I'M A LOVER; NOT A FIGHTERIt has been sometime since I handed my lazy hands on my blog. And I'm just about to do so right now at heart of Orchard's Cathay Starbucks. Looking back, I'm quite surprised to see the statistics still remaining pretty constant despite the lack of new content. It must have been lonesome seeing the same queer-indie CHIJ coed looking tee I was parading over at the previous entry.
And so I've decided to really BLOG today.
Notice how the word 'blog' originally a noun has made an entry as a verb in most dict. Not dicks! The Urban Dictionary - www.urbandictionary.com is imbecil-ic enough to provide the following definitions:
Short for weblog.
A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life. Consists of such riveting entries as "homework sucks" and "I slept until noon today." Topics like why they argue with their boyfriend and how they end up together at last, daily anorexic activities like drinking blended organic fruits and eating the insides of insects, talking about cutting themselves with a razor blade and how good they felt, bitching about the girl next door.
Sample of a blog entry:
Today i argued with my babypooh, he got mad at me just because justin asked me out for lunch, he ended up ignoring me and not calling me. i don't know what i've done wrong and why am i crying over it right now. it's just stupid, he's not the man that he used to be, i still remember how he treats me when we first started, it was all so nice and perfect. but now, we're like arguing over small matters almost every week. i don't think i can take this anymore, i'm just tired of this relationship. But awww look, someone actually commented on my previous entry!
In fact, the Urban Dictionary has a footnote that reads, "Urban Dictionary is not appropriate for all audiences."
So kids stay away! Neato!
Two weeks ago, I was pretty inspired by a sermon that spoke of how we can use our business and creative ideas to contribute to the needs society. This move is known as social enterprising. The undermentioned are two ladies whom are relentlessly contributing to community work in spite of a busy and successful career.
Elim Chew, Founder of Fashion Boutique 77th street and a member of the Board of Trustees, member of Entrepreneurship Committee and member of Investment Committee at the National University of Singapore.
Elim seeks to uplift the dignity of retirees by providing an avenue for them to sell handcrafted products at her boutique booths.
Ho Yeow Sun, better known as Sun Ho, spouse of Rev Kong Hee of City Harvest Church is a secular media entertainer. In June 2008, she was named music ambassador by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Sun Ho is a pop singer only but a better humanitarian worker. She uses her album royalties to the building of lives in the remote areas of China. To date, 4 schools have erected and already a blessing to more than the thousands of children to come. In appreciation of her philanthropic efforts, China Children’s Charity named Sun as “Ambassador of Love” in June 2004.
Read the report on STOMP : Sun Ho Uses Album Royalties To Build Schools In Remote Parts of China
A friend once asked me whether I liked her as a singer. And that very moment, it seemed like a difficult question to answer. (I felt like I was burrowed and EPIC ulti-ed by SandKing) But in my most humble and honest opinion, Sun is a good singer but infinitely incomparable to the veteran powerhouse like Ah Mei or Yang Chen Ling.
The birth of Sun's singing career had seen some of the most dubious and spiteful attacks from both the church and the public. It seemed almost inconceivable for a senior Pastor's wife to be associated to a flashy realm of fame, glitter and paparazi - possibly the basis of all the uproar. There were also criticisms pointing that her success was built upon the monetary funding and support of her mega-church. Back then, I was also a skeptic and critical of the ambiguous movement. In fact, that became the 'Religiously-Secular' highlight of many conservative churches that were quick to condemn.
No wonder Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country. (Luke 4: 24)
But after watching this video, I finally understood why she made her move.
The music career is only but a medium to penetrate into the harvest. China, the largest country in the world with over 1.25 billion in population, is a field plagued by a dominant history of the Chinese Rites Controversy in the 18th century and the communist rule in the mid 19th century. It is recorded that the first martyrdom of a Protestant Christian Chinese occurred in 1871 in Poklo, Guangdong whichby Che Kam Kong was persecuted, killed and had his body thrown into the river by the town elders.
We thank God for human rights that our modern society today do not embrace savage inhumanity or forced circumcision and vasectomy. Ouch. Look, the point is this: Each time Sun contributes to the needs of China, the hearts of men open just as the bible promises. And when that happens, it only prepares the ground for Christ to be preached.
An idea was conceived in my heart two weeks ago. Having all that I'm blessed with, I figured that I could make a difference in society with a little creative juices. I might not change the world in one day but that's fine. Nobody could anyway.
We call it PROJECT STARFISH STORY.
The Starfish story originated by Loren Eisley speaks of a man who was walking along the beach one day when he noticed an old man picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the elderly, he asked, "What are you doing?" The elderly replied, "I'm throwing the starfish into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going down. If I don't throw them back, they'll die." The young men said, "Don’t you realise there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish. It doesn't make a difference!"
After listening politely, the elderly picked up another starfish and threw it back into the surf. Smiling to the young man, he said, "I made a difference for that one."
I'll be producing an audio album together with Ping. It will contain 7 original tracks packaged with Ping's self-proclaimed aesthetic indie album art. This CD will be distributed free-of-charge by a request online. Recipients are encouraged to make a free-will donation to a charity organization, possibly SECDC or South East Community Developement Council.
I have came up with 2 cover designs. Could Ping have a second opinion? Hah.