Tuesday, January 31, 2006

arsenal 2 wigan 1 (but wigan win on the away goals rule)

既然是华人, 而且学过这么多年的华文, 就应该多用它, 因此, 就用华语写网记. 今天能够去朋友家拜年, 吃大餐, 感到荣幸, 在融洽的一桌共享他的拿手好菜, 突然间问起彼此境况, 听 说 一
个 朋友 专门 分 析 宝 金 属市场, 另 一个在中国大陆北大念硕士学位, 一个即将回旧校 (华中学院) 教书, 又有一个在 跨国企业工作, 自己豁然深感渺小, 咳! 目前 我 只不过 是 在 服 强制兵役, 到底可算出人头地 吗 ? 未来 是否 光茫, 还是茫然?

几年不见的朋友, 全部从华初毕业, 他们 踊跃地 用华语 津津乐道 起 来. 为了促进默契, 我也尝试用华语跟他们沟通, 很明显的, 我的华语比他们的逊色, 问题是, 他们为我试用华语而感到惊讶. 不来自华初, 就不能用华语与他们对话吗? 想到这里, 我为当初缺勇气改上华初而更感遗憾忧愁了.....

本作者目前在___________ 服强制兵役. 他以私人身份提供上篇文章.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

bolton 1 arsenal 0 (stelios 84)

Take these tests, then share ur results.

  • Love Test
  • IQ Test
  • MBTI test


  • The Mixed Messenger
    Deliberate Brutal Love Dreamer (DBLDm)


    Just...take...the...fucking...flower...darling. The Mixed Messenger apologizes again.

    You're looking for love, but you'll always maintain your independence. You're prepared for a real commitment, but it's also likely that you're ambitious, which creates a certain romantic tension and ambivalence within you. So although you can be very affectionate to someone, you are also capable of pulling some dubious shit.

    In a relationship, you're usually the emotional leader. With your friends, you're a little bit more part of the pack. You're well-liked but you're not the uninhibited type, so the spotlight's often on someone else. In both social and romantic situations, however, you almost always get what you want. Influencing people is something you do very well.

    Saturday, January 07, 2006

    luton 3 liverpool 1 (aft 53 min), cisse miss penalty 50

    we were sharing about how the past year went. actually it was a year full of ups and downs, if i really bother to remember it properly.

    Jan 2005: holiday to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Illinois. Disneyworld & Chicago. Mall of America. University of Wisconsin Madison. Almost Universal Studios, but in the end we didn't go there.

    Jan 2005: new class on the Cold War in which whole class is intellectual, experienced and articulate and everyone fights to speak up (not fights to keep quiet). if you keep quiet you get picked on. Lecturer has to get people to take turns (not 1 -3) but (1 - 10) to give their views and by the time u get to number 7 people have already cut in and the order is lost. teach me how to be humble. this was an International Politics class. in the School of International and Public Affairs. and the lecturer is simply excellent. so impressed by his insights...historian, diplomat, sociologist, lawyer all rolled into one. The class talked about history, politics, economics, culture, nationalism, structure & theory, sociology, law, and philosophy. Struggled with the essays for the class. He was quiet lenient with me in the end. Just made it through.

    May 2005. long-awaited graduation, plus trip to niagara falls, 8 hours back & forth. on the bus where i read the book about Christian worldview. should be proud of Christian identity, beliefs should make a difference to ur life. was celless, churchless, & also communityless. didn't have a grp to belong to....

    May 27 2005: joined NTU cell. Introduced by James, who referred me to Kimberly, Kimberly brought me into Room 303 and left me there for her own cell group. Was v scared. worship leader remarked that they had unfamiliar people with them that day. Got to know Kailoon, Eik Sheng.

    Jun 6 - 8 2005: joined holiday NTPS T2T programme. Amazingly fast transit, got to know Keith, Zhiew Li, Carmen, Pauline, Peter, Franco, KW & others. Saw church ministry in action. Was happy that they gave me a chance to be involved. Without having to go thru much equipping or paperwork. Just went straight in.

    Jun 11 2005: Attended cell officially for 1st time. Ruyi was also new. Got to know Kelvin, Zhuling, Joline, Melissa, Ingrid.

    Jun 13 - 16 2005: joined Urban Race camp. Amazingly fast transit, from cell to church camp. Learnt about being salt & light. Saw how COOS Urban Race is run. came out of the camp learning of the importance to make a difference. Introduced to Ben, Eugenia, Chris,

    Jun 27 2005: Started conscription liability. Actually I can't believe I haven't thanked God...my liability is so easy and so good. 8 - 5:30 every day in an air con office, with v little work to do, no regimental duties, a nice and relaxed boss, 5-day week.

    September 2005: became cell treasurer. Also joined T2T. started out with class of 4 Sec 1s. 2 of them asked me to teach them to play the guitar. formed more friendships. saw church administration in action. I started this blog!!

    December 2005: M@D camp. Understood the rigours of real church service. Learnt a lot about humility, perseverance and the real reason y we are serving. Got to know Bryan, Benjamin, Camellia, Ho Wai, Liane, Marcus, Louis, Greg. Saw COOS kids building bridges with community youths. Saw community youths learning about the true meaning of Christmas in a very hands-on and experiential way. Saw both joining hands to organise a party for community kids to share the joy of Christmas with them. I learnt about the true meaning of Christmas myself. Christmas 2001 was holidaying in Scotland. Christmas 2002 was holidaying in Germany. Christmas 2003 was preparing to pass driving test in Singapore. Christmas 2004 was staring at the huge Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York. Christmas 2005 - it isn't Christmas until it happens in ur heart.

    December 2005: CCIQ. big free 8-course dinner in front of COOS. (in chinese - yeah!) talked to student's mother who is a divorcee. (in chinese - yeah!) learnt about her troubled family life. here i am really in the heart of church ministry in the space of 6 months. Before this queenstown didn't mean anything to me.

    December 2005: Christmas party at Nat's place. Got lotsa presents. Lotsa presents from church also. Left me wondering at what stage am I at with my friendships in the cell. But walk with God has a long way to go. Work in progress. Interpersonal relations also got to work on.

    The writer is doing conscription liability in __________. He contributed this article to the blog in his personal capacity

    chelsea 2 huddersfield 1

    love is patient, kind, not proud, rude, self-seeking. doesn't boast, envy, or record wrongs or delight in evil. it rejoices with truth, always protects, hopes, trusts, perseveres.

    i think this yr i must learn how to love. i haven't been able to love a lot of people. i'm not patient, quite rude, capricious, & I am too pessimistic to hope & trust in many people. i feel insecure that a lot of things they do are personal attacks against me. sometimes i'm rude, self-seeking & envious.

    a lot of people have said that i am very quiet at times. this is cos i think i talk too much. but maybe they prefer me to talk more. in fact i think they prefer me to be jovial & approachable rather than restrained. therefore i shall learn to be more balanced in speech and listening. talk when it's necessary. say things that are interesting & edifying to others. try to be even-tempered, humble, willing to share, other-centred, gentlemanly, & patient.

    sigh.

    the writer is doing conscription liability in _______. He contributed this article to the blog in his personal capacity.

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    arsenal 0 manchester united 0

    today i was talking to a neighbour, and she was sharing that she is a Thai who is now working as a property agent in Singapore. In other words, she's a new, naturalised citizen. She's foreign talent. Her son, being a 2nd-generation PR, has to do conscription liability. Upon hearing that I am doing conscription liability, she said, ok, boy, you can talk to Uncle _______ (!! - am I old?) - ________ - you can talk to him about his [conscription liability], i'm sure he'll have lotsa _interesting exciting_ stories to tell u!

    (I cannot be named to protect my identity)

    Then she said, now, son, you see, [conscription liability] is something every boy in Singapore must do. It is something to be proud of.

    I did not know whether to clap or to gasp. To solve the dilemma, I just smiled. She is a new citizen, whom, I think, attended a talk at BMTC for new citizens on national education, where they are told about the importance of defence and conscription liability.

    You see, the difference between washing the brain and washing the drain is that the letter b is changed to the letter d.

    Here's the catch:

    Guess which organisation in Singapore wrote the script for New Citizens on the importance of defence and conscription liability?

    Guess whose job it is to draft and update those scripts now? (!!!)

    The writer is doing conscription liability in _________. He contributed this article to the blog in his personal capacity.

    PS: As for the question whether I am old, well, I'm as fat as I am old.

    Sunday, January 01, 2006

    aston villa 0 arsenal 0

    Singapore is our homeland. but we need not stay at home all the time. We are not couch potatoes. We are venturing entrepreneurs.

    We must preserve racial & religious harmony. But within that framework, we must also spread the good news of Christ's salvation.

    We must uphold meritocracy & incorruptibility. Not just in Singapore, but also in the United Nations.

    No 1 owes us a living. Jesus gave me life.

    We must ourselves defend Singapore. We have no choice.

    We have confidence in our future. Cos God says that He knows the plans He has for me, plans to prosper me & not to harm me.

    The writer is doing conscription liability in __________. He contributed this article to the blog in his personal capacity.

    chelsea 2 birmingham 0

    Resolutions from the New Year:

    1. Singapore is my homeland.
    2. I must preserve racial & religious harmony.
    3. I must uphold meritocracy & incorruptibility.
    4. No one owes Singapore a living.
    5. I must myself defend Singapore.
    6. I have confidence in our future.

    The writer is doing conscription liability in ________. He contributed this article to the blog in his personal capacity.