Tuesday, 16 October 2012

I don't have the heart* - James Ingram

300 weeks! New record! Previous record? 299 weeks - also held by the same man!!!! =) 

But how far can he go?

I don't have the heart to say this - but i will. It seems that he at times does not have the heart to win any more. Take the Olympics - i did not get to watch the finals, but apparently, he just din push himself.

Similarly, in the recent Shanghai Masters - he committed 3 double faults in a row!!!! That meant that he served 6 times without getting the ball in!!!

I guess this is what happens when u reach the top. Where else do you go? Olympic Gold? Shanghai Masters? Well, these are not Grand Slams! And Roger has matched Sampras' record of 7 Wimbie titles.

Couple with the fact that he got married and is now a father. Perhaps winning is not everything?

Dun get me wrong - i'm a huge fan of Roger and he still plays amazing tennis! But not very consistently these days... =(

*I was surprised to find out that this was only his 2nd number 1 hit on the US Billboard Charts.

Monday, 15 October 2012

A place to call home* - Joey Tempest

Finally! We got the keys last weekend. It seemed a little surreal, to be honest.

Our house-hunting has taken us on a roller-caoster of a ride - and it was one long one. It came to a point when we did not dare to keep our hopes up as it has been crushed so cruelly so many times. Maybe that's the reason why getting the keys seem surreal - perhaps i still dun dare to rejoice...

But thankful, we truly are. Expecially to God who has led us thru so much. We wanted to buy a house but we ended up with more than a house. We ended up with a house as well as having our faith in him strenghtened. We experienced also the support and love of frens and family - and of each other. We learned that God is truly in control. We learned to let go of hurts and forgive those who wronged us.

Now we look forward to a new chapter of our life together - it is exciting as we know that God has planned out everything for us and his plan is the best!

We forgot to take a photo of the house on the fateful day!!!! But here are some pics of the interior that we took before.

It may not look much but we are looking beyond the dust and dirt and stains - and we could see a place that we can call our home. =)

*The first single of the former lead singer of Europe (yes, "The Final Countdown") from his debut album of the same name.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Who am I?* - Hugh Jackman

Found this on FB - thought it was worth sharing there. And here!

When I say that "I am a Christian," I am not shouting that "I am clean living." I'm whispering "I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say "I am a Christian," I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say "I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need his strength to carry on.

When I say "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say "I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon his name.

When I say "I am a Christian," I'm not holier than thou. I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

*Ok, this version is not available yet but it will be in the original soundtrack of the movie Les Miserables to be released at the end of this year!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Open window* - Sarah Harmer

My car's front passenger seat window has been like this for the past couple of months:-

You may wonder why - well, the power window is busted (like every other Proton car, i guess). So why dun i go get it fixed? I did! But it's gonna cost a bomb - and since i'm gonna sell the car off, it's just not worth it. I'm selling it to my mechanic so he just told me to use duct tape to hold it up for now!!!

The problem is that the sale has been delayed (long story - another time) so i've been using up quite a bit of duct tape to hold up the window.

Needless to say, having the window like that is just an invitation to thieves! It is announcing "This window is busted". 

I was so tempted to put a sign in the car saying "There is nothing valuable inside this car" - but this could work as reverse psychology and encourage would be thieves to break in!!!!

There has been one attempt a few weeks ago. But that guy was too weak to push the window all the way down. 

It was only a matter of time when someone stronger tried - and that someone did it last nite!

The first thing i noticed was that the fuel pump door was opened. He must have accidentally opened it when he tried to pop the boot. I thought he may have tried to siphon off my petrol since he couldn't get anything out!!!!!

He must have been frustrated as there was nothing worth stealing in my car!!!! Obviously i removed all valuable things from the car when the window got busted like that. 

He just left my car in a total mess:-

Ah well... i was supposed to clean up the junk in my car and the incident just forced me to do it! 

The thief got off with whatever coins i had in the ashtray - i guess it's fair payment to him for getting me to clear up all the rubbish in the car! Lol!

Thank God he did not take my Doc Marts!!!!! Altho it would have been a great excuse to get me a new one! =)

*A wedding song by this Canadian singer songwriter.

Friday, 12 October 2012

It's been awhile* - Staind

Last post - 30th July!!!!! Almost 2 and a half months!!!!

Since i started this blog in November 2006, i have at the very least blogged at least once a month! (the only exception was late in 2009 when my life was in a total mess due to the tumor in my head which was removed in January 2010). In fact, since i started blogging in October 2004, i have blogged at least once a month.

So this long break is really something not usual. Thankfully, it is not attributed to something bad like back in 2009. Altho in a way, it could look like that. I have been really busy at work!

But it's not just work - it is just a combination of many things together. Work is definitely one of the reasons. Been distracted by many things to. It's definitely not due to lack of things to blog about.

Another reason is because no one really blogs very much these days - with FB statuses and Twitter taking a more prominent seat. Are we getting too lazy - that instead of writing a post on a blog, we just put up a sentence in our FB status? Altho some "frens" status looks almost like blog posts (and are longer than some of my posts in this blog!!!!!

But i dowanna give up on this blog. After all, a big reason for this blog is not for my readers but for myself. To record what has been happening to me - and some MAJOR LIFE-CHANGING events have taken place which will lead to brand new experiences in the coming weeks/months. =)

More about these things in the upcoming posts... hopefully, it will not take another 2 months plus for that!

*I just found out today that the title of this song is this way and not "It's been a while"!!!