Monday, May 29, 2006

A lesson worth noting.

A very interesting email from Peter Chew in Australia. Please read on .....

THE MAYONNAISE JAR AND THE COFFEE

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar... and the coffee...

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began ,wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf Balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an infamous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things. Your family, your children, your faith, your health, your friends, and your favourite passions.

Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter. Your job, your house, and your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first, "he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to
your happiness:

· Play with your children.
· Take time to get medical checkups.
· Take your partner out to dinner.
· Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the shed door.

Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

This story is very true and I think I will share it with my kid. It is simple enough for him to understand.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

Just received an email with an interesting link to some Singlish fun and Biblical truth. To review please click http://www.syfc.org.sg/events/dvc/cinema.html

I have recorded a documentary on the Da Vinci code from the Discovery Channel and will probably play it again once I have seen the movie. If you are interested to watch please let me know. We will try to organise a review session during the school holidays.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Journey of the Heart



That's the theme of the 15th CGMC family camp held in April, 2006. We must all thank Kon Seng for capturing the above event with a camera. Please review some of the pictures at http://www.cgmc.infoline.com.my/family_camp_2006.htm . As you can see all the participants were having real good learning and fun. That's the true spirit of CGMC. ONE BIG FAMILY. Can someone be kind enough to blog about the event for us who did not manage to attend? Thanks.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Instant Cyber-cafe


Hock Hin is a computer genius and a fast worker. He set up this cyber-cafe in my house within minutes. He carried all the equipment in several bags, filled the room with wires and soon we were surfing the net. Now I know how he remains in good shape despite his fantastic appetite!

Blogging cannot be any easier with all the high tech gear we have nowadays. So please continue blogging. It's a wonderful way to keep in touch and share our thoughts.

Testing


Finally got my right username which is "ongtithin". Just came back from our Chinese Congregation Parents' Day Celebration. The turnout was very good, approximately 180 and more than half were non-believer guests. Food, prepared by members, as usually was fantastic. Our Supervisor, Dr. Su, gave a lively and enlightening talk on how to keep healthy and fit. It was very well received by the audience. But I could received perhaps only 20% because he spoke in Mandarin.
I am a bit adventurous so I am also trying to attach a picture to this posting. It is a sunrise scene taken in Ipoh Garden South. It is one of my screensavers.
Grace and Peace.
Tit Hin

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I am amazed

I cannot believe my eyes when I performed a search on "Canning Garden Methodist Church" with the MSN search engine. We are listed as number 1 out of the 11255 listings. Phew that's awesome. I am encouraged and hope you are too. Lets make our blog work too especially with counselling. I have placed the metatags for all the webpages and will soon submit our website formally to major search engines.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.


Just discovered this fun filled website of Christian cartoon jokes. Try it out. Cartoons are free and I have copied 2 into our website. Trying to figure out how to change the cartoons automatically everyday. The URL is http://www.reverendfun.com/ .

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Website now 90% complete

We have created a new look for our website. Hopefully the daily bible study notes will come out well everyday with a new topic. Most of the pages are complete with the essential details. Some pages however lack new photos. The addition of the family camp 2006 photos will be excellent. Hopefully we can get the approval of the Church leaders before our full scale launch in the cyberworld. To be seachable I need to place metatags for each of the webpages. I need more feedbacks for these projects. I am w-a-i-t-i-n-g !!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Fantastic Mother's Day

Yesterday was Mother's day and I never knew I can do so many things in a day. It was Sunday and so naturally I have to get up very early in the morning, see my patients in the hospitals and then arrive in Church before 8.15 am. (remember be in Church on time!) True enough, Pastor Ashok was at the entrance checking on punctuality besides giving all of us a warm welcome. It is always very nice to see Pastor with his broad smile.

All the mother's in Church were a happy lot. Why not? They all got a free towel! Truly it was a day to reflect on what our mothers have gone through bringing us up to be what we are today. We truly appreciate it but often enough we do not express it. So from today always say something nice to our mothers. If there is nothing good to say, just keep quiet rather than complain. This advice goes to me as well.

Dr. Su was good with his sermon on"How much to make the rest of your life the best of your life". He emphasised the importance of putting the Will of God first before all other considerations. And our need to live out His will.

Dr. Su loves to illustrate his points with Chinese proverbs. Ancient Chinese scholars were smart intellectuals. They recorded their thoughts and preserved them for generations. Dr. Su has a candid way of taking a person's weight. Oops, definitely not in his office I but only at one's home privately. Well, the way to assess whether one is overweight or obese is just simply to strip down and stand in front of a mirror. Then start jumping up and down. If you notice areas of floppy movements on the body where they should not then you have excess fat. Smart isn't it?

After service the Garden Terrace was filled with people enjoying a sumptious brunch. Mothers acknowledged our appreciation. All others acknowledged the good food. We shall have another round for Father's Day!!!!

Evening was spent with Dr. Hoe from KL who was on her way back from Sg. Petani. Still as charming as before but we couldn't wish her Happy Mother's Day. Well, well, well she is still unattached. Any suggestions?? Please email me.

Spent the rest of the free time in the evening with my boy playing badminton. Did a marathon session with our CG websiste at night. Guess what ?? I have completed the remaining webpages. Surprise! Surprise!! Please go to the website and find out more. www.cgmc.infoline.com.my One last bit to complete is the index page. I have just found an automatic daily update for bible lessons from a respectable site. Hope to put it up this week.

Friday, May 12, 2006

BLOGGING MADE EASY

Praise the Lord that we are able to gather here today to learn how to blog for very special reasons. We are purpose driven to share, educate, inspire, encourage and counsel. We will fulfil our great commission through cyberspace and other practical ways.

Our agenda for tonight's meeting:
1. Overview of blogging
2. Christian blogs
3. Our blog - CG16 and Friends
4. Counselling ???
5. Our website
6. Try blogging tonight
7. Delegation of duties
8. Supper