Friday, September 28, 2007

Rooftop BBQ

This is history in the making. You won't want to miss it.

Saturday: Fion's birthday

Fion is May's colleague. She arrived in KL in April from Kuantan & doesn't have many friends in KL. Last Saturday was her birthday, so May and I took her for her first Japanese meal. We spent 2 hours together, and after that time I was really grateful to have known a new friend such as Fion. Hope we'll have many more good times together.

May says she can be a part time model. What do you think? =)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Friday: Ken Returns

Was fortunate enough to get in touch with Ken Chung the moment he arrived home. We met up with him after our cell meeting (which was a really good one). 4 months away in US, working as a lifeguard, Ken Chung looks entire different. But he was still as wacky as before, as he shared his experiences in the US with my cell group.

Good to have you back, Ken!! Looking forward to many adventures ahead!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thursday: New Drum Set

15 years and more, our church drum set has surpassed the services of Andy & Gabriel. On Thursday, Caleb, our current drummer, was taken out for a real treat - to buy a brand new drumset.

I think the new drum set would set off a big buzz in our church, even though this is only 1 step out of a series of events that is & will be taking place. The new drum set would be the most shiny piece of equipment up on stage, which now has a new arrangement to create the optimum sound. And these are only the things that people see when they step into the church. There are still many more movements in the backgrounds.

Personally it's helping me to take myself more seriously: the vision I have for the youth, the goals that we set together. I mean, things are being done to ensure that we have the space & capacity to run with these dreams that God has given, so I've got to prepare myself for the marathon ahead. I believe the beginning stages would require a lot of getting-out-of-the-box initiatives, but once we gain momentum, we're really gonna enjoy this run - especially when we run together. And oh, we might get a new drummer too... How about that?

Wednesday: HELP's Food Buster

Rachel and Alexa: Presidents of Food Busters

It's basically a very simple idea: Gather the college's food lovers, form a club that hunts weekly for the best food available in the Klang Valley & beyond.

I think youth ministries should start clubs as such in their neighbourhood. Something as neutral, harmless, fun, interactive as football, food, & music can bridge gaps & break walls. I wonder what would gather the youth of Jalan Ipoh... Hmm, I can't wait to find out.

Friday, September 21, 2007

About Yvonne

Yvonne will be the first to tell you that she has this strange notion of doing what she knows is wrong, & not following through with the conclusion "ya I need to stop doing that". She doesn't realise that she has managed to come to a realisation that many has not - we knowingly, repeatingly, willingly & foolishly, plunge into the same pile of shit. The next question we have to ask ourselves is WHY, but why bother? There's no reasonable answer to justify our unreasonable behaviour. We should just stop it. God help us all.

Yvonne tells me that she likes talking to me because we don't just talk about currents issues or the weather, & there's always some truths to be pondered upon. Well, as much as I enjoy saying things that provoke minds into deep reflection, I love to have such conversations with 'un-churched' people, because I too benefit from those moments. Her honesty about her own life has driven me to look into my very soul & do some... well... soul-searching.

And out of the much reflections lately, this one is a lesson learnt - that when we really humble ourselves & not be judgemental, the people around us - churched or not - can serve a mirror for our souls. And if we are willing to listen, we'll come to our senses & take steps to get ourselves out of that pile of shit...

Yvonne, thanks for sharing & thanks for listening.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Rooftop BBQ

Venue: FCC Rooftop

Time: 5.30pm

Date: 29 September 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

This Is For Jason

On 9/11, the world remembers the tragedy that befell US 6 years ago. But my desktop calendar reminded of the fact that Jason was on his way to London... He got a scholarship from Astro, and he will be spending the next 3 years in London, studying graphic designs or something like that.

He has been a blessing to me & our youth ministry over the many years, but I really want to appreciate him for 2 things: 1, his involvement in my first movie & 2, for leading the Subang youth cell. Of the many dreams I have, I'm so glad to have him be involved in the 1 dream I managed to fulfill - making my first movie. It was a blast. And God used him (and Jacklyn) to impact great things into the Subang youth cell. Now that Benjamin (thank you for training him) is carrying the torch, I believe Subang youth cell will be moving further onwards.

Here are Jason's parting words for TOUCH:

p.s: Jason, don't worry. You won't be sorely missed. We all carry some part of you in us. Plus, Ken Chung's coming back soon =)

p.s: We visited Jason the night before he left for London. View the video here.

Friday, September 07, 2007

PK Gathering 1

We started here, and the bond is so strong that we don't want to settle for meeting once in 2 years. Our first PK Gathering 1 was held at Or~Ju, Metro Prima, Kepong, on 11 August 2007. And I'm so glad to finally get the video done!! WOHOO!!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Church Camp Camera Crew

Another big event has gone by, signifying of yet another set of videos for me to work on. It's going to be challenging, but it's great to know that I had 2 excellent cameraman capturing the moments - Brian & Rachel.

I also want to say a big thank you to all those who helped with the interviews & silly what-nots in between the services: Daniel, Joseph, Jason, May & the rest of the youth who bring so much more onto the screen. Creativity comes so naturally for you guys

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