Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Just wanna say a big "THANKS" to all of you who made my birthday special this year.
I thought celebrating it in the hospital was already special in itself actually.. haha!
And yes.. THANKS for all your prayers too. Though I'm not fully 100% recovered yet, I'm feeling way much better than when I was first admitted to Damai Services Hospital.
Special THANKS to all those who visited me at the hospital too.
Among those who visited me were Lukas and Lydia.. who gave me this Body Glove pencil box. Thanks for coming together with Hon Chien and Ruth.
Oh yes... let me introduce you to J-me.
J-me is my first ever teddy bear.
Trust me... I neither named it nor asked for it. But I am thankful for it as it accompanied me while I was on the hospital bed. A good companion I should say.. although it doesn't talk.
The Yong sisters - Ennie and Yennie - deserve a special "thanks" for this. Especially Yennie.. who came and surprised me in the hospital. Totally didn't expect you to come all the way and alone somemore. Brave lah you. Heheh.
This mini Adidas ball is also another first-timer. The first ever ball I've ever got in my life.
Hard to imagine how a football freak like me haven't got a ball his whole entire life until now eh. Heheh.
Thanks Deborah, Elise, Sue Ann and Andrew.
'Boy Meets Girl' by Joshua Harris.
Jamie Khoo (DQ)... you tricked me. I thought you wanted to buy the book for your own.
Thanks though... I'm sure this book will come in handy. Heheh.
Other contributors were James, Peanut, Fishilla, Amanda, Hui Min, Oon-Yow and Victoria. Thanks guys.
So this is the actual present eh... these guys gave me 'fake' presents as well. The 'fake' presents are the toy gun and the Ridsect aerosol. Haha.. funny lah you guys.
Don't worry... I'm sure the Ridsect will be useful in keeping mosquitoes away from me.
I don't quite get the toy gun part though. uuhh.. what's it for ah? -_-
My very own Birthday Umbrella!
Man, this really got me emo-fied.
All the 'get well' and birthday messages really made me super emo. Haha..
Thanks to all you HELP CFers!
Special thanks to Fishilla who thought of the idea. You stole Sharon's umbrella eh? Haha!
The 'fake' presents! Haha!
Getting the toy gun somewhat reminds me of the time when we gave Hon Chien some toy musical intruments. You guys curi-ed my idea eh... Haha.
ALL the presents. And cards too.
Thank you so much every one of you!
I'm truly thankful to God for allowing me to have all of you as my friends.
Monday, August 14, 2006
The other, I hope, will be flying high in her future undertakings...
Mei Yee and Ennie... I would like to wish the both of you "ALL THE BEST!" as you face new challenges and experiences ahead.
Mei Yee... hope you have a safe flight and settle down well in the foreign place you're about to step on.
Ennie... CONGRATS! You're now a graduate... which also makes you officially unemployed until you get your posting.. heheh. Anyway.. wherever God sends you to, I'm sure He has great plans for you. Hope you will be able to make a difference in the place you're destined for.
OK.. I shall end my babblings with a verse for the both of you. Take care!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
I'm really thankful that I've got the opportunity to finally visit Doulos again!
Can't quite remember when was the last time I stepped into the ship cos I was way younger than I am now. I think I was still in primary school at that time... long time ago.. haha!
So yeah.. 10th July 2006 is a historical date for me. heheh.. visited Doulos together with some church members - Wong bros (Hon Yau & Hon Chien) and the Yong sisters (Ennie & Yennie).
Here are some pics from the Doulos trip (thanks to Hon Yau's new Sony Ericsson):
Look at all the happy faces.. satisfied with the books they got from Doulos. Definitely worth the trip. Shah Alam was indeed a long drive from Tmn Melawati... all thanks to Hon Yau who was willing to drive us there!
Anyway, I'm kinda impressed with all the volunteers at Doulos. Especially those who travel with the ship... some of them willing to sacrifice 1 or 2 years of their studies or work just to help up with missions, going around the world in the Doulos ship. It's not easy to give up some part of your life to serve... but those volunteers are able to do so. Why? How come they can be so willing?
Well, I guess the joy of serving the Lord is what drives them to do so. The fulfilment in seeing God work in their lives. Each of them have different roles to play on the ship... just like in one body, there're many parts.. not all have the same function. It's such a pleasure to see how with all their different roles and gifts, they're able to worship God by offering their bodies as living sacrifices... working together as one. I hope that we'll some day have the chance to serve God in that way too... or in other ways. But yeah.. I've to admit it won't be easy to be willing to serve Him. Many times, I've found myself unwilling to serve 'cos of various reasons. But then, I forgot what God has done for us all when He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to live among us and pay the ultimate price for us at Calvary. God has shown us such unconditional love... why can't I show some gratitude to Him by serving Him? I guess I'll have to constantly ask myself that question.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your
bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spritiual act of worship.