Monday, December 31, 2007

Thanksgiving for 2007

~Silence Sand

Thanks God for all He had done in 2007, as i am trying to recall this whole year events..

In the First half of 2007, Everything was fine, did not have any major up or down in life, life is still same old same old kind of things.

As most of u should know my birthday is in Aug, for past few yrs, before my BD i will ask God to fill my birthday with interesting things. This year BD wish turn up to be a sad story regarding my brother's case, but Thank God that it is sunlight after the rain.

From Aug until now, there are times of doubts, and struggle in my spiritual walk, as everything seems to be uncertain and fear of security had rooted in me. But I knows that God is there, I should not let go on my trust in Him. As I seek God n trust in Him, and draw strength from Him, and also thank him for whatever He had done in my life, things started to change slowly. And also thank Him for small little thing that He had favored for me like, as u know i m driving a van, finding a carpark lot at Geylang area was terrible, after going 2 rounds at the same place, but God is good, He blessed me 2 lots so that I dun need to perform parallel parking for the van, i never done it before, it will be a great challenge.

First of all, thank God for my brother salvation in Sept 2007 and secondly is my mum salvation on 23 Dec07, during Chinese Xmas drama. In the beginning of the year, I prayed and fast for my family salvation, and God answered my prayers. I believe alot of us really wanted to see our love ones to get to know Christ, please continue to pray and it will go to past.

For my mum, she had been following me to chinese service with my bro for the past 3mth or so, during the Xmas Chinese event, i asked a chinese SP to SALT my mum, I am surprised when she agreed to go forward to accept Christ as Lord. The last time, abt a mth or so, i asked her before, and she was very determined that until my brother's case is over, then she will talk about this, she will just said that it is not the right timing. But I Thank God that my mum has changed. After the service I asked her, does she knows by saying the Salvation prayer what does it meant and where is God? She told me, God is with her(PTL). And usually when she go to work, she will go to chinese altar to pray, but for the past few weeks, she did not go n pray anymore, praise God.

I am even more encourage when Laura told me that in the beginning of the year when she is praying for me, God had already planned for my family salvation.

I strongly believe that this new year 2008, will be a year fulfilment and I really looking forward to this new yr.

Let's us contiune to ASK (ASK, SEEK and KNOCK) God for His direction and plan in our life in 2008.

Blessed New Year 2008!!


On behalf of web master and YS653, I would like to wish everyone a very Blessed New Year 2008!

May we advance together to this new year and harvest for God!

Jesus Christ (once again)

hi guys
i luv this song as it talks about what Christ has done for our lives - the biggest sacrifice He made for us all...that which we never fully deserved.
As we end the year 2007, the best gift of thanksgiving we can offer Him is our hearts totally surrendered to Him for the year 2008.

I really hope all of us will be blessed by this song as we meditate on the words.... :)

Jesus Christ, I think upon Your sacrifice
You became nothing poured out to death
Many times I’ve wondered
At Your gift of life
And I’m in that place once again
I’m in that place once again

And once again I look upon
The cross where You died
I’m humbled by Your mercy
And I’m broken inside
Once again I thank You
Once again I pour out my life

Now You are exalted to the highest place
King of the heavens, where one day I’ll bow
But for now, I marvel at this saving grace
And I’m full of praise once again
I’m full of praise once again

Thank You for the cross
Thank You for the cross
Thank You for the cross, my Friend

Hosanna - Hillsong Live (Saviour King)

Have been singing this worship song in church for the past couple of weeks. Have begun to enjoy the song, especially after Tin taught me how to play a pattern on the drums for this song ;)
luv the bridge!


Friday, December 28, 2007


I love this song ...

StillWords and Music by Reuben Morgan

Hide me now

Under your wings

Cover me within your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar

I will soar with you above the storm

Father you are king over the flood

I will be still and know you are God

Find rest my soul

In Christ alone

Know his power

In quietness and trust


It's me after a five hour KTVing session

you can never get tired of singing...

anyway just to share the good news that Lawrence has just been transferred to a normal ward and docs and nurses said that his recovery is very fast! Praise God! and thanks to all who have been praying and visited him.


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Qian Bian Wen Ta Ti part 2

Question contributed by Leann:

Which one is noiser? Kopi or bread?

Superman (I just changed my car theme)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to Y653 Family

Dearest all,
A Very Merry Christmas to all of you.
I feel really blessed to be in this cell, I've never felt more at home. Thank you for always caring about one another, showing concern to one another (inc. me)'s really a display of affection and love for our brothers and sisters.
Though I've not been active in cell this year, I never felt left out because you always update and include me in all your activities.
Let's continue to make our cell a loving place for everyone, we'll multiply and harvest in abundance.
Happy Holidays with Love,
Candid Mama

Monday, December 17, 2007

Thank you for praying

Dear all,

I reached home at around 145am. Just bathed. If there is a chance, I would be checking out the blog and here I am... I just want to extend my thanks to those who have been praying for my buddy's husband, Lawrence, who is warded at Changi in critical condition. I really thank God for protecting his life. He has since regained consciousness, and condition has been improving. His lungs is the critical part now. Please continue to pray that God will heal his lungs and him and also for God's love to be shown.

I came back and searched for the news and there it was, on the second page of straits times. My mum really comforted me and what she said made a lot of sense. She said that in times like this, we must keep thinking that he has recovered since God spared his life and must have the peace within our hearts that God is in control no matter what. (ting tian you ming) My buddy must also be strong and fill herself with positive thots as she needs to be a good support and as frens, we have to keep filling her with hope.

I am also very touched by your messages of assurance of prayer especially from Julia who offered to visit Lawrence on my behalf.

I would also be praying for you all.. take care...


Sunday, December 16, 2007

hmmm....okie i hope this works eh....

dearest peeps, I MISS Y'ALL SO SO SO MUCH...... been so out of action, i am actually happy for the two weeks i am having tat i can stay in SG :) might have to fly immediately after christmas, but crossing my fingers :)

havent realli felt the impetus to post mainly cos i am a little out of tuned with wat's going on in your lives - hence also dun realli know wat to say, and many a times back in the hotel room at night, i am up to my neck clearing emails and work, and when i am back in SG, i am usually so tired, i spend a lot of time sleeping :(. Work has also been tough, with some politics and all, which is just so tiring and irritating....... To be honest, its been very diff trying to keep up at my spiritual walk,...its kinda like i knoe tat God is Lord of my life, but slowly i had begun to lose the feeling of being in love with him in my heart. It was more like i was in love with God only in my mind.....

Just a few days ago, my vision became quite blurred, immediately went to TTSH, doc said due to length of time i had been wearing contacts (11 years +) the surface of my eye became dry and uneven, leading to blurred vision. And with adequate rest and all, within 1-2 mths, the eye surface should regenerate itself with medication. I just wanna thank God for his early warning. Took some leave and all......

But more so, having some time out of all this busyness and hectic schedule, I began to force myself to start just spending time with God. I was very blessed by Lola's song when i was just reading through the blog. God has placed new friends, many non-christians and backslided christians in my life even during this time. Other old friends have become even more entrenched in their other religions, they are more and more convinced about their faith in Buddhism etc......However, some come to me and ask me to pray for them in crisis, like when they are out of job and all, and my prayer is tat God can somehow just change my heart to be back in love with him (heart-wise), so that i dun waste the opportunity that he has given me to somehow be of blessing to them.

I dunno how to as well, cos some of them have very alternative lifestyles, and i have never been one to disassociate myself from because of the things they do, but more of a passive sorta sister-in-christ. however, i feel that perhaps i could just do more, be more vocal about this God, be more excited about him, be more full of his joy that somehow something is different.......

Hoping that at least for this Christmas, a couple of my oikos will come.....will see ya'll at Christmas :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Before I fly ...

Hello everyone,

I would be flying off for Hongkong in two hours time, decided not to sleep in case I cannot wake up. After Hongkong, I would return to Singapore for 1 day and then fly off to Bangkok again. If not for the family bkk trip, I would not have opted to go as I really miss the time to just relax in Singapore and walk the local streets without a care in the world until I feel like going back to work. But it is already a blessing to be able to go on a holiday! Please pray for safety and a fruitful trip..

I also would like to praise the person behind the new outlook of the blog. It is so in tune with Christmas with the snow falling and I really like the photo gallery idea except for one pic whereby I was wearing this orange t-shirt and all the gals look so tired.

I am all for the christmas lunch and looking forward to 29 dec... Lets play Zhong Ji Mi Ma for the gift exchange? Do you like the idea?

As for the prawn fishing, I did a crazy thing. I went to get my own rod! Ha ha ... I have already successfully pestered my best buddy to join me for prawning when I come back kekekeke ... yeah guess I am a outdoorsy person at heart..

Okie signing off le, rem to pray for me and for yourself!!!! I heard quite a lot of badnews recently. Remember to pray for divine protection k! Take care and miss you... and also those who are active and strong, look out for those who are busy like Julia, Aileen.. and also those who cannot make it for cell like Aaron (I still rem he once fessed up in cell that he would like very much to come back to God... his testimonies by his Sunday school kids really make me feel like encouraging everyone to encourage him even if he is in China) and also Michelle (who also might be busy and not able to be as regular)... candy mama, at least I know you are a happy mama now and that is realli cool! Hope to see u real soon k :) Okie I sound a bit naggy le ... going to sign off... I really love this cell group.. you guys are great... Oh yes not forgetting Christine, my lovable SP... whom I just couldnt manage to meet up for NB... :( May God bless you with the best job for ya!

Byeeeeeeeee wave wave


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Caught SEA games anyone?


Stayed at home for dinner after discomfort in my stomach since afternoon....and had a chance to catch our own homegrown Singaporean swimmers swim in the Sea Games....

It's funny how I never thought I could actually feel proud of being a Singaporean just by watching these athletes compete for the nation on TV, but I must say it was a refreshing emotion...

When 2 of our female swimmers, one of whom was homegrown and wasn't really expected to win, stood on the Gold 'stand' with the Singapore anthem playing behind, it was a proud moment for them and also for me as i sat alone on my living room sofa...

I remembered how 2 months ago, I had asked my better half how come the big burly rugby players were actually so emotional as they stood on the fields at the beginning of every game while they sang their national anthem.....i guess such emotions can never be fully comprehended, but at least tonight, I felt that I finally understood a little more how it really feels to be proud of your country :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

You must watch this! Amazing!:) ~lola

25th December programme?!

hi folks!

You guys wanna do anything on Christmas Day after our morning service? Let's head down for 9am Christmas service @ Adam, and head for nice brunch somewhere?
Any suggestions? Who's interested?

Any takers?

Drumming workshop/ Guitar workshop

A Big all music crazy revellers out there....ever thought of picking up an instrument to play or simply hit something to vent your fustration??? ....this is it YS653 ....drums in session. No Fees.


No service charge.....

Not for the faint hearted.

individual snare drums would be provided.

oh yes and your choice of sticks too....


Able to tap your toes.

Snap your fingers.

Shake your!

ok looks like we're all set to hit our hearts out....

Venue as stated.... ***Address Deleted*** To protect the interest of family safety

Time...3pm to 6pm ....Makan session after 6pm....

Sunday, December 09, 2007

North Thankgiving Rejoice 2007

Brilliant Rose... Look very carefully. Each perfect model with a perfect cut on their finger.. :P

Mindy! Our lovable host! and owner of 3 wandering turtles... Camera woman: Oei guys do something funny leh like pull each other ties!

Gals: hmm what action? Can we act cute? Camara man: Can lah can lah!

Our Go Green Recycled Cell Poster

Last minute idea but everyone's effort! Through the poster making, I realise I am an autocratic democrat. Joseph has an exceptional talent in cutting chinese characters at a fast rate. (you know who to look for as CNY is not exactly very far away or if you are getting married and you need the "Xi" :P) Laura is gifted in making sure the heart's colour has gradual tones. Issac is to be credited for his inspiring piece of "light" in the heart. Valerie and Christine for having a sharp eye for the lovely patterns to be tear out from the mag... Ling Yeow and Martin for designing the Chinese characters (once again CNY you know who to look for) Ooops did I miss out anyone??? and of course, the moral support of the rest of the YS653.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Our Prawning Session

That is our first catch of the day! I simply love Martin's serious expression examining the prawn..keke. 30 plus prawns for 2 rods hmm not bad lah ... we will improve... We ate a lot for dinner. We had Zi cha (furong dan, vege, Kungfu Pork ribs), bbq chicken wings, satay and of course Alvin's BBQ Prawns. Suddenly, someone mentioned DURIAN and off we went to buy durian and had our little picnic at AMK. Very satisfied ... zzzzz

Prawning Session

As conversation, Im posting some pictures of moi prawning session. =)

1st prawning session - Abt 50 prawns with 4 rods (Beginner.. 1st time!)

2nd prawning session - 24 prawns with 1 rod ( Getting abit better.. Hee..)

Comparision between big prawn and small prawn of our catch.. BIG different.. Lolx!

The 3 big prawnies among the prawns.. Keke..

By: 師奶殺手

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Waiting..... 2nd time Mummy at last

around 14 Nov- had a weird dream, someone told me to read The Bible - Duetronomy... I awoke wondering if there was such a chapter. dismissed the dream and carried on doing some last minute preparation for baby's arrival.

17 nov - checkup at gynae... he said quite likely have to go c-section cos i'm not dilated. we were a little disappointed as I was reluctant to be under the knife again.. for some reason. was told to return for another checkup on 19 nov, 5.30pm. Went home, told the Hubby about the dream, he told me to find that chapter and read it. Tried to read it but not getting any enlightenment. so i quietly told baby to decide how he'd like to borne. Meanwhile, some friends of mine are concerned my baby was

19 nov, 5.30am - at last, i had some symptoms of labour. called gynae and went to clinic at 10am. was told to admit hospital at 10.30pm. Me and Hubby decided to spend some quality time, we went to watch Beowolf. While my Mum's was fretting at home, thinking I'll go into labour anytime.

20 Nov 12.30am - finally admitted to Thomson Medical. Contraction had started and I was gripping to the bed rail every hour when the cramps start. By the time I was at labour ward at 12pm, contraction had shorten to every 15 min. I was considering to have C-section but Hubby Alex said that I had already tolerated for more than 12 hours, we should go ahead for the birth. HE TOLD ME TO PRAY. By then, I could only call for Jesus, dunno what to pray anymore. My hubby then played a Kylie Minogue's song that i listened to for jogging. It's kind of funny cos I started "seeing " Jesus with a very sexy Kylie... lol. Then gynae came. Conversation went like this:

Gynae: oh at least now u not smiling (i was grining whenever he came to see me at the hospital, to the extent that he said i don't look like delivering baby)

Me: frowning

Nurse: Mother's in distress, dilation 3cm

Gynae: distress is good, be patient.. still long way to go. maybe afternoon.

And then he's Gone with Wind!

Me thinking ' Wa lao eh!'

When the contractions shorten to every 3mins, I was holding on to Alex's hand and the oxygen mask for life AND I remember "calling" "Jesus come" in my head.

When Nicholas was finally borne, Alex and I made a V sign. We were both very happy and exhilarated that the actual delivery was very smooth and Nicholas was healthy. It's a very special experience because we went through it together. This birth has brought Alex and I closer together.

As for the pain, it's all over after the delivery and what's left is a Little Angel from God to warm our hearts.

Still, anyone can enlighten me on Deutronomy?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jesus I bring You...

This tune was placed in my heart and inspired by the Lord during one of my low moments on 15th March 2005. It was God's way of reminding me that indeed HIS strength is made perfect in my weakness....

God gave me the tune and lyrics within a couple of minutes while i was preparing to lead cell one of the Tuesday evenings.....and those few minutes of worshipping God was really a time of intimate worship with God, a moment of powerful encounter which i will never forget....

Taken from this verse: “”…My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
(2 Corinthians 12:9-10),
I pray that this song will uplift and encouarge you during your moments of discouragement:

Jesus I bring You – inspired by God (15th March 2005)

Jesus I bring You my problems
Cos I can’t solve them alone
Jesus I bring You my burdens
Cos I can’t carry them alone

Cos I am weak
But You are strong
Your strength is made perfect in my weakness
Cos when I am weak
Then I am strong
Because of your power that rests on me
I am strong

Jesus I bring You my mountains
Cos I can’t climb them alone
Jesus I bring You my giants
Cos I can’t fight them alone

Jesus I need You (x3)
More than anything
Jesus I need You (x3)
More than anyone