Author: Zyrus

08 Jul SG on a Shoestring: Arrival + Things You Need to Know

#SGonaShoestring is a blog series on my 30-day staycation in Singapore. This trip does not include every tourist attraction since I've been to some of them before. I only write about my road-less-traveled experiences when I could. They may not necessarily be the best (or the smartest) but if you want a different perspective on the "Little Red Dot," I invite you to follow this blogventure!...

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28 Apr Music: Hold Back the River by James Bay

This song on loop today. So glad I found this guy. Oh, and you gotta watch him in this live. Real talent is just awesome. ====================================== Tried to keep you close to me, But life got in between Tried to square not being there But think that I should have been Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes Hold back the river, so I Can stop for a minute and see where you hide Hold back the river, hold back Once upon a different life We rode our...

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26 Apr Pray for Nepal

On April 25, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal in what is now considered as the worst disaster in the country's history. Roads were destroyed and houses collapsed including centuries-old heritage sites. As of now, more than 1800 deaths have been reported and a lot more missing as they continue to dig through the rubbles. Many people (including women, children, and elderlies) slept outside their houses last night, afraid that the aftershocks would keep them unsafe while some have totally lost...

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11 Mar Something About Worship

By now, most of us know what worship is and what it is not. It's not limited to our attendance and the songs we sing during worship services. It's not even how active we are in our ministry involvement and small group gatherings. But rather, it's a lifestyle that touches on all areas of our life - our jobs, education, family, friends, and even our time and finances. Worship, after all, is our response to God....

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20 Feb Movie: That Thing Called Tadhana

In this day and age where a lot of unforgettable movies come out almost every day, it's a surprise to find films like this get mainstream attention, much more from a genre that I personally regard as cheesy. The thing is, I don't really consider myself a fan of these type of movies. After One More Chance, I've never had a rom-com flick that I liked to repeat over and over again. Not until That Thing Called Tadhana came along....

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13 Apr Takeaways from Mongolia

More than the place or the activities, it’s the relationships that were formed that left a huge mark in my heart. I would never forget how Baska would always take care of us even if it means he had to walk home late just to make sure we’re safe. I’ll always remember Shawn’s positivity and humor, which kept us energized throughout the day. I will always be amazed at Ruth, Murun, and Crystal’s knowledge of the city, and how they...

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12 Apr UB House Visits

Ulzii, one of the members of the church (and a very good friend of mine) invited us to his house for dinner. It was a refreshing moment for all of us to be welcomed in someone else’s home. I was even surprised to see our photo framed beside his bed. I would always remember how much fun we had that night, specially when everyone can just be crazy in front of each other. Another house we visited was Brother Baskaa’s....

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11 Apr Victory Weekend & The Paralytic

On the 8th day of our mission trip, we held an event called Victory Weekend. Victory Weekend is a two-day retreat that helps believers to have a deeper relationship with God and focus on establishing the spiritual foundations necessary for a life-long walk with Him. We covered topics like Lordship, repentance, faith, church, and the power of the Holy Spirit. On the first day of the retreat, an interesting thing happened. One of the women in the room was Toya....

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10 Apr Pizza Party & Game Night

We invited everyone that we’ve met for the last 7 days to a party we organized. We were surprised to see more than 70 attendees come and enjoy the program we prepared for them. It was a very fun and memorable evening as students, faculty members, and young professionals came together to have fun in the games and munch on the pizza we served. We taught them a popular Filipino game called Pinoy Henyo (Mongolian style),and it was a blast!...

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