Thursday, November 20, 2008

Walking In The Power Of Your Daily Sufficient Grace

I believe that we had crossed paths a few times. If I had not acknowledged you 4 years ago, what would I have become?

I think my EQ would still be very low. I would still be having problems managing my own emotions. I could still be blatantly showing my disgust to anyone and everyone on a bad stormy day. I would not have learnt to cope with circumstances and respond to the needs of other people. I would be thinking more about my own feelings rather than sparing a thought for others.

I would not have forged so many good relationships with my friends from NUS and Church. I would have less friends and probably would have missed out the good and fun times I spent with my friends. I cherish my friends this day and I thank you Lord that you've given me so many. Relationships that are not built on a hi-bye, but on solid shared experiences that bring us closer to one another, especially with my archi mates, cell group and Eusoff Christian Fellowship.

I would not have blessed others and savour the fruits of joy through sharing my personal insights with them. I thank you Lord that you've brought people to me and granted me the privilege to share my life, my walk, my experiences and your word with them. I thank you that you've used me as a tool to bless.

Today, I am reminded of your great works in my life. The people whom you've brought to me and the circumstances which you've allowed to shape me, this piece of stubborn clay. I am still "work-in-progress" but it's alright because I know I am safe in my potter's hands. You know what's best for me and you would bring me to where I should be.

Above all, I need to respond to your touch and allow myself to flow between your fingers and obtain the shape that you desire of me. I like to walk in the destiny that you have for me.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I know why I blog.

Blogging is not just about telling my life to others.
It serves to remind me of what I used to be.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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My Holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore
and immerse into the charming beauty of Penang.
Malaysia Bagus!

Back from a trip in Penang... and truly learn to appreciate Malaysia. Amazed at the sight of the Penang bridge and enchanted by the rich cultural and historical heritage of this beautiful place. The rustic charm of Penang is simply irresistable. Needless to say, the delicious food!

For a really long time, I do not know how to appreciate my own country. Finally, I've caught a glimpse of her innate beauty and learn to appreciate her humble character.

Also been to Ipoh. Updates later... when my e-scrapbook for the Ipoh trip is ready.
This is so cool! =)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them.
Revelation 7:17

The Lamb who died to save us is the shepherd who lives to lead us.
The Lamb is my Shepherd.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Gangxia - Bookhub
Shenzhen, China

This was my final work for my last semester in school. It is a project sited in Gangxia, an urban village in Shenzhen, China. Gladly satisfied at the completion of my work, both my drawings and model.

I was quite despondent because I receive lukewarm comments from my professor who felt that my drawings did not sufficiently described the project scheme and that they could be strengthened further. I agree to some extent that his comments were valid but I felt that we have deferring emphasis on the kind of drawings presented. I invested my effort into drawings that explain the narrative and the spatial quality of the project in its entirety while he prefers a sequence of perspectives which could illustrate the differing spatial quality. We are essentially talking about similar things but my choice of presentation misses his expected illustration of my project. Yes, architecture is subjective indeed.

That aside, it's been a week since I ended my critique. Critique went fine, there was no major disagreement with the project scheme. Praise God. Was certainly privilege to have my younger brother and my hall neighbours (Meiyi, Michelle, Manyan, Melissa, Mandy aka Heiman... the ''M" ladies) to assist me and grant me support throughout this submission preparation. Thank you so much for your prayer support and encouragement throughout this submission and during my last 5 years of school.

When Audrey heard that I have completed my project and could successively graduated from NUS, she felt like she was graduating with me. Ha. Indeed, my cell group has accompanied me through these years and they certainly know how hard the course had been and how tough my educational journey was.

The completion of my architecture course could only be possible because of God. It was during this course when I accepted Christ and it was through this course, that I felt the reality of God. In this final submission, He showed me once again through tangible ways that He was with me. He refreshed my perspective of what it means by the sufficiency of His grace. He reminded me of the leftovers after he fed the five thousand with merely five loaves and two fishes. He is a God of sufficiency who supplies more than our humanly expectation and exceeds beyond our logical and limited perspective towards the nature of things.

I never like to use the phrase "Akitorture" which aptly describes the course "Architecture". I know I have completed this course with joy and thanksgiving because I have learnt much and matured much. It's through the struggles and the torture that I learn to appreciate the fruits of my labour. The course is tough, that's undeniable. But, the course is complexly intriguing. It's multi-disciplinary as it goes beyond the boundary of the walls. Architecture discourse is more than just architecture... it's always architecture with the world, with the nature, with the political climate, with the economics, with the society..... LIMITLESS.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spot me. I was in it!
It's been so long... 4/5 of a decade.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dear Friends,
I am still around. With sincere apologies, I have not been faithful in penning down my thoughts because I have been diligent with my architecture project which is going to finish in 19 days time. This project is my final project before I bid adieu to my 5 years of architecture heritage.

Please pray for me to finish this project well. More importantly, please pray for joy in finishing this final lap of the 5 years race which I have been toiling with. Joy comes from overcoming hard work, hard knocks and struggles. Pray for my well being too!

I pray to finish this race well by the grace of my Father.
Lord, I desire to honour and glorify you. Amen.


"Still clinging onto my faithful God although sometimes my heart is faithless. Because He says in His words , 'For we walk by faith, not by sight - 2 Corinthians 5:7 ' "