Friday, April 30, 2010

Laser Tag + Steak

Laser tag + steak = upset tummy.

Yes, I was asking myself who was the smart alec who suggested laser tag after having a huge portion of rump steak for dinner. The operative word here being 'was' because as soon as I asked the question, the answer came to me, I was the smart alec. Yes, so I kind off brought a potential indigestion on myself. The bathroom's nearby. Nothing to worry about. Anyways, I've heard so much about the steak and finally I had the chance to try it and I'm not impressed. I could have cooked that. Just needed to buy a big enough steak and pan fry it. Well, I'm not going back there for steak. Maybe for the chicken parma though. Someone from CG ordered it and it looked absolutely delish.

Laser tag was a pretty ok. Wanted to have the Singaporeans on one team and have the Malaysians on another. Well, the Singaporeans all said that it wouldn't be fair because they have less people on their team. Welcome to reality guys. Okay.. so being a bit mean there. I'm sorry but like making jokes about Singaporeans because I know they do the same to us. Or maybe because I'm just racist. But it's all just friendly jokes really. Besides, we're all Christian. If you don't know, that's supposed to be a joke. It's okay if you don't get it. Go watch Borat.

I'm now stuck in my room writing this post with an upset tummy and it's all my fault. But heck, it was worth it kicking ass in laser tag. Heheh.. BOOYAH!


And I'm here thinking how did I get you.

And I hope that's what you've been thinking too.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


When speculations are cleared,

when questions are answered,

when the past is revealed,

when feelings show,

when emotions run,

when tears are shed,

when heartstrings are pulled,


when the heart bleeds,

you'll know the love is real.

Friday, April 23, 2010

History Repeats Itself

It's going to be another "Corps" weekend.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's Not Over

Trust exam might be over but Property assignment is due just around the corner and by just around the corner I mean by this Monday!! Out of the fire and into the frying pan.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


It's not just an exam this Thursday but also what I need to do.

~Trust in the Lord and He will make your paths straight~

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Take Me Away

This time all I want is You
There is no one else
Who can take Your place
This time You burn me with Your eyes
You see past all the lies
You take it all away

I've seen it all and it's never enough
It keeps leaving me needing You

Take me away
Take me away
I've got nothing left to say
Just take me away

I try to make my way to You
But I still I feel so lost
I don't know what else I can do

I've seen it all and it's never enough
It keeps me leaving me needing You

Take me away
Take me away
I've got nothing left to say
Just take me away

Don't give up on me yet
Don't forget who I am
I know I'm not there yet
But don't let me stay here alone

This time all I want is You
There is no one else
Who can take Your place
This time You burn me with Your eyes
You see past all the lies
You take it all away

I've seen enough and it's never enough
It keeps leaving me needing You

Take me away
Take me away
I've got nothing left to say
Just take me away

Screwed Up

N86 can't connect bluetooth to my Macbook. I didn't pay so much for the phone to screw up like this!! HELP!! :(

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Joshie New

Before I flew to Tassie, I was telling everyone who were willing to listen that I would be flying off with 3 really somewhat kiasu classmates. And one happens to be your significant other. With this in mind, me being me, the happy go lucky vocational student of the bunch, I make a mental note not to turn in the kiasu direction.

That people, was 2 months ago. Today, I am somewhat turning kiasu. I'd like to call it being studious. Yes, that sounds a lot better. I'm actually starting to do my summary notes (something which I've never done before) and actually read and go through really really big text books. Text books that can kill you if I dropped it in you. The reality now is that I am resiling my happy go lucky ways. This is all thanks to Clarice for scaring me early on in the semester by going to the library, borrowing books and printing out articles right after classes. Perhaps my mom was right. Hm..

Now you really have Joshie New!! What's weird is that I kind off enjoy this feeling of being studious; a sense of productivity and accomplishment after doing your notes and going through the text. I'm left here wondering sometimes why didn't I get this study drift years ago. A sign of maturity? Well, I've always been a late bloomer anyways. Better late than never i suppose. Guess all I have to do now is to ride this wave and not let the momentum slide because I'll need all the waves that I can get.

Looks like it's another journey of discovery for me.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

God Is Good

If you guys still remember somewhere in a previous post, I wrote about a journey of discovery due to my last minute preparation for my Corporations Assignment. Well fellas, the marks for the assignment are in and I passed with a 55%. *looks up and thanks God*

I know I may be pushing the phrase "God Is Good" to the borders of out-of-context (please don't strike me God), but really, if there is a really good example of God's strength, grace and wisdom is that even after my procrastination and 11th hour crap, He has made me pull through. Yes, it isn't exceptional marks but honestly, God isn't going to give me superduper marks without putting in any effort of my own.

It's a balancing act, I believe, between your own personal effort and God's effort. In hindsight, I've come to the realisation that it has been 10% Me and 90% God in my studies. Sometimes the amount of effort I put in is not proportionate to the marks I get. Now don't get me wrong here. I'm not taking His grace for granted. The point here is that God really is with you in all your endeavours, in this case, studies.

The catch here is that I must first honour God because in doing that, He will honour you. Being a very vocational student, with a "as long as I pass, I'm good" mentality, God does honour me with a pass this time. Although I must say that some people here are making me feel the pinch. In other words, I'm becoming very kiasu. But I'll save the kiasu-ness for another time. Once again, a big shout out to the big G for being there for me, and who will always be.

~the Lord will watch over your coming and going, both now and forevermore~

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Speed bumps perhaps? :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Been taopok-ed twice today. And it's not even my birthday. Had cake in my face and hair and the traditional taopok (being pinned on the ground with a pile of people on top). My hair is starting to smell funny and my tummy still feels a bit weird but it was all worth it :P

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I hate lint on my shirts. I hate those minute strands of fabric that sticks to your clothes like moths smothered in glue to a lamp. They just don't want to get off you. This is particularly the case when I wear black shirts which so happens to be the preferred colour for my clothing. Yes, brack black is a very versatile colour. However, with all the pros it carries, one of the biggest cons is that you can see lint the moment it lands on the shirt!!

Maybe it's because I'm a little vain but I really don't feel comfortable with a shirt full of lint. I don't want to walk around with an unclean shirt. I think of lint as dirt. What do you do when you get dirt on your shirt? Yes, you wipe it off. You wouldn't to wear a dirty shirt in public now would you? I didn't think so.

So to settle this little setback with clothing, I have bought a lint roller (why didn't I get one sooner). It's super uber effective that it not only rolls off the lint, but also the fabric of the shirt!! So now my shirt has a fur like feel to it. Well it's not that bad and you can't really tell anyways. Well, here's to lint free shirts

God bless the guy who invented lint rollers. Amen.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Macbook

I am pleased to announce that I've got a new Macbook to replace my Macbook Pro. A big thank you goes out to mum and dad who have given me the green light to purchase this awesome machine. Pictures to ensue.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Now, her parents know.

I Still Want Mac

I have good news and I have bad news.

The bad news:

My Mbp can't be fixed for free :'( Apparently it wasn't the chipset problem, but rather the video display card problem. Total cost to rectify this, AUS$1211.60. It has cents because of tax.

The good news:

The Mbp can't be fixed!!! :) That means it's time to change Macs. Yes, I had a MacBook Pro which I did not fully utitlize. It was, in honest truth, substantially just a really expensive MP3 player. So this time round, I'm going to be smart and get a MacBook instead. No need to go spend unecessary money. And what's really cool is that the dude at the comp shop can convert my old hard disk from the Mbp into an external hard disk. It's not free though (duh!). It'll cost me AUS$160. Beats having to pay 55 bucks just for the diagnostics. Might as well just save what I can and sell the rest on Ebay. I'm banking on someone to give me 100 bucks or more for my Mbp. It's still worth something.

What I'm looking at now is a the MacBook which is going for AUS$1299 here, GST included. Compare that with the cost to fix my Mbp, you'd want to get a new one too. Stidents here get discounts as well and a free iPod if I'm not mistaken. Makes you want to buy even more now. What's left is that I'll just have to convince my mom to send over the cash and then it's go time. I can't wait. Heeheehee.. :P

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Camp 2010

Was at the OCF Easter Camp from the 1st till the 3rd and it really has been another journey for me. The camp was excellent and the food was terrific. Haven't had such good food for awhile. Two thumbs up for the chicken rice. OCF has some really good cooks and most of them guys (only one girl in the kitchen mind you) so keep the blessing rolling guys and girls. Was made group leader for the camp. Honestly I didn't want to because I wanted to be a normal camper. Didn't want to have responsibilities for once. It has been awhile since I've been a normal camper. Always had something to do. You're either leading a group, in the worship team, camp commitee or all three at the same time. Looking back, it was a good learning experience for me. And I thank God for reassuring me during the sermons that what I was talking about during the devotions were correct. I did worry about whether what I said was correct because people were actually taking notes!! Overall I'd say that it was a refreshing camp for me. Didn't really learn anything new because I've heard all those sermons before. But it's good to hear them again because I belive that sometimes we need a good reminder and recently, I've had a lot of reminding. And I especially thank God for touching those that He did in that special way. If there's one lesson that I've been reminded of is that at the point where you feel so hopeless, when all seems lost, when circumstances seem to be so overwhelming, or basically when you've had it with what has been going on, God in His awesome power WILL pull you through, and from experience, literally pull you through. You will watch over our coming and going, both now and forevermore.


I think there's something wrong with the IE here cuz it's really messing up my fonts and alignments so I'll prolly be writing in one whole long paragraph till my Mac arrives. Yes, it's still not back from repair yet. Just have to be patient. Bleh..

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Retail Therapy

Shopping is a luxury that I don't have here. I'm in Hobart city (they call it a "city" here), where the tallest building so happens to be a casino which is I reckon is 20 storeys max? So when casinos are the tallest buildings around, you're not going to find many shopping malls, period. But it's not all that bad. There's this place called Eastlands and it's the biggest shopping centre in Hobart. If you've been shopping in KL like me for the past 2 years, it's not very big. But beggars can't be choosers so I have to be happy with what I have. Well, I went down to do some shopping yesterday for winter clothing and I AM VERY VERY HAPPY. Black hoodie/jacket, AUS$140. did I mention that it looks excellent on me? Alright, maybe a little too narcistic but hey, I love the jacket. 1 shirt form Jays Jays, and 2 more from Cotton On. Total damage, AUS$200. It feels good to have actually bought something after such a long time. It's quite too bad that some people don't really see shopping as 'therapeutic' as it would be for me. Some see it as very stressing because they can't make up their minds about a particular pair of boots/shoes or a shirt; basically about something they want to buy. And the deliberation process goes on for a week or more. I just take a few hours to come to a decision. Well, I can't blame you if you're a girl because there's loads of stuffs for you out there. For guys, I'd say you're really fickle minded if you take more than a week because let's face it, you're flippin dude!! We're generally supposed to go in and out of the store the first time round with something in our hands. But I suppose every general rule has an exception. Some say retail therapy doesn't really work or more like it doesn't last for very long. Well, I'll just have to enjoy it while it lasts then.