"Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain, 'move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." - Matthew 17:20-21

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Peace during exams

2 Cor 12:9- Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Praise you Lord.


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matt 11:28-30

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Who am I?

OOps! Lost in translation for many days! Came across this today from Our daily bread in YMIblogging website. Indeed God is speaking.

Who Am I?
READ: Psalm 8
What is man that You are mindful of him? —Psalm 8:4

The song "Who Am I?" by Mark Hall of the musical group Casting Crowns, begins: "Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt?"

In this song, Hall compares our lives to "a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow . . . a vapor in the wind." He reflects, "When we understand how small we really are and how awesome God is, then God’s love becomes bigger to us."

I am reminded of David’s question in Psalm 8. When he considered the heavens, the moon, and the stars, he was amazed by the God of the universe who created them and holds them together. In awe, he asked, "What is man that You are mindful of him?" (v.4).

Why are we the object of God’s love and care and thoughts? In his song, Hall answers the question this way: "Not because of who I am, but because of what You’ve done; not because of what I’ve done, but because of who You are."

Who is God? He is love. What has God done? He gave His only Son Jesus to die for us and pay the penalty for our sins (1 John 4:7-9). No wonder we want to shout with the psalmist: "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!" (Ps. 8:1,9). — Anne Cetas

Father, thank You that You have made us the objectof Your love. We are amazed at Your forgivenessand grace. Help us to see ourselves as smalland to marvel at Your great love.

God loves us, not because of who we are, but because of who He is.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Polo Club get 'treadmill' for horses

ST, 16 Jan 09, Fri

cited-to quote as an authority; to mention

What a joke! haha.. lame-mo. The club installed a horse-walking machine to relieve the work of 14 stable assistants aged 55 or older. The machine.. hehe.. prefer to call it horse treadmill, ;p, works like a merry-go-round with rotating frilles that keep up to eight horses walking around a circular track.

There is this Advantage! Scheme that Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has come up with to encourage companies to embrace older workers. The scheme is offering up to $400k to companies who adopts age-friendly work practices - such as redesigning jobs and restructuring wage systems- to recruit, retain and rehire older workers.

Killing two birds with one stone. the machine costs $100k only, you get $400k, you allow the knowledge of older workers to be passed on to younger colleagues.

Haha.. its a funny thing i feel. Everything being automated now. Singapore is addressing the labour shortage in the long term.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Vandalism- what charges to you face?

ST 16 Jan 09, Fri

Vandalize - to destroy or deface (public or private property) wilfully or maliciously.

Man faces 3 charges of Vanalism, allegedly scribbled words thrice on a display wall outside
Parliament House. Each referring to SPM Lee. Prosecution applying for his remand in IMH. If found guilty (which i believe is super highly possible) could be fined up to $2k or jailed for up to three years. Anithing to do with government stuff, dont mess with us, Singapore. Especially political figures. Media coverage will bring you down.

More or less i'm proud of Singapore being able to curb vandalism. Unlike Australia or any other country in the world. I doubt no country has such strict regulations like Spore. To be fair in say, i feel that Spore has good legal regulations over anything that is considered a crime, under our law. The critical point is not only having the good law but also the good enforcement of the law.

Thank God Spore is small. What do i feel when i see vandalism in Brisbane?
Hmm... a bit disgusted. Shocked at first. Then gradually, i understand why people vandalise and i feel sad. Sad for both the perpetrators and the country.

I rmb watching a movie starring one of the characters- a juvenile delinquent. He sought attention from graffiti. He told his fren that he was leaving his mark behind. When people look at his 'art', he feels that they are watching him. He feels recognised. He lacked attention and love from his family. He looked to crime offending instead.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

1st Article: Conned into renting same house

Singapore Straits Times, 16 January 2009, Friday HOME

Oki this is the first review i'm doing since .. a very long time.

Apparently there is this rental scam. The conman has alr fled with at least $10,300. Dont know when he's going to strike again.

After reading the article i have a feeling this guy, Ryan is the same guy Mr Choy's client is trying to trace. Both cases aren't exactly the same but they are about the breach of tenancy agreement of at least some misrepresentation and fraud since the company is fake.

Currently this case is whereby the conman has successfully rented off the property in question to a malaysian couple for a two month deposit of $4,300 (2,150 per month) - in cash. The best joke is that the two agents witnessed it. I guess they were victims too. Just that i feel the agents were negligent in checking the reliability of this ryan. he claimed to be the property manager- cum- landlord. and they had run an ownership search that showed he was not one of the owners. how could he have the keys to the hse? wasn't it fishy?

The latter was a Japanese expatriate. She met the malaysian couple at the same house. She had paid $6,000.

Naturally its hard to differentiate who's good. And definitely hard to suspect since even the 2 property agents were intervening. The global economic outlook isn't good. Rental and property prices and soaring super low. He's smart to stike while the iron's hot. but God will catch up with him. Just beware that you check thoroughly the source of the person before committing to close the deal.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm back

I'm going to try reviving this blog with my reflections on news articles i read. Going to be tough to keep this ongoing. but will try. In Brisbane now. Its going to be another milestone in my life. Lord please go before me. Thank you. :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008


A kind of torts. Learnt lots about Defamation throughout the week. Fervin so sweet to help me print out her notes. Really helpful.

Mentor had stuff for me to research. Cool thank God for the first time i could read fast and yet understand all that i read!

- Libel Vs Slander

Libel - permanent form

Slander - temporary form: must proof special (meaning in particular, specific, opp of general)damages except the 4 forms actionable per se

... imputation of a contagious disease
... imputation criminal offence punishable by imprisonment
... imputation of unchastity or adultery by a female
... imputation of unfitness or incompetence (it extends to all words likely to disparage the claimant's official, professional or business reputation, whether or not the words relate to the claimant's office, profession, calling, trade or business

- What to proof? (the 3 factors)

... what determines a statement as defamatory
... refer to the claimant?
... third party present

- Defence

... justification of the truth
... fair comment
... privilege (absolute and qualified)
... innocent dissemination
... unintentional defamation
... consent

- Remedies

... damages
... injunctive relief

- Factors to consider before giving judgement on damages/costs

*haha.. quite a lot to write... *

anyways really thankful to God that i was able to absorb and just want to praise God for His work in my life as i study and work as an intern. :) enjoying myself. thanks mentor.

oki oki.. love me