Monday, April 22, 2013

Now or never

Today I woke up and checked my phone and this came up.

We do need reminders to be thankful for the little things in life.

Today i had opportunity to spend a little more time by my sweet escape. The sparrows around me makes me wonder why they can be so persistent to loiter around my bench. I did try to dig the ground thinking if there were any food to be found but yet i could not find anything. More and more of them start to congregate around that particular zone. For once i wished i could communicate with them to ask them why they can be such simple creatures and get excited over a grain of rice.

But they remind me again of God's promise that even they will not grow hungry and starve. Im am thankful for a sparrow that He has given me from the moon too :)

Signing off,
Sparrow watcher

Sunday, April 21, 2013

East Coast Park

East Coast Park aka ECP is really a beautiful place. Every week I would make myself visit ECP at least once. That's because I do stay quite nearby and it is a happy place. It is a place where you see people coming together to enjoy and spend the evening together. Some go for runs, some bbq or some even camp by the beach.

I always see couples pitching tents and enjoying the night together. Avid fisherman also do occupy the jetties. Parents take this opportunity to teach their kids a little bit on the environment or to instil in them some values through cycling or fishing.

I often notice father and son bonding sessions over short jogs and fishing trips where most of the time they would go home empty handed by their hearts united. I will be penning down more things about ECP. In the mean time, if some people are lacking of ideas where to go, ECP is a better alternative than sentosa. There is definitely a more local feel in the air over here :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I know who holds tomorrow

I don't know about tomorrow;
I just live from day to day.
I don't borrow from its sunshine
For its skies may turn to grey.
I don't worry o'er the future,
For I know what Jesus said.
And today I'll walk beside Him,
For He knows what lies ahead.

Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.

Every step is getting brighter
As the golden stairs I climb;
Every burden's getting lighter,
Every cloud is silver-lined.
There the sun is always shining,
There no tear will dim the eye;
At the ending of the rainbow
Where the mountains touch the sky.

I don't know about tomorrow;
It may bring me poverty.
But the one who feeds the sparrow,
Is the one who stands by me.
And the path that is my portion
May be through the flame or flood;
But His presence goes before me
And I'm covered with His blood.

Just want to share this song which was sung during our morning devotion today.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

When $800-1000 mattered most

Let me tell you a story today, 

I overheard a conversation between two boys, with one of them telling his friend about how he plans to skip school on particular days just to work to find an extra income. He then bragged to his friend that by doing so and burning off his weekends on his new job as well, he will be able to rake in 800-1000 dollar per month which would actually make him a 'rich' man. Well what the kid didn't know was probably the hard truth and I did not really want to burst his bubble.

Reminded my of the story which I wrote about here last year.

I do know how it feels like to work and study at the same time as I myself had experienced during my secondary school and university days. The difference was my part-time job helped spurred me to work harder, to manage my time better so that I can squeeze every minute to study but instead these boys were doing it the other way. I did not have time to talk to the boys and looking back at it, I wish I had decided to share some of my experiences with them to capture these teachable moments.

Getting lost, really do help you find yourself.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


If there was one ability that I could request for, I would request for foresight. Okay maybe I'm starting to sound old when I say that, maybe I should ask for speed, just like my favourite hero, Flash.

Anyways back to the topic on foresight. No I don't have the ability of foresight. Even if I did have it, it would be from my observation or experiences mingling with people around me. Today I'll be writing on a fictional person, based on my own personal observations for the past few weeks. Let's name this person, person A.

Well you see, person A is an old man now. He is probably into his sixties or seventies, yet he is actually living all alone in a rented room. His daily routine consists of waking up, making his own breakfast. After which he loiters around his rented house and finally decides to go out for a walk. He probably just go with the flow and walks to where he wants to, only with the aim to kill time before he heads home to complete his daily routine.

He sits at the local kopitiam and drinks his favourite cup of coffee, trying to make friends with the kopitiam aunties and uncles, yet they only exchanged a few words with him. Deep down, he longs for company, someone to listen to him talk or even just to deliver him out of his lonely world.

Everyday on his way back, he reflects on his past, thinking of what he has done wrong. When he was younger, he worked, in fact worked so hard until he got promoted even faster than his peers. Outwardly he looked untouchable and everyone adored him yet inside he was a lonely man.

The only thing he could do now is to regret, hoping that he could turn back time and probably focused more time on his family and loved ones. He ends his day by cooking a simple meal for himself , just to kill off 1-2 hours in the day, and sits all alone in the living room to watch his faithful Cantonese drama. Finally he goes to bed by 9.30 pm only to repeat the same routine again tomorrow.

Moral of the story?
You decide it yourself :)

Are you looking for that rainbow in your life? Maybe you just have to look up more.

Ps: “You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down”