Monday, June 30, 2008

random pics

Here's what I call a scrambler bike.

And if you wanna be good at something, you'd better start young...

Someone cut the blue out of the sky....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

anne of green gables

She's always been one of my fave fictional gals.
Here's some nuggets from the irrepressible red-haired Anne Shirley. :)

"But oughtn't we to be prepared for the best too? It's just as likely to happen as the worst."
I wholly agree! :)

"It does people good to have to do things they don't moderation."
Erm...exercise? :P

"But you don't tell the whole truth. You only tell me the disagreeable part of the truth. Now, you've told me a dozen times that my hair was red, but you've never once told me that I had a nice nose."
This makes me laugh! It also makes me want to tell the nicer part of truths.

"That's a lovely idea. Living so that you beautify your name, even if it wasn't beautiful to begin with...making it stand in people's thoughts for something so lovely and pleasant that they never think of it by itself." 
What do people think of when they hear your name? :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Something is brewing...

I'm just not sure what it is.

Peter McHugh
"The beauty of frustration is that it is a clear sign that we have reached a limit."

So it's a good thing, because I'm at the tip-over point of frustration. 
In fact, I think I'm even feeling it physically.
There's been this squirm in my neck and shoulder blades for the past few days.
I feel like I'm welding a small little ice-pick, chipping away at a gangantuan glacier.
I'm desperate for something to change. 
Something MUST give way.

Haggai 2:15-17 (Message)
Now think ahead from this same date—this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Think ahead from when the Temple rebuilding was launched. Has anything in your fields—vine, fig tree, pomegranate, olive tree—failed to flourish? From now on you can count on a blessing."

When the breakthrough comes, I imagine it'll be like a waterfall of hot water over the glacier. 
Or else, the glacier will finally collapse because of all the little "chasing-donkeys" chipping away at its base. 
Let it come soon!

Haggai 2:9
"This Temple is going to end up far better than it started out, a glorious beginning but an even more glorious finish: a place in which I will hand out wholeness and holiness.' Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies."

But if I keep looking at the former glory, I will miss out on the building fun of the latter glory.
Look forward and live in the moment! :)

Btw, I soooooo lurf "Captivated" in the True Worshippers album.
The cello and violin arrangement is fantastic.
What a lovely mix of talent and anointing!

p.s. Check out this ole pic of me and Shan.
I don't even remember my hair was ever THIS long!
Gosh, I wonder how long it'll take to grow it to that length again?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

happy spider

This is a REAL spider, and its name is (what else?) "happy face spider."
It can only be found on the "Oh-I-so-wanna-go-back" gorgeous islands of Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii.

See, God the Creator has a super cute sense of humor. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

it's a gal thing

The Desigual bag I've been eyeing went on sale!!!
I got it at 30% off!
Hee hee.

Okei, that's enough soul food for the week.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"If you buy me, I will love you..."

Yahoo tells me that in 40 years time, or less, people may be having robots as lovers.
Meaning, not only will the robots be able to have emotions, personality and consciousness in relating to you, they will also be able to say "they love you just like a human would say 'I love you,' and say it as though they mean it..."
How exceptionally FREAKY. 

Dylan Evans nailed it when he said the paradox here is that any relationship with a robot will be based on the belief that love is neither unconditional nor eternal.
But love IS unconditional and eternal.

How would you like to BUY a robot's love? 

Saturday, June 14, 2008

seriously random

I really really like this double-strapped Loewe purse!
But the bid got too high for me, so I let it go. 

I'm recognizing some old potholes in my path.
The timing is almost freaky.
Plus, there are some things I can't figure out, but am definitely praying about.
Am so frustratedly-impatient for breakthroughs. 

In the meantime, I just gotta keep speeding along in my Porsche cabriolet....

And for days when I need a little bit of a heavyweight, presenting my dream SUV... the Porsche Cayenne.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Knowing where you stand

Joshua 3:2-5 (The Message)
"Joshua was up early and on his way from Shittim with all the People of Israel with him. He arrived at the Jordan and camped before crossing over. After three days, leaders went through the camp and gave out orders to the people: 'When you see the Covenant-Chest of God, your God, carried by the Levitical priests, start moving. Follow it. Make sure you keep a proper distance between you and it, about half a mile—be sure now to keep your distance!—and you'll see clearly the route to take. You've never been on this road before.'

Then Joshua addressed the people: 'Sanctify yourselves. Tomorrow God will work miracle-wonders among you.'"

If you want God to take you somewhere you've never been before, be prepared to sanctify yourself at a higher level. 

Sunday, June 8, 2008

eye candy post

I think he's cute!
He cracks me up as Riley Poole in two of my fave shows, National Treasure 1 and 2. 
Plus, he may not be leading man yet, but he's not dumb and certainly no pushover.
He told an interviewer off for coming unprepared to the interview and making the shallowest comments.

Sidetrack: Why are beetle and moths so attracted to my room?!


Glad I caught Kung Fu Panda with my CG last night!
It's not just soooooper funny, but it's all about loyalty and submission.
Special thanks to SY, Jialing, Jimmy and Matthew though....
As they missed the first bit of the show cos they were waiting for me to finish meeting YL. 
By the time we panted our way to the Cathay from Park Mall where we parked, we all (okei, maybe just me...) felt like Po after he had climbed up the mountain...:P
Another reminder that I should start exercising.

On an embarrassing sidetrack: 
I slipped and landed on my butt in the Expo toilet cubicle last night!
The whole toilet went silent for a while as the gals outside tried to figure out what in the world that "BOOM" sound was. 
It was soooo OUCH I took quite a while to get up.
Then when I finally emerged from the cubicle, everyone was like looking to make sure I was okei...:P
Now my right hip has a nasty blue-black.
Kuah kuah kuah.

Father's Day is coming!!
Praying that my dad will come for the service! 
Fast and pray-ah.....

Saturday, June 7, 2008

one of those days

I lurf days where you know you are where you are supposed to be.

A few days ago, I asked to help with something for today.
And I was given a privilege instead. 
Because I acted on this privilege, I was also in the right place at the right time for someone very important to me.

Thank You. 

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I am in the midst of a project!!

It's putting a big smile on my face!!

Hee hee.

Pharaoh and felicity

I used to be confused by this.

Exodus 7:1-5
"Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. But I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and though I multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites. And the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it."

I didn't get why God would harden someone's heart. 
It just didn't coincide with what I know about His nature.
Even though, I know there's so much that I don't know yet, but still....

Anyway, I got my answer recently. 

R.C. Sproul said that no man is utterly free of restraints, except for the single most powerful man at that time. In this case, Pharaoh was that man, and he had the greatest opportunity for good or evil, because he had the least restrictions blocking the desires of his heart.

God didn't place evil in Pharaoh's heart. He simply removed His grace, and when that happened, everything that was evil in Pharaoh came up to the surface and revealed itself. Hence, the hardening of his heart towards Moses and the Children of Israel. 

It's a scary thing when God removes His grace. 

I had an interesting conversation with a fren on this topic recently, and we talked about passing the point of no repentance - another thing which always gets me. How Esau was rejected; because he still only wanted to inherit the blessing, and his heart was not on the Bless-er. 

Hebrews 12:17
"For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears."

Then, R.C. Sproul said this:

"God put up with Pharaoh not because He was happy with Pharaoh and wanted to put His blessing on Pharaoh. God put up with Pharaoh so that God could show mercy upon those whom He would show mercy. There’s a sense in which even the wickedness of the wicked is redeemed by God to be a blessing to the righteous. The wickedness of the reprobate, through the amazing power of a sovereign providence, is brought to bear to enhance the blessedness of the elect. That’s why all things work together for good to those who love the Lord; that God is even able to bring good out of the wickedness of your enemies to be to your everlasting benefit, and your everlasting glory, and your everlasting felicity."

God can use all things, and everyone for the good of those who lurf Him.

And I lurf this word "felicity".
It means intense happiness.

God will use all things and make them work together for your intense happiness. 


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

frens who remember

Was glad to get a call from "warbling" Chester today. :)
Haven't heard from him in a while, but he does call from time to time to check in...
And remind me not to eat too much and restrain from BBQs.
And urge me to settle down.
And update me on what's up with the rest of the gang still in Melbourne.
And warble the rest of the conversation.
I appreciate frens who remember. :)

While still on the topic, I'm glad to have found another fren among my colleagues outside the Aquarium.
Been praying for her and her family too during their difficult time.
I'm thankful that God plants us where we can bless someone else, and vice versa.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

personalised service

This is why people pay big bucks to return to hotels where the staff don't just remember their names, but also their likes and dislikes.
Everytime I return to Tao's at Paradiz Center, I'm amazed at what one of the waiters, Gregory remembers.
The service there is fantastic ... superbly attentive but not annoying.
Well, except for one waiter, who can be a little insensitive and pushy.
But overall, it's impressive.
And the food there is pretty good too ... quality at most stages of the 7 courses.

My aunt and uncle took my family there on my first trip.
Since then, I've been very impressed with their frenliness and personable-ness, and how they would make suitable recommendations.
Eg. my granny was offered the clear fish soup as it was good for her age ... I was suggested to have my steak done medium as I was wearing braces ... 

Each time I go back, Gregory always asks after my aunt and uncle.
Not only does he remember where I sat, and my favourite drink, but on the last occasion, he even recalled what I was wearing and that I was rushing off towards the end of dinner!
And that was like at least a month ago. Simply amazing. 

I wanted to try the baby lobster pasta last week, but they had changed the menu, so I took the herb crusted prawns instead and it was yummy too. 
After dinner, Gregory came by to do the, "Is everything okei?" check.
I was generally very happy with everything, but just lightly commented that the chocolate in the fondue was not warm.
He explained why and immediately offered a creme brulee on the house to make up for it, which we rejected because we were tooooooo full from the rest of the courses. Haha.  

But back to what I was saying ... now THAT is service for you.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Wine Glass

I found a new place to chill out tonight... the marina on Keppel Island! :)
Came across it in a mag and decided to try it out.
It's got a restaurant (Prive), Cafe/bakery and Gastrobar sitting right opposite the condo Caribbean.
Oh and a Jap restaurant and wine place and TCC upstairs too.

Gosh, I love it, cos it's overlooking water!
And you can see the yachts and boats and all floating merrily.
Only thing is, it's not as accessible...
But if you're up for a walk, it takes about 10-15 mins to cross the bridge right next to Caribbean.
And along the way, you can ogle at the waterfront condo.  

All this contact with water makes me miss wakeboarding.....again! :P 

It's the first day of our 21-day prayer!
Going off to pray up a storm!