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沙漠 Desert

When you hear the mentioning of desert, what would you think of?
Scorching heat? Dryness? Sand and dust everywhere? Not a very comfortable feeling…


I believe it must be very tough to live in the desert, but for us tourists, we were like very excited and thrilled and in a hurry to take photos, but after that in a hurry to look for a cool shelter from the scorching sun, could not even stand a few minutes… the air-conditioner in the tour coach was such a luxury.


A classic Chinese song sings “my passion and love is like the fire burning up the entire desert”… feels like a very uncomfortable passion to me, haha!


But no matter how hot, dry or uncomfortable it is, the desert still has its uniqueness, beauty and usefulness…
At least it makes tourists from the tropical rainforests like us very happy and impressed!


I cannot imagine how the Israelites could wander and survive in the desert wilderness for forty years, how God protected and provided for them! God is indeed very faithful and very true!
So if God could take care of and bless more than a million of His people then in such a hostile environment, all the more He could do the same for you and I today!


Therefore, if you are currently in a very difficult and hopeless situation or condition, remember to come to God to rest and once again look upon His reality, faithfulness and greatness!


As long as you persevere in believing, He has promised to make a way in the desert and streams in the wilderness for you!


祝福還是包袱? Blessing or burden?


Things of this world are just like human beings at times, once disguised or putting on make-up, you cannot really tell the originality immediately, hard to discern what is real or fake. However, as time goes by, it becomes easier to distinguish, so we must not be hasty to conclude as we might mistake and switch the good people from the bad, or confuse blessings from burdens…





I am writing this as inspired by my own encounter…
That is because yesterday I have just gone to settle some “blessing” that was supposedly to bring me some benefits, but this “blessing” later became a pressure and burden for me instead. It caused me to relate to the many situations and dilemma we have to face in life ever so often…






Actually what I went to settle was not any severe matter, it was just something so ordinary as a bank account and credit cards facilities…
Due to the good sales technique of the promoter or recommendation by some friends, we quite often opened some accounts with a lot of “benefits”, or started using some credit cards with a lot of “good services”. In actual fact, I had no need of such, but I was attracted by the so-called “blessings” and due to our human nature of “wanting to take advantage of some benefits”, I accepted those “good services”. Consequently, as in very normal, I received reminding letters reminding you of this and that every month, and I am that type of person who feels uneasy and not at rest even if I owe someone just a few dollars, so the reminding letter from the bank was to me a pressure and burden.

Finally, I determined in my heart to go and close my account and facilities. However, as expected, the servicing officer would make you feel your decision was causing you to lose some “blessings” or start introducing another “greater blessing” to you! But I have already made m firm decision, no means no!
As I emerged from the bank, I felt a heavy burden lifted from my chest, I was so free and relaxed, hehehe~





May be you think I am making a mountain out of a molehill or over-exaggerating as you think this is such a simple and ordinary matter, but I treated as if it was so serious; but the truth is, our daily living is full so many unresolved tiny little things that become heavier and heavier as they accumulate, and unconsciously they become our daily worries and stress and eventually affecting our emotional and even physical health…





I will share with you again some other day some other examples of “blessings or benefits” that end up becoming a burden… and I would also want to share with you something in reverse, that is the seemingly “burden” that ultimately brings great blessings and benefits…
Do you have such personal experiences and examples to share as well…?




心情。。。 Mood…


心情 - 甚麼是心情?就是心裡的感覺和情緒吧?

Mood – what is it exactly? It is that emotion or feeling in your heart I guess?
What can affect our mood to be good or bad?
From biological to psychological, from environment to encounter, from human to things… it seems there are many things that can influence a person’s mood…




A beautiful scenery, comfortable environment, and a place that you like… can all give a person good mood…




Good and proper rest, tasty and delicious food and drinks, gifts that we delight in, good news and stories…




A caring greeting and concern, a friendly smile, an unexpected blessing, the company of a good friend…




Actually many things can give us good mood but the trouble is, we tend to like to focus on things that spoil our mood; what is even more puzzling, sometimes upon waking up and even before anything happens, we are already in a bad mood!




Many years back, I was often very disturbed by my upon-waking-up-bad-mood each morning, especially during my university years. I often prayed to God to help me and set me free from this lousy mood problem too…




Then, I do not even remember or realize since when, this problem has disappeared and is gone a long time!
I believe the biggest reason is to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit…
Our God is a joyful God, so if His Spirit is always filling our hearts, then how can our hearts remain in a bad mood all the time? Does not this make sense to you? Haha~





Therefore, whenever I start to feel a bad mood rising, I will quickly open my mouth to pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to fill me, and very soon the sunlight will shine through the dark clouds, and my mood will improve again…
I encourage you to try this too… God bless you~




那时我真的很落魄。。。 At that time, I was really down and out…


How down and out was I then?
You would not believe if I tell you…
I was so down and out till I was found unconscious in some abandoned and rundown house…
Why so? What actually happened?




Was I drunk? Unconscious? Beaten up and abandoned here? In deep sleep?
Those who saw me had these few thoughts in their minds…
And it was people who know me well that saw me in such a downtrodden situation, as they were looking at this rather familiar face, why does this man look kind of like GT Lim?



But they were still not very certain it was me, because they had never seen me looking like this, and why would I be?
But as they looked from the left and the right, they were feeling more certain it was me…



Then they were a hundred per cent sure it was me!
So what did they do? They did not attempt to rescue or help me, instead they though I looked quite good like that, there was a lot of “feel”, so they started clicking at their cameras!!
You might be thinking why are there such people?!


以上几张是其中一位摄影师,Alan Kiew所拍的,他是例外人丘历的大哥,怎样?他拍的还不错吧?


In fact my such down and out condition was set up by them!
They were my three photographers and two assistants…
These few photos above were taken by one of the photographers, Alan Kiew, who is The Remnant Danny’s big brother. So how? What do you think of his skill?
And what do you think of my down and out look? Haha…

Seriously speaking, we went to that abandoned place and acted  just for taking some artistic photos, when in actual fact there are really people living in such or even worse down and out condition…
May God give us a heart of compassion and power to help and save people who are really down and out, Amen!



非同凡响的两天。。。 Unusual two days…

These two days were very special, really proved that we are indeed children of the God of Genesis…

The Young-adults Creative No-instrument Choir Competition… At the moment I do not have any photos from the performances that night, so just show you one of the team’s stage image, “The Beggars”…

After all the hard work and much preparation of the young adults, in the end they all lost to the youths who sent a team to challenge the young adults! Sigh… oh well, the older ones must always give way to the younger ones anyway…

Apart from the 15th, of course we also witnessed on the 16th, the album launch of The Remnant whom God raised and trained up Himself…

They have many fans… both from the church and outside…

After performing, the fans squeezed to get their autographs and take photos with them…

The 15th and 16th also created two black stars of Blessed Church, not only did they learn to sing Chinese song to win marks for their group during the competition on the 15th, they even went up the stage in support of The Remnant on the 16th to dance with The Remnant a native dance…

I believe John and Memory’s student life in Malaysia will be full of wonderful memories…

What was most unexpected was the “big brother” of organizing major concerts in Malaysia, chief executive director of CMG, flew in specially from KL to support Remnant’s album launch and to be a judge for our choir competition… thanks, brother Chee Meng!

Just got this photo, so I quickly added this in for you to see… see how serious our young people are, can you not love this church?

葡萄牙。。。一年了吗? Portugal… has it been one year?

Without realising, it has already been one year since we visited Portugal… I can still remember the first day there…

After washing ourselves at some sisters’ house there, we went for a walk by the sea near their house…

I was feeling rather relaxed that day, though I had a mission on me, I was feeling like on a vacation too because we were so far away from Malaysia…

Of course having The Remnant with me did add on to the fun too, though could also add on to the frustration…

And we had two caring “aunties” on the team as well…

I remember we must go to the shopping centre that first night to especially buy some boxers for Daniel because his luggage did not arrive!

We got to know quite a number of friends in Portugal and they were very warm and hospitable… taking us out for a stroll…

Treating us to meals…

Of course there are still many whom I cannot upload all your photos, sorry about that…

And it has been one year, many things must have happened, friends in Portugal, how are you getting on?

And it has been one year, friends in Portugal, we miss you very much, but do you still remember us?

And it has been one year, The Remnant, you must be grateful…

你们没看过的形象。。。 The image you have not seen before…





I am quite certain many of you have not seen this image of mine, even I myself have quite forgotten that I had taken these photos before…

Recently I have been tidying and clearing my shelves, photo albums etc and discovered many interesting and memorable photos, I will share with you all on and off…

As for this image, it must be about seven or eight years ago, in the end the photos were not used for my album too; and suddenly so many years have gone by, any major changes? Haha!

Nothing serious really, just sharing with you for fun, please do not start any great debate with regard my image again, hahaha…

我的声带坏了。。。感谢主?! My vocal cord is damaged… thank God?!






A very good friend of mine, after listening to my albums recorded after 1998, said more than once, and again after listening to my latest album : “You should thank God that your vocal cord is spoilt!”
How should I respond to a comment like that?
In actual fact, she was not rubbing salt into wound, neither was she being sarcastic… she was telling the truth!

My vocal cord was “damaged” after 1998, due to much preaching as a pastor, leading very loud prayer meetings, casting out demons etc, my throat was stretched to the limit…
After that, whenever my “old” friends hear me speaking (including today), they will surely ask whatever happened to my throat or voice…
I can still recall I was recording the song “Nail-scarred Hands” from my 7th album “Is It Today?” then, I could not even sing the first line! I felt totally defeated and sat on the floor and literally cried! The recording engineer and others were shocked…

At that moment on the floor, I thought I could never record any album again, I had some conversation with God then…
I said my voice, talent, giftings are all from Him, if He should decide that I not release any more album, I will obey…
After that I could sing again, and I have just released my 16th album “Who Is This Really?” last week! God is really amazing! However my voice has become different from the earlier days…

Today my voice is coarse, my voice before was as what a Taiwanese fan once said : “Your voice used to be very clean, now it sounds very experienced (whatever that means)…”
I can’t sing falsetto nowadays, so I’m very envious of Remnant’s Danny who said singing falsetto is peanuts to him…
Despite all that, the comment of that very good friend : “You should thank God that your vocal cord is spoilt!”, was really sincerely from her heart. She really thinks that my “damaged coarse” voice is very nice, haha!

So what can I say but all things work for good and give thanks in all circumstances!

这到底是怎样的一张专辑。。。? What kind of an album is this one really…?




I personally am really looking forward to it and hopefully you are too…

A simple description of this album:

This is an album that combines music directors of top artistes, arranger of famous directors’ movie scores, best arranger award winners, guitarist of queens and presidents etc…
Music of different genres and different styles of singing, hopefully not only entertaining to you, but will bring you into a deeper knowledge of and relationship with God, Amen!

那除不去的疤痕。。。 Scars that cannot be removed…


I published this photo the other time, and GN asked whether this was going to be my album cover photo, then she kindly reminded that the scar on my knee was not “removed” by photoshop…
The answer is, nope, this is not going to be my cover photo, but inded this photo wa taken at the same time when I was taking for photos for my latest album…
As for the scar(s), of course I do notice them… but do you know how I got the scars? They are a very good reminder for me…

Look, both knees have got them… haha…