Sunday, May 25, 2008

ninety nine (:

ahhh, im supposed to blog two and three days ago but im really lazy. so i guess i'll talk about thats happened from thursday until today. so exams ended on thursday, 22nd May 2008. everyone was really glad about it. at 12.20pm that day, we all knew that the exams jst ended and the holidays has also jst started. and its time for relaxing and have fun. i plan to not sleep that night. but i got this huge headache in the evening so i had to sleep. then the next day im supposed to go to school for the photography thingy but i couldnt make it. then around noon, i went to parkson with some friends to catch a movie. before we went to buy our tickets, we went to the arcade to play some game. and of course, my all time favorite is Daytona. lols we played like at least 5 rounds and it was really fun. reminded me of when i was young, i used to play that with my cousin. lols then we went to McDonald's for lunch. and when we got to the cinema, we looked around to see what movie was on and it took us about 15 minutes to decide on what to watch. in the end, we watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. the movie is around 2 hrs 10 mins. to me, this movie is quite less the same with National Treasure 2. alot of actions in it also. after the movie we walked about awhile then we spent about half an hour in speedy looking at all the discs. lols in the evening, my family and i went to Imperial for dinner. went to the 5th floor for the buffet. i could feel my tummy grow an inch after eating. i was so full.
then the next day, which was yesterday, nothing much happened. jst stayed at home the whole morning. went to tuition in the afternoon and went out for dinner again. this time, we jst ate at some kopitiam. so not as full as the night before. when we got home, my mum told me that my sister's gonna sleep with them tonight. i was soooo happy to hear that. cause like my sister has been sleeping in the other room since monday and i had to accompany her. and those days, i havent really been having a good night's sleep. then last night, i finally got to sleep in my bed once again. and guess what, i had such a good sleep that i didnt hear my phone ring at all. when i got up this morning, i checked my phone and guess what? ive got 5 missed calls, 4 messages and i didnt hear my alarm ring. which is a very amazing thing. cause my alarm tone is quite loud and i wake up instantly everytime it rings. i guess i jst miss my comfy bed too much.
then today, went to church as usual. it was Bishop today. mass ended at 8.45am which was awfully late as the Iban mass starts at 9am. then we went for breakfast, bought some meat + vege, brought my sister to see doctor cause shes sick and went to the place where Mandy works. i forgot the name of the place though. my dad went to buy some stuffs and eventually my mum and sister got down too. i went over to Mandy and talked to her. by the time we reach home, it was already 11am. rested a while then had lunch. at around 1pm, mummy and i went to Hot Cross Bun to buy some bread and she sent me to tuition. and now, im sitting here in my room. gonna take a short nap later. cell group is at my home today. im not going down to join them though. well, no school tomorrow. wooohoooo !

Siew Ung


see the tomato sauce? :O

a weird rainbow-like light shining in the sky

oh ya. wanna blog about another thing also. as you all know, there was a huge earthquake that attacked China on 12th May 2008. it was really a very very sad thing. gosh, here is part of an article that i read in the internet.

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake (Chinese: 四川大地震), or Great Sichuan Earthquake which measured at 8.0 and 8.3 according to the China Seismological Bureau, and 7.9 according to USGS, occurred at 14:28:01.42 CST (06:28:01.42 UST) on 12 May 2008 in Sichuan province of China. It was also known as the Wenchuan earthquake (Chinese: 汶川大地震), after the earthquake's epicenter in Wenchuan County in Sichuan province. The epicenter was 80 kilometres (50 mi) west-northwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, with a depth of 19 kilometres (12 mi). The earthquake was felt as far away as Beijing (1,500 km away) and Shanghai (1,700 km away), where office buildings swayed with the tremor. The earthquake was also felt in nearby countries. Official figures (as of May 25, 12:00 CST) state that 62,664 are confirmed dead, including 60,057 in Sichuan province, and 358,816 injured, with 23,775 listed as missing. The earthquake left about 4.8 million people homeless.

Extent of tremors

Places ordered by distance from epicenter (or time of propagation) :

  • Flag of the People's Republic of China China (mainland): All regions except Xinjiang, Jilin and Heilingjiang were affected by the quake.
  • Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong: Tremors were felt approximately three minutes after the quake, continuing for about half a minute. This was also the farthest distance from the epicentre felt in Hong Kong's record.
  • Flag of Macau Macau: Tremors were felt approximately three minutes after the quake.
  • Flag of Vietnam Vietnam: Tremors were felt approximately five minutes after the earthquake in Northern parts of Vietnam.
  • Flag of Thailand Thailand: In parts of Thailand tremors were felt six minutes after the quake. Office buildings in Bangkok swayed for the next several minutes.
  • Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan: It took about eight minutes for the quake to reach Taiwan, then the tremors continued for one to two minutes; no damage or injuries were reported.
  • Flag of Mongolia Mongolia: Tremors were felt approximately eight minutes after the earthquake in parts of Mongolia.
  • Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh: Tremors were felt eight and a half minutes after the quake in all parts of Bangladesh.
  • Flag of Nepal Nepal: Tremors were felt approximately eight and a half minutes after the quake.
  • Flag of India India: Tremors were felt approximately nine minutes after the earthquake in parts of India.
  • Flag of Pakistan Pakistan: In parts of Northern Pakistan tremors were felt ten minutes after the quake.
  • Flag of Russia Russia: Tremors were felt in Tuva, no casualties reported

im really grateful that the tremors werent felt in Malaysia at all. when i heard about it, i was devastated. i mean, why are such things happening. first, it was the Tsunami back in 2004. and now, its an earthquake. then about a week ago there was this Cyclone in Myanmar. and theres the typhoon tail here in Miri. like omg, what the heck is happening. why is the world changing? sometimes i wonder if the end of the world is coming. we'll never know when God wants to take us back with Him, right? no one knows when the day will come but we do need to be prepared. and like, ive been sinning alot lately. adehh, need to go for confessions. you know, after all thats happened, people should realize that our time on earth isnt long anymore. we should all repent.
well, majority people in China are Buddhist. or some believe in Taoism and Confucius. there are also Muslims there. but like, there arent much Christians there. not only in China, people around the world are also the same. they are starting to doubt the Lord's existence. which is not a smart thing to do. i mean, i know that whenever we pray or ask for something, we dont get it immediately. but that doenst mean God doenst wanna help us. like what my aunt once said, God has three answers. its yes, no and wait. and it isnt necessarily no all the time. it might be yes and wait. in my opinion, His answer is usually wait. He doesnt give us what we need instantly but He will, jst as He promised. ive received indirect help from Him few times already. one of the times is when we had to do this kerja kursus last year. and i was totally clueless about it. i almost wanted to give up and not do it at all. but one night, while chatting with one of my friend from another school, she told me that shes done with hers and offered to help me by sending me her work. that moment, i jst thought "omg. shes actly gonna send me her work. like omg. thank God. and thanks to her, i can pass up my work". then i thought again, "i think this is one of the ways to show that God is helping me. He is actly helping me through my friend. like having her send me her work since He knows that i cant handle it on my own". and im really grateful to God for that.
though, its a very sad thing that my Christian faith isnt as strong. i dont read the Bible daily nor do i pray the Rosary. aihh, i think i should start to do both. and in the past few months, i havent been praying every night. its like at the end of the day, i jst jump into bed, close my eyes and sleep. without even remembering to pray. you know what? i think its the work of the Devil. and because of me being a superly weak Christian, my life has fallen apart. everything seems to go wrong all the time. like out of 10 times, only once or twice have things gone as i have expected. *sigh*
the devil's temptations. its too strong for us all. talking about this, World Youth Day is coming real soon. how i wish i have the chance to go join it. its like Christians from all around the world gather at one place and they have like this thingy - which im not sure about at all - but i think it should be really fun. this year, its held in Sydney, Australia. and guess what, one of my friend have been selected to go there under sponsorship of course. how awesome is that? omg, jealousness pls.
anyways, back to the topic, about the earthquake, my family and i have been donating abit for the victims of the earthquake. only if i'd won the lottery, i would donate like at least RM50,000. i found some videos in Youtube concerning the earthquake. its like really really really sad you know? i cried while watching some videos. and heres some to share with you all.

these videos made my cry alot. hope everyone that reads this post will be touched by the video and at least make an effort to donate to these people. and to everyone whos reading this now, could you please please make some donations? if you happen to see anywhere with the donation box or whatsoever, please donate. even if its one buck. its already enough. and lets jst take this as me asking a favour from all of you. right now, all we can do is jst pray. let us all pray for them. and i hope that sooner or later, those people will realize that God do exist and will finally go back to Him.
btw, im jst done with dinner. so much food to eat. so full =\ ahh, speaking of food, dont forget to pray for those in Africa too. kids are dying from hunger. HAHA. i know, lo so right? but what to do? our world is in danger thanks to us who created part of the problem. uhhhs, i gotta go bath now. blog again another day. ciao people

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