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Mention of God, mental health (positive) 

There is so much happening in the world now that is far from normal.

I have only God to count on, for a sense of peace, and relief from despair. (How I thank God for that!)

And if this (Biblical) God is false or non-existent, then I would be among the most pitiable of all people.

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Quote from the Bible, somewhat evangelical 

Letter to the Hebrews, Chapter 3, Verses 7 to 11:

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,

"Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,

where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.

[...]

As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter my rest.'"

And in Hebrews 4:11:

Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.

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Mention of death, mention of God 

If I am minutes away from death and I send a (so-called) "Instant Message" over the Internet, calling for someone to rescue me, I had better prepare that I may die before that someone even thinks to read that Instant Message.

Better to spend my last few precious minutes praying to God.

(The above is a hypothetical situation. I am not so keen to test that hypothesis at the moment)

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Mention of God and wicked people 

So there (still) exist those who delight in harming me...

I feel no need to take revenge myself... I let God rebuke them.

God will repay them for what they have done to me.

As for me, I hope for praise from God.

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Remembering those who are possibly exiled from Singapore, self-imposed or otherwise:

- Ho Juan Thai
- Ang Swee Chai & the late Francis Khoo
- Wong Soon Fong
- Liu Bo
- Tan Wah Piow
- Mr and Mrs Tan Hee Kim
- Chan Sun Wing
- Mr and Mrs He Jin
- Dr Poh Soo Kai

Additionally,

- Tang Fong Har
- Francis Seow

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Movie 

Watched Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon, today

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Thoughts and feelings about (Rebuild of) Evangelion 

Twelve years since I first saw an episode of the "original" anime-season of Evangelion, I think I'm much more sensitive to scenes of violence, on screen or otherwise.

And I think I inadvertently saw a disturbing, if not downright gory, scene from one of the movies in the series called Rebuild of Evangelion.

I had better set some healthy boundaries on what images I let myself watch.

Maybe I can just watch a sunset "in real life", and listen to bird-song.

Free-of-charge streaming of three movies in the series Rebuild of Evangelion; Hyperlink to article 

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Likely a scam (not by me) 

Received an email. Sender claims to have a senior position at a bank and wants to give me ten million dollars.

But I have been hearing too many stories of people falling for scams, recently.

And writers of the Bible tell me to be free from the love of money.

I've pressed the "report as spam" button in Gmail.

Check out this 80-year-old elephant shed tears (in Thailand) upon hearing a performance of Debussy's "Clair de Lune"

(Link to YouTube)

youtu.be/i1qQOGCyRbY

Moderating an online chat-group; mention of God 

A troublesome user left without me telling that user to.

I thank God for that.

Playlist of music to prepare for an erupting volcano in Iceland:

erkomideldgos.is/en

(Including the song "I feel the earth move" by Carole King)

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Craigmillar receives few visitor compared to Edinburgh castle and you can explorer its many fine features and spacious grounds at your leisure. Despite being unroofed, many fine features survive to be appreciated including the machicolated battlements, vaulted great hall, heraldic devices and a wonderful ancient yew in the courtyard. #castles

Singapore-specific words that have elicited a 😂 emoji from at least one Internet-user 

Singaporeans praising home-cooked food:

"Wah, this tastes like restaurant food"

Singaporeans praising restaurant food:

"Wah, this tastes like home-cooked food"

(I got the above words from somewhere but I've forgotten where)

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As I get more into the fedi world the more delightful it becomes. It's been a long time since I felt that way about the internet. ⭐

Kosovo 1999, Myanmar 2021, conflict, "war crime documentation database" 

Okay so I read that a War Crime Documentation Database was set up, regarding Kosovo (circa approximately 1999).

Here I can see the database schema:
pbosnia.kentlaw.edu/projects/w

Do I want to set up a similar database for the situation in Myanmar right now?

What's stopping me? The cost of running such a database? A fear that it would be successful? How do I define success for this database anyway? And what do I hope to achieve with it? 🤔

Cancer (not in me (as far as I am aware)), Google, Tumblr 

Good friend has breast cancer.

So I felt better after reading another Internet-user's words. (That user's husband has cancer.) Like I was less alone.

But

That user chose the domain-name iluvgoogle.org

And I'm unsure how much irony that user intended

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Anyway, gratitude is a more important emotion for me to feel right now.

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Usually, flowers aren't my thing. But my Mom, (who's currently unable to walk) loves them. Took a few snapshots of snowdrop and spring snowflake to cheer her up. Maybe you enjoy them, too? #spring #flowers #photography

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