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Wedding bells rang in Sibu recently for Connie Yong, my church’s Pastor.

Last Saturday evening she and her husband, Pastor Wong Lik Kai hosted an informal gathering for their friends and well-wishers at PermyJaya Methodist Church, Miri.

Now in her third year, Connie has been the Pastor-in-charge of SMCGC, a centre planted by my church catering mostly to the spiritual needs of students in Curtin University at Senadin.

I wish Pastor Connie and Pastor Lik Kai much joy, love and good health as they begin their journey as lifelong partners serving many.

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The sweet smile from the newlywed bride says it all!

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Last night my wife and I attended the welcoming dinner (for English-speaking Fellowship group) for new and current students of Curtin at SMCGC as the second semester of the year has commenced.

My two sons are also active serving in SMCGC and that motivates us even more to visit them as long as an opportunity arises, :).

Here are some of my fav photos to share:

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Self-introduction before the ice-breaker started.

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Interestingly the ice-breaking game was “Fingers Maths”. Two opponents hide their hands behind their backs. Upon showing their fingers of both hands at a strike, each opponent has to answer correctly according to prior instructions given. This exciting game is not easy as the variables can be many!

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My sons also had fun challenging each other!

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The shepherd of SMCGC, Pastor Connie Yong (in dark blouse) enjoying herself while the game continued.

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Of course the young Pastor also joined in the fun!

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This one is definitely my fav!

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No gathering can be complete without a group photo, :).

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Today I’m going to email the photos to Jeremy, the blog administrator of SMCGC. Jeremy, like many of his peers, has returned to his hometown since Curtin’s semester break started. I think Jeremy will update SMCGC’s blog soon when he receives the photos.

Meanwhile here are a few photos to whet your appetite, :).

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The young emcees did a fine job!

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One of the awesome performances presented was the tambourine dance.

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The tambourine lasses – but I’m not too sure all of them are in this photo, haha.

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My two sons also served in the Praise and Worship team – I asked them to give me a great pose and they did!

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Friends, family members and well-wishers snapping away during the group photo session of the 2009 Curtin convocation on April 3. What a night to treasure and remember for the rest of their lives!

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This is one of my favourite photos I took during my son’s convocation pre-shoot on the morning of April 3, 2009 at Curtin.

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As promised, here are some more photos from last night’s convocation. We arrived at the campus around 6:00pm because the graduands needed to be early for a rehearsal before the ceremony commenced.

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Some tender loving words exchanged between mother and son before going into the hall. The weather was humid; can you see the beads of sweat on his forehead? I love the special moment captured here.  From the west, as dusk swiftly set in by the minute, we could see the dimming horizon that added to the bokeh effect of this photo. 🙂

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I was astounded by the following photo that was taken without a flash fired. The distance was approximately 30m from the stage. Focal length 85mm, Exposure 1/125s, Aperture F2.8. ISO 320, Exposure Bias 0.00EV, White Balance Auto, Exposure Aperture Priority, Canon EOS 50D.

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Assembling for a group photo.

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The moment the graduates had been waiting for; tossing up their mortar boards in the air! 🙂

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Proud Mom with her two proud happy sons!

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With friends. The night will be treasured forever in their hearts. 🙂

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Fun, laughter and warm fellowship are the right choice of words to describe last night’s activity.

My buddy William Law and I attended a welcoming dinner for Curtin students at SMCGC. My two sons are actively serving in Worship and Music ministry at this Christian centre that caters to the needs of both English and Mandarin-speaking congregation.

While waiting the arrival of my Canon EOS 50D, how could I attend a function without a dslr? :p. As the saying goes, when there’s a will, there is a way. My buddy kindly loaned me his new camera to temporarily quench my thirst for digital photography shooting, haha! Here are some of the photos I like. Enjoy!

All shots taken with Nikon D90 with VR Kit lens 18-105mm, ISO 1600, without flash.

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