26 December 2009

I Don't Want Alot For Christmas

1 week, 2 granduncles, 2 deaths.

Lately, I have been hearing news about many people passing on. Last Sunday, my granduncle, my dad's uncle, passed away. Today, my aunt's father-in-law passed away merely hours ago after celebrating his birthday. Yes, the day after Christmas, Boxing Day, his birthday. These kind of deaths, are physical deaths. The dying of one's body. Because our earthly bodies do not last, but perishes and is never lasting. When we die, we leave behind everything in this world. All your possessions, money, status, achievements, everything. Including the people we love. In our lives, we either get left behind, or we leave behind. Difference? It's all according to time. God's time.

Do you believe in life after death? I believe that when we die, we leave this world and move on to a better place. Not better, but a much more glorious place called heaven. In heaven where everything is far beyond all wonderful things we can imagine, especially when we meet with our Creator and all our loved ones. I was pondering, one day while sitting at home, after returning home from Seremban. Would you rather live a long prosperous life here on earth? Or a shorter period on earth but a lifetime in heaven? It is not for us to choose when we will die or stuff related, I know. But have you ever gave it a thought?

We can't choose when to die or how to die, but we can choose how to live and be a change to the world. I haven't been living the example life of a Christian. I have been disobedient, lazy, indiscipline, and the list goes on. I know what has to be done, but sometimes I just brush it aside. You know, the usual "Oh don't worry about it, I'll definitely start tomorrow, or I won't harm me, I can control myself". But in the end, those are just lies that I use to comfort myself, push it away so that I don't have to face it.

I want to mend the relationship between me and my Father in heaven. I don't want to continue being a hypocrite, only searching for God when I am in confusion or trouble or when I need help on something. I believe, therefore I should create a brand new start. Don't just talk the talk, walk it. Walk the talk, then talk about it. What's the true meaning of Christmas? Search and understand it with your heart. Do not be like all those who celebrate it with the distorted meaning of "X'mas", so they call it, created by the world to fool you. Learn to celebrate life and love and all blessings from God above, not just receive gifts and party like there's no tomorrow.

Anyway, just some pictures to "cheer" this post up!

The Wonder Parents!
(during the filming of Talentime)

My brother Desmond and his long lost twin.

My sisters Delwyn and Davina.

Hat Yai 2008 with the lovely fammy. =)

Christmas eve '09 with beau at Dennis' Jazz Bistro.
Flash membuatku kelihatan seperti hantu.

It isn't about living a suffering-free life, but learning to rejoice in suffering be it whatever the circumstances are. We should count our blessings, not what our life is short of. Be thankful for everything and appreciate, for all may be gone in just a matter of time.

Merry Christmas &
Happy Boxing Day! :)