Tuesday, April 24, 2007

the eccentric fields are getting WEIRDER and STRONGER

omg... the fields are getting bigger and bigger... two years on, i think we've loads of fun being 'ect' and literally ect too... but life is not just about the fun elements, it's about the crux of it all, why is there 'ect' in the first place?

it's not just an abbreviation, it's a symbol, a symbol of union, love and care. i guess this union would not have been possible without God. i am really blessed to have e around, being the caretaker of the misc stuff, like being an human alarm clock, being a driver even when i'm sober but just sleepy, being a cat scratching my face to wake me up, being a great storyteller of morbid stories and suddenly burst out laughing, being a superb travel coordinator, suggesting all the coolest places on earth to me, being a director and actress in my cheesy game shows like 'last christmas' and much more... being a great heffalumps mother..

i guess it takes another ect person to understand and love an ect person and of cuz no other person can understand and share my ect-ness... i thank God for you in my life, and i hope that we can grow in His love and live a life that is blessed to others too... just like how God has made a difference to our lives and how we made a difference to each other's life, we can make a difference in others' too... let's share our ect love to others, not in the 'ect' way of cuz , but in the ect way.

though we are apart, our eccentric fields are stronger, especially with God as our satellite... it spreads across the lands and oceans...

Friday, April 20, 2007

looking through the donut

my favourite photo.

looking at life through the hole of the donut.

maybe life is like a donut, you can eat it.

maybe we should have some purple donuts.


Monday, April 16, 2007

records are meant to be broken

it has been an honour to have you around for 8 years, you have certainly changed my life and brought loads of rippling effects together with it, but it has to go one day and it's finally gone. or maybe not. although, this is just the national juniors meet, but i guess he can replicate the same performance or even better during national schools. i was quite sad though cuz it was not broken by my junior. i guess it is inevitable that athletes will evolve, improve and better their predecessors. to a certain extent, my record was a miracle jump after all, i didn't really deserve it though, but i am honoured to have it too. i think this would be another vantage point in my life that i can be inspired by the past and look towards the future. ultimately, it is the enternal things that would last, 8 years is only a speck of a dust in eternity. fragile isn't it. the shortlived glory compared to the immeasurable memories and values that accompany it.

i guess it came at a right time, where i will be 'free' from its historical contexts and move on to pursue new targets. this is just the end of the beginning, the story continues.

9 competitions in 2 weeks time.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007


I'm blessed to have people around me, people who care for me.

Thank god for everyone.

and especially the heffalumps and heffalump mommy.

may we have more heffalumps along the way.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

We are the Reason

"I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!"

Job 19:25-27

It's easter today! it doesn't seem to be about easter bunnies or eggs. but the very fact that Jesus resurrected. I guess i may have posted this song lyrics on my old blog or this blog, but i shall post it up again, it's a very meaningful song, it summarises the reason and meaning for christmas and easter; and it's my favourite christian song. Though, I am not a very emotional person, or a person easily touched by the holy spirit, but I can say that God has led me through this simple life. I don't have any ground breaking stories to share too, i wasn't a dramatic lang zi hui tou case, and it seems that my life has been quite peaceful and smooth flowing. But the very fact that he has guided me through my daily life is a blessing in itself and there are many incidents and undercurrents in life that are not just by accident, it was really by his grace that saved me. I would say there are a few 'near misses' in my life that could have gone really wrong, and i could have taken a different path in life. Once in Jun 94 and once in Aug 02. And these undercurrents (sins) continue to tempt me daily, and i certainly hope not to have any more 'near misses' cuz as we grow older, there is a higher price to pay for life, monetary, ethical, lawful issues. More importantly, God has taught me valuable lessons throughout the years; bringing me down when arrogance took control of me and providing me with miraculous stuff that i am so undeserving of. Well, it's not easy to follow him too, even in times of comfort, we keep falling back on his standards. What about in times of desperation, when i lose everything, will i still follow god? Will we be like Job?, still proclaim that we know that our redeemer lives?

We are the reason

As little children
We would dream of Christmas morn
Of all the gifts and toys
We knew we'd find
But we never realized
A baby born one blessed night
Gave us the greatest gift of our lives

We were the reason
That He gave His life
We were the reason
That He suffered and died
To a world that was lost
He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

As the years went by
We learned more about gifts
The giving of ourselves
And what that means
On a dark and cloudy day
A man hung crying in the rain
All because of love, all because of love

I've finally found the reason for living
It's in giving every part of my heart to Him
In all that I do every word that I say
I'll be giving my all just for Him, for Him

He is my reason to live

Friday, April 06, 2007

Lat and Est: Part 1 - Riga

the nine explorers

looming soviet horizon

main square in Riga

The occupation museum: the dark history of latvia

the londoners

the cambridge-ians


old-school tram

the diesel engine train that we took

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

a birthday thank you...

well, i had a simple cozy birthday this year, and i would really like to thank everyone out there for your well wishes and presents...

to everyone: i'm really blessed to have you guys around!!!

to eve: thanks paul smith wallet... but i guess without the wallet, i'll still be really happy with you... or maybe not... we shall throw in the heffalumps too to complete the picture... haha...

to hk and yu: your emil chow compilation rocks and it's heartening to receive a card from you guys...

to shuj, kai, joseph, justin: thanks for the early morning birthday cake surprise. Thanx for your company all these months too...

to tsus: thanks for your inspirational philosophical black 'gerkin' tile. "when we Build, let us think that we build Forever"

to germ and shuj: thanx for introducing a new orange afro friend to the lumpiess... mr afro tasted great too...

to tsus, wes, joyce, stef, germ and shuj: thanx for another birthday cake and your musical surprise, i really enjoyed the cozy birthday celebration...

me and my afro friend...

me with lumbe and chilumlump...

the birthday band
tsus, stef, germ, joyce
wes, me, shuj