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The 5 Love Languages

As i was checking out all the love languages of Gary Chapman, i finally understood wad it means to be so secure in Jesus’ love for you that you overflow, have an outpour of love for others. IN THEIR love lang. 🙂 (not yours)

Let me tell you how I arrived. The 5 love languages. No matter how many times i did the quiz, something’s amiss. its like i cant really put my loving ways into these 5 boxes. “pick, choose one or two” was never going to work for me. The reason is because what i would feel as love when people express it to me is NOT how i would express it to others. so its not always true physical touch translates to love for me. if someone touched me, i would freeze. and i dont necessary like ANY-one to touch me (because touching has so much meaning to me, cant just share it w anyone right?) but then again, under certain conditions, i would touch to express love. Tilts head to one side in puzzlement. So its very weird…. So then right there and then I realise that how you want to be loved is NOT how you show your love and this is probably true for everyone. So then how does people know how to show you love if not learnt from how you show love to others? For example, you constantly buy presents for your husband, he thinks its how you receive love, so he’s been wrecking his brains all week to get you something priceless too, not knowing you think he’s the world’s sexiest when he tells you you look beautiful despite not having your eyelash extensions on. Everyone’s love language is so different from each other (yes even between soul mates) and so tailored to each others’ individuality its impossible take down mental notes of how to perfect your expression of love for another’s love language. So you see there is no perfect world. The only perfect work was done at the cross. Only His love is perfect for you and to you. Then I see it, to be so secure and fed so fully in JESUS’ LOVE for me that it overflows to others, and that, my friend, is how you can always speak your loved ones’ love languages. It is no then, no longer about you and how YOU want to be loved. It is outpouring, an overflow of love through you. You are the channel, the vessel of which love comes from. And love comes from the Savior. Not your partner, your BFF (best friends forever), or even your parents. If you have ever read the Bible, especially the New Testament and you search for the word “love”, you’ll be amazed to find out how the Bible literally records many verses of how love came from the Father (He loved us and therefore we love —(others)) and was shown at the cross, and how Jesus is our love gift from the Father. His crucifixion was the greatest display of love ever. I mean like, ever and forever, even until now and very definitely in the future.

My love lang to others, lets see.
telling others how appreciative i am of their individuality (oh i like that on myself too), letting them know im thinking of them by constant contact. physical touch (depends on comfort level). acts of service.

Love lang I am uncomfortable with for receiving -acts of service (do you see the irony?!??!)
love for peeps to tell me how much they love me. or how good i look or i am. i think i can get used to that.
love when spend time tog spontaneously, uninhibited, doing crazy stuff, traveling together (can be like holidays or just taking walks and sharing), just chilling and talking. Traveling off together has a very intimate meaning for me.

Love Language is not written in stone, not mine or yours. We constantly explore ourselves and develop senses of love language we like or dislike. So keep learning! About Jesus of course *winkie*

P/S: Cos we are made in the image of Him. 🙂 We are made in HIS image.

//update nov 15//
Gifts.
My love lang to others is to buy VERY expensive gifts that they like or need, the most expansive range in the category that I think they would like or need. When others want to give me I hope its more like a physical representation of their thoughts and love for me. For example, they know I like to drink water, and they prepare some before meeting me. Or giving me some food from the house when I give them a ride. Or they saw this item in the store and thought of me. Aw how sweet. When you want to say thank you, its much more appreciated by me if its expressed with gift, to me la 😛 Or play with my soft toys/things/toys.

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Download “Switch” ebook by Heath, Chip and Dan worldwide, no devices needed. Finally!

A few days ago, I voiced a thought that Singapore, being such a prosperous and safe city, should have faster access to new releases in United States.

Called the local Borders and was told to wait 4-6 weeks with a deposit and that it was a 3 day old new release. I went to Kindle, fantasized about having the whole book wirelessly delivered to my iphone’s kindle app, checked in hope that Kindle had finally come to Singapore, then cursed at the message “Kindle and its contents are not available to your country.” Googled “switch heath download”, no free downloads, and didn’t particularly feel like downloading from barnes&noble (sorry! nothing against you guys!) I don’t know, maybe you guys are like amazon..? Felt the need to revolutionize Singapore’s access to these “overseas imports” but stopped and thought, maybe someone had done it before. Aha! True enough, found it at OpenTrolley.com.sg. Bought a book, told to wait 4-7 working days. I don’t know about you.. I still like to feel a book in my hands. The smell of different recycled paper. The cackle at every page. And the sticky notes of very phrases that made an imaginary light bulb appear over your head. Of course, sticky notes sold separately. But irony being, I couldn’t stop reading the broken excerpt on Amazon. Even if 19 pages were skipped, it still made sense….

Anyway to cut the long story short, I found another great website www.ebooks.com that does the new releases on digital, and sends in all formats. I found “Switch” on it and was very happy. 🙂

NY Times – the Wedding Page

A few weeks ago, in April, I watched 27 Dresses. A week later, read an article for Design & Diversity class on social class and weddings.

Ah… It got me very interested in the NY Times Wedding section. I had to take a look at it.

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Dave Barry and my shriveling belly

The same lecturer, in the same lecture, introduced us to Dave Barry’s pieces as examples of using humor in writing. And I cannot stop laughing…

dave-barry-website humor \"if you leave this web site, i will kill this defenceless toilet\"
A visit to his website.

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Starhub is pro-glbt??

Singapore censors fine cable TV operator S$10,000 for ad featuring lesbian kiss
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StarHub was reported as saying that it is disappointed with the watchdog’s decision but says it understands the concern and will work closely with partners to ensure broadcasting guidelines are adhered to.

From fridae.com

Caitlin Fua, StarHub’s Corporate Communications Manager responded: ‘We are disappointed with MDA’s decision to impose the penalty.’

From Straits Times Online

Did anybody see that on TV? For the benefit of Singaporeans overseas, the video was uploaded on youtube. Was it really on TV??? Omg, there were so many kissing scenes. It was so obvious it is a lesbian couple.
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Burger King “Ambience Advertising”

Because by right, customers don’t have to be advertised to.

Anyway, I am having so much fun reading what they say about their product. It might be a whole chunk of text but read it, trust me.

Paper Bag
http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/concepts.htm

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“In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop”

A New York Times article.
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Scary. Sometimes I think I might be like that.
If I take it too seriously.