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Teacher's Day at PJC

I went back to PJC on Friday to pay a Teacher's Day visit. I was quite sad that I was the only one from my batch there. Or is it that I went too early and left too early? Most of the staffs have changed, save for a few familiar faces here and there. The celebration was organised by the 9th Student Council. I could not believe but I have to. These kids are 7 years my junior....

Mdm Shafa and Mr A. tried to persuade me to come back and teach history. It's quite funny. A few years back, I would have readily agreed and asked them to prepare my table in the staff room for me. However, this time round, I was quite certain that I won't be going back as a perm staff to teach. Maybe I will apply to relief teach when I graduate but that'll be the max that I will go.

Looking at the school, I somehow felt that I can contribute something to the school. But what was it, I dun exactly know. I think there are Hope people in PJC, and I do hope that they are doing something about the KOG…

Blog to visit

Have been serving blogs all over the place. I realised that the best blog to visit at the current moment (other than mine) is this . Engaged in this blog is a group of particularly smart and not so smart people arguing about the merits and demerits of historical thinkings and philosophies. One of the contributors is of course...me... =P

Of history majors

I have been hanging out at the history honours room for the past few days. Some experiences that I have.

Firstly, I feel like a freshman. Why? Cos I'm now getting to know my classmates as if we have never met before... well, I dun know most of them before this also. Have seen them around but never know them. So, as I interact with them, the level of excitement that we have in knowing each other certainly won't pale in comparison with that of the freshmen.

Secondly, it's fun hanging out with the history majors. Not that I no longer want to hang out at HQ. HQ will forever be my primary hang out place, be it at NUS or SMU. But I realise that history majors normally share the same passion towards the subject, regardless how much they want to wail and complain about the lecturers and modules (I find histo quite fun). It's a different feeling talking about history with this gang, compared to the brothers and sisters in church... when I have to be the only expert in history, …

Of Healer and Desert Song

I cannot start writing any thoughts of my own without posting up these few videos that I found:







Here are the lyrics:



Healer

Verse:
You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease

Pre-Chorus:
I trust in You
I trust in You

Chorus:
I believe You're my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You're my Portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

[Repeat Verse]

[Repeat Pre-Chorus}

[Chorus]

Bridge:
Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands



Desert Song

Verse 1:
This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

Verse 2:
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

Chorus:
And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain

I will r…

A new semester

A new semester, a new year ahead. A brand new experience as a honour history student.

Let's review a bit on my week so far (though it's only tuesday)

HY4218 - I volunteered for the presentation next week. I chose to do so to clear all my presentation as early in the semester so that I can go for my mission trip and LC in peace. The course is non-examinable and the lecturer is nice. The only problem I have with the module is that it tends to get a bit too theoretical with Japanese history. And the readings are a bit chim.

HY4210 - This is a good module with good discussion and potential. Today we discussed about the three schools of thought regarding historiography and malaysian history. My presentation should be taking place in week 11. God bless me cos think got a lot of deadlines here.

HY4101 - The essay due with the same time as the essay due for HY4210. The module looks 'siong' and the lecturer's expectation quite high. But overall, I have been reading up on his…

Manga Messiah

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Just recently bought a manga by the name of Managa Messiah. It's actually a compilation of the 4 gospels into one manga. Quite fun to read.


Of FOP and thoughts

Last night I attended the annual FOP, graced by the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, performed by Reuben Morgan and Parachute Band and preached by Mark Connor. Overall, it was a fantastic experience, saved for the time when I was choking the seats for some brothers and sisters, which became rather unsettling as the ushers had the right to take away the seats and give it to other people who are around. Being a church usher, I'm fully aware of that and can empathise with that.

The FOP last night left me ministered but also left me with some thoughts regarding the mindset of current worshippers.

Mindset It became obvious to me that sometimes, it's not God that the worshippers are worshipping but the band which was performing. It became a bit evident last night that a lot of people are there for Reuben Morgan and his Hillsong band, rather than for the worship, though that might play a part. I heard some wolf whistling when Reuben Morgan was leading the worship. I know of people wh…