Sunday, August 31, 2008

Temptation and Sin

Teenagers nowadays face a lot of pressures from peer and environment. Is being tempted to dance "hot dance" a sin or not? Some hot dance can be really hot and can lead to serious sin...

Temptation alone is not sin, knowing the temptation is bad and overcoming the temptation is definitely not sin, it could even bring merits as we cling to the good side.

Jesus himself was tempted many times while walking on earth 2000 years ago. Surely Jesus did not sin just being tempted. (actually Jesus as human being is as capable to sinning as anyone of us.)

Judas was tempted, for 30 pieces of coins he betrayed Jesus, he fell for the temptation, sin is for sure... whether he repented is another academic question.

Peter was tempted and denied Jesus 3 times to save his own skin, sin of course, but he confessed to Jesus (after Jesus rose from the death) and was forgiven.

Sin is a deliberate act against God.

Temptation alone is not sin.

But if we let temptations lead us into action that is contrary to Church's teaching and displeases God, sin is for sure.

Cindy, I hope you understand.

Uncle Michael

Serve the Rich and Help the Poor

My friend Jacob is clever!
He says to make money we must serve the rich, and help the poor!
If we help the rich to make 10 millions, rightfully we should benefit by earning 1 million, or so.
While at the same time we should help the poor to become rich, so that when they are rich, we can serve them too.
I tend to agree with him!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Olympic Badminton Silver Medal

Lee Chong Wei was not in his best form last night (17/8/08) at the man's singles final at the Olympic Beijing 2008, Lin Dan was too strong for him 21-12, 21-8, Malayisa has to settle for the Silver Medal - in any event, this is a proud moment for Malaysia, after 52 years, finally we have a medal...
This is a historic moment for Malaysia.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

And the Virus came

Yesterday (5/8/08) was not a good day for my Nokia N70 mobile phone, it was struck dead by some Virus sent through blue-tooth... I should have been thinking correctly, but then, I was not thinking correctly, and my phone was dead! Sorry will be out of contact for a few days.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Finally, i managed to upload some photos onto Picasa Web Albums.
Youth Gathering photos and other photos are there.
Actually this Picasa is kinda like a magic, it reveals all the photos in your computer, some of them you have long forgotten and some you never knew they were there!
Happy discovering

St Ann's Ruby Jubilee Dinner

Last night (Saturday 3/8/08) we went to the 17th Mile Siburan Community Hall for the 40th Anniversary 1968-2008 St Ann's Ruby Jubilee dinner, as usual big gathering of 160 tables, as usual we invited guests for the dinner, this year we have Uncle V and family and aunty, plus Uncle Harry and Joseph Wong as our guests. the program was packed with entertainment, singing, dancing etc. Fr Augustine Jepy came over and asked Moses for the 10 Commandments !... As usual the sound was deafeningly loud, and knowing that the drinks are rationed, we bring our own drinks and pea nuts to enjoy the gathering, haha.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Feel like Double-Sunday

Our company implements a new working hours since 1 July 2008: Alternate Saturday Off.
Now we work from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday with 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday off.
So we were off on 5, 19 July and today 2 August...
My dear and I are not used to the fullday together on Saturday - it felt like Sunday !
So when the actual Sunday arrives, it is like a Double Sunday!!

Youth Gathering 2 (2008-07-19)

19 July 2008 Saturday

2nd Gathering @ AVA, 8.00 pm – 9.30 pm

Today is Faith Teng’s 15th Birthday!

Today's gathering started with praise, oh no! The Lyrics in the thumb drive brought by Iain are in DOCX (Vista), Uncle V’s notebook cannot open it…

Hmmm… How to sing without Lyrics? Try my thumb drive, not there too…

Oh, I know, how about go to my web site, I have uploaded them all today…

Provide the WIFI is working…

OK good we have the lyrics on line from

Finally we started off the praise and singing (with actions) at 8.30pm, with Faith and Reuben playing the Guitar. Reuben has to borrow my strap as he wanted to stand and play while Faith plays seated.

After the singing, we listened to today’s Gospel, read 2 times by Uncle V and again by Aunty Faith… followed by mediation (Lectio Divina).


Clarissa said tell some jokes… here she goes…

2 chicak fighting on the wall, one fell down

what did the chicak on the wall say to the one that fell down?



Here is another one

1 bird was flying in the sky

it fell to the ground when the thunder sounded, why?


(the thunder was so loud that it used the wings to cover its ears!)


Now it is time to celebrate Birthday.

Bring out the Birthday Cake (thanks to Uncle Harry)

Where are the candles?

Aunty Faith said not enough candles…

Haiya not your birthdaylah, it’s Faith Teng’s birthday!

1 big 6big 5 small candlesaylah, it'ndles.Harry) knowing the rest of us, so each of the children introduced themselves in the same way small candles, more than enough.


It is nearly 10 o’clock,

We will sing 2 more songs as the closing prayers,

The final song is of course


Good Night everybody

Faith I hope you will always remember your 15th Birthday!

I will.


While tidying the room, I received a SMS from Cindy at 10.07pm:

Uncle, thanx 4 organizing our very own st peter youth gathering …

It was awesome! Lookin 4ward 2 de nex gathering! Gudnite… =)

Youth Gathering 1 (2008-06-28)

28 June 2008 Saturday

1st Gathering @ Room 4, 8.00 pm – 9.30 pm

Today we made history…

The Youth Ministry of St Peter’s Parish was formed with about 15 youths !

As Uncle V is an inspiration to the youth, naturally he is in charge of the Youth Ministry,

Assisted by the young at heart Uncle John (with less hairs and white hairs !)

And of course the youthful happy Aunty Faith….