Saturday, June 30, 2007

A Tribute (1924-2007)

On Friday morning, 29 June 2007, our founder and chairman Elder of FGA, DR KOH ENG KIAT went Home to be with the Lord.

I never knew much about him as a person until yesterday as I sat through the memorial service. All the testimonies I had heard brought me to tears just as I listened. He was a kind, humble, gentle and was always concerned about the church. Indeed, he was a great man with a big heart for God and a faithful servant of His. Many were overwhelmed by the testimonies and during the recital of hymns.

Nevertheless, he left us a legacy in which not many could follow; for us to cherish and remember.

My Legacy

What will be the measure of my days, weeks, and years passed?
How will my life be valued?
What will matter is not what I bought,
but what I have chosen to build.
Not what I received,
but what I have shared and given you.
What will matter is not what I learned,
but what I have taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion,
courage and sacrifice that enriched, empowered or
encouraged others to emulate from my example.
What will matter is not my competence,
but my integrity and character; my true grit.
What will matter is not how many people I have known, rich or poor,
But how many will feel a lasting loss when I am gone.
What will matter are not my faded memories,
But the memories of those who knew and have loved me.

Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

Psalm 23:4

May the Lord our God bless his soul.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

10 principles to live by

1. Never think or speak negatively about yourself; that puts you in disagreement with God

2. Meditate on your God-given strengths and learn to encourage yourself, for most of the time no one else will encourage you

3. Don’t compare yourself to anybody else; you are unique, there is no one else like you

4. Focus on your potential, not your limitations. Remember you are indwelt by the Spirit of God

5. Discover your spiritual gifts and put it to good use. Strive for excellence

6. Have the courage to be different. Always seek to please God and not man

7. Learn to handle criticism. Let it develop you instead of discourage you

8. Determine your own worth instead of letting others do it for you. They’ll shortchange you

9. Keep your shortcomings in perspective – you are still a work in progress

10. Focus daily on your greatest source of confidence – The Holy Spirit who indwells you

Monday, June 18, 2007


For the past few months of staying at home, I felt as if my life was meaningless, as if I had no purpose in life. Back in school, I could at least study for something like an exam to keep me on track; focused. Now, life has been pretty miserable for me. Nothing much to do at home besides watching more tv, reading the same book for almost three weeks and going online playing Bejeweled 2.

What is life??? I seriously feel like studying or starting school right now. No doubt about that. You have no idea how it feels like to stay at home for all these wasted months doing...possibly nothing. I just want to get into my books, feel busy about something important, study for an exam and spend my time doing something worthwhile. Holidays are fun but too much of it makes me feel sick and lazy.

The first two months of my holidays were a blast. I did what I wanted to do. No studying, no pressure, nothing. Just free. Then, I started work in March when I felt a slight taste of boredom creeping into my soul. After working for 2 and half months, I got tired and stopped work. Welcomed back the holidays again till today. That was in mid-May.

Just as I've decided to enrol in HELP for the July intake, I still have at least 2 weeks to waste time doing nothing. On one hand, I feel that I'm going to miss my long break. Btw, this is by far my longest break ever in history. On the other hand, I can't wait to start school and meet new people.
On another hand, I feel scared to start a whole new beginning, with new environment, new syllabus, new lecturers, new people, new beginings ahead,etc. (Yes, I have three hands.)

Sigh...that is life.

MY life.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I see the King of Glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

I see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees, we're on our knees

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom's cause
As I walk from earth into eternity

Saturday, June 09, 2007


These are from a book called Disorder
in the American Courts, and are things
people actually said in court, word
for word, taken down and now published
by court reporters that had the
torment of staying calm while these
exchanges were actually taking place.

Q: Are you sexually active?
A: No, I just lie there.
Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July 15.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.
Q: What gear were you in at the moment
of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
Q: This condition you have... does it
affect your memory at all?
A: Yes.
Q: And in what ways does it affect
your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget? Can you give us an
example of something that you've
Q: How old is your son, the one living
with you?
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I
can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.
Q: What was the first thing your
husband said to you when he woke up
that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.
Q: Do you know if your daughter has
ever been involved in voodoo or the
A: We both do.
Q: Voodoo?
A: We do.
Q: You do?
A: Yes, voodoo.
Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when
a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't
know about it until the next morning?
A: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year-
old, how old is he?
Q: Were you present when your picture
was taken?
Q: So the date of conception (of the
baby) was August 8th?
A: Yes.
Q: And what were you doing at that
Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.
Q: How many were boys?
A: None.
Q: Were there any girls?
Q: How was your first marriage
A:! By death.
Q: And by whose death was it
Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had
a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?
Q: Is your appearance here this
morning pursuant to a deposition
notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go
to work.
Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you
performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on
dead people.
Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral,
OK? What school did you go to?
A: Oral.
Q: Do you recall the time that you
examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the
A: No, he was sitting on the table
wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
Q: Are you qualified to give a urine
____ __________________________________
Q: Doctor, before you performed the
autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?!
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the
patient was alive when you began the
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my
desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still
been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could
have been alive and practicing law

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Out of Boredom...

5 things found in your bag
- Purse
- Tissue
- Lipstick brush
- Lipstick
- Sunglasses

5 things found in your purse
- IC
- FGA library card
- Money
- ATM card
- Driving license

5 favourite things in your room
- Bed
- Mirror
- MP3 player
- Bible
- Hair dryer

5 things you're currently into
- Reading "Apollyon"
- Driving
- Blogging
- Dreaming
- Worrying about my future

5 people you will tag
- Christle
- Belle
- Sen Ming
- Hwei-Ming
- Michelle

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Quotable Quotes

1. It won't make a difference if I change what I do, where I am if I don't change what I am
and how I am

2. Thrust yourself today but trust God all the way

3. Your attitude determines your altitude

4. Before you serve your own vision, serve another man's vision

5. It is far better to forgive and forget than to resent and remember

6. You don't have to "suck ass" in order to obtain success (this is a lame one :p)

7. Wisdom is not what I know but what I do

8. Seven days without a Sabbath makes a weak

9. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare

10. Without a cause men hated Christ, without a cause He loves them

11. The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision

12. The question is not, 'Where is God?' but 'Where isn't God?'

13. If there were no hell, no one would worry about heaven

14. Give Satan an inch and he'll be a ruler

15. Give God what's right; not what's left

16. Man's way leads to a hopeless end but God's way leads to an endless hope

17. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called

18. No one is so good that he can save himself and no one is so bad that God cannot
save him

19. You were born an original. Don't die a copy

20. A lot of kneeling keeps us in good standing

Monday, June 04, 2007

Access denied

Since it was already the beginning of June and my dad has been pressuring me everyday about the result of my application NUS, I went to their website, entered my information and here's what it read on the screen.

Application denied

I can't say that I'm sad or disappointed cos I kinda expected it. I've heard many people telling me that it's not easy to get in and I myself know that.

I know the result only came out on that day and it's their fault for making me wait so long, not forgetting all the questions I get from people around me like, "What are you doing now? or Where are you studying now?" I had to answer questions like that dozens of times and to make matters worst, some of the same people had to ask me the same question every other time I see them.

I'm not saying it's their fault but I find it really tiring to answer the same thing over and over again.

So, now with this post, I hope I don't have to repeat myself to you, yes YOU, the one reading my blog, about my studies.

Then you'll be wondering "So, what's your plan next?"

Well, I'm thinking of applying in HELP for Law, July intake. Anything any of you would like to advise me on my decision to study in HELP?