Archive for November, 2009

7-headed mayhem

Revelations 17 talks about a 7-headed beast. Yes, I know it’s symbolic and a prophecy of future events. But imagine the chaos if such a creature actually, literally existed.

On a date at a fancy restaurant

Head 4: (Sniff, sniff) Psst – did you fart?

Head 5: No, you farted.

Head 4: I think the whole restaurant heard it. This evening is not going well.

Cute girl: (Sniff, sniff) Do you guys smell something funny?

Heads 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (all together): Nope.


At the amusement park

Cashier: Let’s see, there’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of you … that’ll be $168 please.

Heads 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (simultaneously): What?!

Head 1: Look, there’s only one of us.

Head 2: C’mon, we won’t occupy more than one seat.

Cashier: I don’t make the rules around here.

Head 6: What about the earlier guy? 7 bodies, only 1 head – how much did he pay?

Cashier: Him? $24.

Head 1: This is daylight robbery, you know that?


At the urinal

Head 1: What are you looking at?!

Head 4: Nothing.


At the movies

Head 1: Now, I plan to enjoy this movie and I don’t want to hear any stupid questions. You dimbos heard that?

Head 3: What happens if somebody hits Iron Man in the chest?

Head 5, 6: Sssssshhhhh!

Head 3: Oh yeah.

(9 minutes later …)

Head 3: Hey, you guys are eating all my popcorn!


Sunday Morning in LA

Bumped into the neighbourhood superheroes on a recent trip to USA. I forgot my autograph book but had a Sunday Morning tee meant for a friend, so I did the next best thing. They didn’t mind posing for a photograph although the tee nearly tore when the big guy tried to wear it. Models: Mr and Mrs Incredible.

Sunday Morning in Singapore

When I asked Emir if he could take some pictures for me, I wasn’t sure what to expect. He roped in his SMU classmates and before you could say “Smile”, the pictures turned up on his Facebook page. Huazheng (thanks for adding me on FB) took the shots and it looks like everybody had a lot of fun. Check out his work here. Models: Emir Shafri, Huazheng, José Erik Kasijo and Faith Hu. Thanks guys – we love the shots!

Sunday Morning in Tokyo

So we asked friends, fans and random strangers to take pics of themselves wearing a Sunday Morning tee in their respective hometowns. Here’s the first of the lot. Model: Kotaro Watanabe. 

Raise the dead? Yeah, there’s an app for that.

Christ is risen! Postcard by the Ukrainian Legion. Source:Wikicommons

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
Matt 27:50-53

A lot of strange and marvellous things happened after Jesus gave up His spirit. The veil of the Jewish temple was torn in two, which symbolically meant that man now had access to the holy of holies (the inner chamber where the high priest communes with God). Christ’s sacrifice made it possible for us to approach a holy God with boldness and confidence. We can talk to Him, and He with us.

Admittedly, this wasn’t quite understood by the observers during that time. Jesus – who was subsequently laid to rest in a borrowed tomb and three days later gave it back – had to explain the whole thing to his disciples.

So anyway – I was going to write about that fateful Sunday when the ‘saints who had fallen asleep’ roamed the streets. Had a couple of lines about what the newly resurrected would say: “I know you’re excited to see me but really, this is not a good time to take a photo” etc.

But the more I thought about it, the more I couldn’t bring myself to it. That would be missing the point. Christ conquered the grave that day. The angel who rolled away the stone proclaimed the good news to all. It was the most important day in human history. The world was changed. Forever. Period.


(Pause for reflection and thanksgiving)


Like the scripture goes, those who believe in Him shall also rise to new life. You know the rest of the story. One report says up to 12,000 were resurrected with their Lord. What were the words that greeted them? “We thought you didn’t need your room so we uh, gave it to Uncle Joab”. Hmmm … maybe I should just stop here.

Beneath the veil


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13 – 16

The promise

Bring it on

For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isa 41:13