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Thursday, July 23, 2009

As I was dusting off the 2 meter thick dust which settled on my blog cover , I was rethinking 'what is the whole point of blogging ?'. And so, I struggled with the idea of giving it up :) sounds brilliant! No hassle, no trouble , no need to waste time typing and making up essays that would impress others.
But then again, I'm wrong. Is the blog for me ? No! I mean, to a certain extent , yes it is for me to keep track of my own life events. But, ultimately, it should be for others. To encourage others , and be blessed in return. :) Therefore, I would like to apologize to the all my friends out there, sorry for not blogging and keep you guys updated for 5 months and 14 days which is .................... SINCE I left Kluang !!

It is hard to put down these past few months in words. So here is the summary ( now I know why we learn summary in English classes (-_-).

Life as a student began again for me , after a long break. I was finding it so hard to wake up early morning for lectures. But, as the saying goes, ' the early bird catches the worm'. Erm, I don't know how that relates. Anyway, I got used to the life in University and was actually enjoying every moment of it. I was enjoying studies , friends , roommates , church , and almost everything. I do not want to make this sound like an ideal student life. But, I am telling you , we've got to thank God and rejoice in whatever circumstances God has placed us in. And live your life purposefully. Let's move on before this turns into some disciplinary class.

Currently, I am attending Eagle Point church. I've been fitting in well and God has open doors and given me plenty of opportunities to serve Him. I am also involved in my Uni's prayer meetings , heading our batch prayer and also helping out in the worship team in Christian Fellowship. All in all , God is good to me. I am not saying all these to show how much I am doing, but I believe strongly and have personally experienced the fact that if Christians do not live a life of service to God, no matter in whatever ministry. Then, our Christian walk and growth would be stagnant.

One thing we must realize is the fact that there will not be much growth in your christian walk if you only attend church , read your bibles , do your quiet time. Unless you serve and do something purposefully for the Lord, your growth is limited. It is when we serve , we practice our faith , we learn to apply the lessons we learn from the bible, we exercise our spiritual gifts , we put others first , we see others better than ourselves , and we become wholly dependent and reliant on God's strength to sustain us. And through it all , we will get to experience and see the divine intervention of God in different circumstances.

Coming back to my updates :) , I finished my first semester and I am having a 1 month break which is going to end in 3 days. And then, Semester 2 dawns. I am looking forward to it. There will be many things coming up for me and I really do not know how am I going to balance the act. But, I trust Him to bring me through every situation and still keeping me alive and well. I am going to surrender everything to Him because He knows best , and He will take care of everything. I say this by faith , not by sight nor by my morale boosting ego. I know He is with me and in me , and He is stronger than my own strength. If you are going through a tough period now , struggling to balance things , finding hard to face another day , or feeling like your faith is dwindling by the days, go back to Him who is the source of all you need. Wait upon Him and be renewed in the knowledge of who He really is. Our saviour.

Here is a song which would really encourage you , I love this song , and the words. It just ministers to me. Hope it does the same for you.

Here's the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XazqArchgR8&feature=related

Let me go

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A turn of time , memories left behind
Dreams of young and shadows of youth ,
Every moment haunted by 'if's,
What would I've become , where would I've been,

To be where I am ,
I've much to say,
Much to share , yet to sum it all,
Just simple three words , I love you

My heart is heavy, it is burdening me
It's not eating me up, neither will it kill me,
Just a mild murmur, of my shattering heart,
Echoing the journey I once had here,
And brave myself to face onward fears

Deciphering you, understanding me,
Unlocking the code we mutually hold,
Discovering the joy and love we share,
It seems like just yesterday, you and I care

But leave now I must ,
To where God wants me to be,
So farewell beloved friends , my beloved town
Goodbye sweet memoria,
So long bitter past ,
I am ready ,
Let me go


Sunday, December 28, 2008

There's something about this year. For the chinese , 8 is a good number. But I understand the Indians hate 8. But, this year has proven that the Yinyang theory has been true. A balance of white and black , the good and the bad. ( Am not being racist here ) :p By the way, I was just kidding about the Yinyang theory.

However, this year has been very eventful and dramatic for the whole world in the economic and political scene. I don't need to mention them la , you should know. Unless of course if you're Amish. Personally, this year has been A YEAR OF THE LORD. For those who do not know, 2008 has been a break year for me. A year of rest and learning. A year I never expected myself to be in.

There's just so much God has taught and shown me throughout this whole year. Things so deep in my heart that only an oil rig drill can reach. But God has chosen this year , to dig out all the dirt , to expose me , to prove to me that there's nothing He does not see, or does not know.
I've been full of pride inside, deep inside. Of course, always being the few top student in school , having the attention of every teacher , being the ' school grass' of every school I was in , having girls harrasing you , having your own name being mentioned everywhere only for the good things, being viewed as an all rounder and it goes on. These things , have been building up inside me for years , and it felt good, I didn't want to expose it.

But God humbled me, knowing that if I had gone on like that , I'll probably never turn back. And so, through the circumstances of 2008 , I was humbled. I was ' left' behind in Kluang. The reasons : I didn't do as well as I expected in STPM , didn't get the course I applied for , didn't even get in the first private uni intake , made to wait for half a year for the second intake , became the last person in my batch to leave town for studies when I always thought I'll be the first !
How awesome is that ?! The scripture says , the first shall become the last. Yeap , now I get it! To the world , I may be viewed a failure , and I rather fail. I rather fail now. Than to fail harder next time. I thank God for making me fail. Now, I really love to fail. It just breaks me again and again , and drawing me closer to the One who breaks me. I don't know what He's doing , but I know where He's leading me to. I thank God for whatever He has done to me , eventhough I do not understand then. But now, I know. I've got nothing to prove , have got nothing to show , all my successes had been His , and never was mine.

God is dealing with another area in my life now. He is challenging me to the course of giving up everything I have , and desire to have. All for his sake. To love Him more than my father, my mum, my wife ( if I'm going to have one ) , brothers and sisters. Only then shall I be worthy to be called his follower. I am counting the cost , I am struggling with it. I am waiting upon Him. It is really a call for all Christians , who call themselves a true follower of Christ , who does not want to be conform to the pattern of this world , but be transformed by the renewing of mind. This is it , this is the call. Take it or leave it.

Besides all that , of course I enjoyed my 'stint' in my lovely town here. But it's coming to an end. And I shall go where God wants me to be. It's been a fruitful time here in kluang , getting to be with my family , friends and getting to be part of God's work here. I've been enjoying late nights and late mornings. haha. I am going to miss those times. Nevertheless, something bigger than me awaits and I shall be discovering and experiencing it very soon.

You see , another strange thing has happened. God has been allowing me to go places I never thought I would have gone , eventhough deep inside my heart ,I did thought of it. But never did I pray or ask God for it. Let's see, in 2008 , I've been to Pulau Redang , Pulau Penang, Pulau Langkawi , and China. Honestly , I have always wanted to go these specific places , but not until this year. I didn't even ask HIM!! Amazing right ? I didn't even purposely plan to go , it's just opportunities and opportunities. Now, I understand again what the scripture means when it says ' Your Father in Heaven knows what you need even before you ask ' !! Hmmmm........

In conclusion , expect great things in 2009 ! You'll never know or expect what God is going to do to you. haha........ So, be on guard :) Oh , btw , I would love to thank everyone in Kluang , to my friends and those of you who have been a part of my life so far. I truly am thankful to God for putting amazing people like you in my life. You know who you are ;) Shalom !

p/s : No this is not my farewell speech. This is just 2008's closing ceremony. wahaha!!
2009 !

Expect the unexpectebles !

Solli !!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dear Folks ,

Firstly , would like to apologize for the dormancy of my blog. It's been a while since I really write. I know , you probably are tired with my pics. haha..... Anyways , this is a test of your patience and endurance. Which I know most of you have passed because none ( except for a few ) of you have bugged me to update my blog. It's either that , or no one visits my blog anymore :(

However, the future is not as bleak as you might sense it , there is still hope ! I'll be back..... Yes , I'll be back !

Let me tell you a lame joke first.

One day , Mr Muthu asked Mrs. Karupayahthambichi whether his hair is messy .........
Guess what Mrs. Karupayahthambichi said ?
She said.................

"What to do ?
Go to Pudu
Look for Muthu
Lick his kutu
Fry a muruku
Solve the sudoku "

Yes, that's all she said :)

Balik Kampung

Monday, December 8, 2008

I went to China, and I felt like I was going back to my roots. Yeah, my first time in China. According to some old chinese men , if you are a chinese , you must visit China at least once in your lifetime. Or else , your ancestors won't be happy or something of that sort. And, so I've fulfilled the responsibility of every chinese man ( according to them ) :) . I went with my mum to visit my uncle who is living in Shanghai with his family , and also to meet up with my cousin uncle and his wife from Australia , who also happen to be there. We went to few places. We went to Shanghai , Nanjing , Hangzhou , Suzhou , and Xi'an. Yup, we had a great time there. Thank God for this opportunity. Here are some pictures....................

From left : Cousin Uncle , Cousin Aunt, Mum

My uncle and I

From right : My cousin , Aunt, little cousin

Mum and I at Shanghai Bund

At Terra-Cotta Museum

Terra - cottas

Cheeky cousin and I

Bronze chariots seen in The Mummy 2

So much food!

Furball update

Monday, October 20, 2008

My mother cat gave birth to another 3 kittens. 2 white and 1 grey. They are super playful at this point of thier 'kittenhood'. haha....... Anyway, these are few pictures for you to feast your eyes upon. muahahahaha!!!
p/s : don't be jealous k ? Cos I am not keeping them, thinking of giving them away. So, if you want to adopt one of these furballs , just register at www.myfurball.com.

No, I was just kidding. But really, if you are interested and committed to taking care of them, I am more than willing to give them to you. :D

Pictures !! here you go ...........

Pit Stop

Thursday, October 9, 2008

For those who realize , F1 cars change their tyres, yes all 4 of them every time they come to a pit stop. Wait, that's not all, they also refuel and have mechanical adjustments. Sometimes, if necessary they change drivers too. Even machines get worn out, what more us, human beings. Most of the time, we wonder why we cannot love others the way we use to. We feel so dry, empty and powerless to even love and care for others. We lose that passion,that zeal, that excitement and enthusiasm that keeps us going.

That's when we ought to have a thorough self-examination. Ask ourselves whether we have been loving others with our own strength or God's. Because, only God's love will last ( for he has love us with an everlasting love : Jeremiah 31:3) .We love with a finite love, a love that will run dry if we do not constantly get our supply of 'loves' from Him. Therefore, when we run out of love , it's not difficult to tell. :) it's pretty obvious. To be able to love naturally out from our heart is to first experience His love and constantly refresh ourselves with God's love.

We have to arrive at the pit stop. Replace new tyres, refuel , tighten some screws and off we accelerate again into the track , back to the race. And then, when we are down and out, come to the pit stop again. And get yourself reconditioned. It is constant and repetitive. But it is necessary. When it rains , we have to put on tyres made for wet condition , when it is scorching hot, you have another set of special tyres. Depending on the weather.

Let's not wait till our tyres explode , or our absorber breaks , or when our car can't move anymore before we decide to drop by the pit stop. Because, by that time, it's quite too late. The tower has to come to tow you to the pit stop, you have to have a major repair, and the worst of it all, you are wasting time !! Come to think about it, does it make sense ? :D

Here's a song to encourage those who are hungry :)

Hungry ( Falling on my knees )

Hungry, I come to You
For I know You satisfy
I am empty but I know
Your love does not run dry

So I wait for You
So I wait for You

I'm falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus, You're all this heart
Is living for

Broken, I run to You
For Your arms are open wide
I am weary but I know
Your touch restores my life


I'm falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus, You're all this heart
Is living for

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