Friday, December 17, 2010

Bed Intruder: Hide your kids, hide your wife!

Bryan showed one of the most awesomest YouTube videos of all times:

Bed Intruder Song

It's about this dude named Antoine Dodson who saved his sister from a rapist. He gave a passionate and flamboyant speech during the interview, which the Gregory Brothers turned into a song =3

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Usher Ministry

Group 11 (the new one) is the best group I've ever served with! The ushers in general have a willing heart in serving, and are fun people to talk to. Thank God for Huierl, for her leadership, for entrusting me to serve as various ICs, for her inspiring attitude in serving God! Her introducing of worship before service was really impactful - not only for me but also for rest of the ushers I believe.

Thank God for all the friendships and those who impacted my life :)

Group 11

Now to the next phase of God's plan for my life :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More about Modern Warfare 2

This video is one reason why I love the Modern Warfare series so much.

*Spoiler Alert*

This scene moved many players to tears. Not me though =P
But it was heart-wrenching nonetheless.

After this mission, you get thrown into the next mission,
pumped up with adrenaline (and perhaps vengeance):


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Psalms 91

I was browsing through a Christian bookstore the other day, and I happened to notice a book about Psalm 91.

The guys and I were worshiping God at my house when Isaiah gave a word of encouragement from Psalm 91.

I was playing guitar for W539 and Yufen too encouraged us from Psalm 91.

All this in a span of 4 days. Interesting. I think I'll meditate on the Psalm. I really like the last part of the Psalm:

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
(Psalm 91:14-16)

Friday, November 26, 2010


Right now I'm looking to give tuition or guitar lessons for $20-25/hr.
Or make websites.
I believe that God will provide as I take a step of faith :)

NS Allowance is too little. And I spend too much on transport (Argh!)
But God's will is that I'll be financially free. It must happen in Jesus' name!

"And God is able to make ALL grace abound toward you, that you, always having ALL sufficiency in ALL things, may have an abundance for EVERY good work."
2 Cor 9:8

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Unmerited Favour

I was called upon by my former RSM to assist him in the website he was in charge of. He spoke with my lieutenant, and I found myself within the confines of Sungei Gedong Camp this morning. Finishing what I was instructed to do before lunch, I had the rest of the day off. Praise the Lord.

As I walked out of the gates of Armour Headquarters, I saw a statue of a tank in the middle of the road, its cannon staring proudly into in the sky. Beneath its tracked feet glimmered four silver words, chiseled out of polished metal. They were:


The glorious declaration implied that those who joined the ranks of the Armour regiments would proudly be part of the Armour family forever.

Not me.

Not that I'm not proud of being in Armour, of course. To be politically correct, I had some good experiences there. But for me, it was Once Armour, Now Engineer. And I love the welfare culture of the Singapore Combat Engineers!

Nevertheless, today's experience triggered this blog post. (I felt like doing a blog post *winks*)

Recently I remembered that prior to my enlistment, I prayed hard that I would NOT be posted to Sungei Gedong, after hearing Yaozhong's dismaying experiences there. I prayed instead of being posted to Nee Soon Camp (rumored to be like 'heaven'), Seletar Camp or Khatib Camp, due to their close proximity to my home.

Well, you know the story. I received my enlistment letter, and the words 'Armour HQ' flashed mockingly at me.

But God has a way of answering prayers. 1 year after my enlistment, I crossed the gates of the famed Nee Soon Camp. Turns out that the rumors are true. Lucky you, Qiming. One and a half months after that, I was posted to Seletar Camp. God is good.

He has been good throughout my army life. I went through a few hardships, including the toughest moment of my life, but God was gracious. Those difficult moments were valued lessons, the 'rotan' of a loving father. It seems that His favour follows me, no matter which camp I am in, so much so that some around me become jealous, and even dislike me.

Still, I thank Him for His unmerited favour.

I believe that right now is a season of decisions. God wants to build self-control in me - Responsibility over Comfort. May His grace be sufficient for me.

"And those who are Christ’s
have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
Gal 5:24

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Seek First

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Freaky Fred

My bro Isaac was recently watching an episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog titled Freaky Fred.

As I child, I always felt that it was bizarre and macabre, but now I love it!
I totally love the poem - the guy who wrote has great command of the English Language and has a real knack of crafting poems.
The voice actor of Fred is a genius.

The most hilarious part was when Fred shaved the pancakes into Courage's mouth LOL!

Okay enough ado, here's the video:

Here's the lyrics of the poem. Some parts are hard to understand, I had to think hard or search definition for words. I added "*" and "^" for unfamiliar words or phrases which I interpreted :)
Hello new friend. My name is Fred.
The words you hear are in my head.
I say I said my name is Fred.
And I've been...
Very naughty.

The story I'm about to tell
I tell you I will tell it well
Is of my dear aunt Muriel
And just how I've been...

Voila, the farm. My aunt lives here.
With precious pup and husband dear.
My heart beat fast as I drew near.
I felt so nice...
and Naughty.

I thought just how excited they
Must be that I would come today.
They'd shout, "Come Fred! Huzzah! Hoo-ray!
Dear boy, you look so...

That's when my tired eyes beheld
A doggy dog! Like dog he smelled.
D-O-G is what he spelled.
And that's how I spell...

Alone was I, with tender Courage.
And all his fur, his furry furrage*.
Which, I say, did encourage
Me, to be quite...

It was a day I'll not forget;
The day I first met my pet.
Oh, what a lovely gift to get.
I'd never felt so...

My fuzzy friend is what he was.
This darling little ball of fuzz.
And, oh, such fuzz, such fuzz, it does
Demand that I be...

He looked at me, his fetching eyes,
And fetching fur did hypnotize,
I filled with joy, I filled with sighs;
And that was when I got...

His dripping hair, this droopy curl,
Unfurls sweet memories of a girl.
With tresses oh, they twist and twirl.
And tempt me to be...

Barbara, my love was named;
And her fair hair, a mane untamed;
Until one evening, I'm ashamed,
I got a little...

The look upon my young love's face
Was sweet as lace**!
But in this case, I realized she
Needed space***.

I never more was naughty.
Well... maybe not never.

Dear cur, your fur and fleece remind
Of nothing found in humankind.
But for one fellow, who did find
Me, to be in a certain mood.

Into my shop he walked one day,
With bush above, and beard bouquet.
"That's no toupee****," I prayed, "No way."
I could help but know...

I'd never seen such hair before!
His bangs*****, they sang! His neck, it beckoned!
Eyebrows, armpits, all were reckoned!
Soon, I figured, what the heck!
And that's how I was...

But then my landlords^ did presume
To free me from that porcelain tomb^^,
And ferry to a private room^^^,
Your hero, ever doughty^^^^.

Goodbye, dear aunt. I'll miss your farm.
And Eustace's ebullient^^^^^ charm.
And farewell Courage; what's the harm,
If I was slightly...

With Love, Fred.
*furrage is not a real word, but it is a play on the word fur to mean something full of fur.
**lace is a delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc., woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures
***needed space is a phrase to imply a break-up of a relationship
****toupee a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness
*****bangs means fringe (in the United States, Canada and the Philippines)
^landlords in this case refers to the staff of the "Home for Freaky Barbers"
^^porcelain tomb refers to the toilet
^^^private room refers to solitary confinement
^^^^doughty means brave
^^^^^ebullient means cheerful, full of energy

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Writer's Feel

One of the things about creative writing that really irks me is the constant need for inspiration, or what I would like to refer to "the feel". In fact, the feel is needed for almost everything creative: composing music... writing lyrics... designing games... doing a blog post about feels...

The second thing about creative writing that really irks me is that once you have inspiration, it disappears! At one moment, I feel that this makes good writing, at the next I don't feel like writing it. In camp, I had a sudden feel to do a post about an old song "Through It All" by Hillsong, and about how I watched Calvin singing it in his suave no. 1 uniform on his wedding day, and how I felt impacted by watching it even though I couldn't hear a thing, but I don't feel like doing it now. Oh wait, I think I just did.

I suppose that if I actually forced myself to do it, I may get the feel back. Or I may not.
And that's not very inspiring.

You might wonder, why in the world is this dude talking about feels and writing. (sounds kinda carnal talking about making decisions based on feeling)

The short answer is that this dude felt like it.

The longer explanation consists of 2 reasons, and the first of which would be that I've been reading The Salmon Of Doubt by Douglas Adams, and his comic writing style got to me. Yup, I stol- I mean employed some of his essence into this post, with a tinge of my own of course. I love most of the book, except the parts where he debates about God being an artificial entity of man's inclination and imagination. Oh well, I guess it's good to understand the atheist mindset. I would want to read his hit title The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

The Salmon Of Doubt
A humorous book that looks at life and things around us from an interesting perspective.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
I wanna read this!

The second reason (hold on, I just recalled my inspiration to write about 2010 being a year of change. Anyway...) is that I'm thinking of writing a story. I've always liked fantasy worlds, epic adventures, mighty champions and colossal battles. Add interactive entertainment in and you have a Game. Strange thought, that I'm into writing and the arts in recent years, as I always thought I was more of Maths and Science student - my grades bear witness of that. I'm a hybrid perhaps?

My first passion is still games though. It's just that I have had so many story ideas over the years that I never really penned down (or rather, typed out). Actually I did try to start to type out a few, but lacked the resolve to complete them. I now realize that discipline is more important than inspiration. Then, one might ask, why now?

I felt like it.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Owls :)

Just watched Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole with Weiren, Hexing, Jeremy, Joanne, Adeline and Qiming! Thanks to Hexing for treating me haha.

It's an enjoyable movie! Well it's good, not great. 3.5 Stars.

I really love the fluid graphics, beautiful landscapes, brilliant lighting, fantastic animation and rigging of the characters, etc.

Sleek graphics.

It's really awesome to see the owls in medieval-fantasy style helmets wielding shiny iron blades and talons as weapons. I also think it's really cool that the bats were equipped with blades on their wings, which they swing to slice their enemies.

Shiny Helmets and Talons.
Owl of Darkness.
Baddest looking Owl. Wicked.
Kinda reminds me of Arthas' helm.

The movie has nice fight scenes with slow-motion effects reminiscent of the 300, except that there is no blood and gore. Not enough fighting and action though.

They did a fair job for character building for the main characters, but not much depth. Initially it's kinda hard to tell who is who, they being owls and all, but it gets better as the movie goes along. I felt that they should have focussed more on Soren (main char.), his mentor, Gylfie (the little owl), Soren's brother, and perhaps the love interest of the main character. The owl's names are hard to remember.
Or I have STM.

Soren, main character.
Kludd, the evil brother.

Actually, there wasn't any romance. But there was this one female owl that kinda seem that she would be the main character's love interest, but the relationship didn't take flight (no pun intended). So it was like bleh. Was slightly disappointed, I mean.

But the point is that there were too many characters, and their personalities, backgrounds, feelings, relationships, whatever, were not very well built. However, it would not be fair to say that they did a bad job - it was still good, just not as good as it could be.

The movie storyline is rather standard:
- a young owl-dude dreams of being a hero
- he gets thrown into a difficulty
- he is rescued at the cost of someone's life
- he undergoes training
- trouble brews
- an epic clash of good and evil
- good guys encounter a crisis
- young owl-dude saves the day and becomes a hero
BUT the owl-dude didn't undergo any significant defeat/failure/struggle, nor gets any girl.. so bleh.
Moving on...

A bit of humour was also thrown into the story. I like the 2 owls who try to be imposing and use cool phrases like "look upon the Glorious Moon" and umm... I can't remember. And of course we have Twilight, our bard, who sings out comical lyrics. One of the owls told him "Just because it is sung, it doesn't mean that it is a song."
Lol, he's soo Hexing.

Twilight, the warrior poet.

One of the most awesomest thing about the movie is the THEME SONG!!!
It's so totally apt that the song about an Owl Movie is composed by Owl City!
It's called "To The Sky", and it's on my playlist woot!

Love Owl City!

If you're contemplating to watch this movie, I'd say its worth your $8 or $10.
Don't expect a Lord Of The Rings epic though.

Alright enough of my movie review-rant. Peace out.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 ROCKS!
Played it on friday night and finished the whole campaign in abt 4-5hrs!
Its a really well tweaked game, with spectacular cinematics, thrilling gameplay, captivating storyline and packs one heck of a punch! I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign, except that it was kinda short, and I had to play the game at the lowest of lowest graphical settings T.T

Gotta love Captain "Soap" MacTavish and Captain Price.
The story has some tragic parts too...
But I shall not spoil the story...

Modern Warfare 1 & 2 can be summarized into 2 words: Interactive Movie.
Yep. It feels like you're watching and playing through a movie. Epicness.

I guess its a guy's game - fast-paced action, heroic endeavours, cool technology, epic stunts and cinematics, war and politics, etc. but without romance and with little relational/friendship scenes.

My rating: 9.0/10.0

Here's a video trailer of the game, but the actual game is so much cooler :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Unmindful Mistake

Forgot to withdraw cash, and ordered a cup of cold Soya Bean Milk at Mr. Bean.
So embarrassing!

In Chinese:
"Can I use NETS?"
"Sorry we only accept cash."
"Sorry I don't have cash right now..."
"Nevermind you can have it, pay us back next time."
"But I may not come back."
"Oh then nvm just take it."
"Yes take it."

Oh man what a "blur" mistake!
Thank God for a free drink, but I'd rather be more mindful of the state of things.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ye Olde Photos.

"Beneath be a gallery of random images,
of which most were taken in times long past,
but time was lacking to post them."


Mega Food.

Deal Breaker on mah head.
It had a profound psychological effect - nobody dared to form a full set.

Huge Lolli.

Moar Food.


Food and Deal.

Glowing heart.

Actually, the tiny words "我不是" are inscribed on the shirt.

NDP Clerks of 2011.
The sponsored trip atop the Marina Sands Resort.

Guitar Lesson :)
lol didn't know this pic was taken. Wanyi be the perpetrator.

Ryan's photographic skills displayed.

Trip to Switzerland.
Nah just went to Marche.
Love the photo. Love Ryan's Cam.

Satisfied soul!

A healthy soul life leads to a healthy spiritual life.

Proven in my life.

After certain events in my life, I felt that I can't be successful game designer in the future.
Feeling discouraged and down, my spiritual life couldn't progress much.

But after hearing the word of God from Weiren, things changed for the better.
God came to give life and life more abundantly. (John 10:10)

God wants me to prosper and pursue my dreams! :)

Weiren also said that all men and women greatly used by God experience immense pain and hurt in various points of their lives.

This set me free, knowing that the pain I experienced is not just a failure, but it's ultimately to change me to a mature person, to increase my capacity, and to sympathize with other experiencing the same things.

After my soul life is satisfied, my spiritual life also improved. When I read God's word, I could understand it more clearly with revelations from God.

Thank God for His word!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

3 days at Nee Soon Camp

Day 1.
Had a weird acute back pain that day. Well, it was my butt actually. It'll hurt if I bent forward, even if I leaned over just a bit. Thus, it was really painful to change clothes. Got out bed late again :X Snoozed too many times.

Aloysius called to inform me of the plan to cab down to camp. It's an act of convenience (or sloth perhaps?); it was our first day after all. Seeing that I'll be late, they decided to direct the cab to wait under my house.

About 7.10am, I stepped into the waiting taxi while my lower abdomen screaming in pain. 3 of my fellow NDP Clerks were already inside. They were:
- Bryan, a mad computing genius who was with me from the beginning (like since Poly Year 1).
- Aloysius, a ki- I mean dude who looked and behaved like a 15-year-old teenager.
- Amos, musical guy and fervent brother from another church.

Randy decided to make his way there by himself, only to meet us outside the camp.

And as destiny would have it, the 5 of us entered the not-so-glorious gates of Nee Soon Camp (NSC), marching together towards our calling.

Well, not really. We were kinda lost and directionless, not knowing where HQ SCE (Headquarters Singapore Combat Engineers) is. After much wandering, we asked directions and finally found the place. Not without much sweat though.

HQ SCE INT Branch.
A place of big shots and high ranks. But they were pretty nice people. Our superiors introduced themselves, and got to know us better. More importantly, they revealed the paths that lie before us.
Thus they spoketh:
"3 of the fellowship shall depart to Selarang Camp next week, that they may assist in Multimedia.
2 shall remain here for 2 months, before departing to Seletar Camp, for the purposes of Website Design."

These aren't their exact words, but you get the gist =3

Selarang is way far, near Changi Village. Thank the Lord that I am part of the Website team - Seletar is soooo much nearer.

After that, we got a short tour around camp, visiting the highly important venues: the canteen, the cookhouse, another canteen, etc.

NSC is much more prettier than Sungei Gedong. Instead of dull & old buildings complete with dull & old trees, we have garden-like walkways surrounded with bunks that resemble condominiums. A swimming pool would make the scene complete. The dining tables were brightly colored, and they actually serve soya bean milk for lunch.

There you have it; NSC is nicer, nearer and more privileged.

Having nothing to do, we found ourselves dozing off at about 3-4pm, when our Head superior (a Lieutenant Colonel) spotted us. He said "Why are you all sleeping here? Go home!"

That's the best command I heard in my life. At his word, we left camp at about 4 plus, rejoicing for being posted here. NSC - Best. Camp. Evar.

Day 2.
We were told NOT to bring our uniforms, but to wear civilian clothing instead. Everyone in the office was in shirt and jeans. After half a day of chatting/using internet/slacking, we were off to Marina Sands. Woot.

The whole of HQ SCE organized a "National Education" trip at SkyPark! That's free $20 tickets for each of us :D

The last time I had such an event was in secondary school lol.

We took the elevator up to the 57th floor. When we emerged out into the SkyPark, I was totally mesmerized. The view from up there is simply breathtaking.

You could see the far corners of Singapore from where I stood. People were tiny specks and cars were like Tamiya toys. From the Northern side, you could view the City Hall, Padang, Swissotel, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Padang, The Singapore Flyer, etc. I spotted Singapore Indoor Stadium, Marine Parade, East Coast Park eastward. There was Marina Barrage at the south, and a wide span of water speckled with ships further beyond. Islands outlined the southern horizon. Wish you were there!

Too bad none of us could bring cameras into camp. I would have taken tonnes of photos. But surprise of surprises - I bumped into my previous Usher Team Leader, Juliana, at the premises. And she had a camera. Thus I took a shot together with my buddies :)
Photos are not up yet though :(

After taking a group photo with the whole of HQ SCE, we were dismissed at like around 1.50pm! :D

Day 3.
Its down to Bryan and I. The rest were given off today, and they would be posted out the Selarang Camp next week.

After a rather free morning, we spent the rest of the afternoon photocopying stuff. Arrows from above hit our fellow colleague, and caused collateral damage to us. Being wounded with many arrows, our friend decided to pluck some out of his chest and fire them at us haha.

But we had nothing to do anyway, so we were okay with it. It's better than doing nothing.

We took shifts; one of us would photocopy a set of like 25 while the other spent the time drawing hahas. Then we would swap.

Sometimes I wonder, is this God's will for me to work together with Bryan?
It was by chance that I knew Bryan.
It was by chance that we worked together in our 1st project.
It was by chance that we were posted to the same camp.
It was by chance that we were both selected to do NDP Website.
And here we are both in NSC.
But was it really by chance, or the work of God?

Whatever it is, let God's will be done.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September - New Season

Finally Out Of Sungei Gedong!
Feels like ORD! Actually, being there was pretty slack, and the food is not so bad. People are (generally) friendly. My only issue is the *&%$^ travel distance!

Long travel distance = wake up very early = less sleep = sianz!

Neways, it's Nee Soon Camp for me on the 1st of September, which is TMR! Well I ain't that excited really... today's my last off day (Z.Z)


Went to Hexing's house yesterday.
Had a great time worshipping + praying + fellowship! Plus lotsa singing after that!

The awkward part was starting praise & worship. Usually there'll be Weiren or someone to kick start it. It was rather spontaneous and informal (I ain't got my chordbook) but we got it started with a "Through you I can do anything..."

We didn't plan the songs or anything beforehand but we just wanted more of God. Thank God for His presence! All glory to Him!


Recently, I have been thinking
"Why am I anointed?"
There are times when I hardly feel the presence of God when ministering, or I feel like I didn't play very well. But people would come up to me in say "Israel, when you play the guitar, the presence of God was very strong!" I would answer with a surprised "Really?" (Which also shows that talent does not equal to anointing)

Looking back at all these years, I don't think I had this anointing when I first became a CG guitarist. So how did it come about?

One reason (there are others) I realized is because of the prayers of W406! Every week you would pray for the CG worship in your sync prayers! I sincerely appreciate every single prayer! Thanks guys! Wanna thank Weiren especially for always praying for the anointing upon me all these years!

Most of all, I thank God, for every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of lights. I don't exactly know how it happens and I know I can't do it on my own. It must be God.


September - New Season
Not sure what's in store, but things are gonna change.
I'm changing camp.
The News will be out.
I'll be exactly 1 year in army (and 1 year from ORD).
And I believe that my spiritual life + maturity will grow.

There might be persecutions, there might be victories.
There might be an exodus, there might be a revival.
There might be tears, there might be laughter.
But no matter what, my source of strength, my source of hope is Christ alone.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Anecdotes and Musings

Loads has happened since I last posted. I couldn't find time to frequently post cos I'm back in camp, so I'll try to summarize the series of events...

Met another CHC guy in camp again.
Was waiting for the shuttle bus one day again, and this dude, a little plump, wearing specs, and donning no.3 (Clerk uniform, same as mine) walked towards me, STARING intently at me, as though I'm some fascinating specimen of human lifeform. It was really awkward, as he was staring at me with a "hey didn't I see you somewhere before?" look - for like 10 seconds. When he finally reached me he said:

"I've seen you before."
"Do I know you?"
"You're an usher right? In church"
"Where did I meet you?"
"In church la!" (yea, I realized I asked the obvious :X)

So I found out that his name is Joel, also from service 1, and he's in choir. Hmm. I guess people notice you even when you think you're not being noticed. They're everywhere...watching your every step... Okay spooky talk aside... :P


Shortest. Leader's Meeting. Evar.
We had games, praise, worship, prayer, admin all in 1 hour! Amazing! Must be a work of God! Weiren said something about more time for Monopoly Deal- I mean godly fellowship.

Tan Jin + Chimpy!
Jin shaved to support some cancer movement, but he says that his head will feel cold in school. Thus, he brought Chimpy to warm his head. Chimpy is his pet soft toy, like how Polar is mine hahas :P

Chui has many fans! (no pun intended)
This awesome contraption has 3 fans that can blow at different directions!
Reminds me of airplane engines.

Table of fellowship.

Samuel :O

Sam and Brandon.



Jin really looks like a chimp here XD

Chimp on a bigger chimp.

Brandon poked Chimpy's nose.

Raymond and Jeremy (Kuang)

Cheesy Fries.

Most awesome Bar Chor Mee!

Actually I'm not sure if I can use the 词语 that way, but what the heck.
Jay Chou is incomparable nonetheless.


One word from the Father,
and my life is never the same.
Was going through a season of darkness and discouragement, largely due to self-disappointment and failure. But thank God that He spoke to me, while I was in camp! Was alone at a desk, feeling terrible and thinking about these bad events, when suddenly I felt God say "It's okay, I love you and I want you to try again."

IMMEDIATELY, my bitter feelings of sorrow turned into joy, and all the heaviness was lifted.

I'd like to believe that physical discipline was partly the reason why God spoke to me; I hadn't gone on a run for a week, but firmly decided to run 8km that day. Encouraged myself during the run with the song "Free" by Planetshakers playing in my head.

There's freedom in the name of Jesus,
Freedom from all shame.
There's freedom in the name of Jesus,
Freedom from all pain.
There's freedom in the name of Jesus,
Freedom from all sin.
There's freedom in the name of Jesus,
Freedom in the name of Jesus.

Weiren invited me to play for his Bible Study class - thank God for this privilege. Thank God that I could hear the word about Hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit. Thank God for a great DG, and an awesome sermon on the Fatherhood of God by pastor Kong!

Deeply touched by that sermon. In fact, it's my favourite lesson in Christian Lifestyle!

Gotta go now, hope I'll have more time to post in the future!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sungei Gedong Experiences

The 1st shuttle bus out of camp on Wednesday was jammed packed, so I couldn't get on it. I have to wait 30mins for the next one. A group of guys from my battalion also missed the bus as well, but instead of waiting, they started walking out of camp, towards the bus 975 stop. Thus I decided to follow suit.

Out of the 6 guys, I only had spoken with 2, but they all knew me by face, so it was kinda awkward walking behind them. Nevertheless 1 of them noticed me walking behind and initiated a conversation. I had a good chat with all of them, and even joked around with them. It was really strange that I interacted with them so much; I'm not exactly the extrovert type. Thank God that a made a couple of new acquaintances since my return to the dreaded Sungei Gedong Camp.

One of them, Zhiyang, suddenly asked me, "I heard that you are also from City Harvest."
"How did you know?"
"I heard from some people."
"You said 'also'... are you also from City Harvest?"
"Yes, which service do you attend? Jurong West or Expo?"
"Jurong West."
"Oh, which zone are you in?"
"I'm in a new zone, Wei Ren Zone."
(looks surprised) "I'm also in Wei Ren's zone!"
(tio stunned) "Huh really?!"

Shockingly, this dude that I've been seeing around camp, but never spoke to, is from the same zone as us! Its quite common to meet fellow City Harvesters, but from the same zone? What are the odds? By the way, he's in Bryna's cellgroup :)


Now I've been assigned (or "arrowed") the undesirable task of fixing up an internal website by my beloved RSM (Regiment Sergeant Major). This task has been tossed around, landing in the laps of about 4 others (including Bryan) before landing into mine. How it ended up with me was due to a series of unfortunate events; the first guy ORD-ed, Bryan (together with me) was posted to Chinatown, another guy was posted to Padang, the last guy does not have the knowledge to do it. I am somewhat convinced that the "wayang" element is involved.

Well, a dude who worked on NDP Website suddenly pops up in camp, and my RSM jumped on the opportunity.

Sarcasm aside, I enjoy doing the website. In the dreadfully dreary and dull environment of being in a Unit, I am thankful there's something to occupy the mind with. And when the website works as you wanted it to, there arises a sense of satisfaction. It might also be the fact that it reminded me of my days at Chinatown, working on the NDP Website with my buddies.

In any case, its good to be occupied with something - idleness leads to sin.

One perk is that I have the whole of RSM's room to myself. Looks like I'm the RSM when he isn't around :P
I will risk arrest by Military Police should I continue, so I shall end my comments here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Old Spice Retarded Commercial!

I've seen this retarded video a month or two ago, and I've been trying to find it again but I didn't know what it was called. I tried searching for "Funny Deodorant Commercial" and stuff like that, but with no luck.

Only when my elder brother chuckled at a video did I discover the name of the hilarious commercial.

So here it is; prepare to laugh your lungs out ^^

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Be Strong and of Good Courage

"Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and of good courage;
Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
(Joshua 1:9)

1) "Have I not commanded you?..."
God commands us to be strong and of good courage! Its not a suggestion!
And its because He knows that you can be strong and bold, and He made you to be that way.

2) "...Be strong..."
Stand up strong in every circumstance. Be persevering, dependable, faithful.
Be strong!

Whatever born of God overcomes the world. Strength also speaks of capacity. You are a problem solver, full of God's wisdom and perseverance.

3) "... and of good courage..."
You are courageous and confident, unafraid of anyone. You are not afraid of what others think of you, and are unashamed of the gospel of Christ.

4) "... Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed..."
Let the peace of God guard your heart against fear and discouragement. "strengthen the hands that hang down" (Heb 12:12); stir yourself up! Why? Because:

5) "... for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
In difficult times, God has not abandoned you. He is always, always with you. When you realize that God lives inside of you, you won't be afraid of anything or anyone.

When you speak with a superior, you will be confident, because God is in you. Every reply is made with boldness and wisdom, as though God is saying it.

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
So we may boldly say:
"The LORD is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?"
(Heb 13:5-6)

Just want to enter the presence of God more, for in Your presence I am safe.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Servant's Heart

This is the Chinese Version of Hati Hamba (仆人的心)

Love this song! It really expresses the heart of worship and servanthood.

Like me, she plays open chords haha!

Open chords = easier to play than "barre" chords, and sounds nicer. imba.

She plays also triplets, which I don't because I can't do it well haha. Oh well, gotta practice.

Anyway, I'm posted back to Sungei Gedong, and I have to go back tmr...

It's a very sian piece of news, but I believe all things work together for good to those who love God. I believe God is working in me to change me into a more discipline and confident person. His will be done!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

An Epic of Epic Epicness

This movie looks friggin awesome.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Everything is totally sweet.

Scott Pilgrim's life is so awesome. He's 23 years old, in a rock band, "between jobs," and dating a cute high school girl. Everything's fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, roller blading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. But the path to Ms. Flowers isn't covered in rose petals. Ramona's seven evil exes stand between Scott and true happiness. Can Scott beat the bad guys and get the girl without turning his precious little life upside-down?

Coming to Singapore in October! Woot! :D

Thursday, June 17, 2010

1st Zone Meeting after Asia Conference! (Part 2)

Moar pictures of the Zone Meeting! Took- I mean stolen- I mean despicably retrieved them from Chui's Facebook :P


Happy Fellowship!

Next generation leaders - Mad people!

Weiren and Cindy.

Raymond. All smiles :)

Sweet Temptation

Birthday babies Xue Jun and Jasper!

"And they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart..."


Jeremy! Special thanks to him for serving us the coke!

Weiren plays his harp!
Choir performance by Bahu Boys. Man were they hyper.


Enjoying the show.

Desmond and Jasper!


Thanks to the CGLs for the Pizza, Coke, Garlic Bread, Cake and Bahuuuuu! :D