Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Slept late, woke early, slept long hours in the afternoon. Nooooot healthy, nor productive! D;


40 more days til PMR.

Hari Raya! Rendang! :D


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Beyond Opinion – Living the Faith We Defend

by Ravi Zacharias and his global team of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries---Alister McGrath, John Lennox….

Why should youths, even youths, be equipped to defend their faith?

What are the challenges atheism and postmodernism pose and how do we face them?

Why does God allow evil and suffering?

These are some of the questions that are covered in this 360 page book, with 15 chapters divided into 3 parts---Giving and Answer, which is further divided into 2 sections: Addressing the Difficult Questions and Addressing the Questions behind the Questions; Internalizing the Questions and Answers; and Living Out the Answers.

The chapters are written in a sort-of conversational way, so it’s rather easy to understand. Although, some parts requires second readings to get completely. It managed to hold my attention throughout, though sometimes the author would stay on a question for too long.

Personally, I like the cover---the colours and the font used. It looks rather literary. I would prefer it in hardcover, though, as this would be a book I would read again and again.

Kudos to the typography---though the paragraphs be long and sentences long, it doesn’t put me off and instead invites me to read it. It’s very readable.

This book doesn’t just answer the questions, it urges us to live it out, live out the faith. And it does that by giving us examples, bible verses, and ways to do it---practically and spiritually, which is what non-believers are looking for in us---to practice what we preach.

I highly recommend this to anyone who takes their faith seriously. 5 stars.

                                   Pretty, right? :D

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Hillsong [Unite+Conquer] in Ipoh

“OHMYGOOSSSHHH!”, “What the….”, “WOAAH!”

All those can be heard when people went into the ballroom and saw what they saw. Reminds me of Thomas.

It was a blast, both nights. Thousands came (over 4k) each night, and hundreds were saved. Great rejoicing in heaven, indeed :).

I do worry, though, if people will go back to their churches and compare, and be all sad and disappointed the way things are at their churches. Then, they’ll go sighing and moping about, going “if only….”.

I hope that never happens. Emotional highs comes with emotional lows. Worship need not it’s participants to be in a frenzy. So, I pray that we won’t go looking for those things, for God wants us to live by faith, not by sight or feelings.

So, yeah. Be strong :D.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Trials was great. God is good.

Results are not bad. Teachers haven’t gave out English and BM marks, so now I’m stuck at 5 A’s. 2 more A’s and I’ll be happy :D. Chinese, lost case la(but still pass, lah).


The Hillsong Concert is tomorrowwww! :OOOOO


In case anyone doesn’t know, the concert will be held for 2 nights, Wednesday and Thursday.

The one on Wednesday night requires registration before to get the code to get in. Registration doesn’t mean money is involved.

Thursday night, free for all! Come early :D.

Both nights will start from 7:30 till around 11p.m, at the Syuen Hotel---opposite Ipoh Parade.

Yes, even though Darlene, or Joel Houston, aren’t coming, I’m sure it’ll be great, too! and Please don’t get me started on the “main band not coming” issue. There’re so many musicians, vocalists, worship leaders involved in just one band, and they’re changing every time!

Anyway, please do come :). You’re all cordially invited.

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