Oh! the morning KL drive

KL Traffic

Good Morning! errr it is not really a good morning for KL. People are somewhat “soul-less”. It is a CRAZY drive every morning in KL city.

Jam. Dealing with impatient and reckless drivers. Ignorant pedestrian. Lawbreaker motorcyclist… and the list goes on and on…

How to stay sane in the midst of chaos?

  1. Prepare yourself. Knowing that it’s going to be another crazy drive, prepare our mind to brave the chaos in KL city.
  2. Listen to your favorite music that rejuvenate you while you are focusing on the road.
  3. Good time to learn something. Tune in to podcast, TED talk or etc… (Use your ear to learn… not eyes… your eyes need to focus on the road, not on the screen)
  4. Finally…. chillax la, other people being an idiot does not mean you have to retaliate. Being angry and annoyed by other driver does not help. It will make your whole day unproductive. (this is a reminder to myself too. I am bad at being patient with traffic. Traffic drives me crazy)

Oh! the crazy morning… since we can’t change what is out of our control, we can change how we respond to it. Turn the crazy morning drive to a learning time.

What you decide to do today, determine your tomorrow. Have a fruitful time on the road. =)

patient is a virtue

Patient is a Virtue

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“I am losing my patient.” That’s the phrase I find myself mumble every now and then.

In this generation, we the “instant” generation. We want it fast and we want it now. I myself, is losing a little bit of patient everyday. I started to evaluate myself, what has changed. Why am I losing my patient? I don’t know, but I know I can’t stay on this way.

What impatient does to me:

  1. Easily angered.
  2. miss out a lot of little detail in life – the simple joy.
  3. everything become unenjoyable.

I have to change the impatient way. Being patient is tough, but it is necessary.

Proverbs 14:29
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

First Love

I have not sign up for any church retreat for a long time.

But, for some reason… when I heard about the MORE camp 2014, I felt a nudge in my heart – to sign up for the camp. I am glad I did.

I never understand what FIRST love mean. Finally, I now know what first love mean. It doesn’t mean my first love towards God… but FIRST love means, The LORD; He FIRST love us. The FIRST love means God loves us FIRST. That is first love. It is not our love toward God, but His love towards us.

Abide in God, enjoying His love – should be our (Christian) lifestyle.

Often we try to act love, but out of our act of love produce nothing. Action does not mean love, but love produces action.

1 John 4: 19 – We love because He FIRST love us. 

It is never about what we do, how much we serve but is about how much God loves us.

God loves is unconditional; Because of His love, we received:

  1. Healing
  2. Freedom
  3. Prosperity
  4. Success
  5. Deliverance, etc…

Because He loves us, He display His power. 

A paradigm shift.

Man rely a lot of human wisdom. We asked for wisdom.

BUT

It is better to have FAITH in Jesus Christ.

When I heard about this, I was blown away. In the past (before I was married), people always tell me that the love of God is like our earthly father. I couldn’t relate to that because I have never tasted the love of a father, but when I marry Greg, I tasted the unconditional of a husband. I felt the Lord is saying to me that his love is just like how Greg has love me – unconditional.

I allow Jesus in my life, I accept His love. His love filled me and with the realization that Jesus loves me, my hurt seems small and I am able to move on.

The fact that I do not need to earn Jesus’ love… just simply amazing. God created us in His image just because He loves us.

How Starbucks saved my life

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I was looking for some easy to read but good kind of book, and I stumble upon “How Starbucks saved my life” by Michael Gill Gates.
(This is a page turner)

Few key things that stand up to me:
1. Mike gave his whole life serving J.W.T, but in the end the company just fired him, when he was old and deem as u useful. The lesson I learned is that:
A. Do not chase after riches, but instead seek to have a balanced life.
B. It is not worth it to replace your family with work, family deserved my time too.
C. Invest in the life of others instead.
D. Do what you love.

2. Some quotes that I like:
“Imagine we are all the same. Imagine we agree about politics, religion, and morality. Imagine we like the same types of music, art food and coffee. Imagine we all look alike. Sound boring? Differences need not divide us. Embrace diversity. Dignity is everyone’s human right.” A quote from bill Brummell, documentary filmmaker.

“Everyday is a leap of faith” a quote from Lizz Wright, musician.

“They told you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What they failed to Teh you is that what you look like isn’t important. What is important is who you are inside and the choices you are making in your life.” A quote from Tianna Tozer, 1992 silver and 1996 bronze Paralympic medalist, women wheelchair basketball.

3. The afterword of the book – how to save your own life.
A. Leap with faith
B. Look with respect
C. Listen to your heart and find true happiness.

It is unbelievable that how Mike finds fulfilment in serving others.
Indeed it is a book worth reading.

Life will be better if you think about how you can serve rather then just being served.

Letterpress Machines – Anybody have any informations on the machines?

 

 

 

 

All the machines have been polished, but I am having some difficulty getting informations for these guys. I think they are sooooo old that the informations weren’t available on the internet.
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 Glockner – I heard they were used to print super thin paper, e.g: onion papers.

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 This were used for newspaper printing I think. Don’t have a name for it. We just called it “MISS U” machine because before it was refurbish, there was an imprint of the word “MISS U”

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We are open!

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After many moons or labor we are finally open for public.
We? Who we? The Royal Press, of course!

The Royal Press was birth in 1938, and because of one man vision The Royal Press now has re-open its door to the public. To share with the community how printing is like 75 years ago. I decided to take the journey with him, and I have not regretted it. Preserving the heritage it is really not as easy as I thought, but it was worth it. People should embrace heritage.

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ROYAL PRESS

1. WELCOME TO THE ROYAL PRESS, MALACCA

We are delighted to announce that The Royal Press, Malacca is ready to welcome you.The premises are open to the public from 10-00 am to 6-00 pm daily, from Wednesday to Monday, including weekends. We are closed on Tuesdays.

Our printing press operations will run as usual, from 9-00am to 5-00 pm on weekdays, offering a unique perspective of our printing heritage.

2. GUIDED GROUP TOURS
Students, clubs, associations and special interest groups are especially welcome to join our guided group tours. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes, commencing at the following times:
– 10.30 am
– 12.30 pm
– 02.30 pm
– 04.30 pm

General Admission Prices:
Adult – RM12
Child (12 years & below) – RM6
*Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Please let us know your proposed date and time of visit for our guides to organize an appropriate program for you.

We look forward to hearing from you on telephone: +6012 3517540 or email: tour@theroyalpress.my

Advance notice is best as it allows us to prepare a meaningful tour for you.

3. SHARING A PRECIOUS HERITAGE WITH YOU

The Royal Press has a history of more than 75 years, showcasing a heritage that spans three generations of the Ee Family. It is a legacy of foresight, sacrifice, hard work and dedication – elements that have survived turbulent times and ushered in prosperity for the family as well as their many clients. The Ee Family is privileged to welcome you to their ancestral home, which is also the birthplace of The Royal Press, Malacca.

The tour takes you on a fascinating journey down the corridors of history, against a backdrop of a family’s unique heritage. You will be acquainted with fascinating tools of the printing trade, from antique machines of a past era to amazing old contraptions that still print books and stationery despite their age.
Along the way, you will glimpse how type was set in the early days, when most tasks were manual and demanded extreme care and dexterity. Watch in amazement as hand-fed printers continue to forge their way in today’s competitive world of printing. Lose yourself among tens of thousands of Chinese characters that form the backbone of archaic printing. Be overwhelmed by the wealth of precious heritage.

The Royal Press welcomes you. We look forward to your visit, as well as your support which is greatly appreciated. Do bear with us, as we try our best to present to you our private legacy. At times, this bewilders even us, the third generation of the Ee Family. As always, we are really grateful for your patience and understanding.

4. KEEN TO BE A FRIEND OF THE ROYAL PRESS?

If you have an interest in helping to showcase a unique craft heritage such as that at The Royal Press in Malacca, then you are probably the person we are looking for. With our public launch approaching, we feel it is opportune to invite folks who may be keen to be part of this worthwhile project.

We are organizing a team of dedicated, high spirited individuals who may be perfect for the role of ambassadors for The Royal Press: as our part time guides.

You will be trained in various aspects of public speaking and be equipped with appropriate skills to be a competent and knowledgeable Royal Press tour guide.

Although you will be a volunteer as a ” Friend of The Royal Press” we believe an allowance will be appreciated. It may be RM6-00 an hour, which works out to RM48 per day based on an 8 hour shift. Something like that. Anyway, this will be discussed when we chat later, if you are keen.

Do give us a call? Thanks!

(you can also drop me a note)

Psalm20

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call! (Psalm 20:1-9 NIV)

I will still trust The Lord even in difficult situations. I shall not forget the love story between me and Him.

My God knows me

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.
If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
(Psalm 139:1-24 NIV)

life: on taking public transport – KL

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It is very unfortunate for me to get involved in an accident, but it forces me travel around Klang Valley on Public transportation. I uses mainly LRT and taxis… and of course also depending on friends and family.

LRT – pretty on time, therefore you are able to estimate your timing.
Taxis – they are quite easy to get, but sometimes they are not too honest.
Bus – I didn’t bother to take them. I have no idea the bus schedule and the places they go.

It may be a little difficult to go around without having a car, but I am also thankful that I live 10mins walk from the LRT station, and I have people that are willing to pick me up and drop me off at the LRT station. (I miss my car.. now I am more grateful for my car. Hopefully I can get my car back soon.)

My observations during my train rides:
1. some people like to peep what you are typing on your phone
2. Whether was it day (people going to work) or evening (people getting off work), most of the people riding on the train look tired.
3. People do not understand the concept of letting those people that are trying to get off the train to get out first, before the step into the train.
4. Most people will give up their seat for older people.
5. Sometimes you can’t tell whether the person is pregnant or she is just having a tummy. So you are in the dilemma to give up your seat to her or not.
6. Not many people will read on the train, mostly looking at their phones (may be they are reading, I am not sure… I didn’t peep)

During this period, I also got hold of a copy of City Map. Oh boy… It is difficult to get around even with the City Map. May be it’s just me, I can’t read the map very well. Though the train is awesome, if the public bus services could match up to Singapore standard, that will make the going around much easier. Maybe… just maybe, the number of cars on the road might get less, and it could be a way to solve the traffic congestion in the city.

On the other hand, METROBUS should not be allowed. They are reckless and creates air pollution. They blow out black smoke all the time.

Finally, to our dearest Ministry of Transport, please improve the bus system. We have refer and learn from other country how to do this better.

things i learned in 2 months

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Have been married for 2 months.
Still learning to be less selfish and put on a we mentality.

The ring that i wear reminds me of the commitment that i made on June 15.

Through my husband, I have learned that God is always loving.
In this 2 months, I have said things that are hurtful to my husband. Ignored him when I am angry… “I am sorry.” could be hard to say at times. I have to put down my pride and remember the important of keeping the unity.

From me to we… is a daily journey. The ring, wasn’t just another accessory, it was a reminder that I no longer living just as an individual, I need to think “we” not just “me” mentality.

Proverbs 5
My son, pay attention to my wisdom,

turn your ear to my words of insight,
2 that you may maintain discretion
and your lips may preserve knowledge.
3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil;
4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,
sharp as a double-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death;
her steps lead straight to the grave.
6 She gives no thought to the way of life;
her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.

7 Now then, my sons, listen to me;
do not turn aside from what I say.
8 Keep to a path far from her,
do not go near the door of her house,
9 lest you lose your honor to others
and your dignity[a] to one who is cruel,
10 lest strangers feast on your wealth
and your toil enrich the house of another.
11 At the end of your life you will groan,
when your flesh and body are spent.
12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!
How my heart spurned correction!
13 I would not obey my teachers
or turn my ear to my instructors.
14 And I was soon in serious trouble
in the assembly of God’s people.”

15 Drink water from your own cistern,
running water from your own well.
16 Should your springs overflow in the streets,
your streams of water in the public squares?
17 Let them be yours alone,
never to be shared with strangers.
18 May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?

21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
and he examines all your paths.
22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them;
the cords of their sins hold them fast.
23 For lack of discipline they will die,
led astray by their own great folly.