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Visiting Chapel of Immaculate Conception

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I recently visited the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Sungai Batu (Stone River). I was told that many miracles have taken place there. The chapel is isolated and difficult to get to. Luckily, members of a nearby church gave us direction to the location.
I was unable to find the location of the chapel on Google but found a few blogs by others sharing their visit. For those of you who want to go the chapel, the coordinates are:

5.653000, 100.496000

The location on Google map:




The chapel may be locked and you will need to call the caretaker (Mr. Francis – 013 4569984) to open it if you wish to pray. Note that the caretaker only understands Malay language.



Based on the history, the chapel was originally built in 1935 by the estate management to cater for the needs of the Catholics there but was removed in 1981 by the government to make way for development. In 1987, one of the parishioner donated a land to build the existing chapel.  The feast day is held every year in December.


























































How to send a link that will add a calendar subscription

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If you have a calendar that you want to help a friend subscribe, this is how you do it:

Send them a link with the following <url> followed by the calendar id.

The url is as follow:

https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=

For example, if the calendar id is 2skpnamedhqnlhfesc3l77qvkk@group.calendar.google.com

then send them a link as follow:


https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=2skpnamedhqnlhfesc3l77qvkk@group.calendar.google.com

Try it out by clicking here.

When the link opens, Google Calendar will ask whether or not to add the calendar


The Malaysian School Holiday calendar is used in this example

Premium Coffee

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I started drinking coffee black a few years ago in the attempt of reducing my calorie intake and to better appreciate the taste of coffee. Initially I did not like the bitter taste but after a while I enjoyed it.

I prefer instant coffee since I did not always have a coffee maker handy and did not want to make a whole pot just to enjoy a cup. There are many brands of coffee in the market in various packaging. All the different brands were derived from Arabica coffee. The price of the coffee was almost the same and the taste were also almost the same. Even the ones I had from restaurants taste almost the same.

Recently, a colleague of mine gave me three sachet of Starbucks VIA Dark Italian Roast. The taste was very different from all other instant coffee I have tasted before. It is much richer and sweeter even without adding sugar or cream. It also provided a stronger caffeine effect on me. Not sure if this will continue since it is the first one I had. I had Starbucks coffee before but …

Counting My Blessings

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Instead of setting up a new year resolution, I thought it would be a good time to count my blessings instead. One of the key components in the Law of Attraction is gratitude. In order to feel gratitude, we need to reflect on all the various blessings and gifts we have in our life. Rather than looking at things to improve all the time, we sometimes have to stop and see what we already have.


First to be thankful about being alive and here today and being able to write this article. Here are the list of things I am thankful for the year 2013:
that everyone in the family is healthy. having a good job. working with great and supportive people. having money in my savings account. having food to eat everyday. living in a peaceful country. having people who appreciates and loves me. having things to believe in. having and knowing talents and gifts I have been given. getting to know wonderful people from different countries around the world. having a great team to work with. having multiple source of inco…