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Mention of Lord Jesus and persecution 

I don't really mind that certain people regard me as scum of the earth, a madman, a muddle-headed loudmouth incapable of making his own decisions, and so on.

It is God who judges me, and it is God's praise that I hope for. But that is no excuse for me to do evil stuff in this world.

I take comfort that righteous men and prophets of God - and yes, even the son of God, Lord Christ Jesus - have suffered ill-treatment and other forms of persecution in this world.

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Singapore, politics, climate, pollution 

In Singapore, certain people believe their dead relatives are in need of money, cars, houses and so on.

So, they send those things to their dead relatives.

How, you may ask.

Burning. Burning paper versions of those material comforts.

Especially in the month they call "Hungry Ghost", when they believe ghosts roam the earth.

So, how long can the authorities in condone such burning, and claim to be addressing the climate emergency, at the same time?

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"Go ahead. Be a Singaporean. Be a capitalist Nietzschean superman who can crush his domestic help at will and send her back to the slums in Manila."

- Tan Hwee Hwee. (2001). "Mammon Inc." Penguin Books. Page 255.

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Q: "if happiness is so readily available, why aren't more people happy?"

A: "it's because they don't believe they can be happy".

Adapted from Alan Cohen's book, "How good can it get?: What I learned from the richest man in the world"

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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


- Tang Fong Har
- Francis Seow

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Anyone on here draw comics? I'm looking to pay someone to draw an idea a friend and I had around landlord/tenant dichotomies.

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Social Cooling: The long-term negative side effects of living in a reputation economy.

Share this insightful resource!

Just like #TheSocialDilemma film on Netflix it serves to make people directly aware of how social media might impact their personal life.

#socialcooling #surveillancecapitalism #socialmedia #humanetechnology #humanedesign #humanetechnow

(Thanks to @tobi for providing the link)

Body, size/weight 

My waist is expanding... Or my pants are shrinking 🤔​

Ok, I can accept that I've become fatter.

Now, what do I want to do about it?

- Eat less, or

- Exercise more, or

- Take no action about it

It's so painful for me to eat less 😣​

I'm lazy to send myself to a gym 😶​

So, the remaining option is... 🤔​

In the meantime, I have to decide if I want to buy a new wardrobe for my new waist-size

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*stares intently at you eating*
*mews pathetically*

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It's almost October, which is almost Christmas, which means that my a cappella trio needs new Christmas/winter songs! If you can recommend any three part arrangements/compositions (SAT/SAB/AAT/AAB), let me know! We are open to all genres, time periods, and difficulties.
#music #musicians

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2020 is turning into a good dragonfly year for me. 🙂 Spotted another Sultan (Camacinia gigantea), this time at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, on 22 Sept 2020, at the pond after the Visitor Centre. It took flight and hovered in one spot, so I took in-flight photos of it.

On iNaturalist [ ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Dragonflies #Odonata

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I received an email invite to a PhD confirmation of candidature seminar for a person whose topic is “The prevalence, persistence and transfer of sperm in the environment” and I feel like that topic might need more information.

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Youtube just tried to show me an 18 minute ad 🤨

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"The most important feature of Sublime Text… is that it doesn’t change."

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Thought I saw a new-to-me mushroom in the yard, but at closer inspection they turned out to be ghost plants! Monotropa uniflora, freaky little chlorophyll-free parasitic plants. 🆒


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I learnt that one can be drinking wine and expensive coffee - and eating tasty food - and still be lonely

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We had a beautiful new moon after sunset tonight. I got my camera and tripod stand out to take a#photo from the back deck and was followed out by our two granddaughters, 4 and 2.

The older girl was admiring the orchid flowers and I strictly told her not to touch them. I'll let you guess what happened.

Maybe I have to get used to people who say things out of a sense of "polite-ness" but don't mean what they say.

I wish these people well, I'm not judging anyone here

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📣 PSA 📣

We've turned on the form that allows folks to request an account right from our about page *and* have kept the ability for our users to create invite links.

If you're interested in #Photography and #Photo stuff, let your friends know!


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One of the more impressive pigeons you can see when you head out in to the Outback, is the Spinifex Pigeon. They have a crest on the top of their head and some pretty colours on their faces.

Being spring, it was no surprise we came across a randy fellow doing his little mating dance.

#AustralianWildlife #SpinifexPigeon #bird #nature #photo

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what people think programming is: beep boop i do precise calculations using the power of brain science

what programming actually is: somebody asked me to do something stupid so now i have to think of the smartest way to do the stupid thing that wont get me fired

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