Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday's dose of laughter and beauty.

Thursday. The fabulous company. Passable food. These glorious beauties. The silly jokes. The solemn life issues. The accidental let's-take-a-photo-but-oops-how-did-it-become-a-video hilarious mistake. The random bursts of laughter that ensued after that. No better way to spend my Thursday // yesterday. They definitely are one of the best gifts You've blessed me with, daddy God. Thankful. :')

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Raised to life.

Acts 20:7-12
New Living Translation (NLT)

Paul’s Final Visit to Troas
On the first day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s Supper. Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight. The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps. As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below. Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. “Don’t worry,” he said, “he’s alive!” Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord’s Supper, and ate together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left. Meanwhile, the young man was taken home alive and well, and everyone was greatly relieved.

Really ministered to by this passage when we took Holy Comm at cg last Friday. It was a timely reminder, that the cross and finished work of Christ will bring our hopes, desires, health, joy, supply back to life, even if we think it's dead. Such is the power of the cross, and Grace, and Jesus. Our problems or obstacles may be high, but our God is the Most High!. :)

Monday, July 21, 2014


My Saturday regular. Can't believe we're already into our 3rd class! Korean really isn't a easy language to pick up, especially writing and memorizing the consonants/vowels to form words. So glad I have someone to "suffer" with me! :P We were so exhausted after class, we sat at Ya Kun for 4 hours just sharing what I receive from CG and taking selfies. Now that GenRev is moved to Fridays instead of Saturdays, I am considering to take up the language all the way till intermediate, then go back to Korea with Serene after I'm done. Maybe I could just score myself some new Korean friends with what I learn this time round! :)

Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee.

  • Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee
  • Blk 151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 Coffeeshop
  • Singapore 560151
  • Opening hours: 7.30am - 3pm

The bowl of wanton mee that had me waking up at 7am on a weekend for it. Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee have been raved by many recently, and since it was at Ang Mo Kio (nearby where I stay), I know I have to give it a try. Thank God I decided to go early, because when I reached a queue was already forming. I actually had to stand in the queue for 30 minutes to get my 3 bowls of wanton mee, noting that it was that early in the day plus the store wasn't situated at the most convenient location to travel to.

Contrary to the Singapore-style wanton mee, Soi 19's version was dry with no gravy, except for a little oil. I loved the noodles most, which has this eggy taste to it and was springy/Q to bite. Next was the fried dumplings (both soup and fried ones); the minced meat wrapped in it were really well-marinated and savory! On top of that, what I think is the secret to making the bowl of wanton mee so fabulous is the pork lard added in it. Yes, pork lard. Unhealthy, but enhances the fragrance and makes it extra delicious. Am definitely going back for a second portion when I feel determined enough to wake up that early again! :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Freely receive, freely give.

Beautiful reminder for myself. At one of the cg months ago, my leader posted this question to us: "If Jesus was in your shoes at that point, what do you think He would do?" From that day on, I held on to it dear and close. Throughout these months I went through situations when I was lied to, unfairly treated, or even experiencing health issues, I'd imagine Jesus being here and the things He'd do. Asking myself that same question again always changed the way I look at the circumstance. Instead of harboring hatred of bitterness, it made me want to pray for those who hurt me, to speak over and command the pain/condition to leave, to trust, love, & forgive more. It helped me remember that I am dealing with the situation between my God and me, not men and me. Fact is, we are all imperfect, accepted by a perfect God. And because of that, we get to emulate Him; to see the good in people, to love, to embrace, to hope for in Him. I am beyond thankful for a role model like Him.

Oh, and one more thing. It is okay to forgive AND walk away. Forgive AND let that person go. We often think forgiving means automatically having to accept the person back into your life, but many a time that is the hardest thing to do, especially when it involves trust and hearts that are broken. In my case, I prayed and ask the Lord to help me decide by guiding me with His peace. There might or might not be a chance where God would restore the friendship in future, but if parting ways would mean peace in my heart now, then I'm sure He has His way to bless me back in a greater measure for what I've lost. Praying that you will find peace that surpasses all understanding and wisdom to deal with your situations today. Romans 8:28! :)