DT : daren & tiff

September 29, 2006

The Brokeback Microphone

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, Fun — delephant @ 10:25 pm

This aint a gay story but rather its about a story about a guy!

This is so funny, (but i guess its may not be that humourous from¬†Simon’s view).

U see, we have this guy in church. His name is Simon Lee.

He’s a typical macho guy. Do weights, the handy guy who loves the outdoor and camping and can jog from PJ Old Town to Bandar Utama in one breath … that type of thingy. Needless to say that Simon is also a worshipper and an excellent drummer in our church. He’s such a dear brother.

He loves music, jazz and sound. So it would be rather appropriate that many times out of his own interest, he tends to look into the sound quality of our worship practices, at times he even helps sets it up as well.

Last Thursday nite we had our worship practise. We were using Maranatha Hall, and since the Paradise Live had the Concert in our Church last Sunday, Simon took some time to help re-set up the stage in our church – Maranatha Hall. He’s rather meticulous in all these things, from the positioning of the Microphones, the stands, the feedback monitors and all lah. So he would go about in his way to carry things here and there and put everything in place. to ensure acousticly it sounds great.

So after worship practise last Thursday, something happened.

This was his SMS to me:

Hey Daren

Bad news. Last nite I twisted my back picking up a Mic! Must’ve been a wrong angle. Was ok last nite but tis morning was stiff and now i can’t walk straight or drive. I think i will be out for at least a week. Might want to get another drummer to take over me. So Sorry.


Aiyoh! I dunno whether to smile or to sympathize with him when i read the SMS. Well to be honest i did Smile… (it was quite a big smile:) ). Anyway … poor simon’s aim was to help set up the stage area, but he ended up hurting himself. Yups, it was a Microphone that Broke his Back! – The BrokeBack Microphone! (told you it wasn’t a gay story)

Pray for him to recover ya! ūüôā

Charlotte & Simon

And Yes …. ¬†Simon is the guy on the Rite!


September 28, 2006

Song: Mighty To Save [Hillsong – Mighty To Save]

Filed under: Christian, DEETEE, Worship — delephant @ 9:44 pm

The theme song from Hillsongs latest album, Mighty To Save has been in my heart for the last two weeks.

Although i heard it many times on the CD, it only sorta jumped out at me when i saw the video in Spanish. The song is written by Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding. When the video showed Reubs leading the song …. wow …. the chorus really jumped out at me.

 . . . God that MOVE MOUNTAINS


. . . AUTHOR of Salvation

It is a song of Delcaration of God’s Greatness and Power over the enemy and the hold of the enemy over our lives. God is indeed in control and He Reigns in us!

I hope that you will be blest and be ministered too by this great song. We will be teaching this song in church this weekend in both our Saturday & Sunday services. I pray that many too will be blest with it.

Chords & Lyrics are below. Click Here for a Sample. 


Everyone needs compassion

Love that’s never failing

Let mercy fall on me

Everyone needs forgiveness

The kindness of a Saviour

The hope of nations



He can move the mountains

My God is mighty to save

He is mighty to save


Author of salvation

He rose and conquered the grave

Jesus conquered the grave


So take me as You find me

All my fears and failures

Fill my life again

I give my life to follow

Everything I believe in

Now I surrender


Shine Your light and let the whole world see

We’re singing

For the glory of the risen King

Chords : Mighty To Save : https://deetee.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/mighty-to-save.doc

Visit our Worship Website – http://sembah.blogspot.com for current Worship Songs

September 26, 2006

Nathanael’s Ketogenic Diet

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, Tiff — delephant @ 12:38 pm

NathanaelNathanael started on the Ketogenic Diet at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur, under the care of Dr Choy Yew Sing (Metabolic / Genetic Specialist) and Puan Mariam (Dietitian) on 18 September.

We are currently still observing the progress of the Ketogenic Diet in Nathanael. Nathanael stayed in the hospital for 9 days.

To view the daily progres, click on the links below.

[Day 1 & Pt2] [Day 2 & Pt2] [Day 3 & Pt2] [Day 4 & Pt2] [Day 5] [Day 8] [Day 9]

Or visit our Family Blog : http://darentiff.blogspot.com/

September 18, 2006

Will be in hospital the next 2 weeks

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, Tiff — delephant @ 6:35 pm

Have taken leave and will be in hospital the next two weeks, as our son goes thru the Ketogenic Diet in an effort to stop his seizures.

We’ll be updating our family blog, so do check on it on and off, and pray along with us that God will use this Ketogenic Diet to stop Nathanael’s seizures and so that he can be off all the anti convulsant drugs.

This blog will be really quiet for two weeks.

Meanwhile check out : http://darentiff.blogspot.com/

September 16, 2006

Song: Take It All [Hillsong – Mighty To Save]

Filed under: Christian, DEETEE, Worship — delephant @ 10:15 am

¬†Love this song! First heard it in the United We Stand album, and we used it in the¬†Time’s Up¬†concert back in June this year. But loved it even more when they added in the “Whoa-Oh” ad lib in the Mighty To Save Album.

It one super cool song written by Matt Crocker, Scott Ligertwood and of course dear Marty Sampson!! ūüôā

The chorus of TAKE IT ALL is just super catchy and fun to sing.

 Chords & Lyrics are below. Click Here for a Sample. 

TAKE IT ALL [Key B]Verse1Searching the world

The lost will be found

In freedom we live

As one we cry out

You Carried the cross

You died and rose again

My God

I’ll only ever give my all


You sent Your Son

From heaven to earth

You delivered us all

It’s eternally heard

I searched for truth

And all I found was You

My God

I’ll only ever give my all


Jesus we’re living for Your Name

We’ll never be ashamed of You

Our praise and all we are today

Take take take it all

Take take take it all


Running to the One

Who heals the blind

Following the shining light

In Your hands

The power to save the world

My life


Take take take it all

Take take take it all

Chords : Take It All : https://deetee.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/take-it-all.doc

Visit our Worship Website – http://sembah.blogspot.com for current Worship Songs

September 15, 2006

Tribute to Steve Irwin

Filed under: Bad, Daren, DEETEE, Pics — delephant @ 1:54 pm

Tribute to Steve IrwinIrwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, died last week when a stingray’s barb stabbed him in the chest as he dived.

His death prompted outpourings of grief, with millions of well-wishers around the world sending tributes. 

<- The picture Australia Zoo … Irwin fans have been paying tribute with flowers since his death last week.

Hundreds of grieving admirers camped overnight outside three locations in his home state of Queensland for a chance to attend next week’s farewell. The televised service will be held in the “Crocoseum” of Australia Zoo.












* * * Tribute to Steve Irwing * * *

September 14, 2006

Paradise Live in Malaysia – Concert at Glad Tidings PJ

Filed under: Christian, DEETEE, Events, GladTidings, Worship — delephant @ 1:42 pm

Paradise Live - Set Me Free


I’ve got GREAT NEWS! Yeah!!¬†Paradise Live is coming to Malaysia. Glad Tidings PJ will be hosting the Paradise Live Concert on (Sun) 24 September 2006 at 8pm.

This is one Concert u cannot miss. We have the Paradise Community band led by Ollie Sebastian and also Pastor Matt Heins on that night. I am sure it will be a blast and they would be doing songs from their current album, called SET ME FREE.

Invite your frens for this Christian Concert, its Free .. come and have a Blast with us!


The Band Members coming from Paradise :
Ps Ollie Sebastian – Music Director / Keyboards / Worship Leader
Nathan Bennett – Drummer
Dewald Hartzenberg – Studio Engineer
Gabe Levy – Guitarist
Dylan Marshall – Guitarist
Anna Button – Vocalist / Worship Leader
Amand Malik – Vocalist
Sarita Malik – Vocalist


Click here to sample songs from Paradise Live new Album : SET ME FREE

Song # Song Title (Click title to listen)
1 You
2 Set Me Free
3 Longing For You
4 Hope
5 Behold The King
6 Call On Your Name
7 Just For Me
8 Assuredly Yours
9 Holy
10 Glory To God
11 Name Above All Names
12 You Alone
13 More Than Able


Youth Conference with Paradise at FGA KL : http://www.canaanland.com.my

Paradise Community Church : http://www.paradise.asn.au/welcome/index.htm

September 12, 2006

Johnny & Andrew – Basketball Freestyle Stars!

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, GladTidings, News — delephant @ 7:32 am

This is so cool to see both Johnny Ong & Andrew Yong in the Star Metro (Page 22) today under the feature of their loving sport РBasketball.

Saw them growing up in Sarah’s secondary cell group (SS19A) in Subang Jaya. From as young as Form 2 / Form 3 till now. Its great that their passion and fervour in their sports have brought them up on to the newspapers. I remember how each Friday after cell, they will have Basketball sessions with the rest of the guys¬†(and some girls .. rite Sarah)¬†in the home of the cell group. ūüôā

Celebrating with you guys … Go for it and Win all the Big Ones!!!

Johnny Ong

Ong (right) playing a trick on Johan.

 Andrew Yong

Andrew executing the ‚ÄúMatrix‚ÄĚ as he rolls the ball around his shoulders.

Excerpt from Star Metro Page 22

TWO buddies pitted against each other in a one-on-one elimination round. 

Universiti Malaya education degree student Johnny Ong, 20, had to face the harsh reality of finishing second best against his close friend Andrew Yong, 19, in the round, in search of the top six performers at the fifth leg of the inaugural StarMetro In Search Freestylists competition. 

‚ÄúIt was a very close call against Johnny. Although we are close friends, both of us went all out for a win. Frankly, no one wanted to lose. It was sad that only one of us could get through. I was a surprise that I managed to edge him for the spot,‚ÄĚ said Yong, a business degree student at Monash University in Sunway.¬†¬†

‚ÄúWe have been playing together since we were in secondary school. Andrew anticipated all my moves. It was hard for me to pull the tricks off against him on that day,‚ÄĚ added Ong. ¬†

While Yong advanced to be among the top 18 freestylists to qualify for the Grand Final scheduled at Berjaya Times Square on Sept 17, Ong had to make a last ditch effort to qualify at AND1 Streetball Challenge’s sixth leg held at Kuantan Parade in Pahang last month.  

Top three freestylists were selected from each of the challenge’s first six legs for the Grand Final.  

For the Full Star Article : “Ready for freestyle contest”¬†http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/12/central/15359348&sec=central

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