There’s a new world somewhere

I was so thrilled to get this link from Brother Kim Voon this morning.

If you are in my age group (i.e. 50’s and 60’s), you remember those times when we sang this song in Christian Fellowship. The song spells out and declare with confidence that our hope is in Christ because we have this relationship with Him. Praise God!

I really hope you enjoy this song. For the “not so old”, please listen to it and you will be surprised by the kind of songs your parents or grandparents loved.

When I cannot see 看不见的时候

一首非常经典的诗歌!

人生未免有起落。

走在高山,有欢欣跳跃的时候;走在低谷,有沮丧疑惑的时候 – 不管你是信徒或不是,这些都是无可避免的真实。

圣经从来没有应许我们天常蓝,花常开,它却告诉我们在苦难和疑惑的道路上,这位慈爱的主牵着我们的手一步一脚印地走过,这不就已经足够了吗?

基督徒无法改变环境,除非神有更高的旨意,他不会刻意去改变自然的定律。

当暴风骤雨的患难中,我们是埋怨神不拯救我们脱离苦难?还是依靠主带领我们走过苦难呢?

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Manchester becoming the best city in the UK!

Yay! My “Second Home” Made It To The Top!

My daughter, Wynne, shared this article with me. I didn’t know that my “second home” (See here for previous blog) is becoming the best city in the UK.

Am I glad? Yes and no.

Yes – it becomes famous, not only because of the two football clubs, namely Manchester United and Manchester City, but it has other well balanced attractions in history, arts, modern entertainment and cultures.

No – with the Malaysian ringgit earning capacity, it may be becoming too expensive for me to visit this city.

Anyway, congratulations Manchester, I am proud of your progress and development since I left you in 1987.

You may view this article’s original blog entry here.

8 reasons Manchester is the best city in the UK

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Chinese song – 苏有朋的“珍惜”

images人生在世,你珍惜过些什么?

有人说,人最悲哀的就是活在永无止境的埋怨和颓丧中,从前所遇见的人,所经过的事都是你前进的绊脚石。Adeline Birthday

真的,我们常把一切的美事和顺境当成理所当然,它们本来就应该为我效力。反过来,我们却让许多的不足和逆境变成埋怨的理由。

要活的开心,更有意义,我们要学习珍惜和感恩 – 珍惜曾经的甜酸苦辣,珍惜曾经走过的岁月,珍惜曾经陪伴在身边的人。。。。。

今 天早上跟一班朋友去唱K。在最后的时段,我有机会唱这一首“珍惜”,心中很感恩,原来围绕在身边的许多年长的公公婆婆都那样疼我,不断鼓励我在生命的道路 上不言弃地向前进,更不断在很多的教会活动中支持和伸出援手,这一切,我由衷地说:“谢谢您们,我会珍惜这一切,成为我们共同的记忆。”

虽然我唱的“珍惜”没有苏有朋唱得好,可是,我真的很用心去唱,也借这首曾经是我最爱之一的歌曲,献给所有爱我的朋友们。

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Chinese song – 苏有朋的 ”雪来的日子“

snowing你是否也曾怀念飘雪的季节?

也许是怀念,也许是突然想起苏有朋那把深情演绎的歌声,我在YOUTUBE找到这首曾经是我的最爱的歌曲“雪来的时候”。

听 “雪来的时候”,我已经不是莽撞少年,甚至也不是正值青年。。。。那时我已经40多岁了。我无意中从爱FM的龙虎榜中听到它,被它的歌词和苏有朋款款深情 的嗓子吸引住了。我是跟正处少年时期的女儿一起听。她的反应是:“很普通而已,没什么特别吸引人的唱腔和音乐。”我明白,她在寻找的是特别唱腔的歌手,要 有明显真假音切换,要有突出的音乐伴奏。。。。。这些都不能从“雪来的日子”里找Alec Su到。

也许是年龄差距,代沟的存在是必然的;也许是我们所寻找和期待的歌曲和音乐不一样,我还是怀念我载着她去教会参加青少年团契的途中一起听过这首歌,成为我们共同拥有的记忆。

雪來的時候(華視倚天屠龍記[片頭曲])

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Ten Thousand Reasons

A Beautiful Worship Song

The very first time I heard about this song was in DUMC’s prayer gathering. The first impression was that the tune sounds “Chinese” and it was very catchy.

When my daughter Wynne came back, she started to play this song in the house too. Apparently the song has become “top of the pops” in the UK churches, especially among the younger generations. She also helped us to find a Chinese translated version of “ten thousand reasons”.

Thank God for good talents which are offered for His use – it becomes a blessing to many.

Matt Redman
Ten Thousand Reasons (10,000 Reasons) (Bless the Lord),
New Album – 10,000 reasons, Year: 2011

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

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Chinese song – 苏有朋的“背包”

Alec Su这个背包里有你的梦吗?

苏有朋已经不再是“小虎队”里的“乖乖虎”。

今天的苏有朋在演艺圈是个响铛铛的名字,也在模特儿圈子里开始另外一个春天。

我还是喜欢当年带点羞涩,腼腆和笑容满面的苏有朋。

人不能停留在从前,人要不断地学习,进步,改善和成长;苏有朋是这样,你我有何尝不是如此?只愿在成长学习的过程中,我们不会丢失了原有的纯真,热忱和梦想。

这些东西,你我到底失去了多少?难道这是成长的代价吗?

听听苏有朋的“背包”。。。。你是否回到年轻的岁月?你是否还拥有着那份热忱和梦想呢?

祝福你,朋友!

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