An Observed Grief Part I: Thoughts on the Sovereignty of God

I've a few thoughts to share regarding the nature of dating, relationships, friendship,  singleness, etc. These posts are to chronicle God's grace in my life and be an encouragement to others.  A few of these preliminary posts were written in 2016.  The purpose of what I'm writing is not to cast blame, unless it is... Continue Reading →

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

*Moderate Spoilers* At some point around halfway through Solo: A Star Wars Story, I really hoped there was something that I could really like about it. One or two scenes revealed much potential, especially the scene where Han and Chewbacca meet. I was wondering why I hadn't laughed much, or felt particularly thrilled, despite reading... Continue Reading →

A Heart of Winter

"Gradually I became interested in this book called the Bible. Yet somehow I was uneasy about the idea of reading it. Sometimes I would think to myself, Well, I guess it won't kill me not to read the Bible, and I would talk myself out of buying a copy. Somewhere in my heart was the... Continue Reading →

A time for every season

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and... Continue Reading →

A few thoughts about Harmony Day

I wrote the following in an email to a group of fellow students prior to Harmony Day about 3 years ago. It was in response to some theological troubles I'd had with the idea of Harmony Day and my participation in a class activity to acknowledge Harmony Day. I hope you find it helpful.  ... Continue Reading →

Economics: filling in the gaps

The more I review my high school education, the more I question the kinds of things we were taught, or not taught. For example, it is common for many of my cohort to have issues with identifying grammar. I saw this particularly when studying Japanese late last year, where people did not know how to... Continue Reading →

Shame, Songs of Praise

Ever since Punk came on the English scene, it was never characterised by particularly good-looking groups (although The Smiths may be fronted by the charismatic Morrissey). It was about making rock 'n' roll filthy again; its edge lost to the degeneracy of glam rock and other watered-down, über-polished forms. In England, it was your average... Continue Reading →

Smoking a Pipe

En route to meeting friends, I was in the consumerist paradise of Tokyo, Ginza, and happened upon a pipe shop. But firstly... I was aghast to find that Japan was full of smokers. Sydney-and maybe all of Australia-has successfully pushed smoking to the fringes of society. Pubs, one of the bastions of beer and cigarettes,... Continue Reading →

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