Wednesday, 31 October 2007
This is the 21st posting, the highest ever in a month
I exceeded even the 16 postings I did last month
Visitors? Well, I installed two counters
One said, I have close to 2,000 friends
The other showed slightly over 1,000
Don't know which one is correct...
Whatever it is, I would like to believe many of them are repeat visitors and friends
I also stumbled upon a pleasant finding
Type KIONSOM in any of the search engines
You will know why I am somewhat motivated...
I blog because I feel by sharing, we can all enrich each other
And as I always stressed - this is but my humble blog
Thank you, terima kasih, kounsikou for coming!!!
Monday, 29 October 2007
Come to think of it, my village is dinosaur years away from Putrajaya especially in terms of development.
Where do I prefer to live?
I enjoy the facilities in Putrajaya. But I love Kampung Kionsom.
At times I feel guilty because in more ways than one, I am enjoying both world - a serene village and the only supposedly smart city in the country.
So that Friday evening, when I was looking out a window in my Kampung Kionsom home, the full moon reminded me of who I am and what I should do if I was to fulfil my calling in life.
Then I took out my camera and tried in vain to get a good shot of the light in the sky. Didn't have a tripod so the outcome is not that good.
But I like it all the same. Much like my calling... it is still rather blur (whether I will be able to respond accordingly) though it is shining brightly.
I hope to live by it. I hope....
My earlier posting today:
There is hope.
There is tomorrow.
There will be smiles.
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Buddy: New? Under the sun? We have seen it all kawan (friend)!
Eebot: That's my point. Why can't we learn?
Buddy: My guess is everybody is bent to achieve his or her own goal. By hook or by crook...
Eebot: Ha ha ha... as if each and everyone of us have different goals.
Buddy: Hey... we all have our ambition, our objective, our mission whatever. Surely it is not wrong to pursue one heart's desire.
Eebot: Hey, I didnt say it is wrong. But may be, just may be, a great number of us are blurr about our destination.
Buddy: Life is too short, they said. So make full use of it.
Eebot: Noted. Life is too short. Let us get our priority right.
Buddy: What do you have in mind, exactly!
Eebot: Let us do our best in whatever we do.
Buddy: You are vague kawan. You and your priorities.
Eebot: You know the children song: "If you are happy and you know it clap your hands..." My friend Buddy, a feeling must always be accompanied by action. Happy therefore clapping. To me that is the basis of our life, sort of.
Buddy: I am thirsty kawan. So I better drink.
Eebot: So what is new under the sun?
(Depending on how I feel, this Thursdays With... may be the first and the last.... Wait and see!)
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
No. I am not having a deja vu.
No. Just because I attended the episcopal ordination of my friend Bishop Julius Dusin Gitom, I am now regretting my own life. NO!
The fact is, that verses from the Gospel somehow came to mind as I was driving home from work yesterday (Monday).
(And that picture, taken by my buddy Alix Sunggin, is one of my favourite pictures...)
Sunday, 21 October 2007
“This ship in unsinkable, even God Himself can’t sink it!” screamed the newspaper headlines just before the Titanic sailed off on its maiden voyage.The sinking of the Titanic was certainly a great tragedy. They were so confident that even God Himself could never sink it they did not provide enough lifeboats for every passenger because they never thought they would need them. While the higher-paying first class passengers faced no problems finding a seat in the limited lifeboats, the poor rakyat who could not afford the luxuries accorded the first class passengers only had one choice; a watery grave. But it was not a tragedy for everyone though. Decades later they made a movie about the incident and grossed hundreds of millions while Celine Dion made tons of money from the theme song. Kindly click HERE for the full version.
Friday, 19 October 2007
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Saturday, 13 October 2007
SELAMAT HARI RAYA
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan), Oct 10 (Bernama) -- Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha (picture) blasted off from here today in a Soyuz spacecraft to become the first Malaysian to go into space in a launch seen as a milestone in propelling Malaysia into a new and exciting chapter in its history.
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Monday, 8 October 2007
Sr Anita (looking for her rosary), Sarah, our two Sarawak friends, Arnold and William.
Awit, Budi, Jessica, Daniel and Victor
William, Budi, Awit and Arnold
But I failed. I have been repeating the Chonology of Miracles to almost every friends (and even strangers) I met or spoke to.
Today is of course, Allyshearha's full moon. But it is a working day. So we had a little gathering last night (Oct 7, 2007) instead. We invited some friends to the house for a rosary prayer and a simple dinner (without informing them that it was actually a full moon celebration).
And we were honoured to have the presence of Sister Anita from Sabah (a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception) as well as a few fellow Catholics (most of whom we just met last night).
There were only about 25 of us, yet my wife and I felt we were surrounded by all those who had been with us especially through their prayers when we were experiencing the Miracles.
On behalf of my family, I wish to (again) thank one and all for your prayers, concern and love. God bless us all.
Saturday, 6 October 2007
I AM not much of an athlete. But I do know how to play almost all the popular sports. In fact, I used to be one of the best goalkeepers ever produced by Kg Kionsom.
I know. It is just at a village level - they said my positioning was very good. Still, I ever conceded more than ten goals in a single match....
But it was good just to be AUTOMATICALLY named as the Number One goalie whenever my team played.
Earlier today, my favourite team Manchester United won 4-0 against Wigan Athletic. Carlos Tevez (left) , Christiano Ronaldo (right) who scored twice, and Wayne Rooney did the damage.
My beloved wife just shook her head when I urged the United players to be more aggressive. Luckily tonight, the game started at 7.50pm. Sometimes the MU game is at 2.30am. And I will be there, glued to the TV. Imagine how I feel if MU got beaten...
The game had just ended when I received a few messages from my fellow MU die hards. "We are on a roll", one said. Another text: "The goals are coming! We are going to champions again!"
Why does a soccer match at the other end of the world affect peoples like me?
May be it is time for me to put my priority right.
Buoyed by the big victory by MU, I would say my priorities are - family (including finding ways how and when to build that dream house), career and wealth.
My 8-year-old Shandhra said tomorrow is Sunday. Oh my, I should put God above all my priorities....
Friday, 5 October 2007
Thursday, 4 October 2007
THE coffee shop talk is that the General Election is going to be held soon despite the current term ending only in April 2009.
Opposition parties had earlier predicted it to be held end of this year.
Many now believe it will be in March next year (2008).
Interestingly enough, I have received a few calls and emails about the election.
One actually invited me to join them usher a "new era" for Sabah and the local community.
We will know the exact time for GE when the time comes. Time will tell.
But this simple wall clock which I bought two days ago for only RM15.90 (because I like the colour) will not tell us anything. Simply because though the 'second hand' is working but the hands that indicate the minutes and hours seem to have their own movement.
What is the use of a clock if it does not indicate the time?
What is the use of making all the fuss about when the GE is going to be held?
Better still, why do we speak expertly about politics - but that is about all we have been doing all these years?
I will tell you my answer in time to come!
In the meantime, only time will tell whether I will keep the 'not working clock' or not. May be it being purple will cloud my decision!
No inspiration yet .....
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
TODAY, I brought my beloved wife Nelly (seen here posing before we went out of the house) for a review at the now almost second home KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital.
Dr Bala greeted us as if we were his next of kins.
"I am so very happy to see you in this condition. You look pinkish with life and well. Why, I even dreamt of you last night," Dr Bala said joyfully to my wife.
She is in deed on the road to recovery. May be in a month or so, she will be back to her normal health.
My wife however said, she wants her health back. But not her former weight. She used to be 60kg. After returning home for about two weeks, she is now 53kg. Woman!
On behalf of my wife and baby Allyshearha (who is also doing very well), again I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and concern during the Miracles that happened to us especially on Sept 8.
God bless us all.
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
I read somewhere that the lyric was inspired by Mother Teresa's poem.
I have a dream. It may never become a reality. I will dream it anyway.
I produce here the lyric. The song can be heard here (don't know yet how to upload the YouTube).
You can spend your whole life buildin'
Somethin' from nothin'
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway
You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway
God is great, but sometimes life ain't good
When I pray it doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway
This world's gone crazy and it's hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway
You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
Love 'em anyway
You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah, sing it anyway
I sing, I dream, I love