Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How To Bloom?

People always asked me: 
What is you tips? 
What is your secret of being success?

Because we always wanna do everything better!

Well, this story I read this morning struck me deeply! It reminds me of all those questions, and it gave me the perfect answer if someone ask me regarding 'what is life all about', and 'how to become success in life'.

Here it is:

My family and I live in an apartment, so our “flower garden” consists of what we can grow in indoor pots. For a long time our plants would not flower despite watering and fertilizing. Then we discovered that the soil had to be raked and turned over if the plants were to bloom. Now our potted plants are a pure joy to look at with their healthy leaves and blooming flowers.

Sometimes we need a little raking and turning in our own lives to make us bloom. Writing to the harassed believers in his day, Peter said, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice” (1 Peter 4:12-13).

Like the soil in our potted plants, these Christians were having their lives “turned over". God’s purpose in doing that was to allow their faith to result in praise and glory to Him at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

God wants to loosen the things that can choke our lives and that prevent us from radiating joy. To do this, He sometimes has to allow pain and troubletrials that help stir up the soil of our lives. 

If this is what you are experiencing today, rejoice. Surrender to His touch and acquire a joy and fruitfulness you never imagined possible.

"Those who bless God in their trials
will be blessed by God through their trials."

Monday, March 21, 2011

Free Compliments

Hey, you look awesome today!
Hey, you hair is fabulous!!
Wow, I like you T'shirt!

I have a story to share: 
During a time of economic crisis and depressing news, two university students decided to lift the spirits of people on campus with some encouraging words. For two hours every Wednesday afternoon, they stood along a busy path holding a large "Free Compliments" sign and saying nice things to everyone who passed by.
"I like you red coat"
"Cool snow boots"
"Very nice smile"

Some students said they deliberately walked past 'the compliment guys' every Wednesday just to hear a kind of word.

I was struck by these two young men who looked at people with the goal of commending them, rather than finding fault or being critical. Is that how I, as a follower of Christ, view others each day?

Instead of being like the person who is focused on evil and whose speech is 'like a burning fire', we can take a different approach, knowing that what we say begins deep inside us.

"The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the bones."
Proverbs 16:23-24

Kind words may be free, but they give a priceless lift of spirit. Why not encourage someone today?

P/S: A gentle word of compliment falls lightly, but it carries great weight!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Remember to be Humble

"For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
Luke 14:11

It's crucial to take a sense of humility into the world. If your attitude is that only smarter people have something to teach you, your learning opportunities will be very limited. But if you have a humble eagerness to learn something from everybody, your learning opportunities will be unlimited!

Generally, you can be humble only if you feel really good about yourself and want to help those around you feel really good about themselves too

When we see people acting in an abusive, arrogant, or demeaning manner towards others, their behaviour almost always is a symptom of their lack of self-esteem. They need to put someone else down to feel good about themselves.

"And note this: Some who seem least important now will be the greatest then, and some who are the greatest now will be least important then."
Luke 13:30

P/S: Sometimes, we just need to keep quiet a while, listen and observe people around us to learn and to reflect how humility is being practiced in our daily life nowadays.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Library Wifi

When I first came here for KI, I tried to get connected to the KTT Library Wifi. 
Unfortunately, the line is not stable! 

Now, its 9.20pm, I'm sitting in the library with Shana and Edwin, 
online, movies and chatting! 

The juniors are all around us, with books and seriously; studying!
Pre-AS and Pre-A2 starts next week (if not mistaken).
All the best to all of you ya!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

FESKOTT, 2011.

FESKOTT stands for Festival Sukan Kolej Teknologi Timur.

(menghela nafas panjang...)

Feskott is done!
Ends with 5 medals and 1 trophy:

1 Gold Medal:

1 Silver Medal:
Larian Mesra (Merentas Desa)

3 Bronze Medals: 
4x100m, 400m, and 800m

1 Bronze Trophy:

I came to KTT on 28 February 2011 for KI. That evening: I'd fall, and sprained my ankle badly! I can't even walk on the next day. And, I took my rest for the next 3 days from any outsides activities!

That caused me to have just like 5 days training before Feskott!

5 Days Training is (for sure) NOT enough for you to join Feskott Olahraga with 5 events on A DAY! I know the risk, but still I don't want to easily give up. I've promised to myself to give my best, though I almost give up in each of them. Yeah, I won against myself!

It started with Larian Mesra (Merentas Desa) at 8.00am. (Got Silver.) Then, 30 minutes after I finished Larian Mesra, I ran again for 4x400m! (Gold Medal). 10 minutes after that relay, was my 800m!! (Got Bronze). My hamstring was painful! I was extremely tired, until at the end of the finishing line for 800m, I can't even stand and walk! Thanks to Sir Faiq, Faruqi and Victor for helping me during that time.

So, Faruqi sent me back to college so that I can rest.  
Thanks Faruqi!

In the evening, I still have another 2 more events, consecutively! Around 3.30pm, I ran for 4x100m. (Bronze medal). Directly after that, I ran again for 400m!!! (Bronze medal).

Only God knows how tired and exhausted I am.

But that is not the real point I wanted to share here. Well , dear readers: what ever journey you are going through, do it all out! Give your best in everything you do, and have faith in God no matter how difficult is the situation. 

I came to a point where I truly believe in all my capabilities. And I encourage all of you to diversify you ability, not into one profession only; because that is the best way to push yourself to the limits!

Let people ask you what you can't do instead of asking you what you can do.

While running, never say "I can't do this", because, you can actually do far more better beyond your own expectation! During Larian Mesra and 800m, I nearly give up! But I motivate myself to keep on pushing, until the end of the finishing line. If you are not giving up in what ever you do, though there are many challenges and temptation, you'll get your own satisfaction and joy! Though I'm not the Gold Medal runner, but it make you feel like you are the winner! The winner on your own.

P/S: Thanks God for the blessings and everything He did today! I shouldn't be running  for Feskott this year if without His miracles onto my badly-sprained-ankle! Thanks God.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Back To KTT

Currently, I'm back to KTT, Selangor. 
Doing my KI (Kursus Intensif India).

I've registered here yesterday.
This course will be 28 February 2011 until 28 May 2011.
And, I'm in KI4.

For FESNI and FESKOTT, I'm not in Red Antz;
but now I'm in Yellow Leopy (Leopard).

I've sprained my ankle during telematch yesterday.
Kidda sad, because most probably I can't join Feskott
which will be held on 11 March!

I've been selected as KI MPP Vice President this year.
But refused to be so!
Together with Ahmad Faruqi as the President.
So, we (our previous batch of MPP) decided to be the adviser only, 
and a new team of KI MPP is then been selected! 
Congratulation to Thaneer as a new KI MPP!