Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Singing Muffins 2!


Entertainment filled week.

On Sunday, i watched The Phantom of the Opera, the musical with lotsa OCFers. Someone backed out at the last minute, and i was asked to fill the gap. WAS so tempted, cos' i had all along wanted to watch it, just didn't get the chance. But i already planned out what i needed to study for the day, and so turned it out at first.. After alot of persuasion, i decided to indulge for once, and just not study for the day. heh. IT WAS SOOOOO GD. I even cried at the end when Christine left the phantom for Raoul, and the phantom looked so miserable. Anthony Warlow's singing was Fantastic. So i was in the 'opera' or 'singing' mood for the week.

Watched Angels and Demons today too! Right after class. OMG. I read the book before, and the intense emotions of apprehension and curiosity, and the drama i felt for those few days, was all squished into a 2hr+ show. I was literally grabbing HuiYee most of the show, while nibbling on our homemade popcorn that we brought to the cinema.. HAHA. We had lots, and it was sooo much cheaper and nicer to make our own too. Feeling very emo after both Phantom and Angels. Haha. Why you say? I can't really put my finger onto them also actually. But it starts prob cos' it touched 2 things that are very dear to my heart. Relationships and religion (and science intertwined of cos'). I still gotta think thru' abit more stuff to figure out my response after my emo reactions after the great shows. :)

Anyway, Opera got me really hyped up for the rehearsals i had for the week before Music Night.

We sang well i think! Managed to have fun, over all our nerves, and just entertain ourselves and others. Sang in the same format as last year.

Lame song: 'Onions make my Cry' by the dog, from The Muppets
Nice chinese song: '小酒窝' by 林俊杰 and Asa.
Nice English song: 'Everything in its Time' by Corrine May

Yup. I was chocolate muffin this time. Sam was Strawberry Muffin, and Han Ee took over as the new flavour of the season, banana muffin! Haha. We just change flavours as we change shirts anyway. So it's easy and just fun. Blueberry muffin (Anna), was busy... :( But we did include her in our intro to the grp.

Had some warming up, and giggles from the first song. So it broke the ice, and was exactly the reaction we were looking for. And we sang our hearts out for the next 2! Yay. Thank you all who came to listen to us sing. It's really nice to have friends around! If not it would be quite meaningless. Esp, since it's super duper assignments and exams around the corner season.

Heard that the video might be put up on facebook? Haha.. That would be cool. It's memories that i cherish right here on my hill. (Flinders Housing, Uni, Adelaide) The new things that i tried (actually singing in front of ppl?), and the heart warming occasions we shared.

Anyway, back to work! So much to dooooo.

Music Night

The Singing Muffins are up again tonight for Music Night at the Village!
Another 3 songs, in the same genre and style, with one replacement muffin.
I'm chocolate tonight! Cos' i'm wearing brown... Hope all goes well, and I REALLY don't go off key. haha.

Off to my last rehearsal!!! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009


Perhaps it's time to level up after getting 'feedback' from others.

Tried so hard, and did more than what i could ever do with my own strength. Right motivations, but perhaps I need to love with that little bit more, even though i thought i was doing my best already.. Seems like it's still not enough eh.

Ha. I wonder whether i'll ever find out what it means to lay down my life for my brother, just as Christ did for us.

I do want to love, and i don't want to stop, even if there's no return, even if the reciprocation is negative. If i was worth it, you're worth it too, cos' we're all the same.

Besides that, my only justification to the 'honest remark' is that...

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out all fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:16b-19.

I seem to be quoting alot of the bible nowadays. Think i'm not very creative, or 'entertaining' anymore eh? It seems like the world is changing soo fast, soo much, that many things seem blurry already. 'Advancing' from conservative thinking, to much more freedom may be what many want. But without discipline, we'd never know what's good for us isn't it?

Anyway, I get to say almost anything i want on my blog...

So it's thanksgiving time again! :)

God has been MOST faithful, even during these times! It's amazing how he works, and slowly teaches me.. Ha. One day, perhaps after a long long time, i'll finally understand what it means to have pure joy in facing trials of many kinds. (Aaron Wong! Your sharing was my inspiration to apply this scripture!)

Wanna list a few ppl, who have shown me how God never lets me endure beyond what i can bear, cos' they've uplifted and encouraged! Of cos there's more, but i hope i don't leave anyone out! (Just for this season la hor?)

Mel's hall of fame for the season: Betty, Grace, Naomi, Norman, Aaron, Chin Ting, Cheryl, Alethea, Chin Chin, Raymond Lim, Aunty M, Aunty Vanessa, Glenn, Taiwei, Kim, etc..

And special thanks to BROTHER HO! hahaa.. Thanks 'gor'. Your attitude towards 'an always exciting ministry' still stays in my head, and always sets me up for the right mindset when i'm dealing with issues. Haha. I Likes your style. The more stuff happening, the more exciting it is! Grins. Altho' i haven't spoken to you for some time now, you're still in my heart. :)

Nights all! Full moon night! Enjoy..

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Sigh. It's a cloudy night. I can't even see 1 star! :(((

Anyway, it's good reason to put up my glow-in-the-dark stars that i brought from Singapore now. I told myself i'll wait for a good time before i put them up. This is it! They'll accompany me to sleep, other than fierce scary but very shy sharkie. :)


It's a bad season. Two extremes in a day! Super happy cos' we celebrated a birthday, but also bugged by super little things. Perhaps i'm in the emo state these days. But.. I wonder what God is trying to say through it all... Anyway, quite tired emotionally.

But i cooked chicken rice. And i was happier, but the gathering i cooked for didn't happen in the end. :( So perhaps, it's good to get a breather, even though i was sooo looking forward to it!

Anyway, at times like these, it's good to read Ecclesiastes. Apart from all the meaningless bits, which take away my stress a little, for just once i really wanted to be selfish, and take away something i'm looking for to just to encourage myself a little in these trying times. I don't really care if its out of context. haha.

3:10-11a I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time.

So there. God knows my burden(s). And he's going to make everything beautiful in its time. But i'm going to take the 'beautiful' bit, and use that to just go back to my normal state. A 'feeler' and not a 'thinker', and just look at the moon and the stars tonight. Cos' they're beautiful and they make me happy.

It's just too bad i'm looking at them alone outside... on a cold cold night. Silly ol' me.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I found someone who i am able to share my heart's cries with. We're going to be at each other's weddings, and will be each other's bridesmaids, and we're gonna make sure we approve of each other's other half first.

Haha. I guess when you go through the most trying times with someone, and you find someone you can really cry and pray and still encourage each other in the midst of it, and still quote bible verses to each other. Still trusting and having faith and seeing what is not yet seen, still having the courage to move from 'mistakes' to the next best step, it is comforting...

God is good, he's providing, and he's still speaking and moving. Even though i couldn't answer the question WWJD for my situation.

When i said i needed to bake a super rich chocolate cake, it was going to be a good outlet. But i think i should just sleep, and not let it affect the whole of my tmr. So distracted, I couldn't even finish studying and making notes 1 human physio system for the whole of today...

Even though things are not looking too optimistic, it is written,

'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say in confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?' Hebrews 13:5-6

'And now we know that in all things, he works for the good of those who love him, who havef been called according to his purpose.' Romans 8:28

'Is anyone of you in trouble? He should pray... If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 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.
Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.' 1 Peter 5:13-20

Hopefully, my sighs will quickly shift back to his glory? What will happen next? Exciting journey with God eh, Mel?

We were discussing how much easier it would have been if we just gave up bothering a long time ago. But we couldn't, and we didn't, and now it's even bigger than ever! WOO.

The truth has and will continue setting us free.

Monday, May 4, 2009


May i get the chance to blog properly soon. So many things i wish to blog about. So many extremes happening.

The news, the issues, the human relationships, the birthdays, the cake i baked!, the dishes we whipped up, the OCF events, the 1, or even 2 conversions to Christ, the staying up to finish assignments and study for a test that went well today, the new jap vocab i've been learning, the someone who accompanied me to walk home for just that 5 mins that meant alot, the big news that someone told me that took me aback cos' i have no idea what will happen since long long ago, the smiles, the laughter, the pain, the tears, the need to call back, the lingering feeling about another thing that's perhaps happening and brewing and perhaps will turn out to be exciting,

the suffering that's leading to perserverence to character and always to hope.

Emotionally drained, but so encouraged by by God too. Wanna blog about those sermons too. I have so much i'm learning since Easter camp, leadership retreat, life beyond uni workshop, 15mins gang, personal prayer, and I WANNA BLOG.

Wanna cry my heart out, need a shoulder to cry on, to cry with ppl, for ppl, with God, for God.

Missing ppl back home too.

But first, another night up to finish my literary criticism essay on Ruth Chapter 1 for tmr. What a romantic love story, filled with so many themes and meanings and application points.
Can't believe this is the 2nd time someone is also staying up, and has been encouraging me while i'm doing work. How blessed am i? Biggest thanks to you!!!

Lotsa favour from God and from men...

Lotsa luvs,