the open results

And so the ATP Malaysian Tennis Open 2012 is over.

World No. 11 Juan Monaco of Argentina emerged triumphant after an intense battle against No. 34 Julien Benneteau of France 7-5 4-6 6-3.

Third seeded doubles pair Austrian Alexander Peya and Brazilian Bruno Soares were the Doubles Champion after giving their all in a tie breaker against the unseeded Great Britain pairing of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins. It was the Austrian pair’s first ever title together.

What a great end to the tournament! I’m looking forward to the next Malaysian Open already!



October 1, 2012 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Some Thoughts on a Random Evening

Dear LYPG-ers in Melaka,

Greetings from Penang on the 11th of August, 2012! Our last post was in February, 2010. That’s more than a year ago, and I don’t even know who will be seeing this post on this dead blog. Or if anyone still follows this.

This is Mariel posting, btw. I really wonder where all of you are in your walks with God, especially in your prayer lives. Many things are on my mind as I write this, lots of struggles and questions, lots of things that have somehow led me to thoughts of LYPG, prayer, missions and Malaysia tonight, and it’s a bittersweet thing to walk through memory lane and realize how much things have changed.

LYPG Melaka doesn’t really meet anymore and our blog is so very empty, but I just want to tell all of you that just because we don’t meet in Melaka on Saturday mornings in CCC anymore, that God isn’t working. I want to encourage all of you to continue to pray, maybe start your own prayer groups wherever you’re at! Don’t let passions die and don’t let what LYPG started die out in your heart. Sometimes you need to let God reignite passions in your heart. And if you don’t feel those passions being reignited, CRY OUT TO GOD for Him to do so! So much has happened to me in the past few years since LYPG first started, and I have changed in many ways. But one thing I know is that God does not change, and His Word doesn’t either. His call for us to pray is constant too, no matter where you are in life, and the harvest is still plentiful, the laborers still few.

So let us pray to the God of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest! Matthew 9:37

God bless you all!

Signing out,

Mariel 🙂

August 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Last week’s Word

Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in His sight.

– 2 Samuel 10:12 –

February 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Public Declaration (2010-01)

Our first LYPG of the year was pretty quiet with only 4 present. We spent most of our prayer time on the current political-religious situation in our land. Other than that we shared quick personal reviews on 2009.

But something else took place, something you wouldn’t have noticed immediately.

CCC was still locked when we came. Brian, Lara, and I decided to start anyway and sat on the sidewalk. At that moment, a tour bus came and stopped at Straits Meridian Hotel, at the end closest to us no less. The passengers started alighting and taking their luggage. But because there was quite a number of them, they had to wait as the bus driver took the bags out. While waiting, they conveniently stared at us (We took a few peeks at them in the beginning). It must have been a strange sight to see – three young people sitting in the middle of the sidewalk singing songs to the tune of a lone guitar while having their heads bowed and eyes  closed in earnest.

For a while there we were nervous at the stares, afraid that they may cause commotion or harm, in light of the situation. I began wondering if it was better to have waited. But then I felt God saying, “Would you truly be willing to declare My Name in public?” Without word we unanimously were emboldened to continue praying and singing as if no one else were around.

As you would know it, the minute Joel and Jonathan came, the tourists had all disappeared into the hotel. The bus, which engine was turned on the whole time causing distractions, was turned off at that exact moment.

Coincidence? I think not. It was a small challenge with bigger meaning.

– Charmain

January 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm 2 comments

The unstoppable time.

It’s coming to the end of the year, and we just had our last LYPGmalacca for the year.  It’s been a great year of learning. I find it amazing, that it’s a year since this started. It took determination, and a whole lot of faith. Hard it may seem, we did it. Now to face the next year ahead, hey, we’re already at the end of this year.. God’s surely there for us next year. I’m thinking I should update you guys more on this blog. I hope there will be time. =)

Have a merry loverly and warm God-blessed Christmas. Meet family, have joy, cherish with love, and most importantly, celebrate the birth of our Lord. =)

To the near end of a year, ready for a special year ahead. More time to spend with God.


December 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

Heart Check (24 Oct 09)

We prayed for
– Mission schools
– Students
– Christians to rise up
– Exams
– Gobind Singh
– Change/ justice

Since it was one month after thePlan, we decided to do a check-up on our hearts. It was a good time. We asked ourselves these questions that you can use to do your own heart check. =)
communion-cup– Do you believe in Jesus?
– Have you been praying regularly?
– During prayer time have you been listening to the Holy Spirit?
– Do you read the Bible at least 3 times a week? (excluding church)
– Are you thanking God daily for what he has blessed you with?
– Have your thoughts been pure?
– What have your actions been saying about you?
– Are you blessing or cursing people with your words?
Do you have an accountability partner?
– Do you journal down your thoughts and what God has been speaking to you?

– Are you running away from Christian friends?
– Would you seek counsel from non-believers rather than your pastor?

After that we partook communion as a sign of thanksgiving and reminder of our commitment to our Lord.

“A new heart also will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you.” Ezekiel 36: 26-27

November 4, 2009 at 6:17 am Leave a comment

What next? (17 Oct 09)

Hey! Just a quick update on what we’ve been doing in our meetings.

On the 17th we sought for direction. We wanted to know where God is taking us as individuals, and then hope that LYPG will be a platform for us to encourage and build one another up toward those callings.

As it is, earlier that morning, Lara wrote about callings without knowing we were going to pray about it later. Here is what she wrote, published with permission. 😉

I was just thinking God chooses us for different individual callings. Sometimes it’s not always how you perceive God would choose you, but the exact opposite. The main importance is to always be available to his call. Just  a little something like how one goes to apply for a job, you let the representative of the company know you are available, and if the company is interested, you get a call.

God’s calling is somehow a little different though. You don’t choose when you want to be available, but you have to be always always available to His call. Available, ready, and committed. And, like how you get a job just by presenting what you’re good at to the company, God made you who you are for a reason. No doubt we get corrupted with sin sometimes, but if we live to our perfect calling in God, or are aware of it, God can use us for His kingdom.

November 4, 2009 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

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