God's promise

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I can't help but post this as I was doing my quiet time.

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8

The Lord has promised that in all things regarding you, He has made perfect. This is not to say that we are perfect, or that all our circumstances are perfect, but that God has planned everything perfectly for us. It is a constant, ongoing process and we know we are walking in His will when we look back and see how we have matured over time, through His grace. Praise the Lord!

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Posted by Gerald at 11/29/2007 02:47:00 AM

Songs in my head

I've been waking up everyday with a song in my head these past few days, and sometimes even when I'm just walking. Perhaps it's a side effect of having thought about what songs we could do for Phoenix. It's pretty great though that the songs that DO stay are really nice songs. I wake up pretty often with worship songs going on and on in my head. It makes it really easy to get into God's presence every day. I wake up feeling more alive and energetic than I've ever been before!

Worship songs aside, some really nice songs have been running through my head too. One of them particularly, has managed to capture my attention, so much so that I've been singing and obsessing over this song for the past two days. I found the link to the mp3, but I don't think I'll post it up here. I DO have a Youtube link though.

Empty Decorations

I'm not embedding it because the video doesn't feature me.

If you don't know it already, it's the theme song for the Malaysian sitcom, Kopitiam that used to air some years back. It's a really catchy tune and the lyrics are really meaningful, especially because it really reflects how things are going right now. This song together with The Calling's Our Lives are really suitable for us as final years in Raffles Hall.

I'm really looking forward to an interesting week ahead. The future can be uncertain I guess, but if you walk close to God, He can make everything seem so bright. There's really a feeling that everything is going to be great!

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Posted by Gerald at 11/29/2007 02:21:00 AM

Random thoughts - Thanksgiving and Heroes

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

While I certainly do not know the results of my papers so far, I am very grateful as I have a very good feeling about them. I worked hard and it seems to have finally paid off. After all, it IS the semester where I have only 3 modules.

There's still one more paper to go and I don't really know how it's going to go, but I'll work for it.

In all this, I must give thanks to God because He really saw me through this period. I've been closer to Him now and I've been spending so much time with Him that I find a lot of assurance in the things I do, simply because I rely on Him really. It seems like an easy statement to make, but it is actually that simple if you actually stop to think about it and DECIDE to practice it.

Anyway, Heroes Season 2 will be concluding soon, which is not to say that I'm very happy with that. The story seems lacking really, although the past few episodes have been, admittedly, exciting. It somehow didn't give me as good a feel as the previous season. I guess too much time were wasted on lousy plots which have little to do with the main story. Hopefully, things turn out better in the next season.

Got paid today. Banking it in tomorrow. Happy me!

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Posted by Gerald at 11/28/2007 02:51:00 AM

Exams Schedule

Saturday, November 24, 2007

26/11 CS3212 5:00 PM
27/11 GEK1002 9:00 AM
05/12 MNO1001 1:00 PM

There you have it. Do remember to pray for me.


Posted by Gerald at 11/24/2007 05:49:00 PM

Customising Models

Friday, November 23, 2007


Really cool. I'd like to be able to do something like that...

But then again, I'd much rather get my hands on a Full-Burst MG Strike Freedom first... *sigh*

Then back to work!

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Posted by Gerald at 11/23/2007 02:35:00 PM

10 000 visits to date!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Although my blog's been around for some time, I've finally reached a landmark of having been read 10000 times! Considering that the counter came only much later after I started blogging, there should relatively be more visits than that. Still, if I consider from the point I installed the counter, I'd say reaching 5 digits is pretty decent.

My blog isn't about some niche interest, or specific to any one issue or genre. It's a mixture of many different types of things, and since it's a PERSONAL blog, not to be narcissistic or anything, it's obviously about... me! It's a potpourri of issues and things which matter to me, or sometimes DON'T matter to me. It's about my ups and downs in life. It's about my likes and dislikes. My 'journalism' is far from perfect, and I'm ashamed to admit, even downright pathetic. Still one does ones best. I'm quite proud of this little place on the web I've carved for myself. It gives me a small sense of achievement.

In any case, it's still reading week. It's still exam time and there are things to study / do. Complacency would be the killer for me, so I better buck up. A short celebration in the form of a post is hardly wrong I guess, but one shouldn't take things too far no?

Back to work!

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Posted by Gerald at 11/20/2007 09:17:00 PM

A Lifestyle Pleasing to You

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sometimes, it's difficult trying to live a life that pleases God. If you stop to think about it, what kind of a life is that? My mindset has changed and is different now, but there are still remnants of the old mindset which are a little harder to change. Some of my more 'traditional' thinking isn't quite as relevant now, but perhaps some of the newer, more 'liberal' thinking has gone overboard.

The key I suppose is balance. I'm trying hard to live the kind of life that is still pleasing to God, that would bring glory to His name, but yet be relevant to society. The principle seems to be "be identifiable but not blindly indulgent" in contemporary culture. Still I sometimes question the kind of thinking I have.

In any case, I don't want to go into an extended debate on this issue. Let's just say that as I mature more and more in Christ, I hope to be able to arrive at a place where my thinking is totally conformed to the mind of Christ, or at least to a very great extent.

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Posted by Gerald at 11/17/2007 02:46:00 AM

Encouragement from the Word

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As I read His word, I come across this verse which really encourages me.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold, From those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 84:11

Is THIS a good thing? What would it take for it to happen? I really don't know, but if I treat this as every other area, then I think...

After all, God desires for us to have the good things in life...

"Do everything humanly possible, and leave the impossible to Him."

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Posted by Gerald at 11/14/2007 02:14:00 AM

That time of the year... AGAIN

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Exams coming again.

This time I'm not too worried. I need to buck up even more, but having not much of a heavy exam timetable is not helping.

Some things have been happening lately that makes me a bit unsure of what to do. I could very well just sit back and do nothing, but perhaps I really shouldn't. I don't know. I really wished there were SOME help on what I ought to do... if anything. Being unsure is really irritating.

Anyway, I think tomorrow's service will be exciting. Will try to get more rest for it tonight.

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Posted by Gerald at 11/10/2007 11:25:00 PM


Friday, November 02, 2007

Yes, if you're wondering about the lack of updates, it's largely because I'm swamped by work. I have many deadlines to meet and I've been doing what I can to complete the projects and assignments before the deadline. Thankfully, I've actually managed to progress quite a bit and hence I can afford a short hiatus to just put down a few thoughts.

I've been thinking lately about my future, what I want to do and all that. It's pretty exciting yet depressing at the same time, knowing that I'll be leaving studying for good in a couple of months and venture out into the working world. I'm all for progress, but it can be a little daunting to take such a big leap. Transitions are never easy, especially if you want to ensure that you take all the good positive things you've learned with you and try to leave all the bad behind. It's all in the process of growing up, I guess, but just because you know it happens to everyone doesn't make it any easier to face.

In any case, here's an interesting article I found. It's really insightful and definitely worth the read. Clickey. I'm definitely going to try to apply this as often as possible. Passion is a really good motivator.

The final years in hall have come together again to put up a little event to make hall life a little more exciting. ΤaλaΝΤο (Pronounced Ta-lan-tou) has been ongoing for a while and the preliminaries are over. The grand finale will take place this coming Monday. *shrug* The six grand finalists will be performing as will some of the final years. That means I have to finish all my work by this weekend, and THAT'S why I'm so busy... with so many things to submit.

Here's to a productive weekend and a great week ahead!

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Posted by Gerald at 11/02/2007 02:33:00 AM