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!