Saturday, March 31, 2007

Valley Song



Jars of Clay

You have led me to the sadness
I have carried this pain
On a back bruised, nearly broken
I'm crying out to you

I will sing of Your mercy
That leads me through valleys of sorrow
To rivers of joy

When death like a Gypsy
Comes to steal what I love
I will still look to the heavens
I will still seek your face

But I fear you aren't listening
Because there are no words
Just the stillness and the hunger
For a faith that assures

Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, alleluia

While we wait for rescue
With our eyes tightly shut
Face to the ground using our hands
To cover the fatal cut

And though the pain is an ocean
Tossing us around, around, around
You have calmed greater waters
Higher mountains have come down

Alleluia...

Oh, Lord sing of Your mercy,
Mercy
Your mercy




Awaking this morning, it felt like God was there already, waiting... Waiting for me to meet Him. And meet Him, I surely did.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

This is Me

Would you use biometric payment?



From ZDNet: Citibank on Wednesday launched a new fingerprint authentication payment service that lets its credit card customers pay for goods and services with a touch of the finger. Touted by the company as the world's first biometric cardless payment service for credit card transactions, the service uses technology from San Francisco-based biometric authentication vendor Pay By Touch.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

1:25:50

Run run run

Run run run...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Identity



Caught The Observatory with ZH last sunday. One dark, angst-laden song after another got me thinking about the "I" word - Identity. Looking at the band on stage and the audience seated around (and the sub-culture they embody), I wonder who I could have become.

Somehow their music appealed to me - is it their sound, their lyrics or a certain spirit captured in their music?

*ponder*

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Finding Love There?



From the Arts House: "A Brief Affair with Infinity follows the story of a young Mathematics student who falls passionately in love with a married man. Pursuing studies into the concepts of infinity, the nameless protagonist begins to discover uncanny parallels between her research findings and her forbidden love affair. What is the square root of two lovers? Are all movements and journeys an illusion? How does one contain the all-consuming nature of infinity or desire? Blending aspects of Greek mythology, philosophical paradoxes, literary metaphors and stream-of-consciousness revelations, A Brief Affair with Infinity takes audiences on a stunningly intense journey of distraught love and piercing inquisitions."

Call me a prude, but my reaction of practically one of "what?!" when I read the write-up of this play in Life!. Some lines just shouldn't be crossed, no matter how strong the urges.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I Didn't See Her

The Observatory




Lovely local synth. Came across this video on their website. Wonder why I never really heard their music, though I'd heard of them. Somehow their music seems to 1. lull me underground (in the cultural sense) 2. be heard probably in some arty short film.

It's not that I try, though different really does become me. Well, this ain't the age to be grappling with identity, but it's a reminder nonetheless.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Dad's Love



Dad waited more than an hour by the roadside, just to fetch me home while my ministry meeting unexpectedly over-ran till midnight. Sure, he's not the expressive, hug-a-lot kind of father, but he shows love & concern in ways he knows how.

*cue Awww...*

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Exhilaration!

Singapore Biathlon

Ok, indulge me the rare poser pic :)

This morning, got kicked and hit in the face while underwater, suffered abrasions 2km into the run, and felt left chest cramp up during last 2km... Thank God I survived!

In case you're wondering, it was the Singapore Biathlon @ East Coast Park. Beginning the swim was particularly awful, with everyone diving & fighting to get ahead. Panic nearly set in when I found myself almost immobile against the floating markers.

Timing's roughly 1h30m, didn't time properly.

T'was definitely an achievement and quite an experience (though I gotta waddle for the next few days). Must strive harder next year! Now on to my next race... marathon anyone??

Singapore Biathlon
Notice the medal features a woman puking??

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Back in SG!

Touch Down at Udon Thani Airport

Helloooooo, clean-toilets-potable-tap-water-aircon-home-sweet-home! Oh, and family and friends too, of course :)

Thank God for His protection & provision during this trip - more to tell laters. Gotta catch up with work & stuff.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Manolo, Ma' Foot Hurts


Manolo Blahnik @ Design Museum


When Carrie Bradshaw, the shoe-loving central character of the HBO TV series Sex And The City, took a wrong turn after lunch in SoHo she found herself on one of New York’s grungier side streets and face-to-face with a mugger. “Please sir,” she pleaded. “You can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and my watch, but don’t take my Manolo Blahniks.”


No, I don't have a secret fetish for 3 inch heels. But my new work shoes are really giving me grief...

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Running & Listening



Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24


1. Retail therapy rocks - bought new shoes.

2. Komala Villas' Thali Set Meal rocks - absolutely value for money, especially for the carbo-lovers, and chock full of flavours. Question: am I supposed to eat the yoghurt on its own? And why do people keep looking at me (the only chinese)?

3. Dreamgirls almost rock - a tad too many musical numbers, but entertaining nonetheless. Moral of the story: Hang on to your dreams, but don't screw yourself over either trying to realize them.