Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Post CEKL #100 Fellowship Day + Pool Party

With the completion of CEKL 100 it was with great honor and humility that everybody come together to shed some steam (and also some clothes) to what has become the post-party for the Choice English Weekend. 

Lady Fiona gesturing for her Shrek to join her in the pool.

The day started out with a warming up session of ball tossing in the pool. Absolutely fun but with no purpose. Just like the match between Man United and Liverpool that night. 

Clare was responsible for the disappearance of half of the nugget count that was initially provided.

If you did not try the killer combo of the chicken curry and fried rice (so fluffy yet so crisp) then you have no idea what you have been missing. According to an expert witness testimony and C100 participant, the spice selection and seasoning for the curry was perfectly executed. Since he is also an established Master Chef we definitely will take his word for it. 

Body Disposal 101.  Always remove footwear and glasses before dunking the victim head first into the pool.
Watching the match for EPL mid-table supremacy between Liverpool and Manchester United on the giant screen smartphone.  

The participants downing Soda Water as a punishment for not remembering this weekends Gospel reading. Mama Bear Grace cheering exuberantly with her signature Pontianak styled laugh. 

Participants trying desperately to salvage Melvin's lost coin collection. Legend has it that he first started collecting them back when he was a kid in 1855.

With the economy hitting an all time low and money hard to come by, philanthropist Melvin graciously decided to donate his antique and supposedly valuable coin collection (which was just as antique as he is). But all this with one stipulation. He would toss them discretely into the pool and everyone would have to risk drowning to find them. 'Playing a game' as he put it. For some reason it also involved eating Tabasco soaked white bread beforehand. But at the end of the day it was all good fun for everyone involved. Thanks Melvin for making it happen !

What beautiful people we have in CHOICE.

Smiles all around for a night to be remembered. Thank you Janice !
We like to take this opportunity to thank Janice for inviting us to her place and for the use of her pool. Also our gratitude to all those who came and joined in all the activities to make this fellowship a success. A big thank you also goes out to our big boss from up above, for making all good things possible and ensuring our safety and well being through out the event.

Looking forward to see you guys again in the near future. And for those who could not make it, we surely missed you.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cawangan Carl's Kitchen

Look at our faces....
Not happy....

Any ideas how to make us smile again? anyone?




Haha... you guessed it. 
Come and help us feed the hungry at Carl's Kitchen @ cawangan homeless

For more info kindly contact his excellency, Sir Ronald 😜

CEKL 100 Thanksgiving prayer

Heavenly Father,

How glorious and wonderful are your blessings and healing over us all. You are truly God of our salvation and at the same time, our rest in times of challenges. Have mercy on us, we pray, for our weaknesses, failures and shortcomings; intentional and unintentional.

The CEKL100 weekend has been an excellent success. We glorify Your name, Oh Lord. You have used us to be your ambassadors of Your kingdom. All glory, honour and praise goes to You. Thank you, Lord for opening the hearts and minds of the participants, breaking the walls that block and allowing them to feel your loving presence throughout the weekend.

As we continue to journey with these new Choicees, we pray that you guide us to do the what is right in your eyes. To unite us with passion for Your love. To teach us to forgive as you forgave. To increase our willingness to do what is just. And to turn back to you when we stray far. To err is human and to forgive is divine. We long to be one with You, Jesus. Sharing your divine passion to forgive so that we can be freed from the pain that comes with rotting hatred, the loneliness that comes with evil intent and the damage that comes with cancerous anger.

Have mercy on us.

May we decrease and you increase. At the end of the day, it's all about You, not about us. We pray everything will go according to your blessed plan. We pray in Jesus' precious name, Amen.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An evening with our CEKL 100 Choicees

Choice KL 100 concluded with a blast and with almost god-like enthusiasm, our CEKL100 mommy and daddy organised a fellowship session with our new choicees. A sense of belonging is the focus of our relationships in life and there is no better way to do this than to spend time together.

Kudos to Grace and team for making it happened

CHOICE KL 100 graduation

In maybe 10 years time, when we look back at this moment, we can definitely say that this is when it all began. The LOVE for my God, my neighbours and the start of a meaningful friendship.

Friday, September 22, 2017

CHOICE KL 100th Weekend! - 22nd to 24th September 2017

Dear team. 
As we prepare the final hours for the weekend. I would like to share with you from today's reading

As we labour this CHOICE 100 weekend for our Lord Jesus, do take a minute to reflect on this reading.

Reading 1, Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13

1 I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called.

2 With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love.

3 Take every care to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together.

4 There is one Body, one Spirit, just as one hope is the goal of your calling by God.

5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 and one God and Father of all, over all, through all and within all.

7 On each one of us God's favour has been bestowed in whatever way Christ allotted it.

11 And to some, his 'gift' was that they should be apostles; to some prophets; to some, evangelists; to some, pastors and teachers;

12 to knit God's holy people together for the work of service to build up the Body of Christ,

13 until we all reach unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God and form the perfect Man, fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself.

Lets us pray:
Dear Lord, bless all of us as we journey together as a team in preparation for CEKL100 weekend. May all of us be your instruments to do your work and touch the lives of many single adults and young people out there.

Lord guide all of us thru our daily lives as well as we go through the day today bless us to have a good day and walk with us thru every good moments and bad.

Thank you Lord for always being our pillar of strength and courage.

We say this prayer in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lincoln and Alister

Monday, September 18, 2017

Gospel Alive #2 - How many times should I forgive?

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 17 September 2017
Do you still remember what was last Sunday's gospel reading? 

It was basically about our friend St. Peter asking Jesus on our behalf for some exam tips eh, I mean spiritual Christian life tips to go to heaven.... Seven times cukup ah Brother?.. can la..
Then Jesus say... sorry brother, tak cukup la.. Must be 70x7 times.
Huh.. means 70x7= 490 times ah for each person? means what? How la liddat?  Haiyo.. want to forgive 1 time also so susah d. 70 times 7 means like forever la kena forgive.

Then Jesus cerita a parable to make us faham sikit and to lessen our sakit hati. Forgiving people who have hurt or wronged us is not easy. We feel tempted to give them the hand

God has forgiven our biggest debts when He died for us on the cross.

However, despite what God has done for us, when our brother owes us stuff, we jump left right and centre with foam in our mouths

What Jesus is saying to us today is... 

" Forgiveness is two ways. When we forgive, we LIBERATE the other person and then we become HEALED"Fr Marie, Sunday Homily, Assumption PJ. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

St. Thomas More Church - Breakfast to GO, bringing CHRIST to you.

 CHOICE KL was in St. Thomas More Church, Subang last sunday, 27th August 2017!!! 

Awesome breakfast was prepared for the all the churchgoers

and makanan and minuman yang paling sedap for out future CHOICees..... come... come out wherever you are, future Choicees of St Thomas More!!! God is calling you!

I think we even stopped the cars that were driving out of the church compound to check their driving licence??? Have to see if they are old enough to join mah..... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Kidding la.

WOW.... Mic drop... amazing bunch of people la... 

And from Geraldine (the kepala, mastermind and the brains behind this breakfast sale.... p.s. NOT the  poyo cute selfie girl at the front):

Hello guys (and of course gals) !! Thank you so much for helping out during the breakfast sale today!! We had so much fun together today!! Thank you so much for making time and joining us today. We truly appreciate it!! Thank you so much guys (eh.. don't forget the gals again la)!!! 

All in all we had a great time at St. Thomas More. Thank you for having us!!! Hope to see you in our 100th CHOICE weekend on the 22th to 24th of September 2017.

Next up...  Church of the Assumption, PJ !!!

Seagames Football Mania

Choice people are no strangers to football. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Some of us are even hardcore fans. Then our Malaysian team suddenly became gempak, masuk seagames semifinals. Sure la need to support. Kena menang brooo. But no tickets to go watch 😭😭😭 so sad. So no choice la, terpaksa go to mamak!

Seagames semifinals!!! Malaysia menang!!! Thanabalan heroo!!! Kesian our Indonesian kawan, bebek (far right) but nevermind la... 😜

Then we also met up today. Seagames football finals... Malaysia vs Thailand! We were all excited and anticipating a holiday... Huhu

(edit 1/9/17) The Chinese uncle sitting with us belongs to Choice also you know. Our BACKUP supporter... don't play play 

But because AA datang lambat our team lost. Why AA, why do you have to come late... πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†Seeee... no holiday d. 

Anywayzzz.. Kudos to our Malaysian football team for their effort and dedication for reaching the finals. You make us proud!! 😘😘

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CE99 Have Themselves a Picnic !!

The guys and gals of C99 are out and about it again! In an effort to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, everyone came together in fellowship at the lake side grounds of Desa Park City on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Unfortunately the blistering heat was quick to claim its first victim of the day.

Once everyone got settled, our Chief de Mission of the picnic Ivy Pat got everyone together for some sharing and team building activities. Much was discussed and in the process the bonds between the participants were further strengthened. 

With Desa Park City being the most popular dog-friendly park in town, George surprised us by bringing along his furry friend. 

Steven pulled off this gorgeous Cheese Platter.

Girls just wanna have fun. Especially if you’re Grace.  

As the sun sets we carry with us the memories of the day. 

Written by Steven CEKL99

Monday, August 21, 2017

Kuala Selangor Trip

How many of you have witnessed a meteor shower?? 

A bunch of us got really excited when we got to know that this phenomenon can be witnessed in a few spots outside of KL and we just decided to drive down to Sekinchan, Kuala Selangor after our roadshow in Our Lady of Fatima, Brickfields.

The phenomenon was expected to take place around 1.30am. We reached at 1.15am, thanks to our 2fast&furious driversπŸ‘πŸ‘ and then we waited anxiously for the meteors.

We waited....


And waited... for hours... but all we saw was the beach and the dark skyπŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

We weren't discouraged though. When a gang of choicees gather, there's bound to be silly jokes, lots of fun and laughter...till we scared all the people at the beach who were there before us. That is how noisy we were..HAHAHAHA

After hours of waiting, we decided to head home before the sun comes up.

Despite the sleepless night, our champion Joy Nathan managed to complete the 5km colour run, that morning. Hebatlahhhh you, Joy!!!

Fellowship Dinner by CEKL99

So it was the CEKL 99 batch's turn to organise a fellowship and boy did they do a funtastic job!

The dinner was held at Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant on the 22nd July 2017~~ We had super ancient choicees from Choice 51😱😱 (you know who you are 😜) up to the current batch. It was nice seeing and getting to know all of you there.

Apart from the yummilicious food, we were also entertained by our very own wannabe Linkin Park singers, Britney Spears, Lelaki-lelaki lorong Belakang, etc. Some were out of tune but well, we were still entertained. Need singers for any occasions? Do not hesitate to contact us.

And while we were being entertained, our King Ali, knight in shining armour, had his side drama....
This was our previous Pool Party in April
Dinner scene
We believe the picture above speaks for itself. He really likes to save our damsels in distress. This time, same damsel somemore. Errrr.. Ali.. what are you saving her from this time?

Not only our tummies were filled, we each got a  souvenir 😍😍 as well. Yayyy!!

In a nutshell, we had lots of funnnn and laughter πŸ˜„πŸ˜„. Kudos to the c99!!