Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, "Fear not, I will help you."

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A smiley baby

My aunt remarked that I'm better at holding cats, dogs or wombats than babies. Well, I guess I need more practice.

Baby Ian is such a happy baby!

But I guess not all babies are happy babies. I was told I entered this world as a frowning baby.

But that is not important. What is important is that hope is found in Christ.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade - kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time." -1 Peter 1:3-5

Monday, September 29, 2008


excerpts from my testimony given at Hirosaki Fukuin church (July 2008):



私の家族が動揺しても、神様は依然動揺しないで、私の硬い岩なのです。ヘブル人への手紙12章28節に、“私たちは揺り動かされない御国を受けているのですから、感謝しようではありませんか。こうして私たちは、慎みと恐れとをもって、神に喜ばれるように奉仕をすることができるのです。” と書いてあります。”



わが盾、わが救いの角、わがやぐら。” -詩篇18:2

there's only 2 seasons in Malaysia...


I wasn't prepared but since I was stuck in the bank reactivating an account I couldn't access because I wasn't around, I didn't think too much about it.

But eventually I did finish my business in the bank. Still raining.

Called J.

"It's raining. After talking to you God will stop the rain."

We made plans. We have a venue and a time. The rained stopped.

It's little things like this that help assure me that though I doubt I can survive in KL, the One backing me up will carry me through.

the things i miss...

singing hymns with others...

praying with others...

walking and cycling everywhere...

speaking Japanese...

rice fields and apple farms...


hmmmm. i feel like an ungrateful brat. i should be thankful in every circumstance. but perhaps it's not too much to ask for some time to find my footing again.

or is it?

Sunday, September 28, 2008




There's a season for everything.

One chapter closes, to make way for another...

Thursday, September 04, 2008

somehow I've always wanted to go to Sendai...

...and I did.

Even if it was just for 5 minutes.

and there's a photo for the record!

could be anywhere else in Japan, but it's ok. all that matters is that I know it's Sendai.


Monday, September 01, 2008

bidding summer goodbye...

waiting for my 紅葉 and 柿...


it's been good.

it really has been good.

i'm just feeling a little hmmmm.

but i have learnt not to trust my feelings.

after all, my heart is naught but a deceptive part of me...

i suspect, if i just get on with doing what i'm supposed to be doing... i won't be feeling so hmmmmm.