Sunday, December 31, 2006

Reflections. Of the year that has been.

Another year has gone by. My, what a year it has been. For me it was one of THE year, due to the impending doom of STPM lol. So much for a year highlight. But that has also passed too. So all that's left now is fun. Wahahaha. No really, its over. Hehe.

2006. The year when the emergence of lameness plague was at its peak, happily striking down mankind haha. I just had to say it. My thanks to Jian Shen (Jianeration), Lemuel and Brian for making this possible. And all you other lamers out there who in one way or another, has contributed, oh so wonderfully, to this society of lamers. 21-gun salute. BOoM! (x21).

In a more serious tone. The joys, laughter, fun, pain, sadness...a potpourri of 2006. It comes and it goes. But the fond memories of 2006 will always be remembered and cherished. And whatever the year may be, just keep in mind that we have a God up there that's the same yesterday, today and forevermore.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006


2nd post of Christmas day. My cousin, Jee Wen, is staying at my house for a night. He's 19. Currnetly studying at RMIT in the field of psychology. Very soft spoken dude. Awesome guy. Talks like an Aussie though. Can't blame him, he's been there for the past 12 years ( not like some people, go there few months already got oh-so-obvious fake accent...). He even gave up his Malaysian citizenship (sucker no i.c haha). Now he's an Australian. Stupid traitor. Lol. He's a freethinker. Been trying to bring him to Christ but he's very skeptical and cynical. Argh. He came to church once but he got so bored. He came for the Christmas presentation though. That also was because he needed to shoot it for his dad (my uncle) back in Australia. Well, i hope uncle Ching likes it. And thanks for the present too. Appreciate it. And yeah, Jee, u better buck up on your chinese. Its really pathetic. Haha. Thats all for now. =)

Monday, December 25, 2006


Every year it comes and goes. But its lasting true legacy lives on. The birth of the pure and perfect antidote for the sins of mankind that has been committed, is committing, and will commit. A total sin washout, really. The offspring of our God. Fall on your knees in awe of His glory. It happened millions of years ago but it still resides inside the heart. Come on now, who is Santa Clause? A fat man who has a serious weight problem who resides at the Pole? pathetic. No, Christmas has a far deeper meaning. That you gotta understand.

Merry Christmas, y'all. May the joy and the spirit of Christmas echoes all around. And blessed are those who celebrate its true meaning.

In Relentless Pursuit.

That was the logo of this year's camp (thx Brian..haha). 'In Relentless Pursuit' was the theme. A much-needed refresh in my life. Life for me was getting mundane, and i needed a zap in my spiritual walk. There were times when i stood in the presence, and peace reigned. Most of the time my conversation with Him was something of conflict, but it was satisfying nevertheless. I relished the time i spent with Him during those 4 days.

Yeah, the people, games, food (some only, not all), sessions and atmosphere was great, but most of all the touch from Him is the most yearned for. And He touched me. And it was far greater than anything else. He used someone called Ps. Andrew Gray to speak into each camper's life and it was indeed something that was parallel to YC's vision about moving on and maturing.

2nd day of camp, i fell ill. Had to frequent the gents a couple of times a day. It must be either the water or the watermelon. But in His presence, i felt fine. But the nagging pain only comes after meals. Shucks. Thanks, Jack, for the wind oil, hehe. And yeah, its was ridiculously cold too. it rained everyday. And i forgot to bring my sweater. Just right. But thank you, Randy, for your sweater. It was so useless it couldn't keep even a mouse warm. Lol. Just kidding.

Killers at camp. Strangling Ian. Hehe.

Mui Lin and Johnathan, you both were terrific assistants. We had our fun, haha.
Jason, I'm glad you enjoyed camp. See? I told u so.
James, you were phenomenal on the drums. Hope your fingers heal well too.
Aaron, He has never given up on you. So please la, dude, change!
Anthony, you're gonna get it one day. The ultimate sabo calamity.

The whole 2nd camp. In Relentless Pursuit.

Conclusively, God did something special in Camp 2006. And it'll be even bigger at Camp 2007.

Sunday, December 24, 2006


The 10-day vacation in Bali was good. From the people, food, sunset, surfing, river rapids, fishing, shopping, eye candy...I looked back and said, it was all good. Hehe. Really, though i went there practically straight after Physics paper 2. Went to see someone before rushing off to the airport. Stayed at Kuta for 3 nights before moving to Candidasa for 6 nights. Anyway, pictures say a thousand words, so here are some...

The pool in Green Garden Hotel, Kuta. Pretty small though.

The pool in The Royal Bali Beach Hotel, Candidasa. Very peaceful. Good for relaxing. Lol.

The majestic descent of the eye of heaven in Bali.

You couldn't get tired of it. A sight to behold.

Kuta Beach is known as the surfer's paradise.

It looked easy, but it was really hard to learn. No joke.

Once you've gotten the hang of it, its kinda fun though.

Yeah thats the way its done.

Yeah that's me surfing in the evening. The fella in the water is my bro. Lost his balance on his board. Sucker.

At the Hard Rock hotel. One of the nicest hotels in Bali.

At rice fields on the way to river rapids. Those fields stretches as far as the eye can see.

At the waterfall. Thats my bro looking for a loo in the background. go pee in the waterfall la.

At Mt Batur, an active volcano. That's mum on the right.

In front of The Royal Beach Bali Hotel.

At the Malibu Cafe.

The tuna i caught. It was quite big. Weighed about 4kg.

Before taking a dip in the pool.

The sands at Candidasa is black due to the volcanic ash. The sea is clean though. Weird.

The beauty of the sun captured at Jimbaran. Had dinner right here at the beach.

Bintang was their local brew. It was okay, but got room for improvement.

So that's pretty much about my time in Bali. Would surely to return here again just to do shopping. Its a shopping haven, believe me. At least much better than here. I think.

Monday, December 4, 2006


Was just thinking about it the other day. So i decided to write my thoughts about it. Here goes. Existing in a morally confusing world isn't really fun. I think. We disagree about right and wrong, of course, and why not , since we have at one time or other disagreed about almost everthing else. Terrorist may believe they are doing right when they hijack planes and kill hapless passengers in cold blood. you may believe they are doing a terrible wrong against humanity. So, you and the terrorist disagree. Does the fact that you and the terrrorists do not see eye to eye mean that neither of you can be correct?

Come on now, lets reason together. Do we live in a world where nobody is ever really right or really wrong? Is human life a moral hodgepodge, a bedlam of conflicting feelings, where nobody's opinion on right or wrong is ever any closer to the truth than anyone else's opinion? I don't think so. In fact, the worst thing we can do for the human family, in my opinion, is to leave right and wrong up to everybody's sovereign gut feelings.

Don't we sense the moral factor in life when it comes down to it? For most of us, it is an intuition we could not deny if we wanted to. We cannot wash it out of our souls anymore than the ocean can wash away its own bottom lol. We see morality in life simply because our humanity is in touch with a deep design for how human beings are meant to treat each other.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

So close...yet so far.

Anticipating the end of exams is quite fun. But overcoming these 2 papers currently is the important objective that must, at all costs, be fulfilled. But confidence is a big question mark over here, especially since i haven't exactly been doing well in these two fields of study. And sadly, my chemical romance never did worked out. I still hate the subject, particularly in the organic field. Suffice to say, the inorganic part permanantly stamped the Guess(?) mark on my brain. But taking whats left of the positives, physical chemistry has been okay so far. But too bad, chemistry is made up of all 3 fields. So yeah, lots of effort have to be thrown at it. Surely too late for that now.

Physics. Millions saw the apple fall, but only Newton asked why. Argh. Viciously inducing forlorn misery in the future field of modern physics. But radioactivity rocks. And so does quantum physics. You may call it a welcome change from kinematics and electronics. Hehe. But it all comes down to understanding, in this field. Easier said than done though. The mind gets all twisted and buried amidst formulae that doesn't particularly make sense. Oh well.

Freedom? maybe after i get past these 2 papers. But then, nothing is impossible to the human will, with help from above. I will get through it, through the Helper who strengthens me.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Chemistry and other stuff.

The killers has landed. They're arriving next week, on Tuesday and Thursday respectively..both highly skilled assasins actually. One's tilted on chemistry, the other on Physics. Smart of the goverment, to save the best for last...guess they really plotted our demise when they came out with the exam schedule. But if i survive this, its the end. In other words, exams are over. Chemistry 2 is on Tuesday while Physics 2 is on Thursday. 10.30am on Thursday is the official time when all hell breaks loose. Hehe.

But darn potong sthim la, i flying off to Bali at 2pm on that same day. What the heck la. Can't enjoy after-exam madness with my friends. Instead, i'll be stuck on a stupid plane for 3 hours, not to mention being frisked later at the Bali airport on arrival. Can't really blame them fot the extra precautions taken though, after the bombings. But still...haihz..

Roti Jala?

Anthony: Eh Stephen you're the group leader for roti jala. please come out with a song and do the banner.
Stephen: What?!..Dude, I'm in the midst of STPM now la....
Anthony: .......................

Yeah that's how i found out about it. Now now there's no need to panic. after all i've got 2 asses, um i mean assistants, Jonathan and Mui Lin. But none of us are good in art, for crying out loud. Well, hopefully everything can be done before camp, since all of us seem to be missing at the most inappropriate time. One going Ipoh, the other going Singapore and the another going Bali. Not exactly what I intended it to be. But there's nothing that can be done about it anyway.

And yeah, thank you so much Angeline, for helping with the banner. Really appreciate it. I owe you one.