Thursday, February 28, 2008

Not weird, Just different

When people are together for too long, they tend to act, dress and become more and more similar. But different people have different taste, view and opinion. We can’t expect those around us to like what we like and dislike what we do not like. For instance, I like to eat Japanese food, but a small group of my friends just can’t take the smell of it. I don’t expect them to follow me for a Japanese buffet.

In the same way, we might dress differently. The definition of cool and fashion depends on our individual view. Some might like to dress Hip-Hop, some just like plain, some like beach wear, some just like to be extreme. It’s a good thing in a way, if not, everyone will dress the same. As long as they dress decently, they are happy with what they are wearing, it shouldn’t be a problem. Some just like to be different; they have their own style of dressing. If we do not like their dressing, let them know our view, if they don’t agree with us, we can’t force our ideas into them. But what we shouldn’t do is to humiliate them in front of everyone else!!!

It is not right to laugh at people’s fault. Many times, we think that our opinion is the right one, the best one maybe. But when you see something that is not right in your eyes, or it doesn’t coincide with our view, don’t be too quick to speak; our mouth is a very powerful tool. “Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.” We are to be careful of what we speak. However, - James 3:2 "if anyone makes no mistakes in what he says, he is a perfect man." None of us are perfect, but it will be good to reduce our mistakes.

Sometimes, when we are watching comedy, we laugh, we sometimes laugh when the character hurt themselves in a silly way, we laugh at their stupidity, we laugh at their weird behavior. Well, it doesn’t hurt if they do it on purpose for viewers to laugh, but what happens is sometimes, we do it in reality. They last time I went for a camp, a bunch of children laugh when their friend fell down and hurt herself. Were is the “are you ok?” , “do you need any help”… etc ? I can’t blame them, for I was once like that when I was young. But there is time for us to grow out of our immaturity, our childishness.

Maybe we just want to fit in; everyone else is acting this way anyway. It is not wrong to want to feel accepted, but we must have our own stand. How far are we going to compromise? But I can’t deny that we change a lot when we are around different groups of people. It is a good thing when we are around good company, but what if the other way round? Are we influential or are we to be influenced? Many times it is not enough to rely on our own strength.

What this world needs is for us to stop hiding behind our relevance
Blending in so well that people can't see the difference
And it's the difference that sets the world free
(casting crown - What this world needs)

Thursday, February 21, 2008


A loud roar from the outside.
Followed by some chattering and silence again.
Staying on the 11th floor and able to hear it, am sure there are many excited people down there.

Its the football!!!

Lyon vs. Manchester United.

Well, personally, am not an extreme fan of football, but getting some updates here and there when you reach college. If MU wins, you’ll see many in football jerseys coming to college tomorrow.

Its amazing how people from different background can come together due to common interest, getting along and enjoying the moment together. Can’t deny that this is a sport that can indeed bring people from different culture, believes, age… together.

Well, my friend will come to college the next day with “panda eyes” but will say, “ITS WORTH IT”.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


A year older.. ?
Surprise!!! Happy Birthday!!! Cake!!! Gifts!!! Balloons!!!
Now, wish for something.. erm.. closing the eyes, said a short wish and blew the candles.
What do people normally wish for? Good health, wealth, studies, success, peace, husband, joy, friends, family, new wardrobe… ?
The wants are never ending – I want a Golden Retriever, a Samurai Sword, a professional camera, a car… Come to think about it, people around me, are all fully equip. We have wonderful family, good friends, fit body, no financial difficulties, we practically have everything we need. And most of the time more then what we need.

There are certain things that we need to fulfill at different part of our lives. There’s time to study, time to party, time to work… what do I really want this year? To have an obedient heart I would say. Partial obedience is disobedience. Well, there are many things that I have done wrong since I started college life, and way before that. I’m still doing lots of wrong stuff nowadays, but trying + action to have self-control and persevere on. Wanting to live a life of Absolute Obedience to Jesus, the more you want it, the harder the testing? Well, it is worth it if we come to think about it. “Abide in Me and My words abide in you. Ask for whatever you wish and it will be done for you.” Besides that, if we continue to be obedient, we will have peace and joy in our heart. How do we know that what we are doing is right or wrong? Especially in the grey areas. Well, basicly, when we have the peace in our heart.

One bite, two bites, (cake) ops, wasn’t I fasting till tomorrow? Waffle!!! Tracy got me blue berry and chocolate waffle!!! Well, can’t eat now, into the fridge it goes. Why fast when its your birthday? Well, maybe because it reminds me of my purpose here, maybe it reminds me to be thankful, maybe it teaches me that we have to continue to hunger for Him.

When I walked into class today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SERENA!!! (hmmm.. thanks!!! But you’re very early. =D) 5 other people thought that my birthday was today(yesterday). (thanks to Aditya, Nic, Farah and Dila, Big John)Well, a day earlier, but what matters is the heart though.

Thanks Chia Huey, Tean, Tracy, Mervyn, Sam, Richard, Asvin, Art for planning the surprise party!!! And thanks for the so many balloons and gifts and cake and prayers. Thanks for all those birthday messages at 12am sharp – Azeim, Amir, Farah, Albert, Vijay, Daniel, Kelvin, Step… thanks Kay Jin for the prayer, thanks Felix and Carrine, Hui Jin for calling ( i can't talk through phone for long, still working on it) + all the friendster wishes and emails… there are just so many stuff to be thankful for. And there are more to come, $$$ from sis, bro promised to bring me shopping, sisters coming down this weekend…

One year older, one more year of adventure ahead!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Give Thanks

If we can only give thanks on Thanksgiving, then it must be thanks giving throughout the year.
If we have to write down what we want to be thankful for, then it must be a very long list.

Looking back on what happened all these years, beginning to understand more, there are really too many things to be thankful for.

Life might not be a smooth sail, there might be mild wind shaking us on the way and there might be strong wind that makes us tremble, but along the journey, there are yet many things to be thankful for.

When the nations crumble
The Word of the Lord will stand
Kings may rise and fall
His love will endure
Though the strong may stumble
The joy of the Lord is strength
To my soul
I will not be shaken                         (Delirious - i will not be shaken)

A simple thank you might not mean a lot. But if we make it a habit to say thank you for even the smallest thing in life, and less complain, won’t this place we’re living in be much brighter, much more colorful, much more meaningful?

A list of what we are thankful about?
1. …
2. Cool Friends
3. Children around
4. Calmness in the heart
5. Caring People
6. …
7. Down pouring rain
8. Days and Nights
9. Dogs
10. Delicious food
11. …
12. Family
13. Fine Results
14. Fabulous Church
15. Fantastic ups and downs
16. Financial
17. ...

Psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Here comes Chinese New Year, a big spring cleaning, accompanied by big fat Angpow and Big Makan.

New year, new resolution. For those who miss it, Chinese New Year is another chance to make some resolution, another chance to reinforce what we have decided to achieve in this year 2008, another chance to mend broken relations, another chance to undo what we’ve become, another chance to step forward and experience a breakthrough.

May everyone have joy, peace, prosperity, health and abundance in life and an awesome year ahead!!!
Happy Chinese New Year to all =D