Lex Petros: December 2006

Sunday, December 31, 2006

My Uncle's Departure

My grand uncle, whom I fondly refer to him as "6th Uncle" passed away peacefully last nite, December 30th 2006 @ 8.40pm. He never regained conciousness.

He was the youngest of the male siblings in my grandmother's side of the family and always had a sense of humour. He always came around to visit when I was much younger and I relished the times I'd see his old Mitsubishi Lancer parked outiside my parents' house in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. Me, being the rambunctious one would always charge right into him the moment I enter the house, waiting to see him brace as I ran into his arms. One of my favourite grand uncles.

I am happy to know that he is with the Lord now... together with David, his first born son who passed on nearly 20 years second cousin whom I didn't really get to know that well...

My heart wrenched as I witnessed his vital signs diminishing on the monitors. He was stricken with pneumonia 2 weeks ago... things turned for the worst when one of his lung collapsed yesterday evening...

I prayed at his bedside, asking the Lord to be with him and to descend His arms around my uncle...I knew that the journey was about to begin, just a matter of when...

My 6th uncle had led a good life and followed the footsteps of Christ, I know he would be in His kingdom now.

I shall miss him... even when he was bedridden, he was still able to crack a few jokes here and I remarked to my aunt, he always had a sense of humour. There was never a time I couldn't think of anything to talk to him about, cause he would start it off for me...

God bless you, 6th will not be forgotten.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sorry...didn't manage to put any postings up during Christmas day...Was too busy going to church, bringing my aunt for lunch and visiting my granny to shower her with gifts!!!

Was up and about from the nite before Christmas...could not really sleep in anticipation of my most favourite time of the year. The joys and suprises which lay in store for me on this special day...the day I've always looked forward to since the time I knew how to say "Christmas".
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23


I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my beloved family, friends and colleagues a very Blessed Christmas! May the year to come be a very blessed and purposeful one. In understanding the vissicitudes of life, let us always always remember each other and what we stand for and mean to each other. God Bless You and Keep You!!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

T-Minus 1 day to Christmas

Matthew 1:20 -25

20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS
25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS

Saturday, December 23, 2006

T-Minus 2 days to Christmas

One more day to Christmas! I hope my friends have done their shopping, cuz the weekend usually proves to be the worst time to do it as about a billion people would be rushing to do theirs...

Friday, December 22, 2006

T-Minus 3 days to Christmas
TGIF. Now, looking forward to the long weekend to come. Tomorrow, I will be going around to see if I can pick up something for myself. Before that, I'd be meeting up with David Lai and Cheryl at Ecotint in the morning. Cheryl's getting her brand new Honda Civic tinted.

Man, what a long day today was. Managed to survive a rush-job finalizing a defence and counter claim, not mentioning an affidavit, all due today. Didn't catch that much sleep last nite. Was struggling to settle my work. Can't leave too much untied. But I'm really glad the day is over. Looking forward to the next. I will take a breather anytime, no matter how brief. These days, those things comes in scarce supply. :)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

T-Minus 4 days to Christmas

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

T-Minus 5 days to Christmas
It's started!
People are in the holiday mood now. My boss was going around wishing everyone "Happy Holidays"during the office 'Pot Luck' party today. Many dishes were laid for our palate...springrolls, rum fruit cake, my boss' ' Yule Log', deserts and more. Basically, most of the lawyers chipped in for half a dozen pizzas from Dominoes. And to top it all up, beer to wash down the sumptous meal...

Gifts are already exchanged among some of us at the office. I've given my dear secretaries their presents and decorated my office with moderate Christmas ornaments. This is it! Another 5 days to go and we'll be celebrating Christmas 2006!

Well, I also got my gifts...well, redemption gifts actually...from my Citibank air revitaliser (yes, one of those things that swish water in a translucent container around), a Black & Decker Battery-Powered Screwdriver set and a tie-pin & cuff-link set.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

T-Minus 6 days to Christmas

Well, Christmas shopping is done! No need to rush during the weekend.

Monday, December 18, 2006

T-Minus 7 days to Christmas

Phew... managed to complete my shopping detail for the holiday season...not easy to shop for stuff these days...too little time, too many people in the shopping areas and too little cash to spend :) I've already exchanged some present with some close friends...hope my stash is bigger this year (hint hint) :P

Anyway, today was a relatively slow day. I'm beginning to see the 'Christmas spirit' working its charm on everyone. Noticed your colleagues and bosses? I bet some of them are already thinking of what to so the weekend to come, which party to go to, where to shop and where to eat. My boss is getting a little 'Christmassy', I think.

Diagressing from the holiday sentiments a little, you remember the famous 2 dudes with the lightsabers in the 5 minute video choreograhy? Yes, I'm referring to none other than 'Ryan V. Dorkman' (click here to go to the link) , otherwise known within the fans as 'RVD'. Orignally created for (and winner of)'s first Lightsaber Choreography Competition, this video has become a world internet phenomenon...(if you have time, download the;s damn me)

Well, that was in 2003. Now, the 2 lightsaber-wielding dudes are up and about again...this time, a more action-packed, upgraded, beefed-up version, aptly called '
Ryan V. Dorkman 2' (click here to go to the link) Well, what do you expect? RVD Episode 2? Now, with a better budget and more cinematographic effects, this instalment should be worth catching... release date: 3/1/2007.
May the Force be with you.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

T-Minus 8 days to Christmas

Yes! The countdown begins!
It's just a little a week till the most wonderful time of the year for me...Christmas...
I'll be going to do some shopping with my mum later in the evening...time to seek out those bargains...every year, since the last 4 years, my Christmas shopping has gotten a little bit too last minute. But at least I have the time now...Can't wait for the busy week to least for this year....

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Cantata Of Love, Joy & Hope

" O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory." Psalm 98
Hey folks!! These are just some pictures of the choir performing the Cantata Of Love, Joy & Hope organized by my church, Calvary Jaya BP Fellowship. My mum was in the choir...really proud of her...they obviously put in a lot of effort rehearsing for the 2 hour event...

Sing praises to Him

That's my beloved mum and aunty Katherine (right) in the front.
Rev. Lee Kim Shong mesmerised by the ensemble of God's praisers and worshippers
Take my life and let it be, consecrated Lord to Thee...

Drunk Before Dawn

"You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you." John 12:35

I've always had a penchant for attending good musicals...selected ones that is...remember Rodger & Hammerstein's "Sound Of Music" and " Flower Drum Song"? all time favourites...albeit, I've only watched the local productions, not at West End Theatre unfortunately...

Drunk Before Dawn (click here to go to the site)
I watched the premere at the opening night at SIB KL. Was really good. Excellent. I had been looking forward to this performance for the last 3 weeks... Been too long since I've been to any theatre....

A story of the Lun Bawang village in Borneo in the 1930s... shrouded in's inhabitants constantly drunk on rice beer and falling into moral decadence, illness and affliction....l men, women and children alike...for years... 78 years ago.... a story of a man who was called by God to deliver the Lun Bawang people out of the darkness they were in... a story of salvation through God...

Raut Mugang, the village head (Penghulu) 's son, (played by Jaydon Chong) was the lead male vocal, flanked by his love interest, Lea Tebangan ( played by Tabitha K. Lam) who happens to be a composer responsible for the repertoires. Raut and Lea's character building started with a secret rendezvous outside the perimeter of the village in Act 1 of the musical.

Lea has a younger sister, Mina Tembangan (played by Annabel Chong), who misses her father after succumbing to his illness. The sisters are cared for by Agnus Tembangan (played by Evelyn Kew), who is sick herself, fuelling Dayung's propoganda to the villagers that the spirits are angry to those who believe in the 'White God'. The two sisters are caught between believing in the real God and the beliefs of the tribe.

The missionary, Frank Davidson (played by Ryan Matthew Davis) was adamantly opposed by the village's witch doctor, Dayung, played by See Mee Gee, whose only goal was to keep the village in ignorance... giving notions that the spirits would be angry and death to those who dared worship the 'White God'...our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amongst my other favourite characters were Mr. Lee Ham Sap (played by Justin Chan), a chinese merchant with his 2 wives, (played by Joice Foo and Chang Mei Wei), who duped the villagers into spending copious amounts of money on useless, sham chinese medication which exarcebated their diseases and illness...also, not forgetting Bangau (played by Marcus Lee), Raut's faithful sidekick...

Certainly a moment to cherish...interesting script, based on a true story, complete ensemble of orchestral talents and most importantly, the message of God's promise to mankind, that "...whoseover that believe in him shall not perish but have receive everlasting life" John 3:16

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I want to SCREAM!!!!!

It's the year end...

people are trimming their Christmas tree... doing their Christmas shopping...getting caught up with the hustle and bustle of a shopping mall... making plans for holidays...some others would be job-searching...but me?

And here I am, toiling through the weekend, day in- day out, working after lunch, in between naps and after dinner...all for the sake of fulfiling deadlines, complying with instructions and ensuring that clients are happy...

After all, the Law is a jealous mistress, her jealousy's bounds only surpassed by her supremacy and wonder...from which I sometimes get inspire and possess the strength of which I require to tarry on....

Lest I forget, I am still imminently faced with the holiday season... a harbinger of better things to come and the cliffhanger to a new year...and a better one I hope.... God give me strength, so that I can labour on in this harsh and unforgiving reality, for without Thou, I've yet to find myself sane and alive...

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Amelia & Chien Li's Wedding (Part 2 ) - Prince Hotel

It's about 7.30pm, at the Grand Ballroom of the Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Yee Boon and I had arrived about an hour earlier to check out the bride and groom's honeymoon suite and to check out the video montage of Amelia and Chien Li's pictures of the tea ceremony and outdoor shots earlier during the day...again...we awaited the customary wedding banquet...a quintessencial aspect of chinese wedding rituals...

Gourmet chocolates anyone? One of the few tasty treats provided in the honeymoon suite

Tan Yee Boon... photograher extraordinaire...

Mr and Mrs Tony Lim...Tony is our ex-colleague of Khaw & Partners, Amelia's lunch buddy, Yee Boon and my sparring partner in Counterstrike (commonly known to us as 'CS')... who had just returned from Hong Kong to grace this auspicious occassion...was pretty glad seeing him again...couldn't help but display a gleaming smile and giving him a very warm hug when I first noticed him coming out of the of the few people I've come to cherish, despite a rather rough start....the quattro would have been complete had David Lai was around...

Meera (soon-to-be Vice President of Affin Investment Bank) and Putri Syaidatul, also our ex-colleague of Khaw & Partners.

Putri Syaidatul and Irene Yong (soon to leave K&P to take a one-year study break in Sydney, Australia)

As usual, no wedding banquet...chinese that is...would be complete without the 3-fold YAM SENG session

Our table...No. 28.

After a long nite, all of us were just being very casual and indulging in some tomfoolery...that's Kok Ling on the lef, Yee Boon's missus and of course, the newest member of the Brotherhood of the Rose, Yee Boon himself... Not mentioning Chien Li who was dragged up on stage for some drinking song session and Amelia, who just was too exhilirated to think of anything else
(I suppose that expression shows it all)