Death: remembering in a celebration of Life and Love

Posted: 5th August 2011 by Yolanda Wong in General, Love
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It’s scary how much junk a person can accumulate in a lifetime. During my spring cleaning, I have actually succeeded in filling ten complete boxes of stuff to be put away into the garage! Sentimentalism? Maybe. I am unable to throw them away, even though they are completely useless! Can you imagine, I still have reading notes from my University sophomore year! Among them, are things that I have always been looking for and thought that I have lost, things that I have never thought I possessed, things that remind me of some awkward, pleasant moments of my past, and there are things that made me recall some lovely people that have passed away.

Saturday, November 24th, 2001 at 11:00 am: A Celebration of Life and Love: in memory of … It was the end of fall, a frisky wind blown past my face and the last of autumn leaves had fallen. Sad, because I never had the chance to say good bye, yet celebrating in joy, because we know who holds tomorrow and he has been taken back to our Heavenly home. As years go by, I can still sometimes hear the music of that day resonating in the air: “(…) what a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grieves to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer…” “(…) I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches, and I know he watches me.”

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Issue Number Two: Your Definition of WAR

Posted: 13th June 2010 by Lucia in General, War
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While LOVE seem to be something we all desire and chase after, WAR is constantly lurking behind us like a shadow, whether we like it or not. On the news, on the radio, on the lips of those who concern themselves with international politics (we must all have a few of those friends). Our generation is facing the continuous tension and possible eruption of international conflicts–which may, at any moment, break out in war. While we may not be in the middle of the war zone ourselves, we are all affected by it, whether it be oil price, global economy, national security, or the loss of someone we love.  In times like these, it is important for us to consider this question: ‘What does war mean to you?’

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Take on War

Posted: 11th June 2010 by Yolanda Wong in General, War
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By Yolanda Wong

What is war?

War is a battle of interest between two parties. Nowadays, militaries march out against each other under the banner of equality, human rights, and the “greater” cause. Each time, the poorest of all people, the passionate youngsters, women and innocent children always get caught in the middle.  What is right and what is wrong? All depends on which side you are.

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Where Do You Stand in This Battlefield?

Posted: 12th June 2010 by Jen in General, War
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By Jen Wen Luoh

War is a sharp blade, cutting deep into the history of mankind. Its inescapable force is powerful, with the ability to influence our past, present, and future. War itself should not be condemned and shunned as it shaped the world we know and live in. There is no life devoid of conflicts and struggles in this fallen and imperfect world. An unresolved conflict either becomes a long and arduous cold war or a full-blown armed invasion. There will be battles that you will have to fight, from inside your head to the world around you. How will you pick your fights?

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Finding Sense in the Warzone

Posted: 8th June 2010 by Lucia in General, War
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By Lucia Lee

I don’t know how equipped and informed I am as a bystander to write about wars. By bystanders, I mean those of us we are not directly affected by war. We do not live in a war-afflicted region, we don’t have to live with the constant fear of being attacked, raped, or killed, and our friends and family are not injured or dying because of an ongoing war. But as bystanders, we can research and reflect on the issues of war and seek answers. What is war, and how do you make sense of war and all of its heart-wrenching consequences, and explain them to a child who is not affected by war, and to another who is dodging bullets and daily treading the mine-infested ground?

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We have decided to start off light, on the “Love” side of the extreme. The dichotomy between personal ambitions and lifestyle choices continue to be the struggle of millions of single ladies out there. And as our lovely writers continue to be asked, “You’re a talented and cute girl, why are you still single?”, they could not help but laugh at the question. A twist of fate or a personal choice, let our writers take you into their worlds as they tackle the first issue, “What are your thoughts about being Christian, single and happy?”

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All the Single Ladies…

Posted: 31st May 2010 by Lucia in Single Ladies
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By Lucia Lee

Question of the day: What are your thoughts about being Christian, single and happy?

It’s funny how time changes things, people, and people’s perspectives on things. For instance, my perspective on ‘being single’ has radically changed… for the better.

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One is Not a Lonely Number

Posted: 31st May 2010 by Jen in Single Ladies
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by Jen Wen Luoh

Question: What are your thoughts about being Christian, single and happy?

One is singular and even though I am classified as a “single”, I never thought I was singular.  How I view single life is on an on-going evolution.  I bet if you ask me the same question in a week, I might come up with a different answer, hopefully more enriching.

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