Saturday, July 19

Amazing 5 Year Old Ye Eun

Watch this amazing girl Ye Eun, born blind but plays the piano by just listening to the tune.

Wednesday, July 16

Alison Playing "My Heart Will Go On"

Alison has been practising this for awhile, she is trying to make the least mistakes as she can... still a little...

And you can hear some plates clanking in the background, it's our family helper doing the dishes...

Thursday, July 10

Desert Song

Another inspirational praise song by Susan Yu...

Verse 1:
This is my prayer in the Desert
When all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

Verse 2:
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 flame

I will bring praise, i will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, i will declare
God is my victory and He is here

Verse 3:
This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir in Christ
So firm on his promise I'll stand


All of my life, In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing, i have a reason to worship(x4)


Verse 4:
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favour and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be emptied again
The seed I've received I will sow.

I'm listening to this Song... :)

Praise the Lord... thank you for everything!

Verse 1:
Oh Lord You’ve searched me,
You know my way;
Even when I fail You,
I know You love me.
Your holy presence
Surrounding me
In every season,
I know You love me;
I know You love me.

At the cross I bow my knee,
Where Your blood was shed for me,
There’s no greater love than this.
You have overcome the grave,
Your glory fills the highest place,
What can separate me now?

Verse 2:
You go before me,
You shield my way,
Your hand upholds me;
I know You love me.
And when the earth fades,
Falls from my eyes,
And You stand before me,
I know You love me;
I know You love me.

You tore the veil, You made a way
When You said that it is done.

Tuesday, July 8

You, Finances and Your Parents

Was reading this article in the ST on 23 June 2008 about "How Financially Savvy Are Youth Today?"
Here is the link -

You can also download it here -

Here is a quote from the article....

Is ignorance or materialism to blame?

REPORTS of people chocking up credit card debt abound and poor financial literacy has been blamed.

Maybe the problem stems from greed and the tendency of those in debt to live beyond their means.

When given a choice between a Mercedes and a Mitsubishi or a condominium and an HDB flat, many would probably go with the first and more glamorous choice.

They measure their quality of life from the things they own. It becomes a problem when, in trying to 'show off', people end up with irrecoverable debt.

Instead of teaching financial literacy, perhaps we need to examine the root of materialism in society.

Ng Yixun, 19, is a pre-university three student at the Millennia Institute.

Another quote....

You can't learn it from a textbook

IF SUCCESSFUL financial management could be learnt from a textbook, I dare say Singaporeans would be millionaires by now.

Introducing financial management in schools may seem practical, but in reality, it is only useful if one has already made a commitment to be financially aware.

It is a process that starts from a young age, in which parents play a fundamental role to teach and reinforce concepts like a budget and the value of money.

However, the final step lies with the individual's choice to make such a mindset a priority in life.

Melissa Khong, 21, is a final-year music student at the Manhattan School of Music.
I was browsing the Guitar4Christ forum and came across an article written by one of the members...

Here is the link to the article -

Download is available here -

I'll quote a few paragraphs, cause it's quite a long article....

How should we see finances according to the Word of God? In the Parable of the Talents, God wants us to be wise with our money. There is nothing wrong to try to earn more money - God is not against us having wealth. But God is against wealth having us. God wants us to be good steward, good manager of finances. But God doesn't want money to control the way we live. I have seen people, Christians, living their life under the constant fear of not having enough. Their time, commitments, strengths, are all channelled towards earning those extra bucks. No energy left to serve God or to worship Him. They would miss church services, cell group meetings or seminars (opportunities to strengthen their faith by the Word of God) just so that they can do OT, or take up extra jobs just to boost their income.

The Bible says "What profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?". It is possible to gain the whole world, the finances, the money, the prestige, the honor. But at what price? That you lose your relationship with the creator God, that you lose the love for people? Unfortunately, you can't just have it both ways - the Bible says that " cannot serve mammon(money) and God.." at the same time. There can be only one Lord and one all-consuming passion, and that's Jesus Christ our saviour. Money is a tool, not your life.

The Bible says that when we need to honor our father and our mother, we will "eat off the fat of the land" (i.e., becoming prosperous). There is no doubt in God's mind that He wants to be filial and honor our parents. God is the one that put our parents over us. We definitely didn't choose our parents - God did. Love God, and love His decision. Whenever you feel frustrated over the relationship with your parents, bring your grievances to God and He will comfort you.
Sorry for the long post, but I felt the articles affect us (youth and adults). I'm concerned because of my experiences with situations like this and I pray that our children are guided by the fear of the Lord.

Remember to read my past post in Apr 5, 2008 -

Monday, July 7

Acoustic Guitar Palm Muting

Finally found a video I could watch and learn how to Palm Mute on an Acoustic Guitar.... most often palm muting is done on electric guitars. Here is a video from Charles Sedlak

Here is the website where he talks about his lessons....