Archive for January 2011

Quote of the Day to Stir Myself Up

Pain. Agony. My hatred burns through the cavernous deeps. The world heaves with my torment. Its wretched kingdoms quake beneath my rage. But at last, the whole of Azeroth will break! And all will burn beneath the shadow of my wings!” (Deathwing)

If you think I’m just a foolish kid ruled by his emotions, that’s fine… If anyone else tries to ridicule the way I live, I’ll slaughter everyone they ever cared about. And then maybe they’ll understand what it’s like to taste… a little of my hatred.” (Sasuke Uchiha)

“Save your breath human! you’ll need it to scream when I start tearing off your limbs!” (Grom Hellscream)

I have long since closed my eyes… My only goal is in the darkness.” (Sasuke Uchiha)

“… it’s too late, nothing you can say will change me! I’m going to kill you and every last person in your beloved village! It’s time to make your choice! Kill me and become a hero, or die at my hand and become another one of my victims!” (Sasuke Uchiha).

Betrayer… In truth, it was I who was betrayed. Still, I am hunted. Still, I am hated. Now, my blind eyes can see what others cannot. And sometimes the hand of fate must be forced! Now go forth… unleash the tides of Doom… Upon all those… Who would oppose us.” (Illidan Stormrage)

 

Don’t worry. I am perfectly ok. I just need to hear something cool to stir myself up to fight laziness and tiredness.

Posted January 23, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Picture of the Day

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There are always interesting things around us as long as we are willing to pay attention.

Posted January 21, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Marriage Joke vs Marriage Vow

Such a contrast, diametrically opposed to each other.

Here are some jokes about marriage: (http://www.ahajokes.com/marriage_jokes.html)

1.) Marriage is not a word. It is a sentence–a life sentence.

2.) Marriage requires a man to prepare 4 types of “rings”:
     * The Engagement Ring
     * The Wedding Ring
     * The Suffe-Ring
     * The Endu-Ring

3.) Marriage is very much like a violin; after the sweet music is over, the strings are attached.

4.) Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his Bachelor’s Degree and the woman gets her Masters.

5.) Son:       Is it true? Dad, I heard that in ancient China, a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries.
      Father:  That happens everywhere, son, everywhere!

 

While indeed those jokes are fun, they got me thinking: why would these jokes come up in the first place? Maybe, not everyone ends up in a happy marriage. Selfishness and poor communication skill could be lacking in many couples, resulting in a high rate of divorce or people who choose to stay single.

In contrast, one can compare the jokes to marriage vow:

Vow – 1
I, [Name of Groom], take you, [Name of Bride] to be my wedded wife
to have and to hold from this day forward,
For better or worst,
For richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish and to obey,
as long as we both live,
according to God’s holy ordinance;
and therefore I give you my love.

Vow – 2
With this ring I wed you
It is a token of the vows I have made to you
With it I will myself and my wordly goods endow to you
In the sight of God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

God ordained marriage in the Garden of Eden. He meant it to be a happy union. It is not meant to cause any suffering for the couple. Divorce is never His plan to start with.

Seeing all these jokes, I had better prepare myself: to be a better communicator and negotiator.

With God, a happy marriage in the midst of human’s imperfection is possible.

Smile

Posted January 20, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Wedding of Patrick and Sueann 16, January, 2011

It  was a great time to kick start Sunday. The venue was at Megu Hall, Singapore Flyer.

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I have known the couple for a few years since I first came to Singapore. They have been together for 7 years. Surely they went through much joy and quarrel together. They stood strong and in the end they decided to enter into the new stage of life.

My heartiest congratulations for them!

Pastor Kenneth preached about they keys to maintain a happy marriage. Marriage involves two people living together. There can be many conflicts due to each party’s differences. Nevertheless, a happy marriage is possible. Pastor shared two keys to achieve it, but I can only remember two. First, communication. Words like “Thank you”, “I am sorry” and “I love you” should become daily habit. Love has to be communicated and expressed. Second, compromise. Each party gives to and takes from the other party.

Many people gave testimony about the couple. Not forgetting, there were a number of performances from close friends.

You can see the photos here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=322733&id=720576756

There are videos on FB too, but only KS Zone people can see them.

Well, a wedding like this surely costs a lot of money. At least, I need to prepare 50K to finance it.

Shall stay jiayou to achieve it!

Posted January 19, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Summary of Saturday’s Happening 15, January, 2011

It was a tiring Saturday, I should say. Nevertheless, it was quite fun as I spent most of the day in God’s House.

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Joshua shared one music product and how the product really helped him in his quiet time.

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Attributes started Valentine campaign.

You can view the full photos here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150127947536757&id=720576756&aid=322732

Hmm, actually, if I were attached, I would not mind buying that big particular bear for her Smile with tongue out

Pastor Kong encouraged us to count our stars; God’s promises for us. This is important as God’s promises may take some time before they come to pass. Sometimes, faith has to collide with facts. Yet, do we choose to keep believing God and His promises? As for me, I will keep believing one particular promise God has given to me. Although God did not tell me when it would come to pass, I will keep waiting and believing.

What a great Saturday!

Posted January 18, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Creation Account According to Blackfeet Indian

Imagine the following scenario. There is a big case in the justice court. The judge calls three witnesses in. These witnesses come from different background: they have different culture, skin color, language and reside in far different places. Obviously, they never talk to each other. Yet, when the judge ask them the same question, they all give very similar answer.

What is the conclusion? The most likely conclusion is that their answer refers to a common fact, fact they all experienced before.

Initially we saw how creation account according to the Chinese is very similar to Genesis.

CMI has written a wonderful article about creation account according to a Blackfeet Indian, a native American. You can see it here: http://creation.com/indian-creation-myths and the original source is Bullchild, P., The Sun Came Down (The history of the world as my Blackfeet Elders toldiIt), 1st edition, Harper & Row, Publishers Inc., New York, NY, 1985.

Here is the part that captivates me the most:

“From the mud Creator Sun molded a form in his own shape, his own image …“ That’s Genesis 1:27

“This mud figure came to life as Creator Sun blew into his nostrils… “ This resonates with Genesis 2:7

“he wanted to do for the mudman … Some way to help him overcome that loneliness.” It is in agreement with Genesis 2:18

“Using that strange power, Creator Sun put the mudman into a deeper sleep so he wouldn’t know what was going on… “ Sounds like Genesis 2:21

“Kneeling down beside him, Creator Sun took out the mudman’s lowest, smallest left rib.” It is in concert with Genesis 2:21

“With this rib he made an image after the mudman and himself … To bear fruit, to bear offspring.” Genesis 1:22 is really there.

 

Normally we would not expect something in common from the Hebrews, the Chinese and the Indians since they had never talked to each other. Yet, the fact that they all sounded very similar with regard to creation account points that creation account is a fact, not just a myth.

How can we explain this strikingly similarity? Because three of the nations are descendants of Noah who were scattered at the Tower of Babel; although they were scattered, they still retained common memory of the past in their respective language although the memory may be slightly distorted here and there.

What about other creation account according to other tribes/races? Well, that needs a lot of research for sure.

Among these three groups of people, which creation account is the most accurate? Obviously, it is the Bible itself because God graciously chose to reveal Himself to Abraham and then Moses. Moses was a man who talked to God face to face. He could have asked God directly if he was not sure with the details of creation.

The Bible is trustworthy Smile

Posted January 17, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Picture of the Day

A picture of the day to sooth a lonely heart.. Smile

Kakashi and Hanare

Posted January 16, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized