Friday, November 28, 2008

Birthday Gift 2008

Because Seng Chor's handphone got problem, we have decided that he takes my SonyEricsson, and I get a new handphone for my coming birthday. It is a Nokia 7280 - also known as the Lipstick Phone or Candy Bar.

This GSM camera phone sports a unique form factor and interface. A spinning jog wheel and extensive voice-control features replace the traditional keypad. Key features include Bluetooth, EDGE high-speed data, a VGA still camera with lens cover, FM radio, speakerphone, and infrared. The status of this phone is discontinued, and so we bought it at a very low price - RM399.00.

Front View

Back View

Top View

Side View
(Bought on Monday, 24 November 2008 @ 1 Utama)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Pa and Ma at

Few months ago, Nai Kyn discovered a photo of my parents on this web site -

They were captured walking on Gaya Street - my dad was walking in front and my mum followed from behind (in pink). My mum hardly go there. So, it is really a big surprise how their photo ended there and coincidentally found by Nai Kyn.
My Pa and Ma has just celebrated their 38th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, 23 November 2008. May God contine to bless their marriage with love and joy.
We love you, Pa and Ma.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ABC Soup

Ingredients: Chicken drumstick, Carrot, Tomato, Potato, Onion and Corn.

I have been cooking ABC soup (Jordan calls it "Yummy soup") whenever I can on Saturdays for the past 2 to 3 months - its lunch for the whole family. Unfortunately, Jordan doesn't take it all the time. I would mix the soup with rice to feed him but he rarely eats. :( Last weekend, he drank one or two spoons only. He didn't want to eat the rice even though he helped me to wash the rice. So far, he has helped to wash the rice twice. Cool, eh?

What he ate most last weekend was chicken rice. He ate about half of my rice and 3 pieces of chicken. We always rejoice whenever he eats. The other type of food he eats is pizza with pineapple and chicken. Like most kids, he enjoys French fries. Oh, he likes hash brown too.

He is not putting on much weight. Why? He doesn't sleep much. He still sleeps after 11 pm or midnight, and he can get up between 6 to 7 am the next morning. Almost every night, we have to threaten him with the 'cane' (plastic stick to hold balloon) to get him to lie down quietly on the bed. He also hardly eat solid food during the weekend.

We seldom cane him nowadays but threaten him with the cane. He would listen almost immediately when he sees the cane. He would say things like, "Sleep already, no need cane." or "Good boy already, no need cane." I will post more of his amusing, smart and interesting responses in his blog soon. He is super smart, and often correct us.

Christmas Tree 2008

Our Christmas Tree was set up last Saturday (22 November 2008).
There is one big present at the bottom - its Jordan's birthday gift.
We have also bought Christmas gifts for him which are not wrapped yet.

Jordan likes to see the lights blinking on the tree. Whenever he is around, he requests for the lights to be turned on. Actually, he helped me to put up some of the Christmas decorations. Its fun to involve him.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Latest 2008 Finance Carol - Recession

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why
Recession is coming to town!

It's hitting you once,
It's hitting you twice
It doesn't care if you've been careful and wise
Recession is coming to town!

It's worthless if you've got shares
It's worthless if you've got bonds
It's safe when you've got cash in hand
So keep cash for goodness sake, HEY!

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town!

Finance products are confusing
Finance products are so vague
The banks make you bear the cost of risk
So keep out for goodness sake, OH!!

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why
Recession is coming to town!

(Unknown Composer)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

E-Genting Programming Competition 2008

Last Saturday, 15 November 2008, I dropped by at Wisma Genting to give some moral support to my students who took part in the E-Genting Programming Competition 2008 - 3 students from the BSc (Hons) Software Engineering and 1 student from the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I'm glad that they willingly agreed (after much persuasion for 2 of them) and registered for the competition.

The competition was held from 10 am to 6 pm. I didn't stay long. At around 10:30 am, I walked over to Pavilion. I had a good exercise - doing window shopping. I bought a Disney magazine and nail clipper for Jordan. Then, I had a cup of refreshing juice (orange + carrot). Seng Chor was supposed to pick me up at 2:30 pm but then he called me around 12 noon and said that he was on the way to pick me. So, I had to abandon my students earlier.

How did they perform? Most of them did at least 2 out of 4 questions. It is not compulsory for them to attempt all questions. The task was not easy. I don't have high expectations. They have done their best. Now, just wait for the results. The award presentation will be held in Genting on 17 January 2009.

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, Year 2 students

The four participants from KBU


Why am I so busy?

List of things to do before the arrival of Jemimah:

  1. Complete the writing of 2 chapters of a textbook.

  2. Set up Christmas tree.

  3. Prepare Phase Test question paper and assignment for the module Introduction to Programming.

  4. Conduct YouthAlpha at the KBU CF every Friday.

  5. Plan the KBU CF first concert on 6 December 2008.

  6. Plan Jordan's 3rd birthday on 14 December 2008.

  7. Attend 5 days training on Mainframe Technology – 15 December to 19 December 2008.

  8. Prepare for the arrival of Jemimah:

    • Clear the room downstairs for Seng Chor and Jordan during confinement

    • Wash her clothes

    • Buy a new set of drawers, baby toiletries, etc

I pray for God's strength everyday – The Joy of the Lord is my Strength (Nehemiah 8:10b)

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Philippians 4:6-7
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Check up on 17 November 2008

Jemimah also known as Jem is now about 2.2 kg. The gynecologist predicted that she will be about 3.4 or 3.5 kg at birth. Yes, she is going to be a big baby. Yeah! That's what I want. She is growing well. Her head is facing downwards. She has been kicking quite a lot – pretty strong. It's a wonderful feeling indeed. She stretches every now and then. She is now about 33 weeks old in the womb – 7 more weeks before she enters the world.

We didn't set any date for her delivery. The actual due date is 5 January 2009. I am open to the mode of delivery – natural or cesarean. According to the gynecologist, the scar in my womb seems to be getting thinner. So, if Jemimah is big, it is not advisable to try natural birth. He will perform an internal checking in 3 weeks time, and see whether it is okay for me to go through natural birth. If cesarean, it will be performed between 26 December 2008 to 30 December 2008. Then, we may choose 30 December 2008 as the delivery day. We commit this matter to God. May God's will be done.

I have put on another 2 kgs – 1 kg for Jemimah and the other kg is mine. She has put on about 1 kg since last month. So far, I have put on 11 kgs. Now, my weight is 58.1 kg. I don't think I would reach my weight during Jordan's time – which was 67 kg! I put on more than 20 kgs at that time. I was fat! For this pregnancy, I lost a bit of weight at the beginning. I did more walking (and climbing). I could control my appetite better. In the third trimester (which is now), I don't feel hungry all the time. I eat less at night – take very little rice.

On my sleep, sometimes I sleep well, sometimes I don't. Last week, was pretty bad. Maybe because it was bad last week, this week seems better. I couldn't sleep on my left side at all. Jemimah would kick non-stop if I sleep in that position. I could now lie down on my right. She is okay with that position now. Previously, she didn't like it too, and I could only lie down on my back.

Last night, Jordan actually sang a song to Jemimah as I lied down on the bed. He invented the song himself, and even invited Jemimah to play with him, and share the toys with him. I can't remember how the song goes. But it has words like Jemimah and baby. It was a lovely sight indeed. So sweet. As suggested by Selvi, I will buy a gift on behalf of Jordan to give to Jemimah on her day of birth. I am thinking of getting a gift for Jordan from Jemimah. So, they can exchange gift. Hehehe!

Occasionally, we would ask Jordan to 'kiss' Jemimah and 'pat' her. We encourage him to start showing love to her. Hopefully, Jordan would adjust well to the arrival of Jemimah.

As the delivery date draws closer, I feel more and more excited. There is also more assurance of peace. I have been really busy. I am still very busy. I have just met a deadline. As a reward for my effort, I am now writing this post, and hope to share what I am busy with at the moment in my next post.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

KBU CF Concert 2008

Thank God for the KBU Christian Fellowship. God has blessed us tremendously. God is faithful. He has enabled us to reach out to many students through this work. We desire to do more, and we have taken a step of faith to organise this concert. We believed that God will do amazing things through this concert.

The band was formed about 3 months ago, and they have been practising twice a week. We have also managed to book the PA system and musical instruments. Amazingly, this person is actually one of our students in the BEng (Hons) EEE Year 3. He assists his father to run the business to rent sound system and musical instruments. Thank God that he has quoted a very good price for us. Thank God for the funds (love gift) that we have received so far. Thank God that we have also got a very good speaker from Eagle Point Covenant Fellowship.

This work does not belong to us but belong to God. We acknowledged that God is the one who has initiated this and put the desires in our heart.

The details of the concert are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 6 December 2008
Time: 7 pm to 10:30 pm
Venue: KBU Multipurpose Hall
FREE Admission

The theme of the concert is "N.O.W" (No Other Way).
We felt convicted by the verse:
2 Corinthians 6:2 –

For he says,
"In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you."

I tell you,

NOW is the time of God's favor,

NOW is the day of salvation.

Furthermore, God has reminded us few times during the CF that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). Indeed, there is no other way but through Jesus.

All glory, praise and honour to our Almighty God!