All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. – T.E. Lawrence
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
130522 Stuck a propeller plane kit I got back in Seoul, Korea below a shelf in my room to remind myself, “If you can see it, you can have it. The sky’s the limit.” Thank you Wright Brothers being a trailblazer in the pursuit of visions and dreams.
“Mirror mirror on the wall,
who is the greatest of them all,
who will save us from the fall?
And who are we becoming after all?
Well He says,
I am the Greatest of them all,
and I will save you from the fall.
You see, I love you!
In fact My unfailing love for you will not be shaken.
Nothing can separate the love that I have for you.
See, I will direct your steps, and you with Me can do all things for I will strengthen you.
In fact I will supply all of your needs, I will light a lamp onto your feet and I will show you the way.
You see, I am able.
And I will forgive you
And I will shelter you
I will comfort you
I will counsel you
I will correct you
I will restore you
I will inspire you
I will challenge you
I will read you
I will save you
I will educate you
I will heal you
I will cherish you
I will abide in you
I will never leave you nor forsake you for I am your Father and you are My child.
Mirror mirror on the wall,
I am the Fairest of them all,
and I am conforming you to be in My own image.”
Last Friday after Good Friday service, tired as I am, I spent a good 20 minutes talking to the night guard, Chandra. Learnt so much from this fruitful and humbling conversation. Chandra shared that Jesus and Christianity is good and he respects that even though he is a Hindu. He revealed something new to me that back in the 1960s and 1970s, there used to be a public holiday for Easter Sunday too, thus stretching to ‘Easter Monday’, making it a long public holiday break. During those periods, car races were held and people had lots of fun both participating and spectating.
As we learnt about one another, Chandra shared that he was part of the first batch of soldiers trained by Israeli forces when SAF was just formed! How amazing was that? His son was an engineer, and a brilliant one who excelled during his time in MINDEF during his NS liability. He was the brains behind removing the ‘S’ when it comes to filling up data so that today we no longer need to key the extra ‘S’ when we want to key in our ID.
Chandra said that when I come to church, I need to come before Jesus with my feelings; my heart, I cannot just come to church like a religious obligation. By coming to Jesus with my heart, then only can I expect help from above. Many words was exchanged during the short conversation, and with it, life from a 60-year-old to a 24-year-old as well. I am blessed by this experience.
Before I left, he said today’s a Good Friday, and also a sad friday (because Jesus died). I replied, it’s okay because He came back!
Life is like a ferris wheel,
There are the Ups,
And there are the Downs,
So take the time to take in the Ups,
And brave through the Downs,
For where there are Downs,
Ups will follow soon thereafter,
Life is like a ferris wheel.
Here’s the process of my wall (puns intended) so far! To even start this took a lot of ‘crucifying of the flesh’. A lot of work went into this, from the shooting of the photos (with the model) at the various (two) locations (disclaimer: the Golden Gate Bridge picture was purchased), to the choosing of the frames at IKEA in the far east, to the printing of the photos at the local print shops, to the framing and positioning of the frames.
Been wanting to do this for the longest time but procrastination always had the upper hand. Nevertheless, precious time, processing and sweat went into this. I’m quite pleased with the results so far!
These photos inspire me. More frames coming up, when I have the time that is. Am very inspired by the zone supervisors of City Harvest Church who rallied their youths; to be the best person that they can be, to think bigger than themselves and to give back to society.