Stayed at Mid Valley Cititel Hotel

I just came back from KL 2 days ago and we stayed at Mid Valley Cititel Hotel for 1 night. We were on our way back to Penang when there was a call for an interview on Monday at the last minute. Hence, we had to stay back for a total of 4 days and 3 nights in KL. I also redeemed my Manis H&M voucher for $30 at 20% discount with a minimum spend of $150. After coming back in the evening, the following day, went to Alor Setar to meet up with someone which we may not accept due to the stringent rules of completion.

I also signed up for UOB credit card and got a sign up gift of Hello Kitty selfie stick, power bank, USB light, key ring and wire. The box of 5 pieces cost $70 online or rather $69 that I got for free just for signing up at Mid Valley. Always sign up with young people, they will give you the sign up gift; never with old people who might even keep the gifts for themselves and tell you there is no sign up gift! Utter balloney.

I am now in the midst of updating the work and profile and it requires some time to complete. My boss had gone out on site project and won’t be back until later. Also just received a parcel of Pastor Joseph Prince’ message CDs of 4 in a set that is long overdue by the postman.

Let it Go

After crossing the Red Sea, the children of Israel came to a place called Marah. The waters there were bitter. That is why the place was called Marah, which means “bitter”. The Israelites could not drink any of the water, so the Lord made the bitter waters sweet. (Exodus 15:23–25) Then, He brought up the subject of the diseases of Egypt and, for the first time, revealed Himself to His people as “the Lord who heals you”.

Why did the Lord suddenly mention the diseases of the world (Egypt represents the world in the Bible) at a place called “bitter”? What do diseases have to do with bitter waters? I believe that it is because He wants His people to know that a major cause of diseases in their bodies is harboring bitterness and resentment!

Some years ago, a lady shared with me about her sister who had died of cancer at a young age. She said, “Pastor Prince, a number of years before she passed on, she went through a very bitter divorce. She was very bitter toward her ex-husband.” Then, she asked me, “Is there a relationship between her bitterness and the cancer?”

I have studied the subject of healing for many years. I have read many books. I have listened to many sermons and I have sat under many healing ministries. And they all say the same thing: If you have unforgiveness in your heart long enough, that unforgiveness can sometimes translate into a disease in your body.

So if you have been bitter about something or someone, it is time to let it go! Your health, joy and life are more important. If you are already sick and you know that bitterness has something to do with it, let it go! See Jesus as your healer. He is standing at your place of bitterness today and He is saying to you, “My child, I can make your bitter waters sweet. I am the Lord who heals you.”

My friend, let it all go and let Jesus heal not just your diseases, but your broken heart too! – Pastor Joseph Prince

Triple the Points, Triple the Joy

I am not paid for this blog post on Manis, but I admit that I am a very satisfied user of Manis app which allows one to snap receipts and redeem physical or online vouchers. For instance, just the other day, I got extra 1,000 points from Manis and promptly redeemed my Marks & Spencer $10 voucher and bought myself something yesterday at Gurney Plaza.

Below is the email that I received today:

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Message by Pastor Joseph Prince

God doesn’t want you grabbing the newspaper first thing in the morning and reading all the bad news in the world. He knows that if you do that, your heart will be full of cares, anxieties and even fears.

This happened to a mother who read in the newspaper that children from China studying in our local schools were becoming top students. She wrote to the press, voicing her concerns about the stiff competition her child would face from these students, even for the top jobs in Singapore in the future.

When you are reading the newspapers, magazines, medical journals, economic reports, watching movies or surfing the Internet all the time, then you are getting your “nourishment” from these sources instead of God’s Word. Now, I am not against these things. But if you constantly feed only on earthly things which cannot satisfy, you will fill your heart and mind with cares and worries.

Jesus doesn’t want you to end up worrying about your life—what you will eat, drink or wear—as these are the things that the Gentiles (people of the world) seek. He says that your heavenly Father knows very well that you need these things. (Matthew 6:31–32)

That is why He promises you that if you would seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things that the world seeks after will be added to you. It will not just be given but added, which means greater in quantity and quality!

If you are faced with lack, don’t pursue material goods. Pursue God your provider. If you are sick, don’t pursue the “cure”. Pursue God your healer.

My friend, don’t grab the newspaper or call your friend first thing in the morning to talk about the latest bad news. Instead, grab your Bible and read all the good news God has for you for the day. And as you seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all the things that the world is running after will be added to you!

Belated Mother’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s day and we had a treat at Richard Rivalee, a nonya establishment that’s owned by MBI with an old collonial style bungalow ambience. So many bouquets of flowers on stands were placed by business friends as congratulatory note on its opening about 4 days ago. Richard Rivalee is a designer and chef. He has placed photos taken with the world famous shoe maker, Jimmy Choo plus a few other Taiwanese actresses. The decorations were superb and of high quality.

Mr Rivalee also makes nonya kebayas and beaded shoes. Apart from cooking, he is also a talented designer. There were also buses of China tourists who came here for 3 days to redeem their MBI points via MFace. Rukun tetanga volunteers in uniform were also present to direct traffic as the place was congested with big busses. Most of them were well dressed, wearing high heels despite having to walk long distances and it was jammed packed. Tomei was doing roaring business as many diamond pieces were snapped up in no time.

Be Kind to the Poor

Dad taught me to be kind and generous to the poor. Who knows, some of them could be angels in disguise. Coming from a single parent background, he understands what it is like to be poor while growing up. His dad or grandpa died at the young age of only 39! Hence, we should be generous and not look down on the poor, the disabled, etc. Just imagine ourselves in their shoes and it is not a nice experience. No one wants to be poor, homeless nor disabled by choice.

The other day, I went to post letters and saw a few homeless people sleeping on the walkway at KOMTAR while another group was probably waiting for their free meals by Lighthouse or Kechara Kitchen soup. We should not let wealth get into our heads but remain humble and forgiving. This is because pride comes before a downfall. Many deaths could have been avoided due to pride and ego. Fighting to see who wins is not a solution. We should learn to let God take over and forget the unhappy incidents.

The poor, homeless, disabled and the marginalised should not be ignored. We should channel our resources whether labour or wealth to help these people. We ought to give a comfortable amount and not give till it hurts our pockets. These are desperate times and it calls for action on our part. Many are jobless with some graduates unable to pass the interviews in both Singapore and Malaysia and jobs opportunies are getting scarce. Hence, we should not job hop for greener pastures but instead remain loyal to our company and be grateful for a job with constant income.

Visited Grandpa’s Grave

Yesterday, my youngest sister drove dad, aunt and myself to grandpa’s graveyard to pay respects and then to grandma’s urn in a temple next to her sister-in-law and also uncle’s urn nearby. May perpetual light shine upon their departed souls and that they be in a happier place. Grandma was my roomate for many years before I left for Singapore to study and work. She taught me diligence, hard work and saving up for rainy days. She was also a very strict disciplinarian.

Anyway, grandpa departed at an early age of only 39 due to sickness. My dad was around 8 or so at that time. Being a single parent for grandma, they endured hardship, what more with her constant gambling to make money. In the end she lost more than she gained as the 3 other gamblers colluded with each other cheat her of her cash. Finally, to put food on the table, she sold laksa in the streets and dad had to wash the dishes besides serving them.

Such was the hardship of growing up for my dad and he values working hard, teaching us how to fish to feed for a lifetime. Well, he had earned some but lost some in the share markets and tontine too. Now, his focus is on serving God and volunteers in an old folks’ home.

I was at Quayside for 1 day to read and relax. It was good and enjoyable to be away from the small condo, packed with files and papers all over the tables and counter. It is like an office with a bed where you can take power naps in between work.

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