Monday, 31 October 2011

passage of the day. (which began at 6am)

“People in Johor Baru have always been wary of AirAsia especially when they still remember how it broke its promise with such ease,” said the principled MP, who resigned his seat in 1988 to stand as an independent and was convincingly re-elected. A year later he rejoined Umno.
Earlier, during the debate, M. Manogaran (DAP-Teluk Intan) said he noticed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak doing all he can to win over Indian voters – doing walkabouts, drinking tea at Indian stalls and travelling by bus and trains.
“Maybe next Thaipusam he would even carry the kavadi,” he said.
Everyone laughed good naturedly until suddenly, Datuk Sri Mohd Zin Mohamed (BN-Sepang)realised what Manoharan had said and asked deputy speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee for his ruling on the DAP MP’s suggestion that Najib, a Muslim, carry the kavadi.
And then all the good Muslims who had laughed looked at each other as if saying “God what have we done” and immediately stood up to shout “tarik balik, tarik balik” as loud as they could in anger as well as to atone for laughing earlier.
Manoharan, too, realised what he had done but the deputy speaker saved the day for him by insisting that the remark was made unintentionally, that it was just a careless remark. But by the time the Dewan quietened down, the Teluk Intan MP’s time was up.

-- Zainon Ahmad, "AirAsia, MAS Deal in the Limelight", TheSunDaily, 21 October 2011.

that one person.

Sometimes we already know what to do.

Then someone comes along and says something.

Or we begin to see alternatives. Better alternatives.

Then we become philosophical.

"Maybe there's more to this than I thought."

To make it a bit more Christian, we say:

"What if God is leading me here instead?"
"What if God is telling me this instead?"

And then we confuse ourselves.

"What is Your will for me, Lord?"

When all He wanted us to do, He'd already told us from the start.

And then we say life is tough. Life is confusing. There are too many choices.

Well, at least that last bit is true.

There are too many choices.

Being people of discounts, we look for the cheaper choice.

The one that costs less to make.

Obedience comes with a price.

Everybody knows that.

But how many know that disobedience comes with the greater price?

Experience knows.

And experience is something to be gained.

The Father knows His child is weak.

So He sent someone to set her back on track.

Just ONE person.

But it has made all the difference.

Where a shadow of doubt was once cast,
there is now certainty again.
Or at least, a tilt in the balance of probabilities.

(I hate Criminal Law,
but it is useful today.

Thanks, Phye Beng. =)

I love PJGH.

I love the people in PJGH.

I love what I can do here as a Christian.

I love what I can do here as a lawyer.

But is it about what I can do?

Whose work is it?

Mine, or the Lord's?

He will bring the work in Malacca.

Anderson talked about faith vs. belief.

I believe that work will come, and work will be meaningful in Malacca,

But above all, I have faith in the God of my Work.

Come what may, this God will not fail.

Thursday, 27 October 2011


"It's my prayer that we'll grow ever deeper in love each day,
Centred on Christ our Lord,
Cuz we've got a long way to go."

This is what every couple should aim for.
Instead of just romance and what-not's.
Because romance alone can't keep a relationship alive.
Some of us have seen enough to know.
So those of you who haven't,
Please just take our word for it.

Oh by the way,
for those of you who missed it,


Sunday, 16 October 2011

"Remember the calling you received 
when you made the decision to come to law school. 

If not, remember the calling you received 
when you first made the decision to stay in law school. 

Open your eyes to the beauty of the law.

Law school is difficult, but
remember your passion,
because it will keep you going.

You will be a lawyer. 


take your own advice, hwei.

Monday, 10 October 2011

How to date a lawyer. (because EVERYBODY WANTS TO!)


Fish where the fish are

To meet a lawyer, you need to be in a lawyer-rich location, preferably where around 1 out of every 12 people is a lawyer. 

Go in for the kill

Once you’re in a lawyer-rich environment, you’ll need to go in for the kill. Our survey made it clear that lawyers spend more time in one place than any other: the office. If infiltrating a law office seems impractical or illegal, your next best option is a bar—that is, a bar association event or continuing legal education seminar. Finally, you could frequent bars (where they sell drinks) near courthouses, but exercise caution to avoid alcoholics in legal trouble.

Beware the lawyer personality

Once you’ve snagged a lawyer, beware. According to 20-year psychologist, Dr. Fiona Travis, “the same qualities that persuade juries and win cases can also work like acid on marital relations.” Our survey indicated the same, with one lawyer wife telling us that she endures “power trips” and “being spoken to like opposing counsel." Studies also show that lawyers tend to be defensive, argumentative, skeptical, and anti-social. However, the bright side is that you won’t experience these things often because lawyers are rarely at home. As one lawyer said, “Lawyers tend to be type A workaholics and have a hard time balancing work and family.”

Only repeat things you hear from credible people

Lawyers are trained to destroy witness credibility on cross examination. That’s why if you ever repeat something you’ve heard, you should volunteer the tipster’s name, education, occupation, and criminal history.


Use Latin whenever possible

Lawyers feel warm and fuzzy when they hear Latin. An easy way to use Latin without knowing any is to give your pets Latin names. When you say, “Why, yes, I have a pet! It’s a poodle named Locus Standi!” any lawyer will turn to putty in your hands.

Make love notes long and confusing

Brevity and clarity make lawyers feel uncomfortable and agitated, much like normal people feel at the DMV. For example, don’t say, “Let’s head back home early for some fun.” Instead say, “Let’s return early to the domicile for some malfeasance.”

Don’t be surprised when your lawyer sweetheart nitpicks everything

When it happens, don’t accuse him of splitting hairs. That would be like accusing a dolphin of swimming. Instead, thank him for being both a gentleman and a scholar.

Always cite sources

When in doubt, point to scientific studies, real or imagined. For example, instead of saying you “feel” that fried Twinkies should be illegal, say "They’ve been associated with stroke and suicidal ideation". Your lawyer lover may chastise you for sloppy research later, but will respect your appeal to authority.

Never speak of beliefs not backed by empirical evidence

For example, if you believe in the healing power of magnets, keep it to yourself. Instead, loudly and passionately accuse wait staff and small children of non sequiturs. Throw in a disparaging comment about the Malaysian education system for extra points.

Remember, it can all be very worth it

Lawyers, despite their posturing and sometimes-aggressive demeanor, are really very sweet at heart. As one lawyer put it, “I am looking for honesty, loyalty, a good listener, someone who can be confident, a companion and my best friend.” With a little training, persistence and patience, a lawyer can be the love of your life.

---Adapted from "How to Date a Lawyer" by Avvo


People hate us, don't they?

Haha. =P

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The best YF Saturday ever.

Why does God have to punish sin? Why can't He just let us off the hook? Because of His sense of.....?


Ok, everyone look at Tse Hwei. Think of Tse Hwei and answer the question. God is....?


Tse Hwei is...?


Haha! Thank you, thank you! *flattered*

The answer is justice la! God's sense of justice la!

Phye Beng
Oh, the answer was a bit of a stretch la, but can la.

Apparently it's not a stretch to think I'm perfect.




Saturday, 8 October 2011


Besides the calendar, certain other signs are very telling. 

For example, blaming the bathtub for my pail of clothes that fell off it.

Or telling a hanger that it's irritating. 

I'm sorry for being so irritable this week. =(

(apologizing to people, not the bathtub and hanger)

Also, I do realize that I've been zoning out quite a bit, or at least being very inactive in times when I should be proactive. 

Taken from here.

My life has been a-tumbling since two weeks before school started. 

And I haven't quite adjusted to my final year. 

So much to do, too little time.

When I have time, my brain refuses to work.

When my brain is working, my body refuses to allow it to stay awake.

When my body allows my brain to stay awake, it's already time to do a whole list of other things.

I don't like this. My first year was much easier to adapt to. In fact, I think I adapted on the very first day in my first year. 

I  need space.

K. Maybe not this kind of space.

Was very inspired by what Dr. Living said last week about keeping the Sabbath, or at least, having a rest day the way God intended. No tutorials or studying on Sunday, even if there's an exam or assignment due the very next day. 

I need that Sabbath. I now see why God put such a thing as a Sabbath in the 10 Commandments. 

Workaholic is in the rehabilitation centre and is hopefully on her way to being cured. 

I still want to give my best and my all in everything I do. 

I just...

have to find a better way to do it.

Please help?

Also, am very aware that I will be leaving PJ in June. And along with PJ - Petaling Jaya Gospel Hall,  PJGH Youth Fellowship, Ezra CG, Law CG, PKV, Tiara, the Faculty of Law, the University of Malaya, and... another chapter of my life. I want to close this chapter well. No regrets, more rejoicing. 

Please help.

Friday, 7 October 2011

i should have known better than to ignore my gut feeling.


when the world says you can't,
it'll tell you that you can.
what is it?

Saturday, 1 October 2011


Thoughts of you have been bugging me recently.

I can't sleep without thinking of you,

I can't wake up without thinking of you.

In every conversation I have, 

I talk about you.

I don't understand you. At all.

Yet, in spite of everything, 

I still love you so, so much.


Why are you so complicated?

Why are we so complicated?

Taken from here.

Oh, Law.

And I'm not even kidding. 

This verse is so much more real now:

"His delight is in the law of the LORD, 
and on His law, he meditates day and night."

Psalm 1:2

How do I meditate on two laws day and night, Father?
Teach me how.

"He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yield its fruits in season
and whose leaf does not wither. 
Whatever he does prospers."

Psalm 1:3

Maybe it's obvious which law I should meditate on. 
Father, grant me discipline.

(Eu Pui: "So, when is your turn to get a boyfriend?"
Me: "When I have time for my boyfriend, I will go get one."
I will leave meditating on the laws of relationships for a better time.)