Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
As I'm writing this, I'm in the Uni's library, going to take my lunch soon and have classes at 3 later. Well, there's actually internet connection in every room in the hostels but I don't know the reason I cannot connect to my laptop, so that have to wait for a while. So I got to be fast and brief in telling you what is actually going on right here now, in AIMST University, Kedah.
And now, the food. Three meals are provided everyday and water dispensers are available around the campus. The meals are divided (it is not divided all the time) into categories, Indian, Chinese, vege. and non-vege. It's taste is good enough to fill up my stomach. There is a laudry room too and places where students can hangout to watch ASTRO.
The Semeling campus (I'm in it now) covers a large piece of land and just to walk from one faculty to another will take you around 3 minutes. Whereas from the hostel to the sports complex, it'll take you around 5-10 minutes, depending on how fast you walk. The sports complex in the campus includes a gym, badminton courts, a football field, a olympic-sized swimming pool and a few more. For joggers, you can jog around the whole campus, it's quite refreshing.
There are about 120+ students in my batch of different races (Chinese, Indian, and Malay) and a few International students. There are different Christian groups here(Catholics, Adventist, Methodist etc.). I found a group of Methodist Christians from Sarawak and I'm going to join their fellowship at a church near my campus soon(either this week or the following week). Praise God!
Library: Good source of knowledge, the hostels and the student centre(blocked by the library) are behind
Medical faculty: the Dentistry, Engineering, and IT faculty looks like this one, it's situated opposite the medical faculty(beside the library), I'll upload the photos in one of the next few posts
Badminton courts in the sports complex, i'll update some pics. for the other sports facilities later in my next few posts
Sunday, June 15, 2008
They crucified Him. - Matthew 27:35
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Food, food, food! (Warning to readers who are hungry: your salivary gland may produce lots of saliva in your mouth, not to be gross, but true)
Don't miss out Nippon Tei, a Japanese restaurant in KLCC, the food (dishes) prices are resonable and worth your money.
Dragon-I, one of the leading restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. These food are some of the best I've ever tried.
The renowned Penang laksa. It tastes a little....mmmm(thinking on how to describe it)...asam flavour
'All You Can Eat' steamboat at my church camp.
Mixed Grilled Dish at Westwood Continental
This is like a sushi, just that it has more ingredients and wrapped up like an ice-cream. Not bad, should have a try.
Among all of these food, none of them can compare to....
my mom's special homemade laksa (at this time, I think it is either you have swallowed your saliva or your mouth is filled with it, frankly speaking, me too). It is the best among the best. So I guess that the "Food of the Year" award goes to my mom. Praise God!
Friday, June 13, 2008
As Christians, whatever the situation is, we should be firm and strong (through prayer too) in our faith (in Jesus Christ) and not go astray from the Word of God.
Below is a passage that I found through Google:
Believers shouldn't worry in any respect, said Bishop Michael Pfeifer, head of the San Angelo Diocese, which oversees Abilene's Catholic churches.
"When the date of ill fate finally does make an appearance in later editions of the text, it is without extravagant claims as to the superstition's historicity or longevity," according to the Web site. "The very brevity of the entry is instructive: 'A particularly unlucky Friday. See Thirteen' -- implying that the extra dollop of misfortune attributed to Friday the 13th can be accounted for in terms of an accrual, so to speak, of bad omens."
In any case, it refers to an "irrational or nonscientific belief in the existence of certain powers" operating in the world "with positive or ill effects," according to the Web site.
But Judas' betrayal in the Gospels created an indelible mark on both his name and the circumstances surrounding his transgression. The crucifixion of Christ on the Friday that followed simply melded the two aspects together into, some believe, a seriously unlucky day.
But in the life of the early Church community, there is no mention of 13 being used "in any negative way," Pfeifer said.
Christian faith is based on trust in God and has nothing to do with numbers, he said.
"Superstition is based on imaginary, or perhaps even evil tendencies that are linked sometimes even to the satanic, and the two do not go together," Pfeifer said.
But a person of faith "has nothing to fear from any number," he said.
"Interestingly, check the number 13 and see how often it had a positive influence in our own country -- 13 colonies -- and look up how the 13 was applied to other important points of our American history," he said.
And if one is willing to consider Good Friday, the date of Christ's crucifixion, to be an evil day, then it's hard to make sense of another belief, which says that getting a haircut on Friday the 13th will prevent headaches throughout the year.
Father Philip Lemasters, an Orthodox priest in Abilene, said faith has to do "with a personal God, with a capital 'G,'" and "explores our relationship with that God."
Such faith involves every dimension of who we are -- how we live, what we believe, how we treat others, and the ultimate purpose and destiny of our life, he said.
Superstition, conversely, seems much more one-dimensional to Lemasters, involving "at most the belief in impersonal forces or an odd assortment of laws."
Thursday, June 12, 2008
So, which one is the best among the best? I uploaded two other videos, an orchestra version and another style played by a pianist. This is it:
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
If I can recall properly, this is chicken grilled dish
There was a man alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
Yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless –
A miserable business!
Two are better than one,
Because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to pick him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)
Monday, June 9, 2008
There were many people when I reached the hotel lobby. A look on their faces can tell you that they were really looking forward to this event. A lot of them were pretty excited. No doubt, this was a rare opportunity to attend such function and watch a choir that came from a country so far.
Skip...skip...skip (the process of entering the performance hall)......
And so, I chose a place to seat and waited for the time. Meanwhile, Billy and I took some pictures around us.
The president of the Church Music Conference. The woman with spectacles behind her is the Moody's women choir conductor.
Moody's Handbell Ensemble
Moody's Women's Choir
Brothers and sisters in Christ
(1 Corinthians 1:27-29) “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast in him.”
(Psalm 62:5-8) “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God, he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
(Colossians 3:5-10) “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on a new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
(Psalm 139:7-10) Lord, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make beds in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”