Wednesday, July 8, 2009
My notebook computer WiFi device actually broke down long ago, so the whole computer was taken to fix this problem, after 3 weeks I took back this computer!
On 5 July it was Chinese Board Sunday for St. Peter's Church, so Rev David Teh came and give sermon in both Mandarin (4 July) and Cantonese services. But he's from Penang (St. Paul's Church), can't speak Cantonese, so he preached in Mandarin anyway. Actually in this programme, Chinese pastors (Priests, Deacons and Deaconess) within the Diocese of West Malaysia exchange churches to give sermon. I thought this happen on the same day, so I thought Rev Stephen Soe from St Paul Penang came to St Michael's Church Kampung Tawas, so I went, ARGH! Nonono, not the same day, that day it was Rev Frank Lin preaching. Frank Lin will go to Church of the Redeemer Butterworth end of this month, Rev Gideon Lee will go to St. Paul's Church Petaling Jaya next month.
And... what else?
Eventually I go back to study life - studying Chemistry in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Kampar. On 25th May went there to register in Orientation, very fast the process! Actually can go home, but then we met friends. At first I already rented a room in Westlake, but then at this moment, Elaine Loh offered me her room in Pangsapuri Sutera. Elaine was studying Foundation in Kampar and now she goes to Petaling Jaya campus to study Broadcasting. Her room is only RM75 per month (excluding the bills) and by walking (using shortcut via Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman (KTAR)), it is shorter! So - switch place! :D
Two days later back to UTAR for Orientation, all activites were in the morning until afternoon, unlike the MMU Orientation which used to be one whole day... and the UTAR one is much looser, the MMU one very strict - you MUST attend everything, wake up 6 something, and then...
Friday - took bus to Kampar bus station and change bus back to Ipoh...
Monday, May 18, 2009
On Sunday afternoon we have great lunch in grandma's house, then at night have dinner in Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Permatang Tinggi. At this moment my dad came. Many other relatives attended these 2 events.
Monday morning my dad drove us home, my mom got to go to work...
Nothing else special. WHAT!? Next Sunday I do scripture readin on stage!? NO!! I can't read in Cantonese, and I don't think it's nice to read in Mandarin in Cantonese service either. I wanna cabut... Cabut to Pasir Pinji Methodist Church? Haha... Eh? My maternal grandmother's birthday, so I follow my mom to Bukit Mertajam! Hahahaha...
I took a train to Slim River, followed Raymond with his church members to Tanjung Malim for dinner, then came back and zzz... next morning he drove me to SDAC. We have Holy Communion service first, then breakfast, then Bishop's address (his speech) - Lay pastor and lay reader, development of the diocese, "Allah" word issue... then come to Q&A session. I have made 2 suggestions:
1. Promote the lay pastor's status to be equal with the lay reader. Yea, it is a new post so it is the lowest, but this is still unfair because at least they are respected by the congregration as seem that they are real pastors, so we call them something like "Pastor Lee" but we never address the lay readers something like "Lay Reader Tan"!
2. Lay readers who wish to obtain Licence C (licence to preach) must go for preaching lesson!
After that we have lunch, then reports from various departments, finally election for Heads of Departments. Some changes though. Then we have teatime, after that I followed the Our Saviour's Church van to Salak South, I was going to stay overnight in Eddy's place.
At night, we went to OSC, Eddy and Simon need to practice for the Praise and Worship on Sunday. Then met Joyce too. Other than that, the church was getting prepared for a marriage next day, the couple came from two different denominations, not Anglican. After that we went for supper... I was supposed to sleep with Eddy in a room, but end up I feel asleep in the living room!
On Saturday, before I woke up from my dream, I heard a door knocking sound, thought that it was my dad, so I woke up and answered "What?", and caught Eddy's attention! LOLLOLLOLLOL... Then Simon took his girlfriend and I for breakfast, I paid for all our drinks! :-D Then we went to OSC for a while, afterwards Eddy was going to Kajang Anglican Centre to teach guitar and Simon was going to help Christy to move her house, and I? Went wandering in KL! Haha... At night, Eddy's elder sister Joaan came back. There was a Youth Alpha course in OSC, so I went...
On Sunday, there was an English service in OSC, the sermon was about Christian and environment. Then later 11am I went to visit the Youth service. Er... the sermon is about practice and competition. Then the offertory song has one sentence which is so high pitch that even the girls couldn't sing! Haha... After service, Eddy and I got to rush, he sent me to Salak South Komuter station, I wanted to take train home... But as I reached KL Sentral and wanted to buy ticket, so many sold out, only expensive tickets available! Then I went on taking bus from Puduraya. Wow, why the bus air-cond seem not working!!?? So hot!!!!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
It is a place where I really think it is my church...
It is a place where I really find it the place where I worship God...
It is a place where I really think it is the place for me to serve God...
It is a place where I really feel like to serve there if I become I pastor...
I have a dream - that it is possible for me to go down to All Saints' Church in Kuala Lumpur every Sunday morning, all the way from Ipoh (or Kampar)
All Saints' Church I love you!!!! All Saints' Church I miss you!!!!
Erm... these weeks are quite special, even though weekdays I still stay at home for nothing (except every Tuesday night I go for TEE). for 3 Saturdays I have been away from St. Peter's Church and St. Michael's Church, and 2 Sundays I have been away from Christ Church and St. Peter's Church. Yea, did I say I go to Christ Church? Every Sunday morning I do go to Christ Church before St. Peter's Church.
Okay, for the 3 weeks - the first Saturday I went to UTAR Kampar Open Day. Went for Psychology, English Language, Bioscience and Chemistry, and Business Administration. For English Language, there were only TWO of us being registered to the talk! Then obtained the application form. I spent days to think, and choose - Chemistry, English Language, Business Administration, Psychology, and Business Administration (Entrepreneurship).
2nd week - went to Slim River after our "Cheng Beng". Because I left my jacket in the church. No Youth Fellowship on that day :-( Rev Raymond Lai was not feeling well. He asked me to translate his sermon on Sunday (it's a Cantonese-English bilingual service) - he speak in Cantonese while I say in English. He thought that translation should be easy can can be done in half an hour! But anyway he gave me his Chinese script and I spend THREE HOURS translating and printed out... He slept about 10pm on Saturday night... Then on Sunday, I went back to Ipoh by train in the afternoon, Pastor Raymond wanted to go back to KL and rest...
3rd week - celebrated Last Supper in Cornerstone Sanctuary (combined service for St. Peter's Church, St. Michael's Church, St. Augustine's Church, Cornerstone Sanctuary and Hallelujah Church), then went to All Saints' Church KL for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Really different - quite traditional. I stayed overnight in the church. On Saturday morning we have a memorial service for all the dead members (something new for me!), the in the afternoon I attended the English Youth. On Sunday Bishop Lim Cheng Ean (being the vicar) baptised 3 babies in the English service. OnMonday I went to MMU to get signature for my form to stop PTPTN loan, then "chase" after my deposit. Thay said - "7 working days"! Hello! Last time they promised 2 or 3 weeks! Perhaps Daniel Pua is correct - need 3 months. Then I submitted my from to the PTPTN One Stop Centre in KL Sentral, before I took train back to Ipoh.
4th week - back to St. Peter's Church, St. Michael's Church and Christ Church...
Now St. Peter's Church is going to have Food & Fun Fair - tomorrow. Raise fund for Anglican Village Ministry.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
There were twice I went to help typing in Ray of Hope, visited the ROH outlet in Parkson Grand (Ipoh Parade), last Sunday and today worshipped in Christ Church with Jonathan and his dad Yip Yung Min, ...
Now I'm studying theology every Tuesday night in St. Peter's Church, or in this case, Ipoh Theology Centre (ITC). It is the TEE course, if I get 60 credit hours then I'll get a diploma. Now I'm currently doing "Christian Ethics", 3 credit hours. Isaiah Kuah and May Lee came too! Besides us? Adults...
I'm also going to learn Macromedia/Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver, and Web hosting and management. Will study in Kompas. I'm going to learn these until May, before going to UTAR Kampar.
Seem that I'm going to start serving in St. Michael's Church Youth Fellowship. I've enrolled to be trained to become gamemaster. Eventually I can serve... :-)
I don't want to stay in St. Peter's Church anymore. It is so boring. I don't get anything. Spiritually empty. I never feel like I've worshipped God. Unlike those days in All Saints' Church KL. Now if I have a lot of money and time, I wish to wake up very early (4am!?), take a train down to KL and worship in All Saints' Church (English 9am, Cantonese/Mandarin 11am), then take a train back to Ipoh in the evening :-P I misssssssssssss Alllllllllllllllll Saintsssssssssssssssssssss' Churchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............................................. If I can drive myself, I would have gone to St. John's Church, maybe. How many months I've never sung hymns!? Oh yes by the way, I've calculated, if I really go to ASC KL every Sunday and come back, I need at least RM30 at once.
I miss MMU. I miss Cyberjaya. I miss Putrajaya. I miss Kuala Lumpur. I miss All Saints' Church. I miss St. Mary's Cathedral. I miss KL Sentral. I miss all the railway systems in the Klang Valley. I miss whatever I've been in the Klang Valley.
I miss everyone. Everyone in MMU. Everyone in ASC...
Calvin Choo, Fong Chee Fai, Wey Shu Wan, Jim Khoo, Yii Ching Ping, Soo Joon Keat, Amy Sim, Chow Lai Hoong, Chua Wang Ying, Muhammad Danial (pardon me if I've misspelled), Aniq Jashwa, Wan Nur Fasihah, Thanabalasingam Balaruban, Billy Lim, Jason Lim, Ryan Tan, Lai Poh Yee, Lai Poh Moon, Lai Poh Fui, Josephine Liew, Chong En Hui, Eddy Chin, Simon Chin, Dss. Chin Kho Nee, Rev. Jacob Bau, Rt. Rev. Tan Sri Dr. Lim Cheng Ean, Ev. Ding Poi Haw, Rev. Peter Cheung, etc. etc. etc.(just list out some important people I miss :-P)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Then at night my dad took us to Golf Club for dinner, celebrate my mom's birthday...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This is something really shocking our country. WHO IS THAT GREATGRANDMOTHERFUCKING BASTARD ANIMAL WHO CANDID HER!!!!!!!???????
Many said this is a political conspiration by BN just to force her out. Some said this was done by her boyfriend. Many people from both Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional criticised this inhumane act. She offered to resign, but many people, including me, think she should not resign. The PKR "boss", Anwar Ibrahim, advised her to take a break and consider again. But the Selangor opposition leader Mohd Khir Toyo and Tourism Minister Azalina both call for resign, learn from former Health Minister Chua Soi Lek. Chua Soi Lek was candided when he was having sex with a girl in a hotel room.
YB Elizabeth! It is totally NOT your fault!!!!!!! You cannot be compared with Chua Soi Lek. You should not resign! Don't fall into trap! We know you did nothing wrong.
Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin the Pakatan Rakyat Menteri Besar failed to dissolve the State Assembly. The Sultan ordered him to resign and give way to Zambry. While the new BN government sworn in, the PR government still claim themselves legal and sued Zambry to court. Both governments are working - one state two government! And weird, the BN government doesn't fill up the 10 EXCO seats, only appointed 6 EXCOs - 5 UMNO 1 MCA.
The Pakatan Rakyat government had been doing quite well, done many things for the people, and suddenly pulled down by Barisan Nasional.
Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin! Ngeh Koo Ham! I always love you!!!!!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday - went to St. Peter's Church Chinese Youth Fellowship. Duhh... lesson... Then at night? There was STM Night (STM = Seminari Teologi Malaysia) in Chinese Methodist Church Jalan Yang Kalsom. The St. Michael's Church Youth went there, so I went also. Met Rev Yu Chin Lick who was the Pasir Pinji Methodist Church pastor. The STM students have dance, drama, and the pastor from STM gave a sermon. Then we have refreshment. A female student from STM came and talk to me. She's from Jasin. Jasin Methodist Church. Oh yes, by the way there was my kindergarten teacher, Teacher Leong.
Sunday - STM Sunday in St. Peter's Church. 3 STM lecturers and a few STM students came. Eh? The girl again? Then lunch... go home... then went to St. John's Church to attend the STM TEE certificate awarding ceremony. My mom was expected to get a cert for attending the Anglicanism class last year, and... wow! I also got it!
Monday - went to UTAR Kampar and got some particulars about the courses, then met a few old friends during lunch time...
Tuesday - Gereja Hallelujah and The Cornerstone Sanctuary are going to publish an annual report for last year. These two churches are under Rev Dato' Dr Yeoh Beng San. Through his wife who is also my mom's boss in Ray of Hope, Datin Mary, and through my mom, he asked my dad to translate the reports from English to Chinese. I also helped in translating.
On Sunday, almost all of us went to All Saints' Church, but Isaiah was lazy :-( Actually I think he should see more, since he wants to be a pastor... after service we went shopping in Bukit Bintang area... until night. So boring, nothing interests me :-(
Monday... Joshua Camp started... but most of us were late :P among us there were not only ASOD trainees, but also some older people and 3 adults - a couple and an old friend of Rev Jacob. We learnt that "full time serving" is not just becoming pastor, but actually we are all "full time serving" as we are "full time Christian". But this course is emphasizing on becoming pastor. We learnt something else such as the attitute of serving, etc. And Rev Stephen Chan and Rev Wong Chee Seong were also invited to share their stories.
Then the last day... we pass our ASOD magazine around to ask for signature... then in the afternoon we went to Sunway (except Isaiah - he went home). Actually at firstI couldn't go because no more seat for me. But later... eh? Simon... Dorcas... Jason... Vincent... Sheerah... so I followed them. Actually they also sent Isaiah off. While the younger ones went ice skating and the elder ones went to watch movie, I alone walked around the shopping complex :P At the end I went back in Dorcas' car driven by Simon. The brake got problem!
Next day... finally... we stayed until the afternoon, we went to Puduraya bus station to send off those people who was going home by bus. Then I splitted away, went to Maybank Tower trying to get my money (not quite successful), then... until at night I went to take bath in Billy's house and then take train back to Ipoh.
Friday, February 13, 2009
My parents came for the ASOD graduation ceremony. Since Isaiah also wanted to join the Joshua Camp (Bishop applied leave for him!), he followed my parents. Many other people came and watch the ceremony. We have dancing, testimonial, prize-giving ceremony... after this all ASOD mates went to KL except me! Actually I thought of going to Batu Caves on Sunday to watch the Thaipusam celebration, but my father forbid me, as the HINDRAF was going to have a demonstration there and might turn out into a riot. Actually I just wanted to try the Thaipusam train :D But anyway, my plan was a bit disrupted, that night only Pastor Raymond and I remained there...
Next day, I went out for my own breakfast, then Pastor Raymond took me out for a while (he had breakfast with 2 friends), then we came back and I stayed, while he took a few visiters to Orang Asli village in Slim. I get myself ready to leave, took lunch... Oops! I left my jacket in church!!!! Then I bought railway ticket to KL Sentral (3.45pm depart) and visit Chay Jia Jiunn's (a friend I had in Poi Lam) family optical shop. He wasn't around, so I talked to his mother... before I went to take train.
I arrived KL Sentral, then I found that there was Thaipusam train on that day too! So I decided to try the train. I took Komuter to Sentul, then queued up at the booth to buy a Thaipusam train ticket to Baru Caves. One ticket is RM2.20, a small piece of ticket. And... wow... full of Indians and a few foreign tourists... and you know what, I was the only non-Indian in the coach! The train was moving sloowwly all the way, along the way I saw railway crossings, 3 Komuter stations (Batu Kentonmen, Kampung Batu, Taman Wahyu) under construction. And finally... reached Batu Caves! I just walked around, not really watching the celebration (they was not having mass celebration) but saw many many stalls. I took a vegetarian burger as my dinner. The Indian boy at the stall speaks Mandarin! Then Itook the Thaipusam train back to Sentul, then took Komuter back to Salak South (I changed Komuter at Putra due to the Komuter System). Then called Pastor Jacob Bau to fetch me.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
At first, my parents refused to let me return, due to some reasons, and insisted that I should go to UTAR immediately (I want to wait until May intake!), but after Seok Chyi persuaded my dad, eventually I can go back to Slim River!! :D
But I might attend the Joshua Camp in Our Saviour's Church KL after the ASOD. We agreed that we will go and visit the UTAR campus again after I'm back home. We have been there once, October of last year. Again, I took train to Slim River, 2nd February morning.
Now... Deaconess Chin Kho Nee is teaching about the whole Bible. Last year I've attended this lesson by Rev. Stephen Chan. Haha... learned somemore about the Words of the Lord... :-)
As usual, went to church, then... sigh, no need to say.
Next day, went to my mother's hometown - Bukit Mertajam. Stayed overnight there...
Then later, sad thing happen - my result came out, I failed both Computer Programming I and Database Systems, so... :'(
Withdrawn from Multimedia University. Bye bye MMU, bye bye Cyberjaya, bye bye Klang Valley... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
My parents took me there, do the procedures, packed up...
Now waiting to study in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar... Still uncertain to study what...
As I reached there, the ASOD mates hadn't come back, so I went shopping in Familimart. I also contacted Daniel Pua who was coming at that moment. He was coming by the night train, Ekspres Langkawi. He took bus from Melaka to Seremban, then took Komuter to KL Sentral, then took train.
For the dances, I was assigned to control the computer, as I cannot dance :P
The lesson has come - The Great Mission. This time conducted by Rev Stephen Soe, unlike last year which was by Rev Albert Tang. The lessons are really different - last year we concentrated studying the Book of Acts, while this year we really learned about evangelism, such as how to give testimonial... By the way Sheerah Lee joined us.
Then Orang Asli ministry - this time in Ulu Kampar, near Gopeng. We went there by Sri Maju bus, passing by Bidor via Federal Route, then get on the North-South Expressway... until Gopeng. Then we have lunch in Gopeng and then we went up the mountain by van and Jeep. Some left their unneeded things in Shalom Church Gopeng. As we reached somewhere, we started walking, as these vehicles could not enter. There were motorcycles carrying our luggages too.
Over there - only certain spots have very weak and unstable mobile phone signal. We could hardly contact the outside world. We slept 8pm on the first day! We played with those Orang Asli children, visiting around, playing in the river... And one night we have a preaching in the church. We presented dance, drama...
Then we went off as per coming. We went to Ipoh, stopped at St. Peter's Church (my territory!), then went to Wooley Food Court for lunch. Then we went to the Sri Maju main station in Ipoh. They went home by the Sri Maju buses. My dad came and fetch me.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Why should I be called "Edmund"!? Duhh... no such person in the Holy Bible, yet it is called a "Christian name"... LOL... And want to find out what does this name means? Follow this link: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Edmund and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_(given_name). So I find quite meaningless to use this name, as I did not know its meaning, while I gave myself this name.
What about my new name - "Elijah"? Yea, a prophet in the Old Testament. "Elijah", or "Eliyahu" in Hebrew, means "Yahweh/Jehovah is God". The prophet Elijah proved that Yahweh/Jehovah is God while Baal is not. Furthermore, I remembered I enjoyed telling the story when I was 8 years old.
I wish to keep the old blog aside and start this new blog. Enjoy! :-)