Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FGT KK Youth Camp 2013

Once again, it's our FGT KK youth's pinnacle event of the year - Youth Camp of course~!
This year, we had it at Bundu Tuhan Retreat Centre, it's a nice place surrounded by mighty mountains, great scenery, cool weather, but not quite chilly as we expected.

Theme: Man Of Still
Date : 15-18/12/2013
Place: Bundu Tuhan
Speaker : Timothy Wong

But way before that, we had this fund raising event at Gaya Street, we call it "The Promised Stall".
We sold foods and drinks for 4 days to raise funds for the camp. And thank God, we succeeded to raise almost RM 1K. Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!

We sell Curry fish balls, herbal eggs, herbal tea and ice creams.
Best sellers depends on weather everyday. 
Only those who attended to help sell and God know how we yell and did our best for the whole night to attract customers. Thanks to those who came and support us.

We might continue next year, so do come and support us that time yeah. =)

Continue with the camp...
It's our privilege to have Brother Timothy Wong from mother church to be the speaker, the main topic is mostly the same, which is to stay hunger for God, last year was maintaining the blazing flame. Joining youth camp is definitely a great way to boost the hunger/flame inside you for God for the rest of the year.

While praying for the campers.

Makan Time
All the food were cooked by my mum and pastor.

This year game is a bit rougher, or the youths are getting more rougher?
Some were injured, but still thank God it was minor.
But all in all, we all enjoyed it very much.

I like the running man part =)
I was telling people that 
I must be the Ji Suk Jin (the 1st one who always get caught in Runningman).
But I'm not!!! 
Weeeee....and I found 1 clue!!! There was a spy among us!

Below are some of the awesome actor and actresses putting their best costumes and acting skills to win the Variety Show. 

I was acting as a mother with Alzheimer.

My group "Strong" won 2nd place for both games and Variety show.

We also had a small farewell cake for our Pastor Devlin as she's leaving after serving at FGT KK for 10 years.

Some of the youth got teared as they were kinda reluctant to let Pastor go.
She helped me a lot in going through trials and turmoils.
When I'm sick, she visited  and pray for me as well. 
When I'm in PJ, she will occasionally sms me, asking me my condition. 
And when she's there, she'll bring me out go yamcha, have scrumptious meals with me.

Most importantly, she encouraged me alot when I'm in bad times.
She's a great pastor, and also a great second mother to me.
Now that she's leaving to do greater missions out there, we're all certainly gonna miss her.
May God bless her abundantly wherever she is, in whatever ministry she is serving. 

My roommates and I won the Room Cleanliness Award. (Excluding Chloe)

Bye Bye Men and Women of Still. 

Keep that Hunger for God till next year we meet again =) 

2013 Wrap up

In less than 24 hours, we gonna step into the year of 2014.
Another year gone......
Every year, when it comes to the end, it'll made us realize that time is ticking really fast.
And the fact that my classmate just celebrated my 20th birthday,
time seems to be passing at incredibly high speed...


Let's reflect and summarize what I've been doing throughout the whole year.

The first 3 months I practically did nothing.
April is the preparation month for my tertiary studies.
May, with great anticipation, I stepped out of my comfort zone, brave myself to face the outside world alone.
After 6 months, realized that home suits me best, hence, I came back.
2 months spent with great bunch of friends selling things at Gaya Street, joining youth camp and gathering together. It's good to see them.

I wouldn't say I've wasted another year, it's quite fulfilling in a sense that I've gain multi layered experience. All in all, I would consider it as a faith-growing year.

Gonna head start my new year with my birthday bash, then continue my studies here in my beloved Sabah.

God bless all of us and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A warm gathering

Finally had the mood to write something, plus I couldn't sleep at this wee hour.
So yeah, I'm gonna post about our heart warming old classmate gathering.

After 1 whole year didn't meet up with these peeps, we eventually get to gather at Upperstar Suria.

It was a truly awesome feeling to be able to see these long unseen familiar faces, when you first met them at the restaurant, you observe their faces, their clothes, their expressions, whether they have grown mature physically, and you have so many things to ask them in your mind, it's just so exhilarating!

Well, after having a short conversation with them, some of them were clearly still mentally immature, especially the guys. Wakakaka =)

And then, while we were chit-chatting ecstatically, birthday song was played from the speaker, and I followed the crowd clapping and singing joyfully the birthday song. Until I realize that the waiter with the cake was heading to our table, then I thought, 

Oh, this must be for the birthday boys who just had their birthday 2 days ago. And then, to my huge surprise, I was one of the birthday girl too!

I was touched by them, oh how thoughtful of them to remember and celebrate it early my birthday. It's been 4 years since I had a surprise birthday. Thanks guys =) 

That's why I felt weird looking at the icing on top of the cake,  it has no names on it but only "19th and 20th". Gosh, I felt so old looking at the numbers.

I'm gonna biologically turn 20 in a few days, but Stephen and Lee just turned 19!
See that I emphasize "biologically", coz I'm still mentally in my teens.

Those who attend: Akmal, Lee Kee Wei, Caroline, Belinda, Me, Annette, Jessica, Kwan, Oh Hui Sen, Stephen Wong, Herbert, Clarice and Yee Fei.
It's really good to see all of them =)

The surprised birthday boys and me with my freshly new hair cut. =)

Thanks to the organizer, Oh and everyone who attended for making this happened.

*Dancing, swirling and prancing all around in my room like a little girl*

See, I told ya, I'm still mentally very young.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Pissed off

I'm so angry to know an incident happened to my brother today that I have to rant about it here.

So my brother and his classmate went to Tg Aru beach to do their civic project early in the morning, they have to pick rubbish. When he got back home at noon, he told us that he and another guy friend got scolded by a family because they drove their car into the beach which was not allowed and it was dangerous, and they didn't know that they couldn't go inside. So after being scolded, they apologized to the family. The family took their photos and got their names.

I had a premonition that something will happen. 
We all thought that after the apology there should be no problem. 
However, today, my bro and his friend became famous in the school thanks to one of the family member, she posted the photos on facebook, never mind that, twisted the story, called them bastards some more and spread it on facebook. All the others just merely share the exaggerated story and calling them with other nasty names. I was so on fire seeing those comments and shares.

Yes, they were wrong, and they deserve the lesson. But not this way. This had just gone way too far for us. This is an act of a bully, a gangster, a family who doesn't know what is an apology. 
And what agitated us more was, the teacher did nothing but observed from afar when they were scolded. And then, today, their counselor told them to post an apology status on their fb. They already apologize right in front of them, furthermore, they are the ones should apologize now for twisting the story.

Let me tell you how the story was twisted.

1st, their car was not inches away, but meters away from their children, and I'm pretty sure my bro will see and avoid  if there's any human being in front of them.

2nd, the person claimed that my bro them drove faster the 2nd time when they were going out of the beach, yes they drove faster, and you know why? Because they were throwing long woods towards their car. Hello! Use some common sense, who wouldn't run if you're throwing something?

3rd, The father of the family actually grabbed my bro friend's t-shirt, my bro's friend had a small figure, this showed that the father is a bully and wanted to start a fight, but then was stopped by the wife. Unfortunately no one took this scene's photo.

This picture was taken by them. Clear evidence that they were throwing woods.

They were the ones who wanted to make a big fuss out of this. In another picture, (not here), my bro was bowing down his head, indicating that he was regretful and feeling remorse for his action. Yes, youngster do make mistakes, in fact he just turned 19 a few days ago, but publicly humiliating and intimidating them are not right, and also exaggerating the story. 

May God forgive these souls who doesn't know the meaning of forgiving.
I forgive you.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Trip Part 2

OK, let's continue.

1/11/13 Friday Noon
So we decided to go I-city at Shah Alam.
We took a bus to KL Central, and from there, we took our first KTM ride to Padang Jawa. It was kinda fun sitting on a cool new train. After 40 minutes, we reached our destination. However, the weather was not good, again it was pouring heavily. Waited the rain to subdue and also hoped a taxi to stop by this kampung area. Unluckily, we got a taxi without meter, he overcharged us for RM10 for a very short distance.

Since I-city hotel rooms were fully booked, so we had no choice but to find others at Seksyen 7.
Seksyen 7 is not very far from the I-city. Around 5 minute car ride or around 20 minute walk (can be quite tiring). Finally got a hotel room, which was clearly overprice for a very small room for 3, RM179 per night. 

As we were unpacking, mum realize that she forgot to bring us enough clothes, hence, 
around 4 pm, we head to search for clothing shop and also food to fill our growling stomachs.
To my despair, there's not even a chinese restaurant here. All are Indians or Malays, mostly Malays. And, we also couldn't find a shop that sell t-shirts other than baju kurung. We also notice one thing, we hardly meet any chinese faces here. This place is obviously a Malays territory. 

Thank God that in the end we found Giant, our live saver. Or else, we wouldn't have clothes to change for the next day.

Around 5pm, we head straight to I-city.
We decided to visit the wax museum as it was newly opened for public.
The entrance fee is RM38 per person.
I'm gonna let the pictures do the talking!

Future Malaysia president. Muahahaha

When will my prince come?


The legendary Bruce Lee with his nemesis. haha

Datuk Michelle Yeoh

Surrender or die Jack!

Woman with the biggest natural boobies.

Hai ya!!!

The wax museum was kinda fun. 
However some of the figures didn't look alike at all, for instance, I can't recognize Britney Spears. Nevertheless thanks to its existence, now Malaysian don't have to travel oversea to see these awesome wax figures right in front of their eyes. It was indeed a brand new experience. 
Worth the visit.

Below are some other places in I-city. Entrance to I-city is Free. 

Went back to hotel to refresh ourselves with a cab as we're all utterly exhausted, and guess what, it's overprice as well, they don't use meter here.
Mum: Aik kenapa begitu mahal?
Taxi Driver: Ini I-city kak.

The I-city view at night.

The I-city view at night was incredible. All those stunning LED lights just bring the night to life despite some of it were not working already. You'll be completely mesmerized by the scenery.  

One little advice here, it will be better if you visit it during weekdays, coz it will be too crowded and you won't have a chance to take pictures or you'll have to wait. As for all the museums, be sure to visit before 6pm, coz after that it's different price. I don't why, it just got more expensive at night. Luckily we bought the ticket right before 6pm. And, be sure to bring more water and have dinner first before you come coz everything in I-city is overprice.

Next morning, we continue our visit. This time the Trick Art Museum.
RM10 per person.

We had so much fun taking photos with all these interesting paintings painted by world's talented artist. Tidak payah pigi jauh jauh, di Malaysia pun ada.
After lunch, we took the same route went back to my hostel.

Didn't want to waste the night, we took a cab to Sunway Pyramid. Had dinner there, and bought the famous durian puff(forgot to take pictures), and enjoy looking at crowd skating in Malaysia's biggest skating rink.

Holiday with family ends here. By the way, just to inform you, if you were to take a cab from Sunway, do prepare extra money as they'll charge you with tourist price.  

Thanks for reading =)