Monthly Archives: September 2005

Music training good for heart

On paper, Brazil should win World Cup 2006

Bagaimana jika Brazil dijemput untuk membuat perlawanan persahabatan dengan:
- Presta
- Papar Sports Centre, yang membariskan bekas pemain terkemuka Sabah bla bnla bla
- SK Rangalau Baru all-stars
- Gunosukod pangaits
- Kosan Tuaran
- Likas FC

of course, we know about Real Madrid….

but this surely looks too good to be true, again dubbed the greatest since 1982:

My 1st XI

1 Dida (AC Milan)
2 Cafu (AC Milan)
3 Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid)
4 Lucio (Bayern Munich)
5 Roque Junior (Bayer Leverkusen)
6 Kaka (AC Milan),
7 Gilberto Silva (Arsenal)
8 Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
9 Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
10 Adriano (Inter Milan)
11 Robinho (Santos)

special sentimental appearance: Rivaldo

out of the following full squad:

Goalkeepers: Dida (AC Milan), Julio Cesar (Internazionale), Gomes (PSV)

Defenders: Cafu (AC Milan), Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid), Cicinho (Sao Paulo), Gustavo Nery (Corinthians), Gilberto (Hertha Berlin), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Juan (Bayer Leverkusen), Roque Jr. (Bayer Leverkusen), Luisao (Benfica)

Midfielders: Renato (Sevilla), Emerson (Juventus), Juninho Pernambucano (Lyon), Alex (Fenerbahce), Ze Roberto (Bayern Munich), Kaka (AC Milan), Gilberto Silva (Arsenal), Ricardinho (Santos), Ronaldinho Gaucho (Barcelona), Julio Baptista (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Adriano (Inter Milan), Robinho (Santos), Ricardo Oliveira (Real Betis)

David Lu: powerful role model for today’s youth

David Lu, 51, was a former gangster and murderer in Taiwan who was sentenced to 38 years imprisonment.

Against all the odds, he is now a Christian preacher / pastor.

An expert in tae kwon do and boxing, a member of what is still Taiwan’s largest organised crime syndicate, the Bamboo Union. His job was working as the gang’s debt collector – threatening force to get people to pay back money they owed from gambling.

It was during his second term in jail that he converted to Christianity. At the time he was receiving letters from a Christian girl, the sister of a man he had recruited into the gang. The turning point came with the sudden death of a prison inmate who had become a mentor figure to David. It forced him to reassess his life – and turn to God.

When he was finally released from jail in 1979 – cleared of two charges of kidnapping and robbery – he entered a seminary, where he was joined by the Christian girl who had written to him in prison.

The two fell in love and later married.

His remarkable story of bad boy-turned-good was described in his autobiography, The Sword and The Sheath, and inspired many in Taiwan.

The BBC, 14 June 2005