I Celebrate The Day – Relient K

And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey
If only I could find the words to say to let You know how much You’ve touched my life
Because here is where You’re finding me, in the exact same place as New Year’s eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We’re less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And so this Christmas I’ll compare the things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That You have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

Christmas Parties

#1: Young Adults @ Kristen’s House

On Saturday, I went out shopping with Louis and Weiyi to Chinatown and Bugis Junction. Then they dragged me to the party at Kristen’s house in Pasir Ris. Her house is very nice, and the attic has a nice view of Ubin and the sea. It was quite fun actually, played some ice-breaker games such as charades, happy family cards, had great food as usual. Then came the My Hope session, which was quite interesting. Louis, Youde and I shared the gospel and chat with Weiyi’s friend’s boyfriend. We had passing-the-puzzle gift exchange too.

#2: Teenedge

Sunday Morning went to take photos for the Sunday School Chronicles of Hope. Everywhere was filled with cotton wool and styrofoam snow until they were stuck to our shoes and jeans lol. After the event, the snow spilled out to the corridor and church office! At Teenedge, there were quite a few new-comers for My Hope and it was very lively sharing. Eugene and Joelle shared their testimonies after which we split into groups. After that, there was lotsa good food as everyone brought in great stuff for the potluck!

#3: Family Gathering

After church went to my aunt’s house for family gathering. My aunt organised some simple games, such as guessing who’s in which photo for the kids, bingo and there was food (of course!), carolling logcake. woo. We also had gift exchange for one another. I think I ate the most today…

#4 Jordanites at The Rivervale

Monday morning went out early to meet Jere, Bryan and Lynnette. We ate lunch and then went to Elisha’s condo function room to setup and prepare. I invited Vic, mf, kx and jr and I was very glad that they came. We played some icebreakers – bingo, charades and smell/touch the food/object blindfolded, such as peanuts, seaweed, handphone and water. Haha. After that was the My Hope video screening (the 4th time I’ve watched it!) and the testimonies of Elisha, Lynnette and Xiang Yu. After that, we split into groups for sharing. After dinner, I led the caroling, it was quite good as most people sang. Very cool. The gift exchange led by Bryan was quite fun as it was slightly different than usual passing around. We passed the puzzle around like so many times as we tried different styles. After everything, we had some free and easy time when we watched Mind Your Language. So funny.

#5 Zhen Yang and Eva’s Party

On Christmas Eve, went shopping with Weiyi again! lol. Went to queensway and wheelock. Orchard was so crowded. It was raining, and I had to travel to Eva’s house in some ulu place in Telok Kurau. ZY had a chocolate fondue machine and it was very fun (and sinful). There were mash mallows, strawberries, bananas, bread and cheesecake to dip! I loved the cheesecake. They also made many finger food such as mini pizzas, otah, fishballs, tuna etc. We watched Enchanted, played some games like Uno cards and Big 2, exchanged presents and counted down to Christmas. Drank sparkling juice and some light vodka orange. The gift exchange / lucky draw was quite lame and funny as there were some “lousy” presents like a packet of milk tea, free water bottle from NUS and other funny stuff. Haha. I received some NUS Soc CD Rack. -.- I think this party was the most interesting one with the best food. haha.

Christmas Day

Church was normal, was doing MM. Gave Jere a box of tea leaves and gave 4 Purpose Driven Life books to 4 boys. I didn’t receive many big presents 🙁 The rest of the day was pretty boring, went to town with some church friends, chilled out at Olio Dome and walked around. Outside Plaza Sing was a nice manger scene with all the statues and storyboards which were very cool. Orchard Road was closed and it was fun to walk on the road and check out the various floats on display. In the night, we tried to catch a glimpse of the Celebrate Christmas In Singapore concert organized by the National Council of Churches, but it seemed to be quite boring. During one of the dance performances, there was an old man who started dancing along the road. Then an African joined in and then soon many Singaporeans gathered around to watch. lol. so funny, like people crowd around, then more people will crowd around effect. haha. After 9pm, we went home.