Showing posts from 2005

"A letter from Jesus..."

I got this off Steph's Site and i really encourage everyone who celebrate Christmas to finish reading this. As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that my birthday is getting closer and closer. It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of me. As you know,the celebration of my birthday began many years ago. At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration. Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don't know the meaning of the celebration. I remember that last year there was a great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Allow me to wish all my family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2006! Hope 2005 wasn't a bad year for you and get ready for 2006! God bless all of you! In Him

Chapter II: Life goes on...

Two years ago, i made a decision to further my studies after completing my GCE O'Level back in St' Andrews School at KDU College . I remembered the anticipation of leaving home and starting a "new" life and all the wonderful thoughts of being independent and having freedom all to myself. I remembered my first day of being in college. The anxiety of fitting into groups and making new friends was pumping into me. I remembered introducing myself and getting looks from the people around me that says "Aren't you suppose to be in highschool...?" I also remembered sitting on the second last row of the class on the second day where i first met Simon who was from Maldives (it was only then and there i discovered Maldives.. honest! ) and Elliot who was the only white guy from England in the college. Little did i know that that row of seats would end up being our 'group' frequent seats for the next 2 years. I remembered getting excited about having a Ko

Friends take care of yourself...

Report: Militant group threatens attacks on Malaysia and others JAKARTA, Indonesia: A militant group calling itself Al-Qaida's Southeast Asian Division has threatened to attack regional governments, and lauds two notorious terrorist leaders as "tigers of Islam.'' In a Web site posting seen Tuesday, the previously unknown group warned Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines to expect attacks on government, military and economic targets, and urged Muslims to avoid those locations. "All the things that we will do are savage acts against humans who do not want to believe in Allah,'' said the rambling 41,000 word posting entitled a "declaration of war.'' Indonesian and Malaysian police said they had no information about the site or the Malay-language posting, which was dated Oct. 5 and had a Kuala Lumpur dateline. The statement refers to two of Asia's most notorious terror leaders - Noordin Top and the recently slain Azahar

If you leave me now, you'll take away the biggest part of me...woooo~

Exams are coming up in a few more days. Been cramping myself in the college's library trying to study. Read it properly.. I say trying to study. You know the drill. :) Butters' (from Southpark ) voice keep playing in my head. The tune "If you leave me now" originally sung by Chicago keeps playing over and over again. It's driving me nuts. I'm gonna get my first blood test on Sunday. The day before the your bets on what blood type runs in my body. Get it right, i'll treat you ice cream. Won't be blogging for a while till my exams are over. Till then, hope Mr. Tigerwoods will brainwash you to buy more Nike products. In Him

Planetshakers shook the planet!

Last night's event would definitely be a memorable one. The Planet Shakers conference that was held in the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre drew around 5,000 Christians from all over Malaysia and neighbouring countries such as Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and even Hong Kong! This conference was my first but i'm sure it's definitely not going to be my last. My good ol' buddy, Matt was the the one that informed me about this conference. Thanks a lot bro! So, seeing that we haven't been to church for quite sometime, we decided to pay the place a visit. We reached the place around 7.45 pm, and the whole conference have already begun. I've never been to a church conference so i was sort of expecting the whole "Q&A" thing where the band just sit down there to promote their new album Evermore and all that jazz but I was wrong . We walked past this flat screen tv just outside the entrance and saw them playing a video of the band playing their hearts

Did The Simpsons just mentioned Brunei?

After years and years of watching endless episodes of The Simpsons , I finally manage to catch one episode where they mentioned the country where i was borned, raised and will probably die in (not sure about that one yet) ...a small little country on Borneo island, Brunei ! The Simpsons for the first time ever mentioned Brunei on Season 16, Episode 15. As a faithful fan of this cartoon, i feel so honored to have my country mentioned. It would be more flattering if those words came out of either Homer or Bart's mouth. Now i'm just waiting for Southpark to talk about Malaysia . Hehehe! In Him

Goodbye's the saddest word...

Two years ago, when i first arrived here for my studies, i moved in with a bunch of wonderful people. Later on, one of my housemate brought in a special member to join the fun. Such wonderful memories. 1 year later, when all of us have to move, i was approached by my housemate to look after her as he can't follow him back to Singapore. Seeing how difficult the situation was and with me not having any experience of taking care of a second party, i reluctantly took up the offer. I've never regretted making that decision. As i think back of the past 10 months we've shared now, tears streamed down my eyes. I will never forget the way she'll run up to me just to greet me once i come back home from college nor the times where's she'll get so excited to give me a "Good Morning" look whenever i step out of my bed. I will miss those times where she'll cuddle up beside me and take a nap with me whenever i took mine. She will always be the dog I once had tha

Word of Life..

After 18 years, i have finally got something new for myself. Something that nobody have ever given me as a birthday present nor a Christmas present. Something that i've longed for as a gift from my parents. Something to inspire me, guide me and teach me. Something that the world will never take from me. My very own Bible. I've been using the "Good News Bible" since primary school and it's about time i change. It's about time i should start reading daily and getting a dose of what God has in store for us. It's about time i should get prepared because i believe that.. Salvation is coming! Weirdest thing happened to me the other day. I was walking home from college, listening to my iPod when suddenly, Hillsong's "Emmanuel" started playing. All of a sudden, my heart went heavy and i felt like crying hearing the words, "Emmanuel..Our God is with us, Prince of Peace, Mighty One, The Ever-living God..." In Him

Deepest condolences to the Prime Minister of Malaysia..

The morning of 20th October was a sad, slow day for most Malaysians as it was the day where the wife of Malaysia's PM, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, passed away after having a long battle with breast cancer. Full story can be found at The Star Online and The New Straits Times Online . My deepest condolence goes out to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and his family for the demise of his late wife, Datin Seri Endon Mahmood. My prayers together with the Malaysia's nation are with you.

"When i grow up, i wanna become a policeman!"

During childhood, many children's ambition was to be a policeman. Can't blame kids. After watching movies such as Police Academy or Robocop , back in the younger days, i too wished i could grow up and be someone useful to a community. Wipe the crooks and bad guys off the streets, help the ones in trouble, stuffs like that. But those was fantasy. And those only happen in Western countries. If i were to migrate and stay in Malaysia in the near future, i wouldn't want my child to be part of the police force. After reading this blog. It really shows how corrupted some people can be when they have the authority over another person. I don't mean to say that ALL the policeman in Malaysia are corrupted but come on, try going over speed limit in a highway and get stopped by the policeman. You can re-consider buying 4D (since it's only once in a blue moon you can strike jackpot) if the policeman just comes up to you, note down your I/C, driving license and your car plate n

"Are you Jesus?"

Finally, aside from viagra and penis enlargement junk mails that I have been receiving for the past few weeks, I was lucky enough to receive this e-mail from Lorene . Thanks a lot. A really powerful and touching e-mail. Read on... This is really powerful and makes you think...."Could I be mistaken for Jesus?" A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner. In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding. All but one. He paused, took a deep breath, got in touch with his feelings, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned. He told his buddies to go on without him, waved goodbye, t

Malaysia Boleh!

I read this from Pip's site and couldn't help but to share this piece of news with you guys. The very first pirated song that was founded in, it's definitely not V.E or Ruffedge...nor is it Siti Nurhaliza either. It's way before our generation. It's non other than our very own national anthem! You know that Malaysia's anthem "Negaraku"? Yeap, i said's pirated. Can't believe it? Go check this out. Who knows the Brunei anthem might turn out to be one of the Beach Boys one hit song or something. *scrambles off to do research..* In Him

Snip Snip

I've always looked forward to hairstyling. I'm always fond of fancy hairstyles but always have the fear of cutting my hair because usually, no wait, 99% of the time the haircut I want just doesn't turns out right. Don't you just love those days where when you were kids (for guys mostly) that whenever your mom wants you to go get a haircut, you would just look for the nearest Indian barber shop and snip probably less than $5 and walk away? I used to do that until one day i sort of had a phobia of those razor thing that they use to shave your sideburns off. In case you guys didn't know, I have this little mole near my ear, and each time the barber start shaving my sideburns, I'll always picture my mole, getting shaved off by them. So since then (when I was around 12 i think) I told my mom, no more Indian barbers. My mom back then was a frequent saloon customer. You know where permed hairs were the 'in' things for the ladies, the bigger the prett

Salutation to Brunei!

I was browsing through the "Have No Fear, Have Your Say" column of Brudirect when something hillarious caught my eyes. This was written regarding the STPRI issue of ghosts and ghouls. xeo writes: Las nyt i went to STPRI, 1830hrs: no people yet 2000hrs: my fren called, so i went there, there were lots of ppl waiting for "it" i guess. but i hevent heard of any stories yet. 0000hrs: this tym i went there waiting for stories. then my fren n i saw the host of "gentanyangan", hehe they bailed out sal yg ada sana atu bukan hantu, Alien yo! yatah nunggu secret service datang nie... tunggu saja kedatangannya... And in response to this, a typical Bruneian dude wrote... Satan Gendol writes: bahapatah ko nunggu di luar STPRI atu? Mcm orang bodoh ganya plang usulmu membuat di sini ahh!! Iski banar jua ko kan meliat antu.. payah2 agatah lepak..tidor kah selajur di KUbur siring kg.ayer ah!! wahaha Damn i miss my friends who used to talk like that. Haha! There's no p

Are you afraid of the dark?

Don't wander off too far alone in the dark nor hang out too late because you don't want to see what might be waiting for you...becareful when crossing paths, apologise when you're come acroos candles and foods on roadside. Pleasant dreams, don't let the ghosts and ghouls haunt you. And oh btw... HAPPY HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL... In Him

Just another day...

Something happened to my previous post i think. It's not showing i think. Anyhuz, how's everyone doing? Good? It's been a long week. Jy went back to Brunei already. Sent him off to the airport at 5 in the morning. I lost my phone. I kinda misplaced it and uh, some lucky person found it. So yeah, can't really blame that someone stole it, cause it's my fault. If you guys message me or something and i go like "Who is this..?" don't get offended cause i lost all my contact details. I manage to recover my number from the service centre but all the numbers saved on my sim card are gone! I dyed my hair. Twice! Haha..well i bleached it first, and the next day i dyed it. Doesn't seems to be much difference so i'm going to dye again. My hair is so dry now. This is the result after i bleached my hair. Umm, this is the result after dying my hair. Mmm..kay it's suppose to look "Cool Khakis" but apparently, there's nothing. Haha..i have

He's coming!

It's quite a hectic week for me lately. College started 2 weeks ago. Assignments already piling up. Subjects that make no sense to me are going on...what a comeback eh? I've been elected as a class representative for my batch. Being a class representative isn't cool at all. You have to be a teacher's pet. You ARE are teacher's pet. She asks you to do one, you have to do one. Hopefully this will pull up my professional attitude marks for my final semester. My college recently started at 3+0 degree programme for the School of Hospitality Tourism and Culinary Arts. I'm still thinking hard on whether should I continue with my degree after completing diploma OR to change course and start fresh. It's really hard to make this decision really... On a brighter note, guess who's coming to Malaysia this September? Yeaps. He's scheduled to make an appearance in Malaysia somewhere in early September. Can't believe my dreams are actually coming true. What

My prayers are with you..

To the victims of the London bombings that took place recently... Deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones. Be strong for the Lord will be with you at all times. HE will strike down and bring justice to the ones that carried out this cruel act.


So, the time have finally come for us, KDU Trainees to walk freely. 6 months of wait, let me rephrase that again... 6 months of bloody idiotic training is finally over and done with! And yes, most of my friends' nick in MSN Messenger are like "Freedom", "Free", etc. Freedom never tasted so sweet before. So what did i do after June 26th? I went all the way to Park Royal in KL to meet up with my parents who flew in. It's been a hectic week really. A lot of ups and downs within these 5 days. Earlier on, it was suppose to be my mom who's suppose to fly in to spend the week of my holidays with me. Later i found out that my dad, last minute decided to fly in too to do some medical checkup. Didn't sound serious to me cause usually it's just a normal routine of going for checkups and stuff like that but the moment they arrived, my dad looked really worried. He didn't smile, didn't talk much, just kept things to himself. My mom t

Prayer request..

Friends.. Kindly keep my dad in your prayers. He's not feeling so good now. We can't do much at the moment but what i need is all of you to pray for my dad. Ronald.

Internet kills!

Lately, i've been feeling extremely tired. Like really tired! I come back from training, walk into my room, ignore everything else, switch on my laptop, connect to the Internet , click around and go to sleep. Whenever my phone rings in the middle of the night, or when i'm sleeping, i tend to have this habit of not hearing it. And yes, i know it's not a good thing. So here i go, waking up in the middle of the night, checking my phone, then continue sleeping. My whole body is aching. Today fortunately, i woke up at around 2 am? And now here i am, typing away like nobody's business early in the morning. Thank God my shift starts at 3pm later or else i wouldn't know what's gonna happen. Housekeeping is alright. The people there are sort of like, keeping stuff to themselves. Not much friendliness but as long as i'm doing my work, they're doing theirs, everything should be alright. Haven't talked much to anyone of them like casually , aside from the maids

Think you've had a bad day?

Think you're having a bad day? Could it be worst than this guy? Mugged three times in an hour A German man who was mugged in a night club was mugged again two more times while waiting for the police. Reiner Hamer, 27, from Oberhausen, lost his wallet containing £120 and his mobile phone when three men attacked him in the toilet of his local night club. He called police from outside the club using a friend's mobile, but while he waited for them to arrive he was approached by three other men, who stole his watch and cigarettes. As he leaned back against the wall to recover, another five men approached him and again threatened him, stealing his jacket and the last of the small change. source: Ananova *lol* I can't imagine being in his situation. What do you learn from this? Once robbed, go back home. Stop bumming around waiting for the police. I'm going to the housekeeping department tomorrow. Not looking forward to it but hopefully everything will be good. Just came back

Empty promises...

Don't you just hate it when someone promises you something and in the end, just forget all about it? Well, i do. I mean like..if you're not sure whether you can fullfill that task, then do not promise anything. It's really annoying to look forward to something, then in the end just to find out that you've been keeping your hopes high like a fool waiting for that something and not getting it. I've been doing a lot of thinking. And i seriously mean A LOT! Been here for a year already. Haven't really made much good friends. Just those come and go friends. I just realized that you can't really trust people here no matter how good they are to you. They'll practically just ditch you for something. A friend wouldn't ditch you no matter under what circumstances. A friend won't leave you in the dark waiting for him to fullfill his promises and in the end, just ditch you because he's having a night out with girls that he met the night before. It's

What a night!

On the 11th of May, the front desk staffs of Eastin Hotel had a farewell party for their front office manager Mr Louis Sebastian and their assistant front office manager, Mr Fairuz. It was a night of both laughter and tears. The party was held at pub called Matrix located beside the hotel itself for easy access. We arrived at the pub half an hour early. Despite the fact that i only slept for 3 hours the night before, it was all good. As minutes pass by, more people began to come and soon enough, those we were expecting to come did turn up. We talked endlessly, played, drink like there's no tomorrow and took many pictures. The party lasted for approximately 4 hours. People started to leave slowly as some have to report to work at 7 am the next day. Nevertheless, it was a fabulous night. It's been 3 months together with these bunch of people and no doubt i feel like i was part of them. These are the people who made me look forward to my training everyday. Without them, i wouldn&#

Look who's decided to come back?

Honestly, i don't know why i've decided to blog in here again when i have this , this and this to worry about. I will try to make this blog as 'low profile' as ever. Well, i'll try that is. So if you stumble upon this blog, do drop a line or two by commenting. Let's move on with the rantings shall we? I'm pretty much bored of working in a hotel. Lately i've been thinking of switching wait, i'll rephrase that again. I been thinking of changing course eversince i started Hotel and Catering Management . See the differences? No? Neither do i... So anyway, i've been thinking of doing either Mass Communication or picking up Hair Dressing . Either one. Good? Frankly speaking, i've been intrested in doing Mass Comm ever since i was in highschool when i was browsing around the net but somehow, my dad talked me into taking up this hospitality course. But sad thing is that, if i do major in Mass Comm , chances of me working in Brunei i