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Friday, 30 December 2011

A Short Holiday in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a familiar city to most of us, with lots of shopping & eating. Well, to our little 6 & 3 year old grandchildren, it means a city of excitement & fun.



The fun began at Changi Airport! The sleepy Ethan & the gentle Hayley, grabbing their bolsters (which they called bear-bear), told us that they were sleepy because mummy woke them up very early.  It was a chore to carry them, so we agreed to push them on the baggage trolley! It was fun to be pushed around in such a big open space! Soon their laughter filled the checkin counter.

The first ride at Ocean Park was that familiar Merry-go-round. It was fun to ride by themselves, with kung2 and mama riding next to them while daddy & mummy looking and cheering them. Thinking that the Frog Hopper was also like the Merry-go-round, moving up and down only, the excited Ethan and Hayley rushed to queue. As they were lifted up, with mummy holding their hands, we could see Ethan was shocked because of the height he is moving. As he joined in our deafening cheers and shouts, he was able to overcome the fear! He attempted many times, of course with an accompanying adult. The rest of the morning was spent at the Whiskers Harbour Playground, climbing and crawling in the hot sun. Once in awhile they would enter the Bouncer House, jumping up and down, purposely knocking at the cushioned walls!

Lunch was delicious - at the Grand Aquarium Restaurant! After a whole morning of exercise & also, looking forward to more fun, the children quickly finished their food! Though reluctant to go toilets most of the time, Hayley voluntarily took my hand and brought  me to the toilets in case I should get lost on the way??  Such loving gestures......Indeed, she held my hand a little while but she had held my heart a life time! Thank you Lord for your blessing of these 2 lovely grandchildren.




At the Disneyland, they enjoyed the rides like 'It's a small world", "Winnie the Pooh", "The Doggie ride". Looking at mom & kung2 riding down the water splash was fun. Ethan doesn't like the cartoon characters because "got people inside!" He took photo with the robot Buzz Lityear. He even worried "where can we eat? Got pluto inside the restaurant!" "No, don't want to go near Minnie!" On the last day in Disneyland, he managed to take a photo with Cinderella, who hugged both of them at the Children Activity Room in the Disneyland Hotel!


Friday, 9 September 2011

GOD ALWAYS HAS AN ANSWER


The only survivor of a shipwreck
was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.

He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him,
and every day he scanned the horizon for help,
but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut
out of driftwood to protect him from the elements,
and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food,
he arrived home to find his little hut in flames,
the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened; everything was lost.
He was stunned with grief and anger.
"God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened
by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island.
It had come to rescue him.

"How did you know I was here?"
asked the weary man of his rescuers.

"We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad.
But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives,
even in the midst of pain and suffering.

Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground
it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves,
God has a positive answer.

You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 3:34)

You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)

You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28)

You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I Forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: "I'm poor"
God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)

You say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)

You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)
From: QQ Love In The Kitchen

Monday, 20 June 2011

DO I KNOW YOU ?

Born in 1951, I completed my secondary education in Ave Maria Convent, Ipoh. I went to St. Michael's Institution to do STPM. And that's it, my education ended here.

I went teaching in Ave Maria Convent, Ipoh and met my Mister Right, Foong Daw Kwong. We were married in 1974. He was then the first and only male teacher in Ave Maria Convent! The same year, I was transferred to Sam Tet Secondary School, Ipoh. I love teaching. Teaching was interesting and rewarding, especially you see students succeed in their career. I would meet my students, boys & girls, now and again, and they gladly called me 'TEACHER'! While others, still called me "Miss Ang"


Working in the business world is challenging. I have grown together with the Company. My dad started the electrical business: Kee Hing Electric Sdn Bhd, at Jalan Pasir Puteh, Ipoh. Now, most of us in the family are striving hard to maintain the good name that has been bestowed on the family.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

JESUS HEALS

I was born and brought up in a typical Chinese family who practise idol and ancestor worship.  I studied in a mission school and had been a teacher in a convent. Later, I married into a Christian family.

During my younger days, surely I heard about God and His goodness. I had no interest in Him. God has been very patient with me. He gave me opportunities to know Him, but I just ignored and brushed Him off.  Yet, out of His abundant love for me, He healed my frozen shoulders in Nov 2004.

I had pain in my left shoulders for more than a year. I could hardly lift up my left hand.  It was a struggle for me every morning when I tried to hook my bra. The pain at night was unbearable and I need to put plasters and apply heat rub.

One evening, God pulled me out of my couch and put me in His midst in a Jesus Heals rally. It was an instant healing! I was able to lift up my hand, swing forward and backward, absolutely no pain!

I was amaized! I did not want to know this God. I kept running away from Him. He could have abundoned me for my stubbornness. Yet, out of His abundant love for me, He healed me. His compassion has touched my heart. So, I started to read His words. The following year, in Oct 2005, I was baptized.

My encounter with God did not stop here. He is always there for us, whether we want to approach Him or not.

Middle of year 2006, I discovered through the routine blood test, that my liver reading was abnormally high. I went through several tests, and by Dec 2006, I was diagnosed with hepatitis C virus in my blood. It was caused by the tainted blood which I received 28 years ago.

As the reading of the liver function test kept going up, doctors recommended biopsy and treatment immediately, to avoid possible damage to the liver. The treatment is like chemotherapy with a whole string of side effects!

The result of the diagnosis brought fear into me, especially I was already feeling weak and lethargic. My anxiety was made worse when menopause crept in. I had to endure hot flushes, thirst and bone aching all over. I was very depressed, not able to sleep at night. I was in a state of uncertainty. I was lost!

As a human, thinking we were knowledgeable, we tried to find a solution to my problem by surfing the internet, reading relevant books, talking to those people undergoing the treatment, and consulting more doctors. Very soon I realized that no man on this earth was able to help me except to go through the much dreaded treatment.

In desperation, I humbly approached our Lord Jesus Christ, surrendered the situation to Him, and earnestly asked for His guidance. In His still soft voice, he comforted me, telling me not to worry but leave everything to Him. He told me that He would use the situation as a testimony to glorify Him, a testimony to bring the unsaved to Him.

His words brought me hope. So, I decided not to proceed with the treatment. As I put my trust in Him, he gave me peace. I started to gain strength, able to eat and sleep. Very soon, all the troubling symptoms left me. I knew Jesus was working on it. He was healing me!

One day, a visiting pastor prophesied that I had been healed, and told me to go for a blood test. The blood test confirmed that the liver was functioning well. The reading had gone down to an acceptable level. I had been healed! Praise the Lord.

It was God that healed me and brought me this far. Without Him, I could still be in bed, tortured by the side effects of the treatment. Our God is a wonderful God. He loves you even before you know Him. He is ever ready to receive you as you are, no matter how far you have gone on a detour. He is watching you, and patiently waiting for you with open arms. This is our God - ever so forgiving and full of love!

I give Him all glory and praise, amen