The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Surly is now loved by the park community and currently overseeing an all-you-can-eat buffet at the condemned nut shop. This worries Andie, as she prefers a more hard-working outlook on life. Despite Surly’s reassurances all is well, the nut shop is accidentally blown up by Mole when he neglects to cut down pressure from the boiler in the nut shop. Andie takes the opportunity to try and get the animals back to their roots by foraging for food in Liberty Park while Surly and Buddy try to find other food-packed places, but fail each time. Defeated, he and Buddy decide to go back to the park.

Meanwhile, Mayor Percival J. Muldoon relishes in his wealth that comes from profit-making locations across his city. However, he notices Liberty Park never makes money, so he decides to turn it into Liberty Land to pocket more cash. During a press conference, Surly and Andie discovers Mayor Muldoon’s plot and Surly convinces the animals to fight back, which they do successfully and they manage to sabotage the construction worker’s efforts to tear down the park. However, Surly’s enjoyment is short-lived when Andie attempts to convince the animals to work hard for food as he believes it can result in disappointment. When the foreman of the construction workers tells the Mayor about the animal attacks, Muldoon calls an extermination squad led by Gunther to get rid of the animals.

Surly gets caught in one of Gunther’s traps when looking for food and the animals are pursued by Frankie where he falls in love with Precious as she is suddenly abducted by Heather Muldoon. Surly and Buddy head out to rescue her while Andie and the Bruisers find a new park when Liberty Park is eventually overtaken. While searching for Muldoon’s car, Surly and Buddy run afowl with a colony of territorial white mice led by Mr. Feng. They manage to evade the mice and find Mayor Muldoon’s mansion where they save Precious in Heather’s room. In the process, Precious tells Frankie she is not interested in him, breaking his heart. However, Heather finds the animals and alerts her dad. Surly’s recklessness causes Mayor Muldoon to injure Buddy. Meanwhile, Andie and the Bruisers find what seems to be a suitable park, but it turns out to be a golf course.

Surly returns with Precious and an unconscious Buddy, reuniting with the others down in a hole near the construction of the theme park. While mourning for Buddy, Surly recounts the day he and Buddy met when they were kids. At the animals’ urging, Surly leads them to take back the park from Mayor Muldoon and his followers during the exclusive opening of Liberty Land. After crashing the opening, Mayor Muldoon calls Gunther and his team over to capture them and Surly is the only one left standing, so he goes to Mr. Feng and his army. While attacking Surly, the latter convinces Feng and the animals must work together regardless of whether they are from the city or a park and this causes Feng to spare him and agree to help.

After busting his friends out of one of Gunther’s vehicles, Surly rounds up all the animals to take back Liberty Park and they manage to overwhelm the humans. Precious finds Frankie and apologizes to him for what happened earlier. After slowing earning his forgiveness back, Heather tries to get Gunther to tranquilize them, but shoots Heather instead of knocking her out. Mayor Muldoon tries to escape the chaos using a hot air balloon, but Surly and Buddy commandeer a roller coaster to catch up to him. Surly makes it on top of the balloon and he and Mayor Muldoon have a long, intense battle that ends with Surly causing him to fall on a bouncy house. Mayor Muldoon, Heather, and Gunther are arrested by the police and Liberty Land is shut down.

Several months later, people help rebuild Liberty Park to its former glory. After the park is rebuilt, Mr. Feng and his colony decide to stay in the park, Precious and Frankie have puppies and Surly takes Andie on a ride with Precious with him to rob a nut cart.

In the post credits scene, it is revealed that Raccoon is still alive and he is swimming back home with sharks perusing him.

FIGHT FROM VICTORY, NOT FOR VICTORY

God does not need you to defeat the devil today. Jesus has already done it and given you the victory. (Colossians 2:15, Romans 8:37) Your part is to enforce the victory by simply standing your ground, which is victory ground. In other words, you “fight” from victory ground by standing. You don’t fight for victory.

In Ephesians 6:10–18, the passage on spiritual warfare, the word “wrestle” appears only once (verse 12), while the word “stand” appears four times—“stand against the wiles of the devil”, “withstand in the evil day”, “having done all, to stand”, “Stand therefore”. (Verses 11, 13–14) Four times the Holy Spirit tells us to stand. Yet, many Christians are focusing on wrestling their way to victory!

My friend, you are already on victory ground. You already have everything in Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:21, 23) You are already blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3). The devil knows this. And that is why his tactic is to deceive you and make you think that you don’t have the victory.

So when he attacks you by saying, “Look at that small sum in your bank account! How are you going to pay the bills?” stand your ground. Declare, “I am not trying to be rich. I am already blessed in Christ!” It doesn’t matter how much you have in the bank. You are richly supplied because you are in Christ. And as the need arises, the supply will be there if you believe it.

It is the same with healing. The devil will try to attack you with symptoms in your body. He will try to put pain in your body, and make you feel weak here and there, so that you think that you are still sick. He is trying to make you believe that you don’t have your healing. That is the time to be conscious of Jesus’ finished work and declare, “I am not trying to get healed, I am healed! I am standing on the victory ground which Jesus has given me!”

Beloved, it makes a world of difference when you fight from victory and not for victory!

– Joseph Prince

A Persian Cat and a Pomeranian

I was in 1 Utama Shopping Centre recently when I stumbled upon a Pet Store featuring a fluffy orange Persian cat seated on a basket as eye candy to attract pet lovers such as myself, even though I may not really like cats compared to dogs. She was much bigger than my Pom pupppy, Leia which is now around 3+ months old. The pet store on the basement floor sells various pet stuffs for cats and dogs including kibbles and toys. Shortly later, she was treated food in her glass display for ‘working’ for the day.

Above is a black and brown Pomeranian for sale at the pet store. Isn’t she or he cute? The black beady eyes seems so large. It reminds me of my Leia which is in need of a companion – human or otherwise. Anyway, Leia was placed in a ‘pet hotel’ during our business trip to Kuala Lumpur. We picked her up the next day after arriving in Penang to be groomed and bathed. She was so excited to see us, though at first, she could not recognise us until we called out her name.

The smell of fresh gerberas

Touted to be the most colourful flowers, Gerberas look like daisies of white petals and yellow center, except that they come in a multitude of red, orange, vermillion, yellow and pink flowers. Give your or your friend’s house some colour with the freshest gerberas!
Everyone needs a little colour in his/her life! Have a look at the gerberas Flower Chimp offers to freshen up your or your friend’s house. Handmade by the best florists in town (Malaysia) and free delivery on every order!

They have a safe and secure shopping cart where you can select Eternal flowers here

The picture for Eternal is as below:

It would certainly brighten up my day to receive this fresh bouquet of flowers of purple and pink hues.

Common Non-Verbal Job Interview Mistakes for Women

Above is an infographic from savvy.com on common mistakes made during job interviews for men and women in particular. The picture speaks for itself. In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claim to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds. Statistics show that first impressions are determined by 55% – the way you dress, act and walk through the door. 38% – the quality of your confidence and grammar. 7% – the words you choose to say.

The things that have an impact on first impressions: 70% of employers claim they don’t want applicants to be overly fashionable or trendy. 65% of hiring managers say clothes can be the deciding factor between 2 similar candidates. And don’t wear jewelery to give a hint that you are wealthy. Be prudent in your dressing.

About 1/3 have a bad posture and fidget too much. 26% have a weak handshake. 26% play with their hair or touch their face. 9% use too many hand gestures.

Anyway, back to the infographic, one of the common non-verbal mistakes make during job interview is failing to make eye contact and knowing little about the company. Some cross their arms over their chest and don’t smile. Hence, for newbies and fresh grads, look out for these little mistakes before it is too late.

BLESSED WITH EVERY PNEUMATIKOS BLESSING

Some people think that the term “spiritual blessing” refers to only non-visible and intangible blessings like peace and joy. To them, God’s promise of “every spiritual blessing” excludes the tangible blessings of health, provision, a healthy marriage and so on. They say things like, “Don’t expect God to remove this tumor because our blessings are only spiritual.”

Beloved, do you know what the word “spiritual” here means? In the original Greek text, it is pneumatikos, which in this context means having properties and characteristics belonging to the Spirit of God. So if you have the pneumatikos blessing of health, for example, it means that it is of the Spirit of God, and therefore does not depend on your exercising or dieting.

A church member had high blood pressure which did not normalize even after he started exercising and eating well. So he stopped being preoccupied with his exercise and diet regimes, and simply rested in the truth that a normal blood pressure was a pneumatikos blessing from God already given to him. In a short time, his blood pressure came down to a healthy level!

The same goes for the pneumatikos blessing of provision. It is of the Spirit of God and does not depend on our toiling seven days a week or monitoring the stock market closely.

A church member, who owns a small company, received her pneumatikos blessing of provision when she believed that God would cause her small company to be publicly listed. He did. In fact, the company was over-subscribed seven times within the first week! Later on, it even made inroads into the Middle East. For a woman to find favor in a male-dominated industry like hers, it can only be the pneumatikos blessing of favor, which is not subject to the laws of man.

My friend, believe that you have received every pneumatikos blessing, and you will find yourself enjoying blessings that are eternal, just as God is eternal, and of a quality that only the Spirit of God can give!

– Joseph Prince

Get Fit, Get Rich with Mah Sing

Let’s Get Fit and Get Rich! 💰

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Mah Sing Group in conjunction with the Health & Wealth event series! Stay on top of your health and maintain a high-quality lifestyle by participating in our program from today right up till 20th August 2017.

Guess what? The most exciting part is that there will also be a FREE health test and screening session conducted by our certified medical experts.

Click Here to find out more.

I guess it will be lots of fun with freebies on top of free health checks during this rich nostalgic event with Mah Sing. So, mark your calendar for this function that promises entertainment.

Dad in Hospital

I was in KL a few days ago when dad gave me a missed call at 5:50am. He was admitted to the General Hospital for pain and they suspected it was dengue. They took his blood and it came out negative. Then the doctors did a series of further tests and today he is supposed to go for a heart scan since he has 3 calsified clogged arteries in the heart. I decided to order a flower basket online and deliver on the same day. After searching, I found Bloom This but the payment cannot go through which is a miss opportunity for them. After further search, I found Flower Chimp and the range of flower arrangement looks pretty attractive drawing my attention. Since it is based in KL, I chose Penang option for fast delivery there, as they could have a branch or florist in Penang. Before 12:00 noon, it was paid online for $190 and delivered at 4:00pm the same day on Saturday, a weekend.

Above is the fruit basket with flowers of 10 roses and 10 daisies, etc that has a dragon fruit, some pears, oranges, apples, grapes, kiwi fruits, etc.

About 7-8 doctors attended to dad and 2 specialists who are church friends also came to see dad. He qualified for first class, but chose 3rd class instead so that he can talk and mingle with other patients and chat about their children, etc. My dad is a very sociable person and does not like to be alone. Just hope he will be discharged soon. He is already 80 this year.

Doing Your Best

Doing your Best

Dr S.L.Tan has the same moniker as me, except that he has a PhD and called Victor while I am Diana Tan S.L. Credit should go to him for authoring the book, “The Secret of Change” which got into the Malaysian Book of Records as the first motivation book in poem. Below is his inspiring poem:

BEING THE BEST

Choose to be the best,
in a field to better than the rest.
Believe it to be a worthwhile conquest.
Be willing to take the test,
endure the stress.

When you are hard-press,
discipline yourself at the work desk.
Do whatever it takes to achieve progress,
take it all as part of a contest.
In the journey to achieve success,
being the best is not what you profess.
The true mark is when others attest.

To be the best,
have a passion on a quest,
which you work with zest,
where every motion is a fest,
every moment a great fun, no less,
in the process to reach the crest,
is not working without rest,
or engaging others in wrest.
Remember how to de-stress,
laugh often and indulge in jest.
At work, put on some jazz,
Whistle to the beat to achieve your best.

Facebook Heartgard Your Pet

Little Leia’s winning photo appeared on the sponsor’s Facebook page, Heartgard your Pet recently. I am so proud of her. Just a 2.5-month old puppy at that point in time, and already a prize winner. My sister’s fren said, “Cut her hair, looks like teddy bear!” I was shocked. Poms are supposed to have thick furry body and they think they are bigger than they actually are. Unlike Poodles where you cut the hair regularly, Pomeranians don’t need such grooming and the longer the fur, the better they look when they are adult size.

There is nothing more soothing than the licking of your feet by your pet or sleeping by your slippers and following you everywhere. When it was born and weaned for a few months, and thereafter, it was separated from its mom and dad. Hence it is like an orphan to be taken care of by human ‘parents’. Sometimes, I get a little annoyed that Leia has become too playful and bite my calve which is rather painful while I work by the computer. So, it gets a little discipline and left alone in the room.

She craves for human company and loves to be massaged. She understands the commands like ‘Sit’, ‘Paw’, ‘In’ and ‘Go Away’. To some, she can do no wrong – that’s the love one has for his/her pooch.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...