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我开始创作诗歌的小房间。。。 The little room where I started writing songs…

说真正写完一首完整的歌是在1988年10月9日。。。
“完整”指的是有词也有曲,特别是曲,因之前都有尝试把别的歌“改词”,却总写不出曲来。。。
然后在那一天,上帝给了我词曲创作的恩赐。
永远不会忘记这一切都是从神而来,因我无音乐背景,完全不懂乐理;到今天,别说五线谱,连简谱都还不会看。
所以,有时候人家想请我分享及教导写歌经过,我真的不知道要讲什么。。。
对我来说,能创作那么多诗歌和后来到如今已出版了16张个人专辑真的是神迹!

October 9th, 1988 is the date I actually wrote a complete song…
“Complete” meaning a whole song with melody and lyrics, because before that I did attempt to “change” the lyrics of some other songs but was never able to write my own melody…
Then on that day, God gave me the gift of composing both lyrics and melody.
I will never forget this is all from God because I had no musical background, I knew nothing about music theory and till today, not to say music scores, I cannot even read simple notes…
That is why when sometimes people want to invite me to share and teach on writing songs, I really do not know what to talk about…
To me, to be able to write so many songs and eventually produced 16 personal albums to date is a real miracle indeed!

以下是我写了我生平第一首歌的小房间。。。在纽西兰基督城。。。
Below is the little room where I wrote my first song ever… in Christchurch, New Zealand…

刚搬进来时,房间比较旧,人也很老土。。。
The room was quite old when I first moved in, and I looked really square too…

今晚我宝贝陪我吃粥。。。 Tonight my baby will accompany me to eat porridge with me…

我常说,有时候重点不是去哪里,是看谁跟你在一起。。。同样的,有时候重点不在于吃什么,是看谁陪着你一起吃。。。
当然能够去很美的地方或品尝很好吃的食物,又有好朋友或心爱的人陪伴,那最完美不过。。。

今晚,地点:家里;晚餐:又是粥!
但是今晚会很开心,因有我的宝贝陪伴。。。

As I have always said, sometimes the point is not the place you go to, it is who goes there with you… similarly, sometimes it is not a matter of what you are eating, it is who is eating with you…
But of course if you can go to a very beautiful place and taste very nice food and at the same time have your best friends or beloved people with you, that will the most perfect…

Tonight, venue: at home; menu: porridge again!
But I will be very happy tonight because my baby will be with me…

这就是我的宝贝!哈哈,可爱吗?
And this is my baby! Haha, cute?

光阴似箭,不知不觉他已长这么大了!
Time flies, without realizing, he is already so big!

基本上每个礼拜五都会载他去学钢琴,然后带他来我家里游泳或看卡通片。。。
Basically I will send him to piano class every Friday and then bring him to my house for a swim or to watch cartoon programmes…

还记得他婴孩时还不太肯给我抱呢。。。
I remember he did not quite want me to carry him when he was a baby…

但现在都抱不起他了。。。
But now I can hardly carry him…

单纯可爱的模样,绝对不会输给可爱的童星哦。。。
Cute and adorable look, definitely not losing out to some child actors too…

未来青少年的恩恩会不会也长这个样子呢?。。。哈哈哈,你们知道这是谁吗?
Wonder whether the teenage Moses in future will look like this too?… Hahaha, do you know who this is?

这就是我最好看的时刻。。。 Such is my best looking moment…

上次有问过你们想看我最美或最好看的时刻吗,我也叫你们猜猜看那是什么时刻。。。虽然不是很多人有兴趣想知道,但我就偏偏要跟你们分享!好厚脸皮哦!哈哈。。。
I did ask you the other time whether you wanted to see my most beautiful or best looking moment, and I asked you to make a guess too as to which moment that could be… though not many people are interested to know, I still insist on sharing with you! Very thick-skinned! Haha…

看吧!这就是我认为我最“美丽”的时刻!
Take a look! Such is the moment which I think I am the most “beautiful” looking!

有没有搞错?那么难看!瘦得像个难民一样,怎么会说是最美丽的时刻呢?。。。再看一张证实一下!
Anything wrong? So ugly! And as skinny as a refugee, why would anyone say that wa the most beautiful moment?
Let’s take a look at another to confirm!

真的!还是真的非常难看!可以解释一下为什么说这最美丽吗??
Really! It’s still very ugly! Care to explain why this is said to be the most beautiful??

原因是,我认为美丽和好看最重要不是看外表,而是内心世界和跟神的关系而言。。。这些照片是我很多年前禁食了40天过后所拍下作纪念的。我曾经经历了两次40天全禁和两次21天全禁,所谓“全禁”就是三餐都不吃,一直到40天或21天后,不像我们现在的禁法每天还有吃一或两餐。。。

当我说这是最美丽的时刻,指的未必是那个时间或日期,更不是指外型,而是指那种心境和“生命” - 能够顺服主做一些你平常不肯或不可能做的事情,只因听他的话和讨他喜悦,我想这应该就是任何人最美丽的时刻吧,你不认为吗?

我的祷告是,但愿我一辈子都能活出这样美丽的生命。。。阿们!

The reason being, I think beauty or good looks are not based on your outward appearance, but your inner world and relationship with God… These photos were taken many years ago for remembrance after my 40-day fast. I have experienced two times of 40-day complete fast and two times of 21-day complete fast. By “complete fast” I mean not eating any meal at all until after 40 or 21 days, unlike what we are doing now which we still eat a meal or two each day…

When I said this was my most beautiful moment, I was not referring to that specific time or date, even less so referring to looks, I was referring to that inner attitude and “life” – to be able to obey the Lord to do something you normally would not or are not willing to do, just to listen to Him and to please Him. I feel that ought to be the most beautiful moment of anyone’s life, don’t you think so?

My prayer and desire is that I will live out such a beautiful life throughout my life… Amen!

青团地图及常识比赛成绩: 总成绩! Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results: OVERALL RESULT!!

青团地图及常识比赛成绩: 总成绩!
Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results: OVERALL RESULT!!

(1+2+3+4+5+6)

排名/Position 小组/Group 总累积分数/Total acquired points

No.1 :   诚实/The Truthful        65

No.2 :    大能/The Powerful        50

No.3 :    正直/The Righteous        38

No.3 :    和睦/The Peaceful        38

No.3 :    刚强/The Strong        38

No.4 :    勇敢/The Courageous        37

No.5 :    细心/The Meticulous        35

No.6 :    清心/The Pure-hearted        32

No.7 :    忍耐/The Patient        31

No.8 :    忠心/The Faithful        30

No.9 :    顺服/The Obedient        25

No.9 :    感恩/The Grateful        25

No.10 :    坚定/The Determined        24

No.10 :    认真/The Diligent        24


青团地图及常识比赛成绩: (6) 中东与圣经常识。。。 Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results: (6) Middle-East and Bible knowledge…

(6) “中东与圣经常识”项目 / “Middle-East and Bible knowledge” category

排名/Position 小组/Group 得分/Score

No.1 :    忍耐/The Patient        15

No.2 :    诚实/The Truthful        14

No.2 :    和睦/The Peaceful        14

No.2 :    勇敢/The Courageous        14

No.2 :    坚定/The Determined        14

No.2 :    细心/The Meticulous        14

No.3 :    顺服/The Obedient        13

No.4 :    大能/The Powerful        12

No.4 :    刚强/The Strong        12

No.5 :    认真/The Diligent        10

No.6 :    真诚/The Sincere        9

No.6 :    清心/The Pure-hearted        9

No.6 :    谦卑/The Humble        9

青团地图及常识比赛成绩: (5) 马来西亚。。。 Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results: (5) Malaysia…

(5) “马来西亚地图”项目 / “Map of Malaysia” category

排名/Position 小组/Group 得分/Score

No. 1 :    刚强/The Strong        24

No.2 :    大能/The Powerful        23

No.3 :    认真/The Diligent        22

No.4 :    顺服/The Obedient        21

No.4 :    诚实/The Truthful        21

No.4 :    感恩/The Grateful        21

No.5 :    勇敢/The Courageous        19

No.5 :    细心/The Meticulous        19

No.6 :    良善/The Good        17

No.6 :    正直/The Righteous        17

No.7 :    忍耐/The Patient        16

No.8 :    谦卑/The Humble        14

No.8 :    真诚/The Sincere        14

青团地图及常识比赛成绩: (4)亚洲。。。 Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results: (4)Asia…

(4) “亚洲地图”项目 / “Map of Asia” category

排名/Position 小组/Group 得分/Score

No.1 :    诚实/The Truthful        20

No.2 :    清心/The Pure-hearted        16

No.3 :    刚强/The Strong        15

No.3 :    和睦/The Peaceful        15

No.4 :    智慧/The Wise        14

No.4 :    细心/The Meticulous        14

No.4 :    顺服/The Obedient        14

No.5 :    勇敢/The Courageous        13

No.5 :    大能/The Powerful        13

No.6 :    正直/The Righteous        12

No.7 :    忍耐/The Patient        11

No.7 :    良善/The Good        11

No.7 :    坚定/The Determined        11

青团地图及常识比赛成绩: (3)欧洲。。。 Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results: (3)Europe…

(3) “欧洲地图”项目 / “Map of Europe” category

排名/Position 小组/Group 得分/Score

No.1 :    诚实/The Truthful        26

No.2 :    正直/The Righteous        22

No.2 :    忠心/The Faithful        22

No.3 :    刚强/The Strong        21

No.3 :    勇敢/The Courageous        21

No.4 :    大能/The Powerful        19

No.5 :    清心/The Pure-hearted       18

No.5 :    感恩/The Grateful       18

No.5 :    坚定/The Determined       18

No.6 :    细心/The Meticulous       17

No.7 :    和睦/The Peaceful       16

No.8 :    谦卑/The Humble       14

No.8 :    智慧/The Wise       14


青团地图及常识比赛成绩(2)世界地图。。。 Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results (2) World Map…

(2) “世界地图”项目 / “World Map” category

排名/Position 小组/Group 得分/Score

No.1 :   忍耐 / The Patient    28

No.2 :  诚实 / The Truthful    24

No.3 :  勇敢 / The Courageous    23

No.3 :  真诚 / The Sincere    23

No.4 :  忠心 / The Faithful    21

No.5 :  大能 / The Powerful    20

No.6 :  正直 / The Righteous    19

No.6 : 刚强 / The Strong    19

No.7 : 清心 / The Pure-hearted    18

No.8 : 和睦 / The Peaceful    17

No.9 : 谦卑 / The Humble    16

No.10 : 智慧 / The Wise    15

青团地图及常识比赛成绩(1)五项全能 Young-adults maps and general knowledge competition results (1) All-rounder…

(1) “高材生”五项全能项目 / “Top students” all-rounder category

排名/Position 代表与小组/Representative and group 得分/Score

No. 1 :     郑秋霖 Qiu Lin (诚实组/The Truthful)              118

No. 2 :      李宛倩 Wan Qian (大能/The Powerful)             87

No. 3 :    蔡志扬 Zhi Yang (和睦/The Peaceful)                85

No. 4 :   Jacky Chong (正直/The Righteous)              84.5

No. 5 :  廖辰喜 Tony Liaw (忠心/The Faithful)            77

No. 6 :  陈彬彬 Jonas Tan (细心/The Meticulous)        73

No. 6 :  鲁婉晶 Abigail Law (感恩/The Grateful)         73

No. 7 :   Tracy Toh (清心/The Pure-hearted)         71

No. 8 :    Nick Hwong Yew Zing (认真/The Diligent)        62

No. 8 :  钟玉莲Chung Nyuk Lin (谦卑/The Humble)        62

No. 9 :   Ryan Tan Chiew Leong (坚定/The Determined)       61

No. 10 :   张福文 Chong Fook Boon (良善/The Good)       59