Gotta love my new segment! HAHA! It feels so good taking about something but without the details! 😂
Ok! Leaving the country tmr! 🙂 enjoy your week ahead!
How do you make a patient guy irritated?
By being irritated at the things that he doesn’t see a point getting irritated by.
How does a wise man stumble?
By knowing everything wise but not applying everything he knows.
An utter nonchalance to self destruction.
Man, thank you guys.
I really appreciated it.
Especially you, thank you for sharing so much. Really really. Thank you so much. You know who you are. No wonder you are who you are. 🙂
My faith is strengthened and my heart is encouraged.
Lord, thank you.
Truly, in weakness your power is made perfect.
Let’s all dive down deeper for God. Let’s dream together.
Going to start a one month fast of social media, except WordPress, WhatsApp and Telegram. So yeah guys, please keep me in check. See me online on FB? Call me to chase me out. Flip to YOUTUBE? Slap me in the face. Any free time now, shall be given to word or the practice of drums/mixing. No friends/HIMYM/Riverdale. You wanna watch something? No. Read a book instead. Ok.
Praise the Lord for having a place for even the most dirty sinner.
I always have these dreams where I will be the one in those drum interviews or product launch videos where I will say, “I have spent a lot of time; many years /on the drums/experimenting/researching/mixing, blah blah blah, until I got this result.
I want to be a drummer that played in a popular album that everyone likes. I want to be a sound engineer that has funding to do research and experiments on microphones. I want to be an interface designer that designed menus for sound boards and cameras. I want to be a photographer that has photos that are recognised. I want to be a designer that designs graphics that look stunning and is everywhere in the world. I want to be a journalist that writes untold stories to make them known. I want to be a children’s book writer that writes exciting aesthetic children books but with depth. I want to be a good best friend to everyone that knows me. I want to be a teacher that teaches with passion and inspires people. I want to be a producer that knows music so well that directs recordings. I want to be a spiritual giants that will rely on. I want to be so much.
However, after so much, God woke me up with a question, “Where am I in your dreams?”
I ran away.
I was ashamed. Have I become a man that has lost the point? Come on Kelvin. What is more important? Your future or the one that gives you your future? Come on Kelvin. Dreams are great, dreams are goals that help man strive, but is there any point to anything that doesn’t have God in it?
Come on Kelvin.
Love God once again.
Is the devil really that great?
Is what the devil offered better than what God had offered? OF COURSE NOT.
Do you think that the devil is willing to die for you?
Come on Kelvin. Stop this nonsense RIGHT NOW.
Dream for the Lord now.
Father, I want to step into your presence without feeling ashamed. Lord, I dream of the day I tell people of your goodness and faithfulness to me. Lord, I pray that I will stop running into the same traps that the devil has laid for me. I pray that you get me out of this bondage. Father, may I be the man after your own heart. I want to be the man that can speak to you about everything. Every sorrow. Every heartache. Every bitterness against you Lord, I want to be able to talk to you about it. Father, take away my abilities if that is necessary. Take away my friends. Take away my ministry. Take away my future. Take away everything if it is necessary Lord. Please oh Lord. Please bring me back into your presence once again, because without you, Lord, what meaning is there?
I dream that one day, I will be the man that is willing to put down everything just to serve you. That if a gun is put to my head asking me to choose between the world and you, Lord, make me the man that will choose you. Father, I dare not boast, I dare not exaggerate, I dare not claim things that are not on my heart. I honestly don’t want to be Peter, made bold claims and yet still denied you three times.
Even so, you used him mightily Lord. Use me mightily.
Father, may I NEVER forget who I am serving. No. May I never forget who I am. I am forever a child of God.
Who am I kidding? I am not a man that struggles to lead a God led life in a God strayed world. I am just a child of God. Who wants me to struggle? God just wants me to love Him. God wants my heart. Jesus is enough.
Jesus paid it all. All to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain. He washed it white as snow.
I am SOO happy. Well, ever since I knew that I was going to Taipei, I REALLY wanted to go and watch a 五月天 concert. Well, I did my research and we actually missed out the dates by a few days. They had their concert on the 18th. I was so bummed. Then I found out that I couldn’t go for the Singapore concert in December, man, I was even more bummed.
Then like three nights ago, I noticed this YouTube Live notice for 五月天. I asked my mum and she told me it was a concert. I went down to the hotel to ask for details and I found out, IT WAS FREE! WHOO! Not only that, it was like three/four MRT stops away from my hotel? Like SUPER near.
The whole venue is supposed to be opened at 4pm, I went at 2+ and the place was already packed. Man. I came with my parents, but I left to find a better seat in front. Then I sat beside this dude.
After a while, he asked me if I had any friends coming, I answered no and he told me he was there alone too. We talked a while and he asked me to look after his bag while he goes to the toilet. When I came back, he gave me a tattoo. Man.
This dude was so nice. He looked after my bag when I went to the toilet. Inspired to write a story on someone looking after a bag for someone, not knowing what is in their bag. He talked about like systems in our countries, exchanging cultures and then he invited me to supper.
Taiwan culture was so interesting. I was SOO impressed with how easy people could connect and have a conversation with each other. The group beside us was literally the typical Na Xie Nian youth group of friends. Super young and nice. They asked my Friend to take a photo for them, then right after that, they could talk and chat already. Taiwan people are so warm and friendly.
Then after that, there was a rampage. People started standing up and rushed to the front. As we were on this slope, my Friend got me to stand up to not get hurt by the rampage. However, with that, the people were pushing the tents and the scaffolds, making it VERY dangerous for the people in front. Then the Organisers stated to scold to manage the crowd. Man. Interesting Taiwan Culture #1: people will scold and speak their mind when they get frustrated with stuff. Man so many times the crowd shouted at the Organisers to tell them what to do and the Organisers shouted back in frustration. Freaking funny, but really interesting. Interesting Taiwan Culture #2: people will cheer together. After the rampage, to pass the message that they need to move back, the whole crowd started cheer, “请坐下” together. Interesting Tawan Culture #3: they will clap when someone in wrong is being scolded. For a few moments, I noticed crowds started to clap, I didn’t know why, so I asked my Taiwan Friend, he told me, someone is being scolded. AHAHAHAH! So for example, someone stole someone’s seat and the Organiser scolds the person, everyone around the person would clap. Kinda like wrong shaming! HAHAHA! Interesting Taiwan Culture #4: they are very blunt. I remembered, they scolded “坐不下的人请出去.” I just WHOAAAAA. AHAHAHAHA!
Man, it was like in a park with thousands of Kim Lau. AHAHAHA!
Nevertheless, Taiwan people are all actually very nice. Like, they were all very friendly and all willing to tell us stretch and all. There is something about the Chinese Language that just makes everything sound a bit gentler.
Ok, now to the concert. Erm. Hmmm.
Honestly, I didn’t exactly like quite a bit of the sound. 😦 mainly is Ashin’s singing. 😦
Quite a few songs Ashin started wrong key. Especially one of the guest star’s performance. Man, her guitar was out of tune and whenever Ashin sings, I was cringing.
However, apart from those issues, it was actually quite a nice show. There were times I really liked Ashin’s voice. The guitar solos were sick. Having the original drummer of Mayday here was cool. Man, freaking cool to be part of history.
Man, such a fantastic night to be in Taipei! Thank you God! 🙂