Wednesday, October 29

Monday, October 27

Think about your day?



There Is A Day - Phatfish
There is a day
That all creation's waiting for,
A day of freedom and liberation for the earth.
And on that day
The Lord will come to meet His bride,
And when we see Him
In an instant we'll be changed

The trumpet sounds
And the dead will then be raised
By His power,
Never to perish again.
Once only flesh,
Now clothed with immortality,
Death has now been
Swallowed up in victory

We will meet Him in the air
And then we will be like Him
For we will see Him, as He is
Oh yeah!
Then all hurt and pain will cease
And we'lll be with Him forever
And in His glory we will live
Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

So lift your eyes
To the things as yet unseen,
That will remain now
For all eternity.
Though trouble's hard,
It's only momentary
And it's acheiving
Our future glory.

Wednesday, October 22

What a Father would do for his Child!

I've watched this video many times... it never fails to amaze me what Dick Hoyt's love for his son Rick is like....



Thursday, October 16

One of my Favorite P&W singers

I'm having this splitting headache... must not be getting enough sleep.

Anyway... gotta get a break from work, listening to "tifatifatm", really helps to relax.

Sing of Your Great Love - Hillsong (Cover)

Tuesday, October 14

Watch the Singapore Slingers

My son recently got really interested in basketball and he has been playing it in school with his friends.

So, I thought why not bring him for a game. I been hearing good reviews about the Singapore Slingers.

They are made up of players from Australia, New Zealand, US, Philippines & Singapore. They've been playing quite well recently and we were entertained to a game between them and Beijing Aoshen.

The Slingers were 86-81 over the Aoshen.



You can also watch it in high quality here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoyg8nOIfFU

Monday, October 13

Any Piano Teachers?

My daughter's music school (visit Northwood Music) is looking for a full-time piano teacher specifically for Kindergarten and Nursery students. The music school is Singapore based.

Training will be provided personally by the Principal Coach and Director Eric Lee.

Interested please email to Mr Eric Lee @ northwoodmusic@hotmail.com or a number is available at Northwood Music website @ http://www.northwoodmusic.net/contact.asp

:)

You can watch his YouTube video on this blog... it's available on the right-side "firstdown80 Channel".

Another Wonderful Blog....

I was looking for this Hokkien song called "牵我的手" (Hold My Hand).... so I stumbled upon Galvin Sng's blog. This young man writes and sings his own compositions.

Very refereshing... praising and worshipping in Chinese.

Visit his blog at Galvin

Tuesday, October 7

Some words of Wisdom from a World Class Swimmer!



She aims to make a big splash

Singapore's swimming darling shares her experiences at the S'pore Sports School. -ST

Wed, Oct 08, 2008
The Straits Times

THE Olympic Games have been my dream since I was a young swimmer.

When I first started swimming, I imagined standing on the winner's podium and receiving my medal.

I was five.

Not hard to believe, especially with me coming from a family with a strong swimming background. Although no one forced me to swim, I always felt comfortable in the water. It makes me feel free.

By the time I was 10, I had started my competitive career, and in my first contest, won two gold medals and broke two age records.

It made me more determined to make it to the Olympics, and each time I won or broke a record, I would tell myself that I was one step closer to my dream.

But it was never easy. I had to make sacrifices.

I'll always remember how hard things were for my mother and me when we began our new life here, after we moved to Singapore when I was 13.

She was the only family member I had close by, and is always there for me.

We had our share of struggles adjusting, when everything was new and unfamiliar.

Because of my standard of English, I was placed in a Primary 5 class in Queenstown Primary School, although I was 13.

At that point, my rigorous training schedule began.

I woke up daily at 6am for school, then trained after school till about 11pm - so much so I felt like a machine because I got so little rest. I hated waking so early, when others were still snuggled in bed.

Unlike other teenagers, I do not get to go out often with my friends, and my holidays are spent in intensive training.

Even a treat at a fast-food restaurant is not allowed. I have to stick to a strict diet.

After I was admitted to the Singapore Sports School, I received world-class training while pursuing my studies.

Each time I compete or train overseas, I have to catch up when I return.

In the two months before the Olympics, when I had to train intensively, the school even adjusted my academic timetable to put my mind at ease.

The one thing that keeps me going through all these struggles is my family. Without their encouragement and support, I would not be where I am.

In the years we have lived here, we have adapted quite well to the lifestyle. The hardships we endured made us appreciate better what we now have.

The only way I can repay my mother is to make her proud of my swimming achievements. It is my driving force.

I'd like to tell young people: Believe in yourself and give all you can to achieve your dreams. Victory will definitely be sweet. Never tell yourself 'I am already there', and rest on your laurels.

The only way to be the best is to persevere.


The next thing that I'm looking forward to is the Fina Arena World Tour at the end of month, where I'll compete in places such as Sweden, Germany and Moscow.

Next stop on the way to my big dream: Top three at the London Olympics, 2012.

Wuhan-born Tao Li, 18, is a Secondary 3 student at the Singapore Sports School. At the Beijing Olympic Games, she was the youngest swimmer among eight finalists in the 100m butterfly event and came in fifth. She also broke the Asian record in the 100m butterfly.

This article was first published in The Straits Times on Oct 6, 2008.

Monday, October 6

主的喜乐是我力量Zu De Xi Le Shi Wo De Li Liang


主的喜乐是我力量Zu De Xi Le Shi Wo De Li Liang -

Listening to My Saviour Lives

My Saviour Lives (Daniel Choo) New Life Worship


Lyrics -
Our God will reign forever
And all the world will know His name
Everyone together sing the song of the redeemed

Chorus:
I know that my redeemer lives
And now I stand on what He did
My Saviour, my Saviour lives
Every day a brand new chance to say
"Jesus, You are the only way"
My Saviour, my Saviour lives

The King has come from Heaven
And darkness trembles at His name
Victory forever is the song of the redeemed

My Saviour lives, My Saviour lives, My Saviour lives
My Saviour lives, My Saviour lives, My Saviour lives

Friday, October 3

Labor of Love

This song is written by Andrew Peterson (album "Behold the Lamb of God") and sang by Jill Phillips



Labor of Love

It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyways that night
On the streets of David’s town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother’s hand to hold

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph at her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
In the streets of David’s town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love
For little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love

>>> Andrew Peterson Web