Sunday, July 27, 2008

Programming at Home

I am not working from home although I can, by some remote desktop to my office computer and after installing some VPN. Haha... well, programming at home is not something I did for work, but for NUSHO. Haha... hopefully my bro and I can get it done as soon as possible... we only have two to three weeks and that's tight, haha...

We need to draw pictures, especially the music notes, ledger lines, etc... also including animation and sound into the program for an interactive music theory programs. Haha... let see how long we need. Has been programming in C# and WPF, the tech we used in our work. Haha... although this is a risk to take, we hope we can better our skills on WPF too through this "exercise", haha...

Cooking

We have taken some photos (well, TungNgie always takes photo of our home-cooked meal), and I haven't received them yet, thus I will put them up when I have them. Haha... maybe I put them into a slideshow on the side of blog. It is definitely an experience cooking green beans, haha...

After a "failure" I talked about TungNgie's cooking the green bean, I took the go on green beans myself. I am suppose to show him how to cook green bean, haha... but sadly, I burnt it... the green beans are 75% burnt... haha... then I even added an egg... (I am trying to be like my grandfather who mixed the egg yolk and egg white while cooking the beans... but... haha... that's what held me up and causing the beans to be burnt, haha...). In the end... the only conclusion I can give myself... try harder next time! Hahaha....

Well I'm rushing off to continue my programming, now, cheers!

Monday, July 21, 2008

First meat dish

Church General Cleaning

I thought I have written in one of the posts before that I missed both of my churches' general cleaning day, but after I heard about last week's announcement, I realised that I have not miss the Geylang one. Hehe... so it was a great afternoon cleaning the church. Like previous years, TungNgie and I usually responsible for two big windows downstair. Haha... too bad TungLieng got project to finish, thus he didn't join us for the cleaning, but I am glad that he came early for bible study yesterday. Hehe... may God continue to guide him.

Hmm... anyone knows what's the address of Monica's blog? She took quite a number of photos I guess (I wanted to steal from her website) and she took a video clip of our cleaning... haha... anyway, it's so great to serve our God, and brothers and sisters. Thank God for giving us the diligence to clean His house, so that we (the users) can enjoy the clean environment. Haha...

Dinner for Monday

It is a mystery everyday during our working hours what's for dinner. Haha... after our work, we went to NTUC to buy some meats, (can't have hotdog all the time, though it is so easy to prepare) and fishballs. Hehe... TungNgie cooked today... chicken (thanks TungNgie) + tauge, campbell soup and whompok + crabstick... haha... haiz... I thought the whompok will shrink, thus I left it quite big for TungNgie to cook haha... he found that out later... after he put in the veggie into the wok. Haha... silly him, shud tell me so that I can chop them down again, haha... but anyway, it's good... and we have a full dinner... the rice is to the right amount this time... and no half porridge half rice this time, hehe... see... practice makes perfect! Haha...

Master of Computing

There's an introduction for graduate programme by SoC on Aug 2 in Suntec City, hehe... so am I going for part time master course? Well, will pray about this and let God guide us... hmm unfortunately LiChe is returning to Singapore on that day too... so wonder what TungNgie's plan for that day. Haha... (I'm just following... and be the light bulb, haha... hey, I always think of finding a photo of we 3 - LiChe, TungNgie and me, then I replace my head with a light bulb, haha... just for fun... hehe)

Anyway, I think my grandfather is very keen that we 2 go on to take master. Haha...

Lost Oppurtunity

Did I lose my oppurtunity to spread gospel to my family members during their stay with us? Hmm... to some extent, I think I really did... although I have given a book to my father, hope that he will read, and manage to know about the salvation that God has prepared for everyone of us... anyway, what I can do now is pray... and encourage my mum and sister, who are at home, be a good testimony for God... so that my father can be saved through them, haha...

This Sunday's service, the speaker talked about Mr. Muller, who has prayed non-stop, eagerly, for his 5 unconverted friends... after x years, one of them converted, Mr. Muller thanks God and continue to pray for other 4. After y years, another converted. Mr. Muller thanks God again, and continue to pray for other 3. Then on zth years, 3 of his friends are converted. He thanks God and pray for the other 2. However, these two only believes after Mr. Muller has prayed for them for 52 years. (I put x, y and z because I can't remember, =P oopz...) I am astonished by the determination of Mr. Muller and his love for his friends. I have to ask myself... did I pray to that extent for my friends? I can only look down and say 'no' sadly... but God told me not to stop there... a single word 'no' and no actions is useless... but to reconcile and start praying for my friends' salvation is a way to do God's will.

Artwork

Hmm trying to make an artwork out of this picture:


Maybe cut diagonally and make it a background? Haha... anyway, that box is empty, it just looked good... trapezium shape. Don't know who has left an empty box in my house. Haha... I have never seen the stuff that should be in it. Haha... so I just put up for fun la. Haha...

Have been doing WPF (Window Presentation Foundation) and C# in my workplace. I don't know how to grade easy or hard for WPF... haha... we only learned it in two weeks (we didn't learn this in uni) and after that, just trial and error and... "MAKE IT WORK" that's all! Haha... it needs 2 brains to think for 1 day before we completed a progress spinner and fixed a date picker. Haha... but I found it fun sometimes... when the result is what you want. Haha... I thank God for the help He has given us... without Him, we can't possibly complete our jobs! Haha... may my God be glorified in all ways!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sharing some photos

Home-cooked pictures

I am not intending to make a slideshow of our home-cooked dishes and put on the sidebar. Haha... so was gonna put here. Hehe...I'll add some description for each pic. Hehe...



This is the first dinner on Wednesday when my parents, grandfather, auntie and cousin all went back to Brunei. Well this is actually easy because it is basically like heating the stuff, they are already cooked.



This is the 2nd night... TungNgie cooked cabbage and hot dogs, haha... hmm but then we feel that the hot dog is "safer" by toasting them in the toaster. Haha... then the rice is from yesterday one... Haha... we had the dinner with fruit drinks.
So on Friday



We dabao from downstair, rice + 1 meat + 1 veggie. Then I cook a dish - cabbage. Haha... wow... 2 days of cabbage already. Haha... here's the prove!



Hahaha... k... moving on... Saturday night dinner - cabbage (mixed with Whompok because not enuf cabbage le) and Whompok soup by TungNgie, hot dog toasted with the toaster to jumbo size (overheated, lucky no chaoda)



Oh ya, we even cooked rice ourselves this time, but TungNgie put a bit too much water... so haha... thus we have a half porridge half rice. Haha.. nevermind, try harder, will make it one day! Haha... think there's all for my home-cooked dinner for the past... 4 days, from Wednesday to Saturday. Haha... tmr a new week!

Friday, July 18, 2008

False teachings

False Teachers

Refer to http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL18717369, titled "Pope calls on religions to unite against terrorism". This pope has been accused for child abuse, yet he received a very warm welcome in Sydney (welcoming a child abuser?)... then this pope goes on to poison Christians' mind saying that all religions should unite... wow... the bible is so right of what the world is becoming... this pope is one of the false teachers that Christ has asked all christians to worry about - a wolf in lamb skin... and I am very sad that so many christians volunteer to be poisoned... because they do not want to pay the price for being sanctified and stand for the Lord!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm graduated!

One Packed House

My family was here attending my brother's and my commencement on 7 and 15 July, which is one week apart... thus they need to stay here for more than a week... we thought that they won't want to live in our house because, to them, it'll be far away from the MRT and it has no air con... well... no problem at all... they really lived in my house (thus there's 5 of them... + we 2 + TungLieng who came in to 抽热闹 = 8 persons)... to my surprise... they managed to get themselves some place to sleep... and to enjoy during our working hours (we 2 need to go to work and Lieng went to school in the morning)... my parents went shopping after they discovered how easy to take a bus (just outside my block) to MRT... my grandfather shopped around here for food (now he knows here better than we 2)... he is the first one to cook in our kitchen... next... my cousin who came along with his mum... he kept himself entertained with our PS2... haha... my aunt managed to get wirelessly online sometimes, to read her novels online on her MacBook. Hehe... her MacBook looks cool. Haha...

Yes it is packed... but the food is nice... I ate alot... not sure how much kg I have gained... but after I checked with the weight machine... hmm I didn't gain much (good news, isn't it?)... then I read from the newspaper that drinking cold water in a cold environment burn calories... hmm maybe that's the reason... because I have been drinking cold water at my work place that is air conditioned. Haha...

Commencement

Here are some photos that I took with my parents, grandfather and TungLieng... sorry TungNgie... he didn't get a leave that day (so do I for his commencement)

Don't worry, maybe we photoshop TungNgie in for some photos then I put it up again. Oopz I realise I don't have MSN Space anymore, so I'll see if I can put it into my Google Picasa as a slideshow over on the my sidebar. Haha...

Planned for Saturday?

Looks like I got a few things to do... or choose to do on the coming Saturday: Cut hair? Bring my dinosaur to service center? A trip to the bank? Haha... it's useless for us to plan ahead... but trust in the Lord for everything... hehe... let us all learn to sanctify ourselves from the evildoers... do what God likes... avoid what God dislikes... gather treasures in heaven... hehe... that's all for now.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

NUS Commencement 2008

NUS Commencement 2008

It is the coming week... but my convocation is only on 15 July, that's next Tuesday, not the coming Tuesday. Haha... too bad my brother and I could only get a day leave for our own convocation leave, thus I will have my leave on 15 July while my bro on 7 July. Haha... my parents are coming tomorrow. Hehe... and it is TungLieng's birthday tomorrow as well, haha... I think my current stay is too far from MRT for my parents (and my grandfather and aunt), also... this unit has no aircon and I don't think it is big enuf for all of us to stay in haha... so I think they prefer Chinatown there to here, haha... at least there got aircon and near to MRT. Haha...

The sad thing will be we have work from morning 8.30am till 5.30pm, thus we could only join them after our work... and we pretty booked up on 10, 12 and 13 July. Haha... we will have a dinner with friends on 10 July and church activities on both 12 and 13 July. I do hope my mum will be able to join us for service on 13 July. Haha... have to pray to God about this. Haha... as we all know... it is not natural for us to be faithful to God.

Using the Dinosaur again

Yes, the dinosaur here refers to my old laptop, HP Compaq Presario 2500, bought 4 yrs ago... haha... it has been with me throughout my NUS years and I am glad it is still working. Haha... what happen to my new laptop? Oh I lent it to a sister in church, haha... her comp, sadly, broke down the other day... anyway, I am not using my new laptop to much extent as well... I can't bring the company work home anyway... so I am using laptop for online in MSN, Yahoo!, etc... waiting for people to chat with me, teeheehee... TungNgie is using his old laptop as well, his new one is with TungLieng, whom laptop also spoilt (hard disk spoilt?). Haha... laptops... if you can sustain it for 4 or 5 years, it is a very good laptop le I guess. Haha...

2nd Basketball Session

We went for our 2nd basketball session on last Thursday... still can't get my shot in... but I think TungNgie has been shooting well, haha... what a changeover from the first session. Haha... anyway... we play a game... but before we finish the 21 points game, two persons joined us... want to challenge us to a 11 points game. Wow... though I felt pretty disturbed, it is hard to say 'no' I guess... so we played with them... and what do you know? We managed to win the game... haha that's unusual for us haha... we are usually the one losing... but TungNgie managed to pull through it and scored inside, without getting blocked... my shots just don't fall into the bucket... haiz... dun know why I just can't get myself to penetrate nearer to the net. Haiz...

After we won, they wanted another game... a game of 7 this time... I can see TungNgie quite tired le... anyway, we went on... and for that, we actually don't feel going for the ball le... as they scored, they kinda get wild and their attitude, to me, seem mocking us... I mean looking down on us... well I try to get that thought out of my mind... it was when we got to 5-1, where they are leading. I manage to get some balls in and TungNgie continued to score inside, we manage to chase them to a tie at 6-6. TungNgie made the last one and we won the 2nd game. Wow... winning 1 game is unusual, but 2 games are rare. Haha... I thank God for the time and we still manage to wake up the next day to walk to work. Haha...

Lunch at Queensway McD

This is the longest time I have been in McD... Queensway McD to be precise. Haha... we met some of our friends this afternoon. Organised by Xue Hui, there's 10 of us - TungNgie, Ferry, ChangKiat, XueHui, YaLiang, KahYing, YungHua, LuYin, Diep and me. Haha... NUSHO 1st exco... haha... we missed HwaChin and CheeWee. Haha... we had a very long chat there, with three tables... haha... so three different topics. Haha... we also took some photographs and I will post it up when I got them. Haha... we started gathering at 1pm... then well it is up to 2pm like that before we have the full team except LuYin who came much later. Haha... but we left the McD at 6pm. Haha... 5 hrs... wow... haha... never had such long time in McD before...

Someone back from ShangHai

Yup, someone back from Shang Hai and my brother is pretty busy le, haha... she has paid our current home a visit just now, haha... then my brother accompanied her home. Haha... think my bro is on the way back le. Haha... ok, that's all for now.