Sunday, October 24, 2010

Belated Answers for Future Reference

A better reply, about 3 weeks too late, to the question: "Why must I be a Christian now? Why can't I just have fun first and convert on my deathbed?" Yes, it does show insincerity and lack of real understanding of one's situation and of who God is and therefore an absence of love for God - just as one would not say to the person with whom one was besotted:"Why don't we both have fun first and then get married on our death beds." Life would be un-fun without the purported love of one's life (to employ the marriage metaphor so liberally used in the Bible).

But more than that, Scripture demonstrates that one clear aspect of the doctrine of human responsibility-predestination is that as men refuse to love the truth and so be saved, so God also allows them to be deceived by Satan so that they believe what is false and therefore remain condemned (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Because they have chosen to rebel, therefore their rebellion is confirmed. The comi-tragedy of King Micaiah in 1 Kings 22 is such an example. (Of course the another aspect of the predestination bit is what the absolute sovereignty of God entails - that nothing is outside his control or cognisance.)

And the answer to fuel for the workhorse: during the last few months of overnighters, we started to compile a list of places along the North-East MRT Line to load up on half-decent grub (for that time of the day/night) before heading to/returning to work (only to find that the lawyers have gone out for a bit of stress relief at the pub).

HarbourFront MRT

Shilin Taiwan Street Snacks, HarbourFront
Shilin Taiwan Street Snacks, HarbourFront

Soup Spoon, Vivocity
Soup Spoon, Vivocity

Brotzeit, Vivocity Brotzeit, Vivocity
Brotzeit, Vivocity

Queen & Mangosteen, Vivocity
Queen & Mangosteen, Vivocity. Dinner and dessert with Resorts World Sentosa as backdrop.

Awfully Chocolate, Vivocity
Awfully Chocolate, Vivocity. Chocolate ice-cream, warmed chocolate stack, sad chocolate truffle.

Gong Cha, HarbourFront
Gong Cha, Vivocity. Revival of the bubble tea craze.

Chinatown MRT

Frog leg porridge, People's Park Food Centre
Pork Rib Noodles, People's Park Food Centre Pork Rib Noodles and Fried Dumplings, People's Park Food Centre
People's Park Food Centre. Frog leg porridge, pork rib noodles, wo tie etc.

Mei Heong Yuan Desserts

Clarke Quay MRT

Ramen Santouka, Central
Ramen Santouka. Pork cheeks, window seats overlooking the Singapore River and Clarke Quay.

Azabu Sabo ice-cream
Azabu Sabo hokkaido ice-cream.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, New Bridge Road
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Room With A View, Carpenter Street
Panini, Room With A View Cafe Carrot cake, Room With A View Cafe
Room With A View, Carpenter Street. Ham and cheese panini with chutney. Auntie's carrot cake. Scones with good jam and real clotted cream.

Little India MRT

Mirabelle Patisserie
Ham and Cheese Croissant, Mirabelle Patisserie Ham and Cheese Croissant, Mirabelle Patisserie
Mirabelle Patisserie Charcoal Red Bean Bun, Mirabelle Patisserie
Mirabelle Patissier, 27 Mackenzie Road, for morning calorie boost.

Short Street
The Ramen Stall The Ramen Stall
The Ramen Stall, 6 Short Street.

Sing Ho Hainanese Chicken Rice Floor at Sing Ho Hainanese Chicken Rice
Sing Ho Hainanese Chicken Rice, 266 Middle Road. Quite fowl/foul.

Rochor Original Beancurd Atmospheric Back Alley, Rochor Original Beancurd
Rocher Original Beancurd and bro.

New Hawa Restaurant


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