Monday, June 30

Day Trip to JB (29 Jun 2008)

What a great time we had with 5 families.... here is a photo slide show....
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Watch the fun...

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Breakfast place...
Restaurant Ah Koong Sdn Bhd
266, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel : 07-331 3621
(Business Hour : 6.30am to 11.30pm)
Senibong Village Seafood
Lot 1055, Kg. Senibong, Mukim Plentong, Johor.
Tel: 07-338 1188 Fax: 07-338 1133
Business Hours 11:00am-1:00am

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Trip to Colmar Tropicale & Malacca (100608-130608)

Our first stop... for breakfast at Gelang Patah

Almost reaching Colmar... stopover for lunch...
The 3 ladies...

We of course can't do without some entertainment.... who else but our very own Winlin Ng... you'll see a snip of her lovely husband David (trust me you won't miss him.. he is the good looking one!)
Having a great time at Genting....

the aftermath...

Boys Will Be Boys!

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If you're looking for "Restaurant Capitol Satay"... here is a map...
Capitol Satay Celup Restaurant
41 Lorong Bukit Cina,
75100 Melaka,
Tel: +60-6-2835508, +60-12-2295505

We had a wonderful lunch at a Chinese restaurant, sorry no pictures... here is the address: Bei Zhan Restaurant 43, Jalan Kota Laksamana 2/17, Taman Kota Laksamana, Malacca.
Tel : +606-28126984
Fax : +606-2865068
Operating hours: 11am - 2pm & 6pm - 10pm
Here is a review by another blogger -

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Wednesday, June 25

Here Our Praises

Psalm 8
A psalm of David.

1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies,to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Here is an acoustic version of it -

Lyrics: Hear Our Praises Cover (by Daniel Choo)(Reuben Morgan/Hillsong)
May our homes be filled with dancing
May our streets be filled with joy.
May injustice bow to Jesus
As the people turn to pray.

From the mountains to the valleys
Hear our praises rise to You,
From the heavens to the nations
Hear our singing fill the air.

May Your light shine in the darkness
As we walk before the cross
May Your glory fill the whole earth
As the water o'er seas.

hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah

Monday, June 23

Americans believe in miracles, heaven, power of prayer

News @ AsiaOne

Americans believe in miracles, heaven, power of prayer

A third of those who pray regularly say God answers their prayers at least once a month. -Reuers

Tue, Jun 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, US - AROUND three-quarters of Americans believe in miracles, more Americans believe in heaven than in hell, and nearly six in 10 pray every day, a report based on a survey of 35,000 United States adults showed.

Of those who pray regularly, around a third - 31 per cent - say God answers their prayers at least once a month, and one in five Americans said they receive direct answers to prayer requests at least once a week, the report by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life said on Monday.

Seventy-four per cent of those surveyed for the report, called the US Religious Landscape Survey, said they believed in heaven as a place where people who have led good lives are rewarded, while only around six in 10 believed in hell, where unrepentant evil-doers languish in eternal punishment.

The report reflected the changing face of the US religious landscape and also the diversity of belief among Americans, Pew researchers said.

'Once upon a time, belief in heaven and hell were very closely related and in many people's views were two sides of the same coin,' Mr John Greene, a senior research fellow at Pew, told a telephone news conference.

'That does not seem to be the case any more. Many more people believe in heaven than believe in hell,' he said, surmising that Americans today view God as 'someone who is merciful, generous and forgiving' rather than as 'a judge who punishes people'.

Nearly eight in 10 American adults (79 per cent) believe that miracles occur, the survey, conducted between May and August last year, showed.

But perhaps most striking in the report was the near unanimous belief in God, held by more than nine out of 10 Americans.

'While this survey finds that more than nine in 10 Americans believe in the existence of God or a universal spirit, it also shows that there are considerable differences in the nature of this belief,' Pew research fellow Greg Smith said.

'Six in 10 adults believe God is a person with whom people can have a relationship, but one in four, including about half of Jews and Hindus, see God as an impersonal force,' he said.

Oddly, one in five of those who identified themselves as atheists in the survey said they believe in God.

'It may very well be that they don't really know what atheist means. It sounds good so they answered it; we call that measurement error,' Mr Greene said.

'But this also shows us the complicated way that people think about their faith. Many people who identify as atheists may not be telling us they don't believe in God, but that they don't like organised religion,' he said.

'In addition to having atheists who say they believe in God, we have people who say they are very committed to a religious tradition but don't believe in God,' he added.

'There is a lot of complexity in American religion,' Mr Greene summarised.

The survey also showed that religious affiliation tends to translate into social and political leanings.

'Mormons and members of evangelical churches tend to be more conservative in their political ideology, while Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and atheists tend to be more politically liberal than the population overall,' the report says.

As the United States gears up to elect a new president in November, that translates to the simple fact that 'there are votes to be had by the Democratic and Republican candidates by making appeals to religious groups', said Mr Greene.

Pew issued a first report, based on information gathered in the survey, in February this year.

That report, which focussed on the impact of immigrant flows on the religious landscape of the United States, predicted that Protestants would no longer be in the majority in the United States by the middle of this century.

'While native-born Protestants outnumber Catholics by two to one, among immigrants, Catholics outnumber Protestants by the same ratio,' Mr Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, said when the first report was released.

'So even though immigration is by and large confirming the Christian social nature of the American people, it is helping to tilt the balance towards Catholicism,' he said. -- AFP

Sunday, June 15

Father's Day (15 Jun 2008) @ COOS

A Father's Day song (Jesus You Are My Lord) presentation at COOS (Church Of Our Saviour) from the Urban Kidz ministry as well as some "Fatherly" advise from Pastor Daren Tay.

Sunday, June 1

Melody Green (Original - Alison) - Recital

Alison composed this sometime in Mar 2008. This is the recital at Northwood Music in front of about 50 people.

She was awarded the "Promising Junior Student Award".

We would like to thank the coaches (Principal Coach Eric Lee & Coach Janelle) for their guidance and encouragement accorded to Alison. The Lord has truely bless Alison with this gift.