Disneyland – Where Dreams Come True

 

To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” – (Wikipedia)

Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955, 4:43pm

Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of The Walt Disney Company. Dedicated on July 17, 1955, and still almost universally referred to by that name, it is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

There are other theme parks at Orlando, Florida & Paris. Hong Kong in China has one too & plans are afoot to build one in Shanghai.

We stayed at Howard Johnson Fullerton, Los Angeles during the recent summer of 2012. It was convenient for us to get to Disneyland by the free hotel shuttle provided with frequent departure & pick-up times.

Disneyland has attracted millions of tourists enchanted by the wonder of this magical fantastical world – Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Frontierland & Mickey’s Toontown. If you are an adrenaline junkie, you’ll be thrilled with the adventurous rides of the Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean & Indiana Jones.

When you are there, you must not miss the highlights of the daily dressed parade of all the favourite cartoon figures such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney cartoons & princesses accompanied by great familiar Disney music. Be prepared to stay on till nightfall when the whole Disney world gets lighted with fireworks to be remembered.

Slides of your favourite cartoons & the Full Dressed Parade:

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Though we could never remain as little children,

we can always be young at heart.

 

However, it’s a “Foreverland”

A land that can never be in real life!

Do dreams come true?

Feed Your Faith, Starve Your Fear!

By P Chong Thursday, 10 June 2010

Skydiving Over The Ocean

Feeding your faith will be the positive move, and yet it seems so easy just to do exactly the opposite by feeding your fear. Cowards always take the road of least resistance, because it’s the easiest thing to do. Tough decisions demand courage, perseverance, strength & tenacity . . . never to say die until you’re dead.

Often the line of demarkation between success & failure is so indistinguishable.

It could be just one degree more to boil over to harness all that steam & energy.

We all love to hear success stories, of heroes & great men with great achievements. How often we fail to realise the pitfalls & failures accompanying such ultimate successes. Could you imagine that the famous Walt Disney was actually fired by s newspaper editor who told him, “You’re not creative enough”! Had he accepted that verdict, we would have missed all his wonderful creations.

Years ago, Richard Bach wrote a story about a seagull. He was turned down by eighteen publishers. He was undeterred & persevered knocking on doors until finally in 1970 Macmillan published his story. Within five years his book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” had sold more than seven million copies and became an international best seller.

Abraham Lincoln’s life was one of failures until he succeeded to be elected as the President Of the United States of America. I could go on with a whole list of great men, but let’s move on from the secular to the spiritual aspect.

Let’s touch on the life of the apostle Paul, whose life took a dramatic turn when he was struck down from his horse on his way to Damascus and stricken blind. Paul’s enemies called him “a pestilent fellow” (Acts 24:5). Literally they said, “He’s a plague!” But that did not stop him! Yes, he was the prosecutor who became a great preacher of Christianity. The plague just kept breaking out everywhere he went. By the year AD110, one out of twelve people in Asia had become a Christian. Nothing could stand in his way.

This is what we mean by “Feed Your Faith, Starve Your Fear!” When confronted with both, which is often the case, act upon positively & starve all fear. They say there’s nothing to fear except fear itself. If you persistently face fear in the face, a hundred times, a thousand times, there comes a time when there’s no more fear to be faced. You become bolder as time progresses and you cease to fear not. Therein lies the difference between the brave & the coward.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerers through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37. We are more conquerers, we are overcomers who refuse to let fear dominate them.

God says: “Don’t be afraid for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” ~ Isa 41:10

With God on your side, what more do you need?

Success & Failure

Success & Failure

“Success is by choice

Mediocrity is also by choice”


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Facts you may not know but may surprise & even astound you! These are great men we speak of:

  • Abraham Lincoln entered the Black Hawk War as a captain & came out as a private.

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  • F. W. Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he 21, but his employer wouldn’t let him wait on the customers because he didn’t have enough sense.


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Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was too stupid to learn

anything.


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Walt Disney was fired by his newspaper editor

because he had “no good ideas”.

The road to success is narrow & crude

That to failure is broad & smooth

It’s easy just to cry

When you fail to even try.

Trying & striving under pressure

Will ultimately yield you pleasure

But should you lack tenacity

You’ll not reach your destiny.

Where you’re heading always seem far & distant

The journey will not end in an instant

It calls for faith & persistence

When frustration crowd your existence.

Success is by choice

Mediocrity is also by choice

What you set out to achieve

Depends upon your own firm belief.


Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent

An Australian by Consent