Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Grateful

short-talk:

Why can't MAS extend the allowance baggage weight to 30kg...iishh..


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It seems like the drowsiness of each night is continually tossing and turning as the day of my departure is approaching. It's tomorrow! I just couldn't get myself to bed. Could it be that there is a lot of continual thoughts in my mind and heart? Perhaps. Or could it be that i am so prepared and keen for this new semester? Perhaps too.


For the past few nights, or even weeks, "grateful" is the word that has been cropping up in my mind. As i ponder upon this word once more, i can't hold back but just continually thanking and just feel grateful of my friends and baboons in my tertiary life circle, you guys are simply awesome! Whether you are a close or distant friend, buddy of mine, your little and much strength have been a great blessing in this friendship.


You know who you are. *grin*


Although i am going for just a semester of student exchange programme, it's not really long though, five months to me, are still on the subject of leaving from my comfort zone, family, friends and ministry. A time for everything. I hope this post is a worth of your reading and time of what my heart says.


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I really enjoy much of my tertiary life till today. When i look back at those snapshots, *grateful grateful*. Being in university or church sphere, i am already satisfied with the things i have. I have learned about the influence of encouragement during the lowest point of my life.


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To my Swinburne peeps: For sure i am going to miss the fun time of being together in Uni life. Some of the friends are staying back and transferring to Melbourne to complete their degree. Different one is moving on their path. I know things are not going to be the same each semester as how I wish that everyone will just stay together in this clique for a longer time. Nonetheless, there's a time for everything. A time to stay and a time to leave.


Thanks to you for flooding my uni life with much fun and joy. You know who you are. *grin again*

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In the previous semester, i have learned much of being a better group leader and group member and the better way of dealing team project without rubbing against one another's shoulder. I learned and improved. I learned how to cope with tonnes of assignments and research in a tight period. And i'm still improving. Ohyea, paiseh for my hurtful words and actions yea.


It makes me realize that being a student is more than just repeating the typical routine of studying, chewing in lecture notes and trying to grab the concept of "book must be my only best friend". It's more than that. I see all of my uni baboons as an opportunity to me by Him to mould my character plus attitude as a student.


It's no doubt a place where i know i can be utter Johnson, being transparent to others with my weaknesses and strength and just mark my tertiary life with good memories.

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You guys are simply awesome!


Not forgeting of my Church and Youth Ministry, here's another place where i have found countless of great brothers and sisters. Your words, your encouragement, your feedback and your passion have really been an inspiration for me to keep serving. I'm grateful of having you in this race. You know who you are. *grin again*


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This is the reason why i am so convinced that young people can go beyond where they are right now. With the hidden gifts and skills of each youth that He has inserted, i believe it can definitely expand His Kingdom into a greater height in the Youth Ministry.


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For tt's written, Spirit imparts spirit. I pray that for the next five months, we will still hang on to the strong vision that we have captured in the first place, keep the fire burning and see M200 fulfilled at the end of this year!

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Just being spontaneous LOL

Also, for the next five months, i'm sure gonna miss drumming or even playing guitar heaps. *dum cha dum dum cha!* *strum strum*


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Since day one.

I just enjoy serving with what i have. 7 years of playing. I will surely not going to get used of not hitting a single beat in months to come. Yet, i believe that this session of untouched playing will prepare me for a greater worship & music ministry when the time comes. In His time.


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Shouting: "I will be back!" =D

To the new youth worship team, keep on improving in both heart and skill. Will be back for our next jamming session!

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Let every instrument resound in praise!


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Thanks Sheep Khai for the little farewell


Till then, as i have shared above, i am just so so grateful for all of you. As you all have been a great blessing to me, i hope that i have also been a blessing to you in one way or another. May this short period of five months that i have in Melbourne broaden my encounter with Him in a different and total new dimension.


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Saying "Thanks!"

I am just another youth and student just like you, yet I believe in an extra-ordinary God for a greater work in my tertiary life. It is still on going.


To all, thanks for making my life a joyful mess. Once again, you know who you are. *wink* I'm thankful of the little. Thanks for the limteh session. The treat. The fellowship. The reminder. Thanks once again.


Don't miss me!! LOL

*listening to Your Name-Paul Baloche*




Comments:

Great post and great message for all your friends around in KCH.Keep in touch and all the best in everything down in Melbourne.Enjoy =)

By Blogger Chin, at Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 3:14:00 PM GMT+8  

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You must be on the plane now bro...stay cool ya...GBU bro...keep in touch and have all the fun you need when you are in Melbourne! :)

By Anonymous Mr. W, at Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 1:00:00 AM GMT+8  

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Chin: thanks.all the best too!

Mr. W: yea..don't miss me TOO much eh..lol

By Blogger Johnson, at Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 1:10:00 AM GMT+8  

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Sunday, July 19, 2009
Packing

short-talk:

It's true that many times we shape our words from our mouth without realize another truth which is, those words will actually shape us back.

That's how powerful and impactful of the one word you utter. "The power of word and the power of silence."


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Behold, i'm here to clean up the spider webs and mushrooms germinated in my blog!! *wipe wipe*


There is just so much to prepare and settle before i can fly off peacefully and properly. For the past few days or weeks, i have been so packed up in getting my medical check up done and visa prepared. Hostel registration. Timetable allocation. Shopping. Internship write-in and so forth.


On top of that, i have done some early shopping and managed to purchase some of these items:
Winter Coat

Winter coat. My friends in Melbourne have already forewarned me that Melbourne is in winter mode now! I assume it to be in 10-16 degree Celsius. Skinny people like me for sure cannot withstand the polar climate and chilly breeze. Gonna have a good and first exposure to this season though!


No worries, I will try my very best to keep my health in good shape and avoid from any normal flu in Melbourne, in case i might be suspected of having H1N1 and get quarantined for the next 6 months! *1 metre away from any Caucasian*


You guys better don't curse me to have H1N1 in Melbourne arr....hmph! =P


Luggage

I bought a giant ELEPHANT sized luggage bag and a small sized portable luggage bag. Initially, i thought that the maximum allowance baggage weight for MAS is 30kg. But after checking through the weight system, it states only 20kg! *long piak* Hopefully i will not exceed the allowable weight, which i pretty sure my ELEPHANT luggage will overreach it by then.


Moreover, I really thank God that i managed to grab the low fare flight to Melbourne which costs me around Rm900++. Kinda cheap though if you compare it with the exact flight price. Also, i finally went for teeth scaling after a long wait of six months. All in all, i have a new set of fresh looking teeth now! *grin*


This just an example la...not mine. =P

Exactly 7 days left before i depart for my exchange programme. As for now, i feel both enthusiastic and reluctant to fly off. Enthusiastic in a way to really get myself a broader exposure of the tertiary culture at the other land, and feel kinda reluctant of letting off my care group and ministry for the next 6 months.



Perhaps, this is really a part of growing in life. You just got to the good go, in order for the better to come.

*preparing*


Comments:

10-16 degrees? Usually LOWER than 10 degrees dude.

By Blogger saykhia, at Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 10:09:00 PM GMT+8  

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saykhia: it's inconsistent la..that's the average temperature eh..got check wan.lol

By Blogger Johnson, at Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:51:00 PM GMT+8  

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Yo bro...long time no see updates..FINALLY...haha...erm...no need to worry..won't cold till so terrible de...I used to walk out with only a t-shirt at 0C...haha...by the way bro...MAS put 20kg...but for students, can request 30kg and international flight allows for that as well...go and request la...aduh...remember to take the free bus tour and stop along all the tourist spots when u r there...and buy more souvenirs for us..hehe...chocolate and macadamia will be enough..hehe...save money and go watch a musical at a theatre if you have the chance...all the best to you bro...BON VOYAGE!! :) (we will try not to miss you so much...haha)

By Anonymous Mr. W, at Friday, July 24, 2009 at 12:49:00 AM GMT+8  

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mr w: thanks man! you don't cry ar..altho it's just a short 5-6 months..lol

By Blogger Johnson, at Friday, July 24, 2009 at 11:17:00 PM GMT+8  

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Since won't be seeing you at the airport, then won't be crying lor....come to think of it, tmr no SLM, meaning I won't be seeing you anymore before you leave bro?? Aduh....sob..sob..

By Anonymous Mr. W, at Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 11:23:00 PM GMT+8  

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Thursday, July 9, 2009
The King

short-talk:

Got my visa and ticket already. What's next? Shopping, of course!
*woot!*

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I watched Michael Jackson Memorial Service twice and and there's this particular phrase made by Pastor Lucious Smith which i believe just is thoroughly well delivered.


He quoted in the closing prayer ".. even now the King of Pop has to bow his knees to the King of kings..." Short, precise and full of truth. This was no doubt my favourite part of the entire service.


Till then, let's continue to live out our one life to the max.


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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Promised Covenant

short-talk:

Mas airline is so costly! I'm gonna buy a swimming trunks, start reviving my swimming skill and swim to Melb. *determination*

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Indeed, it is so true. With every circumstance and obstacle that we are going through, there is always a colorful rainbow at the other side of the picture if you choose to turn your sight and have a look.



~*Genesis 9:12-18*~

12 And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."

17 So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth."


Let's remember that all things work for the good who loves Him. I am reminded once again.


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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Pose

short-talk:

Until today, i still keep thinking of Michael Jackson. His influence, his impact towards the music industry. Like it or not, we still gonna admit that this guy had laid an irreplaceable history to the world.

Like this song, You are not alone and We are the world.


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While i am in the midst of adjusting my holiday time wisely, let me lure you with The Sexiest Male Model of the Year 2009.

#pose#

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Don't you just like this snapshot a lot? We call him, MJ Michael Jackson Mr. Johnson. lol.


... listening to "You are not alone" by Michael Jackson





Comments:

Gosh....can't believe this is the Johnson that I know...wahaha...I love that song too bro...but don't overlisten...later become emo..wahaha...

By Anonymous Mr. W, at Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 1:12:00 AM GMT+8  

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Your image dropped its value in my heart.

LOL

By Blogger Eric, at Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 5:13:00 PM GMT+8  

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