People say that I live in a bubble, seemingly protected from and unperturbed by the rough environment that surrounds it. I say good stuff should be shared, and so I write and sing about it here, hoping that others will be encouraged to hop in and experience it for themselves. Join me? ;)
Not Forgoing This Privilege

Not Forgoing This Privilege

As I look back over my close to two years working as a youth counsellor to at-risk youths, I am reminded of the immense privilege that many parents choose to forgo – the privilege to positively shape and influence their children, given regardless of race, social or economical status. I have seen the effects of passive, permissive and authoritarian parenting, how many...
The Birth of Noah

The Birth of Noah

Charmaine’s “nesting instinct” (a term she taught me – the kind of urge you get to set things in place for baby’s imminent birth) came last Friday; she originally wanted to take just half a day off work to rest a little more that day, but she ended up taking leave for the entire day instead and did some cleaning and tidying...
When Mustard Seeds Grow

When Mustard Seeds Grow

This day has been incredible. Today marks the first year anniversary of the little personal “Faith Nugget” project that I started exactly a year ago on the 27th of June 2012. I began the journey with the hope that I would finally be able to cultivate a daily habit to read God’s Word and have the learning condensed into something applicable each...
Through The Storm

Through The Storm

There is this chirpy praise song that we sing and teach young ones: “With Christ in the vessel we can smile at the storm… as we go sailing home…” Then there is this line in Hillsong’s “Cornerstone” that goes, “through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all.” When I was young and had yet to place my allegiance and trust in...
Greater Love

Greater Love

This was originally written on 5 Feburary 2007. I’m leaving the article largely intact except for some amendments here and there. I wrote it for those in their late adolescent years, but the contents will probably be relevant to those slightly younger… and much older as well. Whether you believe in Christ or not, or whether you’re single or attached, I hope...
God is Faithful

God is Faithful

Dear Baby, Our journey of wanting you began in 2010, a year after your mummy and I got married. We spent our first year settling into our marriage life… we hadn’t have a place of our own then. We finally managed to purchase a flat the year after, and it was also then when we felt that we were ready to start...
A Marriage Reflection

A Marriage Reflection

Charmaine (my wife) and I attended a marriage breakthrough weekend event organised by our church (Covenant Evangelical Free Church) the past weekend (23-25 December 2012). It was a time of another brief respite for me given the things happening back home, but more importantly, I was given the time and space to reflect once again the marriage relationship that God has given...
Of Gifts And Fountain Pens

Of Gifts And Fountain Pens

A TAKE ON BOY GIRL RELATIONSHIPS It seems that the youth of today can’t wait to find the boy or girl of their dreams. They will always be on the lookout for potentials… and when they find one whom they like and who likes them back, THAT IS IT. Are you one of them? PREMATURE RELATIONSHIPS What is the reason and motivation...
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That’s Where We’ll Go 我们一起走

Didn’t manage to get this song produced in time for Singapore’s 48th birthday this year… but will definitely do so by next year for her 49th. Wishing all Singapore big and small, young and old, a blessed and happy 48th National Day! THAT’S WHERE WE’LL GO Take a little walk Down this road we call...

Full Term

20 days more. Today Charmaine and I visited her gynae for her routine checkup; the ultrasound scans showed that that Noah hasn’t gained much weight since the previous appointment ten days back… he’s a tad light (estimated 2.3kg) for a 37th plus week baby with decreased amniotic fluids in womb. Everything else is normal otherwise....

Jesus Fashion

If you find that this song has a bit of Jay Chou (周杰伦) in it… you are spot on, because he’s involved in writing the song. 作詞:羅文裕 作曲:Jesus Fashion Verse 如此独特世界由祢安排 旱地和海光和黑暗就此被分开 耀眼光彩 祢就是爱万物从祢而来 空气之中弥漫着永恒的气息 生命奇妙和惊叹 祢让这一切都有了答案 Pre-Chorus 整个世界围绕着祢打转 爱的语言爱的方式都让人崇拜 Jesus Fashion 的时代 祢离开了高高在上偶像的宝座 人海之中紧紧牵住我的手 Chorus 祢的爱不断的让我着迷 万有引力世界都被祢吸引 无可取代祢永远都在流行 千年如一日我都如影随形 祢的爱不断的让我相信 应许就在凡脚掌所踏之地 物换星移将承诺坚持到底 爱不可思议祢就是唯一 我心中的心...

Tired… But Thankful

Hi world. It’s been some time since I’ve written a personal entry on this site… apart from the updates that I’ve been posting on my dad’s condition. I’ve attempted to write one a number of times… but somehow they were never completed. But tonight, there came an urge to write before I sleep. Don’t know...

This 1T511 Journey

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV) Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I got to know of Ezra when he was probably 13; there weren’t much opportunities to interact with him then as I was overseeing mainly those who were in their 16s to 18s in the youth ministry....

An Update on Dad (45)

58TH BIRTHDAY Dear all, Quite a number of things have happened over the past three weeks since my last update here. The good news is that the stitches on dad’s stump wound have been removed and that the wound has been healing properly. The not so good news was that dad developed a breathlessness that...

An Update on Dad (44)

STEP DOWN CARE Dear all, Dad has been transferred to St Luke’s Hospital for rehabilitative care since two weeks ago. He is currently staying at Ward 12, Bed 7. There was an episode in the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) before that, where he felt an immense pain at his stump. He was pushed into the...

An Update on Dad (43)

RELIEF Dear all, Many thanks to all of you who have been keeping my dad in your thoughts and prayers. He underwent his left leg below-knee amputation on the 15th of April; we are glad that the operation was a success. Dad was still in much pain when I arrived at the hospital that afternoon...

An Update on Dad (42)

LEFT FOOT IN PAIN Dear all, Following his first angioplasty procedure on 14 March 2013, dad had his second one done on the 19th, in an attempt to clear the remaining two clots in leg. The doctors managed to clear one; the last one remained. He was subsequently discharged back home for recuperation. Our hope...

An Update on Dad (41)

TWO MORE CLOTS Dear all, Thank you for keeping to date with all that’s been happening with my dad and for praying for him. He was admitted back to the Singapore General Hospital last Wednesday for preparation for his angioplasty procedure on Thursday. The procedure went well; of the three clots found in his leg,...

Faith Nugget #71

1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself...

Faith Nugget #70

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (KJV – Formal Equivalence) but his delight is in the law of the Lord , and on his law he meditates day and night. (ESV – Formal Equivalence) but whose delight is...

An Update on Dad (40)

CONTINUED PRAYERS APPRECIATED Dear all, It has been three months since I’ve written an update on my dad. It has been a slow journey of recovery; he continued to experience water retention issues in his leg initially but with a strict restriction of water intake enforced and continued medication, it has since been under control....

Faith Nugget #69

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. (KJV – Formal Equivalence) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (ESV – Formal Equivalence) My sacrifice, O God, is a...