Monday, August 28, 2006

Books this season

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer-
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
The Miller's Tale

Utopia by Thomas More

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Sunday, August 27, 2006

to the cold arctic north

I am breathing into ..

Joy is,
to know I am remembered
in a faraway land

Happiness is,
to have a glimpse of you
on the surface of my heart

Friendship is,
more whole of you
in its depths

though we are apart
our thoughts will unite

goodbye isn't for eternity
missing you isn't just a second

..the cold arctic north

270806 and all of us, I think i met up with 'the whole art scene' today. all in one setting

270806 Lina Adam and Jermey Hiah BIG DAY.. and all of us

270806 Me and Chuyia

270806 Marienne and I

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Love has a color and a name

Once every two months or so, Natasha will visit Johnny to get some comfort on her hair. This is her secret hangout. This place has many idols on the altar, has the latest update on which 4 digits to buy for the week, the place where gamblers gather, the place where wives hit husbands.
NLB Art n Design Exhibition TWSS

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Grand Humbling of the Soul

This is what I call the grand humbling of the soul. After so much of drama since Monday (in fact Sunday night) I met the Dean for the answer today. A fictitious academic plan has been drawn up for me and it seems favorable in many ways that I am able to have Literature instead of History as my AS2 and Art as AS1. Tomorrow, they will send it up for approval and I can start my Lit lessons once they nod their heads.

In no other ways can I explain why such a good thing is happening to someone like me. In the crudest way, I was a willful wailing baby since Sunday night, desperately pushing my limits and threatening to quit my course. When Art and Drama was not granted by the treacherous bureaucracy of MOE, my heart sank to its deepest realms. The next image that was flung into my mind was the thought of going back to TWSS and not going to study anymore.

Just when darkness caved in, Dr Low (the Sub Dean) and Dr Poon brought hope into it. I am thankful for their efforts for persuading me to continue studying and not give up. No one in the right mind will make provisions for this damsel in distress in its every sense. But by the miraculous hands of God, they did go all out for me. And here, I am one special case of a BA student taking Art and Literature, and a unique timetable (only 3 study days per week this semester) and predicted to graduate at a perfect time of Dec 2008 instead of July 2008. I am given provisions for every single module. How great is the grace of GOD!!!!!!!!

A first class honors is not that far anymore I guess…

When I look at all my Lit Lecturers and everything else that has fallen into place, I feel I am back home again. We all make mistakes and learn from errors committed, and His forgiveness has found me.

I am kissing goodbye to Pride and that rebellious spirit in me.

God knows best. He knows how much I can handle, my limits and my thresholds. His ways are higher than ours, and His plan is perfect.

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Romans 5: 5

Sunday, August 20, 2006

when I need Him the most

Deuteronomy 8: 1-20

Do Not Forget the LORD

1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers.
2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. 4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.
5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
6 Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him.
7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills;
8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;
9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.
10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
11 Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.
12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,
13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,
14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
15 He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.
16 He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you. 17 You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."
18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.
19 If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. 20 Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God.

with mr tan kok hian

with 4j

with 4e

with 3E ^_________________^

My fav. student Fursham ( his mouth so BIG )

Freak Bikes

mire funky furniture

fav. funky furniture by d n t

nice easel by the d n t students

3E paintings: New Beginnings by Nasuha

3E paintings: New Beginnings by Sharul

3E paintings: New Beginnings by Maisarah

if you label me, you negate me (SYF 2006 bronze award)

cubism in teck sec 3G

yeh jewelry pieces

some snippets of it =)

190806 TWSS SHOWCASE Art n Design Exhibition @ The National Library

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Who really knows that I am trembling in my heart since school started?


Sunday, August 13, 2006

090806 Shuyan's birthday celebration!!!!!!!! my dear cg in God's love =P

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Field snow and white date

"You should not have such a low estimate of yourself. You are very attractive, and you are made for better things"


"I thought of you"


yesterday was like a 'pay-day' for me. It is one of those days you sip in blissful spirits and perhaps it has been some time you last felt so liberated, totally at ease with what yourself.

As I buckle on this new life which seems almost cathartic to me, I need a restorative work on this faint spirit. As the frill threads of yesterday lingers on in this day anew, I learnt that though the past can feel like a small pain in the chest, but they are be really, like big, deep craters of the earth.

If life is a nebulous cop-out, I am smiling weakly now.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

first radical change, Natasha is finally using a planner to jot her mad schedules down, than the previous method of storing everything in her head. Yanping, you are right, I really need to write down things I have to do before the spate of headaches haunts me. I finally began this Hello Kitty planner given by one of my students, fiona. It helps a great deal. But the disappointing part is, I have already filled up so much on the first day of using it. Insanity!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

born to run

Life has taken a new hue for me

Sunday, August 06, 2006

bye bye bye.. ready , get set, go!

Alright, on the 4th of August, I left TWSS with an unexpected sob. I really didn’t expect my students to be upset over my leaving, and so I wasn’t thinking I will cry, After all, I had only been with them for only about 6 weeks. I am sure that I am going to miss the ‘teaching’ part of my life for the next two years back in NIE. And perhaps that is why I treasured my time in TWSS. Indeed, as I see myself grow in wisdom, this time, it has been more fruitful, evident from the immeasurable rewards before my eyes.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

at closer scrutiny, Im loved !

040806 Goodbye miss wei......... my presents!

030806 With my art students of class 4 Escher.. in the garden.

030806 with the girls of 2H

030806 with class 2H, my CME class =0)