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Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: How I am helping and you can too!

Pray For Japan

 

Hey all,

We all have heard of what happened and Japan is in the state f National Emergency and  a disaster that has brought me close to tears.

I’ve been praying for my Japanese friends who have family back in Japan and also for the people and the nation, and for the surrounding nations to swiftly send aid to Japan.

I’ve been thinking to myself, is prayer enough? And I came to a decision that I want to help as much as I can in this cause. I’m still a student, and there is only so much that I can do to help.

So I make the most of it and chose a few things that I could do.

  1. I just pre-ordered a “Army for Japan” Shirt, where my proceeds will be donated to the Japanese recovery effort by Salvation Army. (Click on the photo for the link)

    My Army for Japan shirt receipt

    Army For Japan shirt

    Army For Japan shirt by Salvation Army

  2. I’ve sent an online donation to the Australian Red Cross of AUD$20 , where all proceeds will be used to provide equipment, and medical supplies for this relief and to those in need. 

    My donation to the Red Cross Japan & Pacific Disaster 2011

  3. A group of my friends at university is putting together donations and sending at least one Shelter Box (of aid) to Japan to provide supplies which contains a shelter made by Vango (leading tent manufacturer), A Smile (which contains drawing pads, books, colour pens and crayons), Warmth and Protection (contains thermal blankets, insulated ground sheets, mosquito nets and water purification equipment), Self Sufficiency (a survival tool kit: hammer, axe, saw, shovel, wire cutters and other tools), Fit for purpose box for storage of things, a heart at home kit (containing: a multi stove kit (specially designed to use things in the environment to run the stove and to provide food for a family), and other equipments. So my mission is to donate a further $20 for this effort to provide at least a Shelter box to Japan. (Click on picture below for more info!)

    Shelter Box

  4. I will be fasting lunch for a week starting 14th March – 20th March 2011, as well as dedicating an extra half an hour of each of my work outs to the Japan & Pacific disaster.

So I am doing my part by donating $100 of what I can afford and also my time to this cause.

My friends, your family and citizens of Japan, my prayers are with you and I hope that my part can help you get back on to your feet.

So what are you going to do to help? Below are some links (with organizations and NGOs) on how you can help and make a difference:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/how-to-help-japan-earthquake-relief_n_834484.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_newsroom/20110311/wl_yblog_newsroom/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-how-to-help

 

Help Japan

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It’s definitely love at first sight! Hello iphone 4G, sorry BB…

Have you seen a more beautiful gadget than an iphone 4G? Am in Love!

Gosh! I’ve never seen a slicker, prettier, classy, stylish, functional phone like the Apple iphone 4G.

Gosh… improved functions, better camera, HD vid recording, Retina view improved, Multitasking… wow… just wow… Great Job Steve Jobs! (Lol yes lame…)

Gosh.. it would be a nice 21st B’day present *Hint… hint… ;p

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Food, Life, Sightings

My CNY 2010

Didn’t manage to take lots of photos this year… This year is lots of food! I feel like a glutton seriously… Doesn’t help at all with my diet plan does it… lol! Have to go to the gym real soon!

Anyways! To keep it short and sweet… This year CNY was more of a time to bond with my family and relatives.. not so much festivity this year.. but more of reflection and catching up with family which is wayyy more than what I was looking forward to ;D

And of course looking forward to good food is one of the things I love about CNY (and Christmas as well)!

Here are some samples from my Facebook album! (Click here for the rest of the pictures)

Awesome Curry from my grandma in Temerloh! ;D

My dad's mum basically my grandma la.. She is awesome!!!

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5 things I want for my birthday :D

Well it is 1 day before my birthday.. Gosh! Time passes by so fast! turning 20 this year and next year is 21! I may be spending that in Australia.. Not a great thing actually..

Well.. here are 5 things I wish  for, for my birthday! ;D HAHAH!!!!

  1. New Zara shoes/sneakers!
  2. A Belt!
  3. Cool pair of shades
  4. Good quality guitar patch cables
  5. a few Graphic Tees – size XLs

hehe.. am i asking too much:D

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Popcorn coin bank!

I got my Christmas present from Chloe today ;D 

I got this! 
Its a Robot Popcorn coin bank! So Cute! Haha! Thx Chloe! 
I just find it really weird that it has this at the rear end of the robot. 
“It’s so delicious”
Hmm.. I don’t want to think what it means XD …
I decided to keep ‘Popcorn’ in it’s packaging. I wanna protect it from dust and stuff. Plus it is sentimentary value! 😀
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1st Day of Christmas!

Hey all!
Wow! Has it been a long and busy day!

25th Dec, the day that Jesus was born, the 1st day of Christmas, the first day of presents and the first day of food!

In the morning we went to our Christmas service at 9:30 a.m

Pastor Vincent gave a Christmas sermon. 
Lots of people! 
Special presentation “Gift of Love” 

Worship team led in carols and worship songs!

So as the service ends with some more carols, everybody is either making a rush out of the service to receive a 2009 calendar/ planner, rushing out before the jam congestion at the parking lot or like me and my friends, hang around and chat and ultimately exchange presents!

Mingle, mingle, mingle…

 

Esther and Sarah both busy giving out gifts! 

3 angels??

Grace & myself

Esther, myself & Sarah

 

John & Esther

yea.. it was fun… haha! I will post the present I got on another post. This post is going to be long enuf!

After the service, my parents dropped my bro and I at One U to do some more Christmas present shopping.. I didn’t drive because…. IT WAS SO FREAKIN JAM!!!!



Deng.. good thing we stay so near One Utama!

Well there are just so much stuff going on in One Utama!

Packed restaurant!

 

Sales!

 

Christmas Presentations
Crowd!

I went there earlier as well to collect tickets for the movie, Australia, for the evening. Haha.. I really do NOT feel sorry for these suckers who have to line up!

Haha! Gosh! Good luck to them XD

So after a rest at home we headed back to One U for the movie at 5:30 p.m. GOOD THING, that most of the crowd has left the mall and we managed to find a parking straight away!


Australia was a Freakin’ Good movie! I hardly rated a good movie this year and I hardly ever give higher than a 7 in a rating out of 10. but Australia scored 9 out of 10 in my books! Brilliant movie! It was a 3 hour long movie and it is also an oscar winning movie for sure.

The movie is basically set post Second World War in Australia where a british aristocrat inherited a cattle ranch in Australia and face a hard life while at her time there and she also found love!

It is a brilliant movie, I suggest you go watch it with your mates, partners, family, it is great!

After the movie we were feeling hungry, while deciding on where to feast, I was watching a live Jazz performance by Jazza Nova and they played really good renditions of Christmas Carols such as Silent Night, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and other old classic numbers of Christmas.

I must say they were fantastic… They could be better with me on the Electric guitar hehe. Jazz and Blues is my forte!

Ok.. back to today.. .

The singer and Bassist smiled at me for this shot! Lucky-nia ;p 

The cool saxophonist doing his solo. Deng.. Saxophones are deng cool instruments

After they finished their performance, we decided to eat at New York, New Yor Deli. Located opposite Cold Storage in the New Wing. 

The first thing I noticed about the restaurant, was that the seats of the restaurant was a typical American Diner Style, with the plush seats and the C Shaped seats. Very American feel. Brought back some old memories when I was staying in New York as a kid.

Classic C shaped chairs that you see in Diners and also in movies like 10 things I Hate About You, The OC, 90210, in typical teen movies where you can see them. Another thing that made it very American was that there were Chilli and Tomato sauce tubes on the table. Really American, they are just missing the Pepper & Salt shakers.

Mum wasn’t so hungry so she decided to get a soup and share dad’s food.

Mum’s Pumpkin Patch Soup

 

Dad’s Turkey Bacon Cheese Burger

 

John’s Latino Chicken Chop
My Cheesy Chicken (Half a bird!)

Man! The food was DELICIOUS! It really did bring me back to memory lane as I reminisce on the real authentic American food. It is definitely worth going and you guys will see me there quite often from now on haha.. Though there is a bad thing about New York Deli..

The food service was so slow! We waited about 20 mins for our food! My dad had to complain a few times as it was 9 p.m after dinner hours and there were only a few tables still eating and the food took 30 mins to arrive! That was quite bad.. Good thing that the food tasted great.. that was their saving grace!

Well it is a busy Christmas for my family today. Not the usual stuff that we normally do during this time of the year. But all in all it was a fun Christmas.

Let me leave you drooling over the pictures of the Menu of New York New York Deli. 😀
















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