Thursday, September 30, 2010

Katy Perry Parody by

I don't know about you but I've been listening to of late because of morning show (JJ and Ean) and Richard Reed's Hollywood Gossip. Lol

Anyhow, somehow, I've been hearing parody of California Girls by Katy Perry rather often. In fact, more often than the original song that when I heard the original one, I was still thinking of the lyrics of the parody. Lol

Why? Just listen to the lyrics. I find the part where they want to "censor" some words by having another person talking over is more interesting than the usual beep. Enjoy! Boyz (Parody of California Girls)

Original song (California Girls by Katy Perry)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I've been contemplating...

Should I?
Should I try?
Should I venture?
Should I dare?

Looking around ... It seems all right. It is an oasis. But somehow, within me, the void is pulling me in like a black hole. What is missing?

We always use an excuse/events/activities to make a goal post in life. When we finally reach there, we make new goals... and the rat race continues.

But what if, we don't put any new goals and stay stagnant? Do we just let life pass by quickly till we leave here? Or do we learn to stay still and "smell the roses"?

I personally, find that in everything we do, we must learn to do it in moderation. But somehow, at this floating stage, I want to make new goals and give myself more options to try. Or do I really?

I don't know and I don't want to think too much as this will give myself unnecessary worries when the Bible already says "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34)

So what should I do? I hope in my quiet time, somehow He will reveal His will to me and give me a glance of the task ahead...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Birthday meals (upcoming food review)

This year is all about the stomach. Lol

I've got lovely birthday treats and ang pows this year. Will share with you the meals (cum review) of the places I've tried recently. :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Video Game History (based on Discovery channel) Part 1

I happened to switch on to the Discovery channel to watch Rise of the Video Game: Level One.
Did you know?

Pong by Atari

The first video game EVER created was "Pong" by Atari in 1972?
If you're at least an 80's baby, you would know Atari.
Images googled online

I've played the computer version of this game. It's a 2 dimensional sports game which simulate table tennis. It's interesting to find that the creator used the simplest sound to make the hitting sound. You can try playing the classic version here. The console used for this game is so huge and bulky so unlike the new Playstation in the market.
Images googled online

Space Invaders by Taito

"Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting game and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible" (taken from wikipedia).

I remember playing this game in the computer too or was it in a video game console? Lol. You just have to shoot the aliens which are slowly approaching you at the bottom of the screen. As the aliens reach nearer, the music beat gets faster making you more agitated. In the documentary, they mentioned the sounds were made based on 4 notes to follow the heart beat. Guess that's why it was so addictive then. ;) You can try playing it here. It's nice to relive your childhood. haha...

Images googled online

Pac-Man by Namco

This game was created especially for girls as the games then were more to shooting and male-orientated. The Japanese game designer, Tōru Iwatani explained that he derived the idea from watching girls eating dessert. Hence from the pizza shape - he got Pac-Man. Lol (This was shown in the documentary).

Pac-Man’s name comes from the Japanese dialect word: paku-paku, which means eating. In principle, the game was called Puckman in Japan which changed to Pac-Man later. In order to give a strong dose of excitement to the game, the ghosts are equipped with a bit of artificial intelligence.

Each mission had its own ghost, Blinky (red) chasing Pac-Man, Pinky (pink) is directed towards a short distance from the mouth of Pac-Man, the rest moves randomly. (I didn't know this. I thought all of them were chasing Pac-Man... hahah)

The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots. When all dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage, between some stages one of three intermission  animations plays. Four enemies (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. If an enemy touches Pac-Man, a life is lost. When all lives have been lost, the game ends. (taken from Wikipedia)

Somehow this classic game is still being played today. And I still get enraged when I lose! Lol You can play it at sites like this to relive that experience.

Wow..... I was so excited watching that, I had to share it here. I can't wait to catch the next episode which talks about the all-favourite Mario! I have the mp3 in my handphone but am too shy to use it as a ringing tone. Lol

I would like to share the 2-dimensional pc games I used to play or watch others play in the big black floppy disk which is obsolete now. Till the next entry!! :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Excerpt Book Review: Mentoring Paradigms (Edmund Chan)

I bought this book during the last seminar by Edmund Chan which I attended a few years back. I've taken into reading books with short chapters during the traffic jam while driving to work. This book is called Mentoring Paradigms (by Rev. Edmund Chan)

This book has 30 paradigms on mentoring which is about 4-5 pages long each; it's easy to read but requires personal reflection. I try to read and ponder on each paradigms while I drive to work/stuck in the traffic jam.

Hence, today I shall share with you Paradigm no. 6- Mentoring with The End in Mind:Perspective, Posture, Pragmatics and Power

(Note: It is hard for me to paraphrase the words he used because I find that Edmund Chan's words have expressed the true meaning very effectively. I'll be quoting a lot of his words in italics in this review.)

 A Certain Kind of Perspective
"We need to encounter the truth, experience the truth and embrace the truth."

We are being mentored by the Scriptures. This is the way to renew the mind by our daily devotion. Rev. Edmund continue to stress that there is no short-cut to this. It is a daily investment to allow the Scriptures to tutor our hearts to obey it (in his words).

A Certain Kind of Posture
There is a certain receptivity and meekness that marks true disciples (Isa 66:2)

He continues to explain that meekness is not weakness. I perceive the meekness here as humbleness. I like the way he explains the posture in terms of three aspects: brokenness, meekness and openness.

A certain kind of posture is thus about a brokenness of heart before God, a meekness of heart in God and an openness of heart to God. (by Edmund Chan)

A Certain Kind of Pragmatics
Pragmatics is intentional skill development -a disciplined and growing competence in both life-skills and ministry.

I like that this sentence he used "Life is too short to be lived without thoughtful, skilled competence". He stressed the importance of this skill to have the emotional reservoir and capacity to deal wisely with them-not react to them."

A Certain Kind of Power
God's very presence is His very power!

Rev. Edmund explains that power belongs to God. Power in man is a by-product. Hence, sadly, fallen humanity has tried to grab power through pride or shun God's power through unbelief and sometimes do both.

I must remember to let the Scripture mentor me daily to remember the right perspective so that the Holy Spirit can nurture me to grow in the right posture to learn the right skills needed to be used by our Father God. I pray, I'll remember not to stray from the path.. :)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Earrings Frenzy

I had a passion once. It was earrings.

I would buy those cute little studs or dangling ones to my fancy. Thankfully, I don't really buy that much but I just like some of them. It's easier for me to wear earrings than necklaces or bracelets. Plus, I don't want to pierce my ears again if the hole closes. I still remember how it felt - like my ears got stapled!!

My small collection of earrings. (sorry not very clear picture - took with my trusty handphone) The earring organiser was reviewed before here.

That's my small collection of earrings. I've stopped buying earrings for 2 years or so. Suddenly, I spotted an interesting one which got me buying again. Broke the hiatus of not-buying-earrings.

Oh well... what do you think? Not really cheap actually - RM10/pair. My friend commented that it looked cheaper than that. Sighhh...  (I think she's referring to those 3-pairs-for-RM10-earrings) But have to admit, the quality looks better than those. The earring hooks are thicker.

Earring 1 - This earrings got my attention... like some jumbled up wire mesh.

Earring 2: Wasn't really too keen on this one but just wanted a huge earring for a change. Lol. Maybe I should have gotten the longer dangly ones.

How does this look? Not so nice? Oh well...  the excitement of buying has worn off. Lol

Maybe I should take the time to make my own earrings. If only I had the patience and steady hands to make it.... (excuses!!)

Well, here's another attempt to arrange my earrings to make it more interesting to me. Lol  Can you see the difference? I was trying to add on the plastic "hangers" as usually done in the shops. Okay...okay.. I should get a better hobby than this. lol

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Song Review: Man of His Word

Suddenly, I felt like looking for this song again. I bought the album long time ago in cassette and funny enough, a year later I found the CD version but I never bought it. Arghh... regretting now. Wish I can have a copy of this song.

Besides the famous hit "Butterfly Kisses" from Bob Carlisle, I remember liking the story about his parents in this song too. Listen to the lyrics. :)

In the final days of summer, 1944,
with just a preacher and a witness and a humble band of gold,
They set out to find the future, not a penny to their name.
Still with all the unknown danger, she knew her heart was safe,

He was a rock
He was the one that she ran to
And when he said the words 'Forever'
She knew that it was true

He wasn't a saint
But he was saint enough for her
He was a man,
A man of his word.

In the final days of summer, 1964,
found a family undivided, divided on the war.
Turning son against his elder, debating wrong and right,
He was the image of his father, though they would not see eye to eye,

He was a rock
He was the one the boy ran to
Cause' when he said the word 'I Love You'
He knew that it was true

And even in the worst of storms
There was an anchor in his world
He was a man,
A man of his word.

Clutching a strong belief in the bible,
through all the sweetness in his life, and the bitterness of war,
He knew what God had made him for...

In the final days of summer, 1994,
surrounded by his family and the presence of the Lord.
He set out to find his future, the one he'd always known,
He didn't want to leave his family, but he knew deep in his soul,
The lord had called him home...

He was the rock
He was the one the man ran to
And when he said the words 'forever'
He knew that it was true

He wasn't a saint
he is the one the saints bow to
Receiving a man,
A man of his word...

He was the one that I ran to
Cause when he says the word 'forever'
I know his word is true

He isn't a saint
He is the one the saints bow to
Come to the man
The man of his word.