Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
THE WAY 6 - A Different Way 不一樣的路 reached MONTREAL !!!!!!
熱爆全城 Photon 音樂光子推出 THE WAY 6 - A Different Way 不一樣的路
THE WAY 6 和你結伴走向天主國
Billy Chan 全力推介 !!!
Yes, The Way 6 is here in Montreal. Please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to get a copy. The original price is $20. If you get it before Oct 31st, you can get the special price >>>> $ 15 ONLY!!!!! Get it fast.
** My song Light our Way - 祢光照我途 is also in this album.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Eternal Father, Thy Son has promised that Thou wilt grant us all the graces which we ask Thee for in His name. In the name, therefore, and by the merits of Jesus Christ, I ask the following graces for myself and for all mankind:
And first, I pray Thee to give me a lively faith in all that the holy Roman Church teaches me. Enlighten me also, that I may know the vanity of the goods of this world, and the immensity of the Infinite Good that Thou art; make me also see the deformity of the sins I have committed, that I may humble myself and detest them as I ought; and, on the other hand, show me how worthy Thou art, by reason of Thy goodness, that I should love Thee with all my heart. Make me know also the love Thou has borne me, that from this day forward I may try to be grateful for so much goodness.
Secondly, give me a firm confidence in Thy mercy of receiving the pardon of my sins, holy perseverance, and, finally, the glory of paradise, through the merits of Jesus Christ and the intercession of Mary.
Thirdly, give me a great love toward Thee, which shall detach me from the love of this world and of myself, so that I may love none other but Thee, and that I may neither do nor desire anything else but what is for Thy glory.
Fourthly, I beg of Thee a perfect resignation to Thy will, in accepting with tranquility sorrows, infirmities, contempt, persecutions, aridity of spirit, loss of property, of esteem, of relations, and every other cross which shall come to me from Thy hands. I offer myself entirely to Thee, that thou mayest do with me, and all that belongs to me, what thou pleasest; do Thou only give me light and strength to do Thy will, and, especially at the hour of death, help me to sacrifice my life to Thee with all the affection I am capable of, in union with the sacrifice which Thy Son Jesus Christ made of His life on the cross of Calvary.
Fifthly, I beg of Thee a great sorrow for my sins, which may make me grieve over them as long as I live, and weep for the insults I have offered Thee, the Sovereign Good, who art worthy of infinite love, and who hast loved me so much.
Sixthly, I pray Thee to give me the spirit of true humility and meekness, that I may accept with peace, and even with joy, all the contempt, ingratitude and ill-treatment that I may receive. At the same time I also pray Thee to give me perfect charity, which shall make me wish well to those who have done evel to me, and to do what good I can, at least by praying, for those who have in any way injured me.
Seventhly, I beg of Thee to give me a love for the virtue of holy mortification, by which I may chastise my rebellious senses, and cross my self-love; at the same time I beg Thee to give me holy purity of body, and the grace to resist all bad temptations, by ever having recourse to Thee and Thy most Holy Mother.
Give me the grace faithfully to obey my spiritual father and all my superiors in all things. Give me an upright intention, that in all I desire and do I may seek only Thy glory, and to please Thee alone. Give me a great confidence in the Passion of Jesus Christ, and in the intercession of Mary Immaculate. Give me a great love toward the most Adorable Sacrament of the Altar, and a tender devotion and love to Thy Holy Mother. Give me, I pray Thee, above all, holy perseverance, and the grace always to pray for it, especially in time of temptation and at the hour of death.
Lastly, I recommend to Thee the holy souls in Purgatory, my relations and benefactors; and in an especial manner I recommend to Thee all those who hate me, or who have in any way offended me; I beg of Thee to render them good for the evil they have done, or may wish to do me. I also recommend to Thee all infidels, heretics, and all poor sinners; give them light and strength to deliver themselves from sin. O, most loving God, make Thyself known and loved by all, but especially by those who have been more ungrateful to Thee than others, so that by Thy goodness I may come one day to sing Thy mercies in paradise; for my hope is in the merits of Thy Blood, and in the patronage of Mary. O Mary, Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me! So I hope; so may it be!
"Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
Monday, July 27, 2009
祢光照我途 Light Our Way
作曲：Elaine Chau, Billy Chan, Michael Wu
填詞：Elaine Chau, Billy Chan, Janice Wong, Michael Wu
Set on different paths
We are called to Him
Called to something greater, infinite, far from sadness, hatred, sin
Fallen, lost, astray
We are weak and long’ng for what You teach
Show us how to be the light of the world,
shining in the glory of God
By Your cross, our lives are saved
Flame of hope, You came and gave
Weary heart, have no fear
God is with us forever near
Blessed with grace, amazing love
Guided by You from heav’n above
God ignites our hearts
Peace and joy for all our days
Oh Lord You light our way
齊重拾十架 無懼怕 高舉這火
* 靠著你 照我途
懷著信 努力傳遍 要叫這世界得享永生
Blessed with grace, amazing love
Guided by You from heav'n above
God ignites our hearts Peace and joy for all our days
Oh Lord You light our way
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Can God create a rock he cannot lift?
(Chinese version after English) 神能否做出一塊祂搬不到的石?
We will need to use the Proof by Contradiction:
Definition of Proof by contradiction:
If there is a sentence named "P", if we need to prove P is false, then we can try to assume that P is true first, then logically write down what we know about P. If it ends up something contradict P, then P must be false.
P => Q => S => …….=> ~P (~P means not P)
Of course, "Q, S...." statements must be true.
Proof: God can create a rock he cannot lift.
First, people want to proof this because they want to proof that God is not almighty. Of course, we need to assume God is Almighty.
If God is almighty (P), then God can create any rock.(Q)
If God can create any rock, then God can create a rock he cannot lift. (S)
If there is a rock that God cannot lift (T), then God is not Almighty(~P)
If God cannot create this rock(Q), then God is not Almighty(~Q)
So P is wrong!!!!!!!! God is not almighty!!!!!!!!
***NNNN NO NO No no no oooo ***
There is something wrong in the proof. "S" is contradict "P". This is logically wrong and contradict to the hypothesis (God is Almighty). This is the same thing as when we ask somebody to create a "circular square" which is contradicting itself.
Therefore, please do not ask me anymore about if God can create a rock he cannot lift. Thank you.
We will use the PROOF BY CONTRADICTION
P => Q => S => …….=> ~P (~P即not P)
那麼問題一定在P本身！P一定是一句錯或假的句子了。這叫做「反証法」(proof by contradiction)。這方法的特色就是要從一個假設開始。
=> 如果神是全能的 , 祂必定能造出任何石頭 (Q)
=> 但如果神能造出任何石頭, 祂必定能做一塊祂舉不起的石頭 (S)
以符號來表達，P => Q => ( S => T => ~P) or (~S => ~Q => ~P) => ~P∴ P本身不能成立。
不過，S本身已經和預先假設了的P有矛盾，因為S的意思是指有一塊神舉不起的石頭存在，這與最初的假設P有矛盾，在這情況下，邏輯上不能將S應用在申述之內。另外~S的意思是指有一塊石頭是神不能造出的，本身與P這假設有矛盾，也不能應用在申述之內。因此，在假設了神是全能的前題下，我們不能用「神能否造塊祂舉不起的石頭？」來否定這前設。總括來說，若假設了神全能是對的，這一句：「神能造塊祂舉不起的石頭 or 祂不能造塊祂舉不起的石頭」是一句內在矛盾的句子，就如「神能造個方形的圓 or 神不能造個方形的圓」矛盾一樣。(「方形的圓」的矛盾很容易看到，因為方和圓並不相容；而上述句子的矛盾是因「神是無所不能的」這前設下產生的．)
Note: One possible objection to this line of reasoning is "God is not bound by the rules of logic, as he created logic, therefore he can do the logically impossible as they are only logically impossible from our point of view". If this were the case, however, it would seem to be impossible for anyone to ever know anything about God at all, or attempt to understand him using reason and logic. It would make no sense for any theist to attempt to describe the character of their god as, for instance "good, merciful and loving" because there would be no reason to think that this could be true. You could not say, for example, that God is good because he has healed a person, as an illogical God could just as easily have done it for any reason at all other than goodness - by our standards it might appear to be "good", but that would be no reason to assume that it was good as far as God was concerned. ]
Monday, April 20, 2009
However, there is a good and close friend of mine keep saying that Apple inc. donates money to support same-sex marriage which has conflict with my Catholic religion catechism. Before, I think that she just wants to remind me and will stop saying this after 1 or 2 days. However, she keeps saying this. I somehow want to say "What do you want? I have my reason to get this laptop which you know it!!!! Stop criticizing my decision and my lovely Mac book!!!"
Of course, The reason I sound mad is somehow, I agree on her too. LOL... this idea keeps running in my brain days and days and days... (Yes, actually can't sleep Then, I opened my Bible and read the following scripture:
Tribute to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22)
...then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?" But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?"Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax." And they brought Him a denarius. And He said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
They said to Him, "Caesar's." Then He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's."
And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.
As a Mac user now, I will try to send a letter to Apple Inc. and tell them my point of view. Also, as a catholic, we should keep doing evangilisation, teach people the "truth". Last Saturday in the Mandarin Sunday School class, one of my students asked me a very interesting question, "Do you think if a person hurts another person because he does not have a chance to learn anything about love, God or Jesus, will that person still goes to hell after he died?" My answer is, "I don't know. However, Jesus may blame to some of us (Catholic), because we did not do our job well which is ... " The 12-year-old kid said immidiately, "EVANGILISATION!!!!"... haha
Of course, I still don't know if my decision on buying a Mac is right or wrong, but I am sure that God knows what I am doing, and believe me or not, he (God) will "contact" me very quickly if I have something wrong.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
-- Chinese Version at the end --
Yesterday somebody asked me, "Can love really be eternal"?
I answered, "Yes".
He continued, "How do you know?"
At that moment, I did not know how to answer him, but I believed that my answer is right.
In fact, what does "Eternal" mean? If we do not use a religion angle to look into it, there is no way we can define it. Then, he keeps asking, "You are major in Maths in university, can you use Mathematics way to explain it?"
Eternal means Infinity. Infinity means nothing can be bounded.
However, mathematicians still cannot explain exactly to locate infinity.
In reality, time is defined by mankind. Besides religion, there is nothing can guarantee "Eternal love". Even with law and human nature which can only response to be able to see or hear the truth to decide whether you should be loved , that is what we called by evidence. However after you died, the law cannot gurantee "love" anymore.
God created humans, humans defined time that means God control time. Therefore, only love from God can be eternal. Also it is because of my faith, I believed that love can be eternal.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Emotional Quotient first came out as early as in A.D. 1960. This is a psychological term. In 1995, Daniel Goleman, the Father of EQ, has reformed the emotional theories of more than the past 30 years in his volume: ‘Emotional Intelligence – Why It Matters More than IQ”. He declared that each person had the inborn emotional quotient. He believes that this kind of intelligence can be shown in four situations, including:
- Learning process
This is a kind of establishing good interpersonal relationship ability. However this inborn interpersonal ability would bring into full play or regress based on environment influence. For example, the influence during childhood and teenagers as well as coming from parents, teachers and friends.
In 1990, Peter Salovey and Jack Major have called this kind of EI effect level as Emotional Quotient (EQ). Many parents have asked if there is a standard to measure EQ’s level; the answer is yes. Many psychologists have done research on EQ tests, but every time the result does not seem to be the same. This is because everyone’s emotion will be adjusted in accordance to different environment. For example, in an extremely hot afternoon, your car’s air conditioner breaks down. In addition, there is a big traffic jam on the road; and suddenly you receive a call from your son, saying that he forgot the home keys so that he is not able to get in the house. What would your mood be? In this situation, if the traffic jam improves a lot all in a sudden, what would your mood be?
In summary, EQ is only a simple term to express the emotional level and its stability, especially in patience, calmness as well as get on along well with others.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Then came another management coup, the “Pepsi Challenge,” in which comparative taste tests with consumers showed a clear preference for Pepsi. This campaign led to a rapid increase in Pepsi’s market share, from 6 to 14 percent of total U.S. soft-drink sales.
Coca-Cola, in defense, conducted its own taste tests. Alas, these tests had the same result—people liked the taste of Pepsi better, and market-share changes reflected this. By 1979, Pepsi was closing the gap on Coca-Cola, having 17.9 percent of the soft-drink market, to Coke’s 23.9 percent. By the end of 1984, Coke had only a 2.9 percent lead, while in the grocery store market it was now trailing by 1.7 percent. Further indication of the diminishing position of Coke relative to Pepsi was a study done by Coca-Cola’s own marketing research department. The study showed that in 1972, 18 percent of soft-drink users drank Coke exclusively, while only 4 percent drank only Pepsi. Only 12 percent now claimed loyalty to Coke, while the number of exclusive Pepsidrinkers almost matched, with 11 percent.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.
I hear babies crying,
I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world
Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Last week, I went to mass everyday except for thursday. Daily mass gave me strength to pass through all the hard moment. God did help me. After the mass, I felt very peaceful. I can feel Jesus really holding my hands and walking with me. I know some of you may think that I am crazy, but it is true.
If you would like to join me for mass. Please tell me and we can definitely go together.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The war does not suddenly come, but we cannot do anything to prepare the war. We can only wait for it, wait for it to happen, and wait to see the deaths. There are no doctors and medications prepared, but if you are lucky, you may get some nurses to help you.
Whenever there is a war, you will see people get hurt, tears on the face and feel helpless. The reason of I can survive is because of there is somebody sacrificed his life. 2 weeks ago, the alarm was on. There are lots of soldiers in the press conference.
General J said: Our country will be under attack. Kybsjk city will be the first city get destroyed before March 1st. Soldiers in Kybsjk will be there to protect their lands until the last minute.
Then, the war begins, on wednesday afternoon, our team as usual was on patrol. Suddenly, one of the other teammates came by and yelled out: Watch out. I forgot what did he say exactly and he fell on the ground with lots of blood. That bullet supposed to be pointed at me. It is from a silent gun!!! He actually got the bullet straight into his body. Before he died, he said: you should stay, you can do better than me in the team, thank you.
2 mins after his death, general D called an emergency meeting and said: the war is over. It won't be another war within 6 months. Trust me... the war is done... Don't be sared...
But, me... I cried... I felt so bad. Although I am still alive, but...anyway. I will pray for the sacrificed. I hope they can be in a happy land soon.
The war was in the beginning of Jan and ended today.
-- ah B
Monday, February 2, 2009
No, God will not punish people.
>>> But, how come the punishment is clearly written in the old testament?
Wow.... we first need to understand that Bible is a collection of books. The books are a record of progress of the people. A Progress of how people understand God. It is just like a Math textbook from Grade 1 to Grade 12. So the books don’t record what God said but what people said about him. In the old Testaments, God was more of a person, which included emotions like anger and wrath. Then he was presented as a King until the Christians believed that God is love. As St. John said, “God is love.” He was the last to die and for now, was the peak for our learning. So the Old Testament prepares for the New Testament while the New Testament completes the Old Testament.
Jesus said in John 12:47 - 48, "If anyone hears my words and does not keep them faithfully, it is not I who shall judge such a person, since I have come not to judge the world, but to save the world: anyone who rejects me and refuses my words has his judge already: the word itself that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day." He is not coming to judge us. If there is no judge yet, there will be no punishment happen yet!!!
Keep in mind that the judge day will be on the last day. Did you prepare for it? If there is an angel in front of you, show you a button and said "If you press this button, the last day will be now and everyone will get his judge day. Will you press it?" This basically means one can go to the heaven right away. Most of the people will go to do confession right away and then press it which is kind of funny. You never know if the end of the day will be the next second. By then, we will not have enough time for confession anymore. So, choose to not sin will be the best choice here.
Do you know who will press the button without even think about it? --- Kids.
-- Ah B
[Part of the answer above is from Fr. Thomas Dowd]
Friday, January 30, 2009
I remembered that there was someone actually asked me out for a lunch and told me that... "you know.. you did something and it hurts me... I hate you Billy, bla bla" He can tell me this in front of me because he loves me. I treat him as my real real friend. Nowadays, it's so hard to get someone to point out your mistakes in front of you in a positive way. Here, I want to say thank you to all my Real friends....
It is not easy to do "Happy Wednesday". I am a human. I cannot be always happy. Yes, I always make jokes... it is because I want to see people to smile. I love people to laugh and to be happy. Someday, when I am not happy, it is so so so so so hard to do "Happy Wednesday", when I sit in the studio, my brain will be blank when I am sad. I need to tell myself... I need to be funny... I need to be funny. After 1 year working in the radio show, I found that the actors or actresses are so good. They can change their emotions easily.
Today, I watched a concert on DVD. I cannot count how many times I had tears on my face. So touching. I want to know actually if the singer can be that emotional every night in the concert? If yes, that means he/she really passed thru a lot in his/her life. I am so easy to cry now. Easy to get touched... so emotional.....How can a computer programmer be that emotional???? hahahaha
Happy Wednesday is such a good way for me to encourage myself at least one time a week. I love to do that show because everytime, after the show, my mood will change. So, self encouragement is so important in our daily life. I can only understand this now.. wow... I am an EQ trainer MAN!!!!! Yes, if I don't have those "sad" experiences, I won't know the meaning of "happiness". Thanks God....
-- Ah B
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Today's question: If Judas is a wrong choice for Jesus?
My answer is "I don't think so".
People think that it is a wrong choice because they think that Jesus chose somebody to betray him which is not a good thing. I believe that all this is under God's plan. In John 6:64 [But there are some of you who do not believe...], Jesus knew that among his disciples, not everyone has strong faith and some of them even "do not believe" and would "betray" him. After that, In John 6:66 [And he said, "For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father."] And if you keep reading the passage, people left because of Jesus told them the path to go to heaven, the best path of our life...
In John chapter 6, it actually stated that Jesus chose Judas in verse 70 [Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you twelve? Yet is not one of you a devil?"]. It is clear that Jesus said there is an evil among one of the deciple. What?? Jesus chose a devil?
To answer this, we need to understand that "Freedom" is one of the most important gifts that God gave us. We have freedom to do anything, including to sin. Judas has the choice to not sin, however he chose to do that. Devil thinks that by killing Jesus is the only way to mess up God's plan. Devil thinks that he is almighty too... haha. God knows it clearly since God is the real almighty. God knows Devil's plan well. Devil does not know that God can tranform the plan into this huge salvation plan. Devil does not know that by killing Jesus, will turn lots of people into believers. Because of the resurrection of Jesus, Christian faith become well known and changed lots of people's heart. God used Devil's plan to fulfil his own plan. Isn't it powerful? Yes, because God is almighty.
-- Ah B
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The following describes my ambition and my desire in education. 1997 is a very important year for me.
In the beginning of the year, I met my first student. At that time, I was a Mathematics tutor and I was teaching secondary 4 and 5 level of Mathematics, in French. At the end ofthe semester, I received a thank-you card from her. This is the first meaningful thing I have done in my life.Even today, I can still remember the special feeling from that thank-you card. Since then, I told myself that Ihave to do more things like that to make mylife more colorful and cheerful. In same year, I went back to Hong Kong in the summer. As a coincident, I met Mr. Charles Yu, who is one of the famous Emotional Quotient (EQ) trainers in Hong Kong. He invited me to work in his company and I was so excited. During the 3 months in Hong Kong, I have learnt lots of EQ techniques.
Afterwards, I came back to Montreal to continue with my studies. Meanwhile, I continued to work as a Mathematics tutor for several levels, from secondary school to college. After my graduation from university, I worked as a teacher in a high school. The main task is to teach students who have learning disability in Mathematics.
During these 10 years, I was trying to combine EQ and Mathematics’ learning together. Since then, almostevery summer, I returned to Charles Yu Training Company to learn more teaching skills. In year 2000, I became an EQ trainer in the company. From 2003 to 2004, I started up a brand new course called “How tobecome an EQ mathematician” in Hong Kong. There were over 80 students who had registered to the course.
Last year, I have formed a training group called Billy Chan Training Team (http://www.chanbilly.com). I have trained 6 youths to be my teammates. We created the first French Leadership Summer camp in the Montreal Chinese community. Because of the excellent feedback, we started the first EQ course right after. There were around a hundred students who took my class in the year 2006.
I have currently graduated as a Master of Science. I think it is time for me to move on to another step in mycareer. When I look at my history in terms of education, career and my passion, education simply standsout to be the best chice for me. I love to teach and I enjoy being a teacher. In the past 10 years, I have taught over 10 000 students. From their supportive and enthusiastic feedback, it illustrates that, and I alsobelieve that, I am a good teacher. By adding EQ elements and techniques in teaching can actually motivatestudents to learn. Over these teaching years, it tells me that increasing learning motivation is the mostimportant thing in the classroom. This is not only teaching students with the required materials; we can also teach them how to learn by themselves.
Last week, I attended to one of my students’ convocation. I looked at him when he was walking onto the stage to be given the degree diploma. I remembered in the old days, the time that he did not like science atall and now, he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science. My tears ran down and I talked to God,“Thanks for giving me an opportunity to teach.”
- It was my dream.... Ah B
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Yes, this is Billy Chan's Blog.
I hope this blog can help you know me more. You can know me by using 2 paths. One is by logic. For example, by knowing my age, you can definitely know other thing related to this. The 2nd path is by emotions which is the easiest way to know a person.
Read my blog by using your emotion.