Archive for April 2014

Birthday Celebration 28, April, 2014

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Had celebrated colleagues’ birthday yesterday before the work started.
The birthday cake was made with plenty fruits. Very healthy.

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Happy birthday, Gemini and Merilyn!

Posted April 29, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Birthday

Homemade Pizza!!!

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Yoooozzzz!
Was tired after walking around Garden by the Bay.
Then when I reached home… a supper awaited me!!!
A homemade pizza + salad.
Very healthy and yummy!!!
Hmm, perhaps I should learn to make one one day.
Can impress girls with cooking skill ~ ~ ~

Posted April 28, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Photo of the Day

Garden Walk Connexion 27, April, 2014

Yoooozzzz!! Another news fresh from the oven!!!!
Today my friends and I had an outing at Garden by the Bay.
We named it Garden Walk; precisely because we really had to walk around the Garden while playing games.

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The ICs had lunch first while finalizing the games.

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Some objects we all had to find and take team-photos with.
Well, they were all scattered all around the Garden. So, we really had a good exercise today Smile with tongue out

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Some puzzle pieces games we had to solve.
The themes of the puzzle piece were falling in love and friendship Winking smile Winking smile Winking smile

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Some Bible quiz to deepen our spirituality.
Ever wonder why Lord Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew 1 is different from that of Luke 1?
The picture above is taken from http://creation.com/jesus-genealogies

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The winning team!! They received a wonderful prize of..

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A pack of drink and chocolate-liquor!!!

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We had dinner at the nearby food court at Marina Bay Sands.
It was a nice chat over nice food ~ ~ ~ ~

Garden Walk was the last event of the first batch of events.
Do look forward to the news of the next batch of events, ok? Winking smile Winking smile Winking smile

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 19, April, 2014

John 13:1-2, 34
Holy Thursday.
Lord Jesus washed their disciples’ feet and had communion with them.
Maundy Thursday: Mandate. He told them to love one another.
Later at night, Judas betrayed Him and Peter denied Him.

But Sunday is coming…

Good Friday
Yet, everything looked so bad for Jesus. They beat Him times and again.
He was judged and was found blameless. However, the people wanted to crucify Him.
Isa 53:5
On the cross Jesus carried all our sicknesses.

But Sunday is coming…

Black Saturday.
The devil brought Jesus’ spirit to hell. Right there, Father God laid the evil of us all upon Him.
Ps 88:7, 2 Cor 5:21, 1 Pet 3:18
Lord Jesus suffered wrath after wrath as He carried all our sins.

But Sunday is coming…

Thursday of broken heart.
Friday of sickness.
Saturday of sin and bad habit.

But Easter Sunday is coming…

No matter what heartache, sickness, sin and bad habit we have, God’s resurrection power is available for us.

Posted April 25, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

CG Dinner 24, April, 2014

Yoooozzz! Hadn’t had dinner with CG for quite some time.
So, yesterday we had one at tThe Grandstand Singapore

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Some wine first to start the dinner. Red wine. Plenty antioxidants.

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My friends and I ordered various kinds of food.

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but this tomahawk beef was the ultimate dinner!
Well, the menu says it is for 4 people. In the end, everybody shared it.

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Nom nom nom. I finished it.
I am looking forward to the next dinner with them ~ ~ ~

Posted April 25, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

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Iranian Lunch 20, April, 2014

Visited an Iranian friend last Sunday. He stays at Graduate Hall 2, NTU.
I was initially thinking of having lunch with him in one of the hostel canteens.
Surprisingly, he asked me to join him for lunch in his room.

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This rice is somehow special. The grain is longer than ordinary rice I eat

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That yellow sauce isn’t curry, btw.

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This bread tasted light sweet. I did not take a lot of this as I was already full

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Well, he is a better cook than I am!!!

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Somehow, this is his style of lunch: spreading cloth on the floor and we all sat on the floor while having lunch.
Nice food with nice conversation about life.
I encouraged him to find a job as he is about to graduate from doctorate degree. I told him what to do to find job too.
Shall keep in touch with him ~ ~ ~

Posted April 22, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Friends

Dinner After Service 19, April, 2014

Yooooz! I attended Easter service last Saturday.
A friend joined me for church service for the second time.

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He really thinks the Easter drama is very good.
I shall invite him to come to church again and again ~ ~ ~ 
After the service, the CG had…

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dinner!!!! At Raffles City food court.
Yummy food with crunchy conversation about life Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile

Posted April 21, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

Apple Swan. Satay. Gift

Hmm, all of sudden I observed plenty interesting things around me.
Decided to take photos of them as keepsake.

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My god mommy made this apple swan. Nice design, agree?
Hmm, maybe I should do the same? Then I will be able to impress girls, perhaps? :p

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Very nice satay. The meat piece is big and the peanut sauce really matches the taste of satay.

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Received this gifts from a ministry friend.
Hmm, I can use the book as a diary. The music album shall add into my music collection.

Posted April 20, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Photo of the Day

Inflections 15-16 March 2014: TRUSTING GOD

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by Rev. Dominic Yeo

Many times we start off the year well with God, but slowly we get busier and increasingly rely on our own strengths.
The reason we start relying on more on our own strengths is because we do not entirely trust Him with our lives.
So, what does it mean to trust God?

In Proverbs 3:5-8, we are advised to trust in the LORD with all [our] heart, and do not lean on [our] own understanding.
In all [our] ways acknowledge him, and he
will make straight [our] paths.
Be not wise in [our] own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. (ESV)

Trusting God is the most fundamental aspect of Christian life and how we go about it will determine our life’s experiences.

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART

“Trust,” in Hebrew, means “to put our entire weight upon.”
When we stand up, we put our entire weight on the floor.
We never wonder whether the floor can handle our weight, but just assumes its ability in doing so.

Similarly, God asks us in Proverbs to trust in Him with all our hearts, putting our entire weight upon Him.
Trusting in the Lord is to trust in who He is-His character, His goodness and His faithfulness.
When we trust in the Lord, we offer a wholehearted devotion to Him.
With such devotion, our eyes look to Him and our hearts trust in Him during the different seasons of our lives.

When we choose not to trust Him, we lean on our own understanding instead.

LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING

To “lean”, on the other hand, is to “be supported.”
To lean on our understanding is to be supported by our own assessment or discernment of things, which may be what many of us are doing today.
When we lean on our own understanding, we give a half hearted devotion to God.
We give in and rely to our human nature, which is flawed and unreliable.
By doing this, we set up our lives for failure, disappointment and instability because we rely on a support that is bound to fail.

In verse 7, we are also  told not to be wise in our own eyes and to turn away from evil.
So, when we rely on our own understanding, we try to be wise and make ourselves susceptible to sin and obstacle in our lives.
Every time we do that, we choose not to acknowledge Him in our ways and our paths often seem obstructed.

ACKNOWLEDGE HIM IN ALL YOUR WAYS

All of us desire breakthrough in our lives. But how many of us acknowledge Him in everything we do?
Acknowledgement is more than just giving credit to God. It is making God known in our conduct.
In every task we do, we pray for His strength, do it with His excellence and give glory to Him-that other may know that He is Lord over us.

In Matthew 10:32, Jesus says if we acknowledge Him before others, He will acknowledge us before His Father in heaven.
When we make God known in all our ways, God will intervene and provide for us in every circumstance.
Like in Proverb 3:8, there will be healing to [our] flesh and refreshment for [our] bones. (ESV)

As we go about the rest of the year, let us put our trust in God, acknowledge Him in all that we do and He will set our paths straight, releasing up to a life of blessing and breakthrough in Him.

Posted April 17, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Dominic Yeo, Inflections

Problem Solver

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it.
But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.
 
So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
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Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt….
So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.

And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”
—Genesis 41

At work, there are always issues popping up, hindering the progress of work.
Or, in a given project, a plan may go awry.
How should we handle it?
Should we just stop at stating the obvious problem?
While it definitely takes a skill to point the exact problem/cause, it takes even greater skill to propose a solution.

In the Bible passage above, Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream. In summary, Joseph stated a future blessing and problem.
He did not stop at this. He then suggested a solution to Pharaoh what to do to solve the issue.

A supervisor once told me, “Don’t tell me the problem. Tell me the solution.”
I need to make sure all plans proceed well.
Whatever hindrance that pops up, I have to make sure I solve it.
Perhaps the only thing any supervisor wants to hear is “Job’s done.”

It is either me solving the problem and settling the work assigned to me.
Or, if the work is not assigned to me, perhaps I should be able to propose a solution.
Well, that’s provided I am not told off: “Did I ask your opinion, Jefri?” Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out

Posted April 16, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought, Verse of the Day