Lyrics for My Rest

It is Sunday, a day of rest. It is Sunday, a day of worship for the substance of rest — Jesus Christ. When I first heard Pastor Joseph Prince preached about rest, I thought I knew what he meant. I did understand it to a certain extent. I know I shall not strive by looking to my own strength. But that’s not all. If I don’t strive and look to myself, then what shall I do? The answer came from another sermon — All blessings is in the person of Jesus. Look unto the person of Jesus Christ. That’s rest. Lean on Continue Reading

Lyrics for Jesus My Splendour | New Creation Worship

It is my good work to constantly remind myself that just as Jesus is, so am I. Wonderful promise from the loving Father. Not by my own works and behavior but by His perfect sacrifice and redemptive work. Hallelujah! Listen to and buy the song The lyrics to Jesus My Splendour Jesus, You are my splendour You’ve adorned me And brought me to Your throne You’ve crowned me with glory and honour ‘Cos You’ve placed me in Your worth My righteousness, holiness Are found in You my sacrifice Just as You are, so am I I’m justified, sanctified I live Continue Reading

Exercising in High Heels – New way to tone your calves and look sexy!

Well, I was watching E! entertainment recently and there was an interview with a Dancing with the Stars celebrity. And her secret to toned legs and calves is to do squats with her high heels on!And mind you, its not the 1and-half inch pumps, it’s the 3-inch stiletto killer heels we are talking about. What she does is to wear the heels while doing the lateral squats and it also helps tones the calves as the legs are then elevated. I thought I would share this here with you gals. That struck me as quite smart. I would never have Continue Reading

The 3-Hour Diet – How Much Should I Eat?

How Much Should I Eat? Well, Jorge Cruise employs a 3-Day Diet Plate Visualization Technique in his book The 3-Hour Diet. He suggests starting with a 9-inch dinner plate. Then visualize having half potion of vegetables, the other half about equally divided into carbohydrate (another visualization trick is to think of it as a rubric cube) and protein (a deck of cards) and one cap of fat. A simple breakdown of the meals: The main meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner = 400 calories (sub total of 1200 calories) Snack = 100 calories (morning/afternoon snack with a subtotal of 200 Continue Reading

The 3-Hour Diet – How do I begin? Follow the 3 Simple Rules

After getting a grasp of why eating every 3 hours works to help me lose weight (see previous post “Why 3 Hours“, I am revving to start. And Jorge’s book promised that it’s going to be simple, actually there are only 3, Yes, 3 rules to follow. So let’s see if it’s really that “simple” … The rules are actually quite simple … It’s simple but I already stumbled at the first one:) 1. Eat Breakfast within 1 hour of rising – Never skip breakfast! See, whatever you have heard about breakfast being the most important meal of the day Continue Reading

Cycling At Changi Park Connector

Elsie joined this meetup group online known as the Singapore Adventurous & Nature-Lovers and they organize outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping etc. They organized this cycling for beginners session meeting at Changi Village on Sunday. The plan was to rent a bike and ride to East Coast Park and back. 20km in total. Sounds doable. Elsie signed up for both of us. We were a little late but we made it. Then, I had a little problem finding a bike small enough for me. I knew I needed a bike that I could sit and still stand properly, not Continue Reading

The 3-Hour Diet – Why 3 Hours? Can’t I Eat Whenever I Feel Hungry?

What is new about Jorge Cruise’s 3-Hour Diet program is that it’s focused on the WHEN of eating. Why 3 Hours? Jorge Cruise explains that 3 is the magic hour. I have to struggle with that a little as I am usually feeling the hunger pangs after 2 hours. I am feeling hungry now as I am writing this; and it’s only 2 hours after my lunch at 12.30pm. I am only supposed to be having a snack at 3.30pm, according to Jorge’s plan. Maybe I should up my intake for lunch. Why Does It Work? By eating every 3 Continue Reading

The 3-Hour Diet – So is this another one of those FAD diets?

SO IS THIS ANOTHER FAD DIET? It may very well be, but this book seemed to COLLABORATE what my body has been telling me all along! It actually says that you should be eating every 3 hours, and this will Boost your metabolic rate, Stop hunger, and start Losing Weight just by eating every 3 hours. But best of all, at least for me, it will start with losing your BELLY FAT first! Now that is something most women can only dream of, where the lower body (waist, hips, tummy) tend to be the problem areas for us girls. You Continue Reading

The 3-Hour Diet – Eat to Lose Weight. Does it really work?

I was very intrigued by the title of a book by Jorge Cruise – who just like many Americans who wrote such fitness and weight-loss manuals, used to be over-weight but has now come to possess a much envied well-sculpted body after discovering this secret method of weight-loss. So what’s the intriguing title you may ask? Well, it’s called The 3-hour Diet with the tempting sub-headline promising that you can “Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks by Eating Every 3 Hours!”. You Eat to Lose Weight by following some simple rules. But before we delve into the Continue Reading

The 21st Century Searcher by M. Gorrell

Gorrell, M. (2008). The 21st Century Searcher: How the Growth of Search Engines Affect the Redesign of EBSCOhost. Against the Grain, 20(3), 22-24. This is a short article written by the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Ebscohost Publishing. It explained the motivation behind Ebscohost 2.0, the new Ebscohost search platform and interface. Librarians frequently concede that search engines are popular because they are convenient and quick, but quickly criticized that they do not necessarily offer the best answers. In other words, libraries are still better at high quality content. Gorrell argues that being the best may not Continue Reading

Pandan Reservoir – Piece of nature in the industrialized west

Green Belt of the West I was once told during a biology class that research has found fewer insects living in the West zone in Singapore compared to the rest of the island. The reasons? It was not clear cut, but the implied cause is the less than desirable air quality in the west due to the concentration of industrial operations there. That little fact stuck to my mind because I was living in the West then. Since then I realized that to mitigate the over-industrialization, the urban planners have put in something I would call a greenbelt….. And one Continue Reading

Singapore East Coast Park – Getting There

Getting to East Coast park The park is accessible via public transport in the form of bus services, available on East Coast Park Service Road. Underpasses also link the park to the nearby Marine Parade housing estate and the Bayshore condominium. 1. Take SBS Transit bus no. 16 from town (River Valley, Orchard or Chinatown; check the bus guide at bus-stops or ask the bus captain) and alight at Marine Terrace. 2. Use the underpass to cross the East Coast Park (ECP) expressway and you arrive at the park. Or 1. Take bus 401 from Bedok Interchange (which is next Continue Reading

Singapore East Coast Park – Fun Things to Do at Affordable Prices

Fun Things to do at East Coast Park BBQ away! During weekends, you will be hard pressed to find any available pits, but no worries, you can BYOP! (bring your own pit). Look out for signboards indicating sites you can bring your own BBQ equipment and not be left out. Every time I walked past a group BBQ, the lure of the aroma of BBQ chicken wings and sausages is so hard to resist. Feel like party-crashing sometimes, or pretend to be a friend of a friend maybe… BLADE over! Watch out for those speed monsters on their rollerblades whizzing Continue Reading

Singapore East Coast Park Quirky Attractions – some of my favourites

Must see attractions at East Coast Park The Bedok Jetty The most non eye-catching stretch of the park has to be the Bedok jetty where anglers make a beeline for. There are old bus-stop shelters mysteriously dotting the jetty. It is a weird sight because bus-stops are normally found along roads. I have always wondered why they are there. Maybe someone from the transport authority had a spark of inspiration and rescued the old bus-stop shelters and moved them to the jetty for a “second career”. No matter why they are there – they do provide much welcomed shelter from Continue Reading

Gym or Outdoors

It is always a dilemma for me when it comes to exercising. Outdoors or the gym? Hmmm… Benefits of Outdoors The feeling you get from jogging outdoors is so different from being cooped up in the gym. There are more things (and people of course) to watch but it is also the sense of freedom I truly enjoy. You can choose to change your normal route or path; and that can bring new surprises and spice up the workout 🙂 I am always extra cautious when running along roads though as I wear my iPod and that means I am Continue Reading

Singapore East Coast: park or beach?

Let’s get the fact straight, Singapore East Coast is more a park than a beach hangout – so don’t expect to see bikini-clad girls playing beach volleyball or semi-naked bodies baking in the sun.  🙂 Nope, sorry, none of that. If you are looking for a place to get that beautiful tan while sipping pina colada under the swaying coconut trees, then you are better off at the Siloso beach on Sentosa. The 1.85 square kilometre East Coast Park is a Singapore park that is actually built entirely on reclaimed land with a man-made beach. Yup! you heard us right, Continue Reading

Splash out at Bedok Reservoir

Well, though not exactly the Big Splash, Bedok Reservoir has its unique charms and offers ample space for the joggers and the more adventurous types. Bedok Reservoir Source: gaurav I like this place because I can finish one full round of the reservoir comfortably, maybe 45 minutes or even 30 minutes if I run fast, and take in the greenery along the way! Sometimes I can even catch fleeting birds and the occasional fish bobbing out of the waters while catching my breath. And the area is not too densely populated yet – with a new condominium development coming up Continue Reading

Jogging at Punggol Field

What do you do if you are hit by the running bug and there isn’t a sports complex or running tracks nearby? Well, I found out that one can make do with very little. You can start jogging around residential blocks or along the roads but I discovered a “tiny” little secret in nearby Punggol – an empty field tucked away not too far from Punggol Plaza (Kou Fu food court). So what’s so special about a plain old concrete walkway with an empty field in the middle? Well, for one, there are like-minded people jogging, brisk walking or strolling Continue Reading

Academic libraries: Social or Communal? The nature and future of academic libraries by J.T. Gayton

Gayton, J. T. (2008). Academic libraries: “Social” or “Communal?” The nature and future of academic libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(1), 60-66. I’m reproducing the author-provided abstract here to facillitate the discussion. The apparent death of academic libraries, as measured by declining circulation of print materials, reduced use of reference services, and falling gate counts, has led to calls for a more “social” approach to academic libraries: installing cafés, expanding group study spaces, and developing “information commons.” This study compares these social models with the traditional academic library, whose spirit is best understood as “communal.” It argues that this communal Continue Reading