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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Rhys_Jones

Rhys Milford Jones (1995 – 22 August 2007) was an eleven-year-old schoolboy from Liverpool, England, who was murdered by an assailant who shot him in the back of the neck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Puerta

Antonio JosΓ© Puerta PΓ©rez (26 November 1984 – 28 August 2007) was a Spanish international football midfielder. He played for Sevilla FC in La Liga. Affected with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, he died on 28 August 2007, three days after suffering a series of cardiac arrests during a league game against Getafe CF on 25 August 2007.

You can read the last words of executed criminals via the link below.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Executed Offenders

Some things just make you realize how meaningless life is.

Something is missing. The day feels.. incomplete. Mundane. Perhaps it’s time to reaccess the situation.

Listening to .. Jars Of Clay’s Good Monsters. It has been laying around in my PC for some time and I finally got myself to check it out. Great music.

A monster fwd-ed me an email which uses rather spiteful means to “encourage” us to vote against the majority. It brings out ill feelings amongst the minority, making us seek “justice” against the offending majority.

The person who came out with that email should be punished. We shouldn’t sink to the level of the majority, using such devious means to inspire hatred amongst fellow countrymen.

Well at least the email has a point. Fulfill your responsibility and vote. Don’t entrust our countries to the PMR/SPM dropouts. You can get more info easily here via spr.gov.my

Oh well.. in the end we know majority wins. That’s the weakness of democracy.

Namewee is back as you can see from the video above.. and he is releasing an album real soon!! πŸ˜€ I don’t know what you make of him but he is my hero. He really knows how to stick it to them.

IMHO, he is just poking fun at rather controversial topics and since elections are coming along, ppl are trying to crucify him for his little misdemeanor. They should be looking at more important things, like the “Islamic State” issue.

I can’t believe I totally missed this year’s jazz fest. I didn’t hear any word of it at all until it’s too late. Oh well.. there’s always next time.

Markie made me LOL while eating =.=

Painful hide-and-seek

JW made me LOL again.

Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina answers a question

It’s been a while since I checked Fiona’s work. The last time I checked, I got to read the “Ali Bodoh” story. That was a classic.

This time, I checked her Rampaian Bahasa. Here are my favourites. Reading it here is not as funny as reading it from paper.

B. Lengkapkan ayat-ayat berikut.

Pembaca berita itu .. telah dipecat kerana menggoda isteri bosnya.

Televisyen .. sedang menyiarkan kartun ‘Superman’ iaitu kartun kegemaran datuk saya.

Here’s more from that sexist book πŸ˜›

Pop quiz. Examine the below 2 sets of values. Which one best
characterizes Jesus and His true followers?

Left Set
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Competence, Power, Efficiency, Achievement, Skills, Proving oneself,
Results, Accomplishment, Objects, Technology, Goal oriented, Self-
sufficiency, Success, Competition

Right Set
=========
Love, Communication, Beauty, Relationships, Support, Help,
Nurturing, Feelings, Sharing, Relating, Harmony, Community, Personal
expression

Over the years I have shown this chart to hundreds of people : men
and women, Christians and non-Christians. More than 95% of the time,
people choose the Right Set as the best representation of true
Christian values. You probably did too.

I culled these lists from best seller Men Are from Mars, Women Are
from Venus. Left Side – Mars. Right Side – Venus. What’s clear from
this exercise is that most people think of Christ and His followers,
they think of feminine values. Thus, true disciples of Jesus should
adopt values that are commonly found in women while reject most
often found in men.

Dr Woody Davis of TeaMinistries studied this issue more formally.
Davis conducted a series of focus groups to identify the primary
themes of Christian faith. The 10 most mentioned responses all came
from American culture’s feminine set, including such themes as
support, nurture, humility and dependence. There’s widespread
agreement among religious and irreligous that to be a christian is
to embrace feminine values.

Tell me, when did feminine gifts become synonymous with christian
goodness? Early christians were known for risk taking, power,
aggression and heroic sacrifice. But somewhere in church history,
somebody monkeyed with the definition of christian ! Today, a good
christian is known mostly for meekness, sensitivity, passivity and
sweetness. The standard of christian behaviour is very tough on men
while its easier for women to achieve.

We wonder why men hate going to church.

Church : Isn’t it a men’s club?
============ ========= ========= ==
For years experts have told us the church is a men’s club. Feminists
condemn the church as hierarchiha; and male dominated. Reformers
complain the languaege of the bible and hymns is sexists and
excludes women. Liberals accuse certain churches of oppressing women
by refusing to allow them to become pastors or elders. The media
have a field day anytime the word submission is uttered by a church
leader.

Perhaps you heard of the story of the blind men who tried to
describe an elephant. Each man based his description on the part he
happened to touch. In the same way, the church can be seen as either
male or female dominated. But if you look at lay leadership, lay
participation and ideal christian values, christianity is female
dominated. The church is a peculiar organization led by males, but
dominated by women and their values. Dr Leon Podles says it
well “Modern churches are women’s clubs with a few male officers”.

One day my wife baked a chocolate cake and set it on the counter
with a note next to it “Dig in !”. So I quickly grabbed a knife and
cut into rich brown frosting. To my surprise, I found a white cake
lurking beneath. The church is like that cake. It looks male
dominated on the surface, but inside its feminine in every way. Men
like Greg and Cliff plunged their knifes into the cake, found no
chocolate and withdrew.

To be truly healthy a church must be a marble cake. You know, white
and chocolate mixed throughout the batter. Every church needs a
generous helping of both the feminine spirit and masculine spirit. A
masculine concern for quality, effectiveness and achieveness
pervades everything they do. Yet they are supportive, nurturing and
tender with people.

The Feminine spirit and the Masculine spirit
============ ========= ========= ========= =====
What do I mean by feminine spirit and masculine spirit? Here’s an
eg : the world of sports is steeped in the masculine spirit. The
core values of sports are competition, achievement and victory. On
the other hand, elementary education is steeped in the feminine
spirit. Its core values are harmony, cooperation and nurture.

The feminine spirit is a wonderful thing. A healthy church has to
have it. But most churches tody are out of balance, brimming with
the feminine spirit while short on the masculine spirit. Men sense
this and withdraw.

When the masculine spirit shows up in church, christians and non-
christians roundly condemn it. People who speak the truth too boldly
are stifled because they might hurt someone’s feelings. Leaderswho
make bold moves are accused of being power hungry.

Again to be absolutely clear – masculine spirit does not mean male
domination. Nor it is an angry finger pointing, pulpit pounding
christianity. No, there is life-giving side to masculine spirit that
is missing in church today. Congregations need masculine strength,
nobility and resolve. The answer is not triumph of masculine spirit
over feminine. A church must have both. A shortage of one or the
other leads to abuse.

(To be continued ..)

But the poster didn’t continue =.=

I really enjoyed myself today. Had a really super day. Went for yong tau fu brunch in Uptown with YueMing. He then bought me to the Racquet Shop in that area to look at some badminton rackets.

They were having a sale there and the best deals were the Gosen rackets which were at 40% off. The shop sells more of tennis and squash rackets though, if you are interested to buy some you can go there and talk to the nice Iranian owner.

I discussed the sale with Choong during the week and he pointed me to this awesome shoppingNsales site. You can find the latest news on all sorts of bargains in Malaysia πŸ˜€ Clothes, shoes, household items, everything is there!! I find the warehouse sales section particularly useful. They also have a blog.

Through it I found out that Shell is distributing free Coke tomorrow (Sunday) !! However you do need a coupon which you can easily get from today’s Star. Hope you don’t read this too late!

We then went for a cuppa in Centerpoint BU. I find Centerpoint parking lots system very cool and best of all it is free! Sorry, jakun πŸ˜› However the lots are extremely narrow and I had to get out of the car while he parked his car.

Tong is right, guys only really talk or rather.. discuss.. about girls or money. In this case it’s all about money πŸ˜‰

Made a long awaited return home, err.. I mean to Rio for a game of futsal as Eminem (no racism intended). To my disappointment, the hosts were having a friendly with another team. I only had maybe a good 20 minutes of action, which was good.

I then went to the SS18 field for captainball with the church youth to complete my workout. Again, I was disappointed to find no one there.

Determined not to let the evening without releasing my pent up energy (and fats), I went to the USJ 2 football field. I had a great time playing with who I used to call the “adults” when I was a kid. Haven’t played in a big field for a long time and I really ran until I was damn bloody PUAS. MUAHAHAHAHA!!!

I managed to catch the Liverpool game right after that which was a good win πŸ˜€ Okok! I know all football posts go to flyingkick ><

The best part of the day…. is still lepak-ing in front of the PC relaxing after a tiring day with my music and reading and chatting. Ahhhhh…

I did go out to catch a bit of the Chelsea (booo!) game afterwards. It wasn’t a single bit as bad as I thought…. :mrgreen:

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