The One With The Passion Conference

And I thought I would have at least for once, be ahead of the pack by blogging about it first… nope, that’s not the case. Before I know it, almost everyone I know who has a blog already posted a post on their Passion Conference Kuala Lumpur 2008 experience. Oh well…

But truth is, the conference was phenomenal. It was life-changingly good. I have no other words in my mind besides ‘awesome, fantastic, mind-blowing,’. Ok, not that I’m dumb or anything, but to describe the Passion Conference in one word, it would be ‘Indescribable’. Not stealing the name from their previous conference, but really, those who were there at Sunway Convention Center last Sunday would know what I’m talking about.

But… to the conference now…:

*THIS WOULD BE A NOTICE TO ALL USHERS/VOLUNTEERS/SCREAMERS AT THE PASSION CONFERENCE…

… is that you guys should REALLY consider not being so strict and ‘passionate’ about your jobs. With that, I mean no screamos, no yelling, no stern eyes staring at the empty seats next to you and demanding that your head be chopped off for reserving the seat for a friend of yours, who so happen to need to visit the toilet and WILL NOT take ETERNITY to return to their seats. All in all, yes some of the helpers were a bit rude. Not all, but some of them, which really is unfair to the rest of them who were great. I really hope this would change in the future for all conferences, especially Christian ones. I am not trying to save my butt here by saying I don’t want to offend anyone, but really… be less ‘passionate’ about your jobs please. At the end of the day no one would wanna be yelled at, especially yourself.

On a brighter note, the praise and worship was awesomely amazingly good! Chris Tomlin standing a few metres away! Argh! Charlie Hall too! Argh! And Louie Giglio! Argh! They started with a rather weak ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ though… preferred Hillsong’s version, and how they linked to Amazing Grace.
It was a great time of worship by these guys, and of course, Louie Giglio was in his His element that night.

But… but, but…

In all good stories, there must be a bad ending… or is it the other way around?

What happened was, I got called by my dad to come home so that he could use my car to attend to whatever he wanted to do. So he said be back by 10pm, so ok, I left with a heavy heart at around 930pm so that I could rush home on time. So I dashed out of the hall, got into the elevators… and…

I WAS LOST.

I could not find the entrance or pathway to my parking. I spent the next 30 MINUTES trying to figure out where I came from, or where I parked. In a desperate attempt, I finally gave in and after calling a few friends (one who sent me to the wrong direction, thank you very much), I decided to just go to the Concierge area and get some help from the guards. He was kind enough to get me to his colleague so that I could buggy ride my way to the parking. Yay to that, but the sad thing is…

I PASSED BY THE PATHWAY TO MY PARKING FOR MORE THAN 3 TIMES.

It was like… there. Yet, I could not see it the first 3 times. Darn it… Well, it’s ok, I’ll just pay my parking fees and leave I thought…

JUST TO REACH HOME AND DAD WAS NOT AT HOME ANYMORE.

Then I asked my mum why didn’t anyone sms/called me and inform me? Mum said she expected dad to call me, dad said he expected mum to sms me. Great huh? I left Passion half and hour earlier, just to be stuck in Pyramid for another half and hour, and by the time I got to my parking, the conference just ended. Great huh?… huh… sighhhhhhh…

So anyways, Passion Conference Kuala Lumpur 2008 rocked. And as we all know, they are on a world tour now, and just before they came to Kuala Lumpur, they were at Manila, Philippines on Friday night, and there’s this prayer thing that a city will pray for the next city that they’ll be heading to. Come Kuala Lumpur’s turn, Manila would have prayed for us to make an impact in our city, in our generation.

After Kuala Lumpur, it would be to Jakarta, Indonesia, on the 5th of August. And we are supposed to pray for you guys at Jakarta. Passion gave us this sort of like a wristband thingy (well, not literally gave us, I mean, it’s the thing that would allow you entrance to the conference… so, yeah), and once our turn was up, we could flip it around and it write ‘Passion Jakarta, 5th August 2008’ on it, which looks something like this:

So are we praying? Yes we are. Be prepared Jakarta. YES WE ARE.

P.S.: Did I mentioned that Passion Conference rocked? Oh, I did? Then did I say the reason why it rocked is because of Jesus? No? There you have it, JESUS ROCKED PASSION CONFERENCE!

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3 Responses to “The One With The Passion Conference”

  1. hey you went? my non christian friend went, I didn’t know the tag was 4 the concert, and i made fun of him .. thinking that he just came out from sakit jiwa ward.

    I FELT SORRY after that! 😦 GOD BLESS JAKARTA!

  2. lol.. you should actually blog straight when you get home ~~ since ur dad didnt need you car anyways lol..

  3. Lam,

    Pictures, where are the pictures?

    😉

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