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name: izumi aka imuzi
spoke: 24MAY93
loves: God family church kitkat! music
plays: softball piano soccer
in: hwachong proed council 4H2

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

@ 11:07 PM

8th ProEd council rocks.
and i'm v thankful for everything, really.
go 9th!

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Friday, October 3, 2008

@ 3:28 PM

The Tiger, the Man and God

A man was being chased by a tiger.

He ran as hard as he could until he was at the edge of a cliff with the tiger in hot pursuit. The man looked over the edge of the cliff and saw a branch growing out of the side of the cliff a few feet down.

He jumped down and grabbed the branch just as the tiger reached the cliff. The tiger growled viciously as the man sighed a great sigh of relief.

Just then a mouse came out from a crevice and began to chew on the branch. The man looked down to what was a drop of a thousand feet and sure death and looked to the heavens and yelled out,

"Dear God, if you are there, please help. I will do anything you ask but please help."

Suddenly a voice came booming down from heaven,

"You will do anything I ask?" it questioned.

The man shocked to hear a reply to his plea yelled back,

"I will gladly do anything you ask, but please save me."

The voice from heaven then replied,

"There is one way to save you but it will take courage and faith."

The branch began to weaken from the mouse and the tiger was still growling a few feet above the man,

"Please, Lord, tell me what I must do and I will do it. Your will is my will."

The voice from heaven then said,

"All right then, let go of the branch."

The man looked down to a fall of a thousand feet and certain death. He looked up at the hungry tiger a few feet away and he looked at the mouse still chewing on the branch.

Then he looked up at the heavens and yelled,

"Is there anyone else up there?"


Dear God,
y'know sometimes the things You ask me to do
seems impossible.
it requires lots of courage
and faith.
I tried, but after a while lost that perseverance
until it's finally the end of 2008.
so God, I ask want to ask you
for help.
Help that I may learn to have that courage
and faith
to start anew
once more.
i'm giving 2009 to You.
Help me to be strong.
In jesus' name,
amen.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

@ 10:21 PM

God is God and I am not.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

@ 11:35 AM

the visitor

One particular Sunday we had a visitor in our church. He arrived early, parked his car, and got out.

Another car pulled up near him, and the driver told him, "I always park there. You took my place!"

The visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat, and sat down. A young lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat! You took my place!"

The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing.

After Sunday School, the visitor went into the church sanctuary and sat down. Another member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit. You took my place!"

The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still said nothing.

Later, as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood, and his appearance began to change. Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet.
With the changes becoming more and more apparent to all in the church.

Someone from the congregation called out, "What happened to you?"

The visitor replied,

"I took your place."

there's no greater love than this
that a man would give his life, for a friend
there's no higher sacrifice
that a man would give his life
You have paid a precious price
for me.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

@ 9:03 PM

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise.

Ah, the beauty of God's creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat there, I felt the Lord's presence with me.

He asked me, "Do you love me?"

I answered, "Of course, God! You are my Lord and Saviour!"

Then He asked, "If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?"

I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn't be able to do -- the things that I took for granted? And I answered,

"It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You."

Then the Lord said, "If you were blind, would you still love my creation?"

How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation. So I answered,

"Its hard to think of it, but I would still love you."

The Lord then asked me, "If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?"

How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to God's Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts.

I answered, "It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word."

The Lord then asked, "If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?"

How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks. So I answered,

"Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name."

And the Lord asked, "Do you really love Me?"

With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly,

"Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!"

I thought I had answered well, but God asked, "THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?"

I answered, "Because I am only human. I am not perfect."

"THEN WHY IN TIMES OF PEACE DO YOU STRAY THE FURTHEST? WHY ONLY IN TIMES OF TROUBLE DO YOU PRAY IN EARNEST?"

I couldn't answer. I cried.

The Lord continued:

"Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?"

The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.

"Why are you ashamed of Me?
Why are you not spreading the good news?
Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?"

I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.

"You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away.
I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge.
I have spoken to you but your ears were closed.
I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away.
I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away.
I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all. DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME ?"

I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? My heart had cried out and the tears had flowed, I said,

"Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child."

The Lord answered, " That is My Grace, My child."

I asked, " Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?"

The Lord answered,

"Because you are My creation.
You are my child.
I will never abandon you.
When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you.
When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you.
When you are down, I will encourage you.
When you fall, I will raise you up.
When you are tired, I will carry you.
I will be with you till the end of days,
and I will love you forever."

Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God,

"How much do You love me?"

The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Saviour. And for the first time, I truly prayed.


dear God,
i thank you for being my Saviour
but i pray that you won't be just that,
you would also be my Lord
to Lord over my life
i'm coming back to you
and please give me strength when i am tempted
i want to stay by you
and to say that you are my Saviour and Lord
tighten your cords of love
as i humbly offer my life back to you
in jesus' name, amen.
i could sing of your love, forever.

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@ 12:05 PM

the cross room

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear it's weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then open another door and pick any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and did as he was told.

As he looked around the room he saw many different crosses; some so large the tops were not visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.

"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.

And the Lord replied, "My son, that's the cross you brought in."


no cross is heavy, cos Jesus' was the heaviest - it carried the whole world
just sometimes i feel my whole world's caving in, but never realised that my world was so small.
my cross is just a burden, but not the cross i should be carrying.

dear God, i need a heavier cross.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

@ 8:38 PM

A girl from Tibet went to Shanghai for job interview.

To test her English, China boss ask her to create sentences with: Green, Pink, yellow, Blue, White,Purple & Black.

She answered: I hear phone Green Green, then I Pink up the phone and say yellow, Blues that? White did you say, oh wrong number, don't Purplely disturb people and don't call black again ok?

Boss say: you can go Black and wait for phone green green.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

@ 8:19 PM

[got this from a forwarded email]


A TEENAGER'S VIEW OF HEAVEN

17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. 'I wowed 'em,' he later told his father, Bruce. 'It's a killer. It's the bomb. It's the best thing I ever wrote..' It also was the last.


Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. He was driving home from a friend's house when his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County and struck a utility pole. He emerged from the wreck unharmed but stepped on a downed power line and was electrocuted.

The Moores framed a copy of Brian's essay and hung it among the family portraits in the living room. 'I think God used him to make a point. I think we were meant to find it and make something out of it,' Mrs. Moore said of the essay. She and her husband want to share their son's vision of life after death. 'I'm happy for Brian. I know he's in heaven. I know I'll see him.'

The Room

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read 'Girls I have liked.' I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was.


This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.

A file named 'Friends' was next to one marked 'Friends I have betrayed.' The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird 'Books I Have Read,' 'Lies I Have Told,' 'Comfort I have Given,' 'Jokes I Have Laughed at .' Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: 'Things I've yelled at my brothers.' Others I couldn't laugh at: 'Things I Have Done in My Anger', 'Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents.' I never ceased to be surprised by the contents.

Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.

When I pulled out the file marked ' TV Shows I have watched ', I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.

When I came to a file marked ' Lustful Thoughts,' I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content.

I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!' In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.

Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.

And then I saw it.. The title bore 'People I Have Shared the Gospel With.' The handle was brighter than those around it,seemed newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.

And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.

No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my own.

He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes. Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.

Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. 'No!' I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was 'No, no,' as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side.

He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, 'It is finished.' I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.


'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.'-Phil. 4:13


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Monday, July 28, 2008

@ 10:21 PM

a very heartwarming story


A minister passing through his church
in the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar
and see who had come to pray.


Just then the back door opened,
a man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw
the man hadn't shaved in a while.


His shirt was kind a shabby
and his coat was worn and frayed,
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
then rose and walked away.


In the days that followed,
each noon time came this chap,
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
a lunch pail in his lap.


Well, the minister's suspicions grew,
with robbery a main fear,
He decided to stop the man and ask him,
'What are you doing here?'


The old man said, he worked down the road.
lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
for finding strength and power.


'I stay only moments, see,
because the factory is so far away;
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
This is kinda what I say:


'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHER'S FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.


DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS JIM
CHECKING IN TODAY.'


The minister feeling foolish,
told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man he was welcome
to come and pray just anytime.


Time to go, Jim smiled, said 'Thanks.'
He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar,
he'd never done it before.


His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
and met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed, in his heart,
he repeated old Jim's prayer:


'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHER'S FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.


I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT
I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY'


Past noon one day, the minister noticed
that old Jim hadn't come.
As more days passed without Jim,
he began to worry some.


At the factory, he asked about him ,
learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
but he'd given them a thrill.


The week that Jim was with them,
brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious.
Changed people, were his reward.


The head nurse couldn't understand
why Jim was so glad,
when no flowers, calls or cards came,
not a visitor he had.


The minister stayed by his bed,
he voiced the nurse's concern:
No friends came to show they cared.
he had nowhere to turn.


Looking surprised, old Jim spoke
up and with a winsome smile,
'the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
that in here all the while


everyday at noon He's here,
a dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down, takes my hand,
leans over and says to me:


'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.


ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY,
AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS
CHECKING IN TODAY.'


let that be my prayer today.

:]

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

@ 11:23 PM

extreme makeover

i just had a prayer of commitment.

i know i have been such a lousy christian and i've finally come to total repentance. determination.

change.
to be the best son/ guy/ friend/ student/ player/ teammate ... anyone could ask for.


I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.


a really big thank you for all of you who shared your concern. i thank God for all the christian friends out there. God bless :]

thank you God, how you have paved the way for me in such a personal way.


i'm so touched that i cried just now.

:]

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

@ 5:07 PM

my group didnt make it for project's day.

it was a consequence. some of the group members slacked and were complacent, thinking that we will surely make it into the finals and so carried on with their other commitments. i put aside all my commitments and chionged the project's day, warned them. but they didnt cooperate so of course didnt get through. and now, since they had been doing their commitments earlier on, they're have the time and are able to catch up with their work. whereas I have to catch up with tons of stuff that i put aside for this project that never got through.

call me a stupid kid.

what was all that sacrifice for.

fpsp is this sat. and though i have lotsa important stuffs at church, home and ep3 i still make an extra effort to go for each practice session. and yet people still give lame excuses that they are somewhere either slacking or forgot to come or never do. and so we cannot get the work done.

what was all that sacrifice for. call me a stupid kid who wastes time going for all these commitments and don't achieve anything at all even though i put my best.

each training session i give my 100%. i squeeze out every idea i can think of. i dont slouch or sprawl on the table. just get the job done and chiong to wherever im supposed to go after the training.

is fpsp gona be another failure for me.

my accident caused my hrp to get screwed up cos i didnt have time to do it. nevermind, i chionged during the holidays.
then came project's day when i did everything i can. collated like so many surveys by myself. and when my whole group slept or went offline at 10pm i stayed on until 2am. even the day before the semis, dono how come they have the common sense to sleep at 11pm while other people are slaving until 1 plus 2.
records challenge- wasted 20-30 hours building cans and so on, in the end deprived of sleep, work, time, energy. yet in the midst of that whole week i stayed up till 2am to chiong project's day, fpsp and other work. in the end, it became useless cos all the others didnt really help much.

call me a stupid kid.









God, thanks for all these trials. i know that without you i am powerless. thanks for being with me this whole week and helping me to give my best even when my group failed.

dear God, i know that you have a special plan for all these. you don't do these for the sake of hurting me but you have prepared something for me. i might not see it now, but i pray that you will grant me the strength to hold fast to you even in this period of perils.

thank you for being so real to me. help my group members to realise how much more effort they should have put in.

dear God, i commit this week's fpsp into your hands. i promise i'll put in my very best.

imuzi.

on the verge of breaking down.

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@ 12:02 AM

i think i wont be able to live for long with all this.

International Forum Series
Humanities In Focus
Records Challenge
Model ASEAN Summit
Biology Test
Humanities Research Paper
Project's Day
Future Problem Solving Programme

all these in the next 7 days.


dear God, help me not to die.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

@ 8:00 PM

i've gotta really start writing my testimony for youth gospel night soon man. but dono why how come my these 2 weeks are so hectic. after this, i promise.

gospel rally's coming up this friday and i hope that i can invite friends to come! and even in school, i sometimes get discouraged as to how under standard i am, especially when comparing with those 'gods' haha.

and it is at times like these i find myself weak. yet i do remember something.

"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength." Phillipians 4:13

tho i preached on this verse, i guess there's alot more to learn from it. like, even by doing daily quiet time isnt enough and I found out how much i have been lacking in prayer. even in school, like a short 5 seconds mumble before food.

and dad was talking about this on the last few sundays.

i guess God missed talking to me. that's why I forgot that He's up there. and sometimes, He wants me to talk to him.

I tried something one night. on my bed i placed an empty pillow opposite me and started talking to it as if there was somebody sitting on it. i read about that method somewhere and that was when i let it all out. all my wishes, thoughts, troubles ... everything. and i knew that Jesus was there listening. and i talked as if i were talking to a friend.

i think i'll do that tonight. i miss talking to God too. that refreshment.

imuzi

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

@ 8:00 PM

i gotta do reflections this month.

and handle my studies and projects well. council too. these few weeks are exceptionally tough for me, but yeah, with God's help I'll pull through i'm sure.

during bible camp, i want to share one lesson i learnt.

when God says 'take courage,' it's not about being courageous and brave. no it isnt. it is about taking the courage to believe. that you are so sure that God will lead you and provide you with a way. not having a back up plan but 100% complete belief in Him.

that's courage.

still remembered that in "Facing the Giants", they talked about preparing the fields for the rain. rain might not come, but we believe that God will indeed send it. and we prepare the field.

Noah spent 100 years building the ark, believing that God will send rain and cause the world to flood. in that 100 years, he kept on believing. he had courage.

1 month to the youth gospel night. many uncertainties in this one month. many things to accomplish. sometimes i feel like giving up, feel like throwing everything aside cos i'm so fed up with things and people around me. stressed with all the work, commitments and such.

and so i need that courage.

have started reading the biography of joel sonnenburg- the guy who's disfigured cos of a car crash. and yeah i am so encouraged by him. he had courage. courage to believe that God had a purpose for Him.

And so dear God, please give me the courage that in these few times of trouble and hardship, to believe that you'll lead me out of this just as a rainbow appears after a thunder storm.

"When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the floods
I will be still know you are God."

Lord please come quickly, let your will be done.

Izumi.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

@ 7:04 PM

have done alot of self seeking lately.

having been told that depot's gona be atonomous soon, just dono how soon, just left me at a lost of words. i mean i knew such a day had to come... ... but so soon? yeah, 3 years since it started but even then.

talked to a few people. and the past year like say around 4 or 5 families have gone over. during camp heard about how leaders and help is needed there. yet at the same thing, amk's somehow decaying too. i mean like during singspiration, other than me, marvin, jef, lucas and a few others, nobody's singing at all. even the older ones, dont know what happened to them.

i mean like, i thot a few years back the youths here were buzzling and burning and so much alive. and then now...

i just realised that i have three years left in my teenage bank account. sec4, jc1, jc2, and then army. 3 years. jonathan boon shared with me why he was putting so much effort in youth work, why he is spending so much time in yp as a teenager.

"I don't want to grow up regretting not serving during my teenage years."

I have that same desire now. ever since last year youth camp, even the past bible camp, like i wanted to be used by God. some of my past bible study sessions, my other mates didnt really enjoy cos we were still young then and the teaching style wasn't effective. during last year's youth camp, as a dorm leader I learnt alot of how to lead in bible study sessions. discussions. practical lessons. prayer. sharing.

3 years.

my bank account hasn't been used much yet. the only service i'm offering so far is playing the piano. and I believe I can offer much more than that. already amk has so many youth leaders in my earlier batches. so depot? but things are always so complicated.

why, God?

I believe that before I talk about leading in church activities, I will have to take care of my school life as well. tomorrow's the first day of school. and when i step into the school compound tmw, i'll remember to say a prayer. Lord, help me, guide me for I am weak. I've been quite lazy in the past terms. time management is almost as if it's sleep management. i had no discipline.

but after camp. after the challenges to live as a christian. i'm gona change.

As Jesus said in the bible: we must prove ourselves to handle big things by handling small things first. and i'm gona handle my term 3 well. and to do that, I'll need the strength. and that strength, will come from doing my quiet time and praying everyday.

for the next few months, i'm gona pray for the youths at amk and depot. and where the Lord will lead me. pray with me. there's not much time left before the close of this year. it could be the last youth camp as bethesda hall amk+depot. i know it's sad, cos i feel the same as you. but it's all God's sovereignty.

3 years left on my bank. I want to use that 3 years for service as a youth. even though i'm just a teenager, I believe God can work wonders :)

Dear God, here's my two mites.

"You are the Potter,
I am the clay,
Mould me and make me,
this is what I pray"

imuzi.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

@ 10:00 PM

hey hey ! i just learnt something exciting to look forward to haha :D

you know i was talking about the 'ending of the world' [k i know it sounds creepy] in my previous post right, so i'm talking about what comes AFTER that. something you might call shiok haha.

it's called: millennial kingdom.

after the end of the world, where many terrible stuffs will happen over a span of 7 years, comes the millennial kingdom period. this thing will last for 1000 years, can you imagine :) that's like super uber long. anyway here's a description of how it's gona be like.

everything then is gona change. [recall recall ... sounds like narnia right] everything now that is wrong will be right then.

switch on the tv now and people will be saying "man, there's nothing GOOD to watch."
switch on the tv then and people will be saying "man, why is everything good ?! i want some bad stuff."

schools will be teaching stuff about christianity, christian values.. if you take a look at the world now, everybody's teaching stuff like EQ, anger management, and most places forbid the teaching of christian values and such.

here's a story. [from david mcleod's book]

a young man was driving a ferrari in new york city on a highway. there happened to be a traffic jam and so he became impatient and decided to take the shortcut: through small streets. So down he drove into the slumps and towns, the narrow and bending streets. the deeper he went, the more thugs appeared, the more gangsters roamed around the streets. and he prayed throughout that so long his car was moving, no harm will come upon him.

unfortunately, his car came to a stop. engine stalled. and 5 gangsters looking all roughed up started to approach the red ferrari. he immediately called the tow truck to tow his car away.

when the tow truck came, the driver came and the 5 gangsters turned their attention on him. still calm, he told them,

"hey hey, this is not what it's supposed to be. Ideally, this driver should drive smoothly with no disturbance through this town. Ideally, when his car broke down, you 5 guys should offer to help him. Ideally, when the tow truck comes, you should ask if you could help in any way. Ideally, when the tow truck leaves, he should wave to you and you wave back and everybody should be happy."

Ideally.

everyone knew what ideally should have happened but somehow didnt want it to happen. in the millenial kingdom, everything ideal will happen :D

but as a christian, everything i know should be ideal for me to do, i'll do my best to do it :D

today in rfg, we talking about tempation too. did you know how small satan was. though in this world, you might think that he's some big giant dragon who is like unbeatable and his powers are extreme and stuff. no, he isnt.

take a look at what the bible says:
Revelation [last book of the bible] 20:1-2

1"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years"


God didnt come down himself. He didnt have to send the Lord Jesus Christ. He didnt even send Michael or Gabriel, the archangels. he sent, an angel. and it was enough to bind satan with a chain.

you know sometimes as christians, we feel that we are weak against tempation. it's too easy to sin. we say that Satan is too tempting, and we are powerless. but hey, we just have to go back to the Maker, who is above all. that's where we can get our strength from.

1 corinthians 10:13
"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

God always has a way for us :)

and christians, we can always look forward to that millenial kingdom waiting for us :D

"only that which heaven treasures,
will bring honour to His name"

imuzi.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

@ 9:49 AM

time to make term 3 resolutions.

1. MSG to be less than 2
2. Do my quiet time
3. Uphold the ProEd Council
4. Convince yingcong and liki to be the president & vice next year
5. continue to guard my tongue
6. be a good testimony and shining light to others
7. be submissive to my teachers and seniors
8. always hand in my homework on time
9. start revising for tests at least 1 week beforehand
10. chiong ACE and OP

"But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31

And as I wait,
I'll rise up like the eagle.
And I will soar with You
Your spirit leads me on
by the power of your love


imuzi.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

@ 6:17 PM

hello. :]

it's been like 1 month since i posted. cos i actually wanted to abandon it due to my studies. but i decided that anything i'm gona post from now is gona be something that Jesus can read, meaning I'm gona post on what I've learnt :) not too often though. grades.

anyway before i forget, happy birthday jolene! :D

ok now to the topic.

seriously ALOT have happened for the past 1 month, and like life for a moment, seemed to whiz past.. without God once again. And ya, i reaped what i sowed, and i got lousy grades for term 2. I was thinking to myself what kind of example am I setting for my peers and juniors. Lots of people had high expectations of me in school. when term 2 started, I mugged like crazy but then gradually, ya i went on my own steam. then i became lazy. so in the end, lousy report card.

slc [student leader convention] was like real great. i mean all the facs and everything, staying up late... fun lah, but i realised that i had to end it somehow. parents were getting upset about me staying up so late and so many gatherings, and ya i kinda agreed. and like, ALWAYS you know, amidst the fun and laughter, i left God hurt. and after the convention i mugged that whole week in time for camp.

revival.

it was like, a week spent with God alone. like after a vacation for about 5 months since youth camp and then i'm back home. and everything was so refreshing. yet at the same time, there was this guilt. i really enjoyed every moment of the camp. and to think that it was the last year for me to be in J3 and ya, can tell that uncle andrew wanted me to lead as an example. and now to think of it, when he asked me to share about my accident, it shook me abit. I mean like, i actually quite forgotten how much I was sorrowful and regretful 3 months ago, how i promised God that I will commit my life to Him. Now then I remember. it's like a second wake up call from God. crocodile tears

BS and uncle andrew's talks were tho fundamental but very uplifting. It taught me that being a Christian is not just by claiming but by living. Merely saying the sinner's prayer isn't gonna help, you've got to live it out. My life downslided this year, my walk's upside down. And 2 cor 5:17 says "Therefore if any man is in Christ, He is a new creation. The old has passed, the new has come." And this was the ONLY verse I remembered since pei hwa. still recall mr michael chan teaching this verse with a basketball. really cool lah, and very easy to remember.

during the camp i went through lots of thinking. personal thoughts. one of them was about being a missionary. that actually means that whatever degree or PhD or qualifications I'm getting in college, university is not gona bring me riches or big houses. it means going to a third world country to help the poor and unfortunate. yes it sounds super unattractive to those in top schools and those who aspire to be bill gates or something. but it all has to do with perspective. i started thinking about this after hearing about reuben's aspiration to go to the mission field. and through the camp, as a believer, i realised how much the lord jesus christ sacrificed to come down to this world. someone said that it's worse than a human transcending into a pile of dung. and when he came to this 'dung', he didnt even come as a king or someone rich. he was born in a feeding tub for horses, grew up as a carpenter, and finally died for us.

He gave up everything man.

and then second thought was, the end of the world is coming. haha yes i know i say this so many times in school. but it's true. no joke.

i mean. here are some observations.

ever wonder how come in these 2-4 years there are like more than 20 earthquakes,tsunamis,hurricanes...?
ever wonder why movies depicting the end of the world start cropping up?
ever realised how global warming's becoming more real?


you know it yourself.

and i was thinking since only 20 years at most is left for us, why can't i use them all for God. is being rich everything? cmon, these are all paper man, not real worth.

first camp as an assistant games group leader. didnt really do much since timo's such an efficient leader haha :) and right from the start i learnt that winning isn't everything. tho i thank God we tied 2nd :D but yeah, with the smallest group, everyone put in effort.

hai. like school's starting next week. and i keep thinking about the 1month i gotta stay in Beijing for nuts. 4 weeks leh! no church, no church friends, no yp, no going out. and i seriously dont like being in somewhere where everything's chinese. scary lah. then come back talk like cheena. i mean it's not that i don't like the way they speak, but it's like kena brainwashed. and i like my un-cheena accent HAHA.

work work work. seriously seriously needed to buck up. no choice. and i started doing my quiet time. need to have intake or else no substance.

and oh ya, another thing that i'm deeply considering is about youth work. i mean, somehow both in amk and depot, yp is sorta decreasing. after all the guys go to army, there are fewer left to tend the flock. and fewer leaders. and like, the youths in our church, especially the younger ones are not yearning.

and i dread depot becoming autonomous. so many friends there and then ... man, why must be like that.

council. slc. softball. grades. church.

so many stuff, how to think sia.


that's why my old favourite song heart of worship is super meaningful to me now.
i'm coming back to the heart of worship.

imuzi.

"And Now I've found
The Greatest love of all, is mine
Since you laid down your life."

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

@ 11:04 PM


rocks.


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Saturday, May 10, 2008

@ 11:01 PM




just came back from fac briefing whooo!

and the above are the designs done up by me :D:D


14 de[fac]to!

imuzi.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

@ 9:58 PM

heylo.

tests starting to be returned.. with AWFUL MARKS.

better ones are: history math chem english chinese
suckiest ones are: physics GEOG maybe bio and lit

lowest MSG attainable is currently 2.2 that is if i get A1 for bio and lit.

sigh mug in term 2 also no use. now there's 4 weeks of holidays to mug but also not much time.

1st week: 14th slc
2nd week: Mid-point Review, Project's Day
3rd week: church camp
4th week: FPSP

losing touch of piano already argh! need to continue practising everyday man.

today we had soccer league and then we won 3-2. haha super exciting lah. cos we were too complacent then let in 2 goals. then last minute score 3. next match got seng :) whoooooo.

american idol now at it's peak! next week's one is the most exciting one man. either archuleta or syesha gets into the finale! (cos david cook sure in mah :]) anyway i hope it'll be david vs david haha. sounds cool.

saturday slc briefing. really dont know what to expect but just be open and hope this yr's fac batch is a good one!

this is a random post.

imuzi

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

@ 9:44 PM

i officially despise math.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

@ 8:21 PM

hey yo!

had Assembly Family Day yesterday :]

just went bloghopping and then saw that everyone agreed that yellow was supposedly strong!
we were okay, just that we give chance lah haha~. but all the teams played really well.

so really glad that norris and isaiah came!! great they enjoyed themselves. haha michelle and hui lin also went and like woah, after 10min make so many friends already. anyway thank God for the fine weather. first time i get sun burnt leh! as in my face is red hot chilly pepper! haha after not going training for like eternity finally turned more potatoish.

this year's one was much more fun x10 than previous year's one man. like the whole group was able to play together and it was cool. ha especially earthball. guess we didnt strategise properly that's why our first game we sent our best players so subsequently lost the 2nd match. got to know quite a few more people well :]

4x100m race was the only one i participated haha. cos our group quite big ah so must give others a chance. but i want to run so at least saved one event for myself hahaha.

anyway i still thought yellow was strong. even though we didnt win! but after track events we tied at 1st place eh! :D but the nice thing was that every team had a chance to be 1st.

played frisbee after the whole event for a while, pack up and went home. woah super hot man. 8 hours under the sun, no joke. but worth it :D and ben was telling me that 2 years later, we will be participating in the youth olympics. to do that must get into combined schools softball! going back training finally end of may. hope the doc says ok.

HISTORY A1 WHOOOOOOOOO! all the mugging and memorising finally paid off man :D:D i'm so darn happy! hope the other subjects aren't too screwed up.

and in everything, give thanks.

imuzi.

"please stand behind the yellow line "

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

@ 9:41 PM

combined sports meet 2008 :[

haha not at all exciting, really.

firstly we dont we get to participate cos it's meant for the track people to win their medals.
secondly, councilors have to get the really unwilling crowd to cheer and it can be real embarassing to like cheer so heartedly in a bunch of yawning people.
number three, there's nanyang. man to have sport's meet with them very sian lah. always get those extra people trying to sell ice cream to us and dont know why they so enthusiastic about cheering either.
met ling han at least haha. hasnt changed since p6.

after sports meet was council general meeting and then PTG meeting. then went to find the usual bunch of guys for lunch and later went ngee ann to play basketball. quite a sian day lah today. came home slept and woke up at 9pm. -.-

tomorrow's the real fun! jun han's feeling sick now so pray that he'll get better for tmw.


imuzi

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Friday, April 25, 2008

@ 8:51 PM

may 1st sport's day! :D

so really glad that rui jie, norris, gideon and jun han can go. thank God man.


yellow's gona own~ :)

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

@ 8:31 PM

Talking to God with a Deck of Cards

A young soldier was alone in his bunkhouse one Sunday morning over in Afghanistan.
It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and landmines for some reason hadn't made a noise.
He knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week.
As he sat there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out acrosshis bunk.Just then an army sergeant came in and said,

"Why aren't you with the restof the platoon?"

The soldier replied, "I thought I would stay behind and spend some time withthe Lord."

The sergeant said, "Looks like you're going to play cards."

The soldier said, "No sir, you see, since we are not allowed to have Biblesor other spiritual books in this country, I've decided to talk to the Lordby studying this deck of cards."

The sergeant asked in disbelief, "How will you do that?"

"You see the Ace, sergeant, it reminds that there is only one God.
The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments.
The Three represents the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Five is for the five virgins, there were ten, but only five of themwere glorified.
The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and Earth.
The Seven is for the day God rested after working the six days.
The Eight is for the family of Noah, his wife, their three sons and theirwives. God saved these eight people from the flood that destroyed the earthfor the first time.
The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy. He cleansed ten,but nine never thanked Him.
The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses ontablets made of stone.
The Jack is a reminder of Satan. One of God's first angels, but he gotkicked out of heaven for his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker ofeternal lake of fire.
The Queen stands for the bride of Christ, which is called His church, orbody of believers that wait for his return.
The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of all kings.
There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week, 52 weeks in a year.
The four suits represent the four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter.
Each suit has thirteen cards; there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.
So when I want to talk to God and thank Him, I just pull out this old deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have to be thankful for."

The sergeant just stood there and after a minute, with tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, he said,

"Soldier, can I borrow that deck of cards?"


"If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, andpray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hearfrom heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." IIChronicles 7:14



"Therefore my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always giveyourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your laborin Lord is not invain" - I Corinthians 15:58

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@ 7:35 PM

test gutters

english compo
chinese compre
chinese cloze
geography
history
literature
physics
chemistry
biology
math test 1
math retest
math test 2

physics history literature all on next monday ack.


i miss softball man.
miss the batting, running, fielding.. maybe pitching.
resuming end of may.
still contemplating whether i should take up pitching again anot since dom already train so hard and coming up well.
for a moment i thought of quitting but then, man cant let the team and coach down.


pressure, stress in school man. must do well this term. work hard. dont let people chew on me.
a mugger's life is so uneventful.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

@ 8:53 PM

Found a new christian song.

And I can really identify myself with it.

You Are Everything - Matthew West

I'm the one with two left feet
Standing on a lonely street
I can't even walk a straight line
And every time you look at me
I'm spinning like an autumn leaf
Bound to hit bottom sometime

Where would I be without someone to save me
Someone who won't let me fall You are everything that I live for
Everything that I can't believe is happening
You're standing right in front of me
With arms wide open
All I know is
Every day is filled with hope
You are everything that I believe for
And I can't help but breathe you in

Breathe again

Feeling all this life within
Every single beat of my heart
I'm the one with big mistakes
Big regrets and bigger breaks
Than I ever care to confess
Oh but, You're the one who looks at me
And sees what I was meant to be
More than just a beautiful mess

Where would I be without someone to save me
Someone who won't let me fall
You are everything that I live for
Everything that I can't believe is happening
You're standing right in front of me
With arms wide open
All I know is
Every day is filled with hope
You are everything that I believe for
And I can't help but breathe you in

Breathe again

Feeling all this life within
Every single beat of my heart
You're everything good in my life
Everything honest and true
And all of those stars hanging up in the sky
Could never shine brighter than You
You are everything that I live for
Everything that I can't believe is happening
You're standing right in front of me
With arms wide open
All I know is
Every day is filled with hope
You are everything that I believe for
And I can't help but breathe you in

Breathe again
Feeling all this life within
Every single beat of my heart
You are
You are Jesus,

You are You are everything

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

@ 9:58 PM

NAPFA GOLD :D

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

@ 9:52 PM

hey. been real busy lately and just to drop a note to show that i'm not dead!

council induction camp last fri and sat.

can't believe we actually had the chance to watch 'facing the giants'. some more in a non-christian environment and in council! and i found out that quite a number of councilors are christian! :) Thank God man.

interviewed the sec2s for EXCO selection and they are a promising bunch of guys. A bit of conflict here and there but overall still okay. just have to make sure that what happened to my batch wont happen to theirs man.


involved in FPSP- Future Problem Solving Programme
it's quite brain draining actually. basically you are given a future scene and you have to come up with 16 problems. yes SIXTEEN. from 16 different genres. and from that, come up with an underlying (not underlining) problem.
then, craft out another 16 solutions to solve the underlying problem. haha wow, quite alot to do but still in the midst of training!

submitting our first assignment on body enhancement on thursday. qualifying round is in july at RGS! haha i heard alot of teams from dunman and RI are darn good at it and to qualify to go australia we must be the top in singapore! :/. but hey, nothing's impossible man. just train hard, work together.


tests coming up shortly and I really have to score this term otherwise will ruin portfolio. okay, i'm not so portfolio minded like someone but anyway grades are important! trying hard to write proper engrish as you can see. cannot be lackadasical. haha.


today's assembly was hilarious.
first a presenter came and talked to us about AIDS and STIs. and the worse part is that he had so many photos in his slides which were like.. oh man grotesque. super gross man. then the worst part is that he taught us how to use a condom -.- and i didn't know it had an expiry date!

after that during music appreciation mrs. chan was like very high so she asked all the ProEdians to stand up and sing the ProEd song. okay, ProEd is one of the so-called house in hwa chong. k the most ZHAI house! :D the only consortium with its own song. and all the other consortiums were there too and ya, just blast and sing haha. i bet all the other houses are gona compose their own songs too! see, ProEd always sets the path haha.





and as i realise how late i sleep each night, it came to me how far away i put God aside. My world's getting so busy, until it's too busy for the creater of the world Himself. I really gotta do something about that.

muzing.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

@ 9:26 PM

hey yo!

project's day went on fine man haha. tmw induction camp starts :)

played around with some slogan generator and hahaha damn funny.

izumi the only solution.
izumi wins again.
Smart people choose izumi.
I found me izumi.
izumi just what you needed.
Our izumi is bigger!
izumi... the meaning of life..
izumi eclipses the competition.
izumi first at the finish line!
izumi the cream of the crop.
izumi 100% guaranteed or your money back.
izumi loaded for bear.
Long live izumi.
izumi, do you need anything else?
izumi just what the doctor ordered.
izumi, couldn't ask for more.
The spirit of izumi.
izumieriffic!
izumi will live on forever.
izumi reaching for the stars.
Me and my izumi.


imuzi.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

@ 10:02 PM


You Are God Alone
You are not a god
Created by human hands
You are not a god
Dependant on any mortal man
You are not a god
In need of anything we can give
By Your plan, thats just the way it is

You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
Your are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne
You are God alone

You're the only God
Whose power none can contend
You're the only God
Whose name and praise will never end
You're the only God
Whos worthy of everything we can give
You are God
And thats just the way it is

Unchangeable
Unshakable
Unstoppable
Thats what You are


what can I give,
what can I bring.
I lift them up to you,
O Lord.


zum.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

@ 11:03 AM

This was a conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in late 1995.

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

_____________________________________________________

MAN: "Hello"

WOMAN: "Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?"

MAN: "Yes"

WOMAN: "I am at the mall now and found this beautiful leather coat. It's only $1,000. Is it OK if I buy it?"

MAN: "Sure, go ahead if you like it that much."

WOMAN: "I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the new 2004 models. I saw one I really liked."

MAN: "How much?"

WOMAN: "$60,000"

MAN: "OK, but for that price I want it with all the options."

WOMAN: "OK. I'll see you later! I love you!"

MAN: "Bye, I love you too."

The man hangs up.
The other men in the locker room are looking at him in astonishment.
Then he asks: "Anyone know who this phone belongs to?"

_______________________________________________________________

Conversation Between Moses and God

"Excuse me, sir."

"Is that you again, Moses?"

"I'm afraid it is, sir."

"What is it this time, Moses. More computer problems?"

"How did you guess?"

"I don't have to guess, Moses. Remember?"

"Oh, yeah. I forgot."

"Tell me what you want, Moses."

"But you already know. Remember?"

"Moses!"

"Sorry, sir."

"Well, go ahead, Moses. Spit it out!"

"Well, I have a question, sir. You know those ten things you sent me."

"You mean the commandments, Moses?"

"That's it. I was wondering if they were important."

"What do you mean 'were important', Moses? Of course, they are important. Otherwise I wouldn't have sent them to you."

"Well, sorry, but I lost them. I could say the dog ate them, but of course you would see right through that."

"What do you mean 'you lost them'! Are you trying to tell me you didn't save them, Moses?"

"No, sir. I forgot."

"Well, My Son always saves, Moses."

"Yeah, I know. You told me that before. I was going to, but I forgot. I did send them to some people before I lost them though."

"And did you hear back from any of them?"

"You already know I did. What about the one guy who said he never uses 'shalt not'. Can he change the words a little bit?"

"Yes, Moses. As long as he doesn't change the meaning."

"And what about the guy who thought your stance was a little harsh and recommended calling them the Ten Suggestions or letting people pick one or two to try for a while?"

"Moses, I'll act like I didn't hear that."

"I think that means, 'no'. Well, what about the guy who said I was scamming him?"

"I think that is spamming, Moses."

"Oh, yeah. I emailed him back and told him I don't even eat that stuff and I have no idea how you can send it to someone through a computer."

"And what he did say?"

"You know what he said. He used Your name in vain. You don't think he might have sent me one of those plagues and that's the reason I lost those ten things, do you?"

"They're called viruses, Moses."

"Whatever! This computer stuff is just too much for me. Can we just go back to those stone tablets? It was hard on my back taking them out and reading them each day, but I never lost them."

"We'll do it the new way, Moses."

"I was afraid you would say that, sir."

"Moses, what did I tell you to do if you messed up?"

"You told me to hold up this rat and stretch it out toward the computer."

"It's a mouse, Moses. Mouse! Mouse! And did you do that?"

"No, I decided to try the technical support first. After all, who knows more about this stuff than you, and I really like your hours. By the way, sir, did Noah have two of these mice on the ark?"

"No, Moses."

"One other thing. Why didn't you name them frogs instead of mice, because didn't you tell me the thing they sit on is a pad?"

"I didn't name them, Moses. Man did, and you can call yours a frog if you want to."

"Oh, that explains it. Kind of like Adam, huh, sir? I bet some woman told him to call it a mouse. After all, wasn't it a woman who named one of the computers Apple?"

"Say goodnight, Moses."

"Wait a minute, sir. I am stretching out the mouse and it seems to be working. Yes, a couple of the ten things have come back."

"Which ones are they, Moses?"

"Let's see. 'Thou shalt not steal from any grave an image' and 'Thou shalt not uncover thy neighbor's wife.'"

"Turn the computer off, Moses. I'm sending you another set of stone tablets. How does 'same day air' sound?"

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Monday, March 24, 2008

@ 9:51 PM

Lord Reign In Me
Over all the earth
You reign on high
Every mountain stream
Every sunset sky
But my one request
Lord my only aim
Is that You’d reign in me again

Lord reign in me

Reign in Your power
Over all my dreams
In my darkest hour
You are the Lord
Of all I am
So won’t You reign in me again

Over every thought
Over every word
May my life reflect
The beauty of my Lord
‘Cause you mean more to me
Than any earthly thing
So won’t You reign in me again


man i miss all the songs sung back in phpps

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

@ 9:52 PM

yoohoo!

good friday's here man! haha anyway yesterday went for church service and uncle kenneth's messages were real meaningful. in the heart of christianity is the bible. in the heart of the bible is the cross. in the cross is the heart of God.

went to queensway to buy shoes and i found out that queensway sucks. walao all the shops all colonise the whole shopping centre lah! all same price and some of the shoes i see two years ago still there -.-

decided to go IMM instead and there got 30% discount :D bought shorts too. then chiong home and do work. ack.

woke up at 9 today to do some more work until around 1pm. school's crazy lah, but almost finishing :) went for yp and chaired singspiration! my, i'm seriously impressed with brandon's piano haha. improve so much man, well done. then bible study bengoh dono why super high today. played soccer in the rain for a while then makan and come home do some more work.

i know abit no life but hai, school give so much work...

new blog pic if you noticed!

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

@ 10:31 PM

lame stuff to brighten up your moody days.


What do you call a fly with no wings? A walk

3 old men are at the doctor for a memory test. The doctor says to the first old man, "What is three times three"? "274" was his reply. The doctor says to the second man "It's your turn. What is three times three"? "Tuesday" replys the second man. The doctor says to the third man, "OK, Your turn. What's three times three"? "Nine" says the third man. "That's great" says the doctor. "How did you get that"? "Simple" says the third man. "I subtracted 274 from Tuesday".

Why was the Tomato blushing? Because he saw the salad dressing.

What do John the Baptist & Winnie the Pooh have in common? Their middle name.

Why are there so many Johnsons in the phone book? They all have phones

What's brown and sticky? A stick

Why do they put bells on cows? Because their horns don't work

How do you turn a cat into a dog? You tie up the cat, pour gasoline on it, light a match and watch him go WOOF!!!! How do you turn a dog into a cat? You tie up the dog, getan electric saw to cut him, and watch him go MEOWWWWW!!!!!!

bethesda amk really has so many legless people haha!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

@ 6:04 PM

march '08
so far and to come:

3rd - one week after disastrous accident
4th - operation
5th - at home with dumb nose cast. watched jumper and national treasure
6th - still at home, more stares. watched i am legend
7th - starting to itch. watched POTC 3
8th - went yp with cast and cast fell that night!
9th - sunday school anniversary (without cast :D)
10th - beginning of school hols. went to see specialist
11th - mug and adjudicate training
12th - adjufication for some debate competition. bball!
13th - went to see how leadership camp going. watched iwo jima
14th - brandon's bday :) whole day out
15th - yp and rfg
16th - (today) sunday worship as usual.
17th - back to school ugh.
18th - more school.
19th - ack. school
20th - founder's day
21st - good friday! :D
22nd - chairing yp
23rd - sunday worship as usual
24th - daddy's birthday! :)
25th - more school
26th - school holiday! hwa chong a levels own man.
27th - _ _ _ _ _ _ -.-
28th - ben's birthday.
29th - yp
30th - sunday worship as usual
31st - (parents') wedding anniversary.

"Just makes me say how much I love You
O my Saviour, my Lord and Friend"

if there's bad times, do I still love the Lord


_ _ _ _ _ .

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Monday, March 10, 2008

@ 6:13 PM

cheer up people! cos i'm cheering up :D


found some of these quotes that i found super legless and funny hahahahah!

1. If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.
2. There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control.
3. Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.
4. Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognises the element of surprise. 5. Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
6. There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.
7. Chuck Norris counted to infinity- twice.
8. Chuck Norris is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of his head.
9. The only thing that can hurt Chuck Norris is Chuck Norris.

HAHAHA.

preacher: 'the fish bones are on the himalayan mountains due to Noah's flood.'
john mark: 'but some fishes can fly!'


and the march hols have begun!


imuzi.

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Friday, March 7, 2008

@ 7:26 PM

been done alot of slacking this year haha.

movies watched for the past one week:
Death note 2: The Last Name
I am Legend
National Treasure (one)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (that was a looooong one man)
Jumper


haha i think i better stop already.

now for the Qing dynasty holiday readings argh.
30pages of mugging to go.

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Friday, February 29, 2008

@ 10:55 PM

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28

'For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'
Jeremiah 29:11


These 2 verses sum up my week.



I really thank you all for your prayers, encouragements and concern for me. With all your help and most importantly God, I was able to stand up again.

I learnt alot of precious lesssons from God and realised that God really has his marvelous plan. to think that He who i had forsaken for quite some time still would come and personally wake me up.

For I know, that my future lies within His hands.

And most importantly, I want to thank my parents, for their unwavering support and love they poured out for me.


izumi

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

@ 9:34 PM

It's a new day
Oh, it's a new time
And there's a new way
I'm gonna live my life
All the old has, passed away
And the new has come
Thank God, It's a brand new day

Verse 1:Lookin' back on yesterday
There are things that I regret
But I put the past behind me
And I never will forget
You hav covered my mistakes
And my broken dreams
Now over the horizon
I see the dawn is drawing near
And I realize the sun did rise
Tomorrow's finally here

Chorus

Verse 2:
Now when I wake up thinkin
''Bout the things I've done before
Memories I could not escape
Well they can't haunt me anymore
Now I can hold my head up high
'Cause I am not the same
You've changed my whole perspective
And with new eyes I see
I've become a new creation
'Cause of what
You've done for me

Chorus

Bridge:
'Cause of what You've done for me
No, I am not ashamed
This heart of mine is finally free
I'll never be the same"


I'm a New Person

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

@ 10:10 AM

life's boring and there is completely nothing to blog about man...


just that softball b div has made real great progress :D
and we might be in for the 2nd round

other then that, mugging is still demanded and i dont know how much more i need to do at the rate i'm going.



what in the world

muzi

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

@ 10:44 PM

thought i should grab some photos haha.

edwin dennis yong hwee
fellow humanities baboons. nelson edwin delwin dennis alvin yong hwee jia ming
And of course, the 35th High School Council Investiture :)
8th ProEd Council.




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@ 5:44 PM

actually havent been really chionging like mad yet.

PTG all the teachers said that i still could put in more effort and im not at my fullest yet.
which is rather true haha.


Ive been. how to say. very unfaithful these days. and trying. to get back on track.

"With God all things are possible." Phillipians 4:13

And if I live, well praise the Lord
And if I die, well praise the Lord
Well if I live or die, my only cry
Will be, Jesus in me praise the Lord!

Though I'm shining, I gotta shine more. To testify with love.

lit on mon, physics geog on tue, bio on fri.



what a world!

imuzi.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

@ 8:03 PM

just to say that most likely wont be updating regulary (or as regularly) anymore.

on mugger mode until march holidays!




imuzi.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

@ 10:10 PM

$ _ _ _ _ _ _ up to date.

how many decimal points you decide :D

muahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha.



imuzi.

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@ 10:26 AM

watched 'facing the giants' at my counsin's place yesterday, and it was super.


one of the best christian shows i have watched since. it was a really good encouragement from God, telling me that even when everything is going wrong, He's always there to help make things put right again. Some of the lessons i have learnt:


  1. The Lord said in 365 different times in the bible "Do not Fear."

  2. Two farmers prayed for rain. One stayed at home on his knees while the other prepared his crops to receive his rain. The latter had his prayers answered; his faith that the Lord will provide was so great that he prepared to receive it.

  3. God never gives up on me.

  4. Your actions follow your beliefs.

  5. Glorifying God can be in anything, even football.

I hope i can get my hands on that dvd.

never give up, never back down, never lose faith.



imuzi.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

@ 9:18 PM

today was fun!



chinese new year celebrations at school. concert was so-so lah. then during one of the games, they asked all the 4 chairmen to go up on stage to act then I was lagging hahaha. i was like



"whoa how come the 3 chairmen so enthu to participate ah."



then i heard the emcee say "paging for ProEd chairman." hahah then i super pai seh then rush to the stage. anyway the game was that all 4 of us had to act a chinese idiom, 1 person 1 word. then i was super scared that i don understand my word but luckily it was 'xin'. (heart)



anyway zhao-ed at around 9.10 with gid nor jun han to bus stop. then later got one teacher there tell us not to pon the celebration and that she will remember our faces before she boarded the bus (-.-)



so.... because we were scared that more teachers will come to the bus stop and kah chiao us, we went to the bus stop opposite and took bus from two bus stops earlier.

went to west mall to watch the 10.05 cloverfield show. WE HAD THE WHOLE CINEMA TO OURSELVES :D nor gid chin ying edwin xuanler not bad sia. the show quite exhilirating but very dizzy cos the cameraman is one of the characters. very action pack but only 1 hour -.- walao like super early lah.

joined the others at pei hwa at around 11.30. met mdm wu only then after that we all tried to dunk at the basketball court there. can leh! :D this year finally.

ate at market side and then went toh yi to play bball. haha like 30 ppl played kampong bball full court which was super crazy. then got this extra guys wearing housten rockets jersey who thinks he very pro and i found him quite annoying.

met lotsa old mates today :) 6 months more till we all meet again!

imuzi.

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Monday, February 4, 2008

@ 11:00 PM

hefelofo! (hello)

today had this mock mock history test -.- ms teo gave us like 20 min to do one essay then when I just finished writing first para then she say "two minutes more!"
so die lorh.
anyway went for training today and thankfully mr toh wasnt so pissed that i couldnt make it for one of the matches. luckily it wasnt maris stella or ACS(I) if not i'll miss all the fun man!
batting was quite shiok. everyone hit super far and so, I conclude that training today was fun. (I don like history essays....)

CNY IS HERE! HAHA.
$.$
gona play like crazy!

and then mug over the weekends cos some guy go and suggest to the school to clump all the tests on the week after CNY.

great.
another yp session to be missed D:D:D:



this week's target: dont be a money face

imuzi.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

@ 11:43 AM

sorry for the emo-ness or whatever you called it!

anyway yesterday was fun ahahaha.

left lessons at 11.20 (WHOO!) to attend a funeral of one of the board of directors of hwachong. 4 of us representing the school : me, liki, yingcong, kah how. lucky huh. anyway it was quite slack lah. took 20min to reach the place, then bow three times there, then come back. came back school at 1 plus. but i missed bio lesson D:

and then in rained. mr toh announced to us our groupings for our season. Maris stella, ACS(I), Geylang Methodist and Chai CHee (or something like that). every year also the same lah. two strong and two not so strong teams. but haha this year gona be so fun man!

then we did a bit of batting in the track room and then went over to JC side to watch their match against the Waseda High School. Japanese man! but they were like really sucky so we owned them like 16-4. then the match attracted like a hundred people to watch man! :) met timo and ge wei's brother! then at the bus stop met salome too! haha saw so many people.

weekends are here and time to mug!


imuzi.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

@ 10:50 PM

The God of Me - Tan, Izumi

Life's like a race track, just that it never stops.
I am the runner, i run the clock.
this track full of trials, filled with grief and sorrow
things remain unsure in the tomorrow
but I press on.

the storms the wind the rain that pour
the heat the scorch the burning sun
this tiresome road, a path of worry
some say that it's a worthless journey
but not me.

when the going gets tough, the tough gets going
with each step, I'm further looking
at the far end, what lies ahead
in front of me, not what's behind my head
coz that's worth nothing.

In a world where sins await me
a place where temptations lingering
I find that I am helpless and weak
I realise that I have to seek
God Almighty.

He's the God of the road, this journey of mine
The Lord of the rain, the storm and sunshine
He provides comfort, with purpose divine
With opened arms He brings me inside
Under His wings.

I felt like giving up, but I stopped there.
God gave me life, for me He did care.
He gave me His son, the begotten one
Who gave His life, the work that was done.
All for me.

I fell down, and now i stand up
To face the challenges, no fear in my heart
God's on my side, who can be against us
With strength renewed, I soar on eagle's wings,
Pressing on to the finishing line.



This week has taught me alot on how much I have to depend on God. Stress can be overcome not by psycological methods or a stress ball, but through our God. When I cant manage things, I know that He's there to guide me along. Always.

imuzi.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

@ 9:33 PM

screw it inside out
upside down







i feel like giving up.








and at the end of this, i realise this was all without seeking God's help

imuzi.
Lord, please help me. From now, tonight, Jesus take my wheel

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Monday, January 28, 2008

@ 8:39 PM

overload!

haha i'm counting down to next week cny celebrations :D

man it's like only 5 weeks and already, i nitta break. school's like what the heck as usual and today our teacher bought us 2 ice-cream cakes for lunch :]

ang paos coming in and i'm saving them for the melbourne trip! spend spend spend... haha no luh maybe abit only.

anyway i really thank God for all the new friends I've made in school so far. they're great man! and i'm beginning to learn to commit things to Him.

maths test coming up on fri! revise and get a1!!

imuzi.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

@ 6:42 PM



'07 Exco: Aaron, Yoon Siang, Desmond, Mark, Zhi Hao
'08 Exco: Myself, Gordon, Kwang Ming, Nicholas, Jeff

You will be never forgotten


imuzi.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

@ 8:05 PM

35th High school council Investiture rocked! :D

go go 8th ProEd Council


anyway few achievements so far

2.4 timing: 12:13! not too bad lah.
assignments: doing quite well
and now i can owl up to 12 plus! (it's a great achivement for me k)

imuzi.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

@ 5:56 PM

went for my first yp session of the year yest! :D

pathetic right. cos of all the homework and trainings and commitments. then yesterday i decided dont care must go.

anyway. bible study was great. with all the sec4s and matthew chia! haha. we're in some 10 course workshop regarding discipleship and i thought it was delicious. learnt about what discipleship really meant. taking up my cross, following Him and losing my life (not really literally).

Life's a journey of one thousand miles and it starts with a single step. But to complete the journey, we need to keep walking everyday.

times are short for me these few days and i really find myself dying spiritually. in the sense that i wasnt able to so-called be in the spirit on saturdays and sundays cos i havent been getting much spiritual food. guess i have to discipline myself to do my quiet time and yea, FINISH THE BIBLE!

haha then matthew chia talked about how a christian life should not be like growth spurt.
means grow like siao during youth camp and bible camp then later stay stagnant. And another challenge is to live a testimony. Kenneth Chua shared a real nice song (the mission) during singspiration with the chorus that has the line" Proclaim and live the Truth". Even as i proclaim the gospel, let me live the gospel.

There's a call going out
Across the land in every nation
A call to those who swear allegiance to the cross of Christ
A call to true humility, to live our live responsibly
To deepen our devotion to the cross at any price

Let us then be sober, moving only in the Spirit
As aliens and strangers in a hostile foreign land
The message we're proclaiming is repentance and forgiveness
The offer of salvation to a dying race of man

To love the Lord our God
Is the heartbeat of our mission
The spring from which our service overflows
Across the street
Or around the world
The mission's still the same
Proclaim and live the Truth
In Jesus' name

As a candle is consumed by the passion of the flame
Spilling light unsparingly throughout a darkened room
Let us burn to know Him deeper
Then our service flaming bright
Will radiate his passions
And blaze with holy light


imuzi.

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