Sunday, December 30, 2007

I thank God for...

Fishmen's Pie
Fishmen's Pie

1. Peace, love and joy in my family. Mom is fully recovered and back on her feet at work.

2. Talents, gifts & abilities with which to bless and serve others. As well as creativity and focus to pull ideas off. Above are pics of my virgin fisherman's pie (well received, I must say).

3. Opportunities in career and ministry, and capacity stretched!

4. Financial blessings through stocks, increment & bonus.

5. Completed my virgin marathon!

Most importantly, I thank Him that he's always my side, even when I was faithless.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

1. Christmas with good ol' AC folks. Some things never change, yet things aren't quite the same ever. Was great catching up and hanging out till 4am. Till next year, guys!

2. Christmas at Chang's - Candlelight service was as beautiful as ever, so too the symbolic act of one person lighting another's candle. I teared - yes I did - as I was reminded of that night divine and more so, because of the burden for friends yet touched. Merry Christmas indeed, to one and all.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Back from Phuket

Spent 3 nights on Koh Yao Noi at The Paradise. Snorkelling, tanning, lazing, spa-ing, breakfast-binging, island exploring, relaxing...

Wonderful place :)

View pics here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wisdom in photography

Wise sayings by Mr Hui from PSS photography class:
1. You're not taking a picture, you're creating a picture.

2. Don't follow what everyone else's doing; do what you do best with what you have.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Keep On Keeping On

Completed my virgin 42K in 5 hours this morning - it's on target and I'm satisfied :)

As CNA put it: Just crossing the line was a big enough prize.

The last 12K took a lot out of me though - cramps in the quadriceps and calves later left me hobbling along (yes I shoulda trained properly). Even the final 5km seemed so near yet so far, and Deep Heat can only do so much.

It was humbling to be overtaken by uncles and younger girls. But it was entertaining to read fellow runners who had scrawled their "Reason to Run" behind:

Most amusing - "Have you even seen the fuel prices recently?"
Most meaningful - "What's 42K compared to carrying a baby for 9months? To my wife and 6mth old son."
Most thought-provoking - "Each run is preparation for the next."

All in all, I thank God for His strength and protection, and for the grace to run this race.

Next year's possible target: 4h15min with running buddies