Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baby Cabokia Album

KBU in the News (with Dr Cabokia)

United Daily - 9 August 2008

theSun - 5 August 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Traffic History - July 2008

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Total Page Views = 1059

Unique Visitors = 790

New Visitors = 611

Monday, August 18, 2008

Silver for Chong Wei

Preparations for the big game were made. Dinner at home. Have repeatedly asked Jordan to pray. We even taught him the famous chant – “Malaysia Boleh!” Whenever we said, “Malaysia”, Jordan said, “Boleh!” We encouraged him to say louder throughout the game. Occasionally, he would say, "Malaysia Boleh!”

We were in high spirit before the game. However, as the game progressed, our dreams were gradually diminishing. I have nothing more to say except that Lee Chong Wei has done his best. Congratulations to him!

Below are images of the Victory Ceremony for the Badminton Singles Men captured from my TV:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Finally, a signage...

Finally, after 8 years, I've got a signage for my office.
(I have removed the Mashimaro poster from the door.)
(Monday, 11 August 2008)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Declaring God’s Word over my Baby

This second baby is really special to me. Why?

  • She (by faith) has gone diving and swimming at Redang with me

  • We have travelled to Genting, Penang, Gopeng and Kundang

  • We went to Passion World Tour together. So cool!

  • We will be going to Sabah and Langkawi

  • Her god mother is my close friend, Yoke Lai. God ma is already planning something special for her. She has 2 daughters of her own already and she doesn’t mind another one. Hehehe!

I have been declaring the Word of God to this precious baby…

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.
(Jeremiah 1:5)

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
(Jeremiah 29:11)

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
(Psalm 139:13-14)

She is loved and will be loved as much as I love Jordan.
God’s love is upon her too.

Photos from Kundang

In the restaurant, we were rather fascinated by the little fans on the ceiling.

MBS Recreation Center - Big Swimming Pool!

Dinner @ Kundang (1 August and 2 August 2008)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Message by Louie Giglio (Passion)

Louie shared a very simple and yet profound message on Sunday night - just 3 statements:

  1. Christ has died.

  2. Christ is risen.

  3. Christ will come again.

The Christian faith is about one person - Jesus, and our relationship with Jesus.

Louie shared a beautiful testimony from a journal of a 22 year old girl, Ashley who has passed away. There were a lot of brokenness in her life but yet Jesus healed her, and her testimony became an impact to the whole world. The journal was not just about her but also about a Christian (aka Fruitcake) who has shared the Christian faith with her in such a gentle way. It was a sad ending. Ashley did not make it to her graduation. But she has left behind a great story, and she is with her Creator.

The coolest thing about Passion World Tour is that the previous city prayed and gave to the next city the Passion Team is touring. As we entered the convention centre, we exchanged our ticket with a wrist band. The wrist band states the next city and the date they are touring. Manila prayed for Kuala Lumpur, and Kuala Lumpur prayed for Jakarta and gave 55,000 Ringgit (over $15,000 US). It is a powerful thing indeed.

All glory to God!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Passion World Tour


How was it? It was AMAZING, AWESOME, WOW!

With the help of Yoke Kheng, I managed to arrange 2 cars (Kevin and Yung Ling) for the KBU students. We met at Centerpoint at 3:30 pm together with the rest of the Antioch Network Community youth and KDU students. The event started at 6 pm.

Kevin picked me up from the house at around 3:25 pm. Jordan was still sleeping. I asked my brother to watch over him until Seng Chor returned from his training.

We arrived at the Sunway Convention Centre before 4:30 pm. It took us almost half an hour to find a parking space. We reached the convention center at around 4:45 pm. It was packed! We queued up at gate 2. The doors were supposed to be opened at 5 pm, but they delayed it until 5:30 pm. I nearly had a blackout. Just I was about to faint, the doors were opened. Praise the Lord! Jia Yein and Hui En shielded me as we pushed ourselves into the hall. I think Hui En said something like, “Pregnant woman coming through”, “Protect the baby”. I find it amusing. Hehehe!

Yoke Kheng managed to reserve a seat for me. Our seats were facing the center of the stage, in the middle of the hall. Cool! We couldn’t sit together, and so were scattered. Anyway, I was standing half of the time. I wished I could jump. The crowd really went wild when the music started at around 6 pm.

Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin and Charlie Hall were awesome! The songs they sang included Your Grace is Enough, Mighty to Save, Amazing Grace and How Great is Our God. They also introduced some new songs. All the songs were fantastic. Louie shared a testimony through a journal. He is a great speaker, truly inspiring.

The event was supposedly for youth age between 19 to 25. Eh…we (YK, Kevin, Kenny, Elder Chris and I) felt young. Hahaha! Well, we were there as ministry leaders. After the event, I counted the number of KBU Christian Fellowship students who went – 11 of them! It could be more. The message touched the heart of one of the pre-believers. Praise the Lord!

It ended before 10 pm. Those from KBU had dinner cum supper at McDonald’s. I sent some of them back, and eventually arrived home at around 12:30 am.

What a day! GOD is indeed my STRENGTH!

Prayer Advance

By faith, I took Jordan to the church Prayer Advance at Kundang, Rawang on Friday night. We left in Hok Seng’s car together with Lai Leng. Seng Chor couldn’t make it because of a company training over the weekend. I almost decided not to go because I know that it would be tough taking care of Jordan on my own. I was praying that Jordan would behave extremely well and that I would not need to move around too much. Well, ‘extremely’ is a high expectation. I told myself that it would be better than placing him at the babysitter. I am willing to pay the price, and I did it with God’s strength and the support from the rest of the church members. Praise the Lord!

We arrived Rawang around 8 pm for dinner. We met up with Elder Chris, Dolly, Aaron, Yoke Kheng and Kenny. It was a wonderful dinner. Jordan enjoyed it as well. Yoke Kheng helped me to feed him with some rice and fish. It was just a snack for Jordan because he already had his dinner at the babysitter.

Then, we travelled to the MBS Recreation Center at Kundang, about 15 minutes from Rawang. Jordan and I didn’t join the first session. We stayed in the Chalet together with Dolly, Lai Leng and Yoke Kheng. There were 2 single beds, one double bed with an upper deck. Dolly and Lai Leng slept on the single beds. Yoke Kheng slept above us.

I brought my notebook for Jordan to watch his DVD. After settling down, he slept before 12 midnight. It was a good start.

Second Day at Kundang
Jordan woke up at almost 9 am. He had a good breakfast. Basically, he ate non-stop from morning till night. He watched a few Children Bible stories DVD. I will post more of him in his blog.

I managed to listen and share my views during some of the sessions. In between, I had to entertain Jordan’s demands. He was almost unmanageable during lunch. But eventually, he sat down and ate some chicken.

I was upset with him once. It happened in the evening. After cleaning him from his ‘big business’, I carried him to the sink to wash his hands. He wanted to play with the water non-stop. I was trying to stop him and get him to obey. He was so stubborn. I think the situation was rather tensed for about 5 – 10 minutes in the bathroom. I even shook him. I think I spanked him and he cried for awhile. Yet, he still insisted in playing with the water. In the end, I gave up and gave in to his demand. He was satisfied. I was so frustrated with his stubbornness and disobedience.

Later on the way to dinner, I asked him to say, “Sorry, Mummy” and he did. I told him that I was angry with him. He may not understand but at least he is learning to apologise. This is not the first time that I’ve asked him to say sorry. Most of the time, he is willing to say.

We went back to the same restaurant as the previous night for dinner. Kenny helped me to entertain Jordan. We assisted him twice to do his ‘small business’ – once in the toilet and the second time outside the restaurant. Jordan complained that the toilet is dirty! So, he didn’t want to pee in the toilet the second time. Gosh! I was surprised with his behaviour and his view on cleanliness. Amazing!

After dinner, we ate durian. Jordan loves it. Poor Kenny had to carry him and eat at the same time. Thank you, so much Kuya Ken.

It was 10:30 pm when we returned to the chalet. Jordan and I didn’t join the prayer session. As usual, he watched his DVD and slept before midnight. I had to persuade him a few times to off all the lights. Sigh!

Third Day at Kundang
Sadly, Jordan woke up before 5:30 am. He wanted to pee. Again, he wanted to play with the water, and didn’t want to return to bed. He insisted that the lights be turned on. I struggled with him for at least 10 minutes. I ignored his demand and let him cry. I repeatedly told him to go to sleep. He refused. I spanked him a few times with the comb. He still didn’t want to listen and kept on asking me to turn on the lights. Eventually, Yoke Kheng woke up and took him outside for a walk. When he returned, he still wanted the lights to be on. We gave up. So, he was allowed to watch his DVD.

I didn’t bother him much in the morning. The rest of the church members joined us for worship that morning. So, more ‘babysitters’ came to take care of him – Roy Lim, Lai Leng, Valerie and Sahaya.

The only time I spent with him was during lunch. But he hardly eats anything. Sahaya played with him most of the time. He even dipped Jordan in the pool – just the lower part of his body.

Then, it was time to leave for home. We took a lift from Yoke Kheng. Before we even reached Rawang, Jordan fell asleep. He slept until 5 pm. Phew!

Worship at Kundang
I was seeking for peace and I found it. I hardly share during congregation worship but that Sunday morning, I felt that I need to honour God for what He has been revealing to me.

By faith, I went to the Prayer Advance. Though some experiences with Jordan were not pleasant but God gave me the strength and the patience. Most of all, love for Jordan. God allowed Jordan to wake up so early for a purpose. God is asking me to rely on his strength. The first song during worship confirmed it –

You are my strength
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Reaches to me

Passion World Tour
was on that day, and I was going. Again, I just went ahead with the original plan and worshipped God. I had a fantastic time despite having lack of rest. There will be more of this in my next post.

I wept during the ministry time. Hok Seng prayed for all the lecturers. I was the first one he prayed for. Tears just flowed. Then, the lecturers prayed for the students. Hok Seng came over to pray for me again. He assured me of God’s promises. God has given me the answer to my prayer, and I know. I know it. I just wept. Dolly lent me her shoulder to cry on. I haven’t wept that much since Aunty Luan passed away.

I was once again being ministered by the church intercessors. Peace was assured. Everything will be fine.

I haven’t been specific about what I am going through. It is not the right time to reveal. Ultimately, God’s name will be glorified.

Praise the Lord!