Archive for May, 2007

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The Three Trees

May 19, 2007

No its not a tongue twister… Its a very nice story that I though I would share. Got it from my email. I’m sure many have already read it before!

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Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said, “Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take Kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said, “I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, “This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter, “and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said, “This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the Woodsmen said, “I don’t need anything special from my
Tree, I’ll take this one,” and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenter, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.

The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second Tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and
Said “Peace” and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, God will give you great gifts.

Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined.

We don’t always know what God’s plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

Please keep this moving… Pass it on so God may inspire more people on the way.

May your day be blessed. And until we meet again, may God cradle you in the palm of His hand.  

 

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Avril Lavigne – ‘When You’re Gone’

May 18, 2007

This is currently my favourite song!! I really like the lyrics. They’re really sincere and touching.

Lyrics

Always needed time on my own
I never thought I’d need you there when I cried
And the days feel like years when I’m alone
And the bed where you lie
is made up on your side

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missing too
When you’re gone
All the words I need to hear to always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you

I’ve never felt this way before
Everything that I do
Reminds me of you
And the clothes you left
they lie on the floor
And they smell just like you
I love the things that you do

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take

Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missing too
And when you’re gone
The words I need to hear to always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you

We were made for each other
Out here forever
I know we were
Yeah Yeah

All I ever wanted was for you to know
Everything I do I give my heart and soul
I can hardly breathe I need to feel you here with me
Yeah

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missing too
When you’re gone
The words I need to hear will always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you

Nice right? :)

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Photoshop is fun!

May 18, 2007

It is! Experimenting and messing around in Adobe Photoshop is fun! Here are some end products of my really amatuer-ish work:

I know I know… Its not very nice! But I’m learning. :)

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Pleasures of Life 2: Guavas!

May 18, 2007

WTH? Guavas?

Yes. Guavas. :) I enjoy eating them so much I decided to put them on my list.

This is a guava, for those of you who dont know what it is.

Why guava you may ask? I’ll tell you why. After you so took so much effort in peeling and cutting them (okay maybe not so much, still), you just cant resist but enjoy it.

1. Peel off the skin and cut in slices

2. Put them in a pretty bowl

3. Take a packet of somboi (asam, or whatever you want to call it) , cut it open, put in a pretty little plate, and set on table.

4. Add somboi to your guava, and put it in your mouth.

5. Say, ‘Mmmmm…’

It really is very yummy! Not to mention crunchy (well for people with hard teeth like me, the seeds are quite enjoyable to bite)

Thats why guavas are on my pleasures of life list.

♥Guavas! :)

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Pleasures of Life 1: Bathing with Cold Water

May 18, 2007

Do I seem crazy? Maybe I am. Bathing with cold water is on my pleasures of life list. Try it! It makes you healthier and stronger too. Thats my theory. Like my granparents… They are 70+ and yet strong as ever. And you know what? They live in the inlands. Like 5 hours car drive from the nearest city. They live in a simple long house. The water supply is from the river. Mind you, the river water is freezing cold. And they use cold water to bath everyday. And recently there’s a news on an old man who is 92. He said his secret is to use cold water. See? He wakes up early every morning to bath with cold water. Theory correct? Yes. :)

Thats the Baram River.

Besides, bathing in cold water makes a person happy. When you walk into a cold shower, you cant help yourself but bounce up and down and shivering and at the same time, laughing and smiling. Now thats something to be happy about. And when youre done, you’ll walk out clean and with a smile on your face!

So, take a cold bath now! :) Enjoy.

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My blog… Is born.

May 16, 2007

Finally I started a blog… Yay. :)

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