Friday, April 29, 2005

somewhere in outerspace...

God is REALLY incredible.

I mean, i've always believed in the fact that God was amazing, but when you actually come face to face with evidence about His great power, it simply hits you in the head and takes your breath away...

Somebody shared with me a story from a kid's bible story book about God's power which i found incredibly humbling and stunning at the same time. Prior to this, I had never been able to fathom just how HUGE the universe used to be just yeah, the universe is just one big void and i'm living in one small spot in the middle of it, so what? Until I learnt all the incredible facts about the universe...about how earth had over 100 conditions necessary for existence, and that if just one of those 100 over conditions was missing, all life would die...surely this is enough proof that earth was created and not simply procured out of some random phenomenon?

And stare at this full-stop ------> .

Did you know that if this teeny weeny dot was earth, the nearest star to us would be nearly 30 kilometres away? I was like WOW!!!! And i suddenly realised how inredibly big the universe has to be, if you take into account the fact that stars make systems, systems make galaxies, and galaxies make. well. some MEGA MEGA MEGA MEGA big space....and surely the creator of all this had to be even greater? Like some MEGA MEGA MEGA MEGA MEGA MEGA omnipotent being? He's the ALPHA and OMEGA for goodness sake!




I mean, doesnt it just blow your mind away? I never used to realise what POWER actually meant, but when it came right smack at my face, I was humbled to my knees, and when I look to God, I truly understand how amazing and awesome HE is.

I realise sometimes its good to be a child, to look through the eyes of someone so naive and innocent, and then only can I truly start to understand and fathom how great my Father is.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

of random stuff

i just finished my dinner, and eating it at 10 pm is clearly not the best time for doing it. still, with training getting more serious, i have this strange premonition that 10 pm dinners are going to be a regular part of my routine. which is something im not looking forward too. sigh, i hate this busy life, but yet the absence of business just ticks me off. even machines need rest you know, but if you keep them aside for too long they might never work again. bleah. my life's quite messed up right now.

anyway, just a point of clarification, I DONT SMOKE or know anybody who does. okay, granted, my stuff has been smelling abit smokey today, but it wasnt cigarette smoke! bleah i hate the stench of smoke too la! and if i really did smoke, only my clothes would smell. and not everything from my bag, to my pencil case, to my boots. okay here's the sequence of events yesterday that gave me this nasty stench:

6.30 am. my mother leaves the house, locks the door and enters the car, looking very happy. has she forgotten something?

rest of the time-6.30 pm. busy in school, oblivious to whats going on at home.

6.30 pm. i unlock my house door, go inside, and guess what. my mum HAS forgotten something. she has forgotten to switch off the fire! and the smoke is overbearing. i walk up to the stove and switch off the fire. even the kitchen floor is hot from being heated for 12 HOURS!

6.31 pm to bedtime. i desperately open all the windows and switch on all the fans. i call my mum but she's driving. my dear, hello, im suffering here please will you come back now. and my dads at camp. for three days somemore. bleah. air refresheners are no good, neither are deoderants. my house still stinks of smoke. including all my clothes, books, bed, everything.

what a nightmare to sleep in a bedroom that smells as if somebody is smoking just outside the bedroom window.

yet, im grateful that my house is still standing (: when my mum came back she was going, "oh thank God if i had switch on full flame the house would have been burnt down."

sigh. my house still smells. my room still smells. worst of all, theres nothing we can do until my dad gets home. so please pardon me if i do smell of cigarettes. its not my fault ):

anyway, im glad ive got three days of no school to sort myself out. including my house, and my stuff. from weds to fri, i'll be out at buona vista doing my research attachment. i hope i get to cut frogs. hehe.

in the meantime, please cover your noses when you see me. cheers.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

im obsessed with this really nice song i heard in church today:

oh the wonderful cross,
oh the wonderful cross,
bids me come and die and find that i may truly live
oh the wonderful cross,
oh the wonderful cross,
all who gather here by grace draw near
and bless your name

yeah. its stuck in my head alright. and i think im getting into the good friday mood already!

anyway, at the request of ms yap, im going to post a few random lame farm jokes that were found in the really MATURE birthday card i received. heh its actually quite nice. and i realise that there is a KID in all of us. including you ms yap. haha. anyway. here goes.

What does a duck wear when he needs to dress up?
A duck-sedo!

What kind of birthday cards do dogs like best?
Scratch and sniff!

What do you get if you milk a cow at the north pole?

How do pigs talk to each other?
Swine language!

What kind of music do rabbits love?

Why can't a pony sing "happy birthday"?
He's a little hoarse!

haha. anyway its funny! in a childish kind of way. and if you laughed at any of the jokes above, it just proves that there's a kid in you waiting to show its face. its sweet, cute, adorable little face. haha. cheers.

Friday, March 18, 2005

of a barber and God

Picked this up from a nice website:

A man went to a barber shop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said, 'I don't believe the God exists."
"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.
"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man inthe street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.
The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did,there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."
"Ah, but barbers DO exist!" answered the barber."What happens is, people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

Saturday, March 05, 2005

of the week.

this week in nine lines:

1. the o level heart attack
monday. panic attacks, nightmares, stress. could i have summed it up better? we all know the emotional trauma leading up to this day. and the days after it. nonetheless, i was satisfied with my results, which is what matters. whatever the results, i have learnt it is important to be thankful to God; to be happy, because thats what God wants me to be.

2. hide and seek
freaky. but fun. haha. i know i might have wasted part of that 8.50 covering my eyes half the time, but still, i'm glad i didnt scream! hehe. unlike someone, screaming during horror shows just isnt my second nature. :P

3. the big feast
yay. went with mrs tay and the moks to marche. we started with soups, then pizza, chesse sausage rosti, calamari, pasta, beef steak, dessert. muahaha. i can see your mouth watering already. thanks mrs tay for the wonderful treat! i think i shall have to work out to shed that extra 3 kilos and to get my eight pack back.

4. the chem test
dreadful. thanks to waiting for the jae website to load, i couldnt study for the test. not that it would have mattered though. it was so tragically hard that i'm just hoping i won't fail. seriously. i don't like stoichio at all. grrrr....

5. cheese
hahahaha. this week cheese (a certain lim chee siong) has shown us his true colours, being exceptionally dumb and dirty. for more details about the latter, check out here's a reminder for cheese to WASH YOUR HANDS!

here's a quotable quote by cheese which got me laughing my toes off:
"You're stupid! You're lower than me in terms of stupidity lah!"
haha. no offence, cheese. (:

6. a spark of genius
our soccer coach displayed his pedigree as a potential top epl manager by providing one of his greatest quotes:
"Hey, you, play over this left or right?"
haha. simply hilarious.

7. hitch
funny and witty, yet thought provoking. nonetheless a really feel good movie about people and relationships. well, it really gave me an insight into people and relationships. especially after talking to someone on tuesday about relationships and stuff, i'm starting to be more apprehensive about being attached now.

8. the mep concert
was boringly interesting. or interestingly boring. ah...whatever. anyway i bought tickets to donate to CARE (children at risk empowerment) which i had hoped was supporting needy children. but a certain someone who dislikes kids has to keep reminding me that the organisation supports TEENS. well, heck, charity is charity right? it feels good to help people anyway!

i really liked some of the performances though. but blame it on a tiring day...i wasnt really in the mood for hard classical music. so me and azizul decided to organise something else....and zul: i dont cheat at bingo. grrr.

9. flying without wings
during interval for mep concert i tried something i never tried before. i bladed! and yes! whoooohoooo! it was sooo fun! i cant wait to try again! it feels like you're gliding on thin air, and it gives you that feeling of flying! unlike somebody who thinks travelators make you fly. dream on. hehe. blading is the new flying machine man. thanks colin for lending me your blades :). we should really go again another day.

yipee. this week has been really fun and a really great way to spend the post results period. thanks to everybody who has made this week a great one for me! yay!

ooh yes and i DO realise i didnt use caps at the start of my sentences at all. but since this week has been quite rainy and not very sunny, i figured i won't be needing CAPS! hahahahahaha.....


Tuesday, March 01, 2005


"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:4-7

This verse is for you, Mrs Tay.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

some random pics.

Prutton looks like a giant. Nice work ref (: Posted by Hello


two days more.

its only two days. TWO freaking days.

okay i think i'm stressing myself out too much. maybe i'm just cringing under the enormous pressure placed on me.

sigh. today i didnt do much. okay i tried to finish my binomial tutorial but i never really got down to it. guess i just wasnt in the mood. so i decided to turn on my laptop and play fm. took my mind off for a good 3-4 hours.

i went swimming after that. really havent swum for a long time, but my dad says its therapeutic, and my body was aching like mad. okay and swimming helps. cos it gives this floating sensation. and i feel like i'm flying. *i'll stretch my wings till i learn how to fly, i'll do what it takes till i touch the sky* BREAKAWAY is such a nice song.

anyway, i'm a bit sad med fac one didnt do well for df. but congrats to azizul for best script! i think your script was one hellofa kickass play. anyway, thanks to reuben, hulin, wesley, zul, yam, and everybody else for giving us such a great show. i really enjoyed df (:

i dont like horror shows. okay the shockish boo-ish ones are not so bad (hide and seek), but the spookish ghostish ones are terrible (shutter). uhh. i hate horror shows. i close my eyes half the time. but unlike SOMEBODY, at least i didnt scream. :P

okay this is a scattered entry. i'm bored right now. somebody told me only boring people get bored. gahhhh. i'm off to play then. i know i'm a boring person.

God please give me peace. i need that right now.

Cheers. (:

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