• Sour Asam

    Ever speaking to someone with high self-esteem?  Generally, people with high self-esteem as what I have heard and learn during John Rosemond’s training – they are self-centred, self-worshiped as well as entitlement.  By the way, these are description by John Rosemond’s Parenting by the Book.  Not from me. Recently I had a conversation with someone on Facebook.  I have been accused of calling this person, sensitive.  Since then, this person has decided not to communicate with me anymore in Facebook.  What can I do?  Nothing. During the Sunday Easter Sunrise Service I had an interesting encountered with 1 sister, I think she is from another country.  We were at the van chauffeuring station where the…

  • Alive Together, Running Together

    We woke up before 5am and left the house before 6am, arrived at Sentul Park before 6:30am.  But the traffic was very heavy especially on the way to Alive Together Easter Sunrise Service 2011.  Since we came prepared (with our running and walking shoes), we parked the car in VIVA Residency and walked over to Sentul Park.  I think it was about 2.5km or less.  The main challenges were the air pollution, which many buses heading towards the main event venue, followed by very narrow walk way, which not suitable for large group. 

  • Sitting with the mentally troubled person

    We brought our Cambodian helper to church today. I think this is the second time she followed us to Sunday service. Most of the time, she prefers to be at home. Elijah and Ariel were at their children church, so Retna, Baby Inez, helper and I went to the main sanctuary for the service. When the usher shown us the seats, we took the place which were next a couple. I saw the wife was rather quiet (could be sister or friend). I did not notice she was kicking us while coming into the seats, maybe she missed the kicks on me. So when Baby Inez started crying because dislike…

  • Reflection on UFS & Spoon Fed Attitude (伸手将军)

    Feedback I received from the Urban Food Sharing (UFS) team about our sons – they are helpful and resourceful when coming to helping to serve.  They are also very committed in getting work done. My feedback and comment about our sons – they should do this more often 🙂 Looks like ministry that we could bring the children along does more good than harm.  Although there would be danger and possible harm, also a good platform for them to learn on self-protection. It is also a good avenue for the children to learn how to appreciate life, a life that God has given to us.  Not to waste it on…

  • The left behind of modern development (visiting Urban Food Sharing, again)

    Pudu was the bus interchange venue for me when I was in secondary school.  Pudu Plaza was the hang out place for me after Taekwondo class on Saturday.  Because we have a buddy whose parent was selling pork noodle in the hawker centre (which long gone now), before we placed ourselves in the video games arcade centre. Later, one of my secondary classmate set up a stall selling claypot chicken rice and hotplate sizzling noodle at Pudu Plaza, of which I remember eating there once, but was like 12 or 13 years ago. I came to Pudu again in 2009 with Lor, when Cinnamon Home Fellowship was scheduled to serve…

  • Honoring God’s People

    Once a customer loyalty client from Singapore share with us, it took 80% of the marketing resources to acquire a new customer, where as 20% to retain the existing customers. I first got a call from Poh Beng when we first moved to Puchong, and looking for a home fellowship to attend.  We sent an email to the church and that’s how we got to know Poh Beng. That was 2007. The name Beng is familiar to me, as my elder brother is Soo Beng. In two years time, we got to know each other better, and he approached me to take on the deputy leader of the Cinnamon Home…

  • Origami, a church campaign

    When first received call from Lincoln, regional coordinator, region 2A of FGA Home Fellowship about developing a campaign for 2011 HF Leadership Retreat, I was telling Retna, “Since it is compulsory, why need a campaign.  Kind of wasting time to communicate this.” Well, actually a campaign is still required to make sure the retreat is successful – in terms of leaders that willing to come and attend.

  • Will You Still Love Me?

    On Sunday, elder Dr. Khoo shared a sermon on unity and victory in Christ.  I can’t remember the sermon title very accurately as where we were, main entrance or lobby of the sanctuary was surrounded by many people who talked loudly for nothing to do with the sermon nor the service. Thank goodness for the FGA AV team for increasing the volume on the live telecast LCD, or else we would have missed the sermon totally. The closing of the sermon was about elder Dr. Khoo’s mother asking him whether he would still love and takes care of her even though she is not Christian.  His reply was that he…