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Joey Choo
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Tuesday, July 31, 2007
united 93

i just watched United 93...

phew... as i was watching, i really jumped up and down my chair... it was so intensed and i was like "faster!! faster!!"...

then i remembered what joy told me the last time she watched...

"...no one survived..."

well, but it was a waste... my heart goes out to them... God bless them...

Sunday, July 29, 2007
st anne feast day 2007

St Anne's church had their Feast Day this morning... i regretted not taking much photos because i was really busy... helping to carry stuff down, prepare food, selling, promoting and even taking care of some kids... it's really great to see some of my ex-students... glad that they still remember me... unfortunately, i didnt get to see all of the ex-students i was expecting to... most are from the kindergarten itself...

anyway, i took my sunshine Sotaro out for a walk after he had his food... we were playing bubbles... see the crowd? hahaaha..

my cutie boy...

okay, apart from this, i just want to add...

a wound in your heart will always be a wound there... a scar will be left behind... it cannot be removed, it cannot be healed... it can be hidden but it will always be painful... it can be forgotten but not forever... you can choose not to look at it, you can choose to hide it, but the fact is, a scar will always be a scar...

"Dear Father in heaven, only you can heal it... Amen"

Saturday, July 28, 2007
hip hop

readers, please take some time off now to watch these two video clips...

trust me, they worth your time...

the two videos inspire me so much to teach hip hop to my children next time...

should i open a school of hip hop for kids under 10? that would be so cool!!!

are you interested to join? hahaa..

Thursday, July 26, 2007
k1 outing

Yesterday, the K1s in St anne went outing... "outing" sounds far though, but destination was Compass Point... no transport, all children and teachers walked there... took about 10mins walk from the school...

pizza hut was our first stop...

before we eat, children were allowed to visit the kitchen and how pizza were made... since the kitchen is small, only a portion of children could enter... i took some of them and when in...

the freezer...

how cheesy bites are made...
demo of making mini pizza...
now, it's the kid's turn!! spreading the sauce...

then the cheese, and the ham...

after all the kids had gone into the kitchen, it's time to EAT!!!

kids had this... a plate of two wings, five fried potatos and a slice of hawaiian pizza...

yummy yummy~!

taking some photos in pizza hut...

after all the yummy food and kitchen visiting, we headed to the neighbourhood police centre...

explaining all the bad and good stuff...

err... not all of them are that attentive.. haha..

feeling the handcuffs...
exploring the police car...

okay, that's about it... going home time... took some photos with the one that sticked to me most of the time...
Sotaro and I
what's he doing? haha..

is the school bus here?


Saturday, July 21, 2007

den1 den3 den3 den3...

den1 den5 den3 den4...

Congratulations to the newly wed, TP and HJ!!!

yo yo yo, TP in the house yooo...

hmm, where's the bride?
here she is with her father...

pastor's blessing


after the ceremony......

Enlin and I

Dawn T and I

Regina and I

Lynnette and I

Andre and I

okay... guess i'm getting married soon too...

my foot...

i found you!!

it's about 10am, I was dressed and ready to go out when it rained cats and dogs... then i received a call saying that it's not necessary to meet... yes, i was supposed to meet Jorell and Jordyn to go North Spring for the open house...
i was kind off disappointed... and i was actually dressed for my friend's wedding ceremony at about 1.30pm... so, what am i supposed to do from now?

Thank you God, the rain stopped... amazingly, it stopped... but how? God's work... =D

i met the kids at about 11am... they brought me around the school, showed me their classrooms and walked around the compound... at a point of time, i saw someone... he was standing in front of me and it just caught my eye... i was puzzled, i was shocked... in the mean time, i wondered, was he the kid i taught 2 years ago in st anne's? he looked different.. of cuz, for two years already... i kept looking at him, my heart started to POUND faster and faster... his name appeared on my mind... r..e..n..f..r..e..d.. when i left the class i taught, he left the school for another school too... his cousin, Jordan, which was in my class left together too... when i heard the news, i was sad because there were considered bery close to me... they always make me smile, laugh and say "i love you"... i never kept my eyes off him since... after a while, another young boy came and called him, from then, i was more then 100% sure it was them... my heart was beating in a record fast... i prayed and hope for an opportunity to call them or catch their attention... well, almost, but failed.. i was so nervous... their family was in the canteen... i was strolling up and down, not knowing what to do... just then, they stood up and left... i was like "dont la..." i really dont know what to do... the kids walked first but they didnt see me... afraid that they dont recognize me, i couldnt get myself to call them.. i just looked at them and let them walk past... then... a lady looked at me and actually reacted!!!
come to think about it, they actually took school bus to school that period of time... well, by God's grace, that lady(i dont know who's mother) actually stopped the kids and asked if they remembered me... renfred didnt... jordan did... hahaa.. i dont expect that to actually... so i stood there and chatted with the mother... she reminded me that they used to call me very often and ya, they did... i remembered... she said now renfred is a bit reserved and shy... yes, he is.. when i taught him, he wasnt as confident as his cousin, one of the quieter ones in the class... but on the phone, he was so open and talkative... the mother told me she regretted stopping renfred from calling me... i understand how she feel, seeing the child like that... if there's anything i can do, i will... two years ago, when i realized they werent in st anne's, i actually went to search for them.. i got some info of where they were studying then... i went all the way there but failed to look for them... how precious they are to me... really, i miss them so much and for 2 years, i havent forgetten them... God, if it werent for you, i wouldnt have met them and talked to them... thanks!
after that, i was in a state of delight, joyful and uncontrollably smily... hahaa... i almost jumped for joy like a fool, i dont mind... hahahaa... i was really, really happy... cant describe, but my expression tells it all...
thank you God once again...
Jordan, Renfred and I taken in 2005

Friday, July 20, 2007
racial harmony day!!


look... it's only 2pm... i had one of the busiest morning...

it all started when i was asked to help in my friend's kindergarten today... woke up at about 5.45am and my father fetched me to my destination... this is what i wore...

i bought this the last time i went thailand... it looks $40++ but when i convert into sing dollar, it's only $7... hahaha...

here are some of the photos i took from the kindergarten...

this is the class i helped look after...
he look so cute and funny... got story when i first met him... i wanted to help him take his food and when i took the plastic bag with food, he looked at me like i wanted to steal them... hahaa... so adorable...

of course, after that, i took a cab and rushed down to st anne's kindergarten to see all my darlings... hahaha... they all look so good in their costume... yet many of them wore the exact same costume as what they wore last year... hahahaa...

Sotaro!! my jap baby... he's my sunshine... isnt it bright? dont look at the sun too long.. you'll go blind... oh, unless you're wearing your sunglasses... hahahaa...

Ethan James!! he look so old now... but he say he'll always remember me... then i say i'll never forget him... hahaha...
this is taken in 2006 Racial Harmony day... hahaa... same costume...

he's really like the boss in the class... long story lah... anyway, he's still so funny... offered me a piece of cake he brought from the cake box and when i opened it, the cake is in one big entire piece, not cut at all... ahhaaha... "then i say how to eat? i take all of them?" hahaa... then i say, "why not i peel some?" cannot... well, whatever... hahaha

and, here's the one that call me his boyfriend... hahaa... he so funny, i was sitting like some distance from him 2 weeks ago and i heard him whispering to another friend, "that's my boyfriend leh~" i laugh and covered my face with my arms on the table... hahahaa...

i actually told Johanan why he wore the same as what he wore last year? then the lao shi told me that everyone also said that... he's already "buay song" (not happy)... hahaha... they said the shirt is just too small for him already... but i still laugh at him and he didnt "buay song" at me... this was taken last year Racial Harmony Day... not very clear but they're the same... :p


Thursday, July 19, 2007
rising above trials through actions

for the past 2 nights, i wasnt able to listen to the radio as i was away... i really regretted but here's a little brief idea of what it says...

it talks about rising above trials in your life through ATTITUDE... having the right attitude when facing trials... have attitude of joy and attitude of perseverance...

today, topic is...

Rising above Trials in Your Life through ACTIONS

James 1:19-20

19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

there are right behaviour when you face trials where you do not cause any trouble and there are behaviour where people may and will be offended...

3 actions that you should be doing:

a) Quick to listen
b) Slow to speak
c) Slow to anger

a) Quick to listen
proverbs 18:13 tells us

"He who answers before listening
that is his folly and his shame."

that's probably why we have 2 ears and 1 mouth... God wants us to listen before we speak... at times, when we kept asking about why ours lives are like that, how? what to do? and we kept complaining... but we are slow to listen to godly advices...

b) Slow to speak

a question to ponder. "do i think before i speak?"

proverbs 16:28 says:

"Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."

yes... do you think before you speak? words such as "i hate you" can hurt a person and words such as "i'm sorry" can heal a relationship...

"He who guards his lips guards his life,
but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin."
-Proverbs 13:3

there's a saying...
-"there's no way you can win an arguement. Even if you win, you lose"

quarrels and arguements leave both parties emotionally and mentally exhausted.

c) Slow to anger

a question to ponder: "Do i acknowledge my mistake or do i blame others?"

James 5:16 says
"Therefore confess your sins to each other
and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

be careful when you are angry... especially when you speak, look out for the tone of your voice... you have to control it... talking too loud isnt helpful.. sometimes, we may think that speaking loud allows the other party to listen more clearly... no... that will only offend him/her...

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing,
because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
-1 Peter 3:9

yes, in your anger, do not sin... that doesnt mean you cannot express you anger... find a friend or someone close to you and tell them how you feel...

therefore people, when facing trials, let not our sins take over us... we have a choice; quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to be angry...

Monday, July 16, 2007
rise above trials

recently, i've been listening to radio station 107FM every weekday night... at about 10.30pm, a short sharing will be broadcast by Trinity Christian Church pastors... it's really good and not very "heavy" or informative...

(from here onwards, it's not from me but from what i hear...)

today, the sharing topic is:

Raising Above the Trials of Your Life

in the book of James 1:2-4, it read

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

notice that the bible did not mention "...if you face trials..." but "...whenever you face trials..." it proves that no one escape from trials. and face means fall into... moreover, trials come unexpectedly.

2 winning mindset:

1) understand your faith can grow when you face trials
in any trials you face, faith is tested.

2) character will grow through trials.
perseverance is developed when faced trials. it has to be done so that you may be mature and complete... the word "mature" is used... it means Spiritual adulthood. God wants us to be like Him. it is His desire.

in conclusion, we cannot control the trials that came and are coming but we can control our choices... so let us all rise above trials and perserver in God... He will be always faithful...


as i was going through some photos in my com, i realized something...

as a teacher, i know that children are best at imitating...

well, even us are so caught up with imitation, let alone them... hahaha...

as you can see.........

are you an imitator?

Saturday, July 14, 2007
change of enlistment date

dearest people,

as you all know, in one of my entries, i stated about my enlistment and all the details... by default, it should be today that i'm going in... and if you are wondering why i still can post this entry......

okay, i actually hurt my shoulder badly during one soccer game and i went to see a doctor... it was the second time on the same shoulder, considered "old injury"... so, i was appointed to have a "date" with tan tock seng in sept... well, that delayed my enlisting...

so, thanks a lot for those who wished me luck and gave me their blessings... really appreciated... but it was forgetful Joey that didnt keep you all updated...

further notice will be posted again and my enlistment would probably be in sept now... so, thanks...


Thursday, July 12, 2007
dead, now alive!!

sorry, for the past few days, i was miserably heartbroken by the fact that my laptop, my only personal access to the internet DIED on me... that was what i expected many months ago and finally, it went after it's last breath a week ago... i was lonely, i was depressed as all my stuff such as the precious photos, addresses, projects and many many things was in the laptop's memory... it was then that i decided to give up on it...

i thought of salvaging it... so i took it to my school's info-tech place and asked if they were able to perform a miracle to resurrect my laptop... it was cost me about $1000+++, said the man... i was filled with empathy, knowing that i wasnt able to afford it... all i can think of was life without my laptop and all my precious photos... aww... then, the man was kind enough to think of some ideas to salvage my laptop... it was really kind of him even though i was no longer a member of the school... well, it was really the grace of God that this laptop was still under warrenty... phew... i called up the guy from the company and they sent someone to my house the next day to give this laptop a complicated operation and after minutes of intense removal of the laptop parts (i was there to witness it), new parts were inserted and it was ALIVE again!!! YEAH!!

okay, you should be impatient to look at the photos i took from thailand right? hahaa... now, here...
this trip, 20th till 30th June was accompanied by Lynnette, her mum Auntie Lucy and her cousin Deborah...

Group Photos:
at the kids' village

my darlings!!:
this is Ah Chang.. so handsome right? hahaa... both also.. :p

Candid shots:

that's all... i'm tired of uploading and waiting... bye!!