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To live in E1A-03-04

To live in E1A-03-04.

You will find yourself being a camper in a classroom where it is used for studying.

You will either find yourself establishing a better relationship with the security or goes into a head to head fight.

You will find that the corner of the classroom becomes your home.

You will find that you are well-fed without going to the canteen.

You will find people constantly peeping into your room looking at your pantry.

You will find yourself coming into interaction with interesting people.

You will find yourself growing closer to God.

You will find yourself growing closer to God.

You will find yourself growing very much closer to God.

You will find yourself growing very very much closer to God.

You will find yourself growing very very very much closer to God.

You will find yourself growing very very very very much closer to God.

You will find yourself growing very^n much closer to God.


I was thinking just now, about business, about start up, outside the classroom, and saw a gang of them discussing their experience in receiving Christ. Then I read the Catholic society's advertisement for their exam mass. Then an idea struck me...

Basically there was a case in the Hope International movement in Ethiopia, when they combine business start up together with church planting to make sure that the church becomes self-sufficient. This idea can perhaps be micro reduced to ministry level. Perhaps... we can start a business for the whole Uni district or perhaps the whole tertiary ministry to make the whole ministry self-sufficient. The one benefit in this idea is that if it succeeds, we can virtually improve dramatically our outreach effort in quality. Not to say that we need the money, but it would be good if we can have it. Imagine we have a set of our own funds for the matric season.... the possibility is basically limitless....

Spiritual Gifts

To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,and to still another the interpretation of tongues.All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
- 1 Corinthians 12:8-11

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:6-8

It was he who gave some to be apostle…


Just now I was playing guitar at the stairs of E1A. Then someone from Cellulite (the group of people who were occupying another room) came along, with a bible. Then he saw me and asked me whether he can join in with me to PnW God. I agreed.

He's from the Church of my Saviour. In fact, the whole group of Cellulite... now you wonder why they are called Cellulite... your guess is as good as mine.

And we PnW together.

And we sang some praise, some worships. In the midst, some of the Cellulite members came in and take a look what we are doing.

Hmm... so that's quite amazing... to be actually PnW with someone from another church other than my own, somemore it's with someone I dun know previously.

The power of Jesus to tie all His disciples up together is so amazing...

Do not worry

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need …

Find rest my soul

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone

It is not good to have zeal without knowledge,
nor to be hasty and miss the way.
- Proverbs 19:2

Now as I enter the exam period, I wanted to settle my heart and quieten all the turmoil inside. The Holy Spirit led me to Proverbs 19 today, although I wanted to read Psalms, and saw Proverbs 19:2. It caused me to think a lot and it was a timely reminder from God to slow down and think about my focus for this coming week. That's why I decided to start revising after lunch.

Yesterday was a real surprise. The unit went cineleisure to eat dinner after service. Then QP told me she wanted to eat cake and went to buy some. I thought it was quite abnormal but decided that girls normally have abnormal cravings at times. Then after the dinner, QP announced that the cake is used to celebrate someone's spiritual birthday, and they told me that it was Edwin's spiritual birthday. I really fell for it. The cake (muffin) was meant to celebrate my membersh…


Just now while I was praying in the prayer meet, God gave me a word: fruit. I was thinking, what's so special about fruit. Then I realised...

Fruit: according to Wikipedia, A fruit is a ripened ovary. After the ovule in an ovary is fertilized in a process known as pollination, the ovary begins to ripen. The ovule develops into a seed and the ovary wall pericarp may become fleshy (as in berries or drupes) or only form a hard outer covering (as in nuts). In some cases, the sepals, petals and/or stamens and style of the flower fall off. Fruit development continues until the seeds have matured. With some multiseeded fruits the extent to which the flesh develops is proportional to the number of fertilized ovules.

The wall of the fruit, developed from the ovary wall of the flower, is called the pericarp. The pericarp is often differentiated into two or three distinct layers called the exocarp (outer layer - also called epicarp), mesocarp (middle layer), and endocarp (inner layer). In some…

Some pre-exam humor

Courses for
Men and Women

Courses for Women

Taught by men, for women.

Avoiding Walking in Front of the TV

Doing Housework Without Complaining

Shopping: Buying What You Can Afford, Not What You Can Charge

Going to The Washroom Alone
(formerly Coping Without My Friends)

Understanding the Male Response to "Do I Look OK?"

Exercise: How it Keeps You from Looking Like Your Mother

Learning How to Initiate Intimacy

How to Apologize When You Are Obviously Wrong

Understanding the Male Response to "Am I Fat?"

Dishwashers: Rinsing Before Is Not a Must

The Toilet Seat: I Can Learn to Put It Down Too

Using the Thesaurus: Alternatives to "Make Love"

"The Weekend" and "Long Boring Walks" Are Not Synonymous

How to Go Shopping With Your Mate and Not Embarrass Him

The Remote Control: Don't Touch What You Can't Handle

You Too Can Be the One to Hang Up the Phone

Honest, You Don't…

I'm forever Yours - Planetshakers

Here I stand within your presence
longing for your touch.
A thousand days cannot compare
to one day in your courts.

Hold me now and never ever let me go.
My Jesus, my precious saviour,
I'm forever yours.

Sympathy - the Wee aftermath

After yesterday's experience in one of the many MPS that I have attended, I think I can understand Wee Shu Min's sentiments for a second, though not actually adopting the attitude that she has. To a degree, I can understand where she's coming at, though I still disagree with her stand.

Basically, what happened yesterday was that there was a disgruntled taxi driver who came in with a complaint. What she complained was that despite the fare hike for taxi, the rent of the taxis also went up, therefore the money actually goes into the companies' wallet. She complained that the drivers have to work hard for their income and the CEOs they get millions for bonus and was crying out that the government was not creating any new jobs and more taxi companies are coming to saturate the market and that she's only able to earn $30 per day by driving 12-13 hours without a relief driver (although she mentioned at the height of her emotions that she has a relief driver). Basically i…

Idea of a relationship

I was listening to my brother's conversation with his girlfriend yesterday... (honestly, the stubbornness/innocence/naivety/stupidity/idiotry/whatever you call it, amused, annoyed, and astonished me, as my brother kept on repeating the same thing to her over and over again on the phone. Then I started to think about the nature of their relationship, and the kind of relationship that best described them, and the kind of relationship that I will wanna have with regards to how I view the relationships around me. Then I started thinking about the time that we ought to commit into relationships.

Without a doubt, we ought to commit time into relationships, otherwise it would be a waste of emotional effort. However, how much time is enough? I dun know, but from what I observed in that obscured corner of my room, both parties should not try to monopolise each other's time, and try to argue that each should spend 'enough time' with each other. Ultimately, we have to acknowledge…

Ego and Pride

I was listening to my brother's phone conversation with his girlfriend talking about his recent problems in his relationships with the people around him. Can sort of identify with him, but basically I realise something from his conversation:

'Pride gets you nowhere, and pride comes before death.'


I looked at the bulletin from Saturday service. There is a section there called 'Welcome new members'.


Zhuo Rongsu Venetia NUSA1
Lee Huanyan NUSA3
Wong Hong Tao NUSB1
Koh Swee Leong NUSB2

Finally I'm a member at last!!!

A day worth blogging

Today, we had Turbo at East Coast Park.

We kayaked.

It was a fun and fulfilling day. It was a confusing first part for me though, when I found out that the meeting place was supposed to be at the ski place rather than the skating place. Had to walk a distance before I could really meet up with the rest of them. However, I wasn't that late also.

Then we went on to kayak. 12 of us, Ben, Ellson, Jan, me, SL, YA, ZZ, Flince, Guanrui, Edwin, Eugene, and the birthday boy Bowen. We actually got Bowen to cross a 'kayak raft' by foot before we began. And after we kayaked to the middle of the sea, we began to play 'capsize the kayak' when we started to grab everyone's kayak and try to capsize them. It was tiring, and rather than arms, my legs were tired, maybe because of my sitting posture.

After we kept the kayak (rain rain, supernatural raining down on me~), we buried Bowen in the sand, totally... well, can't get anything funnier, but anyway, we had to run to the h…


Thanks to Weizhu, I think I should explain about the name of this blog, or rather the domain name of this blog.

The URL of this blog is

And a bit of background for this URL.

I started this blog without knowing anything about blogging a few years ago, the original URL was actually, it shows how ignorant I was then. It carried on for a year or so, then until a year and a half ago, after I was more familiar about blogging, I decided to change the URL in I thought no one would be holding on to that domain name, but I was wrong... some guy took that, choked the domain, decided not to use that anymore and let it hang around... (why dun you just let me have it?) Anyway, because I want to change my domain name, and wanted the domain name to reflect my name, then I decided to use naynauh, rather than huanyan, because naynauh is still my name, only spelled from right to left, instead of the conventional left …

Saviour... Superman

Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. Always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son. - Jor El

The world doesn't need a saviour, neither do I - Lois Lane

You wrote that the world doesn't need a saviour, but every day I hear people crying for one. - Clark Kent, aka Superman

Do you cry out for a saviour? Have you ever been in a situation when you wished that something would just happen, someone would just come to save the day? When is he? Why is he not there when you need him the most? Where is he? Where is he....

He, is hearing your cry. He is hearing your cry for a saviour. We have an inherent need for a Saviour. That's why we call for help whenever we are in trouble. He is hearing our cry. He knows. That's why He sent His one a…

Finally done

Finally got my hands done with Memento and Leonard Shelby and Christopher Nolan, after a stint at HQ with a few brothers and sisters. I certainly hope that I'm not going to screw up this one as I had screwed up my Vietnam War. I got back my Vietnam War essay, and it seemed that despite a short setback in the beginning of the Tet Offensive, I was able to get a strong hold over the offensive and emerged relatively unscathed. It's a B+ this time, by virtue of stronger arguments at the main bulk of the essay, and the weaker arguments and misuse of sources in the first part of the essay. Otherwise, I believe it could have been an A or A+ easily. Sad case though. But then, let it begone and I firmly believe that God will bless me abundantly if I continue to serve Him.

This post is a bit short, but then I'm still suffering from a certain writer's block, given all these projects and essays. Also got quite a lot of things to take care of. In the meanwhile, adieu.

Reaching there

It was yet another one good day. Finally nearly after one year, we have a new sister in Christ joining us. Not to be misunderstood, I mean, even since the first seed was being sown, this particular sister finally crossed the line. I remembered first meeting her at East Coast Park after last year's final exam. That time I haven't came to know God yet... but that's a week before my saga with God started. It's nearly a year, not yet, but nearly since I first met her, and really glad to see her coming to know God.

Of course, for those who are reading this blog and know who I'm talking about, this new sister her name is Wenjuan, a fellow history student!!!!! But more importantly a new sister in Christ for NUS. The fifth consecutive soul saved for five consecutive weeks. First, it was Aiwei, then Zichun, then Ceyang, then Huiling (someone I only get to know today) and just now was Wenjuan. 4 new sisters and 1 new brother. Praise the God for all these.

Basically, nothing m…

My strengths

Just now during shepherding, Ben asked me about intra-personal intelligence, and asked me what are my strengths and weaknesses. I was quite stunned by the questions, the first part, rather than the second part. I have been constantly reflecting about my weaknesses so it seems that I can readily sprout off some weaknesses of mine. But it took me quite a while to think of the top 2 strengths that I have as a person:

1. Dare to speak out
I dun know how much of a strength is this, but I realise that I speak a lot, and I speak out when I feel the need to, although sometimes can be a bit insensitive. But I speak out my thoughts a lot, and I realise that in HQ, I seem to talk a lot, in class, I seem to argue a lot, even in forums, I post a lot. So this seems to be a strength of mine.

2. Perseverance to work for what I really want
I think this seems to be a valid point, esp for the latter part of my academic life, from JC all the way till now. Studies have been one area which I have proven that w…

Terrible period

O LORD, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!

Many are saying of me,
"God will not deliver him."

But you are a shield around me, O LORD;
you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.

To the LORD I cry aloud,
and he answers me from his holy hill.

I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

I will not fear the tens of thousands
drawn up against me on every side.

Arise, O LORD!
Deliver me, O my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

From the LORD comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

- Psalm 3

I was reading Psalm just now as part of my QT routine, and came across Psalm 3. It was quite a reassurance from God. Particularly, because I'm still stucked with what Memento got to tell us about the study of history. Not that I have no idea, but the points are all jumbled up in the process and I can't find…