Wednesday, May 30, 2007


to answer those who ask me what I want for my wedding:

1. Angpows (of course!)

2. VOUCHERS are on top of the gift list. Oh definitely. Ikea, Robinsons, etc. Anyplace where sensible furniture or electronics can be bought.

End of list.

No furry animals, ornamental thingies and crystal/glass/porcelain (read: breakable) stuff.

In three days time I end one life

and begin another.

I will miss my mother and father, my sweet silky terrier, my ulugamalated twenty-third floor Yew Tee flat.
I will miss the teeth-chattering breezes that blow in the night and the misty view over the hill.
I will miss my supperclub buddies, Yew Tee's foodcourt beehoon and going to Bukit Timah Market on a whim.
I will miss taking Alan's Silly-Car, Yongwei's little March that he *always* drives to the wrong block.
I will miss walking home from the MRT with Meizhen.
I will miss the relative peace and quiet of Yew Tee - realised how much i have come to value it after one frenetic dinner at Ang Mo Kio.

I will miss my purple-and-white room and being able to sprawl on my purple bed whenever and whatever.
I will miss being able to open the fridge and find konnyaku jelly made by my dad.
I will miss finding bananas, always, on the kitchen table.
I will miss my white desk.

I will miss being myself.

For in three days, I am no longer me. I am to move on to a new phase of my life.

Looking forwards... Jiayou.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Genetics is all around Answers!


With reference to Figure 3.3 in the previous post, describe how the family picture shown demonstrates the principles of genetics.

Assume that parents are homozygous for all traits examined.

- Body shape
Round body shape is dominant over giraffe body shape! The offspring demonstrates the same body shape as its' "I am NOT a pig" parent.
Sadly, this is the case of most of us - the endomorphs of the world unite! Yeah! Then again, giraffe body shape is not much better - note the pear shaped figure!

- Fur colour
Mottled giraffe markings are dominant over red fur. This is shown by the offspring inheriting mottle-y markings.

- Body size
Inherited in an incompletely dominant fashion. Alternatively, this may be an example of multifactorial inheritance.

- de novo mutations
Items such as the appearance of horns and shaggy scruffy fur.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Love (and Genetics) is all around Part 1

Lonely, I am so lonely, I have nobody, I'm on my own..

But Gasp! Who's that Girl?

One boy, one girl,
Two hearts beating wildly,
To put it mildly, it was love at first sight.
He smiled, she smiled, and they knew right away
This was the day they'd been waiting for all their lives.
For a moment the whole world
Revolved around one boy, and one girl

We are more than just good friends
This is how the story ends

Now the Genetics:
Biology freaks who can't read without thinking of Bio:
How does Figure 3.3 above exhibit patterns of genetic inheritance? Discuss!

When a Stork commands, all obey.

for huiming:
1. i didn’t befriend you larh…anyway you were my SL, i didnt really have a choice to want to be friendly to you or not right? teehee!’re a song machine. but anyway, it gotta be “4S5 ai Huiming”
3. you call people at 11.30pm to tell lame jokes but you’re aslp when i call at the same time to tell you one!
4. i used to think it was xmas cookies..but now i think it is when jess hong called on sat night to tell me that i cannot don’t serve the next day or you will call me. (so fierce la, lion SL) =(
6. how did he propose to you? (i am currently very interested about other people’s love lives perhaps due to my lack there of)
7. the one you’re using now..or the one with the can drinks in korea. teehee!

In reply:
1. Tell you why I friended you - would you believe it if i said i befriended you because you were my usher? Haha!
2. Associate you with a song/film - Some french movie. I have no idea why too!
3. Tell a random fact about you - You persist for THREE DAYS in trying to tell lame jokes! Worse than me! haha!
4. Tell a first memory about you - Honestly I don't remember. Oh dear. Should be some ushering memory bah. probably along the lines of seeing a stork flying around a zone?
5. Associate you with a character - The rabbit in 大白兔奶糖!
6. Ask you something I've always wanted to know about you - What's your 条件 for a guy? Heh. So I can help you keep a lookout; in two weeks time I'll officially be able to fit into the role of a matchmaker (read: old married woman). Heh.
7. Tell you my favourite user pic of yours - Of course the ones with me in it taken during your birthday! Seriously. The makeup competition one, the makeover in green one.. Haiyah. You are too photogenic liao. Take a picture of the stork legs and put it up!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Visual DNA

Streptococcus pyogenes, the flesh eating bacteria

Caused by the same microbe responsible for strep-throats, Flesh Eating can put you on a diet -- fast.

Cutified at giantmicrobes (i couldn't stop laughing!)

DNA painting

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."
-Romans 1:20-21

also published at the bioblog

One presumes that must suck

Monday, May 14, 2007

Purple Becomes Me

Your Brain is Purple

Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.
What Color Is Your Brain?

(for those of you who know me, you know i LOVE purple. Yay.)

Native American Prayer----author unknown

I give you this one thought to keep:

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints in the snow.

I am the sunlight on the ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,

Of the quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not think of me as gone,
I am with you still in each new dawn.

Friday, May 11, 2007

The Leaf Treader

i have been treading on leaves all day until i am autumn-tired. God knows all the colour and form of leaves i have trodden on and mired. Perhaps i have put forth too much strength and been too fierce from fear. i have safely trodden underfoot the dead leaves of another year.

all summer long they were overhead, more lifted up than i. to come to their final place in earth they had to pass me by. all summer long i thought i heard them threatening under their breath. And when they came it seemed with a will to carry me with them to death.

they sope to the fugitive in my heart as if it were leaf to leaf. the tapped at my eyelids and touched my lips with an invitation to grief. But it was no reason i had to go because they had to go. Now up, my knee, to keep on top of another year of snow.

- robert frost.

People of great attitude

I really love my ZS Jeremy Choy so much!!!

He is a fantastic ZS, every time I attend a zone meeting, I will be just overwhelmed by the way he teaches and preaches. His sermons are funny, engaging, and most importantly of all REAL and PRACTICAL. He is able to make the Word of God so alive and revelatory and make you see things in a whole new light even though you have read the passage many times before. His sermons bring conviction and he is also bold to challenge his people to change!

Previously, when we used to be under Pastor Derek directly, Jeremy would sometimes come to preach at UM1 when Pst D was overseas. That was the first time I ever heard him and I must say I was so amazed by his ability to make his sermon relate to everyone in the room. Yesterday, we had 2.5 hour long (Oh my tian) combined (all the more jialak!) CG and yet everyone was so involved, engaged, and getting steady stream of revelations throughout. I think we must have been the noisiest room in Riverwalk last night!

And yet even though he’s such an anointed man of God, he is still so approachable, so down to earth, and so relational. He is the kind of person who will instantly make you feel comfortable and you can really tell his heart is for the welfare of his people and not for himself at all. He’s so humble and has such a great attitude. He will never demand your respect but you just cannot help but respect him and the way he does his things.

He is really the best ZS… Actually, all my ZS have held the title of “Best ZS”, because God places me under the best people for me at those time in my life. Haha! So all my CGLs have been “Best CGL” too! Also for my ministry leaders.. My SLs, ACU and CU. They are the best ever! And of course, my Pastors.. The absolutely most fantastic people! Pst Chee Kiang.. Pst Derek and of COURSE Pastor Kong and SUN too! Feels good hor?? And its so true because every one of them has sowed something unique to make me the Huiming I am today.

Would you say “Wah huiming you’re so fortunate. All your leaders are so GOOD?” Well, it’s not just about how GOOD my leaders are to me, its about what I do to receive wat they have to teach me. In another words, its about my own attitude JUST AS MUCH. I wouldn’t receive so much if I have a closed mind or if I am unwilling to humble myself to accept the teachings.

Yupp, it all goes back to the attitude.. which is what Pst did touch on while preaching last weekend at sermon of the mount series. None of my leaders are perfect and neither am I. But my attitude should reflect my character, which should not vary with my circumstances.

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Character is “A defining quality; the combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.” – So if I have a good character, I am distinguished from others in a GOOD way.

Interesting thing that Jeremy brought up yesterday.

Middle class workers and millionaires were asked to pick attributes they wanted in a woman.
Middle class workers top attributes was a “Good Body”
Millionaires top attributes was a “Good Character”

Hm, so since my boyfriend chose me, will he become a millionaire one day?? Since he already has the mindset of a millionaire!

I also realised that leaders in Usher ministry, all have the same character traits. Now don’t confuse character with temperament – temperament is more on the externals (funny, boring, whiny, sleepy, quiet) whereas character is more on internal things like meticulous, spirit of excellence, responsible, faithful, humble etc. That’s why we can all work together in the same ministry, and flow together to make things happen. A great temperament is a bonus for a great character but a great character is the skeleton of it all.

OK, what a long and rambling post.

Let’s end this off with a non-exhaustive list of people of great character who have impacted me. You’ll be the focus of my as-yet-unwritten “The 10,000 people I meet in heaven” book!!

Pst Chee Kiang + Evelyn (What can I say, you have made me 80% of who I am today. Thank you Pst and Ziying)
Ryan Pung (I miss coffee talks and hearing your wisdom – we should revive that soon)
Andrew (Ah Wai!)
Li Yee (Ah Yee!)
Ivory Tan Siang Ya
Chris Ong (he who I used to be scared of!)
Zhang Xueling (Most-S-and-loving-CGL-ever)
Jeremy Choy (
Melvin Lye (One of the greatest attitudes I have ever seen)
Kenny Low (Thinking towards a vision)
Francis Yu Daxiong (Big Bear!)
Keeve Tan (K-E-E-V-E!)
Jasmine Lim
Jingxuan (Stork!)
Meng Ching (Sweet Princess OMC)
Rachel (conscientious, meticulous, responsible)
Francis Kho
Anna Cai (10 years my junior and more anointed than anyone I know)
Claire Yeo (so much faith in such a tiny body)
Ling Kai
Hansen Sy (ostensibly I was your leader but you taught me)
Terence Tan
Wenhui (
Bea (Never can I thank you enough)
Eugene (The Logis guru not just for what you do but how you think and plan)
Roger (Man of weird thoughts but great thoughts anyway!)
Caiyun my 云姐姐
Jing (She who gets things done without losing sight of the big picture)
Cheewei (Man of vision)
Jannesis (Patience, persistence and keep on keeping on)
Meizhen (I love your great attitude and humility – you are a fantastic friend)
Karen Poh (pillar of Logis and hugging machine)
Li San (you taught me purpose)

Lawrence (you taught me passion)
Hui Erl

Going for class! Rats! Will continue when I am back..

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


So many thingsssssss to dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

and so little time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it's less than a month away and reality is dawning, sorry no, KICKING me awake.

on the upside, it's crystal clear how much so many people love me, who sacrifice their time, fingers (tying organza ribbons lol), emails and phone calls helping me settle stuff. every time someone offers me help, i feel a wave of warm fuzzy love enveloping me.

Quite good, since my warm fuzzy dog is away for three weeks till my parents are back. heh.

yes, they are overseas again. China this time, with my aunt and uncle from australia. Guess they don't really have a lot of time to spend together.. this will be a treasured trip for them.

This morning when I told my colleague my parents are overseas again, she asked me "wah they very rich hor. I thought u got no money then ur parents keep on going overseas?"

well i guess i can only smile at her.. yea i struggle financially and skimp on many things (but still indulge sometimes haha!) but i want to give my parents the best comfortable life that I can. Since they enjoy travelling, go travelling ba.. it's the least i can do for them after they (especially my mum) have done so much for me and have gone through so much in their lives.. And surely I wish my kids will treat me like this too!

Speaking of finances, new challenges coming up.. moving into my in-laws place means financial commitments there too.. gosh.. i don't know how I am going to keep up with supporting own parents + parents flat and now giving $ to PIL too. But that's OK cos God give me grace.. And God give s me prosperity too! AMEN! The new MOE $$ package really comes at a very good time..As they are doing the payout in MAY.. Which is just in time for me to use the extra $$ to pay for wedding stuff. Yeah.. God ur timing is perfect. Better than mine. So the money problem. You settle OK? I sit back and don't worry. Sure can one. Thank you Jesus!

and to MC: i am very touched by your gift. it was totally un-necessary and i'm sure u went out of ur comfort zone to get it.. and i know how much it means to you. So thank you so much! =)

i have a purpose. =)

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
- William Cowper

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

i heart my ribbon slaves!


three hundred dinner invites
seventeen people (i think!)
two hours
one macdonald's

and ten bowls of selegie road tauhuay after! =)

now, to see about getting the invites delivered.. argh..

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sai Kang Warrior

With a few simple words, I get the work and you get the credit. Just for the price of a "thank you"?

And of course, I get the blame if it goes wrong.

I so so so dislike being the slave.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Desperately Seeking Slaves

Desperately seeking ribbon slaves to help me tie ribbons. Three hundred scarlet ribbons, nine hundred pieces of paper and six hundred addressees (argh!)

Date: 7th May, Monday
Venue: To be confirmed - it will probably have to be some Mac's or cafe that we can sit for hours and tie ribbons (eek!) or my house.
Time: After work? Or if I've got many non-working slaves, could start doing in the afternoon.

Ribbon slavery comes with a coffee treat and an additional tree in your garden in heaven's mansion.

Reply me if you love me and think you have got a talent for ribboning! Which I most certainly do not!



Ribbon slavery details:

Date: Monday, 7th May 2007

Time / Venue: 7.30pm at Bras Basah Macdonalds

(sorry, couldn’t think of another centrally located, air-conditioned, non-crowded, below-10bucks-budget place that we can sit in for a few hours on end and not get chased away)

Things to bring:


A tolerance for fried food smells

A car that drives to Choa Chu Kang so you can transport me (and all those slavering cards) back!


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Common vision, common goals

How can we run a race while looking backwards?

It takes the collective effort of a team running together, the absolute certainty that no one has flagged by the wayside, the understanding and support given to one another during times of need, the knowledge that we'll be back running RIGHT AFTER a pitstop, the trust that your friends are there when you need them, the keeping on keeping on for a common vision and common goal that each and every one is convicted about.

Yes, I give allowances.
Yes, I believe each of my people knows their best for their own.

But how much of it is due to personal unbelief, self-limitation and tiredness?

It is so easy to take the short-cut way out and determine all on your own that certain things are not as important as others. That only duty is duty, and everything else is unnecessary.

I pray, I pray that it is not the case that we have forgotten our collective visions, dreams and principles in the rush and race for things that are urgent. For what is not so urgent is still as important as it has always been, no?

Reminder to self and others: Understand the purpose of what we do, in order to have the passion to do it. Understand the importance of your specific presence and your specific impact.

But yet, I feel in my heart that I am running almost alone.
And I don't know how to make it improve.

God, help. Take all of me and exchange it for all of You, because You have the unlimited wisdom, patience and anointing. I can't do anything without You.