Monday, January 12, 2009

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I've moved to my new blog at http://www.eeyern.com/blog

Friday, June 23, 2006

This vs. That...

Coca-Cola or Pepsi?

Nike or Adidas?

Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox?

iPod or Creative Zen?

McDonald's or Burger King?

KFC or Kenny Rogers'?

McDonald's or KFC?
Burger King... that's when I can't choose between the two...

Horror or Thriller?
Thriller... I got a small heart, cannot take the excitement..

Pizza or Spaghetti?

Mountain or Beach?
Beach (but cold like Cameron Highlands)...

Eat-in or eat-out?
Eat-in whenever possible, home-cooked food is best!

Books or Magazines?

PC or Notebook?

Plastic or Paper?
Plastic... can collect points... :)

Rain or Shine?
Shine... rain makes me gloomy...

Hot or Cold?
Cold... I don't like to sweat...

Cheezels or Twisties?
Cheezels of course!

Sleep or Exercise?

Aircond or Fan?
Isn't it obvious?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Pain or Pleasure?

Many of us tremble at the sight of pain and our feet sways at the promise of pleasure. I found out that sometimes, it is healthy to remind us about pain. Let me explain...

  1. Pain makes us stronger. When I started excercising again, the first few days would most often be very painful for me. My muscles ache, my legs are tired and my arms feel like they're gonna drop off. However, when our body aches, it only means that our body is developing well.
  2. Pain makes us wiser. Have you been scalded before? I have. Now, whenever I am near hot water, I am more careful.
  3. Pain makes us take of our surroundings. Our normal reaction to pain is that we would withdraw. Our reflexes works in such a way that when we detect pain, we would quickly move away from it. We take notice of the danger signs around us.
  4. Pain makes us take notice of ourselves. When you are hurt, you tend to take notice on those areas. You begin to be more self-concious.
I'd like to highlight to you the point where our natural self would withdraw from any pain that is afflicted on us. In most cases, we would quickly run away towards the promise of pleasure.
  • Losing weight vs. ice cream
  • Homework vs. play
  • Church Morning Prayer vs. sleep
  • Work vs. holiday
  • Tithing vs. spending
Why? Because the promise of pleasure gives us satisfaction. But nothing eludes us more than the promise of pleasure! How many times have we said, "I'd do this later", "I'll do this tomorrow", etc? We procrastinate on things that we perceive as painful activities. "Only one bite, that won't destroy my weight loss regime" but the truth is that perceive that it won't but in actual fact, it will. One way to overcome this is to look at the effects of pain and what are the benefits we could get if were to stick to it and endure the pain in our lives? For example, I'd like to lose 10 pounds. The pain of having to lose that much is that I can't eat good glorious food for a while but the benefit is that I would be healthy. This way, I would learn to see that is promise after pain. And the reward you reap after a hard days work is more than what we can ever imagine. I would like to challenge you to think of one area of your life which you are putting off. Start taking action now. NOW! Not tomorrow, but NOW! Even if it requires you to sacrifice. Think of the benefits you would reap once you get that job/activity done. You won't regret it...

Three Stages in Every Great Work of God

It is impossible.

It is difficult.

It is done.

(Hudson Taylor, Missionary to China)

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Joy of a New Found Relationship...

It's more than 10 months now since my relationship with Lai Yeen started. Although I've known her for about 8-9 years now but I realize that I have so much more that I have yet to know about her. That's the amazing part of any relationship. But one thing that stands out above the rest is not how much I know her but how much I know myself. The past 10 months have only shown me how much I lack and how much I needed to improve. I began to see myself as someone who has so much more to learn and so much more to give to this world. Lai Yeen has been a source of inspiration to me and how much I begin to know about myself. Here is a lesson I'd like to leave with you...

The more you give,
the more you receive
The more you love,
the less you fret.
The more you do unselfishly,
the more you live abundantly.
The more of everything you share,
the more you'll always have to spare.
The more you love,
the more you'll find that life is good and friends are kind.
For only what we give away,
enriches us from day to day.
(David and Claudia Arp, Marriange Parnership Magazine)

I'm back...

Hi guys, How is it going, I know it has been a long time since I last blogged. Life has been a roller coaster ride the past couple of months. But I am determined to make a comeback. What is new in my life?

  • I have a new girlfriend...
  • I have a new housemate...
  • I have a new company name...
  • I have a new hobby...
  • I have a new blog...
  • I have a new beginning...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

How Weird Are You...

You Are 100% Weird
You're more than quirky, you're downright strange. But you're also strangely compelling, like a cult leader.
Your Observation Skills Get An F
You would be more observant if you were blind. Or totally stoned out of your mind :-)
OK... so I rigged it. :P

Monday, January 16, 2006

The Devil Made A Wager...

One day, the Devil challenged three of his minions to see who could make Christians stop praying. The first demon, filled with pride said, "I will be back before the day is over!". The first demon went out in the morning and came back in the evening. The demon told Satan, "I've tried everything I could but each time I whispered into the ears of those Christians to stop praying, the more they prayed." The first demon was in total dismayed. The second demon, filled with confidence said, "Watch and learn!". Off he went and he too came back before the day ended. "Sigh, I have tried everything I could but these Christians never stop praying! They started to gather in churches and started praying and worshipping!" The second demon was in tears by the end of the sentence. Out came the third demon, full of gusto, he proclaimed. "Hah! You fools, it only takes someone like me to make those Christians stop praying!". And off he went and surely, before the day ends, he returned. The demon said, "Oh, what a terrible day! I have tried everything under my sleeves but the more I tried to stop them from praying, the more they prayed! They gathered in prayer meets, conferences, revival meetings and in multitudes! There is nothing that I could do to stop them from praying!" The Devil shooked his head and said, "Let me show you how it is done." The Devil left his fiery throne and off he went. When the day ended, the Devil returned with a smile on his face. "Muahaha! See, all the Christians have stopped praying!" Astonished, the demons asked how the Devil achieved this mighty feat. "It was easy, I encouraged them to pray, in fact, I told them that it was good to pray, good to worship, good to go for all those prayer meets and revival meetings. But I also told them, hey, why don't you do it on another day?" Isn't it true? Procrastination is the number one enemy of today's time? It's not that we don't pray, it's not that we don't go to church, it's not that we don't worship. But the devil deceives us

by making us do it another day. Make it a point today that you would not do things tomorrow. You will start by doing it now. Now!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Where To Look...

Look up.
God will never leave or forsake you.
His Word is a light unto your path.
Look out.
Confide in a friend.
Seek comfort and counsel in local resources.
Look in.
Take an inventory of your feelings.
Journal your thoughts, ideas, and progress.
Look for truth.
Gather information and research your options.
Often natural inclinations are in opposition to god's ways.
Look realistically.
Resist the temptation to change others.
Change what you can; accept what you cannot.
Look for balance.
Take care of yourself.
Get enough rest; eat healthfully; attemp to simplify life.
Look for laughter.
A cheerful heart is like good medicine.
Choose joyful musis, uplifting books, optimistic friends.
Look for hope.
This too shall pass.
Dwell on what is good and worthy of praise.
Look for comfort.
Read the Psalms.
Let others encourage you and find ways to encourage others.
Look for God's purpose.
Every experience has spiritual significance.
Press closer to God and allow Him to deepen your faith.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

A Brand New Year A Brand New Beginning...

Goodbye 2005 and welcome 2006! "The year of building faith" reads the signage in front of DUMC's stage. I thought to myself, what it means to build faith? Have I been building faith? In myself? In others? How have I built faith in my own life as well as others in the past year? How could I improve? What must I do to do things differently. During my MAG, I shared that last year, the theme that God impressed upon me was knowing the father heart of God. Like a child, you would know what you need to do, to get your father's attention, or to make your father smile. You know your dad does not like if you play the whole day and not study. When you disobey, your father grieves. Likewise, does your Father in heaven grief over the many sins that we have committed but yet, He stands by ourside, comforting us, encouraging us and supporting us just like the story of the Footprints. Time and time again, God has impressed upon me how little I know the heart of the Father. I've made up my mind to pursue nothing less than to please my Father in heaven. Last year was about awareness, knowing the heart of the Father. But this year, it's about experiencing it. That's my resolution for this year...

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

When Experiencing Conflict In Your Life...

Hey people! Wow! It's been a long time since I last blogged. It's been a crazy August month for me. So many things have been happening in my life. I sprained my back and could hardly move much or even drive but praise God, I'm healed! This is something I got from Joshua Harris' book, Boy Meets Girl which I recently read. (Thanks Christine for the book!).

10 Tips for communication when you're experiencing conflict with someone...

  1. Learn to express your feelings and frustrations honestly but without accusing or attacking the other person (Proverbs 11:9).
  2. Choose words, expressions, and a tone of voice that are kind and gentle. Don't use speech that could easily offend or spark an argument (Proverbs 15:1).
  3. Don't exaggerate, distort, or stretch the truth. Avoid extreme words like never and always (Ephesians 4:25).
  4. Give actual and specific examples. If necessary, make notes before you communicate. Stay away from generalities.
  5. Commit yourself to seeking solutions insted of airing your grievances. Getting even isn't the goal--you want to get things resolved (Romans 12:17-21).
  6. Refuse to indulge bitterness, anger, withdrawal, or argument. Though these emotions are normal, indulging them is sin (Ephesians 4:26).
  7. Don't hesitate to acknowledge your own failure, and be quick to forgive the other person. Make sure you don't hold a grudge (Luke 17:3-4).
  8. Keep talking and asking questions until you are sure that you both understand clearly what the other is saying and feeling. Encourage each other as you press toward a solution (Romans 14:19).
  9. Train your mouth and heart until you can say the right thing at the right time in the right way for the right reasons!
  10. Listen to what the other person is saying, feeling, and needing. Try to detect his or her underlying concerns (James 1:19).

Taken from Love That Lasts by Gary and Betsy Ricucci

Friday, July 22, 2005

John 3:16...

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life

...the greatest lover ...the greatest degree ...the greatest company ...the greatest act ...the greatest gift ...the greatest opportunity ...the greatest simplicity ...the greatest attraction ...the greatest promise ...the greatest difference ...the greatest certainty ...the greatest possession