Saturday, July 21, 2012

Korean Poison

Thanks to Joyce I'm watching this Korean Drama Roof Top Prince the second time round...

So what makes a good korean drama?

To me the plot is the most important. It must be fresh, interesting, realistic and have twists along the way. I can accept far fetched shows with themes like time travel, dinosaurs, aliens, etc. That can be as absurb as possible. But for the natural parts, it needs to be as realistic as possible. Eg. two people cannot fall deeply in love suddenly out of no where. A character cannot change his thinking so suddenly it becomes unbelievable.

Character development
As dramas are usually across 20 episodes typically, the pace must be correct. Developing a character too slowly puts people to sleep. Developing a character too fast, doesn't cause it to be digested by the viewer easily. Developed characters make you feel as if you know them as real people and want to see how they react to the plot.

What is a drama without laughs. As I said, it should be a good mix of plot, character development drama spread out across the episodes. Laughter opens the hearts of the viewer and allows the drama to input something in the heart. Great scenes usually happen after funny scenes.

Good lookers
Hey, to me all korean actresses look the same. Some say its because they visit the same plastic surgeon. I don't think the actresses or actors here have done plastic surgery. I half suspect botox, but thats not the same. Anyway, I am totally okay with plastic surgery. (although i will never allow joyce to do it. Joyce you reading this?) If your job requires you to look good and young, by all means look the best you can. It is just professionalism.

Touching scenes
I guess touching scenes are the ones that make the drama memorable. The word drama means there must be some drama. I have to say out of hongkong dramas(usually the ending is quite abrupt and plot is usually predictable), taiwan dramas(i think abit too draggy for me), korean dramas are the best.

I'm still poisoned so watching 2nd time. But i think my poison is dispersing so I might just finish it and that's it.


Monday, June 11, 2012

C.S. Lewis - Master of hidden messages

"'Please, Aslan,' said Lucy. 'Before we go, will you tell us when we can come back to Narnia again? Please. And oh, do, do, do make it soon.'

 'Dearest,' said Aslan very gently, 'you and your brother will never come back to Narnia.' 

'Oh, Aslan!' said Edmund and Lucy both together in despairing voices. 

'You are too old, children,' said Aslan, 'and you must begin to come close to your own world now.' 

'It isn't Narnia, you know,' sobbed Lucy. 'It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?'

 'But you shall meet me, dear one,' said Aslan.

'Are — are you there too, Sir?' said Edmund. 

'I am,' said Aslan, 'But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.'"

Monday, May 28, 2012

Relaxing Sunday

I guess it's important to relax once in a while, away from work, family and baby. Just to be free for that couple of hours is refreshing! Every parent needs a break.

Plus you need to go out with your wife one on one once in a while. We've not done so in a while.
Obviously enjoying ourselves. One thing about Joyce and myself, we like to pose. Perhaps Joash will get this trait as well.

Anyway we went Lido for lunch, shopping and movie. Went Tangs, DFS and Isetan mainly. Bought some cheap house decoration stuff. Also went to check out some GSS sale offers on some items I would buy one day when I have the money. Haha.

I was only a couple of hours, but it makes all the difference.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Joash's Baby Dedication

Joyce and myself are so happy to dedicate our Baby Joash to the Lord on 19th May 2012 Saturday.
I am so thankful that he's growing up healthy and happy.  He's whinny with strangers, likes to chew on steering wheels, poos in large quantities suddenly, cries in his sleep and wakes us up.
But so happy he's growing up big (9.6kg at 5.5months)

Of course to every parent, love comes naturally.

But I am so in awe of the love of parents who have children who are born with down syndrome or autism or severe skin problems.

It hurts to see your baby like this. But they still love.

Their love is so much greater. Like God's own love.

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.

-Psalms 139:13-14

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Yes, finally I'm 30.

Yes, finally I'm 30.

I'm not given to birthday celebrations. In fact, my 21st birthday had no chalet, no nothing, just mos burger dinner with jc friends. Turning 30 is no different.

They say 30 is a big deal. If you watch "Friends", there was an episode where Rachel turned 30. She was miserable. When Joey turned 30, he cried out to God, "Why God! We had a deal, let the others grow old, not me!"

I guess to some, 30 was sort of a state of decline, you'll have more wrinkles, you're considered middle aged, sort of, and you'll be frowned upon should you fail to achieve certain achievements in life based on the world's expectation of you. "Wah, 30 and still not married?" "Wah, 30 and still no stable job?" etc.

To me, 30 is just a number.
It simply means I have to go make new IC. It means I have to get used to writing 3 as the first number when I'm filling in my age. It means 10 more years and i'm 40.

Many people peak way beyond their 30s. Kentucky founded his finger licking good chickens in his 60s if i'm not wrong.
A pastor in my church got married in her early 40's I think. It's our attitude towards our life.

Don't let your age determine your attitude. Let your attitude determine your age!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012


It's been some time since my last post. Honestly, I have hardly time to sleep, let alone blog. :)

Joash is growing big and heavy. At 2.5 months he's 7.9kg, 97th percentile for his age. I think must be all the formula he's drinking.

Life is now adjusting for me. Major events clashed together last year. With Joash just out from the womb, I was already out and running busy settling the renovation of our new home. Yes. It's at punggol. Yes. it's far. Yes. it's ulu. But it's home.

In the past, Joyce and myself could go out on dates, watch movie, eat a nice dinner, go meet our friends etc. Right now, we have to consider Joash. Where should we put him? What time should we pick him up? What time was his last feed? If we decide to bring him out then, have we brought his milk powder? Have we brought extra diapers? Have we brought change of clothes?

I guess it's all part of being a parent. In fact I have a new simile. As busy as a parent. As tired as a parent. Or as poor as a parent. Ha.

But after all the sleepless nights, and night feeds, I have to say it's all worth it. You'll never feel so fulfilled having a child of your own to complete your family. Because the correct simile for me to use is really as happy as a parent.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Worship is God imparting Himself to us. -CS Lewis (I think)

Worship is never about us, its all about God.

The moment you are conscious about people around you, you're not worshiping anymore.

The more you experience God, the more you want to experience Him. The more you have, the more you want.

God Himself is more important than what He can do for you.

The slower the worship, the better.

The moment you think, "Ah, look at the way I worship, I must love God very much", you lose your worship.

No matter how busy your mind is, learn how to slow down, and lift up your burdens to God.

Use your heart to worship.