Sunday, June 20, 2010

RGB reflections on Father's Day in the Year 2010

Here I was sitting on my work filled table on a Sunday early evening, having my home-cooked dinner of 'Bak Kut Teh' in Kuala Lumpur. I wasn't doing any serious work but embarked on my usual labor of love, ie. updating my 3 websites on Father's day and thought I'd share my RGB reflections on this special designated day for fathers around the world. I first learnt of the acronym RGB in the computer industry when the RGB color monitors were introduced to the market in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors for the computer display unit.

As you see in the photo above, I was working with 3 computers each logged on into my 3 different websites of Familylane, Spiritlane and Fastlane with the respective colors of Red, Blue and Green for their cover page banners. Somehow, my journals of life found themselves streaming on 3 different color rays of life ie. Red, Blue and Green. (See My Heart and Mind )

On this Father's day, I like to share what I call my RGB reflections of life, first with a song by one of my favorite singers, Carole King :



Here are the lyrics for the song entitled, 'Hold Out for Love' :

Everybody's got a little child inside
Still looking for love
Everything we do is in search of it
Everything we say or think of
And every time we reach for somebody
We're reaching out for love
Everybody's looking for love
Everybody is looking for love

When someone says a kind word
It's music to your ears
Yet somewhere inside you're wondering
If you really deserve to let go of your fears
You want to make a connection, you're looking for a way
To escape the loneliness and the tears
That you've had for years
Everybody's looking for love
Everybody is looking for love
But you know you gotta

Hold out, don't settle for less
Hold out for the real thing, hold out for the real thing
Hold out, you deserve the best
Hold out for the real thing, hold out for the real thing
Hold out for love

Maybe you're looking for security
But without a doubt
You're gonna miss the love you wish you had
'Cause love is what life is all about

Well, if it don't feel right, then don't do it
If the night is dark, don't sell your soul to get through it
Listen to your heart, it'll tell you how to do it
Love will be worth the wait
Everybody's looking for love
Everybody is looking for love
But you know you gotta

Hold out, don't settle for less
Hold out for the real thing, hold out for the real thing
Hold out, you deserve the best
Hold out for the real thing, hold out for the real thing
Hold out for love

Yes love is a powerful force of Life. We can feel it and it can move us. Whether from our Saviour, Our Family or Fellowmen, we look for it to feel good. I have felt that love from all three sources and it energizes me to receive and share it. To give more love and appreciation to others and all things God has created for us. The following selected pics symbolizes that love :


Love of our Saviour

Love of family

Love of our fellowmen

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Double birthdays on the month of June

June has two birthdays just two days apart, of Fei the oldest and Ern the second last child. An old post of this family blog celebrating their birthdays when Fei turned 22 and Ern 11 can be viewed by clicking here.

Just four years later, they are now 26 and 15 and Fei had just crossed the threshold to be now married to Christopher Wyatt on 29 May 2010.


For Fei who now lives in the United States with her husband, we hope she had a nice birthday celebration with Christopher who now becomes responsible for her happiness and well being. This is in accordance to my own feelings when I felt I took over custodial responsibility of Mom from her father when I married her as recorded in my journal post here .


So today is Ern's birthday and we continue to celebrate his birthday for him on his special day. For the whole family to celebrate with him, we will have our customed online celebration at 11pm tonight on Malaysia/Singapore time as on this day the girls are in USA, Han in Russia, Dad in Malaysia and the 3 boys with Mom are in Singapore!

Here is a video clip of Ern blowing the candles of his birthday cake :