Poland Krakow

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Hopeful Christmas 2016 And Blessed New Year

CDM stable
STM Christmas choir
Christmas party
KL Pavilion
Home deco with lovely hand made card from friend
Please fasten your seat bell as we are about to depart from 2016 to 2017 in few minutes time. Its is Christmas time once again. The baby Jesus is reborn in our heart as a renewal of our Faith. We not just decorate our house with Christmas theme but we decorate the door of our heart, we sing and praise with joy with a full open-heart to welcome Him. I heard these from Fr R, we needs Five-H in our daily lives.

Hard work
We have to work very hard to follow him. The journey our faith is not easy, we must drive our way soberly without fatigue, we dont break the speed limitation, we don't offend the red traffic light because we work hard to obey the Commandments. Its not easy to stay in His faith because the devil is breaking us with temptation every sec of our everyday, he can break us but never allow him to break our faith because the fatherly-love between us and the heavenly Father is unbreakable. We pray to communicate. We read and reflect to understand His words. We work hard for our living and also for our God.

Humour
We need to decorate our life with humour. Life can be so boring if we are too serious, . We need laughter, we need joy, we need joke we need humorous people around us to make out lives colorful. Of course not everyone of us are humorous. I think talk without insulting and judgement is the foundation of being humorous. With a good heart but not a envious heart, envious heart makes us say the hurtful word which makes humour got no room to grow, it kills the joy as well.

Honesty
Speak the truth is what they always say. Sometime speaking the truth it will hurt people's feeling but I still believe it is one of way to help one another. God doesn't punish when we lie but our lies do. when we need help we dont need to create excuse or made up story just because excuse is worst than a lie, it makes people turn a deaf ear on you. I believe honesty attracts mercy because when we are honest we draws the mercy of others.

Humility
Just like Jesus humble himself and became a man because that's the way to stay closer to the man kind. He is a God but he knows how to make himself small to talk to the sinners and live in the world of sin. He is a king of peace but he was born in a stable, it reminds us the importance of simplicity but not pride. Humble and simplicity leads us to happiness, from happiness we move to Joy.

Hope
Honestly, everyone will die one day, but it didn't upset us because when we are living, we live with hopes. Smile gives us hopes according to The Holy Father. Hope is the light, it brightens up the darkness. Hope makes us move but not giving up when we are walking through a difficult path. Hope leads us home and return to God. Jesus comes to the world as a Hope so everyone should fill with hope no matter good or bad because the fire of Hope never dies.
Hope never stops.
Mercy & Tenderness
Above are the Christmas cards that I designed for my beloved ones. It not just only contains hard work but the words and joys from my heart. We were told to go out and tell the people that the Christ was born, by sending card is one of the way to spread the joy and good news. This will be the last post of the year, I still have so many books haven't read. So many works remain undone. No matter what, new year new hope. Lets move to 2017 with hopes and Happy New Year. Peace be with you all.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Season Of Advent 2016

May you surrounded by God's Love.
Remain Hopeful on him.
Find Joy through the journey of faith.
Stay in God's peace now & forever.
The world needs all these words
Dear brothers sisters in Christ,

Please kindly fasten your seat bell for we are about to depart from the year of 2016, before we depart I would like to express my love to yous because I don't want to let a year slip away without making yous better and happier. Two more days toward the Christmas. What do we do? We wait with patience and endurance. We get ready, spiritual life have to be well  prepared. My point of view, we should go for confession, penance and repentance so that we can fully open our heart for Christ to flourish us with His work of justice and recreate us into a new man/woman. It is time to reconcile with our God, brothers and sister and the ignorant. Jesus will come like a light and brighten the dark. When Jesus comes all the brokenness, hatred, anger, conflict, wound and suffocate will be ceased. Lets close the 2016's folder with the spirit of forgiveness and mercy and look forward to 2017 with the spirit of hope. Eventually, may the fire of Love, Hope, Peace and Peace inflame us. Amen.

Inspired by the Catholic Faith.

Regards,
Ivan

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Smile From Your Cheek

smiling-wrinkle is a sign of joy
When you look at someone's wrinkles you can tell he/she had gone through a lot of ups and downs, the lines that left on the face as if the scars formed by the experiences. For the smiling-wrinkle is formed by the joy, those lines remind us the laughter and happiness that we used to had.

Pierce Brosnan says he likes to draw and paint as one of the way to set him free from sadness. For my point of view, a drawing made of patience and endurance. It takes up a lot of your time. you need energy to sustain until the end. You may erase over and over again due to you are seeking for perfection. Finally, what drives me to draw? The answer is passion.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Happy Golden Old Age

love is all you have to give
I bumped into an old man a couple of times while I was rushing to work. He was walking alone with his walking stick. He blocked my way for a few times with his slow walking pace. I was so mad at him because he was making me late for work again. Until yesterday, when I was getting into my car, he was standing behind of me. Instead of saying hi and giving a smile, I gave him that "get the hell out of my way" kind of angry face but he came closer to approach me.
"Good morning young man." He said.
I knocked my head without looking at him.
"Can you give me a ride?"
No. I answered without any hesitation.
"I am so exhausted and my leg is suffering in pain," with a courtesy smile on his face.
His words paused me. I got down from my car just to make sure he was alright. I looked into his eye while I was talking to him. I noticed that he had cataract in his left eye, which is a cloudy of the lens in the eye. His hair was a bit untidy and taking each step uneasily. I let him sit at the back while I was sending him home. It was a bit hard for him to get down the car as my car is quite low. Eventually I was late for work but I felt good because I didn't know I would feel fulfilled by doing such a simple action. I remember Pope Francis says "a faith without action is dead." But when I was rushing I tend to forget all these words and teachings. Actually I suspect this old man purposely waited me there, he even told me my brother sent him back before. For my point of view maybe he wants people to acknowledge him. I was thinking am I too stingy on my acknowledgement? If a simple acknowledgement can make their day why I refuse to give? I start to reflect on these old people's life. Sometime they are very lonely because the young ones refuse to talk and spend time with them. A house is no longer a home for them but a prison. They say: "No town for old man," they are just like living in a reject shop. Their self esteem are getting low day by day because they are jobless and becoming more and more like a baby, they need people to take care of. If they don't experience love, they will feel themselves not only useless but a burden. Even I myself will judge them like that because I can be extremely harsh when the devil wins the fight against me. That is why our Holy Father asks us to communicate more with our grandpa and grandma, learn something from them and give them chances to share as a build up for their confident and acknowledgement. In real life we not just only work for our living, we need to plan and be prepared for our retirement. Not only just old gracefully but old usefully. I would like to pray for my parents and I myself will have a happy golden old age. Its good for us to cultivate a healthy lifestyle now before we are too old to start. JPII said "The future starts today, not tomorrow." A senior citizen told me, retired people should do more exercise and the most simple exercise is to smile. If smile is not enough then you would have to laugh, if laugh is not enough then you would have to sing; if non of these could help then you would have to find a young man like me who can send you home when you are lost. Eventually, always ready to give and dedicate your best no matter you are young or old. By the way, have a very spiritual and blessed All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Before I end lets get back to the story. This morning while I was going out to work. The moment I opened my gate the 92-year-old-man was already waiting out there for my ride. I looked at him with a welcome smile on my face, without letting him wait I opened my car's door and said "let the mission begin......."

fin

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Spiritual War

We promised that we would
put down our anger before the sunset. 
The good news is the world war has ended, somehow we are still living in a war. It is The Spiritual War. I believe everyone comes to this world with a mission. Some people's mission is to conquer the world. Some people's mission is to save the world. Some people's mission is to serve the God. Some people's mission is to raise a family. Some people may think that getting married is the way to get rid of loneliness. Some people scared to grow old alone. Some people can be a good fisherman but not a good husband/wife because they are too selfish to live with. Many married couples do feel lonely because they don't communicate to each other for years. They are living in a winter war. Breaking the silence is a foul. Smile at each other is a sin. I believe its because unforgiveness and hatreds accumulate from past to the present. Both refuse to talk about the problem. We are taught to speak only positive issue but not the truth. Nobody initiates to fix the problems. Got no gut to apologise because the fear of losing the fight. We called this a pride. The fire of anger rolls like a snowball. The wounds inflamed and turn into scar. The unspoken words left in the heart transform into disease. Not everyone is suitable to get married especially those who carry a lot of brokenness. Anger can be transferred to the innocent children. Loving someone that you angry with is a spiritual war. It's a struggle because your mind keeps telling you to stop killing but the heart wanted to slaughter her/him 10 years ago if it is possible. It is a war between you, yourself and your loved ones. We need deliverance for all these brokenness. Before we forgive we have to forgive ourselves. Before we love we have to love ourselves. We have to draw all these through the Christ our Lord. He is the source of love, we need to recharge it from him day by day. It is impossible for us to express our love when we are running out of love. Love would not exist without God. Marriage would fail without putting God in it. Couples should pray together instead of just watching movie together. Pray together is the strongest bonding time.

Some people mission is to become a Father in the church. Firstly they must have the call of God. That is why we are 24 hours monitoring our phone just because we don't want to miss a call. Being a Father is a mission of God, not a promise but commitment. It needs a lot of patience and passion. It's all about love is sacrifice. People go to church and pray, receive the blessing and peace. However they themselves are so scared to be a Father they even more worried if their son will become a Father. They are not pretty sure with their life but they are pretty sure they are not becoming a father. When we want to conceive a baby we will ask Jesus grants us with a baby. When Jesus needs a Shepard we will say sorry, the baby is registered under our surname. We rarely encourage people to be a Father because the fee of University is too pricey nowadays. I feel a bit paranoid. What if one day we go to the church and see a notice "Mass is cancelled, Fathers have retired." We should look into the church's need and put into our responsible. Everybody has a dream. Everyone works for a living . Everyone wants to be a manager in the office but not in a church because Father doesn't have a business card stated with "Managing Director." Life experience can be gained everywhere when you take up the responsibility. We can grow no matter where we are. Many of us are seeking for fame. Advertisement and trend create our dream nowadays. There is something we must remind ourselves, the real life and the eternal life. We built a bungalow here but we don't even have a standing ground in the Heaven. Heaven, the Kingdom of Heaven. Lets pause for a while and think about it. What's the tactic to penetrate into this Kingdom of Heaven? How to own a house in the heaven. What do we need to do? We need to invest something to build this house. Before we qualify to get in we have to win The Spiritual War. Everyday we have to fight against the spirits of anger, lust, envy, greed, gluttony, laziness and other rivals, until the end of time. We know we are not fighting alone. Everyone has their own Guardian Angel. We have St Michael the Archangel to protect us from the demons. We have St John Paul II to strengthen us with "be not afraid." We have Mother Teresa to enlighten us with doing small things with greatest love. We have Papa Francesco who speak the word of mercy and spread the power of Mercy. Everything is already provided by God. Use your wisdom and apply them in your daily obstacles. We need them in our fight. Only Jesus can grant us peace during this spiritual war. God always has a way whenever you say you do, all you have to do is obey Him.

Have the courage to feel the fear when you tell Jesus I want to follow you. Look into his divine-mercy's eye when you talk to him. We are not conscience enough to tell what is good, what is the right thing to invest. Only God can wake us up while we are sleeping.

Eventually. Be not afraid to pray for your priesthood vocation. Have faith in yourself as how God has faith in you. You might be the one. Lets ask God for his guidance, give us a strong back to fight in this life time Spiritual War.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Merciful Pilgrimage // Kraków World Youth Day 2016

A Spiritual Vigil Mass.

*Attention. Please tune in your FM radio to 105.4 for English translation. Sorry we are experiencing some technical difficulties. We shall come back in a sec.....

Before

We had been preparing for this WYD pilgrimage for a year and finally we made it. Preparations were not easy. The 8 formations I only attended 1 due to I was very tied up with my job's schedule. Physical and Packing list had to be ready. The most important one was spiritual preparation like fasting, prayers and walk through the Doors Of Mercy. I felt guilty for not fulfilling all. Opening Mass, Arcbishop told us, you are here because you are called. Actually I think God had been calling me since the RIO WYD 2013. I didn't make it because of the money consent. I just have to say my faith in God wasn't strong enough by making such an excuse. So this time was Krakow WYD 2016. My phone rang. The call hit my phone again, I was kind of reluctant to say "I do" due to my high expenses commitment. But I had promised God I will be attending this round no matter what it takes. Its so unfaithful to break the promises again right. I didn't want to restrict my ability, I didn't want to doubt with the power of God. Even the possibility was slim, I took the challenge. That's why I decided to achieve this mission with God since it was an pilgrimage to reach out to Him. I always remember the story of 2 fishes and 5 loaves feed 5000 people. Jesus prayed with what he had and distributed the food to the large crowd. The people ate and satisfied. When we listened to this 2 fishes and 5 loaves story, we say we believe but in the real life we doesn't seem like we are believing at all. I think we should give more room for Jesus to excel and create miracles in our life. Don't wait for his call but work hard to impress Him.

Observe The Moment Of Silence
Regarding the pilgrimage. I think I had never felt so joyful before. We are living in a noisy and busy city. We are always occupied with our activities and works. Even in a church I'm busy with choir despite singing is double praising the Lord. During Mass at St Catherine, I tried my best to observe the moment of silence. I listened to myself, God and the church. I was so focused until it was like no one else can break into my thought. As if the world had stopped for a while. My mind worked so fast during the reflection of my life, I thought of my family, my friends, my enemy, my difficulties that I have gone through, my anger, my hurt, my anxiety and my fear. I knelt down and talked to Jesus. A golden bonding moment with God just like an up-close and a very personal one. I let go my past and leave it all to Him. For the 1st time I felt I have so much time to talk to God with an open heart. I was free and feeling peaceful. Some people ask what is the different between praying at home and church? I would say at home you are just praying alone but in church you are praying in the temple of the Holy Spirit. When you are praying in church your whole body is praying and  praying in a community is always more powerful than solo. Only church can give you that kind of peace and serenity. So it is important to attend mass weekly, as a recharge for your faith and keep your Holy Spirit burning. This is what I observed during this pilgrimage.

The Walk
We walked many km in this pilgrimage. My new walking shoes for this trip has gained 2 years of walking experience within 2 weeks due to the experiments on walking through the super heavy rain plus the angry thunder, the road and the off road which was wet and muddy. Suddenly we had become the swamp thing and shouting like Mariah "I can make it thru the rain, I can stand up once again.
Some long distance walk will cause your leg limped. Some long distance walk will make you cry, we call this a pilgrimage walk. We have a pilgrimage walk from John Paul II Sanctuary to Divine Mercy church. During the walk I heard some people reciting Divine Mercy, some people had their confession at the booths area. I was doing nothing but just walking. Out of the blue I thought of my family again, I was not missing them but the thought came in all of a sudden, Tears filled up my eyes when I thought of their unconditional loves to me. Many people from my circle of life came across my mind. I thought of my best friends' joke it made me laugh. That's life. Sometime you cry, sometime you smile, There are always ups and downs in our journey. I prayed for all of them. Maybe I was inspired by St John Paul II after visiting his beautiful Sanctuary, his holy spirit has filled me up. Thanks St John Paul II.

The Appearance Of Papa Francesco
I have no idea of how Poland Kraków looks like. I had only 1 intention. which I wanted to see Papa Francisco. I was very inspired by his actions and messages. I read his news every time. Finally I got the chance to see him passing by and witnessed him preaching on the big projector screen. The situation was like: We were living in the bible time. We knew Jesus will be passing by this area. We ran there and waited even we had'nt showered or brushed our teeth. We had to be like Mary, when Jesus came to visit, she put down all the house chores immediately and kept Jesus accompany. Should we be like Martha putting household chores before Jesus? Let's think about it. My friend told me God is everywhere and I replied yes, but this time was different. We had a date with Jesus at Krakow the City Of Mercy whether you could make it or not Jesus definitely will be appearing at that time and place. We will be dying to look at Him when he is passing by. By looking at him our brokenness will be healed. Our soul will be saved. Even just a glance we will be blessed.

Words couldn't express how joyful to see Papa Francisco. Many people sheded the tears of joy. When I looked at him, he reminded me of Him. When I looked at him again, he reminded me of love and mercy. He delivered the messages of Jesus. He was always smiling with joy. His sermons were super inspiring. He said no matter how many times you fell, just kept your head up and you will see Jesus hand was always there to pull you up again. The only thing he worried that you gave up and walked with your head down without realizing his hand was waiting for you. Jesus never stops forgiving us 777 millions time a day. The things he said I could relate to it so much, it made my tears shed like rain. I didn't know Jesus is so merciful. Jesus loves us even we are sinners, failure, a betrayer. If you go a wrong way just don't forget to turn around and go back to Him, his arm is always wide open and ready to embrace you. The greatest sin can be forgiven by Him as long as you repent. A simple prayer will be answered as long as you trust in Him.

The Challenge
We had celebrated a mini Mass in the chapel on the 5th day. That was the only empty room at Divine Mercy Church. We had been waiting for hours just for an hour slot. The room was small with no air con or fan, very stuffy and lack of oxygen. I was caught in the room. I guess 200 of us were squeezed in that small chapel. I was so dizzy and running out of breathe. I was thinking to give up n walk away but I forced myself to stay until the end of the mass. Truly thanks God I did it. The reason I insisted to stay was because I could see the effort of Archbishop Julian. The way he insisted, the way he grabbed the opportunity to celebrate a mass in this church. I guess he didn't want us to go home without receiving any spiritual food. We were so blessed to celebrate a Mass in Divine Mercy Church. I was touched that Archbishop Julian was smiling while he said sorry for the small room, I could tell the vestment he was wearing was heavier and felt even more hotter than us. I could see the sacrifice, endurance and humility in him. I remembered I shared with a friend over there. Following Christ is not easy, instead of praying for a smooth life please pray for a strong back.

It was so cold to sleep over night here

The Funny Moment
We all slept indoors of a basketball court with different models of "power generator", we never failed to wake up at 6 am because of the snoring alarm. We were never late before. Shower outdoors with the ice cold water which was very funny. It gave me a massive muscle contract when the water splashed on me. I struggled on the floor for a minute. At the moment I was like OH NO will they send me to the hospital like this(with only wearing a swimming trunk)? Another funny thing was one of our friend was sitting on a wheel chair due to ankle sprained and I was like "so envy of you, now you got the chance to be kissed by Papa Francisco".

My Point Of View
This WYD was a psychological earthquake, renew our faith and opportunity to encounter Jesus. God had united and connected all the people from different world, while we were holding hands and reciting Our Father In Heaven at the final Mass. I was so blessed to stay around my Malaysia contingent. Their faith and spirit rekindle my fire, They are spiritual and outstanding. You guys really gave me a lot of inspirations. I love the prayers and Jesus/Joy/Junk moment sharing every morning and night. I missed the time we used to pray in public places in Krakow city as well. Keep the fire burning strong my brothers sisters in Christ.

Eventually
Don't let sin create a distance between you and God. Prayer can make you strong and the only way to get closer to God. After visiting and reading all their history, few questions come into my mind. Why Nazi's action was so inhuman? Was it because of unforgiveness? We got no right to hate them but we strongly disagreed with their actions. Let's pray for the soul of jews who had died in the death camp. The suffocation of Syria is devastating and it is still happening right now, may mercy of God lands on them as soon as possible. 

The prayer "I want to talk to Jesus." (I told the other pilgrims). Actually I had drafted this prayer before we dismissed from the school.

Dear Jesus. The son of living God. Thanks for walking this journey with us. Thanks for carrying us through the stormy weather. We love one another, take care of one another and share the pain together because all these events strongly remind us of you. After we check out from this school, we will go our own separate ways and continue our daily life. The WYD has ended, please don't let us stop here but continue to spread the seed of mercy in the coming days. Living in a big group is not easy. I admit my thought has sinned because of my judgmental behavior so I here to ask God: God......

Please give us your mouth so that we can speak the language of love.
Please give us your ear so that we can hear the people who are crying out there.
Please give us your nose so that we can breath in the air without sin.
Please give us your eye so that we can look at people with a correct angle.

St John Paul II. You are a hero. You are a warrior. You are strong as well as forgiving. You remind us the importance of human dignity, right to religious freedom and revolution of the spirit, not insurrection. Please fill us with your Powerful Holy Spirit. JPII pray for us.

Lastly. God please give us the courage to say the 3 words: I am sorry, I forgive you and I love you which stressed by Papa Francisco.

We say this prayer through Christ our Lord

Amen
Never Forget
Tix & Receipt
The Calling Of Panama 2019.
Will You Be There ?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The City Of Mercy Poland Kraków World Youth Day 2016.

My sharing for WYD Krakow 2016. Click here.

Day 1 // 24th Jul 2016
Checked in Hostel Dizzy Daisy, a room for 8 included the Spanish strangers. Attended a Mass at Krakow square St Ann conducted in polish. Night time we had couple of drink(Tyskie) and coffee beside the main square's road side.

Katowice Terminal
Krakow Main Square clock tower
St Ann Church
After St Ann Church. Showered by the Holy Spirit
Outside St Ann
Poland Beer

Day 2 // 25th Jul 2016
Morning we went to a Hill. After that we had our delicious lunch at Jewish Quarter. Afternoon we had our registration in a church. Collect the food coupons and had a short briefing. Night was the Eucharistic adoration we recited Divine Mercy in malay at St Mary Basilica. After church we collected our baggage from Dizzy daisy and moved to the school. We were sleeping in a basketball court, around 150+ people. Shower with the ice cold water in the middle of the night. My stomach's muscle had a terrible contraction due to the water was too cold. It was a great pain and suffer for almost 1 minute. Luckily it managed to recover.

Dizzy Daisy Hostel
Hold My Hand
Malaysia Contingent at the hill
Krakuski Cafe. Lovely ice cream and coffee
They called lody as ice cream
Jewish Quarter//Portofino Restaurant
St Mary Basalica
St Mary Basalica
Outside St Mary Basalica
Krakow Main Square
St Mary Basalica's interior
St Mary Basalica's interior
St Mary Basalica's interior
Outside of St Mary Basalica
St Mary Basalica
Tram Station with nice Typography
We stayed in a school, this basket ball court was
where we slept over nights.
This wa the part and place which I missed the most due to
the happenings and togetherness. 

Day 3 // 26th Jul 2016
We went to a laundry service in the morning, many pilgrims were doing their laundry there as well. A laundry shop which I serendipity pumped into while I lost my way back to Dizzy Daisy Hostel. We had couple of drink and food while waiting for the laundry to be done. Afternoon we went to Blonia Park for the opening Mass. "The World youth day has begun." proclaimed by the Arcbishop. Took a tram home after the Mass.

Blonia Park for the opening mass
Blonia Park. Dancing and Singing.
Symphony At Krakow Main Square.

Day 4 // 27th Jul 2016
Catechesis class in the morning at St Catherine. Afternoon we went to Tauron Arena Krakow. We went out at 5:30pm to have a dinner break, that time outside was surrounded by the huge crowd. When we wanted to get in again, an announcement displayed on the LED "Arena is full, no one else will be admitted tonight." Marcus, Raphael and I waited until 8pm. We took a tram back eventually. We had our dinner outside the school cafe.

Krakow Reporter. Video here
Outside St Catherine
St Catherine
St Catherine
Tauron Arena Krakow
Video here. Papa Francisco touches down 

Day 5 // 28th Jul 2016
Morning we went to John Paul II Sanctuary. Celebrated mass morning Mass in Divine Marcy church's chapel. Walk through the Divine Mercy Holy Door. Pilgrims' walk from John paul II sanctuary to Divine mercy church. Welcoming Papa Francisco and waiting for his present at Blonia park. We walked back from Blonia Park to Krakow square. Dined at main square. The tram took 1 hour to send us back due to the peoples were walking on the road. We were so tired like a dead corpse collapsed inside the sardine fish tram.

The invincible view. John Paul II Sanctuary
The Fire of the Holy Spirit
A panting of JPII
JPII's blood stain on his clothes
when assassin left him critically injured.
Divine Mercy Church. With some holy light
at the back
Confession booths. View from the tower
Divine Mercy Church with the
original illustration on the alter wall
Just walking in the rain, while queuing for
BBQ sausages and Pork
Jagiellonian University Kraków.
UNI shut down by NAZIS in 1939 when
JP II was half way studying here.
Reopened again in 1945
Outside the UNI
Roads were closed due to
Papa Francisco will be coming this way
Video here:
Waiting for Papa Francisco's Mobile
Krakow Square water fountain
Restaurant
10pm candle dinner

Day 6 // 29th Jul 2016
Catechesis in the morning St Catherine. Had a peace and serenity moment with Jesus. Choir sang beautifully. Nasi Biryani for our lunch. We had a 3 Złotti per scoop ice cream. Marcus and I had a coffee session before the Mass started. Evening was the way of the cross with Papa Francisco. We recited Divine Mercy with our group after the mass ended. Midnight we tried a Vodka for 3 zlotti recommended by Adrina.

Before the moment of silence made you cry
An spectacular interior of St Catherine church
Deluged by the sea of people.
All are walking toward Blonia Park
Performance during Way Of The Cross
Stage at the Blonia Park for Masses


Day 7 // 30th Jul 2016
We celebrated a Mass in the morning, which was outside our school. After that it was a Pilgrimage walk, we walked around 8km to reach the Campus Misericordiae. A huge field which can fit in millions of pilgrims. Vigil mass started on the evening. Everyone lighted up the candles with the fire of the Holy Spirit. Pilgrims shared a spectacular sunset moment with Holy Father before the day ended. We slept over night at the field. It was extremely cold during the mid night plus the damp grass and wet weather.

Malaysia Representative
Papa Francisco took a tram which was exactly same at this 1
Pilgrimage Walk
Walking to the Campus Misericordiae
Waiting for Vigil Mass
The place we sleep
After vigil mass
Fire of The Holy Spirit


Day 8 // 31st Jul 2016
I was waken up by the cold weather at 3am. Dew formed on the surface of the my raining coat and sleeping bag. I was a bit worried I might catch a cold. It was a challenge to sleep without a roof with this kind of low temperature. Morning,  I woke up at 7am in 1 piece and peacefully. Mass started at 9am. The Final Mass with lovely Pope Francis, I was hoping this Final Mass will never end. When we were waking back it was raining cats and dogs plus the angry thunder storm was so frightening. We walked 12km to reach our school with a soaking wet condition.

Good morning for the Closing Mass
with Papa Francisco
A very hot weather before it rained cats and dogs
Summer Blue Sky. Sun tanned
Group Photo
Togetherness
He stole the show for the whole week
Poland Fried Pork
Our sweet cafe for chilling

Day 9 // 1st Aug 2016
The Final day of staying in the school. We went to Auswitch in the afternoon. Night we had our dinner at krakow square. Before I slept, I blasted a message in the group chat. I suggested (I said I want to talk to Jesus) to have a farewell prayer before we splited up from the school. The next morning everyone was so curios and kept asking me what do u want to tell Jesus? Hahahaha

Poster of Poland Hero on the wall
MC D underground
German death camp. Aushwitz the place which Papa came
to pray for the soul & asked for forgiveness
Saint of Aushwitz. He volunteered to take place of a
married man who condemned to die.
To thank and welcome Papa. He was here
At the 2nd part of concentration camp
Town
Tram
With Sweden pilgrims
A team
Brilliant bicycle
Chilling
Our 10 stars hotel.
Memory that money cannot buy.

Day 10 // 2nd Sep 2016
We moved to "Salve Apartment." Pay a visit to Salt mine in the afternoon. After that we dinner at Va Banque. We had the JJJ sharing during the dinner. We prayed while we were on the way back to the apartment. Supper time we went out to have some supper pizza. Eric said he wanted to talk to Jesus before he slept.

Made by salt
130++ meter underground
Krakow WYD Logo
Had a very wonderful Jesus/Joy/Junk moment
 sharing with each other


Day 11 // 3rd Sept 2016
We went to Schindlers Factory. after that we went to Jewish quarter to have our dinner. supper at apartment and have a sharing before sleep.

Passport
NEWS
Chamber gas mask
Step into the name of NAZI
Drawings
Postcards
All the pots are real inside the glass.
Not a printing
JP II's background
Stamped card from Nazi museum
Laughter and smile
Poland fried pork around 33 zlotti
Poland dessert
Final night gathering
Vietnam instant mee
Coke Cola Cherry
K.O

Day 12 // 4th Aug 2016
Morning Me and Eric have our quick breakfast at our favourite pastry shop plus Cappuccino before catching the bus.


Day13 // 5th Aug 2016
Touched down at Singapore. Had a final prayer within our small group before we went our separate way. Flight delayed 2 hours before taking off back to Malaysia due to some technique problems. Had a role-play-game. Marcus and I took a bus to PJ Paradigm mall.