Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
In the beginning
This is a beautiful piece of art to me but sadly to many they dislike the rear end of it. Moving on to wackier automobiles. There was a pick-up that was pimped by Clarion which looked like an alien life form.
At this booth where they showcase live to the audience the art of airbrushing. The skull helmet and the pink (yucks) Kenari were the highlight at the booth besides the free show.At the same level of the same hall there parked silently the Port Klang 4x4. What?@! Why on earth must someone/shop name their pick-up Port Klang? I just don't get it but we just can't argue how well Malaysian have adopted and implanted the Malaysia Boleh attitude. Use it "dengan was-was". Thus says the Hokkien "lang", "Gua hua Port Klang, lu hua hamik chia?"There were more weird, funny and mind boggling things that happened. These I will share tomorrow as I'm too tired now. Watch out for the next edition of KLIMS 2006-The Weird and the Beautiful...
Sunday, May 28, 2006
The Greatest Commandment
What more can we, the cause of His suffering, ask for? It was through His passion that we gain what we do not deserve. I quote Xuan "How much do you love me?". This is the question Jesus ask us who say and proclaim so confidently of our love for Him. I was remindered by God Himself through an incident. Do not wait until He ask you. Tell Him, show Him your love for Him if you do. If you have not loved Him, I pray that His love for you will be make known.
with all your soul and with all your mind."
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: "Love your neighbour as yourelf."
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Should I pursue?
Or should I remain?
Could she be the one?
Love can be,
My emotions are,
Why can't it be simpler?
Where should I go?
What should I do?
Who should I choose?
Should I wait?
Is the time right?
When is the time?
Is it now?
My mind is filled with questions. Questions about the next step to take. Questions regarding relationship. I don't know what to do. I'm slowly losing the courage to fall in love. I guess the past guilt and hurt took a toll on me. Maybe not. I'm becoming very particular about the traits of a girl. I recognise that no one is perfect but I can't help it but to feel turned off by a certain flaw. Maybe I'm raising the bar too high so much so that I can't even clear it.
"Kita jatuh cinta bukan kerana paras rupa"
Is it that simple? or should I just wait for God to drop someone at my door step? A lady once said she would recommend her daughter to me. I was extremely delighted but I forgot to give her my number and save hers. So I'll have to wait...I'm not desperate just wondering how far have I distant myself from the powers of love.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Walking down the Isle
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
What day is it today class?
It is...See the obscene word...!!!??! Humpday!@#@^6&%^&....Since when?
Friday, May 19, 2006
Eat full full nothing to do?
I was "introduced" to this particular website started by a group/individual Muslim(s). In Hokkien they say "chiak pa bo su cho" and I think this sums up their effort. This is the site, click here Bismika Alllahuma.
It is really an act of insecurity. Sometimes I can't but wonder why are they so insecure. I think I know the answer but I'm not sure so I'll spare you my thoughts on this. Bombarded by news of their insecure acts aggitates me. They act like they are some small-gas people. If others have a closed door discussion about the Federal Constitution, they think we are robbing them of their rights. Don't we, the minority have rights too? At least not all Muslims are that fanatical. At this point I need to apologise to many Muslims who are rational in their thinking, the few-Datuk Nazri Aziz and Pak Lah. This few will not change the perception of people towards them negatively. It just doesn't help in improving their image. It seems that many of them are against us(the rest) to even talk behind shut-doors. Lately in Penang, after a series of closed door sessions around Malaysia, the Anti-Inter Faith Commission Body held a protest against the discussion titled "Federal Constitution:Protection for All".
It is written clearly in Article 11 of the Federal Constitution that:
(1) Every person has the right to profess and practice his religion and, subject to Clause (4), to propagate it.
(2) No person shall be compelled to pay any tax the proceeds of which are specially allocated in whole or in part for the purposes of a religion other than his own.
(3) Every religious group has the right -
It is not stated anywhere in the Federal Constitution that Malaysia is an Islamic state. Malaysia is a secular state and it will remain that way. All that were stated were that the Agong and the Sultans are the Islamic heads of the state and country. Is it fair then that certain parties try to propogate the fallacy that Malaysia is an Islamic state? Totally not! Okay, many of them are not fond of Islam Hadhari, or some may use it to support their expressions but can't they see that the government is doing a big publis relations campaign. Well, the protest that took place in Penang was a stupid act. These were the words of Minister at the Prime Minister's Department. I sokong. The stupid act by these people were done with at least this one reason, it would erode the jurisdiction of the Syariah Law. Are they trying to extend their arm as what the US is doing in a term called the "long arm"? I don't think they can do so. The Syariah Law's jurisdiction only cover Muslims.
(a) to manage its own religious affairs;
(b) to establish and maintain institutions for religious or charitable purposes; and
(c) to acquire and own property and hold and administer it in accordance with law.
So are they really "chiak pa bo su cho" or are they really "gong"? I don't think we need to shout the answers aloud. Wearing a songkok and shouting slogans of protest wouldn't help improve their already rotten image throughout the world. Once associated with peace, now it seems only fit to be represented by terror. I don't want to see our multiracial society become individualistic one. Give and take, that is the muhibbah spirit-the Malaysian way.
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Thursday, May 18, 2006
Something Uniquely New
Today, I had the privilege to have dinner with my friends or rather new found friends except for one whom I knew a year ago. It was spontaneous that I decided to attend CF today. Guess what? It was a good experience, an enriching one. The CF attendance was healthy. The talk was good, a serious and challenging one to those who were still awake and paying attention. I found it a good reminder of my walk with God.
Dinner was filling. It almost reach the level of gluttony. Cheap and good-for-that-price-food. I drank Iced Cinnamon Milk Tea (pronounce it CINA Mon
Why you so like that?
So what could be the problem? Is cronism the root of it all? Or The nonchalant attitude of its entire workforce and vendors. It could also be that the previous management was on the wrong track chasing an elusive dream. Maybe it could be the interferance of the government. The cause of it all is the sum of all te above mentioned.
Lately Proton was awarded the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award. How accurate is this? Firstly, how many paticipants were there? Not many, I reckon. In fact, how many of us read Reader's Digest? Lets give it the benefit of the doubt. Lets say most of do read it but I assume not many would participate in the survey. Alright, if most of us did'nt participate, Proton still stand a chance because half of the nation's annual car sales of over 500,000 cars are Protons! Okay, I'm more than happy to boast of Savvy's quality. As of today, I've not heard of any complains about it only praises. Maybe I should trade my Waja for one. The car is quirky. It is the combination of Beauty and the Beast. I like the front half. One auto magazine journalist praised the car after a test drive even though the car had been trashed and driven for 25,000km since its launch. Maybe Proton deserves some applause for it. But I'm still not happy with the weird sounds the car make. "Kruk Kruk, Krik Krik, Krak Krak" Arghhhh...if you wanna break down just do it, don't start an orchestra of metal, plastic and rubber. I'm about to give up. If I do, I would change a car...chances are slim that I get to change a car of my choice. The banker decides, I only complain.
Write your views about your car and of Proton. Thank you!
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Crossroad or Cross
Or are we just wandering around, letting the world eat us up from inside?
We really should search our hearts. I'm with the thought that many of us are not taking life as Christians seriously. Why allow problems to overcome us when we have been made overcomers? As much as the cross symbolises Christ's passion motivated by love, carrying the cross should be our passion. Did we not after all told God we would do so? or are we just liars in the making?
Life isn't a bed of roses. Jesus said if we follow Him, we would have to endure persecution. My thought is that we should not grumble over petty problems. I'm learning not to grumble. I'm learning to solve problems from Him who promises "a way out". Solutions are not always inline with what we hope for but we shouldn't really be too disappointed. Life promises much more challenges and excitements, why stop at one and cry your eyes out? Seek the next, seek to grow. Perseverance is taught, this is knowledge, precious knowhow to overcome problems. I hope these that I typed will make you ponder, not so much to challenge you. If it does, all the the better. If not I urge you to challenge yourself to live life passionately. It is knowing the truth of the word that will compel us to grow more. The love of God that is with and in us will fuel our passion. The Spirit of Truth will be our guidance.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
What it means...
This isn't the restaurant at Teluk Gong that me and my relatives frequent. We like the other one, supposedly the original. However, I think all seafood at Teluk Gong taste the same. The only difference is in the size of the serving and the atmosphere. Jog (pronounce Jag) couldn't wait for his food to arrive. He normally eats double portion of rice but today he ate only one.
After waiting for not too long, the food arrived. There on the table laid the food inviting us to dig into it. Prawns cooked in tomyam style, Bamboo muscle, Squid, Vegetable, Steamed Red snapper and Sweet and spicy crabs with the smallest buns in the world according to Lydia.
And introducing Lydia, Siew Lay with her sister Siew Siew, Jog and Joo Li and the hidden-from-the-camera-lens Philip.
What it means...the title depic my thoughts about having fellowships with friends over food or other events. Very simply, to me quality time with friends can be experienced through events like this. Just a simple (rather pricey) meal could mean alot to a friendship or other forms of relationship. I cherish every moment of it. Alas, after walloping all there were on the plates, I guess it is right to say that we enjoyed the company more than the food. It was all about bonding and keeping the friendship going. The person behind the planning, I thank you.
Empty plates don't nescessarily mean the food is good. It sometimes mean we are too hungry. Let us hunger in other areas as well. Spiritually let us hunger for God, in relationships let us hunger for better understanding and quality time spent. Are you hungry?
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Jalan-jalan Cari Makan
The chicken meat was not moiste enough and the rice ball is abit on the salty side. The drinks, so-so but according to many this shop serves one of the best chicken rice ball in Melaka or at least in Jonker. I have yet to try the best, thats all i've to say about chicken rice balls. Next up, Nyonya cendol. Lydia says this is not the original Nyonya cendol but it is the closest it gets to the original. If you think eating is all we do, no you are wrong. We had to walk under the baking sun to reach our destination. It is like the tv program "King Of Adventures" in a lesser manner.
I've to apologise as I do not have pictures of the cendol because my hands were sticky from the "gula Melaka". This is a picture of the inside of the shop. Very typical old pre-war shop setting. Before I move on, the Nyonya cendol is different from the typical Indian cendol. The coconut milk in the Nyonya cendol thicker. I would think it is the first sqeeze where as the "Best Cendol" found in Sitiawan have a more dilute coconut milk but it is still the first sqeeze except that more water is added. I prefer the latter.
Next and never to miss is the "satay celup". This particular restaurant serving this very unique food only found in Melaka. The word "celup" does not mean fake in Malay but it means dip. You literally dip the "lok-lok" styled "satay" sticks into the "kuah" (gravy) made of groundnuts to the taste of the "satay" sauce.
This particular food is highly recommended for its uniqueness. The place to go for this food is in the Klebang area. It is situated near Wesley Melaka, just behind a mosque. Only locals go there to eat. Well, I'm not. RM0.40 a stick, which I think is worth it. We missed out on one of the most unique food (Warning: Tak Halal)-"satay babi". Pork satay. We were told that we had to order in advance through telephone booking! When we passed by the place at about 1830, the que was already visible from a far.
On the last day, we had the chance to try my favourite Nyonya dish, ok one of my favourite besides the Nyonya laksa, the very delicious "Ayam Pong Teh". It is a little on the sweeter side. It looks like chicken stew. A must try. The Nyonya laksa at this place is good, better than those served at the cendol shop mentioned earlier. This shop is located near the river within walking distance from OCBC Bank. It is painted yellow and has a cendol stall at its entrance. That's all I have to blog about this time around. I apologise for the lack of food pictures. I was too carried away eating. I shall in the future take more pictures of the object. Enjoy the pictures...salivate if you need. Drive to Melaka if you really can't resist the temptation but remember bring some food back for me. Cheers!
A moment in time
A moment that only last a second.
A second can be tormenting.
A second can be fulfilling.
Always a unique experience.
Don't wait a century to realise.
Don't let time pass blindly.
Don't slumber in comfort.
Don't fuss over failures.
Make achievement the biggest dream.
Make life better than before.
Make living a joy.
Enjoy the moment.
Enjoy every bit of life.
Enjoy the company.
Enjoy the pressence.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Even at the very moment the clock strikes 010203 on the 040506. His faithfulness never fades. His love continues to flow. His mercies and grace is always sufficient.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Back in History
Check out www.see-not.blogspot.com for more picture I took in Melaka.
We enjoyed ourselves (Jinny is missing from the pictures because she is camera shy), I believe so, eating and walking around. Looking for the lost Peter in the midst of the massive crowd at the never sleeping Jonker Street on Sunday night. Next place to visit-Kuching and the whole of Borneo island on the Malaysian side.