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blank [10 Jun 2005|11:56pm]
[ mood | blank ]

Tired, thats how i feel right now, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. My family has more drama, more twist and turns than the average Channel 8 drama serial.

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Now things are beginning to look up... [21 Apr 2005|12:18am]
[ mood | giddy ]

Woah, I think I had a little too much too drink just now at New Asia's Bar.
Feeling a little light head.. Weird, cus i used too be able to take much more...

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Will Someone Pls Emancipate Me? [16 Apr 2005|11:54am]
[ mood | crushed ]

I'm at the lowest point in my life right now. No, it's not just the Poly admission situation but, something else...something else.

Somethine else that I have seen happening to some of my friends and something else that I remember watching in drama serials.

I never thought it could happen to me.

Vague? Tell me about it.

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The Theory of Eugenics, Politicized Science and their dangers [29 Mar 2005|03:50am]
[ mood | blank ]

I watched a film sometime back, it tells about the life of the Jews during the Nazi rule. The forced isolation in ghettos, mistreatment, torture, humiliation, imprisonment and ultimately death. Those luckier ones escaped death, but their life was scarred forever. By the end of the Holocaust, 6 million Jews lost their lives for no apparent reason. The excuse that the Nazis and Hitler gave to explain their actions, were that the Jews as compared to the Aryans, were an inferior race. ‘Inferior race’ in Hitler’s demented mind did not meant Jews alone, they include Afro-Germans, Asians, the Disabled, the mentally challenged, Gypsies, and basically anyone who doesn’t fit into the Hitler’s ideal conditions for the new reformed Germany.

Now, many people in the world blamed Hitler as the sole cause behind the holocaust. But I beg to differ. To me the basis for mistreatment of ‘inferior races’ form the Jews by the Nazi’s to the Asians in The League Of Nations is simply THE THEORY OF EUGENICS.

The theory of eugenics is basically the belief that the gene pool of the human race is in crisis, and that it will eventually lead to the deterioration of the human race. It’s the belief that the ‘best’ human beings were not breeding as rapidly as the ‘inferior’ ones, for example-Jews, foreign immigrants, degenerates, the unfit and the ‘feeble-minded’. This theory that gained so much support during the early 20th century was actually pseudoscience. The crisis it claimed was nonexistent. And the actions taken in the name of this theory were morally and criminally wrong. Ultimately, they led to the deaths of millions of people. This theory was first speculated by British scientist Francis Galton, however his ideas were taken far beyond anything that he intended. To fully understand the Theory of Eugenics and the reasons why it gain a cult like following in the first 3 decades of the 20th century, one must look at the economic, social and political context in which it flourished. You must be thinking how economics, sociology and politics can affect science; the reason is because the Teory Of Eugenics is Politicized Science.

Now in America, during the late 19th century, there were turbulent social and economic problems following the Civil War. The American industry was going through rapid industrialization and coupled with increase mechanization in agriculture cause major migration of farmers into the city. Cities expanded faster than adequate housing. Exploitation of labor created militant labor union organizations. The rapidly expanding industries also created price fluctuations and a series of depressions. All this made worst by the ever-increasing tide of immigrants. All this fueled social unrest.

The problem started when the wealthy and powerful were facing a declining birth rate. Indicating that they are in fact losing the struggle for existence with the working class that were out-producing them. This created a kind of social unbalance. Now, rapid industrialization gave birth to the idea of Progressivism and imbedded in Progressivism was the idea of Scientific Management - using science and long-range planning to solve social and economical problems. The Progressive Reformers had a very strong faith in science as a cure-all ‘drug’ that would usher in the new era of rational control over the human society. Under these conditions, there was no wonder that the new science of genetics gave birth to a new science of social engineering – Eugenics.
Highly respected scientist at that time found out that genetics appeared to explain the underlying cause of human social problems. Such as, pauperism, feeble mindedness, alcoholism, rebelliousness, criminality and prostitution. There traits were proven to be present in defective individuals. Defective individuals were identified as Jews, many foreigners and as well as blacks which made up more than half of the immigrant population. Eugenicists argued that society paid a high price for allow these defective individuals to breed and thus producing children that would have a high chance of being like their parents causing the state money to care for them. They suggest that sterilization or isolation of one defective individual could save the state and future generations thousands of dollars. This led to American states to allow forced sterilizations and isolation of defective individuals. Law were written to protect physicians who perform sterilizations from malpractice lawsuits. In 1935 the state of Oklahoma passed the law that allowed for involuntary sterilizations of repeat criminal offenders. Politicians endorse the law because it allows them to tackle the ever-increasing immigration problems. You must be wondering, how can these people get away this outrage of personal freedom and constitutional rights?

Well the eugenic ideology deeply rooted in popular American culture in the 1920s to the 1930s. Movies that supported the eugenic movement were popular, schools thought eugenics to students and even the church preached sermons on eugenics. As you can see, the overall American population was wildly influence by the eugenic culture. And it was supported by scientists, Noble prize winners, politicians, authors and supreme court Justices. This method of social engineering was so popular that it’s research was funded by Carnegie Foundation and later by the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation. Supporters include, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and even Winston Churchill. The famous novelist H.G Wells. Institutions like the National Academy of Science, American Medical Association, National Research Council, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford and John Hopkins also supported it. It’s was of no wonder that people turn a blind eye on the horrors of eugenic practices.

The Eugenics effort eventually moved to Europe, more specifically, Germany. However, the eugenics practices in Germany were more extreme. They include gassing of individuals from mental institutions. And by the late 1920s the German has largely taken over the leadership of the movement. The Germans were very progressive in their movement. They set up house where ‘mental-defectives’ were brought in one at a time, interviewed, then led to room where they were gassed with carbon-monoxide. Eventually this program expanded into a vast network of concentration camps located near railroad lines for efficient transport, killing ten million ‘defectives’, six millions of them Jews. It was common knowledge that Hitler was the one who introduced eugenics to Germany.

Today, it is a widely known fact that Eugenics is false. Firstly, scientist at that time, don’t even have the slightest idea on what a gene really was. Research methods on Eugenics were severely flawed. Secondly, the eugenics movement was really a social program masquerading as a scientific one. What drove the movement was the concern about immigration and racism and ‘defective’ people moving into one’s neighborhood or country.
But the most distressing thing was that scientific establishments in both America and Germany did not mount any sustained protest. On the contrary, German scientist quickly fell into line with the program. Under orders form the Nazis, the scientists were to research eugenics with regard to the Nazi Race Policy, where their research was aimed at confirming the racial doctrine. German scientists who did not adjust their research interest to the new policies ‘mysteriously’ disappeared.

Today, Eugenics is rarely discussed and considered to be a disgrace especially to the United States who spearheaded the movement. But I feel that it should be made known to avoid future repeats of this horrible mistake of Politicized science.

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Interesting... [29 Mar 2005|01:30am]
[ mood | amused ]


You scored as Verbal/Linguistic. You have highly developed auditory skills, enjoy reading and writing and telling stories, and are good at getting your point across. You learn best by saying and hearing words. People like you include poets, authors, speakers, attorneys, politicians, lecturers and teachers.


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Verbal/Linguistic

82%

Musical/Rhythmic

71%

Interpersonal

68%

Intrapersonal

57%

Visual/Spatial

39%

Logical/Mathematical

36%

Bodily/Kinesthetic

25%

The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences
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My Jesus, My Salvation [24 Mar 2005|02:20pm]
[ mood | creative ]

Yesterday night I finally completed something that i have been putting off for ages. I composed a song. And here it is...

My Jesus, My Salvation

Verse

MY JESUS, MY SALVATION
YOU ARE THE ONE THAT I LOOK TO FOR STRENGTH
MY SAVIOUR, THE KING OF ALL KINGS
YOU ARE THE ONE THAT I LIFT MY HANDS TO

MY COMFORT, MY SHELTER
YOU ARE THE ONE FROM WHOM I SEEK EMBRACE
MY HEALER, MY DELIVERER
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO DIED FOR MY SINS

Pre-Chorus

JESUS, YOU ARE MY LORD
JESUS, I WORSHIP YOU

Chorus

YOU ARE MY LIGHT, MY DEEPEST DESIRE
I SING OF YOUR WONDERFULL NAME
LIFT MY HANDS UP IN PRAISE
OH OH JESUS, YOU ARE THE ONE THAT I LOVE
WITH ALL OF MY DAYS
OH OH JESUS, I LONG TO BE WITH YOU

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A Series Of Consequential Events [08 Mar 2005|02:20am]
[ mood | hopeful ]

So finally, the wait was over. I got my O level results one week ago on the 28th. Can't say it was fantastic, then again can't say it was that bad either. But one thing's for sure, i will get into a polytechnic. Kinda scary though, when i found out i failed maths, that severly limited my choice of courses on the JAE down to a miserable four. Yup four. Out of the dozens of courses offered out there by the polys. So registration for the JAE, in any case, was out of bounds for me. So with that in mind, i started on a 3 day poly scouting adventure. And in the end, i registered with Republic for their Biomedical Science course (they said it's alright that i got a 7 for maths) and Nanyang's Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology (they said i'm not eligible for it cus of my maths, but what the heck, just try it out for appeal anyway). Nee Ang outrightly rejected my application dispite my pleas. Besides those courses that i chose, i made a few other choices as well just in case i can't get into those two.

btw, my results are:

English - A1
Science - A2
Combined Humanites - B3
Design & Technology - C5
Maths - D7
Chinese B - Pass

I was just wondering, how did those kids at Raffles do it? 10 A1s? It's either they have Mensa IQ or they sleep with their books beside they bed, then again it might be the Chicken Essence they religiously take or the Ginko pills.
Man I knew would regret not taking those.

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Just got back from Cell Group Steamboat dinner [12 Feb 2005|01:41am]
[ mood | full ]

Kinda true i guess...



You Have A Type B+ Personality



B+





You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.

While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions


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CNY [11 Feb 2005|03:01am]
[ mood | awake ]

Happy Lunar New Year!
It's the time of the year again. Where the adults groan and the children laugh (the Hong-bao giving). Where the same mandarin oranges exchange hands so many times that if you didn't wash it before you eat, i swear the toliet would become your second home for the next few days. Where the sweeping of floors and taking out the rubbish is taboo even though your home will soon be featured in the Top 10 Dirtiest Homes magazine. Where cutting your hair is unheard of even though you live in perpetual hair covered darkness. But yay! It's Chinese new year! The hong-baos sure compensate well for all the inconvenieces. Haha.

But anyway on a more serious note, it's really fun to see all my cousins and relatives again, albeit fogetting half their names. One of my cousins lost so much weight that if i had seen him on the street i would pass him by completely. This was one of my cousins whom i used to share bedside stories with and always crashing over at his place, but time and busy schedules drove a wedge of separation between us. We hardly talk nowadays. But nevertheless it's was fun having all the relatives over these past couple of days.

Sometimes i could have sworn i was suppose to be born as a different race. Don't get me wrong, i embrace the chinese culture and traditions and i'm glad that i come from a rich cultural heritage, it's just that i can't speak Chinese for nuts. Always misinterpreting stuff and saying the wrong combinations of the idoms. I had totally given up on it since primary 6. Haha. Kinda regret it though. Hey, it's not that atrocious ok, i can still understand and speak moderately difficult chinese.
;)


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Happy Bithday to Bel! [08 Feb 2005|03:52am]
[ mood | relaxed ]

Some of the pics taken at annabel's birthday celebration at Bao restaurant on the 6th of feb.


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Asian Tsunami [04 Jan 2005|01:22am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

The Tsunami. Over 100,000 lives were lost because of it. Dreams shattered, familes lost, homes washed away. I thank God that Sumatra 'Shielded' our little island from distruction, for if the waves hit us i think the whole island will be flooded. The Earthquake was so powerful it's shifted some of the islands around the epicenter, and caused the planet to vibrate on it's axis. But whatever it is, i believe that it happened for a purpose. It's during the time of need where you can really see the good and bad in people.

Many have joined the worldwide humanitarian effot to help the tsunami victims, Singapore included. I believe that nothing is better than going over to actually lend a helping hand yourself, and not jus donate clothes and stuff. Some ppl even have the cheek to donate Bikinis! Now what is the use of that?! You expect the survivors to prance around in a bikini in the midst of all the mess!? What some singaporeans think is that this event is an opportunity to give all the unwanted, torn clothes and to find some where to dump it and make themselves look good in the process. Please lah, they don't need and don't deserve this kind of treatment. Imagine it happened to you and when aid comes you get a shirt full of holes and a polka dotted bikini. I would wonder how you will feel about it.

Ok now my thoughts on this. I think this event is one of the many disasters to come, we are truely living in the end times. In the 11th hour.

(NIV): Matthew 24:7 - Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Interestingly,

September 11 = 9+1+1 = 11
New York City = 11 letters
The first plane to hit one of the buildings was Flight 11
The State of New York was the 11th State to join the Union
Flight 11 had 92 passengers, 9 + 2 = 11
Flight 77 had 65 passengers, 6 + 5 = 11

December 26 = 1+2+2+6 = 11
The Headlines Read:
"KILLER WAVES" (11 characters) - Why not "Tsunami", why not "Tidal Waves", why "Killer Waves"?

Consider This:

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT AFTER THE FALL OF MAN:
Genesis 4:11
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand

THE SECOND JUDGEMENT WAS NOAH’S FLOOD:
Genesis 7:11
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

THE THIRD JUDGEMENT FELL UPON CANAAN:
Genesis 9:25
And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Was it because Canaan had "eleven" sons? The "curse of Canaan" was executed upon the "eleven" sons of Canaan.

THE JUDGEMENT AT THE TOWER OF BABEL:
Genesis 11:7
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

THE JUDGEMENT OF EGYPT:
The Lord executed "eleven" judgements against Egypt:

1 The plague of Blood. (Exodus 7:19-21)
2 The plague of Frogs. (Exodus 8:1-7)
3 The plague of Lice. (Exodus 8:16-17)
4 The plague of Flies. (Exodus 8:21-24)
5 The plague of Murrain. (Exodus 9:1-7)
6 The plague of Boils. (Exodus 9:8-11)
7 The plague of Hail. (Exodus 9:22-25)
8 The plague of Locusts. (Exodus 10:12-15)
9 The plague of Darkness(Exodus 10:21-23)
10 The death of the First-Born. (Exodus 12:29-30)
11 The drowning at the red Sea. (Exodus 14:24-28)

THE JUDGEMENT OF SOLOMON:
The eleventh book is I Kings. I Kings 11:11 reads:

Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
(1 Kings 11:11)
I kings 11:11 is a obvious reference to judgement upon Solomon.

And the list just goes on and on...
Is there any doubt "eleven" is God’s number for judgement? Somebody is probably thinking, that’s all just coincidence. But nothing is just coincidence in the Word of God! Every single word, every single number is EXACLTY what the Lord ordained. Matt 20 clearly speaks about the Eleventh Hour. The "eleventh hour" means urgency, the last chance before something happens.

E.W Bulllinger, writes in his book, Numbers in Scripture:

"The question which we have to answer is--Is number used with design or by chance? Surely if God uses it, it must be with infinite wisdom and with glorious perfection. And so it is. Each number has its own significance . . . Numbers, . . . and their secrets, hold an important place in the words as well as in the works of God. . ."
(E.W. Bullinger, Numbers in Scripture, pp. 20-21)

Ed Vallowe, writes in Biblical Mathematics:

"If the Bible is an inspired Book as it claims to be, are not its numbers as well as its words inspired? One of its books is called 'Numbers'. . . One out of every five Scriptures in the Bible contains a number. . .The Bible is a book from beginning to end that is built upon a vast system of numbers which is interwoven with the doctrines of the Word of God."
(Ed F. Vallowe, Biblical Mathematics, p. 20)



So guys this can only mean one thing! Our Lord is coming back! And we can expect the events decribed in Revelations to happen pretty soon.

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Photos! [03 Jan 2005|05:12am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Here are the photos of our trip to Pulau Ubin as promised. Enjoy!



More Shots......Collapse )

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Chek Jawa! [02 Jan 2005|04:29am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Man, what a trip! First time that i really explored Pulau Ubin and guess what? We found CHEK JAWA! After numerous attempts by the government to throw us off track. Cycled till our butts hurt and trekked till our legs cried out for mercy, but the fulfilment of finding the severly Restricted Chek Jawa was worth it, since it's going to be destroyed soon to make way for future developments on the Island. It's one of the last remaining Natural Reserve we have.

Took the 11.15am ferry back to s'pore and then when straight for service. Ok too tired to go on now. Shall post the pics of our adventures soon. =)

BTW, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Pulau Ubin [31 Dec 2004|02:50am]
[ mood | optimistic ]

Yes, i'm off the Pulau Ubin tomorrow! Going with Annabel, Xiuzhen and Rich. This yr we are gonna have it a little differently, instead of jostling with the crowd at some happening New Year's Party, we will explore nature and go hiking. Then usher in the New Year under the starry skys. Jus the few of us, close friends which i have form strong bonds with lately, especially with Annabel and Xiuzhen.

I'm so so EXCITED!

Anyway, this year's service at the Singapore Indoor Stadium was Great! Our dancers and drama team are really going form glory to glory! And thousands were saved! But before that we had our Christmas Party, with N06, W312 and E301. WOW! It's was really great with Christmas Carols, games and all... Thanksgiving on the 26th was also very memorable, we took the time to come together to share our experiences and to thank God for everything that He has done in the year. Then Jo washed our Feet! Yes, following the example of Jesus at the last supper. He really exalts the humble!

Have a RENEWED conviction for next year! Share more about that in the future. Right now just wanna pray for him.... His has not been himself lately.

Ok i shall go sleep, exciting day tml.

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Middle Of The Night [18 Dec 2004|04:28am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Just got back from work at the hotel. And after working there for one week, i realised that ALL the wedding dinners held that were all the SAME! Same presentation, same setting, same procedures, same champagne pouring, same 'Yum Seng', the only thing different were the brides, the grooms and the guests..haha.. Oh man, the cliches. When i have my own wedding dinner, i shall plan it myself, the way i want it instead of succumbing to traditions and some wedding planner who probably just copy and paste. It will be ermm...'different'...haha...

It's nice to talk about the past sometimes, reminiscing the silly things i did over the years and how i was like. Made me realise how much i've changed. Wierd night yesterday, jus felt like sharing the silly things i did last yr to someone whom i'm not very close to, and to know her deepest 'darkest' secrets as well...haha...I nvr thought that "that" would happen, seems quite impossible judging from his character and outward appearrance and hers as well! Don't know which is more unbelievable, that or the fact that they can build a relationship to the point of mutual trust purely on MSN! No face to face talk, no calls, no SMSs, just MSN. People are more closely connected than you think!...haha... I'm speaking in parables, but if she is reading this she will know what i mean...haha

Ok off the bed now, still got svc and ministry tommorrow.

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The Life After O's [07 Dec 2004|12:29pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Well, looky here, been one month since i updated. So how was the O's? everyone was asking me... Well this year is super easy, especially the science and english papers, maths and humans was a little tough though. But then the ppl at MOE will most likely do moderation on the marks, so i most probably won't get that high after all..haha... Pity those taking O's next year, their papers will be super tough i guess. I'm getting a little bored already, of the holidays i mean.

Ok, so i have made a decision not to rot away at home during the super super long holidays, so i found myself a job at the Grand Copthone Hotel as a banquet waiter which pays 5.50 an hr, kinda low but well let see how it goes. Hope i can earn enough cash to do some Christmas Shopping. Buy christmas presents for everyone!...ok maybe not everyone, but ppl closer to me. Going to JB next Sunday to see what i can buy there. So many things i wanna buy, a PS2 and a Nokia 6260 for myself.

Now is the time! Time for me to rise up in the ministry and to be more involve in Cg since now my exams are over. My vision, to be a Group IC by mid of next year. Oh, and N06 jus multiplied, the new cg is called W312, for the mostly west ppl. So now N06 got only me, Jin hong, Rich, Xiuzhen, Bel, Peizi, Prisca, Beizhen, Hanjie, Samuel and Sisca. So many ppl went over to W312, now there like almost 20 plus ppl, that means, they are gonna multiply soon too! PTL!

Gonna make use of this holidays to catch up with alot of ppl. Ppl i have not seen for so long. So if i call you suddenly and out of the blue, you are on my 'to catch-up' list, haha.

Yo, and also Congrats to those who got the Certificate of Christian Foundation. Including me! yay! Once in a life time chance of hearing your name being called and going up to recieve something from Pst Kong. But is more than that, it's being grounded in the Word of God. I'm seriously taking into consideration to go SOT after army.

And Lastly my Goals for the months to come:

1. Take Ownership of Ministry and Cg
2. Increase my Capacity to take on challenges.
3. Love people Fervently.
4. Start building Relationships with various people.
5. Have a spirit of Excellence in everything I do
6. Rise Up! Rise Up! Rise Up!


Yeah! and i got to work at 6am tomorrow..haha =)

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Comic Relief, hahahaha [29 Oct 2004|03:10pm]
[ mood | mischievous ]

Warning! Discovery of a new devastating illness!

PES (Pre Examination Syndrome)


Symptoms Include:

Excessive Mugging
Insomnia
Tried & Watery Eyes
Withdrawal from Society
Losing touch with the outside world
Gain or Loss of appetite
Over familarity of Concepts and Formulars
Grouping together with other PES sufferers to visit Libarys, Starbucks & Mac Donalds
Stalking of Teachers
Tendency to be violent in acquiring Notes and Study Materials
Families of sufferers live in constant anxiety
Sufferers pay little attention to personal physical apperance


Note:
There is no known cure for this illness, sufferers will have to ride out the symptoms untill the last specified date stated on the Examination timetable.

P.S
Symptoms varies due to different Educational levels, meaning, the higher you go the more stressd out you will be.

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Quicky Update [21 Oct 2004|12:12pm]
[ mood | busy ]

It's been a long time since i update, well well, let's see, i'm now in the midst of my 2 weeks study break, putting in at least 6-8 hrs a day. Got a feeling my i will aggravate my agtismatism from all the reading, i could swear i'm seeing double.... hmmm, might be tired eyes...

I had my Science Practical exam on monday, the physics component was ok i guess, but the Chemistry one was a killer, but i manage to identify all the substances and gave relavent conclusions. The one thing i can't figure out was the gas when magnesium is introduced into solution P, i got a 'pop' sound on the first try meaning hydrogen is evolved but on the second and third try i got nothing, so i just put down hydrogen. I got a feeling solution P is an acidic oxide, and when acids react wit metal they give out hydrogen, so that might be the logical answer..haha i'm trying to bluff myself into thinking i got the ans correct...

This saturday is Graduation, finally after 6 long years in the school.
I saw the school....

1. Change it's location, jus next door...haha
2. Change 4 discipline masters
3. wtih 2 principals and 3 vice-principals
4. having numerous teachers disappering, most probably trying to escape teaching us
5. Through 2 years of Sec 3, yup 2 yrs...


It's high time i graduated and move on to greener pastures.
Ya, so this sat is graduation, having the ceremony at noon and then the dinner in the evening. Sad to see that some teachers won't be teaching us again and happy to not see some of them again...haha, oh how i wish the graduation can be more Party style instead of being so formal.

Well back to my maths now....

Adios =)

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Da Vinci Code [05 Oct 2004|11:34pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Just finished the book, The Da vinci code, and i must admit it really does live up to it's reputation, one of the best novels i have ever read. Bought the book on monday and finished it on tuesday...haha... stay up all night intrigue by the story and by it's exceptionally accurate descriptions.

One of the most astonishing aspects of the book is that it dwells on the fact that Christianity is not what it seems. That Jesus himself actually married Mary Magdalene the 'prostitute', however, what the book describes is that Mary Magdalene was in fact of royal descent. It turns out that Mary M. and not peter was given the task of orginally spreading the religion and building the Church of Christ. Apparentlly, the early church was concern about this and covered up the truth by protraying Mary M. as a prostitute. Jesus's divinity was in question as he had been married to her, this, therefore had to by covered up too. The book suggests that Jesus in fact a mortal being albeit a very powerful one. Thus the Early Church had to do something. It turns out that the New Testament had all together 80 books, including the Matt, Mark, Luke, John etc. that we know today. It's a known historical fact that the Bible was collated by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great around 300 A.D, Attempting to unify Rome under one religion-Christianity. And to do that he had to eliminate any traces of Jesus as a mortal being and being married to Mary M., out of the 80 books, he chose the ones that would portray Christ as a divine being, this 'Divinity' was amplified over the years as the new testament was translated, revised and further edited. Constantine hid the remaining books that portray a more 'human' Jesus. These books are today known as the Gnostic Gospels and some of it have actually been unearthed, researched and archived. Not suprisingly, the most significant books was Gospel of Mary Magdalene which chronicles her ministry and her relationship with Jesus.

Some Of The Gnostic Gospels

Gnostic: The Gospel of Thomas
Gnostic: The Secret Book of James
Gnostic: Basilides
Gnostic: Naassene Fragment
Gnostic: Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Gnostic: Dialogue of the Savior
Gnostic: Gospel of the Savior
Gnostic: Marcion
Gnostic: Epiphanes
Gnostic: Ophite Diagrams
Gnostic: Ptolemy
Gnostic: Gospel of Truth
Gnostic: Excerpts of Theodotus
Gnostic: Heracleon
Gnostic: Acts of Peter
Gnostic: Acts of Thomas

Jacked this from http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/gnostics.html


Thats not all, the book also talks about the Priory of Sion, a secret sect dedicated to protecting the artifacts that proves the real identity of Mary M. from the Roman Catholic Church. Their members include the eccentric Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn more about them at http://www.ordotempli.org/priory_of_sion.htm

Lastly, the book introduced a popular independent Catholic Group call the Opus Dei which encourages it's members to partake in what is called Corporal Motification-the act of injuring oneself to understand the sufferings of Christ. Critics called Opus Dei a left-wing extremist cult.

Go take a look:

Corporal Motification
Introduction to Opus Dei

A final note:

Me, being a Christian, having read the book and done some research on my own, feel that the novel should be taken with a pinch of salt, it's not classified under Fiction for nothing. However, i don't recommend young Christians reading it because it may seriously undermine Spiritual Growth due to the startling historical facts and ideogly backed with the proper scientific research. But, this does evoke the mind and sets you thinking about certain things like religion and faith.

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Full of thoughts... [27 Sep 2004|06:47pm]
[ mood | grateful ]

Birthday celebration last week was great, tons of presents...

What i got:
1.A Polospirit leather wallet from Cell Group
2.Leather keychain from Jessie
3.Billabong sling bag from Su Jia
4.Paperweight with a Cross imprinted on the inside from Jin Hong
5.Nelson Pocket Bible from Ronnie
6.Book:Strong Men In Strong Times from Richard & Audrey
7.Book:Finding Favour With The King from Security Ministry
8.Initial D handphone holder from Tian Wei
9.T-shirt from Classmates
10.Treat at Seoul Garden from some of my Classmates
11.Green Tea Cake from Joanne
12.Banana Choclate Cake from Securtiy Ministry
13.Fruit Cake From Cell Group (which i gave to Xuizhen for her to give to Kel..haha)
14.$180 from various Relatives
15.Tons of Cards from various people


I feel so very bless... =)

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Happy Birthday to me! [18 Sep 2004|12:49am]
[ mood | happy ]

18 wishes on my 18th Birthday!

I Wish...
1.To grow closer to God
2.To have stronger, closer relationships with ppl ard me
3.To rise up in my ministry and CG
4.To have mutiple breakthroughs in life
5.To be able to play the guitar like Bro Poh
6.To score 15 points for my 'O' Levels
7.To be able to forgive ppl more easily
8.To have more time for myself
9.To lose at least 10 more Kilos
10.To make many new friends
11.To have a iPod
12.To be always punctual
13.To be able to win the extreme sports at next yr's emerge
14.To be able to sing better
15.To get study bio-science in the future
16.To be able to bless ppl around me
17.To have the spirit of excellence in whatever i do
18.To be able to spend next year's B'day with someone Special


God, you say in your word that i can ask for anything and u will give them to me, I pray that these wishes will come true.
Amen!

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...... [09 Sep 2004|12:56am]
[ mood | calm ]

Attention:

THE OWNER OF THIS BLOG IS CURRENTLY FACING HIS 'O' LEVEL PRELIMS. DUE TO HIS INABLITY TO UPDATE CONSISTANTLY, PLS DO NOTE THAT HE IS ACTUALLY ALIVE AND PLS KEEP HIM IN PRAYER. THANKS.
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D&T [24 Aug 2004|11:09pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Went swimming today, something which i haven't done for a very very long time. It's really nice to just swim and relax and take a break from all the stress, does help too when there is only 3 ppl including me in the pool...haha

I officially messed up my body's boilogical clock, for the past week i was sleeping in the late afternoon and working thru the night until morning trying to complete my D & T project. Well actually it was already completed until my teacher said i could score higher if i did this, this, this, this, this, this and this. Haha...what to do? O level project ah, so no choice but to redo some parts.

I miss the followship, i miss going out with my classmates, friends, CG members, i miss my carefree life...hmmm, since when was my life carefree?...haha

Anyway back to D&T....chao...

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Me...sick again [14 Aug 2004|12:18am]
[ mood | giddy ]

Yes, i'm officially down with a horrible eye infection, complete with swollen eyes and all. If this keeps up, i might have to give svc a miss, and i already miss 2 days of school, this can't be happening man, i only got 3 weeks till prelims! Hey, the flu bug is in town too, i know 3 ppl who currently has it, jo also, pray that she will get well soon.

Btw, what exactly in the world is Banana man thinking, "Ring, ring, ring...BANANA!" Is that even a song? If this was Banana Idol, he would have won hands down...lol
Not to mention the lemon tree guy, I can't believe that anyone in his right frame of mind would subject himself to such humiliation. Hello, 'knock knock' reality check-not only will you not be selected, u will be the talking point, not to mention the laughing stock of the town.
But we gotta really give these guys a pat on the back for being so full of courage and also for making us laugh till our jaws drop...hahaha

Hey, did you all know that the CHC Emerge 2004 lead rapper was in as well. He has a great voice but i think he too nervous, sang off key. Think his name is Leroy if i'm not wrong.

"I need A3 size drawing sheets"

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yea! [09 Aug 2004|01:15am]
[ mood | awake ]

Happy Birthday to The Nation & Also My DAD!

If there is one thing to look forward to for this yr's national day [nope not the parade] is, u guessed it, Singapore Idol!!

Wohoo, can't hardly wait.

Great time of seeing our very own William Hungs and Kelly Clarksons being discovered for talent, or no talent, in singing.

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