Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Merlion In Japan

A super lame Japanese commercial that shows a couple having a conversation (though the wife looks more like the daughter), where our very own merlion shows up in the midst....in an equally cheesy manner. Wonder who's the brain behind this brilliant ad...and what on earth does super eco-war means?

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Camelia!

For the first time, N116 celebrated our dear sister Camelia's birthday ever since she was being transferred to this cellgroup last October. If there is an example of what a meek, gentle and humble person is like, Camelia will be absolutely the right one to fit this description. No doubt she can be a soft-spoken and quiet gal on the outside, Camelia is actually one independent and strong person on the inside, not to mention she's also one who has great faith and trust in God too. It's a blessing to have Camelia in the cellgroup and we pray that Camelia will receive even more blessings and favours from God in the months to come...Happy Birthday gal!

Recieving God's blessings...

Birthday gal Camelia giving her birthday speech.

Present from cellgroup

Wow...a nice cross necklace!

Blueberry yogurt birthday cake, made by Le Patissier Daniel Ang.



The N116 family

Friday, July 10, 2009

Guitar class + ET Adults Dinner @ Roland Seafood

Every Saturday, a few of us would gather at David's place to learn guitar from our Zhifu Shifu..

Look at all the stressed-faces as we attempt lesson 4, 4 more new chords, another guitar strumming technique.

But I must say that we are improving with each lesson! ;)











And David and Violet feeds us with yummy refreshment to reward us for our hard work!

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Last Sunday, we had our very first Decentralised Service and we welcomed the change as some of us had the chance to catch up with our families over breakfast on Sunday morning, while others could sleep in a little later..

After the service, the adults in ET zone proceeded to Roland Seafood Restaurant for a time of fellowship..

Midway through the dinner, we had the game "Don't Forget The Lyrics" and Amanda represented n116 for the challenge.





Unexpectedly, she hit a bottle-neck but she got the right lyrics at the end!



The members looking on...



A Yum Seng to n116!



Group shot..



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The World's Oldest Bible



The World's oldest bible, known as the Codex Sinaiticus, is written over 1600 years ago in Greek. It is made of 400 large pieces of prepared animal skin, each of which measures 15 inches by 13.5 inches (380 millimeters by 345 millimeters). It is the world's oldest book that contains a complete New Testament and is only missing parts of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha.

It has recently been digitised successfully under the Codex Sinaiticus Project, and was made available for viewing online to the public. Here's an extract from the Codex Sinaiticus website:

"The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars, conservators and curators, the Project gives everyone the opportunity to connect directly with this famous manuscript."

To view this ancient bible online, click here for Codex Sinaiticus website.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Durian Fiesta

2 weeks ago, we went to Four Seasons for durians. Well..I mean Four Seaons Durian stall at Joo Chiat (lest you are thinking of Four Seasons hotel!) Yup, although the stall was located out of the way, the durians are superb! It's probably what the real Four Seasons hotel will have if there are to start selling durians inside.

We started off with 1 expensive 'Mountain Cat King' durian...

Then we have another. Our durians are not just rich in taste, but rich in colour as well..

Then we have more....

And even more! Look at all the big yellow creamy thing each one of us is holding..are you salivating now?

Happy Birthday Shao Qing!

Our wonderful sister Shao Qing is not just a loving wife to Mr. Daniel Ang, but also a humble servant of God with 'superwoman' qualities. Besides being dedicated to her children's ministry, she is also serving tirelessly for our cellgroup as our seating coordinator, our cellgroup treasurer, a connect group leader and also helping out with other miscellaneous stuff at times. As our seating coordinator, she has to coordinate attendance and come early to service every week to book seats just so that we all can sit together. Another admirable thing about Shao Qing is that even while she has to juggle her many roles and committments in work, family and church, she never fails to set aside time for God and to build up her spiritual life. She is someone who will go for all the morning prayer meetings and will fast regularly for breakthroughs. Her faith and dedication to God is something that we will take our hats off to.

God's blessing you now....God's blessing you now...

Cute mini birthday cake fit for a sweet lady..

Make a wish....

Birthday speech giver - Meredith

Shao Qing giving a short speech

Robinson's shopping vouchers!

Happy Birthday Cheng Yan!

It was Cheng Yan's birthday few weeks back and we had a little celebration for him. This big-hearted brother is a man of God, a loving husband and a doting father. Without him, we will not be able to have such a big, nice and cozy place for cellgroup every week. The pleasant hospitality that we receive from Cheng Yan and Dorothy is also something that keeps us looking forward to go cellgroup every week.

Happy Birthday to you...happy birthday to you...


Yummy Tiramisu cake


Birthday speech giver Joshua giving praises and words of encouragement to Cheng Yan.


Our gift to Cheng Yan - Shopping vouchers!

The hospitable couple - Cheng Yan and Dorothy

Cheng Yan giving his 'thank you' speech =)


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And here's a video of his speech....recorded specially for Chee Foo, who was not present on that day.