Friday, June 30, 2006

I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker



Sandi Thom

[Chorus:]
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In '77 and '69 revolution was in the air
I was born too late into a world that doesn't care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

When the head of state didn't play guitar
Not everybody drove a car
When music really mattered and when radio was king
When accountants didn't have control
And the media couldn't buy your soul
And computers were still scary and we didn't know everything

[Chorus]

When pop stars still remained a myth
And ignorance could still be bliss
And when god saved the queen she turned a whiter shade of pale
My mom and dad were in their teens
And anarchy was still a dream
And the only way to stay in touch was a letter in the mail

[Chorus]

When record shops were still on top
And vinyl was all that they stocked
And the super info highway was still drifting out in space
Kids were wearing hand me downs
And playing games meant kick arounds
And footballers still had long hair and dirt across their face

[Chorus]

I was born too late into a world that doesn't care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

Fat-free, my foot!



Finally got round to researching about Gelato - guess you normally don't think about it until you spot a Gelato shop along the streets.

Gelato is actually "an Italian frozen dessert made from milk (or also soy milk) and sugar, combined with other flavorings. The gelato ingredients (after an optional pasteurization) are super-cooled while stirring to break up ice crystals as they form. Like high end ice cream, gelato generally has less than 35% air - resulting in a dense and extremely flavoursome product. [It] has become a generic Italian word for ice cream, though true gelato contains no cream. 'Gelato' comes from the Italian word gelare, meaning 'to freeze.'"

Ingredients for Peach Gelato:
  • 3 pounds peaches, peeled and pitted

  • 1/4cup sugar, or more, to taste

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone, crème fraîche or yogurt

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Rolling Stones Gather No Moss



Today's words of wisdom:
If you stop exercising, you'll grow flabby. You might not even realize it until you're met with a rigorous challenge.
I was rather encouraged by last week's message was about rolling away the obstructing stones in our lives to keep moving towards success in life. But time and time again, I find myself slacking and then scrambling to respond when additional demands suddenly comes my way.

I read a book on leadership and am inspired to grow in my capibilities. I observe others around and recognize characteristics that I want to emulate. Yet in my personal life, things appear so mediocre, contrary to the dynamism I wish for. I pray for God to mould my character but he isn't going to zap me with a new personality.

Sometimes there's so much resistance in life, I wonder why bother.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Fellowship



Click here for pics slideshow.

Have a great time on Sunday and what a whacky cellgroup I've :)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Discovered

Foodie delight!

Blessed bandages?

Tiramisu at your doorstep

Saturday In



On this hot & lazy Saturday afternoon, Ed decides to laze at home. And what better pastime than reading :)

Serial reading list:
- Jem by Frederik Pohl, sci-fi discovered by chance at the library
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell, author 1st introduced to me by CK
- Eleven Minutes by Paul Coelho, discovered at Kinokuniya

Am really no an avid reader though I try, but usually many times more satisfying than watching bland TV programmes.
"A word of warning: Although essentially benign, the bookworm can become too numerous, whereupon a book's prose becomes almost unbearably flowery."

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Hurls & Runs

Food poisoning doth make the mind hurl forth its ruminations.




It's a curious sensation really.

First the sickly feeling and the initial retching, followed by chest heaving and stomach wrenching as the body seeks to expunge every pathogen and everything else - even if it's a favourite breakfast of banana nut cereal. Even the sides hurt as one tries to expedite the upward purgation.

Eventually the heaving ceases and one is left tearing and drippy-nosed, with a throat sore with the sour burn of gastric juices. Staring at the mess of half-ingestions, one can't help but wonder, why bother to eat properly if everything looks the same within anyway?

For now, it's sweet catharsis...

Early this morning, a cheeky sms from a church friend intones, "Remember to say grace next time."

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Approach



Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. Exodus 33:13

Friday, June 09, 2006

What a friend I've found



By Delirious?

What a friend I've found
Closer than a brother
I have felt your touch
More intimate than lovers

Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, friend forever

What a hope I've found
More faithful than a mother
It would break my heart
To ever lose each other

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Day Out at the Zoo



Spent a relaxing day out at the Zoo today, generally enjoyable but photographically not tt fruitful. View pictures here.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Certainty Amidst Uncertainty



Made a decision to take on new work. Am feeling apprehensive for more than 1 reason. But am prepping myself to take up this challenge.

If peace is elusive, what does it mean? Yet I can only look to God and stand on His promises, Fear not, for I am with you. (Isa 41:10)

And just as God has equipped His servants before me, I pray that He'll do the same for me.

"I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." (Gen 41:16)

Friday, June 02, 2006

Me, Posthuman?



Chanced upon this in Wikipedia, Transhumanism, an international intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of new sciences and technologies to enhance human physical and cognitive abilities and ameliorate what it regards as harsh and unnecessary aspects of the human condition, such as disease and aging... Transhumanist thinkers postulate that human beings will eventually be transformed into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman".... Transhumanism has been described by a prominent sympathizer as the "movement that epitomizes the most daring, courageous, imaginative, and idealistic aspirations of humanity," while according to a prominent critic, it is the world's most dangerous idea.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

SG Explorers



Took the day off today and hurried myself out of the house shortly after 10am (before homely lethargy won over).

Explored more of SG today or rather, more of the same. See slideshow here.

Today's walking escapade started along Pitt Street aka Thieves Market. But didn't risk many photos there; just didn't feel safe.

For some reason, wasn't feeling very inspired at Little India till I starting shooting vegetables. Must have triggered some domestic instinct...

Pottered along to Sim Lim Square. Met Iv for lunch & thus began his "total defence tour" (kindly reminded by Ms Sam) - the ultra high-tech National Library, the monstrous new Supreme Court, Raffles Green, Clifford Pier & our good ol' Merlion.

What a tiring but infinitely satisfying day :)