Friday, February 25, 2005

a play with words

Was just listening to the album 40 Acres by yes...Caedmon's Call AGAIN (haha!) and I came across this really cool rendition of John 3:16.


For You so loved the unlovable
That You gave the ineffable
That who so believes the unbelievable
Will gain the unattainable.

- from the song, There You Go by Caedmon's Call


Compare it with the "original version".


For God so loved the world
That He gave His only begotten Son
That whoever believes in Him
Shall not perish but have eternal life.

- John 3:16, New American Standard Bible


There you go (pun not intended), the message of the Christian faith in a nutshell. Funny how we seem to make it so complicated at times. It's a message...

...of love shown
...of grace extended
...of hope given

Thursday, February 24, 2005


Is that snide comment by your (former) best friend still lingering in your head?

Yes. Surely you remember THAT day.

You remember his/her twisted face yelling out to you. The N-word.

How it still resonates in the deepest nooks of your cranial chamber.

So, are you ready for a really honest examination of your deepest thoughts?

Find out today how you stack up on the Nerd-o-meter!


The stuff you come across at Phye Beng's page ;)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

fiery felines

I have shifted to Mozilla Firefox!

Despite all the complains and gripes that I used to have about Firefox previously, I decided to give it a second shot. And you know what? I think I like it! Quite a turnaround actually. The last time I uninstalled it only half-an-hour into using it. But that was some time ago. People change...hehe

Some HTML formatting on my blog didn't really turn up right on Firefox though. But I'm hoping things will improve in time.

No pop-ups...wooohoooo!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Thy mercy

Thy mercy my God, is the theme of my song
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last
Hath won my affection, and bound my soul fast.

Monday, February 21, 2005

wai gong's weekend

I am back! Yes, I am back in KL after an extended weekend in ummm...KL? Kuala Lipis that is; a little town somewhere in Pahang, on the banks of the Jelai river. Some of you might already be aware that my maternal grandpa passed away a few days ago. It wasn't because of illness or disease but more of just plain old age. He was 96 according to the Roman calendar. However, I discovered that Chinese being Chinese, there is actually a system that accords "bonus years" upon fulfillment of certain criteria and that actually resulted in my grandpa being 102 years old!

Anyway, RED was the order of the occassion. There were RED funeral lanterns. There were RED pieces of paper with fancy Chinese calligraphy. There were red ribbons, banners and sashes. We wore RED shirts.

There was a band. There was an impromptu dance (NO, I did NOT join in...haha). There was an "eight seasons" drum routine (great stuff!). There were fireworks. There was a procession in town.

And this was a funeral.

There are just so many thoughts swimming in my head right now that putting everything down would just take up too much space. So I'll spare you the details. If you're interested to know more, just ask. And I'll tell.

I just wish I had DiGi reception in Kuala Lipis. There were just so many thoughts and prayer points that I had wanted to convey. Being only ONE of FOUR Christians in a family spanning FIVE generations and over 100 members, it got pretty daunting at times.

And oh yeah,
Romans 5:8 stood out for me during the weekend.

Friday, February 11, 2005

ode to the restless boat

I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me-
A boat with a furled sail at rest at a harbour.
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me, and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life
And I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire-
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.

- Edgar Lee Masters


I often seem to come across little mirrors here and there that closely reflect the thoughts and ponderings of my wayward mind, be it from hymns, poems, various passages from books etc. Sure saves a lot of time in penning down my thoughts =)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

praise Him!

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! Hail Him! Highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honour give to His holy Name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song!

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered, and bled and died.
He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! Hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,
Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song!

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Heav'nly portals loud with hosannas ring!
Jesus, Saviour reigneth forever and ever.
Crown Him! Crown Him! Prophet, and Priest and King!
Christ is coming, over the world victorious!
Pow'r and glory unto the Lord belong.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song!

- Fanny Crosby

Monday, February 07, 2005

the rooster crows

Chinese New Year will hit the yellow-skinned community in Malaysia like a train in two days. It will be a barrage of noise, food, relatives and cash (kaching!) all swirled into a multi-sensoral experience that will leave you dazed at the end of the 15-day-long festivities.

Personally, I'm just looking forward to the 5-day break, also thanks to the Awal Muharram holiday that will be replaced on the 11th. Yah yah, I know some of you are off for the whole week. Don't gloat! =p Oh yah, and yee sang too! With lots of raw salmon soaked in brandy!!


Looks like Super Bowl this year concluded without any "wardrobe malfunctions"...hehe