Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Relationship with God

I admit that sometimes with the hustle bustle of work and life; I tend to back-slide and lose focus on God.

I decided to put a devotional book in the car to read during those horrid traffic jam and today I flipped towards this page with the verse:

He went a little farther, and fell on the ground and prayed
. (Mark 14:35 NIV)

The devotion focused on the night Jesus spend in scared prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane and the different responses he got from the people:
1. Indifferent - those who are unaware of Jesus' presence in the garden
2. Selfish - Judas who was too busy with his own schemes to join Jesus
3. Unfocused - the other disciples who joined Jesus but were distracted by sleep.
4. Unaware - the inner circle of disciples who did not comprehend when Jesus told them the urgency of the hour.

The phrase used "Ultimately, Jesus prayed alone. He went farther than His disciples and prayed longer. At the greatest moment of intercession in human history, there was no one willing to go with Jesus and watch with Him" (Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby, page 84)

The following phrases touched my heart: "at the greatest moment of intercession" and "no one willing to go". Ironically, it is not that "no one" wants to go but it is more like unaware of the importance to want to go. If they knew it was the greatest moment, everyone would have flocked with Jesus.

But the important lesson is, that we will never know when the greatest moment will arrive.
We will never know that slight prompting by the Holy Spirit is actually to tell us the time has come.
We will never know that the one time you decided to forsake God for your own activities, it was that moment.

What I know is that there is many examples in the bible which reminds us to always be ready; to always prepare the lamp for the groom (Matthew 25).

We must continue to deepen our relationship with God so that we will be more alert and aware to His calling. For we will never know when, how and what will happen in future. The only thing that is constant in our lives, is the presence of God.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Eskimo kiss

Long time ago, my bf told me about "Eskimo kissing" and I just believed him.

Don't know why, the phrase popped into my head which made me asked him today, "Is there such a thing as eskimo kissing?" Obviously, he ignored me and I told myself I have to google to double-check. Never know, he might have been pulling my leg.. :P

Okay.. guess you should have taken a bet with me.. :p

Excerpt taken from wikipedia:

The act known as eskimo kissing in modern western culture is loosely based on a traditional Inuit greeting called a kunik. A kunik is a form of expressing affection, usually between family members and loved ones, that involves pressing the nose and upper lip against the skin (commonly the cheeks or forehead) and breathing in, causing the loved one's skin or hair to be suctioned against the nose and upper lip.

 A common misconception is that the practice arose so that Inuit could kiss without their mouths freezing together. In fact, it is a non-erotic form of greeting that serves as an intimate way of greeting one another for people who, when they meet, often have little except their nose and eyes exposed.


When early explorers of the Arctic first witnessed this behavior they dubbed it Eskimo kissing. In its western form it consists of two people rubbing noses together.
Western form of Eskimo Kiss

Hence remember, it's a form of affection like pursing a kiss on the forehead and not only rubbing your nose together.

FYI, since I'm talking about kiss, "Spiderman kiss" is kissing upside down. Further explanation can be found in this urban dictionary:

Spidermann kiss = an exceptional kiss in which one person kisses the other in an upside down position, resulting in your top lip kissing their bottom lip and vice versa; works best when one person is already reclining on a couch or lying completely horizontal (unless you can hang upside down from webbing)

Happy rubbing! Don't try kissing upside-down like Spidey okay.. (feels like such an outdated topic.. lol)

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Upcoming reviews

Last few months were fantastic and memorable. Just lazy to face my netbook to blog about it.. lol

1. Hotel review: Doubletree Hilton, KL
a) Deluxe room
b) Deluxe suite

2. Valentine's day Dinner at Social@KL, G Tower

Stay tuned.. :_