Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Quiet Father

Dad has always been the quiet type. Seldom have I seen or heard him raise his voice. I think I've become like him in manner. This may be a disadvantage, especially when you (I) have women who are strong minded and strong willed around.
Right now I am struggling through days because of my mild manner. Unlike Clark Kent who can just run into some telephone booth (if they still exist) and transform into Superman; I have no Krypton blood in me (if that exist at all).

Having strong minded females in my life is no help.

Being watching "企鹅爸爸"Penguin Father or Daddy at Home. (It's the 9pm show on Channel 8.) There are so many strong minded women in there. The men for the most part are subservient to the wives. Even the father-in-law of Liu Bang in all his macho-man-should-be-the-breadwinner attitude is henpecked by the
mum-in-law.

I feel a affinity to both Liu Bang and the Chen Hanwei character of Zhen Kang. Liu Bang situation for one reason but Zhen Kang's for the simple reason like him I have a teenage daughter I'm losing touch with and whom I feel is total embarrassed about me.

I feel like a Penguin Dad sometimes, doing all the household things that are not covered by the once-a-week cleaner that comes in or my mum-in-law, on the top of things at work.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Horror Cab Ride

I was taken for a ride by a SMRT Taxi yesterday.

I was at Queenstown (Commonwealth Ave). Flagged the cab to go to Kallang Sector (Kallang Way). Told the driver to go by CTE followed by PIE.

Here's where I travelled:
Commonwealth Ave (towards Leng Kee) turned right on to Alexandra Rd ... Straight up to Keppel Rd turned left towards Vivo City hung on right lane. "Oh sorry I miss the turn on to CTE we go by AYE to Rochor and then straight ..." AYE-ECP-Rochor Road, hung on the right lane all the way till Serangoon Rd junction turned right on Serangoon Road. Straight up till the PIE/Upper Serangoon Intersection.
"Good" I thought "At least now can get on to PIE and just turn into Kallang Way. He goes onto Macpherson Road!!! Argh. I lost my bearing. In the end, I got to wear I needed to go.

The question is whether or not I send "feedback" to SMRT about this matter.


The Red line was my actual route to Kallang Way.
The Blue line my intended route.



Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jump 4 Joy

I am trying to recall the different occasions when JOY was the word given to me:

The first time was back in June, when Benjamin said that God gave him the word Joy for me.
The next I remember was 14 Oct when Paul said he saw the word "JOY" over me.
That same day, an online thingie: "God wants you to know ..."
... got a message that on this day, God wants him to know that to burn out the pain, just find a place filled with joy.
God created joy as a balm for pain. What are some places, who are some people filled with joy that you can rely on to ease your pain?
Just last Sunday 1 Nov again the word "JOY" was given. This time coupled with another word that brought back memory of a long ago talk I had with God. It was the word "DELIGHT"

It reminded me of the verse Psalm 37:4 and a prayer I prayed back in the beginning of 1990. I asked the Lord to teach me how to delight in Him. I also gave up to Him the urge to have a partner (read girlfriend) and prepared myself to be single the rest of my life . That year I was granted a desire of my heart ... I met my life-partner.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The LONG Silence III - The Wonder-full Small E

A long silence due to the fact that my hands have been tied busy with looking after and out for the wonderful small E. And for three meanings to being wonderful.

Uno: she is a wonderful girl as in terrific/nice/lovely
Due: she is filled(full) with wonder. She finds fascination is the most mundane things: Like a plastic wash basin.
Tre: she is fills me with wonder. She never seizes to amaze me and surprise me with her antics. Yesterday, she took a coaxial cable splitter and using it as her microphone started to sing "Praises to the One who saves us, Thru His blood He saves us ...."