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Dichotomy

I was on the bus just now, after my exciting lvl 4000 lesson on imperialism and empires in Malaya. I was excited by what I am going to do in the coming semester... then I realise a distinctive dichotomy, which may or may not be reconciled. I realise that I get excited over interesting historical argument and being able to do research and make interesting argument in return. I also realise that I get excited over thinking about how can I make use of technology to do business and explore new business opportunities. Two distinctive potential routes for me, is there a possibility of reconciling two distinct interest?

Perhaps maybe after I exited my first business, I may want to take a short break and pursue the other interest again... perhaps

Here in my life

I have never walked on water
Felt the waves beneath my feet
But at Your Word Lord
I receive Your faith
To walk on oceans deep

And I remember how You found me
In that very same place
All my failing surely would have drowned me
But You made a way

You are my freedom
Jesus You're the reason
I'm kneeling again at Your throne
Where would I be without You here in my life
Here in my life

You have said that all the heavens
Sing for joy at one who finds
The way to freedom
Truth of Jesus
Bought from death into His Life

And I remember how You saw me
Through the eyes of Your Grace
And though the cost was Your Beloved for me
Still You made a way

You are my freedom
Jesus You're the reason
I'm kneeling again at Your throne
Where would I be without You here in my life
Here in my life
Bridge:

You are my freedom
Jesus You're the reason

A song that I tried to lead in the worship session yesterday. Also a song that touches my heart as I approach the 24th year of my creation. Recommended for those who are dry.

A view on school today

I was talking to a group of friends one day and I told them that if I am now still studying in JC or sec school, I will practically break every single school rules that I can possibly break without getting myself expelled. Probably, in my exam papers or test papers, I will do the correct answers, struck them out neatly with pencil and ruler and write down wrong answers besides them. Probably, I will tuck out my shirt, refuse to hand in every homework and score 0 for all my tests, but performing extraordinary well in my exam such that my teachers would suspect me of cheating. Probably, I will start a 'free speech' campaign in school and ask students to voice out all their dislike about the system, the principal, the teachers, the 'women with faces as long as their dresses', and probably the dreaded PE teacher who should make herself dreaded in the first place. Probably, I will start a blogging campaign and encourage students to voice their views about the school. Proba…

ENTJ

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ENTJs are strategic, organized and possess natural leadership qualities. They are master coordinators that can effectively give direction to groups. They are able to understand complicated organizational situations and quick to develop intelligent solutions. ENTJs are outspoken and will not hesitate to speak of their plans for improvement. They are decisive and value knowledge, efficiency and competence.

I wonder if that is an accurate description of myself, or rather if that is the whole picture of my personality. But certainly if this is so, my personality is best suited for the kind of career that I am going to head towards.

Modules 2008

Surprisingly, this semester marks an easier time than last year trying to bid for modules. So here are the modules that I have gotten:

HY3240, Making America Modern: 1 points (preallocated)
HY4205, War and diplomacy in Early Modern Europe: 1 point (preallocated)
HY4209, Imperialism and Empires: 1 point
FNA2002, Managerial Accounting: 1 point
FNA2004, Finance: 1 point

I least expected 1 point for HY4209. Taught by Brian Farrell, my favourite lecturer, I thought that I would not get this module this semester. Then I realised at round 2A that it is available for bidding. Thank God that cos it's an honours year module, I can only bid it in 2C. At the beginning of 2C, there were 7 bidders for 4 slots. Minimum bid was 2100 and above. Maximum was 2400 something. I decided to bid for my time. Waiting till close bidding, I showed hand all my 3000 plus points in. Thankfully, at close bidding, there was 4 bidders left in the competition. Eventually, when I returned home from movie, I got the resul…

My laptop is back... without a vengence

As you are seeing this blog post, make no mistake... I'm back in business!!!!

The mystery of loneliness

It is strange for me to talk about loneliness. Coming from a non-single child family, with siblings and cousins to accompany for growth, and being currently part of a vibrant church community, enjoying an intimate relationship with God, it is just strange for me to talk about loneliness. Perhaps to some people, it seems more logical to talk about community, and friendship... but loneliness?

Loneliness is perhaps something that will happen in this highly competitive environment, where people dun slow down and those who can't catch up got left behind. I sometimes think of the church community almost entering into this stage. Not saying that people cannot grow at their own pace, as I must admit that I myself grow at a fast pace in the beginning of my Christian walk as well. But loneliness is a phenomenon that is hard to explain. Perhaps it has to do with what we do about our relationship with God. A relationship with God is supposed to be a vibrant one, that is exciting, not boring, t…

Origin, Meaning, Morality, Destiny

It has been a long while since I last posted. Hampered by the lack of access to a laptop, all I can do in the meanwhile is to wait for my brother to avail his laptop to me, or go to school to use a computer, which is what I am doing now. Other than using a computer/laptop, I can only entertain myself through some guitar practises, and playing outdated PS2 games. Aside from that, the lack of laptop access has also allowed me some time to think about critical issues in life, not that I normally have no time to think about them, but it gives more of them. It also gives me more time to read up on books and think about other issues as well, so gave me the autonomy to meet up with friends and share with them the love of Christ.

The most forefront issue that I faced recently, while sharing with my friends about Christ and also a result of watching too much Taiwanese variety shows and dramas, is that there seems to be a constant competition between Buddhism and Christianity for answers to lif…

The belated New Year review

As we enter year 2008, let's review a bit on what happened over in 2007.

January
I got to know Julia, perhaps the only project group mate in NUS whom I have quarreled with over and over again. The weekend before my birthday was also a weekend in Bangkok, attending a BLM seminar. Of course, before that trip, I got news of the Sub-district restructuring. It was a traumatising experience for me to be separated from the care group, but I managed to get over it by the time I returned from Bangkok.

February
Nothing much, except adjusting to the new cg, also adjusting to the new role of armor bearer in the cg as well.

March
Hanes came to know Christ on the 21st. Also a hectic month as PisangFan began its first and only pilot test. I had to stay in Debbie's house a few nights to perfect the PisangFan recipe.

April
Successful completion of the pilot test and successful completion of PisangFan's marketing plan. Also started preparing for Alpha as part of the programming team and planning…