Archive for August 2008

Cambodia Mission Trip (Part 1)

August 27, 2008

I went to Cambodia on 15 till 22 August. In all the 8 days, many great things happened. The last time I set my foot on that land was 2004. not many things changed, but Cambodia still seems a bit foreign to me… duh!

The main reason for me to be there is to speak for a camp. I was the speaker for Cambodia Youth Leadership Camp. It was a great camp as this is the 4th year running.

However, unlike Leon, I don’t want o give you a long detailed description of my journey there.
I want to share with you the things I found interesting throughout my stay there.

AIRPORT SCULPTURE

I found this sculpture rather amusing. I cannot make sense of it and I don’t intend to. So, I want to show you this sculpture and was placed after we check into Cambodia International Airport. By the way, their airport was built by Malaysian. Their technology is the same with us in KLIA – the same bad technology used.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

There are two reason why I want to share about KFC with you. You need to understand that throughout my stay in Cambodia, we ate lots of rice, beff and pork. The rice in Cambodia is so very tasty. I ate 3 bowl everyday for 3 meals. The reason why we ate beef and porf is because it is very well cooked. The other reason is because the chicken in Cambodia is like a sparrow. Even if you order a chicken, you will be paying for its bone only.

So, I saw this KFC in Cambodia and I was curious how big their fired chicken would be. So, I went with Sothy, my Cambodia friend from BCM. To my surprise, it was not that different from Malaysia.

The other reason I want to go to KFC is because Leon Lim went there. So, I want to make my mark there also.

FISH or CHILLI dish?
This other thing that amazes me is this dish which we ordered. When it came, I was in red – really red. I was wondering what sort of dish this is. All I saw was just chilli and more chilli all over the plate. From what I saw, you need at least 15 big chillies to fill up that plate.

When I started to cig into the chillies with my chop stick, I suddenly realized that there were fishes inside! It covered all two fished! Walau!

We were debating whether this is a chilli cooked with fish dish or fish cooked with chilli. By the look of it, you will know how extremely hot and spcity the gravy of this dish is….

HUMMER H2

Lastly, I couldn’t beleive my eyes that I saw a few HUMMER H2! Hummer is a brand of off-road vehicles sold by General Motors, also known as GM.
The H1 version is based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee).
The H2 and the H3 were introduced as smaller civilian market versions.

I first saw Hummer in CSI Miami. I liked it casue it’s really cool. I like this kind of big militart car where you can be the king of the road. This car is really shiny too.

For those who don’t know what to get me for my birthday or Christmas gift, here’s your clue.

Unfortunately, there is no Hummer dealer in Malaysia and there is not right-hand drive for Hummer. Too bad for me.

Well, I can always go to Cambodia and ask someone to let me drive a Hummer.

Super Choice

August 27, 2008

I went to MidValley the other day to visit my father in law (a.k.a. Michelle’s father) who came back from Sabah to take his ear piece. While they are shopping, Miracle wanted to break free and she took me for a walk outside the shop. Like a prisoner found his freedom, Miracle roamed around and went up the escalator.

Somehow, she picked a shop to enter and it’s Metrojaya in Level 1 or MidValley. Then, she began to walk as if she knows where she is going and to my surprise, he came to the cloth section where they sell DC Comic products.

For those who don’t know what id DC Comic, it is the shop that sells Superman, Batman and all other stuff. Guess what section of superhero she went to?

Guess what shirt she took? Indeed, like father like daughter.

Perspective (Part 1)

August 11, 2008

An escalator broke down in a prominent shopping mall. Many people were forced to walk up instead of the convenience of the escalator.

Instead of putting “Out of Order” that highlight the negative, the management put a sign that read “This escalator is temporarily a staircase”

It doesn’t take any talent to see the negative in a positive, but it takes genius and imagination to see the positive in a negative.

“Every dark could is just a passing cloud”

“There will always be sun shine after the storm”

How many to change a light bulb?

August 11, 2008

How many gorillas does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one, but it takes a lot of light bulbs.
If you get the wrong guy like the gorilla to lead and implement changes, you are asking for trouble. The damage done will be more n you can salvage.

How many vampires does it take to change a light bulb?
None, they prefer the dark.

How many real women does it take to change a light bulb?
None, they would get a real man to do it.
Yes, you need to be a real man to do it because there are enemies of change that you have to contend with. “Progress is a nice word. But… change has its enemies” (Robert F. Kennedy)

How many real men does it take to change a light bulb?
None.
Real men aren’t afraid of the dark.

How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
Three: Two to argue the question whether the bulb is permanently burn out or is only temporarily disabled by being turned off, and the I to judge the issue, based on whether the public currently favours darkness or light.

How many soldiers does it take to change a light bulb?
30.
One to screw it in and the other 29 to guard him.

How many presidents does it take to change a light bulb?
None.
They’ll only promise change.

How many unbelievers does it take to change a light bulb?
No one knows.
They can’t tell the difference between light and darkness.

How many Catholics does it take to change a light bulb?
None.
They always use candles.

How many people does it take to change the people of the world?
One. Jesus Christ.

Yes, Jesus Christ is in the business of changing people.

He changed a cowardly Peter who denied Him three times to a courageous Peter who was martyred for his faith.

He changed an immoral Mary (Magdalene) who was possessed by seven demons to an industrious Mary who provided constant support for His ministry.

He changed a fiery John who wanted to call down fire from heaven and burn people alive to a faithful John who was known as the Apostle of Love.

He changed the 11 fearful disciples who fled at His crucifixion to a group of fearless martyrs (save one) who paid for their faith with their lives.

Just as He has changed those people, He can change you too. He wants to change you from a miserable sinner and turn you into a mighty saint of God.

Would you allow Him to change you?

Review: Jeff Deyo

August 4, 2008

Who on earth is Jeff Deyo?

Jeff Deyo (born November 5, 1969) is an American Contemporary Christian music solo artist and worship

leader. He was also the lead singer of the band SONICFLOOd from its creation in 1999 through 2000.
With SONICFLOOd, Jeff was an integral part of their debut self-titled gold-selling album. The album produced two #1 Christian radio hits in “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever” and “I Want To Know You”. After leaving the group in 2000, he ventured out on his own, continuing the modern worship trend that started with SONICFLOOd. Jeff’s solo debut album, Saturate, was released in 2002 and produced the #1 radio single “More Love, More Power”, which featured supporting vocals from tobyMac. His second album, Light, featured another #1 radio single in “Bless The Lord”, which featured vocals from Rita Springer.

In 2005, Jeff released the live album, Surrender, which featured him leading worship at the 2005 Parachute Music Festival in New Zealand. Surrender would turn out to be Jeff’s last studio record for Gotee Records, his label home since the creation of SONICFLOOd.

As of January 22, 2007, Jeff Deyo has been signed to Indelible Creative Group. His first studio album through his new record label, Unveil, was released on May 22, 2007. Gotee Records also issued a greatest hits collection on June 19, 2007, entitled The Worship Collection.

This is the link to his website “www.jeffdeyo.com

He may not be a great or as famous as Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman or Matt Redman, but he is definitely a star on the rise.

It will be great to see Jeff coming to Malaysia and ministry our youth.

So, watch out for this name soon….

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