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Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

This is a good book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

The secular world is evil. It changes people, from good to bad, from bad to worse. There's no ending. Life goes on. Sooner or later, we will regret over things that we have or have not chosen.

After reading this book, somehow I realize that no matter how experienced a person is in the human life, God still means everything. Without God, everything seems to be fleeting away, meaningless, useless. No wonder the Bible says Christ is the body of all positive things, somewhere in Colossians.

When God lays hold on us, we can't get away. And... that's very comforting.



读了一段这样的话:“女人漂亮的不会下厨房,能下厨房的不温柔,温柔的没主见,有主见的没女人味,有女人味的乱花钱,不乱花钱的不时尚,时尚的不放心,放心的没法看!” 我差点呕血。这到底是什么话?什么意思?







Google is 10 years old

Ooohhh... Google is 10 years old!

Happy birthday, Google!


50 职场生存要诀 (50 Survival Tactics at Work)

1. 诚实 (Honest)
2. 守时、守承诺 (Punctual & accountable)
3. 谨言慎行 (Restricted in speech)
4. 团体精神 (Team spirit)
5. 知道自己的位置 (Know your position well)
6. 尊重上司与下属 (Respect your superior & subordinates)
7. 避免公司恋情 (Avoid love relationships with colleagues)
8. 见上司要预约 (Make appointments before meeting with superior)
9. 常打开办公室门 (Let your office's door ajar)
10. 客观与宽容 (Subjective & tolerant)
11. 谦虚学习 (Learn with humility)
12. 黑白分明 (Clear concerning right & wrong)
13. 不要以问题来回答问题 (Don't answer a question with a question)
14. 上进好学 (Willing to learn & improve)
15. 参与同事和公司安排的业余活动 (Participate in activities organized by colleagues & the company)
16. 了解上司和下属的喜好与厌恶 (Understand your superior's & colleagues' likes & dislikes)
17. 千万别开罪上司的秘书 (Never offend your superior's secretary)
18. 离职也要有风度 (Resign respectfully)
19. 有自信、有胆识、有冲劲 (Confident, risk-taking, competent)
20. 懂得说“不” (Know how to say "No")
21. 用人莫疑、疑人莫用 (Don't distrust others but don't utilize those you distrust)
22. 察颜观色 (Observant)
23. 不浮夸、不骄傲 (Neither exaggerating nor proud)
24. 小心发电邮 (Be careful when sending emails)
25. 做事有效率 (Be productive)
26. 工作自律 (Self-control)
27. 别把个人安危置之度外 (Take care of self-safety)
28. 见招拆招 (Be smart to tackle problems)
29. 从荣果断地面对决定性时刻 (Be firm when facing critical moments)
30. 定时给上司汇报工作进展 (Prepare reports concerning work progress to your superior punctually)
31. 保守秘密 (Keep secrets)
32. 不搞小圈子政治 (Don't be involved in office politics)
33. 普通常识 (Have common sense)
34. 危机意识 (Risk management)
35. 足智多谋 (Resourceful)
36. 清楚自己的职责 (Clear concerning your area of responsibilities)
37. 今日事,今日毕 (Finish today's tasks)
38. 用心聆听、专心办事 (Listen & carry out your duties attentively)
39. 良好沟通技巧 (Good conversational skill)
40. 领导也要对一切事务了如指掌 (Leadership with all-round understanding)
41. 正面的思维 (Positive thinking)
42. 健康的体魄 (Healthy body & soul)
43. 心情愉悦 (Carefree mood)
44. 苦中作乐 (Be joyful amidst suffering)
45. 不情绪化 (Not emotional)
46. 整洁 (Neat & tidy)
47. 大方得体 (Sporting)
48. 保守 (Conservative)
49. 舒适 (Comfortable)
50. 言行举止有风度 (Respectful manners)

Wow... I hope I've half of these.


1. What do you put in a toaster?

Answer: The answer is bread. If you said "toast", then give up now and go do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, "bread", go to question 2.

2. Say "silk" 5 times. Now spell "silk". What do cows drink?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk", please do not attempt the next question. If you said "water" then proceed to question 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "glass", then go on to question 4.

4. 20 ago, a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany. If you will recall, Germany at that time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he has time and the plane crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany. Where would you bury the survivors - East Germany or West Germany or in "no man's land"?

Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors. If you said, "Don't bury the survivors" then proceed to the next question.

5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60th of a degree every minute then how many degrees will the hour hand move in 1 hour?

Answer: One degree. If you said "360 degrees" or anything other than “one degree”, you are to be congratulated on getting this far.

6. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on. In Swindon, 2 people get off and 4 get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea, 3 people get off and 5 people get on. In Carmarthen, 6 people get off and 3 get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver and what is his age?

Answer: Oh, for heaven sake! It was YOU and your age. Read the first line again.

Get back to work now..!!!


New kitty

This photo's kinda blur but let me introduce my new kitty. (Photo taken in August this year). The sad thing is..... she's in Bintulu. :(

I don't know how my younger brother (currently in Bintulu) got hold of this petite Siamese. Anyway, she's all ours now. Hehehehehehe....

Actually, our previous cat, the black & white "cow" cat has died. What a pity! At least, now we've a new kitty. :)

Here's another photo of the late kitty.
Update: See how the new kitty grows into such a pretty little 'lady'! (Photo taken in September 2008) My younger brother said it's the same cat. I wonder how did he take care of it till it grows so fast and oh so pretty! :D

Comfort food

Got these from a friend who just came back from her trip to New Zealand.
Gotta take 'years' to finish them. :P



1. Don't ever display personal and confidential stuff on blogs, even things as simple as the name of your previous high school or the church that you are attending. This is especially true if you tend to create passwords for your online stuffs based on the things/persons that you are most fond of.

2. Even for community site accounts, e.g. Facebook, it's advisable to lock it from outsiders. But just in case some pariahs still can get hold of more 'useful' hints about your whereabouts, don't display info about your high school/university, mobile number, or instant messaging addresses.

3. We are living in a convoluted world. Hackers are everywhere. The more things we put online, the more vulnerable we are towards their attacks. Even if you don't put too much of your personal stuffs online, others might link or tag you and you're still open to attacks, if you are so 'lucky'. So, for extra caution, create really funky passwords for online stuffs - community sites, banking, etc.

4. Especially photos...! It's advisable not to 'show' yourself too much by posting so many of your own photos on blogs or community sites. Group pictures are not so bad. Just in case some psychos out there like the way you look and start to hunt you down. Somemore if you put your office's or uni's or school's name, whatever... they might just trace it down and who knows what's next. Urgghhhh!

Sigh... Read something along this line a few weeks ago. Freaked me out. Then, in one of the Reader's Digest articles, I read about identity thieves who sabotage others' identity and use them as their own. I hate people who do things like this. I don't believe what happens in the Western world won't happen here in Malaysia. Men are sinners, regardless of nationality. What a pity.

Thai foodie~

First thing that came to my mind after work was to head to big Giant to get eggs, fruits, etc. I chose to park at the open car park and voila! There's this flea market-like place with baju and food stalls, obviously stuff from Thailand.

My dinner - Mango Kerabu (RM5)
Huge portion of mango, tomato, and long bean slices topped with ikan bilis and peanuts. Don't ask for chillies. I've no idea what kind they use. Two of them in this dish set my tongue ablazed for a long time and I tried my best to finish the whole plate. This kerabu has coarsely chopped garlic as well. Overall, it's delicious and healthy, minus the fact that my tongue was swollen and my face was as red as the chillies, I think. Lol!

Sis' dinner - Thai Chicken Noodle (RM5)
Not bad. Just don't comment about the price first. This hearty little bowl was packed with taupok, an egg, chicken, noodles, and a handful of coriander leaves on top. The soup tasted like Chinese herbs but overall, nice!

The stalls are opened till early next month (October) but I'm not sure whether they are open for business during daytime. If you happen to drop by big Giant after working hours, you might want to check them out.

Ya, eating again

Haha, ya, I'm eating again. But this time, it's just chicken rice - cheap & delicious. It's a Sunday afternoon and after my facial treatment session at Aman Suria. So, I chose to lepak around that area and see what I can get.

I've been craving for steamed chicken rice for quite some time. So you can imagine how delighted I was to see this shop: D'Ipoh Chicken Rice (No. 33-1, Jln PJU 1/3G, Sunwaymas Commercial Centre). And I saw Rcyque & family and Weng & girlfriend having lunch at that shop. Hahaha...

What you can in the photo are: Buttered rice (1 pax), hor fun in soup (1 pax), chicken soup (1 pax), steamed chicken (2 pax), taugeh (2 pax), 6-piece pork balls (2 pax). Total: RM15.90, no government tax, no service charge. And very fiiiilllllliiinnnnngggg! Burrrppp...

The shop's newly opened (by the time I wrote this post, I could still see a piece of red cloth hanging on the entrance). Anyway, give it a try!

Beauty of Math

Look at these brilliant calculations!

This symmetry is brilliant too!

Now, take a look at this...

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What equals 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100% .

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions.


Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

look how far the love of God will take you:

12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there,
it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!


On My Way Here :: Clay Aiken

This is a nice song.

On My Way Here
Clay Aiken
Written by Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic

I took my first step
On the black and white kitchen floor
I sometimes wonder if that house
Is even there, anymore

I had my first glimpse of love
When I was five
I watched two people split apart
But still the three of us survived

I've seen the best
I've seen the worst
I wouldn't change what I've been through
I've touched the sky
I've hit the wall
But I did what I had to


On my way here
Where I am now
I've learned to fly
I have to want to leave the ground
I've fallen hard
But I've been loved
And in the end it all works out
Faith has conquered fear

On my way here

My address has changed
Almost every year
I've found that standing still
Can quickly make a lifetime disappear

I'd rather try and fail
A thousand times denied
At least, whenever you feel pain
It lets you know that you're alive

I've been a fool
I've been afraid
I've been loved
I've been lied to
I've been wrong
I've been right
I stood up when I had to


On my way here
Where I am now
I've learned to fly
I have to want to leave the ground
I've fallen hard
But I've been loved
And in the end it all works out
Faith has conquered fear

On my way here

No guarantee
I believed that I would find
An open door or a light
To lead me to the other side
I guess that is why

On my way here
Where I am now
I've learned to fly
I have to want to leave the ground
I've fallen hard
But I've been loved
And in the end it all works out

Where I am now
I've learned to fly
I have to want to leave the ground
I've fallen hard
But I've been loved
And in the end it all works out
Faith has conquered fear

On my way here

Liners for thoughts

Cute and meaningful...

May your trouble be less, your blessing be more,
And nothing but happiness, comes through your door.

50 Interesting facts

1. A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

2. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

3. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

4. The word four has four letters. In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.

5. A pair of nesting barn owls is capable of catching and eating nearly 3,000 rats a year.

6. No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.

7. Chocolate can kill dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces are enough to kill a small dog.

8. There are more than twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.

9. The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the world's most shoplifted book.

10. Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film 'Some Like It Hot'.

11. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

12. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

13. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

14. Abraham Lincoln's mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot.

15. After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

16. The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

17. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

18. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

19. What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

20. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

21. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

22. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

23. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

24. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

25. There is a city called Rome on every continent.

26. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

27. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

28. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

29. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

30. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

31. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

32. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

33. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

34. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

35. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

36. You can't lick your elbow.

37. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

38. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

39. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.

40. On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

41. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

42. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

43. More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

44. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

45. It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

46. You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

47. Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

48. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

49. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

50. Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.

Satan's meeting

SATAN'S MEETING (Read even if you're busy):

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church. We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their Savior. Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ... This is what I want you to do. Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!"

"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.

"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds."

"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."

"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!"

"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice. Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive. To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ."

"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes."

"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night. Give them headaches too! If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere. That will fragment their families quickly!"

"Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas. Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death."

"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted. Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead. Keep them busy, busy, busy!"

"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences. Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus. Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause. It will work! It will work!"

It was quite a plan!

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes? You be the judge!!!!!

Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?

God's promise to us: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right Hand." Isaiah 41:10

One moment, listen please

Heard that these are quoted from a successful men.

The moment you are in Tension
You will lose your Attention
Then you are in total Confusion
And you will feel Irritation
Then you will spoil personal Relation
Ultimately, you won't get Cooperation
Then you will cause things into Complication
Then your blood pressure may raise Caution
And you may have to take Medication
Instead, understand the Situation
And try to think about the Solution
Many problems will be solved by Discussion
This will work out better in your Profession
Don't think it's my free Suggestion
It's only for your Prevention
If you understand my Intention
You will never come again to Tension

When food is not good...

...I'll miss the real good one.

Somebody talked about Char Siew Pizza at
KISSATEN Cafe & Restaurant at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, which in fact is pretty good. I suggested Cagayan's at Centre Point, Bandar Utama. (Note: Cagayan is not operating anymore.) Coincidentally, my sister and I have planned earlier on for a porky meal - BKT treat at Restaurant Bah Kut Teh Shun Heng at SunwayMas, Petaling Jaya (near Aman Suria).

Dry Bak Kut Teh (RM9.50 per pax)
Errr... The portion is unbelievably.... small - thick, goeey sauce with pork & intestines (so few till I can count them), okras (funny, is this the usual ingredient?), dried cuttlefish (so tiny and few till I wondered what was I biting into), and dried chillies (why so much?). One word: Disappointed. Don't think I'll go again. :(

Yam Rice (RM2 per pax)
Ok lor...

When PJ's BKT is not good... I'll miss Klang's BKT!










內政部 1993 年告訴我們每天有 83 對離婚,到 2004 年告訴我們,每天有 187 對離婚,台灣的離婚率大概已經步入三分之一,這是末後世代的景況,但我們要向主禱告:「主啊,但願我能成就一個婚姻是要有份於神的經綸,是要連於神永遠的旨意。」我們要過奉獻的關,我們要做一個奉獻的人,最重要的,就是奉獻你的婚姻。婚姻不能一直抓在自己手裡,台灣話「選阿選,選到賣龍眼」,意思是:你怎麼挑,挑到末了都不是那麼盡如人意。你要相信主的主宰,你的婚姻最好還是主來為你預備。羅馬書說:「不要效法這個世代」,「不要磨成這個世代的樣子」。今天這個世代的婚姻是可怕的,有人恐懼婚姻,就有「不婚族」,遠離婚姻;還有一種就是「同居族」,亂搞男女關係,這都是不合乎聖經的。神的兒女要從真理的話得著歸正和指點,我們要求主讓我們都有正確、正常的婚姻,否則我們就不能與神有正常的關係。




















電影 "江山美人" 主題曲

作詞: 林夕
作曲: 雷頌德
演唱: 黎明,陳慧琳











你帶我飛 我飛 我飛






我也一樣 寧願隨你流浪








你帶我飛 我飛 我飛





This is the theme song for An Empress and the Warriors (江山美人), starring Donnie Yen, Kelly Chen, and Leon Lai.

Actually, I don't like to watch movies with battle scenes where horses tumbled over, soldiers pierced, slashed, chopped, ran over by battle carts... urgghhh! These includes The Warlords (
投名状), which is a pretty serious movie, starring Jet Li, Andy Lau, and Takeshi Kaneshiro; Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (三国之见龙卸甲), starring Andy Lau and the miscasted, silly-looking Maggie Q (=.=); and Red Cliff (赤壁), starring Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chang Chen, Lin Chi-ling, and Zhao Wei.

Anyway, if I can watch it via streaming, I don't mind :P

Modesty & sobriety in dressing

"Sometimes, girls should flaunt their body a bit. Only then, you could attract some guys."

This so-called suggestion came out from the mouth of a guy. I was shocked. Why must I dress up in the way that will attract guys? In my point of view, that suggestion is very, very disgusting. But... I didn't argue back. Why should I waste time playing music to a cow?

Since young, I was taught to dress properly and appropriately, not provokingly. And I'm glad my mum is very strict with my dress code. Also, in the church, the elderly sisters will advise younger sisters like me to dress accordingly in order not to provoke the brothers. Furthermore, I was taught that clothes are meant for protection and covering, not for showing off our body parts.

I think, what guys meant by the phrase 'flaunting your body' is that your cleavage is visible, your skirt hem is so high up (till I don't understand why you wear it if you want to show off), or any other way that will provoke the guys' mind to run wild with imaginations. Yucks! What kind of world is this? The guys are satisfying the lust of their eyes by scouting out girls who dress up like hookers. And the girls are decorating themselves to become materials for the soft porn industry, I guess. Duh!

I don't think many people share my view of dressing properly, appropriately, and accordingly. However, there are materials that support my conservative view from the Internet.

Why care about dressing well?

First, dressing well shows respect for others.

Second, dressing well promotes respect for you. We are not just minds trapped in a skin suit. We are embodied creatures, whole people made in the image of God. We are made to do everything we do with all of us—body, soul, and spirit. We learn best when we take care of ourselves. Taking care of our appearance is part of caring for what God has given us and making the most of it. When we take care to dress well, we promote the same kind of well-being that comes from eating healthy food that tastes good. In an unfallen world, we might not wear clothes, but in the world we do inhabit, we can redeem our embodied existence even through small things like clothes. Making ourselves look good can be an act of worship, as we adorn what He has made and live lives dedicated to His glory.

Third, dressing well is part of being a man. If you dress like a man, you're more likely to be treated like a man. But if you continue to dress like an adolescent, you'll probably be treated accordingly. The goal, then, is to dress well: respectfully and maturely, yet with style.

More about this article.

It is most helpful to see what the Bible says since the Bible is God's Word. Who dare to defy what God says.

1 Timothy 2:9-10
"Similarly, that women adorn themselves in proper clothing with modesty and sobriety, not with braided hair and gold and pearls or costly clothing, but, what befits women professing godly reverence, by good works.

1 Pet. 3:3-4
"Let your adorning not be the outward plaiting of hair and putting on of gold or clothing with garments, but the hidden man of the heart in the incorruptible adornment of a meek and quiet spirit, which is very costly in the sight of God."

Below are excerpts from an article I took from

Your clothes, like the words out of your mouth, will almost always be an expression of what's going on in your heart. If your heart is pure, as you submit to Christ, then your dress and speech will also be Christ centered.

Reject this worldly culture that seeks to undress you in public, to make your body an object a man longs after. Fully embrace all that God wants to be for you in Christ Jesus. Find your worth and significance in God as you worship Him. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Taste and see that He is good - more savory and satisfying than what the world dangles before you.

The morsels the world offers will leave you hungering for more, and, in the end, miserable. Don't adorn your body in such a way that makes it a spectacle for lustful men or in a way that shows off an expensive taste in clothes. Instead, adorn your body so people will not ultimately look at you, but see the glory of Christ as He shines upon you.

Another excerpt:

Immodesty not only damages men, but it hurts women too. When men see women dressed immodestly, men think of them as objects of pleasure. A woman can't dress immodestly, and then be upset when men don't respect her mind and personality. Even if a man wants to think the best about you, if your clothes send another message, he's going to believe what his eyes tell him - "She's cheap and wants sex," or "She's wearing a tight shirt, so she must want me to notice her boobs."

The Bible warns against outward adornments because people inevitably invest too much in the outward person at the neglect of the inner person. Your virtue is far more important than your outward beauty.

Single ladies, if dressing seductively is your way of luring a man, you'll lure a man all right. But he won't be the kind you'll want to marry. If you marry a man you seductively lure to yourself, you'll regret it. Mystique will make the man you want to marry wonder, in a healthy way, what you've got underneath those clothes. And marriage will be his ticket to find out.

If you dress immodestly, it shows that you've forgotten why you're on earth. You are a soldier. Second Corinthians 10:4 says, "We use God's mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil's strongholds." You're in a war for the souls of others. The Bible warns about becoming like the world. James 4:4 says, "You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God." If dressing immodestly isn't becoming friends with the world, nothing is.

Exposing what God wants covered shows that you're more of this world than you admit. It takes courage to choose a different path than the godless culture around you. And God expects you to choose the path of modesty.

Dressing modestly won't get you into heaven, but it might help keep some men out of hell. If what you're wearing to church is immodest, it's probably too immodest to wear anywhere else, and vice versa. But this article is about more than how you dress. It's about being a person with a pure heart. Modesty is part of your character and will express itself in how you walk, what you say, what you wear, and how you bend down to pick something up. You can be dressed the right way and still send the message of immodesty by what you say or how you walk. Immodesty (or shall we say, impurity) can even be conveyed by your eyes when you look at someone. Do your part in helping keep men pure and families together. When in doubt about what you're wearing, put on more.

You can dress attractively without being sleazy. But the Bible warns about the trap of outward beauty. If you have to choose between attractive or virtuous, I hope you choose virtue. You will not always have to choose between the two, but sometimes you will. And dressing modestly is asking little from a soldier seeking to wage war on the enemy. Seeing Jesus' smile of approval when you get to heaven will make your sacrifice worth it.


I decided to blog about this when some colleagues commented that I'm getting prettier these days in terms of dressing up. They thought I'm planning to attract guys. Please laaa... I wear nicely because I need to be presentable and confident with my appearance. When I'm confident with myself, I can attend meetings with my project's clients without feeling inferior and insecure. It has nothing to do with attracting guys from the same company or some other places.

One more thing, if anyone begin to joke about this single guy or that single guy in the company is available and ask whether I'm interested or not, please shut up. I do not need this kind of help. I exist in the company not to become lunch topic. Find something else to talk if you want to. I'm not as sporting as you think I am. There are taboo topics that if you touch, I will really quit from working together.

Thank you very much.

I love porridge

It's a Sunday afternoon and I've no intention to eat out. First, I'm lazy to go out. Second, I don't want to waste money to buy outside food. So, I "scavenged" my food store and see what I can come out with. So, here's my modified porridge, easy and cheap.

Ingredients (for 2 persons):
1 packet MAGGI Rice Porridge (any flavor will do - chicken, fish, prawns, vegetarian, abalone)
1 handful of ikan bilis, washed and soaked for a while
A few pieces of dried squid, washed and soaked for a while
1 medium-sized onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium-sized potato, coarsely cubed
1 medium-sized carrot, coarsely cubed
1 egg

1. Sweat onions in a pan for a couple of minutes. Add ikan bilis and dried squid. Stir-fry for a few minutes.

2. Add potatoes and carrots. Stir for another few minutes.

3. Add 1 cup of water and simmer for a few minutes. Then, pour in the whole packet of MAGGI Rice Porridge. Add water, enough to cover everything in the pan.

4. Lower down heat, cover the pan, and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.

5. Beat an egg lightly and stir in. Serve piping hot :D

Competent vs Complacent

This is a good tagline: Be competent, not complacent!

[Quoting] Complacent means pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied.

From my point of view, complacency results in stagnancy. A complacent person will tend to stay the same for a period of time, whether long or short without much improvement or achievement and will still think that it is alright to be so. I think, they are less stressful because they may not always be driven or convinced by the need to be motivated to get things done.

[Quoting] Competent means having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified.

From my point of view, competency produces the driving force to brave through and solve problems and a strong determination to get things done. Competent persons are mostly high achievers or perfectionists, depending on the 'severity' of the competency level. They are always motivated to achieve more and more things. Success and recognition, literally or verbally, are the greatest rewards to them for their dedication.

Ahhh... human beings are funny. When a complacent person is co-working with a competent person, or vice versa, both will have a 'good' time. All kinds of situation may arise. According to my principles, of which I practice strongly, the competent one should be dominant to control certain situations from going out of hand. However, dominance produces sarcasm and psychological corrections, hoping that complacency will be eliminated once and for all from suffocating the working environment. Until now, I'm still trying real hard to tone down my sarcasm. The more stressed out I am, the more sarcastic I become and the more I look down on those who just can't catch up with the lowest standard that I've set.

I do feel bad. My quick tongue and mind work so well to betray me. I've always tried to maintain a calm composure when I realize shit happens. Even if my mouth is tightly shut, my mind is racing with all kinds of thoughts and not long after that, some sarcastic liners will appear somewhere.

Then, I was very much helped by this advice. Don't scold; mentor. Scolding, everyone can do; mentoring, not everyone can. This is what leadership is all about.

I've a long way to go.

Foodie time

A visit to Dae Jang Gum at Section 14 out of spontaneity.

Jjam Ppong (Spicy Seafood & Vegetables Noodle Soup) - RM17
My dinner. Looks real spicy, right? But amazingly, it is not. The spiciness is something like kimchi's. It has a good portion of lala, squid, prawns, leek, cabbage, carrot, cucumber, onions, black fungus, and one mussel, haha!

Jan Chi Kuksoo (Vegetables Vermicelli Soup) - RM16
My sister's dinner. Looks like plain noodle soup but it's packed with goodness from the sea & vegetables.

Complimentary side dishes
8 of them. Tastes great!

Shikhye (Sweet Malt Beverage) - Free
This cooling dessert cooled down the spiciness from my noodles. Here's the recipe.

Let's smile :)

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

That... makes me smile, well, after one whole day of frowning, I believe :D

Letter from brother Bernard Yaw

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

On behalf of the Yaw and Hung families, we thank you all for your caring love for Joanne and our family. We have to say, Joanne has truly enjoyed your fellowship and encouragements even during her time of illness. Our emotional and physical loss of Joanne has been made easier with your continual prayers. Slowly but surely, we are picking up the pieces and moving on with the sweet memories of Joanne in our heart.

We believe the Lord has been glorified as we share from the testimony of Joanne through the memorial services held in San Francisco and at our home. The smiling and glowing face of Joanne was reflected in the pictures that were presented at the memorial service. We wanted to share these lasting memories with you.

We also wanted to share with you some of Joanne’s favorite verses in her final days with us; verses which Joanne truly believed and lived by daily. 

Romans 8:10-11 "But if Christ is in you, though your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies, through his Spirit, who lives in you." 

Romans 8:38 "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God, that is in Christ Jesus, our Lord." 

With God’s abundant blessings,
Bernard Yaw


200 Pounds Beauty

200 Pounds Beauty is a 2006 Korean comedy but with a touching and meaningful storyline that teaches us to be true to ourselves because trying to live as another person against one's conscience is truly agonizing.

About the movie, one thing that is truly amazing is that Kim A-Jung (the gorgeous lead actress who plays Kang Han-Na/Jenny) did all of her own singing, despite not being a singer. That's quite impressive especially when she sings 'Maria' with powerful and clear vocals.

Touching. I mean it.