Archive for August 2010

Research Stuffs

I had a dinner with some juniors on Sunday night. One of them is now having internship in research field. “I can’t get any result. My supervisor looks unhappy.”

I guess I am not alone. In this field, there has been plenty stories of failure much more than stories of success. In essence, research is about trial and error. Of course,  a researcher has to analyze the error in order to avoid making the same error. That is the theory. However, things are getting significantly different when one has to practice it.

Last Saturday, a SOT student and Pastor Kong preached about having faith. Indeed I have been hearing the same message again and again. However, things become different when I am in difficulty. Difficulty is the time when I really reflect and meditate on the message.

Uncertainty. Unknown. Unpredictability. That’s the nature of research.

Charles Spurgeon in his daily devotion book, Evening by Evening, wrote this:

“The experience of barrenness is painful, but the Lord’s visitations are delightful. A sense of our own poverty drives us to Christ.” (August 28 devotion)-emphasis added.

Yeah, I need to have faith and lean on the LORD. Then, I do the best I can

(PS: Get your copy of Evening by Evening in Attributes today :P)

Posted August 31, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Last Weekend Happenings; SOT Graduation Service

I guess there has been plenty blog entries about last weekend happening, that is the School of Theology Graduation Service. The graduated students+their friends+their families attended the service and joined in the celebration. Facebook is immensely colored with plenty photos to celebrate their milestone in life.

Congratulations for all my SOT friends: James, Mike, Audrey, Dorinna, Jacqueline, Victor, Joanne, Susanna Candy, Gladys, Louise and others! (sorry I have not uploaded the photos yet >.< soon I will.)

I guess I need to enroll myself in SOT too one day. Although it may not be a full theology course like B. Th. degree, it still will equip me with enough theology and ministry training. I am sure this training in turn will help me to be more effective in serving God and others. Well, if God permits, maybe once I finish this graduate degree program? :P

Here is a few photos. I will upload the entire photos later in the evening >.<

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Posted August 30, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Jokes of the Day!! =D

Please highlight the answer for every question once you have guessed it.

1.) Question: Which book of the Bible is the most favorite book for DNA researchers?

1.)  Answer:   GENEsis

 

2.) Question: Which book of the Bible is telling the guys to make coffee for themselves?

2.) Answer: HeBrew

 

3.) Question: At the border of Red Sea, Moses scolded one Israelite because of his attire “You have no faith!” What did he wear, anyway?

3.) Answer: Diving suit, they were supposed to walk.

 

Enjoy!!

=D

Posted August 27, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Quotes of the Day: “Keep Kissing the Frog for You Do Not Know Which Frog Will Turn Into a Prince.”-Pastor Mark Conner

“Keep kissing the frog for you do not know which frog will turn into a prince,” Pastor Mark Conner once taught.

We may or may not like the job we are currently doing. We maybe thinking this current job is not our dream job.

At least, there is one reason why we need to persevere: just do the job to pay the bill. Yeah, for the sake of living.

Even if this job is not our dream job, God will surely use it to mold us.

Who knows it will open the door to our dream job in the future. :)

Posted August 27, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Omake Naruto Shippuden Part 1

As I posted previously, I will progressively post links to some cool videos as downloading them straight to my laptop might violate copyright >.<

So, here I am posting links to Naruto Shippuden additional videos. Hope you like them :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted August 25, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Quote of the Day: “Didn’t you teach me to never let down your guard… Jiraiya Sensei?” Pain (Naruto Shippuden)

Oh no.. I let down my guard today.

Laziness crept in.. and I gave in to it…

Research is basically very tough. Intelligence alone is far than sufficient if one wants to do well in it.

I really thank God I managed to see a slight light in the midst of uncertainties.

However, because of this slight light, today I did not do much work….

I need to repent!!!!!

(Let me just quote from Rock Lee to encourage myself: "With hard work and dedication, I will become a splendid ninja!")

Posted August 24, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

If God Created the Universe, Then Who Created God?

I happened to come across this sentence in a theology book. It is indeed an interesting question. In particular, I am sure every Christian has to be able to answer this. Any critics or atheists can just come up with this questions to mock or confuse Christians. We as Christians then have to answer them “with gentleness and respect” (I Pet 3:15).

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati from Creation Ministries International (my favorite website!! :D) has written an article to answer this question. You can view it here:

http://creation.com/if-god-created-the-universe-then-who-created-god

My following post is just another way of answering this question :)

First of all, God, by definition, is not created. So, this question seriously undermines logic. It is just like asking, “Who froze this flame?” (although Frozen Flame is featured in Chrono Cross game :P)

Just how valid is the definition “God is not created”?

Let’s consider the following pattern:

– A creates B

Whenever we say A creates B, it implies that A is much more powerful than B. A here may consist of more than one entity. For instance:

– Jefri bakes cakes (although in reality he can only eat cakes :P)

Here A = Jefri+flour+egg+butter+oven+etc whereas B = cakes. Clearly, A here is more “powerful” than B.

Since God is the most powerful, there is no way God can be created. Hence, “Who created God?” is an illogical question. In fact, I can’t remember who, but a church father said this before, “In order to know who created God, we need to invent a word defined as something more powerful than God Himself.”

Having said this, I want to emphasize that the universe does not arise by chance. Big Bang theory has plenty flaws here and there. Even secular scientists said so: http://www.cosmologystatement.org/

Cheers!!

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Posted August 23, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Some Old Jokes

Please don’t take it literally XD

Q: Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A: Noah; he was floating his stock while everyone was in liquidation.

Q: Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A: Pharaoh’s daughter; she went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Q: What kind of man was Boaz before he got married?
A: Ruth-less.

Q: Who was the first drug addict in the Bible?
A: Nebuchadnezzar; he was on grass for seven years. (Don’t get it? Please highlight the next sentence grass = illegal drug)

Q: What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A: God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury.
A: David’s Triumph was heard throughout the land.
A: Honda… because the apostles were all in one Accord.

Q: Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A: Samson; he brought the house down. (Don’t get it? Please highlight the next sentence: "brought the house down" = a term for comedian who manages to make all people laugh)

Q: Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?
A: In the Big Inning (beginning), Eve stole first, Adam stole second, Cain struck out Abel, and the Prodigal Son came home. The Giants and the Angels were rained out.

Q: What is one of the first thing that Adam and Eve did after they were kicked out?
A: They really raised Cain. (Don’t get it? Please highlight the next sentence: raise Cain= cause trouble

Q: How long did Cain hate his brother?
A: As long as he was Abel(able)!

Q: Where is the first mention of insurance in the Bible?
A: When Adam and Eve needed more coverage.

Q: Where is another mention of insurance in the Bible?
A: When David gave Goliath a piece of the rock.

Q: Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?
A: David, he rocked Goliath to sleep.

Q: Why was Goliath so surprised when David hit him with a slingshot?
A: The thought had never entered his head before?

Q: If Goliath is resurrected, would you like to tell him the joke about David and Goliath?
A: No, he already fell for it once.

Q: Who was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
A: Moses, because he broke all 10 commandments at once. (Exodus 32:19 :P)

Q: Who was known as a Mathematician in the Bible?
A: Moses, he wrote the book of Numbers.

Q: Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?
A: The area around the Jordan, the banks were always overflowing.

Q: How do we know that Job went to a chiropractor?
A: Because Job 16:12, 14, 16 says, "I had come to be at ease, but he proceeded to shake me up: and he grabbed me by the back of the neck and proceeded to smash me."

Q: Who was the straightest man in the bible?
A: Joseph, because the Pharaoh made him a ruler.

Enjoy!

:D

Posted August 22, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Learning Years

Pastor Bernard preached from Ps 90:12. Starting from some understanding of the Hebrew words behind the verse, he paraphrased the verse which more or less is as follows:

“Teach us to count and discern every period in my life that it may have certain objective in each period.”

Hmm, according to him, there are five periods in life.

a.) Learning Years

b.) Earning Years

c.) Investing Years

d.) Legacy Years

e.) Golden Years

Well, I shall not go into details for each years. (If you want to know the details, you can download it at http://www.sermonvault.com/ for just 3 USD :D :D)

For me, I am now in between learning years and earning years. After hearing his sermon, I guess I need to focus first on my study and work here. Yep, I will put a distance of 3 years between me and one particular goal.

After the church service, we went for dinner at Park Mall. Surprisingly, this place is always empty on Saturday night. We found the dining place to be empty.

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Yeah, it is time to get more serious with lab work!! :)

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Posted August 22, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Morning Prayer Meeting Day V 20, August, 2010

The last session of prayer meeting on weekdays. Of course, we have weekend prayer meeting as well. Unfortunately, I will be late for tomorrow’s one >.<

We had another fellowship session again. James managed to convince more people to join the bookstore ministry =D

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SOT students will graduate soon! Wow! Hopefully they all can score a “Pass” for their Roman-Theology test yesterday :D

Posted August 20, 2010 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized