Sunday morning at the San Diego Zoo

Filed in Stress Busters

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then I’ve done my lines for today!

Caught a picture of a sleeping Mei Sheng on his favourite perch. The little paw tells you what is what on the black and white fur ball.


More “live” Me Sheng action

Good book buy

Filed in Reading

Good and inexpensive books are hard to come by these days. I found one today.

I was at Salvation bookstore browsing to see if there was anything interesting and worth buying. Lots. Only thing that held me back were the prices.

Then I saw this guy walk up to one of the shelves to add in some new books. The cover of the top book looked familiar.

After he walked off, I went by for a closer look.

Philip Yancey’s Reaching for the Invisible God.

I remember reading about the book when it was first released and thinking it was quite expensive. So I turned to the outside back cover to check the price.

RM16.00 (approximately USD4.00).

Inexpensive. Very inexpensive.

Of course, I took a copy.

Later, when I checked the publishing page for more information, I found that it’d been printed in the Philippines.

No wonder so inexpensive. Third World printing.

Not that it matters. What matters is that the publishers shared the savings with their customers. As can be expected of a Christian publisher. Zondervan.

This is my third Yancey book.

My first was What’s So Amazing About Grace?, which I found really helpful. My second was Where Is God When it Hurts?, which my brother had recommended at a time when I was having difficulty adjusting to mother’s ill-health. It helped, too. Lots.

A colleague had commented that she found it hard to read Yancey. I don’t have that problem. But then I do need to be in the right frame of mind to read and understand difficult stuff.

I look forward to delving into this, my third Yancey book. Not yet, tho. I’m reading another book bought today – The Path of Loneliness by Elizabeth Elliot.

Remembering 9/11

Filed in Opinion

Three years since this infernal atrocity against the most powerful nation on earth.

I’m sure there’ll be lots of memorials and lots of media coverage today and the few days to follow.

I’m sure the families of the victims will be interviewed (probably already interviewed for the stories to be published and the clippings to be broadcast today).

Thing is – why?

Why replay the atrocity all over again?

Why make the families remember?

I’m sure they remember without any prompting from the media.

I’m sure they’ll be grieving, but they should be allowed to do it in private.

Does it have to be in public?

Only in America …

Startling Realisation

Filed in Personal

To me, you’re the one.

To you, I’m just one of many.

Actually, it’s not so startling. I’ve just refused to see it all this while.

Two cool guys

Filed in Pictures


Cool guy #1 – Dooku


Cool guys #2 – Kaizer

Thanks, guys, for being so sporting and draping on Val’s pink cardigan.

  • Please excuse the “off” lighting (altho I thought it added to the atmosphere), I was in a hurry to capture the “moments” and forgot to check the camera settings
  • The #1 and #2 are only in the order the pictures were taken, and in no way reflect the “popularity” of the two fellows