Friday, July 28, 2006

Funny Quote of the Day



"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."


Josh Billings

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Reel Revolution




Reel Revolution
: for young people with a passion to discuss social issues.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Let my lifesong sing to you



One of my favourite albums at the moment.

Lifesong

Empty Hands held high
Such Small sacrifice
If not joined with my life
I sing in vain tonight

May the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to you
Chorus:
Let my lifesong sing to You
Let my life song sing to You
I want to sign your name
to the end of this day
Knowing that my heart was true
Let my lifesong sing to You

Lord, I give my life
A Living sacrifice
To reach a world in need
To be your hands and feet

So may the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to you

Chorus

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let my lifesong sing to You


Click to listen streaming radio on radio.blog.club.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tau Huay Slugfest



Read AsiaOne Wine&Dine: Spilling the beans.
"LifeStyle visited both shops last week and uncovered a sticky family saga that involved not just David and William, but also a third brother, Koon Meng, 61, who too had left the family business to set up his own shop."

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Saturday Day Night Quickies



Quickie blog posts, that is. Round-up of week past:

The tao of work

Been manageably busy, with work straddling 2 related domains. Told some that work is busy boring (as opposed to boring boring), but upon re-consideration, that's not entirely fair. Pushing paper may not be glam, but it does require a certain mental agility to achieve dictated aims.

Most importantly, am reminding myself that my first calling is not IT or running my own business but unto God. That said, keeping the right perspective's a daily effort.



Faith, the substance of things hoped for

Been reading Lee Strobel's book, the Case for Faith which tackles philosophical questions such as "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?" and whether it's possible to believe in both miracles and science.

Interim take-away: it is through life's vicissitudes that people build faith and knowledge about Him.

Getting married

Caught up with a few army pals today, apparently 1 of the guys has ROM-ed and is due to drop the red bomb soon. Am glad for him, of course. Just that it begs the question when it's gonna be my turn. Mom hasn't been pressuring me, thankfully. Have realized that I don't take well to teasing 'cept haven't figured out why.

"Sir, you're not young anymore."

Enquiring about multi-vits for men, I asked which age group the product caters too as "I'm still young, only 27."

Sales asst: "Sir, you're not young anymore."

*near-bawl*

Small feet

Went shopping today, but was another failed attempt at buying the perfect shoe. I think I'm a terrible shopper.


Au Revoir Simone: Verses of Comfort, Assurance & Salvation

Discovered a couple of beautiful synth-pop tracks off Pitchfork, do have a listen. Musical tastes being so diverse though, it's always good to keep an open mind.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Here He Comes to Save the Day



Just caught Sartorially-salah Man aka Superman and couldn't help but notice the strong affinity with Christianity - one man sent to save mankind through personal sacrifice. There's more but I won't provide any spoilers here.

To my own surprise, I quite enjoyed the movie and found the pace at most, leisurely and not as draggy as otherwise informed. This sequel stayed mostly true to the original - to the best of my memory - without overly focusing on action and special effects. A tad cheesy at certain parts but hey, even Superman has his weaknesses...

Most of all, glad that family enjoyed it.

Read Anti-Christ Superman: The Superhero and the Suffering Servant.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Old vs New



The disparity between the old and the new ever widens. My dad continues to utter "Microword Soft" and I can't be bother to correct him anymore, instead I resign myself to the fate of domestic IT support.

After tuition at my cousin's, I complimented my cousin for building a worthy home-made racing car as his Design & Technology project. I genuinely wished that I had such 'cool' subjects during my time. But my aunt revealed that it was his dad who had painstakingly taken care of sawing wood and final assembly. She went on to lament how her sons return home with little homework and have too much time to laze out and that she now has to undertake the responsibility of teaching her youngest son how to write in chinese.

In the news: mrBrown's column has been dropped from Today. Pity.

Made another card for my cellgroup member's birthday. All this effort, I wonder what it goes towards.

Pardon me, saturday ramblings...

Flickr SGPOW:Talk is cheap


Talk is cheap
Originally uploaded by yongkle.
One of my fav websites now.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Goodbye My Lover

By James Blunt

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your hand.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer and when i wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bare my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.


A sad song that speaks of love forlorn. Worthy of a blog, but not reflective of my state of mind ;)

Funny Face





Caught Stanley Donen's Funny Face (1957) on Arts Central last night. Surprisingly watchable, with the entertaining musical numbers & dance items, and an romance unfolding between between Fred Astaire & Audrey Hepburn. A high point I thought was when Hepburn's unassuming bookworm character had blossomed into a fashion model with a spontaneous flair in posing for the camera. Scenes from around Paris were also stunning. Didn't watch it to the end, but I suspect a typical "happily ever after" ending.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Brothers



En route to tuition at my cousin's, I spied 2 young brothers walking side by side, backpacks & sandals alike. Engaged in eager talk, the younger bespectacled one gestured while kor kor listened. Heading to tuition perhaps? Where were their parents anyway? A reflection and perhaps a reminder? Deeply touched, I thanked God for the family I'm blessed with.