Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Service 2009

Some updates

我已把三月的经文放在sidebar了,以及四月所要背的经文。很惭愧的是我自己没有去背三月份的经文,所以要不断地提醒我自己来背主的话,装备自己来抵挡魔鬼的谎言试探。我好久没blog了,原因是我懒惰blog。哈哈。

昨天我们参加了游智皓弟兄及叶慈莹姐妹在教会里的订婚典礼。我很欢喜地看见主是如何在他们心中动工的,把他们两人带到一起。虽然订婚不表示结婚,但是他们更要为了对方保守自己的圣洁。讲员也分享了丈夫与妻子的关系就如基督与教会的关系,那么的圣洁,那么的爱!圣经在约翰一书说神就是爱。

今天我们教会举行这一年一次的感恩会,不是代表我们只在这一天感恩。讲员与我们分享了帖撒罗尼迦前书5:12-22,尤其那关于“凡事谢恩”的命令。这是神的旨意,也是我们每位弟兄姐妹应当学习顺服的。

Friday, March 20, 2009

Just be patient

Solving bugs

As a programmer, I know it is very tedious to solve bugs, especially those bugs that required "some" tracing up and down before you can finally locate where the real error is. I have been working till late night, 9 to 10pm. How glad I am when I was back in my home... I'll be more glad if I could be HOME in KB. Haha... very tired... and the bugs just keep coming (there are people who are digging up the bugs, and they are so effective that they digged as many bugs as we, developers, can solve bugs)

I felt like there is a war ongoing between the diggers and the developers... nothing wrong with that, the diggers are doing their job... but it is so hard when you are trying to find way to solve one bug, then you saw the diggers coming along to tell you that they found more bugs. It just never end - Today before you leave the office, you could have 6 bugs left. The next day, you realized that you have 8 more bugs added (that's make it 14)... something you don't always wish for. Why do I say its a war? There's one field where the diggers and the developers can state which category the bugs fell in. One category is Software Bug, and another is User Error. It is like if a bug categorised as Software Bug, the diggers earn a point. If it is User Error, the diggers deduct a point, so they do all means to argue that it is Software Bug so that they don't get "deducted".

Haiz... sometime I think the time used for "discussing" which category the bugs should fall in should have been better spent in solving bugs. Then there's another category call Improvement. When the diggers told us that something will be good for the user, we never agree or disagree, they just log the bug... oh man... don't they know the number of bugs left in the database is critical at this moment? The big boss is asking us to decrease the number of bugs logged in the database (the only way is to respond to these bugs in the database)... although I can put it under Improvement, I still need to respond to the log. Haiz... anyway... that's a programmer's life... create bugs - dig bugs (may be someone else's job) - solve bugs! The time given to create bugs is longer than the time given to solve bugs, but their number could be similar...

Sometime I reflect this on the things created by God and the things made by men. There's no fault in God's creation but full of faults in man-made things. Hehe... don't you think so? Computer, airplane, boat, rockets, software, including food like MILK POWDER! What can I say apart from praising my Lord because He is the perfect One. Praise the Lord, Amen!

Be patient

Yes, one lesson I keep on telling myself... and it is only the Lord's strength, I can still manage to cope... (if not, I think I would be throwing tantrum at the diggers) and control myself not to burn up against the diggers. Haha... but I got the fear that whenever I saw them walking by, I always wish that they don't stop at my table. Haha... that's all for now... finally a post. Haha... continue to learn in God's will... and repent on all the sins I committed against my Lord. He hears our prayers. The question is "Do you trust Him?".

Friday, March 06, 2009

SermonAudio

Full of Sermons

Website: http://www.sermonaudio.com/main.asp. This website contains lots of sermons, whether sermons by bible, sermons by topic and many more. Haha... while preparing for my sharing this coming Sunday on Proverbs 2, I choose "Sermons by bible" > "Proverbs 2", then I have a whole list of sermons related to Proverbs 2. I picked "The Pursuit of Wisdom and Protection from the Wicked" from Trinity Church by Dr Greg Mazak. It is not bad. Haha... manage to pick up some unnoticed points. One of the points the preacher touched on is v.13 where the wicked man is someone "who leave the paths of uprightness" (NKJV), meaning the dangerous men/women are those who claimed themselves as Christians, who claimed to know the Scripture as well. That's pretty true and Christ, while he was on earth, told us to be careful of these people.

Soiree 2009 Harmonica Orchestra Annual Concert

Although I am not playing this year, I still would like to promote for this concert. I have played for 4 years (throughout my uni years) and I can say it is very "tough" training but "happy" when the event is over of course. Haha... everyone is happy for the night. So, I urge everyone to help support my juniors, and seniors (alumni who are willing to help). If my Lord allows, I am sure I will go back to help the orchestra. I believe my Lord has used the orchestra to provide me with all the training - being stage manager, concert manager, ex-concert manager, interactions with people, (friends, juniors and seniors), etc. My Lord allows to know these friends, is like handing me the responsibility to share the gospel with them, but I admit I have no "courage" to share the gospel at that time. Now, it is harder to gather with friends, because everyone is working now. But the responsibilities still there.

Oh ya, Soiree 2009 Harmonica Orchestra Annual Concert, Sunday 22 March! 5pm! Ticket sales at $15 and $20, much much cheaper than those concerts you saw on TV ($100++ from SISTIC). Please support, thank you very much! Hehe... by the way, I will be going... since I am not going back to Brunei on that day. Haha... here is the poster of the concert. Click to see the full picture.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ridiculous drama series

"New" Condor Heroes (射雕英雄传)

FYI, this drama series is shown on every weekend's 7.30-9.30pm. I like the ending song (for each series), haha... but I do not like its content, felt more draggy and very no inline with the actual novel I read. However, I heard that this novel itself has been republished with new contents as well by the author (金庸) himself, and maybe this drama series tries to follow that newer version? Haha... probably. I still prefer the one I read, because I heard that the author put extra stuff for the new version, IMO, a bit 色.

For the drama series for Condor Heroes, I still prefers the one whom the main character is played by 李亚鹏. Think that is leaning more towards the storyline of the version I read. Hehe...

Big drops today

It was raining heavily today after we had finished tracting. Even with umbrella, my pants are all wet and water entered my socks and shoes, looks like I don't have to wash my shoes. Haha... they have been washed now. Haha... however, the bad thing is that the things in my bag are wet... now they are all in display, like a museum. Haha... hopefully they can be dry soon but I can't get rid of the wrinkles of the papers when they are wet. Sad... :(

Already sick, not sure if I will recover so soon after this rain. Hehe...

Waiting for weekends

Everyweek we have been waiting for weekends to come. Hehe... March now, Feb was over. Time flies very very fast. Hehe... next weekend, March 7 and 8, think I have something on March 7. Hehe... going back to NUS to check it out... haha...

All things in God's hand. Hehe...