Friday, November 28, 2008

Asia Conference 2008!

AC was AmAzInG!

I learnt a lot from the sessions and electives...
What impacted me most was Pst. Kong's 1st, 2nd and 3rd SPACE message, Dr. A. R. Bernard's sharing abt how we, Christians can wisely insulate ourselves while engaging culture and not to forget the many, many touching real-life stories featured in the videos!
Other than enjoyg the WORD, differnt ones in cg participated in various events too...

("PARADE OF NATIONS" - Power and Li Jun)

("SLAMDUNK" - Li Hang, Edward, Power!)

(The team came in 2nd! *Cheers*)
("MANHUNT" Finalist Vincent!)
Proud of you bro! So happy that yr parents came too!

The boards were designed by Edward, cut by Power and Ariel. The trio stayed up till 5a.m. to finish the stuff! Woo... It was challengg cos the former two had five basketball matches earlier on! Despite the fatigue, they came for S9 and stayed throughout till AC was over... Awesome!!!..... :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday Evening at Lisa's Place

Some of my colleagues and I gathered at Lisa's place last Sunday.
Venue was at Springdale condo along Upper Bukit Timah Road.

We had a POTLUCK party and pooled in a lot of savory food on the table...
- Cheese on Tomato
- Curry Chicken
- Devil's Egg
- Fried Prawns
- Minced Beef Soup
- Pork w Potato
- Pizza (Haiwaiian and Classic Italian)
- Roasted Duck
- Satay (Beef and Chicken)
- Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet
- Red wine and fruit juice!!!

(What a spread!!!)

(A nice chat over dinner...)

As Lisa will be leaving Spore at end-Nov, to join her husband who is working at Miami, my colleagues and I bought her presents...

(Open! Open! Sounds familiar???)
First up!
A meaningful 12-mth snapshot frame to capture her baby boy!

Next, an awesome CD by popular Jap female solo artiste EMI FUJITA!

The last gift touched her heart most...
A standing photo album that captures our shared memories in Singapore...
(Yup! That's the one!)

(Nat, Diella, Lisa and me)

(Group photo with colleagues...)
We had a beautiful evening together and it was about 10:15p.m. when we ended.

Nat and her hubby Maxim offered to drive me home.
I politely declined as it was out of the way since they stayed only 5-min drive from Springdale.
Besides, they were not familiar with the roads in Singapore.

However, they insisted so I relent.

They just installed a GPS (Global Positioning System)
in their Subaru Impreza.

While Max was busy punching my address into the system, I mentioned there was no need to since I could direct the way.
But seeing their enthusiasm to play with GPS, I let them go ahead.

To be frank, I was SKEPTICAL about GPS due to unpleasant past experiences.

When I was doing freight-forwarding, I had frequent sales visits with my boss.
Both of us used to ventured into ulu/ unfamiliar places such as Sungei Kadut, Shipyard Road, Tuas View Crescent etc.

We depended on MAPS for help.
My boss would be the driver while I'm his navigator.
We worked pretty well as a TAG TEAM and could easily locate our clients.
(Who says women can't read maps? :p)

Back then, inside my boss' Nissan Ceferio was a built-in GPS.
Ooo... We gave up on it cos it lagged and if we disobeyed the given directions, the system would get a bit disoriented.

Once, we tried using it to locate our client's place at Shipyard Road.
While waiting a long time for the result, my boss casually made a U-turn and found the place himself! Haha!

Scared that Maxim would make unnecessary "detour" to my home, I could not help but offer directions along the way...
Well... each of my initiative was replied by a "D..on't W..orry" in his familiar Russian accent.

"D..on't W..orry"

"D..on't W..orry"

"D..on't W..orry"

I kept getting the same assurance from Maxim during the 15-minute journey!

Tired and not wanting to step on his ego, I shut up. :)

To my amazement, I reached home in a breeze!
Adding to the delight, the computerized voice announced...
"You have reached your destination!"

Here's a glimpse of Motevo's All-in-1 multimedia In-Car entertainment system!
It has a built-in GPS, DVD, MP3&4 player, bluetooth function etc.
All at abt S$600.

A bit expensive but it's quite a good help!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Morning Prayer Meeting

My hp alarm went off at 5a.m. in the morning!

I conveniently pressed the snooze button and went back sleeping.

At 5:30a.m., I decided "I must really wake up now!"

Springing from my bed, I went to the wardrobe and pick up my stuff. In the process, I squatted there dazingly for quite a while, with my eyes closed...
"Ooo... What am I doing?"

Quickly got up on my feet, I came out of the room, greeted by my parents' curious look.

"为什么这么早起?" (Why did you get up so early?)

With eyes half-closed... I replied "清..晨..祷..告..会.." (Morning Prayer Meeting)

They let out a giggle...

I am a morning person.
But... Waking up at 5+ a.m. is really very EARLY and NOT EASY, considering I sleep late.

Anyway, my momentum picked up after shower!

Dad bought me a packet of tea out of his usual morning coffeeshop routine.

That delighted me... It's a relief for my sinusitis in a cold morning!

Sipping the tea gratefully, I made my way to meet the members at Outram Park MRT.

Hee... So happy to see each one! Yeah... They really tried!

Ariel and Sarah came as well for the 1st time! Good work guys!

Just like what Pastor shared yday...
Unusual Responses Bring "Unusual" Results!
Getting up EARLY for morng PM may be currently out of the norm, but as we PERSEVERE thru... let's see greater breakthroughs ahead!

Over at PM, the presence of God is so tangible!

I began to pray for cg and some members.
Felt GOOD & REFRESHED after prayer meeting!

We even have time for a relaxing fellowship at Yan Ming's mum coffeeshop nearby.

Come and join us!

The morning prayer warriors!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I'm Yours

I love the song!

The MV is cool!

Jason Mraz is just so natural and he looks like he's really enjoying himself!

Love the way he glided his fingers... drew a face and laughed...

You will find yourself smiling at the various scenes and nodding your head with the beat!
Sing along... and prepare for a bit of tongue-twisting. Haha...

Here's the lyrics... Enjoy!

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to get you but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I'm trying to get back

Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love

Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We're just one big family
And It's our God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love loved

So I won't hesitate no more, no more It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

Scooch on closer dear
And i will nibble your ear

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed

I guess what I'm be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more It cannot wait I'm your's
Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find that the sky is yours

Please don't, please don't, please don't
There's no need to complicate
Cause our time is short
This this this is out fate, I'm yours!