Month: November 2005

Here I am to Worship

Up to this morning, I hadn’t played at a church worship service for over three years (not counting Alpha day aways and weddings). Since our Worship minister retired about four years ago, the church choir has depended on volunteers to lead the team every week. My old piano teacher and I decided to join the …

Gift

I received a copy of Nicky Gumbel’s Searching Issues several weeks ago, from a family friend. It’s a slim book, easy to read and good for those interested in the faith. However, I already had a copy of my own. Still, I felt an urge to politely accept the gift, because it could always be …

Guilt

A very recent event has unveiled a root problem which I still face: Guilt. Knowing that something’s out of our control, yet I still ought to be doing more to help a situation. Being thankful that God probably allowed the best outcome, in the best environment, with the best expertise and care, yet feeling obliged …

GBM tomorrow

Tomorrow is our first ever Gahmen Blogger’s Meetup. I hope I’ve contacted everyone who signed up. If not, drop me a line. (Ever since my Contact form has been publicised, I’ve been inundated with spam from it, so I’m not going to link directly to it here.) The make-up of the group sounds promising and …

Vietnam – Day 4

Visited mum’s colleagues & chatted with a Viet Cong war heroine. Went to Ben Thanh market to buy lacquer ware and Seasonal fruits. The fruit-seller travels 2 hours from the Mekong Delta every morning! She gave us some soft tapioca with coconut cream. Nicer than the tapioca they gave me in the Cuchi tunnels. Then …

Vietnam – Day 3

We visited the main Cao Dai temple. Previously, this was a secretive religion until the Communists insisted that they open up. Now they even have an entrance for tourists! However, Cao Daism is still very powerful and if you don’t agree with this religion, you can’t live in the area. There’s a story that someone …