me if you want, but I just could not bear watching such a emotional movie which cannot be compared to all those other soap operas or emo dramas out there.

This is so true, I could not put myself through those disturbing images; and it was definitely one of the most explicitly detailed movie when they show the sequence of Christ being tortured to death.
It is not because I could not comprehend or could not accept the fact, but I just could not accept the evil deeds which could be done by one human to another.

I have felt emotional even as I read the Bible at a very young age and I could cry and even ask, "Why are they doing this to him?"

Yesterday, as I sat through the scenes (where I looked away from most of it), I could again feel those tears brimming at my eyes and I just couldn't go on watching with a clear mind.

Yet, it was so touching when I know that HE did it with so much courage all for the Love of us, his children and people who have sinned.

The priest made a very good statement by saying,
"If you are all feeling emotional, that is because you have just experienced LOVE.
Love is great, and powerful, it is just unselfish and giving"

How true...Praise the Lord!

Looking at how great and how selfless HE had been for the love for us, I felt that no pain could be greater compared to his when he was nailed to the cross!

All of a sudden, whatever I felt I was so suffocated about no longer was comparable to his LOVE...

I truly and humbly adore the LORD for his great love...

Thank you for the cross!!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Easier said...

Sometimes, some things are easier said when you don't really mean it

When you really mean it, it becomes really difficult

You don't know how to get those words out
Sometimes, it's so near to your lips but yet it's so hard to put it out
You just have to take a gulp and swallow your own words

You do not know what it takes to have that courage to say something to someone
Especially when you know it's going to hurt
And you don't want to hurt that person
But still, you can't bear to keep it in you anymore
You fight back those tears and ask yourself, " You've got to stop being like this, it's unfair"

BUT, it's still a BIG but, how do you say it?

It's so easy when you just blabber and laugh about it after a few jokes
Because you don't mean it at all

What if you really mean it?
Can you still laugh about it?
You know there's no turning back after those words
You know it will leave behind a trail of pain and tears
You know it's stupid to be looking for sadness when things aren't so bad
But deep down inside, you also know it's something which only you will know
Something that only you have to decide
And when it hurts someone else, does it not hurt you if it is kept inside
Do you not feel the same hurt and pain when you look into that person's eyes?
Do you not feel guilty when you are being treated so nicely?

How do you just utter those words?
Just a few words, but it can leave behind a drastic effect
I really don't know how
I really can't say it...
Although I know I have to...
Is there still a choice?

Why is it so hard when I really want to mean it?
Why is it so easy when I don't mean it?