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Guarding April 20, 2010

Filed under: Inspiration — mel @ 5:44 am

This morning, I re-visited one of my favourite Bible verses that I always used to get on Pass-it-on cards:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:6-7

The word “guard” stood out in particular for me because my mind can be a messy, chaotic place with so many thoughts and ideas battling against each other, resulting in a bloodbath of unnecessary futility.

φρουρέω (phroureō – will guard)
1) to guard, protect by a military guard, either to prevent hostile invasion, or to keep the inhabitants of a besieged city from flight

2) metaph.
– under the control of the Mosaic law, that he might not escape from its power
– to protect by guarding, to keep
– by watching and guarding to preserve one for the attainment of something

And I also think it’s cool that while this type of guarding alludes to a spiritual battle of sorts, it only comes about through peace. How’s that for a pleasant paradox?

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Creative Chocolate April 13, 2010

Filed under: plugs — mel @ 10:55 am
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I really dig the fact that originality is much more obvious in Singapore now and there are so many made-at-home products and shops and art that are popping up and just bursting with personality.

One that I’ve come to like quite a bit is Chocolate Research Facility, not just because it’s chocolate, which of course is always good, but the range of flavours, packaging and retail space is always exciting and unexpected. Their latest offering is the Spring/Summer 2010 Cities Series – 10 new chocolate flavours inspired by capital cities:

Tokyo – Sakura in White Chocolate
Sydney – Nougat in Dark Chocolate
Mumbai – Cumin Seeds in Dark Chocolate
Singapore – Durian in Milk Chocolate
New York – Pretzel in Milk Chocolate
Moscow – Vodka in Milk Chocolate
London – Toffee in Milk Chocolate
Bangkok – Tom Yam in Milk Chocolate
Shanghai – Osmanthus in Milk Chocolate
Istanbul – Turkish Dates in Milk Chocolate

Fascinating, huh? Right now, I’m nibbling on the Tokyo bar (floral and subtle), and craving to go to Japan 😛

 

Caption This Picture April 8, 2010

Filed under: Tea for Thoughts — mel @ 7:59 am
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Men with Tea

Ringo: “Eh, that the comics page?”
George: “Stop copying the way I sit, Paul.”
Paul:”Why are there 6 cups of tea when there are only 4 of us?”
John: “Woooooh…I see pretty rainbows.”