Category Archives: Language

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happy new year 2007!

Happy New Year ppl! 新年快乐! I will blog a little in Chinese for a change.

2006 已经过去,新的一年也到了。 希望这一年会比上一年更好。

我其实很久已没有专用我的华文。 虽然我还回读写中文,比如中文网站等等, 但我是使用的华语越来越少, 特别是自从我很少跟受中文教育的人交往. 我家里的人都是受英文霍马来文教育,除了我和妹妹以外。 跟我们来往的人,大多数都是“香蕉人”。 如果我没有特别去练习与使用华语在日常生活中,旧而旧至会把一切忘掉。

这是一个半香蕉人的生活。其实,我不是香蕉人。但是事实说,我还有点像个香蕉人。叫我“半香蕉人”够了吧!

want translations? drop a comment!

诶!我本来不是像blog这个题目,但没办法啦。我只想实验用华语blog在这个部落客。 只好跟随着脑袋里刚好想到的东西。oh yeah, 我还想分享一个本地的部落客 – http://www.got1mag.com/ .
For this blog, I guess I’ll only be able to upload the new theme and all next week inline with the changes of the entire site… till then ciao.

oo, Christmas!

updated: 23/12/06 11am
Ah well, its Christmas… or almost Christmas, which coincidentally, makes this a Christmas post.

What are you guys doing for Christmas? For me, I’ll be in Cyberjaya for Christmas. This year our Christian Fellowship is not having any big events for Christmas as we did in previous years. We’ll be having a smaller scale Christmas celebration in campus during CF. Church as usual is having their service.

What about you? When I was younger I did wonder about what others did for Christmas. I found out that during Christmas, many either did not bother about it much, while some simply took the opportunity to join in the fun and just celebrate it even though they are not Christians.

The chinese speaking community, would answer that they’re not Christians and hence not celebrate Christmas. Of course there were many who were not Christians but celebrate it as well due to fun factor and also influence by the western media and the increasing commercialisation of it.

But really, what is Christmas for the Malaysian Christian community? Well, there is the customary church service for most churches. Most of them have it on Christmas eve while others have them on Christmas day. Some churches have really interesting traditions, following on from the culture and heritage of their parent church. Some are really meaningful, while others sometimes have not been adapted to suit the local culture.

Contrary to popular secular belief, which seems pretty hazy at times on Christmas celebrations, we do not for a fact endorse Christmas trees, nor santa claus and his merry gang of reindeers including red-nosed Rudolph. Neither is Christmas about Santa’s baby.We do not start drinking, bingeing and having a good ol’ merry time during the service and induce ourself to binge drinking.

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. To us, it is a reminder and a symbol of hope for us mankind & humanity alike. Of course, at times at different phases in our life, we get used to the celebrations at all and take in what everyone perceives about Christmas. It was a timely reminder while attending the CF in MMU Cyberjaya this week that to focus on Jesus itself and not too much of the hope as we Christians so often do. It ties in quite well with a book I’ve been reading that talks about us as a church so often focusing too much on being so easily losing perspective.

Thus with the arrival of Christmas hence marks the ending of an old year, with the ever impending of a new one. I do hope that as the new years comes, that Christians in Malaysia and around the world will continue to remember the reason for the season.