Monday, June 21, 2010

Say Hello to my new Epiphone!


Guess what???

I finally got my Epiphone Les Paul guitar! =DDDDD

Gosh, it looked terrible when I first got it...all dirty and old looking. But once I've cleaned it all up it shines brilliantly! Beautiful guitar. =)

There were some problems with it though. Had some buzzing sound so I immediately took it to a music shop to get it diagnosed. Apparently, it's the guitar neck...but my cousin told me it didn't have any buzzes when he tested it. Hmmm...

There were only buzzes in the 1st-3rd fret. (which is bad enough coz those are the 3 frets i use the most) Guy at Yamaha told me he'll fix it for free but he can't do it on weekends since they're usually packed and don't have any rooms to use. All taken up by the students whom are enrolling there. =(

So I just asked him what's wrong with it and all...and then took it home and tried to fix it myself. First few attempts to adjust the height of the bridge was bad...I sorta dented the screws a bit since it was too tight and my bare hands weren't strong enough to turn the screw driver. So I was forced to use the powerdrill instead. Finally, I managed to loosen the screws and adjust the height just right after the buzz sound disappears. Don't wanna put it too high because it'll draw strings further away from the pick ups...then can't really get the full sound of the guitar.

These are not my pictures btw. Too lazy to take my own pics so I got some off google. My guitar and casing looks similar to the one in the pictures.

The awesome Epiphone hard case!

This is the bridge that I was talking about. The first two chrome bars. The bridge for my guitar is much much higher this...looks a bit ugly. But oh well, all for a buzz-free Les Paul guitar!

Epiphone Standard Vintage Sunburst.


I'll be rocking on this very soon. Woot woot! =D


In other news...

I've got a Principle of Microeconomics test next week! Damn fast. I'm currently in my 4th week of assessment and 5th week already got test. Damn and all the assignments. Pressure pressure...=\

And last week I went back home and got to hang out with siblings and family, watched Japan v Netherlands and we were making a lot of noise. hahaha. it was fun tho, just spending time with my loved ones. Also got to go to spend some time with an awesome person again at plus 8 . Got to sit in the air-cond room this time. They have a sofa in there man! haha, awesome. =)

But time flew so fast, it felt as if I didn't stay there for 2 days at all...felt more like a day trip. sigh. Oh well, looking forward to going back again this weekend and also next weekend. Especially next weekend. Why? Becauseeee.............


Haha. I spoke to my lecturer to request to take the test on another date with the reason I have a wedding I need to attend. She said;

"Huh? Wedding? Whose?"
"Erm, mine."
"Your wedding??? What did you do to your girlfriend ah?"
"Miss! Just joking la! hahahaha! xD"
"Eh, I really thought you getting married you know! Your face so serious just now." *whacks my shoulder*

Yeah don't worry guys it's not my wedding. =)
You wanna know who? Okay lemme give you a clue...

Wait till I get back from the wedding with the evidence to show you.

Okay gtg!
Bye! =P

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The best thing ever!


I have something I wanna share with you. I know this is so sudden but it just happened not too long ago and i am overjoyed by this. It is the most awesome-mest thing that ever happened to me in such a long time.

So my second week passed by just like that, and before i know it, it was already the weekend where I am supposed to go to Ipoh for a worship conference in St.Peters Church! So me and my church members from St.Pauls Church PJ attended this 3 days 2 nights conference (including my younger sister, Celine) and had an awesome time there.

Anwyays, this post isn't really about the conference! It's about what happened after the conference that is related to the conference? Don't really get it? Get it! haha =D

So on the last night, the pastors were ministering to the young people and members who attended the conference. And I really wanted to go up and get prayed for. But I've always had this doubt that maybe the presence of God wasn't there and it was just the music that was making everything seem like God was there. There and then i asked God to show me a clear sign that His presence is there, and if the pastor said that His presence is there...why can't i feel His presence? I was very uncertain of many things. And God didn't answer my prayer. So i didn't go up to get prayed for...and I was disappointed.

But my heart was yearning so much to hear His voice again! So i spoke to a very close friend of mine about this, her name is Janning...and she knocked some sense into my head by asking me some questions...and suggested that i was too proud to admit that the presence of God was there. So i asked myself, "Who was I to challenge Him to show me a clear sign?" For the Bible said...

"Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20.29)

But my question to God was..."If i need to see to believe, will i not be blessed at all?" I was praying on this the whole session and i didn't hear anything from God. But after what Janning told me, I decided to humble myself and went to look for a pastor to pray for me.

So i went up to Ps.Michael from St.Peters church, and He happens to be the father of my old friend, Timothy Lim. So after getting prayed over, i was still left with a lot of questions in my head. I got a clue...but i was still clueless.

So i left the conference this afternoon, still with a lot of ponders and doubts. When my church members left...i felt a pinch of loneliness in my heart. When I got back home to my apartment in Kampar...i felt EVEN more lonely as all of my housemates were out. So happen today none of them were in. I had a lil talk with my younger brother on MSN but suddenly he had to go because of dinner...i felt LAGI lonely.

It was really bad...the loneliness that filled my heart was torturing. I was hoping that I had a friend with me here. But usually I would never express such emotions as I am quite an egoistic person and I always have the mindset that I must train myself to hold back emotions in any event i need to be strong to support my loved ones. And then something weird happened. I suddenly remembered this song that I've known for almost 4 years...and it was playing in my head ever since this afternoon when i was still at the conference.

Awkwardly enough, the song suddenly came to mind again when i was in my room without me realizing and i was singing the chorus silently in my mind. I didn't remember the title but i remember it was sung by Delirious + Hillsongs...that particular version. And I loved the music so much...i didn't even bother to remember the lyrics. So as I was alone and had nothing better to do, hence...i switched on my laptop and search for the song in my archive as I remember I have downloaded it some time ago.

When I found the song, I played it. It's entitled "What A Friend I've Found" by Hillsongs + Delirious. And I don't know why this time...I just looked up the lyrics online...eventho I already know the song. And somehow, the quality of the song was SO GOOD it felt as if someone was right at my ear speaking to me. My volume was only 70%.

So as the song played...i was blown away by the lyrics in the verses. it meant so much to me and it was so beautifully written...that it completely compliments the chorus;

"Jesus, Jesus,"
"Jesus, you're my friend forever."

At the last part of the song...the singers kept repeating the words...."you're my friend forever..." over and over again until the song ended. And suddenly, I just began to feel such a heavy press on my chest...and I started sobbing. It was as if i've lost someone that kind of cry, in fact, i was weeping! but the thing is i wasn't feeling sad at all! Instead i felt so touched, free and overjoyed...that i couldn't help but cry like a baby.

Immediately, i knew the presence of God was surrounding me and I just broke down and repented before God with these simple words as i cried; "God...oh...God....I'm so sorry...". God was definitely there with me in my room...

I felt so touched by this because...I haven't been able to cry like this in the presence of God before. This is my first time. And also because I've havent been able to cry like this for 3 years. It is such an awesome feeling. And at the time when i felt so lonely...God spoke to me and told me that He is and will be my friend forever...

I just want to share this with you because I believe that there are so many other people and young people out there like me that might be having the same questions and doubts that i had last night in the conference. And i just want to let those who are going thru the same thing as I was know that, God will never forsake you and God is always with you as long as you believe. =)

All glory be to God. Amen! =D

Here's the song and also the lyrics! =)
I hope you will really enjoy this simple but yet extremely meaningful song and may God touch you through this.

what a friend i've found
He's closer than a brother
i have felt your touch
more intimate than lovers

Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, you're my friend forever

what a hope i've found
more faithful than a mother
It would break my heart to ever lose each other

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

First week in Kampar!

Hey guys!

My first week here in Kampar wasn't much of a fun thing to talk about, considering that there were a few factors that made it UN-fun. omg. where do i start.

yeap......that's how hot Kampar is. You'll be safe as long as you don't cycle under the sun from 11am-3pm.

And the management in UTAR have been giving me and a lot of other students problems regarding the timetable. Got transfered like...3 times to different classes until I got so fed up, i just told them i want to stay put in the tutorial group I choose. And of course, i chose the tutorial group which had the best timetable! LOL. For all the days in the week except Tue and Thurs, I wake up late and come back early. =DDD

earliest class on my timetable is 9.30am and latest is 6pm-8pm(Tuesdays). Thurs no class! wahahahaha. awesome right?

Anyway...this is my long lost friend, Ganesan from Foundation.

Yeap...he likes donating blood.

And here's something interesting I wanna show you guys. I was looking for a place to park my bicycle near the block I was visiting but I couldn't find any of the bicycle bays around. So I stumbled upon this lot of bicycles, thinking that it was a bicycle bay...but wasn't.

At first I was a bit hesitant, but then I thought to myself;

"I'd like to see UTAR chain up all these bicycles!"

And FYI, this is not the whole lot of bicycles. There's a whole lot more on the left side.
So i parked there anyway...for my convenience. =]
You know what they say... "When in Rome, do as Romans do."

Then a good old friend of mine, Daniel Tan, showed me around the whole of Kampar whole area of Kampar. (almost all of it to say the least)
Since I'm staying at East lake, he showed me around there first...but there's nothing to see there actually...except Tesco and a lot of buffalo shit and cow shit. (AND I AM NOT KIDDING YOU). *feels the urge to take a documentary and post it up in the next update...*


He then took me to West lake, and everything there was really happening! The pubs, restaurants, Cyber Cafes, boutiques (female fashion only), pool centres....everything is there. West Lake is also known as Kampar New Town. Hence, the happening-ness. It would have cost a lot to live there...and there are a lot of distractions. So i'm pretty glad im staying in East lake. =]

Next was Kampar Old Town. It was a really nice experience going there. Everything seemed very relaxed and very slow. The only modern stuffs there were the banks and telecommunication shops. And the Cendol there costs only RM1.30! But i only like it coz of the green cendol & price...the gula melaka was quite a bit of a letdown.

So after lunch, me and Dan headed back home, but my bicycle chain snapped along the way and I injured my leg, had the paddle swinging hard into the side of my lower calf when the chain snapped. So me and Dan walked for about 20 mins under the hot blazing sun to the nearest bicycle shop to get a replacement chain for my bike. No wonder I got sunburnt...

But anyhoo, thanks Dan for showing me around Kampar! Appreciate it a lot. =)

So my week stretched on all the way until Friday...and I left Kampar to go back to KL! hahaha. A lot of people kept teasing me about the fact that I was already going back home on the first week. But i'm not afraid to admit that I do miss my home, family and my friends...a lot. Although I really love the freedom and independence here...I also miss having my family and close friends around me too.

So yeap! That was pretty much my first week! And i've started my second week already...will update soon about it.

Cya! =]

Oh btw, my internet is working fine already. =D