Saturday, December 31, 2005


OK. Finally, after nearly a month of non-stop action, I get to take a short while to write up a full report of what I have been doing the past month. Here goes.

First thing was erm... Let's see... Youth Camp I think. yeah. 5-9 Dec. It was really cool. What witht he whole Roman theme and stuff. Even though I pointed out to F that actually, the thunderbolts painted onto Roman shields which was painted on to the banner were actually representing Zeus... oh well... Here is a shot of my group.

Yeah. They were a really great bunch of people.

After that was the family trip to Perth. Took quite alot of photos there. Here are some.

This one was at the WA Museum of Natural History, I think. If you look carefully, the knife on the right most side of the picture is actually an electric knife dated 1999 A.D. from Perth, Western Australia. Which I found really hilarious.

This one is one of my favourite pictures. It's really nice. It's like you can see the beauty of God in this shot. It was taken from the DNA tower which looks like...


Perth nightlights. I only had a 2 second exposure max for my camera, so this is the best I could get. Ah well...

This is one of the shots from the plane window. I was fortunate to get a window seat during the flight back. Looks like some kind of snow covered land, but it's the clouds. Strangely enough, I think about 1/3 of the shots I took were on the flight back.

And this.

And this.

And this. OK ok... so it's getting a bit monotonous... right... I'll get on with it.

Got my results back. I got only a 3.5 CAP. Such a bummer. No As at all. 3 Bs, 1 B+ and 1 B-. Really quite a bummer. But it could have been a whole lot worse. And I'm grateful to God for that.

I really am grateful to God for many things. Chief among them is that He hasn't sent a thunderbolt to zap me into a pile of ash yet, though I've done so many things wrong that I would have zapped myself. haha. Indeed, His patience and mercy never runs dry.

Anyway, I had 1 Christmas dinner and 2 lunches. And I played for Christmas service, so I didn't really get to take alot of Christmas photos. But it's ok, cos that's not what Christmas is about anyway. It's all about Christ coming down to save us. You know like how they like to say that Christmas is all about giving? Well, it's only partially true. It's really about God giving to save us all. And that's the only thing Christmas is about. Pastor K gave a sermon, and in it, he talked about how some library in the US told a lady that if she wanted to put up an ad for her church Christmas service in the library, she had to take out all images of Joseph, Mary, the 3 Magi, and Jesus. So what you would end up with is a picture of the farm. Like. Wow. So much for freedom of expression eh? And notice how all the Christian festivals have so many secular connotations now? Like just take Christmas. There's the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, Candy Canes, presents, Christmas Cards... like what's up? Not that it's wrong to have all those things, but it's almost like someone's trying to take attention away from what Christmas really is... anyway, I think I shall stop my ranting. Haha. I'm just glad that God came down to save our souls. If not, for sure, I would be burning in hell when Judgement Day comes.

Are you ready for Judgement Day?

Had no Christmas dinner on Christmas Day itself, but I did invite L, YL and S over, cos there was some miscomm in their CG and they got seperated.

OK. Then on 26th, after family Christmas lunch number 2, I went over to YL's place to help paint the room. She was re-doing it. Then on 27th, I went to Sentosa to help out in the PRC immersion program which VCF was doing. Yeah. Scholars from China. And yes, they were so desperate for helpers that they were willing to get me to help out, despite the fact that my Chinese isn't exactly the best of my languages. haha.. It was somewhat rained out though, but I think the PRC chaps had some fun, so we can thank God for that. heh.

And then 28-30 was the YEFC. It was fun to have a get together of all the 'older' youths and have some training together, even though I was auxiliarized along with J, F and WX during the toughest part, so we didn't really get to bond so much with the rest of the guys. And I didn't get to take many photos. Bleah. The best one was from F, as usual. Here it is.

He edited it, of course. The camp was really good. And since we are all leaders, we need to be aware of some stuff. Like temptations leaders face. For me, I think it was the popularity vs respect one, and the peace vs constructive conflict. Those would probably be my biggest temptations.

Nothing much left to the month. At the moment, it's about 22 hrs and 37 mins to the new year. I just managed to get 2 more mods for my next sem. I tell you, CORS can be a real bother, esp if you're a total newbie. Ah well.

This is not everything that happened. Lots of other things as well. But I'm tired.

Back to important question from this post:


Thursday, December 22, 2005


I have to do this to make MS happy... the silly girl... she arrowed me... bleah...

Rules of the game:
1. Post 5 weird/random stuff about yourself.
2. At the end, list the names of 5 people whom you want next to do this, and leave a comment "YOU ARE TAGGED!" in their blog and tell them to read your blog for rules.

1. I wanted to be a garbage collector when I was a kid. This was cos in the USofA, the garbage truck would come by, and there would be this guys hanging off the back of the truck, and when they were nearing a dust bin, they would jump off, run ahead (the truck was going at like 5km/hr or something) and they would grab the dust bin, wait for the truck to go nearby, toss the trash into the back of the dumpster, replace the dust bin, and then run, and hop onto the back of the dumpster. And I thought that was so cool.

2. I also thought it would be really cool to be a pilot. Comes from watching Star Wars and Top Gun too many times. Then I realized I could cause myself to almost wet my pants when driving a Land Rover at 20km/hr. Then, I knew I was never meant to be a flyer.

3. I enjoy eating durian, but my brother absolutely hates it. As a result, I don't like to eat durian, cos everytime I eat it, I have to brush my teeth like 3 times and wash my hands twice. And when I go back into our room, he still can smell the thingy. The amount of cleaning I have to do is just not worth it.

4. I like to bake. Though I have yet to progress on to more advanced projects, I can bake some things. And I haven't gotten diaroea... no... diarrhea... no diarohea.. oh heck... you get the idea. Yeah. I haven't gotten that D-thingy from eating my own baking.

5. I can't spell the D-word properly. Can you?

For all you fortunate people out there, I shall not bother you with this mundane issue. unless you see it and want to do it yourself. Just don't come and tag me again.