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So God has been doing something really amazing in Grace’s and my life and I just have to share it! As Pastor How preached at the start of 2016 that this is the year where our dreams will come to pass! True enough, Grace and myself found an apartment of our dream and prayers and placed our offer! God is so amazing that He did not only answer our prayer, He did exceedingly abundantly above what we can ever think or imagine!

Our prayer list for our new home:
– In Marine Crescent/Drive, no Terrace
– Within our budget
– High floor, BUT has to be even number stories/multiples of 5
(I just really don’t like the other numbers hahahaha)
– An apartment with privacy
– Good & clean neighbours
– Minimal/no cash outflow during our purchase, using mainly CPF
– Near a good primary school

What God did:
– In Marine Crescent/Drive, no Terrace  ✓
(Marine Drive)

– Within our budget ✓

– High floor ✓
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– An apartment with privacy ✓
(There are only 4 units on our level!)

– Good & clean neighbours ✓
(No neighbours have excessive plants outside, our direct neighbour is seldom in SG, and the other 2 neighbours are very quiet – according to current owners)

– Minimal/no cash outflow during our purchase, using mainly CPF ✓
(People usually need to pay an upfront $5000.00 upon purchasing a house, but we only needed to give $2000.00 and everything else will be paid using CPF. PLUS just before the purchase was made, the government increased resale first-timer grants from $40,000 for near parents to $50,000 – Down payments fully paid for!)

– Near a good primary school ✓
(Tao Nan Pri, Ngee Ann Pri, CHIJ Katong Convnent) – God blessed us with not just 1 but 3 good primary schools to choose from!

Just recently, we noticed that works are being done just opposite our house, and to our surprise it is the future marine parade/terrace MRT station! God is just so amazing! Like what Pastor How preached before as well, when the blessing of God comes, it comes suddenly and immediately! Grace and I are just so blown away with this that God has blessed us with! Truly as we build God’s house, He is faithful and builds our house.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matt 6:33 

We have been praying and hoping for a house for over 3 years, since before our marriage and now our dream is finally coming to pass! Estimated moving in date is in July 2016 (Our 2nd year anniversary) Man! Talk about the perfect time and way to spend it!

 

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Messi!

He shoots! He scores!

Over 300 goals, beating the all-time goal scoring record! What an amazing player! It is so amazing that he is as good a team player as he is a goal scorer. Just see his last penalty against Celtic! Haha that must have been the first ever penalty goal assist!

I don’t believe anyone else in the soccer world would have done that so that a teammate could get his hat-trick. It is always enjoyable watching Barcelona play. So much skill, so much teamwork.

Hopefully one day I will be able to go and watch a live match between Barcelona and Real Madrid!

Here is a picture of Messi and Suarez celebrating their goal against Celtic:

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Training to beat Goku or at least Krillin

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THIS T-SHIRT JUST ARRIVED TODAY! When I saw this t-shirt on Aliexpress and it was just USD$10, I HAD to get it hahahaha! I believe I can do it guys…I can beat Krillin. After all Krillin gets killed in almost every saga of Dragonball. HAHA!

Yeah spotting this t-shirt was like finding a little treasure online for me, thought I would want to share it with THE WORLD. 🙂

Grace

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What a powerful quote! Grace is the power of God that empowers us to go beyond our own ability, enabling us to do His will! And His grace is more than sufficient for us.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

1 Year!

How time flies!! As of tomorrow, Grace and I would have been married for an entire year! I can still remember one year ago, on this day, my best men, Leon, Pan, Joshua and Titus were staying over at my house after Sunday Service has ended. As we were preparing for the wedding the next day, I was feeling so excited for what is to come! Also there were thoughts like what evil plans did the bridesmaids come up with, how will everything turn out, will it all be smooth, etc. That feeling was so exciting and joyous!

When we woke up, it was about 6am and we were ready to go!

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We travelled to where the bridesmaids were to pick up my then bride, Grace!
And oh man! Joyce, Joey and Si Hui had such crazy ideas!

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Finally after eating all the crazy food and trials…my bride!

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And then, off to my parents’ and in-laws’ house for tea ceremony!

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After this, we took one final shot together (Best men and Bridesmaids) before heading off to our solemnization ceremony and wedding dinner at Raffles Hotel!

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And…..the night begins!

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And I experienced the most surreal moment in my life!

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I am so so grateful and honoured to have my pastor and leader from Heart of God Church, Pastor How solemnize our wedding and Charleston to preach at our ceremony!

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We are now husband and wife! 😀
And for our wedding dinner march ins…

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What a day to remember!!! I am so thankful to all my brothers and to Grace’s bridesmaids for helping to make our wedding so special and a success! Love you guys! Also, I am as excited as I was one year ago to live life together with my wife, Grace! This is just a start of our wonderful journey and unfolding what God has planned for us!

Happy 1st anniversary Grace! And to many more to come…

Why Business?

Recently, as I began to interact with more people, even customers, most of them ask a very similar question, “Why go into business at such a young age?”

Well firstly, I am fortunate to have been born into a family where we love God and are in His blessings. Finances were never really a problem for me as a child. Even when my family was not very well-to-do when I was very young, God always came through and blessed us. There was never a day in my childhood that I was not able to get my favorite toy or eat my favorite food, as we were always faithful to God in everything in our lives including our finances, like in Malachi 3:10 (NLT) that says:  “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” God’s blessings never ceased. Soon, my dad got a job with my granduncle in the jewellery trade and our finances had a major boost.

Over the years, my father got connections with his clients and also relationships with my granduncle and his other bosses and co-workers strengthened, and my dad had found favor with them. Then, as I grew up in church, Pastor How preached on sustainable idealism and how we are able to do good and do well in life. It is not an either or. A story from the bible that Pastor preached from this message was in Luke 10:25-37 – The good Samaritan. Many times when people read this story, they focus on how the priest and the levite ignored the man that was half dead and only the Samaritan did something. Here, Pastor shifted our focus to mainly how the Samaritan was able to do something. The Samaritan said: ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ Whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you. This is so incredible. How many people can send a half dead man to the ICU and say do whatever is needed and when I come back after the operation, I will pay all? Or even at a moment when you feel lead by God to pack up everything you have and go into the missions, how will we sustain it? Upon graduation, a typical graduate’s pay is about $2600 to $3500. After working for 10 to 15 years, if everything goes well, the salary would probably increase to $7000 to $10,000? Then again would we be able to tell our bosses that we would want to go for a 3 months long mission trip? Or for the next few months we will want to be focused on serving in church and therefore would need a temporary break from work indefinitely? It will be so hard to have an idealistic life where we can do good and where it can be sustainable.

One of the best ways Pastors shared to go about doing this is to go into business, where we build a company and after it is stable, it will be self-sustaining, running on its own by its employees, only needing us to set aside time once in awhile to add inputs and improvements. Then, we can start to have the idealistic life that we want and with the business sustaining that idealistic life.

This leads me to the second reason. Thankfully, my father had connections in the jewellery trade with my granduncle and all, along with all our finances that built up over the years, setting up a jewellery business was no problem at all! Sure I know that starting up a business, aside from finances, there are many more aspects to look at and to overcome. The starting years will not be easy and risks have to be taken many a times. Then again, which route in life begins easy? Unlike another other business out there, I have a God that is for me! In faith, I believe that after these first few starting years, God will move and my business will flourish into a successful one. Rather than working hard for the first 10 years of my life then starting up my very own business and struggle again for the next few years to make that business successful, With the help of Pastor’s teachings and my leaders in church and my parents, I am blessed to be able to do so now at the age of 24.

I am striving to do both well and good in life. I believe that a person is able to build a successful business, without compromising on God, his/her family and church. It is never either or. It is both! Grace and I, we are determined to be a new generation of entrepreneurs. Ones that love God, loves people and loves life. Ones that are successful both in the business world, in family and in church. We are all called to greatness. And Grace and I, we choose to live a life by design not by default!

I believe that our future is gonna be amazing.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
– Jeremaiah 29:11

Amen and amen!!

Drawing Near

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My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
– Psalms 27:8 (NLT)

Reading this verse touched my heart greatly. It revealed to me how much our heavenly Father, the creator of the heavens and earth, alpha and omega, loves us and wants to simply have a conversation with us. Wow! Such an honour…

Many times, when God calls, we say, hold on God, I’m busy or we say, maybe later God! But if we were to get a call from our bosses at work or an important client, we would pick up immediately. This should never be the case! God is far greater and more important than any calls or person. I believe that we should always put God first before any one or thing. I remember once that Pastor Yonggi Cho, pastor of the largest church in the world and of all history, with over 800,000 members, say that the busier he is, the more he cannot afford to not spend time with God. Also, in the bible, it says that whatever we give to God, He will multiply it. When we give our tithes and offerings, God is faithful and will multiply and bless us financially, likewise when we give God our time, He will bless and multiply it. God’s multiplication of time would not be an increment of hours we have in a day but in our efficiency on how our time is spent. Above all else, not just what God can do for us but it is simply us spending intimate time with our Father in heaven! Christianity is a relationship, and for it to grow, time has to be spent with our Father.

My prayer to God today and everyday of my life is that He will give me such a desire for Him that I will run to Him right away when He says, “Come.” That He may help me to be willing to lay aside my busy schedule and to come into His presence just to talk and be with Him. Also I pray that my ears will be tuned to His voice, and make my heart sensitive to His nudgings all the days of my life.

Draw near to our God today! He is always longing and seeking people that would be willing to worship and spend time with Him!