Dec 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

During our Christmas youth caroling rounds, I was happy to volunteer my “Granados” guitar for use in the dedications. This hand-made Spanish guitar of mine, of over 25 years, had cost me a sum. For guitar enthusiasts, we would well call her (the guitar) “an old lady”.

At the end of the rounds, I found her packed in her case and casually checked her over. I found a crack of more than an inch on her face. She had sustained a knock resulting in the lacquer being fractured to expose raw wood.

I was angry.

Enquiring what had happened, considering that whoever responsible did not think it right or fitting to even acknowledge and inform. Concluding that the damaging of the “old lady” was inconsequential, a trivial thing. Further enquiry pointed towards “someone” having dropped the guitar on her face, but for practical intent and purpose,they amounted to denials of responsibility.

The family went home, the kids slept and we still had some food to prepare for Christmas morning. I was starting to seethe inside, but I had not made mention of what had transpired so no one quite knew anything. My insides burned as I determinately refused to reexamine the old girl. Despite being tired, the slow broil was edging sleep into a corner. I took the issue to our Father and told Him my grief. It was not that I could not forgive the damage. I fumed at the inconsequentiality, the nonchalant, the denials of knowledge. There was no response.

It was close to three in the morning when we turned in. I tossed around a bit and fell asleep. At about 4.30 in the morning, I was reawaken. The burn rekindled quickly as I tossed. Going to the Father, I made my complaint again.

It then occurred to me that I was upset because the “old girl” being precious to me was carelessly treated and damaged. She nonetheless was still in essense, a piece of wood. My anger was brought to focus, and the anger looked reasonable, even righteous. The focus then turned and I was made to question; what if the “old girl” was not just a piece of wood. The focus shifted again, and this time, it rested on another. Did I not cause scarring of a higher degree? Did I not deface Someone even more precious and beloved of the Father? And if my anger over a piece of belonging be righteous, then His wrath over His Son would not only be supremely just and forthcoming.We would have still to praise Him as right, even as He destroyed us.


Do not be mistaken. This is not a “happy ever after” story. I am still disappointed over the “old girl”, at what has happened to her. But I have had this timely reminder, that far too often we forget, that “His visage marred” and “ by His stripes, we are healed”. The Son, incomparably beautiful, precious beyond imagination, more beloved and pleasing to the Father, yet given for such as us. All His glory, He laid down, to be born a babe, determined for Calvary and the cross. It is we, who have so scarred Him, and at most times, unaware and unconscious of our actions. But what about the times when we are fully aware?

Oftentimes, the Father will use our anger and pain to give us valuable insights of His love toward us. I know the Father always has things to teach us. He will always remind us. And even when we are wrong, angry and in pain, He will, in time, show us His face when we seek Him.

Blessed Christmas

ckho

Dec 16, 2008

Christmas Parteeeeey!

Yea you read that right, it's this saturday, 20th of Dec. Lots of fun, in the form of a movie. Of course you don't need to buy tickets. It's called, "The love of my life". Starring Jason and Allyna as the main actors. Sounds interesting right? Don't miss it! Dinner will be provided too. Be there at 6.30pm. Just bring yourself. But if you're feeling generous, you can always bring a gift. Haha.

A thought from Jeremiah

As I read the book of Jeremiah, I encounter an actual Person, a God as passionate as anyone you’ve met. God feels delight, frustration and anger. He weeps and moans with pain, a God who takes a deep interest in me. I do not see a distant, unapproachable deity like other religions out there. This God passionately desires His people. Why should the creator of heaven and earth care about an obscure human being such as I? The main message expressed by Jeremiah is this: God loves human beings. That gives me enough reason to follow Him.

After every national tragedy, invasions by Assyria, Babylon, Persia – Israel had nowhere to fall back on except on the love of God. EACH TIME God promises to start anew, to restore the remnant, to write laws on their hearts, to send a Messiah. Each time God promises never to give up, always to love.

Time and again, God said to His people, “O Israel, my faithless people, come home to me again, for I am merciful. I will not be angry with you forever. Only acknowledge your guilt. Admit that you rebelled against the Lord your God.” “Return home you wayward children.” “I would love to treat you as my own children!” “My wayward children come back to me and I will heal you wayward hearts.” And, “O Israel, come back to me. If you will throw away your detestable idols and go astray no more.”

How can you encounter such a loving God and not be changed? How many times must God call out to you before you respond? Are we waiting for a tsunami wave to awaken us? Have we not learnt our lesson?

Dec 5, 2008

Youth Camp 2008

Hey all!

We're having another youth camp this December, from the 13th to the 15th at Kundang, Rawang. The theme of the camp will be "Now you're a Chrisitan, so what?". I believe this camp to be very different from the rest. Uncle Vincent, who is our camp speaker, will be challenging us on the basis of are you sure you're a Chrisitian? Hmm, this will be interesting!!

Campers are supposed to come to camp with an answer to "What do you expect from camp?", and yes, not forgetting your bible.

Do come, cost wise not that expensive, only 165 ringgit now that petrol is back to 1.90.

And oh! Uncle Selva was really good last Sunday. He was speaking about how Paul never complains that people in church do not listen to him, do not appreciate him, so on and so forth. Instead Paul labors on for God on the basis of his moral responsibility to God. (It went something like that. You must listen to him, it won't do justice here.)

We're also doing a video for Christmas. It's really hilarious. Stay tuned for that one!

Nov 30, 2008

A bit of housekeeping

Usage of the chat box has been suspended temporarily until we all learn to use it wisely. Creators of this blog didn't want it there for that reason.

Also wanna apologize for placing my Ad here. Total revenue earned from both blogs is USD 14.00. That will be going to the church.

Nov 6, 2008

Miracle

People wanna see miracles. Here is one which happened to my own dad. This is him writing in response to my question about what happened.

Last Saturday (1st Nov), I took a day trip to Kuantan. I parked my Perdana at the carpark behind Menara Maybank at Bukit Nanas. Took a bus back to Kuantan at Puduraya to visit yr grandpa. The carpark jaga said that the carpark will be closed at 9pm. Car owners are advised to take their cars out by 9 pm as there will be nobody to take care of the cars. It will be very dark, there are also drug addicts that break into cars to steal things. They even steal wheels from cars that are left there overnight.

So I took a 6pm bus back from Kuantan and expect to reach Puduraya by 10pm. The bus didn't stop half way at Temerloh but drove straight to KL, reaching Puduraya at 9.45pm. The bus was a very long distance bus, I think it came from Terengganu and now wanted to continue its journey up north to Penang. So it dropped the passengers at Puduraya, near to the entrance for buses that go into basement parking. I alighted the bus and quickly went to collect my car. I reached for my car keys to make sure it was there. At the carpark, the attendant has left. It was quite dark with some street light. Only about 5 cars were still there.

As I reached the traffic lights at the Petronas Station at Kota Dsara, I realised that my wallet was missing. So I drove into Petronas (under very bright lights) to look for my wallet to see whether it has dropped under the seat or in my luggage bag. To my horror, it cannot be found. Since it is very close to home, I drove home to tell Ma and asked her to go with me to Puduraya to look for my wallet. On my way back to Puduraya, I called the card centres to request them to block my credit cards. Meanwhile, we prayed that God will help us to get back my important documents as it will be very troublesome for me. I hv to lodge police report n get replacement for my IC, driving licence etc.

I went straight to the car park to look n see whether the wallet dropped out of my pocket when I pulled out my keys. Looked high n low but could not find. Then we went to Puduraya to look for the bus ticketing office because we wanted the HP no. of the driver. Maybe, my wallet dropped out of my pocket while I slept in the bus. Since it was past 11pm, it was closed. There were some people (runners) still there who said that if the wallet is found, it will be handed to the office located nearby Puduraya complex. It was closed n I hv to come back the next morning to check with them. So no choice but hv to go to the place where I alighted from the bus earlier, outside Puduraya along Jln Pudu.

There were still quite a lot of people waiting outside and walking past the street. As I approached the place, I noticed that a brown patch was lying on top of the drainage iron cover. It was my wallet!! Once it was lost but found now. I just couldn't believe it!! It was already 11.20pm, more than 1 1/2 hrs, it was still there. Nobody noticed it. When I picked it up,the wallet was rolled over by some buses. All the contents was intact, the cards, my IC and cash RM400 was still there!! The leather was torn, some of the cards was bended by the heavy pressure agst the iron drain railing. I believed that God covered the eyes of other people to protect the wallet. It was a sign of God's goodness to me per Psalm 86. Amazing grace!

So I shared God's goodness at the worship meeting on Sunday. I also shared the Cross which is a sign given by God to all believers. To all who put their trust on the Cross will be saved. I chose the Old Rugged Cross. Later, some members said also they couldn't believe that I could still find my lost wallet in Puduraya after 1 1/2 hrs. Somemore, it was found intact with everything. Praise God.


My God is truly great. Even if He withheld His hand, it wouldn't change my mind. He did this to demonstrate/remind us of His unfailing protection, mercy and grace to us daily.

God bless =)

Oct 24, 2008

Family

F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
'Oh excuse me please' was my reply.

He said, 'Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you.'

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
'Move out of the way,' I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

'While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.'

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
'Wake up, little one, wake up,' I said.

'Are these the flowers you picked for me?'
He smiled, 'I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.'

I said, 'Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.'
He said, 'Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway.'

I said, 'Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.'

FAMILY
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?

Let's just pause for a moment and think about the way we treat our family (ones here in TTDIGC). I pray and hope that God will touch your heart as you ponder over this.

God bless =)

Oct 9, 2008

FOR Christ

I found this article in my computer, it was written and published in the weekly bulletin 3 years ago. Nonetheless, still useful.


Dear Diary,

It certainly has been a long time since I last penned down my thoughts after the youth camp. Last Sunday, the speaker spoke about the application on the epistle of Philippians. What captured my attention first was the youthfulness of the speaker not to mention his soothing voice. I guess that somehow helped me to concentrate better on his message (no offense to the older folk ;- )

Uncle Peng Kit reminded me that the core of my Christian life is to be as well as remain pure and blameless until the return of our Lord. To me, to be pure and blameless means that I have to give up all the worldly pleasures of a growing up teenager and to be completely set apart for Christ. Meaning, no latest fads and good-bye peer pressure. I struggle with this quite often in my life. I, being a teenager of the 21st century mean that I should keep myself constantly updated on the latest music, handphones, fashion, and much much more. But God tells me that even though I am in the world, I MUST not be part of the world. So besides letting go the latest fads, I must also imitate Christ for He is the only pure and blameless one.

Next, he touched on the verse, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain,” This particular verse hit me hard on the face for the speaker drove it home in a new light. He mentioned that the ONLY driving force behind Paul’s life is Christ! Wow, and to think that some of us live not only for Christ but also to enjoy the pleasures of life, for example, having a good game of football, listening to our favourite piece of music, relaxing in front of the box, sleeping long hours and even eating. Now I truly see the real meaning of this verse. In fact, the whole crux of my faith is in this verse. Not only should I do everything I do unto God’s glory but I shouldn’t be afraid of death as it unites me with my Lord. No wonder a Christian funeral service is much different compared to pagan funerals.

As a student myself, I struggle whenever I have to study a tough subject for exam. But now I find renewed vigor as I toil for my coming trials as I study for God’s glory now. Not that I will have the glory to myself when I get my results but all the glory belongs to God for I study unto God’s glory. That reminds me clearly of my own mother when she studies, she does it with determination. And when the results are out, she will usually pass with flying colours and give God His due glory.

I know that to live FOR Christ is very radical. For I have to really sit down and rethink my entire motivating factor that is driving my daily life. Not many have succeeded and most have stumbled a couple of times. But I take heart in the verse that says “My grace is sufficient for you and my power is made perfect in weakness”. It is my hope that one day I will be able to be like Paul, which is to live for Christ.

The digital clock is blinking steadily past mid-night and I would like to end this few thoughts by echoing the words of Uncle Peng Kit that said, I should not go to church for MY own edification but I should go to church to edify my beloved brother and sisters in Christ.



God Bless =)

Sep 22, 2008

True Freedom

True freedom is freedom to be one’s true self, as God made us and meant us to be. The freedom of every creature is limited by its own created nature. Take as an obvious example a fish. God created fish to live and thrive in water. Their gills are adapted to absorb oxygen from water. They find their freedom to be themselves within the element in which a fish finds its fishiness, its identity, its freedom. Mind you, water imposes a limitation upon fish, but in that limitation is liberty. Its freedom is to be itself within the limits which the Creator has imposed upon it.

Supposing you have at home one of those old-fashioned, probably Victorian, spherical goldfish bowls. And supposing your little goldfish swims round and round its blessed bowl until it finds its frustration unbearable, and it determines to make a bid for freedom by leaping out of its bowl. If it should somehow manage to land in a pond in your garden, it would increase its freedom. It is still in water, but there is more water to swim in. but if instead it were to land on concrete or carpet, its bid for freedom would spell death. Fish can find their freedom only within the element for which they have been created.

We come now to human beings. If fish were made for water, what were human beings made for? The biblical answer surely is that if fish were made for water, human beings were made for love, for loving God and loving our neighbour. Love is the element in which humans find their distinctive humanness. A soul lives when it loves, not when it exists. An authentically human existence is impossible without love.

This brings us to a startling human paradox. Let me state it simply like this: true freedom is freedom to be my true self, as God made me and meant me to be. But God made me for loving, and loving is giving, self-giving. Therefore to be myself, I have to deny myself, and give myself in love for God and others. In order to be free, I have to serve. In order to live, I have to die to my own self-centeredness. In order to find myself, I have to lose myself in loving. I have read somewhere that Michelangelo put it beautifully in these words: “When I am yours, then at last I am completely myself.” For I am not myself until I am yours.

So freedom is the exact opposite of what most people think it is.

I wanna share this with you all, often times we find ourselves in a quest for OUR freedom, but in doing so, we miss out on our TRUE freedom.

This was taken from John Stott’s book, “Why I am a Christian”.

God bless =)

Sep 12, 2008

Friend

Friend - Sharing by Rose Cheng (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
FRIEND

My Friend, I stand in judgment now
And I feel that you’re to blame somehow
On earth I walk with you day by day
And never did you point the way
You knew the Lord in truth and glory
But never did you tell the story
My knowledge then was very dim
You could have led me safe to Him
Though we lived together on earth
You never told me of the 2nd birth
And now I stand this day condemned
Because you failed to mention Him
You taught me many things that’s true,
I called you friend and trusted you
But I learn now that it’s too late
You could have saved me from this fate
We walked by day and talked by night
And yet you showed me not the light
You let me live and love and die
You knew that I’d never live on high
Yet I call you friend in life
And trusted you thru joy and strife
And yet on coming to this end
I cannot now call you ‘my friend’

[Author Unknown At Present]

-Greg- Credits given to Samuel Goh
http://motivationinmotion.blogspot.com/

Sep 5, 2008

IBA UNPLUGGED

I was actually looking up the meaning of the word 'unplugged' on the dictionary, and this is what was written,

unplugged - if a pop or musician performs unplugged, they perform without any electric
instruments.

Hahaha, I guess then probably this word was used loosely then, because IBA UNPLUGGED IS ALL ABOUT MAKING MUSIC FOR GOD!

I was reading the book 'Purpose Driven Life' by Rick Warren and one of the lesson I learned that I would like to share is that, there is no such thing as Christian music, but there is only Christian lyrics. It is the lyrics of the song that would make the song sacred. Would we know if it is a Christian song if we were to take the lyrics out? so, just bear in mind that, God has no preference in the style of music that should be used to worship Him, but its how we set our hearts to worship Him.

Whoops, lil sidetracked.

Anyway, IBA Unplugged is basically a competition of bands among the Inter Brethren Churches. The concept is the same as how it applies to 'Battle of The Bands', a name more commonly known among us.

Yups, so this year is the first time TTDI GC has participated in this event, organized by SAGC (Shah Alam Gospel Centre). *wwoooohhhooo* The main judges were Colin Kirton and Liang (local rap artist from, Glad Tidings-if I'm not mistaken).

TTDIGC 8 piece band were represented by:
1. Johnson
2. Niki
3. Evelyn
4. Ian
5. Alex
6. Kuang Ern
7. Wen-Li
8. Xin-Yi
Left - Right: Johnson (right most), Ian, Alex, Xin-Yi, Wern Jun, Niki
No, Wern Jun wasn't in the band. :P Then why only 5 members?
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There you go, our additional 3 members
From Left -Right: Wen-Li (in Green), Evelyn, Kuang Ern
Kuang Ern..."Why so serious -la"


Here's the view from one of our representative (Wen-Li) :)


The day started off pretty good I guess. Most of us were already at church, but SOME people came late. We only took two cars to get there; Xin Yi’s and Uncle Lay Seng’s. We were late! If I’m not mistaken, we were an hour late. This is just so normal for the Youth of TTDIGC. Aren’t we always late? Especially for Copa Iba!

When we reached the place, we saw many people there having the same kind of uniform as us, which was all black. Not surprising. After getting everything ready and stuff, we went into SAGC’s kitchen to practise! Since Nikki is perfect pitch, we didn’t need a guitar or a piano! We practised our humming. Loads of people say it’s pretty weird, but hey! It’s unique.

We got back upstairs. The band had to sit in front. The whole program was pretty delayed. I don’t really have much to say about the beginning part, only the part with all the bands. The order of the presentation was,

  • First band was all the way from Johor – Lost and Found (Daya Gospel Centre).

  • We were the second act!! The Revival! Our first song was Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus and then My Redeemer Lives. Kuang’s solo was really good! Then I heard a bunch of girls screaming. Turned out to be Chermaine and Joy. Haha!

  • Third band was Something Beautiful (Shah Alam). They actually rapped! Pretty cool! Next up was Iris (Port Klang). They had this whole harmonising thing. Sounded pretty good.

  • Then it was YW@P (Bandar Sunway). The guy’s voice was pretty good. He actually reminds me of Tom Fletcher (McFly). But everyone disagreed with me! Hmmph!

  • Then we saw H.I.S (Antioch Chapel). This is honestly my favourite band. They didn’t win, but they totally rocked! I remember the guy’s name was Ming Han I think. When they had technical difficulties, he told a really lame joke.

Here it goes.. The mantou and the cha siu pau watched a sad movie together. The cha siu pau cried a lot, but the mantou didn’t cry at all. Why didn’t the mantou cry? Ready for it? It’s because the mantou has NO FEELING! Haha!


They did a really great medley. Plus the guys voice is seriously good. It actually reminds me of David

Cook!

  • Just like when people always say, save the best for last. It was the group Undecided (SSGC). They were good. Really good. It sounded like a clear soundtrack. They deserved the win that’s for sure. So congrats to SSGC!

and the songs sung by them were, (1) MY REDEEMER LIVES and (2) TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS

Sorry guys, the video for "My Redeemer Lives" is too big. Should any of you want the video, just request it from me. :)



Song 2: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

video

Check out the humming! AWESOME!~


Jeremy said:
Nevertheless, it was a great experience right, guys!? I think TTDIGC YTM is very proud to have such talented musicians in our midst especially at such young age.

so, CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!
To,

1. Kuang Ern - superb solo-ing man, keep RRROOCKKIN with those tapping!
2. Alex - nice timing!
3. Niki - so you did jazz-ercised the song a lil huh? good job! nice twist to the song.
4. Wen-Li - fast hands Wen Li. Such versatile strummings! :) N-I-C-E! and nice timing.
5. Johnson- as usual, haha, great vocals.
6. Evelyn- nice back-up sounds
7. Xin-Yi - strong vocals!
8. Ian - good solo too! when are you gonna start 'slapping' :) can't wait.

You guys looked so confident up there which is very good. Next year okay guys? We'll win it right?

Oh and of course, not forgetting Unc. Lay Seng and Unc. Chee Kong for organizing the group and the composings.

Unc. Lay Seng, debating with Unc. Dexter that TTDIGC should be champ's! :P
(Neh, just kidding) :)


P.s: Contribution of photos and video was taken by Yit Mun.


Aug 27, 2008

YTM Resumes

So, Iba Unplugged has just ended. Although we were not given any placing, I am sure our band did a good job. YTM resumes this coming Saturday, we will be having the usual captain ball at Taman Zaaba. This Sunday, we'll be having a talk entitled "Why am I afraid to tell you who am I?". So I shall see you!

Have a good week.

Till then,
Ashley.

Aug 19, 2008

Making others happy

Something for you to think about.

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room's only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end.
They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.
Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.
Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats.
Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fineview of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.
As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man onthe other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.
Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.
She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
It faced a blank wall.
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'

Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.'

Attention!

ATTENTION!
IBA Unplugged
SAGC (Shah Alam Gospel Centre)
23rd August 2008, THIS Saturday

'IBA Unplugged' is a music competition for Brethren churches. Something like "battle of the bands". Do come and support our very own church band.

For those of you who want to go and have no transport. Please meet in church at 2pm and you will be back by 630pm. Also leave a comment on this post to let us know that you are coming! Come and support and go hooray!!

Ashley.

Remember to leave a comment if you want to go!

Aug 18, 2008

IBA Unplugged 2008

ALL THE BEST TO

Johnson Khor- Vocalist
Evelyn Tan- Vocalist
Kuang Ern- Lead Gutarist
Ian-Bassist
Alex- Drummer
Ooi Wen-Li- Rhythm Guitarist
Niki Ho- Pianist

They will be participating in the upcoming IBA Unplugged and I hope that they will do well, even if they don't win or anything. We are doing it for God's glory.

All the best!

Aug 15, 2008

Chin Wuen's Birthday!

On the 2nd August 2008 was CHIN WUEN'S b'day! Aunt Maggi (his mum) had been so kind to invite the WHOLE youth to his place....and the best part was, Aunt Maggi prepared food for us too!

So at around 5 pm we left from church to his place, which is just a couple of minutes away from church. As we arrived, we wished him and just started to hang out in his house..However, later on, Yit Mun suggested to play a game, which led Alex to say....

' I KNOW I KNOW, let's play SIGN'S '...and so we did.... let me brief you on how the game is played.

Step 1 : Form a circle. Choose a 'monkey' to be placed in the centre of the circle.

Step 2 : Every individual is to create a gesture to represent themselves. As soon as everyone has created their one and only gesture, each and everyone has to demonstrate it.

Step 3 : Recognize all gestures.

The game begins with a person beginning with his/her own gesture and passing his/her turn to another person. However to do so, he/she must remember the other person's gesture before he/she is able to move on. So basically, to pass your turn to another, you must first perform your own gesture followed by the other person's gesture that you intend to pass the turn to.

The objective of this game is basically, to not be caught by the 'monkey'. :)

Some of the weird or rather extremely weird gesture that was created was for example, 'slapping urself' and the 'banghra move'(or some say like changing light bulbs) :P

The game was really fun! It requires one to think extremely fast and it test one's memorization skills. Way to go Alex, for introducing the game to us... will continue the game to the next person's b'day hse okay! :)


-Chin Wuen, the birthday boy, as the 'monkey'-



-Chin Wuen not being the 'monkey'-


Later on, Aunt Maggi invited us for a sumptious home cook meal that she prepared. Although it was simple, it was delicious! :) Some of the food that she prepared was, salad, agar-agar and noodles. It was so good that we left the bowls empty! :) Pretty sure she was happy that everything was 'sapu-ed'.

After the tea-time-meal, we then sang Chin Wuen his b'day song! The cake was so beautiful that Aunt Maggi told me, 'Er, how to cut ah, so nice'? :) I replied, 'Auntie, I cut la'. And so after Chin Wuen made the first cut, I managed to cut it to small slices.


So below are some of the snapshots taken that day. Finally on behalf of the YTM, we would like to wish our brethren, Chin Wuen a Happy (belated) 22nd Birthday! God Bless! and thank you so much Aunt Maggi! :)
-Chin Wuen blowing the candles-


- The beautiful cake -

-THE FAMILY OF YOUTH TEEN MINISTRY-
(wait I think there's suppose to be more people :P)

P.s guys : Aunt Maggi told me, "Maybe next time we can have a barbeque" :)

Posted by Jeremy :P

Aug 14, 2008

Anger

Matthew 5:39
"But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person . If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."

Many times, we face criticisms, destructive, constructive, insults so on and so forth. And at many many times, we tend to react in a negative manner. Can we swallow the statements people make about us and not retaliate? Especially when it is all not true. Most of the time we retaliate, we plan the most evil ways to get back at people to get even. It is indeed difficult to turn the left cheek when someone wrongs us. We tend to get back to make ourselves feel better. Here's a verse from the bible, to guide and to remind us every time we face problems as such.

Ephesians 4:26
"In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil the foothold.

Never ever give the devil the foothold in our lives.

Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Holidays to all!

Ashley.

Aug 5, 2008

I Kissed Dating Goodbye


I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

Josh started his book by giving this graphic example. A bride and the groom are at the altar. When the groom was reciting his marriage vows, one by one, six ladies stood beside him, each holding his hand. Slowly, a lady whispered in his ears, "Did you tell her about all the sweet promises you used to whisper in my ear?", another said, "Does she know about me?". The bride began to tear, she asked him, "What is going on?". He looked down and said, "You are my 7th".

Shocking? Yes you can say that again. As you've read, the groom gave his heart to 6 ladies before his bride. Therefore she has the leftovers of his heart or whatever that is left over. I was literally shaking after I read the story. Surely I do not want my bride to have the leftovers.

What Joshua was trying to say is pretty clear. He says that we should ONLY give our heart to our spouse. How do I even do that? How do I know that he/she is the one? Should I date? Dating is not encouraged because it gives a false impression to the other person, involves no commitment. "The joy of intimacy is the fruit of commitment" that's the golden rule as Josh puts it. As long as you're not thinking of a long-term commitment, FORGET IT. Are you only interested in the other person's body/flesh/looks? . . . idk what to say if that is what you're looking for. Looks are only temporal, but our character lasts a lifetime. Looks fade away, but our character lasts till eternity. We can't bring our looks into heaven. I do not believe in dating, only courtship. Enter courtship with marriage in mind.

So then how should I treat the opposite gender? Well, just be friends. Friends build on something they have in common. How do I know if I've crossed the line between merely friends and more than just friends? Well, more than just friends tend to focus on themselves rather than something in common. Friends do stuff which they have in common, but "more than just friends" focuses on themselves rather than the things they have in common. If you get what I'm trying to say..

Josh also gave another pretty good explanation. Though it good that you're there for the opposite gender and all but think about the future. When you're married next time and want a shoulder to lean on, who do you go to? The opposite gender? That's a big NO. Obviously you go to someone of the same gender, you share more in common with them. An excellent example is, do you see any aunty or uncle doing that? No right? (I'm sorry for the example but I can't think of any other).

This is in response to Keith's sermonette. Where he mentioned something about having to wait twice the length of your life before experiencing sex. God knows what He's doing by designing it so. The wait (for guys) builds character. It's called delayed gratification. And don't even think of "trying". This is what Josh said in response to a radio interview he had with a DJ. The DJ was asking him, "What if your spouse is not good in bed?". Josh simply replied, "Well, I won't have anyone to compare". There you go!!

That was a short summary of the book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Joshua Harris. I'm sorry if I left out anything or added anything unintentionally. I truly recommend that book to everyone. It's definitely worth it.

God bless =)

Aug 3, 2008

"Sermonettes"

Hey everyone, Ian here. Last Sunday, we had out very own youth speakers, Kuang Ern , Johnson, Keith, Greg and Jeremy. Believe me they were good, Greg started off with his talk regarding the sermon on the mount and cross referencing from verses throughout the bible, I personally found very easy to understand as he went down to our level and spoke well. The way explained was very well put as it was straightforward. Next up was Kuang Ern or was it Keith. Kuang Ern spoke on worship and music, in his sermonette, he talks about how music and worship blend together to praise God. Music, something we all love, yes its important to have music during worship, but as we can see nowadays, the music is taking over the worship, instead of the worship driving it. Most bands nowadays often forget the true meaning of worship as they usually rip through their guitars with fanciful solos. The aim is no longer there to give glory to God anymore, but it has now become merely a presentation for you to show off. Yes, I, myself along with the band are experiencing things like that. But after a quick word from Johnson, we usually bring ourselves back down to earth. Our main objective, to praise and give glory to God, not ourselves.

Next up was Keith, who I thought was too fast. He talked about the big BGR which we've been through a million times. Just that this time, its coming from someone who has been through this things and is at our level of understanding. Keith had some very good points, as I quote, teenagers nowadays don’t even understand the true meaning of love, in fact they don’t even know how to spell love. Keith, this is for you. LOVE. Beat that!. Ok back to the point, many of us teenagers nowadays, tend to fall in ‘’love’’ which actually is just nonsensical. We think we understand that person so well that we want to engage in a relationship with that person. Believe me you re wrong. To think that you would last for a long time with that love of your life, its just puppy love as I like to call it. To actually engage in a relationship means committing yourself to the other person s life. Which we like to call Marriage. After you are completely sure that this is the person you would want to spend your entire life with then go ahead!. By God s grace, you two will make a happy couple. Me and the guys usually talk about this and Alex himself said that, a relationship like puppy love wont even last a year or so.

Next, Jeremy, he started off saying he hated golf. Yes I hate golf too. Why do they even put it on TV?! Its ridiculous. Jeremy talked about sports and its witnesses. I cant remember much, but I know he usually jogs at the Kiara park behind church with this uncle, and one day this uncle asked him to join them for a trail walk through the jungle on a Sunday. Jeremy declined the invitation saying that he has church, and the uncle asked him "How come every Sunday, when I pass there ah, always got makan one?". Jeremy answered him and did not seize the opportunity to invite him to church, saying probably it would be awkward inviting an uncle over. Bottomline was, he was busy wondering on the awkwardness rather than bringing him to Christ. The thing is, while we do our daily activities, be it sports or other things, we usually meet people who do not know Christ. Its our duty as Christians to bring to the Lord and help them understand better about the word of God.

Finally Johnson, where do I start, I grew up with him along with the other "kaki-s" and he talked about friendship. Which really gave me something to think about. The word accept is a very big word especially when it comes to choosing friends, you may think you re all that and when you see someone who you think is not up your ‘’coolness’’ as I may say, you wont want to accept that person into your clique. He also pointed out that if we are friends, we should acknowledge one another as this is a sign of telling the person that you are welcoming him or her. Like John said, you can go up to someone and ask, may I be your friend? And he finds the ways of making friends freaky. No doubt that should acknowledge our friends. As for when we are in church, we should greet newcomers with an open heart not by saying, "this guy is so not cool" not good looking la and all the other nonsense, this is totally being judgemental. I plead guilty of not actually warmly welcoming some of the newcomers and I want to apologize. By greeting them nicely and welcoming them to our church, they can be comfortable around us. And through that we can bring them closer to God step by step by first of all being their friends. I for once found today's session really good and next up, the form 4's. Great, they stole my topics already haha. Anyways I'll be writing more posts, I hope. Take care and God bless.

Ian

Jul 30, 2008

Copa Iba 2008!

COPA IBA. The game of Captain ball, the game of skill, the game of Courage, and some say… The Game for girls!!! But well, as a Church we went there as one. With a few new faces. And here we are, at the stadium in Klang. SPARTANS!!!!
(Now you probably know who wrote this entry)


0900 Well, we are here in the Stadium. Guess what? We are Late!!! But well. We just crept through when so many fingers were pointing at the late comers. That was us. We just sat down and listen to MAXX as he spoke on a simple yet touching story about the Love of GOD. I could see that the Spartans were ready for action. Anxious and looking all around the other churches. Hoping to compare our teams’ strength with theirs. But well, at least we are one.


0930 The Games begin. As I was the manager for junior team. (I know what you are thinking) Yes. I am not so senior myself. You can see it. Then junior team started their strategy planning. Not long after, we got the fixtures and timetable for our battle. The SPARTANS are ready to Rock and Roll.


1000 Turns out… We ROLL instead of Rock… We were beaten into pieces of ham by SAGC in the first round. Probably we were too panic. but it’s ok. We reviewed our strategy and came out with a better one. Then It’s time to support our senior. King Leonidas (ONG)!!!


1020 Well, as expected, the other people are just too strong for our senior team. We did every necessary preparation. But we also encounter the same problem. The other people were always too tall. We were too short. They beaten us flat like a pancake. I feel the burn like an elephant. Though disappointed. But life must go on… the Junior Spartans are preparing for the next showdown.


1050 Now, we started the battle with PJGH. It was breathtaking. But most to my relieve, we nailed this round, with Aaron on the first half doing all the assisting. Man, you should see him run, he runs like a leopard, the opposite side was just too packed with players when he is doing the defending. Tzer Chyuan on the chair and Swee Rong on the Blocker. These guys were the bomb man. Swee Rong reminds me of myself when I was Blocker when I was form 3. But the fact was that. I suck big time. He rocked big time. Tzer Chyuan too. He reminded me so much of Magic Johnson. I will remember him as the Catcher who caught almost 100% of the ball. God must have send them to help us. What about our guys? Zhou Ming, Jason and Eric SOO? And our night elf warriors? Much more after the break.


1130 Lunch Break. As the team manager, I had to run around buying stuff for my homies. Ah… But I am glad that the ice between us is finally broken down now. I can finally talked to them like friends. Talked to Ash Li. Hsing Shan and even Phoong Li Yan. Phoong!!!! (Who hit me?) Then, as we talked, I assembled the team, to give thanks to the Lord for pulling us through the first two rounds. As to markup our 3rd and 4th match, we finally come out with an infallible Strategy. THE PLAN.


0130 Break is finally over and the SPARTANS are back in action. The surprising thing was that we are battling against PJGH again. Can you see the tension they put us in? We are up to battle. And this time, PJGH put up too a good fight. Though we won, its also a lesson well learnt. We have to be consistent.


0245 Fast forward too the match with SAGC. AGAIN!!! This time, we are determined to avenge our losses, we fought and fought, I have never been so tense in my life. But I guess, it’s never too late to get up and fight. Fought and fought, we finally won by a margin of 16-15, it was so close. But thanks to Zhou ming and ERIC, THEY nailed the match, you should have seen Eric Fly. When he got the ball and passed it to one of the girls, and Mariko, she sacrificed for us. She got the ball and passed it to ONE OF THE GIRLS, and immediately., Tzer Chyuan caught the ball. And Jason? He sacrificed a lot to put Zhou ming, Tze Chyuan, Eric and Aaron in . He wasn’t reluctant to come out when I asked him to. Looks like I have so much to learn from him. He was so eager to let everyone in while he only played a little, as well Aaron and Zhou Ming, I am so thankful for them. In Fact, I learned from them too that we should take turns, and as a group, its not who scores that matter. But who is involved, I am really sorry if I left out any of the guys. Zhou Ming, Aaron and Jason in particular. Please forgive me.


0345 Soon enough, we finished our routine by playing with PJGH again. We won this round. Fighting our way through. Before I went to the counter to obtain our next fixtures of match, Ashley Came!!!! We all thanked the LORD for the victory. I went to get the fixtures. However, things got a bit complicated. We found out our next opponent is PKGH. Port Klang Gospel Hall. We nailed this match as well… Fui-YoH!!!!


0445 And finally, we face PJGH for the 3rd time. Much to our surprise, they improved greatly in terms of their speed. I, myself was pretty shocked at the beginning as they scored the first ball. But thankfully, we still won this match. As the team retire, I am so glad we won so many rounds today. God has really been so good to us, the Junior team of TTDIGC.


0645 Time to take the prize. And after the prize giving, we went Home. What a tiring day. I have to say a few things to a few people.

1) The Junior team. You guys rock!!! This is my 1st shot being the manager, but if I get another chance, I would want to be the manager again.


2) Tzer Chyuan and Eric Soo. You guys really impressed me. Like I said earlier, God must have send you to our church to help us. Thank you both so much. I am happy that the both of you joined us. Tzer Chyuan, thank you for catching. You are 20 times the catcher I am. Eric, I never saw a human fly until I saw you. You guys rock!!!


3) The Girls. MAN… I never saw so much skills within you all. You guys rock too. You BATU!!! Li Yan, Ash Li, Wen Li, Hsing Shan and Mariko. Thank You!!! Your untimely sacrifice Mariko, Thank You.


4) Swee Rong. I just want to say. You are such a tall, yet nice blocker. I am so happy that you are here to play for us. At the same time, I so grateful to Hsing Shan for inviting you here. Thank You.


5) Evelyn. The warrior Princess. You are good as a captain man. I am so proud of you. Thank you for 3 of your friends. As I have said that day, your friends are now my friends too!!! ( Still remember the Gay Moment?)


6) Jason. Thank You J! You really sacrifice a lot for this team. I really want to thank you. If there is one thing you should know. Thank you!!!! I learn one every important lesson from you.

7) Aaron and Zhuo Ming. You guys were really good in passing the ball and in assisting. Thank you guys so much. I am sorry if I have left you guys out throughout the day.


Your Captain,
Johnson.

Jul 27, 2008

Copa Iba 2008

Copa Iba 2008 just ended and the post will be coming right up. Meanwhile, for some of you who don't know what Copa Iba means, don't fret. The word 'Copa' means 'Cup' and the acronym 'Iba' stands for 'Inter-Brethren Assembly'. Thus, it is actually the Inter Brethren Assembly Cup. Copa Iba is an annual affair for brethren churches to participate in games and sports competitions. While you wait for the post on it, here are some of the photos taken during Copa Iba.

Team Manager and the girls and Joshua.
Jo-Yee, Jo-Yi, Swee Ling, Nikki

Our Junior Team.

Our senior team who tried their very very best!!


Supporters.

Youth of TTDIGC.

Hip Hip Hooray to both our Junior and Senior Team!!

Jul 22, 2008

Parting words...

Alrite guys, I'm finally in Melbourne.. I want to thank God from the bottom of my heart, He made it possible for me, not just the past few months but throughout my entire life. God has truly been my Father, my Father in heaven. I'm sure as He blessed me, He'll bless you too. Our lives should be a blessing to others, as God blesses us, return it back =)

I'm sorry for hurting your feelings, as I do it unintentionally. For the times when I've said harsh words or rebukes, know that I only want you to grow and I did that out of love for God and you. I'm sorry also for not getting to know everyone on a personal level. There's just so much to be done. On Sundays especially after Morning Service. I'd love to talk more with you but I'm always running off somewhere.. Sorry. To the older ones, do mix more with the younger ones to make them feel welcome. That was how we made you feel welcome rite? LOL! Now it's your turn... To the younger ones, don't be shy!! They won't intimidate you, if they do, you can always tell on them, haha.

To the older ones, besides, you all must take up more responsibilities ya? Simple things don't need uncles and aunties to tell la, "Pick up the piece of paper, Bring the empty cup behind, Mop that patch of water, Arrange the chairs before service, etc". The church belongs to God, not to us, always remember that. We only do it for God, not for him/her to see. We must take up simple/basic responsibilities. Do not think, "Let others do it la". If everyone thinks like that then the chairs would arrange themselves overnight then...

I really wanna stress this, break from your cliques!!! Invite other people to join us and make them feel welcome. Let me ask you something, honestly, who was the last person to join us in the YF? And when was that? I dare say none. I bear equal fault to this as well for not inviting friends to the YF, all of them stay kinda far, but I should know better. Please! If there's one thing I want to see when I come back is not whether you remember me or not but rather the quality and quantity of your fellowship. I do not want petty misunderstandings and arguments to get in the way. We know in the past it did pretty much damage, and I really hope it has been fully settled among you. This is the work of the devil, do not give in to him at all! We are not children of the devil BUT we are children of God! Draw strength from our Father in heaven.

It's my sincere hope that you remember what I just said, I might sound like your nanny but those were my parting words.. Every single one of them. Yep, that's all. I hope you take this seriously, there's a time for everything, a time to play n have fun (yes we do have serious loads of fun), and a time to be serious. So let us give God what is due.

Love,
Ivan

Jul 15, 2008

Father's Day 2008 by JC

Hey guys! So so sorry for the super late post about the Father's Day event. Had some difficulties with the pictures I obtained from Unc. Vincent. Yes, PICTURES! Speaking of it, I have loads of them taken by none other than our 'Cam Pro'- Unc. Vincent. (thanks Unc. Vincent!) So, I have heaps of them, not knowing which to post. Anyway, it's impossible to post them all up, so I would only post selectively.


So, lets get straight to how the event went.

TTDI GC'S ANNUAL FATHER'S DAY OUTING @ TAMAN RIMBA!

Father's Day was held on 22nd June 2008. The reason why we celebrated it later was due to church camp. Anyway, this year's Father's Day was organized by Unc. Kon You. However, somehow it ended up becoming a family affair :P

At 11.20 am, families begin to arrive. Weather was just perfect. Thank God. Not too sunny and hot(Although it drizzle a lil :P). Me being the host of the day was expecting more fathers. However, it was so ironic. If I'm not mistaken, there were more mothers on that day! Hahaha, so they were mothers cum fathers.

The event started off with of course, gathering the people together! Oh my, was it difficult to 'command' a group of adults + kids. Hahaha, thanks to John's dad, who brought the MEGA PHONE! :).. but I think after a while the condition went back to square one. Hmm..must be they were too excited to start playing the games, since there was 4 telematch lanes and a tug-o-war rope in sight.

Hello?? Hello? Anyone there? Yoohoo!



Yes, Indeed there were a WHOLE lot of anxious adults and kids ready to

rock and roll :)

Before beginning the matches, they were divided into 4 groups of colours, which were BLUE, RED, GREEN, and YELLOW.

Ahh, yes...finally, the teams...Some where colour confused though :)

The 4 games that were prepared on that day was:

1. the passing of [non-sticking] table tennis balls. :P
Preeetty sure you guys have played this telematch during your childhood days or for some of you, still playing it? hahaha...If you haven't..uumm.. just bring a spoon and a table tennis ball, and I'll show you how it's done. :) So, I'll let the pictures do the talking!

First : Place the table tennis ball on the spoon. Then place the spoon

into your mouth and go " SEE, NO HANDS" :)


Second: Get the ball to the other point.

Lastly : Try using whatever technique/science/physics to not drop

the ball. However, most importantly, smile for the camera! :)

A good example is Alex in the picture :)

I think some teams manage to 'communicate' to their table tennis ball to stick onto the spoon. It made me go 'oooh la la! AWESOME technique!'. They managed to run so fast without the ball falling off. All of a sudden, I remembered the ball that was taken from my house, were the ones that were stuck to a decorative item of an eagle. (yeaps, its to represent the eggs). So, I quickly exchange the ball to another. MY Bad guys! :P

"WATCH IT UNCLE CHONG SHIEN! :)"

2. The Station games.
This game was brainchild by Ailin with contributions of myself and Unc. Kon You. This game was to me the funniest hence the highlight of the Father's Day event. With the wonderful assistants, (Xin-yi.......) contributing, I would say it went smoothly. The objective of this game, is for the groups to complete all the stations in the quickest time possible. There were 5 stations.





1. Taboo-a-like (Wen-Li & Swee Ling)
2. The tongues twister and the Macarena dance ( Ailin & Xiaolin)
3. Blindfold game ( Niki & Su-yi)
4. Charade (Johnson & Phoebe)
5. Finding-sweets-in-a-lump-of flour (Xin-yi & Ashley)


As I was the host, I did not manage to observe closely on how it went. So, to compensate, I managed to get the station masters to comment on their stations. The rest would be shown by the pictures! :)

1. Blindfold game ( Niki & Su-yi) - courtesy of Niki
Basically, what happened was the kids were separated from the parents. One by one, each parent was blind-folded and directed by all the kids to actually collect a can that could be found on the ground. The kids were all asked to stand at one side further away from the parents. The initial plan we had was to actually have all the kids at one corner but they got quite excited and went more forward with time. Besides that, all the kids were supposed to be directing the parent at the same time. However, the adults were smart and they only asked one kid to direct. Therefore, I being the evil culprit tried to misdirect the parents. A thousand apologies to parents and kids who were offended. Overall, I guess the kids had a happy time and I'm sure the adults did too.


"To the left, to the left" , wait right , no no , straight!

Yay! :)

2. Taboo-a-like (Wen-Li & Swee Ling) - courtesy of Wen-Li

Helping out for Father’s Day was fun! I was helping out in the game Taboo with Swee Ling. The kids were supposed to explain the word to the parents. There were five Malay words and five English words. At first, lots of people came up to check what station we were. I think the first group was Ivan’s group. Was it? Hmmm... Had to explain the game to them. One of the girls wanted me to translate in Chinese for them! I’m banana by the way! Anyway, the team had lots of young kids. So, I guess it was pretty hard for them. Especially when it came to the Malay words. I was shocked that the adults actually guess all five of the Malay words right so fast. For all of the groups actually. I thought the adults would have a hard time guessing the Malay ones. They proved me wrong. All of the groups were pretty fast to finish the whole thing I guess. Only thing I can remember was that when the word was “Surat Khabar” and then one of them described it as sesuatu yang di baca setiap pagi. The adults did say surat khabar, but my mum said the Bible. That’s my mum!! (:

"Don't say it Yen Ming, Don't say that word"

Oh no, I think you just said it! :)

3. The tongues twister and the Macarena dance ( Ailin & Xiaolin)

As the teams arrive at our station, we (Xiaolin & Ailin) got all the team members, every single one of them to dance and sing to Macarena. It was really fun watching the cute kids and older adults dance and shake their butts! hahaha. This is probably our 1st and last time we’ll be seeing them do that…hahaha..

First you put you hand out

Then This



"Now, EVERYBODY!" (eeeehh, macarena, uu wah)

After dancing, the adults of the teams were asked to stand around us and we got them to say a tongue twister. It was a good laugh as some of them got their tongue twisted. It was difficult to get it right without repeating their mistake over and over again and as our laughter got louder & louder. Most of the adults we had to recite the tongue twister were pretty good. We agreed that the best has got to be Unc. Lay Seng and the funniest was Unc. Kook Yuu. After a few repeated mistakes, we could not stop laughing. As we continued laughing, we reached a point when we said, ‘Ok Ok, stop laughing,’

So, for those who missed out this hilarious tongue twister on that day, here it goes! p/s there’s no harm laughing at yourself. HAPPY PRACTISING!


One smart fella, he felt smart,

Two smart fella, they felt smart,

Three smart fella, they felts smart,

They all felt smart together


GO ON, GIVE IT A SHOT! and see how you fair! :)

Yeaps, that was the station games.

Later on, we proceeded to the tug-o-war. Even before I could start the game, everyone was already pulling the rope.

Check out the enthusiasm by the lady in orange :)

And the 2 guys here were like "Aiya, easy job la"

And the orange lady keeps pulling...


It later ended with price giving. And of course, not forgetting the wonderful lunch! :)


The winner !

I would say the event went really well although a lil haywire. :P Once again, thanks too all who helped out, namely the game assistants, people who prepared the food, Unc. Vincent for the pictures, Greg for the transportation, and to those whom I missed out here. You guys know who you are :)

FINALLY,