Praise The Name (Anastasis)

Lyrics for O Praise the Name (Anástasis)

This post contains the lyrics for O Praise the Name (Anástasis) by Hillsong Worship. Link to the chords and a Chinese translation are included.  I heard this song in church and was immediately drawn to it. I was intrigued by the word “Anástasis” in the title and so I looked it up. It is Greek for[continue reading]

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Self-publishing a book? Make sure you get an ISBN and CIP data for it

An article about self-publishing a book, getting an ISBN and CIP data. This article was originally written for the January 2016 issue of NTU Libraries’ newsletter “Library Xpress”.  2 books lay on the table in front of me. Both are donated by a faculty member to the library. I think they contain fairly good content[continue reading]

Storytelling: An investigation of the process of learning during an Information Technology implementation at RMIT University

I have been meaning to clean up and upload my 2003 Master’s thesis. Today, finally, I decided that it should be done. So, here it is. I apologize for the long unsexy title. Not very library related I guess but a load of fun to write…from hindsight. Abstract Information Systems (IS) failure research would define[continue reading]


Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchid Hybridization

  Orchid hybridization mixes and matches different orchid breeds to create new beautiful blossoms. I am very proud that Singapore Botanic Gardens is a pioneer and is one of the top centres for orchid research and hybridisation. I personally think that naming and presenting a new orchid hybrid to important guests, dignitaries and celebrities is[continue reading]

Garter Stitch Squares Bag

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Square Bag

I have been knitting this bag for the past 2 months. It is made up of squares knitted in garter stitch using black and white yarn. I am very pleased with the finished product. It looks difficult but is actually quite easy. I have a little mental block with the handles (which is why this[continue reading]

Anthem of Grace Worship album

Anthem of Grace | New Creation Church Worship Album

Anthem of Grace is the long awaited worship album from New Creation Church Singapore. The lyrics and youtube clips are listed for convenience. If you feel ministered by the album, please do purchase it. It is available at the Rock Gifts & Books Centre online or from itunes. Introduction Jesus is the living Word of God. As[continue reading]

Dreamy Mitts

Pattern Review for Hand Springs Fingerless Mitts

This is a pattern review for Hand Springs Fingerless Mitts by Micol Day, a free pattern. The pattern consists of written instructions and a chart pattern. The creator isn’t a professional knitting pattern designer and the pattern doesn’t follow the typical structure. It does, however, contain quite a bit of explanations and elaboration about the[continue reading]

Kaya bread pudding recipe

Bread Pudding Recipe with Kaya

A bread pudding recipe featuring a local spread called kaya. Kaya is Singapore’s answer to jam. It is a bread spread made up of coconut milk, egg and sugar. It is the first time I see it used in a bread pudding. So the recipe is stashed. Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk 2 pandan leaves[continue reading]

Pandan Reservoir

Lyrics for 家 by Kit Chan

I grew up having to sing “nationalistic” songs throughout my schooling days. Songs like Stand up for Singapore… Count on me Singapore… Oh my God, hair-raising songs. I wonder how I survive without major brain damage. My point is, I became pretty jaded when it comes to patriotic songs when I am older. 家 (jia)[continue reading]

Scene of MV of I Love You by Position

A Trip Down Memory Lane with a Song I Love You by Position

I stumbled upon a music video by Position for “I Love You” on Youtube. It is in Korean but the tune is very familiar. I have heard it somewhere. It turned out that the song was originally in Japanese but has been covered by many singers in different languages. The original singer and song writer[continue reading]

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Promotion of Library Resources and Services in an academic library |CALIS 2010

Presentation Slides for my presentation at the Conference of National Agricultural Information Centre in 2010 in Qingdao China.


Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – film adaptations

I happened upon the 1997 TV adaptation of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier in Youtube. The full length version. So, I watched it. I remember trying to read this novel when I was a teenager. I couldn’t finish it. I couldn’t remember the reason now because I thought the TV drama was quite good. My[continue reading]

Garter Stitch Square - RS and WS views

Garter Stitch Knitting: Techniques and Patterns

I really like garter stitch knitting. It is a super easy technique for beginners. It produces a squishy, sturdy and flat piece of knitted work, and I can watch TV while I knit. What is garter stitch knitting? I hope you already know that there are 2 basic stitches in knitting: the knit(K) stitch and[continue reading]

The Word is Near: Romans 10 and Deuteronomy 30

Pastor Joseph Prince mentioned Romans 10:4-13 in one of his sermons. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.”[b] 6 But the righteousness of faith speaks[continue reading]