Thursday, August 25, 2005

AYLC 2005

A rough sketch of our vision for the PJGH YF, churned out during our strategic brain-storming session at the AYLC 2005. There's still a lot of work to be done though, and it calls for a deeper sense of commitment among those of us who are involved with the youth.

Pray with us, as we seek the Lord's direction going forward.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

state of emergency

BBC has reported that the Malaysian Government has apparently declared a state of emergency earlier this afternoon, after the API hit unprecedented levels of 531 and 529 in Kuala Selangor and Port Klang respectively.

"Government officials said the state of emergency would extend inland to the entire Klang Valley, covering the country's capital, Kuala Lumpur."

The local media has yet to carry any official declaration from the Government but ChannelNewsAsia has also reported similar news.

Update: The Government has issued an official decree declaring a state of emergency ONLY in Kuala Selangor and Port Klang. All work places are to remain closed indefinitely, except for essential services, food shops and supermarkets. The Prime Minister has stressed that the emergency did not mean a curfew, and the Selangor Government will continue to administer the affected areas.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Just got an update from the National Meteorological Department that the Air Pollutant Index (API) level in Kuala Lumpur city centre has soared to 460, clearly in the Hazardous category, which is represented by APIs of 300 and above.

It IS really THAT bad out there and I wish I had a camera to record this. Peering outside through the thick smog, the Petronas Twin Towers, situated less than 500 metres away from my office building, is hardly visible.

Only Port Klang has it worse off so far, with an API of 480. Terrible.

Dang those Sumatran fires...when will they ever learn??

backstroke of the west

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

a love so amazing

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

o mighty cross

O mighty cross!
O Christ so pure
Love held Him there
Such shame endured
His sacrifice on Calvary
Has made the mighty cross
A tree of life to me!

Monday, August 08, 2005

museum exhibits a creationist viewpoint

"At first glance, with its research-quality replicas and lush dioramas of prehistoric Earth, the Museum of Earth History, which opened in April in this Victorian spa town, may seem like any other facility devoted to dinosaurs and fossils. But with exhibits aligned with the Bible's six days of creation, it also is emblematic of the increasing volume in the national debate over how evolution should be taught in public schools and the emboldening of those who oppose or question evolution."


Friday, August 05, 2005

friday lunch @ Saisaki


What was supposed to be a little Friday drive out for lunch, had us ending up at the buffet table at Saisaki. I must say that the spread was pretty good for RM40.

Piled up on mainly on the sashimi, soft shell crab, unagi, and the oysters. The sushi, tempura and sukiyaki were also good but one has gotta eat "smart" at buffets ;) Needless to say, we gave the el cheapo stomach fillers such as the fried rice and noodles a miss...ha!

Iced green tea paired with green tea ice-cream brought our lunch to a lovely ending =)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

bridging past and present

I'm not that big a fan of "worship" music but Stuart Townend really rocks! Was just listening to a Stuart Townend worship album entitled "The Mandate", which I had borrowed from Yoke Ling on Sunday. Found myself listening to a lot of old favourites such as Give Thanks, In Christ Alone, and All My Days (Beautiful Saviour) (ok ok...not so "old" after all).

I've also got a new tune stuck in my head now, which I really hope we can sing in church sometime soon.

See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce Christ is risen!
See God's salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice
Fulfilled in Christ the Man,
For He lives, Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, "Where is He laid?"
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It's the Master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years,
Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till He appears,
For He lives, Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty,
Honour and blessing, glory and praise
To the King crowned with power and authority!
And we are raised with Him,
Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with Him,
For He lives, Christ is risen from the dead!

See What A Morning (Resurrection Hymn) - written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty

shrimp and french beans tossed with spaghetti and a tomyam cream base

Shrimp and french beans tossed with spaghetti and a tomyam cream base

It's almost lunch time...I can't wait! ;)