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Only Certain Cultures May Get This…

Cheng Meng’s just around the corner…..

Msg from my fren:
Yesterday I went to buy joss sticks and joss paper to pray for my ancestors. The towkay asked me if I want to buy paper iphone to burn for my ancestors. I said they know how to use or not? He said Steve Jobs already there, can teach them to use. I said ok loh. He asked want to buy casing? I also said ok. Next he asked me if I wanted Bluetooth? I said might as well loh. What about charger? I said need charger meh? He said of course lah, after battery no power how? So I bought the charger also. Then I asked for his name card. He said why you need my name card?

I said I burn for my ancestors. For warranty claim, they contact you direct!!

President Obama Vs Rev 13:15-18

The US Senate has passed the Obama Health Care’ bill into law. The implementation would commence soon. This bill would require all Americans to be implanted with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip in order to access medical care. The device will be implanted on the forehead or on the arm. This is to fulfill the prophesy in the Book of Revelation 13:15-18 concerning the MARK OF THE BEAST!

Are you still doubting the ENDTIME? GET READY! The rapture is near! Revelations 13 is being played out right before us. Many are still unaware.

(1) Why is the chip being implanted exactly where the Bible says it would be. Why on the hand and forehead. Why not anywhere else?

(2) Why is it being connected to your bank account? Remember the Bible says you won’t be able to buy or sell without the mark . And guess what! The chip is connected to your financial details.

What breaks my heart the most is that many people in the church will not make it if Jesus comes now? Many are unaware that the end is near.

Don’t tell me that its advancement in technology or development. If any area of your life is not in sync with God’s word, Repent and be converted. If you miss heaven you can never miss hell…think about it.
Hell is not a pretty place, the worst part is that it is for eternity…

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if we treat the Holy Bible the way we treat our mobile phone? ☎📱 And we really can’t live without it.

Satan said “I wonder how humans claim to Love God and disobey Him, and claim they hate me yet they obey me”

May God remember you today
– Like Noah
– Favour you like Moses
– Fight for you like Israelites
– Prosper you like Isaac
– Intervene for you like Esther
– Protect you like Daniel
– Use you like Paul
– Heal you like Naaman
– Answer you like Elijah’s
– Annoint you like David.

From Thomas Davis.

Academy Awards 2015 — My Highlights!

Here are my selection of the really great entertainment segments of this famed movie awards gala by the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences. These are official videos from the official channels too.
Neil Patrick Harris’ slightly comical opening number with some augmented reality thrown in.
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“Everything Is Awesome” from the Lego Movie by Tegan and Sara. Rapping by the Possum Posse (who were frequent musical guests on Night Attack). Oprah Winfrey getting a Lego Oscar. LOL!

An AT&T #Oscars Music Moment: Lady Gaga performs a must-see tribute to The Sound of Music!

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A surprise genre from L:ady Gaga singing a medley from Sound Of Music. It is like a “Pop Star to Opera Star” episode! So powerful were her vocals during the live stream, that I had to turn down my headphone volume. At the end, cut off here, Julie Andrews gives her like the longest impromptu embrace on stage.

Ingress First Saturday Kuala Lumpur

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Held in 7th February 2015, this was an inaugural event in this country.
To introduce, Ingress First Saturdays are community run but funded or sponsored by the “game’s” producer Google.
A special event to introduce new players to this great “game” that promotes physical movement and socialising.
“Players” or “agents” are in two teams, blue “Resistance” and green “Enlightenment”. Oh, they keep claiming it is not a game.

Not sure why it was held in the afternoon where it threatened to rain.

I got there using the Uber service. However the driver seems to have almost lost his way taking the same route almost three times!

I finally got there though. Snapped a picture of the “registration area”.

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There was a sizeable crowd there.
The event itself started off with some registration at the park’s hut as can be seen in the picture.
Then there was the first mission. Some waypoints, known as “portals” in the game require passwords, others require just a “hack” (meaning to collect items). The first two waypoints were so distant from one another, literally at opposite ends of the park!
Other waypoints require some action such as a “capture”, where you have to make it your own team’s colour by placing a “resonator”, or an “upgrade” where you can upgrade a “resonator” that is at a lower level than yourself,
One has to be mindful of the resources available as there are only a finite number of resonators and “XMP Blasters” (weapons), hence the need to “hack” other waypoints (“portals”) for more items.
It is a simple game and there are good guides all over the internet to get you started on it. It goes on 24/7, and this “First Saturday” event is one of few events that helps the community unite.

Protips: –

  1. Always have a power bank or two. These are auxiliary batteries that you can plug your phone into, since the game is a mobile app that uses the data connection and GPS. All at once. Keep them charged.
  2. Have a good mobile data plan.
  3. Try not to ridicule new players. I had an encounter during the event when I remarked that I was running low on batteries.
  4. If you are at a lower level, get a higher level person from your own team or “faction” to buddy with you and help you along the way. Also do not be so trigger happy. Only once you are past level 5 then the fun begins.
  5. Join the local community. It is an international level game, and if you travel a lot, you are bound to find other “portals” and local communities in other nations.

At the end of the event’s missions, the sun sets, and the scores are tabulated. You also get a nice series of bonafide badges like this if you complete the mission series in order. Each circle is a mission, and some tasks in the mission are hard. Particularly at this event where there are two teams, and you have to “connect” or link two portals. It was funny and frustrating seeing the singular portal turning blue then green then blue then green.

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I only got this after the event thanks to a “buddy” I met who positively encouraged me even on my last juice of battery. Never got his name though. 🙁

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Panorama of the event near the end. Note the beautiful sunset.
All in all, it was a really great event, and though it was in a bit of an inconvenient location. You get to walk around a huge park, and also might bump into old friends like I did.. Or make new friends!

2014: Annus Horriblis and a hope for a silver lining.

Alright it is time for the “traditional” post of the year in review and then looking ahead.

The past year saw a lot of disasters happening. Honestly it was not a very good year for the aviation industry. Flights missing, shot down and crashed.
I had a disaster happen too, but I am not going to explain it here. This is not the right avenue to write about it.

However positively it brought a lot of new interest in the form of startups and as predicted, more awareness amongst the community. I had fun at the AngelHack, and was pleasantly surprised that a Malaysian team (QSmart) emerged as world champions!! There were three other hackathons jointly organized by the Government and a media agency, aptly called D3 (Define, Design, Develop). After getting food poisoned at the first, I did not dare participate in the next two. LOL.
Internet of Things became a buzzword. A world where anything can be connected online, even light bulbs, and controlled or monitored.
Social entrepreneurship became another buzzword. Due to continuously rising costs of everything, everyone wants in on entrepreneurship, and perhaps one of the best ways is social entrepreneurship where you get to help others by doing the things you love and generating profit along the way.

Microsoft did a historic thing! Becoming extremely tolerant of open source, and even making its entire dot net framework open source! FINALLY! Programming and running dot net applications / software on a Macintosh and Linux will be possible.

Cyberjaya is coming back up, with a really great cool shopping mall right in its geographical centre. There is good rental accommodation right there too. More information on request!

Learnt a lot more on the WordPress platform since the company took it as a solution. Learnt quite a bit more other skills too especially in doing this cool agenda generator.

I really don’t think there is anything further to write except for what I feel will happen in the next year…

  • When the Goods and Services Tax comes into effect, there might be some chaos.
  • It is visit Philippines year.
  • A bunch of good Pixar movies hopefully will be released.
  • Virtual reality will be in again.
  • Software conferences, the famous ones will make there mark here, probably starting off with DroidCon (or if there is one earlier, perhaps Microsoft Build).
  • Might be easier to make Windows programs run on Apple computers and Linux ones.
  • There might be a shift of things.
Alright have a great Merry Christmas and a hopefully good Happy New Year!

Alternative Christmas post.

Well, with not much time to write proper posts so instead I place this nice gem of a performance.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Renaming of some Kuala Lumpur main roads.

Attention! Renaming of some roads in Kuala Lumpur. Kindly take note if your GPS still says the old names or update the GPS.

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has confirmed the renaming of eight roads in the city:

  • Jalan Duta to Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim
  • Jalan Khidmat Usaha to Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
  • Jalan Ipoh (from Jalan Segambut junction to Jalan Pahang junction) to Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
  • Persiaran Duta to Persiaran Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
  • Jalan Khidmat Setia and Jalan Ibadah to Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
  • Lebuhraya Mahameru to Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar
  • Persiaran Mahameru to Persiaran Tuanku Ja’afar
  • Jalan Semarak to Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra

These roads are now named after the current and past Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Work on the installation of new signboards will begin tomorrow (November 26), DBKL says.

Alpha Asia Pacific Hub!


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We are very excited to announce that the Alpha Asia Pacific Hub is now located in Malaysia, in the heart of Klang Valley! 

The vision of Alpha is to play our part in the evangelisation of the nations and the transformation of society. Alpha is an evangelistic tool that allows anyone to explore the basics of the Christian faith through a series of interactive sessions that encourage conversations around the meaning of life through a friendly, open and informal environment.  Alpha is now run in more than 87,000 locations around the world and we have reached over 24 million people.  Half of these are in Asia. “It is now time for us to get to work!”, says Bishop Ng Moon Hing of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia.

The Alpha Hub then is established with this goal in mind; to help as many as possible get started with Alpha wherever you are in Asia.  There are 3 entities within the Alpha Hub for this purpose:
1. Alpha Malaysia – serves to advance Alpha, Relationship Central and Worship Central tools for Malaysia & Brunei through equipping and enabling.
2. Alpha Asia Pacific – support the region’s National Offices through sharing and maximising resources.
3. Holy Trinity Bukit Bintang (HTBB) – an Anglican church run by a team from Holy Trinity Brompton, London (HTB) which is home of Alpha, with the aim to model best practices and be a resource hub for the region.

Together, these make up the Alpha Hub to accelerate the vision through 4 main areas :
1. TRAINING – a place where pastors and leaders can come from all over the region and be trained more effectively, efficiently and in greater numbers.
2. GET STARTED – a place where we can serve churches and see them flourish through practically helping them get started.
3. SUPPORT – a place where we provide ongong support and help once you’ve started to maximise the impact of your Alpha in your local context.
4. RESOURCES – a place where we provide up-to-date and relevant physical and increasingly digital resources.

“Our dream and our vision is simply, that the world will believe!”, says Datin Kathleen Chew, Chairman of the Alpha Asia Pacific Advisory Board. Thank you for all that you are doing already and the Alpha Hub is here to serve you.  Please feel free to drop by anytime!

Watch the launch of Alpha Asia Pacific Hub on 21st September 2014.

Alpha Malaysia @ Alpha Hub
RT1 (A & B), Level 8 (Rooftop)
Lot 10 Shopping Centre
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Alpha Asia Pacific @ Alpha Hub
RT1 (A & B), Level 8 (Rooftop)
Lot 10 Shopping Centre
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603-2141 0279 | alpha.org
Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

HTBB @ Alpha Hub
RT1 (A & B), Level 8 (Rooftop)
Lot 10 Shopping Centre
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603-2141 0279 | htbb.org
Sunday Service @ 11.30am


GETTING THERE

By Car

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Do drop by and visit us anytime. We would love to host you.


Catwall Acrobats.

I really love the Charleston dance music used here and trampolining in evening wear…

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Gosh, time to prep the Christmas tree. Aacckk!!

Here's how you can contribute to Social Enterprise Month in Malaysia

If there's something I think we're both passionate about, it's taking action to build a better Malaysia. It's the reason behind the Good List, Hati, Do Something Good, and so many of the other things we're involved in. 

But there's a challenge. To build a thriving community of social entrepreneurs, we need far more people involved in this space than we have today. We need more people interested and committing to become social entrepreneurs or to support them. We need far more people in the public who understand what social enterprise actually means.

There's a way we can do this — and this is where you come in. A number of us have come together to make November Social Enterprise Month in Malaysia to significantly raise awareness about social enterprise. This month brings together conferences, talks, workshops and even announcements by government that are opportunities for everyone to start understanding and getting involved in social enterprise. 

Help us share the page for Social Enterprise Month on social media (or however else you can) so that people who don't know about social enterprise or who are interested can join, meet social entrepreneurs, and learn more. Here's what you can post:

Are you interested in doing well and contributing back to society? November is Social Enterprise Month in Malaysia. You can join networking events, workshops, and more to meet social entrepreneurs, learn more about social enterprise, or get involved. Share this to pass it on! 
//socialenterprise.org.my/november-2014

We want more people to see that social enterprise is not just something that people are doing in Bangladesh or India. It's happening here, it's something that Malaysians are succeeding at, and it's ultimately improving people's lives. 

I'm including the calendar for Social Enterprise Month below.

Thanks for supporting,
Kal & Gwen

Events – Kuala Lumpur Date
BFM Social Enterprise Profiles BFM Enterprise segment will feature a series of profiles with prominent social entrepreneurs. All month
Karnival Pertubuhan Kebangsaan 2014 The largest ever gathering for NGOs and social enterprises in Malaysia, this carnival is expected to bring together 15,000 people and will host social enterprises such as Do Something Good. Nov 1
UM International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (ICSE 2014) aims at creating a platform to share information, knowledge and experience in the field of social entrepreneurship. In this conference, we explore the social entrepreneurship approach in order to empower marginalized communities in promoting sustainable livelihoods. Nov 7-9
Meet & Mingle: Creating Impact, Leading Change M&M is a gathering of ‘unreasonable people’, comprising students, staff and the general public who want to make a difference. Speakers include Oei John-Son, Founder & CEO, EPIC Homes and Azam Hisham, Co-Founder, Biji-biji Initiative. //www.bit.ly/SISExmnm3 Nov 7
ServeBetter Conference This conference, targeted at social enterprises and NGOs, will include a keynote by UK social enterprise icon Uday Thakar and a panel on the topic of social enterprise. Nov 10-11
Malaysia Social Enterprise Month Gathering This gathering and networking session is a chance to meet people active in the social enterprise space. The gathering will launch the National Status Update for Social Enterprise and include a preview talk on MaGIC's blueprint for Malaysia's social enterprise sector. //bit.ly/1vfQ6Xo Nov 13
Change for Good: How a new generation of social organisations are succeeding in Malaysia Change for Good is the “TED” of innovative ideas for social good. Malaysia's challenges — in education, the environment, for children — are too big for the same old approaches. Learn about next generation social initiatives, including new ways of creating social impact, social enterprise, and how people creating sustainable change. //bit.ly/changefor14 Nov 23
Funders' Roundtable: Education The Funders' Roundtable is a regular meeting that brings together foundations and CSR organisations to create collective impact. The November Funders Roundtable will focus on social organisations and social enterprises in education. If you are a funding organisation and would like to join the roundtable, please email tasnim@hongleong.com.my with information about the programmes you fund. Nov 24
Oxford’s Skoll scholarship Talk By Grace Sai (MAGIC) Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore, Social Entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker, Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Skoll Scholar 2009/10 and Founder of Books for Hope. Nov 26
MESYM Documentary Night Social enterprises & the environment. The MESYM Crossover Series is held every last Thursday of the month, in which screen documentaries that are of wider issues, which are implicitly linked to environmental concerns. The movie is followed by Q&A session with an expert in the area. Nov 27
WIEF Social Entrepreneurship Challenge The World Islamic Economic Forum is hosting its inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, targeting institutions of higher education for the best student social enterprise. Participants will be presenting their final pitches on November 30th. Nov 30