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You know, I’ve been thinking that I must be one of the most irregular bloggers amongst my friends because my posts are so irregular if not absent all together.

Sometimes I ask myself why this happens and what makes writing a post so difficult. This is usually where I go “I’m busy, I have this @ night, that tomorrow night and something else the night after. During the day I will be busy doing this, that and also that…blah blah blah”. All that said with the perception that my blog needs to be interesting and needs pictures to be so. So no pics, no posts.

 

However, after looking at friend’s post just now, I realize it didn’t have to have pics to be interesting (although having some would do great to make it more interesting). People who are interested in finding out about the blogger (whoever it may be, in this case – me) will get to the blog to find out what’s going on with me. But of course, if people are not interested, I can’t really point a gun to their head or threaten them with a 100 push-ups, can I?

Long story short, here’s the big fat idea and inspiration that I got from my friend’s blog:

(Jon steps on podium and adjusts the mic)

(Begins to speak with manly voice filled with authority as though speaking to a stadium of people)

“Ahem..! Here ye, here ye.

I here by declare that the United Posts of BeingJonDotWordPressDotCom shall hence forth be joyfully, gladly, giggly, sprinkle-water-with-water-lilly, populated with random stuff that thee may or may not want to know and of things that it may or may not take to be: yours sincerely.”

(with jelly very cina accent)

“Okey. tank you…”

 

If you ever understand the above, you’d ask: “So, what does it take or like to be Jon?”

(with ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’ host tone)

“We’ll find out after the break. We’ll be right back! Stay tuned.”


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My morning routine pretty much looks like what everyone else go through every morning.

Wake up . wash up . get dressed . get out the door . drive off to work.

 

All that, just to face the jam outside.

morning traffic jam

And we I frustrated especially when I realize I’m late and I have people around me who cut in and out of lanes (especially into mine!). When this happens most people would not consider their morning a “good morning”. It’s just a morning.

 

But today, I realize that a lot us (myself included) had been missing out on “good mornings” every day when I saw this before I went out.

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Pretty huh? This happens every day by the way.

I realize that God intended every morning to be a “good morning”. It’s up to us to see it.

Have a good morning guys!


Haze outside the window...=(

Ello people…This was what i saw as soon as i got up in the morning yesterday. It was suppose to be one of those beautiful mornings which you can see nice rays of orange sunlight (which also forces me up) that lit my room and it gives you that (Inhales deeply) “Ah…fresh morning smell”.

But what happened yday was not exactly that. It was more like (Inhales) followed by (cough cough) that reminded me that my bad soar throat is still there if not worst.

So, boys & girls, leng chai & leng lui, ah kung & ah poh…if you can, avoid going out these few days to enjoy the fresh smell of burnt tropical rain forest la ok? =)


Do you ever get caught in situations where you have to answer the following question:

“Which category/group do i belong to?”

  • Smart
  • Not so smart
  • IT Wiz
  • Geek
  • Musician
  • Nerd
  • Average dude/gal
  • Naughty
  • Lazy
  • Others

Well honestly speaking, it doesn’t really matter what other people think you are. What matters is God thinks you’re cool. Period. =)


What happens when you eat a lot of spicy food over a period of time?
You get sick.

 

What happens when you don’t drink enough water?
You get sick.

 

What happens when you eat a lot of vegies but still don’t drink enough water?
You get sick.

 

What happens when you don’t drink enough water, eat spicy food, don’t get enough sleep but still drink enough water?
That’s formula to get really sick.

 

p.s.Kids & the kids @ heart, don’t try this at home, office or any where else. You’ll regret it…trust me.


I saw one of my old friend’s MSN status this morning and it says this:

Smile like a Rainbow 

I wonder how does that work. Do you smile like this smiley-smile  or do you smile like this smiley-frown ? Well i was thinking of the latter coz that’s how rainbows arch right?

 

p.s. If this is you, then sorry la…hehe. No offence intended. Oh..btw..Hi! =)


crankycover I’m not sure how you guys might deal with this but I was really restless and felt uneasy the whole of this morning. Maybe it was because I woke up early or something.

iPod wasn’t playing nice songs while on shuffle, rushed out the house to find that it was raining and was so ideal to sleep in (maybe that’s why mi sis worked from home to day), drove out the main road to get stuck in a jam (like I wasn’t late enough).  Got to church to recall that pastor was on leave, then thinking there was no prayer meeting since pastor is on leave. 1 hour later seeing colleagues arrive and telling me that the OTHER pastor is leading prayer meeting if the pastor-in-charge is not around (grr..!). 

Before i decided to pen type all this down, I wonder what’s wrong and what can I do to change this. Well 1 thing helped for sure. Listening to great music on great sounding earphones. =)

I realized this when i was checking my email and someone attached a youtube link to a song that we’re suppose to familiarize for MMT practice tonight. And THAT, was the turning point. It felt like my release valve opened and the pressures and frusses of this morning came out in jets. Coupled with the blogging therapy, things are much looser now. =)

Hahh… Thank God for music!


You know, sometimes when you hear a Christian (Person A) who is trying to convey a message to another person (Christian or not – Person B) of which, the intention is to help the person to realize his/her weaknesses, mistakes, stupid-ness, dopey-ness, ng leng chai-ness, stubborn-ness,dunggu-ness, or anything negative about the person. This person from church will try his/her best to convey it to Person B in such a way that it doesn’t hurt so bad although it’s true.

Sometimes when I see such a scenario, I ask myself “Why do through all the trouble?! If he/she’s got weaknesses, just tell em in the face so that they stop yapping and get real already!”. But of course, I didn’t say that out loud.

After watching Person A handle the situation (which is to tell the person in a nice manner topped with love) and putting myself in the shoes of Person B, I realize what that did.

Here’s the diff. If a person is being told that he/she s*** (the action that you do with the straw – Dubbed as ‘Straw Action’) have a weakness or something that you did wrong in the blunt and cruel way, the person would probably be defensive, raise the walls and take it personal. Then whatever else that you try to say to him/her is as good as saying it to a wall. Hence, the discussion doesn’t get anywhere. Not only did we not achieve the goal of the discussion,  we also end up with an extra & unnecessary agreement. Then every will go home feeling “ng song” (angry).

On the other hand, the same message was spoken in a loving and gentle manner, Person B will receive the message as a constructive comment and attempt to make amends!

Amazing huh? It only takes love to make a difference between starting an argument and passing a constructive comment. =)

 

p.s. The ‘scraped’ texts are strictly intended to add comedy to the post only.


View outside the officeSo,  (man…I always start saying this word) what’s happening to me lately? 

I’m not sure when or what was the last update but as of April 09, I was employed by the church (KL Wesley Methodist Church that is…) as a Youth Worker. Yup, I work for God =). Pastor Andrew is my earthly boss. I’m also a part-time student with Seminari Theology Malaysia (STM) pursuing Masters in Christian Studies (MCS).

“So, what do you do?” I get this question quite a lot. Well, I serve in the BB as a Warrant Officer, I help out teaching drums @ Senior Sunday School (SSS) – will probably be teaching lessons as I settle in as well, I oversee a new ministry called C.R.S. (Chill, Reload & Support) Centre or commonly known as The “Drop-In” Centre (provides a place for MBS students to chill out, do hw, have a drink, play board games, chat, etc); and I’m also in the process of starting a youth band that will go out to secondary schools and bless them with worship and also to provide some support to the CF; and I study. Minus the other ministries that I’m involved in, that pretty much sums up my JD (job description). Oh…I’ve also begun co-leading a small group @ Ronald’s place, so I’m a Small Group leader now. But that’s not in my JD tho…=)

If you’d ask me, I’d say my job is pretty much fun if you like to hang out and do the stuff that youths do (go for camps, play music, love to talk to friends, love to meet new friends, yum cha, etc) and be a kid! Ok la…a mature kid… hahahah…=P What more can you ask for when going for camps and playing music becomes part of your job? But, Ok la..to be fair, there are also down sides la..it’s not always a bed of roses. How so? When i need to do my STM assignments mai ng song lor… =( But the courses are quite interesting tho…until you have to do assignments and there is not much time left…Aside from that, it’s all gud =)

That’s almost all about work…what else have I been doing? Erm…writing songs lor…haven’t really had time to finish them yet…but I’ll finish @ least 1 song one fine day…one day… Do I write good songs? That’s for you to tell me when it comes out…one day…hahaha..

 

Got more questions? Wanna know more? Just post me a question here and I’ll tell you guys about it so long as it’s not too private la…ok? =)

 

Blessings.


Hi there!

Yes, I know…it’s been ages since my last post. I think this is the 2nd round which I’m posting such an entry..hehe. What happened?

Well, I think I realize that blogging takes quite an amount of time (especially when you are trying to write in a way that interest people + looking for nice pictures that go with it). So, I decided that since the blog was mostly for those who are overseas to be updated on what’s going on with me (i check the stats of my blog); I thought they can chat with me on MSN or GTalk instead of reading my blog. Hence, forget the blog…

Well, it turns out that I was wrong. Not only do those overseas read it, even those who are local would like to know what’s goin on! Man…i feel so humbled and also thankful for having friends who care.

And that is part of the reason why I’m blogging again. =)

Part of the reason? Does that mean that wasn’t a good enough reason for me to blog again? Well, not to say so but other reasons also contributed to me blogging again. A close friend of mine told me that it’s good to put your thoughts in words so that I can solidify and confirm what I was thinking. Since I like to talk about my happenings, putting it as a blog post seems to be a good alternative when I don’t have anyone to talk to. I cant talk to the wall or my bulldog, can i? IMG_7476

 

I mean, look at the fella’s face la…how to talk? I’ll probably end up mushing da fella’s face like a clay or slapping it la…yes, I know… it’s so cute…=)

 

So, yes! I’m back…and blogging. Hence, the new blog name, tag and the new layout. Hope you’d enjoy reading =).

“eh eh eh…! But what’s going on with you?” I heard you ask…

check the next post la…hahahaha

Blessings.