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And 8-year-old explains God

Someone sent this to me,  written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista , CA . He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to ‘explain God’. Thought it was quite cute so I put it up to share with you, hope it made your day like it did mine 🙂

EXPLANATION OF GOD:
‘One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn’t have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.’  (more after the break)

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Longing to continue blogging here

Haven’t been here myself for ages. I’ve been entertaining the thought of blowing the dust off this blog and working on it again.

Over the past few months, I’ve had many more stories to share for this blog. But alas, time does not allow me the pleasure of working on this blog and sharing a different perspective of life with you.

Hillary and I often talk fondly of Kero, laughing at her silliness, and wondering where she is now, our precious co-sojourner who’s been gone for almost a year now.

And I’m still surprised at the comments that come in for this post on running away from life, even as recent as last week.

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Suspending Blogging on this site

Hey folks, it’s been terribly busy for me and I’m suspending my blogging here for a while due to my ultra busy schedule. Well, I oughta tell you what’s been keep me so super busy :

Licence 2 Play 22-24th May SUNTEC Convention Hall 603.

Quick spill: First ever physical Facebook gaming competition in the world, first ever World of Warcraft Arena 3v3 Tournament in Asia, Launch of Maplestory 2, breaking a record on the Singapore Book of Records for number of turnups for Maplestory, etc. Do I need to say more, especially to the gamers?

e27 unConference 16th May Matrix @ Biopolis

Quick spill: 31 startups from 10 countries (numbers updated) come together for the premier unConference of the region! Tickets selling out fast!

and I’m also helping to promote Video Games Live! on 19th June. THE gaming symphony event! Have you got your tickets yet?

All this in between my crazy travelling schedule over the next 2-3 months. Which is why I really have no time to blog here for a while.

I’m still blogging at CNET Asia though, do drop by often and I hope to resume my blogging on this site soon!

I’ve also taken on some new work and there should be an announcement soon regarding a new site I’m working on. Stay tuned for the announcement!

This blog might be suspended for as I exit the highway for a while to run my errands, but it’ll always be around because we’re all on a journey on the highway of life and you are my precious co-sojourners.

See you when I rejoin at the next exit!

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Burmese boat people left to die by Thai authorities

A co-sojourner emailed this news story to me, feeling really angry about it. It’s a really sad story.

It’s so obvious that the Thai government have floated these people out to the big sea to whither and die. And newly elected fresh-faced Thai Prime Minister Abhisit refered the investigation of this case back to the very people who conducted these inhumane acts. Tells you pretty much what he stands for.

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Faith on the highway of life

I just got back from a couple of days in Mumbai. I guess this trip made me more reflective than ever following the recent 26/11 terror attacks.

Security was tight, reminded me just like Indonesia when I was there after the Bali bombings.

Even as myself and billions of Chinese all over the world celebrate the lunar new year, I just wanted to leave this thought on faith with you.

All of us operate with a certain amount of faith in our lives. The word ‘faith’ can be quite hard to describe sometimes. A good way to understand it would be when you are a passenger in a vehicle on the highway.

Look at it this way, how many times do you ask the driver to show you his license, or do a test drive for you, before you decide to hop on and enter the highway with him? Basically, you’ve placed a certain amount of faith in this driver, enough to entrust your life at least!

Many times, we enter into the highway of life with a certain amount of faith in whoever is in the driver’s seat. Faith in yourself, in your god, in the person who is leading you.

Perhaps this is how Obamania came about, someone that the masses decided to place their faith on when the times are dark; in hope that this driver would be able to drive them through the darkness towards their destination. And I hope he does, for the sake of the world.

As we enter the Lunar New Year celebrations, I wanted to leave this thought with you – if you have faith to step into that car, entrusting your life to the driver, without checking his/her license, maybe today you have faith to do other things that you didn’t dare to do in your life? Or faith to believe in someone to be in your driver’s seat?

Have a Blessed Lunar New Year!

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“I prefer to be a passenger”

A fellow co-sojourner told me he turned down the company’s offer for a company car including transport allowance. It kinda baffled me so I had to ask the big “WHY”?

“Oh, I used to drive but I prefer to let others drive me or take public transport so that I don’t have to drive others around.”

That really got me thinking about one’s attitude towards life.

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Fleishman-Hillard’s Bloggers Event

Last night, I finally went to a bloggers’ event after 2 months of travelling and not being around. It was good to meet fellow co-sojourners on the internet highway a.k.a. bloggers again and also made some new friends :

Alice and Pris

Alice (with the camera) and Pris

Bernard Leong

Bernard Leong with Yuhui behind him and new STOMP star blogger Vanessa on the far right.

Claudia

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