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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Look who we met at the orchard!


(Stole this pic from Rach. Hope you don’t mind! I couldn’t help it, she’s so cute!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

No ham?

Decided to make myself a healthy-diet-exam-stay-at-home-save-money kit, which basically are ingredients for ham sandwiches and some fruits. Not trusting Kajang Giant to have ham in their stock (I was right), I went to Tesco thinking, you know, Tesco is from the UK. UK people eat ham all the time.

Ham ham ham.

So I walked around Tesco looking out for a nice sales lady behind a cold cuts counter who would timbang some ham for me, like the one in the KJ Giant Mall. I walked round and round until people started looking at me, still I could not find any ham.

I suppose people were looking at me because after awhile I had a frown on my face. I just could not believe there isn't any ham in TESCO! Hmmph.

I refused to give up - so I asked the cashier at the bakery section, "Excuse me, nak tanya sikit...kat sini ada jual ham tak?" (How do you say ham in BM?) He just looked at me and then after awhile pointed to his lady colleague standing nearby, "Tanya dia".


I posed the same question, "Kak, kat sini ada ham tak?"

She said, "Ham? Hamburger?"

I gave up. Kat Tesco Kajang memang takde ham.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hang on.


Some days (like today), I feel like dropping everything and running away.

But something always tells me to keep going.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


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It’s weird without you :(

Love you babe, come back soon!

I ♥


Travelling on a bus at night.
Stopping at rest stops in the wee hours of the morning.
Sitting in an airplane as it takes off from the ground and as it lands.
Snuggling up in bed with a mug of hot coffee and a good on a rainy day.
Having dinner al fresco in the evening, just before the sun sets and it’s windy.
Cosy home-cooked dinners with my best friends and jazz music playing in the background.
The sea.
The way libraries smell.
All kinds of flowers.
Zoos and aquatic parks.
Sleeping in.
Taking walks when it’s windy.
Cold, rainy days.
Cendol on rainy days.
Quiet day-offs.
Camping and river hiking up to the waterfall.
Picnics when it’s not hot out.
Kittens :)
Cranberry muffins.
Talking to Mr. God while watching the sun rise in the morning.

Friday, October 9, 2009

How to demolish a stronghold.

1. Identify the wrong argument or pretension that establishes itself against God. Identify what is wrong with it.

2. Identify the ways the stronghold has become established – through the flesh, desire, society, or the devil. Read 1 John 4: 1-6 about testing the spirits.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.      (1 John 4: 1-6)

3. Identify the spiritual weapons for the warfare, in contrast to the worldly solutions.

4. Declare war on the thought or pretension that positions itself against the knowledge of Christ by -
a. Using thoughts or arguments from the Word;
b. Claiming the mind of Christ;
c. Using spiritual weapons (see Eph 6:11-17- truth, righteousness,readiness, faith, salvation, the Word of God), followed by asking for the power of the Spirit through prayer.
d. Boldly making the truth of the gospel clear (see Eph 6:19)
e. Claiming the victory by faith.
Remember, “the One who is in you is greater that the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4)
Christ has defeated Satan and has spoiled all of the principalities.

5. Win the victory promised in 1 John 5:2-3, 18-20 by -
a. Loving God.
b. Keeping His commands.
c. Being sure that you are born of God.
d. Believing that Jesus is God’s Son.
e. Believing that because God keeps you safe, the evil one cannot harm you.

(Masterlife: The Disciple’s Victory, Day 5)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lazarus come forth!

Watch and listen to this young man giving his testimony before being baptized. Read also what Sue Ann writes about what it means to be called, like Lazarus - out of death and decay, and to be given a second chance to life.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The discipline of freedom.

…and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Cor 3:17)

“As I sit here in the window of this cottage, I can see a sailboat skimming silently along the horizon. It is a beautiful image of freedom. But the freedom of the sailboat to move so swiftly and beautifully is the result of of obedience to laws.The builder of the boat had to know the proper ratio of beam to keel to mast. The one who sails the boat obeys the rules of sailing. A ship tacking against the wind moves deviously, but when she runs with a strong tide or a following wind she takes to herself the power of tide and wind and they become her own. She is doing the thing she was made for. She is free not by disobeying the rules but by obeying them

Modern highways are often called freeways, but how much freedom of movement would there be if each driver were encouraged to choose any lane, any speed, any direction that happened to appeal to his fancy at the moment?

I noticed on Boston Common a sign saying “Please,” which the public was expected to understand was short for “Please keep off the grass.” Almost everybody had obeyed that sign and that’s why there was still some grass. But there were a few people sitting on the grass in defiance of the sign. Their freedom to sit on the grass instead of on bare dirt was dependant on the majority’s having denied themselves the privilege. The majority had made a choice to allow grass to grow. Their choice meant restriction, a willingness to limit themselves to the walks. It meant not doing what they wanted to do in order to have something they wanted more. The freedom of the few was bought at the sacrifice of many.

This is the crux of the question of liberty and liberation. Does it mean casting off all restrictions? (Could a ship sail without them?) Does it mean doing what we feel like doing and not doing what we don’t?

It means discipline. It means doing the things we were meant for. What is it to which we are called, we women under God?”

- Elisabeth Elliot, ‘Let me be a woman’.

Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the laws of the Lord.

Blessed are they who keep His statutes,
who seek Him with all their heart.

They do nothing wrong;
they walk in His ways.

You have laid down percepts
that are to be fully obeyed.

Oh, that my ways were steadfast
in obeying Your decrees!

Then I would not be put to shame
when I consider all Your commands.

I will praise You with an upright heart
as I learn Your righteous laws.

I will obey Your decrees;
do not utterly forsake me.

(Psalm 119:1-8)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

One just like Yours.

I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed. There are too many things to do, too many people to deal with and attend to and I’m a bit too tired.
My prayer is not that You would take it all away. I thank You that You have given me work, because it teaches me that I need You.
My prayer is that You would give me a pure heart, that You would make me a light bulb, just the glass part, and You be the tungsten -that You would shine in me and through me.
Help me to love, not as I know how to love, but to love them as You love them. I know You love them, furiously, and Your Heart aches for them. Help me to love them like that.
Help me to be patient and kind, even when it doesn’t make any sense to be. Especially then.

Most of all, help me to be faithful. And to be faithful only to You. Then everything else will be an overflow of what it means to be with You. Because You are everything.

Give me a pure heart, one just like Yours
I can serve You with each day
With no distractions,
My words and my actions
Will magnify Your Name
In everything that I do
I want to glorify You
Give me a pure heart, one just like Your heart
Give me a pure heart I pray.