Friday, April 30, 2004

Vomit blood

I really, REALLY want to vomit blood...quick, someone tell me the contact number for the Red Cross...

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Wet drink, dry biscuits

Taking a break from doing online quizzes, enjoy!

Taken from
Submitted 1/31/00

A package of tea biscuits had this little phrase, explaining just how dry these biscuits are,
"a drink's too wet without one"


Have finally started my long "procrastinated" attempt to type out my sermon/bible study notes, cos' 1) people can't read my handwriting, 2) I sometimes have trouble reading what I wrote, 3) it's better that way, more-readeable = more-shareable (well, at least in terms of readeability lah! not content =P ), and 4) it's a good reminder/good refresher to think through about

Well anyways, here's the first entry in my book, though some of the points did raise some questions in my mind.... :

4 Jan 2004
"Becoming a contagious christian"
Luke 15: Usually Jesus uses one parable to explain one thing, but here He uses 3 instead! (abt the lost sheep)

-If you were chained to a non-christian, will you spread your faith to them? Or are you a "contaminated christian"?
-We're "chained" to the people around us

Acts 26:28
-Background: Paul, in Rome, was placed under hose arrest for 2 years, and every Roman soldier "chained" to him were influenced/converted(?)
-We need to be convicted that people matter to God
-Also: Aquila, Timothy and others whose lives were examples

1)The Lesson from Science
-The Anthropic Principle: everything in the universe is just nice for earth, and life, etc.
>People matter to God (creation)

2)The Lesson from Business
-The Customer Revolution: the customer is at the top, not the bottom
>Growth depends on how you value and serve people outside

3)The Lesson from Jesus
-The 3 parables in Luke 15:
i ) Lost sheep
ii ) The woman with 10 coins
a. The coins are the Palestinian woman's head-dress, signifying marriage, equivalent to the ring
b. It's VERY hard to find a small coin in the (dark) house
iii) The Prodigal Son
>People matter to God (actions)

1) Seeking the lost people is worth the effort
2) We have a mission. Luke 19:10, John 17:18
3) Let's bring on the parties in heaven! Luke 15:10

Wednesday, April 28, 2004


Electronics II: down
Mathematics II: down
Data structures: down

left discrete maths and tech report writing....though dun think today will haf mood/strength to do some revision? hmmm...

Tuesday, April 27, 2004


GF, C and WS just came by to pray for us (those still having exams) after their meeting! It's really really great to talk to everyone...even though it's just for a short while...helped me get my sanity back a bit =) and also v encouraged by them too....

Monday, April 26, 2004


Gosh....saw a LEVIN today as I was walking back to hall from NIE there...first the RX-7, then the Trueno, now the Levin?! need to watch Initial D ah, NTU has the potential to become a racing grounds itself ah =D

And Inital D Stage 4's out! Hmmm....

Sorry to those who dunno what I'm talking abt here, but if you don't wish to become a desperate car driver, don't watch Initial D, especially if 1) you're a guy, and 2) you're learning driving, very high conversion potential =P

Mathematics II

Tml's the paper...or later...
Hope to be able to do it properly...

Driven ANOTHER car to try out what the real capabilities of the car could be...but, don't do it with passengers inside =P

Practising taking photos, looks like some ethics to follow sia

Meanwhile, study! (and practise!)

Friday, April 23, 2004

First paper

Had my first paper today, and then went town to stuff ourselves SILLY with Sakae Sushi....burp!

Am gonna try doing some hobbyist electronics stuff...wonder how it'll go...

Just got my GMAIL account!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Cute Curry

Cute Curry

Born to be...

Found this site as I was surfing around, do take a look! =D =D

Tuesday, April 20, 2004


Drove again today...hahaha....thanks to B's great "idea"...we two cannot fit in the car ah, too tall =P, so drove (around NTU only) and the rest sat behind

lemme count the number of models driven so far:

1. Rover (convertible)
2. Ninja van
3. Nissan March
4. Nissan Sunny
5. Toyota Corolla (manual)
6. Toyota Corolla (auto)
7. Suzuki (dunno the name yet) fun...think I'd better stop abt this driving thing, else can rename this blog to: A Desperate Driver's Blog

Monday, April 19, 2004

Too much Coke

Think I should listen to my friend, and try to cut down on my (excessive?) Coke consumption, too much sugar ah...Seeing that the general response to that is also a bit adverse ah

Need to study...but still not getting into the mood to study...this is bad...lucky still got G and Eu to study with

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Jazz & Pop Culture Finale

Had the performance this morning, and it was good! Though (as usual) we all made mistakes lol...but! I did my best, and I have no regrets...

Particularly impressed with the person who learnt the bass guitar just for this GE, she learns quite fast sia...

Dunno when will we get the video footage of the thing, and also to meet up again... =P

Vroom vroom

I just drove!

Hahaha...only to outside to get food ah (cos the owner was sick....hmmm....), but really really happy sia...gosh I miss manual cars...was so great driving one just now!


Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Microsoft issues critical security updates Microsoft issues critical security

More critical security patches released = more time wasted on doing such crap

And to top it off windows update's not working...really cmi...

Monday, April 12, 2004


Gotten from



In most Singaporean restaurants, one often hears the subdued sounds of patrons opening their wet towelette packets after their meals with a distinct 'pok'.

The sound is made by first gripping the sealed packets to compress the air, and then hitting it, causing it to burst open. Although regarded by many as impolite, it is an extremely common practice, because it is fast and effective, and less irritating than tearing it open with one's teeth.

However, if you hear a "pok" that sounds something between a gun-shot and the explosion of the car tire, you know you are dining in the presence of Ms Buay Pai Say.

A small, thin, delicate young woman of 40, Ms Buay poks her wet towelette packets in the decibel range of between 300-400.

Ms Buay explains, "I have been in training for the past 30 years. When I was 10 years old, I went to Lau Ya restaurant when I heard this extremely loud pok that came from behind me on the left - it almost burst my ear drums! I looked around and saw my destiny - I would be be the loudest wet towelette pok-er in Singapore. I promised myself then that I would never eat in a restaurant again until I had mastered at least 300 decibels in my pok-ing."

Ms Buay has certainly been successful, for babies cry, grown men duck under the table, and glass breaks when Ms Buay poks her wet towelette packet. To all budding pok-ers, Ms Buay says cryptically, "It's all in the wrist."

Sunday, April 11, 2004


It's Easter!!!!!!!
Thank God....

Visited my friend's church in the morning before joining my church mates for hangin' out etc and frisbee
The service was pretty good, sort of reminded me of the "old days" when our service was like that before we moved out to form the preaching point. The sermon was also pretty okay, agreed with most of the points that he was talking, but, was he missing out on some impt points?

Today was the record number turnout for the frisbee in the afternoon, got abt 20 pple playing, and for a 7 on 7 game, it meant chaos, or as army would have put it, cluster *...(ah-hem)

Learnt an important lesson today too:
If your friends:
1) Are probably together in a group, and 2) have the "Kill R" mentality,

NEVER mass send "insulting" sms'es to them...really kena bullied...6 of them replied a few of the same messages back to me at the SAME TIME...*sob sob*... =*(


Saturday, April 10, 2004


Thank God it's Good Friday!

Thursday, April 08, 2004


All these things...

Who am I doing it for?
What am I doing it for?
Why do I do that?

But you still get hurt, or neglected by those you look up to, or feel are important to you
All these while you probably do likewise to others around you

Drowning...who will help?

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

How to read the bible

(click on pic for larger version)

Found this page near to the back of my new NIV bible, funny how it says to read in context and apply in our context, and even praising and confessing in our prayers, in response to what the implications remind us individually, not just a coincidence with how we've learnt to read the bible ah..

Unheard of? Or just that we sometimes do forget and read it like an almanac anyway..?

Talking to a non-christian friend of mine today, and he knows too, abt the importance of reading texts in their context (though it was in reference to the quran, can only hope and pray that somehow the opportunities will arise for him to read the good news properly, and that he'll be convicted too, as everyone goes through school together..though he's surely more knowledgeable abt things than I am, hope to be able to talk abt things that are truly important in the end too

And, but of course, he's a really a great guy to have as a friend! =)

Tuesday, April 06, 2004


Same ideas/geists, but different phrasing/definitions, nearly caused an argument (of sorts) today abt churches. True, it was a discussion or debate, but albeit a pretty heated one at times

Sometimes the play of words, or the over-focus on exact phrasings or methods: do they draw our attention away from the things that really matter?

It's sad to see the church today divided, cos of the different/wrong "gospels" that some believe in, but it's also sad when we differ cos of having the same geists, but different wordings?

(I need to do my lab soon...)

Read this from ehlana's blog, am quoting her here:

What does it mean to "know God"?

"And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent"

Jesus' prayer before His arrest and eventual cruxifiction

Every Friday afternoon, some of us gather for EBS (evangelistic Bible study) with a PRC guy, Gao Lu, on the book of John. It's been a wonderful time of learning as well for myself. Sometimes it really helps to read the Bible from the point of view of a non-christian... without any preconceived notions.

Anyway, last Friday, Gao Lu asked us what's the definition of "eternal life". Our staffworker John, quoted him this verse from John 17:3 which I quoted above. To be honest, I have always thought "eternal life" meant something like living forever in heaven together with God. But now, I learnt that it's so much more than that! Eternal life is to know God.

What does it mean to know God? It doesn't mean the usual sense of the word "know". As in, I know you because you are my friend, etc. In Genesis, it says that "Adam knew Eve".... which is talking about an intimate relationship between two people. In this sense, to "know God" here means to have a very close relationship God. It's not about having head knowledge.... not just about "knowing" facts. Anyone may know the facts (Even the Devil acknowledges who God is), but more importantly this knowledge should induce a response to those who know it.

Do I truly know God?

How am I responding to this knowledge?


(Time to do my lab!!!!!!!!!)

Monday, April 05, 2004


Watched the passion on saturday with my church, cried (a bit!), too painful/touching to watch liao...and thou it was partially inaccurate, and some parts were left unexplained in the movie (oh well, avenues for discussion =P )

Got a slave flash for my camera (that means more trouble for my some found out!) too, along with a UV filter to protect my fun..,may be building an IR illuminator too...night photography? night photography!

Have been's not the blatant untruths that mislead us chrsitians in general nowadays...but the mix of truths and untruths that make us "lower our guard" when listening to such things...then also the "pendulum effect", where we swing from one extreme to another, but yet all missing the point...

Aiyah aiyah aiyah

Saturday, April 03, 2004


I think I'm going nuts over learning/practising, poor friends who have to be my test subjects!


Am learning well...but need to (really) start to pia my revisions liao...thankfully my reports are handed up liao! =P

I wonder how much do I actually withhold my thoughts that I'm thinking from pple anyway, other than my occasional outburst here (!!!)...may not be very fair to those who think I'm ok with some things at times, but dun realise that (at least to me) they're prob stepping on my toes....