Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Camera..!!.. ready..!!!..., roll..!!!!!!... action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *koffs*koffs*

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

OOhh Oooooo.......

After having spend the whole saturday at Suntec City and Ochard Road, i finally done (nearly) my CNY shopping.. everything was nice until the end of that day, i met my first shock in 2005; that's the accumulated amount of all the receipts! If i exchange the currency to Ringgit Malaysia, it tripled my monthly college's allowance!!!!! aiyooooooo........ i was in the mrt, couldnt smile though was bringing home all those newbies.... at that moment, i was speechless......

To gather myself back, i tried to think positively. There are people around saying things like,"If you spent too much, no worries, you will get it back soon".... sounded so fake.... i could keep thinking in that way while my wallet keeps yelling "BLOODY FOOL" at me for emptying its stomach.

So, new year resolution: NO SPENDING ON ATTIRE IN 2005......but..still lack of a pair of shoes......

Friday, January 07, 2005

HM TRIO's Outreach

HaHaHaHahaa at New life Bible Presbyterian Church during one of the Heavenly Melody's outreach's programme. Far left is Liang Sin (ORTV's Assistant Director cum my ex-lecturer -__-) and Joey (our HR manager) hehehe..

VIVI's BIG DAY!~!~!~!~!~!!!

Princess Vivian and King Arthur's wedding (wondering where Merlin is...)

Anyway, the wedding was held at Orchard Road Presbyterian Church. All of ORTV Singapore were there, except the volunteers and our lovely Corporate Affairs Officer Joey Leau (due to her absence, her loveliness was an exception on that day).

Can you see which is the most beautiful? Obviously, the PIPE ORGAN at the back...HaHahaha...

Monday, January 03, 2005

Met Commoners

Having dinner with Jolyn was a social lesson to me. I have never thought that i would learnt so much from a commoner. To me, commoners means those who knows nothing (or just a little) about Christ. And by calling them commoners doesnt mean that i look down on them or despise them. I thought of this name because they are the partakers of Common Grace; that is God's universal providence for everyone.

During the whole conversation, i enjoyed being shared so richly some wisdom from her. In fact, i learnt application of words such as "rebound" and "perm". It was a shock at first, because i had not thought to know anything at all from a non-Christian. May be we are good at salvific stuffs but there are still plenty more of common stuffs to learn from the commoners.

I think i have to read not only the Bible and commentaries, but also Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Maxim, FHM, Woman's World, and others. But of cos, the tiny black book will still remains as the final ethical reference in every issues. Though there are much common wisdom from magazines, but crutial discernment should not be lack of.

ok, guess have to fork out money for magazines this week...

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Lord of the {blog} rings Comment on Wave on 26 December 2004

I found Lord of the {blog} Rings appropriately commented on this issue.

This is supposed to go into my blog...but i got quite lazy to publish it. So here, a new year gift to you, since you asked for a "balanced theology". Unedited though...and only excerpts of my whole thought;

There are many who responded to the recent tsunami disaster in Malaysia. And there are as many different responses. Perhaps this is a rare occurrence; therefore we were not prepared to face such event. The government was not prepared to handle the emergency; the people were not ready to react to such terrible ordeal. The Church was not ready to response to this sudden disaster. Amongst Christians, I have heard two troubling remarks:

1. "This cannot be the hands of God; surely this is not His plan."

2. "This must be the punishment of God for the sins of those people in Penang for their rampant idolatry."

The first remark did not take into consideration that God is sovereign in all things. Not even a single hair feel without His knowledge and allowance. Besides, He rules over the raging seas (Ps 89); by His words the stormy sea and the violent winds excite and reside (Luke 8). How can it be that God was taken by surprise; how can it be that this unfortunate event was not in His plans? Indeed we must humble down ourselves to the sovereign hands of God acknowledging, "As for this God, His way is perfect" (2 Sam 22:31). We can only submit to His chastening hands and be thankful for the gracious mercy to withold worse destructions. Perhaps there are sins in our lives that God wished to warn us of, or perhaps He sent these sufferings and pain in order to bend us into glory.

This brings us to the second remark. There are Christians who start to point fingers at places like Penang and Sri Lanka and charged that the ppl there deserved this calamity because of their rampant idolatry. Let us not be over-judgemental in this issue, my brethrens. Recall Jesus' comment at the beginning of Luke 13;

"Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."

Yes, we are not any better than those who are currently suffering, nor are they any worse than us. Remember the grace of God in our lives and repent lest we provoke His anger and judgement also!

Finally, "pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world." (James1:27), while we formulate a biblical perspective of events around us and keep ourselves holy to be presentable to GOd, let us remember also those who are sufferings and extend our mercy and love to them (in cash and kinds!!).