Marriage Seminar – What Do You Expect? by Paul David Tripp

Today my fiance and I attended the second day (last day) of a 2 days Marriage Seminar organized by St. Mary Anglican church. St Mary is the cathedral church for the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia.

As we have registered, we are to sit in a table of 3 couples including us and each table there will be a facilitator. It is the first time the church organize this type of marriage workshop. There is a handout given to us to write our notes and for table discussion. There will be also a series of “What Do You Expect” lessons videos by Paul David Tripp. Personally, I enjoy listening to his lesson. Good points well emphasized by him with much illustration, life example and humorously manner (to keep us awake) 🙂

If your church wants to consider to use it as marriage workshop, there some free handout material which you can download from his website,  but the DVD lesson series need to purchase.

Some key points from this marriage seminar – Marriage does not rooted in romance but worship – Romance is the result rather than the cause.

Some videos of “What Do You Expect?” I found from Youtube

Other useful video I found for this topic

What is SOSCO and How To Check SOSCO PERKESO Number?

What is SOSCO PERKESO?

If you check your payslip, every month, there will be a deduction for SOSCO PERKESO. Although the amount is small, but you might be wondering, what is this SOSCO PERKESO for?

For your information, all employee and employer in Malaysia are required to contribute to Social Security Organization (SOSCO) or also known as Pertubuhan Keselamatan Social (PERKESO). SOSCO provides protection in term of medical and cash benefits, which include work related injuries, illness and disabilities, accidents and death at work place. For more information, you may go to www.perkeso.gov.my.

If you get injured during your working hours, do know that you have this medical and cash benefits since you and your employer are contributing every month.

How to check whether you already registered or not?

Step 1: Go to http://esemak.perkeso.gov.my/

Step 2: Under “Sila pilih kategori semakan :-” , click “Pekerja”.

Step 3: Key in your IC number and click “Cari”

If you are registered (covered), your name will be shown.

Pure Pain

Last week and this week is indeed a week of PAIN. As I am recovering from mouth ulcer last Thursday, I got some new one. Not one but 8 ulcers! What happen is during my futsal last Thursday, someone kick the futsal ball very hard on my face. As a result, my mouth get some cuts and these cuts turn into ulcers. There are 6 ulcers on my right bottom lips and 2 on top. On top of that, the gum of my left side got infection. Eating or drinking is a nightmare. There pain level is maximum, until some tiny tears came out. Really hope to get this over as soon as possible.

7 Days 6 Nights Vacation – Seoul, South Korea (23-30 April 2017)

Yesterday I just came back from a week vacation in Seoul, South Korea. Just like my Tokyo vacation last year, I will share some of my thoughts and my travelling cost to my reader’s benefits 🙂

I will start with my travelling cost.  My total travelling cost is about RM3,000 and here are the breakdowns:

Main Expenses
Air ticket (including return baggage) RM 714
Accommodation (6 nights) RM 670
Food RM 650
Shopping RM 400
Transportation RM 300
Nanta “Cookin” Live Show RM 116
WIFI modem rental RM 77

I changed for 510,000 Korean Won (KRW), which is equal to about RM 2,000. After the trip, about 150,000 Korean Won remain. We traveled in a group of four. So we booked Airbnb for the whole unit which has 3 rooms.

Temperature for the week range from 8-20 degree Celsius (°C) which is not bad. Better than last year in Tokyo which hit 2°C at night which is freezing cold! My travel buddy David, the main planner, also checked weather forecast to make sure our whole week got not rain. Indeed that weather forecast 10 months ago came true, thankfully!

Main itinerary: Nami Island, Gangnam city bus tour (Lotte World Tower, Floating Islands, Samsung D’light), Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwangjang market, Insadong, Itaewon, Myeongdong, N Seoul Tower, Namdaemun market, Nanta Cookin Live Performance, War Memorial of Korea and Hongdae (Hongik University Street).

Nami Island – I will post some photos first. Photo caption to be updated soon.

To be continue …