The Trials, Victories & Adventures of Los PaulOS

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. ~ 1 John 4:18

Monday, June 27, 2005

HeartCore Resonance: A Prayer

My Heavenly Father,
As I enter this workplace,
I bring Your presence with me.
I speak Your peace, Your grace, Your Mercy
and Your perfect order into this...............
(classroom, college, university, school, bedroom office)
I acknowledge Your power over all that will be spoken,
Thought, decided and done within these walls.
Lord, I thank You for the gifts You have blessed me with.
I commit using them responsibly in Your honour.
Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my job.
Annoint my projects, assignents, ideas and energy;
So that even my smallest accomplishments may bring You glory
Lord, when I am confused,
Guide Me.
When I am weary,
Energize Me.
When I am burned out,
Infuse me with the light of the Holy Spirit.
May the work that I do ,
And the way I do it,
And A smile
To all that I come in contact with today
And oh Lord,
When I leave this place,
Give me travelling mercy.
Bless my family
And home to be in order
As i have left it.
Lord, I thank you
For everything
You're doing
And Everything
You're Going to do.
In the name of Jesus I pray with much love and thanksgiving, Amen
*A prayer to start the day with in commitment to the bringing in His presence to the workplace*


Friday, June 24, 2005

Cambodia Revisited!!

It's 305am. I'm here in Edge Kew, the Church Multimedia office/department.
What am I doing here at an unearthly hour? Well, I'm here accompanying my housemate. He just came back from his Cambodia Mission trip and he's performing a video edit of the video shots that he took over there..

oopss.. it's time to go back.. will blog more later :)

6th July .. again here at 315am with my housemate and Nicole and Wei Ching.. they're still editing the video ha ha ha..

Anyways, trying to remember what happened last year.. it was indeed a great trip that opened my eyes to the trials and tribulations of the Khmer ppl. A mission trip changes your perspective on the things that you take for granted and reminds you to be thankful for all that you have.

Among the things I remember are
1. The pastors only get about USD 50 a month to take care of their flock and their own family
2. Some Khmer villagers live in a house/hut much smaller than my room, with nothing much more than a mosquito net shared by 5 family members and they can still smile
3. They still go to church even though it is 5 miles away on dirt road in hot humid Cambodia.

In all of that they still smile and cared for us. I felt very humbled when I was there. Indeed, when we see the hungry and the lost, it gives us a Kindgom perspective, to see that the things of this earth are temporary and fleeting, but the Joy and the presence of the Lord is of utmost importance.

You want a trip to see the Kingdom of Heaven, go on a mission trip, take the comforts out of your life, without a handphone, TV or newspaper and focus on Him and His people, you will be blessed mightily with a glimpse of His presence in the hearts of the ppl you reach out to...

I miss Cambodia, and the people there.. they brought me back to earth when I was somewhat disillusioned then.. Praise be to God.


Thursday, June 23, 2005

Malaysian Blogger?

This was in response to Coolcat's post on her blog. So here goes mine..

I dunno what, Kenny Sia means by the last sentence.. hmm? ;)

Here goes .. have fun..

Congratulations Guy S, you are...

Jeff Ooi of

You are humble, mild-mannered yet wise. Your knowledge is vast as an ocean, but when confronted with an issue you are passionate about you are tough as a mountain. You have an aura of style, quality, excellence surrounding you that cannot be denied. In a way, you are a rebel, but that's because you are always willing to help out your peers by challenging authority without asking much in return. People respect you. You are a natural born leader, people stop to listen when you speak, and follow you wherever you go. You also have a little bird.

Which Malaysian Blogger Are You?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

A Miracle In My Fridge... NOT!!

*I promise this will be a short blog*

Over the 3 - 5th June weekend, I went off to Lumut, Perak with a couple of my beautiful cell members and 1 Dew Crew member, we drove there early in the morning and had a great time at Damai Laut Resort. (As to what transpired there I'll reserve it for another blog)

So when I came home, I as usual opened my fridge door to get a drink of ice cool water!! It was so refreshing!!

As I continued to inspect the contents of the fridge my eyes strayed to the bottle of Vodka I left to chill in the fridge, because I like my "Screwdrivers" (Vodka and Orange Juice) icy-chilled.
I've had this bottle of vodka since last year June, which I bought (duty-free) on the way back from Cambodia. *erhem*

I had only opened it during my first Roti Jala party... Anyways, back to my eyes that strayed... and the Lo and Behold, what then "almost empty" is now "almost overflowing"... My first thought was "IT'S A MIRACLE".. ..

Then reality struck...
"Uh huh.. yeah Right!"..

So to lay my suspicions to rest, I twisted the bottle cap open, and took a whiff of the contents, it smelled like Vodka.. And my hopes went up again... "Maybe it's a miracle!!"
Well there's only one test to verify it.. "DRINK IT!"

I took a swig of it and to my dismay.. it was bland.. The Vodka had been VOD-TERED (watered) down. Immediately my mind scanned as to who the culprit was.

And, there was no doubt in my mind it was my Sarawakian housemate. I left a "non-accusing" note on a post it and stuck it to the fridge door. Just stating that it was actually vodka still in the bottle.

And she did 'fess up the next morning.

What did I learn?

I learnt .. not to be angry that someone poured water into my vodka, but firstly respond in faith, even though that's not the reality of it.. Look on the bright side of things, like "Praise The Lord, a miracle" but if it doesn't happen, so what ? I still chose to be cheerful and positive about it.

Give thanks in adversity, Give thanks even if people are thankless.
My housemate in the kindness and goodness of her heart meant well, to fill up water for us the rest of the housemates.

God Bless her.... .by the way she's since started joining us at cell group. Hallelujah!


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Gig Is On!!

Uh huh.. The Gig Is On Baby!!

Yeah.. 18th June, the long awaited Gig.. i mean Wedding for Sekhar and Siew Ann is gonna happen.

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We're excited to play at this wedding man. But suddenly, I'm also scared. There are a couple of songs that we've not got down to pad. So we're actually gonna wing it.

I had the final list of songs with me, but it's at home.. I'll post it up later.
We're tentatively playing 4 sets with 2 songs by the groom's brother and cousin.
The groom will be playing keyboards for those 2 songs.
"You're the Inspiration" & "When You Tell Me That You Love Me"

The studio-jam pictures are being sent to me just as I blog by our faithful "groupie" Adie, beautiful, demure and faithful wife to Chris McKhoo.

A list of the gigs Chris and I have played at are:

Chris & Adie's wedding - September 2000, Holiday Villa Subang
Kieran & Audrey's wedding - 2001, JW Marriot
Colin & Amy - 2002 - East In Hotel
Mike & Anita - 2003 - KL Mutiara
Kerry & Mike - February 2004 - Good Shepherd Hall, Setapak Church
Christian Music Festival - September 2004 - Loyola Hall, SFX Church

Coming Soon :
Sekhar & Siew Ann - June 2005, Putrajaya Lake Club
Terrence & ?? - August 2005

I hope I can find pictures from all those gigs.

*More to add to this blog when the pictures and final gig list comes in*

Band Line Up :

Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar : Chris "Strings" McKhoo
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Lead Guitars & Silent Vocals : Matthew "Vai" Fang

Drums & Backing Vocals : Steve "RimShot" Lai
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Bass & Backing Vocals : Paulie "PhatFingers" Sebastian
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Special Appearance :
Saxaphone : Derrick "BrokenWrist" Choong
Vocals : Shanker Subramaniam & Cousin (forgot her name)
Keyboards : Sekhar "One Practice" Subramaniam

Oh yah.. forgot to mention.. it's gonna be an outdoor event, so we're stripping down to our trunks and goggles.. hi hi hi.. just kidding. We're going with the Hawaaian Theme, as Chris said.. the "Hoola Boys"...

The Gig List

Set 1
Islands In The Stream - Bee Gees
Ready For Love - Bad Company
Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennile
Times Like These - The Foo Fighters

Set 2
Every Breath You Take - The Police (Sting)
Message In A Bottle - The Police (Sting)
You're The Inspiration - Chicago
When You Tell Me That You Love Me - Donna Summer

Set 3
Bright Lights - MatchBox 20
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Stuck On You - Lionel Ritchie
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

Set 4
Love Will Keep Us Alive - The Eagles (Don Henley)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Rock n Roll Medley (Speedy Gonzales, Runaway, Oh Carol)
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers

Stand By
With Or Without You - U2
Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

What do you all think?