Monday, May 16, 2011

Cold Hands And Jelly Feet

It has been a long day in the office today, two of my "members" took leave today to get a 4 days off in a row... I did not take, knowing I still have to get up early morning to take my girl to school... so might as well I go to the office and save my day leave for something else later on...

This will be a short post.. tonight I have a function to go to.. er.. a church function... last minute they needed a guitarist and I am now having clammy hands and cold feet. I was very reluctant at first but after this message from my cell leader, I changed my mind... she sms-ed me saying "Do it for the Lord, HELP!!"

Gosh...I do not have much time to practise, just go through and "strum" the best that I could.... hopefully no one will notice my shivering fingers and jelly legs.... hahahaa..

I m back from the function...
I didn't play well tonight.. my fingers hurt too much
cos I didn't play for quite some time...
my two fingers are hurting now...
And it made me realize that...
it is NOT easy to sing and play the guitar at the same time!
But God, I tried my best...


  1. Nah!!! Bluff only! You competition champion, play guitar like pro...where got problem one. Me, malu thick-skin singing away - not realising got real star with me karaoke. LOL!!!

  2. I always wanted to play guitar in the cell group but I think I am tone deaf or something... I know they key but very mechanical... hahaha

    All the best for CG tonight ^^

    Tomorrow's worry tomorrow then settle, hahaha.

  3. Sure or not? Thought you're the guitarist for the band... Hmm... I didn't bake any humble pie today.

  4. Nah! I think you would be great! *wink* Have fun tonight and lots more fun tomorrow!
    Happy Vesak Day!

  5. Lolz Our Sibu big brother spilled your beans :P

    We know Claire can do perfection! ;)

    Tomorrow's a day of prayers and reflection for me. Have a peaceful holiday ya ^_^

  6. I'm on leave tomorrow.. looking forward for my body massage session =)
    Happy Wesak to you ya!

  7. stp: u really made me laugh.. hahaha.. where got bluff.. i played very poorly tonight.. lack of practice! gosh.. so malu-ing.. sigh..

    daniel: not cell group but an anniversary function..

    pam: no..not qualified to be in the church band .. only for the senior fellowship.. hahaa..

    angeline: thanks..but i updated already..

    gratitude: next time we go sing.. then u know how "good" or poor i m.. !

    hayley: it is a public holiday, right? or just for certain states?

  8. i read that your friend, stp said you competition champion..wah ! didnt know really dont bluff, wed bring your guitar along,we sing together!

  9. Ouch... that looks painful. U din use guitar pick?

  10. that must be painful..anyway, u did yr best.

  11. I'm sure you did great, Claire. God doesn't care how good we are or do, but he just wants us to give the effort and do our best. That is all... You did GREAT.

  12. yeah, at least you did it for LORD, so you should feel happy that you've done your best.. HE will make sure your fingers heal by tomorrow morning.. :)

  13. wow.. u play guitar.. nice nice.. u just need to play it more often then the skin on the fingers will grow thicker and u wont be suffering from pain ady. ^^ happy holiday on Tuesday!! yippieyaya !!

  14. your poor fingers. I'm sure you played beautiful god's music !

  15. lena: hahaha.. no thanks.. malu-ing!

    cleff: those fingers are for the chords..

    wenn: shivering fingers ..

    betsy: thanks for the consolation..

    sk: yes, this morning, they are less painful.. cos long time never played..

    yingying: yes, after that, skin come out and then will be soft again when never play..

    isaac: nevertheless we want to be good, right? but God knows best.. i didnt really play nice but.. anyway,it is over..

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  17. Use plaster lor. :p Maybe you really didn't play for too long already.

  18. i thought have to use a thing that looks like a thimble to strum geh. Not ah?

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  20. My son is taking guitar and I decided to learn along with him. I feel your pain! Good job to suck it up and just do it!

    Dear Devotees into the Dhamma,
    I sincerely shall use the language to make publicly the bitter experience that actually has happened in the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION NO: 19-21 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.
    I am not satisfied with the Gombak MCA Division chairman (Yip Kum Fook) and the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSSOCIATION chairman (Yip Kum Fook) because he used vicious and arrogant means in bringing in a group of individuals from other places to provoke and trample the sacred ground and without any sound reason called in the police to forcefully detain the monk so as to humiliate worshippers of Buddhism.
    I strongly would like to ask here that what great sin and crimes had he committed to the extent of you Yip Kum Fook lawyer by means or by crooks called in the police to detain a monk like him?
    I came from Penang, I was a newcomer and I temporarily put up at the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION to study and learn to practice Buddhism. While at the temple, I could not bear with the way Yip Kum Fook lawyer behaved, your uncourteous, arrogant and unexcelled attitude in treating the Temple abbot.
    Because I said a few words about your behavior to you Yip Kum Fook, you resorted to such dirty means to hurt a monk. It is indeed unacceptable and cast a very bad example.
    For a school principal, if his and her student has committed an offence, the police must as a matter of courtesy meet up with the principal, try to understand the actual situation, before the police take any actions. This is the usual practice.
    But it is sorry to say, that Yip kum Fook lawyer who himself is a lawyer chose to have done. Otherwise, he did not act in accordance with the teaching of Buddhism and looked down on the spirit of Buddhism for the sole purpose of showing off that he is the powerful chairman of MCA Gombak Division and the chairman of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. He demanded the police to detain the monk so as to realize his motive.
    It is very fortunate that due to the fact that religion itself is a sensitive matter, even the Malay policemen understood and respected the religion, culture and customs of other communities, so they did not rush into taking any actions. Otherwise, the consequences would be catastrophic.
    I understand why Yip Kum Fook lawyer was furious and flared up. The main reason is as follows. The abbot of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. He has been the abbot for 20 years. He was the architect and played the pivotal in raising fund the public to build up the Temple.
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