Tuesday, 31 May 2011

On photography..

If a photographer really expects to produce great work, they must, just like musicians, be prepared to practice their craft every day. Every day. This does not mean one has to take pictures every day, but one must at least practice seeing every day.-David Bayles

Taken from Brook Jensen's things I've learnt about photography


Makes so much sense- familiarity breeds contempt. I find it really hard to see the beauty in the things I see everyday. Perhaps that's why I have so few pictures of home and so many from everywhere not home. Gotta practice seeing; unfamiliarizing myself with the familiar and relearning the joy of discovery..

Thursday, 26 May 2011

logic ftw!

"Where I come from, magic and science are one and the same thing"- Thor

and this is how Norse mythology looks in practice? =)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

A little boy went to Sunday school, where he knew the sort of answers you’re supposed to give to questions. The teacher asked, “what is brown, furry, has a long tail, and stores up nuts for winter?”
“Well,” the boy muttered, “I guess the answer is Jesus, but it sure sounds like a squirrel to me.”

Taken from 'The life you've always wanted' by John Ortberg. Funny, but (sometimes) true. Gotta be careful what we're teaching the younger ones in church!


On another note, I've finally found myself a little project(non-work related) to work on. Ah, the irony. As if work isn't enough.. Still, I'm very pleased =). Wondered why I didn't figure it out sooner.. Will post in due course (if I don't lose steam half way through!).

Monday, 16 May 2011

Musical chairs..

A song played in the throne room,
A sweet melody beyond compare.
It set our feet a dancin’
All of us without a care.

We sat to form a circle,
What an exciting and thrilling affair.
We were playing musical chairs in the throne room,
Yes, we were playing musical chairs.

One by one they were eliminated,
All were left but two.
The King, He stood before me,
Yet, I hadn’t the slightest clue.

The rule was simple and easy,
The game was its own prize.
The first to sit on the glorious throne,
Will own the throne for life.

The final round played out quickly,
We rushed toward the throne,
He was much too quick for me,
My chance at glory blown.

I looked up after my dismal attempt,
I recognized the King immediately.
It’s no wonder He won the final round,
In fact, He won it way too easily.

He’s a better ruler than I can ever be,
I shall never be in want.
I’m happy to take the second place,
As long as my King is number one.
He must be number one.
He is my number one.
My King- my number one!


Inspired by I am Second. Do watch the short clip below! =) If you like it, there's many more at I am Second.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Rock of ages, cleft for me..

Not the labors of my hands
can fulfill thy law's commands;
could my zeal no respite know,
could my tears forever flow,
all for sin could not atone;
thou must save, and thou alone.

Monday, 9 May 2011

jeng jeng jeng..

So, what now?
beats me..


There are (sometimes) fewer problems with the bigger struggles in life. It's the smaller ones that wears me out. But sometimes, they are also the ones that count the most.

Hi, my name is Jacob.
Dawn is here and
I can keep this up all day
Won't You bless me?

Oh, leave em' tendons of the hip socket alone..

post edit: came across this which made seems to make so much sense to me- victory over or struggling with?

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Friday, 6 May 2011

On sanctification..

Ah, I trust in Your sovereignty! I know you well enough!
And I thank You for giving me a weird sense of humour. =)


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
Though often painful, it's part of His plan,
The Maker gathers broken pieces in His hand,
Restoring, renewing, oh yes, He can!
A once broken Humpty is made full again.

Sanctification, don't leave home without it. ;)

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

On music(als)

There’s something about songs from musicals that seems to inspire. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that songs from musicals are always in context with a story. Or perhaps it’s about the music arrangement/style of composition. I just wish musicals weren’t so expensive.

I hate it that my first proper musical was Les Miserables- I have a tendency to compare and Les Miserables is pretty hard to beat. But I’ve been listening to some other soundtracks (thank God for youtube) which I think are equally amazing. I wish I’ll have a chance to watch it proper someday:
Also came across a contemporary song that managed to capture the broadway feel, which I find really impressive.

Monday, 2 May 2011

A: pok pok pok..
B: pok pok pok pok..

HAHAHAA... apologies, inside joke but do join in if you speak fluent chicken..