Wednesday, May 30, 2007

KOKO



I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Psalm 69:3

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Busy-ness & Stress

The Wait

Busy-ness is a result of time management. Stress is a state of mind.

The NSman's aphorism "rush to wait, wait to rush" really comes to bear. And now I'm rushing to dinner.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Of Peace & Colour

Lower Seletar Reservoir

Awoke at 6am on Saturday morning, more than an hour earlier than I'd intended. Then it occurred to me - I gotta get out and snap some at Lower Seletar reservoir.

Off I went and found a tranquility that only peace & quiet can bring - something that's rare amidst our constant bustle.

An open sky yawning brighter and brigher. Distant clouds reflected in still waters. Water snails mating & laying eggs, oblivious to voyeurs like me. Fishing hobbyists, determined for a catch.

But even as I took it all in, I felt an impression, worship God and not the things He's created, be they beautiful and good.

Thank God for His creation. Seek God as His creation.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Light in the dark



Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!
-Eleanor Roosevelt


"Life is unfair," blurted my friend, before abruptly breaking out into tears. And I realized how strong and vulnerable she was.

By the end of the night, her told story stirred up distant, dark memories of my own.

Thanks for sharing, I text-ed, out of your experience, you'll minister to others. Like me.

Feeling weary, I sat silent in the cab ride home.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Vindicated

By Dashboard Confessional

Hope dangles on a string
Like slow spinning redemption
Winding in and winding out
The shine of it has caught my eye

And roped me in
So mesmerizing, so hypnotizing
I am captivated

I am Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself

So clear
Like the diamond in your ring
Cut to mirror your intentions
Oversized and overwhelmed
The shine of which has caught my eye
And rendered me so isolated, so motivated
I am certain now that

[Chorus]

So turn
Up the corners of your lips
Part them and feel my finger tips
Trace the moment, fall forever
Defense is paper thin
Just one touch and I'd be in
Too deep now to ever swim against the current
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip against the current
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip away

[chorus]

Slight hope
It dangles on a string
Like slow spinning redemption...


Post-weekend Pics of Pre-weekend Activities




Monday, May 21, 2007

Trust



My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Parting is such sweet sorrow



And with beer, marshmallows & sparklers whistling at 2am, we bade farewell to S & J. We may move on for different reasons, but onward for greater fulfillment, that's for sure.

All the best. God bless. And... cheers!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Passion That Eludeth



Seemingly, staff work doth keep one running in circles. Meeting after meeting, paper after paper, words followed by more words. Now, a shoulder ache nags me to commune less with the laptop.

An ergonomic chair, I need not. And late in the night, as I pore through agendas and presentations, I doubt I am giving my all. Just as my cubicle neighbour hasn't proposed because he hasn't met The One, should I wait for my One (metaphorically speaking) in life?

Received a devotional reminding me that many go through life, wondering about God's will for their lives but may miss the real point - it's in obeying God's will, that He reveals His purpose through our lives.

Oh, God. Truly my soul and spirit cry out.

"And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise from the inside out. Lord my soul cries out."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Cut Cut Cut!



Politically incorrent but definitely hilarious!

Check out the musical numbers too: Part 2 & Part 3

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

God Will Save



This pic by Kevin Yang reminds me of a pic I took in Laos (below).





You... You are the God who will save
Cling onto all that You say
And for always

You... You covered my life with Your grace
Darkness You turned into day
When You give Your all away

Hosanna...

Caffeinated



Imagine feeling like this everyday...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust



And so leaves a High I individual from the department - the third in a row.

Somehow it feels like a chapter's ended. He even left a heart-warming farewell video.

I wonder what's next.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Stepping Out

And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
Joel 2:28
Sometimes you see each other much or may not even speak much when you're together. But one anointed word - especially if from God - can make such a difference.

Be blessed.

Friday, May 11, 2007

My saving grace... all my days



By CCC

grace (grs) n. (http://www.tfd.com)
- Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
- A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
- Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.
- The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.
- An excellence or power granted by God.



It's been a dry week, both spiritually & at work. Can't seem to get up early enough everyday and have been slow to produce deliverables.

Sigh.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Insufferable Co-worker



This is me venting my communication woes - colleague who seems quite self-centered and unable to listen. Or perhaps I need to listen better...

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sunrise, Sunset

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I awoke this early morn and grabbed a quick breakfast before rushing out to Expo. But spying the sky without, I couldn't resist snapping some (hence the hurried blurriness).

The sky's been simply captivating - I can't get enough of the expanse of white painted across endless blue unfurled.

Again in the evening, couldn't stop peering out of J's picanto while zipping along ECP. And through the windscreen's shaded top, I admired the sun's near-blinding halo some more.

Then, passing by the Padang, the photo-siren song of the financial district amidst the setting sun called out. And to my surprise, a snatch of a rainbow peered down at me over the cricket club.

And you know what? We'll probably see even more beautiful scenes up in heaven :)

Yahweh by U2

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist no
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

...

Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean

...

Take this city
A city should be shining on a hill
Take this city
If it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it break

No One Else Will Do

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:1-3


What does it take to please God?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Swimming to Music



"The new SwiMP3 is revolutionary in that it relies on bone conduction of sound. When the device is placed on any bones of the skull (i.e. the cheek bones or the mastoid tip) it leads to vibration of the fluid in the inner ear."

Only S$356 for the 256MB version.

Too Much Wine Doth Cloud the Senses



*headache*

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Consumed by Consuming



I do wish I'd more time for domestic gastronomic escapades.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Whole New World



Checked out a couple of exhibits, part of the Under the Crescent Moon, happening at the National Museum. Was most intrigued by the foreign, domestic lifestyles featured - from nomadic tents to "hive houses" made of soil to modern Arab architecture. Also saw a photo-exhibition featuring facets of modern Arab life - a disturbing video installation featured children play-pretending as militia, rounding up and slaying enemies.

Click here for a decent review.

Would love to explore the region if given the chance.