Friday, March 18, 2011

Why does God let disasters happen?

In light of all the natural disasters that have been happening lately, namely the Japan earthquake-tsunami double disaster,

the Chile earthquake,


and not forgetting the 2004 tsunami

that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, people are starting to think that the world is coming to an end. They start blaming God for allowing such things to happen.

Firstly, these natural disasters are what they are: natural. It can be explained by physics and science. Pressure build-up in tectonic plates cause earthquakes, and earthquakes in the middle of the ocean cause tsunamis. 

It's waiting to happen, and it will happen, just as sure as gravity keeps us here on earth.

I believe that God did not send earthquakes and tsunamis to scare us. On the contrary, these events have done the opposite. It showed us the true colours of man. In a war-ridden world full of terrorism

and endless battles and suffering,

where man seem so heartless...and cold, the tragedies that occurred have shown us a different side to these 'heartless' creatures we call man.

In 2004, when news of the tsunami broke out, hordes of volunteers rushed in to countries affected by the tsunami to lend a hand.

When a killer quake struck Haiti, millions of people donated in cash and kind to help the survivors.

Same thing happened in Chile.

In Japan, workers are willing to face the extremely high levels of radiation to prevent a complete meltdown of a nuclear reactor.

So where is God? You tell me...

"What greater love has a man, than to lay down his life for another?" 
-John 15:13-

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Exam Stress

To all who are having a hard time staying awake to study, to all who are struggling to understand what's going on, to all who are relying on luck, I wish you guys all the best in your exams and pray hard!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Think Green

God put man on earth and entrusted the whole of His creation to us man. Well, that turned out well. Pollution, global warming, resource depletion, increased cancer risk, increasing unhealthy lifestyle, species extinction, you name it, we've got it. Sometimes I wonder what all of these mean.
In everyday life, I have seen how polluting and environmentally insensitive we've all been. It's not because we want to, but because we have no choice. There are still no viable substitutes for pollutants such as polystyrene and PET bottles, we still burn petrol like nobody's business, electricity is still being generated by burning stuff, and we're all waiting to see what will happen when we run out of fuel.

Oil and gas still dictate the way we live. It affects power generation as well as transportation, thus dictates the prices of virtually everything else. Imagine, for a moment, that if free electricity were to be pulled out of the wind and sun, it would mean that it would not cost a single cent to transport anything and power would be cheap and abundant. Imagine how things will be like then. 

While green technology has been gathering momentum thus far, it is still very far from actually changing the world. For all we know, we might have already been too late. My prayer is that mankind realize their role as stewards of God's creation and act to sustain it. Each person's effort, no matter how small will definitely make a change.

Just some food for thought: If the world were to change so drastically that all life as we know perish, it will hardly be the last of Mother Nature. It might be the end of mankind, but certainly not the world.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What to do when you're BORED

Here're some healthy alternatives which I find helpful whenever I'm bored:
  • Doodle. Sketching or drawing something that you're interested in will not only improve your drawing skills, it actually stimulates brain activity and develops your right brain and who knows, you might end up like Walt Disney!
  • Do push-ups or sit-ups. This is for guys who always find the perfect excuse not to go to the gym. Besides, simple exercises will keep you healthy and gives you just enough toned muscle to get noticed ;)
  • Watch cool educational shows to keep your mind thinking while doing absolutely nothing. Mythbusters is my personal favourite. It's always a good excuse to watch TV.
  • Think of ways to make money. This is for those up-and-coming millionaires out there. It is where Google and Facebook first started. IDEAS are INFINITE and can change the world.
  • Think of small weekend projects which you can do. If you are a hands on type of person, this is for you. Small projects can include cool paper airplanes or models, a decorative item you can put on your desk, or even a Christmas gift for somebody!
These are just some of my suggestions to help you kill some time. It's also an effective stress relief avenue for those who are going through stressful times. If you have any suggestions on how to kill time effectively, I'd like to hear it!

Friday, November 19, 2010


The main problem I find with maintaining blogs is that there are just too many things to blog about that eventually nothing gets blogged about. I therefore need your help (yes, you!) to figure out what my next topic should be.

If you have any questions or just want an honest opinion on something, please feel free to comment! I'd be happy to share my take on whatever's out there :)