Sunday, October 29, 2006

Thank God...


For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
2 Cor 8:12
Thank God for a cellgroup leader who cares and who is loved because she first loved.

Thank God for constantly speaking to me about areas in my life that need to be committed to Him.

Thank God for peace after a night of good sleep and strength after a night of insufficient sleep!

Thank God for opportunity to serve and to have room to grow.

Thank God for a family that loves one another despite the pet peeves.

Thank God for friends who go back 9 years and can laugh and joke together while playing poker.

And of course, thank God for loving me :)

Now, onward, here I soldier!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Lullaby...



Chanced upon this - Wake Up Wake Up, courtesy of Lullatone. Sounds like musical wind chimes, flitting about whimsically yet sensibly.



Also chanced upon this - Sleepless by Marconi Union. Evocative ambient, that's what it is.

Now you know you need sleep when your dad in the living room catches you nodding in the kitchen...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Love Thy Planet



Read BBC News: Global ecosystems 'face collapse'

The WWF's Living Planet Report warned that "warned that if demand continued at the current rate, two planets would be needed to meet global demand by 2050."

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Good Times, Bad Times

Beach Bums & Babes

T'was 2 years later that we staged a repeat of sand/sun/sea/pool, albeit with one missing, causing wistful comments like, "Something's missing..."

Grow old with me, guys.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Oink If You Are Singaporean



Read this amusing and thought-provoking snort to the call for more graciousness at home.

"The pig is a great animal. It’s omnivorous, it will eat anything, even shit. It’s a highly efficient food processing platform as well as being extremely low maintenance. Leave a pig alone and it will fend for itself. It isn’t clingy or needy.

This is exactly the kind of image that Singaporeans want to project to the world. We are efficient and low maintenance. We get things done fast, without hiccups, while retaining the ability to work independently and for comparatively low wages. We’re also willing to take shit from people. As a Singaporean, I’m proud to behave like a pig."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

More Beer?

Oktoberfest

While R found catharsis a la John Lennon, I'm left high and dry...

Another one bites the dust... but to be fair, it's been some time. Now I ponder my own future and the pattern of things in and around me.

Indeed, "vanity of vanities, all is vanity." All I see is a mountain range surrounding me. Am I my own mountain to climb, I wonder.

Will power and resolve, that's what I need to summon right now. To break out, step out, confess and believe with all my heart!

Monday, October 16, 2006

IT at Disney



Read MIS Asia: Fact and fantasy.

The first two days of every new cast member's training is called Disney Traditions, which is a view of the company's history and culture, how to create a magical experience for guests and the trainee's role as a cast member. Local employees act as voluntary teachers a couple of days per month.

"When some IT people applied to teach the course and were nearly appointed, the HR people were surprised, describing it as a 'fantastic' achievement.

"I am encouraged to see IT people participate, but why should it be viewed as unusual? This reflects the 'back-office culture' of IT staff and I feel that the actuality, as well as the perception, has got to change," says Coker.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Boost Your Life the Urawaza Way




Weekend's here! Read this - tips to improve your life.

Takeaway from last night's cellgroup message - keep an eye towards eternity in everything that I do. Gotta remember tt...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Only the fittest shall find marital bliss



Read this excerpt about the dating woes of graduate women and sanctioned "social darwinism".

Friday, October 06, 2006

八月十六

There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.

SG Biennale @ Tanglin Camp

After slogging at D's to setup her new sofa while threatened by her excited dog, popped down to Tanglin Camp together to check out exhibits there. Provocative's the word - from disgusting to politically subversive (IMHO) to disturbing.

八月十六

Headed down to the far far east for dinner. 'nough said :)


Saturday: Traditional Annual Arson Interest Group cum Mid-Autumn Festival.

八月十六

Sunday: Dinner with family! Also mom & pop's 28th Wedding Anniversary. Awwww :)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

9859 days old

Phuket-Krabi 206

2 days more to... Mid Autumn Festival :) Someone just told me "30 is like the new 18, you're a teen!" Bought a Bengawan Solo green tea mooncake! Ok, think it's more sentimental than gastronomic value... 'nough said.

Received a mailer from ABRSM telling me about the latest in music syllabus, courses and education efforts. Hmmm, been ages since I last touched any musical instrument besides my handphone... Somebody sell them decent CRM software pls.

Now, back to ageing... Still single AND happy, still a humble civil servant though job scope's changed radically, still faithfully serving in church but taking on greater responsibilities, still blogging :)

Guess this year hasn't seen any majorly significant achievements for me. But God's constantly renewing my mind and correcting erroneous beliefs and thought patterns. To God be the glory! And I'm still looking forward to greater things!

I digress but check out this warm & fuzzy clay-animated ditty: Happy Tree Friends :)