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Thursday, September 25, 2008

God’s Work

A friend of mine talked to me yesterday, telling me about the things happened to him last Sunday. When he was on the way home by car about 11 PM at night, he witnessed a terrible accident just in front of him. A motorcycle – with rider and passenger – crossed lanes in high speed from the right, while from the left a white minibus also came in high speed, passing my car.

BAMM! Both vehicles crashed. The white minibus just sped away, avoiding more trouble than the damage on the car. The motorcycle was thrown, all with flying debris on the road and the two riders were thrown too. The rider seemed okay because of his helmet and physique, but the passenger, a woman of her late fifties got a nasty bump on her head and blood keep running from her wound. Seeing that, my friend stopped on the road, got out from his car and guide the old lady to his car.

At first, he meant to do first aid on that head wound, but as the lady complained all the time, "Oh, the blood won't stop! Help me Allah (like Moslems do), don't let me die..." my friend decided to take her to the nearest hospital he knows. He drove straight to the Emergency Ward and took the lady in there – there's no time to waste, no time to think too much and just finish the job. The medics treated her at once.

As compelled by hospital policies, my friend just waited there for the anyone from the lady's family members to come, erasing blood marks all over the back couch of his car. And then, some males from the family – her sons, including the bike rider. They thanked my friend two times and asked whether he saw the licence plate number of the white minibus who ran their mother down, and my friend said he didn't saw it, as it's dark at night. My friend deliberately didn't tell them his name, phone number etc., just told them just to drive and ride more carefully next time and just strolled back to his car and drive home.

As he finished his story, he told me that he really didn't want to get any credit of what he has done. He just did the job God has given him to do, given the chance. He also confessed that he used to be and still a carefree, apathetic, egoistic person who doesn't give a damn about others, but God has spurred him into action that night: don't think too much, just do it. He also said that actually, the old lady also did him a favor by removing the guilt that was in him for years, as he too have been a hit-and-runner (though it was not a terrible crash).

"Oh, well, another God's work was done," said my friend, his expression unchanging. "And I just go on and live my life, feeling like being a slightly better person than before."

Riverstream Journal, September 26, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Near Death Experience

Andry Chang, my journal September 20, 2008

I just feel like I want to share something...

On my way to the Soul Revival Sermon by Reverend DR. Stephen Tong in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia September 19-21, 2008 today (Sep 20) by bus from North Jakarta, our bus was hit by a trailer truck. It was just a bump, fortunately, and the driver was seem sleepy – or he wasn't even a trained truck driver after all. Avoiding more trouble with the police, things were settled quickly and we continued the ride.

But still, it might have been a crash and for a moment there, a split-second, I thought I was going to die. Nevertheless, something bumped my mind hard. As you might perceive, if God wanted me to die yesterday, I would die and (probably) go back home (to heaven, i hope) and rest in peace in God's loving hands. Apparently, God has other plans for me and all of the 40+ passengers there. It was like He said, "Hey, you can't go home and rest now. There are still lots of work to do for you in this world. Missions to accomplish, fields to sow and grow, and lives to seek out. Your time isn't up yet."

So, that's what happened, and this is what I did afterwards. I'm doing the job by telling it to an old guy sitting next to me just after the sermon, and telling this to you through this journal.

Well, there's still lots of work to do, and things will get hectic for me from now on.

God bless you.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Drawing Tutorials - Useful Links and Videos

Drawing Tutorials - Useful Links and Videos

Spider-Man Speed Painting

Ron Paul - Drawn on Money - President Election Portrait

Optimus Prime Speed Painting

Monday, September 15, 2008

Final Fantasy IV DS (main character)
second version with Rydia, Gilbard, Edge, Palom, Porom, Yang, Golbez:

Final Fantasy IV DS Kain and Golbez's Offer

Monday, September 01, 2008

The Dark Knight- Joker Interrogation Scene Spoof

Alternate take of Batman and the Joker's first conversation in The Dark Knight.


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