Monday, December 31, 2007

Thank You 2007

Before I frolick off to celebrate the New Year in style (somewhat), I thought I had better complete this post first, which has been sitting on my To Blog list for the past couple of weeks, as with approximately 8 other topics which I sincerely hope will be struck off soon.

2007 would be hard for me to describe as a good year. I laughed alot, but I also cried alot. Arguably I got my heart broken in a most unique situation. But 2007 was a very interesting year. Every bit of it. And here are my thanks to the people who made it interesting, laughed with me through interesting times, and sat by me while I cried through interesting times.


Dear ol' Jesus. This year has been a heartbreaking year for our relationship. We started off well, and You were there to support me whenever I was down, from the tiniest misunderstanding between my parents and myself that made me moody, to the ultimate heartsmash (yes. Why can't there be heartsmash? And then there's heartcrack too, below heartbreak. Imagine, people.). But I? I broke Your heart so many times. Too many times. Only You, who died to set me free, could have the strength and crazy love, to follow behind me and run after me even when I turned from You, so that when I was hurt from the front, You would be ever ready to embrace me from behind. Jesus, help me know You more. Help me hear You more. Help me seek You more. Let your everlasting love, hope, and glory, shine through me, that the world may come to know You.

I love you Jesus. And I'm so, so, grateful that You love me, more than I can ever think of loving You.

Dearest sister, you are a God-send, you know that? You have always been there to support me and edify me, ready to reveal the word of God at the slightest expression of doubt or uncertainty from me. Like what I hope to be, you are a shining star my dear, a testament of Jesus' glory. And may He continue to shine brighter and brighter in your life. Thank you sis.

You, on the other hand, are a quiet testament to the Lord's glory. Quiet, but terrifyingly powerful. :) Your ever-present smile, and the joy that just radiates from your being, is more than enough to show the world what a great God we serve. May you experience more than ever before the double portion of serving, and get ever closer to Him. Thank you sis.

You too! Just your saying 'hi' can brighten up a lesson (and the three of you usually say hi all in a row lor, can you imagine). I look forward to seeing you continue to grow in the Lord. Who knows you may spread the love in Batam? Thank you sis.

No not the singer. That one seems nice, but I never really could get over hating his face... Eube's bro! We hardly exchange more than a knuckle punch, or even raised eyebrows, but our conversations have had great impact on me. Brother the power of the Lord bursts through you and your words, and so be not afraid to speak forth through the promptings of the Spirit. It will bring you to great places. Thank you bro.

You mad boy you. :) Thank you for showing me the ropes in sound (or the notes, hur). But more importantly, thank you for sharing the Word of God. You know, sometimes I'm envious of your superglue relationship with the Lord, despite your failings that ou are not afraid to acknowledge. Ishio-ni gambatte ne! Thank you bro.

Quietly making every service an aural success. Thank you for teaching me how to operate the Mothership. I really hope to learn much more from you in the coming year. Thank you bro.

You are scary. HAHA to people who don't know you that is. You have taught me so much... about sound and about the philosophy of serving the Lord. I can't wait to meet you again. Thank you bro.

You know, just watching you serve by running the Arrow AV ministry teaches me alot. There are times when things seem to go wrong and we see you get terribly stressed out, but your faith shines through even then, and that's wonderful and edifying to see. Thank you sister.

You hooked me into Tech65 (;P) and what has become of me now? I feel like someone with a purpose, rather than just float around watching anime. The visions you have shared with me for Tech65 - goals, hopes or even fantasies (maybe Revision3 will buy us) - are wonderful, and just thinking about it coming to pass is such a faith booster. Thank you bro.

It is actually quite hard to find someone of such similar, or at least complementing, interests as mine. Ever ready with an opinion, you make a fantastic philosophical buddy anytime. Not about to forget that time you were there and ready to quell my doubts about myself. I look forward to an even stronger friendship in the coming year. Cheers mate. And thank you, brother.

I KEEL YOU! Nawwww how could I? You who fed me loads of Chemical 9. And if you don't know what's Chemical 9, you are not deserving of xkcd. There that should be clue enough for you. Thank you. :)

Kai Yi
Man, your madness (and arguably twisted sense of humor sometimes) is welcome in my life anytime. Thank you.

Right, so much for procrastination... This is exhausting to do all in one shot...

You, my friend, have been there through everything, everyday. Through my good moods bad moods mad moods sad moods. And that's enough for me. Thank you.

You ah? Ahhh whatever la.

How could I right? Thanks for being there everyday too. For teaching me all about metal and music, (and for the music too...). I see you rising really rapidly, so don't you lose steam now! Become a great big star, so I can leech off you next time. :D Rock on Serberuz Hammerfrost. \m/ Thank you.

Thank you for the endless car rides! Your smile and sense of humor is something to be wary of... They say too much endorphins early in the morning isn't good.

I lie. It is. Thank you.

We don't have time to talk much nowadays, but I'm really grateful that you are always ready to watch out for me, to warn me of trouble ahead. Thank you sis.

Thank you for simply being there and being encouraging when I need it most. Thank you.

All those crazy outings, crazy movies (and not so crazy suckass shits...), crazy concerts, crazy pool, crazy time together. How to describe? I'll miss them when I move (not as soon as I expected though yay). For just being such a great friend, thank you my dear bro.

Chong Yi
After all these years, I'm glad we can still click so easily (somemore got girlfriend liao hor lol). Thank you for always being there.

The Community
Man, if I addressed each of you individually, I would never complete this by 0000 1st Jan 08 even if I locked myself in my room and applied an electric shock whenever I stop typing for more than 5 seconds. You guys make Ping such an addictive place to be, and you're all a right riot on the shoutbox, not to mention the crazy gatherings as well. For all your fantastic posts, and your "NSFW I Got Raped By My Cat" posts, thank you all so much.

You think I missed you out? Why would I? How could I? :) Save the best for last I say.

Interesting, isn't it, life? How it can bring you to the greatest heights, show you the world and beyond, only to wink at you and Piledrive your stupid naive head 3 feet into the concrete. Just like how you say I am to you, you are a very unique friend to me. Able to answer questions others would squirm at the mere thought of. Able to reason with emotion. Seen and done things people have only dreamed of doing. Everyone should have a friend like that, I always say, but then too bad I choped you already so no one else can benefit from your imbaness, hoho. It is my sincerest hope that whatever we will choose in life's fucked up game, we will always be available for each other.

Even with money and time-sucking biatches at our side and biatchspawn.

Thank you Ben. Thank you so much.


If you've read this far without CTRL-Fing your name (which you all did anyway, I know, don't even thinking about protesting in the comments), thank you all once again. Just so you know the people here are grouped by brethren, Tech65, SIM, contacts, dotcomrades. So please please don't take how far down you are as an indication of what you mean to me. Some of you may have jumped to mind before others, but you all made a difference one way or another, and are all equally meaningful to me.

Happy happy blessed New Year, all of you. :) The best is yet to come.

-Took 2 hours to complete this post. You all in this list owe me a drink. Ulterior motive revealed!-


Anonymous said...

i think i dont have to put my name here for you to know who i am roar! hahahaha tadah i assume you alrdy know who i am (: yup 2007 has been amazing, from bankai to tombstone piledriver, im glad that i got to know you MUCH better in times of crap, haha FYI, you made it into my list of Friends Forever aww so far only 2 have made it heh you and ah boy ah Warriors of the Night Assemble! roar!

Farinelli said...

My my. The first and only anonymous comment I'll allow without shoving a C4 up your arse :)

eube said...

heyyy rennua,

thanks for those wonderful words. honestly, i was pretty surprised to see my name there. n my bro's too! haha.

anyway, just wanted u to knw what a blessing u've been to me too. always with ur funny actions (which we always copy), ur joyful and easygoing attitude (heehee), ur teachable-ness, and just who You r as renhao :)

thanks for being sucha cool bro in Christ.

may 2008 be one that u just grow closer n closer to the Lord, that u rise higher n higher victoriously, all from glory to glory :)

God bless!

Serberuz Hammerfrost said...

Wah mine like macam damn superficial one sia... give u ice kosong for that! ahahahaha! Nah kidding. '07 for me has been a hellcoaster mad rush, one that gives u the adrenaline to actually say "I want another round". It's truly special indeed. See if this next round is gonna get me puke or going for more. Watever it is, thanks to you too! SKOL!!! (viking version of 'kampai')

Farinelli said...

Yours not superficial la, its the others are flowery. Call you rising rock star liao you still only gimme ice kosong basket.

"I want another round"? Hmm not for me actually. '07 was more like a bear chasing you - a fine tale to tell, but I'll be damned if I ever want to experience that again.