Thursday, January 31, 2008

Simple is beautiful

Orange 2

For His ways are higher than our ways... it's not about me but all about His love and mercy.

Amen

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My primary love language is probably



Physical Touch
with a secondary love language being
Quality Time.

Complete set of results
Physical Touch: 8
Quality Time: 7
Acts of Service: 6
Words of Affirmation: 5
Receiving Gifts: 4

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jumpin' jumpin'

Pedals

*snap* and January's practically over... Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. (Hab 2:2)

*snap* another photo bites the dust. Feel convicted to spend less time snapping actually.

*snap* many a lesson well learned "How to conduct meetings" "How to emcee while having fun"

*snapped*

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

time waits for no man



Watching The Savages reminded me about life's inexorable mortality and was reminded about my previous fear of growing old and losing one's capacities.

But today I fear not because God is with me. And aging from glory to glory, hopefully youngish looks will linger :)

Indeed, from babe to kid to teen to young adult to worker bee to parent to caretaker to care receiver, Man's life seems but an intense wisp that flits by.

And Carpe Diem! we say - though translated as "seize the day", a more literal translation of carpe is "harvest" ("harvest the day"), as in the harvesting of fruit.

So there.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Random Thought



Occurred to me this morning while queueing: How much money does the ATM typically hold? Can I withdraw cash up to the limit and deposit immediately? Then repeat as necessary?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Floating On



Nary a minute passed when yesterday looped in one's mind. But thank God for His comforting presence and also a cool-headed superior.

Back home, brother stands amazed by miraculous phenomenon. God's got big plans for him, I'm sure!

Picture courtesy of Martin Munkacsi (1896-1963).

Monday, January 14, 2008

Shaken, not stirred



When the rodent of poor preparation meets the road...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Single lens reflects



I had forgotten all this - my travel mate had spotted star fishes back in Phuket. Though reluctant at first to handle wildlife, I quickly found myself amused by these critters, frantically creeping over our palms with hundreds of feet.

Have had my Olympus DSLR for some time now, but admittedly pictures haven't been all satisfactory. Even my friend's photos, shot with a compact camera, turned out simple & attractive. It's all in the eye, they say (though I often blame inadequate equipment).

Even over the past couple of weeks, I've found myself learning little - but certainly significant - life lessons. And now, sharing perspectives is lending a different light.

Surely SMARTER is as smarts can be - and more, I pray. Let's pray desires will surely be found.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Swiftly come, swiftly go



In the blink of an eye amidst fading pyrotechnic smoke, we thus ushered in the New Year with cheers, shouts and song of Auld Lang Syne. Had a great time with ministry mates at Sunway Lagoon over New Year's eve. Besides the food & fun, it was really the fellowship that's most meaningful - getting to know people better and shaking off impressions and stereotypes.

Life never fails though to remind us of its fragility; I can't say my life flashed before my eyes on board the Viking but I certainly saw the news about a freak roller coaster accident in Japan. As if the deaths of an Army Major and a local comedian weren't sudden enough, a motorbike accident on SLE topped it off this morning - spied the rider motionless on rightmost lane whilst car driver/passengers looked frantic.

What's that, my 2008 goals? Some are on my mind, partially penned down. The weighty thing is this, I'm realising: time to evaluate and move from "I used to" and "Maybe..." towards "I've done it!"

Swiftly here I go!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Across Time, The Heart Asks for More



Caught Across the Universe with bro. Great show - full of heartfelt Beatles songs, well-depicted the phenomena of the time - war, love, peace & psychedelia - and with a touching love story to boot.

All in all... what do we believe in? What would we live for... and die for? Though a different era with an altogether different psyche, man needs a sustaining purpose & life theme.

Today I found myself weighed down by another's emotional reactions. It's as if someone's singing that Corrs song "What can I do to make you love me" and all I feel is irritation and condescension.

Ok, enough of melodrama from me.

But really, this thing called Love - how does one get into it? Perhaps romance is only for the young and foolhardy.

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Hey Jude don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

And any time you feel the pain, Hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Na na na na na
na na na na

Hey Jude don't let me down
You have found her now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

So let it out and let it in
Hey Jude begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you
Hey Jude you'll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder

Na na na na na
na na na na Yeah

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you'll begin to make it better
Better, better, better, better, better, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Awesome?





Recorded for cellgroup's year end party "All Stars High Graduation"