Sunday, 27 July 2008

The Extremely Lame "Creative" Nutz

Sometimes week 9 can really make people go insane! haha...

Let me tell you a story...

Long long ago in a land filled with tauge and pomelo, there lived a "C" nutz who dreams of crazy yet still wanna live out the dreams. The "C" fellow always dream of something new instead of the conventional way of living this life. So, one particular day, this fellow thought of one way to cheer friends around by creating "the new idea". Therefore, this fellow gather "2 more 'C' forces"and make this alive for YOU!!!!

Just enjoy the storyline below... =) Cheerz!

Hmm... Let me think... there must be a way... *thinking really hard*

Aha!! I know!! "Shhh...!!!" Just bear with me... and i'll let you know!

Alright! Look below... This is for YOU!!! Enjoy... (hope you like it)

The very oriental and classic pose of the 3 monkeys (see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil).

We are being slightly "creative" here... hmm... (are we?)

Alright! This is the latest version of 3 cool ma laos... I shall let the picture speaks the thousand words...

From left: ireneC (the author), vivienC and jeannieC

Behind the scene: Thanks to ireneH who was so willingly to sacrifice her time to take those mad pictures for us. Thanks ireneH!!! She took this and we didnt even realised... hahaa...

Thanks vivienC and jeannieC for going nutz with me...

Mission accomplished!

For more information, do visit jeannieC and vivienC.

Thursday, 17 July 2008


In the middle of the night where most of the people in this region are in bed, having a long rest of the day. Someone is clearly wide awake with the noise of sneezing every now and then, trying to finish some work that needs to be done. WorkSSS that need to be done before the due dates start dashing into the hectic schedule like meteor striking earth. *vroomm.... BOOM!! haha...*

However, having this flu does not help much, but contributing disastrous into the situation. *dgong! smack head real hard*

Last week, sore throat. Recovered super fast. Praise God! *grin*
This week, flu. Hmm... still recovering.

"Hey! Focus and move on to the next line... stop staring and repeating the same sentence again and again"
"You there! Control the mucus... !!!"
"And You!! Start tasting the food like once! Stop imagining the taste of the food!!! It's pathetic!"
"You- You- you- you- start behaving, don't lose control and listen to ME- the brain!!"

Someone please shout "Have faith and you are healed!" Amen

Lesson of the day: "Don't get sick!! Ever!! Got it????"
"Where got time to be sick now?"

Get back to work...

Monday, 14 July 2008

One Life, Do Something

One Life, Do Something!

One Life exhibition organised by World Vision and in partnership with Community Excel Services was held in DUMC from 8-13th July 2008. It is a journey to see, hear and experience the tragedy and triumph lived out by the real children affected by HIV/AIDS and child trafficking.

It is truly an amazing experience where you get to walk into their lives and listen to their real life stories. As you walk, there are photos displayed on the walls, maps showing the geographical area where the child is living, real life materials laying around portraying the settings and stories together with music played by the headphone along the journey.

The real life stories are based on the three children from Cambodia, India and Malaysia: Srey Mom, Jothi and John.

They are just three out of so many children out there in this world facing tremendous suffering each day of their lives, a life without choice. Fears overwhelmed. Worries increase day after day. Death becomes a norm. Feeling hopeless, sadness, emptiness and despair.

Who shall they thrust? Who can give them hope?

World Vision is doing what they can to provide these children the basic needs, give them the protections and most of all-LOVE!

Are you ready to DO SOMETHING now? There are defintely a few things you can contribute to make this world a better place for someone by giving what you can.
1. Donation
2. Adopt a child/ children
3. Be a social worker/ helper
4. Pray for them
5. STOP COMPLAINING your life! Be thankful!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Lovely children

Intended to post something about my complaint against some dissatisfactions towards some people, some pathetic system and ...... Yes, I lose my cool just a few days ago. It nearly forced me to the stage of RAWRing.

Somehow this post didnt manage to finish. Well, I am pleased, and I'm sure He's very pleased too.

Early this beautiful Saturday morning, 5 of us went to Social Club in DUMC. This ministry is where special children gathered to have fellowship with one another, also with some helpers once in every first week of the month.

There was a sense of anxiety even before I stepped out of my apartment. Guess I was just too influenced by the book that talked about the story of an autistic boy, Christopher. So much so that, I actually even consider what colour of shirt is appropriate and I keep remind myself not to hug them or talk too fast or laugh wildly. *ahem, behave*

At first, I was really anxious when Tracy, the head of the ministry team, only briefly explained the programme of the day and didnt really touch on the topic of 'don't-s'. Basically, I have no idea what I should not do. Like says, I should not give a high five, touch or hug them and etc.

In that particular book I read stated these in the context of Chris:
1. He doesn't like the colour of yellow and brown.
2. He doesn't like strangers, even people he knows to touch him.
3. He doesn't like different kind of food that touches one another on the same plate.
4. He doesn't like crowd.
5. He doesn't like story book, because it's not real.
The list goes on ... ...

Later, I realised they are not like Chris. They are like the little children that I have met during NS years ago. Only they are slightly taller and bigger in size. I mean some are in their teens and youth.

We started off with some actions songs, followed by some activities planned by the ministry team. They were group into their usual group as usual (4 groups: Mozart, Newton, ... *forgot*) I was placed as helper in the Mozart.

First, the making of chinese vege dumplings ('bao'1). Arts and crafts: Paper made caterpillar. Games: Cloths hanging & Musical chair. Last, MAKAN time!!! Also, celebrated JX's birthday.

From what I observed, some are pretty normal and can even tell me jokes, some are slower and passive, some are a little hyper. But one thing for sure, all of them are really HAPPY kids. I mean, you look at them, you can find true joy in them. They don't complaint much (most of them), enjoy doing little things, give very possitive responds, very well disciplined and smile sincerely (really touching).

Some scenes that touched me in some ways:
1. There were a few kids went to shake hands with some helpers, they are the one who stretched out their hands before the helpers do so. Cool huh? Very sporting!
2. They wait patiently for their turns and asked for anything very politely.
3. The helpers are very friendly and can even call them out each by name without mistake and recognised their characters (there are at least 25 of them). *salute*

Now I sit here and think about everything I have learned from them this morning. Who am I to complaint when there are children who knows how to find joy in everything they do each day. They are brave, happy, content and grateful.

They may be imperfect in the eyes of the world, but they are always the most perfect creations in the eyes of the Lord. May God bless them strength, wisdom, boldness, joy in the journey of faith.

Just this morning, I have make new friends with these cool fellows!! Feeling so blessed!

This ministry team needs more young helpers. Most of the helpers are either retirees (ex-CEOs)or at least above 35. I think I'll continue going there to help out in anyway I can. Wanna join me? Let me know =) You'll be touched!