Sunday, November 29

It's Christmas - Jingle Bell Rock

Northwood Music School once again have organized a recital for their students to perform live.

Since it's the Christmas season...we have Alison playing Jingle Bell Rock. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 18

Fun at ACS Carnival 3

We had a wonderful time at my son, Bryan's school carnival... ACS Carnival 3. Alison on the Meteorite...

Wednesday, November 4

Lord I Lift Your Name On High...

I just had to put this in... she is simply amazing, just using a single chord position and moving to different frets and have a very well played "Lord I Lift Your Name On High"

Check this out.

Christmas Mood... Jingle Bell Rock

My daughter will be playing this (not like this, he is very good, but maybe she'll surprise everyone) for her Dec recital.

Enjoy!

Saturday, October 17

Selling my Ibanez PF60SCE-TBL Guitar (SOLD)

I'm putting up my Ibanez PF60SCE-TBL guitar for sale.

It's a really good entry level guitar and it comes with a pickup.

It's going for SGD290. Leave me a message if you're interested.

Here are the specs

From My Guitars


Here are the pictures:
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Arkansas vs Auburn

A game to remember....



the no. 1 ranked team is next... Florida!

What a Game!

Practising for ANZCA

My daughter practicing for her ANZCA Grade 1 exam come Nov 16.



Monday, September 21

Novice Swim Meet 2009

Alison had so much fun competing at the 14th APS Novice Swim Meet earlier this month.



Tuesday, September 15

Susan Yu.... Trading My Sorrows

Have listened to her so many times... it's still great listening to her praising the Lord.

Let the Lord "Reign In Us"!

I'm listening to Daniel & Graham... amazing twin duo!



Tutorial Here

Their Blog - For YOUR Glory

Lyrics:
You thought of us before the world began to breathe
And you knew our names before we came to be
You saw the very day we'd fall away from you
And how desperately we need to be redeemed
Lord Jesus come lead us
We're desperate for your touch

Chorus:
Oh Great and Mighty One, with one desire we come
That you would reign, that you would reign in us
We're offering up our lives, a living sacrifice
That you would reign, that you would reign in us

Spirit of the Living God fall fresh again
Come search our hearts and purify our lives
We need your perfect love
We need your discipline
We're lost unless you guide us with your light
Lord Jesus come lead us
We're desperate for your touch

Bridge:

We cry out
For your love to refine us cry out
For your love to define us cry out
For your mercy to keep us
Blameless until you return

So reign, please reign in us
Come purify our hearts we need your touch
Come cleanse us like a flood and send us out
So the world may know you reign, you reign in us

Thursday, September 10

Never Get Enough of Phelps!

This man is amazing....!

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&brand=foxsports&from=metadatawidget_en-us_foxpsorts_videocentral&vid=c365d596-8c3c-4d14-89cf-368bfb10179b" target="_new" title="Phelps breaks butterfly record">Video: Phelps breaks butterfly record</a>

Monday, August 17

Finally Get to Meet My Old Friend

Finally got to meet my friend from my days in Arkansas. Met up with his lovely family as well.

We had lunch over at Holland Village on Sun and spent time talking about the time in Arkansas.

Hope to see them soon again.

Unfortunately no photos, brought my camera but was too caught up talking, I never got to it.

Saturday, August 8

Remember @ 8:22pm Recite the Pledge

Our National Pledge:

WE, THE citizens of Singapore,
Pledge ourselves as one united people,
Regardless of race, language or religion,
To build a democratic society,
Based on justice and equality,
So as to achieve happiness,
Prosperity and progress for our nation.


我们是新加坡公民,
誓愿不分种族、言语、宗教,
团结一致,
建设公正平等
的民主社会,
并为实现国家之幸福、繁荣与进步,
共同努力。


The NDP Home page - http://www.ndp.org.sg/pledgemoment.php

If you're thinking why 8:22pm, there is no reason, but why not!

3D Singapore Flag
3D Animated Flags--By 3DFlags.com

Monday, August 3

It's Singapore 44th Birthday on August 9th

It's going to be Singapore's 44th birthday on the 9th August.

3D Singapore Flag
3D Animated Flags--By 3DFlags.com

Checkout the webcast available on Aug 9 - Webcast

The Toolbar Icons are back...

Hurray! The toolbar icons are back without proxy or using ctrl-F5



Tested on SingNet for IE8 and Firefox, both worked fine. Chrome still a problem.

Friday, July 31

Post Toolbar Icons Disappear

Recently I was unable to post here on blogger, actually the row of toolbar icons just above the text entry screen has disappeared....



After much googling, I found out later that it's not because of the browsers, but it's my ISP provider... SingTel/SingNet.

In order to get the toolbar back, I had to insert the proxy settings in my browser.


I'm going to test Starhub later.

I hope SingTel/SingNet get this fixed.

I've tested adding the proxy settings to IE8, Firefox 3.0.12 and Chrome 2.0.172.39. Only IE8 works. Btw... when you set proxy in IE8/Chrome, proxy settings in IE8/Chrome also gets the same settings. So, if you remove these settings, the same will happen in either browser.

Update: Have tested with Starhub without any proxy, works fine with IE8, icons still does not appear on Firefox & Chrome.

Another Update: For Firefox & IE8, use Ctrl-F5 when you're in the editing screen, the icons will appear.

Flags all over his Cab

Have you seen him on the road, this is his way of demostrating his patriotism for Singapore.




Tuesday, July 28

I'm Back Home...

Was a tiring trip... more from being stuck in traffic and the rain in Manila.

But with God's grace... successfully did my job and my boss is happy.

So, I want to Exalt Him.... here is a song from another of my favorite YouTube channels. Nice way of playing "I Exalt Thee" and there is an instructional as well.

Here it is! Enjoy! :)



Sunday, July 26

From Manila

It's late, now sitting in the hotel. Finally am able to blog, somehow I was having lots of problems in Singapore. I could not insert links, pictures, etc... something to do with the ISP.

Anyway, over here for business until Tuesday evening. Just listening to Daniel Choo playing Wonderful Saviour.



Lyrics: Wonderful Saviour

Jesus, my King, my wonderful Saviour,
All of my life is given to Thee.
Now I am living in Your great salvation
Your precious blood is making me free.

Chorus:
Wonderful Saviour, wonderful Saviour,
You are so near, so precious to me!
Wonderful Saviour, wonderful Saviour,
My heart is filled with praises to Thee!

Freedom from sin, O wonderful story
All of its stains washed whiter than snow!
Jesus has come to live in His temple,
All of my days, His love I will show

Jesus, my Lord, Ill ever adore Thee,
Lay at Your feet my treasures of love.
Lead me in ways to show forth Your glory,
Ways that will end in heaven above.

When in that bright and beautiful city
There I will see, Your glories untold
I will be like You, my wonderful Saviour,
I will sing praise while ages unfold

Learn to play it here

Friday, July 24

My Favorite Burger Joint Owner is now a Singaporean



Can get enough of Bernie's delicious burgers and steaks. I first tasted his food when he had a place over in Changi where I use to live when I was still a kid.

It's always been that good... now both my kids love his food.

Read about his road to success - click here.

And this article about Bernie becoming a Singaporean - click here.

Check out Botak Jones website here.

Wednesday, July 15

I am Officially a "Crazy" Dad!



My son and I are crazy about basketball. And Kobe Bryant will be on his Asia Tour and will be in Singapore for a day on 22 July.

So, Nike decided to give out 1000 tickets today on a first-come-first served basis.

Ok, was contemplating whether I should go down there to get them. I knew there would be a crowd, I'm not the sort who would wait in line for anything.



I was in the line at 9:30am and they started giving out tickets at about 11am.

But I did, and at 12:45pm, I GOT THE TICKETS!!!



I might still not get to go... because my daughter is a fan too, so maybe she'll get to go with her brother.

Thursday, July 9

Met a friend on Facebook

I'm usually very cautions about people wanting to be friends on Facebook. But this time it was strange because it was someone from Arkansas (I thought...).

Actually he is residing in Singapore and has been here for the last 6 months with his family.

Anyway, we exchanged emails, and in one of those emails, he mentioned a place that I go to meet other foreign students while at the University of Arkansas.

So went digging for photos and asked him if he knew someone that knew. And what do you know... it's a small world! That was his ex-roommate!

He recognized the people in the photos and we're both delighted that we must have met while in Arkansas.

Can't wait to meetup with him and his family.

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I missed an entry for our cell group outing to Pulau Ubin during the school holidays in June. Here is an entry for it - Pulau Ubin

Sunday, June 28

When You Believe

Alison had another one of her recital last weekend. She did great with an improvised theme song from the movie "Prince of Egypt" called "When You Believe".

Enjoy!

Friday, June 19

Basketball... I Love the Game! It's Amazing.

My favourite team won... the Lakers champions for the 15th time.

Been watching the playoffs and finals, it's just amazing.

Watch Kobe's best plays...


It's great cause this is the only game my son and I would be sitting down together to watch and talk about. I've tried with soccer and he is just not interested.

He started playing sometime late last year and he has been watching AND1 videos on Youtube. Getting lots of ideas and practicing by himself alot.

I finally decided to sign him up for some real basketball workout.

He is now with LJE Sports and enjoying himself. They've got a great and friendly coach, Coach Bernard Williams.

If you're in Singapore and would like to find a game, check out his website at LJE Sports.

LJE Sports - Singapore Professional Basketball Competition from ConversionHub on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 7

Pulau Ubin

Well it's the school holidays and the cell decided to make a day trip to Pulau Ubin. It a 10min boat ride from Changi Point.

More about Pulau Ubin here http://www.wildsingapore.com/ubin/index.html

We really had a wonderful time even doing Praise & Worship there. Here are some pictures of the wildlife there at Chek Jawa.

We even had seafood lunch and did some cycling around parts of the island... remember if you're going to cycle, make sure you wear a safety helmet.





Seafood Restaurant

Wednesday, May 20

Tuesday, May 19

Harlem Globetrotters

We had great time at the Harlem Globetrotters game on Sun... the last time they were here was in 1991.

I brought together with my kid a friend's son whose loves basketball, but he has Tourette syndrome. Was really happy to see that he enjoyed the game.

Songs Around The World

Checkout this site which features Songs from around the World...Playing for Change.

Playing for Change

Thursday, May 7

AC Green

I was watching the Cleveland vs Atlanta game and suddenly... I'm not sure why, but somehow AC Green's name just popped into my mind.... I decided googling and got to an article called "Male virgin NBA star A.C. Green tells 'Why I have refused sex'" read it here

I love watching the Lakers especially the Kareem, Magic, Byron Scott, AC Green, Worthy, Cooper.... era. What a team.

Checkout his website AC Green Youth Foundation

His testimony....


Thursday, April 16

Dinner @ Hogs Breathe Cafe

The steaks are pretty good, we had the regular cut, for those of you who's got an appetite go for the aussie cut.


Garlic Mushroom Prime Rib


Garlic Prawn Prime Rib Steak

Checkout the website - Hogs Breathe Cafe

Thursday, April 2

Singapore of Old - "Crossroads of the East 1938"

A 11min video of Singapore - Crossroads of the East 1938


News Article from CNA (ChannelNewsAsia)

More videos of other locations are available from "The Travel Film Archive"

Tuesday, March 24

NewSongCafe - Tim Hughes' "Jesus Saves"

Great song... Tim Hughes teaching it on NewSongCafe.



Checkout Worship Central

Monday, February 9

Supper in Jakarta

yes.... still in the office. They went out to buy this popular Indonesian snack called Martabak Manis (sweet) and Martabak Telur (egg).


Martabak Telur (egg)


Martabak Manis (with Crushed Peanuts & Chocolate)


Martabak Manis (with Cheese)

Wiki Martabak

In Jakarta

Have been here since Sat night... I'm still in the office, it's about 10:30pm, I probably won't get out of here well past midnight.

Will have some videos up once I get back.

Tuesday, January 20

My Creative Vado HD

Finally got my hands on the Vado HD...

Here is a sample video I took this morning on my way to work. Best to watch in HD mode, go to Vimeo.

http://www.vimeo.com/2902997


Creative Vado HD Testing from Jireh on Vimeo.

More information here - MyVado

Friday, January 16

I'm sooooo Convinced...

Was looking to get a HD video camera, but it's really expensive. A friend of mine told me about the Creative Vado HD. It's only S$299! It can't be, the video quality must be crappy... well I was wrong!

Did some surfing and reading reviews, as usual plenty of videos, they were somewhat convincing... but now I'm sold... I'm going go get one of these tomorrow, watch this video... make sure you watch it in HD.


ExtremeFlightRC Extra 300 flight with wing mounted camera from Vado on Vimeo.

Monday, January 5

Keep Your Focus on the Lord! :)

Everyone is back to work and my kids back to school... and remember to continue to the Lord for strength....

checkout Coffeysouthernman...


Just loved the way he did this... just different!

oh yes... Have a Blessed New Year!