Merry Christmas to you

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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4th Day of Christmas / 2008, Male Vocalist of the Year

Having won season 7 of The American Idol, David Cook has continue to achieve great success in his singing career.  He has released his first album, self-titled David Cook which No.3 on the Billboard Chart.

Here are some of his greatest songs

Time of My Life

Always Be My baby

Here are some of his recent Christmas perfromance at Rockefeller Centre

Boxing Day

 

clipboard02Boxing Day : The day after Christmas Day on the 26th of Dec ! To simply put it…its means to get rid of all boxes in the house after unwrapping Christmas gifts (assuming all gifts comes in boxes).  It is also a public holiday in countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Britain & USA. Many associate this day with MEGA SALES. I remembered one year when I was in toronto, canada. I was so excited and we woke up really early and toke a drive down to Future Shop. The queue was unbelievably long….people were like queuing under extreme weather. It was snowing and the wind was blowing real hard and despite  that, people are still eagerly waiting for the shop to open and rush in for a good deal. I must say the prices were pretty attractive, discount were as much as 50% off regular price…simple amazing!

For some reason, local retailers here in Singapore have not catch on to this yet. My thought was that as long as it makes money….retailers will be keen to try anything especially in times like this where the economy is expected to head south come 2009. As for me personally….the isn’t much “Boxing” to do this year anyway. This is a year where I can truly focus on the greatest gift to mankind, Jesus. The “truest” meaning of Christmas! If you are one of those lucky ones with lotsa boxes to clear, May i wish you A HAPPY BOXING DAY!

Add-on: I was told that malls in toronto were opened 24 hours, 3 days prior to Christmas Day. Something like this never happened before…people never work so hard before! Looks like retailers are finding it really challenging this year.

What is boxing day like in your country? Leave a message and tell us about it!

p/s: if you have pictures to share…do let me know. I’ll be glad it to post it here to share :) Cheers!

A Blessed CHRISTmas to all!

Christmas is the time of the year where people buy gifts for love ones and friends. It is also a season of sharing and giving….in particular Giving. But why giving? The bible tells that more then two thousands years ago, God sent his only son, Jesus to come into this world to die for our sins. It is through his one death that we may have life and have it more abundantly. You might say…i’ve got no sins. But the bible says, Anyone Who Looks at his brother with hatred in his heart has committed murder against his brother. For that reason, God has sent his only Son Jesus to die on the cross for th redemption of mankind. Jesus did not only die for christians. He came to die for the world, which includes you and I. Today, Christmas is a reminder for all Christians that God GAVE his only son to die on our behalf so that we may have life.  So gifiting is really a gesture to remind us what a great God we have and what a great saviour we have to die on cross for our sins…for the wages of sins is death.

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Isaiah 9:6

 6 For to us a child is born, 
       to us a son is given, 
       and the government will be on his shoulders. 
       And he will be called 
       Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 
       Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Merry Christmas to you and Peace be with you and your family.

Found this Pine Cone fallen from from a Pine Tree near my estate in Singapore. Came as a real suprise to me when I found it lying on the floor. I have been passing by that areas for a while now but did not notice these pine trees until recently when I started  paying more attention to my surrounding.  How many times in life that we are  all so busy and occupied with our own lives that we missed out on the simple yet beautiful things in life. 

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One of my favorite Christmas Song – What Child Is This (Martina Mcbride)