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Saturday, July 30, 2011

闲读记





星期六的傍晚,正等待着Bobo 和 文华 结束他们的吉他课,


有点超时了。。。点击从前略读过的《张小娴经典语录100句》,


再读一遍,


终于找到一句我不太同意的: 


“抛弃别人总比被人抛弃好过一点,


所谓离别,总是一个走,一个留下​,


走的那个当然比不上留下的那一个痛苦。” 




也许是,但是不全然。


 因为我觉得抛弃别人的那个,


往往必须左藏右躲,好不痛苦!至于那​个被抛弃的,




可以学习好好过日子,做个更好的人,


使遇见那个抛​弃的也倘然无惧。











Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hainanese Yin-Yong Toast

Hotel bread




It is called Hainanese Yin-Yong Toast, because I am a Hainanese, Yin-Yong meaning spread with butter and kaya.


pre-sliced chilled salted butter










Spread one slice with kaya, and another side with sliced salted butter on toasted bread.





This is our breakfast!






















Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Reserved!!

I can understand why sometimes some car owners not parking their cars on their own reserved lots, sigh, because someone has been occupied their belonging lot!

This car owner did! The previous one did, already two cars consequently taken my reserved parking lot!!

Too bad if you see your car is in this photo, yeah, you are the one who'd taken my reserved parking lot!
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Home made Dry Lo Mein


全蛋面
Full-egged noodles, bought from morning market.














Break up noodles before boiling.



 Slide in noodles into boiling water.














Cooling off once for better tenderness.






Put cooked noodles into plate to mix well with black thick sauce and oil.






This is home cooked 'Char-siew', my mom's recipe, one day.... one day I will learn from her!
T





We used to cut 'Char-Siew' with scissors, therefore it is rather thick, well, who cares? As long as it is tasted great!



Things need to prepare before hand:
  1. Home made Lard Residue (I think it is corretly called) 猪油渣 
  1. Onion oil
  1. Thick black sauce
  1. Boiled spinach




Allow myself to present to you, my lunch :- home cooked Dry Lo Mein


I don't call it 'Wanton Needle' because I don't have 'wanton' to go with it.








Saturday, July 23, 2011

Balloon Arch for SCF 20th Anniversary Celebration



Tomorrow is SCF 20th Anniversary Celebration, I was assigned to ready an balloon arch, I had no idea what to do, usually just play around with colours, since the official colours are gold and white, just headed to Taipan's balloon's shop to get those.


Very impressed with the arch stationed at the door of this shop, and first thing came to my mind was "hm, good idea, save time, don't have to pump so many balloons!", it could be my phobia, because it hurts my left hand muscles; another thing came to my mind was "Save cost!" .  "I'm going to make this arch!" Nope, I haven't tried this before, but it has no difficulty I guessed. 

So here I go to get only 50s of gold and white round balloons, 12 of tube 260 balloons, actually needed 8, if you are in ballooning sculpturing, you will know what I meant for taking extra.

The 50s of round gold and white balloons were not enough, I got to go back to get another 20s gold and 20s white round balloons in the evening.

With the help of other youths to get those balloons pumped, and Daniel's helped sculpturing, thankful for their initiative help. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A HIKER'S TEN COMMANDMENTS

A HIKER'S TEN COMMANDMENTS   is compiled by Johnnie Lim, this doc is being shared by him in Southern Hikers facebook group. 





  1. Have a good rest on the eve of the event(that means no late night, sleep early)
  2. Be on Time at the meet up point.(not fair to others who came early)
  3. Do not litter.What you take up remember to bring them down(and dispose at proper dustbin)
  4. Do not chop down young tree, if you need a walking stick look for a dead tree(nature conservation )
  5. Think safety- no super hero stuff(dont endanger your life and that of others)
  6. Look out for one another(particularly those who are new)
  7. Listen to good advice from experience hikers
  8. Never go out alone.(even for experience hikers)-you will never know what can happen
  9. Come prepared and well equipped(enough drinking water, proper hiking shoes-that means no crocks or slippers)
  10. Do not overestimate yourself.(know your limit)
  11. ©johnnie lim

Friendly neighbour




There shifted in a new Malay neighbour just next door, she loves plants, hence our walkway is decorated with two arrays of greenish plants that belongs to two of us. One good thing about this neighbour, she not only take care of her plants but also mine, she trims away withered leaves, loosen the dirt, water them, how blessed am I to have her as my neighbour.









Monday, July 18, 2011

Fell asleep with my eyes open

My confession: I have committed an act of irresponsibility.

I went for Tabur West hike last Saturday, I knew I have to meet up Johnnie at 5:15am, yet I went for a night movie, and went for supper with friends after the movie show till about 1am +, by the time I settled everything inclusive of packing almost 2am+.

I only had about 2 and a half hour of sleeping time that very night, woke up at 4:40am. Met up Singaporean hikers at 6am, started hiking at 7am, finished at 12pm. How exhausted will I be after the hike.

Drove home from Titiwangsa after having my packed lunch, initially was ok, but as I reached Bukit Jalil, I began feeling drowsy, and I almost fallen asleep a few time.

In order to keep myself awake, I spanked myself on the face many times and prayed aloud, when I stop doing that I fell asleep again, I remembered I opened my eyes very big as I drove in a speed that rush myself home as soon as possible, in another word real fast.

I did what I can do to keep myself awake, spanking, knocking, praying aloud, screaming, yet at times of rest, I fell again. Indeed there were a few times I almost hit the divider on the right. I know I was very very irresponsible, so sorry to Gab and the people who love me.

Thank God for His protection, I shall not do this again.


Sorry to sadden your hearts friends and loved ones.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tabur West Maiden Hike




Have been to Bukit Tabur East many times, with Gab once, it was nice no doubt, I like the feeling of standing next to the edge on a  high place and looking down.




Feel the breeze, viewing the fascinating panorama scene of God's creation!




Compare to Bukit Tabur East, West is much enjoyable, longer distance, many ups and downs of rock climbing.




Thank God for today's wonderful weather, we met up at Deen's Restaurant at about 5:45am, besides 3 old friends, I've met another 14 of new hikers, 10 were from Singapore.

It drizzled in the early morning which defeated our initial plan, we hoped to catch the sunrise but this mission unfulfilled. Well it did give us a pleasant hike, cold breeze through the climbing, and a fascinating view of Sea Mist over Klang Gates Dam.





How tiny we are...

Despite of the toughness of climbing, enjoyed the fun and joy we had on the top.

Some good things to share from a Singapore hiker, using of Chinese medication "Watermelon Frost" could actually help to stanch bleeding. Especially good for leech bites.

See, something good to hike with new friends, you will never know what you could get!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

一位马来西亚华人参与‘洁净’和平示威的经历

这是其中一篇关于一位马来西亚华人参与‘洁净’和平示威的经历,是我的‘非死不可’朋友分享了这一篇:


可以点击‘照片’,因为没有问过他本人不太方便放照片




【我真的哭了】

2011年7月9日,我参加了大马Bersih 2.0 净选联盟所召集的和平游行运动,淋了雨,累了两天,也休​息了两天,才有心情写东西,网上很多人都写了709 的故事,我只想写一点使我感受比较深刻的花絮。

(一)我新认识的马来朋友,一个有游行示威经验的回教党​员,他跟我握手说:“谢谢你(你们华人)的支持,我说:​“这是我应该做的,这也是我的国家”(原来在他们看来,​华人只顾赚钱和利益,华人来支持他们已经如此高兴)

(二)一个华人uncle 带着他的妻子和两个大约二十岁的-廋廋高高弱不禁风的儿​子,他说:“快点快点跟上(人群)去,,又不是叫我们去​死,怕什么?不用怕,我们又不是重要人物,现在需要人数​,我们一定要去支持。。”(多数都是父母骂孩子不要去,​儿子鼓励父母去,怎么这家人相反的?)

(三)一个年纪大的马来人跟另几个华人青年讲:“kit​a mahu tunjuk perasaan ,bukan kemarahan ./ 表达感受,不是发泄怒火,不要搞破坏。

(四)一对马来夫妇带着两个大约8–10 岁的孩子,坐在石阶吃零食,我想:野餐咩?,那妻子看看​我,好像明白我想什么,她笑笑说:我们想他们从小就知道​和学会怎样去争取民主。(我赶紧表示支持,心里为小看别​人而惭愧)

(五)一对老年的马来夫妇,手震震的从胶袋里拿出一个看​像是玩具一般的防毒口罩,他们很有信心的对我说:我们有​准备,你有吗?(我想:你们的确需要它,因为你们跑不快​)

(六)一对年轻的华人夫妇,不但自己来了,还推着一辆婴​儿车,下起雨来,俩人赶紧穿上雨衣,连婴儿车都有准备雨​衣,我连忙帮手他们把婴儿车盖好,然后一同站在那儿淋雨​。(示威都有BB玩,哎哟!那BB好得意)

晚上吃饭时讲起这个故事,隔壁的三姑六婆加把口说:哎呀​!示什么威?关我们什么事?真是没有脑的,连BB也带去​,你做什么不骂他们?(Auntie, 我想骂你...)

(七)一个中年的洋人,看到我追去拍镇暴队驱逐人群,他​不断的跟着我跑,还不断对我说:you must put it in the media /你要把它放上媒体。。(老外大哥,你太看得起我了,我​拍的东西很“渣”而已)

(八) 我的马来朋友告诉我,他有多次示威的经验,他如何不惧强​权,他会照顾我。刚发射第一轮催泪弹,他拉了我狂奔,我​心想:又说坚持到底?他把我带离人群,然后指着一个方向​,他说:“你由这里走,去默迪卡体育馆等我们,我们会到​那里去,负责联络其他的朋友。这里需要很多人数的目的已​经达到,警方会有更多的攻击,你不可留在这。我说:“你​呢?”他说:“我要走在最前面,和我的朋友在一起...​他转身走向烟雾去...

我和朋友们后来都在体育馆附近再聚在一起,参与了最后一​场的迈向体育馆的游行和陈氏书院前的聚会,直到警察的驱​逐,但却没有再见到我的那名马来朋友,后来才知道他也被​捕了,不过也放了出来。

后记:我看到很多故事,包括那位婆婆的故事都很感动,但​没有流泪。直到今天看到一位网友这样写:

“在整个集会当中让我印象最深刻的一幕,当天我们一群人​从同善医院后面的篱笆逃离警察的追捕时,马来人用脚踢开​了那个篱笆然后说:bagi cina semua keluar dulu.......(给这里的华人离开先,然后我们​才走。)这句话一下就进入我的心中了,其实在这里我才能​真真的体验一个马来西亚的文化种族之间无分彼此互相照顾​.而不是国阵所提倡的一个土族;一个马来西亚.”

我忽然间热泪盈眶,我知道他说的是真话,我的马来朋友也​是先照顾我,还有我在面子书和朋友的口中都听说在这次的​游行中,马来朋友对华人特别照顾,也许他们觉得华人很少​参加游行,没有经验。

为什么会为了这么小的事激动?因为我深深明白,华人在大​马已经是少数,如果不能打破种族主义的思维,华人永远是​被压迫的一群,不能够得到公平的待遇。但政府搞的就是种​族主义,再加上那个土著权威组织,这又是多么困难解决的​事。这些事情让我看到了希望,我对这个民族完全改观,我​的另一个感想是,如果我们硬要说这个国家是因为这个民族​的政客而败坏,那么也会因这个民族的人民而兴起,我对他​们和这个国家还是充满信心的。

我的华人朋友,和平游行其实并不可怕,下一次你们也一起​来支持吧!


by 简戈

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Provocative Bible Verses: Judge Not Lest You Be Judged

I read this article years ago, and following it's comments, recently came back with one comment which gave a very good insight, would like to share with all of you. Here is the original article then followed by the comment that I mentioned.



Provocative Bible Verses: Judge Not Lest You Be Judged

Posted: April 6, 2009 by Dan Lacich in forgivenessloving your neighborUncategorized
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It may be the most often quoted and yet most misunderstood verse in the whole Bible. People who have never even cracked open a Bible have heard and quoted this verse. “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” Matthew 7:1
Usually that verse is used like a hammer to immediately stop any discussion about the rightness or wrongness of a persons behavior. Almost invariably if someone claims that a certain action or behavior is wrong, someone will say, “But Jesus said we are not to judge anyone”. The clear implication is that we can never say if some behavior is sin or not because we are not to judge. Sometimes these words are shouted out in anger and rage, “You can’t judge me!”.
What is possibly more amazing than the fact that so many people quote this verse and the concept of not judging, is that so many people could get the real meaning so completely wrong. This is especially true since the context makes it clear what Jesus meant by these words. When Jesus said that we should not judge unless we be judged also, he was not saying that we are to never judge if behavior is sin or not. What he was doing was giving us a caution to make sure that we are willing to be judged by the same standard of judgment. This verse is not a warning against judging an action. It is a warning against self deception and hypocrisy.
The way we know this is the same way that we usually know what the Bible teaches. We look at the context. The verse that immediately follow helps explain what Jesus was saying. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:2 In other words, if you are going to say that what someone else is doing is wrong then you better be prepared to be judged by the same standard. If you don’t want your life to be scrutinized, then don’t judge others. If you can stand the scrutiny then go ahead. Think of Al Gore telling us that we need to cut down our energy use in order to save the planet and then finding out that he has three large homes and the carbon footprint of Godzilla. He needed to read this verse first.
Just in case we still have not figured out that this is not a complete prohibition on judging behavior, the next few verses make it even more clear.
“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:3-5
Before you ever start to tell someone else what is wrong with their life, make sure you take a good look at your own life first. But notice, Jesus does not say, take the log out of your own eye and don’t say anything about the speck in the others persons eye. That would be the result of never judging anyone about anything. Instead Jesus says that after you take care of your own stuff, then go and help your brother. So you are to help then with their issue but only once you have done a personal spiritual check to make sure that you are right with God.
We need to see this as a matter of helping someone, not beating them down. Jesus used the example of having something in your eye. In order to get it out, you often need the help of someone else to see it and remove it. When we see something wrong in the life of a friend we need to point it out and help them deal with it. When we do that, we are serving them, not condemning them. What this is really all about is determining if something is right or wrong behavior, sin or not sin. We can and should do that with a loving attitude and not a condemning, superior, hypocritical attitude. Pointing out destructive behavior in another person is actually an incredible and brave way to love your neighbor. We understand this when the situation becomes so serious as to require and intervention. How much more loving would it be to step in long before it got so serious?
There are a couple of final reasons why this verse cannot mean that we are never to judge if what a person does is right or wrong. First, Jesus makes it very clear that we are to forgive people when they sin against us. In the Lord’s Prayer we pray that God would forgive us as we forgive others. Well in order to forgive someone, you have to first, “judge” that they have done something wrong. The very act of forgiveness that Jesus teaches so clearly, requires that we identify some behavior as wrong. To fail to judge it as wrong or sinful in the first place, makes it impossible to forgive.
Secondly, the Bible is filled with admonitions that we avoid evil, flee from temptation, cling to what is good and lovely. In order to do that, we have to make judgment calls. We have to decide that one thing is good and another is not. We make these decisions all that time as a matter of course in life. We do it if we are a follower of Jesus or not. Everyone has somethings that they decide are right to to and others that are not. Every society and culture has these things and every member of those cultures has to think and decide, has to judge what behaviors fit the standard.
Bursting forth with the words, “judge not”, should in no way intimidate anyone from deciding if something is sinful or not. If anything slows us down it should be the warning from Jesus that we not be hypocrites who are unable or unwilling to live according to that same standard.


Dave P says:
Good sermon. For Matt from February, I say: I was once like you, indeed I led people who speak as you speak, and they looked up to me as I led them away from the Holy One. Hope then, the rest of you, in him, because I stand before you a humble Believer and a staunch Creationist today.
As for the sermon, long have I thought of this, as a Jew (Messianic), and it strikes me as similar to the letter to the church in 1st Corinthians 5, around verse 12 I think, wherein we see some measure of admonishment that Paul has with the fledgling church, to stop their judging everyone under the Sun, and focus like true Jews should, keeping in mind the many, many times the Torah the law of God is given to purge the land of evil, seeing here the spiritual reasons for that law, the ways in which it applies to us as individuals, using Israel as a giant symbol for the ever-conflicted self. Israel was constantly, constantly purging itself of evil, and they never could do it quite right despite God’s many admonishments and interventions, much to the failure of Israel, but not to the failure of the law itself, for God has still accomplished what He set out to do — show the world what sin is, and what it does.
A friend of mine, however, recently interpreted this fine sermon of Dan’s as stating, falsely in light of 1st Corinthians 5 and the rest of the earlier Bible, that God never tells us who to judge, but only how to judge. I think it is worthy of note to state that not only is context key as it always is, but also the greater context is consistent throughout the Bible and worth keeping in mind when reading virtually any verse at all — that God has a specific purpose in bringing out and encouraging fellowship among believers in a fallen world, and this purpose is that we would be one, united in holiness, helping one other be holy, and shining with the light of God in this world that we were once a contributor to its deep darkness. Jesus prayed for that, in John 17, and here in Matthew 7 he tells us that we must admonish our brothers, and help them. Jesus does not say fix your own problems and leave everyone else alone, no, he then says help your otherwise seeing brother with his minor problem, once you can judge sin properly, especially anything that causes blindness of sin — the log analogy. If you have a 2×4 in your eye, you are assuredly not going to be using that eye for seeing, yes? You may even need your brother with the spec, who can at least see mostly, to help you with that. This is the allusion to helping, and contrary to Matt’s earlier reply, Jesus never says first deal with your spec, then deal with your brother’s log. No, we all have eyes full of the dust of this world, which leads us so very often to the statements in Romans 7 — “I find that I do what I hate, and I do not do what I love, what a wretched man am I — who will save me from the body of death!” But thanks be to Jesus Christ, because also in that chapter, “If I sin, it is not I who sins, but sin that is living in me.” We struggle, in this world, and we have a face full of specs that get in the way, from the dust from this world and from ourselves. To claim perfection is to claim God is a liar, but if we can help each other with the logs in our eyes (how are we to do this ourselves?? If my brother was struggling with his spec, in Jesus’ illustration, am I not to struggle magnitude more with my log? But God often guides brothers to help us).
Overall, once you can be alleviated of what which causes blindness, you are not only able to see, but admonished to put that sight to good use.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Morning School Snack

Some kind of finger food Gab asked to buy, Hot and spicy chicken nuggets, but I told him not good to take it alone.

 I fried a few sticks this morning, served it as a sandwich filling, applied some mayonnaise and stuffed as much vegetable as possible, this kind of lettuce is Gab's favourtie though. Sandwich with one slice of hotel bread, made him two for school snacks.

It looked gorgeous! I'd like to take a snap on it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

哀思如潮 怫然不悦

标题太过火了吗?无论如何今天感觉闷闷不乐,完全因为整天不停的阅读以及观看关于 ‘Bersih’ 的报道与直播实录,有点自责自己没有去到现场参与这个充满历史性的一天,顿时间没办法原谅自己。

请明白我,虽然我没有参与,我切实很关心这一起事件。

每个站在不同角度的人都会有各自的看法,处境与理由各异,像我这样一个小女人的心理也起了问号,为什么?只要求一个公平的选举如此难以接受吗?只是要一个集会发表人民的心声,连这样的基本权利也被抹杀。

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quitting Farmville game

Started this game not long ago, I think from last year September or October, can't remember the exact date, it took lots of time and effort to run a 'farm', and I happened to be a responsible farmer, I went in day and night to check on my animals and plants.

Indeed was getting impatience about achieving new tasks in successively, and ignored them most of the time, sometimes don't even plant, I have tried not to play, but I can't stop myself to claim gifts each time I see farmville pals' postings, then that will lead me go into farm again.

Well, enough is enough, nothing much I want to achieve more.



Goodbye Farmville.

自欺

像似拥有,像似富有,像似相信,像似得着,像似有希望,像似满足,像似不在乎,像似潇洒,像似坚强,像似明白,像似站稳,像似。。。


这些 ‘像似’ 让人着迷, 让人迷失,让人留恋,让人抓摸不住, 让人心甘情愿地堕入 自欺 的境界里。

      无论如何,已经已是已经了!


                                  等下一个弯吧!

阳光普照的秋天,太阳啊,别离我而去!

Love affair

Warnings: Read this article with parental guide.


Ever since from young, I have a habit, is to rub and smell my blankie, even if it is ripped, throwing it away is never an idea for me, never the idea of washing too  :P 


 I can't remember did I ever washed my blankie, hehehe, but I remember my mom did! Well, it is not hygienic, children must not follow!




I love my blankie.... the love affair! So reluctant to have it washed..... No~ no~...



Monday, July 4, 2011

The Kingdom of Fantasy






A new book that Gab is reading, given by his ku-ku.

Mango Smoothie

Mango Smoothie






1 Mango (actually 2 will taste nicer)
1 tbsp of sugar
some ice-cubes
1 cup of plain yogurt


Blend all together.





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