Adrian Jehoshaphat

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At what cost

It got me thinking/pondering.. i’ve been reading up that Singapore have been in no. 1 for many things, and top in many events internationally… However, does that really reflect the quality of the lives in our general populations. This phrase kept repeating at the back of my mind- at what cost?

I remembered there were a period of time when i was growing up… primary & secondary students who score A1 in their exams spiral into depression and some even committed suicides when they got their final results for PSLE or O levels.. because they got what, A2 or below.. something to that extends..

Now as i am slowly getting politically aware of my/our surroundings… i realized the sentiments of ppl who are unsatisfied with the current governance- it is about the Quality of our livelihoods.

Singapore can be best at this, top at that… but at what expense, at what cost.

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National Library Board saga

18 Jul 2014

My personal take on the NLB ongoing, and going, and non stop going saga…

  1. I agreed to their CEO last few words- they should have had better handled the responsed in the first place… something to that effect.

1b. If they already have their internal guideline for the next course of action, do they need to announced to the world? They could have just treat it as a daily job routine, period.

  1. To me, library is a storehouse of knowledge and information. I remembered the garment repeatedly reminded us years ago, that S'pore is a SECULAR state… with that, they went ahead with the Casino- 2 CASINOS, against all major religious group’s voice of concern…. so, NLB being the NATIONAL library, should take the same stance as the garment, remain SECULAR. Recognising the alternate lifestyle group is growing, like it or not.

  2. I am of the view that the responsibility of what to read or...

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Facts of MY life 2

6 Jun 2014

some interesting facts of MY life 2.. :

Just now, I was helping my overseas friend to express her Chinese composition (作文)… i realized that same expression maybe shared by many of you too.. so, just want to share the composition with you guys.. (she tell me the idea, i help to write) Mingalaba kumya… ^

有人问我, 为什么我要学汉文? 我被问呆了一下, 担是这个问题难不道我。我本身对各种文话和语言有兴趣而且我爸也是华人,我就所以学华文。我也是家里第一个学习汉语。

无论何事,开始学习都有它的困难, 汉文也不意外。我所面对的困难是语言的发音和记不起拼写文字。汉语内,有四种拼音,不同音不同字。例如:衣、姨、椅、艺… 要是讲的不准,意思就不一样。有一些文字是同字不同音, 例如: 长… 你的头发很长, 你长高了,两个同字可是拼音不一样!

我认得文字,可是有时要写出来,脑袋空空! 我一班上还是要用字典陪伴着。学习语言要长用, 不多用就会全忘了。我们新学者,要不停的多讲,多写。我很幸运的在网上认识了几位华人网友, 他们都是我的汉语幸运之星! 除了在学校所学的,他们都是我课外能多讲和学习的好帮手!

每天上下班, 每晚上下汉语课诚, 有时候真的很累不够时间休息。可是,为了有个美好的前途, 在怎么累也值得。因为这样,我每晚怀抱希望的心情来继续努力学习!


Stories of my life… .. .


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Facts of MY life

2 Jun 2014

some interesting facts of MY life.. :

  1. Learnt Japanese in my teens; forgotten miserably, ‘cos no one to practise with..

  2. Learnt Hokkien since pri 4 via my class & school mates; feel so at home when I was in Taiwan than Hong Kong, even though my surname is Chan! >

  3. Impromptu in agreeing to learn thai few years ago (in supporting jiejie’s part time), now seems to catch on every word easily.. not structurally but recognising commonly spoken words..

  4. For years, I’m only familiar with spoken mandarin, today I could message in Chinese.. not with locals, but to my Chinese learning friends in Thailand! hahahahah!!!!

  5. Learnt to cook seriously years ago; my first dish- Chinese Chicken Soup from an Ang Mo Chef named Michael Smith..

Stories of my life… .. .


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MH370 has been lost

25 March 2014

This is my take on the Malaysian airline jet…

They have not found evidence of the plane crashed but it was based on data calculation that were supposed to be reliable…

The words they used were… “..the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data..”

“…that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on…”

i am of the camp of thought that unless the wreckage are found… such claims are still debatable… because:

  1. Upon the announcement, there are still numbers of experts keeping an open mind because it is base on data calculation.. (It was reported in the news as well)

  2. The same conviction they had based on their air force radar reading and again calculations that they were so sure that the plane was hijacked and started...

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Godzilla a metaphor for nuclear weapons.

17 May 2014

I checked out the origin/history of Godzilla, in short:

  1. With the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Lucky Dragon 5 incident still fresh in the Japanese consciousness, Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for nuclear weapons.

  2. the name Godzilla, is a cross of 2 Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ- gorilla), and kujira (クジラ- whale)…

  3. The original creation of the creature is combined attributes of a Tyrannosaurus, an Iguanodon, a Stegosaurus and an alligator to form a sort of blended chimera. To emphasise the monster’s relationship with the atomic bomb, its skin texture was inspired by the keloid scars seen on Hiroshima’s survivors.

As the film series expanded, some stories took on less serious undertones portraying Godzilla as a hero while other plots still portrayed Godzilla as a destructive monster; sometimes the lesser of two threats who plays the defender by...

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Gautam Buddha

13 May 2014

Being Vesak Day, I was just curious about where and what Buddha’s birth place and race during his time, like what I’ve learned about my Lord Jesus’ historical facts.

On my previous post, I did a slight in depth study about Buddhism as a general knowledge since I’m borned Chinese and followed my family’s tradition without much understanding during my teenage… Now that I have a functioning adult brain, I came to learn about the 3 main school of Buddhism - Theravada (“Way of the Elders”), Mahayana (“Greater Vehicle”) and Vajrayana (“Diamond Vehicle”).

On his birth place and race, all I knew Buddha and his teaching originated somewhere in India and he spoke Pali - period.

So, I went to look it up, now I am made aware that:

  1. his birth and death are actually uncertain.

  2. Most scholars regard Kapilavastu, present-day Nepal, to be the birthplace of the Buddha. Other possibilities...

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Good Friday did not stop there…

20 Apr 2014

Good Friday did not stop there…

2000 years ago, today…

Jesus is resurrected / Jesus lived again!..

He bodily returned to Heaven with God the Father..

On earth, His Spirit - God the Holy Spirit lives in us, protecting us, providing ideas, needs and blessing us and stay with us till we die or till Jesus comes again..

This is the life of a believing Christian.

resurrection morning.jpg

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Why it’s call Good Friday

19 Apr 2014

I’m a Christian

2000 years ago,today…

God’s Son- Jesus, decided to take this road

He carry the cross = carry our sins (all our wrong doing and curses in life)

He was crucified / nailed to the cross

God’s judgement / anger fall on Jesus

So that we can be a free and be a bless man

So that we can stand in front of God and not be afraid

We become a free and bless man because Jesus died for us

It was God’s plan, anybody can believe this, will go Heaven, go back to God’s heart…

It is a divine / Godly exchange

Simply because God love us… That’s why it’s call Good Friday.


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S'pore riot 2013

9 Dec 2013

Let me champ ji kar (add a voice) in our last night drama… just my 2cents worth:

  1. So, those of us complaint our channel 5 & 8 boring, the last riot recorded was in 1969… so many years nothing happen, when it happen- 400 strong rioters, police cars, ambulance, fire, explosions and 3x Ang-chia (riot police vehicle) all come… this reality channel real and drama enough or not?

1a. Is more than entertainment, is actually an wake up call… i agreed with some fb postings, take years to build a nation, and it’s possible to destroy it overnight.. no need war, just internal civil unrest will bring any great nation to her knees..

1b. I personally pray that this is an isolated case.. i feel that we have for a moment stolen lime light from our neighbor country who herself is now in crisis.. and that’s to all our silly fb comments; if internal nation’s civil problems are so easy to...

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