Monday, November 26, 2007

Little Riddle Time

From: 師奶殺手

Question: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Pls submit your entries via the comments!


Our last cell of thankgiving for the year - 29th December 2007 Saturday!

For those of us who have not yet been informed, we will be having our last cell for the year 2007 on 29th December (Sat). It will be an informal cell but also a time for us to come together to really share from our hearts how 2007 has been and what we would like to thank God for.

TinTine have generously opened their home at Woodlands for us on this day. Tin has also verbally agreed to orientate any of us drummers-wannbes in his music room. Since the post prior to this mentioned that Mystery would like to conduct a guitar course, I am thinking of merging all these on 29th for our first session :)

Thanksgiving cell officially will start at 6pm. We shall discuss food plans during cell this Tuesday.

I am proposing those of us who would like to learn drums or guitar, let's meet earlier at 2pm at TinTine's residence. Those of you who would like to rest at home more will just meet us direct at 6pm....

This will be our last cell for the year and will be a great time of bonding and fun. So i hope that all of us will be present to come and be blessed and to bless each other :) Oh yes, i think this would be a great opportunity to also invite our oikos who would like to learn either instrument and/or just join us for a good time. They don't have to necessarily share, but I pray that our sharing will touch their hearts :)

Are you all okay with the above arrangements?
Please inform your prayer buddies and please revert indiciating your attendance and "'D" for drums and "G" for guitar :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Cell Guitar Workshop

Hey dear northpolers, I am thinking of organizing a guitar workshop to train up more guitarists to lead worship in cell and also to empower more of you guys who wants to worship God at home. Let me know those who are interested ya. Btw,ITS FREE

Pre-requisites :
1) Guitar
2) Availability
3) Willingness to practise


A Beautiful Piece of Worship Song


This is a very beautiful piece of worship song which I love.
I believe you will be ministered as much as I did.

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wild grass in my garden....

As i was reversing my car this morning down my car porch, i turned my head to glance at my garden...and realised that wild grass and weeds had already covered the once flat piece of carpet grass!! Some grass has grown up to almost my knee level!

It got me thinking: how come I never noticed the wildgrass has growing so wildly over the past few months?... and I also sweetly recalled my childhood days where I would sit on a little chair with my dad to pluck out the weeds every week.

To answer the first question, I guess that all this while, I have taken my garden for granted .....and taken the weekly weeding efforts of my domestic helper for granted. Every morning as i rush out to work, i seldom take a look at the the flowers and the beauty that God has created. And only now when the grass has become long and unkept has it caught my 'attention'.

I can't help but think about how, in the same way, we often take God's goodness around us for granted...our health, our families, our friendships, our work...all the good things that God has blessed us with...And only when things 'grow wild' to an attention-seeking state, does it suddenly get our attention. But by that time, is it too late?? Surely, my grass took a few months to grow wild...but i never noticed it....

Comparing with years ago when i was in Primary School...for a season every week, I would sit down and go through the at times back-aching, but yet beautiful experience of pulling out those weeds one by one, so that would stop attacking the rest of the healthy grass. Those minutes/hours forced me to appreciate my garden and at the same time, helped me to weed out regulary, things that were making my garden 'grow wild'.

It brings to my mind how i ALWAYS marvel at new buildings that seem to SPRING out of nowhere once they are completed! Does that ever marvel you? It's like the building suddenly appeared without having to be constructed over months.

Time seems to fly too fast, things often seem to happen suddenly without much notice...
Friend's children seem to grow too fast.....making me wonder where those years went to! :)

Anyway, for those wondering why on earth my garden is getting so wild .... it's because we have been procrastinating doing some landscaping :) Soon though, the wild grass will be gone, and replaced by beautiful flowers and trees once again. And hopefully, this time around, the garden will be given regular care and contstant loving attention by its owners :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Finally! :)

Hiya! I finally got into the cell blog to contribute too! It's really quite a refreshing breather popping into the blog to see what has been added and how everyone is getting on. I would have wished to jump into the fun earlier if not for a mean bug invading my laptop and creating havoc. But yes, I'm better off today with a new laptop!

Since I'm on this mode of confession, I shld admit that I'm not a good multi-tasker (if you havent noticed!). Yes yes, I've observed I tend to get very absorbed in the one (ok, maybe two??) activity for the moment and it's difficult to have multiple foci in the same instance. And this seemed to be my way of life - to the rest of the world, I seemingly lead a very busy lifestyle (maybe I do too...) but it's mainly because by the time I spread everything out in the finite timespan we are alloted, not much excess is left! So, I hope you can understand (just a little bit will do!) that it can be a struggle for me to juggle work, family, friends, social/sports activities and church altogether. There's just too many things to do, isn't it!?! :) When it comes to the crunch, my solution is first-thing-first and I will put on priority the agenda that has the greatest impact subsequently.

Long story short, I figured this is why I just can't seem to find the bandwidth for cell activities in the past few months. Not to say that cell's not important but there's nothing to worry about on cell-front. This year had been a harrowing time, with huge adjustments at home and work - I can't say I've ironed out everything yet, but suffice to say, it'd been more manageable. In fact, I'm quite happy the laptop has not followed me home except for last nite this week! :) [when it does, it means more work waiting!] I don't know if it's because the rhythm is tapering for end of the year, but let's hope it's sustainable and step-by-step, I will get to see more of you! :)


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Cherish your gift

I thought Lola's entry reminded me of what God spoke to me during praise and worship. We all love gifts and surprises and during pnw, I was asking God for directions and I sense the words "Cherish the gift that I give you" I was very ministered as I look at my life and saw all the gifts that God has given, people that come along, family members etc.. How many times have I truly cherish God's gifts to me? Or that onli when a problem cooped up e.g. favourite wallet kana chilli sauce or frens drifted away then I start to cherish.
Feeling inspired by what God has spoken to me, I spent more time with my family. I was very happy when my parents enjoyed their first Jalan Kayu trip and also bought fish for aquarium. :)


Friday, November 09, 2007

Don't we all love surprises?


Just like little children, even adults could do with an ocassional surprise (pleasant one, that is!) in this busy world!

Yesterday, my colleagues and I gave my boss (aka my mum;)) a surprise bbq birthday party. Running up to the day, it was really funny how she was getting anxious and a little disappointed with the seemingly lack of interest in arranging any agency get-together for her birthday (as per our annual tradition). A few of us were approached by her to find out if we needed her to block out any dates for this special celebration. Of course, we all kept very mum about the whole thing..shrugging our shoulders and giving the 'we're too busy' look.

Last week our colleague told her that he wanted her to meet his big client with him on Deepavali evening, which of course was half-truth. He does have such a client, but there was no such meeting with her that evening :) But she bought into it, thanks to my colleague's Oscar winning skills!!
She reached the condo in the colleague continued the show....brought her along an apparently 'shortcut' to get to the neighbours house, around the swimming pool, and pass a bbq pit....only to find 14 of us with our backs facing her suddenly turn around and sing the happy birthday song! The almost semi-shocked and surprised look on her face was something I haven't seen in ages....and it was indeed heart-warming to see how our efforts had not gone to waste.
She took some time to get over the moment...touched and really surprised....and then she expressed her amazement at how well all this had been kept under wraps for the past week! And kudos to our super actor colleague!

Indeed, pleasant surprises are always welcome. I know that i could have never been in my 'Oscar-winning' colleague's shoes....cos i would let the cat out of the bag within minutes! have never been somebody who could bluff with a straight face. I guess it isn't so much of the lack of acting skills, but rather, the empathy/guilt within me that would really make me feel bad tricking the person....i would call it....compassion? haa!!

I sheepingly joked with my better half after the party....'You know? Gals like surprises! How come i haven't had any surprises from you in such a long time??" , to which he had no answer......haa!

So, have you given anyone a nice surprise lately? It takes time, it takes effort...but when the surprise really succeeds in being a surprise, the effort put in more than pays off when you see the happy look on the face of the 'victim' ;)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

High Lvl Lip Synch 2

High Lvl lip synching part 2

Waiting ....Being Mummy by Candid Candy

What's the longest time you've ever waited for someone? I remember waiting for a prospect for 3 hours at a coffeeshop just to "force" him to turn up...and he did.

Now as I wait for my baby to be born, there's a mix feeling of anticipation, excitment, boredom, worry, wonder...When I had Isaac and I had to go for C-section at a specific date, everyhing was planned and systematic.
Now I wait with wonder, just waiting for the signs to show up, can't plan anything far into weeks and filling my days by catching up on my reading, watching movies and serials.
The most uncomfortable part for me was not being able to move as fast as I'd like to be. Now every step makes me feel like a big pail filled with water and climbing up stairs is like dragging a 10kg of rice with me. And there's those aches and pains here and there. And also having to slow down my work activities, losing out on some in career opportunities.
A friend asked me the other day, don't I feel regret by losing out these opportunities cos sometimes opportunities come by only once (he knew my career plans this year)?
But I enjoy motherhood, it gives me a chance to be a better person, live my childhood again, and children gives unconditional love and joy. To me, no achievements can beat the feeling. That in itself is an achievement to me already.

Having this baby is a concious choice and decision me and my husband made. And I was pregnant not long after you guys prayed for me. I knew it's a gift from God, knowing many among my peers have difficulty conceiving.
So everything else can wait. After all, how many more children can we afford to have?
So I take this period of time to slow down and smell the flowers :-)
I look forward to seeing my baby's face and getting back my lifestyle again.

Lip Synching at its best

Check this out. High Lvl lip-synch

Korean KTV

Hey guys this is what I am talking about. Check out these 2 girls.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A greater affection for lizzies after this? ;)

This is a little gross at first, but really hilarious! ;) My friend sent it to me....hope it doesn't gross any of you out! ;)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Where we belong

Letter to our new fun loving family in Christ YS 653....Me Christine and Zion boy have enjoyed your hospitality, fellowship and er...... contagious sense of humour too. A Big thank you in helping us to adapt with the new Christian enviroment in TTC.Praise God for placing us here in YS653. Its been an honour meeting you laura,Annie,Sandie, Aileen, Julia,Alvin, Candy, Melvin Ling yeow, Joseph, Valeriee...Did we miss anyone?....oh yup Mindy and Michelle...HAHA

Saturday, November 03, 2007

My Guitar Hero

My guitar hero, one day i am gonna play like him. one day... but when will that day come hahaha.. anyway enjoy! :)


This Guy Rocks!!

From: 師奶殺手

If I could ever play like him... Lolx! ^^v

Friday, November 02, 2007


Dear NorthPolers, guess wat? Its Friday!!! The long awaited weekend is here... so what's up this weekend? any plans? I am planning to swim tomorrow... Anyone care to join me?

Mystery a.k.a Mel

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Studying Mushroom :)

Due to popular demand, the Mushroom artise has decided to publish more of his original artwork just for his cell group.
Have fun and take joy in life everyone! :)

What are you today?

Today I feel like a Marking Machine. What about you?