Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Wednesday

Some of you may know, I am a host in FM 102.3 in Montreal. Every wednesday at 10:30 - 11:30 pm, you can also listen to my voice on the radio. The show's name is called "Happy Wednesday" (開心星期三). The objective of the show is to bring happiness to audience. We will try to present news in a funny way. If you have never listened to it, you can always listen the archieve by click on the link I put in the right hand side of this blog. Give me comments.... I really need comments. I know people always say good thing in front of me, which will of course make me happy. However, people who tell me negative comments, I love them.

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

If Judas is a wrong choice for Jesus?

As some of you may know, I am a Sunday school teacher. I always received questions about Catholic faith. I would like to answer all of them by using the blog. I hope this can help other to understand God more.

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

My Dream

Today, accidently, I read one of a letter that I wrote for applying to teaching position. Obviously, I did not get into teaching, but my tear ran down again when I read this. I would like to share this with all of you today:

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 ( 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 my blog.

Yes, finally.

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.

Thank you,
Ah B