Avril & My Friends who are Sick…

The uber cool CROSSBONEZ logo!

The uber cool CROSSBONEZ logo!

The weather wasn’t too great at the start of the concert and those of us who were there early sat through a short spell of rain. Thankfully the organisers supplied us with cheap plastic raincoats which helped as we waited for Avril to make her appearance. The concert was so-so because of the crap sound set-up. Check out the pictures and more about Avril’s KL date here!

It was a tiring day for me that day cos’ I walked a lot after taking the LRT from PJ after my meet-up at a client’s place. The sad thing was that I had taken off earlier from PJ to go visit a friend who’s battling cancer at Tung Shin Hospital but because I had gotten off the wrong stop I couldn’t see him before the concert.

I did get to see him at the end of the day though after the concert and it was sad to see him struggling to breathe. *Sigh* … All I could do was just stand in the room silently and prayed in my heart for him. It was such a sad experience when I dropped by the hospital after the Avril concert and to see his mom & dad doing their best to make him comfortable.

Connor.

Connor.

The good news is that I just saw him today and he’s on steroids which are helping him. He looks much healthier and I’m glad that I could make him smile some despite the fact that he was struggling to breathe. The doctors can’t do much and all we can do now is pray and spend what time with him. To all my regular readers. Please pray with me for my friend Connor. I really believe that God is able to heal but it’s really up to Him.

So many people are being afflicted by cancer. I was with my cellies in Batu Gajah, Perak over the weekend visiting another young man battling this terrible disease. My new friend Kar Wai is fighting a brain tumour and it was sad to see another young man being robbed of life by cancer. I hate it. I hate that life has sickness and death. I hate the fact that these two young men in their prime are going to be taken from us. Sigh … I pray a miracle for them both. Only God can work.

I’ll be visiting Connor tomorrow and I hope to see him better. His spirits were up today and he ate a fair bit of porridge. I hope to bring a bit more cheer to him to encourage him to keep fighting. He must pull through, there is so much more to life waiting for him. A loving wife in his future. A family of his own one day. Kids. And there’re so many more lives that he can touch.

Guys. Please join me in praying for my dear brother in Christ. And please pray with my cell and others for Kar Wai as well. Two young men who are fighting for their lives. Thank you.

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I Officially Dub This Week "Minggu Avril Lavigne"

ROCK K.L. AVRIL! You can DO it!

ROCK K.L. AVRIL! You can DO it!

It’s Avril Lavigne fever this week as I’m gonna be setting my iTunes playlist into an endless loop of Avril tracks in preparation for this Friday’s concert. My leave has been approved and I’m all set with 2 other friends coming with me too! Mua ha ha ha ha ha! Looks like this year isn’t a total music loss after all.

I won’t be able to go for Diana Krall but I’m all for Avril cos’ I really like her songs; she’s got a knack in coming up with great hooks in her songs. I honestly don’t know if she’ll sound great on stage compared to her studio stuff … but I’m ready to be sold come Friday evening.

On another note, I’ve heard rumours that John Mayer may be hitting Singapore this year. Can anyone confirm this? I would so love to catch him live even if it means travelling down over the Causeway. Great guitarist. Smooth vocals. What’s not to like about Mr. Mayer? Besides the fact that he dumped Jennifer Aniston … useless fella … I think he’s an awesome live performer. I’ve seen enough videos of him to be able to judge for myself; it doesn’t hurt that I’m such a guitar geek … heh!

Anyways as the title of this post says … this week is “Minggu Avril Lavigne” for me. Have a fun week guys!

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It’s OFFICIAL! Avril is ON!!!

Oh AVRIL!

Oh AVRIL!

I had a pretty good day despite my upset plans to go to Ipoh to visit someone who’s battling a brain tumour. Caught Clone Wars in the cinema on my own … it was freezing but all in all it was a good afternoon of Jedi, Sith, Clone Troopers and Droids battling out over alien landscapes.

Made it to church too (although I sadly missed the entire worship) and heard a really awesome sermon by Pastor Peter Tsukahira which for some reason made me cry as I was deeply reminded about God being a promise-keeping God. And it was all done through scripture and proof of God bringing Israel back together as a nation after being scattered all over the world and experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust during WWII. I went up for prayer and well … I just couldn’t stop crying because of the great sense of God’s faithfulness.

And guess what? When I got home I learnt that Avril is OFFICIALLY on! Stadium Merdeka here I come!!! Oh yeah!!! I had included it in my prayer requests this week to the cell and they we all prayed for it; the best thing is that my prayer sec had highlighted my prayer request for Avril to be on and well … here’s an answer to my prayer! I’ve already taken the 29th off and now all I need is someone to go with me. Yay!

AVRIL HERE I COME!!!

Our Happy Ending?

Gimme my happy ending!

Gimme my happy ending!

There is some glimmer of hope to the authorities allowing Avril to perform. Last ditch efforts are being made to have discussions with the big wigs who are making a fuss over the concert that has been planned for the 29th. The Star has got a latest posting here which I just checked out after spotting a post in one of my RSS feeds.

It’s really annoying … sigh … I have two tickets and now I don’t even know if it’s gonna be on. I’m still looking for kawan to go tho but the way things are now I don’t know if I should even ask anyone. Sigh … and it looks like I can’t go for Diana Krall too cos’ I was just remembered that my church sub-zone is planning to have something over the Raya break! Just exactly when the jazz queen is coming!!! Gah!!!

*Sighs* … it’s not a good year for music this year for me.

Hooray! Avril Here I Come!

Avril Lavigne Live in Malaysia 08'.

Avril Lavigne Live in Malaysia 08'.

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha … My bookings for Avril Lavigne have just been confirmed today via email. I’m gonna take either a half-day or full-day off on the 29th so I can make it for the concert in time. Now I just gotta work on getting a friend to go with me.

I’m excited … yea … I know I’m getting a wee bit old but I really like Avril’s stuff. There’s just something about her songs that I can’t quite place yet. Maybe it’s the simple lyrics but more likely it’s her talent for infectious hooks.

It doesn’t really matter though! I’m gonna be seeing Avril LIVE! Mua ha ha ha ha ha. And once the bookings for Diana Krall are available, it’s another thing to look forward to in October! 2008’s certainly been a roller-coaster ride of a year. It’s been emotional but on most fronts God really has been good. Sigh … I wish I could appreciate it more with someone but I gotta get that thought out of my head. Life is GOOD! Gotta remember that instead of just being so focused on what obviously isn’t meant to be yet.