Sunday, August 31, 2008
Today is also my eldest daughter Adeline's birthday. Happy Birthday to Adeline. God bless you. May you succeed in all your undertakings. We love you always.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Christ is telling us to be on the alert, no one knows when the Son of Man is coming. (Matt 24:42) When the day of the Lord comes, may He find us vigilant and alert.
Right now my mind is not too worry about when Christ is coming. I always remembered Fr. Anthony Chan who taught me Catechism instructions once said: "My prayer is : Lord, if you know that I am going to commit a mortal sin against you tomorrow, please come and take me
away tonight...". I am ready in this sense.
I have sleep difficulty since my twenties. I have problem going to sleep. Sometimes I dread going to bed. I awake in the middle of the night and have difficulty continue to sleep.
I have chronic insomnia. I am not able to sleep not because I have problems (problems are always there); not because of stress (otherwise I have few hair left); not depressed (I love life); not thinking too much (actually my mind is blank when awake).
I cannot sleep because I cannot sleep! I have come to term with my problem. I have make peace with myself. I do not struggle to sleep no more, I do not count the hour I slept, I just get up and get out (of bed) when I am not able to sleep.
I told myself I do not need 8 hours of sleep like most other people. My routine life would not be disturbed by lacking sleep. Cannot sleep is problem no more!
So far, I am doing fine. I will sleep when sleepiness comes.
And I will follow my Lord when He comes to call me.
我失眠因为我不能睡 .... 就是这么简单。我已经接受了这个事实，我有睡眠困难，我也坦然面对。我不在乎我的睡眠时间和睡多久，可以睡就睡，不能睡就起来，离开睡床。
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
With a bigger majority win, Anwar, who was charged for Sodomy on 7/8/08 , has given back to Abdullah a heavy bump at his backside.
Abdullah will find it more difficult to sit on his PM chair. The voices of dissent within his own party will re-appear. He has to plot for next move in face of Anwar now in Parliament. It is a new playing field.
He still has his last "killing punch" as he commented after the result of the by-election was announced. He said:" there may be another by-election in Permatang Pauh. Anwar is facing Sodomy charges. If he is found guilty, he will be going to jail.....".
A new chapter of Malaysian history unfolds.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
- 安华说假如他胜利了，将有30 位国阵国会议员跳槽，而成立新政府。他将是全体马来西亚人的首相。
- 每位国阵的“情报员”将领受RM150- RM250的报酬。
耶稣说:".....你们总不可发誓，不可指天，因为天是天主的宝座；不可指地，因为地是他的脚凳.....也不可指你的头发誓，因为你不能使一根头发变白或黑，你们的话该当是： “是”就说是，“非”就说非，其他多余的，便是出于邪魔。" (玛5：34-37）
The tactics and strategies used so far are centering on character assasination. It is a contest of survival, be it between Anwar and Najib or Anwar verses the Abdullah government.
So far, words said, things done inside and outside the constituency becuase of the by-election: -
-Swearing on Quran is THE happening thing to do now.
-A former deputy minister claimed that Anwar has harrassed his wife fifteen years ago.
-Najib sweared inside the mosque that he has not met Altuntuya. It is as good as swearing on Quran
-If Anwar becomes PM, "pigs" will replace Malays to be the deputy PM and ministers.
-Anwar said if he wins, 30 Barisan MPs will cross over and he will be a PM for all Malaysians.
-Arif Shah, the BN candidates said he has a Chinese heart (12 years of Chinese education). He considered himself half Chinese half Malay, and also a Mamak.
-PM's son in law said that if Anwar becomes PM, US will open an airbase in Butterworth....later Israel will set up embassy inKL....
-Each BN "spy" is paid between RM150-RM250.
-Two Perak State Assemblyman were arrested for taking bribe.
-Petrol prices went down, one day after Abdullah said prices will not go down just for the election.
-Chinese schools and temples received more than million Ringgit windfall from Federal and state government. The Malay community sure to get many times more than the Chinese.
-Samy Vellu just discovered (after almost thirty years as MIC President) some Indians' living condition in Permatang Pauh worse than in Africa.
-Many racial inciting speeches were said in Kampongs to the closed audience.
-Najib practises Hindu rites to ward off evil.
- Total of 5000 Police personnel will be deployed on polling day.
Who to believe? what to believe?
JESUS said:...Do not swear by your own head either, since you cannot turn a single hair into white or black. All you need say is "yes" means yes, "No" means no; anything more than this comes from the evil one. " (Matt 5:37)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
It was a grand celebration at their house with plenty of music and Bangla dances. I was told the celebrations started three days ago and more that 2000 guests are expected to attend today's lunch reception from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Earlier, the wedding Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Family, Kajang at 11:00 am.
Friday, August 22, 2008
He said the existing services were not systematic, there were not enough coaches and coverage was not comprehensive, leaving many areas not serviced. (The lamentations of people since day one of the commencement of services many years ago were not heard by him ?! *x%?#)
He saw people jostling to get on board every time a train arrived. There appeared to be no system. He noted the train was overcrowded.
Anyway, he has set a good example for other government officials by "turun padang" (going down to the field) to see the plight and hardship of people. Luckily the KTM train did not breakdown as it was the common occurrence to many passengers.
Can changes come? God knows. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad took a train ride a few months ago and expressed the same sentiments. Nothing happened till today. Are they just doing publicity stance? (headline news？）
I hoped more officials can move their fat assｅｓ out out their fat office chairｓ more often, to see for themselves the plight of ordinary citizens.
他说这系统涵盖地区不够广泛，许多地区没得到这项服务的连接，而且投入服务的车厢也不足够。整个马来亚铁道局的电动火车和轻快铁的系统非常的差劲。（打从这系统投入服务的第一天，人民已经怨声载道，难道他没有听到过吗!??? 真的是 #%*#% ）
Thursday, August 21, 2008
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3. Two of the donors will be appointed as auditors to scrutinise and verify all donations.
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5. A full list of donors and amount received will be forwarded to all donors when the targeted amount is achieved.
6. The same list will be given to the recipient dialysis center at the handing over of donations.
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10. God bless us all.
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洗肾机计划 - 指南
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lola (left), the durian-eating dog, and Tina, the sneaky queen (always sneak out whenever the gate is open) having a good time watching people and cars passing by the gate. This is their evening pass time.
Lai, Elizabeth's classmate, is leaving on Friday 22-8-08 for a posting in Beijing. My wife prepared a home-cooked dinner with her favourate lotus root soup and rendang as a farewell dinner.
Wishing her a fruitful posting to Beijing. From nest to Nest. Bon voyage.
小女儿的同学，赖，将在星期五 22-8-08，前往北京工作。我的太太特别准备了晚餐给她送行。晚餐有她最喜欢的菜肴 - 莲藕汤及 rendang.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Besides government hospitals, there are many dialysis treatment centers set up by charity organisations in our country catered for lower income and poor patients. However, I have seen many well to do patients also taking advantage of the subsidized treatment provided by such centers. Many of them owned commercial properties and fat in their bank accounts.
I came to know the MAA-MEDI Care Kidney Charity Fund some years ago and received their letter of appeal for fund yearly. In one of the appeal leaflets this year, I noticed a compay have donated RM42,500.00 for a dialysis machine (seven years life span). The price of dialysis machine has gone up by 20% recently.
All the while, I thought a dialysis machine costs very much more than this amount. A machine can help many people.
Can we help? We means you (my friends) and I. Can we raise RM 50,000.00 to purchase a machine for the center, not necessary MAA but others....
Can we in our small way, combine our effort to do a Big Good? Let us make it a Christmas present to the suffering people! （Handing over before Christmas)
My dear friends who visit my Blog, would you like to join in? If yes, please send an email to me at email@example.com for your contribution. We will discuss the details through Email.
RM 100.00 (100 persons)
RM1000.00 (10 persons)
RM3000.00 (5 persons)
RM5000.00 (3 persons)
The above is for estimation only. Any amount is welcomed.
This is my 'crazy idea'. You are not obliged to response.
好多年前我就接触到 MAA-MEDI Care 洗肾中心，也收到他们每年寄出的捐款呼吁信函。在今年的呼吁信函中，我看到一家私人公司捐助马币四万二千五百元给这中心，以购买一台洗肾机 (机器寿命七年）。
我们能不能够也来帮助呢？我说的我们 就是你（我的朋友）和我！我们能够筹到五万元 （RM50，000.00） 来捐给这中心购买一台洗肾机吗？或者不一定这中心，可以给其他中心。。。
RM100.00 (100 人）
RM1000.00 (10 人）
RM3000.00 (5 人）
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I am a Christian (Catholic), I do not swear on my Bible (The Words). If he is referring to the practice in courts, that is a legal procedure, not Christian practice. If Muslims want to swear on their Quran, it is their own business, nothing to do with Christians and should not be mentioned at all.
God's second Commandment - Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Anwar was charged for having consensual unnatural sex with his former aide Saiful based on the sodomy report lodged by Saiful.
Two days ago, Saiful sweared on Quran at a FT mosque that he was sodomized by Anwar.
OOiii... braaathurs, what happened actually? Police acted on your report and charged Anwar your boss for consensual carnal sex, now you said your big brother sodomized you?
Police pun kepala pening le....(Police also headache le...)。 Amend the charges? jatuh muka tau (loose face...)!
May be we can find the answer at the Permatang Pauh by-eletion !
More students from other branch campuses had staged similar rallies over the past few days.
Politicians, students alike, they protested because they said UiTM strictly for Malay only. It is part of the Malay education Rights.
The issue is not new. According to Ong Tee Keat, the Transport Minister, the Cabinet has agreed to open up 10% of the UiTM Form Six classes (pre-U) to non-Bumi students many years ago (he was then a Deputy Minister of Higher Education). The same issue has been raised many times before, no protest, no shouting then...
Why the fuss over a proposal now? Nowadays, every turn of event is curried with political flavour if not politically motivated.
May I tell those students who are good in climbing coconut trees (their world is just as high and as big as they can see on top of the coconut trees), non-Bumi students are not keen to join this so called "exclusive university" simply they do not like the unfriendly environment and to be in an Institution of Racial Discrimination. But more importantly, UiTM? what? I beg your pardon!
They can keep and lock up their campuses to themselves and continue to produce more first class closed minded " kampong graduates "!!
They feel secure in their own cocoon.
Well, Permatang Pauh by-election is on going, more protest will be staged and Malay rights issues will surface.
To my friends in Permatang Pauh, even you have a Mandarin-Hokkien-speaking "kaki-lang" (own people) BN nominee, Bumi and Non-Bumi matters !
*UiTM - University Institute Technology MARA.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This is parents' "Heart Blood" (means tender love and hard earned money in Chinese). We wished her well and will benefit from this powerful tool and doing best in her studies.
And she is very happy - from her smile.... you know !
Video - Unwrapping the TOOL录影
今天，刚好还有一个月的时间，小女儿就要飞往苏格兰了。我们给了她一件新玩具。。。哦哦。。是新工具 --- 一台苹果手提电脑。她需要一部较高档的电脑，因为她的课程会有很多的图像和绘测。
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Three years ago, I went with William and his wife Rose to send her youngest daughter Agnes to register as freshie at UKM (University Kebangsaan Malaysia).
On Sunday, 10-8-2008, William and Rose together with son Daniel, attended Agnes's convocation at UKM. It was a happy day for them. I rejoiced with them too.
Monday, August 11, 2008
她名为雪娇，来自柔佛州 Jementah 的Kebun Baru 新村，离开东甲约半个小时的车程。她丈夫名叫钦文，为人纯朴忠实。夫妻俩以垦殖油棕及树胶为生。他们共有四个儿子，三位已经工作了。
About eight or nine years ago, my youngest daughter, Elizabeth injured her neck during an outing. She was admitted to Kuala Lumpur General Hospital for examination and observation. We befriended a lady next bed. After the discharge, we maintained contact and became friend. We visit each other from time to time.
Her name is Pee See Jiao, staying at Kebun Baru New Village near Jementah, about half an hour's drive from Tangkak town, Johor. She and her husband, Kin Boon earn their living by tapping rubber and collecting oil palm. They have four children, three of them are already working. They are honest, simple and down to earth people.
This afternoon, they drove to Kajang to visit us. They brought many types of fruits for us: Rambutan, Duku, Langsat, Cempedak, Mangostine, mangoes...they are really nice people.
We have nothing to offer them except brought them out for “famous, guest-must-eat"Kajang Satey !
They arrived at the Farm from Melaka this Sunday afternoon. They consist of Choir members, legionaries and family members.
My wife and I went to the Farm to meet them. They were having plenty of fun. Besides the relaxing surroundings, they also enjoyed the good food, games and karaoke singing.
We left the Farm at 10:30 pm. They will leave for home tomorrow noon.
Fruit of the season at Farm
more pictures 更多照片
Karaoke Video 卡拉OK录影
Sunday, August 10, 2008
My two other dogs showed no interest.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Due to my knee problem, I was not able to do my stress test on the treadmill. My Cardiologist recommended a heart CT Scan.
I went for the scan today and found my heart to be in "good condition". No Calcium, plaque or blockage in 3 major coronary arteries.
Before the scan, I was given medication to slow down my heart beat to 60 per minutes . The doctor discovered that I have a stubborn heart too. Even after tripled the dosage, my heart refuse to go down below 60. Thank God, the pictures were clear and my heart was good.
Dear friends, I am showing you my heart, a good heart albeit a stubborn one :D
*This is the first time seeing my own heart picture. If you find it offensive, pl let me know to remove.
早两天前，我去做例常健康检查，因为我的膝盖状况，不能走步作心脏测试，所以我的医生建议我做电脑心脏扫描 CT Scan。
While doing so, news reported that Anwar pleaded not guilty of carnal sex charges at the Kuala Lumpur Session Court. He was released on RM20,000.00 personal bond without surety.
He was charged for having consensual unnatural sex with his former aide Saiful.
For not being charged for carnal assault （sodomy) as claimed by Saiful, and being released on personal bond, Anwar has scored the first round. The Government and the Police has also just shot their own legs.
今天下午，我的电脑出现了问题。虽然有 MacAfee 软件的保护，但病毒侵袭了我的开机文档，不能开机。我忙着和 Dell 的技术人员在电话中，接受指示修复，过后再用直接线上介入，终于把电脑修好。
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Currently he is the Manager of Medical Records Department. He has retired and is on contractual basis with the Medical Center.
Nice seeing Eric.
许多次到双威医医院，也不见得多少次了，都很巧的在不同的地点，遇到 Eric。 昨天，我和太太到该医院做例常身体检查时，又在餐厅见到了笑容可掬的他。过后，我到他的办公室小坐。
Sunday, August 3, 2008
In July, Merdeka Centre of Opinion Research conducted a survey on 1030 Malaysians by telephone, throughout the peninsula who were randomly selected and structured along the national electorate profile to achieve proportional balance in terms of gender, ethnicity and state.
11% of Malays and Chinese, 13 % of Indians believed the sodomy allegations leveled on Anwar Ibrahim. However, a high 75 % Indians, 59 % of Chinese and 50 % of Malays did not believe in such allegations. And a high 66 % believed the allegations is politically motivated.
Yet, Anwar is facing imminent arrest based on the progress of the Police investigations. Time is not on his side if his plan of seizing power from the Barisan to be materilised in September as he claimed. This has prompted her wife vacating her parliamentary seat to make way for him to contest in the by-election. ( someone said the timing is "now or never")
Neither the Barisan Government is feeling easy if Anwar is being arrested and charged for Sodomy. Not Again！ a repeat of incident 10 years ago ! More so if he is a parliamentary norminee or a member of Parliament. It will risk raising public irk and will give another big dent to public confidence on already low credibility and transparency of our Judiciary and the Police in particular and the Government in general.
Prime Minister Abudullah's popularity has already dipped from 91% high in 2004 to all time low of 42 % in July 2008.
As a citizen, I do not agree with the changing of Government by way of crossing over (of Members of Parliament). They betray the trust of the people and should be condemned.
But I agreed that Anwar's sodomy allegations is politically motivated.
I, and millions of Malaysians, only want justice, peace, harmony and stability in our country. We have made it very clear on March 8 General Election. The rest of politicking are against our wishes.
This hand I held on 17-5-2008 has turned cold and faded into memory forever.
On 1-8-2008, I received a message from KC's wife informing me that KC has passed away at 5:00 am in Kuching Normah Hospital.
I received the news with sadness and relief. I am relieved that his suffering has ended. He has found Jesus, died in Jesus and will rise with Jesus.
I last visited him on 17-5-2008 in Kuching. It was our last goodbye.
May God rest his soul in eternal peace.
Click below link:
See Blog Posting 22/7/08
这是我在17-5-2008 告别时，抓住KC 的手。现在，这只手，已变冰冷，成为永远的记忆了。
八月一日早上，我接到 KC 太太的来讯，告知他在早上五时，离开了这个世界。