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Friday, October 26, 2012

Three Days of Darkness

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Three Days of Darkness is a tradition within Catholicism which recalls the plague of Moses against Egypt. Just as God punished the idolatrous Egyptians during the days of Moses with Ten Plagues including the "three days of darkness," so also, at the end of time will God will punish the entire world with "three days of darkness." The theory holds that the entire earth will be enveloped by perfect darkness lasting the span of three days and three nights. The only light that will be seen during these three days will come from blessed candles. Catholic visionaries agree that the faithful should stay within their homes during this plague of darkness as most of the earth's inhabitant shall die.

Advocates of the Theory

Many Catholic saints and mystics have affirmed the coming Three Days of Darkness, such as, Padre Pio, Saint Hildegard, BlessedAnna Maria Taigi, Elizabeth Canori-Mora, Rosa-Colomba Asdente, Palma d'Oria, Pere Lamy, Marie Baourdi, Marie Martel, and Marie Julie Jahenny.
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (1769–1837) is the greatest known advocate for the Three Days of Darkness and describes the event in this way:

"There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot. During these three days, people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy. All the enemies of the Church, whether known or unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of a few whom God will soon convert. The air shall be infected by demons who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms."

Marie-Julie Jahenny (1850-1941), known as the "Breton Stigmatist", embellished the story of the Three Days of Darkness: the blessed wax candles for protection must be of 100% pure wax, they must not have other ingredients, candles with mixtures that are not of pure wax will not light. A Two Day Period of Darkness would fall 37 to 40 days before the Three Days of Darkness. The blessed wax candles will be the only sources of light at night during these Two Days, but can be put out during the daytime of the Two Days.

However, the blessed candles must be lit for all of the Three Days of Darkness and must not be put out. They will not light in the homes of the impious or blasphemers. The furniture on which the blessed candles are placed will not shake during the incessant earthquakes that will occur during those days. The faithful are instructed to gather around a blessed crucifix and image of the Blessed Virgin and pray. The Three Days will fall on a Thursday, a Friday, and a Saturday. All hell will be let loose during this time and strike all who are not in their homes and have a blessed candle lit. The faithful are instructed not to look out during the Three Days, or they will also be struck dead.

Description of the Three Days of Darkness

It will be a bitterly cold winter night in the northern hemisphere. Presumably, a very cold summer night in Australia or, by contrast, a torrid night. The wind will howl and roar. Lightning and thunderbolts of an unprecedented magnitude will strike the earth. The whole earth will shake, heavenly bodies will be disturbed – this will be the beginning of the Three Days. Every demon will be released from Hell and will be allowed to roam the earth. Terrifying apparitions will take place. Many will die from sheer fright. Fire will rain forth from the sky, all large cities will be destroyed, poisonous gases will fill the air, cries and lamentations everywhere. The unbelievers will burn in the open like withered grass. The entire earth will be afflicted. Then it will become dark for three days as it did in the days of Moses.

Instructions for Adherents

Those who subscribe to the coming Three Days of Darkness instruct the faithful to flee into their homes whenever they observe the prophesied "bitterly cold winter night." The faithful should lock their doors, and close their blinds. Beeswax candles previously blessed by a Catholic priest are kept stored in homes in preparation for the event. Holy water is also kept as a remedy against demonic activity. Once the darkness descends, no one should go outside. Rather, the faithful should stay indoors and pray fervently.

Controversy and the Three Days

Adherents of the Three Days of Darkness are usually traditionalist Catholics or sedevacantism adherents. In the latter case, they hope that a true pope will be miraculously designated by an apparition of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. This tangental belief assumes that the current pontiffs of the Roman Catholic Church are not true popes, but antipopes. There is also controversy over whether the twentieth century saint and stigmatist Padre Pio of Pietrelcina endorsed and taught the future Three Days of Darkness. The authenticity of the alleged words of Saint Pio are disputed.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

KNOW YOUR SEAFOOD


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Monday, October 22, 2012

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Friday, October 19, 2012

To Change or Not to Change to 4G


Petaling Jaya, 11 October 2012 – Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“P1”), South East Asia’s leading 4G broadband provider launched a new consumer campaign themed, Tukar Tak Tukar. The campaign aims to get 3G users looking for new broadband services to seriously consider P1’s latest 4G promotion plans which give significantly more usage quota and attractive rebates.

Shirley Ah Yong, P1 Brand & Marketing Director said, “The Tukar Tak Tukar campaign intends to get Malaysians thinking about change in relation to their broadband experience. We want all 3G users to give some thoughts to how P1’s 4G broadband can enhance their broadband experience and give them better value for their money.”

Shirley continued, “To change or not to change is a decision that everyone makes constantly. It could be about anything big or small and include which broadband service to subscribe to. Through this campaign, we hope to give you enough facts for you to decide on your broadband service; and at the same time, bring you some interesting stories on ‘change.”


A key highlight of the campaign is P1’s collaboration with five local popular YouTubers; Grim Film, KYO Propaganda, Dan Khoo Productions, The Ming Thing TV and Joseph Germani to produce six entertaining videos on “change.” These videos will be launched on P1’s Tukar Tak Tukar micro-site over six consecutive weeks starting on 12 October.

P1’s collaboration with young and local YouTubers continues to affirm both the company’s commitment to support local creative talents and their focus on new media channels. Shirley refers to YouTube as a “wildly wonderful platform and catalyst for creative expression”.  

The micro-site will also raise awareness on the benefits of changing to 4G broadband plans by P1 with their all-out year-end promotion. P1 is offering contract subscribers 100GB more usage quota and a free dect phone for their ForHome™ or combo OnePlan™: Its mid to high ToGo™ plans have uncapped 4G speed and comes with a free 4G MiFi (personal WiFi device). On top of it all, subscribers to all of P1’s mid to high 4G plans will enjoy a bonus RM200 rebate.

Shirley said, “The extra quota and rebate will be most attractive to those who are craving to do more online without paying an arm and a leg. We anticipate that the free dect phone with initial bundled-in call minutes for home broadband (ForHome™ and OnePlan™) and the free MiFi modem for the on-the-go plans will be popular draws as well.   

To view the viral videos and to find out more about P1’s latest year-end promotions, please visit www.tukartaktukar.my

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cake No More

Last Saturday we celebrated my parents 25th Wedding Anniversary at Venetian. I ordered a cake at this one shop.

That was my first and last time ordering a cake from there.

Why? Please continue reading.

1. Supposed to pick the cake up at 4.00 pm but when I arrived there at 4.30 pm, they told me they have not finished preparing the cake. So I said okay and I told them I will come back later at 6.30 pm to take the cake.
2. I ordered Red Velvet with cream cheese filling but they gave me butter cream filling because they are afraid the freshness of the cake might not last long (cepat bangas).
3. The flower was supposed to be silver in colour but they gave me yellow flower.
4. The wordings were supposed to be silver in colour but they made it brown in colour.
5. The wordings should be written as 25th Wedding not 25 Wedding.

I asked them to paint/ spray the flower and wordings using silver colour and to add the letter TH.

Thankfully they finished re-painting everything in 10 minutes. For that one, I give credits to the baker/ cake-maker.

As I was already late, I decided to just keep my anger inside me. No use to maki hamun here and there because benda sudah jadi. I was supposed to arrive at Venetian early to set up the LCD and prepare for my emcee duty. Nasib lah family gathering saja.

Sudah la sa mmg penuh dgn kesabaran, boleh lagi tu staff 1 orang cakap these sama saya:

1. Tiada kena tulis dalam resit pakai mau pakai warna apa. (For the flower & wordings)
Terang-terang ada kena tulis dlm resit ko boleh ckp tidak ada?

2. Mana ada bunga warna silver, kalau mau pun itu mau custom made la.
Ketara ni staff x tau apa2 psl bikin kek sbb nmg bkn dia yg bikin kek pun. Never heard of spray paint? Bagus kau masuk dapur sekali sekala tngk macamana org bikin kek.

3. Terlampau bnyk order cake bah hari ini, kami pun bingung. (Tukang bikin kek yg ckp sm sa)

Kalau ya pun, kamurang mana blh buat itu sbg alasan kamu kan. Psl bnyk cake, jadi kmu bingung? You guys better kasi naik your standard and improve your service please.

Tapi sa bg chance jg la sm dorg, kalau x mmg sa marah dorg suda tu. Baru jg buka mah kedai dorg, before this bikin kek di rumah sendiri ja (home-made).

P/S: I will never order from them again. Sorry to say la. Bad first impression to new customers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


Friday, October 5, 2012

4th Borneo Bird Festival

Hello there! I went to Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang just now with my fiance for the 4th Borneo Bird Festival which is happening now until 7th October 2012 (Sunday). Took a few pictures to share to you!


Arrived there around 3.00 pm. You will be greeted with this big banner welcoming you near the entrance of Dewan Kinabalu.


When we arrived there, YB Datuk Masidi Manjun just finished officiating the event and was accompanied to visit all the booths there.


A poster about Birds of Borneo


Backdrop in the Dewan Kinabalu






Ok that is all for now. Will blog about Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) in my next post!

For more info regarding this Bird Festival, kindly go to their official website




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