sweeter things.

I haven’t blogged since March!  But I do have a sudden urge to pen down some thoughts I have right now…

First being; a new song I wrote!  It’s definitely different to the stuff I’ve written in the past.  I would call it more of a hymn, and a song of devotion to the One I love.

My Devotion

temporary, is the world and all it has to offer me

my heart is set on sweeter things that will last into eternity

I will seek you in the morning

you greet me like the warmth of the sun

 

my soul will bring an offering

to the One who calls me dear

better than jewels or the crowns of kings,

is one moment spent with Him.

 

my hiding place, my treasured keep

my solitary time with you

is my devotion, and my delight

my beloved is forever mine

 

and I will seek you in the morning

you greet me like the warmth of the sun

you still my anxious heart completely

with a peace that overwhelms my soul

 

my soul will bring an offering to the One who calls me dear

better than jewels or the crowns of kings

is one moment spent with Him .

 

I just got back from a funeral of an aunt in Malaysia.  This song kept recurring in my head the past few days, as I am reminded of the frailty and could I say ‘temporary-ness’ of being human.  We sow our lives into what we believe is most important, yet when we are called home, we take nothing with us but only the goodness we’ve sowed into the lives of others.  Death is a great reminder of what is most important in life.

Aunt Joyce lived a life of generously sowing into the lives of others, with no motive, no restraint.  I wish to live like this, with no other intention but to love others, to build and sow into another’s life and wanting absolutely nothing in return.

 

 

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Echo – goodbye to my 13 year old puppy

I was 11, you were 3 months old.
you were the only boy left out of the litter of puppies.
Brought you home in the backseat of the car.
Let you sleep with me the first night in my bedroom with newspapers. Woke up in the middle of the night because you did a poo, and we cleaned you up.
You walked real wobbly as pup, it was the cutest thing ever.
You were afraid to walk up the staircase, so I put a choc biscuit on each step to help you.

As you grew up, you got so strong and you pulled real hard on your leash.
You always sat at the backseat of the car, and you jumped out the window once when you saw Brian in the distance.
You stole char siew pao from the kitchen table.
You learnt to bark from your Sheltie cousin Spud.
We never needed a doorbell, cos we had you.

You did obedience training, and you were always friends with the littler dogs.
You’d pick fights with the bigger dogs.
You had a biggest bag of tricks a dog could ever learn:
1. sit
2. stay
3. fetch
4. stand
5. heel
6. speak
7. get your leash
8. bang! (play dead)
9. beg
10. pray
You even learnt tricks at 10 years old.

At about 5pm everyday, you’d get excited cos it was time for your walk.
Your favourite thing to do on a walk (after a pee and poo) was to take a home a coconut with you.
I’d wash your feet after every walk.

Your favourite snacks were lamb balls and apples.
You were afraid of thunderstorms, you’d nudge me everytime. If I wasn’t home, you’d secretly climb on the bed and snuggle there and jump off right before we came home.
You used to follow me to every room.
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You lived 13 long years as my best friend and loyal companion. You brought more joy to my life than words could ever say. I’m sorry for the times I wasn’t with you, but if I could re-live it I would, and I would have taken you out every time you gave me your leash.

Though I wasn’t the perfect owner, you were the perfect dog. And you were the perfect gift from God.
We never exchanged words, but we didn’t need to.

Echo – my 13 year old puppy, I don’t think I will ever get over you, I will miss you so much, you are forever in my memories and thoughts. Love you forever.

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Australia… and a horse named Mauve

So I’ve been back home in Sydney, Australia for the past month.  I pretty much covered 8/10 of the things I wanted to do in Sydney before having to travel again…. some of which includes eating at my favourite restaurant at Bondi, Hurricanes… indulging in the most mouth-watering whipped creamed cupcakes at Paddington, and doing a photoshoot with the most lovely horse you will ever meet, Mauve.  Yes — most of my joys revolve around food.  hehehe

A big shoutout to Trish Lee (Tealily Photography) for these beautiful photos, and thanks to my best bud Bianca C for being second shooter, and Linh Vu for dressing me up!!

shot taken by Bianca C.

 

rest of these shots by the beautiful Trish… 

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little gems

I just woke up and found myself in the vocal recording booth!  Don’t worry, wasn’t drunk, I was spending so much time in this little room writing songs, and I guess the lack of oxygen made me sleepy.. haha

Anyway, I love when we get little bouts of inspiration at random moments.  So I don’t have the song to share with you, but I do have little lyrics here and there.  😉

song 1; measure of your love/look to the cross

this love is wider than the oceans, surpasses imagination, is beyond the universe.

song 2; collision

who could stop this collision? who could stop this train? if you’re the moon, you draw me in like a tidal wave.

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xo

Alarice

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collisions

I had the wonderful opportunity to host Citipointe Live – the praise & worship team from Citipointe Church Brisbane Australia in Singas.  I did not expect to come out of the experience with such loving new Aussie friends. :):) What struck me about Citipointe was their sincere heart to serve, and their love for the local church and people in Asia.  And oh boy, their songs are psycho – by that I mean, it’s super, the lyrics are inspirational… Plus just hanging out with them, you just get to know how genuine and lovin this team really is.  Love you Beckz, Pastor Aaron, Stewie, Paul, Cath, Pete, Jeremy, Colin & Sarah, Joel & Sav..   www.citipointelive.com

I love how God orchestrates little ‘collisions’ with amazing people in your life.   Hoping for many more to come.

How gorgeous is Beckz

ahaha, Tina Atiga, gotta love my mentor

Tiger.

xoxo

Alarice

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Celebration @ Marina Bay

Can I just say, that last night was UH-MAH-ZING!

I’m feeling very thankful and very blessed for all your support last night.  Was a wonderful one hour set beneath the stars, with a view of Singapore’s skyline PLUS fireworks!  How mad is that?  What a wonderful birthday present for me.

Hope you guys enjoyed the night as much as I did.

I have also to thank my awesome band with whom I could not have done without!  Love you guys v. much.

Found some pics on facebook – will upload high res ones when I get them!

Thanks Marisol for this pic!Thanks Chris for this piccie!

Samsung crew was so sweet to put me up at the Fullerton for the night.  Gorgeous view of Boat Quay.

And this is my favourite pic of all below;

Me and Pastor Neli, doing what we do best… eating.

xo,

RICE

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