Monday, August 23

YOG Tennis

just made to the YOG Tennis Girls Finals after my son's GCE 'O' Level English Oral, as it turned out, with the rain, the match was delayed and we did not miss much.

After this game, there were 2 other matches, but we had to leave because we had to be at church that night. But again, both matches were postponed because of rain.

YOG Tennis Girls Finals

Pictures... not very good, in the rush I left my camera in the car, so had to use my blackberry.

I'm listening to "When You Are A Soldiers"

He is always there for you!

This version is from the movie "We Were Soldiers".


Verse 1
When you are a soldier, I will be your shield
And I will go with you into the battlefield
And when the arrows start to fly
Take my hand and hold on tight
'Cause I will be your shield
When you are a soldier

Verse 2
When you're tired from runnin'
I will cheer you on
Look beside you and you'll see you're not alone
And when all of your strength is gone
I'll carry you until you're strong
And I will be your shield
When you're a soldier

Bridge
I will be the one that you can cry your songs to
And my eyes will share your tears and,
When you are sourrounded, the enemy is closing in
I will fight with you to the end

Verse 3
When you're lost in darkness
I will hold the light
And I will help you find your way through the night
I'll remind you of the truth
And keep the flame alive in you
And I will be your shield
Yes I will be your shield
When you are a soldier
When you are a soldier


There is another version with slightly different lyrics from his album "For the Sake of the Call"


When you are a soldier I will be your shield
I will go with you into the battlefield
And when the arrows start to fly
Take my hand and hold on tight
I will be your shield, 'cause I know how it feels
When you are a soldier

When you're tired from running
I will cheer you on
Look beside you and you'll see you're not alone
And when your strength is all but gone
I'll carry you until you're strong
And I will be your shield 'cause I know how it feels
When you're a soldier

I will be the one you can cry your songs to
My eyes will share your tears
And I'll be your friend if you win
Or if you're defeated
Whenever you need me I will be here

When you're lost in darkness I will hold the light
I will help you find your way through the night
I'll remind you of the truth
And keep the flame alive in you
And I will be your shield
'Cause I know how it feels
When you are a soldier

Wednesday, August 18

Rainer bags a Silver at YOG 2010

Finally we've got a Silver thanks to Rainer Ng.

Hooray! Congrats to the Singapore YOG team.

Swimmer Rainer wins Singapore’s first YOG silver medal

Rainer was only 0.09sec behind.

YOG - Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Final



Watch Rainer Ng swim in the 50m Backstroke Final tonight, you can catch YOG 2010 live here - YOG 2010 Live TV 24/7

GCE 'O' Level MTL

My son got his mid-year Mother Tongue (Chinese) results, he passed...

I'm so happy for him, this subject has always been a problem for him.

Now he can concentrate on the other subjects.

Praise The Lord!

YOG 2010 Rainer Ng's Semi-final 2 Swim

Rainer swam a great race to qualify. His time was second fastest overall. Should be a close swim tonight.



This final is tonight, unfortunately I don't have tickets for it. We'll be cheering for him tonight on TV.

You can catch YOG 2010 live here - YOG 2010 Live TV 24/7

Tuesday, August 17

YOG 2010 Swimming

great atmosphere at the Singapore Sports School. Rainer Ng made it into the Finals of the 50m Backstroke, qualifying 2nd fastest overall.

Photobucket YOG 2010 - Aug 17 Swimming Evening Program
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Saturday, August 14

YOG 2010

we were watching the YOG 2010 opening ceremony last night, and I told my son that I've got tickets for his sis & I to the swimming event.

it was unfortunate that tickets for basketball for all days are sold out. So I managed to get 2 more tickets for Tennis. He is in the midst of his GCE 'O' Level prelims, so trying to get a date and time for events is difficult.

Sometimes the time & date is good, either he's got a paper on that day or the tickets are sold out.

Friday, August 13

Every Singaporean Son



get your kids to watch this.... better still watch this together.

there are a total of 18 episodes. right now there are 6 episodes up. Here is the 1st episode - Every Singaporean Son - Episode 1

these videos are endorsed by MINDEF - MINDEF

very interesting for everyone, mothers, fathers and of course the kids.

if you think it's still like what we went through in our army days, this is now very different, more technical, but the physical fitness part is still there.

the route march is already very different, wearing vast to get them use to marching long distances.

A Spectator at YOG 2010


Just got my tickets to YOG Swimming competition. Will be going with my daughter, just want her to experience the competition environment and of course to watch how some of these young but experienced swimmers take on the challenge.

Maybe she can learn something.

Wednesday, August 11

A Word of Encouragement

In my thoughts...

"What is impossible with men is possible with God." - NIV Luke 18:27

Listen to Scott Wesley Brown's "He Will Carry You". Cover by Daniel Choo.

Getting there...

Just been informed that my L1B visa has been approved. Waiting on the documents to arrive and proceed to the embassy for interview and stamping.

Anyone have been through the interview process... leave your comments.

Monday, August 9

How He Loves...

just wonderful harmony...

Great time at NDP 2010

yes, all of us had a great time. This years theme song by Corrinne May will become another most recognized NDP theme songs.



And we also sang "Home" by Kit Chan


Photos from the parade
Did a video capture of my friend's son marching into the Padang representing NCC. He is the one in the middle front-row.











After the parade...




I've got some videos, but I'll have to do some editing...

Sunday, August 8

Singapore Variety & Drama Serials

If you missed any of the local drama serials, you can catch it at here on - xinmsn

Have Great National Day!

Going to the parade in awhile. Will be great once again at the Padang.

Hope to have some pictures.

Catch it on webcast where ever you are - NDP 2010 Webcast

I'm listening to "We the Redeemed"

another one of my favorites on YouTube...

Friday, August 6

Early Morning Trip to Tekka Market (Zhujiao Centre)

The best place to pickup crabs... all kinds. Go early to get a good choice, although you could still pick some up even in the afternoon.

Bought 4 mud crabs for S$20/kg, 4 roe crabs for $18/kg.

Lee Hoe Seafood, They have Air Flown, Sri Lankan, Australian, Vietnam, India crabs. Photobucket Seafood everywhere

Creamy Butter Crabs Again

Wife's friends requested for the Creamy Butter Crabs this Sat.

so this time I'll go to Tekka Market (Zhujiao Centre) to get the Sri Lanka crabs.

This is my recipe:
2 Mud Crabs (at least 600g per crab), sometimes the seafood sellers calls it 肉蟹 (ròu xiè)
1 stick of butter
1.5 cups of evaporated milk (important)
2 stalks of curry leaves (very important, must have)
1 or 2 chilli padi (i don't put this, cos my kids not into spicy stuff)

start with the butter, melt it... once it starts to melt add curry leaves & chilli padi
there will be this wonderful aroma (its the curry leaves) add crabs
mixing it well together
add evaporated milk
cover on low heat

you can add water to it with corn starch (not too much)... as well as salt / sugar to taste.

and very important, mantou (deep fried buns).

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was about to describe how to clean the crabs, but describing it just wasn't nice.

so, you'll have to search YouTube for it or just get the seller to do it for you. you just have to clean it when you get home.