Sunday, July 26, 2009

Londonderry Air / I Cannot Tell

I cannot tell why He Whom angels worship,
Should set His love upon the sons of men,
Or why, as Shepherd, He should seek the wanderers,
To bring them back, they know not how or when.
But this I know, that He was born of Mary
When Bethlehem’s manger was His only home,
And that He lived at Nazareth and laboured,
And so the Saviour,
Saviour of the world is come.
I cannot tell how silently He suffered,
As with His peace He graced this place of tears,
Or how His heart upon the cross was broken,
The crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, He heals the brokenhearted,
And stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
And lifts the burden from the heavy laden,
For yet the Saviour, Saviour of the world is here.
I cannot tell how He will win the nations,
How He will claim His earthly heritage,
How satisfy the needs and aspirations
Of East and West, of sinner and of sage.
But this I know, all flesh shall see His glory,
And He shall reap the harvest He has sown,
And some glad day His sun shall shine in splendour
When He the Saviour, Saviour of the world is known.
I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
When, at His bidding, every storm is stilled,
Or who can say how great the jubilation
When all the hearts of men with love are filled.
But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,
And myriad, myriad human voices sing,
And earth to Heaven, and Heaven to earth, will answer:
At last the Saviour, Saviour of the world is King

Listen to this music at Service today, played by the pianist for Introid.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

On Creating Awareness

I sometimes admire Sg govt's serious efforts in creating awareness or encouraging its residence to do something desired by the govt (Note that it's govt! Not international organisations or private/multinational companies). I mean... I do really think that Indon govt must learn from Sg on this matter. Some advertisements really have either simple & clear message or touching/inspiring scenes or words...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Ancient World (An Exhibition)

I am so going! Man, Singapore rocks! :p

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ko Anes

The political analyst in batik is my cousin! (notice that we have 'almost same' surname. Hehe) I call him Ko Anes (Yohanes).
I'm so proud of him! :)
Never talked to him since about 14 years ago, coz he went to US and almost never went back to Bandung (hometown). Earned his Ph.D. in Political Science under the supervision of the very prominent Indonesianist, Prof. R. William Liddle.
Chatted with him through Facebook yesterday (finally after 14 years... but I think he forgot about me. Haha). Caught up with him on what we are doing now. It was great! I feel very connected to him eventhough we haven't been in contact for ages.
Turn out that we had common passion: Political Science/International Relations and GOD :) But different emphasize. He is more to Politics and I'm more to Theology :p

Glad to know that he is now back for good (Bandung & Jakarta), and will contribute to Indonesian political scene with his newly-established research organization. Wish him all the best for his future!

PS: He is still single! :D Anyone interested?

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Hmm... starting to feel the heat of a burn out.
Feel bored with my job.
Feel that I deserve better...

Feel bored with Facebook also :p

Tried to find something new to do.

And I found some:
1. Visit Sg Visitor Centre and plan a tour for my parents. They will come here this week!
And we will also go to Genting & KL!!! Woohoo!!!
Just the break I need to have right now.
Hopefully I'll come back here refreshed.
2. Thinking about which candidate should I choose for the upcoming Indonesian Presidential Election. Quite confusing... and, for a while, considering to be 'golongan putih' (do not choose any candidate). Oh no, what happened to me? I used to oppose 'golongan putih'. I remember having a heated debate with my close friend regarding 'golongan putih'. The lecturer discussed about it, then asked the students what we thought about it. My friend raised her hand and tell the class that 'golongan putih' was acceptable. She had her own reason. And I was like suddenly (without raising my hand) shout, "No, it's not! Because bla bla bla...". And for a couple of minutes we 'exchanged ideas' :) It was so hot that I heard other students were either cheered or booed for every statement we made. Till in the end the lecturer stopped us and told the class that it was still a debate and every person was entitled to their own opinion. Haha... one unforgettable moment during my university time.
3. A little bit research on my future school... which I found very fun to do. But... quite discouraging to see the expenses :( Except the school in Indonesia :)