Monday, March 26, 2007
Swinburne Choir Orientation

Last saturday, Swinburne Choir Club performed "The Phantom of the Opera" during the March intake orientation. Unimaginable? Yeap! It was also my first experience to perform with the choir group on stage. We practiced for 3-4 days before the actual day. Frankly speaking, i'm not talented in singing. But i do enjoy singing all this while. Our choir conducter, Irene Yong (Smk Batu lintang Choir's apprentice wor...), did a marvellous job in training everyone of us to sing well and harmonize the song. I'm in the tenor section, and i received a lot of comments that i sang too loud during the practice. ErrGh.. Is not that i'm singing too loud, is just that you guys sing too soft... right kwan yang and aldrin?

Kinda like the spirit of our choir members. Could sense some of our members have thrown in a lot of their effort and energy during the practice section. Many of them who are rookies in singing, are willing to humble themselve to learn despite of their animals' voices, which includes me. **Cough cough**

During the actual day, i thought that we will perform infront of 50-60 new students only. But... What!! i'm wrong! We had to perform infront of more than 150 students!! Gossh..!! Excited but yet i'm nervous too! Johnson has stage-fright too ok. After thousands of practice, i believed that everyone were well-prepared, except for our tenor part. We always forgot the accurate tune for our intro..Ahhh..Ahh... During the singing presentation, standing infront of the millions and millions of audience, i'm NERVOUS! Have a feeling like singing in Sydeny Opera House. Ahemm... But i did admit that I was out of tune half way through the song. But what can i do? Yea, you're right! I were still acting cool.

My position in the choir club is not only singing, but i am known as the "durian-seller" too. Using my gifting to attract a lot of new members. Choir club slogan " If you can talk, you can sing!" thinked up by Johnson. Amazingly, 36 new contacts signed which included some of the international brothers. Praise God! I could sense that most of the clubs were envy of the numbers of new students visiting our choir table. Haha.. what to do? ...work hard then! haha..

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Having a relaxing rehearsal moment. *Unplugged*


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Irene teaching the girls to sing while Soon Ping help up in keyboard.


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Outside of the auditorium, everyone was winding down and having fun.


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Waiting for our turn to perform. **peace sign**

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On stage! After days of practice, here's the show time! **One heart, One voice**


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Me! Shouting and promoting our club. "If you can talk, you can sing!!"
One of my dialogue to attract people joining our club,

Johnson : " I used to sing like a frog before i joined this choir club, but after i joined i sing..."
Aldrin: " sing like an Elephant !!! "..
What! Aldrin wong!


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Welcome welcome!! Our choir stall filled with people registering. Please prepare a BIGGER stall for us in the next orientation k.

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Crazy frog singer.




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A choir family with a new and humble beginning.


**Here's the video of our presentation. Enjoy watching.**




Although we did not perform with best vocal voice, but with days of practice, i believed that all of us did perform the best from our heart. Two things that i have captured, "1) Sing it with all of your heart. 2)Enjoy singing". Continue to keep up the work! This is not the end yet, but a wonderful start for us to build up the spirit of singing. More to come! All glory to God. God loves and bless you!

"A journey of a thousand mile, begins with a single step."



Comments:

Cool! CONGRATS! Not bad ah the club can train someone who used to sing like a frog to sing like an elephant.. =P

By Blogger brenbrenda, at Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 10:26:00 AM GMT+8  

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ehem!! =D

By Blogger Eric, at Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 10:52:00 PM GMT+8  

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Not bad at all for a start....interesting....too bad I wasn't there to make u laugh...but u being in a choir is something out of the ordinary....doesn't suit ur sanguine character but it's a great exposure for u....and a great change....:@) Jia You!!!

By Anonymous Mr W, at Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 9:31:00 AM GMT+8  

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Wah. Kembang hidung I read this post. Eh, you forgot to mention that some of us sang such a high note that we went ultrasonic =P

By Blogger saykhia, at Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 8:25:00 PM GMT+8  

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aiseh...good job ah...choir sound pretty good...the guys punya sound...i can hear Johnson's one...very loud and clear...hahah!!! Girl's doing very good la..anyway,keep it up.

By Blogger Esther, at Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 8:40:00 PM GMT+8  

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haha..indeed the girls did a great job! Only the guys over-confidence, ahemm....nvm, if girls can do it, Guys can do better... **cough cough**..Anyways, nice team work!

By Anonymous johnson, at Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 12:04:00 AM GMT+8  

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Friday, March 23, 2007
Tagged

So Tagged..

Tagged by : Weiliang, Jacq, Eric, Keith, Avery, Judieth & Aldrin.


Each one starts out by telling 6 weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write (in their own blog) weird things as well and state the rules clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. After you do that, leave each of them a comment letting them know you tagged them and the cycle goes on.


**So-so, just to make sure that i'm innocent, I'm not the kind that likes to forward "kindy" messages(in friendster) with questions such as, how old am i now? What are you doing now? ** I'm blameless k.

6 weird things about JOHNSON. Unlike some other bloggers who wrote 6 common things about themselves. Duh~~ So, I’m going to write 6 proper and accurate WEIRD things. Do enjoy reading this. Cheers!

1. I dislike to eat KUEH TIAW. Don’t ask me why. Just to disquiet you, I never even finished a bowl of KUEH TIAW YET. I know there’s lots of Kueh Tiaw addicts out there, please don’t stone me ok. For me, Kueh Tiaw is just like arr………yackii…..But I like Kueh Chap.

2. I just can’t stand seeing old-aged people sitting or walking alone. It makes me become so melancholy and downhearted even when i’m in the mood of joy. Sad sad. May God bless and guide them.

3. I will not watch the same movie for the second time even it’s top-rated in Hollywood.

4. Once I played any sports, the next day my muscle will cramp badly. And it caused me to walk like a cripple for 1 week! I’m not a sport-gifted guy.

5. I think i'm kinda a long-lasting guy in using things. I have a 5 years-old Ocean Pacific slipper and i'm still wearing it till today. My first handphone-Nokia 5210 and that is 6 YEARS AGO! And i'm still using it.


6. I just love to entertain people. Ahemm. Something i can boast. And dare say that i'm quite a spontaneous person in figuring out jokes on the spot. Beh SIAW Lee


Another tag..

Getting to know about the tagged someone...

LAYER 1:
ON THE OUTSIDE.

Name: Johnson Woan
Birth Date: 15th October 1988
Current Status: Single, Available and DEVOTED. Not desperate okay. So girls, paiseh la ho…..**evil laugh**
Eye Colour: Dark brown
Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Righty or Lefty: Righty! How I wish that I could write with both hands. Inspired by Mr. Ang.

LAYER 2:
ON THE INSIDE.


My Heritage : Daddy is Foochaw and Mummy is Hokkien. I’m mixed, so I’m a FooKien/ Hokchaw. I don’t know how to speak Foochaw. Still under-construction, so FooChaw-ians, wait till I attack you back with my FooChaw. Kalui Kalui..
My Fears : I’ve mentioned in my previous post. Definitely Height, Bugs ….blah blah.. I yet to overcome them.

My Perfect Pizza : Currently I prefer Satay-supreme, with extra cheese. Wuah..ULALA..!!! Bring me there NOW! Haha. I long to see pizza with fruits . Imagine with me, Watermelon pizza, Pineapple pizze , Durian pizza!!..


LAYER 3:
YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW.

My Thoughts First Waking Up : Sleep sleep and sleep again! And wish that the clock will stop ticking.
My Bedtime : 1-2am. Average sleeping hours 12-14 hours. I just love sleeping ok. Don’t worry, I still look like a human not a buffalo. Lame~~
My Most Missed Memory: All of my year of birthday celebrations. Different environment with different group of people celebrated with me. Thanks to you all.

LAYER 4:
MY PICK.

Pepsi or Coke: Coke. ONCE IN A WHILE.
McDonald's or Burger King: Err…KFC .I still prefer McD ONLY when there’s prosperity burger. You can’t find any Burger King in Kuching. However you can find masses of pirated Burger King around. What I’m emphasizing here is “ BURGER TIMES”. But the burgers there are quite well-taste.
Single or Group Dates: Of cause SINGLE la! I don't want to be the next Edison ok. Don’t you remember how Edison( the inventor of light bulbs) die?

Adidas or Nike: Both. As long the design looks great.
Tea or Nestea: When there’s no tea, I prefer Nestea; when’s there’s no Nestea, I prefer Tea.
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate!! Loves Waffle lots!
Cappuccino or Coffee: Cappucino…

LAYER 5:
DO YOU...

Smoke: Nope. Smoking to me is like Pengan-ing yourself.
Curse: of cause. Still taming my tongue to speak more blessing.
Take a Shower: apalah ques ni.
Have a Crush: Yea. But I’m single now k.
Think You've Been In Love: Yeap. Love GOD, family and friends..
Go To School: Yea. Apalah ques ni.
Want To Get Married: Yea. But not now. Future plan is in God’s hand, and I know He will prepare the best for me. Hehe.
Believe In Yourself: Yeap, of cause. To provoke boldness and confidence.
Think You're A Health Freak: Nope. Lack of stamina. What do you think? Likes FRIED food.


LAYER 6:
IN THE PAST.

Drank Alcohol: Shandy and the latest- ANGLIA.
Gone To The Mall : As if kuching is a jungle~~~
Been On Stage: Yeap. Often.
Eaten Sushi: Yes. Remember the moment where my friends and I were making sushi and the carrot…..okay stop here.
Dyed Your Hair: Nope. Maybe in future, when I’m old and will dye it back to black color.


LAYER 7:
HAVE YOU EVER...

Played A Stripping Game: SIAW. Truth or Dare meh..
Changed Who You Were To Fit In: Yes. Change to be a better someone and improve my mistakes. “A good leader is a good learner”. Johnson is still under-construction ok.

LAYER 8:

AGE YOU'RE HOPING...

To Be Married: Errm. I guess the best age is 27-28.58~~ And the girls that I want must be….age ……than me….. haha…Choosy~~

LAYER 9:

IN A GAL...

Best Eye Color: Original eye color. NO RED PLEASE. I’m anti-HANTU .
Hair Color: Natural hair color will still be the best preferred.
Short Hair or Long Hair: Short plus Long. As long it’s neat. And once again, I’m anti-Hantu.

LAYER 10:
WHAT WERE YOU DOING...

A Minute Ago: Answering tough IQ questions.
An Hour Ago: Reading blogs and surfing the net.
4.5 Hours Ago: Singing “the Phantom of the opera” with Swinburne Choir Club.
1 Month Ago: Celebrating CNY I guess.
1 Year Ago: Enjoying life I guess.

LAYER 11:
FINISH THE SENTENCES...


I love : GOD, family and friends. Enjoying living life to the fullest.I hate : Satan and his gang.
I hide: When I’m really depressed and embarrassed.
I miss: The moment where I have really joy when things work out at my expectation.
I need: God to guide me in living my life.

Finally the end of this….


I tag :
1.Aldrin
2.Wui jie
3.Judeith
4.Keith
5.Eric





Comments:

Excuse me, you can't tag people who have already been tagged! Hahaha...

And I remember the sushi night. The 'mo sut' and the 'carrot' and 'part of the script'. Memang Hollywood actor lar. Hahaha..

Apa la choir just now. Tenors go sing soprano part pulak. Rasa suara cantik jak =P

By Blogger saykhia, at Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 5:13:00 PM GMT+8  

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Monday, March 19, 2007
Malaysia really Boleh!

Yeap! It has proven just 10 minutes ago that Malaysia still can retain the statement of Malaysia Boleh !! For those who miss it, nevermind. You are in the right blog with the accurate and latest news. Once again our new-born babies Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong won the Swiss Open in Men's Double Final ! Unbelievable? Ya! What an impressive match it was! Indeed it was not and easy victory over World-Ranking Number 2, Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard from Denmark.

The first game was won by the Denmark with the score of 21-16. And i was like **Sigh**..."Xi Kan Kao Liaw"..However, the babies proved me WRONG! Miraculously, our babies with a sudden possessed by the spirit of their coach, Roxy Mainaky were able to make a quick turn back! . With a sensational come back for the second and third matches, 17-21 & 12-21!! Second titles (All England and Swiss Open) in just two weeks! Well done, guys !


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During the Prize-Giving ceremony, both of the Denmark guys were disappointed. Both of them are old ok. 37 and 35 of age! Maybe they might learn some hokkien such as, "Xi Kan Kao Liaw ".


Malaysia memang Boleh!



Comments:

Thought u gonna say Kuching. Haha.

Malaysia memang boleh in men's double. But for men's single.. lets put it as 'no-leh'. Hah.

First to comment oh. Dont say i dun post comments. =P

By Blogger candyclarie, at Monday, March 19, 2007 at 5:14:00 PM GMT+8  

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let's play again sometime..

By Blogger Eric, at Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 6:46:00 PM GMT+8  

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haha..Eric, i never play with you b4 ho.. Ever see how taufik smash?..wuahha.. tat's how wui jie smash..haha!!

By Anonymous johnson, at Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8:16:00 PM GMT+8  

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KKBH are the only players from Malaysia who are actually winning anything at all atm.

But the swiss open finals was...Sad. Msian open finals much nicer to watch! Mcm more unforced errors from both sides than real shots.

(Badminton addict me)

By Blogger Sam, at Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 8:02:00 PM GMT+8  

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Saturday, March 17, 2007
Badminton

Do you like to play badminton? I do!

Our new-born babies, World-Ranking 18, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong have bring back the authentic meaning of "Malaysia Boleh". I've been waiting to see Malaysia's badminton players bring back the fame and create some histories in sports. Amazingly, here's come the two young super heroes, Koo Kien Keat(21)-Tan Boon Heong(19)!!


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**Top-left :Tan Boon Heong (19 years old!!!!)
**Top-right: Koo Kien Keat (21 years old!!)

Few days ago was the All England Tournament, Kien Keat-Boon Heong showed great mastery in claiming back the All England Men's double title for the first time in 25 years! With an sensational score of 21-15, 21-18 win over the World Number 1, China’s Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng within 39 minutes at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. Do you know that China almost break the record in winning the whole final matches in the different tournament? Here comes our young Malaysian Double's to Make A Difference! Wuahaha..proud of them! Both of them have played together for only 5 months and guided by their coach, Roxy Mainaky, who was the former World Champion! Incrediblily, they have never failed in achieving good performance.

During the latest Swiss Open (after All England Tournament), beyong belief, Malaysia's Kien Keat-Boon Heong beat the World Number 1 China’s Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng AGAIN! **Shame Shame tsk tsk**.. And move on to another incredible victory over World-Ranking 5 Indonesian Doubles in Semi Finals!!

**Men's Double FINAL is on Sunday night. So please WATCH!!! Put aside all of your things that need to be done. And shout out "Malaysia Boleh" ok.

Now Malaysia only hope is in Men's Double. No more Men's Single. Players like Roslin Hashim, Lee Chong Wei and Wong Chun Han... sigh...Malaysia's fav. quote: " Xi Kan Kao liaw...( The time has come) " If only World Number 1, LinDan changed his career to basketball or football or ping pong, then we still can retain the Men's Single title. Hopefully this phrase won't imply to our new-born babies.

Malaysia still Boleh!!!




Comments:

hey.and how come u NEVER bother to say yes every single time i ajak u go play badminton with us.how come johnson!?
all u say is i need to spend time with your family.eee.so jahat la.haha.maybe u will be as good as kkk.haha.hope u wud join us for the next game.you owe me a smash in the face.i remember u doing that to me.come aaa johnson...pleaseeeeeee~

By Blogger ~K@cW3y~, at Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 10:21:00 PM GMT+8  

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keith: Don't wori i will play with you guys de. Patient** I remember the smash at ur face..haha. wasnt on purpose neither an accident too..wuahaha.. is called. "STAnd at the right place, at the WRONG time"..haha

By Anonymous johnson, at Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 10:51:00 PM GMT+8  

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
About me

Basically right now i will going to make known and familiarize myself infront of the public. I won't waste much time in re-introducing my personal details. As all of you know, i'm Johnson a.k.a Johnson. Okay, i know that's a nice name. Don't get envy ok..Ahemm. I'm a 90% Sanguine and 10% Phlegmatic guy. Many people view me as funny, easy-going, optimistic and approachable guy. I enjoy seeing others smile. No papaya face allowed . I enjoy being who i am now. I want to be an entertainer . LOL

This year is my last year to celebrate my teen's birthday. I'm neither good-looking nor ugly neither plump nor thin. I'm neither a smoker nor an alcoholic.

I'm just an ordinary guy who believes in an extraordinary God and an ambassador of Christ. I love God. I go to HopeChurch. I believe that being included in God's family is the greatest privilege a person could ever received.


Ok. The weak points of my life.
Phobia
First, I'm afraid of height! Not because i'm scare that i might fall from 10 storey high building and become roti canai ok.
Secondly, I'm afraid and dislike bugs! Don't ask me why and never say me coward ok. Say no to spider. No to lizard. I'm trying to be brave now. But still under-contruction. Don't try to use these funny creatures to scare me ok. I warn you. If not, i'm going to....to....to..... eat the bugs.
Thirdly, I'm afraid of puppies and dogs. Don't ask me why. To me, they are not cute animal, they are wild wolves.!! Dog-lovers please don't stone me.
That's all i think. By the way, i'm not afraid of hantu or pontianak ok. I'm quite a couragous guy. LOL.

I enjoy playing musical intruments, drum & guitar and trying out crazy stunts. Ahemm..!! I'm not as pro as
Aldrin ok. I'm just doing my best in playing, so please don't laugh at me ok Mr. Aldrin. I likes surfing the net and blogging and chatting. Beside that, i also enjoy collecting various qoutes and share with others.

I'm a ex-Greenian and i'm proud of my school ok. Currently doing my Bachelor in Civil Engineering in
Swinburne University of Technology. One of my greatest dreams is to build the next Taipei 102 and Petronas Triplet Tower. Don't laugh ok. I'm serious. The world needs engineers with big and great visions like me ok. In school, i'm hanging out with a bunch of crazy and insane people. And now i'm trying to stablilize them. But, still quite satisfied to spend time with these people. Thanks ya!

Blogging-The reason I started blogging is to share my life experiences to my blog readers and to expand my creativity in blogging. I do have any intention to offend anyone who read my posts. No offend ok. I'm just expressing my thought. That's why it's called "Blogging". Enjoy reading my site.

Quaotation that motivates my life. "Live a life that is worth dying for"


"The more i want to know, the more i know that i don't know".
"A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step" .

That's all. God bless and love you. -to be continued-


Comments:

Oww....!!
hohohooho
John John!! ur blog is really funny!!! r u really going to eat the bugs??? hahahahaha...hmmm u r so honest to urself...i like it...
this blog...really expresing urself! Congretulation!!!hahahaha
God Bless!

By Anonymous Lina, at Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 12:22:00 AM GMT+8  

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ha! not fat nor thin????
u sure. not ugly nor good looking...?
her???

By Blogger ~K@cW3y~, at Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 1:00:00 PM GMT+8  

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so how would u live yr life ah? ahak ahak..

By Anonymous pp, at Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 2:53:00 PM GMT+8  

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u forgot.. u sometimes got spelling mistakes.. it's true u know..

By Blogger Eric, at Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 8:24:00 PM GMT+8  

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Mintak puji. =P

Apa la always say yourself "not as good as Aldrin". Ok lar ok lar, I know you want me to say this:

"No lar, Johnson. I'm not better than you lar. You're the best among us when it comes to musical instruments."

DOGS ARE ADORABLE! I hope that one day, you will get a message from the divine about this.

By Blogger saykhia, at Friday, March 16, 2007 at 12:35:00 AM GMT+8  

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eric: i know ur ang mo very keng la.. no need to kek me here. Your ang mo in your blog so perfect rite?..haha

aldrin: Nola..u the most keng wan..dont be so humble le...

By Anonymous johnson, at Friday, March 16, 2007 at 3:46:00 PM GMT+8  

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Sunday, March 11, 2007
Meditating.

Someone asked me:" Johnson, why I haven read any interview/self-discription of yourself?"
Okay, please wait for my next post. At least give me some time to meditate and re-evaluate myself ok. #Patient#

Wait! and at the same time feel free to post questions in the comment link box if you wanna know more bout me, and don't cross the bondaries ar! thanks. If no question, then don't ask me anything after i have posted my upcoming post ok.

Wait. God bless. =)


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Thursday, March 8, 2007
Someone simliar

I always wanted to publish this post, "Someone similiar." And finally! This happened last december at Singapore shopping mall. When I was chit-chatting with my new friends, suddenly a guy walked towards me. And my first reaction was.....STUNNED! Believe it onot, I saw a guy that look-alike with my another friend way back in Kuching. And I thought that that guy was trully him, AVERY!!! Imposible. How can avery follow me all the way to Singapore, unless he's in love with me~~

What happen next?

I'm smart..Blekz.! I took a photo of him after his approval. Unfortunately i've forgotten his name. This unknown guy looked 90% similiar to avery. The way both of them smile, the nose, the eye-brow..etc. Arr.. There's one saying,
"Seeing is believing".

Check it out!! **Don't get shocked**



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*left-top: The "unknown" guy
*right-top: Avery

Comment??? Amazing?? Avery, you should be thankful that i found someone look 90% like you in other country! Gives credit to Johnson . For the past few years, a lots of my friends keep saying that I looked like some of the hollywood actor or taiwanese singer, but i don't even know how they look like. So next time, if you've noticed any HANDSOME superstars/actors look 90% simliar like me. TELL ME!!
Celebrities like Brad pitts, Rain..etc.


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Don't comment on this photo, k.! haha! Have a blessed day!


Comments:

I won't comment on anything regarding u CLAIMING yourself to resemble Brad Pitt because I don't think he is THAT good-looking (personal opinion). BUT HEY............. I have no idea why rain is mentioned in this context.. mou la lang, ok?? LOL!

By Blogger Brenda, at Friday, March 9, 2007 at 2:28:00 PM GMT+8  

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yucks.. self-advertising..

By Blogger Eric, at Friday, March 9, 2007 at 3:45:00 PM GMT+8  

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There's a slight difference i guess. The chin and the nose. =D Avery's nose like sharper.
But still look alike. Hehe

Pai tuo.. brad pitt and rain not suai. But they look better than u.. HOHOHO!!!! =P

Have a nice day.

By Blogger candyclarie, at Friday, March 9, 2007 at 4:58:00 PM GMT+8  

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That's probably the good and holy half of Avery. Long time ago, Avery was a normal guy like you and me.

But one day, his good half left him. And the Avery we know from Swinburne is the evil portion. Explains a lot, doesn't it?

By Blogger saykhia, at Friday, March 9, 2007 at 8:40:00 PM GMT+8  

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eyer johnson...u dun take a picture of a stranger la...thats just not right...unless u ask properly...haha...and you dun look like brat pitt...tho u MAY have the looks...haha...rain is trying too hard

By Blogger ~K@cW3y~, at Friday, March 9, 2007 at 8:59:00 PM GMT+8  

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haha.!
keith: I get to talk to him awhile den asked his approval to take pic.!

Everyone: aiya.. say wad i duno look like brad pitt..or rain.. cas hehe.. i know i look like..wUahaha.! But seriously there's ppl say i looked like other taiwanese singer...this's serious ok!haha

By Anonymous johnson, at Friday, March 9, 2007 at 11:02:00 PM GMT+8  

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Arr....candyclarie..u arr???

By Anonymous Johnson, at Friday, March 9, 2007 at 11:07:00 PM GMT+8  

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That's Jacq larrr.

By Blogger saykhia, at Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 1:10:00 PM GMT+8  

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johnson johnson...

By Blogger candyclarie, at Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 9:41:00 PM GMT+8  

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I know all Taiwanese, Chinese, HK singers, but none resembles u wor....maybe they mistook the North India singers for u...hehe...or maybe like the old singers in Taiwan, that's why can't recognise liaw..haha...ppl also say I look like one Taiwanese singer, but at least I know who that is...haha....and got resemblance so much that ppl recognise me wrongly on the road..haha

By Anonymous mr. w, at Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 3:29:00 PM GMT+8  

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007
An interview with Rick Warren

I get to read a story regarding to an absolutely incredible interview with RickWarren,"Purpose Driven Life " author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California. His wife now has cancer, and he now has "wealth" from the book sales.

**Enjoy reading, friends. :) **

In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren.

Rick said: People ask me, What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven. One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body--
but not the end of me. I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act - the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity. We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to make sense. Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one.The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort. God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy. We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.

This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer. I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore. Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life. No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on. And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for. You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems. If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, "which is my problem, my issues, my pain." But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others. We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her. It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people. You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.

Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy. It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don't think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease. So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence.

He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, IICorinthians 9 and Psalm 72. First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit. We made no major purchases. Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church.Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders,assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation. Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity? Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)?When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do. That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.



**Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.!!**


This is beautiful and food for the soul. A friend sent it to me, I shared it with you, now pick someone you want to bless. God loves you and so do I. Have a blessed Lord's day!


Comments:

where is ur citation and referencing?

By Blogger Eric, at Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 10:05:00 PM GMT+8  

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no need citation de. Cas this an interview that i took from my mail. And teacher never teach citation from mail ho.. U ar.sleeping in class. Hope u enjoy this interview. GOd bless

By Anonymous johnson, at Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 11:41:00 PM GMT+8  

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Amen! All that we have is from God. We are only His stewards. Thanks for the encouraging post. =)

By Blogger brenbrenda, at Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 11:47:00 AM GMT+8  

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hi johnson, nicely done:) hmm.. when was the last time i left a note on someone's blog? guess it's more than a year ago! using your blog to send regards to everyone out there who knows me:) hehe:)

By Anonymous vll, at Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 10:51:00 PM GMT+8  

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wah. Good post. thank. let us continue to grow more and more in God.

By Blogger pmp, at Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 11:42:00 PM GMT+8  

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Sunday, March 4, 2007
Barnyard Movie

Ever since weeks before i have my blog, i've planned to "promote" a new eyes-catching movie. During my last CNY visitation to one of my friends house, i get to watch another cartoon called BarnYard-The Original Party Animals. This movie is so so great! First of all, just to clarify your doubtfulness, i'm not working with Hollywood ok. And i'm not trying to be a marketer to promote their movie. Get it? Ok. Come back Johnson.

So, here's the poster.

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Attractive poster right! It shows there "Coming in 2006", but i'm not sure why untill now this movie aren't out yet in Malaysia. *sigh* I'm waiting... Anyway, if you manage to find this dvd, BUY IT! Comfirm you will never regret of it. And i'm 100% ensure that all of you yea, all of you will thank me for "promoting" this dvd.

This hows the dialogue goes.
You :Johnson, the movie was great! Thank CUTE for promoting it to me. I really don't know how to express my thankfulness to you, Johnson. Thank CUTE. Thank CUTE.
Johnson: You're welcome. (Evil laugh)..Haha

Here's some short clip of the movie. Enjoy watching with popcorn.






Comments:

watched that cartoon b4. very nice cartoon. got lots of value and principles to learn. teach us bout leadership, responsibilities......
the cartoon is so funny some more.
'tx' (not thank cute) johnson for 'introducing' the cartoon.

By Blogger pmp, at Monday, March 5, 2007 at 1:00:00 AM GMT+8  

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yeah! its good cartoon. hehe...dun think will come out at cinema lar. already available in vcd/dvd :D i've watched it before but not full story.

By Anonymous pp, at Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 9:43:00 AM GMT+8  

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Saturday, March 3, 2007
First week in degree

I have wasted TWO hours just to find the tag for the comment links! And finally it was done! Once again, my html skills increase 10%. haha

Last week was my first week in degree programme and i'm taking Civil Enginnering course. Guess what? Of cause i'm excited about it. But on friday 23/02/2007, during the registration for my degree, thought that the earlier i go, the earlier i can go back home. I mean cs-ing. However, wasting my whole day from 8am till 3pm just to register my tutorial class. What more to say that Swinburne is using the "New system" to key in. Teruk la...

First week in degree, one word to conclude it..Stress!! I have classes from afternoon to night time! Means that i have to cancel my guitar lesson on monday night. Why?! Sorry to chirs, bren and shawn yea. Don't stone me yea. I will enroll in other uni. Haha. And some of the tutes that i've attended were pretty boring. One of my subjects, Professional Engineering, I thought that we will learn about how to be a pro-engineer. Unfortunately, the lecturer is an aged man. And he has a papaya horse look, add on with tiger, lion, elephant, gozilla and mummy monster. His 2 hours tutorial was just _____ . How am i going to survive for this semester? But at least, my engineering maths lecturer & also my church member, Mrs Seibu Mary Jacob, makes her lecture time interesting!

Anyway, it is just the first week. Still hanging out with some of my crazy-addicted cs gang. Welcome new members, Ee sing, Wei tak & Melvin. Welcome welcome. I'm addicted to..not Cs, but Kampua mee. Arr...Nyam nyam, the one located at "Expert" cafe, Jalan Song. Wah, U-La-La. Nice la.!

Someone bring me there now! Anyway, going to start my second week on monday. Hope i will used to my new study schedule.
tata.

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apalah 10%.. u still got time to calculate the percentage regression ka..? aduh.. still can count till chun chun 10% kok.. i really impressed with u lah.. kampua is always the opening ceremony for cs, right..?

By Blogger Eric, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 12:12:00 AM GMT+8  

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10%??? You sure got naik even 1% ka? =P Ok lar. I know you are the most pro in HTML liao. Hahaha...

Kampua mee kampua mee. Love CS say CS lar.. Use kampua mee to cover somemore.

By Blogger saykhia, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 12:21:00 AM GMT+8  

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ahaha! johnson so funny! 10% wor.how he calculate? he use the number of knowledge he has over the total knowledge there is in his book darab 100%.ahahha!

yea lor.CS CS la.use kampua me. i think the tauke aim u one.he see u order.so he put bumbu(dadah) inside so that u get addicted. u jaga wor!

By Blogger ~K@cW3y~, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 12:25:00 AM GMT+8  

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Haha..of cas im chun de la.. 10% haha.. Eh, seriously la, the kampua mee so nice.. Cs is not my idea ho. wuahaha. It's the warming up b4 Cs-ing..haha

By Blogger Johnson, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 12:46:00 AM GMT+8  

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haha... ok well... it's fun to read... haha... hope 4 future updates ... nice... teach me 2 do it.tsd

By Blogger xerxes, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 9:08:00 PM GMT+8  

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haha... fun to read n nice it n c update in future... teach me 2 do blog in near future. me here lousy at doin it.

By Blogger xerxes, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 9:09:00 PM GMT+8  

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haha.how can teach, haha. You also learn it in I.T rite?. read back the notes lo..haha

By Blogger Johnson, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 9:37:00 PM GMT+8  

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walau eh. ur 10% is increase from how many % ha? from 10% to anther 10% izzit?
so addicted to cs already. started degree already lo. so have to study well ya. next time go jalan song only can eat kampua, have stay away from cc. hahaha.

By Blogger pmp, at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 11:50:00 PM GMT+8  

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what is cs?

By Anonymous PP, at Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 9:39:00 AM GMT+8  

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Friday, March 2, 2007
Officially launched my blog

Finally! Sorry for those who keep waiting for my first post. This blog is not easily done okay, it took me days and weeks to design and this is purely 100% html code. Special thanks to Swinburne university for adding I.T into my engineering course, eventhough i don't know whether it relates to my engineering course or not.

That's why my blog looks "sui" right? **cough cough**.

Okay, here's the rules and regulations when you are viewing my blog.
1) Don't spam my chatterboxs with vulgar and tasteless language.
2) Enjoy reading all my posts. And do drop some comments to encourage me abittttt......

3) Appreciate my hard work of designing and editing my new blog . Wuahaha....

Okay, serious now Johnson! I will post whatever comes into my mind. So do tag me yea!

Done! God bless.


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Testing one, two, three... It's working

By Anonymous WeiLiang, at Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 12:51:00 AM GMT+8  

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testing 1 2 3..keith here...i love ur blog...i admire the fact that its 100% html...its tough job...haha...thats wad i think..good luck...focus more on ur posts instead of the design aa~

By Blogger ~K@cW3y~, at Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 12:57:00 AM GMT+8  

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that johnson ask me to write some comment... but i really don know what to write. ermmmmmmmmm ermmmmmmmmm ermmmmmmmm
don know la

By Blogger pmp, at Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 12:59:00 AM GMT+8  

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Finally you added in a Comments section! Now this is a real blog... Congratulations, Johnson!

By Blogger saykhia, at Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:49:00 PM GMT+8  

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'Wow!!'
...that's e 1st word tat came across my mind when i saw yr blog.. it's really impressive.. i guessed u really put in lotsa effort. hehe... n i believe u r realli excited for yr blog... coz u've been telling mi bout it since wks ago.. haa...n be honoured tat u're the 1st person i eva leave a comment for blog... :P
May yr blog cont to flourish and make an impact to many of yr friends and strangers.. hmm... await the day i cum up with my blog... maybe 10 yrs later?

By Anonymous Peter(hoppies), at Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 11:15:00 PM GMT+8  

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Hmmm, not bad not bad..... so the veli bu chuo... Proud of you! Next time teach me ya...

By Anonymous ver@th3n, at Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 1:42:00 PM GMT+8  

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