Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
All of us have different kind of hobbies. Some are common hobbies like collecting stamps, currency collection and etc and some are unique….. I know of a guy who collects Coca-cola cans (or the American called it Coke) manufactured in different countries.
As for me, tasting McDonald's Big Mac in the various countries that I visit has been one of my most favourite past time. I have been traveling abroad due to work and study for the past couple of years. During my travel, I make it a point to look for a McDonald's outlet and taste their Big Mac.
It is pretty interesting to note that Big Mac looks almost the same in all the different countries I have visited. But from the taste perspective, it differs from one country to another especially the beef patties…..and do you know that in
It is also interesting to note that some country has their country specific burgers that you can’t find in other countries. When I was in
So, the next time you are on travel aboard, stop at a food outlet which is common to your home country and taste the food.
Maybe it is time I receive the appointment to be the Ambassador for McDonald's especially after having tasted Big Mac in couple of countries.
Before I leave today’s post, let me encourage you that life is not just about tasting the physical food but it is also about tasting the goodness of the Mighty One in your spiritual life. For the Bible says in Psalms 38:4 “O Taste and see that the Lord is good”.
Be blessed and have a great weekend.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Subject: New Transport Department Regulations!
Transport Department has done extensive testing on a newly designed seat belt. Results show that accidents can be reduced by as much as 45% when the belt is properly installed. Correct installation is illustrated below.......
This is very Important, please pass onto friends and family. THIS MAY SAVE A LIFE!
This article is only meant as a joke and not to discriminate anyone.....you know laughter is good medicine. It will be interesting to do a study on how vehicle passengers can be responsible for causing accidents. Maybe just purely looking at the ratio between accident happen when a person is a driving alone and driving with some passenger would shed some information.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Do you get phobia when driving to some unfamiliar places? I personally have difficulty navigating around places like Klang Valley. I always need to call my good friend Eddy Law for help to navigate me through the roads and alleys of KL.
Anyway, after much taught and saving, I decided to get myself a GPS device.
Bought a Garmin nüvi 270. Pretty cool device. Lots of easy to use features. It just took me less than 20 minutes to learn how to use the device without referring to any user guide or manual. And also much thanks to http://www.malsingmaps.com/portal/, a community portal that provides latest GPS map for Malaysia & Singapore.....the best thing is it is FOC. You just need to contribute actively to this portal and you will able to get the latest update. There are lots of advice and instruction given.
Looking forward for my next trip to Klang Valley. Hopefully I don't have to call my good buddy, Eddy Law for the direction.
Anyway, GPS is only able to help us to navigate through the road and alleys of the physical world. We still need our Mighty One to lead us thru in our spiritual walk and through eternity. For Jesus said in John 14:6 (NIV) - "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". Think about it!!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
The world is getting interesting every day. There is a new hype of Fish Massage going on in
I visited one of the outlet in
The moment, you put your feet on the pool, the small Garra Rufa fish (imported from Turkey) will come and nibble & molest your feet….I presume eating all the dead skins…..I wonder how my skin tasted...hot & spicy….salty…..sweet…..4 season??? Emmmm…..hope the fish had some finger licking good experience of ViveAlive and did not visit dr. Lau or dr. Pang after the good meal…. :-) (dr. Lau = Lau Sai & dr. Pang = Pang Sai)
The first few minutes is the most tense moment, when man kind and fish has to build their trust…….I for one, laughed a lot due to the ticklish feeling generated from the process of nibbling. After a while, it become normal and I just enjoy the moment. Apparently, the fish-nibbling effect creates some tiny electrical jolts activating the nerve endings and it also creates some micro massaging effect that simulates blood circulation…….The only effect I had was a good night sleep……hopefully it is not my brain trying to convince me of my ROI after visiting the Fish SPA.
Relaxing and Fun Filled are the few words that I can describe about the whole adventure of Fish SPA….So try it out and experience it.!!!!
To all husband, if you are looking for a “Wife Friendly” SPA, this is a safe place to go for SPA….definitely no funny stuff…anyway, what can a tiny fish do to a man unless it is a piranha….??
One pretty interesting observation of the place that I visited is that right opposite the Fish SPA outlet is the famous Manhattan Fish Market……what an interesting supply chain setup.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This morning I was reading Jeremiah 12. In this scripture, Jeremiah talks to the Mighty One on the topic of justice and he was bringing forward his case. I love the opening verse that says “Lord, you always give me justice when I bring a case before you.”
I am so blessed that being a Christian, I have a channel to bring my life struggles, my disappointments and my brokenness down at the feet of the Mighty One. Learning from Jeremiah, I know the Lord will give justice in His time.
Many times, we are like Jeremiah. We wonder why the wicked are prospering but the righteous are suffering. During Jeremiah’s time, it was due to the disobedient of the God’s people, that they have to suffer in the hand of their enemies.
But verse 15 of Jeremiah 12 says that God Jehovah will have compassion on all of them. I believe this takes place when the people of God repent.
Jeremiah 12 talks a lot on the personality of the Might One. He is a God whose door is always open to His children – He is ever ready to hear out petition. He is a God who hates sin. He is a God of compassion. He is a God where I can find justice.
It all started with the concert by Paradise Worship from Adelaide Australia. It was an experience to see the Paradise Worship band live in Penang.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Talk about blogging.....questions like, what is blogging? and what makes someone a blogger? always plays in our mind......Today lots of people are joining the bandwagon of blogging.....both young like me (vivealive.blogspot.com) and old like my good friend Ivan (ivanfoo.blogspot.com).
Looking back, I believe blogging exist for a long long time.......in the good old days, we use diary to pen down our thoughts and our feeling. Interestingly it used to be something personal and private.....can you imagine how we react in the good old days when someone read our diary.....But globalization added with technology advancements is indeed taking it's cause and changing the way of one's mindset.......Today, what seems to be private is turning around becoming public in an open world....People openly share their thoughts in the world wide web....and some goes without any censorship.....I guess it all depends on personal choice.
Anyway, ViveAlive is about the thought, the dream and the heart of a young lad who believes there is more to life than daily routine.....there is a Mighty One who is in control of the universe and interested in our lives. So enjoy the blog and be blessed.