Sunday, February 24, 2008

Joy of My Desire

Joy of my desire
All consuming fire
Lord of Glory, Rose of sharon
Fair & sweet

You are now my King
Comforter and Friend
Wonderful... So Beautiful...
You are to me

I worship You... In Spirit and in Truth
I worship You... In Spirit and in Truth

There will never be a friend as dear to me... as You.

Wonderful PM!
Another touch from God...

Friday, February 15, 2008

A Lion in the Office!

All was quiet in the office except for some occasional rings of the phones.

Suddenly, there was a EAR-PIERCING clanging of cymbals and "fierce" hitting of drums!

It was so LOUD that you can feel as if the whole ground vibrating!!!
Looking at the entrance door, I saw a BIG, ORANGE LION sticking its foot into the office! :)

(Lion Dance Performance!!!)

Still remembered the younger days when my parents used to invite LION DANCE to home. :)

The tradtional Chinese belief is that inviting Lion Dance will bring GOOD LUCK to the place & people.

The whole office watched as the lion sprang about energetically, shaking its head and batting the eyelids!!!

Here is the lion trying to FORM NUMBERS & CHARACTERS...

And guess what the lion is up to????? Hee........







"旺" (Prosperity) for all of you.

Have a PROSPEROUS 2008!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

CNY '08

My family and I had our REUNION dinner on Sunday!

It was a SUMPTUOUS spread of chicken, fishes, vegetables... and nt to forget ABALONE! Mum opened 5 CANS of it tis year! O my.... We can really eat!!!
But I guess it's too much of "raw" food that left my stomach feelg a bit uncomfortable. Ha ha...

On CNY eve, I visited my colleague Lisa at her home!
(oppo Great World City)

(Lisa, me, Nat, Maxim)

She decorated her home to bring out e CNY feel...
It was a COSY evening with white wine, potato salad, home-made dumplings, "Yu Sheng" and Four Seasons Hotel's "Pen Cai" aka "Big Bowl Feast".

"Pen Cai" is a traditional festive dish of layered ingredients comprising pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck, abalone, ginseng, shark fin, fish maw, prawn, crab, dried mushroom, fishball, squid, dried eel, dried shrimp, pigskin, beancurd and radish. In short...all the "山珍海味"!!! *Yummy*

Here's some details for those who are curious abt this dish...

It was said that "Pen Cai" (盆菜) was invented during the late Song Dynasty. When Mongol troops invaded Song China, the young Emperor fled to the area around Guangdong and Hong Kong.
To serve the Emperor as well as his army, the locals collected all their best food available in each household and serve everything in basins. That was how "Pen Cai" was invented.

It is a dish familiar to Hakkas and Catonese people. Despite it's humble beginnings, "Pen Cai" has been given an EXOTIC MAKEOVER with many five star restaurants serving this "expensive" dish during Chinese New Year!!! At Four Seasons, this dish costs S$688+ (serves 6-8 pax) *Wooo....*

("Pen Cai"... Mouth-watering rite?)

It was already 12 midnight when we ended. We dropped the idea of CNY countdown at Chinatown. As such, I'm able to MAKE IT for the "Ah Long" movie with the rest at PS. *Yeah!*

1st day of CNY...
My family and I went to visit Grandma at Hougang.
She is 70+ years old and is blessed with 13 children
(9 daughters & 4 sons) and 32 grandchildren.
I like BIG family gatherings... and that day was esp. CROWDED and LIVELY!!!

(some of my cousins & I)

The next day, all my aunties, uncles and cousins gathered in Downtown East chalet.

While the kids went to Escape Theme Park for THRILLER rides, my mum and I went to the sushi bar and had a nice chat while indulging ourselves with all the Sushi, Sashimi, Chawan Mushi and the other "shi"s. Ha ha... We talked a lot and had a good time teasing each other during the 1+hr there. *Quality time... Yeah*

On the 3rd day of CNY, some of the leaders, helpers and overseas students went to Bro Ed's place for steamboat.

Juner brought her 3-mth old baby Denzel! This cutie always bring a smile to my face each time I look at him. He was 3.8kgs at birth and now...7.5kgs!!!

(Look at his "sumo wrestler" legs... Woo man!)

The 4th day...10 cgs in ET zone had steamboat @"La Mei"!

(Tucking in!)

(After a while... Yan Ming is our only survivor to finish up e food!)

(Gong Xi Fai Cai everyone!!!)

After "BOATING".... some of us decided to HIT the POOL!!!!

(Edmund talked a LOT durg the game! :)

(my ex-colleagues and I @ Dome, Bishan)

5th day of CNY...

My company gave us an EXTRA DAY OFF! *Happy & Grateful*

Spent time with my family and took a break after all the going out... :)

Between everything... I had some other visitations.

In particular... I would like to mention a special family...

I have this distant relatives who are mute and hearing-impaired. Life has not been easy for them. Though they can neither hear nor speak, they successfully raised 4 children (eldest- 36 yrs old, youngest- 28 yrs old now).

The younger 3 obtained their degrees. All work hard and are doing well in their career. I see the family almost each CNY and they are exemplary figures of FAMILY LOVE.

The children do not despise and "blame" their parents for a "not-so-smooth" start. Instead, they love their parents for who they are. Not resigning to their family circumstances, they work hard and make their way prosperous.

Parents brought us physically to the earth and indeed... it's up to us to MAKE our way prosperous!

Jos 1:8
"... for then you will MAKE your way PROSPEROUS, and then you will have good success"

2008 will be the best year yet for us!

Friday, February 1, 2008

N351... A New Combination!

New cg members are meeting one another for the 1st time!

We went to Tong Shi restaurant in Liang Seah street, Bugis!
A great place to hang out! Beautiful ambience w cheap & tasty food!
(one of my another discoveries!!!)

Here are some of the shots...

(Edmund, Yan Ming, Stephen, Val, me, Jing, Kaiyi)

(the brothers!)

(Yan Ming w his cheese & chicken baked rice... Look at him! He's like promotg the dish!)

(Check this out! Stephen w his spaghetti! Btw, someone juz rebonded his hair :p)

(Edmund giving his "Thumbs up" for his Korean noodles! )

(Val w her fish & chips)

(Look at this flora tea! We got a SHOCK when it came! Thought "house pour"... Guess what? It's only S$2+... Unbelievable rite?)

(Here's Jing w her fried rice and ribinea)

(My korean noodles...Yummy!)

We had a good time fellowshipping, getting to know one another!

I'm excited about this NEW group in N351!
It starts with a 7-7 combination! (7 bros & 7 sis)
consistg of sec, poly, NS men (gg to ORD soon...), w UNI students, n Young Working adults formg the MAJORITY! A
vg age- 22-23 years old (est.)

We r neither a Youth cg nor an Adult cg but a Young Adult cg- the so-called ONE & ONLY in the zone so far!

Young & promising! Budding & Enterprising!

Yes! That's what we are!

With ENERGY, ENTHUSIAISM, & a DEEP LOVE for God n His people, we look forward to "reproduce" ourselves. To GROW to at least

30 by Oct!!! (our faith target!!!)


(N351- Soar like EAGLES!!!)