Friday, March 25, 2011

Love the Children around you!!

I am waiting in the clinic for my mum's turn to do a follow up with a doctor.
There is nothing much to do so I picked up some mags to read and saw some inspiring interviews.
Here are some words of Lucy Liu that I want to post here.
It's about a very moving experience on her travels with UNICEF:

"I met this young girl who had been raped. Somebody shoved a gun in her vagina and basically tore up all of her insides. She was incontinent and her vaginal wall, urinary wall and intestines were all one unit and so she had no control over her faeces or urine. Because she was raped, she was ostracised from her village, and of course this was nothing that she did on her own. There's a surgery that you can get to try and fix the problem, but it's not something that you can get unless you are old enough because your organs and your body have to actually develop. So if you're five and you get raped, which is not unusual in a lot of countries, you have to wait until you're at least 17 or 18 to have the surgery. A lot of times children will starve to death because they don't want to eat so that they won't have to go to the bathroom. She was actually having her fifth surgery but the other four had been un successful."

"I really think children are such unique, wonderful gifts who we don't always have the opportunity to reach out to....I think if you can impact children at a very young age, you can connect all the dots....itks incredible how every culture is different, every language is obviously different, but universally they all need the same thing: love, attention, education, health - very basic things."

These words of Lucy LIu is ringing in my ears and I decided to pass it on through my blog. It's devastating what people can do to children and imagine the traumas they will have to carry all their life.
Children are truly gifts for the world and these are people who will be leading the next generation.
You don't have to go far to be a light to these children.
Look around you...
Perhaps your own kids, nieces, grandchildren..
Children of your neighbours, children of your local orphanage..
Reach out to them, take care of them, protect them and love them...
Who knows you might just be nurturing the next Abraham Lincoln or Mother Teresa?
Even the little you do will make a huge difference...
a small seed that you sow may grow into a big tree.
I will always remember the nun who read Joan of Arc's story to me when I was five or six.
Her story is embedded deep in my heart.

Love the children around you!

God bless you.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Appreciate the Moment

Listening to the chirpy tunes of Jack Johnson and drawing shapes and lines on an artwork for my friend, I am just enjoying the moment..
God truly blesses me with beautiful moments..
Today is one of those days that I'm truly relaxed and just contented..
There are many moments like this if you will appreciate it. We wake up to the sound of birds and passes by lushful greens or magnificient architecture but more often than not, we fail to see all this beauty.
We might fall tomorrow and never walk again or we might lose our eyes and never see again..
Like Jack Johnson says, "Never Know". True enough. We will never know of what's gonna happen next.
SO..appreciate this moment..
Ahhh...Angelina Bong wants to thank God for creating today.
I love you! God loves you!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You Are Beautiful

Black, white, yellow and brown,
No matter what colour you are,
No matter what hair dye you use,
No matter what features you have,
You are beautiful

You are special,
There is no one person who is like you,
There is no one who has your fingerprints,
There is no one who laughs like you,
You are beautiful

Your heart is powerful,
No one loves like you do,
No one is passionate like you do,
No one thrives like you do
You are beautiful

Your talents are unique,
A concoction of gifts that only you possess,
A blend of temperaments that no one else has,
A perfectly moulded creation unlike any other

There is none like you
You are a masterpiece
Don't try to be like someone else
There is only one you
You are beautiful
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise

Sunday, March 20, 2011



One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.Even with the smile on his face, she looked worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look safe; he looked poor and hungry.He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was that chill which only fear can put in you.He said, 'I'm here to help you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car where it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.'Well, all she had was a flat tyre, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tyre. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn't thank him enough for coming to her aid.Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, 'And think of me.'He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her.The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn't erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan ..After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: 'You don't owe me anything. I havebeen there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I'm helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.'Under the napkin were four more $100.Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day.That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard....She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, 'Everything's going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.'There is an old saying... 'What goes around comes around.' Let this light shine. God works in mysterious ways and sometimes puts people in our lives for a reason.

I got the above story through a forwarded email and decided to put it up here as it touched me so.
I hope you will remember this story especially when you meet someone in need of help.
I'm not sure where this story comes from so I couldn't credit it to anyone else.
God bless you and may you bring light to whomever you may meet today.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Please join us and continue to pray for Japan

I know I have posted this yesterday regarding prayers at 930 pm..
I am going to do so again so whoever that's going to stumble upon this blog
Please join us in prayers for Japan at 930 pm GMT+8 even if you only have a minute to spare.
Many are helping out physically and financially but for many of us who
Can't afford to leave home or spare much money, this is the least we can do.
Prayers work wonders when all else is lost.
Please pass the message around through your facebook, twitter or whatever media you can.
Thank you so much.
God bless you all.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Join us to pray for Japan at 9.30 pm GMT+8

Dear friends,
'Today at 9.30 pm GMT+8 the whole world's gonna pray 4 Japan for a min.' Pls broadcast this message and join in.
Thank you so much. :)

I have just received those message from someone far away.
I am also watching CNN regarding the impacts of the earthquake in Japan.
There are so many dead and lost. Damages are crazy and there are shortages of food and
Water everywhere.
There are already three explosions from nuclear plants.
Everyone in Japan are at risk and has suffered much.
Whereever you are and whatever you are doing, please take a minute
To pray for Japan and its beautiful people.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pray for Japan

Japan has always been one of the places that I want to visit
The culture and its people always fascinate me
The delicious sushi, udon and sashimi, the graceful geishas, the fresh sakuras, the intricate kimono, the funky harajuku fashion, the iconic yohji yamamoto are few of my favourite things of Japan and the list goes on
Not forgetting the tanka poets and artists that I have met at the Delphic Games..
Japan has been inspiring to the world in so many ways
Right now, I grieve with my Japanese friends over their loss and the trauma they must be feeling right now due to the recent tsunami attack and earthquake.
The beautiful Land of the Rising Sun has been scarred and my heart goes out to them
I still have friends that I am unable to reach and I truly hope they are alive and sheltered.
Please pray for Japan and the beautiful people of Japan.
If you wish to help in anyways especially in donations, visit cnn and the impact site.
Arigato (Thank you in Japanese).
God bless you.

Come Home

My Beloved Child,
You don't have to go wandering around in distant countries anymore, away from me spiritually.
You don't have to be rich;
You don't have to hold high positions;
You don't have to be smart;
You don't have to be successful;
You don't have to be beautiful;
You don't have to be perfect;
I love you all the same;
I love you all the time.
Whatever had happened in your life in the past;
Whatever is happening in your life right now,
Know from the bottom of your heart, you are always my beloved daughter, my beloved son,
Nobody, absolutely nobody can take that away from you.
Come what may, I will always love you unconditionally with eternal compassion, mercy and forgiveness.
I want you to live a life with me in full, as my beloved daughter, my beloved son, in whom my favour rests, and never as a paid servant.
No more speeches, please: they are quite unneccessary.
Just come home.

The above excerpt was written by Jeffrey Goh and taken from his book
The Missing Third Line.
I hope he don't mind me sharing it here.
These words above are specially for you if you find yourself
Lost, depressed, not knowing what to do next in life
And think you are unworthy of God because of your past or sins..
God loves you and never stop loving you no matter what
You have done
Come home
Come home to your heavenly Father.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I came upon this article about a vision on hell by the famous John Bosco.
It is definitely mind-opening as much as it is piercing to the soul.
Here's the link

Definitely worth reading. Do have a look before it's too late.
God bless and keep you safe.