Did you know that...
Brunei Flag-
The national flag is a yellow field of two trapeziums with a white diagonal parallelogram stripe above a black diagonal parallelogram stripe, representing the offices of the first vizier (a Muslim official), the Pengiran Bendahara, and the third vizier, the Pengiran Pamancha. These were the only vizier offices occupied in 1906, when the first British resident took up occupancy. The flag is emblazoned in the center by the state crest in red, which was added in 1959. The crest is composed of a flag and royal umbrella; four feathers symbolizing the protection of justice, tranquillity, prosperity, and peace; two hands representing the government's pledge to promote welfare, peace, and prosperity; and a crescent symbolizing Islam and inscribed in Arabic "Always in service with God's guidance"; with a scroll inscribed in Arabic letters, Brunei Darussalam ("Brunei the Abode of Peace").

Are you Careful Enough?

Many of us are not careful of our word of Honors. We often make promises and break them because we tend to follow the saying, "Promises are meant to be broken". But hey don't forget you are a Christian, exceptional being, you do it the other way around. Promises are meant to be fulfilled or else you'll bear consequences of losing the trust you have invested on. Are you careful enough?
The ASEAN or what we call the Association of Southeast Asian Nations remind us how important it is to fulfill the duties of the treaties you signed.
Did you know that Association of Southeast Asian Nations is composed of ten countries as the ten yellow lines in the logo signifies? The ten countries are Brunei Darusallam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand. This Association was established in 1967 with an "...aim to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to promote regional peace and stability through the rule of law and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter " ( Summing up it focuses on promoting peace and diplomacy and also encourage developed countries to help the undeveloped countries rise in their economic status. In this association it is always important to keep your word because everything is in paper.
There are many instances in the Bible that agreements and peace talks were formed. Most of them between God and man agreements. We need to understand that whenever a treaty is formed it should not be broken or else there are great consequences. E.g. is God's treaty with the Israelites in Deutoronomy 7:12-15,

If you completely obey these laws, the LORD your God will be loyal and keep the agreement he made with you, just as he promised our ancestors. 13The LORD will love you and bless you by giving you many children and plenty of food, wine, and olive oil. Your herds of cattle will have many calves, and your flocks of sheep will have many lambs. 14God will bless you more than any other nation--your families will grow and your livestock increase. 15You will no longer suffer with the same horrible diseases that you sometimes had in Egypt. You will be healthy, but the LORD will make your enemies suffer from those diseases."
Making treaties are the same with making promises. As Christians who are reaching out to the world we must be careful on the words of promises we say. We must be careful to keep our word of honor so as not to destroy the name of Christ. Do not promise anything if you're not sure if you can fulfill it. It is better to say no than to promise and not fulfill because you save the person from being hurt, disappointed, and offended by you. Let your yes be yes and your no be no.
Are you careful Enough with the words that you say? It's time to WATCH OUT! If you're friends are used to breaking promises MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND START FULFILLING YOUR PROMISES.

Ladies first? not in Malaysia!

I am always pleased whenever I see a Gentleman. Most women in the Philippines or maybe in other parts of the world love it when men volunteer to carry their stuff, open the door for them, offer them a seat when seen standing, etc. The saying, "Ladies first" describes it all. This saying does not go for all cultures.

Did you know that in Malaysia Men are the most respected. They are given priority in everything.

How do you feel now? You shouldn't be shocked when you go to Malaysia or meet a Malaysian man.

We women consider men not chivalrous when they don't give us priority. But aren't we all supposed to be gentle to each other? Don't you think sometimes we're too much selfish when we think, "They are men, we must be first, first, first". Don't get me wrong here guys my point is we must treat each other with gentleness; equal. No one higher than the other in terms of helping one another.

I do not neglect the fact that for married people, we know that wives are to submit to their husbands and husbands should love their wives. (Colossians 3:18-19). The role of men is to work for their family while women is to take care of the children and do household chores as well as cook for their husbands and children. This is still equality. Men do for women what only men can do while women do for men what they only can do.

In Genesis 1:26-27 shows how God created man and woman equal.

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." -Philippians 2:3

This is a reminder, Let us consider others better than ourselves; it is only then that we will be able to treat them with gentleness and respect.

What is your Fashion Statement?

Clothing is one of the most important determiners of culture;It defines a person or a society. What is your fashion statement? I personally love doing something different with my clothing to create fashion. Fashion is something you can't take away from me because it's been my dream since I was a kid to dress up differently. To dress up and have your own style even if it's not the popular style.

Did you know that the Indonesians have a creative way of designing clothes called batik. batik comes from the Indonesian-Malay word "titik" which means to dot. Indonesia is known to be the heart of Batik( Batik is a way of painting and coloring textile and in Indonesia the designs has reached uniqueness and is unequaled with other batiks. Indonesian batik is made is several regions but it centers in Central Java, such as cities like like Yogyakarta, Solo, Cirebon, Pekalongan and Indramayu. These batik come in different designs like flowers, butterflies,leaves buds, birds, twinning plants,insects, fish, and geometric forms. The beauty of batik is a tribute to patience, creativity of the women of Java and some credits are given to men who prepare the cloth, dyeing, and finishing process( Here's an example of a city in Central Java that uses batik in their textile.

Solo Indonesia has two rules in wearing Batik: 1. Depends on the social position of the wearer 2. The occasion on which the batik was worn or used. This was in connection with the meaning and hope or wish symbolized by the motif (

What is your
fashion statement?
Whatever that is it comes from the gift of Creativity God has given us. Whatever clothing we use we must remember that the most important thing in life is how we fashion our lives. Is it according to what the world and the society dictates or is it according to God's fashion. If your life is not yet fashioned by your creator then now is the time to surrender all of your life to him. For the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:31, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God".

Are you ready to shine His light and stand out in the crowd? Make Jesus your fashion statement. If you have Him, Flaunt Him.


Unused Power

Have you been neglecting the Power God has given you as a Christian? The power of prayer! God expects us to pray.

We are privileged to pray for our nation and for other nations as well. Cambodia is one of the South-east Asian countries who needs our prayers because only a few of them can pray for their land. We are Filipinos who live in a free country, we can pray, go to church, have Bible studies, whenever we want to but how about those who never even knew who Jesus is. If they are not given the chance to know someone that loves them very much they are given to live in the traditional way of worshiping different gods. The Han Chinese, one of the inhabitants of Cambodia remain in bondage to superstition and false religion. They need Christians who will pray for them and introduce them to Jesus Christ, the One who can truly set them free. They need YOU, ME, US, CHRISTIANS to constantly pray for them and have a heart to reach them.
The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14,
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

I invite you to pray right now,
1.Pray that the Lord will grant favor to the missions agencies that are targeting the Diaspora Han Chinese.
2.Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Han Chinese towards the Gospel message.
3.Pray that the small number of Han Chinese believers will begin to share the love of Jesus with their own people.
4.Pray that God will reveal Himself to these precious people through dreams and visions.
5.Pray that Christian broadcasts, evangelical literature, and the Jesus film will be effective tools for reaching the Diaspora Han Chinese.
6.Ask God to use Christian businessmen to boldly share the Good News with the Han Chinese.
7.Take authority over the spiritual principalities and powers that are keeping the Han Chinese bound.
8.Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Diaspora Han Chinese.

Use Your Power, Pray...Don't take the opportunity for granted to pray for your own desires, needs,goals, and dreams. Pray for others who need JESUS. Don't let your power rust.