Archive for December, 2011

say “Good-bye”

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2011 by crystalake

How were your holidays? Filled with family, friends and …
way too much food and alcohol…

It’s time to finally say “Good-bye” to feeling fat, tired and
out of shape, and get that toned, confident and skinny jean
ready body you deserve.

We generally all go in with good intentions of not over eating
or over indulging but unfortunately everything tends to look
just too good or we are pressured to dive in because ‘its the
holidays’ or ‘its only once a year’.

Have your pants gotten a little tighter over the past year and
more so over the last couple weeks?
Do you enjoy winter because you can cover it up with loose
and baggy clothing?
Do you have a resolution to get healthy and fit and change that
in the new year?

Well, you know coming up is the time of year where we all look
for a fresh start in an attempt to improve something about our
health and our bodies.

Unfortunately more than 90% of people fail at achieving their
New Years resolution. They set their goals too big, they are not
prepared for the effort it will take, they don’t have a plan on how
they are going to achieve their goals or what they have to do to
get there.

Do you have those figured out for your new years resolution?

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Posted in Uncategorized on December 25, 2011 by crystalake

2. The first public out roar about the church, arose in March 2010 this year, when the church bought a $310 million stake in a commercial entity known as Suntec Convention Centre for it’s new church. Worse, it had to hide the details in a Non-disclosure agreement, when as a public charity and society, it has a duty of openness and accountability to it’s members.

3. This series of actions, sparked a complaint by a member of the church to the Commissioner of Charities, asking why the church had submitted it’s members to future liabilities, without the members’ permission.
This was because the church had not raise the full sum of $310 million at that point (only $65 million was raised).

4. The Senior Pastor and the church was questioned about this by the Commissioner himself. But no public answers were forthcoming.

5. Shortly after, on 31st May 2010, the Senior Pastor’s home and office, together with 16 other associates of the church, was raided by the Singapore police (Commercial Affairs Department(CAD)) on the request of the Commissioner of Charities (COC). They were all hauled in for questioning at the police station.

6. The COC and CAD issued a joint statement that the Senior Pastor and his associates were being investigated for:

6.1 Misuse of church’s funds
6.2 Falsification of Documents
6.3 Criminal Breach of Trust

7. The pastor’s wife was then asked to return from LA for questioning by the CAD. At this time, the financial probe had increased to 20+ people including the Pastor’s wife, as well as the deputy senior pastor of the church.

8. The church itself and the Senior Pastor and his wife, then seek legal representation from Senior Counsels in Singapore.

9. Shortly after this, the Senior Pastor was accused of plagiarising the works of 2 American authors and this was featured in the local newspapers. Plagiarism is a crime in Singapore. But the authors decided not to press charges on the pastor, as long as he did not continue to use their works.

10. News of the Senior Pastor’s wife extravagant lifestyle in LA hits Singapore. This amongst others include a USD20,000 a month rental in the posh Hollywood Hills mansion, 2 cars, maids/butler, personal entourage of dancers and choreographers, frequent travel, expensive clothes and makeovers, jewelleries, etc.

11. The Senior Pastor and his deputy was asked to step down as heads of the church and replaced by 2 executive pastors.

12. An independent auditing team was appointed to review the governance of the church as well as it’s internal controls.

13. Public debate in Singapore rages to a fever pitch, so much so that it has been declared the most Googled item in Singapore. This is the extent of the public outrage in Singapore.

13.1 Yahoo FTP – 8 threads and 30,000 posts
13.2 channelnewsasia forum – more than 5 threads and 10,000 comments
13.3 sammyboy forums
13.4 hardwarezone forum-80 threads and more 100,000 comments
13.5 irreligious blogpost
13.6 cheat grace blogpost
13.7 theonlinecitizen
13.8 the NEW temasek review
13.9 sg forums
13.10 sgclub forums
13.11 new republic asia blogpost
13.12 what i have against City harvest Church blogpost
13.13 why i left City Harvest Church blogpost
13.14 church warnings blogpost
13.15 Cash Harvest CULT blogposts
13.16 The Christian Post
13.17 trevvy forums
13.18 blowing wind forums
13.19 AsiaOne forums – more than 15 threads, more than 20 thousand comments, more than half million views, etc etc etc

14 Public discussions led to the following list of questions, which are culled from verifiable facts from the various discussions in Singapore.

14.1 Why did the CAD raid my Snr Pastor’s home, CHC Office and offices of associates of CHC on 31 May 10?

14.2 Why did the CAD interrogate my Snr Pastor and his wife on multiple occasions?

14.3 Why did my Snr Pastor and his Dy Snr Pastor have to step down?

14.4. Why did my Snr Pastor pay $46.3 million to the Licensor for simply finding a new place of worship for CHC? Why was the Snr Pastor so generous to give Licensor such a big amount when the Suntec church will not be ready by March 2011 and the usage is non-exclusive and without a tenancy agreement?

14.5. Why did the CHC buy million of $ of unquoted bonds from Xtron, a company that has been losing money since it was formed?

14.6 Why did my Snr Pastor announce that CHC was “co-owner” and later clarified that the Church only is a minority shareholder of SCC? This was further clarified by ARA Group in the Chinese newspaper.

14.7 Why did my Snr Pastor pledge the Jurong Church in “the event of non-payment of rent, the creditors have a cause of action against the assets of CHC (i.e. our Jurong West St 91 Church Building)”? Isn’t this a violation of the Societies Act which does not permit society members to subject it’s members to adverse risk?

14.8 What is impact of URA restrictions on the church usage of Suntec? Would the space be enough? If space is not enough, what sense is there to move at all? Also, if non-exclusive does it mean have to move out all equipment every Sunday? Where would we go for our Bible classes, morning/evening prayer sessions etc etc as earlier planned for Suntec?

14.9 It has been clarified that Suntec Reit will eventually buy over Suntec Convention Centre in 2-3 years time. Why then did the Senior Pastor announced that the deal was self-sustaining, when it’s unlikely that future shares can be bought in Suntec Convention Centre?

14.10 Is it true that the Management Committee passed Resolutions to approve the Cultural Mandate and the acceptance of companies linked to CHC (e.g. Xtron and AMAC) as legal and valid? What is the meaning of all this? Does this mean that monies has passed through these companies and involved in matters not in the Building of God’s church?

14.11Is it true that the Senior Pastor and his mentor, Dr Kevin Dyson got their education and qualifications through degree mills i.e. unaccredited institutes of higher education as defined by the US Department of Education?

14.12 Is true that CHC has just 14,000+ members rather than 33,000 members as earlier declared by the church.

14. 13 It has been confirmed by newspaper reports and CHC website, that CHC raised $114+ million from 2005-2009. Why is then that there was only $64+ million in the AnB fund in 2009? What happened to the $50 million unaccounted for?

14.14 Is it true that when Sun Ho was offered the contract of USD5 million by Tonos Entertainment in 2005, Tonos Entertainment had already closed down in 1st Sep 2003? So what contract was Sun Ho on, when she went to America?

14.15 Is it true that the Senior Pastor is paid director fees as the President/Chairman of the Management Board of CHC, when he specifically said that he does not collect any pay from the Church?

14.16 With the URA restrictions (no tenancy agreement), little or no possibility of further shares purchase and also not requiring major renovations (non-exclusive use) are we still talking about a $310 million Suntec deal or a sum which is much less? Shouldn’t this information be disseminated to the church if there are any updates? Is there anymore necessity to raise the further $245 million through A & B Fund raising for the next 8 years at an average of $31 million per fund-raising year?

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Posted in Uncategorized on December 25, 2011 by crystalake

1. Blue Haze on June 22, 2010 at 11:25 am
Reposted – losingfaith on June 21, 2010 at 6:08 am

I had been a CHC member for almost 8 years, it’s has been nearly a year since I left city harvest. I joined when I was only 16. The highest ‘position’ I attained while I was there was as a junior ministry leader and as an assistant cell group leader, I was one of my zone’s guitarist as well.

Due to the responsibilities of the ministry I was serving in, I brushed shoulders with Kong and Sun numerous times. I shall not say more as I will be easily to be identified if I give more info.

So let me share with you guys a few of my experiences during my 8 years there. Barely half a year after joining the church and becoming part of a cell group, I was strongly pressured into buying an Sun Ho album by my then cell group leader, I remembered standing in line with my CG members in the hot afternoon sun outside orchard to buy her latest CD. At that point of time Sun hadn’t went to Hollywood yet. It was a Taiwan released album with mostly mandarin songs.

I remembered saving up a weeks pocket money just so I can buy that album, which in the end, listened to it just once before never touching it again, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I personally believe CHC members are instrumental in her success early in her career as devoted Sun fans would often buy her albums by the truckloads to give to their friends and relatives, I have witnessed this myself. The strange thing is that when I asked my non-church friends whether they listen to her music, their reply is often, ‘Who is she?’, ‘I only know her through newspaper reports.’, ‘Huh, she’s a singer meh? I thought pastor?’…etc etc…

When Sun first forayed into the US music industry, the reason Pastor Kong gave the congregation for her effort was that he wants to reach out and bring the gospel to China and Sun was the conduit, and this was the vision that God had gave him. He explained that spreading the gospel in china was a uphill task and that if Sun was to be successful in the US, the Chinese will be more responsive to a successful singer than to just a lay pastor and that this will open doors for the gospel to be preached there. As evidenced by Sun’s numerous charitable works in China.

However, that was in 2004. City Harvest now conducts regular mission trips to China, so I assume that it’s safe to say that the doors have indeed been opened. But, Sun is still in the US working on a debut album. When she first started out there were religious reasons given to us on her actions. Now it just seems that she is doing purely for monetary and personal gains, e.g, to become more famous.

As a rather devoted church member at that period of time, I too gave to the building fund and donated my tithes and offerings to the church. Let me tell you guys something, it was really hard NOT to give. Due to the system of the cell groups there, the peer pressure to give is enormous. Miss a month of your tithing? Expect to get a call from your cell group leader asking for a reason why you did not tithe. Did not pledge for the building fund? The same, once a cell group leader in my zone commented that if her members have difficulty giving, she would work up a plan for them to give, for example cutting back on certain luxuries, getting a part time job…etc. Even after you pledged to give, the cell group leader will ‘interview’ you privately, asking, ‘So you have pledged to give this-this amount, is THIS the best you can give to God?’

If you haven’t already noticed, the majority of the congregation in CHC is below 25. One would expect a church that has been around for 21 years to have older members but, somehow, when members reach the end of their teenage lives and enter the workforce their thinking changes and when they realise that the principles of CHC don’t apply to them anymore, most of them leave. Less than 10% of the people I have gotten to know during my first year in CHC are still in CHC. However, the outreach system in CHC more often than not targets the youth.

So with older members leaving and young new members joining, the median age of the church is always kept young.
Why young people? Young people are easily impressed. They are more likely to succumb to peer pressure. The prospect of losing friends means more to them than money, so to order to continue to be part of a cell group, they willingly pay their tithes and give to the building fund. If a charismatic person becomes their Cell group leader, they will follow he/she to the ends of the earth. In case you didn’t know, cell group leaders are executive members of the church and they have the right to vote in CHC’s annual general meetings, and these meeting are chaired by Pst Kong.

Taken from STOMP, Originally from Yahoo S’pore.

Liu Dan

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2011 by crystalake

Character: Han Xiang, also known as Xiang Fei (nice-smelling concubine)
Name: Liu Dan
Nickname: Dan Dan
DOB: November 10 1975
Died: January 30, 2000
POB: Ha Er Bin (city), Hei Long Jiang (province), China
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Jr. High: Henan Luoyang School of the Arts
University: Zhong Ying School of the Arts
Languages: Mandarin, English, Russian (Russian? cool!)
Talents: dancing, hosting shows
In Her Spare Time: street shopping
Personality: she has many different personalities
When Unhappy: go for a walk by herself
Family, Friends, and Lover in Order: family(1), friends(2), lover(3)
Motto: When you really want to do something, you’ll succeed if work hard for it.

About Love
Kind of Guy She Likes: someone who is full of life and enjoys living
Age First Fell in Love: 18
First Date: he went to see her dance performance
No. of Times She’s Been in Love: 2
Age She Plans to Get Married: anytime

About Acting
Kind of Character She Hopes to Play: someone who has personality
Actor She Hopes to Work With: Zhao Yunfa (Chow Yun Fat)
Fave Foreign Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Mel Gibson
Fave Chinese Actors: Jiang Wen, Zhang Man Yu
Fave Movies: Yang Guang Can Lan De Ri Zi (Sunshiny Day), Sha Shou (Killer), Hu Die Meng (Butterfly Dream)
Star Friends: Li Li Jun
Fave Person From Huan Zhu Crew: everyone

About Music
Fave Chinese Singers: Zhang Xin Jie, Wang Fei/Faye Wong
Fave Foreign Singers: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston (she has better taste than some others)
Fave Song: Peng You, by Zhou Huajian

About Literature
Fave Chinese Book: Hong Lou Meng (Red Mansion Dream)
Fave Foreign Book: Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
Fave Authors: Su Tong, Yu Guo
Fave Cartoon Character: Xiao Mu O
Favorite Qiong Yao Book: Qiu San Lian Yi Yi

About Food
Fave Food: chocolate
Least Fave Food: meat
Fave Drink: water
Least Fave Drink: anything that’s overloaded with sugar
Fave Type of Food: Cantonese
Fave Snack: candy

Miscellaneous
Proudest Thing: her personality
Happiest Thing: talking with her best friends
Saddest Thing: leaving, saying goodbye
Most Unforgettable Thing: dance training when she was young
Kind of People She Can’t Stand: superficial people
Kind of Thing She Can’t Stand: having her hopes and dreams shattered
Fave Animals: bears, rabbits
Fave Season: fall
Least Fave Seasons: the hottest and coldest ones
Fave Flower: sunflower
Fave Tree: Ginkgo
Places She Hopes to Visit: Europe, Tibet
Fave Country: France
Fave Sport: swimming
Fave Color: white
Least Fave Color: none
Fave Part of Her Body: her eyes
Least Fave Part of Her Body: legs
Admires: no one, she’s a little self-loving

3 google surprises

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2011 by crystalake

I have 3 google surprises.
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Google Surprise 1 :
Step 1 : Go to Google.
Step 2 : Type ”Let It Snow.”

Google Surprise 2 :
Step 1 : Go to Google.
Step 2 : Type ”Google Gravity.”
Step 3 : Click the first link.

Google Surprise 3 :
Step 1 : Go to Google.
Step 2 : Type ”Do a barrel roll.”

Google Surprise 4 :
Step 1 : Go to Google.
Step 2 : Type ”tilt”

Google Surprise 5 :
Step 1 : Go to Google.
Step 2 : Type ”askew”

Google surprise: http://www.google.com/pacman

open youtube , select a video .then pause . click “up” and “left” at the same time for many times until you get a snake games 😀

Well , nice?